Assortment

Listed below are posts on Chocablog featuring assortments and selection boxes.

Tutu Delicious Assortment

Award winning chocolates from Oxfordshire.

Chocolat By Daniel Coletta

A selection from Blackburn based chocolatier Daniel Coletta.

Zotter Chocolate Praline Selection

A selection of filled chocolates from Austria

Lindt Champs-Elysées

A Lindt selection box from Paris.

Chocol@ Chocolate Telegrams

Personalised messages made from fine chocolate.

Heston Chocolate Box

Heston Blumenthal's chocolate selection from Waitrose.

Moser Roth Artisan Chocolates

A selection of chocolates from Aldi.

Hotel Chocolat Signature Christmas Collection

Seasonal chocolates from Hotel Chocolat

The Chocolatier Water Ganache Selection

A selection of water ganaches by Aneesh Popat.

zChocolat Holiday zBox

Luxury chocolates from zChocolat

Newfoundland Chocolate Company

Chocolates from Newfoundland

Twice The Vice – The Gentlemen’s Club Collection

Exceptionally boozy chocolates from Santa Monica.

Hotel Chocolat Easter Collection

A box of Easter chocolates from Hotel Chocolat.

Bianca Marton Handmade Truffles

Fresh ganaches made with coconut milk rather than cream.

Delight Chocolate Truffles

Fresh truffles from Delight Chocolate of Toronto

Charbonnel Et Walker Valentines Chocolates

Valentines chocolates from Charbonnel et Walker

Paul A Young Valentine’s Chocolates

A Valentine's assortment from Paul A Young

Harrods Valentine’s Belgian Chocolates

Belgian chocolates in a heart-shaped box.

Matcha Chocolat Christmas Selection

Wonderful Christmas chocolates from Katie Christoffers

Mercedes Chocolaterie Handmade Selection

Handmade chocolates from Finland.

Choco Cocagne Assortment

An assortment of chocolates from Cocagne, New Brunswick.

Chocolatier Herzog Selection

Delicious and beautiful chocolates from Sven Herzog.

Cero’s Candies Selection

An unusual assortment from Wichita-based Cero's Candies.

Club Chocolat Français

A new chocolate club from France. But is it any good?

Matcha Chocolat Easter Egg Selection

A box of beautifully filled dark chocolate Easter Eggs.

Paul A. Young Selection

A new selection from one of our favourite chocolatiers.

Hotel Chocolat Keepsake Easter Tin

A decorative tin filled with flavoured mini eggs.

Rogers Artisan Assortment

An artisan selection from Rogers of Canada.

Matcha Chocolat Mothers Day Selection

Another beautiful selection from Matcha Chocolat

Michel Cluizel Selection

Fresh chocolates from one of France's top chocolatiers.

Amedei Tartufi Pralines

Pralines from Italy's finest bean-to-bar chocolate maker.

Sunshine & Butterflies Limited Edition Collection

More handmade chocolates from Sunshine & Butterflies

Iain Burnett – The Highland Chocolatier

Chocolates from the award winning Highland Chocolatier.

zChocolat Touché Valentine’s Chocolates

One of the most beautiful chocolate boxes we've seen.

Matcha Chocolat Valentine’s Selection

Beautiful and delicious Valentines chocolates from Matcha.

Black River Chocolate

Chocolates made from Jamaican cocoa beans.

Cloud Cocoland Christmas Selection

Winners of The Guardian's Chrismtas Taste Test

Sadaharu Aoki Gift Box

Beautiful and chocolates that taste just as good as they look.

Van Otis Chocolates

Milk, dark and white chocolates from New Hampshire.

Chococo Christmas Selection

A selection of Christmas chocolates from Chococo.

Thorntons Limited Edition Jubilee Wonder Box

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

Johanna Woodhead Selection

A selection of filled chocolates & truffles from Glasgow.

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.

