Celebrate House of Dorchester 50th Anniversary and WIN a Money-Can’t-Buy Exclusive Chocolate Collection

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hodchoc 50 years boxHey everybody – It’s Wednesday and you’ve booked at the Pullman Hotel for their limited edition Valrhona Afternoon Chocolate Tea to have the barman kneel at your table and mix you a martini (or maybe you opted for champagne or hot chocolate and so didn’t get the kneeling). Now you’re wanting to know – what could possibly be better than winning one of five pairs of tickets to Salon du Chocolat or afternoon tea at Pullman and here I am with the lovely folks at the House of Dorchester with a money-can’t-buy-you-choc amazing massive box of chocolates giveaway!

It’s been a year of British celebrations: the Royal Birth, Andy Murray winning Wimbledon and … House of Dorchester, a truly British chocolatier reaching its 50th anniversary milestone!  House of Dorchester has always been proud of its quintessential British roots (the company counts John Lewis, Waitrose and Selfridges amongst its customers), and enjoys an enviable reputation for the creation of deliciously indulgent, hand finished luxury chocolates.  The company is British owned and physically based in the UK and all its superior chocolates are crafted at the purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester.

To mark its special 50th anniversary, House of Dorchester has created a beautiful limited edition collection of 50 sumptuous chocolates.  This unique box of exquisite chocolate delights is not available on the high street or online, but we’ve got one to give away to a lucky chocolate connoisseur!  Simply answer the question below in 10 words or more:

Where are House of Dorchester chocolates manufactured and what makes them special TO YOU?

Entry is by Rafflecopter. You *must* leave a  comment to enter then you can unlock the other options to win. We strongly recommend following HODchocs on Facebook and Twitter as it gets you additional entries and therefore chances to win!

House of Dorchester products are sold in a wide range of supermarkets, fine food stores, delicatessens, independent retailers, farm shops, garden centres and online via www.hodchoc.com
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96 Responses to Celebrate House of Dorchester 50th Anniversary and WIN a Money-Can’t-Buy Exclusive Chocolate Collection

  1. nikki hilton says:

    they are manufactured in a purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. They are special to me ecause they are beautifully made- and delicious to eat! 🙂

  2. JoJo Young says:

    At their purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester.

    They’re special to me as every year my sister buys me a box for Christmas!

  3. Barbara Webster says:

    Answer Poundbury, Dorchester. What makes them special to me, they are a British company using the finest ingredients.

  4. Lynn Evans says:

    Dorchester handmade chocolates are manufactured in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. Their wonderful quality ingredients gives them that melt in the mouth taste every time…..mmmmmm!

  5. JULIE B says:

    They are manufactured in a unique factory in Poundbury on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. They are special to me because they are perfection in every way, sight, smell, touch and most of all taste

  6. Penny Mitchell says:

    They are manufactured in a unique factory in Poundbury on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. British , lovingly crafted AND local to me – that’s why they are special to me.

  7. Sarah Higgins says:

    House of Dorchester chocolates are manufactured at their factory on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Poundbury estate in Dorchester, prior to this they were based at ‘The Dorset Maid’ chocolate shop – where it all started on the High Street in 1963. They are special to me as my grandad first introduced me to them when I was little, some fond memories – not to mention they are delicious

  8. laura banks says:

    they are manufactured in a purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. they are special to me as they look like a lot of thought has been put into them

  9. Jo welsh says:

    They are manufactured in Poundbury on the Duchy of Cornwalls estate in Dorchester and I would love to try them as I love new things and I would also share them with my family- what a treat great prize

  10. Jenette ogborn says:

    Dorchester handmade chocolates are manufactured in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. I love ur chocs and so do my girls I have to hide them otherwise I get none lol

  11. LINDSEY CLARK says:

    They are lovingly made in the purpose built factory in Poundbury, Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate, Dorchester. They are special to me because not only are they British, but the mix of chocolate over the past 50 years are gorgeous – my favourite being the Rose & Violet flavoured soft fondant cremes!

  12. Hester McQueen says:

    They are manufactured in a unique factory in Poundbury on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester.
    Special to me because: Artisan chocolates contained within a delectable display of deliciousness bring to mind the image of the master chocolatier distilling divine delectation for our drooling déguestation!

  13. Melanie Edjouria says:

    They are manufactured at their factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. Because I am a Chocoholic and have yet to try them, yum!

