If you want to really spoil those close to you this Christmas, Hotel Chocolat is an excellent place to look for chocolate gifts and ideas. This premium British luxury chocolatier and cocoa grower has an excellent reputation, only using the finest and most wholesome ingredients to make the most indulgently delicious chocolate. Over the last fifteen years the company has attracted a dedicated following of fanatical chocoholics, with their creative and sumptuous chocolate creations.
Hotel Chocolat takes chocolate-making very seriously – check out their website to find out how cocoa is grown and what it takes to make the most luxurious chocolate. What sets Hotel Chocolat’s delectable chocolate apart from the rest is the use of the best quality ingredients – the beans of specially selected trees are used to produce the ‘fine cocoa’ that is at the heart of Hotel Chocolat’s creations. To grow this, the company owns a 140-acre cocoa plantation Rabot Estate, on the Caribbean island of St Lucia.
For Christmas gift ideas Hotel Chocolat’s Christmas 2010 range is now available online, with a host of festive designs for different lucky recipients, from stocking fillers to advent calendars, to spectacular luxury gift hamper. Chocolate is a classic Christmas gift, and with a luxury twist, is extra special.
Stocking fillers for all ages include a selection of fruit enrobed in rich chocolate including ‘Mango Slices’ and ‘Cinnamon Rum Sultanas’ dipped in white chocolate.
A perfect extravagant gift for a special someone is the ‘Sleekster Classic Christmas Double Layer Selection’, an expanded festive edition of a favourite Hotel Chocolat selection. The lavishly decorated box contains two layers of pralines, ganaches and caramels, flavoured with seasonal cinnamon, whisky, clementine and rum, and is perfect for sharing at Christmas celebrations.
An intriguing and unusual gift is the ‘Large Festive Chocolate Dipping Adventure’, with melting dipping chocolate for serious chocoholic fun. This selection serves eight, with a selection of sweet and savoury items to add to the mix. Mini versions are also available for smaller groups.
Hotel Chocolat has a selection of gourmet chocolate cuisine recipes on their website. It is also interesting to read how the company works with farmers through it’s ‘Engaged Ethics’ programme to guarantee a fair price and stimulate sustainable development in farming communities that supply the company with cocoa. This charitable work takes place in St Lucia and Ghana – it’s good to hear about a company sourcing it’s products ethically to make the world a better place.
Whatever your budget, Hotel Chocolat has Christmas gift ideas to enable you to spoil your loved ones with high quality luxury chocolate. Chocolate is a classic Christmas gift – who doesn’t like it?! Take it a step further this year with ethically-produced, exquisite luxury chocolate from Hotel Chocolat.
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