Who doesn’t love chocolate? I’m pretty sure that all parents can say that they love chocolate, and also love receiving chocolate too. It’s the perfect gift to show appreciation to someone, to say thank you for all the hard work of looking after your children, and a great way to cheer someone up who has been up all night, every night for the past couple of months.
As Summer is on our doorstep, well it was, and it is still Summer although it may not feel it, it’s a great time of year to be treating a loved one to light or chilled chocolates. This is where Hotel Chocolat can help you as they have a fantastic Summer inspired range with some cocktails (and beer) thrown in for good measure.
Currently our fridge is piled high with chocolates and I loving every afternoon and evening where I can treat myself to a choc with a brew or a glass of wine.
There are a couple of products in the Hotel Chocolat range that we are enjoying at the moment:
First up is the The Summer Desserts Sleekster this is a huge box of my favourite chocolates, and by huge I mean 36 chocolates. If you were strict and treated yourself to one per day, this would last you over a month. I’m not sure if anyone could stop themselves from eating more than one a day as they are delicious. The flavours include Afternoon Tea, Blueberry Cheesecake and Billionaire’s Shortbread. What I really like about this chocolate box is that I’m not a nut, coffee or dark chocolate lover, and for the first time I can eat the entire box of chocolates, without having to share any with my husband. Win!
Next is the H-Box. I love these boxes, there are many that Hotel Chocolat offer in different flavours, and they make a really nice Birthday or Christmas gift. We selected the The White and Light H-Box that again contains all my favourite chocolates. Each chocolate is perfect to enjoy on a Summer’s day out in the garden, or after a picnic with friends. The chocolates include Raspberry Pannacotta, Tiramisu and Carrot Cake, plus there’s a mini slab too. If that doesn’t wet your taste buds then I don’t know what will.
If you love a cocktail in the early evening like me, or want to imagine sitting beside a pool on a tropical island, then the Cocktail to Chill chocolates are for you. This chocolate cocktail box includes a Rum Sour which takes me back to our holiday last year in St Lucia, a Salted Expresso Martini, a Mojito and a Passion Fruit Margarita. All are really delicious and it’s best to chill the chocolates in the fridge for 30 minutes before eating, to get that tropical island cool taste on a hot day.
Finally as a treat for my husband, and also so that I could taste it, we have a bottle of Cocoa Beer in our fridge. I can’t wait to try this and see what its like. I’ve read good things about this product, and I’m sure that my husband will appreciate its malty and rich taste, infused with notes of roasted cocoa shells.
We are really enjoying our treats from Hotel Chocolat which would all make a fabulous birthday gift, or gift just to say thank you. The Summer range is perfect for this time of year, and there are so many others to choose from on the Hotel Chocolat website.
We were gifted these Hotel Chocolat goodies in exchange for a honest review.