Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Some Tasty Valentine's Treats From Hotel Chocolat

So February 14th is fast approaching! and if you've not thought of anything tasty for your special someone just yet then Hotel Chocolat has a great range of Valentine's goodies.

I was sent this Valentine's Goody Bag to try out, and what a treat it was when it arrived on my doorstep! I am a big Hotel Chocolat fan...their products are far superior to most other chocolate shops out there on the high street, it is my number one choice of chocolate gifts when Christmas or birthday's roll around so I was intrigued to see what their Valentine's goody bag offered.  I loved the packaging it arrived in - a sleek gift bag, tied with a ribbon and a cellophane window at the front so you could peek through and see the goodies! The contents inside were:

A box of 6 'Love-Me-Do Passion Fruit Truffles': These were white chocolate on the outside, filled with a passion fruit puree ganache.  I am a lover of all things passion fruit and I loved how zingy the filling was.  I also loved the super cute little card and envelope they included for you to fill in - no detail was left unnoticed and I love little things like that!

A box of 6 assorted heart truffles - passion fruit, raspberry smoothie and caramel gianduja: This box included 2 of the passion fruit truffles like before, 2 caramel gianduja truffles which had a praline like filling of sweet caramel and 2 raspberry smoothie flavoured ones which were really sweet with a fruity raspberry tang.

 A slab of 'Love-Me-Do Raspberry Fusion': Milk and white chocolate with crispy bits and crushed raspberry confetti.  I wasn't sure how the combination of milk chocolate and raspberry was going to work together but the tartness of the raspberry balanced the sweetness of the milk chocolate perfectly and the addition of the crispy bits gave a nice texture.

'Strawberry Heart Lick': A strawberry flavoured white chocolate lollipop.  This was fruity and refreshing and moreishly delicious!

All in all, I think the whole goody bag is awesome value for £19.00, and the standard of chocolates inside is as you would expect with Hotel Chocolate - very high quality, and I loved the inventive flavours like raspberry smoothie filled truffles and passion fruit ganache - definitely not your standard flavours you would find in other boxes of chocolates.  The packaging and attention to detail also makes it perfect as a well thought out gift - I think this would certainly brighten anyone's Valentine's Day!

I received this complimentary gift from Hotel Chocolat, but all views and opinions expressed are my own.


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