Friday, 18 November 2011

Hotel Chocolat Classic Christmas Selection Review & Giveaway




Despite the uncharacteristically mild weather there's no escaping the fact that Christmas is just around the corner. The shops are putting up their decorations, supermarkets are stocking up with Christmas goodies and sentimental adverts are appearing on the television (John Lewis will be receiving my bill for tissues shortly). I know some complain that the Christmas Season begins too early in this country but I say bring it on!


It's great to have a reason to brighten up the darkening days and last week a little sparkly ray of sunshine arrived on my doorstep in the form of a package from Hotel Chocolat. It's no secret that I'm a fan of their chocolates so I was delighted when they offered me the chance to review one of their Christmas Chocolate Boxes.

The package in question contained their Sleekster Classic Christmas Selection Box, a Christmassy version of their fabulous selection boxes containing 28 chocolates, including pralines, caramels and truffles, all spiced and flavoured with seasonal delights such as mulled wine, gingerbread, cinnamon and even chilli, to name just a few.



I couldn't possibly pick a favourite, but some of the highlights for me were the gorgeous, comforting flavours in the gingerbread truffle, the light and fruity Christmas Mess and the very festive Zesty Marzipan Star. All were delicious though and there's no doubt that one of these boxes would be very gratefully received by any chocolate lover this Christmas.

This box retails at £22.00, or you can currently buy 3 for £20, and can be found online or at one of Hotel Chocolat's many high street stores.



And now for the really good news. I'm delighted to be able to offer my readers the chance to win one of these fab boxes of delight just in time for Christmas. If you would like to be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is have a look at Hotel Chocolat's Christmas Gifts Collection and then leave a comment below, or on my Facebook page, telling me which one of the goodies on offer you would like to receive this Christmas. For an extra entry, you can also post the following message on Twitter

I've entered the @HalfaPotofCream competition to win a box of @HotelChocolat Classic Christmas Selection chocolates http://tinyurl.com/77u4c9r

The competition ends at midnight on Sunday 27th November and I'll announce the winner a couple of days later. Only UK entries allowed I'm afraid. Good luck!

11 comments:

  1. I so want to try that gingerbread truffle and zesty marziapn star. What not to pick is more like it, but I have rather taken a fancy to trying the alternative mince pies which sound fabulous.

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  2. Oh well looking at the website right now I could eat the Tiddly Caramel Penguins they look adorable and would be perfect with a cup of tea. Thank you for the giveaway :)

    @daisyangel1

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  3. I have also just tweeted too

    @daisyangel1

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  4. These look absolutely lush! But this box is only just big enough for me, so, since I'm a generous soul, I'd pick The Happy Family Christmas Hamper :)

    You have some lovely things on your blog - I've just been reading about the cake decorating. Those fancies look beautiful.

    Diana (@happyfox)

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  5. Tricky tricky...for my family, it would have to be the Ultimate Christmas hamper - lots to share! For the little ones, the tiddly penguins. But I'll have to be selfish, and finally go for the Christmas Bliss gift bag. Who doesn't need a bit of indulgence in their life?!

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  6. OH my goodness, it has to be the Cheese Tasting Experience... Never have I enjoyed cheese... Until lately! I am new to cheese, but I am enjoying sampling some mild cheeses, and lately tried a piece of cheddar with flecks of chocolate in... All I can say is now I HAVE to try the Hotel Chocolate Cheese Tasting experience for some quality chocolate with my piece of cheese.... I am drooling at the mere thought of their chocolate now!.... Or their alternative mince pies...I have sampled a sneaky early bite and they are GORGEOUS! Miss Sue Flay xx

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  7. I'd really like the http://www.hotelchocolat.co.uk/cheese-chocolate-P1977HC/ chese tasking experience...it looks very different!

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  8. I'd just love the Hotel Chocolat's Yule Log - Nutty . It looks gorgeous and perfect for sharing !

    Tweeting you as @CRYSTALmse and we're chums on Facebook now as Crystal Mse

    Thank You for this delish competish !

    x

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  9. I love the winter Desserts. What a lovely way to brighten up them dark cold nights, I can just taste them while sitting in front of a roaring fire all cosied up.I have looked through all your delicious chocs, now i am raiding my fridge for a mars bar i left in it earlier coz i have a choc fancy now lol!!! But not before i tweet you xx

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  10. I would like the Christmas Chocolate Goody Bag from Hotel Chocolat,s cos I just love Chocolate.

    Tweeted as @helixoo

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  11. I'd love to receive The Sleekster Classic Christmas Selection this Christmas. It contains a fab variety of Hotel Chocolat chocolates, so there's something for the whole family to indulge in. Simply magical :)

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