Hotel Chocolat Easter Egg giveaway!

***Giveaway has ENDED***

It’s been a while since I last blogged – but work (and play) got in the way. My current job is ridiculously busy, and I usually come home and end up falling asleep on the sofa due to pure exhaustion. There is one good thing about the busy work rota though… the random weeks off we have. And last week, I took advantage of one of these breaks and visited New York for the first time! We had an amazing time, and I ate so much food that I’m sure I gained a fair amount of weight when I was there. But hey, that’s what holidays are for.

I’ll definitely be writing about my New York trip, so stay tuned for those posts. But in the meantime, it’s time for a giveaway! Consider it an apology for the long silence on the blog. πŸ™‚

Easter eggs have always been something of a fascination for me. I suspect it’s because Easter is not a big thing in Malaysia, and you don’t see the abundance of chocolate Easter eggs that you see here in England. There’s just something about biting into a steroid-supersized chocolate egg that appeals to me. Especially when they’re filled with even MORE chocolates. Ahem.

If you’re an Easter egg enthusiast like myself, you’ll love the Hotel Chocolat range of Easter chocolates. From chocolate chicks to egg “sandwiches” – they’ve got it. But of course, they also have the more traditional Easter eggs… with their own twist. A few of their eggs are “extra thick“, which means you get MORE chocolate per bite of egg. How perfect is that?

The Eggsibitionist is one of these extra thick eggs, which is beautifully presented in a white/gold/black box that is simply a treat for the eyes. I’m a complete sucker for well presented food (and rarely buy cookbooks that don’t have pretty accompanying photos to go with the recipes), so Hotel Chocolat appeals to this side of me very well indeed.

But of course, it’s the actual egg itself that counts. Made from 40% chocolate, The Eggsibitionist is not too sweet, yet not too bitter. (I enjoy both milk and dark chocolate, and find that a 40%-70% cocoa content is my happy medium.) The extra thickness of the egg means that you need to employ a little more force when breaking up the egg into bite size pieces, but to be honest, that’s not going to stop anyone from scoffing this down.

The large egg is filled with chocolate mini eggs filled with ultra smooth pralines and meltingly soft centres, all with it’s own individual design. You can take your pick from the Chocolate Brownie Egg (milk chocolate with hazelnut praline and cocoa crispies), the Mousse au Chocolat Egg (silky soft dark chocolate ganache with a 70% dark shell), the Milk Praline Egg (hazelnut praline in a 40% milk chocolate shell), the Vanilla Custard Egg (soft and custardy vanilla ganache in a milk chocolate shell), the Strawberry Egg (refreshing and tangy strawberry ganache in a creamy white shell) or my favourite – the Caramel Egg (soft liquid caramel in a 50% milk chcocolate shell). Nothing like some liquid caramel and chocolate to make my day. πŸ˜‰

To win yourself a Hotel Chocolat Eggsibitionist, just answer this very simple question:

Are you a milk, dark or white chocolate fan? Or do you just like them all? I want to know!

For bonus entries:

  • Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment below so I know you have done this: I just entered the @breadetbutter giveaway to win a Hotel Chocolat Eggsibitionist Easter Egg! #giveaway
  • Like Hotel Chocolat on Facebook, and leave a comment below telling me you have done this. If you already “like” them, let me know and you will still get an extra entry.

And for a little something extra – some of you may be interested in the Hotel Chocolat Easter Competition, where they are giving away a “Be Pampered Chocolate Hamper” to the person who comes up with the best name for their newest Easter Egg. There are also runner up goody bags for grabs.

This giveaway is open to all residents of UK, Europe and USA. Giveaway ends Wednesday 6th April 2011 at 23:59 BST. A winner will be chosen at random, and once he/she confirms their address, the Eggsibitionist will be sent out to them. If the winner fails to confirm their address within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen.

***Giveaway has now ENDED! Congratulations to Romana, the winner of the Eggsibitionist Easter Egg!***

Good luck!

*non-watermarked photo courtesy of Hotel Chocolat


142 thoughts on “Hotel Chocolat Easter Egg giveaway!”

  1. I love all chocolate equally but at a push I guess milk choc is my fav but wouldnt say no to any lol

  2. I love milk and dark, but dark is my favourite! On the other hand white hot chocolate is amazing.

    Have tweeted @Dreaded_Moose

  3. Hi, If I had the choice, I’d opt for milk chocolate then white chocolate then dark chocolate – those are my preferences but I love them all! xxx

  4. I am already a fan of Hotel Chocolat on FB (Tracy Nixon). I also visit their new store regularly – a new store just opened in Eldon Square, Newcastle!

  5. If i had to pick i’d say dark was my favourite but it really depends on what mood I’m in, have you tried Hotel Chocolat’s caramel chocolate? That is gorgeous πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Dark. Always have been even when I was small (not that recent, I can tell you). It started with a preference for dark Bournville but , for, a long time now, I prefer really dark and bitter, ie more than 80% cocoa, but I lkike all real chocolate.

  7. I absolutely love milk chocolate and occasionally like dark chocolate (but it is quite rich tasting so not too often), but I really don’t much like white chocolate. I’ve never been a fan of it.

    I have followed Hotel Chocolat on Facebook as

    I have tweeted on Twitter as @MySonsSpongeMad

    I know it’s not an extra entry, but I also posted on my blog πŸ™‚

  8. I’m not fussy me ! But if I HAD to eat one forever – say … It’d have to be Milk ! Mmmm !

    Tweeted as @CRYSTALmse

    Already following Hotel Chocolat on FB

    Thanks for this competition x ❀ x

  9. I like white chocolate best followed by milk. But I eat dark chocolate too after all it is chocolate and actually the more I eat it the more I like it.

  10. I’ve tweeted @cheepcheepcheep and like on FB Kath MacKinnon.
    Dark choc all the way! Lower in sugar and more of the good stuff.

  11. I find milk chocolate scrumpious, white chocolate delicious and dark chocolate moreish. In fact I’m a chocoholic!

  12. i love any chocolate, and any chocolate loves me lol im @imafunnytwit on twitter and i will go and find you now, im off to dream of that egg lol

  13. I absolutely love any type of chocolate but if I really HAD to choose just one it would have to be dark every time

  14. It depends on my mood and craving.
    Milk is for a chocolate fix in quantity, dark is for an intense but short hit and White is for comfort eating.
    Hmm, all this talk of chocolate is making me salivate.
    Happy Easter!

  15. I love all chocolate – depends whether its a decent chocolate or not – not to sickly sweet as some inferior brands are
    tweeted as @jennyp19 & liked on facebook jennyp19

  16. I am a milk chocolate fan, yum yum!

    I have tweeted about your amazing giveaway and I’m following you! @jennakatekelly

    I have also liked their facebook page!

    Thank you! ❀

  17. I love all chocolate! I love mik, my partner dark choc and my 1yr old loves white choc
    Following on Twitter as @LaurensMum2010

  18. I definitely love all three, but lately i have been obsessed with white chocolate, which is new for me! in the past, i loved milk, and then i loved dark, then both, now white!

  19. I love milk and white chocolate with a passion but I am acquiring a taste for dark. I think before it was just a case of I thought I didn’t like dark but when you taste good dark chocolate it is actually very nice!

  20. I have tweeted about the giveaway – mandi_milburn! My favourite is milk chocolate, closely followed by white.

  21. I love dark chocolate — most of the time, milk and white are too sweet for me, and the bitterness of the dark is just right.

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