Hotel Chocolat Christmas Range Preview and Giveaway:
It’s that time of year when I’m busy organising food for the festive break. Christmas is a great excuse (if you need one) to give up on diets and indulge in chocolate. But, one trick I’ve learnt is to try and make sure what I buy is top quality. That way, while I may not have a 500g family bar all to myself, I eat fewer chocolates and somehow don’t lose that feeling of having had a special treat.
With Hotel Chocolat it’s not just about quality chocolate either. Whoever designs their seasonal ranges has a great sense of humour and seemingly limitless creativity. Every year there’s something new and fun to add to the collection, like this year’s amazing grand chocolate advent calender at £68 which includes a two-sided advent calendar packed full of gift. They tell me that daily surprises include salted caramel vodka, crackers filled with dizzy pralines, a meltingly-smooth hazelnut bûche and tasters of the new treacle tarts cased in a 40% milk chocolate pastry case.
Right at the other end of the scale, there are roly-poly robins and portly penguins for just £7.50 each, mini chocolate Christmas crackers and even a neat little Christmas gift bag called the Christmas chocolate pick me up, which includes Coconut & Macadamia Snowballs, Comet Does Caramel Slab, Dizzy Pralines Selector, Christmas Mess and Orange and Walnut Duo. That one should be a mandatory gift for all mums responsible for Christmas!
I’m delighted that HotelChocolat have once again offered a giveaway for London unattached readers in the form of their Merry Christmas Everyone Christmas Hamper. Inside, you’ll find White Snowflakes, 40% Milk Snowflakes, Ho Ho Ho – 70% Dark Chocolate, Milk & Caramel Enchanted Forest, a Brazil Nuts Ribbon Bag, a Winter Puddings H-Box, a Small Cookie Wreath and a 200ml bottle of Prosecco Superiore DOCG 200ml. Cheers to that!
To enter, all you need to do, as usual, is follow the rafflecopter through, remembering to answer the mandatory question.