There are many options that you could look into for choosing a Birthday chocolate gift. Depending upon the taste, likes and dislikes of the person concerned, you could choose from the following basic types of chocolate available in the market:
- Milk Chocolates: If the Birthday girl/boy has a really sweet tooth, then s/he would like this queen of sweet chocolates. This is a sweet chocolate which has about 10-20% cocoa solids - including cocoa butter and cocoa - as well as 12% milk solids.
- White Chocolate: This is a chocolate which is composed of cocoa butter, emulsifier, sugar, milk, vanilla and some other flavorings at times. It does not consist of any non-fat ingredients from the cocoa bean and so has the off white color.
- Dark Chocolate: This one's for those with a taste for the bittersweet.
It's a sweetened chocolate with high levels of cocoa solids and very less quantity of milk. This could be of four kinds - unsweetened, sweetened, bittersweet and sweet.
- Truffle: Chocolate truffles are a type of a chocolate confectionery which are traditionally composed of a centre made of Ganache and then coated with either cocoa powder or chocolate. These usually come in round shapes.
These kinds of chocolates are of two types: the branded chocolates and the homemade chocolates. Under the branded chocolates you have the reputed companies with whom you get a lot of variety and the quality is assured as well. Brands like Hershey's, Cadbury's or Ferro Rocher's are bound to leave the Birthday girl/boy drooling for more when they receive their Birthday chocolate gift from you.
If you want to do something really unique, you could take a look at the relatively unknown local or global handmade chocolatiers. Such handmade chocolates can be innovatively customized with engravings and special messages and/or exquisitely gift wrapped.
While thinking of that special Birthday chocolate gift, you could also make your own little box of chocolates and do it up creatively. Within this box, put in an assorted mix of chocolates - branded, handmade, local, homemade and/or global. Nothing brightens up a birthday morning as much as receiving a box of assorted chocolates wrapped up in a unique and innovative way.