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Betty’s Chocolate Otter – Review and Giveaway #46

Well, Easter will soon be upon us and what could be more delightful than to receive a cheeky chocolate otter showing off with the fish he’s just caught? I fell in love with him as soon as I saw him on Bettys website. He reminds me of the film Ring of Bright Water which I shed so many tears over as a child; I expect I would again if only I could bring myself to watch it.

An enormous box duly arrived in the post – my otter! He came so well wrapped, it was like pass the parcel. As I peeled back each layer, I kept thinking I had arrived, only to find another one and then another. But it was just as well, it would have been very sad to have spoiled the beauty of this gorgeous beast. A handful of broken chocolate shards in a bag just wouldn’t have cut the mustard.

I so didn’t want to break this lovely creature up and seriously contemplated keeping him for ornamental purposes. But this was a review and I did need to try the chocolate. Now this otter weighs in at a grand 430g so I wasn’t sure quite how thick the chocolate was and how I was going to break into him. After ceasing the rolling pin and putting it down again a few times, I hardened my heart and gave him a bash on the back – oh dear! He wasn’t hard to break. The top half of the otter was thin skinned and he sat on a very thick and solid bottom.

Once broken into, I pulled myself together and grabbed a bit of otter. I’m always rather tentative with milk chocolate, because although it’s my favourite, I appreciate a high cocoa content and don’t like it too sweet. As with the other Bettys products I’ve tried, I was not disappointed. Do have a look at Bettys Dark Chocolate Selection and Bettys Christmas Gugelhupf. The chocolate tasted of chocolate and melted smoothly on the tongue releasing noticeable caramel tones – it was delicious.

An otter isn’t just for Easter you know. Although he’s perfect to eat at any time of year, I feel he has a certain spring like quality. I’m assuming, of course, he is a he – I didn’t check that carefully.  Made by hand from Swiss chocolate with 38% cocoa solids, this beats your average Easter egg hands down. At Ā£20, he isn’t cheap, but quality will out. If you don’t fancy an otter Bettys has plenty of other Easter and spring time treats available via their online shop.

Thanks to Bettys for the chocolate otter. There was no requirement to write a positive review and as always all opinions are my own.

Giveaway
Bettys have kindly agreed to give one of my readers a milk chocolate otter too. To be in with a chance of winning, please fill in the Gleam widget below. You will need to leave a comment on this post which then gives you additional chances to enter if you so wish. Gleam 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. This giveaway is only open to those with a UK postal address. Winners will need to respond within 7 days of being contacted. Failure to do this may result in another winner being picked.

Prizes are offered and provided by Bettys and Chocolate Log Blog accepts no responsibility for the acts or defaults of said third party.
Closing date is Wednesday 30 April 2014

Do take a look at the Chocolate Log Blog giveaway page to see if there is anything else you would like to enter.

Bettys Milk Chocolate Otter

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    belleau kitchen
    2nd April 2014

    Betty’s Chocolate Otter sound like some kind of Carry On-esque naughty word… or is that just me?

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    Rhoda
    2nd April 2014

    A Highland Cow…random but it was the first thing I though of!

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    debby emadian
    2nd April 2014

    I love the new format of your blog. We can see you at last, and very nice you look too. Pleased to meet you in person (well almost.)
    The otter is so cute, almost too nice to eat.

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      Choclette
      2nd April 2014

      Thanks Debby šŸ™‚ I honestly had real problems breaking the otter up – he was gorgeous – all that’s left now is a big slab of chocolate base.

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    Janine
    2nd April 2014

    A lion! Congrats on having another giveaway, your blog must be doing well!

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      Choclette
      3rd April 2014

      Thanks Janine. I used to do two giveaways a month, I now only do one!

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    Harmony Marsh
    2nd April 2014

    A chocolate otter for an otterly crazy chocolate aficionado? Sounds perfect for me šŸ˜€

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    ManjiriK
    2nd April 2014

    a cute elephant please ! I have this mad elephant obsession, they r such gentle giants !:)

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    Anonymous
    3rd April 2014

    A heap of pet ratties

    @jaizduck

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    hungryhinny
    3rd April 2014

    Ahh I love that film! So sad though, I have no emotion with films about people but show me a cute animal and I’m in pieces!

    Can’t believe you broke his back… I suppose if I was going to make any animal into chocolate it would have to be a hinny really! šŸ˜‰ Although I love kittens A LOT…

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    Vohn's Vittles
    3rd April 2014

    Aw he is just so cute Choclette – I would have found it hard to bash him in too! Vohn x

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    London Unattached Food
    4th April 2014

    I love ring of bright water too. Bizarrely when I was last in Tuscany, the villa had a DVD player and a very limited selection of English DVDs – including ring of bright water. What a lovely chocolatey one!

