I never normally have an excuse to buy chocolates although I try and think of one most of the time. Hotel Chocolat seem to have the perfect reason to buy chocolates and the perfect range of chocolates too. What reason could it be? Summer of course!
Everyone buys chocolates at Christmas, at Valentines and Easter but then it gets to Summer and chocolate seems to be forgotten. Not anymore! We were sent the Hotel Chocolat The Summer Fusions Sleekster box of chocolates to review and from the moment I saw the box it just shouted Summer at me.
The box is sleek and inviting with summery tones. A sleeve is wrapped around the box which contains a listing of all the gorgeous flavours that await you inside and the chocolates come on one well packed layer of 28 chocolates in 14 flavours, each tasting like a bitesize burst of Summer!
The chocolate flavours are like nothing I have tasted before. There are the summer favourites – Pineapple and Coconut, Strawberry Cheesecake and Key Lime Pie but then you have the exotic flavours that I would never usually associate with chocolates – Kiwi Smoothie, Lavender Caramel and even Summer Cooler filled with apple and cucumber flavours! They all tasted amazing, apart from the Lavender one. I would say steer clear of that one tiny chocolate if you’re not a huge lavender fan. Definitely not Hotel Chocolate’s finest chocolate but the rest of the box more than made up for it!
I have never had summer chocolates before but they are something that I cannot wait to have again in the future. The flavours are different, light and zingy, full of the tastes and smells of the season. I have no idea how Hotel Chocolat have done it but they have managed to capture the true essence of Summer in one variety box of chocolates. These definitely need to be tried to be appreciated.
Disclosure: We were sent the above chocolates for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.