28 January 2010

Hotel Chocolat: Dipping Adventure, United Kingdom (19 Jan 2010)


For the love of chocolate

This generous Christmas gift for Chef Loz made it all the way over from the UK to Sydney. The four pots of chocolate are heated up in a microwave before dipping your preferred sweet delights. The pots included white, caramel milk, 40% milk and my preferred 74% dark chocolate. The fudge was my favourite for dipping along with your classic marshmallow. Other dippers included were florentines, brazil nuts, breadsticks, gianduja cubes and sesame & sea salt paper waffles. Part of the challenge of dipping was trying to get your dipped item back to your plate without making a mess. The table ended up looking a bit like a chinese yum cha with spillage everywhere due to malfunctioning wooden chopsticks — that's our excuse anyway.

There was enough for five people to share with left over chocolate to make a morning hot chocolate out of. I'll definitely have to look out for the stores over in the UK when visiting next time.

PROS: It's chocolate!
CONS: Can be messy and increase your waistline
MUST TRY: 74% Dark Chocolate with Caramel Fudge


Sweets By Vicky said...

Hotel Chocolat makes the loveliest chocolate/caramel bar, it's like a pound? mmm, pure heaven, with the most gorgeous white choc swirl down the middle. When I saw the four pots of chocolate in the photo, I literally said 'omg, i must have that when I go to the UK!'

joey@FoodiePop said...

What a great gift! You are so lucky! Perfect party treat.

john@heneedsfood said...

Looks like chocolate heaven ... and a chocolate bento box!

Kristy Sayer said...

What a perfect christmas gift.

Gummi Baby said...

Wow, what lovely thoughtful friends you have to freight that all the way here from the UK! Yum!

Ladybird said...

Death by chocolate - sounds fabulous! I love receiving parcels, especially those with edible contents :)

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi sweets by vicky, i'll have to remember to try the choc/caramel bar when i'm next in the UK.

hi joey, definitely a good one to share. damn ;-) hehe

hi john, that's a good description. sort of a bento tapas chocolate box hehe

hi kristy, hopefully will get to try another one next christmas if lucky :-)

hi gummi baby, must have cost quite a bit actually because it was quite heavy.

hi ladybird, and thankfully this parcel survived the long trip from the UK very well. phew! :-)

YaYa said...

damn, now I have a craving for dark chocolate with caramel!

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi yaya, hehe, me too now! :-)

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