Chocolate by Genevie – Review & Giveaway #11
Up in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, there is a new chocolatiere on the block – Chocolate by Genevie. As you can probably guess, in my opinion, you can’t have too many chocolatiers. All of the chocolates are sourced from Belgium “using only the finest ingredients”. At this moment in time, these chocolates can only be bought via the online shop. The boxes come in many shapes and sizes with various price tags to match and all are delivered free within the UK.
I received a beautifully packaged box of sixteen chocolates to review. As some of you may have gathered from the Tower of Gold Boxes giveaway (still running), I am rather partial to gold. The box was gold, tied with a gold silken ribbon with a golden butterfly attached. Butterflies seem to be Genevie’s signature as I noticed many of her boxes have one or more butterflies strategically located.
The chocolates were all good and chunky with a mix of thick shelled plain, milk and white. There were a good range of fillings, with only a couple of duplications. There was no accompanying menu so I had to guess at what the fillings were and hope I didn’t get a coffee one by mistake. There were some clues however, coffee beans and orange slices on the top weren’t really too difficult to work out. CT had the pleasure of trying the ones topped with coffee beans which he thought were quite pleasant. I think some of the other flavours were rum, strawberry, citrus and pistachio and alcohol featured quite strongly in a couple of them. Fillings were various from soft ganache and mousses to sturdier truffles and marzipan. Luckily there were three of the marzipan variety covered in both dark and milk chocolate – marzipan has always been one of my favourites and I enjoyed these. The chocolates were a little too sweet for our tastes, but that is a common finding for us and I suspect that this would not be an issue for most chocoholics.
Genevie has kindly offered a similar box to one of my readers, although this is only open to those over 18 with a UK postal address. To enter this fabulous giveaway you will need to use the Rafflecopter below and leave a comment on my blog – as instructed by Rafflecopter. There will then be additional chances to enter if you so wish. Rafflecopter will pick a winner at random from the entries received. If you are commenting anonymously, please give me some way of identifying you as I will be verifying the validity of entries.
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Closing date is Monday 10th September.
11 September 2012 – Thanks to everyone who entered. I really enjoyed hearing your thoughts on Edinburgh – some of them were very entertaining.