Hokey Pokey from the Chocolate Society
A very tempting and pretty bag of Hokey Pokey arrived in the post recently from the Chocolate Society. I am a big fan of honeycomb, but often find the commercial stuff too sweet for me these days. When I was younger and had a sweeter tooth, the inevitable Crunchie bars were one of my favourites. Now when I see lovley crunchy, light golden, perforated chunks of sweetness it brings back nostalgic memories of childhood sweet making. How I used to marvel at the bubbling, frothing toffee when the bicarb was added and it looked the next best thing to a lava flow.
It was all I could do not to get stuck into this straight away, especially when I unwrapped the package and a sweet and chocolatey aroma pervaded my senses. It was not long after taking the obligatory photos that my resistance ran out. Mmmm, pure heaven.
This honeycomb is a rather more sophisticated version of the Crunchie and is covered in Valrhona’s 40% milk chocolate which is not anything like as sweet and contains a lot more cocoa. The honeycomb was perfect, just the right amount of caramel notes and a good texture – I have nearly broken my teeth on hard lumps in the past. The verdict? This is one yummy bag of deliciousness.
I have to say I wolfed these down rather faster than I should have and CT only got a small look in. He thought the honeycomb was more fragrant than your average Crunchie and the chocolate was thicker, creamier and tastier.
If you’d like to try this honeycomb, The Chocolate Society have kindly offered followers of this blog a 20% discount through their online shop. Use CHOCLETTE as the discount code.