Christmas is just around the corner, yes I am saying it out loud and it’s Halloween on Saturday but in my house it’s always a countdown for the big festive holiday starting in October. I love everything there is about Christmas. It’s the happiest time of year for my family as we get to be together. As an expat it’s hard to not have family around all year long so I look forward to it each and every year with more excitement and joy. I love the festivities that also come with the build up to Christmas. Singing carols, baking, Christmas shopping, decorating the house, and definitely seeing Santa at his Grotto are all always on our list.
One of my favorite things to do at Christmas is to make my family Christmas present list. The one that I put deep thought into what I should buy for each family member. If you have read my blog long, you will know I love an excuse for a good family tradition too. Since the year I met my husband’s parents I have alway bought them chocolate boxes as part of their Christmas present and my parents too. Now, it’s become a little present that my kids give their grandparents to enjoy every year.
I have fallen in love with The Classic Christmas H-Box from Hotel Chocolat. It’s a heart-warming collection of 14 chocolates inspired by all your favourite winter puddings. Think Christmas Cake and Christmas Mess in mini bite sizes. Oh yes, they are mouth watering too. I think this year I might have to buy myself my own box of Christmas chocolates along side the grandparents. Each one brings out memories of Christmas past like the movie and melts in your mouth.
I quite greedily had to taste test them all, one bite at a time. I paired it with a medium coffee blend for a great afternoon to myself. I know selfish isn’t it? I sat back and read my book with the fire lit, on a gloomy day and nibbled away at the various Christmas chocolate sensations. No, I never felt guilty once about it. Sometimes it’s good to have me time and not have to share something. With two toddlers in the house, I have to share everything else. (I may have gave a few pieces half eaten to my husband, later. I am not completely cold hearted).
You can see the many layers of tart apple, walnut and cinnamon in the Apple Streusel below. It was chewy and creamy at the same time. It was one of my favourites of this chocolate box next to the caramel christmas tree.
After taste testing each one, my conclusion was I was full of Christmas. Who doesn’t want to be full of Christmas? That warm fuzzy feeling of magic and happiness. Hotel Chocolat have a variety of other Christmas chocolate boxes and chocolate festive wreaths for all your Christmas gift needs or your personal chocolate needs too. I love a good luxury chocolate brand that create holiday chocolate boxes for you. It’s the best present to say I love you, Merry Christmas and please share.
To thank you all for being such loyal readers and stopping by, I am giving away a Hotel Chocolat Festive Cookie Caramel Wreath. I have to say I am slightly jealous of the winner already. Get your entries in below and don’t forget to tweet out each day for extra entries to win. If you are selfless, this would make an amazing Christmas present for a loved one or something the whole family can share on Christmas day over eggnog.
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Tracey Peach says
Mmmm Chocolat! 🙂
iain maciver says
Steven Appleton (@mister_steven) says
What a tasty looking treat!
Sarah Bacchus says
Amazing giveaway, Hotel Chocolat are definitely a favourite in our house at Christmas too so would love to win this lovely prize xx
It really is such a great chocolate luxury brand, perfect to share during the holidays.
Anthony G says
The taste of Christmas in chocolate. What a great selection 🙂
Thank you it was absolutely delicious and made it feel like Christmas already. Good luck to win.
chantelle hazelden says
love Hotel Chocolat, fab giveaway, fingers crossed.
Good luck and thanks for stopping by and entering.
Rebecca Cusick says
Chocolate inspired blog posts are the best blog posts! Fab giveaway too 🙂
I like to think so too. Thanks for stopping by and entering.
ashleigh allan says
Rebecca U says
Hotel Chocolat is such a treat – so yummy!
laura banks says
hotel chocolat to die for lovely giveaway
Lindsey Stuart says
Oh this looks lovely! I haven’t tried hotel chocolat yet but i have heard so many good things about it.
Thankyou for another lovely giveaway
Paul Scotland says
Great brand which uses quality chocolate
Samantha Loughlin says
I love hotel chocolates so yummy. I’m so sorry my Twitter I’d is @samloughlin40
It entered before I had a chance of finishing xxx
Thanks for entering not a problem 🙂
Angela McDonald says
This looks fantastic! So unique, festive and delicious!
What a great giveaway! I love chocolate, and these look delicious!
michelle o'neill says
William Gould says
Ooo that won’t last long in our house!
Ruth Harwood says
Angela treadway says
Sarah L says
Looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win x
Fiona Paley says
Hotel Chocolat’s caramel chocolate is amazing.
