The fine people of Cocoa Boutique had the idea to set up a chocolate tasting club. The introductory selection costs £34.95, and then future boxes are £19.95, and can be sent monthly, quarterly, or 6 monthly, depending on your preference (or gluttony levels!) A little expensive to buy for myself, but a lovely gift idea for someone special.
The chocolates are sent by Royal Mail, and the boxes are designed to fit through the majority of letterboxes, there's even a message to the postie to let him know that. A cute touch, but very practical - I hate trekking to the sorting office for something that would have fitted if only they'd tried.
The box I received contained more milk chocolates than plain or white which suited me, and fortunately for a non-nut eater (not through allergies, just through not liking them), only one with nuts. A few boozy chocolates, though they were more subtle than the menu would have me believe, chocolate coated coffee beans, and my current favourite thing in the whole world... salted caramels. Yes, I did have to take that photo to make you all jealous. There was salted caramel halfway up my wrist by the end of that!
I loved the mix of chocolates. Even the white chocolate, which I'm not normally a massive fan of, was high quality and not overly sweet. There were some unusual flavour combinations, raspberry & orange, and cassis-pear, and the presentation set the box above the norm.
|Nails: Sally Hansen Nail Prisms, Garnet Lapis|
I really enjoyed my Cocoa Boutique experience, the only criticism I could make is that it seemed to be a lot of packaging, though it's all recyclable, and it did keep the chocolates well protected during their journey to my door.
Disclosure: I was provided with the Introductory Selection box free of charge for the purposes of this review. I was not told what to write, and all opinions are my own. Links are provided for your convenience, I am not a member of any affiliate scheme, and I will not receive any reward for their use.