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.

Any automated entries will be disqualified.

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.

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    17th August 2012

    Edinburgh castle is the most prominent feature of the city.

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    Dawn Munday
    17th August 2012

    The university, I nearly went there but decided it was too far from where my parents lived in Devon! Those chocolates look beautiful;. Marzipan is one of my favourites as well.

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    17th August 2012

    When I think of Edinburgh, my first thought is of the book One Day. It’s really stuck in my head!

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    17th August 2012

    Arthur’s Seat, Princes Street, Jenners, great nights out and fantastic restaurants and bars

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    Ellen B Cookery
    17th August 2012

    I love chocolate! In fact, I used to import chocolate from Belgium into Canada a few years back.

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    17th August 2012

    The fringe and the Tattoo

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    Rainie Bish
    17th August 2012

    the beautiful buildings

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    17th August 2012

    I really don’t like rafflecopter, so I am not entering but those chocolates sound LOVELY!

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    17th August 2012

    That’s a great photo of the white chocolate, I don’t want to win any though #diet

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    18th August 2012

    The chocolates look very pretty! Good luck to everyone in the contest!

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    18th August 2012

    I think of the fantastic firework display which they put on towards the end of the year. Been twice and watched it. It it fabulous to watch. All set to music.

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    ali thorpe
    18th August 2012

    Three things: Edinburgh castle, a peculiar girl I worked with years ago who studied there and a good friend from university who grew up there.

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    18th August 2012

    Has to be the holiday my family had there when I was younger, we was able to go to the castle & explore Edinburgh. Bet its all changed since then its a good few years back!

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    Christine oprey
    18th August 2012

    Edinburgh castle :)

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    18th August 2012

    The Edinburgh Tattoo

    @beachrambler – Hazel Rea

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    19th August 2012

    Meeting friends on Waverley Station.

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    19th August 2012

    I think of comedy, as in the edniburgh fringe.
    (mainly because I listen to a lot of podcasts such as richard herring’s edinburgh fringe podcast, or as the cool kids are calling it, Rehefp!)

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    James Gordon
    19th August 2012

    Edinburgh Rock! Our honeymoon (19 years ago) I’ve got a good memory!

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    19th August 2012

    My brother in law is moving there when he finishes Uni, so it will remind me of family in different parts of the world.

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    20th August 2012

    shortbread (@PolkaDotAddict)

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    Jane Willis
    20th August 2012

    This may not be what everybody thinks of when they think of Edinburgh (at least, I hope it isn’t) but I’ll always associate it with falling out of a four poster bed when I was there on honeymoon.

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    20th August 2012

    The brooding castle set over the dramatic skyline (@catz36)

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    Sandra Clarke
    20th August 2012

    The castle, although I’ve never been.

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    Sue McCarthy
    20th August 2012

    Edinburgh Tattoo & bagpipes

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    21st August 2012

    The castle and my father’s memories of seeing the Tattoo when he last visited

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    21st August 2012

    The Festival especially at this time of year. I would love to go along and see a few shows.

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    21st August 2012

    I’ve never been to Edinburgh but I adore handmade chocolates! :) (Anna Thomas on Facebook)

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    Wendy@The Omnivorous Bear
    24th August 2012

    Oh, if only I could enter…..but somehow I don’t think even if I won they’d survive the journey to South East Asia. Oh and when I think of Edinburgh, I think of my best friend who lives there and the many escapades (that may have been alcohol filled) that we’ve had over the years!

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    25th August 2012

    Shortbread and castle..many many bollywood movies shot in this beautiful city..:) love to visit one day !!

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    26th August 2012

    Being very sick – I was only there once (for work) and I was so ill they wanted to take me to a&e. I must go back and appreciate the city!

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    28th August 2012

    Edinburgh Castle
    facebook stan theman

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    3rd September 2012

    I’m watching a Culture Show all about the Edinburgh Festival right now, so that’s what I’m thinking about when I think about Edinburgh

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    Susan Martin
    4th September 2012

    Being taken to she the Royal Edinburgh Tattoo with my Gran when I was wee

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    5th September 2012

    Never been but I think about the fringe festival asit gets so much coverage!

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    8th September 2012

    edinburgh castle, burke and hare, greyfrers bobby, and the festival

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    claire thomson little
    8th September 2012

    The shops and castle

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    9th September 2012

    I think of the castle and the zoo, I visited both with my family when I was little and have such vivid memories, especially of the elephant in the zoo eating someone’s lunch over it’s fence and the penguin parade.

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    9th September 2012

    I think of the old castle, such a beautiful place from my childhood!

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    amy h
    9th September 2012

    Great food, fantastic shopping and the spooky but beautiful castle.

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    9th September 2012

    Driving through it when we were going back to Dundee where we lived for 2 years.

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    Rikka B
    9th September 2012

    I think of the Alexander McCall Smith series of books set in Edinburgh first

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    9th September 2012

    Edinburgh Castle, somewhere i would love to visit, i have visited the vaults and done a tour but never been to the castle

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    9th September 2012

    Men in kilts doing amiture dramatics outside the castle when the fringe festval is on

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    9th September 2012

    The brilliant fringe festival, great atmosphere, loads of friendly people = good time had by all!!

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    Rebecca Woodroof
    9th September 2012

    royal mile and the castle

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    10th September 2012

    Never been to Edinburgh but one day I will

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