UK

This page shows Chocablog posts (primarily reviews) about chocolate originating in the United Kingdom.

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Cakes By Robin Bespoke Chocolate Cake

Now you can have your cake and eat it.

Tesco Madagascan 71% Dark Chocolate

Single origin own-label chocolate from Tesco.

Hotel Chocolat Easter Egg Selection

A selection of Hotel Chocolat hollow eggs.

Hotel Chocolat ‘A Nest Of Egglets’

Three filled mini eggs in a milk chocolate test.

Thinking Out Of The Conch: From Bean To Bar With Paul A Young

Bean to bar chocolate made from the whole bean.

Artisan Du Chocolat Almond Milk Chocolate

An alternative to milk chocolate

Hotel Chocolat Big City Bunny

Does this chocolate bunny taste as good as it looks?

Rococo Chocolates Valentine’s Special

Valentine's ganaches from Rococo.

La Pâtisserie des Rêves, London

La Pâtisserie des Rêves, opens in Marylebone Road.

William Curley Dessert Bar

Today we paid a visit to William Curley to sample the Dessert Bar menu. Five courses of dessert, petits fours and hot chocolate for £20.

Heston Chocolate Box

Heston Blumenthal's chocolate selection from Waitrose.

William Curley Hazelnut & Raisin Caramel Bar

A recreation of the Cadbury Picnic

Paul Wayne Gregory Christmas Selection

Simple and beautiful handmade chocolates.

Rabot 1745 Restaurant Review

Hotel Chocolat's new restaurant in Borough Market.

Booja Booja Truffle Box No. 2

Organic dairy free truffles from Booja Booja

Hotel Chocolat Signature Christmas Collection

Seasonal chocolates from Hotel Chocolat

The Chocolatier Water Ganache Selection

A selection of water ganaches by Aneesh Popat.

The London Chocolate Company Truffles

A selection from The London Chocolate Company.

Hotel Chocolat Coffee Bûche

A triple-layered coffee-flavoured buche.

Jaz ‘n’ Jul’s Perfectly Simple Hot Chocolate

A simple but delicious hot chocolate drink.

Thorntons Chocolate Afternoon Tea At The Park Lane Hotel

A Chocolate Week Afternoon Tea collaboration.

Demarquette Grandiflorum Truffles

Unique truffles made with Brazilian Cupuaçu.

Kinnterton Cornetto & Magnum Chocolates

Non-ice cream chocolate versions of ice cream favourites.

Chocolate & Love Panama 80%

A rich & chocolatey single origin dark chocolate.

Paul A Young Marmite Brownie

A brownie? With Marmite?

Forever Cacao 80% Raw Peru

An 80% Welsh bean-to-bar chocolate.

The Chocolate Tree Gianduja

A rich & roasted ginduja bar.

Visiting Jude’s Ice Cream

We tour a Hampshire ice cream factory.

Baileys Chocolat Luxe

The new chocolate liqueur from Baileys.

Divine Milk Chocolate Caramel

Milk chocolate with a caramel filling.

iQ Chocolate Bean to Bar Superfood

A raw bean to bar creation from Scotland.

The Chocolate Tree Madagascar Bars

Raw & Roasted bars from The Chocolate Tree.

James Chocolates Tasting Boxes

Salted Caramel and Chilli themed chocolate tasting boxes.

Demarquette Great British Orchard

Orchard fruit flavour caramel chocolates.

Divine Milk Chocolate With Toffee & Sea Salt

Divine airtrade milk chocolate with toffee & sea salt.

Hotel Chocolat Island Growers Saint Lucia 70% Milk Chocolate

A 70% Milk Chocolate From Hotel Chocolat

Rococo White Chocolate With Cardamom

Organic white chocolate with cardamom.

Duffy’s Venezuela Ocumare 55% Milk Chocolate

The best milk chocolate in the world.

DeRosier Chocolate And Coffee

A new chocolate & coffee shop for South West London

Green & Black’s Crispy Milk

Organic milk chocolate with crispy cereal bits.

Melt Popcorn Bar

Milk chocolate with popcorn pieces.

Thinking Chocolate

We try the famous Haggis Truffle

The Chocolate Tree: A Scottish Bean To Bar Story

Behind the scenes at Edinburgh's bean-to-bar chocolate maker.

Gü ‘After Dark’ Selection

Chocolatey, gooey puds from Gü.

Hotel Chocolat ‘The Connoisseur’ Extra Thick Easter Egg

A rather post Hotel Chocolat Easter Egg.

Melt Easter Chocolate Selection

Easter chcolates from Melt of Notting Hill.

Paul A Young Hot Cross Bun Brownie

An Easter treat from Paul A Young

Hotel Chocolat Salted Caramel Egg Sandwich

A salted caramel milk chocolate egg from Hotel Chocolat.

Paul Wayne Gregory ‘Season’ Easter Egg

A hand painted milk chocolate Easter egg.

Sainsbury Belgian Salted Caramels Selection

Cheap salted caramels from Sainsbury's.

Betty’s Gloucester Old Spot Easter Pigs

Easter chocolate pigs from Bettys.

Hotel Chocolat Easter Collection

A box of Easter chocolates from Hotel Chocolat.

Duffy’s Panama Cocoa Tea

An infusion made from cocoa shells and cocoa nibs.

Bianca Marton Handmade Truffles

Fresh ganaches made with coconut milk rather than cream.

Metrodeco Graham Greene & Chocolate Tea

Green tea with cocoa shells.

Charbonnel Et Walker Valentines Chocolates

Valentines chocolates from Charbonnel et Walker

Rococo Chocolates Valentines Fresh Ganaches

Handmade Valentines chocolate from Rococo.

Betty’s Swiss Dark Chocolate Heart With Champagne Truffles

A beautifully truffle-filled heart from Harrogate.

Paul A Young Valentine’s Chipotle Brownie

Made with chipotle chilli, muscovado and maldon salt.

Lauden Valentines Chocolates

Strawberries & Cream and Heather Honey from Lauden.

Damian Allsop Dominican Republic 67%

More of Damian Allsop's trademark water ganaches.

Mychelle’s Baketique Christmas Selection

A selection of Christmas treats from Mychelle’s Baketique.

Chococo Chocolate Dipped Turkish Delight

Lemon and rose flavour Turkish dipped in dark chocolate.

Levi Roots Reggae Reggae Scotch Bonnet Chilli Chocolate

Levi Roots branded chilli chocolate.

Chococo Christmas Cocoa Pod Cracker

Chocolate cocoa pod filled with Christmas chocolates.

Paul A Young Brownie Mince Pies

Mince pies topped with a layer of brownie.

Hotel Chocolat Rather Large Christmas Cracker

A giant Christmas cracker stuffed with chocolates.

Matcha Chocolat Christmas Selection

Wonderful Christmas chocolates from Katie Christoffers

Willie’s Cacao El Blanco

A delicious white chocolate from Willie Harcourt-Cooze

Paul Wayne Gregory Christmas Pudding Chocolates

A delicious Christmas pudding flavour chocolate.

James Salted Caramel Honeycomb

Honeycomb balls with milk chocolate and salted caramel.

Interflora Chocoholics Hamper

A hamper stuffed full of chocolate goodies.

Hotel Chocolat Launch Christmas Range

Hotel Chocolate launches Christmas, Halloween and Beauty ranges.

William Curley Laurent-Perrier Champagne Truffles

William Curley launches his new Champagne truffles.

Paul A Young AquaRiva Tequila Margarita Truffle

Paul A Young collaborates with Cleo Rocos on this tequila truffle.

Silver Spoon Dark Chocolate Flavour Cake Covering

One of the worst things we've ever tasted.

Melt Fresh Chocolate Selection

A selection of fresh chocolates from Melt.

Cocoa Loco Sea Salt & Sunflower Seeds Dark Chocolate

Organic, Fairtrade chocolate with sunflower seeds & sea salt.

Baker Days Letterbox Cakes

Personalised letterbox cakes from Baker Days.

Lucky’s Tweedle Twins Cake In A Jar

Wonderland themes cakes in tiny jars.

Thorntons Mint Batons

After dinner mints from Thorntons.

BiteMe Brownies

Dark and Belgian chocolate brownies form BiteMe.

Itsu Chocolate Edamame

Chocolate covered soy beans from Japenase restaurant chain Itsu.

Willie’s Cacao Indonesian Gold

Single estate Indonesian chocolate from Willie Harcourt-Cooze.

Willie’s Cacao Luscious Orange

Orange flavoured bean-to-bar chocolate made with Cuban cacao.

Paul A Young Brick House Sourdough

A dark chocolate bar with pieces of sourdough bread.

Chocolatier Herzog Selection

Delicious and beautiful chocolates from Sven Herzog.

Duffy’s Nicaragua Chuno 70%

Bean-to-bar chocolate made with Nicaraguan beans by Duffy Sheardown.

Lallapolosa Salted Caramel Pecan Dreams Brownie

Deliciously gooey and crunchy brownies from Lallapolosa.

Lindt Excellence Wasabi

Lindt's new dark chocolate bar flavoured with wasabi.

Sir Hans Sloane Marbles

Patriotic marbles from Sir Hans Sloane

Marks And Spencer Luxury Egg Selection

Milk, white and dark chocolate Easter eggs from M&S.

Paul A. Young Easter Egg Hunt Kit

An Easter Egg Hunt Kit of the finest quality.

Demarquette Easter Glam Clam

An Easter clam full of mini eggs!

Marks & Spencer Milk Chocolate Velvety Square Egg

A sculptural looking Easter Egg from Marks & Spencer.

Thorntons Banoffee Pie Easter Egg

A milk chocolate Easter egg in the style of a banoffee pie.

Matcha Chocolat Easter Egg Selection

A box of beautifully filled dark chocolate Easter Eggs.

Lucky’s Humpty Dumpty Mini Easter Eggs

60g eggs with an Alice in Wonderland theme.

Chococo Dark Chocolate Golden Egg

An Easter egg for lovers of the dark side.

Paul A. Young Selection

A new selection from one of our favourite chocolatiers.

Clerkenwell Chocolate Passion Fruit Truffles

Zingy and delicious passion fruit truffles.

Hotel Chocolat Keepsake Easter Tin

A decorative tin filled with flavoured mini eggs.

Marks & Spencer 60% Peruvian Dark Chocolate

A Fairtrade and Carbon Neutral bar from M&S.

Matcha Chocolat Mothers Day Selection

Another beautiful selection from Matcha Chocolat

Fortnum & Mason Hand Decorated Dark Chocolate Easter Egg

A beautiful hand decorated Easter Egg from Fortnum & Mason.

Sunshine & Butterflies Limited Edition Collection

More handmade chocolates from Sunshine & Butterflies

Iain Burnett – The Highland Chocolatier

Chocolates from the award winning Highland Chocolatier.

M&S Smoked Paprika, Ancho Chilli & Dark Chocolate Popcorn

Gourmet popcorn from Marks & Spencer.

Hotel Chocolat Love Notes

Heart shaped Valentine's from Hotel Chocolat.

Chococo Raspberry Pavlova Milk Chocolate Heart

A milk chocolate heart with raspberry and meringue.

Fudges Flapjacks and Florentines

Chocolate flapjacks and florentines from Dorset.

Matcha Chocolat Valentine’s Selection

Beautiful and delicious Valentines chocolates from Matcha.

Nestlé KitKat Chunky

It's that time again.

Divine White Chocolate & Strawberry Hearts

White chocolate hearts for Valentines Day.

Teapigs Chocolate Flake Tea

An everyday tea with a hint of chocolate.

Honeybuns Chocolate Cakes

A range of gluten-free cakes, cookies and brownies from Dorset.

Marks & Spencer Salted Caramel Filled Milk Chocolate

Does M&S's take on the salted caramel hit the mark?

Duffy’s Corazon Del Ecuador With Cocoa Nibs & Ground Coffee

British bean to bar chocolate with nibs & coffee.

Gail’s Bakery Christmas Selection

Chocolatey, Christmassy and boozey baked goods from Gail's.

James Chocolate Christmas Pudding Truffle

Christmas pudding shaped truffle from James Chocolate

Chococo Chocolate Dipped Sundried Apricots

Turkish sundried apricots dipped in dark chocolate.

Cloud Cocoland Christmas Selection

Winners of The Guardian's Chrismtas Taste Test

Hotel Chocolat Mini Crackers

Mini chocolate Christmas crackers from Hotel Chocolat.

Chococo Christmas Selection

A selection of Christmas chocolates from Chococo.

Demarquette Royal Merina

Delicious 'voumlised' Madagascan ganche chocolates.

Thorntons Limited Edition Jubilee Wonder Box

The most expensive box of chocolates we've ever reviewed.

Feeding Your Imagination ‘Seductive’

Theraputic, seductive chocolate, or pretentious rubbish?

Artisan du Chocolat Mandarin & Mulled Spices

Milk chocolate with spices. And kittens.

Johanna Woodhead Selection

A selection of filled chocolates & truffles from Glasgow.

Belflair Orangettes

Candied orange peel in dark chocolate.

Co Couture Blend II 69%

A simple 69% dark chocolate from Belfast.

Feeding Your Imagination ‘Lovely’

Organic milk chocolate with peppermint and cardamom.

Rococo Crystallised Ginger

A Rococo artisan bar with ginger essence.

Paul A. Young Blackcurrant & Salted Caramels

Layers of blackcurrant and salted caramel in beautifully finished dark chocolate shells.

Duffy’s Corazon Del Ecuador With Cocoa Nibs & Oak Smoked Salt

One of our favourite milk chocolates, from one of the world's best chocolate makers.

Clerkenwell Chocolate Manjari Truffles

Deliciously rich and fruity dark chocolate truffles made with Valrhona Manjari.

Hope And Greenwood Champagne Truffle Selection

Four different Champagne Truffles from the 'Purveyors of Splendid Confectionery'.

Tiger J’s Truffles

A range of truffles sold partly in aid of the Born Free Foundation.

Thorntons Bakewell Tart

How does Thorntons take on the traditional Bakewell Tart compare to the real thing?

Paul A. Young Bakewell Tart Dome

Paul A. Young is back with another new creation, but has he managed to capture the essence of a bakewell tart?

Rococo Venus Nipples & Lips

They're chocolate nipples and lips. What more could you want?

Boutique Aromatique Selection

Aromatic, full flavour fresh chocolates from Shelly Preston's new Nottinghamshire chocolate boutique.

Paul A. Young Soreen Malt Loaf Truffles

A childhood favourite brought back to life in truffle form by the amazing Paul A. Young.

Sir Hans Sloane Dark Drinking Chocolate Beads

Dark drinking chocolate beads that make a tasty snack as well as a decent hot chocolate.

Thorntons Cloudy Lemonade

The latest addition to Thornton's chocolate block range, this white chocolate with lemon oil and popping candy is sure to put a smile on your face.

Pourtoi Chocolate Chip Cookies

A range of soft chocolate chip cookies that are gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and kosher.

Paul A. Young Chocolate Frogs

Simple, sweet and cute hand painted chocolate frogs from Paul A. Young.

Chocolate Wizard Selection

A selection of chocolates from young entrepreneur David Craggs - aka the Chocolate Wizard.

Charlotte Flower Chocolates Selection

A selection of handmade chocolates from Scotland flavoured with local plants and trees!

Baruzzo Summer Collection

Take a look at the new summer collection from UK-based Italian chocolatier Raffaella Baruzzo.

Thorntons Academy of Chocolate Gold Award Winners

A selection of three Academy of Chocolate award winning fresh chocolates, part of Thorntons' "Wonder Box".

Morrison’s Chocolate & Vanilla Stout

This isn’t the first chocolate beer I’ve tried, but it is the first supermarket own brand version which has been ‘enhanced’ with chocolate. Morrison’s have added both chocolate and vanilla flavours to the beer. Not something I really thought well …

Co Couture Dark Chocolate with Rum & Raisin

Rum and raisin dark chocolate from our favourite Belfast chocolatiers.