  14. Melanie Edjouria says:

    They are manufactired at their factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. I haven’t tried these yet and I am a chocoholic so would love too 😉

  15. Nikki Hayes says:

    House of Dorchester’s superior chocolates are crafted at the purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. I love them because they are so yummy!

  16. Rachel Stephenson says:

    they are manufactured in a purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester.
    The fact I have never tried them is special to me!

  17. Laura Murray says:

    They are made in a purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s estate in Dorchester. These chocolates are special as they are a luxurious homegrown brand, and still manufactured in Britain, something we should all be proud off. Plus they taste simply divine!

  18. Lindy Hine says:

    They are hand-crafted in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. They are special to me because they look absolutely fabulous and would be a real touch of luxury. Also because I live in Cornwall so I am sure that I have an affinity for these chocolates and they should come from one Duchy Estate to another 🙂

  19. katrina day-reilly says:

    At their purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester.

    They are special to me as my other half buys me them once a year as a treat on our anniversary

  20. Gael Sauvajon-Lesslar says:

    These lovely piece of delicous chocolate are manufactured in the purpose built factory in Poundbury, Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate, Dorchester. These are special to me because they are the classiest British pieces of chocolate I have been able to sample ever!

  21. melanie stirling says:

    They are produced in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester.I have never had the pleasure of trying these chocolates but they look wonderful and indulgent and would certainly make a special treat for my husband and I to share.

  22. Choclette says:

    They are made at Poundberry near Dorchester and they are special to me because they are chocolates made in the South West and I haven’t tried them yet.

  23. Sharon Griffin says:

    They are made in the purpose built factory in Poundbury, Dorchester. They are very special to me because they are Delicious and British , Pure Chocolate Heaven ♥

  24. Paul Vincent says:

    At Poundbury, Dorchester, in beautiful Dorset! Dorset has a great and proud reputation for being a foodie heaven, and House Of Dorchester were trailblazers in helping to establish Dorset’s reputation! They’re a little bit of Dorset, right there in your local supermarket!

  25. Emma says:

    House of Dorchester chocolates are made in Poundbury, Dorchester. They are special to me as they are so lovingly made that they taste amazing! I can’t even begin to pick a favourite.

  26. William Gould says:

    Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. They are special to me because they not only look beautiful, but are very, very tasty also!

  27. Sylvia Witham says:

    Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester.

    South, East, North, West
    Chocs like this are just the best

  28. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    they are manufactured in a purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorcheste they are special to me because I have heard they are lovely but never been lucky enough to try them.

  29. Susan Ellams says:

    they are manufactured in a purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. Love luxury at this time of year.

  30. Gina says:

    They’re made in Poundbury, Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate, Dorchester.

    They’re special to me not only because they are British made but they taste great & they remind me of my mum because she loves them.

  31. frances hopkins says:

    At their purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester.

    They’re special to me as they;re my dad’s favourite which makes them mine too!!

  32. Rachel Collins says:

    Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s estate in Dorchester. They are special to me because they make me feel like royalty. Thank you for the opportunity x

  33. Alison says:

    At their purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. They are special as they look and taste gorgeous

  34. Cheryl Kean says:

    At a purpose built factory in poundbury , Dorchester. They are special to my as is all chocolate. but there are extra special to me because there exquisite.

  35. Tracey Peach says:

    the House Of Dorchester Chocolate are made in a purpose built factory in Poundbury. I don’t know yet what The House Of Dorchester Chocolate means to me because I have never been lucky enough to try some. But I am hoping I get the chance to soon

  36. SUZANNE DRUMMOND says:

    they are manufactured here in the Duchy of Cornwall s estate in Poundbury Dorchester,
    there creamy like velvety texture almosts melts in your mouth leaving my favourite rose fondant cream , a lovley gift for yourself or to share X

  37. Emma Howard says:

    They are manufactured at their purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester.

    They are special to me as not only do they look absolutely delicious, I always try and support British companies!

  38. jodie harvey says:

    At their purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester.
    they are special to me because they are absolutely delicious, lovingly hand finished and BRITISH. i would defiantly have to share these with my beautiful mum 🙂

  39. Philip Thomas Boyle says:

    Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate . Back in the sixties I used to visit my Aunt and she used to take me to The Dorset Maid’ chocolate shop where they started.