Boutique Aromatique Selection

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

Chocolate Wizard Selection

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

Philadelphia Candies Milk & Dark Assortment

I now come (finally) to my comments on the last box from Philadelphia Candies, which is an assortment of both milk and dark chocolates. Many of the milk ones are the same as from the box of creams, with dark …

Woodhouse Chocolate Assortment

A selection of handmade fresh chocolates from the Napa Valley.

Baruzzo Summer Collection

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

Coco-A Selection

I have found (or been found by, as it is) a box of chocolates that I would honestly be excited to get as a gift or feel right about giving as one. On a day-to-day basis, I just don’t come …

Sunshine & Butterflies Handmade Chocolate Selection

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

Philadelphia Candies Milk Chocolate Covered Creams

I pretty much avoid the grocery store boxed chocolates. I just don’t see the point in them. And unfortunately, they’re all that come to mind as I sit with the next box from Philadelphia Candies. While I was okay with …

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...

Abanico Dark & Milk Assortment

Abanico Chocolat is a French chocolatier, with a shop in Paris. They were kind enough to send me a rather beautiful box of chocolates to review, which weighs in at 37 Euros. Of course, the first thing you’ll notice about …

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.

Australian Homemade Selection

It’s been a while since I’ve had my hands on some Australian Homemade chocolate, probably because it’s been a while since I was in the Netherlands.

Neuhaus Lady Chefs Collection

Lady Chefs showcases nine pralines by nine, well, lady chefs. There are two of each, marked by their initials, which are carefully embedded into lacy designs.

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.

Patisserie Vercruysse Selection

Geert Vercruysse is a Belgian chocolatier & patissier based in Kortrijk, close to the French border.

Lindt Variations Cacao

I haven’t picked up a Lindt box in a long time, but this one looked more interesting than most because it appeared to have a theme.

Amano Chuao and Truffles

Starting off my journey were the berries, with some saltiness sparking up the halfway point. It’s deep like a black ocean...

Chocolatier Assortment

Chocolatier are an Australian company based in Melbourne who have been in business for over 25 years, strange that their products rarely show up in the mass market.

Snake & Butterfly Selection

I went with the 67% Madagascar bar, whose ingredients are limited to cacao nibs, sugar, and cocoa butter.

Neuhaus Valentine’s Selection

These two Valentine’s Day pieces came to me from Belgian chocolatier Neuhaus. First is a heart box filled with nineteen pralines. Its red siding gives a modern look to the box’s top pattern of a lace pattern of grey-on-white.

French Broad Aphrodisiac Collection

On first look, I thought this box of truffles I received from French Broad Chocolates was just another simple, handmade affair...

Asda ‘The Collection’

I’m always a little wary when supermarkets send their own brand chocolate samples, so when Asda asked if we could review their latest “The Collection” (imaginative name) chocolates in time for Valentines Day, I can’t say I was looking forward to them...

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 …

Momotombo Chocolate Factory Assorted Chocolates

When trying a sample of the Momotombo Chocolate Factory’s chocolates at the Chocolate Salon, I instantly found it a unique experience. Unique, too, that the company is right out of Nicaragua, using cacao grown in the country. Their symbol is …

President’s Choice Gourmet Belgian Chocolate Collection

Next from the President’s Choice pile is the Gourmet Belgian Chocolate Collection, the flagship of their 2010 range and biggest of the boxes. It might even have been a load-bearing box because the others kinda fell over once it was …

Patchi Selection

Up until a few months ago, I’d never heard of Patchi. Then, within the space of a few days, Simon found their store in Doha, Qatar, and I found them at the Chocolate Unwrapped show in London. So here are …

Danucci Dark Chocolate Selection

Danucci is a company based in Co. Louth, Ireland who have a chocolatier by the name of Michelle Lowth. This little box contains five pieces – a Sea Salted Caramel (the shiny silver one), a Rustic Praline (the ridged one), Raspberry …

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 …

Gateau et Ganache Chocolate Bonbons

Like many (though certainly not all) of the Chocolate Salon participants, Gateau et Ganache is based out of California. Creator Annie Golding makes a variety of confections, specifically handmade marshmallows and truffles. As I mentioned, I found theirs among 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 …

Amano Truffles

Amazing hand made truffles from bean-to-bar chocolate maker Amano.

