Chocolat Heaven

About six months ago, I received a present from a Fairy HobFather which made me fall in love with Hotel Chocolat. Their chocolates are the most exquisite I have ever tasted and I've been lucky to enjoy some for my birthday, and in the Easter sale.

The other day, I arrived home to find a familiar brown box through the letterbox (I love that their boxes are designed to fit through) and I literally squealed with delight!

Aren't they beautiful? These are The Sleekster Classic Christmas Selection and are full of gorgeous, scrummy flavours like the two that I couldn't resist eating straight away. I quickly snaffled the Gingerbread Truffle (a velvety ganache with gingerbread flavours of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg) and Rum Truffle (premium golden rum in a milk chocolate truffle). Don't worry, I ate each of them with several bites, which is quite restrained.

Hotel Chocolat chocolates are so divine that they just melt away slowly in a taste explosion. They are like mini-puddings in each chocolate and must be savoured.

I'm really excited about some of the other flavours in this box; I'm saving the Christmas Mess (fruity mousse made from white chocolate, strawberry and raspberry, finished with crushed meringue and raspberry), the Zesty Marzipan Star (two layers of marzipan and orange truffle with a dark shell, dusted with gold) and the Salted Soft Caramel (yes really, it's gorgeous) for closer to Christmas time. I'm saving the best 'til last.

And look how pretty they are!

There are a huge variety of beautiful gifts available in Hotel Chocolat's Christmas range and really clever stocking fillers and unique gifts. I thoroughly recommend treating a loved one with a sample of Hotel Chocolat chocolates; you will never have been so adored!

Or you could win your very own Sleekster Classic Christmas Selection!

In order to be in with a chance of winning a box of Hotel Chocolat chocolates, please do the following:

  • 'Like' Hotel Chocolat on Facebook
  • Browse the Hotel Chocolat Christmas Gifts and tell me which you would be your favourite product
  • Tweet the following message:

I want to win the Hotel Chocolat Classic Christmas Selection with @TheBoyandMe

Please leave one comment only below.


Competition closes on Saturday 19th November 2011 at 8pm. I will draw one winner at and notify them that evening. I will require a response by Monday 21st November 2011 at 8pm in order to pass the details on to the PR who is responsible to despatching the prize. If I do not have a response by that time, I will redraw for another winner. UK entrants only.


Congratulations to Kate Pollard who was chosen by

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  1. Kate Cunningham says

    I have like Hotel Chocolat on facebook. I love the sound of their tiddly caramel penguins.
    I have tweeted @01592_katie
    Thanks for this great giveaway. Yum Yum!

  2. says

    I love that you squealed with delight. I get like that over cake LOL I do love Hotel Chocolat and I have fallen in love with their salted caramels. Yum! But I do love the tiddly christmas chocolates – Santa, penguins…great for the kids stocking fillers.
    Like them on FB and I will tweet @LauraCYMFT, thanks for the comp!

  3. christine taylor says

    I have Liked Hotel Chocolat on fb.
    I have tweeted from @v82chris.
    I would love their Mini Christmas Crackers,they look yummy and fun x

  4. Kate Pollard says

    I'd love to win the Christmas goodie bag… looks yummy! ( I may even share it!)
    Have tweeted as @yummymumto2 and already like Hotel Chocolat on FB (and twitter!)
    Fab competition – thank you :o)

  5. Donna Sadler says

    I have 'LIKED' Hotel Chocolat on Facebook
    I have tweeted also as xcardiffbirdx

    I would LOVE their Turkish Delight, the perfect treat to enjoy on a cold October night!

  6. Andi Gibson says

    I love the Christmas Goodie Bag too! Mainly because I am a "sharer"!!

    Already follow Hotel Chocolat on FB, and tweeted as msetoonie! I'm loving this comp!

  7. Hannah Bartram says

    The Christmas goodie bag looks really nice.
    Have liked on facebook.
    Have tweeted as @HannahBartram1

  8. says

    I already 'like' (love!) Hotel Chocolat on Facebook.

    I am currently lusting after the Mulled Wine Cherries on the Hotel Chocolat Christmas gifts site. They look amazing!

    I have tweeted @RedRoseMummy

  9. says

    OMG, I think Hotel Chocolat were the first people I ever liked on FB!! And I am still dying to have a reason to try their giant Christmas Cracker….but a Sleekster would make an ideal substitute 😀


  10. Rebecca Coyne says

    I have liked the Hotel Chocolat page on facebook (Becks C)

    I have tweeted the message (@StokieBecks)

    and I have looked at the hotel Chocolat Christmas gifts and I have to say I think my favourite product from the massive choice would have to be The Christmas Stocking because not only is it full of yummy chocolate, it also looks pretty to use again after the chocolate is all gone

  11. angie sandhu says

    I have liked on FB and looked at the website and my favourite product is the Classic Christmas H-Box Selection.

