November 26th: '7Days of Chocolate Reviews' - Hotel Chocolat Christmas Nuts


Hi All,

I've had a crazy last week but I'm still endeavouring to bring you guys the best coverage possible of what's available for Christmas 2011. The posts this week for Hotel Chocolat Alternative Mince Pies (See HERE) and
Niederegger Liqueur Flavoured Marzipan Selection (See HERE) appear to have gone down rather well, thanks again for all the comments and feedback, I know all the ones about the photography go down very well with the 'Old Man'.

I've been horrendously busy with the day job, but I've still managed to make some great headway through all the samples I've received for the site this Christmas. I won't give you any spoilers but I can confirm there are some very attention worthy things coming up on the site site next week and beyond. Who knows, I might even throw in a few cheeky Twitter competitions to get rid of all the excess - visit @ChocMission and follow me to keep a look out for that.

Be sure to swing by the news page folks (See HERE). I should be updating it before the end of the weekend. Until then ... happy chocolate eating :D


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SNACK OF THE WEEK ..... a new part of '7Days of Chocolate Reviews' which will feature any manner of snacking product I have been products munching on in the week
Courtesy of our pals at Hotel Chocolat, we have a two-in-one SOTW feature this week. Indeed, as you may have gathered from the photos my family and I have been feasting our way through these two Hotel Chocolat nut offerings which both came in 250.0g tins (£10.00 each before you ask haha!).

Presentation wise Hotel Chocolat were never going to be able to make much of chocolate coated nuts, but we thought these tins were a novel way of containing them for both freshness and also establishing a premium feel. As for the nuts themselves we had mixed feelings in regards to which were superior. The 'Old Man' thought the dark chocolate covered brazil nuts were just fantastic and he expressed his delight at how the earthy cocoa flavours were a perfect foil for the buttery sweetness of the nuts. On the flip side, my mother and I were bigger fans of the cinnamon noted milk chocolate almonds, which I personally believed had more of moreish taste to them with their salty spiced creamy flavours. Whilst we were disagreed on our favourites, one thing we were all aligned on was just had wonderfully fresh both the chocolate and nuts came across in taste and texture. These were both a cut above the ones you will find in supermarkets that's for sure.

Dark Brazil Nuts - 8.5 out of 10
Milk Cinnamon Almonds - 8.5 out of 10

Delivered chocolate gifts from Hotel ChocolatHave you seen the Hotel Chocolat Christmas line up this year? SEE HERE


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