Summer is like a birthday season. "Children born in the summer and autumn months were on average half a centimetre taller and had nearly 13 cm sq of extra bone area than those born in the winter months." according to bbc. Is this the reason why so many of my friends have Summer birthdays?! Summer birthdays are great, the weather is wonderful and so many outdoor party opportunities. However, it can be a bit tricky when it comes to birthday gifts (all birthday gifts in general really!).
Hotel Chocolat have just launched a fantastic range of chocolate birthday gifts. Some of which are fit for Summer birthdays. Others such as their new poduct the "Sleep Over Kit" is great for all ages, filled with the perfect chocolate treats for pyjama parties, get-togethers and midnight feasting – with slabs to snap and share around, chocolates to keep you munching well after bed time and soothing drinking chocolate when eventually it’s time to sleep. Also, every gift delivered includes a gorgeous gift card for your witty notes and tender messages – for that finishing touch.
I was sent a Summer Picnic Hamper to review. The box is huge I tell ya and I literally jumped with joy when I received it!
The hamper includes a box of Sleekster Summer Desserts Selection - a collection of classic summer dessert truffles including Eton Mess, Summer Pudding, Lemon & Passion Fruit Tart, Red Berry Mousse, Red Berry Mousse, Neapolitan, Coconut Bombe and also some classic chocolate flavours such as Chocolate Mousse and Chocolate Brownie. Once again, Hotel Chocolat did not disappoint us, the packaging, the chocolates, everything was amazing. We really enjoyed this box of truffles especially the Summery berry ones.
Also in the hamper are two popcorn cones of irresistable truffles inspired by the pinnacle of childhood treats and a great British ice cream classic loved by generations - Neapolitan Knickerbocker Glory (this can also be found in the Sleekster Summer Desserts Selection) and Mint Choc Chip Knickerbocker Glory (the wild boar single handedly finished this!).
Two mini version of their signature chocolate slabs - Eton Mess with sunny swirls of strawberry and vanilla white chocolate, crushed chocolate cookies, crisp meringue and tangy strawberry pieces; Mississippi Mud Pie, milk chocolate with dark drizzles, pools of creamy white chocolate and dark cookie pieces. On top of that, a bag of white chocolate and raspberry discs.
Now my dear readers, here's the best part - a GIVEAWAY!
For a chance to win a Summer Picnic Hamper, do one or more of the following, or all to increase your chances of winning:
- Leave a comment below telling me the best birthday gift you've ever received.
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- Tweet about this giveaway.
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Please leave a valid email addess and tell me which of the above you've done in your comment. The competition ends at Midnight GMT 26th June 2011 and a winner will be selected at random.
Good luck and a very happy birthday to all summer babies!!!