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Culinary Couture Meets Cocoa Chic - A Giveaway!

Friday, 30 October 2009

I love to eat chocolates but I'm not that into chocolates if you know what I mean. When I received an email asking if I was able to attend to the launch event of Metropolitan, a fab new box of chocolates from Thorntons at the Met Bar in Mayfair, I was rather surprised. To be honest, I said yes to "cocktails, canapés (and of course chocolates)" as quoted from the email. Free chocolate tasting, why not?

The event was held at the Met bar at the Metropolitan hotel. Well planned heh?

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Damn the London traffic, we were late for the chocolate tasting session/demonstration with Thorntons head chocolatier, Keith Hurdman - one of the UK's most talented chocolatiers. He's the chocalatier who designed this new collection of chocolates. He has more than 25 years of experience in the industry and has won many awards.

There were lots of chocolates as expected.

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The chocolates for this new collection are made from dark Dominican Republic and milk Ecuador single origin chocolate, these were combined with various delicious flavours such as salted caramel, orange blossom, quince and clouberry. This range is available exclusively in Thorntons stores from early November. Here's a very detailed review of this new collection. Among these, my favourites are the
Praline Piazza and Soho caramel.


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I like the crunchy and crisp texture of the feuilletine pieces with the velvety hazelnut praline.


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After biting through the thin chocolate crust, the salted-caramel in the middle just oozes out. Love the textures and flavours of this.

Before leaving, we were all given a goodie bag =) Thanks again for the invitation, I had a really good time sampling ALL the chocolates!

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Thorntons Metropolitan Chocolate Giveaway

I think it's about time to "give back"! This blog has been going for more than a year and I would like to thank you all for your support. I will be giving away 1 box of Thorntons Metropolitan chocolates (shhh...it's the wild boar's secret stash).


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To enter, just leave a comment below. A random generator will be used to pick the 1 winner. This will end at 8pm GMT November 3rd, 2009.

Good luck!


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