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    Anonymous
    5th April 2014

    A dolphin

    Hazel Rea – @beachrambler

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    Beth S
    5th April 2014

    An elephant as they’re my favourite animal! šŸ™‚

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    Beverley
    6th April 2014

    For some absentminded reason, I put my name in the Gleam widget as Bev – it won’t let me change it. šŸ™ Sorry!

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    helen
    6th April 2014

    Being a chocoholic probably an Life sized Elephant!!!! šŸ™‚

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    Anonymous
    6th April 2014

    A hedgehog, so cute.

    Message left by Amanda Richardson

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    sooz
    15th April 2014

    an elephant – a nice big elephant……………..

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    sarah rees
    15th April 2014

    id love a tortoise, real or chocolate šŸ™‚

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    Anonymous
    15th April 2014

    A lifesize chocolate elephant, it would only last me a week.

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    Karen Akhurst
    15th April 2014

    A dolphin, my favourite animal šŸ™‚

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    Victoria
    15th April 2014

    mmm yummy! and oh so cute!

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    Anonymous
    15th April 2014

    I would love a chocolate version of my cat!

    @rachiegr

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    Anonymous
    15th April 2014

    A chocolate monkey!
    Helen booth

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    Caroline
    15th April 2014

    A chocolate otter is really quite mad! A pig filled with truffles would be good though . . .

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    Blulu
    15th April 2014

    A white chocolate Westie called Thimble the second. I’m lucky enough to already have Thimble the first šŸ™‚

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    Miriam Said
    16th April 2014

    I would choose an elephant.

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    Christie O'Gorman
    16th April 2014

    Looks so yum! I reckon a hippo! x

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    debbie godbolt
    16th April 2014

    i love the otter but i would of made a yorkshire terrier x

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    gareth evans
    17th April 2014

    im sure i saw a little chap just like this on the leat near tywardreath so for me it would have to be a sheep to keep him company

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    Laura Williams
    17th April 2014

    I would pick a Hippo! I love Hippos!!!! šŸ˜€

    what a gorgeous Otter though!!!! so cute!!

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    pepicola
    17th April 2014

    I would choose a hedgehog, so i could break off and eat the individual spines

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    Chris
    17th April 2014

    A blue whale – the largest mammal in the world – therefore more chocolate. I’m sure I’d feel like a whale after eating it too!

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    James Darrington
    24th April 2014

    You can’t beat a choccy comp:D

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    faye huntington
    25th April 2014

    a whale – hoping it would mean more chocolate?! haha šŸ˜‰

    faye xx

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    Louise A
    26th April 2014

    An elephant…that should feed my chocolate addiction for a while! šŸ™‚

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    Louise A
    26th April 2014

    An elephant…that should feed my chocolate addiction for a while! šŸ™‚

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    Richard
    27th April 2014

    A giant whale – more chocolate to eat!

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    pam lawrence
    27th April 2014

    A Penguin – I love them!!! X

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    Charmian Filewood
    27th April 2014

    A wolf šŸ™‚

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    Georgia McAllister
    28th April 2014

    A hedgehog, it could have twiglet spines.

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    Anonymous
    28th April 2014

    Polar bear šŸ˜‰

    @oneisjamie

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    Emma Davies
    29th April 2014

    Crocodile. It would have to be dark chocolate and chilli for that extra “bite” šŸ˜‰

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    anne dalzell
    29th April 2014

    The biggest animal i can find as i love Betty’s chocolate so maybe a dinosaur!!

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    Patrick Brouwer
    29th April 2014

    A unicorn šŸ™‚

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    Gail Reid
    29th April 2014

    A pig! šŸ™‚ cos that’s what I’d be when I nommed it all up in one go hehe

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    Sunderlandanth
    29th April 2014

    Without doubt….. a disgusting looking cockroach……. keep my other half grubby mitts off it and more for me! Bwwwah hahahahaha!

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    Lora
    29th April 2014

    a tortoise – with the shell and limbs made of different chocolates

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    Anonymous
    29th April 2014

    a meerkat my favourites barbara steer

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    Anonymous
    29th April 2014

    My Dog Dusty – he’s already chocolate brown so were half way there šŸ™‚

    Becci Cleary

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    Adam Spurrier
    30th April 2014

    A hippopotamus (more chocolate)

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    Howard Young
    30th April 2014

    Elephant…. big ears to eat

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    Samantha Freeman
    30th April 2014

    a chocolate guinea pig

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    melirose
    30th April 2014

    A Panda!! My favourite animal and would be a perfect combination of dark and milk chocolate – yum yum!!

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    Dawn Wilkinson
    30th April 2014

    it would have to be a tortoise – giant of course

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    Anonymous
    30th April 2014

    cat fab giveaway#
    lisa ann tebbutt

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