Melt Sea Salt Chocolate Mud Pie

A deliciously gooey, fudgey, cakey, caremelly, fudgey creation from Notting Hill's finest.

Sunshine & Butterflies Handmade Chocolate Selection

A selection of handmade fresh chocolates from London chocolatier Sunshine & Butterflies.

Thorntons Chocolate Liqueur

A chocolate flavoured liqueur drink from Thorntons.

Nicky Grant Selection Part 2

A quick look at some new chocolates from one of our favourite British chocolatiers.

Kshocolât Cocktail Tower

We weren't particularly impressed with these cocktail inspired chocolates...

Chocolution Mayan Magic Raw Chocolate Making Kit

The idea is simple, you’re given some cocoa solids and some natural sweetener, you melt them all together and you make your own raw chocolates.

William Curley Millionaire’s Shortbread

Another offering from William Curley's Nostalgia Range. Shortbread with caramel, covered in dark chocolate.

Seed & Bean Pumkin Seeds & Hemp Oil

Another bar from Seed & Bean, the Nottingham based maker of fair trade, organic chocolate bars.

Paul A. Young Pistachio & Lemon Thyme Caramel Mallow

A hand painted dome of 64% Valrhona Madagascan chocolate. Inside, there’s a layer of pistachio flavoured marshmallow, with a second layer of lemon thyme caramel on top.

James Chocolates Firecracker Egg

A 70% cocoa dark chocolate egg, but it’s James Firecracker chocolate, and therefore home to chilli, pepper, spice, and of course popping candy.

Hotel Chocolat Eggs & Soldiers

It’s probably been 32 years since I last had eggs with soldiers, but this cute little Easter box from Hotel Chocolat still managed to catch my attention.

Lucky’s Humpty Dumpty Chestnut Milk Chocolate Egg

I'm a big fan of Lucky's. Their Valrhona enrobed cakes are as innovative as they are delicious, so I was excited to hear they were branching out for Easter.

Thorntons Chocolate Jubilee Easter Egg

Those of you who have been paying attention will know that this year is Thorntons’ 100th birthday. They’ve been working on a raft of new products to celebrate, and this spectacular egg is one of them.

William Curley Bounty & Marathon Bars

William Curley recreates some childhood classics as part of his nostalgia range.

Gorvett & Stone Cinder Toffee Easter Egg

Make no mistake, this is an egg for those with a sweet tooth. But it’s made with care from quality ingredients, and I quickly managed to scoff my way through far more than I should have done.

Paul A. Young Billingtons Simnel Brownie

There's no question in my mind that this is the best brownie in the world. If you don't manage to get hold of one between now and Easter, then you're missing out.

Knead Bakery Chocolate Brownie & Cookies

Allergy free cookies and brownies from Knead Bakery.

Cocoapod EasterEggs DIY Kit

In this kit, you get four flat egg-shaped slabs of milk chocolate, a big bag of mixed sweeties, a bag of small chocolate buttons for melting (and sticking said sweeties to said eggs), and a some miniature paintbrushes to help make the whole process even easier.

Matcha Chocolat Mixed Selection

This first anniversary box represents something of a departure for Matcha, with more of the chocolates inspired by other herbs and spices.

Hotel Chocolat Quail Eggs

A cute little box of a dozen chocolate mini eggs with assorted fillings.

James Chocolates Caramel & Vanilla Easter Egg

This is the first of a handful of eggs I received from James Chocolates. It’s one of their 60g eggs, which means two things – it’s not going to last you a week, and it won’t cost an absolute fortune. …

Choc Affair Aniseed

Here’s some more Fairtrade chocolate sent to us by the Fairtrade Foundation for Fairtrade Fortnight. This time, it’s a 34% milk chocolate flavoured with aniseed oil.

Nero & Bianco Fairtrade Chocolate

Nero & Bianco are a High Wycombe based company, selling Fairtrade chocolate from Peru and The Dominican Republic.

Baruzzo Cape Gooseberries

They’re very grown up treats, particularly given that I paid almost ten pounds for this little bag, but believe me, I haven’t tasted anything like this before and I wanted to spread the word.

Kellogg’s Red Nose Day Rice Krispie Squares

Kellogg’s insisted we tell you that they have these limited edition Red Nose Day Rice Krispie Squares out, with “edible red noses”.

Thorntons Milk Chocolate With Banana

Say hello to yet another in the (seemingly endless) line of Thornton’s slabs.

Jme Collection Fairtrade Chocolate

It’s Fairtrade Fortnight and the nice people at the Fairtrade Foundation were good enough to send some samples of Fairtrade chocolate that we hadn’t seen before.

East India Company Dark Chocolate With Red Peppercorn

The East India Company is probably not be a name you associate with chocolate. In fact, it’s probably not a name you associate with anything much in the modern world.

Artisan du Chocolat Laverstoke Park Farm Buffalo Milk Chocolate

You can probably guess this chocolate’s unique selling point. This milk chocolate is made with buffalo milk, rather than cows’ milk. The buffalo in question comes from Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire.

William Curley Chocolate Caramel Mou

The chocolates themselves look beautiful, much as you'd expect from anything with William Curley's name on it. They're elegant and unfussy with a simple decoration of cocoa nibs on top.

Paul A. Young Valentine’s Selection

Time for more Valentine’s chocolates, this time from the always awesome Paul A. Young. As you’d expect from Paul, everything looks amazing, so I just thought I’d show you lots of pretty pictures.

James Strawberry & Champagne Truffles

James Chocolates’ second offering for lovers who love chocolate comes in the form of these Strawberry & Marc de Champagne liqueur truffles, although in fairness they aren’t in any way Valentine themed other than by virtue of the fact they’re …

Chococo Valentine’s Gift Set

Here’s a bit of Valentine’s fun from Chococo. A 125g dark chocolate heart with white chocolate cherubs and little sugar hearts and a selection of 16 fresh chocolates. Let’s start with the heart. You can pick from other varieties of chocolate …

Seed & Bean Clementine Milk Chocolate

As Dom mentioned, we’ve been given the whole Organic Seed & Bean bar range to review. This 37% cocoa milk chocolate bar is made with 77% Fairtrade ingredients, all of which are also organically produced. At 37% cocoa it’s richer than …

Charbonnel et Walker Delicious Art

Mr Ramsey Finchley London Mrs Minnie Walker 173 New Bond Street London 1st February 1878 My Dearest Mrs Walker I do hope this note finds you in good health. It has been some time since we last corresponded, but Mme. Charbonnel informed me of your recent dalliance with …

James Raspberry Hearts

In case you weren’t aware (in which case there’s a good chance you’re male and possibly single) Valentines Day will soon be upon us once again, and chocolate manufacturers all over the world have been getting the heart shaped moulds …

Cocoa Loco Champagne Truffles

My last encounter with Cocoa Loco was back in 2009 and took the form of a rather hot chilli chocolate bar. This time round, I have something a little more sedate; this rather cute little box of six handmade, organic …

Nakd Cocoa Bars

We all know that chocolate is good for you (it’s only when you start adding sugar and milk powder that things go downhill), but there do seem to be more and more health foods using chocolate as an ingredient lately. These …

Carluccio’s Dark Chocolate Grissini

These grissini (breadsticks) were a gift from my friend Judith of Mostly About Chocolate late last year, so I thought it was about time I got down to writing about them. We split the 400g box between us, and you …

Thorntons ‘Born To Share’ Milk Chocolate With Mango

This little 80g block of chocolate from Thorntons is something a bit special. Not only is it the first time we’ve featured chocolate made with cocoa beans from Haiti on Chocablog, but a sizeable chunk (91p to be precise) of …

The Chocolate Tasting Club Christmas 2010 Collection

Observant readers might be wondering why I’m writing about Christmas 2010 chocolates that you couldn’t possibly buy in January 2011. There is method (of sorts) in this madness, I assure you. These “Chocolate Tasting Club” chocolates were a Christmas gift from …

Divine Dark Chocolate With Ginger & Orange

Despite having had Divine chocolate in cocktails and brownies recently, it’s been a while since we’ve reviewed any of their actual bars, and being a bit of a ginger fan, I thought I’d give this one a try. This is a …

Seed & Bean Lemon & Poppy Seeds

Seed & Bean are a UK company producing ethical and organic chocolate bars. They sent us their entire range (expect more reviews soon!), but this caught my eye as I’ve never reviewed a chocolate bar with poppy seeds. Simon recently tried …

40point5 Artisan Chocolates

This intriguing box of chocolates was a gift from my favourite chocolate guide, and comes from a new shop called 40point5 in Kensington. The name refers to the melting point of chocolate. Clever – but perhaps something that will go …

The Chocolate Society Wicked Hokey Pokey

I recentl received a little box of treasure from The Chocolate Society, and one of the items in the box was this bag of cinder toffee covered in Valrhona 70% dark chocolate – aka ‘Hokey Pokey’. The card attached to the …

Matcha Chocolat Winter Selection

After a break from the norm with Matcha’s Chocolate Shards, tea-chocolatier-extrordinaire Katie Christoffers is back with another selection box – this time with a winter theme. The packaging remains unchanged from Matcha’s other selection boxes, which is fine by me, although …

Chocolate Craft Port & Cranberry Truffles

It’s always nice to meet new people in the chocolate industry, and the other week I met Debbie from Chocolate Craft at the Taste of Christmas show. I’d never heard of Chocolate Craft before, but Debbie had heard of Chocablog …

Jaz & Jul’s Organic Hot Chocolate

I’ve been aware of Jaz & Jul’s for some time now, but only had a chance to talk to them properly and pick up some samples at the Southbank Chocolate Festival. Jaz & Juls just make hot chocolate. They use …

Sobo Chocolate Cookies

I picked these up at the Southbank Chocolate Festival this weekend, and thought they were worth telling you about. Sobo Chocolate are a London based company producing handmade cookies for sale at cafés and restaurants around the capital and direct to …

James Chocolate Bars

James Chocolates were at the Speciality & Fine Food fair at Olympia earlier this year, and owner James Hutchins himself gave me four little slabs to try out. Firecracker Dark chocolate laced with pepper and spices. Strong, peppery taste to begin …

Berry Scrumptious Mulled Berry Chocolate

Time for something a little Christmassy from Scotland’s Berry Scrumptious, makers of stunningly fresh chocolate-dipped strawberries, and interesting, but less-stunning berry chocolate bars. This “mulled berry” version follows the same format Berry Scrumptious’ other bars – broken shards of chocolate in …

Hotel Chocolat The Purist 70% Chuao

If you’re not seriously into chocolate, you may not have heard of Chuao, but it’s kind of a big thing at the moment. It’s actually a small village in Venezuela, but those in the know say the surrounding plantations produce …

Cocoapod Christmas Tree Kit

This rather cute chocolate Christmas tree kit apparently came about by accident. Having designed the product, Cocoapod found it was impossible to post reliably without arriving in pieces, so opted to sell it as a “DIY kit”. Needless to say, I …

Matcha Chocolat Shards

These beautifully packaged shards of chocolate are something of a departure for Katie Christoffers’ Matcha Chocolat. Until recently she has concentrated on her (equally beautiful) tea-infused filled chocolates, so I was intrigued to see how she would approach these. There are …

Gorvett & Stone Rum & Raisin Truffles

Time for another little box of chocolates from Henley’s Gorvett & Stone. This time we have a box of twelve 40% milk chocolates with a rum and raisin ganache made from 70% dark chocolate. As with Gorvett & Stone’s other creations, …

Devnaa Signature Chocolates

Devnaa is a brother and sister partnership producing “Indian Inspired” chocolates and confectionery in the UK. As you can see first impressions are great, with beautiful brightly coloured packaging that immediately makes you want to open the box. The one …

Hotel Chocolat Dark & Fruity Yule Log

In case you hadn’t noticed, here in the UK, the nights are drawing in, and yes, Christmas is looming large. Of course, Christmas is a time for chocolate (although here at Chocablog every day is a day for chocolate) and …

Booja-Booja Raspberry Truffles

Booja-Booja sent this little box after company founder Colin Mace found Simon’s review of their Flambéd Banana Truffles and got in touch to say how much he liked our little blog. Never one to miss an opportunity, I managed to …

Gorvett & Stone Eton Mess

I love Gorvett & Stone. I haven’t yet had the chance to visit their Henley shop, but their products have the perfect combination of quality, freshness and fun. I’ve also got a bit of a soft spot for Eton Mess …

Demarquette Victorian Ganache Selection

This little Christmas selection would normally come in a box of 16 larger chocolates, but I picked them up from Demarquette’s shop in Fulham Road at the launch, and these little tasters were quite enough for my review! There’s four different …

Ben Tre Action Against Hunger Bars

A certain person who shall remain nameless has been teasing me with these Ben Tre bars for some time. With a series of emails and texts along the lines of “I bought you a Ben Tre bar to try” followed …

Paul A. Young Chateau Civrac Ganache Grapes

As a chocolate blogger, the only thing more satisfying than the postman knocking on your door with a package full of chocolate, is when that package has a “Paul A. Young Fine Chocolates” label on it. My life has …

Sugargrain ‘Winter’ Brownies

Having never received cake in the post before, it was lovely to be sent a batch of brownies from Sugargrain (aka Caroline Aherne). What was even lovelier (and for reasons that will become apparent, really lovely) was that about a …

Thorntons Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cookies are a bit of a departure for Thorntons, but a very welcome one. I had a taste of these at their Christmas launch back in July and I’ve been looking forward to reviewing them. I finally got my hands …

Melt Wine Bar

Don’t be misled by the words “complex chocolate” on the front, because this is about as simple as chocolate gets, with just three ingredients. Cocoa mass, sugar and cocoa butter. The complex flavours come from the cocoa bean rather than …

Kshocolât Mini Strawberrettes

Since we last talked about Kshocolât, two things have happened; In February this year, the company went into administration (which doesn’t surprise me), then last month, a Welsh company bought their assets and brand (which surprises me a great deal). It …

Chocoholly Plain Dark Organic Chocolate

This simple, 40g bar of 72% dark, organic chocolate was thrust into my hand by Holly at the recent Speciality & Fine Food Fair. It’s a very simple bar, but one of my main reasons for wanting to talk about …

Duffy’s Star of Panama 70%

Here’s another of Duffy Sheardown’s single origin bars, stone ground and hand made in Lincolnshire. As previously mentioned, Duffy is one of only three UK chocolate makers who import the beans and make. I had the pleasure of meeting the Sheardowns …

Coco Bean Handmade Truffles

This box of handmade truffles was sent to us by Ruth at Coco Bean, a small Welsh chocolatier. They come in boxes of six or twelve, and you can choose which individual truffles you want when placing your order. As you …

Hotel Chocolat Signature Dark Collection

This tiny little massive box of chocolates was a small part of the goody bag we received at the Hotel Chocolat Christmas launch back in July, but has only just gone on sale. It looks like there have been a …

Charbonnel et Walker Vanilla Truffles

Strangely, the only things we’ve ever reviewed from Charbonnel et Walker are boxes of truffles. It’s what they’re most known for and they don’t seem to like to stray too far into the world of “new” and “exciting”. I recently found …

Blue Basil Brownie

This little brownie was part of my goody bag at the recent Divine Chocolate cocktail evening in Marylebone. As you might expect, it’s using Divine chocolate (their 85% dark chocolate and their milk chocolate), along with lots of organic goodness. I …

Rococo Basil & Persian Lime

Time for more of Rococo’s beautiful new packaging, inspired by the Moorish tiles in their “secret” Moroccan garden in Motcomb Street. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the flavours come from there too, although I’m not entirely sure that …

Marmite Very Peculiar Milk Chocolate

Marmite and chocolate. The perfect combination. At least it was when top chocolatier Paul A. Young created his Marmite Truffles a couple of years ago. And it was even better when he created an amazing Marmite XO bar last year. But now …

