Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Ho, ho, ho – Fine Christmas Co-co-coa !
Hotel Chocolat is an excellent place to look for chocolate Christmas gifts with a wide selection of different choices across a large price range, from stocking fillers to luxury chocolate hampers. Hotel Chocolat is a British company who grow their own fine cocoa at their Caribbean cocoa estate on the island of St Lucia, and work with farmers throughout the world through their ‘Engaged Ethics’ to enhance the livelihoods of cocoa farmers whose products they use.
Hotel Chocolat makes chocolate from the finest and most wholesome ingredients, and is truly fanatical about using chocolate in all manner of unusual ways. The website has stacks of information that will fascinate the chocoholic; with gourmet cuisine recipes and a wealth of detail for the chocolate connoisseur on how different kinds of chocolate are made.
This seasons advent calendar collection includes the ‘Children’s Advent’ with three cut-out tree decorations, a ‘Teens and Over Advent’, the ‘Ultimate Advent’ in milk or dark, and the ‘Truffles to Share Advent’ with two truffles behind each door. Behind each window of the Ultimate Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar is different velvety 40% milk or 50% milk chocolate seasonal character, covered in nibbly cocoa nibs. The problem with having all this delicious chocolate hidden away is resisting the temptation to skip a few days ahead!
The 2010 Christmas gift range includes stocking fillers with some luxury chocolate selections, crackers and advent calendars. Stocking fillers include ‘Solid Festive Wreaths’- in fruit, nut, and caramel, mini ‘Christmas Dinners’ in chocolate cast shapes, and chocolate ‘Enrobed Fruit’. For children, ‘Milk Chocolate Jolly Santa’ is a merry, munchable Santa cast in mellow 40% milk chocolate, or choose a ‘White Chocolate Best Dressed Snowman’, snappily dressed in a winter berry chocolate scarf.
For a serious chocolate lover, the ‘Christmas Pamper Hamper’ is an excellent gift, with a Christmas Wreath and Yule log to slice and share, amongst eleven other luxury items including Purist range chocolates, including cooking ingredients and festive drinking chocolate.
Hotel Chocolat has an excellent selection of gifts at a variety of different prices so you should find something for anyone you’d like to spoil this Christmas. The advent calendars are especially indulgent and perfect for the exciting run up to Christmas, but remember – only one per day!
This is a guest post provided by Hotel Chocolat.