There is a certain something I generally don’t like to hear mentioned before December, but that’s about to change – the dreaded C word will shortly be appearing on my blog. Only dreaded in November and especially in October or September, but very much loved in December. This post is all about Christmas, more specifically Christmas Crackers – there I’ve said it now, so will no longer shy away from it.
To my delight, a box of ten mini crackers from Hotel Chocolat arrived in the post recently. All dolled up in one of my favourite colours, gold, these would certainly grace my Christmas table and indeed, I hope they will. Each cracker contains a filled chocolate covered with the classic Hotel Chocolat 40% milk chocolate and they all sound scrumptious:
- Rhubarb Fool – rhubarb and white chocolate mousse
- Billionaire Shortbread – caramel, cookies and praline
- Berry Mousse – raspberry and strawberry mousse
- Cinnamon Praline – hazelnut praline spiced with cinnamon
- Milk Truffle – as described by the title, a milk chocolate truffle
As I’d really like to keep these for Christmas, I haven’t actually opened any of the crackers to try a chocolate – once started I’d find it too hard to resist eating the lot. But I have been wondering how to use them when the time comes. They would make luxurious place name tags for a festive dinner setting or would even look good decoratively scattered around the Christmas table. Stocking fillers are another thought or perhaps used as a Christmas gift tag. They could even be hung on the Christmas tree – I’m a big fan of edible decorations.
Not wanting to keep these delights entirely to myself, Hotel Chocolat have agreed to offer up an additional box to one lucky person. To enter the giveaway you must leave a comment on this post answering the question below. You have until midnight GMT on Monday 14th November when the giveaway closes. The winners will be randomly selected after this date. Once again, apologies to oversees visitors, but this is only open to those with a UK postal address.
Additional entries can also be made by doing any of the following and leaving me a separate comment to tell me what you’ve done (but you must answer the question above for these to be eligible):
- Following me on Twitter
- Following my blog via Networked Blogs (follow button can be found on the sidebar)
- Tweeting the following message “win @HotelChocolat mini crackers from Chocolate Log blog @Choclette8 – bit.ly/sTCT5E”