Chocolates From Hotel Chocolat – Christmas Giveaways! (CLOSED)
Christmas is just around the corner and I got really excited when Hotel Chocolat approached me and asked if I wanted to do a review for their Christmas collection. I love the chocolates from Hotel Chocolat! Without any hesitation, I accepted to do a review on one of their products.
Hotel Chocolat was founded by Angus Thirlwell and Peter Harris in 1993. With a simple goal – to make a better type of chocolate available to UK consumers bored by the mediocrity of that available in supermarkets and on the high street. Originally a web and catalogue business, in 2004 the first of many Hotel Chocolat stores appeared on the UK high street. There are currently over 50 stores in the UK, 1 in Boston US, 3 in the Middle East and concessions in John Lewis stores nationwide.
I was browsing their unique Christmas gifts, there are so many to choose from and everything looks really good! They also have some really nice luxury gift bags for Christmas. I decided to choose one very eye-catching selection – The Sleekster Classic Christmas Double Layer Selection. This box contains beautiful selection of chocolates, which I think is great to be shared amongst families and friends! What I really like about this box of chocolates is that there are 2 layers, which gives you a total of 56 chocolates! So, everyone will get their shares.
In the box, there is everything for everyone, from Simple Milk Truffle (nothing but mellow milk chocolate in a smooth and creamy truffle) to very luxury Champagne Truffle (uplifting milk chocolate and cream truffle with an elegant splash of champagne)! For those who like generous dash of alcohol, the Rum Truffle is for you – lashing of premium golden run from Saint Lucia in a milk chocolate truffle is really hard to resist!
Wintry flavours like Mulled Wine, which is packed in traditional winter flavours of cinnamon, clove and bitter orange, with a generous splash of warming, ruby red port was really delicious! Besides, Christmas Mess (uplifting fruity mousse, made with white chocolate and lots of strawberry and raspberry and finished with crushed meringue and strawberry pieces) and Gingerbread Truffle (a velvety smooth Christmassy ganache brimming with warming gingerbread flavours of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg) were just yummy and set the Christmas mood!
My favourites? They have to be the Ginger Cheesecake and Cherry Florentine! The ginger cheesecake has firm textures and sour cream notes of cheesecake on top of a layer of spicy ginger. And the Cherry Florentine is a melt-in-the mouth white chocolate and hazelnut praline with tangy morello cherry pieces, topped with a cherry florentine square! Oh, if I could have another favourite, it has to be the Salted Soft Caramel, where the oozingly soft caramel beautifully balanced with a pinch of Maldon sea salt! To be honest, this is a great box of chocolates, so it’s difficult for me to choose my favourites! I mean, seriously, it is a box of a great Christmas treat!
The good news is, this review is tied-in with giveaways! There are 3 boxes of chocolates to be given away as follow:
1st prize: The Sleekster Classic Christmas Double Layer Selection
Christmas is a time for families and friends and all sorts of festive get-togethers – so arm yourself with two layers of our must-have Christmas chocolates to hand around!
2nd prize: Classic Christmas H-Box Selection
Brimming with sparkling seasonal cheer and the gorgeous flavours of the season – in melt-away pralines and soft caramels, creamy truffles with warming mulled wine, chilli and rum, cherry florentines, gingerbread, cinnamon and more. There’s something inside to make everyone feel Christmassy all over.
3rd prize: Christmas Choc 8 Gift Box
8 irresistible Christmas filled chocolates, ribbon tied and beautifully presented – perfect little gifts to keep up your sleeve – with Christmas Mess, House Praline, Milk Chocolate Truffle and Gingerbread Truffle.
TO WIN, please read the following instructions:
- This giveaway is opened to all readers in EUROPE, US & CANADA. The winners will be randomly chosen using random.org based on the sequence of the prizes.
- For a chance to win, visit Hotel Chocolat’s website, leave a comment telling which product you would like to try in the future.
- Like my Facebook, then leave a separate comment.
- Like Hotel Chocolat’s Facebook, then leave a separate comment.
- Follow @mycookinghut on Twitter and tweet Hotel Chocolat Christmas Giveaways #hotelchocolat @mycookinghut http://tinyurl.com/7v2ak8z, then leave a separate comment.
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Chocolates From Hotel Chocolat – Christmas Giveaways! (CLOSED)
Oh, this is so good!
big fan og hotel chocolat..i wud be greedy and totally pick up the entertaining with choc pack 🙂
Wow, those chocolates look amazing! I have dreamt of tasting them since a while… So, thanks for the great giveaway!
I’d love to try “The Sleekster Classic Christmas Double Layer Selection”.
already like u on fb 🙂
I already like your FB page.
I already like the Hotel Chocolat’s Facebook page.