  40. sand henderson says:

    At their purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester.
    They are special because the box looks amazing then you lift the lid off and get that chocolate smell before salivating at which exquisite mouth watering chocolate you are going to savor first and then its the actual taste-you can tell they are chocolates made with love!

  41. Ellie Lane says:

    They’re made at Poundbury, Dorchester and are the best choccies I’ve ever had. They’re special to me because the first time I ever tasted them was when I won a valentines box, so I’m hoping lightning can strike twice….

  42. Fiona Timms says:

    Theyre manufactured in Poundbury Dorchester and they are special to me because they are all english.

  43. iain says:

    purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester.

    They’re special to me as I love chocolates

  44. Becci Cleary says:

    They are manufactured in a purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester.
    They are not Special to me……yet 😛 As I have never had any but they look AMAZING!

  45. Emma Jackson says:

    At their purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester.

    They’re special to me because as I’m dieting I very rarely eat chocolates but when I do I want them to be high quality ‘special’ chocolates as a treat x

  46. emma falvi says:

    they are manufactured in a purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester, there are special to me as my now husband bought me some when he proposed

  47. Emma Price says:

    They are manufactured at a purpose built factory in Poundbury. They are special to me because they are pure extravagance in a mouthful and make me feel special every time I have one.

  48. Sandra martin says:

    They are made in poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwalls Estate in Dorchester, they would be special to me because I love chocolate and they probably out of my price range. I would love a box!! 🙂

  49. J Beale says:

    They are manufactured in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. They are special to me because they are yummy

  50. Debra Winfield says:

    The scrumptious chocolates are made in Poundbury, in the U.K. These chocolates are quite quintessentially British. I prefer to buy British products and support our Countries businesses.

  51. Kathryn Tatters says:

    they are manufactured in a purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. They are special to me because my husband often buys me them and of course because they are soo delixious 🙂

  52. sue hodges says:

    House of Dorchester chocolates are manufactured at their factory on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Poundbury estate in Dorchester.
    They are special to me as they are on my Christmas list already!

  53. Tracy Newton says:

    Dorchester handmade chocolates are manufactured in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. I gave yet to try them.

  54. C Curran says:

    Answer Poundbury, Dorchester. They are special because they are sharable so it can brighten everyone’s day

  55. Laura Harris says:

    They are manufactures in Poundbury, Dorchester. What makes them special? The fact they are British, they are beautifully presented, they have an amazing melt in the mouth taste and they give you an incredibly decadent feeling!

  56. Angie Hoggett says:

    At their purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester.

    They’re special to me because chocolate should always be enjoyed at this level, fantastic quality and lovingly made!

  57. Amy Beckett says:

    They are manufactured in Poundbury in Dorchester on the Duchy of Cornwalls estate.
    The reason I love these chocolate is they actually taste nice , they are made with the finest ingredients.

  58. lorraine polley says:

    the house of dorchester chocolates are made in Britain,on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Poundbury estate in Dorchester. I have never tried them, but they look amazing, and of exceptional quality.

  59. Ros Irwin says:

    They are made in Poundbury in Dorchester – They are made with the finest ingredients and will be delicious.

  60. Jayne K says:

    At the purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester.

    To me they’re special because they’re a high quality British product.

  61. liz denial says:

    House of Dorcheter are produced in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester & they are special to me as they are simply the most delicious chocolates I have tasted

  62. Val Hartley says:

    At their purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester.

    They’re special to me because I just love the taste.

  63. ashleigh says:

    At their purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. They are special to me as they would be a lovely treat!

  64. Su Tyler says:

    The chocolates are made in Poundbury in Dorchester on the Duchy of Cornwall’s estate. Although I’ve heard of them, I’ve never tasted them. What would make them special for me is to be able to share such high quality chocolates with my friends and family. Chocolate to savour rather than devour!

  65. Nick Hopkins says:

    They are manufactured in Poundbury. they are special to me due to the flavours and the company’s heritage.

  66. Erica Price says:

    At their purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. They’re special to me because they are made to such high standards.

  67. Eleanor Powell says:

    They are manufactured in Poundbury in Dorchester on the Duchy of Cornwall’s estate and they are special to me becuase they are exquisitely made with care and attention, but most of all because they are chocolate and chocolate in any form is special!