President’s Choice Belgian Chocolate Mousse Cups

Twice a year, the Loblaw chain of grocery stores (which I suppose would be the Canadian equivalent of Tesco’s) unleashes their newest creations onto the market under their own President’s Choice label. There’s normally all kinds of goodies, but the …

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 …

Jacques Genin Selection

This attractive little metal box contains nine chocolates from French patissier and chocolatier Jacques Genin. It was a gift from my lovely friend Kate, who picked it up at Salon du Chocolat in Paris the other week. I have to confess …

Baruzzo Selection

Unfortunately there was no menu card included in this selection, so I had to just dive in and see what presented itself, but I had a fairly good idea that I was in for a few treats. As you might expect …

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 …

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 …

Cowboy Chocolates

New Mexico being just next door, Santa Fe has become a biennial retreat for my family. In such an artistic community as it is, it follows that there are also a couple of good-quality chocolate shops in the area. Chocolate, …

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 …

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 …

Lindt Carrés

I can’t recall ever having reviewed a box of Lindt chocolates before, which is remarkable considering the amount of their products we’ve collectively muched our way through here at Chocablog. Recently, I was in an airport somewhere in Europe (it may …

Australian Homemade Dreamers selection

Some years ago, long before I started writing for Chocablog, I discovered Australian Homemade chocolates in a store in Amsterdam, of all places. I remembered them as being very pretty to look at (they were the first chocolates I’d …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Sugah! Nova Scotia Concoction

After I e-mailed the nice people at Sugah! my review of their Anise Almond Clusters, they sent an e-mail back threatening to, and I quote, “inundate me with chocolate”. And then a few weeks later, they did just that. A …

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 …

Chocolats Geneviève Grandbois Les Classiques

This was my final stop in the chocolate tour of Montreal because my host was saving her favourite shop until last. She loves Chocolats Geneviève Grandbois and it is easy to understand why. The shop might be tiny, but it …

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 …

Godiva Spring Fruits

I have a bit of a history with Godiva. With their message of luxury inside golden boxes, they were a helping hand when I began to think of chocolate as beyond indulgence. But when I’ve had some of their chocolate …

Suite 88 Les Truffes Artisanales

My recent trip to Montreal for a conference was also a good excuse for a guided tour of the city’s best chocolate shops, and one of the first stops of the day was to Suite 88 Chocolatier. The shop is …

Lindt Essence Assorted Selection

I’ve been itching to try these since seeing them appear on our Supermarket shelves some time ago – a new (?) Lindt offering! Or at least – one I’d not come across before. The small bag contains filled chocolates; to quote …

Hotel Chocolat Just Desserts H-Box

This is just the kind of thing I love. A light, fruity summer selection box from Hotel Chocolat. This particular “H-Box” (I don’t know why they named a box of chocolates after a prison block) consists of 14 milk, dark …

Niko B Organic Chocolates Selection

Anthony Ferguson is an American chocolate maker who up until 2001 was working for Silicon Graphics in San Francisco. These days, he’s living in Hackney with his British wife and running a chocolate company named after his son Nikolas. I met …

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 …

Beschle Grand Cru Collection Noir

We’ve looked at a couple of solid chocolate bars from Beschle, so now it’s time for some truffles. Previously, Simon had loved his Fleur de Sel & Pistachio bar, while I wasn’t quite so enthusiastic about the milk chocolate Montélimar. As …

Madelaine Duets

The Madelaine Chocolate Company are most known for their seasonal chocolates. You may have seen their chocolate bunnies around for Easter. This April, they introduced a new line called Duets. These round chocolates chocolates are filled on one half with …

