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The Happy Easter Hamper by Hotel Chocolat

Easter is just around the corner and Hotel Chocolat know it’s not always easy being the designated Easter Bunny, so they’ve filled your basket for you! This delicious hamper is bursting with fresh and favourite recipes including the odd tipple for the grown-ups, while everything else is family-friendly: City Chocolate Bunnies filled with classic molten caramel, elegant 40% milk chocolate Puddles, Eggs & Soldiers with truffle eggs and praline toast slices and the mellow Caught on the Hop Slab to snap and share. Now all you need to do is find somewhere to hide it all – or gift them to someone else who will…

The Easter Bunny certainly thought of the whole family when he dropped off this hamper of chocolate eggs and rabbits. It’s the big day in a box! Hotel Chocolat are one of the world’s few chocolate makers to actually grow cocoa, on their beautiful Rabot Estate plantation in Saint Lucia. Connecting cocoa-growing with luxury chocolate making and retailing makes them unique in the UK, and gives them an in-depth understanding of the factors that impact the final flavour of their chocolate, right from the growing tree.

Centuries ago, Mayans revered the potent cocoa bean as a gift from the gods, but somewhere along the way its power has been lost in translation. As sugar prices have dropped, British chocolate has focused increasingly on sweetness. Today, sugar is 20 times cheaper than cocoa, and a typical bar of milk chocolate contains more than twice as much sugar as cocoa.

Making their chocolates, their mantra has always been ‘More Cocoa, Less Sugar’. Cocoa will always be their number-one ingredient, even in milk and white chocolate. Their house-grade milk chocolates, meanwhile, are 40% and 50% cocoa, and even their white chocolate is 36% cocoa, well above the average. This balance of cocoa to sugar is crucial: high levels of sugar dull the flavours of the cocoa itself, denying you all those nuanced notes such as citrus, red and yellow fruits, coffee and brownie and masking the quality of the cocoa so that poorer types can be used. They’re also committed to using only real, natural ingredients – nothing artificial, ever.

You can buy this beautiful hamper here and if you fancy winning one for yourself or someone special, just enter via the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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112 Comments

  • Reply
    Andrea Fletcher
    March 11, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Hopefully a few days away.

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    Becky Yeomans
    March 11, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    We have nothing planned as such yet but a few trips to the park are on the cards!

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      Sarah Morris
      April 15, 2019 at 7:50 pm

      A few nice walks then a loveky roast dinner on Sunday

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    Amy SIMPSON
    March 11, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    A lovely family visit to local farm xx

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    MARK THOMAS
    March 11, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Spending time with my sister and family

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    Helen B
    March 11, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Hopefully finish the garden if the weather will give us a break

  • Reply
    charlotte isobelle
    March 11, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    we have no plans!

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    Tracy Nixon
    March 11, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    None as yet until we know what the weather is going to be like. We will most likely have days out rsther than a holiday x

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    Anthony Harrington
    March 11, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    we have our little Grandson staying with us the week before Easter and then over the weekend we have the family over.

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    Margaret Clarkson
    March 11, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    No plans made yet. but will be spending time with my daughter and Godson.

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    ADEINNE TONNER
    March 11, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    My plans for Easter are having a nice lunch with my family then going on a Easter egg hunt.

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      Abigail Cullen
      March 25, 2019 at 7:59 pm

      Probably over indulging on Easter eggs, if the weather is poor. 🙂

  • Reply
    Laura Jeffs
    March 11, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Total relaxation, that’s what I’m planning for Easter

  • Reply
    Emma c
    March 11, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    It’s my birthday in April so celebration time!

  • Reply
    Justine Meyer
    March 11, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    We have nothing planned as yet

  • Reply
    GEOFF WICKENS
    March 11, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    WORKING

  • Reply
    Sue McCarthy
    March 11, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Hopefully be in the garden, will be lots to do by Easter.

  • Reply
    Sheena Batey
    March 11, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Hopefully have a nice meal somewhere and I will bake a simmnel cake

  • Reply
    Claire Nutman
    March 11, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Eating chocolate with all the children!

  • Reply
    Joanne McMillan
    March 11, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Spending time with family

  • Reply
    Peter Watson
    March 11, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    I’m off to Holland for Easter.

  • Reply
    Cherry Lloyd
    March 11, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    We’ve got family staying all over Easter so hopefully it will be a lot of fun for us all

  • Reply
    Chloe Taylor
    March 11, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    We usually have an easter sunday family meal, and share chocolate eggs with eachother! x

  • Reply
    AnnaSSS
    March 11, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    No plans yet. Some quality time with friends and family. maybe?xxx

  • Reply
    Caroline A
    March 11, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Always a homemade Sheekey’s fish pie on Good Friday, then some family time with our new baby – can’t wait!

