I’m back with a post featuring my all time favourite chocolatiers. Yes it’s Hotel Chocolat.
These guys need no explanation, almost everyone knows who they are. Shops in most busy town centres and a great online shop selling the finest mouth watering chocolate selections I have ever tasted.
When it comes to Hotel Chocolat. I for one would not mind paying the little extra as I know the chocolate I get is just pure quality.
I would find their products very very hard to buy as a gift tho. Not because of the price but because I know I would not beable to resist but open it and take a bite.
Anyway Hotel Chocolat have bought out a selection of new Summer chocolates. Some of which I have been lucky enough to be sampling at this very moment.
This, The Summer Fusions Sleekster Collection is just one of the new chocolate boxes to compliment the Summer.
Now unfortunately hot weather, like we have been having recently, does not mix well with fine chocolates and so my box went straight in the fridge to avoid melting chocolate everywhere. This has not effected the flavour or quality at all. In fact I find the coolness of the chocolates just lovely in the warm weather.
This box comes at a cost of £24.00. As I stated above, with Hotel Chocolat you certainly do get what you pay for with the supreme taste and individual quality design of the chocolates in the box. They look like mini works or art, each with it’s own design.
In the box are 28 chocolates with 14 individual flavours. Therefore 2 of each chocolate which kind of makes it a sharing box. Perhaps between couples or friends or if your feeling rather greedy you could just scoff the lot yourself and later when feeling guilty just pretend your imaginary friend ate the other one!?
The flavours are far from the usual plain boring variety which you often find in your regular supermarket shelf boxes.
There’s a Summer pudding, Strawberry Cheesecake, Lavender Caramel, Peach&Hazelnut Gratin and a Choc Fudge Sunday to name just a few.
Fruity flavours, indulgent caramels and nutty pralines altogether in one box.
Information about each of the chocolates is found on the paper wrap around, the thing you remove from the box when opening it.
The hard part then of course is deciding which one to try first. I start at one end and work my way across.
It’s a lovely box of chocolates, lots of Summery fruity delights. I have not found a chocolate I dislike in this box so far, tho I have not tried every one just yet. I’m getting there slowly. They are very filling!
The price certainly reflects the sheer quality. It’s not something most people could afford to buy all the time but this box certainly makes a lovely treat. They would be good for sharing if you can bare to let anyone have one. They are also suitable for vegetarians too and contain no alcohol.