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Atkins & Potts Chocolate Spreads and Dips – a Review and Giveaway #22

When I received a box full of luxury chocolate spread to try recently, my first thought was, I must make some bread so I can apply a thick layer of chocolate indulgence on every slice. My second thought was, I don’t have time to make bread, I need to try it now. Before I had time to have a third thought, I dashed off to the local baker and bought a baguette.

Based on the Hampshire / Berkshire border, Atkins and Potts is a family run business producing a range of gourmet sauces, condiments, preserves and most importantly chocolate spread. All products are made in small batches to try and stay true to home cooking as much as possible and they claim to source their ingredients on quality with price being a secondary consideration. The ingredients list seemed perfectly acceptable to me and free from unnecessary additives – no palm oil!

So, the moment I got home, I cut four slices of bread from the baguette and spread each one with a different chocolate spread. I must say, I was in heaven. This was a big event for me as I haven’t eaten chocolate spread since I was a child and that’s quite a long time ago.  I had a really hard time trying to decide which was my favourite.

The luxury dark chocolate was the one whose taste I most remember from childhood and like Proust and his Madeleines, it all came flooding back. Dark, decadent, rich and oh so chocolatey.

Both of the dark chocolate spreads were quite stiff, but the luxury milk chocolate was softer and its gooey mellowness made a nice contrast to the others. I used the milk chocolate spread in these chocolate walnut pastries and it was a perfect addition.

The fabulous white chocolate spread was sweet and very vanillary and I’m keen to try it as a cookie or cake filling – I think it would work exceedingly well.

Being a self-confessed chilli fiend, I was rather taken with the cheeky chilli, a dark chocolate spread with pasilla chilli. The chilli was not backwards in coming forwards; the Aztecs would surely have approved – as did I.

As well as the chocolate spreads, I was also sent three jars of dipping sauce. The buttery toffee dipper jumped out at me straight away – I haven’t dared try it yet as I’m rather concerned I might just get a spoon and eat my way through the entire jar. I haven’t tried the other two either: decadent dark chocolate dipper and creamy and messy milk chocolate dipper, both sound like I shall be having a lot of fun with them.

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Comments

  1. Leave a Reply

    Galina Varese
    6th February 2013

    Luxury dark sounds fantastic! But I think my guys would go for the white one first

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    Anja Meissner
    6th February 2013

    Wow what a great comp…I would love to try the white choc with some bakery goods as a filling.

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    hungryhinny
    6th February 2013

    I think I would try the chilli chocolate first but it would be a tough choice! I’m not actually a huge fan of chocolate spread on bread so I would have to find another way of enjoying them… maybe as a sandwich biscuit filling or instead of icing on a cake… or, most likely, eating them by the spoonful straight from the jar…

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    manu
    6th February 2013

    OMG these are simply delicious…
    Have a nice afternoon

  5. Leave a Reply

    kelly
    6th February 2013

    I really want to try the luxury milk chocolate spread, it looks soo yummy!!

  6. Leave a Reply

    Corina
    6th February 2013

    I’ve never had white chocolate spread before so that would be my first one to try.

  7. Leave a Reply

    Jen Price
    6th February 2013

    It’s a toss up between the dark chocolate or the chilli chocolate, either way they’d be getting spread on crumpets!

  8. Leave a Reply

    Janine
    6th February 2013

    I think I’d like to try the milk chocolate one the most!

  9. Leave a Reply

    Lucy Taylor
    7th February 2013

    The dark chocolate one – on a rich tea finger.

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    saurus
    7th February 2013

    The white chocolate one sounds delicious! @ClaireSmith25

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    tamsinj123
    7th February 2013

    The white chocolate spread sounds fantastic.

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    John Taggart
    7th February 2013

    The Cheeky Chilli šŸ™‚

  13. Leave a Reply

    helen
    7th February 2013

    I’d be trying The luxury dark chocolate spread first

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    frances
    7th February 2013

    I’d go for the creamy and messy milk chocolate dipper – sounds perfect for breakfast in bed when armed with brioche or baguette. If neither of the latter, then my index finger would be just as good!

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    Alana Walker
    7th February 2013

    Oh my goodness, these sound amazing! How perfect would they be for pancake day next week? I would try the white chocolate spread first, probably on a piece of fresh granary bread.x

  16. Leave a Reply

    Farhana Haque
    7th February 2013

    Ive never tried chilli choc so I guess it would be the cheeky chilli but Milk choc one looks and sounds yum

  17. Leave a Reply

    Catherine Reynolds
    7th February 2013

    luxury milk chocolate would be my first taster, followed by Cheeky Chilli (had a bar and liked it, not tried a chilli dip before)

  18. Leave a Reply

    cloviss
    7th February 2013

    Decisions, decisions, but it has to be the Decadent Dark Chocolate Dipper!

