The lovely people at Hotel Chocolat asked if I would like to review one of their range of Valentine's Day chocolates and gave me a few options. They have a fabulous range this year, including boxed chocolates, a goody bag, champagne and truffles sets, and a new range of toiletries including luxury bath oils if the woman in your life is on a diet! I couldn't resist this one, called Open Your Heart To Me.
It costs £26 and for that you get six chocolate truffles - two each of passion fruit truffle, caramel praline and strawberry and rose truffle. But best of all, the heart shaped box it comes in is made of chocolate, so you can eat that too!
It comes very attractively packaged in a pink gift box with a black ribbon. I was also impressed by the outer packaging; if you order this online it will surely survive the delivery process in perfect condition.
The chocolate shell is very thick - a good inch at the outer edges I would say, and thinner in the middle. It was a little like eating an Easter egg, where you have eaten the treats inside and then eat the shell of the egg (at least, I always do it that way around!) - but it was a much better quality chocolate than a cheap Easter egg. My boyfriend particularly liked being able to break off part of the shell and leave plenty until the next day. I think this is a lovely idea as it looks a bit different from your average box of chocolates, and would make a great Valentine's gift or treat to share with your loved ones - or to indulge in yourself!
Thanks to Hotel Chocolat, who sent me this product to review. All opinions are my own.