Some people dream of a white Christmas, I dream of a Chocolate Christmas! Chocolate Christmas gifts, advent calendars full of chocolate, Christmas crackers stuffed with chocolate prizes and of course the special Christmas chocolate selection boxes.
Hotel Chocolat’s Christmas Chocolate Box, a wonderfully Christmassy box of chocolates from Hotel Chocolat, The Classic Christmas Sleekster is filled with an assortment of thirty-two luxury chocolates especially for Christmas.
Hotel Chocolat’s Christmas Chocolate Box is the essence of the Hotel Chocolat Christmas collection, brought together in a sleek and festive chocolate box; the flavours of Christmas mixed with quality chocolate and moulded into beautiful shapes, and let’s not forget a dash of booze in one or two.
The Christmas edition Sleekster contains thirty-two Hotel Chocolat chocolates in sixteen different mouth-watering recipes, I personally count the smaller chocolates as individually – so the number can vary, and in the centre of the box are four chocolate shapes, one of each:
These are the older characters from Hotel Chocolat Christmases past, so they don’t match the rest of the Christmas collection as they used to but still very cute and they do pop up nmow and then in boxes or as decoration.
Either side of the four chocolate shapes are rest of the chocolates, two of each, and here a just a few of the flavours included, to tempt and tease you:
- Burnt Caramel Praline: Intensely treacly hazelnut praline in a mellow milk pastry case..
- Christmas Mess: A Christmas Eton Mess with fruity cranberry ganache and strawberry mousse with meringue in top in a white chocolate cup.
- Milk Chocolate Caramel Supernova: A 40% cocoa milk chocolate star filled with oozing soft caramel.
- Snowball: Ultra-creamy macadamia praline and nibbly coconut in 40% milk. A snowball that’s just too good to throw.
A mixture of white, milk and dark chocolates, fruit, nuts, marzipan, praline, caramel and orange and, some with and some without alcohol a cornucopia of flavours and textures all wrapped up in a Christmas chocolate box – perfect for sharing or as a chocolate Christmas gift, part of the Christmas chocolate range from Hotel Chocolat.
The traditional German Christmas cake is given a modern makeover with a chocolate twist as Montezuma’s Chocolate Stollen, Montezuma’s Christmas Chocolate Marzipan Stollen to give it it’s proper name.
A “wrapper” Stollen is a Christmas cake that can be given as a Christmas gift in Germany, the moist bread-like fruitcake was originally meant to represent the baby Jesus wrapped in swaddling clothes.
Montezuma’s Christmas chocolate version of the Stollen is simply marzipan and chocolate. The very best almond marzipan is flattened out, by hand, covered in chocolate almond paste and rolled into a rather large marzipan log. This is then covered in smooth chocolate and drizzled with milk, white and dark chocolate for decoration.
Presented in a box sporting the Montezuma’s Christmas 2016 colours, deep red and gold, Montezuma’s Chocolate Stollen, makes a wonderful gift, dinner party dessert or present for the marzipan connoisseur.
Something a little different from Montezuma’s at Christmas.
Labelled: Preservatives / Additive / Colouring Free, Gluten Free and Vegetarian.
The Hotel Chocolat Chocolate Truffle Tree, a stunning Christmas tree made from alternating layers of salted caramel and praline milk with feuilletine, shaped into a giant tree and decorated with dark, milk and white truffles, a mouth-watering centrepiece for the Christmas table.
Presented in a, clear fronted, ribbon tied gift box the Hotel Chocolat Chocolate Truffle Tree is actually sections of chocolate – rather than being one solid piece, each section is decorated with chocolate truffles that look like baubles.
This gorgeous chocolate truffle tree is a chunky 2cm deep, 36cm across at its widest point and 40cm tall, and weighting in at a massive 550g (over half a kilo!) – a very impressive chocolate creation.
One of the beautiful chocolate gifts from Hotel Chocolat.
£26.00, 550g of Christmassy Hotel Chocolat chocolate.
Labelled: Vegetarian, Alcohol Free and Gluten Free.
The largest Cadbury Christmas chocolate hamper in the Cadbury Christmas chocolate range for 2017, called the Ultimate Christmas Hamper, contains a selection of chocolates and sweets presented in a traditional wicker hamper.
This festive chocolate hamper contains sweets, chocolates and treats for sharing and giving at Christmas. Cadbury’s largest Christmas chocolate hamper contains:
- A large 850g “Merry Christmas” Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar.
- A box of Cadbury chocolate biscuits.
- Two selection boxes; Cadbury Selection Stocking and a Cadbury Christmas Selection Box.
- Cadbury mixed chocolate Christmas decorations.
- A pouch of Cadbury Roses.
- A Cadbury Dairy Milk Chunks Santa.
- Cadbury Dairy Milk Snow Balls.
New for 2017:
- The Cadbury Dairy Milk Classic Collection.
- A Cadbury Snow Bites Cracker.
A selection of Maynards Bassetts sweets. All presented in 20” wicker hamper, with a Christmas gift card, something for everyone at Christmas, only available to buy online from Cadbury Gifts Direct.
£70.00, the largest Cadbury Christmas chocolate hamper.