  • Reply
    Lisa Parker
    March 11, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    We usually have a family roast dinner on Easter Sunday.

  • Reply
    Margaret GALLAGHER
    March 11, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Family fun laughter and making memories

  • Reply
    Moth
    March 11, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    hot cross buns with lashings of butter

  • Reply
    Rachel Arnup
    March 11, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    I will be working but we might find time for a family meal.

  • Reply
    Elizabeth
    March 12, 2019 at 12:58 am

    Haven’t a clue. Normally my birthday is around Easter, but it falls late this year. No gigs I want to see announced for that weekend yet either, although little local bands sometimes announce at short notice.

  • Reply
    Yvonne Stevens
    March 12, 2019 at 8:46 am

    A lovely family lunch and brisk walk with the dogs

  • Reply
    Hannah Wilding
    March 12, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Hopefully a nice easter dinner

  • Reply
    Helen Stratton
    March 12, 2019 at 9:30 am

    We have not made any plans yet as too much going on at the moment.

  • Reply
    Nicola W
    March 12, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Spending time with my family

  • Reply
    Julia Linsley
    March 12, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Visiting family to enjoy food and fun and make memories

  • Reply
    Rachel
    March 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Spending some relaxing time with family.

  • Reply
    nicola dean
    March 12, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    We have no plans as yet, but if the weather is nice we will probably go out for the day.

  • Reply
    Christine Caple
    March 12, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    No plans yet, but hopefully some days out.

  • Reply
    Amy SIMPSON
    March 13, 2019 at 7:40 am

    A lovely family meal x

  • Reply
    William Gould
    March 13, 2019 at 7:57 am

    Hopefully getting some gardening done, if it ever dries up!!!

  • Reply
    Kerry Taylor
    March 14, 2019 at 9:04 am

    It’s my birthday, so I’m leaving the planning to my husband!

  • Reply
    Carolyn
    March 14, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    I’d love to have a garden party for Easter with an egg hunt

  • Reply
    Alice Gilkes
    March 14, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    Spending time with my family.

  • Reply
    Rich Tyler
    March 15, 2019 at 10:54 am

    LEGOLAND / Egg Hunt

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    Maddy
    March 15, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Setting up an Easter egg hunt for the grandchildren

  • Reply
    Lynne OConnor
    March 16, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Quiet one this year with immediate family only with an Easter egg hunt and roast dinner

  • Reply
    Maddy
    March 16, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Eating chocolate 🙂

  • Reply
    Ruth Harwood
    March 17, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Our plans are to eat chocolate for breakfast lunch and tea without feeling guilty!

  • Reply
    Amy SIMPSON
    March 17, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Going to a local charity egg hunt

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    Abigail Cullen
    March 17, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Not intending to go away for Easter weekend, as we are going away for both bank holidays in may, but if the weather is nice, shall get out walking.

  • Reply
    Maddy
    March 17, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    I’ll be kindly helping the children to get through their eggs!

  • Reply
    olivia kirby
    March 18, 2019 at 10:44 am

    I will do an egg hunt for the children – I still have to include my 17 year old!

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    Maddy
    March 18, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    I must NOT eat the eggs I’ve already bought for creating an egg-hunt

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    judy kennedy
    March 18, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    A cup of tea and a hot cross bun with my mum

  • Reply
    Carolyn E
    March 19, 2019 at 8:01 am

    Family visit – hopefully !

  • Reply
    Amy SIMPSON
    March 19, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Petting lambs at our local farm x

  • Reply
    kris mc
    March 19, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Spending time with family

  • Reply
    aj
    March 19, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    nothing much at the moment we will probably go walking.

  • Reply
    Maddy
    March 19, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    A good lie-in 🙂

  • Reply
    Carolyn E
    March 20, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Still waiting to hear whether my famaiky members can all get together. I hope so !

  • Reply
    Chloe R
    March 20, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I’m going to Rome for a few days with my parents – looking forward to some fab food and a break from uni!

  • Reply
    Andrew Petrie
    March 21, 2019 at 6:32 am

    I will be at home doing some much needed DIY.

  • Reply
    Amy SIMPSON
    March 21, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Eating loads of chocolate,of course x

  • Reply
    Maddy
    March 21, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Our grandchildren will be here 🙂

  • Reply
    Karen Usher
    March 21, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Im off work for the first time in about 5 years (paramedic) Im going to organise an easter egg hunt for the children, followed by a nice roast dinner!!! Will really enjoy my day off to spend with family

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    Carolyn E
    March 22, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    I am hoping for an Easter egg hunt. But in reality I am likely to be manically cleaning and packing ready for moving straight after Easter.

  • Reply
    Carolyn E
    March 23, 2019 at 9:09 am

    I am fairly confident there will be chocolate involved!