Prestat Truffle Selection

I picked up this little bag of fresh truffles from Prestat’s brightly coloured shop in central London. Having never tried any of their fresh chocolates, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect – my Prestat experience to date has been …

Sugargrain Brownies

I was introduced to Caroline Aherne by a mutual friend a while ago – back when Caroline was selling at Covent Garden Market (she’s now at the monthly Real Food Festival market) and at a time when she was thinking …

Chocolate Cafe Manchester Tart

It’s not every day you get sent a Manchester Tart. In fact, until this week I had no idea what a Manchester Tart was – and that’s despite most of my family being Mancunian. Helpfully, The Chocolate Cafe, who make …

Claire Clark Jaffa Cake

I was lucky enough to be given this amazing creation on my Chocolate Ecstasy Tour of Chelsea chocolate shops at the weekend. We took a detour from the usual tour route to visit Claire’s pop-up patisserie in Harvey Nichols. We …

Burnt Sugar Chewy Caramels

It’s been a year since Simon reviewed Burnt Sugar’s Gooey Caramels, which he found at Borough Market. I found this ‘chewy’ variation in Waitrose, so things are obviously going well for the Burnt Sugar guys. These chewy caramels seem to use …

Rococo Moroccan Mint

Here’s a little something I liberated from the Rococo stand at the Speciality and Fine Food Fair. It’s a 65% organic dark chocolate bar with organic mint, and comes in a brightly coloured wrapper, the design of which is inspired …

Plush Petals

We’ve talked about Plush’s beautiful fair trade chocolates before, and bumped into them at the recent Speciality & Fine Food Fair recently. They promised to send us some “handbags” as soon as they were ready, and here they are. There’s two …

Matcha Chocolat Lotus Selection

Another season is upon us, which means another collection of tea-based chocolates from Katie Christoffers’ Matcha Chocolat. The presentation is exactly the same as previous collections – the box hasn’t changed at all – only the contents have changed. Well… most …

Pour Toi Selection

I met the ladies from Pour Toi at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair at Olympia last week (photos of that on our Facebook page). I love meeting new people in the chocolate industry, and I especially love it when …

Mr Simms Maldon Salt Caramel

Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppes seem to be popping up everywhere at the moment. Simon recently found one in … and one has recently opened up near me in Brent Cross. While it’s difficult to find out many solid details behind …

Cocoa Mountain Selection

Based in north west Scotland, Cocoa Mountain describe themselves as the most remote chocolate company in the UK. Their amazing looking chocolate bar is apparently known for its hot chocolates, but despite our attempts to get them to post …

Moko Chocolate Truffles

I don’t like writing bad things about small businesses, so I’m going to keep this review short. They’re bags of “chocolate” “truffles”, that are made mostly of sugar and vegetable fat. They are basically the same, except one lot is rolled …

Tesco Finest Belgian Chocolate Tiffin Squares

Every once in a while, I like to pick up something random from the shelves of Tesco for lunch review purposes. Today I thought I’d sample some of their Finest range, so picked up these strangely packaged tiffin squares, which are …

Fortnum & Mason Mexican Mole Spice

The other day, I found myself in Fortnum & Mason wondering around the chocolate section (what else), looking for something interesting to buy. Being a poor blogger meant I could only afford a single item from Fortnum’s, so I wanted …

Brownie Points Brownies

We’re definitely in a brownie kind of mood lately, and this particular box of brownies was un unexpected gift at the end of our little afternoon tea at Tea Party in Finchley. Brownie Points is a London-based brownie maker with …

Booja Booja Flambéd Banana Truffles

Booja Booja is a Norfolk based company specialising in organic, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian friendly chocolates, They’ve won numerous awards from organic and vegetarian societies, and definitely fall into the ‘slightly bonkers chocolate makers’ category (I mean – Booja-Booja?) I …

Afternoon Tea At Tea Party, Finchley

Serendipty is a wonderful thing. A random comment I made on Twitter about being in Finchley caught the attention of Samantha Check, who runs a tea room just round the corner from where I live. I’d never heard of Tea Party …

Mood Foods OmBar Probiotic Range

Here we have another three Mood Foods OmBars, only this time they come with a little something extra, namely probiotic bacteria (the same stuff in those yoghurt drinks they sell in supermarkets and health food stores). As you can see, one …

Nestlé Milkybar Raisin & Biscuit

What to say… what to say… When Nestlé’s PR send you a box of 36 Milkybars, it’s only polite to say something. Apparently, these are new, improved “adult” Milkybars, with added raisin and biscuit – and that makes them suitable for …

Chocolate Cafe Dark Chocolate With Mint

This is the third and final bar I received from The Chocolate Cafe a while back. It’s a simple dark chocolate flavoured with mint. As with the other bars, it’s presented in a simple but elegant paper wrapper, that really …

Duffy’s Corazon Del Ecuador 72%

This bar was supposed to be featured at a recent tasting event Dom & I were invited to, but Duffy Sheardown wasn’t able to make it, so he very kindly posted out samples to everyone after the event. That isn’t …

Lucky’s Chocolate Enrobed Cakes

This is more of a preview than a review, because these attractive chocolate enrobed cakes and brownies won’t actually be available until next month. Lucky’s sent us three cakes (“Sour Kick”, “Fancy Fudge”, “Nutty Delay”) and three brownies (“Mocha Madness”, “Chunky …

Hotel Chocolat Summer Goody Bag

Time for another Hotel Chocolat goody bag! I do love these things, despite the fact that they come in a little handbag and are probably not aimed at me. I think there’s something exciting about ripping open a bag full …

The Chocolate Tree Dark Chocolate With Strawberry & Pepper

This is the last of the three Chocolate Tree bars I picked up on my recent trip to Edinburgh. It has crushed black peppercorns and dried strawberries, which struck me as an interesting and unusual combination. I’d had chocolate with …

Hotel Chocolat 50% Island Growers Gianduja

Gianduja, for the uninitiated, is a mixture of chocolate and hazelnut paste. It’s sometimes sold in blocks (great for creating delicious desserts), used as a filling for individual chocolates, or as in this case, simply cut into small squares and …

Cadbury Raisin BrunchBar

I’m going to be honest with you. I won these in the tombola at East Finchley Festival. I didn’t buy them, and Cadbury certainly didn’t send us them. Because they never send us anything. I’m not really a breakfast bar kind …

Mood Foods OmBar Fruit Bars

Mood foods have redesigned, rebranded and re-invented their range of Ombars, one of which I reviewed last year. The 2010 models are completely different though, with the cocoa content up to 60%, and a new sweetening agent in the mix. Mood …

Paul A. Young 72% Venezuelan with Tellicherry Pepper

This is one of Paul A. Young’s latest creations. It was thrust into my hand at the recent Taste of London event in Regents Park, and also one of the samples on offer at Jennifer Earle’s Chocs & Tunes tasting …

Hotel Chocolat Super Boosters

Any chocolate that comes in a test tube must be good. If it’s made from cocoa nibs and has a Hotel Chocolat logo on it, then it should be awesome. The name and presentation are clearly designed to get you thinking …

Chocolate Cafe Milk Chocolate With Honeycomb

The second in a trio of bars from The Chocolate Cafe is this milk chocolate with honeycomb. It’s a 33.6% cocoa solids chocolate that describes itself as “premium” for some reason. I’m not convinced that’s a great way to describe chocolate, …

Mama’s Chocolate & Mint Cream Fudge

Here’s something I picked up at my local farmers market on a very hot day in Finchley. It was my first visit to the market and I wasn’t expecting to see anything chocolate related, especially on the hotest day of …

Chocolate Café Strawberry Chocolate With Black Pepper

The Chocolate Café is a chocolate shop and café in Ramsbottom, Lancashire. As you can see from the picture above, they don’t just sell other people’s chocolate, they also have their own label. They sent us three bars to try, and …

The Chocolate Tree “Seeds” Milk Chocolate

Having recently written about this Edinburgh company and their excellent chilli chocolate, I was obviously keen to try another one of The Chocolate Tree’s bars. This time it was their milk chocolate bar with seeds. The bar …

Auberge du Chocolat Signature Dairy Free Range

I picked this little selection up from the Auberge stand at Taste of London last week. I asked the girls to pick out a selection of their favourites, and they chose to go with this “Dairy Free” selection. I use the …

Bellina Chocolate House, Cambridge

Whilst out and about on my travels a while ago, I tracked down the Bellina Chocolate House in Cambridge. Located in newer premises on Bridge Street (having moved from a small side street which is also home to a fantastic …

Hotel Chocolat The Purist 50% Milk Island Growers

I happened to pass by one of Hotel Chocolat’s stores recently and decided to pop in for a look, since we’ve not been sent anything from them for a while. While Hotel Chocolat continue to bring out ever more outrageous, …

Nicky Grant Selection

There’s nothing I enjoy more than discovering a fresh chocolate maker that I haven’t come across before, so I was delighted when the postman tried (and failed) to squeeze this little box through my letterbox. Luckily the chocolates and the postman …

The Chocolate Tree Chilli Milk Chocolate

This week, I am in Edinburgh where a friend has tipped me off to the existence of The Chocolate Tree, a local place selling handcrafted certified organic chocolates. I grabbed a few of their interesting-looking bars to try. £5 …

Chocolate & Love Crushed Diamonds

This is one of the Chocolate & Love own branded bars that I picked up at their recent tasting session in central London. It’s one of those strange chocolates that can’t decide if it wants to be dark or milk. It’s …

Matcha Chocolat Jade Selection

Tea chocolate is very much the in thing right now. I think the fact that Katie Christoffers, the brains behind Matcha Chocolat sent us this new collection in the same week as the Paul A. Young & Henrietta Lovell tea …

Chocoholly Strawberry & Chilli White Chocolate

This is one of the bars Holly gave me at the Real Food Festival recently, and it’s been sat in my chocolate stash begging to be eaten, so I thought it was about time I tried it. The colour is the …

Damian Allsop Clouds

Damien Allsop is another Michelin standard Head Pastry Chef turned chocolatier, and he has taken an unusualk approach to many of his products, including the CH20colates Dom reviewed (and didn’t much care for). It isn’t very often that someone comes up …

Edible.com Chocolate Coated Giant Ants

Can you tell what it is yet? After my review of the chocolate coated worms and crickets was published, Chocablog reader Amy kind of dared me to review these. So I did. For about a pound a go (plus postage) I found …

Duffy’s Star Of Peru 43%

Time for another bar from Duffy Sheardown – one of only two bean-to-bar chocolate makers in the UK. This time it’s a milk chocolate made with Peruvian beans. As with all the bars in the range, the packaging is simple – …

Willie’s Cacao Madagascan 71 Sambirano Superior

Willie Harcourt-Cooze is one of only two bean to bar chocolate makers in the UK. Most famously, he was the subject of Channel 4′s “Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory”, and in chocolate circles, he’s known as much for his personality as …

Chocolate Utopia Selection

Finding myself in Nottingham for the day I decided to see if I could find any noteworthy chocolate shops, and Chocolate Utopia popped up at the top of the list. Since the shop was only a five minute walk away …

Cadbury Crunchie, Caramel & Turkish Biscuits

These new biscuits come in three varieties – Crunchie, Caramel and Turkish – and are made for Cadbury by Burton’s Foods who sent us these samples. Now I’m not the biggest fan of biscuits in the world, so I took …

Paul A. Young Marmite XO Bar

I’ve known this bar was coming for a couple of months and I’ve sat and waited patiently for it to appear. Today it finally arrived, and I think my life may be complete. Yes, this is what happens when you …

Duffy’s Heart of Panama 70%

It may surprise you to learn that there are only two people making chocolate from the bean in the UK. The first was Willie Harcourt-Cooze (of Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory fame), and now we have Duffy Sheardown and his Red …

Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe Old Jamaica

Older readers may remember those iconic (and downright silly) ads for Cadbury’s Old Jamaica in the 70s and 80s. I remember it being a favourite of my mother at the time, but for some reason Cadbury discontinued it in the …

Chocoholly Salted Caramels

Holly Caulfied – aka Chocoholly – is one of my favourite British chocolatiers. Not only is she an all-round lovely person to know, but her artistic talents make her chocolates some of the most creative and attractive chocolates around. The range …

Popina White Chocolate & Coffee Truffle Brownie

I picked this little beauty up from the Popina stand at the Real Food Festival at Earls Court on Friday. According to their web site, it’s made with 72% dark chocolate, white chocolate and coffee, but I wanted to see how …

Betsy & Bill’s Handmade Chocolates

I’m always interested to discover new chocolatiers, especially when they’re local to me. So it was with some excitement that I picked up this little bag of chocolates from the shelf of my local Budgens, which proudly proclaimed itself as …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar of Plenty Berry Fruit & Vanilla Shortcake

These Cadbury ‘Bars of Plenty’ have been around for a while now, so I thought it was about time I tried one. The basic concept is a Dairy Milk bar stuffed with as much other stuff as humanly possible. Presumably …

Galaxy Bubbles

It seems the folks at Mars UK have a bit of a thing for Galaxy at the moment. Not only have we just seen the relaunch of that 70s classic Galaxy Counters, but now it seems they want to steal …

Rococo Dark Chocolate Floral Bee Bars

These little 20g bars were part of my haul from the Rococo stand at the Southbank Chocolate Festival last month. Rococo do a range of these little ‘Bee Bars’ in both milk and dark chocolate varieties, but I thought I’d …

James Caramel & Vanilla Discs

Time for another offering from James Chocolates, and this time we have some rather interesting looking caramel chocolate discs with vanilla and sea salt. The thing that intrigued me most though, was that ‘Great Taste Gold’ award logo on the package. …

William Curley Cinnamon Milk Chocolate

This rather ordinary looking box conceals 50g of cinnamon flavoured milk chocolate from Britain’s best chocolatier (at least according to The Academy of Chocolate). Picked up from his stand at the London Chocolate Festival for the princely sum of £3.50. There’s …

Hotel Chocolat The Purist Madagascar Dark 72%

I chose this bar from Hotel Chocolat, partly because I wanted a change from the usual seasonal promotional items they send us, but primarily because I’m a big fan of Madagascan chocolate. This is the first time I’ve had one …

The Chocolate Heart Mini Bars

These mini bars are made in Brighton by The Chocolate Heart and one thing that sets them aside from many other chocolate makers is that this chocolate is dairy free, something I happen to know to be very important to …

Rabot Estate Chocolate Covered Cacao Nibs

These cacao nibs were nabbed from the opening of the Rabot Estate shop in Borough Market, and as you can see, come in two varieties – milk chocolate or dark chocolate. Nibs, if you don’t already know, are simply the unprocessed …

Artisan du Chocolat Ginger & Lemongrass Milk Chocolate

Back in October, Simon reviewed Artisan du Chocolat’s Mole Poblano, a sibling to this bar. Like the Mole bar, this Ginger & Lemongrass one has some notes from Artisan’s Gerard Coleman on the back of the box: “According to traditional Chinese …

Gü Brownies

Brownies. Odd things when you think about it. One basic recipe with one perfect outcome, but variations abound. Some use nuts, others just fruit, others fruit, nuts and marshmallows. Everyone seems to have a slightly different take. For example, Paul …

Ooh La La Chocolaterie Spring Collection

It’s been a while since I looked at anything from Ooh La La, so I decided to pick up a box with ‘one of everything’ from their Spring Collection when I saw them at the recent London Chocolate Festival. There are …

Damian Allsop CH20colates

I picked this box up at the London Chocolate Festival, and although I quickly lost track of how much I was spending, Damian Allsop’s web site tells me they’re £13.50 for this box of 12 chocolates. Or roughly £1.13 per …

