18 October 2011

Horrif-Eyes (Hotel Chocolat @HotelChocolat) [By @Cinabar]

This is quite an amazing looking box of Halloween goodies, with a clever name too. The product is called Horrif –Eyes, and the box clearly shows a skull with chocolate eyes poking through. There are actually six eyes in the box, all with a green iris and a white chocolate case. I was a little surprised to find that they are actually almost square in shape when you open the tray, so perhaps they have been watching too much TV.

The chocolates have a thick white chocolate shell, and really are of an excellent quality. It is creamy, sweet, had loads of cocoa butter flavour and tones of vanilla. Hotel Chocolate do just make fantastic white chocolate, if you are a fan it’s well worth trying as you won’t be disappointed. The filling is a light brown in colour and has the consistency of a thick paste, and its flavour is out of this world.

The taste is somewhere between toffee and caramel, and is just about perfection. The tones of butter and butterscotch from the filling blend into the sweetest, most flawlessly balanced gooey toffee taste you can imagine. The white chocolate is thick and the chocolates feel quite chunky, I wish I had the vocabulary to truly do these justice. Other taste testers, all made noises of appreciation when munching, and words such as “divine” and “sumptuous” rolled of their tongues.
Seriously the only flaw in this packis that there are only six chocolates in the box, and I assure you once you try one, you won’t want to share. The combination of caramel and white chocolate is just so spot on, I do hope this flavour comes out on a more permanent basis, because I want some more!
By Cinabar


Lot-O-Choc said...

These were slightly too sweet for me but they were amazing; however one satisfied me just nicely.

S.Emerald said...

For some reason, these don't remind me of eyes. They look like cute boxes:)

I would've loved to try these.