Aspen Brownie Works

In 2004, Jill and Jim Pomeroy started Cloud Nine Brownies as a small, local Colorado business. After some growth, they’re recently changed names to Aspen Brownie Works, drawing off of the Aspen Highlands, located just by their new kitchen. I …

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 …

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 …

Lindt Fioretto

I hope I haven’t taken long enough getting to this bag that the “New” sticker is wholly meaningless; I promise they were new (to the U.S., that is) when I bought them. And the best before date is still for …

CocoaNymph Collection

When you receive an e-mail asking if it would ok to send you some chocolate to write about, it is tough to say no. And that’s why I got a lovely package of goodies from Vancouver’s CocoaNymph, including a shiny …

Galler Mini Eggs

I was a little surprised when this arrived – no trademark Galler orange packaging for these eggs, just a simple sellophane bag tied with a neat little ribbon. At a shade under £5 for nine eggs (that’s a little over 50p …

Nestlé Noir L’Assortiment

I’ve always liked big boxes of chocolates – the impressive looking ones that you shouldn’t really buy for yourself because there are many other more sensible things to spend your money on. But this box was on sale and, let’s …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Sweet Signatures Toffee Pecan Clusters

I may be getting spoiled by all the toffee I’ve been trying lately — I don’t consider getting spoiled by the chocolate because, after all, a necessity can’t spoil you. This box of Toffee Pecan Clusters came to me from …

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory After Dark Collection

Until a branch opened up in a local mall, my previous experience with the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory was looking at their display of ridiculous chocolate dipped candy apples as I ran from one end of an airport to another, …

Galler La Boite Ronde

This box, perhaps a more traditional offering for Valentines Day than a giant heart, comes from Galler. La Boite Ronde (The Round Box) is home to a wide variety of shapes and flavours, with a menu covering over forty items, …

Laura Secord Sex And The City Collection

I thought I should get into Valentine’s Day mode to see what the local stores had to offer for amorous Canadians. The majority of it was the usual stuff, just repackaged into heart-shaped boxes, but something did catch my eye …

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 …

Galler ‘Les Minis’

Another in the seemingly endless parade of Galler chocolates, these minis are a step up from the previously reviewed Bouchée bars in terms of taste. Here we have that perfect little treat to go with your morning coffee, or possibly …

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 – …

Bernard Callebaut Selection

Bernard Callebaut is one of the best known chocolatiers in Canada. Based in Calgary, he’s been working out in Alberta since the early ‘80s and has built up an impressive reputation for himself over the years. The name might look …

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 …

Geldhof Handmade Chocolate Selection

Guest Chocablogger Natasha Faria is back with a selection from South Africa… Geldhof Chocolatiers are pretty much a mainstay of South African luxury chocolates. They stock a large variety – truffles, ganaches, chocolate bars, chocolate novelties (such as shot glasses and …

ChocolaTas Assortment

The cleverly-named ChocolaTas is the company belonging to Wim Tas. He learned his craft in Belgium before emigrating to Canada back in 2002, setting up his workshop in Abbotsford, BC although these days they also have a store in Vancouver. …

Rogers Canadian Art Collection

Please welcome Chocablog’s new Canadian correspondent Michael Edwards with his first official post from Canadaland…. Considering that Rogers Chocolates have been making chocolates for more than 100 years, they have a considerable roster to choose from. Most of their standard collections …

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 …

Rogers Chocolates Victoria Creams

Guest Chocablogger Michael Edwards is back with more Canadian goodies… Rogers Chocolates have been a mainstay in Western Canada since 1885. Based in Victoria, British Columbia, they make a more time-honoured range of chocolates including their signature Victoria Creams, a box …

Derry Church Artisan Chocolates

Derry Church Artisan Chocolates has an interesting history. Pastry chef and chocolatier Eric Cayton grew up around Hershey, Pennsylvania, where he grew to admire none other than Milton S. Hershey’s work. He eventually started the Derry Church company to fulfill …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Thorntons Continental Paris Collection

