Friday, 26 January 2018

The Salted Caramel Chocolate Hamper by Hotel Chocolat

What is a better way to say "I love you" to the one you love on Valentines Day then with a chocolate hamper. I adore chocolates especially luxury chocolates from Hotel Chocolat. New to the Valentines Day chocolate gift ideas is The Salted Caramel Chocolate Hamper, retailing at £25. This perfectly packaged elegant hamper includes some salted caramel favourites includes.

  • Salted Caramel Chocolate Puddles
  • Salted Caramel & Pecan Chocolate Spread
  • 50ml Sated Caramel Vodka Liqueur
  • Salted Caramel Shortbread
  • Caramel Cheesecakes Selector
  • Salted Caramel Hot Chocolat   

Each chocolate has a dash of sea salt which lifts the caramel chocolate recipe and bring out the deep maltiness and notes of dulce de leche. I particularly enjoyed demolishing the Salted Caramel Chocolate Puddles and the Caramel Cheesecakes Selector.
There are a range of other Valentine Day gift ideas on the Hotel Chocolat website if you want to treat yourself to something extra.


The lovely people at Hotel Chocolate are giving one lucky reader The Salted Caramel Chocolat Hamper. To be in with a chance, follow the below instructions.

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  • Hotel chocolate will post the chocolate to the winner. 
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Monday, 7 August 2017

Hotel Chocolat Chocs to Chill Sleekster Review and Giveaway

A lovely parcel arrived at my home a couple of weeks ago from my favourite chocolate company, Hotel Chocolat. Hotel Chocolat have a range of seasonal chocolates which make the perfect gift for yourself or as a present.  The Summer Season is all about ice-creams, milkshakes and smoothies and the lovely people over at Hotel Chocolat have in-cooperated Summer flavours into their Chocs to Chill Sleekster chocolates. With flavours including Chocolate Milkshake, Vanilla Truffle, Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream, Pink Lemonade and Coconut and Mango Smoothie the chocolates are a Summer flavour explosion.

There is a retro feel to some of the flavour combinations features and for the best results, it's best to chill the chocolates 30 minutes in the fridge before serving, if you can wait that long.  My personal favourite is the Coconut and Mango Smoothie, the flavour is soo exotic and luxurious. Retailing at £22.50, this is an affordable small taste of luxury which you can indulge yourself in.


The lovely people at Hotel Chocolat are giving one lucky reader a Choc to Chill Sleekster. If you want to be in with a chance follow the instructions.

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Hotel Chocolat Just Mik Easter Egg

It's Easter next month. Two bank holidays to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus. Somehow, chocolate has become synonymous with Easter with Easter traditions being celebrated in different ways throughout the world. In Jamaican culture, the traditional Easter is Jamaican bun with cheese. In England there's literally hundreds of Easter Eggs, from the cheaper end to the luxury scale. As one for luxury, I am always impressed by the wonderful range of luxury Easter Eggs that Hotel Chocolat has to offer. What I like about Hotel Chocolat Easter Eggs is that it's a world away from the cheaper chocolates, their Easter Eggs are super thick, luxurious and rich.
This year I was lucky enough to receive the Just Milk Easter Egg, retailing at £27 includes half 40% milk, half 50% milk, egg piled high with creamy pralines and velvety-soft truffles. 


Do take a look at your local Hotel Chocolat store or online and treat yourself or a loved one to a luxurious chocolate. I have one Just Milk Easter Egg to giveaway. All you have to do is follow the instructions on below.

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  • Hotel Chocolat is responsible for posting the chocolates, alternatives may be given if the Extra Thick Easter Egg is not available.
Disclaimer: I received the Extra Thick Easter Egg for review purposes. 

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Hotel Chocolat Autumn Sleekster Review & Giveaway

A new season is upon us, Autumn which its falling leaves and crispy morning air, my taste buds adjust to my second favourite season. Gone are the Summer flavours to be replaced with earthy Autumn flavours. When I think of Autumn, I think of apple crumble, banana bread and lots of nuts. Hotel Chocolat are always innovators with introducing seasonal flavours into their chocolates.
In the Autumn Sleekster (£22.50) there are wonderful flavours such as Florentine Isabelle, Walnut Praline and Salted Caramel Pecan Pie and so many more.
As the luxury box arrived, I quickly unopened and studied the enclosed menu inside. What should I start with, first. I adore anything with nuts so I tried The Acorn, signature hazelnut chocolate which is wonderful. I also really liked the apple crumble chocolates, I didn't think the combination quite work, apple crumble flavoured chocolates but I had a sudden sends of nostalgia after eating it. My sister and I have devoured the remaining chocolates, getting #chocolatewasted, but it is the season for a little indulgence isn't it?

