A review of Hotel Chocolat’s ‘love’-ly range.

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?

I must admit that we don’t tend to in my home. My ever-romantic husband likes to say that he doesn’t need one particular day to show that he loves me and that he can buy me chocolates or flowers any time he wants instead of feeling forced to.

While that’s a lovely sentiment, the reality is that I don’t tend to get bought chocolates or flowers very often!

I actually think Valentine’s Day is a nice reminder to treat the ones you love, to celebrate how you feel and not take them for granted.

Don’t get me wrong, my husband can be – and is – a romantic at heart, he just doesn’t do much to mark the 14th of February.

Sometimes I wish I could cast a spell over him to change his mind.

This year, Hotel Chocolat is giving people the chance to do just that, to cast a spell over their loved ones, with their range of Valentine’s Day chocolates.

From love potions – exotic chocolates made made with premium cocktail recipes – to huge boxes of luxury chocolates, there seems to be something to suit all tastes (and wallets).

Hotel Chocolat very kindly sent me their Hearts and Truffles Box to try, which means I’ve got chocolates for Valentine’s Day – hooray!

Cast a spell, Valentine's Day chocolate

The company is known for its quality chocolate and this product is no different.

In a nutshell, this box is 225g of chocolatey deliciousness. As its name suggests, the box contains heart-shaped chocolates and truffles – 19 in total – filled with amazing flavours like Mousse au Chocolat, Raspberry Smoothie, Passion Fruit Margarita, Carrot Cake and Salted Caramel. The Margarita ones are particularly potent. Yummy, but potent!

Cast a spell, Valentine's Day chocolate

Priced at £25, the Hearts and Truffles Box isn’t the cheapest box of chocolates you’ll ever find, but I think it’s money well spent, especially for a special occasion. I haven’t been disappointed yet with Hotel Chocolat – I reviewed their Rocky Road to Caramel Easter Egg a few years ago, which was amazing – and its quality chocolate is definitely a quality treat.

In fact, the only downside to having these chocolates is that the box won’t last long in my household! I’m currently considering stashing them in a ‘safe place’ that only I know about.

Cast a spell, Valentine's Day chocolate

In a surprise twist, Hotel Chocolat asked me to nominate a blogger who I thought deserved a special Valentine’s treat. I won’t say who I nominated as I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but I thought it was a fantastic idea to spread the love and celebrate all kinds of relationships.

How will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year?