Ashleys Turkish Delight Thins

As I was passing through my local Foodland the other day, these caught my eye. Partly because I saw my own name (admittedly, with the alternate spelling, but nevertheless) – and partly because of the magic words: “Turkish Delight”. I haven’t …

Paul Wayne Gregory Selection

This was the little box I was presented with after having challenged Paul Wayne Gregory to pick his favourites from the selection on offer at The London Chocolate Festival. He also gave me a lollipop, but that’s a different story. As …

Thorntons Antioxi-Choc Berry Boost

Yet another from the (seemingly endless) range of Thornton’s slabs (are they trying to outdo Nestlé’s Japanese KitKat range?) this slab comes with added health benefits in the form of ‘Acticoa‘ – apparently two squares a day is enough to …

The Big Yum Chocolate Swerves

I first tried The Big Yum’s chocolatey offerings back in 2008, and frankly didn’t think enough of them to write anything. At the time, they sent me some samples and lots of brightly coloured, highly polished marketing material, but the …

James Raspberry Truffles

Time for something else from James. This time we have some dark chocolate raspberry truffles. Sounds good. The first thing I noticed about these is that the colour is a little odd. Because they’re dark chocolate, dusted in pink raspberry powder, …

Co Couture Gold Collection

Another new name to me at the London Chocolate Festival last month was Co Couture from Belfast. I picked up this little box of chocs and some chocolate fudge which may just end up scoffed without being reviewed as it …

Choki Raspberry Dark Chocolate

Choki of Brockley were new to me at last week’s London Chocolate Festival. Based in Brockley in South London and started by Gemma and Rowan just last year, they produce a range of handmade bars and truffles. Naturally, the stuff in …

Paul Wayne Gregory Salted Caramel Lollipop With Popping Candy

I think it’s fairly safe to say that for many people Paul Wayne Gregory was something fo a highlight at the South Bank in London last weekend. If the seemingly permanent crowd his stand were anything to go by, he …

Galaxy Counters

Galaxy Counters – a blast from the past, reincarnated in sexy new packaging. Well, I say ‘sexy’. It’s really just a plastic pouch, but it’s a step up from what we used to have in the seventies. Clearly they were aimed …

James Dark Chocolate Cupcake Egg

I’ve reviewed a few James Chocolates products before and had mixed experiences. More often than not, they’re beautifully presented original designs, but the actual chocolate has left something to be desired. I usually find James products in the “expensive chocolate section” …

Artisan du Chocolat Creme de la Creme Egg

I picked this little egg up from Artisan du Chocolat’s stall at the London Chocolate Festival on Friday – a freebie for remembering their ‘magic word of the day’. They come in milk and dark chocolate varieties. This is the milk …

Rococo Chocolates Quail Eggs

Two days ago I bought a house. As you can see, it’s not a very big house, but with London property prices the way they are, it’s all I could afford. The house in question was purchased at the London …

Berry Scrumptious Chocolate Bars

From the people who brought you the ultra-expensive and ultra-yummy chocolate dipped fresh strawberries comes this collection of freeze-dried berries in chocolate. We have four bars here, in a combination of strawberries and raspberries in white and dark chocolate chocolate. In …

Paul A. Young Sea Salted Caramel Egg

Ask me to list my favourite chocolates of all time (which people do all too frequently), and right up at the top of that list are Paul A. Young’s sea salted caramels. We saw quite a craze for sea salted …

The Gourmet Chocolate Pizza Company

I can’t say the words “gourmet”, “chocolate” and “pizza” are words I would consider using to describe a product, but as you can see, that’s apparently what lurks inside this nine inch pizza box. I have to say, I wasn’t …

Asda Extra Special Easter Egg

Ah, Asda. Part of the world’s largest public company and purveyor of fine chocolates… perhaps. We’ve never actually reviewed anything from Asda – partly perhaps because they’re not known for their chocolate, but primarily because nobody at Chocablog lives anywhere …

Gü Deeply Decadent Chocolate Mousse

Now I don’t know about how you feel about chocolate mousse, but I’m a bit of a fan. That’s not to say that every day (or even once a week) is Chocolate Mousse Day, but I have an appreciation for …

Helsham Selection

Helsham is a small chocolate company who founded by Helen Wood and Shami Doshi who, according to their web site, “share a love and passion for fine food”. Aside from that, I don’t know a lot about them – they’re …

Berry Scrumptious Chocolate Covered Strawberries

It’s not every day that you get sent fresh, chocolate covered strawberries from Scotland. But so far this week, it’s happened to me twice. When Royal Mail Special Delivery failed to deliver next day, Claire at Berry Scrumptious insisted on sending …

Matcha Chocolat Emperor’s Selection

It’s funny how you hear about new chocolatiers sometimes. Matcha were recommended to me twice in the space of the week, and just a few days later they got in touch via Twitter offering to send samples. Matcha is based in …

Rawr Chocolate Eggs

We’ve reviewed a few raw chocolate products in the past, but this is the first Easter-themed raw chocolate I’ve seen. Raw chocolate, if you don’t know, is chocolate that hasn’t been heat treated, has had minimal processing and is made without …

Letterbox Chocolates

Reviewing chocolate all day is of course, a fantastic job. But it does have its down sides. One of the biggest is that I can never leave the house because I’m always expecting a chocolate delivery and someone has to …

Lindt Mini Eggs

Easter is nearly upon us, and the first item to catch my eye on the shelves of my local Tesco was this little packet of mini eggs from Lindt. Once again, I fear I may have been led by pretty …

Gü Naughties Millionaire’s Flapjacks

I have been fortunate enough to have received this little bag of delights (well, not so little actually – the bag will make an excellent picnic hamper, thank you very much) and over the coming week or two I shall …

Chocolate Cellar Mothers Day Selection

Mothers Day is one of those holidays that it’s all too easy to forget. And if you have forgotten, then you’d better get your skates on because it’s this Sunday! Luckily, we’re here to remind you with the help of …

The Cake Nest Chocolate Cake

If writing for Chocablog were a proper job, it would probably be the best job in the world. I mean… how many of you have a postman that brings you cake for breakfast with a friendly smile? After seeing our cheap …

Cadbury Flake Celebration Cake

For Chocablog’s 4th birthday, I decided to buy an off-the-shelf chocolate cake, simply because it’s not the kind of thing we normally look at. Us Chocabloggers tend to work alone most of the time, so it’s difficult to justify shelling …

Dorset Cereals Chocolate Granola

Chocolate for breakfast may not be a new thing, but it’s something I’ve been experiencing much more of recently. Usually it just takes the form of a cereal bar, but I was pleasantly surprised when these two decent sized boxes …

Kellogg’s Fibre Plus

The other day, this pretty little gold box arrived in the mail. No explanation, no branding, no covering letter. Just a gold box with a label saying “Try Me”. Now, being the kind of person that will always eat unidentified …

Hotel Chocolat Magnificent Heart

Another heart-shaped Hotel Chocolat product for Valentines, and this time it’s a 70% cocoa dark chocolate creation studded with fruit and nuts. Before we continue with this, I feel I ought to pout this particular item into perspective. Yes, it’s THAT big. …

Chococo Milk Chocolate Honeycombe Heart

Our second Valentines offering from Chococo this year falls squarely into the “almost too pretty to eat” category. With the emphasis on “almost”, of course. A 225g solid milk chocolate heart, studded with chunks of honeycombe and dusted with edible …

Hotel Chocolat Chilli & Nibs Sweethearts

This deep red box contains four rows of seven chocolate hearts, each engraved with what would appear to be the, or possibly one of, Hotel Chocolat’s Valentines motif (of which more later, but on a much grander scale). This is the …

Mars Hot Chocolates

It’s not every day that you get a delivery from Mars, so I was quite looking forward to seeing what was inside the Martian jiffy bag that arrived on my doorstep. What we have is four varieties of hot chocolate …

Chococo Love Box

I love Chococo. They manage to strike the perfect balance between ‘hand made’ and ‘luxury gift’, and this attractive little box is the perfect illustration of that. This is their medium sized ‘Love Box’ (stop giggling at the back!) which …

Gü Mini Puds

Another offering from those people whü like to mis-spell words in order to get more umlauts on their packaging – yes, it’s Gü time again. This time I bought a box of three versatile little chocolate tortes. ‘Eat hot or cold’ …

Hotel Chocolat Gorgeous Heart – Fruity Affair

“Gorgeous Heart – Fruity Affair” is a silly name for a silly chocolate. Brilliantly silly, that is. A successor to last year’s ‘Heart Strings‘, this giant 650 gram heart comes in very similar packaging, laced up down the middle and …

Chocolate Heart Face-Off: Hotel Chocolat vs Thorntons

This year, Hotel Chocolat and Thorntons sent us similarly sized boxes of chocolate hearts, so rather than do two reviews, I thought it would be fun to put them head to head and see who comes out on top – …

Waitrose Dark Chocolate & Lemon Truffles

From Waitrose’s “Seriously Chocolatey” range comes this rather stylish little black box of chocolates. Inside are little balls of dark chocolate with a soft white chocolate cream and lemon filling. Unfortunately, there’s only 70g of them. That’s barely a mouthful. I’ve …

Thorntons Lovebirds

Well Christmas is over and done with, and the next vaguely-chocolatey-holiday is just around the corner. Yes, handily squeezed in just before Easter comes St Valentine’s day. This 170g offering from Thorntons is, frankly, part of their old school ‘cheap and …

West Cornwall Pasty Company Chocolate Pasty

UK readers will no doubt have seen the West Cornwall Pasty Company concessions stands on numerous stations and high streets throughout the land. I was in Fulham just before Christmas, and happened to fancy a (proper, hot) pasty, so I …

James Dark Chocolate Fish

This 94g chocolate fish was a Christmas present. Not the kind of thing I’d usually buy for myself, even for review purposes. It’s clearly designed as a gift – a novelty item – rather than a quality chocolate product. It …

Ubuntu Ginger

This is the second of the Ubuntu bars I picked up at the Taste of Christmas show in December. The format is exactly the same as the ultra clovey Orange Spice bar I’ve already reviewed – a small, solid block …

Thorntons Praline Melts

According to the press release that came with these, today – January 18th – is the most depressing day of the year. And that, apparently, is why Thorntons are giving away a million of them to people like you. Yes, …

Cadbury Caramel Nibbles

Another new offering from Cadbury here – part of their “Bags Of Stuff That Are Way Too Big For One Person But Like That’s Going To Stop Me Trying” range, I think. This 175g bag contains a large number of Dairy …

Milk Chocolate Monster Puffs

Last year I reviewed a very similar cereal bar to this – Kellog’s Totally Chocolatey Rice Krispie Squares. I gave them a pretty good review – and not just because Kellog’s sent me a free chocolate fountain. Sugar Puffs, if you …

Thorntons Lightly Salted Pistachio

I first tried a ‘pre-production’ version this bar back at the Chocolate Unwrapped show in October, and I’m really glad to see it’s now available in the shops. It’s another square block of solid chocolate, and as you can see …

Chocoholly Orange & Almond Milk Chocolate

Just look at that. Have you ever seen so much ‘stuff’ crowded onto a single chocolate bar? I think the closest I’ve seen was Cocoa Tree’s Organic Ginger bar I reviewed last year. No ginger here though. This is big …

Rococo Preview Selection

More strange-but-true chocoincidence as I found myself at work on the King’s Road a little while ago – right opposite Rococo’s shop. I thought I’d pop in and say hello, with a view to maybe catching up with owner Chantal …

Waitrose Chocolate Caramels

Another Christmassy offering from Waitrose here – a sibling to the rather yummy truffle boules I reviewed recently. This 100g box is the same size and shape as its sibling, but somehow not quite as pretty. The same goes for the …

Terry’s Volcanic Popping Candy Chocolate Orange

We’ve had a few incidences of exploding chocolate recently. What with Gorvett & Stone’s Exploding Frogs and Galler’s Volcaniques, we seem to have been experiencing a fair bit of fizz and pop. No surprises then that Terry’s have come up …

Feeding Your Imagination Bars

Please welcome guest Chocablogger Sian Meades from the incredibly awesome DomesticSluttery.com with something a little…. weird… I get giddy with excitement when I discover new chocolate. It’s like a fabulous little secret. It could be the best chocolate you’ve ever tried …

Beyond Chocolate Caramelised Orange Truffles

Occasional Chocablogger Sylvia first drew my attention to ‘Beyond Chocolate’ a couple of weeks ago. Neither of us had heard of them (or their creator Simon Boyle), but we both agreed their web site was… how can I put this …

Cadbury Clusters

From the same stable as Cadbury Raisins comes another totally-un-resealable bag of vaguely disturbing looking stuff. This time we have chocolated coated raisins (original, huh?) with the addition of corn flakes and smushed into ‘clusters’. Like their raisin-only counterparts, these …

Sainsbury’s So Organic Fairtrade Milk Chocolate

This 100g bar of 35% cocoa milk chocolate is obviously aimed squarely at the would-be buyer of slightly more expensive Swiss milk chocolate, but obviously the main difference here is that all of the ingredients that can be organic and …

Hotel Chocolat Best Dressed Reindeer

I’m not sure why clothes are important to a reindeer. Neither am I sure how wearing nothing but a pink scarf qualifies someone as ‘best dressed’. But in the world of Hotel Chocolat, pretty much anything is possible. According to the …

Taste of Christmas Show

Yesterday I paid a visit to the Taste of Christmas show at London’s ExCeL centre. I had no idea what to expect, but was a little concerned they might be having trouble moving tickets at the full price of £22, …

Waitrose Cherry & Orange Truffle Boules

Waitrose have a range of what I assume to be festively themed chocolates on the shelves, and being a sucker for fruity chocs, I thought I’d give these a go. As you can see, the packaging is very pretty and that …

Cadbury Raisins

I’ve always had a soft spot for chocolate coated raisins, but I don’t think I’ve seen a bag as big as this before. 200g in a supposedly resealable bag that doesn’t actually work and forces you to eat them all …

Chocolate Cellar Tiffin Biscuits

This little bag of goodies turned up on my doorstep the other day with no details and no explanation. Needless to say, I felt it my duty to give them a good home, and with a little bit of research, …

Hotel Chocolat Sparkling Stars Pralines

This praline selection from Hotel Chocolat apparently has a Christmas theme to it. I’m not convinced the three snowflakes and two sprigs of holly on the box add up to the most festive theme in the world, but someone in …

Paul A Young Sandalwood Bar

I happened to be in Islington the other day, and as I had a birthday present or two to buy, I thought I’d visit Paul A. Young’s shop and check out what he’s been up to lately. With a constantly …

Organic Meltdown Sweet Candied Orange

Back in July, Simon reviewed two Organic Meltdown bars and gave them a fairly positive write-up, so I was keen to try this when I found it in Waitrose. But before I get to the chocolate, I want to talk about …

Heritage Chocolate Medals

According to their web site, Heritage Chocolate is the sister company of Tower Mint – London’s only working mint, which produces all kinds of commemorative coins and medals – including the currency used on Gibraltar. Hertiage Chocolate coins however, are foil …

Gü Naughties Rocky Road

I’ve been eating Gü products of one sort or another for a while, but for some reason it hasn’t occurred to me to write anything about them until now. Dom wasn’t too pleased with his Gü chocolate experience, but I’ve …

Cocoapod Selection

Cocoapod is a sweet company best known for their “Build A Bar” personalised chocolates. They sell more than just chocolate though, and the review package they sent me contained an advent calendar with (mainly non-chocolate) sweets and a big bag …

Chocoholly Organic Milk Chocolate With Cardamom

Another one of Holly Caulfield’s handmade, organic chocolate bars, this time infused with cardamom – one of my favourite spices. This is a 37% cocoa milk chocolate bar, made using organic ingredients and is of a similar high standard to Holly’s …

