Hotel Chocolat Christmas Competition (Closed)

For the third year running, I’m very happy to be able to spread the Hotel Chocolat love with readers of Kavey Eats and just like before, I have three great prizes to share with you which I’ve chosen myself from their 2012 Christmas selection.

Having missed the preview night, Hotel Chocolat generously sent me a goodie bag so I could try this year’s range for myself. I really like the simpler and more elegant design theme they’ve chosen – lots of white with accents of pale blue, silver and gold. As always, there are products available at a range of prices, from small and inexpensive stocking fillers and tree ornaments to large hampers filled with gifts.

Several of the chocolates in the Classic Christmas selection are very sweet – too sweet for me – but Pete rather enjoyed them. Luckily there’s a wide range to choose from including marzipans, pralines and salted caramels, which are more to my taste.



1st Prize – Rather Large Christmas Cracker


An enormous cracker at 64 centimetres long, this one may be best for sharing. It’s filled with 40 chocolates, 12 party hats and jokes too. This item retails for £38.


2nd Prize – The Festive Collection


Pete and I are both big fans of Port, so I like the inclusion of a 50 ml bottle of Special Reserve Aged Tawny and one of Ruby Port to enjoy with the chocolate – a cookie wreath, 6 rum and raisin truffles and Dasher’s dream slab. This item retails for £25.


3rd Prize – Gingerbread Liquid Chocolat Drinking Chocolate


Smooth, rich hot chocolate with a warming gingerbread flavour, this is a fabulous winter warmer. This item retails for £10.


Each of the three prizes includes delivery in the UK.



You can enter the competition in 2 ways:

Entry 1 – Blog Comment
Leave a comment below, answering the following question:
Christmas imagery and chocolates often feature reindeer from the Arctic and penguins from the Antarctic. But which animal do you think should be immortalised in Christmas chocolate, and why?

Entry 2 – Twitter
Follow @KaveyF on twitter. Existing followers are, of course, welcome to enter!
Then tweet the (exact) sentence below:
I’d love to win @HotelChocolat Christmas chocolates from Kavey Eats! #KaveyEatsHotelChocolat



  • The deadline for entries is midnight GMT Friday 23rd November 2012.
  • Kavey Eats reserves the right to alter the closing date of the competition. Changes to the closing date, if they occur, will be shown on this page.
  • The winners will be selected from all valid entries using a random number generator. The first name picked will be awarded the first prize, and so on.
  • Entry instructions form part of the terms and conditions.
  • Where prizes are to be provided by a third party, Kavey Eats accepts no responsibility for the acts or defaults of that third party.
  • Prize 1 is a Hotel Chocolat Rather Large Christmas Cracker. Prize 2 is Hotel Chocolat’s The Festive Collection. Prize 3 is a Hotel Chocolat Gingerbread Liquid Chocolat Drinking Chocolate.
  • Prizes cannot be redeemed for a cash value.
  • Prizes are offered and provided by Hotel Chocolat.
  • One blog entry per person only. One Twitter entry per person only. You do not have to enter both ways for your entries to be valid.
  • For twitter entries, winners must be following @KaveyF at the time of notification, as this will be sent by Direct Message.
  • Blog comment entries must provide a valid email address for contacting the winner.
  • The winners will be notified by email or twitter (for twitter entries). If no response is received within 7 days of notification, the prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be picked and contacted.

This competition is now closed. Winners, in order: Selena Banister, Jane Willis and @Beachrambler.

Kavey Eats received samples from the Hotel Chocolat 2012 Christmas collection, courtesy of Hotel Chocolat.

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40 Comments to "Hotel Chocolat Christmas Competition (Closed)"

  1. Choclette

    Ooh what a lovely selection. For me Christmas is summed up by our friendly Robin Redbreasts which always look festive and are always on the look out for tasty treats at Christmas.

  2. stéphanie

    Little mice!! Cute ones, of course! “‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” Brown and white chocolate with green and red scarves! Now THAT screams Christmassss!!! ☆

  3. Jane Willis

    Camels. They have far more connection with the original Christmas story than polar bears, reindeer and penguins (whoever first thought that penguins live at the North Pole, and propagated the idea, deserves to be shot). Plus if you had a chocolate camel, just think of what a lovely big lump of chocolate the hump would be.

  4. Katherine De Riera

    Well I think animals from the Nativity story would make wonderful Christmas chocolates, donkeys, sheep all played an important part in the nativity story and woul help people remember the true meaning of Christmas!
    Thankyou for the lovely competition!

  5. John Lynch

    they kind of already are, but mice. they wont be stirring at all when they are solid chocolate!

  6. Simon Taylor

    Teddy bears. Someone said they are not real animals though. Shattered my illusions.

  7. jojo

    Robins! Chocolate ones with red chocolate chest! They always make me think of Christmas. Xx

  8. Sanoobar

    I think pandas should be the Christmas chocolate, cute and cuddly and very rare to find as chocolates! 🙂

  9. Hazel Rea

    I’m another supporter for chocolate animals from the nativity story – though I wonder how long a chocolate nativity scene would last!

  10. Razzle

    A blue whale. Because that much chocolate would keep me going for, oh… weeks.

  11. Alison (earthmaiden)

    Koalas! For an adorable and tasty southern hemisphere Christmas chocolate!

  12. kelly harper

    Robins as we all associate them with xmas
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  13. Alison

    I would say a dragon as they are majestic but not sure if that counts so will go with a King Charles Spaniel for their cheerful little soul

  14. Di Coke

    Pigeons. They get loads of stick for the rest of the year, it would be a nice treat for them to be immoratlised in choc. @superluckydi

  15. Emsy

    A reindeer. I fancy the idea of a chocolate reindeer face with maybe a cranberry chocolate flavoured nose }(:o) jingle bells, jingle bells..!

  16. selena

    A tired little Donkey because of the basket of delights on his back


    Two Doves; One dark chocolate and one white chocolate with a caramel filling in their wings. Peace and goodness to all men and women 🙂

  17. Olivia B

    Polar bears, becuase they make you think of winter, and they are the colour of snow (and white chocolate)!

  18. Karin

    Definitely the animals from the nativity scene. How amazing would that be? Not that the display would last very long in my house…

  19. Natanya

    I would love to see a Christmas Pig! I know it’s unusual – but it’s cute, and you can see them with their little fake reindeer antlers on, all cute like.

  20. Ireena

    The sloth- I love them! They have giant eyes, are super-cute, and move so slowly then often have algae growing on them- what could be more xmassy!!! xx

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