Hotel Chocolat have never been one to conform. Yes the HC think tank has been working in over drive again this year and they have updated their Summer selection boxes with several innovative chocolate truffle flavours.
This Hotel Chocolat H-Box Taste of Summer 2012 Selection is a 160.0g pack that contains 12 ... yes ... 12 different chocolates inside. The poor 'Old Man' was working overtime snapping all of these. Suffice to say he was rewarded with many a chocolate so please look out for some extra input from the rest of my family who were more than happy to lend me their tasting palettes. Passing comment on the packaging and presentation of the product almost seems pointless - I'm sure you can all see it was all up to the usual HC standards. Here are our thoughts on the chocolates:
Overall I thought this was a good selection of truffles from Hotel Chocolat and I have to compliment them on their willingness to shake things up on the variety front every year. Changing up the flavours not only creates an element of excitement, but when they are as good as say the Mango Creme Brulee it also shows they are also committed to keeping the quality high. After full consultation of my tasting panel I would present the Eton Mess, Blackberry Mousse and aforementioned Mango Creme Brulee as the stand out pieces. Though I'm more of a guy that prefers the dark chocolates, pralines and caramels, my Mother is rather partial to Hotel Chocolat's fruit flavours so this selection was got a big thumbs up from her.
8.4 out of 10