One of the most important (and lucrative) times of the year for chocolatiers is Valentine’s day. So here is my round-up of the best British Valentine’s chocolate around, to please every chocolate aficionado.
Montezuma’s Valentine’s Chocolate Truffle Selection – £10.99 for 16 truffles
Beautiful packaging with diddy little truffles, with the following flavours:
- White chocolate with Strawberry ganache
- Milk chocolate with Maple Syrup ganache
- Dark Chocolate and White chocolate with Vanilla ganache
The Chocolate Society – The Valentine’s Collection 2015 – £24.50 for 18 handmade hearts
Artisan handmade chocolates, made with Valrhona couverture in small batches.
- Blonde sea salt caramel
- Raspberry and Rose caramel
- Madagascan truffle
Demarquette – Chocolate Caramel Hearts – 6 hearts for £12
Melting caramels made with fresh fruit purées.
- Devon Strawberry caramel
- Passion Fruit caramel
Lauden – Strawberries & Cream Chocolates – £10 for 10 hearts
Dark chocolate shells filled with a dreamy strawberries and cream filling.
Chococo – The Love Pod – £17.50
A Venezuelan chocolate cocoa pod, filled with fresh truffles and chocolates.
- Melting Milk Truffles
- Raspberry Riot
- Salt Sweet Smoke
- Romantic Rose
- Champagne and Kalamansi
- Perfect Passion
Melt – Valentine’s Box – 10 fresh chocolates for £19
- White chocolate bonbon with raspberry marshmallow filling
- Dark chocolate hearts with salted caramel
- Rose and Lychee pate de fruits
- Dark chocolate crunchy square
- Gianduja dome
And finally, my personal favourite…
A glorious chocolate heart, filled with Piedmont hazelnut praline, rice crisps, caramelised hazelnut crumble and popping candy. Deelish!
Now, although not strictly chocolate, I had to include this little beauty. The packaging, the contents and the description just made me salivate.
Each box includes two macarons, two marshmallows, one muffle (a marshmallow truffle) and two teacakes.
Happy Valentine’s everyone!