  19. Leave a Reply

    wayne smith
    7th February 2013

    Luxury milk chocolate, spread thickly on crumpets……deeeelish!

    Laura Harris

  20. Leave a Reply

    Wendy Lam
    7th February 2013

    I have a very good sweet tooth and I love the idea of a white chocolate spread which I have never tried. Sounds delicious!

  21. Leave a Reply

    Julie
    7th February 2013

    The white chocolate spread , but they all sound delicious

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    Anonymous
    7th February 2013

    Im stuck between the luxury milk chocolate & the white chocolate spread but i think i would try the milk chocolate first then mix them together šŸ˜€

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    Anonymous
    7th February 2013

    The luxury dark chocolate – I love really dark chocolate!

    Hazel Rea – @beachrambler

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    Keith Osborne
    7th February 2013

    Most definitely the White Chocolate, takes me back to the MBK days!

  25. Leave a Reply

    Zoe G
    7th February 2013

    The White choc, immediately thinking of Milky Bars

  26. Leave a Reply

    Anonymous
    7th February 2013

    The luxury milk chocolate one

    Simon G

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    Kieran
    7th February 2013

    The fabulous white chocolate

  28. Leave a Reply

    Anonymous
    7th February 2013

    WHITE CHOCOLATE SPREAD – SOUNDS WONDERFUL

    Kathy D

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    susan martin
    7th February 2013

    simply scrummy!!!!!!they all sound heavenly, but i think my favourite would be dark chocolate . fingers crossed i win x

  30. Leave a Reply

    maddogs
    7th February 2013

    white chocolate spread – but it took a while debating the pros and cons

  31. Leave a Reply

    sarah rees
    7th February 2013

    white or dark chocolate ones, my favourites šŸ™‚

    @sarahrees151286

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    Anonymous
    7th February 2013

    The milk chocolate one first on a piece of still-warm-from-the-oven homemade bread! *drool*

    @rachiegr

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    R
    7th February 2013

    OH GOSH! I love dark chocolate so any dark chocolate one

  34. Leave a Reply

    Rachel Sanders
    7th February 2013

    It would have to be the dark chocolate – sounds delicious.

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    Emmyw
    7th February 2013

    I’d start with white chocolate first then work my way up šŸ˜‰

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    Lynsey Buchanan
    7th February 2013

    white chocolate spread never tried anything like that before

  37. Leave a Reply

    Solange
    8th February 2013

    The milk chocolate spread

  38. Leave a Reply

    Teresa Lee
    8th February 2013

    I think I’d go with the white chocolate spread first

  39. Leave a Reply

    Allison V
    8th February 2013

    White Chocolate, definately

  40. Leave a Reply

    Elaine Savage
    8th February 2013

    Milk chocolate spread

  41. Leave a Reply

    Anonymous
    8th February 2013

    Gotta be the dark chocolate. Yum!

  42. Leave a Reply

    Lucy carter
    8th February 2013

    The chilli one as I love anything with a bit of heat!

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    Anonymous
    8th February 2013

    Luxury dark chocolate

  44. Leave a Reply

    Amy
    8th February 2013

    The white chocolate spread sounds amazing šŸ™‚

  45. Leave a Reply

    Julie Guy
    8th February 2013

    I’d love to try the luxury dark chocolate spread. šŸ™‚

  46. Leave a Reply

    katrina walsh
    8th February 2013

    Def the white chocolate x

  47. Leave a Reply

    Mark Richmond
    9th February 2013

    have to be the chilli chocolate first

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    Anonymous
    9th February 2013

    luxury milk chocolate would be my first choice

  49. Leave a Reply

    tracy
    9th February 2013

    I would have to try the white chocolate spread first.

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    CAROL PATTRICK
    9th February 2013

    Dark Chocolate spread – spread onto bread to then make an out of this world banana sandwich WOW!!!

  51. Leave a Reply

    Anonymous
    9th February 2013

    The white chocolate one sounds divine!

    @boris3428

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    JudeVFR400
    9th February 2013

    They all sound gorgeous, but I would have to open the cheeky chili first.
    Judith Allen – JudeVFR400

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    Lynne
    9th February 2013

    Luxury dark chocolate followed very swiftly by a mouthful of each of the others!

