Hotel Chocolat Giveaway

When Hotel Chocolat recently contacted me about trying their premium chocolates, how could I resist? Hotel Chocolat (shok-o-la) is a UK chocolatier that specializes in high-end luxury chocolates, so I jumped at the chance to check out their new hip shop on Newbury Street in Boston.

The store itself was warm, sleek, and inviting, with shelves and tables brimming over with their signature chocolate slabs, truffles, and whimsical chocolate bars. I expected the cool contemporary store, but was surprised by the very wonderful, friendly, and unpretentious service (and yes, I was shopping anonymously!)! I immediately felt at home asking all my foodie questions.  All their chocolates are organic, and they actually own a cocoa plantation in St. Lucia and see the chocolate making process through from start to finish.

After perusing the store and sneaking in a few pictures, I decided I needed to sample a variety of treats. I selected the Christmas Goody Bag, which contained a cute solid milk chocolate penguin and Santa, milk chocolate Christmas pudding slab with crunchy shortbread cookies, Christmas Star hazelnut and caramel truffles, and a bag of Munchkin Snowballs, which are mini shortbread cookies surrounded in white chocolate and dusted with sugar!

Everything was incredibly rich and decadent. I couldn’t stop myself from ripping into the package on the train and was immediately transported to another place with just one luxurious bite!  The chocolates sets are the perfect holiday hostess gifts and I was so happy I was able to try them – thank you Hotel Chocolat!

And don’t worry – Hotel Chocolat didn’t forget about you! I’m giving away a Christmas Goody Bag and Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar to two lucky readers!

There are two ways to enter:

1. Check out Hotel Chocolat’s Christmas Chocolate Gifts and leave a comment with a link to the item you most want Santa to leave in your stocking!

2. Tweet about this giveaway (using #cakebatterbowl), or post about it on your blog or Facebook. Don’t forget to come back and leave a second comment with the link for your second entry.

Entries must be in by Saturday, December 5 at 11:59pm EST. Good luck!

The fine print:  Hotel Chocolat provided the chocolates I sampled for free and is sponsoring this giveaway, but I received no compensation for this post and all opinions are mine. The winners will be picked with random.org on Sunday, December 6 and announced shortly thereafter.

89 Responses to Hotel Chocolat Giveaway

  1. Wow does it show how much I love chocolate by being the first commenter? I bet you are going to get over 500 entries or some crazy number like that, but I sure would love to win this! YUM!

    I think this (http://www.hotelchocolat.com/Best-Christmas-Gifts-P330012US/) would be an awesome thing for Santa to leave in my stocking! And even better that I could share with friends (well…that is if I wanted to!) :-)

    Love this giveaway Kerstin! You (and your blog) rock!

  2. I posted a link on my facebook. Yay for entering a Chocolat giveaway AND getting to spread the word about my new favorite baking blog! I think I ran across your blog just this week while googling for petit fours.

  3. I would love to have this Christmas Hamper! [http://www.hotelchocolat.com/Christmas-Hamper-P350045US/]. i’d kiss Santa if he leaves this on my Christmas stocking!

  4. Whoa, that’s one awesome giveaway. I’d want the truffles adventcalendar :)
    I actually went to the store and they wouldn’t let me take pictures. I was sad because everything WAS very pretty and I wanted to share it with the world. Good thing you did 😀 Can I win some chocolate now? Hehe

  5. i’d want the chocolatier’s table luxe, and not just because it’s the most expensive, but because it’s the most plentiful. is that gluttonous of me? :)

  6. Great post. I have to admit I’m more of a chocolate snob than I realized. For some reason I always stick to my favorites and don’t branch out very much. Perhaps I should check them out.

  7. What a cute store!! And great gifts too! There stuff looks amazing! I want it all haha!

    Let’s see…yes the advent calendar – how fun!
    http://www.hotelchocolat.com/cid/XNQ6N78FYUG82ZGP50CS36I02XU0XQ5Y/Christmas-Advent-Calendar-P300045US/

    ohh…the Christmas Goodie Bag!
    http://www.hotelchocolat.com/Christmas-Gift-Bag-P350050US/

    oh man, the gift set of 96 chocolates! I want to try them all! LOL
    http://www.hotelchocolat.com/Unique-Holiday-Gifts-P260097US/

    What a great store! Thanks for sharing this!

  8. I would love an advent calendar to share.
    I have enjoyed reading your blog and seeing how you tie in what you are doing, where you are or who you are visiting with what you are cooking.

  9. This is ridiculously awesome! I would kill for some chocolate right now…especially chocolate that looks as good as this! I would definitely love the Signature Holiday collection. 96 chocolates…would be dangerous. But delicious.

  10. I checked the entire site out and I think that I would ask Santa for the Christmas Hamper. If I receive that item I would bake something that would make you proud….:0)
    Christi

  11. Hello! This is my first time replying to a blog! I am sooo new to this! What fun you must be having w/your blog. I am loving this! I have a blog, but am having a hard time keeping it current! Am a bit behind…but am learning and loving other’s blogs!

    I would pick the chocolate dipping for two thingy….http://www.hotelchocolat.com/Chocolate-Dipping-Adventure-for-Two-P330011US/ because while my 2 darling angels are in bed, the hubby and I can have a little time to ourselves…..and indulge in this wonderous chocolate. YUM-O!!!!

    I will enjoy following your blog….and thank you in advance for the time you spend on it!
    From a scrapbookin, stampin, foodlovin’ mom in Alabama!
    Connie

  12. I love this giveaway! My selection is the Chocolatier’s Table Luxe (http://www.hotelchocolat.com/Luxury-Chocolate-Box-P260078US/). Actually it isn’t for me but for my 93-year-old Papa and all of his cronies and their visitors in the skilled nursing center he calls home in Montana. This would be a great way for Hotel Chocolat to advertise to a rather remote source of potential customers. I can see all the smiling faces now :-)

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