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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Hotel Chocolat Christmas Selection

This morning I woke up feeling a little under the weather but as we had no Beechams or Lemsip or similar in the house there was nothing else for it........as a pick me up (for medicinal and research purposes only of course) I turned to the fabulous box of Christmas chocolates that had arrived from Hotel Chocolat the previous day. I made myself a nice cup of steaming latte (skimmed milk of course as I'm watching my weight!) and lifted the lid on The Sleekster Classic Christmas Selection and inhaled the marvellous Christmas smells. I made my choices carefully and selected a Rum Truffle, a Champagne Truffle and Mulled Wine and they did not disappoint.


On the guide each chocolate has a tipple symbol, either no alcohol, just a little to preserve and soften or a generous dash - the Rum Truffle had a generous dash and I could sure taste it. In fact I felt a little light headed after the 3 chocolates - maybe a combination of my fluey head, lack of  a real breakfast, the sugar rush and the alcohol but I had a lovely warm feeling inside anyway.


I'm not usually a 'box of chocolates' kind of girl as I only tend to like the nuts,soft caramel or truffles so I would normally prefer a box of single flavours, but having eaten quite a few of these so far I can honestly say that I haven't yet tried one that I haven't liked - the Salted Caramel with its oozingly soft caramel beautifully balanced with a pink of Maldon sea salt has been my favourite so far....


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Salted Soft Caramel


...followed a close second by the Rum Truffle with its lashings of premium golden rum from Saint Lucia. The prettiest in the box has to be the Christmas Mess, a take on the classic Eton Mess, with it's upliflingly fruity mousse made with white chocolate and lots of strawberry and raspberry and finished with crushed meringue and strawberry pieces.


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Christmas Mess


Other flavours include Ginger Cheesecake, Chilli Truffle, Cinnamon Praline and Gingerbread Truffle to name a few - perfect if you love all those warm Christmas flavours.


Now if these have made you hungry then go and have a look at all the other divine Christmas chocolates from the Hotel Chocolat Christmas range and stocking fillers. I particularly want to try the Alternative Mince Pies and hope that I'm lucky enough to receive them in my Christmas stocking this year - Husband, are you reading this?


The Hotel Chocolat Classic Christmas Selection is available for £22.00 for a 350g box of 28 chocolates in 16 varieties. My only criticism is that as there are 16 different chocolates in the box it means that I have to eat 16 chocolates (at least) to find out that they are all as good as the last!


I will be giving a box of these away in a competition very soon so keep your eyes peeled for that!


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I was sent a box of these chocolates for the purpose of this review - all the opinions, and of course the chocolates are all mine, let me repeat ALL MINE!

11 comments:

  1. Mummyandthebeastie25 October 2011 at 17:05

    Not usually a box of chocolates kind of girl? madness! lol. Are you going to share any? or in the name of research does it need to be solely you? I know what I would do! he he x

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  2. oh my gosh! Totally jealous of those! they look scrummy! xx

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  3. haha! what I mean is the Milk Tray kind of chocolates! No I don't think I'll share - this blogging has to have its perks for me and not just toys for the kids!! Although it is my Mums birthday so I may wrap her a few up as a treat!!
    x

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  4. They really are! the best I think I have ever had!
    x

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  5. they are!!
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  6. they're gorgeous aren;t they!
    x

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  7. I adore Hotel Chocolat! I'm actually saving my Salted Caramel (only one in the box!) and Eton Mess until the end because they are my favourite.

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  8. Love love love hotel chocolate! Yummy! x

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