Monday, 9 June 2014

Hotel Chocolat Nuts About Coconut Review


Whilst visiting Hotel Chocolat recently I was very excited to discover these "Nuts about Coconut" truffles from their new Summer range. I was told that the pineapple and coconut white chocolate was particularly good, which turned out to be very true indeed!


The three varieties shown above are cherry and coconut in milk chocolate, lime and coconut in dark chocolate and pineapple and coconut in white chocolate. Each truffle has a subtle creamy filling with the fruit and coconut elements in separate layers, and finished off with a dusting of dessicated coconut.

Cherry & coconut
The cherry variety had a lovely sour cherry tang, balanced out with the creaminess of coconut. It was very moreish indeed!

Lime & coconut
The lime and coconut variety was also very good, the filling had a subtle citrusy tang balanced with the creaminess of the coconut. I think it would've worked better with white chocolate though as the dark chocolate overpowered the flavour a little.

Pineapple & coconut
The pineapple and coconut was the best of the three - creamy, fruity and light, with the perfect blend of sweet pineapple and creamy coconut. Pineapple works surprisingly well with white chocolate (I had expected it to be rather sickly) and the coconut gives it a tropical pina colada like flavour. I was disappointed there were only two...I would happily buy a pack containing just these!

Overall, a superb selection of truffles; the quality is exceptional as always with Hotel Chocolat and the flavours are unique and very complimentary. Perfect for Summer!

RATING: 8 out of 10. 

Price: £3.85.
Suitable for vegetarians?: Yes.
Allergy Information: Contains milk, coconut, soya. May contain nut traces. 
Nutrition (per 3 chocolates): 222 Calories, 14g Fat, 23g Carbs, 22g Sugar.

2 comments:

  1. So did each have just a chocolate ganache too, or did that have a fruity flavour? and yes, white chocolate and lime would be amaaaaazing!

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    1. To be honest I'm not sure..when I was eating them the flavours seemed to be mingled. I was so eager to eat them I didn't notice the two different layers until I looked back at the pics lol.

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