We’re used to seeing the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe on candles and on holiday ornaments, but if you’re looking to spread some cheer, why not share a more deliciously edible version of the tradition? With a 75% dark chocolate inside and a 23 karat edible gold outside, we’re pretty Alma Chocolate’s version of Guadalupe will be everyone’s new favorite.
Founded in 2005, Alma Chocolate uses fresh ingredients to make chocolate you can believe in. For our handcrafted confections, we use real vanilla, fresh herbs, and organic butter and cream, with no preservatives or artificial flavors. No two batches of our exquisite chocolates and candies are exactly alike—they are as individual and unique as the people who enjoy them.
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