Hotel Chocolat Caramalised Banana Selector

Perfecting a banana flavour isn’t the easiest of things and Hotel Chocolate have had a pretty good go at achieving banana-esque chocolates. There’s been the delicious Banana Bread and not to mention the Banoffee Pie (review here). However can these Hotel Chocolat Caramalised Banana selectors make it 3 in a row?  With a trio of ‘lavish textures’ this selector boasts layers of caramel, banana white ganache and while almond praline, all encased in 40% milk chocolate and decorated with dark chocolate.  As ever the selectors are £3.95 a pop or  3 for £10. There is such a variety that the…

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Hotel Chocolat Spooky Spider Chocolate Selector

It’s October which means Halloween is coming!! Although normally I would run a mile with anything spider like, these I welcomed with open arms. Why? Peanut Butter of course! Yes these Hotel Chocolat Spooky Spider Chocolate Selector are milk chocolate creepy-crawlies filled with smooth peanut butter with a dash of Guérande salt. There are quite a few options in their Halloween Collection and include the Spooky Spider Chocolate Selector, Beastly Bites, Choose your Poison Cocktails, Skulls, Vampires and even a Halloween Party Kit. Of the stores I have visited there has been pretty much everything there but you can of course also…

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Hotel Chocolat Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake

Yes it is another round of Hotel Chocolate delights. The reason for the visit at the weekend was purely for gift purposes only. However after perusing the Selector section and spying the Hotel Chocolat Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake, I knew they were coming home with me.  Usually the PB & J combo is something that is given a miss. However the description of “salted peanut praline sandwiched in jammy raspberry-white chocolate” was too enticing.  As always the Selector’s come in at £3.95 a pop or 3 for £10. There are a few newbies in town, and I hear there…

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Hotel Chocolat Lady Marmalade

Today’s review is 100% down to the recent Hotel Chocolat documentary. If you watched it you will recall in the first episode that the Hotel Chocolat Lady Marmalade was merely in the invention room. I have practically been dreaming about them since watching the show and finally I’ve managed to get hold of them, and am practical joyful that they made it to stores. The name, the look, the substance, it’s all on point. The Hotel Chocolat Lady Marmalade is a zesty citrus tang, gin marmalade chocolate cocktail, sounds wonderful doesn’t it!  These are suitable for vegetarians and are free from artificial…

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Hotel Chocolat Banoffee Pie

Happy 2018 Everyone! It is practically half way through January, how can this be? Today marks my first post of the year, yes I could do a nice healthy number but the chocolate has won me over. Last year we had the Hotel Chocolat Treacle Tart, which in its entirety was pretty good, however it is now the turn of a banana classic, enter Hotel Chocolat Banoffee Pie.  Of the two I have tried this is the one I was most excited about because of the banana element. Typically getting the banana flavour right is a tricky business, it is…

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