If there's one company that know how to do Christmas well it's Hotel Chocolat; every year they are the company that I look forward to seeing what they have come up with most. Every year there is always that chocolate present that you just have to break open on Christmas morning...as obviously chocolate for breakfast is mandatory!
This stocking from Hotel Chocolat is one of those presents; 12 miniature chocolate pieces, individually wrapped and stuffed inside a cute dinky stocking. There are 4 40% milk chocolate penguins, 4 caramel angels and 4 white chocolate reindeer. Personally I can't think of a better combination and due to the lack of dark chocolate I can imagine this is going to be a winner with the kids + sweet tooth lovers!
I love how each piece is individually wrapped that meaning that not only are these great to share out (if you want to) but if you manage to open it and not eat them all then they're not going to go stale...you could even pop each individual chocolate in with people's presents and keep the stocking for yourself!
The chocolate used to make the festive pieces is, of course, up to Hotel Chocolat's usual standard. The 40% milk chocolate penguin is rich and creamy but not too sweet and has a delightful indulgent feel to it that melts perfectly in the mouth.
The caramel angel, my personal favourite, is absolute heaven (no pun intended)...a sweet toffee caramel flavoured chocolate that is oh so creamy and has you wanting to reach for another one almost immediately. Such a moreish chocolate.
Finally we have the white chocolate reindeer; I never used to be a huge fan of white chocolate as quite often I found it cloyingly sweet. However this is not the case here; the white chocolate has a lovely vanilla flavour and although its obviously a lot sweeter than darker chocolates, it is not cloyingly so. I could quite happily eat the lot!
Taste - 8.6/10 - All are absolutely delicious.
Texture - 8/10 - The textures are perfect, melt in the mouth, especially the caramel angel.
Appearance - 9/10 - Would look absolutely perfect under the Christmas tree!
Price - 8.2/10 - This is priced at £10, decent value considering you get a nice stocking that you could use in future years to pop little presents in.
Overall - 8.5/10 - A lovely Christmas present.
I think that anyone that enjoys chocolate is going to love this.
WHERE TO BUY?
At any Hotel Chocolat stores or online here.