Friday, 2 December 2011

Win Hotel Chocolat Christmas Chocolates!

A few weeks ago I was invited to preview the Hotel Chocolat Christmas range. As always, there were some items that appealed more than others, and I immediately started thinking about which items I'd like to receive myself and which ones would make great gifts for friends.

My favourites include the various chocolate Yule logs, the dark chocolate covered brazil nuts, the cheese and chocolate tasting experience and the cuisine basket which includes bottled mole sauce, cocoa pasta, bitter chocolate and black truffle tapenade amongst other items. Personally, I'd avoid the advent calendars: the packaging is impressive but the contents much less so for the price.


Hotel Chocolat have kindly offered some prizes for me to share with readers of Kavey Eats! Better still, they allowed me to choose the prizes myself!

And not just one prize, but three – that's right, three chances to win!


1st Prize – The Dark Christmas Basket (£35)

This is one for dark chocolate lovers – a selection of treats including a Reindeer Lick dark chocolate lolly, Caramelised Almonds in dark chocolate, Gingerbread Puddles, a Ginger & Hazelnut Yule Log and 8 Dark Christmas Chocolates.


2nd Prize – Twinkle Toes Manor (£30)

I particularly love this re-usable dolls house which any child would surely enjoy playing with even after the chocolates are long gone! It contains a Think Pink Milk Chocolate Slab, a Twinkle Toes Lick, Soft Caramels, a bag of Chocolate Gemstones, a Milk Chocolate Tiddly Pot and something described as "a flight of Twinkle Toes"!


3rd Prize – Cinnamon and White Chocolate Rum Sultanas (£8.50)

I always enjoy these little Hotel Chocolat pots. This one contains 150 grams of juicy sultanas soaked in golden rum and a touch of cinnamon before being coated in white chocolate.

How to enter

You can enter the competition in 2 ways.

Entry 1 – Answer the question
Leave a comment below, answering the following question:
What's your favourite childhood Christmas memory?

Entry 2 – Tweet
Tweet the (exact) sentence below:
I'd love to win Hotel Chocolat Christmas Chocolates from #kaveyeatshotelchocolat11

Rules & Details

  • The deadline for entries is midnight GMT Friday 9 December 2011.
  • The winners will be selected from all valid entries using a random number generator. The first one selected will win the 1st prize, the second selected will win the 2nd prize and the third selected will win the 3rd prize.
  • One entry per method per person.
  • The prizes cannot be redeemed for cash.
  • The prizes includes delivery, and can be delivered to UK mainland addresses only.
  • The prizes are offered and will be delivered directly by Hotel Chocolat.
  • The winners will be notified by email or twitter asked to provide a delivery address. If no response is received by the end of Sunday 11 December, the prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be picked and contacted.
*If you don't have a secondary email address already and are nervous about sharing your main email address on the internet, why not set up a new free email account on hotmail, gmail or yahoo, that you can use to enter competitions like this?

Thanks to Hotel Chocolat for allowing me to preview their Christmas range and for providing this lovely prize.


Suelle said...

One year we were told on Christmas Eve that we could open our presents as soon as we woke up on the following morning. Unfortunately, one of the four of us children woke up at 3am, although we didn't realise the time until angry parents staggered out of their bedroom!

Tired Mummy Of Two said...

My mum used to lock the from room door where all the presents were and I remember us all camped out in the hallway because we got up so early. My mum came down to find all four of us asleep in a pile on the floor it was 10am, atleast she got a lie in for christmas


Debs @ DKC said...

Last xmas hotel chocolat asked me to review their advent calander. Unfortunately it arrived on the day I was re-admitted to hospital for a long stay and could not provide the review!!!! Needless to say they have not asked again this year LOL.

Now I'm better I could eat any of these prizes, can we pretend I live in UK????????

Pip said...

Can't remember how old I was (it's a mighty long time ago!!) but well remember the joy of walking down the stairs to find in the hall at the bottom a bright shining electric blue racing bike. Never got dressed so fast before or since. Can't remember what the weather was doing as i was immune to all that.

mummy24 said...

loved every christmas - i remember one year getting a box of chocolates that was a really grown up box of chocolates sort of like a jewellery box with different drawers that i loved - loved that christmas


mummy24 said...

i have tweeted as @ashlallan

Edafe Onerhime said...

Learning to bake shortbread with my mother. I was very young, perhaps 3 or 4 but the smell of shortbread always takes me back to that warm, cosy kitchen. It was filled with happy memories for me, of baking, reading and hugs.

Anne said...

Its been quite hard to think of my favourite memory but most memorable is being with my mum, her then partner and being gifted a new pillow! I know how random this sounds but it was an awesome dunipilo (?) one and made for many a comfortable night after!

Anne said...


Corina said...

I remember we used to always get our presents in a pillow case at the end of the bed and so we used to get up really early and spend ages feeling and guessing what our presents were before our parents were awake when we were then allowed to open them.

Corina said...

I've tweeted too.

An Open Book said...

it would definitely be gathering at my grandmoms after church, the entire family around the christmas tree, opening gifts after which we'd devour into the gorgeous feast prepared by my grandmom

scottishpurplefairy said...

I have never liked Christmas cake and remember the first time (aged about 5) that my mum made me my own chocolate pudding instead. Now I still don't like Christmas cake and I still get a chocolate pudding just for me :-)

Odette said...

Christmas morning spent on the beach in Cape Town with the dads while the moms prepped the big meal :) Choccs are for my neefs in London if I win!

Natalie Newham said...

When I was younger I was made to wait until my Grandma arrived at our house (early afternoon) before I could open my presents. However, first thing in the morning I was always allowed to choose one from under the tree and open it there and then! - It made me appreciate all of my gifts that much more, and to this day I still take AGES to open everything!


pinkmacaroon said...

When I was very young, I heard Father Christmas on his sleigh! I was in bed and then heard his sleigh bells, in a high state of excitement I rushed to my bedroom window to see him but nothing stirred on that snowy night.

I can't remember how long I looked for him but I can remember to this day that tight, excited feeling in my stomach. Did I imagine the bells or was someone shaking bells? Dunno - but it was magical.

Debs @ The Spanish Wok said...

Wow, I can't believe I won 3rd prize, thank you so much. Will forward address as requested by email.

Feliz navidad desde espana!

Debs, formerly DKC.

Kavey said...

Update: the winners were 1) David Patrick, 2) Natalie Newham and 3) Debs DKC.