Valentine’s Day Gift From Hotel Chocolate

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Valentine's chocolate from Hotel Chocolat

Valentine's chocolate from Hotel Chocolat

Surprise…surprise! It’s a REAL BIG surprise when Ann at Pig Pig’s Corner emailed me to say that I am the winner of the Valentine’s Day gift by Hotel Chocolat. I just couldn’t believe it. But when it came yesterday, I knew I was not dreaming. Gosh…I feel SO loved!

Fabulous luxury chocolates

Fabulous luxury chocolates

I opened up the package and was really impressed by the lovely heart-shaped box filled with lots of beautiful chocolates, just perfect for Valentine’s Day. Wow…I feel ‘Love is in the air!’

Not only do they look fabulous but they taste REALLY REALLY GOOD……soooo creamy, smooth and delicious. This is definitely one that every girl or woman would love to receive from her boyfriend or husband.

My favourite chocolate

My favourite chocolate

These 6 pieces here are my favourite in terms of look especially the lips ones. They look so sexy! The heart shaped ones are also very pretty.

More chocolates

More chocolates

I almost hardly join any giveaway competition but then this time I was attracted by Ann’s question on her blog post, “what’s the most cliché yet still LOVE Valentine’s day gift can you can think of!” After some thoughts, I wrote, “A big pair of red lips that’s filled with little heart shaped, sparkly, winey, chocolates :D ” Don’t you like my answer? What would be yours? Well, I haven’t found such a chocolate. Maybe Hotel Chocolate will come out with that one day.

There’s still time for you to order some awesome luxury Valentine’s chocolate from Hotel Chocolat if you are staying here in UK. Go to Hotel Chocolat to order. You’ll get next working day delivery. This box here costs £40.

If you have not visited Ann’s blog, do drop by. Ann cooks and bakes very well. Her latest dessert is an impressive many layered, spice cake that uses 25 eggs. 25 eggs….wow! Don’t worry about the cholesterol. It’s worth every bite. Eat and go for exercise….*smile*. This cake is called Indonesian Layer Cake. To let you know, that’s one of my top favourite cake when I was back home in Malaysia. It’s a very expensive cake.

On top of that, Ann has a lot of UK restaurant reviews on her blog just in case you would like to know the best places to eat when you are in London.

It looks like the Year of the Rabbit started well for me. Hope more luck comes my way throughout the year, and to you, too!

Quote of the day……

“Love is the greatest refreshment in life.”

- Pablo Picasso

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anncoo  on February 9th, 2011

Congrats Mary! I am the first one here today, please share your some of your chocolate with me :)

Bo  on February 9th, 2011

Congrats on your win…I saw that recipe for that cake @ pig pig’s it sounds really interesting.

j3ss kitch3n  on February 9th, 2011

congrats Mary!!! these chocolates looks so sweet and fabulous!

Belinda @zomppa  on February 9th, 2011

Oh wow!! Congrats. I can almost taste them! How fun to just try each one.

Zoe  on February 9th, 2011

Congrats Mary! These chocolates are such a great surprise!

Ginny Hartzler  on February 9th, 2011

Hi Mary. Congradulations on your yummy win!!! It looks so good! I read your post yesterday and enjoyed it very much. But I looked and looked and could not find where to comment!! I had wanted to say I love the Chinese party pictures!! The woman who created the cake looks so full of joy, and I love the picture of you all digging into the salad with chopsticks. Our family usually have a Chinese New Year’s party every year because our granddaughter is Chinese.

Little Inbox  on February 9th, 2011

Oh, congratulations! I’m sure it will melt your heart. Hehe…so sweet.

lequan  on February 9th, 2011

Congratulations Mary! The year of the rabbit definitely is starting out great for you. Must’ve been all that partying and celebrating with your girlfriends. I think us moms need to party more ;-). Loved your answer to the giveaway contest. Anything my kiddies give me will melt my heart. Those lip chocolates are my favorite too - so cute!

pigpigscorner  on February 10th, 2011

Glad you like the chocolates! They are so good aren’t they? I like the strawberry white choc one too..yumyum. Thanks so much for the shoutout Mary!

Cheah  on February 10th, 2011

Congrats, Mary! Looks like you’re off to a bright start for the Bunny year. Hope lots of good fortune will befall you and your family!

Priya  on February 10th, 2011

Glad you like the chocolate, they looks soo yumm!

suituapui  on February 10th, 2011

40??? *pengsan… LOL!!!

kristy  on February 10th, 2011

Congratulations, Mary! You got lucky. I’m so jealous. haha… I can only drool over here, salivating. If possible, I’ll do anything for a piece. :o) Hope there are many more to come. Btw, any more left?
Best wishes,

Heavenly Housewife  on February 10th, 2011

Wow, those look awesome. Although I wish I won, I am so happy that you are enjoying them :D. Have a delicious Valentine’s Day.
*kisses* HH

DG  on February 10th, 2011

Congrats, Mary! Great & sexy chocolate you received. :)

PlumLeaf  on February 10th, 2011

Fabulous! Has your daughter been taste-testing them with you!
Congratulations on your win - much deserved!!!

Cookie  on February 10th, 2011

Congrats & enjoy the lovely choc, you are one lucky lady!

Uncle Lee  on February 10th, 2011

Hi Mary, very nice posting.
Never yet met a lady who does not love chocolates.
And your prize looks really hard to stop at 5, ha ha.
Have fun, have a happy Rabbit year.
Stay young, Keep a song in your heart.

