Hotel Chocolat Oysters & Champagne Chocolates

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hotel chocolat oysters champagneWhen I first saw these, I was struck by how perfect they were for Valentines day.  They are a chocolate version of the aphrodisiac oyster and the romance of the pearl.  You can buy Champagne and Oysters in chocolate form from Hotel Chocolat.  Here instead of slimy oyster and inedible pearl we have a lovely praline oyster and a champagne pearl (well, 6 oyster shells and 6 champagne pearls).  It is just so romantic…

Opening the box, you can smell the champagne truffles.  I’m much more used to smelling the overwhelming praline when opening a box that includes praline but in this case the champagne truffles announced themselves first.  The smell rose up and greeted me promising more…

hotel chocolat champagne pearlsThe champagne truffle got indulged first.  The interior is a wet milk chocolate ganache so quite sweet but also wet so it isn’t solid.  The shell is thick enough to keep structure but not so thick that you can’t just break it with a light bite.  I like the champagne truffle from Hotel Chocolat because of the strong flavour.

hotel chocolat oysters insideThe praline oyster is really interesting.  It is milk chocolate but a dark chocolate top to make it look like a real oyster but in brown.  The inside is a nice praline which I don’t find too overpowering.  I actually enjoy this praline and while I might not choose it often, I’m happy to eat it on occasion. The chocolate is just thick enough and the chocolate strong enough that I liked this praline – a rare occurance for me!

I loved this box as a brilliant Valentine’s product.  It is actually really nice and quite delicious and as a gift it is just so unique and different.  I got 2 boxes from Hotel Chocolat and I just can’t keep this to myself though as I love them so much so I’m giving a box away!  I’m going to pray that the post works and I will draw one lucky winner of these late Wednesday Feb 8th so you’ll have it before Valentine’s day.

That’s right – WIN A FREE BOX of these lovely chocolates worth £12!  Just leave a comment saying who you’d love to give a box of these to and/or tweet “The @mostlyaboutchoc blog has the sweetest giveaway from @HotelChocolat at http://bit.ly/f2wZs7  ” BY 8PM and I’ll put all the tweets and comments into a spreadsheet and use random.org to pick me a winner!

sereeh HAS WON!!

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152 Responses to Hotel Chocolat Oysters & Champagne Chocolates

  1. hoopie says:

    i don’t think i could give these to anyone, as praline is my favourite chocolate and i was actually eyeing these up anyway.

    i suppose i could let my husband have a couple, if he behaves!

  2. Alison says:

    I would give them to my husband and of course he would have to share them with me 🙂

  3. irishwench69 says:

    Hi,
    I’d give these to my MIL, as her father has just had a stroke, and she needs some love right now…she would love this (she is a chocolate, nut and champagne fiend 🙂 )
    IW x

  4. Jan Beal says:

    I would give them to my darling husband – cos we share everything!!

  5. Jay says:

    Slightly predictable, but I’d give them to my boyfriend, knowing full well he’d share with me. I love praline, so couldn’t send them too far away!

  6. Lora says:

    I love pralines, but no one else I know does! So looks like I’d just have to keep them for myself, shame 😉

  7. GarethB says:

    Hi,

    They sound great. And I promise to share them if I win *uncrosses fingers*

    Thanks,
    Gareth

  8. Mel Butcher says:

    I would give these to me, I’m a very generous person as a rule, but praline and champagne truffles in one box just scream “keep me, eat me, you know you’re going to!”

  9. helen watson says:

    Id give them to my mum she looks after the children for me while I work and never asks for anything

  10. claireg2 says:

    as i have no beau to give these to, i would love to give them to my stepmum who is poorly in bed at the mo because she needs cheering up after a bad start to the year and because i’d like to let her know how much she means to me especially after the grief i give her.

    but greedy me wants them myself as they do look rather good but i shall resist the urge and be a good girl for a change:-)

  11. Suzy says:

    I would give them to Me. The reasons – I really, like chocolate, I really like me, I have the option of sharing with my darling if he’s a good boy.

  12. Anne says:

    Since I don’t have that special someone at the moment, I would give them to a good friend and hope they share with me. 🙂

  13. catmiaow says:

    I would eat them all because its the polite thing to do lol I might leave one for ny other half but as he’s not bothered about chocolate he wouldn’t mind if I ate them all wahaaa

  14. coversnail says:

    I think I’d keep them to be honest! I’m greedy!

  15. JULIELOUISE says:

    TWEETED @JULIEPANNELL. I WOULD GIVE THESE TO MY DAUGHTER

  16. Karen says:

    I’d give them to my brother – he’s just got the all clear from cancer and he’s a real chocoholic and would love these.

  17. kenstu says:

    I would love to win this delicious prize.

