As the carol goes, ”tis the season to be jolly’, and, to us here at vouchercloud, jolly means watching Sherlock in our PJs whilst riding a sugar high from all the delicious chocolate that we’ve stuffed our faces with.
Now we don’t know about you but we can’t imagine a better way to get our sugar fix than with some super-luxey chocolate from Hotel Chocolat. From self-indulgence to great gifting, you really can’t go wrong with some delicious chocolate from this wonderful British chocolatier. They say that you eat with your eyes and just looking at this seasonal selection has us drooling, all wrapped up in a beautiful bow, the fab packaging is sure to bring some joy to whoever receives it and although we’re sure Cathy from HR would still appreciate a generic box of chocolates from your corner shop, why not really make her Christmas with one of the delightful treats recommended below?
We’ve taken on the tough responsibility of testing out some of the Christmas treats on the Hotel Chocolat gifting menu and damn, it really was hard. From classic and cute treats to hang on the tree to something that will make your Christmas breakfast truly special, we’ve eaten our way through some of the highlights of this year’s Hotel Chocolat Christmas line.
The Perfect Gift Tag: Hotel Chocolat Tree Decoration, £1.95
Containing 3 milk chocolate snowflakes, these cute little star tree decorations will look lovely on, or under, your Christmas tree. You can’t go wrong with HC’s classic milk chocolate, a perfect little treat to find amongst the branches or – if you really try – you might be able to forget about them and enjoy as a rewarding treat whilst you are taking down the tree.
The suggestion from the Hotel Chocolat website to use these as gift tags is a genius idea! What a nice idea to give an added little gift with your gift. BRB we’re just going to stockpile them now.
The Perfect Secret Santa: Hotel Chocolat Festive Wreath (100g)
White or Cookie £7, Rare and Vintage £8
The Festive White Wreath not only looks great but the white chocolate it is full to the brim with little jewels of cranberries and pistachios. The chunky fruit and nuts complement the thick solid white chocolate base perfectly. We would certainly love to find this little gift under our tree.
Not only a perfect stocking filler this little gift would work as a great secret Santa gift. The Hotel Chocolat rare and vintage wreath is a vegan-friendly option too, loaded with cranberries, hazlenuts, and almonds – which all work perfectly with the 72% dark chocolate.
The Perfect TV Snack: A Dozen Gingerbread Men, £7.50
Making the typical gingerbread man just that little bit better, the Hotel Chocolat version of gingerbread men are made entirely of milk chocolate, mixed with the deliciously gingerbready spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
Now these little guys didn’t last long amongst the vouchercloud lot and for lovers of all things spice these are whole-heartedly recommended. Smooth chocolate warmed with spices and lovely alongside a nice cup of tea.
The Perfect Christmas Breakfast: Christmas Gingerbread Spread (50g), £6
A Christmassy take on Hotel Chocolat’s classic praline spread, the deliciously rich flavours of cocoa and nuts are complemented by the warming spices of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Why not have the perfect start to your Christmas with a thick slice of warm toast covered with a generous helping of this tasty spread, all washed down with a cup of tea? Here in the office, we can confirm that this delicious spread not only works on toast it works on cookies, muffins, and even a chocolate bar; a slightly rogue move from one of the team.
The Perfect Sharer: Truffle Tree (550g), £26.00
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree how lovely is thy delicious truffley goodness? This bad boy has 5 layers of chocolate which alternate between praline and salted caramel and are accented by nine truffle ‘baubles’. The baubles are a mixture of milk, white and dark chocolate so something for all chocolate lovers!
This one is definitely a crowd pleaser so perfect for cracking out after Christmas dinner or maybe as a treat for your colleagues. Just make sure you manage to get your hands on one of the truffles they really are a delight!
At Christmas, the time when you can really indulge, Hotel Chocolat has you covered with their great selection of Christmas gifts. Whether you’re looking for the perfect present, a suitable secret Santa or just wanting to treat yourself take a look over at our Hotel Chocolat voucher codes and offers page where you can make some great savings on your next purchase.
Right now we have an exclusive 10% off £15 code, which can be used online or instore, perfect for getting you started on your Christmas presents – you’re welcome!