The premium chocolatier is marking the most loved-up day of the year with a host of romantic additions. But it’s not all hearts and flowers – this year, the retailer has created gifts suitable for friends, relatives and colleagues, as well as significant others. Here’s a look at what’s on offer
A Dozen Dapper Dogs
In puppy love? This set of solid milk chocolate discs decorated with white chocolate pooches could be the ideal gift for dog lovers.
A Dozen Happy Hearts
Whoever the recipient, this set of 12 Happy Hearts is sure to raise a smile. The discs are made from solid 40% mik chocolate topped with smiling raspberry lovehearts.
They’re macarons, but not as you know them. Instead of meringue, these confections are made from chocolate discs sandwiched together with creamy whip. They come in milk chocolate & hazelnut praline, white chocolate & passionfruit, milk chocolate & orange and caramel-milk chocolate & raspberry variants.
Hotel Chocolat has recreated the flavour of cheesecake in bite-sized chocolate form. Featuring lemon, orange, strawberry and caramel flavours, the treats have an “authentic mascarpone tang” and a crispy layer of crushed cornflakes to represent the cheesecake base.
Following the recent launch of its vegan Nutmilk Batons, Hotel Chocolat is introducing a raspberry & white chocolate version. The retailer says the “zingy-then-creamy” treats are perfect for nibbling, savouring and sharing.
Ice Cream Swirls
Featuring vanilla, raspberry and chocolate & hazelnut flavours, these treats are whipped to a light, creamy texture and resemble soft-serve ice cream in a chocolate cup.
Love is all about chemistry – as is this unique gift. The reusable glass flask contains six chocolate ‘love potions’ in flavours such as One in a Melon, I Like You Cherry Much and Just Peachy.
The Way to Your Heart Hamper
This extravagant hamper could be the way to the heart of any chocolate lover. Among other treats it features milk chocolate Melting Hearts, a Mousse au Chocolat Selector, Nano Slabs in Ultimate Caramel and Fruit & Nut flavours, and a bottle of bubbly.
Valentine’s Signature Box
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a classic box of chocolates. This one is filled with some of Hotel Chocolat’s best-loved varieties, such as Billionaire’s Shortbread, Raspberry Panna Cotta and Dark Dizzy Praline.
Simply No Words
Containing two milk chocolate Nano slabs, these dinky gift boxes already come bearing the word ‘Love’, ‘Kiss’ or ‘Hugs’. Now Hotel Chocolat is launching a Simply No Words version – a simple token of affection without the mushy message.