  68. Paul Wilson says:

    House of Dorchester chocolates are manufactured in Poundbury, Dorchester – they are luxury British chocolates.

  69. Bernie says:

    House of Dorcester chocolates are made in Poundbury, Dorchester on the Duchy of Cornwall’s estate – which is fitting for such a high quality product. I love the huge range available and also the presentation which makes them perfect as a gift.

  70. Alan Blackie says:

    They are manufactured in a unique factory in Poundbury on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. British heritage makes them special to me.

  71. Christine Johnson says:

    They are manufactured in a unique factory in Poundbury on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. They have held on to their roots, staying British, finest ingredients and how can you not resist these chocolates, more please

  72. sandra cloud says:

    At their purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. They are special to me because; I am their greatest fan! bought enough over the years, if I don’t win I’ll be in tears!

  73. Susan Pringle says:

    The chocolates are crafted at the purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. They are special to me, simply because they are elegant and make perfect gifts.

  74. EMMA WALTERS says:

    The chocolates are made in Poundbury in Dorchester. I was teased with the taste of one these special chocolates at a friends house & now I NEED to have more!! The quality & flavour is beautiful 🙂

  75. Louise Comb says:

    They are manufactured in Poundbury. They are special to me because even the worst chocolates, god forbid, are better than no chocolates, god forbid. So you can imagine what I think of what are among the best chocolates 🙂

  76. Helen Storey says:

    At their purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. They’re special to me because they give me a bit of indulgent time all to myself!

  77. Alison Joyce says:

    They are made the purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. They are special to me because of their unique heritage and luxurious branding and taste.

  78. Hannah ONeill says:

    They are made in Poundbury and I love them because they taste so yummy

  79. Petra B says:

    They are manufactured in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. They are special because they are made with love and care and would really complement a lovely home cooked dinner.

  80. Sheri Darby says:

    They are made in in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. What makes them special to me is simply the fact that they are special!!!

  81. claire woods says:

    hey are manufactured in a purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. They are special to me because it would be a real treat for all the family to eat.

  82. Claire Bodin says:

    They are manufactured in a unique factory in Poundbury on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester.
    Special to me because: Artisan chocolates contained within a delectable display of deliciousness bring to mind the image of the master chocolatier distilling divine delectation for our drooling déguestation!

  83. Fee Lynne Edwards says:

    These delicious chocolates are made at their purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester, which is just down the road from me (I’m in Broadstone).
    I love the chocolates as not only are they delicious but they are local to me and mean so much more because of that.

  84. shirley evans says:

    The chocolates are made in Poundbury in Dorchester,on The Duchy of Cornwall Estate.I enjoy luxury choclates on specaial occasions,especially when shared with the family

  85. Mary Baldwin says:

    Made in Poundbury, House of Dorchester chocolates just bring a smile of anticipation to my face every time.

  86. They are manufactured in Poundbury on the Duchy of Cornwalls estate in Dorchester and they are special as they are my grans favourites so would be a special treat for her!

  87. sarah jones says:

    They are produced in a purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester…they are special to me because they are sooo delicious 🙂

  88. glenn hutton says:

    They are manufactured in a purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester.
    They are special to me because they come in amazing flavours, taste exquisite and are hand finished. Quality throughout.

  89. Finlay says:

    Poundbury, Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. I LOVE CHOCOLATE!

  90. These hand made chocolates are made on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Poundbury Dorchester. Nothing can beat the taste of these delicious chocolates.

  91. Natalie Henderson says:

    They are manufactured in a purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester.

    They are special to me because they are something special to take time out and enjoy! 🙂

  92. Martina Pichova says:

    at the purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. I like the fact they are hand finished.

  93. Zoe Roxby says:

    Dorchester handmade chocolates are manufactured in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. They are special to me because I was given a box of coffee chocolates for my birthday from a dear friend and ever since then I have loved them a special box of chocolates for a special occassion. @ZoeRoxby

  94. Haryati M says:

    The chocolates are manufactured at a purpose built factory in Poundbury, on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Estate in Dorchester. They are special to me as I love the simple yet elegant packaging and likes nothing more than to treat myself to more luxurious variety of chocolates on occasions.

  95. pete says:

    Poundbury, Dorchester. They are special as they are exquisitely crafted and truly delicious

  96. Rosabelle Pattison says:

    Poundbury, Dorchester

    I have never tried them but I understand that they are perfection in every way.