Give A Gift Of Chocolate | CHOC AFFAIR*

When the team at Choc Affair contacted me and asked me if I’d like to try out some of their chocolate for upcoming blog posts, I of course screamed hellllllll yeah.

Choc Affair was created by a mother with two daughters that both had milk intolerances when they were young. Traditional hot chocolates were sadly out of the question, so her culinary innovation was needed.

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“A few bars of dark chocolate, some spoonfuls of unrefined sugar and lots of soya milk later; the idea of a delicious, natural hot chocolate drink was born. In a moment of madness, I realised that there could be a business here and an idea began to form. Family and friends were drafted in to talk taste, and names, and the concept of Choc affair became a reality.” 
The story behind this beautiful family business is simply inspiring. I 100% recommend that you head over to their site and see their about page after you finish reading this post!

LIBRARY COLLECTION | £12.50

Choc Affair kindly sent me out the Library Collection gift set which is made up of a selection of their four most popular flavour infused bars which include:

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 Salted Caramel

The milk chocolate salted caramel bar is a must have in any chocoholics treat cupboard. It’s made up with smooth, comforting caramel combined with tingling saltiness.

This one was one of my favourite bars out of the set. It has the perfect balance of both the salt and the caramel and is literally the best treat to have after a long day at work.

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Orange & Geranium

The orange and geranium is a creamy milk chocolate bar infused with natural flavours made up of sweet, sun drenched oranges and jolly notes of summer geraniums. It’s even available in hot chocolate form! (can this get any more perfect?) 

It’s apparently one of the Choc Affair team favourites! It’s something I would never pick up in a shop but after tasting it from this gift set I can confirm it taste just as good as it sounds.

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Lime & Seasalt

The dark chocolate lime and seasalt bar is fresh and zingy. It has a strong vibrancy of lime enhanced with a touch of sea salt all encased in a delicious dark chocolate.

 “Not for the faint hearted, it is a love it or hate it one! Go on, explore your adventurous side…”

I agree with the love it or hate it term as I loved this chocolate but Jonny didn’t. This bar is absolutely delicious, I can’t quite fully describe the taste of this bar, definitely one to try before you judge it!

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Peach & Raspberry

Finally, the chocolate peach and raspberry bar! It’s a combination of peach and raspberry which is surprisingly really easy to eat. (describe as almost yoghurt or ice cream like!)

I’ll admit, I’m a huge fan of white chocolate, so the idea of my favourite type of chocolate then infused with anything thats not chocolate doesn’t excite me or really interest me. I was absolutely delighted to realise how pleasant this chocolate is. Such a beautiful, light chocolate. One I really enjoyed.

“Summer nights and candy floss, this fusion of light flavours brings out the sweetness in you.”

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THE SET

The gift set is placed in a hand crafted claret box sleeve, made by their local box man John. Do you think thats what everyone refers him as? “Have you seen local box man John recently?” ha!

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Finished off by tying a ribbon and a gift tag round it, done by one of the delightful packing ladies at Choc Affair.

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THOUGHTS

I’m always completely honest on all my blog posts about products I’m sent. In fact I don’t like to even share negativity on my blog so reading this post means they’ve hit the nail on the head, right?

What I’m trying to say is, I think this gift set is fabulous.

It’s the classiest chocolate gift set I’ve ever come across for one. I won’t name other brands, but some other chocolate ‘gift sets’ are never nice looking. It’s one of those gifts that you’d just fling to the side on Christmas morning and go back to it later on in the day… But this gift set, is classy and definitely turns heads when the recipient opens it!

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I enjoyed each and every chocolate bar with the help of Jonny, my boyfriend. He’s not usually a big sweet or chocolate fan, but the moment I opened up this package and he saw the weird and wonderful flavours he actually asked me if he could try some! I could of 100% finished all of this by myself though. Don’t tell anyone I said that.

If you’d like to purchase any of the chocolate bars above or discover any of their other gift sets please visit this wonderful little family business. They truly are an amazing brand and such a pleasure to work with.

LINKS

CHOCOLATE AFFAIR WEBSITE HERE

ABOUT SECTION HERE

SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE BAR HERE

LIME & SEASALT CHOCOLATE BAR HERE

ORANGE & GERANIUM CHOCOLATE BAR HERE

GIFT SET HERE

Soooooo many links! Forgive me.

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If you do anything from reading this blog post, its going over to Choc Affairs site and reading their story, their passion and everything they do. They keep everything local by supporting other family businesses and support some amazing causes.

Which chocolate are you going to try first?

That’s it for now, catch ya’ soon.

Lots of Love, Debra-Bow xxx

 

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*This blog post contains PR samples however all thoughts and opinion are my own and in no way influenced by anybody else other than myself.