Hotel Chocolat Valentines Review

It has been rather a difficult week in the Costello household. Parenting has definitely reminded us that life rarely runs smoothly. We appear to be over the worst and so I feel great delight in spending this evening relaxing on my sofa with my favourite people, munching on Hotel Chocolat goodies.

We have been sent one of the latest in the Valentine’s range to try out, the Open Your Heart To Me set. I cannot resist anything Milk Chocolate and so this is right up my street with a large milk chocolate heart and a selection of dark, milk and white chocolates inside of it.

The chocolates have lasted a mere milli second – even my mother demonstrated the ultimate sacrifice in offering to help taste test the chocolate. The chocolates themselves are beautiful and very luxurious to eat but there are only 8 of them. Because they are rich, you don’t need many more and it is nigh on impossible to eat even one half of the milk chocolate heart in one sitting.

The Open Your Heart To Me set is available from Hotel Chocolat at £25 making it rather a special Valentine’s treat but ideal for sharing with your loved one. Enjoy, I’m off to indulge in some well earned relaxing!

Disclosure: Thank you to Hotel Chocolat for sending us this chocolate gift set to review at no cost – we have very much enjoyed chomping on them!

Edible Valentines Gift – Cadbury’s Creme Egg

I’ve been at it again with those Cadbury’s Creme Eggs – This time making edible gifts for Valentine’s Day (or indeed for birthdays/Mother’s Day/Any old day that deserves a treat)

The creme egg is firstly covered in sugar paste and then given a chocolate base. The roses are all rolled sugarpaste and the ‘leaves’ are royal icing.

They come gift wrapped and tied with a satin ribbon for that bit of wow. I’m really pleased with them and hope to sell a few this spring.