24 June 2011

It's Summertime and the Living is Easy

Well, it would be if the weather perked up a little. However I did receive a little sunshine in the post which I will share with you in pictures to whet your appetite.







Yes, as you may have guessed Hotel Chocolat have been lighting up my life again (uh huh, today I will only speak in song titles and cliché). This time they sent me a Summer Goody Bag and boy was it goody!

Neapolitan Choc 6, White Chocolate Smiley Lolly, Raspberry Riot 100g slab, Caramel drops sachet and Salted Caramels. Sounds good doesn't it? It was all very tasty!

I was really bad actually, I refused to share the Raspberry Riot Slab and as I expected it was heavenly. I am going to have to see if they sell that individually, it was amazing!


The Salted Caramels were good, although caramels are not my first choice and the salt was subtle in them, in fact I think they could have gotten away with a little more.


The Neapolitan Chocolates had a milk chocolate exterior followed by a layer of white chocolate and then a fruity cream centre. They were really good, but then I am a bit of a sucker for fruit creams.


The Caramel Drops lived up to my expectations after my last try of their caramel chocolate, they just have such a good flavour. I have managed to save most of the bag to use in some baking (scratch that, I just looked in the bag and there are hardly any left, I think someone may have been nibbling) and well, the White Chocolate Smiley Lolly, it just makes you smile!

Imagine receiving this pack as a gift! Actually Hotel Chocolat have a great selection of chocolate to give as Birthday Gifts. I keep hinting to Graham, but so far it is just Hotel Chocolat that send me these yummy chocolates. Oh well, I live in hope!

Would you like to receive a little sunshine in the post? If so, then enter my giveaway for a Summer Goody Bag.

To win a Summer Goody Bag just leave me a comment.

For extra entries:

1. Follow my blog and leave a separate comment to say you have done so.
2. Follow me on twitter (@tinnedtoms)and leave a separate comment to say you have done so.
3. Tweet the competition by clicking the twitter button at the end of this post and leave a separate comment to say you have done so.
4. Like the Hotel Chocolat Facebook Page and leave a separate comment to let me know you have done so.

The giveaway is open to UK residents only and runs until 17 July 2011.

90 comments:

  1. You DO get some wonderful things through the post. I wish my postman would take note...lol !!

    Sue xx

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  2. oooh now id def like one of that..i follow ur blog already :)

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  3. What can I say? Gimme chocolat!!!!

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  4. Forgot to say I already follow your blog and on twitter.

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  5. I will whisper in the ear of HC for you Sue :)

    Good luck then Open Book :)

    Thanks Susan and good luck :)

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  6. pretty please can i enter too, mmmmm chocolate

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  7. Every time I go in a Hotel Chocolat I want everything I see and sadly can never justify it, mostly because I want everything!

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  8. Following you on GFC (lorraine cooper_

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  9. Gosh that looks SO yummy, just the kind of sugar rush pick me up I need!

    Am following you xx

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  10. I've followed you on twitter @meedja

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  11. And I already like Hotel Chocolat on facebook (lorraine cooper)

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  12. Oh wow, looks heavenly :)Just my kind of prize !

    @cherylp59

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  13. I'm already following you on twitter

    @cherylp59

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  14. and I follow your blog with GFC

    @cherylp59

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  15. and I've tweeted your competition too

    @cherylp59

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  16. wow that all looks bloody delicious!

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  17. I have liked on FB as Sharon Donnelly

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  18. Those choccies look fantastic! I already follow your blog @facelessfood

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  19. I follow you on Twitter too @facelessfood

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  20. Per usual, I wish I could enter!! Especially for the adorable white chocolate smiley lollipop! So cute. Wouldn't that make a cute table gift at a luncheon??

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  21. I just started to follow you blog, as I only discovered it today. It is a nice place, I hope to come back more often.

    I love chocolate and never tired the one you have tested. I love your review, it is clear, straight, full of information. Well done!

    Would love to try some of their chocolates, as they look nice and I would love to have my own opinion about them, even I believe in yours! ;)

    All the best!

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  22. I follow your blog through my rss to google reader!

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  23. I now follow you on twitter. x

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  24. I have also tweeted the comp. Good luck to me!! xx

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  25. yes please!!!... not that i'm jealous in any way!

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  26. i follow you on twitter now too...

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  27. Oh wow please count me in this competition :) x

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  28. I am following your blog via GFC :) X

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  29. I follow you on Twitter @mum2alesha :) x

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  30. I have tweeted @mum2alesha :) x

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  31. I have 'liked' Hotel Chocolat on Facebook :) xx

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  32. oh, what a wonderful giveawy - in danger of dribbling all over my keyboard!

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  33. already following your wonderful blog!

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  34. following you on twitter @maxineflossy

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  35. have tweeted @maxineflossy

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  36. already following hotel chocolat on facebook!

    phew!

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  37. Chocolate always makes me happy.

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  38. I've tweeted.
    @Corinathecook

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  39. I follow you on Twitter.
    @Corinathecook

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  40. I wish I got choccies in the post! These look fab, I love salted caramels!

    I follow your blog, and am also a follower on twitter @comedinewitrach

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  41. Get thee behind me satan, I don't want any chocs, I'm on a diet after my hols lol!

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  42. Now we're dead and gone to chocolate heaven. You've made our day!

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  43. The goody bag selection looks wonderful - I've never tried Hotel Chocolat products before - they've always been a bit expensive for me - so I'd love to win !

    x

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  44. You know i want this and like you I probaby would have great difficulty sharing it.

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  45. Like Hotel Chocolat on Facebook

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  46. You are a lucky girl! They all look so good, I love the colours of them, so summary but girly too ;0)

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  47. following on twitter @pooohbear2811

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  48. Can't resist a chance to get my hands on Hotel Chocolat goodies :)

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  49. Liked Hotel Chocolate on FB - crossing fingers now in with a chance ;-)

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  50. Oh Hotel Chocolat chocolates make me so happy, I would love to win this summer goody bag! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  51. Now following you on twitter as @TheBoyandMe

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  52. Have liked Hotel Chocolat's facebook page.

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  53. Like Hotel Chocolat on Facebook @wendymcd83

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  54. LOVE Hotel Chocolat! Just wish I could afford a holiday at their resort :0)

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  55. I follow your blog :)

    What a lovely little comp, brilliant!

    Twitter ID @BreastestNews

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  56. I liked Hotel Chocolat on facebook :)

    Twitter ID @BreastestNews

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  57. The goody bag looks to die for.
    @ericahughes

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  58. Following on GFC @ericahughes

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  59. Liked Hotel Chocolat on fb (Erica Price)
    @ericahughes

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  60. follow on twitter as @PaulaHaylock

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  61. like hotel chocolat on FB
    think that's everything!
    very glad to have found you - I am excited by some of your recipes x

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  62. Oooh - how I wish I could have something lovely from Hotal Chocolat in my post!!

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  63. Mmmm would love this. Huge fan of Hotel Chocolat. I'm now following your blog x

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  64. I've tweeted and follow on twitter @babynotincluded

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  65. How do I get Hotel Chocolate to send me goodies? These look delicious so all my fingers are crossed.

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  66. I also followed you on twitter & tweeted the competition. @KeriWithington

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