Hotel Chocolat are constantly mixing it up and there are some new flavours in town. I love the Selectors range – small mini packs of chocolates mean you can try something new without wasting a fortune if you don’t like the flavours. The packaging is minimal too with a simple plastic tray and description on the front. They cost £3.75 each and there’s a seriously impressive range to choose from. Here are some of the new ones that are currently available.
First up is the Carrot Cake which is made with real carrots and walnuts. It always makes me laugh when brands refer to ‘real’ or ‘homemade’… what else would they be made with? Anyway, these have a real ‘carroty’ flavour which I think it difficult to master in a chocolate. The walnut order cheap cymbalta gives it that bit of earthiness and there’s a real kick of cinnamon for a bit of warmth.
Then we have these mini Blackcurrant beauties. The blackcurrant in the centre is sharp, fruity and tart with the 70% dark chocolate shell adding that bit of depth and sweetness to balance it out. The only problem is I keep popping these into my mouth and one is definitely not enough.
Finally we have my favourite from the three, the Blondie. A crunchy pecan praline base topped with a creamy caramel custard covered in white chocolate. Praline is one my favourite things ever and this is crunchy with wafer as well as pecan for a crispy bite.
Have you tried any new Selectors recently? What’s your favourite?
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