I already follow you on Twitter.
I’ve shared this page on FB.
I’d like to try the signature cabinet !
I want to try them all! But particularly the Christmas collections, so great flavors!
I follow you on twitter
Hi, nice to meet you. Just found out about your blog from Facebook. I will be back to read more of your posts. Those chocolates look fantastic! I would love to try them. 🙂
I like My Cooking Hut on Facebook 🙂
I already like your FB
I already follow you on twitter
I shared in FB
I shared in twitter
I would like to try the champagne truffle, since I love both chocolate and champagne! Should be perfect, yes?
I like you on facebook already – thanks so much for the giveaway!
I like Hotel Chocolate on Facebook too
Following you on Twitter, and I tweeted as @mumoffunkids
I shared on facebook
it’d have to be the rather large xmas cracker – and i’d force my family to wear the hats as they always grumble!!
Wow, these chocolate look delicious, love hoe they are decorated…very elegant indeed to give and receive.
Hope you are having a wonderful week 🙂
Anything that has caramel in it is fine with me!
I already “like” you on FB
I “like” Hotel Chocolate on FB
I shared on Hotel Chocolate on FB
I’m a super chocoholic and I was hoping this giveaway is for US too! =) Thanks for the great giveaway! Gosh it was so hard to pick my favorite but I picked The Chocolatier’s Table. 🙂
I’m already your FB fan!
I liked Hotel Chocolate on Facebook.
I’m already following you on twitter.
Would love to try the mango strips..Mangoes are my favorite!
I liked your facebook page!
I liked Hotel Chocolat’s Facebook page!
I tweeted and am following you
shared on facebook!
oh my, I love chocolate! I would really love to win this!
It’s so hard to decide on one specific chocolate on which I would love to try! But if I must, I would choose the gingerbread truffle in spirit of Christmas as well as my love for gingerbread 🙂
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Following you on Twitter!
Shared on Fb 🙂
I would like to try “Winter Desserts – Petit Four Chocolates”.
Oh dear, what a lovely chocolates… I am falling in love!
are you kidding me – all of these chocolates look very tempting to me – must try one of each ( Mmmm Mmmm)
Hi i would like to tryTthe Sleeksters Christmas Classic Double Layer selection, looks yummy:)
I’d like to try the winter cocktails selection.
The the chocolate look so sinful. How nice if I can win this for Christmas 🙂
Already liked you on FB.
I really like to try the The Sleekster Classic Christmas Selection cos it has a good variety of chocolates with truffles, alcohol, and other spices 🙂
Shared this at Facebook too!
Also tweeted about it 🙂
I liked your FB page but too bad S’pore is not included 🙁
I would like to try the “Mini Chocolate Dipping Adventure for Two”!
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liked Hotel Chocolat on faccebook
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i love the christmas specials…
I would love to try out their gingerbread liquid drinking chocolate! It looks so rich and wintery.
I would love to try these chocolates.Especially the Star Anise.I have always wanted to try such an exotic spice.Yummy
I’d love to try The Purist Collection.
Wow all those flavors sound amazing! I would love to try the sleekster box.
Already like you on Facebook.
The milk chocolate “Everything Selection” looks drool-worthy, as do each of the items in this giveaway. Would love to try any of these. Fingers crossed.
Honestly, I would love to try one of everything! If I just pick one thing, the gingerbread drinking chocolate looks amazing…such a nice festive drink!
I like My Cooking Hut on facebook
I like Hotel Chocolat on facebook
following @mycookinghut on twitter and tweeted the giveaway!
shared on facebook too!
The Mini Chocolate Dipping Adventure for Two looks like such a fun idea to try!
I “like” My Cooking Hut on Facebook.
I “like” Hotel Chocolat on Facebook.
I shared the giveaway on my Facebook page.
Did someone say Chocolate? Oh well, looks like my stocking will be empty as I do not do fb. 🙁
Happy Thanksgiving all! 🙂
I would like to try Gingerbread Drinking Chocolate, it sounds really interesting!
liked your fb page 🙂
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followed your twitter & tweeted 🙂
I would love the Triple Chocolate Wham Bam Giant Slab!!
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I liked Hotel Chocolat on Facebook
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Oh! my, must I say that their treats looks splendid delicious. Myself being a sweet person who loves chocolate I would definitely want to try the Ginger Cheesecake and Champagne Truffle. Thank you! 🙂
I’d love to try the Signature Cabinet – a little taste of everything, yum!
The Chocolatier’s Table!
I’d like to try the Signature Collection.
I am so sure that these will go down well with my coffee:) !
I would love to try the Classic Christmas Luxe Selection!
I’ve already liked you on facebook
and am following you on twitter already! 🙂