Christmas come early … what a treat
Now before you get too excited, this isn’t an ‘early Christmas baby’ news post!
Feel free to get very excited about the opportunity to win some delicious chocolate goodies for Christmas though. The lovely folk at Hotel Chocolat offered me some samples from their Christmas Gifts collection to review and let me choose 3 stocking fillers rather than one of their usual deluxe items. ‘Lucky you‘ I hear you cry but I could be saying ‘Lucky you‘ if you leave a comment on this post because Hotel Chocolat have generously offered to share the chocolate love with 3 of my readers. More about how to take part later… here’s what you could win (as if simply hearing the words ‘chocolate giveaway’ isn’t persuasion enough!)
Mulled Wine Cherries
succulent cherries soaked in fortified wine spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, then enrobed in thick dark chocolate and almond chips.
Absolutely delicious and since liquer filled chocolates have always come out as favourites in previous reviews you’ll not want to miss these if you like something a bit boozy. You could even kid yourself it’s a healthy option with their lovely fruity centre!
Alternative mince pies
Small enough to pop in your mouth whole and sigh as the crispy chocolate shell melts away to reveal the silky salted caramel centre. A sweet and salt combo seems almost counter to a fantastic taste experience and yet… salted caramels have also been a previous review fave.
Rendered somewhat speechless after sampling these!
Chocolate Yule log with chilli and almond
A gorgeous new twist to a centuries old tradition created to slice and share at the Christmas table, over coffee or as a dessert. Silky smooth gianduja praline with zesty orange sticks, crunchy almonds and gently warming chilli.
Our friend Jules helped sample the yule log (‘mmm delicious, very Christmassy’).
Her poor nut allergy suffering husband Andy could only look on as we sucked and sighed our way through slice after slice.
Tempted to take part in the giveaway?
Simply leave a comment and include which of the three items reviewed you’d like to receive if your lucky number comes up.
You have until Friday 16th December to leave a comment after which a random number generator will be used to select the 3 lucky winners. If you’re one of them I’ll contact you over the weekend for your address details so the goodies can be posted out in time for Christmas (only open to UK residents I’m afraid).
Oh, and just when you thought it couldn’t get any better the person whose number is drawn first will receive the best selling Classic Christmas Selection Sleekster Box rather than a stocking filler. Christmas come early indeed!