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    Carriecakes
    9th February 2013

    I would go with the dark chocolate, and make my lovely mums famous ( in our household anyways!) Banana Bread & Dark chocolate spread! Absolutely delicious! Thanks for the great piece! Look forward to seeing your many other culinary delights! šŸ˜€ About to go and check out the Upside down cake post too! šŸ™‚

  55. Leave a Reply

    Lynn
    10th February 2013

    I’d like to try the luxury dark chocolate spread simply because you have said it’s the most like the one of our childhoods, I used to love that chocolate spread but I really don’t like the ones in the shops nowadays because they all have a nutty flavour.

  56. Leave a Reply

    G
    10th February 2013

    Definitely the Fabulous White Chocolate!

  57. Leave a Reply

    Carolin
    10th February 2013

    white chocolate, just the thought of it makes me drool šŸ˜‰

  58. Leave a Reply

    Diane Radford
    11th February 2013

    Chilli chocolate!

  59. Leave a Reply

    Anonymous
    12th February 2013

    My grandchildren would be in seventh heaven with this prize

  60. Leave a Reply

    Rachael Barnard
    12th February 2013

    Luxury Dark chocolate!

  61. Leave a Reply

    tracy
    12th February 2013

    would have to be cheeky chilli

  62. Leave a Reply

    Anonymous
    13th February 2013

    Decadent Dark Chocolate Dipper sounds exciting šŸ™‚

  63. Leave a Reply

    emma howard
    13th February 2013

    The buttery toffee dipper would’ve been lovely with my pancakes yesterday, combined with a sliced banana and some nuts!

  64. Leave a Reply

    cattyhaxby
    15th February 2013

    the luxury dark chocolate

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    Anonymous
    16th February 2013

    Gotta love the spread.

  66. Leave a Reply

    soosieboo
    17th February 2013

    the cheeky chilli – tasted chilli choc in mexico and loved it but never had it since.

  67. Leave a Reply

    paul ballantine
    18th February 2013

    start with the white

  68. Leave a Reply

    Anonymous
    19th February 2013

    Would have to be the white chocolate spread.

  69. Leave a Reply

    Carly
    20th February 2013

    The milk chocolate one but they all look so good!

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    P Meulen
    20th February 2013

    Luxury dark chocolate x

  71. Leave a Reply

    Anonymous
    21st February 2013

    Luxury Dark Chocolate

  72. Leave a Reply

    Natz
    21st February 2013

    Such a hard decision but probably the white chocolate!

  73. Leave a Reply

    Anonymous
    23rd February 2013

    Has to be white chocolate as I’ve never seen that before and white chocolate is the best!

  74. Leave a Reply

    Wendy
    23rd February 2013

    The Fabulous White Chocolate Spread sounds lush @kikicomp

  75. Leave a Reply

    Rebecca Woodroof
    27th February 2013

    White chocolate

  76. Leave a Reply

    charlieemma
    1st March 2013

    luxury dark chocolate.. yummy! My mouth is watering just looking at the spreads!

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    caroline s
    3rd March 2013

    white chocolate because it is really hard to get right but when it is good, it is DELICIOUS!

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    Helen :)
    3rd March 2013

    The white chocolate spread, really different and I think it would be lovely on cakes! x

  79. Leave a Reply

    Anonymous
    3rd March 2013

    White Chocolate all the way xx

  80. Leave a Reply

    Mary Mandreit
    3rd March 2013

    Cheeky Chilli sound fab

  81. Leave a Reply

    Kat Kingsbury
    4th March 2013

    The white chocolate. I may have eaten a whole bag of giant Milky Bar Buttons last night (*red face*) but I’ve always got more room for the white stuff!

  82. Leave a Reply

    Anonymous
    4th March 2013

    Got to be the white chocolate!

  83. Leave a Reply

    tabbaz123
    4th March 2013

    I would love to try the Buttery Toffee Dipper – Ummm – sound calorific but fab!

  84. Leave a Reply

    Anonymous
    4th March 2013

    White Chocolate spread sounds great šŸ™‚

  85. Leave a Reply

    Cheryll
    4th March 2013

    The toffee dipper (which I would probably sit and eat with a spoon!) šŸ™‚

  86. Leave a Reply

    wendy moore
    4th March 2013

    The white chocolate spread. Reminds me of milky bars.

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    Anonymous
    4th March 2013

    Luxury Milk Chocolate sounds divine šŸ™‚

    @LSULLYSULLIVAN

  88. Leave a Reply

    Jenny Rogers
    4th March 2013

    Luxury dark chocolate first

  89. Leave a Reply

    Brenda Wilkes
    5th March 2013

    What a question! I’d love to try the Luxury dark chocolate one first – quickly followed by all the others!