  18. salvagebrav says:

    I would to give these to my darling wife

  19. Rachel Mccraith says:

    I’d love to give them to my mum. She does so much for me, that a little treat like this would be lovely to give her.

  20. twannywun says:

    i would give them to my boyfriend

  21. TafKas says:

    These would be for my wonderful wife, best friend and soul mate, Nicola. xx

  22. emma cella says:

    would give them to my husband and of course he would have to share them with me

  23. mummy24 says:

    I would give them to my husband who would of course share them with me!

  24. mistymcnoodle says:

    I would give them to my teddy, obviously he would need a helping hand with eating them….

  25. Michelle Williams says:

    I would give them to my mum

  26. masterson says:

    I would give them to my son – doing his finals and is very stressed

  27. Lollyp says:

    I would be seriously tempted to scoff the lot! I wouldn’t though…my best friend has just been made redundant and split up with her boyfriend, so I think she deserves them more than me x

  28. Helen says:

    I’d give them to my husband to share with me

  29. Zoe says:

    I would love to win these

  30. Fiona says:

    I would give these to my husband for valentines and look forward to sharing them for dessert with a glass of champagne of course!!

  31. graeme says:

    I’d would give them to my Mum

  32. Shaz says:

    I would give them to ..me ! I’m a chocaholic

    Tweeted ..@62shaz

  33. zara says:

    would give them to james

  34. gloria says:

    would give them to my hubby

  35. almac1965 says:

    Simple. The girl friend. She just loves this chocolate.

  36. jacquiby says:

    thinking of them, theyve gone to my hips already

  37. TheKiss says:

    I would give them to my Grandmother who is 97 ( and loves some chocolate but is rarely allowed any except on special days!!)

  38. Karen Walkden says:

    i would give them to my gorgeous fianace , not that he isnt sweet enough but at least they wouldbe within my chocolate grasp !!

  39. Isabelle Smith says:

    i would eat them all straight away, lietrally as soon as ive closed the door to the delivery man. i have no valentine and love chocolate, so all for mr

  40. Paula says:

    I would give these yummy chocolates to…… me.
    I’m finally in the process of getting rid of my no-good husband, and so I think a little treat for all I’ve put up with through the years!

  41. jaslfc says:

    Pure indulgence!

  42. hibsrpish says:

    I would give these to my bird, then she might give me a gobble.

  43. Lucy says:

    I’d give these to my fella but he’s a generous bloke & I know I’d get the lion’s share!

  44. jools40 says:

    Of course I’d give these to my hubby but hopefully he’d share them with me!

  45. cadencealex1 says:

    I would give them to my Mum – she deserves them.

  46. I’d give them too my Mum as she’s just been in hospital and needs something to make her smile

    @Cat1980uk

  47. Elemy says:

    Just recovering from a foot operation and on bedrest….. so confess I’d like to give these to ME to cheer me up!x

  48. Annox says:

    I would give them to my partners mum who is elderly and doesn’t get out to the shops anymore.

  49. Liquorice says:

    I would give a box to my husband, because I know he’ll share them with me and our daughter!

  50. prwilson says:

    I’d give them to the gorgeous girl I met at yoga.

  51. coco-chips says:

    I would give these to my brother and sister as they are the best in the world and thus deserve the very best!

  52. Diana Cotter says:

    I’d give them to my friend to cheer her up – her horse has got to have a hysterectomy!

  53. sharon griffin says:

    I would share these chocolates with my lovely sisters who are always there for me xx

  54. Aubreylaine says:

    I’d love to give them to my husband!

  55. sand74 says:

    I would give them to my fiance as me and the kids ate his christmas choccies one night when he was working!!so to make up for it he could have this lovely box!!!

  56. I’d give them to my friend Fiona who has worked her socks off to do a craft fair for cancer research to inspire and help me through my illness. She’s a diamond.

  57. aniemels says:

    I would give them to Mr B (but no doubt eat most of them myself ;D)

    Good Luck everyone xx

  58. Jo Bryan says:

    I would give them to my husband and hope he would share!!
    @Jo_Bryan

  59. ambernora says:

    I would give these to my mum 🙂

  60. Anne says:

    I would give them to my identical twin and we’ll share them out fairly like we’ve always done.

  61. twinklenic says:

    id give them to my gorgeous hubby , i have psoriatic arthritis really bad and my hubby helps so much . im in constant pain and sometimes im hard work but he never moans or complains eventhough he works fulltime and sometimes he has to cook tea …hes a real superhero lol x

  62. crazyaboutmoo says:

    I’d share them with my hubby snuggled up on the sofa complete with a cup of earl grey 🙂

  63. Barnabysue says:

    I would give them to my Daughter. She’s single at the moment and dreading Valentine’s Day.

