Living out in the proverbial sticks as I do, my access to chocolate has decreased at a rate that alarms me. It’s not that I am particularly addicted to sweet things, rather that the more I know that something is unavailable, the more I go to sleep dreaming about it. Sweet, sweet chocolatey dreams.
So it will come as no surprise to you, that when offered the chance to sample the wares of Chocolate and Love, an online chocolate boutique, my answer was a resounding YES PLEASE SIAN stop SEND IMMEDIATELY stop. Or, y’know, something along those lines - and in telegraph form.
The much-anticipated package arrived within the week, and this is what arrived:
My favourite (just!) of the two that were sent was the heavenly Crushed Diamonds, which was organic dark chocolate with cacao nibs. I’m an absolute sucker for dark chocolate, and the cacao nibs added some extra texture, without having too intense a flavour.
Also included was the equally delicious The Coffee Affair, which had the taste of real coffee. It tasted expensive. They were both incredibly rich, in a way that makes you not need more than a few squares at once. Which is good, especially if, *ahem*, you’re a greedy-type person.
I have to say I wasn’t too worried about not liking the chocolate, especially since there is so much competition out there. They are both £3.20 for 100g, which is not especially cheap, but not outrageously expensive. Really, they were both great, I can’t fault them at all. But, surprisingly, the chocolate’s not the best part about this product. The best bit is the anticipation.
I actually cannot describe the sheer pleasure I felt at having a parcel arrive, on a bleak Welsh day, and seeing that it was from Chocolate and Love. I ripped that baby open and gave an uncharacteristic squeal. It was almost too exciting!
The online ordering is the genius behind the deliciousness. Knowing me, I would order it, wait impatiently for a day, then forget, and a few days later have the best kind of mail delivered. It’s almost as if you had a chocolate guardian angel, and wouldn’t that be the best thing ever?