One of the best parts about having a food blog is that I get to try things that I normally wouldn't have the opportunity to try. I was recently sent a lovely Christmas Chocolate Box from the people at Prestat!
This new smaller box is filled with 16 hand crafted dark, milk and white truffles and chocolates, with everything from Hazelnut Clusters to Rose and Violet Cremes. There are also Banoffee Truffles and Ginger and Saffron Fudge to name but a few others.
They are beautifully packaged in a lovely red box, with gold gilt and a wonderfully festive illustration . . . and then inside everything as you would expect from a high quality chocolatier! Wonderfully rich purple papers, a padded sheet to protect the choccies, and a complete guide to which chocolate is which flavour.
The chocolates themselves are wonderfull handcrafted and beautiful to look at. This is an assortment of Prestat's most popular chocolates and using only cocoa sourced from sustainable plantations in West Africa. On it's own, each chocolate provides a tantalising trea butt put together, the chocolatier to Her Majesty the Queen has created a Christmas present which will provide delight at any family gathering.
Simply put they are gorgeous and a feast for all the senses! We both have enjoyed them very much. Many thanks to Prestat for sending them to me.
The Christmas Chocolate Box
Some facts about Prestat you might enjoy:
- In 1902, a chocolate shop called Prestat was opened in London by descendants of Louis Dufour, the man who created the world's first recorded chocolate truffle in Chambery, France in 1896.
- Prestat's reputation for making exqisite handmade chocolates quickly spread and before too long, maharajas, sultans, presidents and stars of the state and screen had all experiences the delight that only the finest chocolates can bring.
- Prestat's quintessential Mints and their Rose and Violet Cremes were Her Majesty The Queen Mother's favourite chocolates. Both the Queen Mother and Her Majesty Queen ElizabethII granted the business a Royal Warrant and Prestat chocolates continue to be served at every major state banquet.
- Having won 13 Gold Great Taste Awards in the last two years, Prestat is one of the few British Artisan Chocolatiers to make all it's onwn chocolates, giving it complete control of recipes and sourcing of ingredients as well as the opporunity to nurture the traditional skills needed to creat it's handcrafted chocolates.
Why not treat yourself or a friend or loved one to a Royal treat this Christmas. Available in their Shop in Piccadilly , London as well as in Liberty, Selfridges, John Lewis and the Prestat concession in Harrods . . . and good news for you Americans wanting to savour these tasty delights, Prestat will be launching in all Bloomingdales Flagship Stores and throughout Dean & Deluca USA for Christmas 2014!