Joanne Welsh says
Tracy Newton says
A lovely treat for the lucky winner.
claire woods says
The Classic Christmas H-Box sounds lovely. I may have to treat myself.
Emma Ellams says
This sounds delicious!
Jane McColl says
Hotel Chocolat is the best!
Hannah Cummings says
Lovely prize Fingers crossed xx
Fantastic prize 🙂
Lorna Kennedy says
Love Hotel Chocolat 🙂 Was lucky enough to be given some of their Easter Eggs this year and they were divine!
Andrea Smith says
I can feel my waistline expanding just looking at these chocolates.
Paul Wilson says
Mmmm, chocolate wreath.
caroline walliss says
Such a lovely treat.x
Fiona K says
James Ross says
kim neville says
Hotel chocolat is one of my favourites thanks 🙂
Bob Clark says
Emily Knight says
Beautiful prize – Hotel Chocolat do some great gifts at Christmas!
JODIE BEAUMONT says
Heidi Brown says
oh gosh this looks amazing – hotel chocolate is da bomb!!!
Lorraine Stone says
… and now I am drooling!
Rich Tyler says
Christmas Choccy! Yum 🙂
This would make such a lovely festive centrepiece!
Shivon Davis says
Looks so tasty and looks amazing! Would bring this to the Christmas lunch and we can all nibble at it around the table. Youve got me all festive now. Not long to go xxx
Oh that’s a great idea best of luck.
kelly mobbs says
Yummy! Great prize. Thanks for the chance xx
julie feathers says
they look yummy
julie laing says
looks so tasty
Megan Adams says
These look absolutely DELICIOUS! Really got me in the Christmas spirit <3
Rachael G says
Love Hotel Chocolat – it’s such a treat
helen tovell says
they look lovely and christmassy what a varied box of chocolates will certainly put them on my list for santa
Its great for the holidays I can’t wait to get some more for the family to share. Good luck.
Jo Hutchinson says
Amazing, tasty, giveaway thank you.
ohh lovely! Thank you for the chance x
Alison Johnson says
This looks so tasty!
Lorraine Tinsley says
These look amazing, I’ll have to go to the new Hotel Chocolat that opened in town
Margaret Gallagher says
Wow these chocolates Sunday delicious and I would love to treat my friends and family with 5hem
Louise Comb says
Wow! That’s what I call a generous give away 🙂
Lynsey Buchanan says
Emma Nixon says
Hotel chocolat. Mm very tasty.
Anthony Harrington says
wonderful – looks delicious!
Corinne Henson says
These chocolates look amazing 🙂
Katie Kingsbury says
Thanks so much. I don’t eat chocolate very often but when I treat myself it’s always Hotel Chocolate – lush!
Louise Smith says
Hotel Chocolat is by far the tastiest chocolate
Kat Allinson says
This would be such a lovely treat
clair downham says
would love to win this so fingers crossed
kimberley ryan says
This looks amazing and delicious
Kirsty Fox says
This is a fantastic prize for a chocoholic like me!
Sarah Brokenshire says
Lovely giveaway and beautiful blog x
Helen Adams says
This looks delicious – would love to win! x
Rebecca Phillips says
yum! hotel chocolat are the best
Sarah Bates says
I’m sat here at 6am in early labour (12 days overdue) and I could really use these right now!! Haha xx
Oh bless you. I bet. It’s tough those over due days. I was over due with B for two weeks. Eeek
Christine Caple says
I love Hotel Chocolat goodies
Sheila Reeves says
this looks so good, love that it has the florentines in it, a little but different
Katie skeoch says
I had this last year, everyone broke a piece off and my Christmas visitors were really happy. It is really delicious!
Karen R says
Hotel Chocolat never seem to fail to bring out fabulous chocolates for each occasion!
Katie Walker says
All the chocolates look so tasty but I am not able to eat them 🙁 I will let my friend enjoy them for me !
Jeanne Coulombe says
All I can say is I want to try this so badly your chocolates look so delicous !
Mary Baldwin says
What a lovely product and will be sure to please all the family.
Lizzy Cooper says
This looks amazing! what a great gift it would make too! 😀
Robert Mckenzie says
Victoria Prince says
The Christmas H-Box looks delicious! So lovely and festive with amazing flavours. As for the wreath…oh my, it looks and sounds amazing!
The H box was a great variety but that wreath I know it blows it all out of the water for the holiday treats.
Melanie Southey-Hill says
Looks gorgeous 🙂
Suzanne Howell says
Oh my goodness….. yes please !!
JULIE BANKS says
I so love Hotel Chocolat, thanks for such a great giveaway
Angie Hoggett says
jemma dwyer says
yummy 😀 fingers crossed x
Layla Thomas says
Amazing prize, it would be so hard to use it as a Christmas present because I think I’d have to try them.
