After finally trying Hotel Chocolat for the very first time last year, falling in love with it, and the chocolate becoming my new favourite, I haven’t been able to get enough of it. My husband took my hint from my blog post and bought me some for Christmas (!), and recently I actually managed to go into a shop and I could have stayed in there all day just looking at all of the pretty looking chocolate, but obviously that might have just been a bit…weird. Anyway, when I was asked if I would like to review something from their Hotel Chocolat Easter collection, I jumped at the chance (literally!).
As usual, it was such a difficult choice (I know, it’s a hard life, choosing chocolate), but in the end I decided to go for the Hotel Chocolat Easter Big City Easter Bunny and the Hotel Chocolat Easter Eggs on Parade.
As much as I love Hotel Chocolat, I never want to open the package when it arrives as it’s just too pretty! The Easter Bunny comes in a plastic box but I like the design of this as it is curved rather than the standard straight edges, so even before you open it, it has a sleek feel to it. Then when you do decide to open it, you are wowed by the Hotel Chocolat distinctive scent! The bunny itself is hollow, and I love the design of him – he is dressed to impress and he definitely impressed me! Though the Bunny is hollow, the chocolate shell itself is thick so you aren’t getting a lack of chocolate, and in true Hotel Chocolat style, it is deliciously creamy chocolate too.
The Eggs on Parade egglets come in the distinctive Hotel Chocolat rectangle box, but I like how these stick out behind their windows, rather than hiding behind the box. These come in four different flavours; Caramel praline, Blood Orange, Raspberry Supermilk, and salted caramel (which is the flavour that sold me on these…). The first thing you notice with these is the glisten of the gold wrapper for the salted caramel eggs, and the colour pattern on the others. The inside of the raspberry egg was a mini surprise with it being a vibrant pink colour, the blood orange one is coloured too. All of the fillings were so melt-in-your-mouth creamy, and I wish I hadn’t offered to share them with my husband as I could have eaten them all…
Once again, I thoroughly enjoyed eating these and although they are a little above my usual budget, they are so worth it. I think I do prefer receiving Hotel Chocolat just for a special occasion as they feel even more indulgent!
£7 (Big City Easter Bunny)
£7.50 (Eggs on Parade)
Our rating – 4.5/5
I was sent these products free of charge to review. All thoughts and opinions are honest & my own.