10 December 2013

Oaks Hampers - Chocolate Box (@oakshampers) [by @cinabar]

So Christmas is coming and we all have that person who we just don't know what to buy for, and it's difficult to think of something. I recently received this fantastic hamper from Oaks, the Chocolates Box.
It comes all tied in ribbon, and opening it is a total pleasure. I alway love recieiving parcels, but hampers are extra special. It's just such a treat and then such a wonderful voyage of discovery going through all the exquisite goodies within.
Some of the items were from brands I recognised, like the chocolate popcorn from Joe+Seph. It has a generous coating of chocolate and the ultimate addition to a movie night in.
I have also tried Willies Cocoa chocolate before, and those bars really are the best. His white chocolate in particular is outstanding and well worth a try. This set contain three bars, white, milk and dark. They are expensive chocolates, but this is all about having a treat.

One of the best finds in this hamper was that wonderful jar of chocolate and raspberry Love Jam. It was quite runny when I opened it, but spread remarkably well onto a hot toasted crumpet. The flavour was outstanding, it had loads of zingy berry flavour all mixed with the tones of dark chocolate. Magic. It is literally one of my favourite spreads, and I'm going to have track down some more as my jar didn't last long at all. I don’t think I’ve ever finished a jam jar quite so quickly.
Talking of raspberry goodness no hamper would be complete without some biscuits, and the chocolate and raspberry biscuits in this box are delicate and perfect with a cupper, as is the rich piece of Panforte.
To finish things up we had hot chocolate made with the Gnaw Hot Choc Shots. They melted into my mug making a lovely drink which came topped with marshmallows. Heaven.
This seriously is the perfect gift for a chocolate lover, the ideal extravagant treat. It was great to try some new goodies and rediscover some lovely items from luxury brands, everything was so well selected.

By Cinabar

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