Hotel Chocolat Mini Selection
Ever had one of those moments when you find chocolate you didn’t realise you had? Well, I found this lovely little box of chocs from Hotel Chocolat and although they were past their best before date I thought I’d try them anyway. I mean, what’s the worst that could happen?
I tried the cinnamon praline first. I’m not a huge fan of praline as it is often gritty and the strong nutty flavour overwhelms the flavour of anything else. WOW… I’m a cinnamon fan as readers will know and this was like a warm Christmas choccy in my mouth. Brilliant. A bit of a nutmeg topping and I think we’ve got Christmas in a choc.
Caramel crunch wasn’t quite as dramatic but was still OK. Both chocolates were sweet but I found the caramel crunch a bit over my sweet tolerance level regrettably.
The sea salted caramel was OK but again the sweetness of the chocolate detracted from the overall experience for me. Perhaps it was just my mood but it was just too much sweet for me.
Saving the best for last I had the Marc de Champagne star. It was lovely and age had not dimmed it though it too was quite sweet. It was probably just me but I did feel the white chocolate was quite over sweet.
I’m very sure that a lot of people would love a selection like this. It may be sweet to me but I’m sure other people more familiar with popular brands of chocolate will love these.