I know I was saying the same thing when I got offered to give it away. I want one too hahaha
Jane Adair says
Please enter my name into the draw
Would like this testing too!
Rebecca Smith says
Me and my husband love hotel chocolate we always treat ourselves to some when we go shopping in Birmingham (twice a year)
Oh that’s a lovely tradition I love it.
Karen Foster says
Such a lovely treat, thanks.
elaine stokes says
what could be better than this, scrummmmmmmmmmy
Caroline J Robinson says
Who dosnt love chocolate…yummy in my tummy x
Laura Baker says
Gorgeous giveaway – thank you.
Kirsty N says
This looks too delicious!
Maria Jane Knight says
I wont tell the dentist if you wont 😉
Sarah Mills says
Stephanie Whitehouse says
Hotel chocolat is soo good. It’s a whole different experience from everyday choc
I’ve entered this hoping to win for my wife!
Sheri Darby says
This looks so delicious
Nom, Nom & Thrice NOM!!!
Kirsti Peters says
Great Blog and fab giveaway
Hayley Mulgrove says
Oh this looks lovely, Best Chocolate ever Thank you
Lisa Wilkinson says
Looks so tasty.
Sarah Lewis says
What a great giveaway! I love my chocolate x
Melissa Red says
This is a great giveaway. I love chocolate.
Nancy Bradford says
Looks yummy x Thank you for the opportunity x
Yummy! 🙂 x
Megan Davies says
generous giveaway x
Em S says
That looks very tasty.
Ellen Stafford says
These look so yummy. Thanks for the chance x
Kerry Kilmister says
These look so delicious and decadent
ellie spider says
wow this is like the faberge egg of choccies 🙂
Jane Middleton says
Thanks for the giveaway
Louise A says
scrummy giveaway…..thanks 🙂
zoe somerfield says
Lovely prize, thanks for the chance
Trevor Linvell says
This looks delicious, hotel chocolat do make tasty treats
Sarah Buckley says
Wow my mouth was watering reading this!! And indeed – who DOESN’T want to be full of Christmas?!
Gorgeous. Would love to win this.
Kay Broomfield says
We all love Hotel Chocolat in our house!
Jade Hewlett says
This looks lovely
Jayne T says
That looks so yummy, thanks for doing the giveaway. xx
Lisa Hall says
Hotel Chocolat is amazing!
Jade Missy Evans says
Oh this look lovely and also delicious!
sharon martin says
Wow Chocolate Heaven, these look delicious
Kaci Soderstrom says
I love how you said you could share it… yeah that wouldn’t be happening if I won. Lol. Mine, mine, mine!
I love that too. I am greedy I wouldn’t share either.
lisa prince says
oh wow how delightful this looks so tasty
Emma Fox says
These look really well made – it’s nice to see well crafted chocolate treats!
George Worboys Wright says
Ooh lovely, it all looks delicious!
LEE HARDY says
These look amazing.
Gem Cook says
Delicious giveaway! Thank you for the chance xxx
Lindsay Davies says
Ooooh wow absolutely loves Hotel Chocolat, had my very first experience at Easter when my lovely boyfriend got me the thickest Easter Egg.. And my goodness it’s was very lush… I die a happy woman eating this great chocolate wealth, thank you so much for the chance X
They are delicious aren’t they? Make great christmas presents or just to have in the house to invite friends and family over to share too.
Jaelin Farrow says
Looks very yummy!
Karen Richards says
Natalie Crossan says
so delicious mmmm x
Heather Crowe says
Oh, i have never tried hotel chocolat before, i’m drooling reading this post, ha ha.
viv carey says
looks so yummy!
Helen Swales says
Enjoy reading your blog when I get a chance, I’ve recently read your Movember post and the thought crossed my mind that there’s not a similar type (word in a month) charity fundraising event for women, unless of course I let my moustache grow lol and then I can join in. Of course there’s Race for Life but lots of people can’t/won’t/don’t have the time or the inclination of running. Maybe we need to get word out there somehow!
Loving the giveaway. Mmmmm chocolate this close to Christmas, delicious.
OH good idea, I think women need a month or word to help spread awareness too. You should start one.
Rennene Hartland says
Lov hotel chocolate and thanks for the fab giveaway and fab blog
Emma Birley says
Yummy! Seeing a lot of caramel, that makes me very happy 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway! Lovely pictures.
Kelly Ellen Hirst says
Delicious! I always treat myself to a sleekster box at xmas