  64. Janet Kam says:

    I would give them to myself hubby is so unromantic (but I might just share them with him)

  65. KateS says:

    Mmmmm… chocolate! These sound amazing, if I’m honest, I’d keep them for hubby and I to share 😀

  66. Joanne B says:

    I don’t think I could ‘give’ these to anyone! But I could persuade my hubby to share with me! lol
    x

  67. Oldhamborn says:

    Me and my partner, Vivienne, would scoff them together in a flash with good wine!!!

  68. Karina says:

    I’d give these to my boyfriend, he’s a real chocoholic and would love me forever for it! 🙂

  69. Sarah H says:

    I would give these to my mum as I know it would put a smile on her face!

  70. Patsy C says:

    I’d give them to my mum. When my dad was alive his valentine’s pressies left a bit to be desired…sack of potatoes was one of his better ones!

  71. cosman says:

    I’d give them to my hubby…. i’d make him share them though 😉

  72. wooohooo says:

    my children
    tweeted@wooohooo2me

  73. flyingdutchman says:

    I would give them to my stomach, as I think it deserves them. 🙂

  74. kelly smith says:

    thanks tweeted and following @kellyroxanne82

  75. noonoo says:

    I would give them to my mum as she deserves them for just being her.

  76. MJDAWSON says:

    My my my, this is a rather good prize. Girlfriends parents are dentists so i guess i would have to eat them.

  77. stevenroe says:

    my girlfriend as she loves chocolate

  78. Lorraine Crighton says:

    I would give them to my hubby then at least I’d get to share them

  79. essexgirlSE says:

    My daughter has been so supportive during the last difficult year. Giving her chocolates is the least I could do.

  80. Chellea22 says:

    I would give them to my boyfriend, so he could give them back to me as a Valentines present 😉

  81. Alice says:

    I would give them to my partner & postie who I met when he delivered a prize of a book to me in 2007.

    I would tie on this message:

    I thought postman’s knock a childish game, but from your knock on my door my life’s never been the same. Love you so much – you are my best ‘win’ x

  82. LOU1ASH1 says:

    I would give them to my husband as he is my rock at this difficult time, but hoping he will share them.

  83. Chez says:

    I’d give these to my work colleagues because we’re all being threatened with redundancy. They’d make life a little sweeter.

  84. Ruth Longville says:

    Oh wow, do I really have to give them to someone? I never get a valentines as my hubby says he doesn’t need one day a year to tell me how much he loves me. Based on this, I think I should be very selfish and keep them all to myself!

  85. matphil says:

    I’d like to give them to my husband, he of course will want to share with me.

  86. Victoria Boland says:

    I would give these to my lovely husband.

  87. chris houten says:

    i would give them to my girlfriend, and try and sneak and many as possible while she isnt looking

  88. tubbyj says:

    to my wife

  89. John says:

    I would give them to my partner when she returns home the week after Valentines day, (she works away) god i miss her

  90. Hotbern says:

    I would give the oyster ones to my hubbie but keep the champagne ones for myself! 😉

  91. Natasha says:

    I would love to give a box of these to my lovely Mummy.

  92. mishel02 says:

    To my nanna as she has been poorly

  93. Susie says:

    I’d give them to my lovely mum-in-law who always cares more about others than herself.

  94. jennyp19 says:

    I’d share them with my oh of 42 years.

  95. natalie says:

    I’d give these to my sister to cheer her up as she has just broken up with her longterm boyfriend xx

  96. Allan says:

    I would like to give it to my grandchildren

  97. Jane says:

    I would give it to my partner, he loves chocolate.

  98. Andrew says:

    I’d give them to my wife as she’s very good at sharing! 😉

  99. pamela says:

    I would give them to my lovely husband

  100. james says:

    To my better half

  101. annette hanley says:

    I would give them to my lovely hubby.

  102. Chris says:

    Ha! Andrew’s on the ball – “I’d give them to my wife as she’s very good at sharing!” – very good lol
    -Christina

  103. paulinepppp says:

    I would Share these with my Husband… (Grudgingly) 😀

    Rt d @paulinepppp

  104. netty4 says:

    These would be the perfect gift for my Husband and love of my life

  105. chelbo1239 says:

    I would give these to my partner, then I can guarentee he’ll share them with me.

  106. lazyboyblue says:

    I’d give them to my mum, because she hates chocolate, but she’s to polite to say, she normally waits about a week and gives them back.

  107. Alison T says:

    I would give them to my partner and of course he would share them with a glass of wine and romantic evening.

  108. I would give them to my Mum who has really helped me out this week looking after my 3 babies while I have been so sick.

  109. jade says:

    I would give them to my wonderful boyfriend as long as he promised to give me one lol

  110. Yvonne P says:

    I’d give them to my hubby and kids – there’s 8 of us here so there would be enough to share.