    Have also tweeted. @angiesandhu

  12. Helen Boys says

    I have Liked Hotel Chocolat on fb.
    I have tweeted @toffeefudge1
    I would love their Rather Large Cracker

  13. Debbie Bird says

    My favourite product is The Classic Christmas Gift Basket because there is something for every one and the Tiddly Reindeer are so cute

  14. Jacquie Bennett says

    Like on facebook
    Tweeted @xhako
    It all looks amazing, The Sparkling Christmas Gift Basket is my favorite yum yum x

  15. Karen Bennett says

    Oh my word – impossible to choose a favourite – although the 'Classic Christmas Basket' caught my eye.

    Must stop drooling!

    Have liked & tweeted etc….

  16. Maxine says

    Would love to chomp through their classic christmas double-layer selection (may not last me too long though!)

    already like hotel chocolat on facebook
    have tweeted about the competition as @maxineflossy

  17. abby bookham says

    Like on facebook, I would love the kirsch cherrys and tiddly santas, tweeted too @boranpolska


  18. FionaLynne Edwards says

    I'd love the Advent Calendar – how great to have an Advent Calendar with decent chocolate!
    I already like Hotel Chocolat on FB – Fee Edwards MSE and have tweeetd @figgygee

  19. Georgina Ball says

    Dne both the requirements and my favouirte xmas gift is the Tiddly Caramel Chocolate Penguins – how cute are they!

  20. Ashleigh says

    i like the look of the alternative mince pies. I have tweeted as @ashlallan and liked on facebook

  21. Andrea St John says

    I have liked on facebook, and have tweeted as @pandreesha. I really like the look of the alternative mince pies. They sound delicious!

  22. Lisa Holland says

    I love the 'rather large christmas cracker' – what a fantastic way to end christmas dinner or just have friends rounds and pull a cracker with a surprise!

  23. Julie Davies says

    The Ultimate Christmas Hamper – who wouldn't want this as their Christmas present – chocolate heaven

  24. Denise Sansum says

    I love the Ultimate Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar. The children have adevnts so why shouldn't I?

  25. Zoe G says

    The Ultimate Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar looks 'ultimate!', have tweeted and already following Hotel Chocolat.
    Thanks for the competition

  26. Rachael G says

    I already like Hotel Chocolat on Facebook. (Rachie Littleme).
    I have also tweeted @rachiegr.
    I love the sound of the alternative mince pies!

  27. says

    Love the idea of the Captivating Advent Calendar. When I was a kid Advent calendars just had a picture behind each window. Would love one of these.

    Like on Facebook.

    Tweeted @spanglisher

  28. Jane Morfett says

    liked on Facebook
    I like the Ultimate Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar
    Have tweeted @sophiejanem

  29. Sandy Hill says

    It would be hard to beat the classic Christmas collection, but I have such a penguin fixation at the moment that I'd have to say my favourite is the Tiddly Caramel Chocolate Penguins.

    I have liked them on Facebook, and tweeted your message from @slbhill42

  30. says

    I'd pick The Cabinet Signature – so many delicious treats – it would maybe even last me until New Year's Eve 😉

    I've completed all the steps

    @caro_mad x

  31. Joanne B says

    I like Hotel Chocolat on FB
    I would love to try Christmas Choc 8 Gift Box – enough for me and only me!!!

    I've tweeted too @josie301

    Jo x

  32. says

    I love the chilli penguins yummy 🙂


    (by the way I love the fact you do one comment only, thank you for making entering a much nicer experience)

  33. says

    Done all required! I would love to try the alternative mince pies! In fact I am going to have to go and buy some :O)

    @mummy_loves xxx

  34. Jay says

    Liked on facebook and tweeted – @cheekychicken24 🙂

    Would (and probably will if hints are listened to!!) go for the Christmas Chocolate Goody Bag – I adore their seasonal goody bags. My favourite ever was one with rhubarb flavoured white chocolate in. Think that was a summer one, but I bet the Christmas one is yummy!!

  35. Daisybeebee says

    Already like on FB and have Tweeted @Daisybeebee.

    What a tough choice but will have to be The Classic Christmas Gift Basket , looks perfect for a family gathering.

  36. Kirsty Norton says

    The Christmas Goodybag looks fantastic…Hotel Chocolat chocolate is just amazing!

    I have liked Hotel Chocolat on Facebook and Tweeted – @norty1309

  37. Louise Smith says

    It would have to be the Ultimate Christmas Hamper, so there would be enough for all the family.

    Already like on Facebook

    Tweeted @Liqurice13

  38. Alana MSE (Maher) says

    Liked on FB (Alana Mse)

    My favourite chocolate is the Alternate Mince Pies (I love salted caramel 🙂 )

    I have retweeted, username AlanaMSE

    **Good luck all xxx **

  39. Charlotte Ashton says

    I love the jolly santa and the Tiddly Caramel Chocolate Penguins, I think I'm a big kid when it comes to christmas.

