One of the most common questions we get asked here at ChocolateMission is 'what is your favourite chocolate truffle?'. We normally retort with an answer saying that it is impossible to choose but a look into the ChocolateMission archives will tell you that we have long been advocates of Hotel Chocolat's Eton Mess and Artisan du Chocolat's Salted Caramels. The reason we bring this up is because the product we are reviewing today challenges both of those chocolates and could well have even exceeded them. Ladies and gentlemen please see these amazing Hotel Chocolat Rabot 1745 Dark Pralines 82%.
Overall these Hotel Chocolat Rabot 1745 Dark Pralines were chocolate truffles of the highest order. If you like dark chocolate and hazelnut then these are near enough the perfect chocolates you can find to satisfy your chocolate needs. The presentation is flawless and the truffles contained inside certainly didn't let things down. Made with 82% cocoa organically sourced from Ecuador, Hacienda Lara the quality of the ingredients was never something to bring into disrepute but the blending of the dark chocolate and hazelnut elements was close to chocolatiering perfection. You will no doubt read your fair share of positive Hotel Chocolat reviews on this website but if you are going to take special notice of one this year we strongly suggest it be this one. Chocolate truffles don't get much better than these - their only flaw is that there are only four in a pack.
9.3 out of 10