  111. paul6397 says:

    I would give these to my husband, as I have been very ill recently and spent months in hospital he has taken care of everything and coped really well.

  112. Marzena says:

    I would give them my husband

  113. claire says:

    I’d give them to the love of my life – my gorgeous boyfriend.
    Only because he’d have to share them with me 😉

  114. jeanette says:

    I would give them to my bf Neil since i have been working weekends as a nurse he has took over cooking the roast dinner and he makes the best roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings he now even invites my parents and siblings round to make it a big family occasion and he made the best Christmas dinner thanks hun x

  115. Jenna says:

    I don’t want to give them away! If I had to, I’d give them to my mum.

  116. Solange says:

    My boyfriend

  117. Ged W says:

    I would give these to my lovely wife Claire – she really deserves a nice treat! 🙂

  118. Alice Beaumont says:

    I’d give them to my nanna who hasn’t been well lately and lost a lot of weight. She could definately do with some chocolates to help fatten her back up!

  119. stralisemiai says:

    I would wrap these up TWICE, and give them to my partner, the ultimate present, a gift for him to open – then to give to me because he would have forgotten!

  120. Crystal Mse says:

    I’d give them toooooo …. ME !

    (Following as @CRYSTALmse)

  121. andrea caizley says:

    I would give these to my hubby cause he`s a total chocoholic, have tweeted @andiecaz

  122. metalkitten says:

    I’d love these to share with my OH – we’ve no spare cash for luxuries at the moment!

  123. wookeyhole1 says:

    i would give them to myself as no-one ever buys me chocolates, although i would share them with my daughter and my mum

  124. rcccc says:

    Id just like to give them to my girlfriend. And then I’m sure she would share with me 🙂

  125. lucky says:

    I would give them to the electrician on this website.

  126. LizOz says:

    Would give then to my husband – hopefully he would share!

  127. Lasata says:

    i would give them to my husband to say thankyou for having no chocolate in house while i have been on a diet and lost 3 stone so far. think he deserves a treat for that!

  128. katherinesara says:

    I would SHARE them with my boyfriend i could not just give them away they look far too nice!!

  129. popple79 says:

    I’d probably give them to my boyfriend … depends what he’s got me for Valentine’s Day!

    Thank you x

  130. Denise says:

    I would most definetely give these to myself! 😉

  131. Honiebuk says:

    Well I’d love to eat them myself, lol – but of course I’d give them to my lovely HonieDaddy and he would (of course) share them with me. If I don’t get Hotel Chocolat this Valentine’s Day – I am likely to withdraw from blog writing for 1 whole day and visit the Hotel Chocolat shop at the Arndale, Manchester, lol

  132. donna baxter says:

    I’d SHARE them with my OH – yes SHARE not give them to him – no way!!! He always share’s my chocolates after he’s bought them for me so I shall return the favour!!! lol

    @dmbaxt on twitter xx

  133. krailton says:

    i would keep these for myself as love chocolates

  134. sereeh says:

    would love to give these to my gorgeous hubbie

  135. Choclette says:

    I’d love to give these to CT – then I get to try some too 😉

  136. Ellen says:

    I would give them to my boyfriend, but hope he would share!

  137. cf225 says:

    I would share them with my lovely fiance as it’s his birthday next week

  138. beffffff says:

    My fiancee.
    Off to tweet now, I’m @beffff 🙂

  139. lphillips25 says:

    i would give them to my hubby but then eat them while he was at work…and blame it on the kids lol!! xx

  140. Carolina J. says:

    I’ll share with my husband!

  141. Chris Bull says:

    My hubby because I know he’d share them with me 🙂

  142. vcoxee says:

    I would share them with my hubby and daughter!

    Tweeted @CoxeeFoxy

  143. chris2 says:

    l would give one to each of the family and hide the rest

  144. emmajane29 says:

    i would love give to my husband as he his my oyster and iam is beautiful pearl ,also following and teeting @emmajane30

  145. zippedup says:

    i would love to give these to my husband as a special surprise as he recently took care of me after i had a major operation in december.

  146. Sally Willcock says:

    I would give them to my husband, though I may have to just test a few to make sure he would like them!! I dare say our two little boys (4 and 3) would like to sample a few as well – so I guess i’m just going to give them to ‘the family’.

  147. purplevamp says:

    I would give these to my children, they are very generous and always share their sweets with me!!!

  148. Nicole says:

    Would love to give to my amazing husband!

  149. ak1065 says:

    i would share them with my family

  150. Claire Busby says:

    I’d share them with the two most important people in the world to me, my son and husband xxx

  151. weenireeni says:

    have been on a diet since new year so would be great to treat myself with these!

  152. julia gray says:

    I’d give the Champagne truffles to myself as they’re my favourites and share the pralines with my family.