The lovely people at Hotel Chocolat are giving one lucky reader The Autumn Sleekster. To be in with a chance to win this, follow the below instructions.

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Disclaimer: the Autumn Sleekster was gifted by Hotel Chocolat. 
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Friday, 8 July 2016

Hotel Chocolat Summer Chocolate Collection Review and Giveaway

Some days we have warm Summers other days it pours down raining. That's the thing with the Great British Summer, we don't always have one. But when the Sun is out, or in, there's no better ways enjoying the longer days eating refreshing chocolates with family and friends. Hotel Chocolat's Summer Chocolate Collection is ideal if you are celebrating, perhaps end of Uni, weddings, garden parties and BBQ'S and what's more is the chocolates do not appear to melt.
Inside the Summer Chocolate Collection, is: 15 refreshing summer chocolates, Mini Champagne Truffles, Creamed Caramel Puddles, Raspberry & Caramel Lick and two Summer Selectors. All this is for £35 which I think is a reasonable treat (especially straight after pay day). All these lovely goodies are displayed in a beautiful gift box so even if you don't want to treat yourself you can treat someone else. One of my favourites things in this collection was the Caramel Lick, it's so moreish and addictive.





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Thursday, 10 March 2016

Hotel Chocolat Luxury White Chocolate Easter Egg Review and Giveaway

Easter is around the corner, a matter of two weeks away. Easter isn't just for children, why should they have all the fun? There are some great Easter Eggs marketed toward us grownups, which I am more than happy to taste and try. As Easter is the time for sharing and indulging, you can have a luxurious Easter treat for yourself. After all, by the time Easter rolls around we would be 3 months into the year and what way to celebrate or as I say, get chocolate wasted by indulging in a range of the Hotel Chocolat Easter products. I received the gorgeous White and Light Extra Thick Easter Eggs as I adore white chocolate. There's something creamy and silky about white chocolate, but this chocolate is far superior, the shells are incredibly thick and also includes 12 luxurious chocolates filled with a variety of exotic flavours. The White and Light Extra Thick Easter Egg is a little pricey at £27, but this is Easter and You deserve a treat. I have managed to save half of my Easter Egg for the actual day, but the white chocolates are by far the best I have tasted, so this has been quite difficult to do.





The lovely people at Hotel Chocolat are giving one lucky reader the White and Light Extra Thick Easter Egg. To be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize, follow the instructions below.
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Disclaimer: Many thanks to Hotel Chocolat for sending me the product for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own.
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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

A Box of Christmas Review and Christmas Giveaway #3

Another blog post celebrating my love for chocolates, in particular my love for Hotel Chocolat. Hotel Chocolat are really the go to shops for affordable luxurious chocolates and they have such a wide range of chocolates, there are something for everyone and every budget. I was kindly sent The Chocolate Gift Box, which would make a lovely Christmas present for chocoholics you may know. I also think the Chocolate Gift Box, retailing at £25, would make a wonderful stocking filler or perhaps if you are playing secret santa. In the Christmas Box there is a Caramel Snowflake, Coconut Snowballs, the Christmas Duo, Milk Dizzy Pralines and a Comet Does Caramel Slab. I desperately tried to not devour the whole lot in one go, but having sampled them all, my personal favourites are the coconut snowballs and the Caramel Slab. Have a look in your nearest store or have a look online for your pre-Christmas treat.
A Box of Christmas 


A Box of Christmas

Once again, the lovely people at Hotel Chocolat are giving one lucky reader of my blog The Christmas Gift Box. To be in with a chance follow the below instructions.
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Monday, 16 November 2015

Hotel Chocolat Advent Calendar Christmas Giveaway #1

It's that time of the year, Christmas is almost upon us. There really is no better time to eat chocolate almost guilty free, certainly that's a tradition which I have developed over the years. As with tradition, it really wouldn't be Christmas without the tradition of an advent calendar, children love opening their advent calendar, excitingly anticipating which chocolate treat will they get today. 
But why let the children have all the fun. There are now a range of advent calendars specially for us grown ups and leading the way are my favourite chocolatiers, Hotel Chocolat. I love how luxurious their chocolats are and having sampled their advent calendar, I am pleased to be able to offer one lucky reader the chance to win their The Advent Calendar Truffles for Two - how decadent. You and a loved one could enjoy a range of divine chocolates such as Pecan Gingerbread, Salted Caramel Cream, Mulled Wine, Pecan Gingerbread, Cinnamon Praline and others. Worth £26, this is a great way to start the Christmas season. There is also a fabulous range of chocolates on the Hotel Chocolat website, from stocking fillers to gourmet hampers, there's something for everyone and certainly worth checking out. 






