Chocolate fit for a queen.
Imagine my excitement when I saw this box of chocolates?
If you know me even a little, you'll be able to paint a picture of it in your head.
Charbonnel et Walker kindly send me this patriotic box of chocolates as I sadly couldn't attend the tasting event they invited me to.
The brand is one of Britain's oldest chocolatiers, founded in 1875. Made by hand exclusively in the UK the company was first formed as a partnership between Mrs Walker and the Parisian Mme. Charbonnel.
The first thing that strikes my attention is how beautiful the packaging is of all the Charbonnel products. Whether it's a box of four luscious truffles or a large selection of fine chocolates, every box is exquisitely finished.
I'm a girl who keeps the pretty boxes, I really do care about the packaging, perhaps this is the graphic designer side of me. But how lovely is it to open a box of chocolates and not find a plastic wrapper but a delicate rice paper closed with a golden seal. The joy of opening the seal very carefully and finding those chocolates behind another paper board decorated with the logo of the chocolatier.
I like the quality of the chocolate and although I am dark chocolate lover the milk chocolate pralines were very much enjoyed. They are not too sweet, which is what I find great, you don't want a sugar rush after each chocolate you try. The filling is rich and has nice flavours and textures.
The Charbonnel et Walker gift boxes really are a fabulous gift to receive and give.
They are after all the queen's favourite too...
Charbonnel et Walker
Royal Arcade, Old Bond Street, London
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