Review: Hotel Chocolat Christmas Goody Bag

Now as a Muslim Mummy I don’t celebrate Christmas, which is why I haven’t really mentioned Christmas in any of my blog posts. But one thing I do join in with is the eating of festive chocolate!

Chocolate, even shaped in reindeer and santa is chocolate right? And when I got the opportunity to try out some Hotel Chocolat, well let’s just say there was no way I was going to say no!

(Shhhhh what diet?!)

I hadn’t heard of Hotel Chocolat until fairly recently. I had made a new friend on Facebook and she realised that I was a bit of a chocoholic and recommended I try Hotel Chocolat. I must admit I was slightly shocked by the prices but she assured me that it was worth it….. and she was right.

 

Once the postie arrived with my chocolate, and you couldn’t miss what it was as it was written on the box, I couldn’t wait to open it. The chocolate was well packaged to help prevent any damage to  it. Luckily Munchkin was at school and Bee was asleep so I could open the box in peace!

Sometimes it can be difficult to find luxury chocolate that is suitable for vegetarians and alcohol free, but Hotel Chocolat have catered for this and some of their Christmas chocolate is both alcohol free and suitable for vegetarians. I opted to try the Christmas Goody Bag which retails at £18

Credit: Hotel Chocolat

Credit: Hotel Chocolat

 

In the goody bag you receive 4 different items:

  • Cookie & Caramel Wreath
  • 6 Christmas Mess Chocolates
  • 6 Treacle Tart Chocolates
  • Trio of milk chocolate Santa’s

 

Hotel Chocolat Goody bag items

 

The chocolate Santa’s are individually wrapped so would be ideal as stocking fillers for the kids. They are small and cute! And of course taste lovely.  The wreath is detailed and you can really taste the cookies and caramel.

 

Hotel Chocolat Santa

The 6 Christmas Mess Chocolates and 6 Treacle Tart Chocolates look tantalisingly delicious. The ‘Christmas Mess’ is Cranberry Ganache and Strawberry Mousse with meringue sprinkles.I must admit I am not a huge fan of Cranberry so I wasn’t sure I would like these. However, they were pretty sweet and my tastebuds seemed to like them. If you love Cranberry then you are sure to love these. The red colouring runs through each bite size piece, almost making them look too good to eat.

Again, I don’t eat much treacle, but the Treacle Tart chocolates were divine. As described by Hotel Chocolat they are ‘a marriage of molasses and runny caramel crowned with a crunchy shortbread biscuit’. They sound too good to eat too don’t they? And just look at the treacle oozing out in the picture.

 

Hotel Chocolat Christmas Mess Chocolates

 

Hotel Chocolat Treacle Tart Chocolates

It is still not too late to order for Christmas. You can order before 6pm Monday 23rd December for guaranteed delivery before Christmas Day from just £3.95!

 

Disclaimer: I was sent a Christmas Goody Bag to review. However all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

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13 Comments

  1. December 20, 2013 / 11:39 am

    they look delicious! we have been trying some of their christmas choc too, but a different variety. these look really different, and nice!

  2. December 20, 2013 / 11:53 am

    Oh my days YUMMIO! This is the perfect time of year to indulge in some good quality chocolate!

  3. Louisa
    December 20, 2013 / 2:10 pm

    I’ve never heard of this brand before, but oh my, it looks delicious. Definitley not one for sharing.

  4. December 20, 2013 / 5:01 pm

    Treacle tart chocolates – such a combination can not be missed! Could be one for my Christmas list.

  5. December 20, 2013 / 8:57 pm

    Oh I used to love it when that slim, rectangular package arrived in the post! We would slowly and luxuriously go through the chocolates one by one, savoring them and rating them for texture, taste, appearance… We were to chocolate what Oz Clarke or Jilly Goolden are to wine!
    Now we live in Canada where chocolate is completely disappointing *sigh*

  6. December 22, 2013 / 7:24 am

    I love Hotel Chocolat – hope I get some this year!

  7. Marie-Aimée Kléber
    December 24, 2013 / 10:49 am

    It looks quite good Foz!
    When it comes to chocolate we don’t need to watch the price really. As long as it is tasty…
    Have a lovely day. XX

  8. Rima Sen
    October 29, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    They have changed the recipe of these treacle tart ones…..I’ve been searching the internet far and wide for some proof of the old ones! SOBSOBSOB.
    Don’t buy them this year they’re awful!!

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