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Friday, 2 October 2015

Hotel Chocolat Patisserie Sleekster Review and Giveaway.

Oh how I love Hotel Chocolat products, especially their sleekster range of chocolates - these always include an array of different flavours, textures, colours and the chocolates are simply gorgeous. I have particularly enjoyed devouring these chocolates after not having eating any chocolate for 2 weeks (whilst I was in Jamaica!). Our favourite cakes, bakes and puddings have been recreated and in-cooperated into these luxury Patisserie Sleekster luxury chocolate form which, if you are like me someone who likes chocolates and puddings this sleekster will be right up your street. I resisted the urge to waffle the lot without savouring the taste to share my favourite chocolates in this blog post.


The Blondie was my favourite chocolate in this selection, the wafers in the chocolate were crisp: the white chocolate smooth and a nutty texture, the Billionaires Shortbread was another highlight for me; the rich chocolate topped with caramel, cookies and hazelnut was a taste explosion in my mouth and another favourite has been the tiramisu, I adored the strong chocolate and cream in a little morsel. Other flavours which you may like include:
  • Caramel Cheesecake (sour cream tang, French Butter caramel)
  • Carrot Cake (real carrots and walnuts)
  • Mousse au Chocolat (cocoa and cream)
  • Custard Tart (nutmeg and cocoa)

Retailing at £22 for 27 luxurious chocolates, this makes a beautiful and decadent treat for 1 (or 2) or a lovely gift for someone.

The lovely people at Hotel Chocolate are kindly giving one lucky reader of my blog these gorgeous chocolates.

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Sunday, 19 July 2015

Hotel Chocolat Chocs to Chill Sleekster: Review and Giveaway

I love chocolates, that's nothing new. I also love and adore chocolates from Hotel Chocolat. Why? Their chocolates are iconic, luxurious, beautifully presented and are far superior than any other of the high street brand of chocolates. Also, Hotel Chocolat offer a fair deal to those who grow the cocoa beans across the Caribbean and Africa. I have reviewed so many of their chocolates, but this was new to me (mind you they do have lots of products) and these Chocs to Chill Sleekster were one of these products. Containing 38 Fruity and Tangy Summer chocolates, these chocolates are ideally better served after being popped into the fridge for 30 minutes. The wide range of flavours include: Passion Fruit Margarita, Mojito, Eton Mess and my absolute favourite Champagne Truffle. As much as I love these Chocs to Chill chocolates, they are dangerous, incredibly addictive and must be viewed with caution - you will eat the lot in almost one go.

The lovely people at Hotel Chocolat are giving one lucky ready a Chocs to Chill Sleekster, all you have to do is follow the below instructions and enter via Rafflecopter.

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Thursday, 14 May 2015

Hotel Chocolat: Large Chocolat Dipping Adventure Giveaway.

I adore chocolate and I know you do too. I think the people working at Hotel Chocolat know how much I adore and how much my readers adore Hotel Chocolat products, hence they regularly offer me and you guys the opportunity to sample their beautiful products (that's what I like to think). Hotel Chocolat have a selection names "Superhereos" which are in fact, top rated and most popular chocolates on sale. This range includes:  Eton Mess, The Brownie, Classic Champagne Truffles and Cocoa Beer, he Chocolate Biscuit Tin and Iconic: including Large Chocolate Dipping Adventure and The Sleekster Everything. I was asked whether I wanted to review a product and I chose the Large Chocolate Dipping Adventure (retailing at £35), however with an impending holiday to Jamaica (where I want to look my best), I decided to offer a giveaway for all you lovely readers. The Hotel Chocolate Dipping Adventure will appeal to all the chocoholics out there, a combination of milk, dark, white and caramel chocolate pots with fruit, nuts and biscuits to dip into this chocolicious delight. Described as the perfect entertainment for dinner parties, friends and family, this is the perfect thing to get out after a dinner party say, or when you are having family time.
To be in with a chance of winning this fabulicious prize, follow the instructions below.
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Monday, 16 March 2015

Hotel Chocolat: Rocky Road to Caramel Easter Egg, Review & Giveaway.

