This Hotel Chocolat The Signature Luxury Christmas Collection is described by Hotel Chocolat as their 'grandest selection of exceptional Christmas chocolates – darks, milks, dark and whites rich with spirits, pralines, fruits, caramels and rare and vintage cocoa'. Comparing the presentation of the product to the rest of the red and blue coloured Christmas range the box instantly gave the product standout with it's sleek, arty on-pack design. Inside the box the chocolates were protected by a paper padding and the different varieties on offer were clearly detailed by the inner menu.
As promised by the product descriptor the selection contained a wealth of truffle options that different members of the ChocolateMission team were drawn to. As you can see from the photos they were all very smartly crafted and looked as if they belonged in a premium selection - here are our thoughts on them:
Want 10% off your Hotel Chocolat order? Use code CMISSIONHC10WIN HERE
Hacienda Iara Salted Caramel 90% - This was the best chocolate in the box without question (well so says Jim!!) This epically rich dark chocolate established strong roasted coffee cocoa tones before revealing a liquid caramel filling. The caramel intially brought on sweet, buttery flavours though the latter stages of the melt delivered a wonderfully moreish salty lick. The mouth feel of the melt transition was incredible. Superb.
Hacienda Iara 63% Ganache Milk - With the selection containing so many flavoured options that drew attention a little quicker these were actually the last remaining chocolates left in the box. The taste testers that did eventually pluck them out gave these a big thumbs up and lauded them for their fine balance of soft cocoa richness and creamy undertones. Very Good.
Overall this Hotel Chocolat The Signature Luxury Christmas Collection is totally befitting of being Hotel Chocolat's headline leading selection box this Christmas. The collection offers just about everything you could desire if your aim is to impress with a chocolatey gift. It's visually impressive with it's premium stlye packaging and well decorated inner content. Add to the mix that the chocolates are pretty much marvellous across the board and you have a selection box that is worthy of consideration for any gifting or self-indulgence purposes this festive period. Whilst we could talk all day about each of the chocolates individually it is really how the collection has been put together as a whole that makes it the special thing it is. The Hotel Chocolat The Signature Luxury Christmas Collection comes with a big time ChocolateMission recommendation.
9.0 out of 10