Cadbury Snow Bites

The Halloween costumes are gone and the supermarket shelves have been filled with brightly coloured tat, which can only mean one thing. Christmas is right around the corner! This little bag was seen hiding in the “Edible Brightly Coloured Tat” aisle …

Tesco Turkish Delight Thins

Here we have the offspring of a sticky liaison between the Tesco Turkish Delight Bar I reviewed back in June and a box of After Eight mints. This isn’t going to be pretty. As far as I can tell, this is …

The Melange Chocolate : Orange & Chilli

This wafer thin sample came courtesy of Peckham based The Melange Chocolate Company (“Maylange Rodney, Maylange”). With winter fast approaching, a little dark chocolate with orange and chilli was quite appealing. As you can see, this sample was incredibly thin. I …

Green & Black’s Creamy Milk

Green & Black’s have been pushing this bar quite hard lately. Oddly, there seems to be a lot of large ads for it in London Underground stations at the moment, proclaiming that it’s a creamier and lighter than their standard …

Thorntons Metropolitan

Chocablog continues to have it’s finger on the pulse with a review of Thorntons’ new Metropolitan Box, launched today. After Dom’s lukewarm review of the Milan and Paris boxes, I approached these chocolates with a little trepidation. Opening the box and …

Faith In Nature Chocolate Soap, Shampoo & Conditioner

Faith in nature make natural beauty products of the sort you tend to see in health food stores. They have a whole range of products made with real organic chocolate and no artificial anything. I tried the soap, the shampoo …

Chocoholly Organic Milk Chocolate Fish With Geranium

Another offering from artist-turned-chocolate maker Holly Caulfield, these chocolate fish actually taste like flowers – geraniums to be precise. Having had both good and merely reasonable geranium flavoured chocolate before, I was interested to see what these fish shaped chocolates …

James Handmade Chocolate Piglets

I’ve only encountered James Chocolates once before – when their Hot & Spicy Ginger & Chilli Chocs went down rather well with my friends. Like those, I found these cute little (tiny) piglets in John Lewis. As you’d expect from – …

Hotel Chocolat Undiscovered St Lucia 42% Milk Chocolate

Hotel Chocolat have created a range of chocolates using cocoa from their own Rabot Estate on St. Lucia, and I have been fortunate enough to have received a box of assorted bars and pralines to sample. As mentioned in my interview …

Lauden Selection

I had already been in possession of these rather lovely looking chocolates for a little while when Dom and I met Stephen Trigg, co-owner of Lauden (and a lovely bloke) at the Chocolate Unwrapped event last weekend. As you can …

Gorvett & Stone Berry Peppery

Our third and final offering from Gorvett & Stone for this Chocolate Week is a little bag of broken chunks of dark chocolate with freeze dried strawberry and ground black pepper. The chocolate used here is a 70% cocoa solids from …

Choc Chick Taster Kit

Here’s something a little different – a do it yourself raw chocolate making kit. These Choc Chick kits contain just three ingredients – raw cocoa powder, ‘extra virgin’ raw Cocoa Butter, and Agave Syrup – and a handy little …

Thorntons Continental Milan Collection

Here we have the dark chocolate selection that complements the milk chocolate ‘Paris’ collection. I’m not entirely sure why Milan is dark and Paris is milk, but I am eagerly awaiting the ‘Scunthorpe’ and ‘Wokingham’ collections. They should be fun. Like …

Hotel Chocolat Munchkins

These cute little things are tiny little balls of shortbread cookie coated with orange-flavoured white chocolate. Each ‘pumpkin’ is about 1cm in diameter and there’s a total of 115g in each pretty little bag. Yes, this one is another Halloween …

The Chocolate Cellar Chilli Selection

We have actually reviewed one of these bars before. I gave the dark chocolate with rose and chilli a very favourable review back at the start of 2008. The Chocolate Cellar are participants in Chocolate Week this year and sent us …

Hotel Chocolat Yummy Bones

It may be Chocolate Week, but let’s not forget that other important festival of chocolate – Halloween – is also approaching fast. With that in mind, Hotel Chocolat sent me this rather gruesome skull. (At least I think it’s just …

Gorvett & Stone Truffles

Here we have two varieties of truffles from Gorvett & Stone – purveyors of magnificent exploding frogs. In the square corner, we have their milk truffles with sea salt, and in the round corner, the dark chocolate house truffles. I want to …

Rococo Dia de Los Muertos

When I realised that Rococo have been in the business of producing fine quality chocolate for over twenty five years I felt slightly ashamed that I hadn’t come across their products before. Fate plays strange tricks on us after all. This …

Divine Butterscotch Milk Chocolate

Long term Chocablog readers may remember a bit of a kerfuffle involving Divine last year. In the spirit of Chocolate Week, we have decided to put the past behind us and feature some of their exciting new Fair Trade bars. …

Thorntons Hazelnut & Raisin

Another Thornton’s block has arrived on my doorstep. Sometimes I think these things are breeding and attempting to take over the world, the range is so big. This one is a 32% Madagascan milk chocolate with hazelnut & raisin in a …

Paul A. Young Brownie

Some say that Paul A. Young produces the best chocolate brownies in London. (Crikey, I sound like Jeremy Clarkson introducing the Stig!). Having thoroughly enjoyed Thornton’s Mini Brownies, I was pleasantly surprised to find one of Paul’s brownies in my …

Chococo Selection

We first encountered Chococo’s husband and wife team Andy and Claire Burnett at the Academy of Chocolate Awards, and were lucky enough to be able to snag a mall selection of their chocolates at Chocolate Unwrapped on Sunday. Chococo are based …

Hotel Chocolat Milk Chocolate Mini Slab

This slender little slab was part of the goodies Dom & I were given at the Chocolate Week / Mexican Tourist Board Event. The rear appears to be sealed with wax (which it isn’t, but it’s an interesting touch). Now, whether …

Hotel Chocolat ‘The Purist’ 100% Stick

Something else we were given at the Academy of Chocolate Awards this summer – a stick of pure cocoa from Hotel Chocolat’s St. Lucian plantation. It comes with a recipe for a hot chocolate drink, but since it’s still relatively …

Artisan du Chocolat Mole Poblano

This is my first Artisan du Chocolat bar, one of a range producd under the name ”Fusion’. As you might imagine from both the theme of the packaging and the name, this chocolate is based on the famous Mexican sauce …

Gorvett & Stone Handmade Exploding Frog

This sweet little creature from Henley-on-Thames based chocolatier Gorvett & Stone has a secret. Those green spots on his back should be a warning… bite into him, and he explodes. Literally. You see, mixed in with the smooth and creamy 38% …

Montezuma’s Chilli & Lime Milk Chocolate

In keeping with my current philosophy of buying any and all chocolate in brightly coloured packaging, I picked this bar up in Waitrose, attracted by the bright green logo on the front. Long time Chocablog readers may remember we’ve looked at …

Monty Bojangles Cocoa Dusted Toffee Truffles

I picked these up from Waitrose, and as you might have guessed, it was the bright yellow packaging with cats on that caught my eye. Having never heard of Monty Bojangles, I had no idea what to expect, but I …

Bendicks Bittergingers, Bitteroranges & Bittermints

Wel this is interesting. This new range of ‘after dinner’ chocolates from Bendicks seem to be more than a superficial rebranding. Rather than just change the packaging a little, they’ve introduced this new “Bitter” range of dark chocolates with a …

Hadleigh Maid Dark Chocolate Cranberries

I’m always a bit wary of health claims attached to chocolate. We all know that dark chocolate is good for you. I don’t need to have it metaphorically (or even physically) shoved down my throat. This box – found in Tesco …

Bahlsen Oblong Jaffa Cakes

Sacrilege! * end of review * Oh. You want more? Ok then. These imitation Jaffa Cakes come to us from Germany’s Bahlsen via a slightly annoying viral marketing campaign. They are just like real Jaffa Cakes, but with a higher level of …

KitKat Chunky Caramel

Way back in the mists of time (July 2006 to be precise), I reviewed KitKat Chunky Peanut Butter and found it to be one of the most awful chocolate bars I’d ever tasted. Judging by the comments on that particular …

Sainsbury’s Velvety Truffle

Like all supermarket chains, Sainsburys has a variety of own branded bars and boxes to tempt the average chocolate consumer away from their ‘usual’ choc of choice (presumably Cadbury or Nestlé) and at 75p a bar (if you buy two) …

Chocoholly Organic Dark Chocolate With Chilli & Coconut

Holly Caulfield is an artist based in Brighton, and apparently she was so moved by watching the movie Chocolat that she decided to become a chocolatier. A little over eighteen months ago Chocoholly was born and Holly began selling her …

Cadbury Wispa Gold

Wispa milk chocolate with caramel

Charbonnel et Walker Milk Chocolate & Banoffee Truffles

One of the perks of this job is that occasionally the postman will show up with “breakfast” – a delivery of chocolate samples. Today was one of those days and the breakfast in question consisted of two boxes of eight …

Lauden Single Origin and Salted Caramel Chocolates

Two more offerings from the cornucopia which was the AOC Awards goodybag. This innocuous looking bag turned out to be home to a couple of the most brightly adorned chocolates I have seen in a while. This brace of brightly painted …

Thorntons Dark Chocolate With Raspberry

The lovely people at Thorntons sent me a couple more blocks (actually they sent me a press release and I kind of demanded they just send me chocolate instead) and this particular limited edition block caught my eye. My attraction …

Thorntons Mini Brownies

Since the rest of the Chocablog team seem to be in a cakey/biscuity mood, I thought I’d join in and review these tempting little morsels from our old friends Thorntons. When I picked them up there was an introductory offer …

Hotel Chocolat Fruit & Nuts Milk Slab

Slab time again! This 500g beauty from Hotel Chocolat is made with 40% cocoa solids milk chocolate, hazelnuts (8%), sultanas (5%) and cranberries (2%). That may not seem like a lot of fruit and nuts, but hazelnuts and cranberries don’t actually …

Burnt Sugar Gooey Caramels Dipped in Dark Chocolate

As it turns out, Burnt Sugar have a stall at Borough Market selling their fudges and caramels – a few feet away from previously-featured Dark Sugars. Rather than hand made (and slightly exotic in some cases) chocolates, Burnt Sugar sell funky …

Hotel Chocolat Sleekster Milk Oblivion

It’s been a while since we reviewed any Hotel Chocolat offerings, and I can’t even remember the last time I reviewed a proper box of chocolates from them. But this large (390g) box turned up on my doorstep last week …

Mood Foods Açai & Blueberry OmBar

Another raw chocolate bar, this time from Mood Foods in Cambridge. The wrapper is a bit battered because I had it stashed in the glove box of my car and only discovered it the other day. This one is packed full …

Ooh La La Chocolaterie Selection

According to the 574 pages of PR bumf that came with these six chocolates, “Ooh La La Chocolaterie was founded in 2007 by professional chocolatier, Antonia Corp.” Which is nice. But unfortunately, after having spent several hours reading through reams of …

Green & Black’s Sultana & Cinnamon Crunch Biscuits

Over the past year or so, Cadbury seem to have spent most of their time sticking Green & Black’s logos on just about everything they can find. A quick glance at their online store will give you some idea of …

Galaxy Cookie Crumble

It’s been a while since I’ve had any Galaxy, so I thought I’d give this one a go. If you don’t know Galaxy, it’s a smooth, sweet, creamy milk chocolate sold by Mars in Europe and roughly equivalent to Dove …

Marks & Spencer Chocolate Caramel & Biscuit Bar

You guessed it – it’s Fake Twix Time! Just like Marks & Spencer’s Fake Mars Bar and Fake Bounty, this bar looks exactly like the Mars original. Inside the rather dreary plastic wrapper are two biscuit fingers, topped with caramel and …

Thorntons Venezuela

Here we have yet another prize winning block from Thorntons. This Venezuelan cocoa slab earned a Bronze award from the AOC this year. It’s made from Criollo beans, which are used in less than 5% of the world’s chocolate (according …

Marks & Spencer Milk Chocolate Coconut Bar

It’s time for more M&S fakery, and this time it’s the humble Bounty that’s the target. Just like the Fake Mars Bar, this looks just like the bar its pretending to be. There’s no attempt to make it look even slightly …

Kshocolât Mini Cube Gift Set

After this set made its way home with me, I realized it had a familiar name, being none other than the trice-reviewed, twice-accused brand. That was enough to make me a little edgy as I started opening the black boxes. The …

Marks & Spencer Caramel Chocolate Bar

This, as you may have guessed, is an M&S Mars Bar. A 100% Made-In-Germany fake. I know it’s not just a coincidence that it looks a bit like a Mars Bar because they also do a Fake Twix, Fake Bounty …

Organic Meltdown Bars

Some time ago (prior to a dose of what may have been swine flu which rendered my palate inactive for over a month) the people at Organic Meltdown sent over a brace of their bars for my attention. If you’re looking …

Thorntons Milk Chocolate with Tonka Bean

Another of the ever-expanding range of Thorntons slabs, this one is 38% cocoa milk chocolate infused with Tonka Bean. In case you didn’t know, Tonka Bean isn’t something that was used to make tough toys for tough kids back …

Thorntons Milk Chocolate With Strawberry

As I mentioned last week, Thorntons recently sent us some of their latest blocks to review, and this little pink box contains one of those very blocks – a Madagascan 32% milk chocolate with freeze dried straberries. It’s marked as …

Moon Estates ‘Name A Box of Chocolates’

This is one of those ‘experience packs’ that they’ve started selling in gift shops and supermarkets across the UK. Moon Estates are the people that will sell you a piece of the moon among other things, and as you can …

Green & Black’s Espresso

With the temperature here in London hitting 32°C, it’s possibly not the best time to be reviewing chocolate. But I had this sat on my desk, and I wanted to try it, so I had no other choice but to …

William Curley Sea Salted Caramel Bar

This is another bar from the goody bags given out at the Academy of Chocolate Awards a few weeks ago. It’s a 45g, 70% dark chocolate bar divided into five large chunks, each filled with sea salted caramel. The most …

Cocopia Black Forest Gateau Truffles

Another little box of truffles from the Cocopia range, I chose these for tasting because I always had a thing for black forest gateau as a child. In fact I have a vague memory of there being some form of …

Thorntons Dark Chocolate With Macadamia

We’ve mentioned before how impressed we’ve been with the way Thorntons are moving forward – in fact, we discussed it in depth when we met their head chocolatier Keith Hurdman a few months ago. If the experts are to believed, …

Choc D’Amour – The Apprentice Chocolates

Chocablog readers in the UK will probably be aware that last night was the final of The Apprentice on BBC1. The two finalists were challenged to create and launch a box of chocolates, and friend our old friend Paul …

Tesco Turkish Delight Milk Chocolate

Recently, I’ve become a bit of a fan of a good quality Turkish Delight chocolate, so I thought I’d give this Tesco own-brand version a go. Obviously I wasn’t expecting a lot, but at just 67p for this sizable 150g …

J. D. Gross Madagascar 46%

Having tasted a couple of the Malagasy dark chocolate bars from Madagascar I was compelled to buy this J.D. Gross bar when I saw it in Lidl. Made from the same Sambirano beans as Malagasy use but presented as a …

Cadbury Bournville Orange

Bournville chocolate with orange.