Easter Sunday will be celebrated Sunday 5th April 2015 and many households throughout the country will be indulging on an Easter Egg. I've been doing some research on why Easter Eggs are the shape that they are, apparently (well according to Wikipedia), the egg celebrates Jesus's empty tomb, I'm sure there are other explanations for why we have Easter Eggs, t but I'm more than happy to go with that explanation. Easter eggs are loved by children and adults alike and although I am nearing towards the 3-0 landmark, Easter is not the same without an Easter Egg. As I've become older, I've rejected the "bog standard" Easter Egg's that are sold in well-known supermarkets and at a cheaper than chips price. As a lover of gourmet chocolate, I have in the past eaten a more luxurious brand of Easter Egg and why not, if I am going to indulge, I may as well do it in style. 
I have been fortunate to review several products from Hotel Chocolat over the last few months and jumped at the chance to receive the gorgeous and beautifully titled: Rocky Road Caramel Extra Thick Easter Egg. Described as an extra-thick Easter egg with milk and caramel eggshells which are packed mellow chocolates, one egg having 40% milk chocolate with cookies, puffed rice and chocolate chunks and the other egg in a caramel-milk, this is the ultimate chocolate egg for chocoholics for connoisseurs of chocolate. I desperately wanted to wait until Easter weekend before I sampled any of this fabulous chocolate, but unfortunately I only lasted a few days.
Hotel Chocolat Rocky Road Easter Egg. 

Hotel Chocolat Easter Egg.

I can say that the chocolates in each egg are divine, rich, decadent, smooth and velvety. I loved each bite of the egg and how thick, rich and moreish the Easter Eggs were. I know how much the readers of my blog adore chocolate, so I am excited to share that the lovely people at Hotel Chocolat are giving one reader a Rocky Road to Caramel Easter Egg to keep, happy Easter.
To be in with a chance of wining this product, follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter.


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  • The competition will run from 16.03.15 - 29.03.15
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  • The competition is open to UK residents only.

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Monday, 2 March 2015

Round Up of Foodie Goodies #4 January - February 2015

It's been yet another bumper couple of months here at Food Glorious Food. I have been fortunate and am eternally grateful to sample a wonderful selection of foodie products.

I adore luxurious chocolates so was incredibly pleased to review Valentines Day products from Hotel Chocolat. I particularly enjoyed sampling the champagne truffles in the Valentines goodie bag.
Hotel Chocolat.
I discovered a fabulous range of products at BBC Good Food Show Winter and was pleasantly pleased to sample Dhaniya gourmet spices and rubs. I made a delicious pomegranate chicken which I served with stuffed okra using their delicious paste.

Dhaniya pastes.

Love food Hate Waste have a fabulous challenge to encourage people to use up fruit and vegetables they would ordinarily throw away, I participated using brown bananas to make my Elvis Presley Pancakes using this challenge.


The lovely people at Hotpoint sent me their steam blender to review which I thoroughly enjoyed putting through it paces. I've made a range of smoothies, milkshakes and soups all in this fabulous appliance.


I now have a growing collection of aprons and the essential oven gloves, I loved the bright and spring colours of this Premier Housewares Apron and Double Oven Gloves.
Premier Housewares
I love restaurants so was pleased to be able to review Peachy Keens in restaurant, I was impressed by the number of work stations that this restaurant had.


I'm always on the look out for new ways of cooking dishes, so was incredibly impressed with Rizopia as their pasta is gluten, wheat, egg, milk and nut free and made only out of brown rice and water.
Rizopia pasta

As a huge fan of Caribbean food so was incredibly pleased to review a selection of Mrs Muambas sauces, premium traditional Caribbean sauces.

Thank you to all the brands who shared their wonderful food goodies.

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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Hotel Chocolat Valentines Products, Review and Giveaway.

I love decadent, luxurious and gourmet chocolates. I think most people who like chocolate are always pleasantly delighted when they have the opportunity to sample the more luxurious kind of chocolates and thoroughly savours every bite. As it's Valentines Day in a few weeks time, it's almost a requirement of those giving a Valentines gift to their loved ones, to include some form of chocolate is as part of the present. Hotel Chocolat have a wonderful range of Romantic Gifts for Valentines Day which is perfect to give to your better half or event to treat yourself. 
You may have read my previous post about the Christmas Sleekster and the Sleekster's are back again, but this time the chocolates are heart shapes and entitled The Sleekster Valentines Selection. Once again, the sleek design of the box, beautiful mesh paper and stylish wording on the product, makes this chocolate stand out from the others. There are 27 heart shaped chocolates in The Sleekster Valentines Selection. The majority of the chocolates are topped with a pink or red colour, obviously colours associated with love. There are there different flavours in this selection of chocolates: Madagascan Coco Truffle, Passion Fruit Truffle and the Salted Almond Praline. I've sampled a few chocolates and particularly enjoyed the flavours of the Passion Fruit Truffle, exotic and sweet, retailing at £22, they are certainly reserved for a treat, but with beautiful designs and gorgeous flavours like this, these will put a huge smile on any chocoholics face.

