Monday, 22 November 2010

Hotel Chocolat Giant Milk Chocolate Truffle Tree Review and GIVEAWAY!

Ok, I know this is predominantly a beauty blog but you can't tell me that this isn't beautiful:







Seriously, though, without sounding gushy, I LOVE Hotel Chocolat - I always pop in when I'm in town and I've specifically requested some goodies for Christmas from my boyfriend (including their fancy Advent Calendar yeah!). It's a brand I'm genuinely interested in and that I hope that those of you that read my blog would be interested in too! So when I was contacted by Hotel Chocolat to ask if I'd like to host a giveaway I was more than happy to do so.

REVIEW

I had the Milk Chocolate Truffle Tree, but it's also available in Dark Chocolate. Described as "A thrilling blend of mellow 40% milk chocolate with crunchy roasted almonds, hand cut caramel florentines and the colourful contrast of Christmassy cranberries. Decked out with ultimate baubles – super smooth gianduja truffles", this definately doesn't disappoint! Have a look at http://www.hotelchocolat.co.uk/christmas-chocolate-trees-CHCTree/ for more info about the tree.

The tree is a massive 580g, so it's definately for sharing - if you can eat this on your own, I commend you as it's meant to serve 12 people! As well as it being aesthetically pleasing and festive, the chocolate is really thick and the milk chocolate actually wasn't overly sickly sweet but definately wasn't bitter, basically a good quality milk chocolate. It's also packed with "stuff" - almonds, florentines, dried cranberry and truffles. My favourite were the truffles, they were lovely and smooth with just the right amount of crunch to the outside. In fact, me and my boyfriend got a bit territorial/possessive over the truffles which was a bit daft as there was loads of them!


I think this would make a lovely gift or be nice to have on Christmas Eve/Day but after looking at the website properly, Hotel Chocolat actually do loads of other Christmassy stuff too, there are Christmas Gifts and even Stocking Fillers, which I think is a really nice touch. I'd be chuffed to bits if got something like this on Christmas (hint hint!)

P.S. As you might be able to tell from the pics, I got overexcited by my tree and I dropped it and cracked it, oops!

GIVEAWAY
So, if you'd like to win this gorgeous Christmas treat (you could even give it away as a Christmas present...yeah right!) in dark or milk chocolate, worth £22, all you have to do is:

1. Be a follower of my blog
2. Go to the http://www.hotelchocolat.co.uk/, then comment below and tell me what your favourite Hotel Chocolat product on their website is - don't forget to leave your email so I can get in touch with you if you're the winner!

For extra entries you can:

1. Follow Hotel Chocolat on Twitter @HotelChocolat
2. Tweet or blog (or both) about this giveaway - don't forget to use #hotelchocolat
3. Like Hotel Chocolat on Facebook

Don't forget to say in your comment if you've done any of the extra entries, and provide a link where possible! This giveaway will close at midnight (GMT) on November 28th 2010, and the winner will be chosen at random and notified by email. Prizes will be sent directly from Hotel Chocolat. Good luck and thanks for entering!

31 comments:

  1. I'm not gonna say no to chocolate;)
    My favourite pick would have to be the Sleekster Christmas selection!
    levisandlipstick@Gmail.com
    xxx

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  2. I recently tried the Caramelissimo which I saw on the website and it was so divine! That would have to be my favourite! MySkinConcierge@gmail.com Chocolate is always a gals first love!

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  3. Looks yummy and gorgeous! Please enter me.
    I want the cookie &caramel mini wreath off website!
    I have followed hotel chocolat on twitter and tweeted @kltaunt, I have also liked on facebook
    kirstytaunt@hotmail.co.uk

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  4. i love the everything h-box selection.
    rachel_kdrama at ymail dot com
    following hotel chocolat on twitter
    follower as kimchigirl111

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  5. omg that looks amazing! my fave thing on the website is the liquid chocolat - gingerbread, that sounds like the perfect winter warmer mmm.
    i've followed hotelchocolat on twitter as sparklyvodka.
    c.henson1988@hotmail.co.uk
    xoxo

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  6. That is truly a sweet giveaway!
    The Chocolatier's Table looks just too tempting;]
    nmarta86@gmail.com

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  7. mmmh chocolateee *_*
    i love The Classic Christmas Double Layer Selection! *_*
    I'm a new follower via google, i also follow Hotel Chocolat on Facebook (account: Felpata Black) and i've added this givaway in my blog (sidebar): http://make-up-diary.blogspot.com/

    kisses from italy!
    *mezzaluna*
    mezzaluna86@hotmail.it

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  8. I would have a good go at eating that by myself but perhaps over the course of a couple of weeks!

    I like the Jolly Santa because he encompasses Christmas perfectly and he's made from chocolate which is always a bonus.