Thorntons Ginger Bar

It’s been a while since I reviewed anything from Thorntons, but having just discovered this buried in the depths of my chocolate stash, I thought I should review it before the ‘best before’ date (or some visitor scoffs it …

Hotel Chocolat Tutti Fruitti Slab

It’s always a nice surprise when the postman knocks on the door with a big box from Hotel Chocolat. This particular delivery contained two 500g chocolate slabs with a summer theme, and this Tutti Fruitti one really grabbed my attention. Made …

Roar Signature 81%

I found this bar in a shop selling Native American arts and crafts, making it yet another in a long list of unusual discoveries. It turns out to have been made in Brighton by someone calling himself The Chocolate Saucerer …

Cadbury Bournville Old Jamaica

Bournville chocolate with run and raisin

Camaya Assortment

In addition to the four slabs I received, Anita from Camaya also enclosed this small box of twelve assorted truffles and ganaches, complete with a menu listing the full range of Camaya chocolates. There are twenty seven available in all, …

Paul A. Young Stem Ginger & Cardamom Pavé

The final offering from the Chocablog raid on Paul A. Young’s shop in Islington, this pavé is made from 64% Ecuadorean cocoa dark chocolate. Add to that the ususal suspects (soya lecitihin, a little vanill, cocoa butter) and Chinese Stem …

Kshocolât Mini Orangettes

Kshocolât are a Scottish company whose products have been finding their way onto supermarket shelves for a while now, and Dom has had a few things to say to them about their products before now. These Mini Orangettes are (to quote …

Cadbury Flake Moments

This attractive bright yellow box on the shelf of my local Budgens caught my attention, so I thought I’d give it a go. Inside the box are two layers of eleven bite-sized pieces of Cadbury Flake in six different varieties. Nice enough …

Jessica Walker Signature Collection

Jessica Walker chocolates have been available in supermarkets and department stores for a few years now, but I’ve never bothered with them before. Mostly the reason for my avoiding tem was because they’re often packaged as chocolate stiletto heels …

Camaya Dark Slabs

These 60% dark chocolate slabs from Camaya are just two examples of what they’re producing for lovers of darker flavours. The ginger and orange slab comes studded with small wedges of candied orange and has the ginger element concealed in the …

Cocoa Loco Pleasure & Pain

This hot chilli bar comes to us from Scorchio.co.uk – an online retailer of all things chilli-related – and is made exclusively for them by Cocoa Loco. According to the packaging, it’s made with 0.3% Naga Jolokia chilli powder. That may …

Paul A. Young Selection: Part 2

Like my fellow Chocabloke, I arrived home after our field trip to Islington with a small box of truffles and ganaches and three mini-slabs. A Dom mentioned, we didn’t get a comprehensive list of what we had been given (poor work …

Hotel Chocolat Your Eggsellency Egg

It’s easter egg time again! The second egg that Hotel Chocolat sent us this year was this attractive looking creation dressed in black and gold. As you’d expect from Hotel Chocolat, the packaging is top-notch. Inside the tastefully designed box, each …

Caley’s Marching Chocolate

I came across this in a branch of Morrison’s (UK Supermarket chain). There was also a dark version, but I quite fancied a cocoa-rich milk chocolate so I plumped for this one. Caley’s have been making chocolate for over a century, …

Aero Mini Egg

Earlier this week, Nestlé’s PR people got in touch to ask if they could send us some samples of their new Aero Mini Egg… and within a couple of hours of giving them the details, a courier turned up with …

Prestat Choxi Milk & Dark

I’ve been aware of these bars for quite a while but working through a pile of wild ‘n’ wacky chocolate meant I didn’t pick them up until recently. Prestat is one of London’s oldest chocolate houses, and has quite a history. …

Thorntons Viennese Truffle Bar

I’ve been quite impressed with Thorntons latetely, so I decided to pick up another couple of their little bars to try. This one is the bar version of their individual viennese truffles. According to the wrapper, it’s a “special blend of …

Hotel Chocolat Creamed Caramel Easter Egg Sandwich

Easter is approaching rapidly, and that can only mean one thing – more Easter Eggs from Hotel Chocolat. They’ve been kind enough to send us a couple, and I’m starting with the smaller of the two. This 100g egg is made …

Camaya Milk Chocolate Slabs

After my recent review of the Camaya Dark Slab I had an email from Anita (Queen Camaya) offering me the chance to try a few more of her products. As I was sent a brace of milk chocolate slabs I …

Whittard’s Chocolate Chai

From the Whittard’s chain, makers of disappointingly sugary drinking chocolate, comes an alternative to the Yogi Tea chocolate chai I came across last year. The bag is full of cocoa shells, cinammon, cloves, cardamom pods and peppercorns, to name but …

Paul A. Young Selection

Simon and I each took home a small selection of samples from our recent trip to see Paul A. Young. My haul consisted of three small bars and a small box of truffles. The bars are similar in size to a …

Thorntons Eden

I found these brightly coloured little chocolates in Thorntons’ little Brent Cross shop. My friend was looking for a birthday present and I…. well, I was attracted by the brightly coloured box. Yes, I know that’s bad. Handily, Thorntons do these ‘Eden’ …

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Squares Totally Chocolatey

The first thing I need to tell you about these Rice Krispie Squares is what came in the box along with the free sample pack. Kellogg’s were kind enough to send me a press release written on edible paper, a …

Galaxy Amicelli

Hazelnut praline filled wafer sticks covered in Galaxy milk chocolate.

Thorntons Dark Chocolate With Chilli

It’s quite common for readers to get in touch and suggest we review specific chocolates, but when two readers separately suggest the same chocolate with 24 hours of each other, then it’s probably time to give it a try. So at …

Marks & Spencer Marzipan Bar

I picked this bar up in M&S Simply Food in Marylebone Station without even looking at what it was. I was in a rush and could tell from the colour of the wrapper it was something I hadn’t reviewed …

Galler ‘Oh! Les Coeurs’

When it comes to presentation, there are a couple of ways to say ‘posh’. Galler have chosen the simplicity of a strong, simple orange box with a simple branded paper wrap for this collection. So what are “Les Coeurs”? I wanted …

Cocopia Raspberry Caramel Bombe

Here we have a Valentine’s offering from Tesco’s “artisan” brand Cocopia. Milk chocolate hearts with a raspberry flavoured caramel centre, decorated with freeze dried raspberries. Of course, the first thing you’ll notice is the rather smart box they come in. It’s …

Elizabeth Shaw Vodka Shots

It used to be that I associated Elizabeth Shaw with Christmastime boxes of gold foil wrapped mint crisp chocolates, somewhat traditional in style and beloved of the older chocolate lover. Well it would seem that the old girl has had a …

Hotel Chocolat Heart Strings

The final Valentine’s offering from Hotel Chocolat this year, and I’ve saved the best… well, the biggest at least… for last. I had no idea what was in this giant, pink, 700g box, and I deliberately avoided looking at the description …

Hotel Chocolat Pretty In Pink Goody Bag

Taking a step up from the Caramel Sweethearts, we have this Valentine’s offering from Hotel Chocolat. A pink “goody bag” packed with chocolatey delights. In no particular order, we have: “Selection of the Season” Chocolates This small tray contains six heart shaped, …

Rococo Artisan Bar With Cinnamon

Here’s an interesting little bar from Waitrose. I bought it because it’s plain white wrapper stood out amongst all the brightly coloured bars on the shelf. The packaging itself is a bit weird – a rather strangely decorated sheet of white …

Camaya 60% Dark Chocolate Slab With Cashew & Sesame

Strange how we Chocabloggers seem to hit ‘runs’ of certain ingredients. Rather like the old cliché about buses, we wait ages for one and then several arrive all at once. Well here we are with another sesame – related chocolate …

Nuggs Mango & Cardamom Milk Chocolate Slab

I came across this bar while browsing in a branch of Oil & Vinegar, wherein I was very pleased to discover a number of unusual chocolatey products. There were a number of Nuggs bars available, but I chose this one because …

Waitrose Belgian Chocolate Amaretto Cherry Dragées

According to the packaging: “The term dragée (from the french to dredge or sprinkle) describes the painstaking process of creating a coating layer by layer. Since only the very best will do, these dragées have been made for Waitrose by …

Gü Chocs Liquid Caramel

I picked these up in Waitrose just before Christmas as I was looking for something new to try. The simple black box managed to stand out amongst all the festive goodies on the chocolate shelf, so I thought I’d give …

Tesco Wild & Whippy

Sometimes I start off with the best of intentions, but when it comes to the crunch (or the chew), my actions don’t quite live up to my own ideals. For instance, this lonely looking little bar of chocolate was once part …

Kinnerton Luxury Dark Chocolate

Back in December I brought the chaps home from cricket, and picked up a screw through a back tyre of the car. Of course we didn’t find this until Saturday afternoon when leaving out for a Christmas function: “What’s that …

William Curley Toasted Sesame Chocolate

Earlier this year I was chatting to a chef about chocolate (as you do) and he mentioned William Curley’s name, saying that he had a bit of a reputation as a chocolatier. Jump forward in time a few months and …

Ryelands Smooth Milk Chocolate

In case you hadn’t noticed, the world is currently freefalling into economic oblivion, and shops everywhere are desperate to get us to buy their stuff. Supermarkets in particular are packed with special offers and cheap, own-brand products. Tesco is no exception, …

Thorntons Dark Chocolate With Balsamic

In almost two years of reviewing chocolate, I don’t think I have ever tackled anything from Thorntons, but when I saw this bar, I just had to give it a go. Not only is it 75% cocoa, nor is it …

Hotel Chocolat Little Angels

Time for more Hotel Chocolat Christmas specials. This time we have angel shapes made in solid white chocolate and ‘caramel chocolate’ – a blend of milk chocolate and caramel. It’s part of the same range as the Chilli Penguins and …

Plush ‘Fabulous Fairtrade’

Who doesn’t like surprises (pleasant ones anyway)? So how lovely to have postie knock on my door and hand me this box of Fairtrade chocolates from Plush. I haven’t heard of Plush before, and a glance at the website told me …

Hotel Chocolat Kissing Mistletoe

Hmm. So what can I say about this. Chocolate “kissing mistletoe”… Well, the chocolate’s nice. It’s that standard, smooth, glossy, 40% Hotel Chocolat milk chocolate. I think we’ve exhausted most of the adjectives that could be used to describe this chocolate …

Thorntons Cappuccino Bar

Way back in July 2006, I reviewed Thorntons Continental Cappuccino – a bag of coffee flavoured chocolates that I found more than a little overpowering. Well this looks to be the bar equivalent of that caffeine-infused bag of chocs. In fact, …

Hotel Chocolat Fruit & Nut Christmas Wreath

I love Hotel Chocolat. Everything they do is of exceptional quality and beautifully presented. But I like them most when they come out with something completely outlandish, indulgent and just plain weird. So as you might have guessed, I particularly like …

Hotel Chocolat Christmas Peepster Box

I love Hotel Chocolat slabs. Not only are they delicious chunks of yumminess, but you also get enough to feed a small planet for approximately five years. Luckily, the mini slabs are equally delicious, but much more manageable. I doubt they …

Conscious Chocolate Choca Mocha Magic

Earlier this year when I emailed Emma at Conscious to tell her she’d won a Chocster, her reply mentioned a range of new flavours she was working on. Since I enjoyed her previous ten bars so much I naturally (and …

Hotel Chocolat Chilli Penguins

Christmas is just around the corner and for me, that can only mean one thing. More weird and wonderful stuff from Hotel Chocolat. And what better way to start than these cleverly named “Chilli Penguins”. We have a bunch of stuff …

Divine Orange Milk Chocolate

A little while ago the people at Divine got in touch and offered to send over a few bars for review. Unfortunately my ‘proper’ job kept me away for a couple of weeks but finally I’ve been able to sit …

Duchy Originals Bezants

I’ll confess, I actually had to look up the word ‘bezant‘ to discover its true meaning. For those who are as uneducated as me, it’s a form of medieval gold coin. But I’m glad I took the time to look …

James Hot & Spicy Ginger & Chilli Chocolates

Here we have another John Lewis special. One of those things that comes in a pretty box but invariably ends up not being worth the money. But in this case, the box was particularly pretty and I’m a fan of …

Mulu Raw Chocolate

Here’s another company producing raw chocolate using low temperature production and chemical-free cocoa and Agave syrup. Their production methods are similar to those of the two Emmas (‘Conscious‘ Emma and ‘Pure‘ Emma), so I was expecting something similar in the …

Hotel Chocolat “Boo!” Halloween Chocolates

Last week I reviewed Hotel Chocolat’s Halloween Minislabs and found them to be just a little too good to give away to trick-or-treaters. This week I have something a little more managable – individually wrapped Halloween-themed milk chocolates. In case you …

Doctor Indulgence Mini Emergency Bars

To me, nothing says “expensive gimmick” quite like chocolate bought from John Lewis. The Brent Cross store where I purchased this has a small but constantly changing chocolate gift section that’s crammed with shiny packages containing overpriced confections of questionable …

Hotel Chocolat Halloween Minislabs

Halloween is nearly here, and while I’m not a major fan of it myself, any excuse for more chocolate can’t be all bad. So here we have a seasonal addition to Hotel Chocolat’s “minislabs” range. Having only ever reviewed their giant …

Thorntons Mint Bar

Here’s another of Thorntons‘ (so far quite yummy!) range of bars. This time it’s “Milk chocolate finished with dark chocolate, with a crunchy peppermint truffle centre”. So let’s see what it’s like… Well first impressions are good. Nothing too extraordinary, but …

Co-Op Fairtrade Dark Chocolate With Spices & Orange Oil

Here in the UK the Co-Op has always been at the forefront of the Fairtrade movement, and nowadays it sells more Fairtrade chocolate than all of the other supermarkets put together. For over five years the Co-Op has been working …

Cadbury Dairy Milk With Cranberry & Granola

If you read my review of this bar’s sibling, Apricot Crumble Crunch, you’ll know I found it a little bland. A nice idea, but the fruit in particular lacked any real flavour. My hopes for this bar were a little higher, …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Apricot Crumble Crunch

This is one of two new-ish “fruity and crunchy” bars in the Dairy Milk range, the other being a cranberry and granola bar which I’ll be reviewing later this week. I don’t tend to keep up with everything that goes on …

Hotel Chocolat “Peel Me An Orange” Dark

It’s Hotel Chocolat time again, and this time we have an upmarket take on the classic (if a little naff) Chocolate Orange format. Rather than attempt to create an actual orange shape, Hotel Chocolat have gone for a much more elegant …

Galaxy Smooth Dark

It’s been a while since I wrote a review for Chocablog.  However, when Sainsburys gave me a free 125g bar of the new Galaxy Smooth Dark chocolate (and I’d already eaten through about half of it), I thought it would …

Chocolate Truffle Co. Noir Collection Costa Rica 64

Such a long name for such a simple and diminutive (48g) bar of chocolate! But the really interesting thing about this particular bar of chocolate is that “Rainforest Alliance Certified” logo. According to Christine Moss of the Chocolate Truffle Company, it’s …

Thorntons Turkish Delight Bar

As you’ve probably noticed, this is another of the same range of Thorntons bars as the Lemon Mousse bar I reviewed a while ago. I’ve not checked, but I would guess there is also a Marks & Spencer equivalent of …

Hotel Chocolat Canapés Caramel

It’s been a while since we’ve reviewed any Hotel Chocolat products, so it’s probably about time we looked at some of their latest offerings. They were kind enough to send some samples, and this one in particular caught my eye. Now …

Tesco Finest Soft Nougat

Regular readers of Chocablog may know how much I love nougat. So when I saw these, it was the picture of the nougat crammed with nuts and fruit that got my attention rather than the chocolate – and just like …

Thorntons Milk Chocolate With Orange & Cardamom

As you can probably tell, this is part of the same range as the Special Toffee bar I reviewed earlier this week. Like the toffee bar, this one also features slightly annoying packaging, however this time I have opted to …

Thorntons Milk Chocolate With Special Toffee

This is one of a range of simple, square bars of chocolate that Thorntons are doing at the moment. I’m not entirely sure what makes it “Special”, but it does seem a bit of an odd way to describe toffee. …

Thorntons Lemon Mousse Bar

A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed a Marks & Spencer Lemon Mousse bar, when Chocablog reader Jim pointed out that Thorntons do a suspiciously similar range of bars themselves. I decided to track one down so I could do …

