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06/05/2014

News Release - Issued by Hotel Chocolat

Embrace Halcyon Days of Summer with Hotel Chocolat

Make those gloriously long summer evenings a little more indulgent with Hotel Chocolat’s delicious new collection. Fusing together the heady colours and flavours of summer, they are ideal for adding a burst of sunshine to birthdays, anniversaries or lazy days in the park.

Why not try a Summer Cooler – refreshing apple and cucumber ganache encased in our white chocolate blended with zingy mint leaves.
Or satiate your cravings with a Shortbread Bite - a chunk of dangerously moreish milk chocolate and praline topped with clotted cream shortbread pieces. For a taste of the tropics, try Hurricane, a dark Jamaican rum truffle blended with zippy Valencian orange. One of our top chocolates has to be the creamy Choc Fudge Sundae - gorgeous sticky toffee and fudge sauce, intense praline and a sprinkle of crunchy cereal.

We make all our chocolates with only all-natural ingredients. Our fruit summer numbers are packed with all the intense flavour of real fruit for an authentic taste. In our wild garden of fruit flavours we’ll tease your taste buds with everything from the zingy tang of our blueberry truffle to the sensual, mellow strawberry purée in our strawberry truffle.

The British weather might be unpredictable but these sunny creations guarantee a pure taste of summer, come rain or shine. You’ll be whisked away to a paradise island in a collection that embodies the spirit of summer.

Here are a few of our favourite gifts:

  • The Summer Fusions Sleekster

A rainbow fusion of fresh, zesty flavours for a pure taste of summer, come rain or shine. We love the Summer Pudding -gloriously juicy, wickedly tangy red fruit ganache wrapped in milk chocolate.

£24.00
28 chocolates
Alcohol free
340g

  • Tropical Cocktails

The sunniest tropical cocktails transformed into our iconic Mini Dome chocolates, filled with generous shots of Champagne, white rum, dark rum, and traditional Brazilian tequila. We love the Peach Bellini -a fresh and fruity peach ganache bubbling over with real champagne.

£10.00
16 chocolates
Contains alcohol
115g

  • Island Smoothies

Straight from where the sunshine comes from: Tropical fruit smoothies transformed into our iconic Mini Dome chocolates with banana, apricot, coconut and lime, and Passion Fruit. Our favourite is the Saint Lucian Breakfast Smoothie - lashings of zesty lemon and grapefruit blended with smooth coconut, all soothed by creamy white chocolate. Inspired by the breakfast we serve at Boucan, on our Saint Lucian cocoa plantation.

£10.00
16 chocolates
Alcohol free
115g

  • Caipirinha Pocket Selection

Brazil’s national cocktail turned into 8 tongue-tingling truffles with zingy lime and tangy tequila. Celebrate the World Cup in style.
£9.00
8 chocolates
Contains alcohol
85g

  • Mojito Pocket Selection

Cuba’s national tipple transformed into 8 punchy truffles with Jamaican white rum, refreshing mint and zingy lime.
£9.00
8 chocolates
Contains alcohol
85g

  • The Summer Collection

A keepsake box full of summer specials – ideal for adding a little sunshine to birthdays, anniversaries or lazy days in the park.
Contents: Summer H-Box, Strawberries & Cream Puddles, Mojito Cocktails Selector, Raspberry Riot Selector, 20cl bottle of Sparkling Pink Rosé.

£39.00
Contains alcohol
445g

  • Gift wrapping

Hotel Chocolat provides a luxury gift wrapping service for that extra special finishing touch. Gifts can be enclosed in a stylish gift bag or ribbon-tied hamper, and sent with a personalised gift card. Gift cards are free of charge, whilst
gift bags cost £2.50 each and hampers cost £5.00.
Ordering couldn’t be easier- just select the desired choice at the Gift Options stage during the checkout process.
For more information visit http://www.hotelchocolat.com/uk/help/gifting-information

  • SHUTL - your delivery saviour

We know buying gifts can sometimes be left right until the last minute, and with this in mind we have introduced our same-day delivery service, SHUTL. Our SHUTL courier service guarantees delivery of urgent items within 90 minutes, or within a designated 1-hour time slot of your choice. Normal delivery costs will vary and is based on distance from one of our stores and the size of the parcel.
Visit http://www.hotelchocolat.com/uk/help/delivery for more information.

ENDS


For press information, please contact:

Megan Roberts at Hotel Chocolat
email: pr@hotelchocolat.com or call: 07545 400697

About Hotel Chocolat hotelchocolat.com:

Luxury British cocoa grower and chocolatier, Hotel Chocolat, was founded in 2004 to make exciting chocolate with three guiding principles – authenticity, originality and ethics – which remain central to the brand’s success today. With its Rabot Estate cocoa plantation in Saint Lucia, a chocolate manufacturing facility in Cambridgeshire and stores across the UK and internationally, Hotel Chocolat occupies a unique space – being able to link all aspects of chocolate from the tree to the consumer. The company has stores and cocoa-cafes in major cities and market towns throughout the UK, the USA and Denmark. They also have concessions in John Lewis stores nationwide and in David Jones, Australia.

In 2011 Hotel Chocolat opened a boutique hotel in the grounds of Rabot Estate on Saint Lucia, which is also home to Boucan Restaurant and its pioneering menu of ‘cacao cuisine’. In 2013 Hotel Chocolat opened two cocoa cuisine restaurants inspired by Boucan - Rabot 1745 in London’s Borough Market and Roast+Conch in Leeds. Both restaurants reconnect the world of cocoa growing with the luxury of eating it.
Recent awards include – Several wins at The Great Taste Awards and the Academy of Chocolate Awards; Cocoa Juvenate Best Body Moisturiser at the Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards 2013; number one spot in ‘The Sunday Times Fast Track 100’; one of the UK’s prestigious CoolBrands’ for the fourth year running; named by Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2012 as a top new hotel with “understated luxury with a hint of sex appeal and being named as the ‘most advocated’ British brand in the UK in research by Bain & Co 2011