I take my review role very seriously as a blogger. I like to point out the good points and the not so good. I strive to be honest and true to myself. I’ve reviewed quite a few things now over the past couple of years from toys to underwear. The day finally happened. Hotel Chocolat wanted me to review chocolate. I again take it very seriously. I have tried each and every piece they sent, and made notes on taste, quality and melt in the mouth-ness. It’s a thing.
We have a branch of Hotel Chocolat in our town, if you have been to one you’ll know what an experience it is. The stores have a boutique feel and there are always little samples to taste and savour. The smell is divine. Did you know you can also order online? You don’t get the store experience, but you do get to browse and spend ages choosing your perfect selection and possibly a gift for someone else if you’re feeling generous.
Here’s what I chose and my thoughts:
The Goody Bag
How could I resist a chocolate goody bag? I chose it because I had been looking at some of the chocolates inside as separates and this combined them all in one rather attractive bag. What you get inside are:
The Mississippi mud pie slab selector, which is a mini milk chocolate slab with crunchy bits on top – very tasty, my husband and I had a little fight over it, the only problem was it was too small. I’ve requested a big slab for Christmas.
Salted Caramel Puddles, which are like large buttons with a caramel crunch. I couldn’t taste a strong salt hit, but they were still tasty.
Dizzy Praline Selector – 6 smooth praline chocolates with a white chocolate swirl. I’m a praline girl so these were definitely my favourite and I should have just ordered a bucket of these.
Eton Mess and Pecan Praline Duo – when I went to try these, they’d gone. My husband said they were ‘good.’
The Mini Patisserie Selection is taken from their patisserie H box – we had a collection of chocolates inspired by patisserie. The fudge brownie was divine, the caramel cheesecake was a little too much for me (but still yummy), there was billionaires shortbread – delicious and finally Tiramisu which delivered it’s promise of flavours.
Mini Champagne Truffles
Next was the Mini Champagne Truffles – a little bit of luxury. Silky smooth with a champagne kick to the flavour, they went down easily. Perfect for a celebration or to treat the one you love – you. They’re only £5.50 so secret santa is sorted.
I thought seeing as I’m a Mum and I do like my children most of the time, I’d get them a little treat. The very sweetly named tiddly pots
are visually appealing and one pot each was actually very generous. The little chocolate drops are small but there are a lot in the pot, so much that Daniel couldn’t manage them all in one go – he did try though. We got milk chocolate, but you can get other flavours, at £2 a pot. I’m going to mention these to Father Christmas to bring.
Chocolate Gin Gift Set
The last chocolate treat I’m going to tell you about I can’t tell you what it tastes like because I’m saving it for my sister-in-law, so if you are related to me and you like gin, look away now. The Chocolate & Gin Gift Set at £20 is a gin and chocolate lovers paradise, I hope she likes it and will maybe share a bit with me!
Eat in moderation. Eat the best. Savour the chocolate…
Disclosure: we were gifted the chocolates in this post thanks to Hotel Chocolat. Contains affiliate links.