Easter is almost here and once again it’s Hotel Chocolat who are at the forefront of this chocolate celebration with numerous treats for people of all ages.
Recently I was sent their Happy Easter Hamper and because it was filled with so many different chocolates, it’s taken me quite a while to fully test them all and write up my thoughts!
So what do you get from the hamper? Well there’s the Egglet H-Box, Salted Caramel Puddles, Eggs & Soldiers, a Caught on the Hop Slab as well as some City Bunnies. There’s plenty to choose from and because of the quantity of what you’re getting, plenty of time to get through them all between now and well after Easter finishes.
You guys know how much I appreciate the quality of chocolate from Hotel Chocolat. The taste is right up there at the top as far as I’m concerned and their innovation to invent new and exciting product ranges continues to impress.
So to the Happy Easter Hamper and my thoughts..
First off was the Egglet H-Box which was a delicious collection of different flavoured small eggs. What really impressed me was there was a little something of everything in this box, from dark chocolate with rum, caramel, vanilla, right up to the rhubarb & custard one. It’s the kind of collection you want to make last because it was so damn good!
Salted Caramel Puddles
The salted caramel puddles were definitely the most dangerous in terms of trying to make them last. I could have quite easily gone through the whole bag in one sitting! You put one in your mouth and let it sit there for a minute and you get a nice salty after-taste arriving not before long.
Eggs & Soldiers
I really love the creativity of what Hotel Chocolat produce and this was a perfect example of that. These were my personal favourites. The eggs had this rich, truffle-based filling that was out of this world, followed by the soldiers which were praline-based filling with an outer shell of white chocolate. I just wished they’d put a few more in the box (or maybe that’s just me being greedy!).
Caught on the Hop Slab
The bunny on the front of the slab with it’s cute face and carrots would make a lovely alternative to a traditional Easter Egg. The milk chocolate was delicious with the bunny itself being white chocolate. The slab was thick and made to last for more than one sitting!
I loved the City Bunnies. Occasionally if you’re lucky enough you can go into Hotel Chocolat and you might get a free sample of one, and if so, definitely say yes! The best way to eat them is to let one melt in your mouth so that the runny salted caramel-filling oozes out after the initial chocolatey taste. Trust me on this one!
So that’s my round-up of what I’d honestly describe as my favourite Easter hamper of all time. The price of £35 is by no means the cheapest however in my opinion when it comes to chocolate you often get what you pay for and paying for this hamper you’ll be just as impressed as I was and forget all about the cost once you’ve got a City Bunny in your gob!
Happy Easter to you all!