Last year when we wrote about the future of Thorntons and spoke to their head chocolatier Keith Hurdman, we talked about how careful the company has to be when introducing new ranges that they don’t alienate their traditional customer. Since …

Signature Harvest Truffle Collection

While I was at World Market this week, I spotted a pile of these boxes in the fall display. Plain, red-ribboned boxes by “Signature Chocolates by Rena – A Division of Chocolates a la Carte.” Sounded kind of iffy, but …

Chocolateque Assortment

This selection of chocolates was sent over from Belgium for tasting courtesy of a young web entrepeneur called Thomas who has secured an exclusive web sales deal with a Belgian chocolatier by the name of Frederic Blondeel. As Thomas said in …

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 …

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 …

San Churro El Fuego Dentro Selection

San Churro is an Australian-based chocolateria that owes its origins to Spanish chocolate as well as their relaxed, sociable way of life. San Churro was the head monk for the Queen of Spain in the sixteenth century and saw …

Choclatique Moon Rocks

To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon, Choclatique has fashioned a set of 15 space-inspired chocolates to their Moon Rocks Collection. They sent me the four following samples. Mission Control Fig Beware of the blue on …

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 …

Galler Les Marines

When people find out I review chocolate they inevitably tell me how lucky I am, which is true. Occasionally something comes along that makes me realise just how lucky I am, and this is one of those occasions. A couple of …

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 …

Oliveria Mediterranean Chocolates

At the recent Melbourne Food and Wine Festival was a day called Wicked, in which the ‘Melt’ chocolate hall was my very first – and most important – port of call. Amongst the divine range of chocolates on offer to taste, …

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, …

Lindt Lindola

A few weeks ago, we had an intelligent, thoughtful and excited reader by the name of Tam get in touch: Hi Guys! I’m so confident of Lindt’s ‘Lindola’ collection, (found in Aussie Woolworths thus far) I’ll buy a box for our ‘local …

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 …

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’ …

David Jones Handmade Assortment

David Jones is perhaps the poshest of Australia’s department stores, with their food hall nearly as legendary as Harrods’. Brushing aside their specialist butcher, baker, cake selections, delicatessen, greens, sushi and salads are, naturally, their chocolates. I’ll save their truffles …

Ghirardelli Pink Heart

Another pink Valentine’s Day offering here, in a nice soft, silver pink. My disappointment in it, though, was at finding only seven squares inside. The heart isn’t very big, but I was expecting more like ten. This explains the awkward …

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, …

Lir Hand Finished Luxury Chocolates

Christmas – a time for giving. Then, when the giving is over, it’s a time for retailers to offload all their unsold stock. Yes, even chocolate gets the sales treatment. What we have here are seven different chocolates – two white, …

Lindt Pralinés Noirs

There’s only one thing better I like seeing than chocolates on special and in large quantities, like this: …is when I see this, something entirely new from Lindt. In this case it is a gorgeous looking box of Pralinés Noirs …

Lindt Lindor Ball Selection

Lindt is a regular feature here on Chocablog, but I’d never clapped eyes on such a large box of them before – 400g and just in time for Christmas. Surely this was the ideal time to shout myself a …

The ChocolateSmith Petite Melange

This is a twelve-piece box from Santa Fe based chocolatier The ChocolateSmith. All of these are made with dark chocolate, with the Sierra Blanca having a white chocolate top. Rosemary Marcona Almond Round I was eager to try this after reading about …

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 …

Corné Port-Royal Assortment

Like Ashleigh and Marie, my friend Jacqueline is a seasoned overseas traveler as well as an accomplished artist, businesswoman, parent and translator who has kindly taken pity on me and brought back some Belgian chocolate she considered a standout during …

Chocolate Delicate Squares

Given my other decent chocolate purchase at Costco, I allowed this box to take me in. The picture looked tempting, but the rest of the design isn’t the greatest. Probably given the fact that the company (Les Delices d’Ellezelles) is …

