To wonder what the fuss is about with hotel chocolat?

(106 Posts)
AnIndependentClaws Sat 24-Nov-12 19:55:22

I've been given a large box, obviously this is a rather fantastic present from a work colleague and very fancy/ pretty. I can't help thinking though secretly that the taste isn't all that. Am I the only one? Or am I uncultured and used to discount Thorntons as the ultimate treat?

Sparklingbrook Sat 24-Nov-12 19:56:18

You are not wrong. I would much rather have a box of Thorntons.

SauvignonBlanche Sat 24-Nov-12 19:56:44

YABU and very uncultured - I'll have 'em!

mrskeithrichards Sat 24-Nov-12 19:56:44

Emperor's new clothes methinks!

ILiveInAPineapple Sat 24-Nov-12 19:57:04

I'll send you a box of thorntons if you send me those, I bloody love hotel chocolat but my hips don't

ParsleyTheLioness Sat 24-Nov-12 19:57:55

Never had it...some of this stuff is a triumph of marketing over substance though IME....

timothyclaypole Sat 24-Nov-12 19:58:00

They are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay nicer than Thorntons! I like them, I want some RIGHT NOW!!!!!

RancerDoo Sat 24-Nov-12 19:58:09

You are really.
Hotel chocolat is very good. There is better chocolate around but it isn't Thorntons (which even my kids won't eat because it is too sickly!)

Purple2012 Sat 24-Nov-12 19:58:47

I prefer thorntons.

AnIndependentClaws Sat 24-Nov-12 20:00:05

I'm not saying Thorntons is 'wow', but I've never delved much into fancy chocolate. I have had though little boxes of chocolates brought back from France or belgium that were heaven... these don't compare.

OldBagWantsNewBag Sat 24-Nov-12 20:00:09

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Chopchopbusybusy Sat 24-Nov-12 20:00:33

I think they are shockingly expensive. I bought some for a friend as part of a birthday gift and when I asked what she thought of them - not much - was the answer! Well, I did ask.
DDs boyfriend bought her some recently and I thought I'd have an opportunity to sample them but they disappeared into her bedroom never to be seen again. So I'm destined to never to be able to answer your question.

LessMissAbs Sat 24-Nov-12 20:00:46

Well they don't compare to Belgian chocolates or anything you can pick up in a French village - I guess the fuss is hype and because you can buy them at places like railway stations, and the packaging is fancy. I'm a chocolate fan, but I find them a bit sickly and sweet, and otherwise tasteless.

Glittertwins Sat 24-Nov-12 20:00:50

Thorntons has gone downhill with cheap low grade cocoa content in their chocolate and its pumped up with fats making it greasier. HC cocoa content an quality is miles better. I've also had far better French supermarket own brand than current Thorntons (which I used to love).

AnIndependentClaws Sat 24-Nov-12 20:01:01

MMM..oldbag... it'd but me a lot of Toblerone in Costco!

FivesAndNorks Sat 24-Nov-12 20:02:58

cant stand them. Always fussed with and no actual chocolate in them. Much prefer dairy milk and really enjoy thorntons

WelshMaenad Sat 24-Nov-12 20:03:07

YABU, it's lovely. I got a box of tasting batons for my birthday last year, which count among done of the nicest things I've ever put in my mouth (also a contender - sea salt chilli duck at Oscars of Cardiff, which is fucking awesome).

forevergreek Sat 24-Nov-12 20:03:11

They are lovely! Thortons are horrid and now made of cheap crap ingredients.

AnIndependentClaws Sat 24-Nov-12 20:04:59

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FivesAndNorks Sat 24-Nov-12 20:05:53

very off topic I think grin wrong thread?

Dawndonna Sat 24-Nov-12 20:07:02

Hate Thorntons, gritty, cheap stuff.
Hotel Chocolat are divine. Chuck 'em this way, please!

YANBU. I find them over=sweet and not v exciting - look lovely though.

The best chocolate in the world ever, is Lindt sea salt. They now do caramel sea salt too, which is also v good.

EuroShagmore Sat 24-Nov-12 20:09:10

Thorntons are a bit nasty.

Hotel Chocolat is lovely, but overpriced.

My favourite brand is Neuhaus. Quite difficult but not impossible to find here. But I used to live in Belgium and became a bit addicted.

TeeHollyandTeeIvy Sat 24-Nov-12 20:10:02

Hotel Chocolate are waxy and disgusting. They have to have all those flavours to cover up the cheap chocolate they use.

Lidl do the most amazing chocolate IMO

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