Hotel Chocolat products

I also got to sample The Valentines Goody Bag which is not your average selection bag.  This bag is ideal if you want a variety of chocolates this Valentines day as there are a thoughtful selection of chocolate items. Retailing at £18, The Valentines Goody Bag contains white chocolate and passion fruit truffles, milk chocolate heart slabs, champagne truffles (my favourite) and a Valentines Day truffle trio.
The Sleekster Valentines Selection.

The Valentines Goody Bag


The lovely people at Hotel Chocoalt are offering one luck reader a The Sleekster Valentines Selction and The Valentines Goody Bag. To be in with a chance follow the bellow instructions and enter via the Rafflecopter.

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  • The competition will run from 24.01.15 - 07.02.15
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Disclaimer: I received these products to review, as always, all opinions are my own.
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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Hotel Chocolat, Review and Giveaway

I love chocolate. No, I really love chocolate, I'm bordering on being addicted, but that it is not such a bad thing, is it? This is the perfect season to indulge on chocolate treats, especially gourmet chocolates and if ever there was an excuse to go luxurious on chocolates it is now, after all it is the season to be giving (and especially to yourself).  Hotel Chocolat is one of the ultimate "go to brands" for luxurious chocolates and they have been gracing our high streets for over 10 years, tempting us to buy there goodies.  
You know how I love to share with you all the wonderful treats that arrive on my kitchen/dining room table, I had to share the lovely selection of chocolates that were recently sent to me by Hotel Chocolat and as always I was happy to try. First product I reviewed was the Christmas Chocolate Box Sleekster . There are in total 28 chocolates  a combination of white, high-cocoa milk and dark chocolate filled with 16 festive flavours. Some of my favourite flavours include: Vanilla Bell, Christmas Eton Mess, Caramel Supernova, Champagne Truffle and Berry Christmas.I tried several of these chocolates including the Vanilla Bell, Praline Supernova and Gingerbread truffle. The chocolates were velvety, rich, creamy oh and festive. I was impressed by the different Christmas shapes of the chocolates such as the chocolate stars, milk and white chocolate Christmas trees,  The packaging would make a suitable Christmas gift, the sleek red box, These were far superior to other chocolates I have tried and would recommend to bring these glorious goodies out for when guests come round during the festive season or when (those who you that have) children go to bed. 
Chocolate Box Sleekster


And just to prove that they look just as good in "the flesh", here are my close up pictures.
Chocolate Box Sleekster 

Chocolate Box Sleekster

Chocolate Box Sleekster

My favourite chocolates.

My favourite Chocolates
Oh, the sleek packaging.

Chocolate Box Sleekster

Although I am no longer a child (we all have to grow up don't we?) I love and continue with the Christmas traditions from my childhood during this season. This  includes advent calendars, or as I now like to refers to them as "Grown up advent calendars". Hotel Chocolat's advent calendars are perfect for both adult and child alike, available online, each mini chocolate is shaped perfect for the season and are a combination of milk and dark chocolate. These can be also picked up in-store and would be the ideal way to kick start December. I showed some restraint by not demolishing the lot, in one go. I urge you to do the same. 
Avent calendar

Chocolate slabs, chocolate barks, anything chocolate, as stated earlier on in the post I'm sold and these cute, Chocolate Robin Festive Tweet adorable chocolate slab in the shape of a Robin is a wonderful festive treat. Retailing at only £5, these cute mini parcels make an ideal stocking filler or Secret Santa.

Now, the lovely people at Hotel Chocolat know how much readers of my blog love chocolate and kindly offered to giveaway two of their products. They are offering one reader a packet of lovely Tiddly Penguins and Tiddly Reindeers.  These will come just in time before the well celebrated week and will be perfect when a quick festive chocolate treat is required. 

Tiddly Penguins
Tiddly Reindeer.

If you want to enter my giveaway, please follow the below instructions and enter the Rafflecopter.

  • Follow the instructions on the rafflecopter widget
  • Join my blog (click on the left hand corner of the site and join using Google Friend Connector, leave a comment on my blog These are ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS. 
  • For additional entries, Like my Facebook page. follow foodgloriousfoodx on Twitter, Hotel Chocolat and Google +
  • All entries will be checked and verified.
  • Rafflecopter will pick a winner at random. 
  • The competition will run from 27.11.14 - 15.12.14.
  • Winner will need to respond within 3 days (due to the Christmas period)
  • Hotel Chocolat will dispatch the items
  • The competition is open to UK residents only. 
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