Giveaway & Review Hotel Chocolat Love Notes

Love Notes Velentine's Day

It’s that time of year again when the shops go into overdrive selling Valentine’s Day merchandise. Expectation levels are high; will we receive flowers, chocolates, a card from the petrol station, an invitation to dinner?! Or none of the above, with the reasoning that true love should be expressed throughout the year and not just on one day…My little boy is making a Valentine’s day card this year. He’s six and there is one particular young lady who has captured his attention. I’ve already received my ‘love note’ from him and a cut out heart, saying “I Love You Mummy.”  I’ve also had an early taste of some Hotel Chocolat ‘Love Notes’ – so I’m a happy girl even if that’s my lot. I also have a box to share with one of my readers, too.

Love Notes Hotel Chocolat

This year, the Hotel Chocolat Love Notes Menu reveals – Amaretto Marzipan, Caramel Praline, Champagne Bellini, Dark Mousse, Lemon Berry Tart and Salted Praline. In this box, you get 12 chocolates, two of each flavour. The box is small but sturdy, you could keep it for your real love notes. Underneath the chocolates, there are twelve love quotes, so as you pick each chocolate out of the box, you reveal a little message. Since I’ve just been to see Les Misérables, I’ll share a Victor Hugo quote from the box – “Love is a portion of the soul itself.”

Love Notes

There’s a clear winner in this box for me – the Caramel Praline. If you’ve ever tasted Hotel Chocolate’s Caramel Button’s you’ll know what I mean when I say it’s almost impossible not to eat the whole packet in one sitting. So, the combination of milk chocolate, praline and caramel in a heart-shaped chocolate was definitely the highlight of the box for me. My husband immediately picked out the two Amaretto Marzipan chocolates, since those are his two very favourite flavours. I’m not usually a fan of fruity chocolates, but the Lemon Berry Tart (white chocolate) offered a taste of rich lemon curd with a spike of berries followed by sweet and mellow white chocolate. The Champagne Bellini has a really good hit of alcohol and a dash of peach, but I didn’t really get any peach flavour. The Dark Mousse was probably my least favourite, but then again, I’ve always favoured Hotel Chocolat’s milk chocolate range, but that’s just me. There’s a Salted Praline, too, and though I’m a little over salted chocolate this one has a good pinch of Fleur de Sel. 

Hotel Chocolat’s Love Notes are priced at £14.00. Last year, I believe that the box contained a little card that you could write a personal love note on, this year, you don’t get a card, only the insert with love quotations.

Love Notes

I also noticed their Lovebirds chocolate (priced at £10.00), which I thought were sweet.

If you are hoping to impress someone this Valentine’s Day, I’d say go for The Affection Collection along with a Revive Treatmeant Candle.    

Here’s how to enter the Hotel Chocolat Giveaway – the prize will be sent out by Hotel Chocolat directly.

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Note – This is a sponsored review, all views and opinion expressed are my own. Many thanks to Hotel Chocolat.




  1. Leigh Larkin says

    Milk chocolate with any kind or fruit or truffle filling. As long as it isn’t nutty – I’m a fan!

  2. Victoria says

    mmm orange cream or raspberry cream…ooh i had apple in dark chocolate once which was delicious!

  3. Maria Jane Knight says

    It has to be chocolates with a hazelnut praline …..although my father in law has just introduced me to chilli chocolate and that is gorgeous!

  4. Kate says

    I LOVE Hotel Chooclat! Visited a store in London. Would love to win this one! I love salted caramel and dark chocolate!

  5. Lese says

    In fresh food my fav combo is strawberries dipped in chocolate….as a filling for a choc box choccy would be anything with praline or nuts in it

  6. katrina walsh says

    I love chocolate with gooey caramel inside. I noticed they never seem to do caramel in white chocolate tho :(

  7. Laura Baker says

    My husband would choose the Amaretto Marzipan ones too! I’m a Caramel Praline girl all the way :)

  8. sarah lambert says

    I luv strawberry cream in dark choc Yumm just the thought of it makes my mouth drewl lol :)

  9. Joanne B says

    oooh – I love raspberry souffle style chocs or Lemon flavours (salivating at the thought!)


  10. Susie Clayton says

    Macadamia Paste. Hotel Chocolat did them in a selectin box at one time. I utterly fell in love with it.

  11. Catherine Sinead Mary Reynolds says

    I love strawberry and chocolate combo, or things like terrys chocolate orange <3

  12. Wendy Lam says

    I love the combination of white chocolate and hazelnut. I’m just sad not many places have it….

  13. Joanne Mapp says

    I love orange creams. There is nothing quite like the bitter sweet taste of dark chocolate and a creamy orange filling

  14. Laura Harris says

    Milk choc and praline….heaven. Also love truffles, caramel, nuts……anything with choc really!

  15. says

    It has to be Coffee – I miss the creams in tins so much at Christmas I go and buy them separately and put them in lol – always my favourite!

  16. Gill says

    Recently I’ve started to enjoy good liqueur chocolates. However, I’m still rather hung up on HCs gingerbread truffle from Christmas

  17. Ali Thorpe says

    I don’t have a favourite brand but I’m particularly drawn to dark chocolate with praline, raspberry, cherry or orange. Yum!