Of course, the first thing you’ll notice is the rather smart box they come in. It’s simple, elegant and very, very pink.
Inside, we have 6 pretty, heart-shaped chocolates, each sitting in a little paper tray. Like the box they come in, they look simple, elegant and quite delicious…
These are quite big chocs, and as you can see, the milk chocolate is nice and thick. This means that you really have to bite through the chocolate to eat them, and I found that the liquid caramel had a tendency to drip out when I bit into it.
The caramel itself is quite sweet, but doesn’t have much of a caramelly taste. The raspberry is subtle, but it does seem to come through above any flavour the caramel may have had. Thankfully, there’s much more chocolate than there is caramel, and it’s rather nice. It’s 30% cocoa solids, and has a nice flavour that you can actually taste, even with the raspberry and caramel.
The final piece of the puzzle is the freeze dried raspberry pieces each chocolate is decorated. They look great, and again have a subtle flavour, which grows over time as they melt in your mouth.
All in all, I really like these. They’re pretty and well presented and have a subtle, understated combination of flavours. They don’t have the wow factor of some of the other Valentine’s offerings we’ve looked at, but then not everyone would want a 700g chocolate heart.
At £2.33 for 6 chocolates they’re excellent value as Valentine’s gifts go and I’m quite sure they would be appreciated.