    My email is pintsizedconfessions@hotmail.com xx

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  9. Ooh, my - this looks so good! http://www.hotelchocolat.co.uk/cid/DOPH63ZPJT1KGAW0XAB2FEVL7U1ED5DL/Cookie-Choc-Chip-Giant-Slab-P310189/

    Lovely giveaway :) Thanks!

    brandnewstereo@gmail.com
    xx

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  10. Ooooh fabulous! My favourite Hotel Chocolat product is the liquid chocolate - perfect for frosty winter nights!

    I'm also a follower of yours, HC on Twitter and Facebook! :)

    messycarla(@)hotmail.co.uk

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  11. My favourite hotel chocolat product is their caramel puddles! Oh god they are sooo good!!

    x Crimmy

    xhandinminex@hotmail.com

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  12. Enter me please :)

    My favourite item from the website would have to be the fruit and nut chocolate wreath cos I absolutely adore fruit and nut bars! ♥

    beautymiracles@googlemail.com

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  13. Please enter me!

    I've never tried anything of theirs but I would have to make The Sleekster Everything Selection my first purchase if I was to order something. Gotta try everything before you can find a favorite =).

    bonjourcocoandaudrey@gmail.com

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  14. Oooh, great giveaway! :D
    I've not tried anything from Hotel Chocolat before, but the Cookie Choc Chip Giant Slab looks so yummy!
    dearjoy@live.co.uk

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  15. oh my i would love to win the truffle tree in dark chocolate!
    My favourite Hotel Chocolat product is the liquid chocolate, i love liquid chocs. i follow u already.
    anshitajuneja at gmail dot com

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  16. So excited with the giveaway. I would like to participate in it. I LOVE CHOCOLATEE :)
    Anw i am totally follower through Google Friend Connect name liz.
    I pick this one Christmas Goody Bag :)
    Seems so ok for Chrismas :)
    I follow Hotel Chocolat on twitter bird name doki doki co :)

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. I'd love Dasher The Reindeer :)
    thisiscaz@live.co.uk
    xxx

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  18. Ohh fantastic giveaway! I LOVE Hotel Chocolat :)
    I like the sound of the Cookie Choc Chip.

    I've followed Hotel Chocolat on Twitter & tweeted about the giveaway too.

    xxx

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  19. Haha, amazing giveaway! I just came across your blog via Lucy (grazedknees.com) tweeting your giveaway! Love Hotel Chocolat.. i'd have to pick one of the giant slabs, probably TRIPLE CHOCOLATE WHAM BAM (for the name alone!)

    I had one for Christmas last year (can't remember what flavour/kind though) and it was gorge!

    Following you on my reader and tweeted about the giveaway!

    Adele xxx

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  20. Hi,
    I follow you via GFC (Camelia Andrasescu)
    andrasescu.camelia@gmail.com
    From the site I like Christmas Tree Decorations.
    Extra entrie:
    -I liked Hotel Chocolat on FB (Adriana Camelia Andrasescu-Scrieciu)

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  21. Wow drooling I already follow you and I love the idea of a choc hamper

    Gorgeous Night In Hamper
    http://www.hotelchocolat.co.uk/Gorgeous-Night-In-Chocolate-Hamper-P350075/
    Follow Hotel Chocolat on Twitter @Jo_Bryan
    Follow on facebook too Jo Bryan
    Tweeted too

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  22. Hi,
    I already follow you via GFC as Silverstargirl

    aneela10@gmail.com

    From the site I like the cookie &caramel mini wreath

    I liked Hotel Chocolat on FB as Aneela Sweets

    Follow Hotel Chocolat on Twitter @Silverstargirl2

    Thankss alot

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  23. I already follow as Thifa

    My favorite product from the store is the Truffles H-Box Selection

    thifas blog(at ) gmail(dot ) com

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  24. +1 for following HotelChocolate on twitter (user thifasblog)

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  25. +1 for tweeting http://twitter.com/#!/thifasblog/status/8632379031691264

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  26. i think i'd pick the cool yule giant slab, awesome name and so cute too! problem with such beautiful chocolates is i don't want to ruin them!
    satan_51@hotmail.com

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  27. GFC: Redz2486

    The everything selection box, mmmm hehe.

    I already follow HotelChocolat on twitter and I have liked on Facebook.

    redz2486 (at) gmail.com

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  28. Oh my! The Christmas goody bag sounds delicious!

    I also follow.

    thepricklypinecone(at)gmail.com

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  29. Mine would be either the tree (yummy) or Chocolatier's Table without Alcohol - love chocolate!

    clairesmail at virginmedia dot.com

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  30. Followed you - follow them on Twitter, tweeted link, like (bloody love them) on FB:

    I love the signature dark collection - actually I love all of their chocolates - it's worth going to town for all occasions.

    lynne.honieb@talktalk.net

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