The Godiva Christmas Bear 2017, a cute teddy bear and chocolate box gift set from Godiva chocolates for Christmas.
Every year Godiva release a limited edition teddy bear for Christmas and this year is no exception; dressed up and delivering a chocolate gift! The bear is “holding” a mini box of Godiva chocolates, with four Christmas chocolates inside.
Quite adorable with a charming smile the Godiva bear is a light, sandy, brown in colour with brown facial features. Dressed up like Santa, he is sporting a red vest and with a gold G on the front. And on the left foot, stitched in brown, are the words “Godiva 2017”.
A fun a Christmas chocolate gift, which is also collectable, and a small box of chocolates; available online from the Christmas chocolate ranges at Godiva and John Lewis.
Hotel Chocolat’s, dairy free and vegan, dark chocolate wreaths – The Rare & Vintage Wreaths are luxury fruit and nut surrounded in irresistible dark chocolate, sculpted into a stunning chocolate wreaths.
Made with 75% cocoa dark chocolate, made with cocoa from Cienaga in northern Colombia,, with a classic combination of fruit and nuts; Piedmont hazelnuts, Californian almonds and plump Turkish raisins, fashioned into a chocolate wreath and presented in a ribbon tied box. These vegan chocolate wreaths taste delicious, look utterly beautiful and make fabulous Christmas gifts.
Available in come in two different sizes, both are vegan and dairy free – the larger Rare & Vintage Wreath is 450g and is perfect for sharing. The smaller dark chocolate wreath is 100g and makes a wonderful stocking filler.
The dark chocolate fruit and nut wreaths not only a beautiful chocolate gift for Christmas, but also makes a rather dramatic table decorations which can then be shared out to your dinner guests for dessert and the smaller wreaths can be used as table chocolates for individual settings. Both sizes are presented in boxes with a clear lids and red ribbons, to really show them off.
Part of the Hotel Chocolat Christmas chocolate collection, available online from the Hotel Chocolat site.
Labelled: Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free and Alcohol Free.
Montezuma’s chocolate truffles are given a Christmas re-design with new festive flavours and Christmas packaging in the limited edition Montezuma’s Christmas Chocolate Truffles Bag.
A selection of milk, white and dark chocolate truffles, with approximately 8 truffles in each bag, depending on the weight of each chocolate, the flavours for Christmas 2017 are:
- Frosted Cranberry: Milk chocolate truffles with Cranberry.
- Cherry Brandy: Dark chocolate truffles flavoured with the winter classic, Cherry Brandy.
- Orange & Nutmeg: A festive combination of orange and nutmeg in milk chocolate truffle.
- Vanilla Cream: White and dark chocolate balanced with vanilla.
Delicious festive and winter flavours in a ribbon tied bag; part of the Christmas chocolate selection at Montezuma’s.
Made using the best ingredients in the Sussex countryside, in one of Santa’s secret elf chocolate shops, these very special chocolate truffles make the perfect as a stocking filler or a yummy chocolate treat at Christmas.
£4.99, 120g of Montezuma’s chocolate truffles.
Labelled: GM Free, Preservatives / Additive / Colouring Free, Vegetarian and Gluten Free.
The magic of Christmas in a giant chocolate selection box, well two Cadbury Giant Selection Boxes, packed full of all your favourite Cadbury chocolate bars and treats.
A chocolate selection box is a must have at Christmas, they make perfect gifts and you get a great selection of different chocolates. These selection boxes are a bit special, not only are they Cadbury but they are the largest selection boxes available from Cadbury and they are exclusive to Cadbury Gifts Direct, so you can’t get them in shops or supermarkets.
Each Giant Cadbury selection box contains a selection of family favourites including:
Two different types of Cadbury Dairy Milk; Cadbury Dairy Milk Whole Nut and Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit & Nut.
And some new and classic chocolate bars: Cadbury Twirl, Cadbury Crunchie, Cadbury Time Out, Cadbury Flake, Cadbury Wispa, Cadbury Curly Wurly, Cadbury Picnic, Cadbury Chocolate Buttons, Cadbury Fudge and Cadbury Chomp.
Something for everyone.
£30.00 for two of the biggest Cadbury chocolate selection boxes you can buy.
Thorntons Continental Chocolate Advent Calendar – filled with a selection Thorntons Continental chocolates to count down the days to Christmas.
The design is stylish, with subtle brown metallic tones; the front is decorated with a mountain scene with trees and a reindeer in a modern style. Above the mountains are snowflakes and stars. Twenty-four doors hide Thorntons Continental chocolates to countdown to Christmas.
Labelled: Vegetarian, Alcohol Free.
One of the many chocolate advent calendars, from the chocolate range at Debenhams.
Montezuma’s Dairy Free Chocolate Advent Calendar contains 240g of dark dairy free dark chocolate, behind each of the twenty four little doors, counting down to Christmas day is a chunky block of organic, vegan, house blended dark chocolate.
The advent calendar’s design combines the traditional in a modern style, traditional Christmas images; reindeer and snowflakes, in gold, red and white – festive and most of all scrummy. One of the festive chocolate treats from Montezuma’s.
£9.99, 240g of dairy free chocolate for Christmas.
Labelled: Dairy Free/Vegan, Vegetarian, Organic and Gluten Free*.