EASTER WITH HOTEL CHOCOLAT

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You may not have realised, but it’s actually Easter this weekend! Ok so I know there has been a hell of a lot of chocolate over on Summer Recipes lately thanks to Easter. I’m ending my choc-marathon on a good’un though. Until next year that is! My final Easter event of the year came in the form of a VIP Easter event taking place at Hotel Chocolat at Queensgate Shopping Centre.
We were kindly welcomed with prosecco and encouraged to wander around the store, taking in the chocolately delights. There are 94 Hotel Chocolat’s around the world, not to mention the cafes and restaurants too, so there is a good chance you will have had the pleasure of experiencing one at some point. I’ve always found a real air of sophistication about Hotel Chocolat. When you are buying a box of chocolate from there, you are buying an excellently crafted box of chocolates, made from the finest ingredients. You know if you buy a gift from there that the receiver will swoon with glee at their present, the reputation of Hotel Chocolat exceeding itself effortlessly.
It was because of this that I was more than happy to delve into their Easter collection which every year brings ‘Ooohs’ and ‘Aaaahhs’ from those who visit their premises. You’ve got the ever popular favourites but plenty of new bits to sink your teeth into (literally) as well. Everything in the shop has a heavy connection cocoa, even including chocolate ketchup, pasta and alcohol so even the biggest chocoholic in your life would be a tad overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choice available.

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After grilling the lovely and very knowledgeable staff (shout out to manager Lucy who was awesome) and filling up on various chocolate samples, I headed home where a few days later I received a package bursting with mouth-watering goodies* from the Easter range.

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Because I’m basically five years old, I was particularly drawn to the brand new children’s range that Hotel Chocolat launched this year. There are three very cute characters who are the stars of the show: Elizapeck (caramel), Rabbert (milk chocolate) and my favourite of all, Woolliam (white chocolate). The three friends can be brought in various forms, all together in this lovely little set, or little bags of speckled eggs or perhaps my favourite of all, accompanied by a dinky pot of chocolate drops, as Woolliam is above. The three animals all have fun characteristics that your kids will love, with just the right amount of chocolate for a smaller tummy.
There is no way I can’t not be enchanted when it comes to chocolate in fun, quirky forms. Whatever the price, it just pleases me immensely. Which is why I got on so well with the Egg & Soldiers: milk truffle egglets accompanied by a set of hazelnut praline soldiers. Admittedly, I was confused as to why the soldiers were bigger than the eggs themselves as I had been expecting to be able to dunk the soldiers in but to be honest it just makes them even cuter – and just as yummy!

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Now would you look at these fellas in their little bow ties? I’m not lying when I say my pack of Caramel City Bunnies didn’t last the night. Ok, the hour. Don’t judge me ok? The milk chocolate is stuffed full of sweet, runny caramel – the best kind! I guarantee you won’t be able to resist popping these in your mouth one after the other.

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The Egg Sandwiches are by no means new from Hotel Chocolat but boy are they favourites! It’s not exactly hard to see why either. There are four flavours to choose from: Milk, White, Caramel and Dark. An actual loaf of granary bread was put through a 3D scanner in order to create the slices of the bread so that the sandwiches look and feel really realistic. How cool is that? They’re even served in takeaway boxes just like the real thing. Again, this is one of those unique gifts that I love and will quite often prefer to reach for other a plain old egg or slab of chocolate.

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Finally for the big guns – the Brownie Hard-Boiled Egg. Hotel Chocolat have created this beauty with the perfect brownie in mind: the 50% milk chocolate egg is packed with pecan praline for that deliciously nutty taste of a brownie. You also get six Brownie chocolates which are dense and rich enough that you won’t eat them all at once and can make the experience last even longer. You can get several different varieties of this egg including salted caramel, marzipan, mint and more so there is plenty of choice for all the family.

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I hope you haven’t minded the recent influx of chocolate related content but there was just far too much to be excited about! I’d love to hear about your favourite kind of chocolate and if like me, you have a bit of a sweet tooth! And whether you are celebrating it or not, have a fabulous Easter weekend!

*Post contains product samples sent for review purposes. Read more on my disclaimer here.

Rosalie Horrocks x

  • Everything looks so good! I don't blame you for being sucked into the childrens range, that sheep is adorable!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush♡

  • Love Hotel Chocolat – they make such amazing chocolate and I love their Easter range – something a little bit more special. Also this event sounds amazing

    Laura x

  • Everything looks amazing. I love the egg and soldiers, they are just so cute! I haven't been to Hotel Chocolat for ages, I'll have to try get in before Easter.

  • Dang Rosalie Horrocks! You are getting down on some chocolate this year haha. That's so neat you get invited to all these events. Who cares about blog monetization, just give me chocolate! Right? Everything here looks so yummy. Can't wait for Easter this weekend because my mom said she sent me something, woot. 😉

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  • There's something Easter chocolate that makes it irresistible. The chocolate is adorable! Bunny ears and creme filled eggs and marshmallow ducks. You can stuff your face with the cuteness.

    xx Yasmin
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  • This looks like heaven! I love chocolate and everything from this range looks too adorable for me. I cannot wait for Easter! Hope that you'll have a lovely time. x

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  • Oh my am a chocolate addict.. i wish am in this environ.. this looks so tempting.. 😭

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  • This event looks amazing its ac making me hungry and i'm about to eat the Lindt chocolate next to me lol, I love the bunny's! x

    S x
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  • Hotel Chocolat yesssss!!! What an awesome place to be invited to, I am so excited for you, love! 🙂 Sounds like you had an amazing time, and I love the look of all those amazing chocolates (especially the cute bunnies!). I have shopped at Hotel Chocolat a couple of times although their prices are a little high for me, the chocolate is amaaaziing! I think I had some blueberry mousse in white chocolate, and it was everything! Thanks for sharing, lovely, and I hope that you're having a wonderful Easter weekend! 🙂 xoxo

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  • If there's one thing I look forward to when Easter is around the corner – it's a nice piece of chocolate :). Thank you for sharing!

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  • This all looks so yummy and how cute is Wooliam?! I have never heard of chocolate ketchup or chocolate alcohol so I would love to give them a try 🙂 x

  • Aww this looks like such a cute event, wish they'd do something like this at the MK store! I love the egg and soldiers, so cute!
    Happy Easter!
    Jaz xoxo
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  • I haven't been to this hotel before, but it sure is chocolate paradise. Cheers to the Easter! Have a good one dear. 🙂

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  • Your pictures are amazing!!

    It makes me hungryyyyyy haha

    Kisses from the Caribbean <3 <3

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  • Wow this was major chocolate porn!! Everything looks so amazing that I feel the need to go out just to get some chocolate now <3

    Stacey, thebambieyes.com

  • Wow these look delicious! Looks like a great event x
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  • Oh my goodness, everything looks absolutely amazing, I'm a HUGE fan of hotel chocolat, they make the best chocolate ever.

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  • Those egg sandwiches look SO tasty; I bought the caramel version for my brother a few days ago and apparently it's delicious! Glad you enjoyed the Easter-themed event Rosalie Horrocks 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  • The event and food of dreams! As a chocoholic I am jel right now hahah x

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  • Wow, amazing photos. I'm so hungry now!x
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  • This is heaven! The chocolates look so cute that some might not want to eat them but for me, the cuter the chocolate, the more I want to devour them. haha! Hope you had a fun Easter! 🙂

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  • Two Words: Chocolate Heaven!!!!

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  • Oh everything looks so cute!
    And yummy
    Thanks for share!
    xx

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  • OMG! All those chocolates! Now I'm craving for some sweets!

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