  90. Leave a Reply

    Caitlin Wallis
    5th March 2013

    The white chocolate practically has me drooling!

  91. Leave a Reply

    Rob Kelly
    5th March 2013

    The White Chocolate spread for me

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    elff73
    5th March 2013

    It has to be the WHITE CHOCOLATE one yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy

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    Anonymous
    5th March 2013

    cheeky chilli
    @jenlouisej

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    Micky Ricketts
    5th March 2013

    I would have to try the white chocolate one first, yummy

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    leigh larkin
    5th March 2013

    The Luxury Milk chocolate would be demolished first I think. Quickly followed by the white one… šŸ™‚

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    margaret
    5th March 2013

    the luxury milk chocolate

  97. Leave a Reply

    Ser
    5th March 2013

    the cheeky chilli would be first closely followed by the rest šŸ™‚

  98. Leave a Reply

    Veronica Therawati
    5th March 2013

    The luxury dark chocolate delicious!

  99. Leave a Reply

    debbie skinner
    5th March 2013

    mmmmm white chocolate spread yummy!!!!!

  100. Leave a Reply

    Lora
    5th March 2013

    I am very, very jealous, these look heavenly! I would love to try the dark chocolate one

  101. Leave a Reply

    Anonymous
    5th March 2013

    milk chocolate

    @jaizduck

  102. Leave a Reply

    Anonymous
    5th March 2013

    cheeky chilli be very lovely

  103. Leave a Reply

    VeridianStorm
    5th March 2013

    The luxury milk chocolate for me. Sounds delicious

  104. Leave a Reply

    MANDY DOHERTY
    5th March 2013

    Luxury dark chocolate spread and for my son the chilli one- the hotter the better

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    Pam Gregory
    5th March 2013

    White Chocolate would be my choice

  106. Leave a Reply

    Cornishgirl
    5th March 2013

    Well they all sound rather fabulous but the Buttery toffee dipper grabbed me straight away. That just sounds delicious!

  107. Leave a Reply

    Debbie Preston
    5th March 2013

    The luxury milk chocolate one sounds delicious

  108. Leave a Reply

    Deborah Bird
    5th March 2013

    ooh the white chocolate one!

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    rosalind blight
    5th March 2013

    The white chocolate spread (or maybe I would open them all and use them as a variety of dips šŸ˜€

  110. Leave a Reply

    Gary Martindale
    5th March 2013

    Milk chocolate spread but they all look great.

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    Sarah Davies
    5th March 2013

    Although it’s the one I know I should probably try last it would be the cheeky chilli.

  112. Leave a Reply

    Linda Williams
    6th March 2013

    The white chocolate spread – but spoilt for choice really šŸ™‚

  113. Leave a Reply

    Maggie Osborn
    6th March 2013

    They all sound delicious, but I would choose the luxury dark chocolate first.

  114. Leave a Reply

    Charlotte Jones
    6th March 2013

    The white chocolate! And I think I’d have to stop myself from using the whole pot first time! šŸ™‚

  115. Leave a Reply

    Alisa Moore
    6th March 2013

    Buttery toffee, sounds special.

  116. Leave a Reply

    Dominique
    6th March 2013

    I’d love Cheeky Chilli!
    Chilli and chocolate are an amazing combination! šŸ™‚

  117. Leave a Reply

    Gabrielle svensson
    6th March 2013

    I’d try the Milk Chocolate one first.

  118. Leave a Reply

    erinyslondon
    6th March 2013

    I would try the white chocolate on brioche toast with a little grating of orange zest and Bob’s your uncle šŸ˜‰

  119. Leave a Reply

    Bruce
    6th March 2013

    white chocolate – sounds intrigueing and a bit different

  120. Leave a Reply

    Emma Ellison
    6th March 2013

    Milk chocolate I think šŸ™‚

  121. Leave a Reply

    denise cross
    6th March 2013

    The buttery toffee dipper sounds divine

  122. Leave a Reply

    Anonymous
    6th March 2013

    Luxury dark chocolate – sounds delicious.

  123. Leave a Reply

    Susan Freeman
    6th March 2013

    fabulous white chocolate for me please šŸ™‚

  124. Leave a Reply

    Jeremy Andrews
    6th March 2013

    White chocolate would be the 1st I try.. I WILL try them all šŸ™‚

  125. Leave a Reply

    rah gray
    6th March 2013

    the milk chocolate – but i’d try them all to be honest!! all at once! x

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