Well I’m pleased to say that after a brief lull in chocolate consumption post Easter, my chocolate cravings have been indulged. KC Hampers came handsomely to my rescue with a beautiful wicker hamper packed full of chocolate delights.
The wicker hamper itself was quite large, about 18 x 12 x 8 inches in dimension with a wicker handle and leather straps; it would make an attractive storage container as well as a stylish picnic hamper. I am now dreaming of lazing by the side of a river with a delightful picnic spread before us on a balmy summer day. You never know, it might happen.
On opening the lid, I was rather excited to see The Chocoholic Hamper Supreme in all its glory. Several boxes of chocolate nestled in amongst the wood shavings and they looked like they needed to be opened: Green and Black’s Tasting Collection (395g), Lindt Swiss Luxury Selection (145g), Thorntons Premium Collection (200g), Lindt Lindor Milk (200g), Lindt Lindor Assorted (200g) and a packet of Lindor milk chocolate eggs (100g).
Some of you may have gathered by now that I’m rather a fan of Green and Black’s, so I was delighted with the Tasting Collection. Not only is Green and Black’s organic, but their chocolate is rather good too. The collection contained 24 miniature bars, two each of twelve different flavours. There was also a small bar of 70% dark chocolate, a few facts and figures and some tasting notes. With my Egyptian connections I was interested to read that almonds were found in Tutankhamun’s tomb, dating from about 1325 BC. Accompanying the tasting notes for each bar was a seductive looking recipe; burnt toffee banana bread has been bookmarked along with pretty much all of the rest. What I particularly liked about the mini bars, is that you get to taste lots of different flavours without having to buy the full bars. This means, assuming you don’t know already, you can discover your favourites without having to munch your way disconsolately through a whole 100g. A bowl full of these mini bars would also make a colourful and tasty display to end a dinner party.
I have to admit, the Lindt selection box didn’t hang around for very long. I have a bit of a soft spot for Lindt, which was the first luxury chocolate I ever tasted when I was au pairing in Switzerland many years ago – it made quite an impression. The box contained fourteen chocolates of varying types covered in milk, white or dark chocolate. They were all good with the Amande Croquante being my favourite. Poor CT didn’t get a look in. The “irresistible” Lindor, I have so far managed to resist as I like to keep these for sharing with friends and family, but I feel my resolve weakening with the passing days.
I generally find Thorntons chocolates to be a bit sweet for my taste these days, but I used to be a huge fan. CT might get lucky with this one.
KC Hampers offer a varied range of hamper gifts, from chocolate ones such as this, to pamper hampers, afternoon tea and hampers for the newborn. The Chocoholic Hamper Supreme is currently on sale for £54.90
Thanks to KC Hampers for the chocolate hamper. There was no requirement to write a positive review and as always all opinions are my own.
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