After Eight 70% Bar

In the past, Simon & I have reviewed After Eight and After Eight Grand Marnier Straws, and in both cases we’ve noticed something missing on the packaging; an indication of cocoa content. Instead, Nestlé prefers to call After Eights simply …

Chocolate Masters House of Minerva, Bath

Time for another tale of chocoincidence, choco-karma or whatever you wish to call it… Picture this, it’s a hot day in August and I’m in Bath town centre. My dodgy knee has decided it doesn’t want to play and so when …

Marks & Spencer Lemon Mousse Bar

M&S seem to do a whole range of these little bars, but I didn’t pay much attention as I grabbed one from the shelf while passing through Marylebone Station. The wrapper describes the bar as “White and dark chocolate bar …

Crymbles Fondant Creams

I always get excited when small chocolatiers contact us to tell us about what they’re doing. Last week, Kathleen Crymble from Crymble’s Confectionery did just that. She’d seen the discussion about the late, great Fry’s Five Centres on our Fry’s …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Melts – Heavenly Praline

Back in May, I reviewed the “Deliciously Dark” variety of Dairy Milk Melts, so I thought it was time I to look at the rest of the range. As you can see, the format is exactly the same. Eight small bars …

Nestlé Heaven Dark Vanilla Truffle

We’ve reviewed a few of Nestlé’s Heaven range before and so far our reaction has been positive, so I had high hopes for this – despite the fact that it was obvious when I bought it that the picture on …

Yorkie Raisin & Biscuit

I love specialty shops. You know the kind of place. Small, independent places that you find tucked away down some back street. Usually run by a slightly mad middle-aged woman who has turned her life-long passion for crocheted bunny rabbits …

Prestat Organic Dark Chocolate

At £3.60 for an 80g bar, this is probably one of the more expensive bars I’ve purchased recently, but as with the Cocoa Tree Ginger bar which I bought at the same time, I was particularly attracted to the packaging. …

Tesco Belgian White Chocolate Strawberries

I’ve mentioned before (at least twice) that I love freeze dried strawberries, so these were a must have buy for me. There’s something about that weird cardboardy texture that I just can’t get enough of. And these certainly look tempting. Large, …

Cocoa Tree Ginger Organic

You can probably tell from the photograph above why this bar caught my eye. You can see the bar through the packaging and it’s absolutely packed with crystallised ginger. It must have made an impact because I bought this without …

Kshocolât Lemon & Pepper White Chocolate

Last time I reviewed a Kshocolât product, I wasn’t particularly complimentary. The pretentious name and the address on the packaging “Suite 64 Glasgow G51 3TR” were my first warning signals, and the chocolate itself was extremely bland. This time, I received …

Cocopia 34% Milk Chocolate Mini-Slab

Another offering from Tesco’s pet Swiss chocolatier, and this time it’s a milk chocolate. This one is made using Ghanaian Forastero Beans, and they give it a full-bodied, very smooth cocoa flavour. The bitterness level of the beans is relatively low, …

Gordon Ramsay Just Desserts

Holy f***! Everyone’s favourite sweary chef has a range of f***ing chocolates! But are they any f***ing good, or is Gordon Ramsay just cashing in on his f***ing name again? Let’s find out! And let’s stop the f***ing swearing too. That …

Toblerone Dark

Dark chocolate pyramid chunks with honey nougat.

Nestlé Black Magic Raisins & Almonds

About a month ago, we got an email from a reader in Ireland asking if we’d heard about Nestlé’s complete revamp of its “Black Magic” brand. In an effort to get with the times, and “after thorough market research”, Nestlé …

Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Mexican Mole Dip

I suppose if you were to ask my friends and acquaintances to name one thing about me, many of them would tell you that I do quite like my food. I enjoy cooking almost as much as I enjoy eating, …

Cocopia Dark Chocolate Slab

Another small slab from Tesco’s own private Swiss chocolate maker, Cocopia. This one is (as you can see) made with a 64% cocoa chocolate which uses Javan Criollo beans. It’s also dusted with cocoa nibs (a personal favourite – I …

M&S Milk Chocolate Fudge

I found this in M&S Simply Food in Marylebone station while grabbing a sandwich to eat on the train. Luckily I managed to refrain from eating it until I got home. That’s how restrained I am. Marks & Spencer do quite …

Cadbury Creme Egg Twisted

A twisted bar of milk chocolate with Creme Egg fondant filling.

Thorntons Moments

I noticed this little box of chocs on display prominently in my local Thorntons so decided to give them a try. They had rather a lot of them on the shelf right at the front of the store, so they …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Melts – Deliciously Dark

Recently I reviewed a product from Cadbury South Africa that combined Dairy Milk with white chocolate. Well this (British) chocolate could be considered the exact opposite. Dairy Milk chocolate with a soft dark chocolate centre. Inside this rather attractive cardboard box …

M&S Swiss Chocolate Extra Fine Dark

Last time I reviewed a Marks & Spencer chocolate, it looked like they were trying to copy a well-known brand, only their version came out not-quite-as-good-but-more-expensive. This time around, the product being copied isn’t as obvious from the packaging, but …

Heavens Above Milk Chocolate With Orange Oil

This is the last of the Heavens Above bars I bought from John Lewis a few weeks ago. I would have reviewed it sooner, but quite frankly, I’ve been putting it off. The other two bars were so disappointing and …

Sambirano Madagascar Dark Chocolate

I was looking forward to trying this single estate, Equitrade chocolate bar. It’s made by a family on Madagascar from the three ‘classic’ varieties of bean – Criollo, Trinitario and Forastero – and is harvested, fermented and made into chocolate …

Heavens Above Dark Chocolate With Oil Of Mint

Last week I looked at a milk chocolate Heavens Above with coffee, so I thought I’d look take a look at a dark chocolate one this week. As you can see, the packaging is pretty similar, with another retro photo with …

Pure Flavour Plain Raw Chocolate

Pure Flavour make a similar sort of chocolate to our Chocster-winning friend Emma Jackman from Conscious Chocolate, and oddly enough it was another Emma who sent me a couple of bars to review. Spooky huh? The ingredients are remarkably similar to …

M&S Organic Fairtrade Milk Chocolate With Rose

This was another gift from my friend Paola. The last gift she gave me was the Chocolate Cellar’s Rose ‘N’ Chilli Chocolate, so I think she may have a thing about roses (or she’s trying to tell me something!?!). But …

Cocopia Salted Caramel Truffles

As we’re probably all aware, the major supermarkets have been quick to spot the rise in popularity of good quality chocolate and have been busily creating their own premium chocolate. Well, whereas many of the majors have produced premium ‘own …

KitKat Senses

Other countries may get new KitKat varieties on a daily basis, but here in the UK it’s been a while since we’ve seen any new flavours. So I was pleasantly surprised when my routine scan of the local sweet shop …

Seeds of Change Organic Milk Chocolate with Apricot and Cashew

When I reviewed Seeds of Change’s Dark Chocolate Fig & Orange bar in January, I said to expect to see more from them on Chocablog – and here it is. This time I’ve chosen a milk chocolate bar to review – …

Sainsbury’s Dark Chocolate & Honeycomb Slab

It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. It’s also true that there’s money to be made by nicking a good idea. This Sainsbury’s ‘Taste the Difference’ slab is one of a number on offer, and as you …

Milky Bar Mini Eggs

It seems just about every major chocolate brand has an egg version around Easter these days. Obviously it’s really just a marketing exercise, but I still enjoy seeing the weird (and often pointless) products that like likes of Nestlé, Mars …

Hotel Chocolat ‘The Purist’ Nobbly Nibs

The life of a chocolate reviewer isn’t all freebies arriving by special delivery and ‘I thought you’d enjoy these’ gifts from friends and relations. Sometimes one has to go out and track down interesting new products to sample, and these …

Smarties Mini Eggs Easter Egg

It’s Easter egg time again! This time we’ve got something a little cheaper than the Hotel Chocolat offerings we reviewed last week. And you can tell from a single look at the packaging that this egg is aimed at a …

Hotel Chocolat Serious Dark Fix Egg

One of the many tempting offerings from Hotel Chocolat this Easter, the Serious Dark Fix Egg is, as one might expect, aimed at those who prefer their cocoa content in the 70th percentile. The shells (extra thick as always) are …

Nature’s Harvest Chocolate Cranberries

Another offering from Holland & Barrett’s range of ‘good things covered in chocolate’, and this time it’s cranberries. The chocolate coating is identical to that used on the Goji/Wolf berries I reviewed at the back end of last year – 55% …

Hotel Chocolat Rocky Road To Caramellow Egg

I’ve lost count of the number of times the postman has knocked on my door with packages from Hotel Chocolat. But this time my reaction was more “Oh.” than “Oooooh!” The box was much smaller than I had been expecting… After …

Cadbury Caramel Egg

The “proper” name for this would be ‘Cadbury Dairy Milk With Caramel Egg’, but the whole Dairy Milk superbrand thing is really starting to annoy me now, so I’m not going to play Cadbury’s silly branding game. As far as …

Green & Black’s Dark 70% Easter Egg

I have to admit to being a little surprised that Green & Black’s make Easter Eggs at all. It just seems a little frivolous for what is normally such a serious chocolate brand. Something tells me they wouldn’t have done …

Mars Egg

A Mars Bar in the shape of an egg.

Hotel Chocolat Collection of the Season

When I opened the package and saw this box of chocolates, I realised that Hotel Chocolat don’t just employ master chocolatiers – they also have some pretty talented packaging designers. This box is a masterpiece of classic (and classy) design. From …

Lindt Swiss Classic Double Milk

Lately, I’ve been amazed at the rate it which Lindt have been able to churn out new and interesting products. Their range seems to be growing on a daily basis. Even my little local corner shop has a whole shelf …

Whittards Hot Chocolate with Ginger

I bought this around Christmas time (when I was on my hot chocolate fact finding mission on behalf of Chocablog) with the intention of brewing up a cup or two and giving you an in depth review. At £4.50 a …

Bendicks Gorgeous

More Christmas chocs (still!) here. This time, a little gold carboard pouch with a slightly pretentious name. And while the packaging is cute, what’s inside is a little less impressive. What you see above is the entire contents of the box. …

Green & Black’s Miniature Collection

Would you believe it’s mid-February and I’m still ploughing my way through chocolates from Christmas? That says a lot about the volume of chocolate we’ve reviewed in the last few months, what with Christmas and Valentine’s day. And we’ve not …

Filthy Food Captivating Caramel Bites

The last of the Filthy Food Company’s kind offerings, and this time they contain a blend of caramel and fresh cream – or as they would have it “shamelessly rich caramel whipped into double cream”. When I posted my original review …

Filthy Food Seductive Strawberry & Cream Bites

Time to cast my eye (and mouth) over another offering from the Filthy Food Company. As you may already be aware, Filthy Food have done a deal with Sainsbury’s in the UK and you can find their fresh cream filled …

Hotel Chocolat Love Selection Peepster Box

While Dom was busy blindfolding himself and playing games with Hotel Chocolat’s Secrets and Desires box, I was nibbling my way through this – the Love Selection. A seasonal selection of Hotel Chocolat’s slabs which included two Love Slabs (one …

Lindt Pistache

Purchased at the same time as the Raspberry Bar (and refrigerated for safekeeping), this was one I was definitely looking forward to sampling, as I do rather enjoy the old pistachio nuts. Lindt’s Pistachio Bar is made with milk chocolate like …

Hotel Chocolat Secrets & Desires

We’ve mentioned many times before just how important packaging is. Whether simple or extravagant, it can make or break a product. Hotel Chocolat have always been experts at packaging, and this is no exception. In fact, the packaging for the product …

Montezuma’s Orange & Geranium Dark Chocolate

You may recall that last week I reviewed Montezuma’s Sweet Paprika & Strawberry Milk Chocolate, and wasn’t overly impressed with it. I found it decidedly bland, but dressed up as something more interesting. So how does that bar’s darker, orangier …

Filthy Cheeky Chocolate Bites

It wasn’t so long ago that I reviewed a box of Filthy’s Kinky Crème Brûlée Bites, and I was less than complimentary about them, to say the least. Well, such is the power of Chocablog that the lovely PR Madames …

Montezuma’s Sweet Paprika & Strawberry Milk Chocolate

This bar arrived in the post earlier this week – not a sample from the manufacturer, but a gift from my sister with a note saying “I saw this and thought of you”. I do love this job sometimes. At first …

M&S Organic Fairtrade Milk Chocolate With Cinnamon, Coriander & Nutmeg

We’ve all seen the adverts on TV “This isn’t just any (insert name of food), this is Marks & Spencer (whatever)”. Well, this is Marks & Spencer 36% organic Fairtrade cocoa milk chocolate made from beans grown in Peru …

Lindt Cherry

Milk chocolate with liquid cherry filled chunks.

Nestlé Heaven Dark Truffle Perles

I’m sure I can’t be the only one who looked at the packaging above and sighed at the word “Perles™”. I don’t know why they can’t just call them Pearls – or better still, just go with “Balls”. What’s wrong …

Seeds Of Change Organic Dark Chocolate – Orange & Fig

“Fragrant figs ripened in the Aegean sun, paired with zesty oranges, enveloped in our rich dark chocolate. Heaven.” Sounds good, doesn’t it? Certainly my first chocolate/fig combination, and from a company I normally associate with pasta sauces! The back of the wrapper …

Lindt Petits Desserts Dark Orange

Since I first posted a review of a Petits Desserts bar, both Dom and I have been wowed by the authenticity and the quality of what is obviously a premium product, so discovering another, untried Petits Desserts bar is something …

Lindt Raspberry

Raspberry and chocolate is still something of a rare combination here in the UK, so I was rather pleased to have found this bar on sale in a branch of Whittards in London. As regular Chocablog readers will know, I …

Chocolate Cellar: Rose N Chilli Dark Chocolate

Another Christmas present! This time from Paola. First things first though. Paola mentioned she bought this bar from Little Green Men, an online chilli store, but also that she had extremely poor customer service from them. As such, I have to …

Summerdown Pure Mint Chocolate Peppermint Creams

When those lovely people at Chocolates Direct sent me the Dolfin bars for review, they also included an extra treat in the form of this rather attractive blue box of peppermint creams. I must admit that I haven’t eaten a …

Cadbury Chomp

Ooooh, something from Cadbury that I haven’t tried before! I’ve only ever seen Chomp in those Christmas variety packs that Cadbury like to push on children all over the country. And that’s exactly where this came from – part of …

Twinings Chocolate Indulgence

Having started at the top, so to speak, with a review of Hotel Chocolat’s Liquid Chocolate, followed by a disappointingly sugary Hot Dark Choc, I continued my quest to find the best Drinking Chocolates with this, Twinings Luxury Chocolate Drink. As …

Whitakers Mint Wafers

According to their web site, Whitakers have been around since 1889, so they’ve had plenty of time to get things right. Mint Wafers are traditional after dinner mint chocolates, in the same style as After Eight. In fact, when you open …

Sainsbury’s Christmas Pudding Chocolates

Here’s a very seasonal little stocking filler – Christmas Pud flavoured choccies from Sainsbury’s. These were lurking under the tree on Christmas Day, and it wasn’t too long before I was beginning to wonder what they’d taste like. The packaging was a …

Filthy Chocolate – Kinky Crème Brûlée Bites

I spotted these in Sainsbury’s the other day and having enjoyed Lindt’s Creme Brulee chocolate so much I decided to have a try. Filthy Chocolate are obviously selling themselves as a slightly naughty, decadent brand and their website is definitely aimed …

Charbonnel et Walker Marc de Champagne Truffles

I found these in John Lewis and I have to confess that I was attracted by the packaging (and the name). According to the box, Charbonnel et Walker are “Established as Britain’s Master Chocolatiers since 1875″. But that’s just the …

Cadbury Heroes

Miniature versions of your favourite Cadbury chocolate.