  • Reply
    Amy SIMPSON
    March 23, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Making Easter Bonnets/Baskets x

  • Reply
    Rennene Hartland
    March 23, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Spending it with the family, doing a few Easter egg hunts and a nice lamb dinner and of course lots of chocolate.

  • Reply
    Maddy
    March 24, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Looking forward to family time

  • Reply
    Abigail Cullen
    March 24, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    If the weather is nice, shall be keeping up with my exercise plan, and we may go away for the day, on a train.

  • Reply
    Victoria Thurgood
    March 24, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    we have my sons birthdays 10, 17 so hoping for a meal out

  • Reply
    Carolyn E
    March 27, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Hoping for a family BBQ

  • Reply
    Robert Price
    March 28, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Seeing the family

  • Reply
    Maddy
    March 29, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Eating Chocolate

  • Reply
    Angela Kelly
    April 3, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    I hope I’ll be getting a lot more sleep!

  • Reply
    madeline connolly
    April 4, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    time with the grandchildren doneing easter hunt

  • Reply
    Abigail Cullen
    April 4, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Catching up, decluttering and if the weather is nice shall go away for a day or two.

  • Reply
    Carolyn E
    April 5, 2019 at 9:28 am

    A big cook out party in the garden with and for friends,

  • Reply
    Chloe R
    April 7, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    I’m having a nice break from uni, going to Rome for a few days with my parents! Can’t wait 😁 x

  • Reply
    Charlotte Williams
    April 7, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Eating lots and lots of chocolate 🙂

  • Reply
    olivia kirby
    April 9, 2019 at 10:04 am

    We are doing an egg hunt and having a family get together

  • Reply
    John Prendergast
    April 9, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    We go to a giant car boot sale

  • Reply
    James Travis
    April 9, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Football on Good Friday and Easter Monday

  • Reply
    Alison Johnson
    April 10, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    We do an egg hunt for the Grandchildren, then eat our own easter eggs.

  • Reply
    soozybee
    April 10, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    just a family meal!

  • Reply
    Carole Nott
    April 10, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Visiting family and enjoying eating chocolate and hot cross buns

  • Reply
    Allison Sherwood
    April 11, 2019 at 6:53 am

    I have a few days off work and will be doing a walk for an animal charity.

  • Reply
    Fiona Mcbride
    April 11, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    fundraise for charity easter event for rescue dogs and cats from Romania, cream tea and tombolas

  • Reply
    Sarah Lewis
    April 12, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Holiday in the sun maybe x

  • Reply
    Marie Rungapadiachy
    April 12, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    I plan to do an Easter Egg hunt with our kids.

  • Reply
    Abigail Cullen
    April 12, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Catching up on sleep, as I am doing a morning shift week, prior.

  • Reply
    MICHAEL CLARKE
    April 13, 2019 at 9:09 am

    A few days of R&R

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    Kate Sutton
    April 13, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Lots of cleaning and gardening

  • Reply
    Anthea Holloway
    April 14, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    We shall be staying at home and getting the garden up to scratch hopefully if it doesn’t rain.

  • Reply
    jo liddement
    April 14, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    A few days off work with my family. Hopefully a nice meal and lots of chocolate to share around.

  • Reply
    Cyra Bellamy
    April 14, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Just to spend some quality time with my family (and chocolate!!)

  • Reply
    Carolyn E
    April 14, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Packing up and cleaning ready for moving house and going on holiday. I must be mad !

  • Reply
    Michelle Cheeseman
    April 14, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Visiting Family and a mega Spring Clean!

  • Reply
    Christopher Read
    April 14, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Going out cycling and eating chocolate eggs 😀

  • Reply
    Beth P
    April 15, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Spending time with my family!

  • Reply
    Faye Reed
    April 15, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Having an Easter egg hunt with the kids in my parents back garden.

  • Reply
    Laura Corrall
    April 15, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Decorating the house and seeing family. We are quite busy this Easter.

  • Reply
    Paz
    April 15, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    We will be spending Easter with family in Derbyshire

  • Reply
    Adrian Bold
    April 15, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    We do a treasure hunt with the kids. The clues lead them around the house and there are toy or egg rewards every few clues.

  • Reply
    Sandra Bald
    April 15, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    My family are coming to ours for dinner on Sunday

  • Reply
    sharon martin
    April 15, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    to relax at home with the family and having a turkey roast

  • Reply
    Sandra Fortune
    April 15, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Easter fun with my little grandson and all my family

  • Reply
    Darren Bourne
    April 15, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Probably going to see family.

  • Reply
    Emily Smith
    April 15, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Going to a concert and then work

  • Reply
    MANDY DOHERTY
    April 15, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    An Easter egg hunt in the garden with my grandchildren followed by an afternoon at their favourite park

  • Reply
    Jo
    April 15, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Looking forward to spending time with my children and having lots of fun.

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