I've been absent and sporadic when it comes to posts lately, but I'm back for what I hope is good, and my first post back is something that's close to my heart; chocolate. I'm not a big easter egg kind of person, but there's just something so beautiful about Hotel Chocolat's options that they regularly seem too good to resist. I feel like there's something a lot less childlike about chocolate when it's not in an egg shape, and so when Katy and I dug into some Hotel Chocolat offerings, it all felt very grown up - even when we ate it all within 24 hours. If you're looking for something a little more upmarket for your other half, or even yourself, for Easter look no further, because I've got you covered.
The amazing guys over at Hotel Chocolat basically gave me free reign to pick what I wanted out of their Easter collection, and so after much deliberation I opted for the Caramel Egg Sandwich and The Egg On My Face Slab. We'll start with the more basic option, The Egg On my Face Slab, which is a basic milk chocolate slab, with creamy white chocolate eyes. This thing is the typical offering from Hotel Chocolat, and although you have to shell out £8 for something that's basically just milk chocolate, you do get a whole lot of milk chocolate for your buck and I have to admit - it's really good. This is solid, thick milk chocolate with just the tiniest hint of which chocolate; it's amazing, smooth and it's just really, really good chocolate. Would I recommend it? Yes, but I'd be tempted to say maybe in the sale; because as good as the chocolate is, I'm not sure I can even shell out nearly a tenner on a slab of chocolate in any kind of good faith.
Next up though is something a lot more special, and something that I definitely would recommend, and that's the Caramel Egg Sandwich. Now, I'm tempted to say that this is pretty much the same amount of chocolate as the Egg On My Face Slab, although for a lot more money as this one actually will set you back an entire tenner, but this just feels like a lot more chocolate as it's split into two, and generally the caramel chocolate recipe from Hotel Chocolat is something really special, and it's definitely worth shelling out for (no pun intended.) ((okay, some pun intended, but it was at least semi-good)). Although this is pretty hard to eat, as the shells on the top of the sandwich are hollow and break the minute that your teeth hit them, it's worth all of the mess, and the seemingly extortionate price.
All in all - Hotel Chocolat is expensive, no doubt about it; there's no point in beating around the bush and pretending that it's anything other than a really, really expensive treat that someone special would get you, or you'd get someone special. For Easter though, they've really excelled themselves, and if you're looking to treat yourself, or someone in your life, definitely opt for their caramel chocolate options and try to savour every single minute. If you're not willing to shell out the full price (there's that pun again), definitely keep your eyes wide open when it comes to the sale, because you'll get some good options, some good chocolate, and some good pricing.
Let me know your favourite Hotel Chocolat options in the comments!
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