I'm a big fan of Hotel Chocolat because they have a great vegan selection. In particular, the Hazelnut Buche is actually the greatest food in existence, I really can't have them in the house because I eat the whole thing (it's probably designed to share) in a matter of moments. So good, and so worth facing the fury of Laurie when he gets home from work to discover the entire thing has gone. Again.
When the lovely people at Hotel Chocolat got in touch to see if I'd like to review something from their range, I considered it long and hard before drooling on my keyboard and saying yes. I chose the dark chocolate advent calendar because, well, it's basically Christmas. It arrived a few days later, beautifully packaged and very tempting.
The packaging is just what you'd expect from Hotel Chocolat, a little bit fancy and elegant. It's a big advent calendar, especially when you compare it to some of the other vegan options out there. It opens up and so will stand neatly on the mantelpiece. The doors are big (always a good sign), and the chocolates hidden behind them do not disappoint. I've only opened one door (it's November, guys) and discovered a dark chocolate Santa hiding behind it. The chocolate itself was delicious. It doesn't have that cheap chocolate taste that many advent calendars do, instead it's just a genuinely delicious chocolate to enjoy before breakfast (I love December). The chocolate is suitable for vegans, and is especially nice because it doesn't have that bitter taste that some dark chocolates have.
Hotel Chocolat have very kindly offered two more advent calendars to be given away as prizes. To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is fill in the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!ThePrizeFinder