Wednesday 18 December 2013

Chocolate wreath

We are a family of chocolate lovers so I was delighted to be given the opportunity to review a large Festive wreath from Hotel Chocolat. This is a chocolate wreath containing nuts and cookies.

I was a little concerned about the fate of a chocolate wreath in the Christmas post but I need not have worried. It arrived well packaged in a cardboard box 

surrounded by packaging beans. Recently, we had some parcels arrive with a large amount of packaging which didn't seem to be recyclable. However, the beans around the wreath are apparently compostable and so are currently residing in our compost bin!

The actual wreath was in a chic black and white box
 with a white ribbon, now in the craft drawer!

The wreath itself, well, it was appreciated! 

The chocolate is described as 50% milk chocolate so tasted much more "chocolatey" than most milk chocolate. The nuts were very small so I wasn't concerned about letting my almost five year old try some of the wreath.

The nuts and cookies also made a pleasant contrast to the smooth chocolate texture.

Everyone who tried the wreath was impressed. I had to hide part of it away for a family member who was away when it arrived! 

The Christmas Wreath could be used as a special dessert after Christmas lunch.


  • Well presented.
  • Recyclable packaging.
  • Attractive chunky wreath
  • Wonderful, moreish taste.
  • Appealing textures with smooth chocolate and crunchy nuts and cookies.
There is really only one and that is that at £21 this is really more than I would want to spend. However, if there is someone on your present list who is a chocolate lover and this is in budget then this is recommended!

Obviously, this isn't suitable for anyone with a nut allergy but the list of contents is clearly stated on the website and on the packaging so this isn't really a con.

We loved the taste of the Christmas Wreath.

Disclaimer: The Christmas Wreath was provided by Hotel Chocolat. for review purposes. I was not required to give a positive review. The views are my own and those of my family.


  1. WOW! I would love to review some chocolate - haha! That looks amazing!

  2. That is cool. I don't think I have ever seen anything like that. I wonder if you could make one. I agree that the price is more than I would spend unless it was one of those people that loves chocolate and you don't know what else to get them.

    1. Yes, this is the ideal sort of present for a chocolate lover! You and Annie Kate have got me wondering about trying to make one.

  3. Looks yummy and so beautiful! My daughters make chocolates, and I think they would love to make this as a very special gift, if only we can find a wreath mold.