    Have liked on facebook
    twitter – lottieplus2

  40. Anne-Marie Large says

    My favourite product is the Classic Christmas Selection. Mmmm

    Have liked on Facebook

    Have tweeted (username is gothicmidnight).


    Thanks for the awesome comp.

  41. says

    I've liked fb page and left message on wall plus tweeted
    It would have to be the beautiful Christmas Goody bag for me.

  42. Joanne Cross says

    I think (it's very hard to choose) my favourite is Truffles to Share Advent Calendar – though I'm not sure how much sharing would be going on.

    Have liked the FB page and tweeted the message too. You are so right about the delights of getting Hotel Chocolat products in the post, by the way – squee!

  43. Karen A Barrett says

    Thanks for the giveaway
    I have liked Hotel Chocolat on FB
    I have tweeted
    The Happy Family Christmas Hamper would be ideal and hopefully keep my lot a Happy family

  44. sharma gaskill says

    The tiddly christmas chocolates, there so cute and perfect for the children

    Liked on fb and tweeted @sharmagaskill x

  45. Alice Hindley says

    I have liked Hotel Chocolat on Facebook (Alice Hindley

    my favourite is "The Ultimate Christmas Hamper"

    I have Tweeted the message – tweet me @aesop57

  46. Emma Holness says

    My favourite is the Ultimate Christmas Hamper with that I think even I couldn't eat all the chocolate before christmas day.

    I have liked hotel chocolate on facebook (Emma Holness)

    I've tweeted the message (@EmmaHolness)

  47. Deborah Wheeler says

    My favourite is the Chilli Penguins

    Liked on facebook as Deborah Wheeler

    Followed on tiwtter and tweeted as @debwh142

  48. Mike Smith says

    I have liked on Facebook.
    Tweeted as @bobbo900

    For me it has to be the Ultimate Christmas Chocolate Hamper, there is so much in there it would last for most of the year and as I love all their chocolates it's difficult to pick just one item. 🙂

  49. Claire Trevor says

    The alternative mince pies look so cute!
    I already like Hotel Chocolat on facebook as Claire Trevor
    I have tweeted as @claire_trevor

  50. Louise Allen says

    Either the Cheese Tasting or the Rather Large Cracker – great for sharing on Christmas day!
    I already like them on facebook 🙂
    Have tweeted too (@st ar la bea r)

  51. Kate Walker says

    I have liked on Facebook and tweeted on Twitter as frugalsister80.

    My favourite product would have to be the Christmas Goody Bag. YUM!

  52. Kathleen Connolly says

    Would loved the Christmas Chocolate Goody Bag – great for the whole family.
    Already like Hotel Chocolat on Facebook.
    Tweeted @MISBUDMAN

  53. Maria Knight says

    Liking Hotel Chocolat o Facebook- Maria Jane Knight

    Oh goodness me soooooo many goodies on their site…..but i would have to choose the Alternative Mince Pies- i cant bare the normal ones, but these filled with praline and salted caramel..YUMMAROO!

    Already a follower on Twitter- @mariajkknight
    (hope your little boys nwater infection has cleared up now hun)

  54. Charlotte Jones says

    Liked hotel chocolat on facebook & tweeted (@charlotte_jones)

    Favourite christmas gift would be the alternative mince pies 🙂

  55. says

    The Sleekster Classic Christmas Selection is my favourite – an absolutely yummy selection of chocolates!

    I like Hotel Chocolat on Facebook, and have tweeted the giveaway message.

    My Twitter username is @Ianthesunlover

  56. Sue Robinson says

    I have liked Hotel Chocolat on facebook Sue Robinson Mse
    I have tweeted the comp @srobbo71

    I love the Ultimate Chocolate Hamper

  57. Cathy James says

    I love the Christmas Goodie Bag, as can share between family
    Already a follower on fb
    have tweeted

  58. Rachael Lines says

    Hello there, This is such a wonderful competition. I am so tempted to go eat the childrens chocolate coins I have stashed now!

    I am a fan of HC on facebook (My id is Rach Lines)
    I also am overly tempted to order some of the alternative mince pies, I have never liked traditional ones and the chocolate ones are a fab idea!
    I have also tweeted @stralisemiai (!/Stralisemiai/status/137870147905007616)

    Many thanks xx Rachael.

  59. shane andrews says

    I have liked the Hotel Chocolat page on facebook (shane andrews)
    I have tweeted the message (@shanecompg13)
    I have looked at the hotel Chocolat Christmas gifts
    I think my favourite product from the massive choice would have to be The Christmas Stocking because not only is it full of delicious chocolate, you can also use it again after the chocolate has all gone

  60. Louise says

    Liked Hotel Chocolate on Facebook (Louise Thacker)
    Tweeted message (@ElvinFairy)

    My favourite product would be 'The Ultimate Christmas Chocolate Hamper'
    WOW! So many gorgeous things in there. I love Hotel Chocolate and have indulged in many of their delights over the years X