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 …

Cadbury Old Gold Dark Delicacies

To complement Cadbury’s sexing up of the Old Gold chocolate block range (think 70%, liqueur centres and rum-n-raisin), this nice looking box of chocolates has just arrived on the shelves at the same time as the tins of short bread, …

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 …

Belfine Filled Belgian Chocolates

Sometimes you can find good things at Costco. But, accompanying the low prices, the quality is often comparable. So when I saw this bag of over a pound for seven dollars, I knew it could go either way. But I …

Swiss Glory Showbag

Here in Adelaide, South Australia, we have an annual Royal Agricultural Show. A hundred years ago it might have just focussed on livestock and who won the best handmade scones, but these days it’s about vomit-inducing rollercoaster rides, dodgy …

San Francisco Chocolate Factory – Chocolate By Numbers

This was a very pleasant surprise on my first trip to the discount store Tuesday Mornings. The retail price said sixteen dollars (I think that’s an exaggeration of the actual price), but I paid three. There are six boxes, about …

Isis Luxury Royal Temptation

Isis, the premium range from Italo-Suisse, is virtually unknown Down Under. They only rang a bell in my brain because they are made by the same folk in Belgium that make the Coles Supermarkets range of chocolate blocks. …

Lindt Swiss Tradition Dark Collection

Regular readers of Chocablog will already know that I harbor quite the cocoa-crush on South Australian Lindt Guru, Matt Thorpe. He’s tall, cute and smart but most importantly he comes bearing Lindt products for my delight, delectation and in …

Lindt Petits Desserts

For the first time in my life, I woke up with a chocolate hangover. That’s right – no alcohol, stupid dancing, yelling or shouting the entire pub a round of drinks was involved – just this box of Lindt …

Cocoa Bean Summer Collection

Here’s something a little different from the Cocoa Bean sisters – a selection of chocolate discs in a variety of flavours, hand finished and packaged in a funky little cylinder. The hand finished element comes in the wrapping. Each of the …

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 …

Chocolatier Assorted Chocolates

I only lived about one kilometre away from the Chocolatier factory/shop on Waterdale Road, Ivanhoe when we still lived in Melbourne, and yet the only product I ate was a delicious Easter egg a friend gave me from there. …

Cocoa Bean Selection Pack

After I reviewed the Cocoa Bean squares in March, I received an email from one of the sisters who run the company (Emily) asking me if I’d like to try a few more of their products. I’m sure you can …

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 …

Thorntons Summer Collection

If you’re a regular Chocablog reader, you’ll know that I’ve never given Thorntons products rave reviews. With the recent influx of high end chocolatiers and the popularity of proper chocolate, Thorntons often seem to be left behind, stuck in the …

Lily O’Briens Desserts Collection

Lily O’Briens is an established brand from Ireland and have been creating fine quality chocolates for around 15 years. This rather attractive box caught my eye, and when I discovered that the contents were based on a number of classic …

Cocoa Bean Classic Chocolate

This little column of chocolates has the distinction of being manufactured in the most Westerley chocolate factory in Europe – The Skelligs Chocolate Factory in County Kerry, Ireland. I quite literally came across the place by accident whilst driving …

Sucré Chocolates

First impressions, as they say, count. This little box of delights from New Orleans certainly made a good impression on me. The thick, mint green box made from high quality card and decorated with a ribbon is stylish and fun. …

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 …

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 …

Duc d’O Mini d’O

I don’t know about you, but I’d never heard of Duc d’O. They may be a premium Belgian chocolatier, but their wares haven’t made it as far as my corner of Finchley – until today. This little box of “Mini d’O” …

Cadbury Heroes

Miniature versions of your favourite Cadbury chocolate.

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 …

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 …

Godiva Platinum Collection

I found these Belgian chocolates in John Lewis – part of a fairly large display of Christmas chocolates – most of which I ended up buying. As it’s a small box, I think the easiest way to review them is a …

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 …