It’s said Belgium chocolate are some of the best in the world.
Well, this taste testing didn’t disappoint!
I taste tested with a friend & we merrily got into the Christmas spirit, munched our way through half of the box in an afternoon.
Each layer has 24 chocolates, 15 different flavours in total. Only the Puff Rice, Honey, Praline, Coconut, Coffee and Mint are duplicated in the box.
As there is only one of most flavours we were chopping them in half to enjoy as many of the flavours as we could! If you don’t want to share I’d suggest you order a second layer so this wouldn’t happen.
The chocolate is so rich and creamy, nothing like shop-bought chocs. It really should be savoured and eaten slowly to be best appreciated!
Dark or White Chocolate – What’s your Fancy?
I loved the dark chocolate. For me, the dark chocolate had a slight (very slight) bitterness from the richness of the cocoa which beautifully off-set the sweetness of the filling.
The UK is the 3rd largest consumer of white chocolate, second only to America and Brazil!
Sometimes I think white chocolate can be too sweet & very sugary. This was different; really milky & creamy and still retaining the taste of chocolate.
Each prailine filling was really subtle & often kept us guessing!
There was no ‘chocolate guide’ inside so you’re choosing purely on visual appeal & enjoying the sense of ‘oh, what’s this‘ with each bite. You can check against the website – just remember to turn on the right translation page otherwise you’ll spend your time on Google translate …!
For us, the flavours which had real distinction were the mint, the orange and the coffee. They were strongest and popped with flavour. The Honey & chestnuts praline, candid lemon & Ganache cacoa stood out because they were unusual combinations, but they were all really yummy and delicate in flavour.
There’s no doubt these are great uniquely delicious chocolates. They are a little more expensive than most, retailing at approx £37 (44 Euros) but shipping is free & that’s not far off a family box of chocolate at Thorntons (£30).
These are the type of chocolates enjoyed with a glass of red wine (or tea for the non-drinkers), good company and a family movie!
I do love finding new, independent companies that create amazing things, even if this one is in Brussels!
You can find out about the free shipping and the Christmas Box offer from Planete Chocolat here.
Disclosure: I was gifted a box of Christmas Chocolates in exchange for an honest & open review. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.