Mary  on February 10th, 2011

@anncoo - Thanks and yes, you are the first! :D I must catapult some over to you…hehe

@Bo - Thanks very much, Bo! I love that cake. Would love to try :D

@j3ss kitch3n - Thanks very much, Jess! They are really good :D

@Belinda @zomppa - Thanks very much, Belinda! I think I have tried almost everyone…SO good :D

@Zoe - Thanks very much Zoe! Yes, it’s a real surprise to me :D

@Ginny Hartzler - Thanks very much, Ginny! So sorry that the comment box was off. Not that I purposely turned it off. I wonder why it happened. I was surprised when I checked for comments and there was none. Only then did I realise that t’ comment box was somehow turned off….strange huh. How’s your Chinese New Year? Did you dress up your granddaughter in cheongsam? I’m sure you learn a lot of Chinese culture to share with her, or her with you :D

@Little Inbox - Ya… heart is so full of love now…haha :D

@lequan - Haha…..I must party more for more luck then :D I think I must keep the lips chocolate and eat last….hehe

@pigpigscorner - Indeed they are REALLY good. Gosh…I ate so much! Thanks very much once again for taking on the giveaway :D

@Cheah - Thanks very much Cheah! Really hope good fortune will come this year…need lots! :D

@Priya - They are indeed really special and delicious :D

@suituapui - Yes…unbelievable huh…especially after conversion. My family would say ‘crazy’ and the pengsan…LOL :D Well, everything is expensive after conversion.

@kristy - My first real luck this year! :D My gosh…my children ate so much! Only left maybe 5 pieces left. I must keep that to eat on Valentine’s Day :D

@Heavenly Housewife - Thanks very much! I was truly surprised. So happy. Luck may come to you next :D

@DG - Thanks very much! :D

@PlumLeaf - Thanks very much! My children were happily munching away. I had to stop them before they finish the whole box…haha :D

@Cookie - Thanks very much! For once I am lucky :D

@Uncle Lee - Thanks very much, Uncle Lee! Agree with you…..I have not met a lady that doesn’t like chocolate. If not for my waistline, I would have eaten the whole box in one sitting! :D

Swathi  on February 10th, 2011

congrats Mary, that chocolate looks cute

Joanne  on February 10th, 2011

Congrats on your win! These look like some seriously delicious chocolates!

Faith  on February 10th, 2011

Congrats on winning this gorgeous chocolate, Mary! It really is so beautiful and sounds delicious!

Mary  on February 10th, 2011

@Swathi - Thanks very much, Swathi! :D

@Joanne - Thanks very much, Joanne! Yes, you are right….seriously good :D

@Faith - Thanks very much, Faith! Yes, I really love the look and the taste :D

Julie Lynn  on February 10th, 2011

Wow! What a fabulous chocolate bonanza! Good for you. :-)

Ellie (Almost Bourdain)  on February 10th, 2011

Congrats! Lucky you :) Enjoy!

Sarah  on February 10th, 2011

Congrats! You must be all chocolate’ty’ and oozing with sugary goodness.

Jill  on February 11th, 2011

Lucky you! That looks so much fun as well as scrumptious. Love the lips, too and the “sealed with a kiss”!

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on February 11th, 2011

Congrats, Mary! The prize comes in time your way for Valentine’s Day.

Blackswan  on February 11th, 2011

Terrible Mary, u’re making me so jealous! Aren’t you sharing some with me?? Hahaha! Congrats!

Devaki @weavethousandflavors  on February 11th, 2011

Oh wow! What fun and too ooh la la for words! Enjoy, Mary and while you’re at it, pass some over :)

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

peteformation  on February 11th, 2011

Congrats Mary!

The Kitchen Masochist  on February 11th, 2011

Congrats Mary! Being a chocoholic, I’d be jumping up and down if I won a free box of chocolates!


RamblingTart  on February 11th, 2011

Oh how splendid, Mary! I’m SO glad you received this marvelous package of decadence to cheer your heart. :-)

sushma  on February 11th, 2011

wow what a lovely gift ….I just love chocolates :)

Drick  on February 12th, 2011

what a nice box of chocolates - know you enjoyed them - Happy Valentine’s Day

Olive  on February 12th, 2011

Congrats, Mary and Happy Valentine’s Day to you! :)

fimère  on February 12th, 2011

de superbes petites gourmandises, parfaites pour l’occasion
bonne soirée

Angie's Recipes  on February 15th, 2011

Mary, Congratulations!

Mary  on February 23rd, 2011

@Julie Lynn - Thanks very much, Julie! :D

@Ellie (Almost Bourdain) - Thanks very much, Ellie! :D

@Sarah - Thanks very much, Sarah! :D

@Jill - Thanks very much, Jill! :D

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Christine! Yes, just in time :D

@Blackswan - Hahaa…..just come and we can eat lots! :D

@Devaki @weavethousandflavors - Thanks very much, Devaki! I had helped you to eat all :P

@peteformation - Thanks very much, Pete! :D

@The Kitchen Masochist - Thanks very much! I know what to serve if you come….lots of chocolates! :D

@RamblingTart - Thanks very much! :D

@sushma - Thanks very much, Sushma! :D

@Drick - Thanks very much, Drick! :D

@Olive - Thanks very much, Olive! :D

@fimère - Thanks very much, Fimère! :D

@Angie’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Angie! :D

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