“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
"Winter is dead.”
~AA Milne, when we were very young
Thursday, 1 November 2012
I have never ever made my love of chocolate a secret on here. I just adore chocolate and I am especially fond of GOOD chocolate. This is a photograph of my local Hotel Chocolate shop, right here in Chester. I think they must know me by name . . . well, not really. I'm not quite that bad, but every once in a while I do indulge and as I have always said, if you are going to indulge, why not indulge in the best!!
I was thrilled therefore when they contacted me recently and asked me if I would like to review one of their Christmas products for this year. (It's less than two months away now you know!) Review Chocolate?? Chocolate from Hotel Chocolate??? You don't need to ask me twice!
This is what arrived in the post yesterday! Their RATHER LARGE CHRISTMAS CRACKER, and when they say large, they're not joking! This thing is enormous!
It was delivered to the door yesterday, in a nice sturdy box. Of course Todd moaned . . . "What did you order now???" I love it when he does that and I can say NOTHING! And if you're a bad boy I won't share it with you!
Inside was this huge Christmas Cracker. I just love the packaging! The artwork is beautiful. (I do have an eye for that sort of thing)
And it's a REAL cracker too, with a snapper to pull and everything!
From their page:
This striking, over-sized cracker is the perfect centrepiece for all sorts of Christmas get-togethers and parties – never failing to raise smiles and a few gasps as the 40 chocolates inside come tumbling out! Complete with 12 party hats and jokes. Measures 640mm long
Including smooth pralines, luxurious champagne truffles, dreamy caramels and more, all wrapped in pairs so they’ll be as fresh as can be. Chocolates with & without alcohol.
Each pair is wrapped carefully . . . silver party hats at the ready.
The requisite Christmas Party Jokes . . . it just wouldn't be Christmas without them would it!!
Of course taste testing was required . . . mmmm . . . Berry Mousse . . . splenderifously delish . . . and yes . . . I did share one of the pair with the Toddster. I'm not that mean. He appreciates good chocolate too.
mmmm . . . Christmas mess . . . also gorgeous. And this cracker is stogged full of no less than 40 chocolates to tempt and tease every chocolate palate! Fabulous!
I thought it was a beautiful cracker . . . and would make a fabulous gift to give to a friend that you are having trouble finding something for this Christmas. I can't think of anyone that wouldn't be excited to get one of these! At £38 it's not overly expensive and would probably be as welcome, or even more welcome than a bottle of their favourite booze, and would certainly add a dab of pizazz to the day! (And it's already wrapped!)
They actually have quite a few nice Christmas Items on their page from as low in price as £1.95 and up. It's a wonderful selection. I think there's something there for just about everyone.
But . . . it gets even better than that . . . they're affording me the opportunity to give one of these RATHER LARGE CHRISTMAS CRACKERS to one of you, my lovely readers, and it's ok if you live in America too! They'll even send it there. To get in on this LOVELY GIVEAWAY all you have to do it leave a comment here in the comment section of this post! I'm excited about this and I hope you are too! I just love it when I am able to share some of my good fortune with one of you too!
This Giveaway will be open from today, Thursday November 1st 2012 until Thursday, November 8th 2012! (One Week) Each comment gives you one chance to win this lovely prize. (Just as a side note Hotel Chocolat has advised me that very occasionally it might be the case that the product could be out of stock, however if this happens a similar product of the equivalent value will be issued instead, which can't be bad!)
Good luck everyone!
Many thanks to Hotel Chocolate and to Hannah for affording me, and YOU with this fabulous opportunity! Now get commenting and spread the word. The more the merrier!