Hotel Chocolat Selection Of The Season

Sometime last week I was getting ready to go to work when Postie knocked at the door. Instead of the parcel I was expecting I was delighted to discover that I had been sent this. . . .. and equally pleased …

Hotel Chocolat Rather Large Christmas Cracker

If you’ve ever seen an Arnold Schwarzennegger movie, you’ll know that when you see a man wearing shades carrying a 2 foot long cardboard box under his arm and walking toward your house, it’s time to hide behind the sofa. A …

Conscious Chocolate Finale

Conscious Chocolate Best Ever Hint of Mint The ninth to be sampled in the Conscious Chocolate range and one I find myself liking rather a lot. Using organic peppermint essence in the dark chocolate base gives this bar a refreshing ‘blast of …

Thornton’s Continental Milk, White & Dark Collection

There seems to be a fashion for adding the word “collection” to the name of your box of chocolates at the moment. In the last week alone, I’ve looked at Godiva’s “Platinum Collection” and Lindt’s “Precious Collection“. So how does Thornton’s …

Holland & Barrett Chocolate Coated Goji Berries

These have been languishing in the back of my fridge for a while (note the ‘Best Before’ date!) so I thought I had better review them while they were still edible. I’m sure most of us will have heard of Goji …

John Lewis Autumn Chocolate Box

I found these interesting looking chocolates sat on the shelf directly opposite the cash registers at John Lewis, and had to make them mine. Yeah, I fell for that old trick again. In my defence, they are particularly interesting looking chocolates. …

Lindt: The Precious Collection

“And God said, ‘Let there be Lindt’; And there was Lindt. And God saw that the Lindt was good.” (And on the 7th day, God just stayed in bed and stuffed his face with chocolate.) It’s been some time since I’ve been as excited …

Hot Choc Dark

Having recently reviewed (and been rather taken with) Hotel Chocolat’s rather posh Liquid Chocolat, when I spotted this on offer in a Tesco’s I thought to myself “What the heck. It’s winter. Let’s review some more posh drinking chocolate.” As …

Thornton’s Nougat Dipped In Chocolate

One of my favourite childhood sweet memories is proper old-fashioned nougat. Huge bars of the stuff that were so thick, it was a struggle to bite a chunk off. Bars of nougat with the texture of polystyrene sandwiched between two …

Milky Way Crispy Rolls

These have been around for quite a while, but I’ve never really had the urge to buy them, primarily because they look so… insignificant. This small pack containing two “rolls” weighs just 25g. Of course, the weight (or lack of it) …

Lindt Swiss Classic Double Milk

Once more unto the Lindt dear friends – only this time I’m straying from my usual path and trying out a milk chocolate bar. When I first spotted this one, I was reminded of the Petits Desserts series – a …

Duchy Originals Orange Thins

It’s a little known fact that Prince Charles spends most of his free time making chocolate. And the reason it’s little known is primarily because it’s completely untrue. But these chocs are from the Prince’s Duchy Orignals line, and that’s something …

Kshocolât Orange Slices

Finding myself in John Lewis on a Saturday afternoon in late October, there was nothing else for it. I would have to refrain from tearing down the Christmas decorations in a fit of rage (Christmas decorations! It’s October for God …

Thorntons Milk Chocolate Coffee Creams

I think I need to stop thinking of Thorntons as a speciality chocolate maker. Or even as a “chocolatier” at all. They’re just another large sweet manufacturer. They’re a public company and their products are mass produced. Their products aren’t …

Green & Black’s Maya Gold

This was an impulse buy. Something random picked up from the shelf of my local sweet shop. Aside from being Green & Black’s, I didn’t even know what it was until I got home. So this “Dark chocolate with orange and …

Conscious Chocolate – The Citrus Pair

Time to review another brace of wholesome raw chocolate bars, courtesy of Emma at Conscious Chocolate. This time I chose a couple of fruity little numbers, namely the Best Ever Citrus Zest bar and the Best Ever Essential Orange bar. The …

Galaxy

Somehow, we haven’t managed to review Galaxy here on Chocablog yet. We’ve done several of its variations (Galaxy Ripple, Galaxy Caramel, Galaxy Vanilla Heaven, Galaxy Minstrels), but not plain old Galaxy. Well, Mars have recently changed the recipe and design for …

Cadbury Wispa

Having apparently been partly responsible for helping to bring Wispa back, it’s only fitting we should be… er… pretty much the last people to review it now it’s actually available again. Wispa is very, very simple: Cadbury milk chocolate tiny bubbles …

Dark Sugars Truffles

Just South of the City of London lies Borough Market, home to a bewildering (and sometimes frighteningly expensive) range of gastronomic delights, from organically farmed meat to imported wines, ostrich, cheeses, and of course chocolate. Nestling among the plethora of …

Dark Sugars

I’d like to thank the ladies who we on the Dark Sugars stall in Borough Market this weekend. Despite the fact they’d had a hard day’s work and were closing up, they still took time to have a quick chat …

Nestlé Aero

We might be anticipating the return of Cadbury Wispa at the moment, but it’s only fair we take a look at it’s older, slightly less fashionable cousin, Aero. Like Wispa, Aero is simply chocolate with bubbles in it. But the bubbles …

Galaxy Ripple

Recently, LindtLover asked us to review Galaxy Ripple, so we decided to scour the shops looking for one. Actually, it wasn’t that difficult – my local newsagent had them, but I’d somehow managed to overlook them until now. Galaxy Ripple is …

Cadbury Freddo

Guest Chocablogger Terry Scannell takes a look at a little brown frog… Freddo is a small, solid milk chocolate frog. Inexpensive and obviously aimed at children, these things also seem to be very popular with University students, or at least the …

Cadbury Dairy Milk with Turkish

This is a bit of an odd one. You see, Cadbury also make Fry’s Turkish Delight, and this bar contains all the same ingredients. Just not necessarily in the same order. If you’ve not had Turkish Delight before then… well… you …

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Tangy

Guest Chocablogger Terry Scannell of The Chocolate Review takes a look at a new twist on a British institution… ‘It’s totally tangy!’ is the proclamation on the front of the box. This a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, with ‘crunchy zingy citrus-y bits’ …

Magnum Ecuador Dark 62%

When I bought this, it was warm and sunny and I was in the mood for ice cream. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to review it straight away, so it went into the freezer. It’s now pouring with rain outside, …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit & Nut

The original Cadbury Fruit & Nut.

Cadbury Dream

Ultra sweet Cadbury white chocolate.

Cadbury Picnic

Peanuts, raisins and caramel in milk chocolate.

J.D. Gross Extra Bitter 75% Trinidad Sticks

Another offering from the J. D. Gross / LIDL stable of chocolate (which, as we now know thanks to our astute and helpful readers, is made by Rausch). So enthusiastic and knowledgeable are our readers that I received a comment about …

Cadbury Curly Wurly

Thin sticks of curly, wurly, chocolate covered caramel.

Cadbury Starbar

I interrupt our chocablog jet-setting and whisk you all the way to the local newsagents/corner shop. I guide you to the back of the confectionary display; that’s it, all the way to the back, tucked away in the corner… You …

Cadbury Bournville

Cadbury's sweet 'dark' chocolate.

House of Dorchester ‘Heavens Above’

I don’t like to sound ungrateful. It was a gift and I appreciated the thought. But the reality is that the chocolate was horrid. I didn’t expect much from the small squares of chocolate. The point, the gimmick as it were, …

Mars Bar

A year of Chocablogging, and we’ve somehow managed to avoid reviewing the granddaddy of all chocolate bars – Mars. Well, today I’m going to rectify that. First off, I do need to explain to our American readers that what you know …

Twix

Here, clutched in my overworked hands is one finger of Twix. One individual chocolate covered caramel and biscuit finger. A single bar of pleasure… A solitary slab of delight. Restricted in its own individual wrapper it is separated from the …

Cadbury Crunchie

Cadbury's famous honeycomb milk chocolate.

Cadbury Flake Dark

Cadbury classic with dark chocolate.

Galaxy Minstrels

Galaxy Minstrels are another of my childhood favourites that I haven’t had in years. Of course, back in my day, they were just “Minstrels” (sans Galaxy). Unusually, these are even better than I remember them as a kid. I’m not sure …

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Dark

Dark orange-flavoured chocolate orb.

Aero Bubbles

Mint flavoured Aero bubble balls.

After Eight

Sweet dark chocolate with a mint filling.

Maltesers

Chocolate covered malt balls.

Hotel Chocolat – The Purist

Christmas, a time for giving. If you’re reading this, you’d probably agree that it’s a time for giving chocolate, and a great opportunity to splash out a bit. Well, I think it’s pretty safe to say that Santa knew what I …

Green & Black’s Caramel

I seem to be buying a lot of caramel filled bars lately. It’s not deliberate, although I’m starting to think there’s something about seeing the word “caramel” that triggers a subliminal “Buy me now!” response in my messed up mind. Green …

Cadbury Highlights

What is Cadbury Highlights? “Smooth milk chocolate with no added sugar” Yes, you read that right. This is chocolate with no added sugar… “Excessive consumption may produce laxative effect” Er….Ok. So what does it contain? A quick glance at the ingredients on the wrapper reveals …

After Eight Grand Marnier Straws

My first thoughts when I spotted these were along the lines of – “Surely some mistake?” and “Are they that desperate to increase their profits?” I was in Edinburgh – in Woolies of all places – when these intriguing little chocolate …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Mint / Orange Chips

These two bars are the latest additions to the ever expanding Cadbury Dairy Milk range. Both bars consist of standard Dairy Milk chocolate embedded with crunchy flakes of flavoured candy. The first thing you notice about these bars is that the shape …

Cadbury Time Out (redux)

Chocstress has already given her opinion of Time Out, but as I happen to have one myself, I thought I might as well give my opinion too! Time Out has been around since 1992, but I don’t think I’ve ever been …

Cadbury Flake Praline

Flake Praline is one of four new(ish) variations on Cadbury Flake – the others being Flake Dark, Flake Dipped and Snowflake. The wrapper describes this as “Crumbly milk chocolate Flake nestled in a rich hazelnut praline”. I beg to differ. I would …

Cadbury Dairy Milk

The original Cadbury milk chocolate.

Cocoa Deli & Lily O’Briens Cookies & Cream Beligian Milk Chocolate Lolly Truffle

I’d already passed the chocolate aisle in the Co-op when I came across a small display of chocolate, standing pitifully alone. Being a big softie and feeling it’s my duty to care for any stranded chocolate bar I adopted two. Looking …

Mint Munchies

Following the Chocstress’s (repeatedly) disappointing experience with Munchies, I thought I’d spare her the Mint Munchies review and do it myself. However, being somewhat more restrained, I managed to limit myself to a single packet rather than her… er… 7 packs. Prior …

Cadbury Double Decker

Crispy, chewy, nougat and milk chocolate.

Fry’s Chocolate Cream

After discovering Fry’s Turkish Delight‘s fall from grace, I picked up the 4-pack of Chocolate Cream’s with some reservation. Was this to be another nostalgic return only to be dashed by the bitter reality that things always taste better …

Cadbury Flake

Cadbury's original crumbly, flaky milk chocolate.

Nestlé Munchies

Milk chocolate sweets with biscuit and caramel.

Cadbury Time Out

Cadbury milk chocolate with wafers.

Lion Bar

Lion Bar is another of those childhood favourites that brings back all sorts of good memories every time I buy it. It was introduced in the 1970s by Rowntree’s (makers of KitKat, Smarties and Aero amongst other things), who were …

Peanut M&Ms

Chocolate is a complicated and confusing thing. Take these Peanut M&Ms for instance. M&M’s are quintessentially American, of course. In fact, they were only introduced into the UK in the 1990s. Yet they’re a thoroughly British invention. During the Spanish Civil …

Galaxy Vanilla Heaven

This recent UK heatwave is not only melting my chocolate but it’s forcing me to look at alternative ways to get my chocafix. Don’t get me wrong, even on the hottest days, when my choc du jour has melted beyond …

KitKat Editions Tiramisu

I was so pleased when Dom drew the short straw and got to review the KitKat Chunky Peanut Butter. Like Dom, I’ve never been a lover of KitKats, despite the fact I am the daughter of the original KitKat Kid. …

KitKat Chunky Peanut Butter

‘A bit of a mouthful’. That’s the best way to describe this. Both in terms of the name and the contents of the bar. KitKat may be one of the best selling chocolate bars in the world, but I’m quite …

Thorntons Continental Cappuccino

What’s the first thing that comes into your head when you hear ‘Thorntons’? For me, it’s “last minute Christmas prezzie for Gran” or “I’ve been having an affair but my wife will never notice if I bring her some nice …

Milky Way

After reviewing Revels the other day, I thought it would be a good idea to review my other childhood favourites. All in the name of science, you understand. But firstly, a quick note to our American readers. What you know as …

McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes

Here in the UK we take nutrition very seriously. From an early age, we’re taught about the three major food groups: Lager, Marmite & Jaffa Cakes. Jaffa Cakes are of course the most important of the three. Many Brits have been …

Fry’s Turkish Delight

When I was a wee nipper, Fry’s Turkish Delight was about as exotic and sophisticated as you could get on the confectionary aisle. The television advertisements were full of exotic beauties (probably hailing from Ipswich, but hey, they had …

Revels

There are certain chocolates I loved when I was a kid that I still love now, but feel slightly awkward buying — simply because I’m not 10 any more. Luckily, now I have an excuse. I’m a chocolate reviewer! I have …

Green & Black’s Dark 70%

I’ve always loved dark chocolate, and this is Green & Black’s 70% exception. I can’t understand how some people claim not to like it. I can only think they’re eating it wrong. Good quality dark chocolate should be eaten slowly and …

Cadbury Twirl

Twirled milk chocolate from Cadbury

Divine Fair Trade

Divine Fair Trade Chocolate is made with Ghanaian cocoa beans and bills itself as “Heavenly chocolate with a heart”. According to their web site, “Fairtrade aims to build dignified trading relationships between consumers in the North and producers in developing countries. …

Snickers Duo

Late last year, Mars announced somewhat triumphantly that they would be discontinuing their king sized ‘Big One’ Mars and Snickers bars due to public concerns about obesity. But what they did next was a master stroke – they simply chopped …

Bounty Bar

Continuing with my “back to basics” chocolate bar campaign, the next on the shopping list was the Bounty Bar. Now, I must be particularly susceptible to advertising as just the glimpse of the split coconut, azure waters and leafy palm trees …

Cadbury Fudge

A finger of Fudge is just enough to give your kids a treat.

Mars Delight

Sometimes (not often), I think there are just too many different kinds of chocolate to choose from. Today is one of those times. The wrapper calls it “Milk chocolate with a rippled wafer surrounded by caramel cream and chocolate cream”. I …

Galaxy Caramel

48 grams of heaven. That’s what this is. Which is just as well, as the guy in the shop is obviously becoming concerned by the volume and diversity of chocolate I’ve been consuming lately. Luckily, he hasn’t called Chocaholics Anonymous …

Mars Flyte

I’m not entirely sure I approve of this. The people at Mars / Masterfoods were obviously high when they came up with the idea for this because it’s a chocolate bar aimed at dieters. “Taste the Chocolate… skip some fat” and …

Cadbury Creme Egg Bar

Ok, I admit it – here at Chocablog, we do have something of a Creme Egg fetish. But who doesn’t? Anyway, after much hunting, Creme Egg Bars (aka ‘Cadbury Dairy Milk with Creme Egg’) have suddenly appeared in all my local …

Cadbury Chocolate Buttons

Tiny pieces of Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate.

Mint Aero

Milk chocolate with a Mint Aero flavoured white chocolate centre.

Cadbury Creme Egg Minis

Mini fondant-filled eggs.

Cadbury Creme Egg

Cadbury's famous fondant-filled eggs.

Cadbury Mini Eggs

Milk chocolate eggs in a crispy shell.