Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Heavenly Divine at Hotel Chocolat Boston

By: Finance Foodie 

Nothing puts me in a better mood that the approach of the Christmas season! The sight of the bright lights that illuminate the forest-like trees on Commonwealth Ave and the festively decorated shops ablaze with jolly shoppers can turn my frown upside down any day of the week – even when I have a case of the Mondays!

Now, one of the main reasons I love the holidays is that it’s my excuse to indulge in whatever fattening food delicacies I desire (because there’s always New Year’s Resolutions around the corner). After a rather gluttonous Thanksgiving trip to Texas (aka the land of larger portions and low prices), I resolved to at least cut back somewhat in my return to Boston (as my “fat pants” probably would not be appropriate attire for the numerous Christmas parties I plan to attend). However, this resolve was all made before I passed by the Hotel Chocolat store (ironically) on my way back from the gym…

UK-based Hotel Chocolat (pronounced Shok-o-LA) recently opened its first US based outpost on Boston’s trendy Newbury Street in September 2009. As I entered the sleek upscale European chocolatier’s shop, I was greeted by a lovely “chocolate concierge” who offered me samples of their exquisite milk chocolate bark and various other goodies. “MMMM!” I thought, thankful that I spent an extra 15 minutes on the treadmill.
As I walked around the store, my mouth salivated with the sight of every new product I encountered. When I left the store, wallet lighter but bag heavier, I felt as giddy as would a (nerdy) Nervous Nelly that found out they got into their top choice grad school!

****Giveaway*****
Congrats #154 - Cecilia

So readers, as a way to spread the Christmas cheer (and calorie consumption), Hotel Chocolat has agreed to giveaway one Deluxe Chocolate Gift Box (retail value: $40) to one lucky reader! The gift box includes: a package of Snowball Munchkins, a package of Cinnamon Almonds, a Cinnamon Crunch Slab, and a selection of 6 Caramel Pralines and Gianduja chocolates.
There are FOUR ways to enter:
1. In my comments section, tell me about your favorite type of chocolate (i.e. milk, dark, white, brimming with nuts or dried fruits).
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
3. Follow Hotel Chocolat on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
4. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)

Contest ends Dec 9, 2009 at 5pm EST. Winner will be announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards that night. Good luck and happy holidays!

299 comments:

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monky said...

Milk chocolate is my favorite

:) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

mindy said...

truffles would have to be my favorite thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

abfantom said...

I love dark chocolate with or without various types of nuts.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Kim said...

white chocolate!

Sharon said...

YUM! Dark chocolate alone. Dark chocolate with nuts.

Stephanie said...

I love milk chocolate with a thin layer of marzipan. hard to find but so good!
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The Malko's said...

Dark Chocolate Fondue! mmmmm, my mouth is watering - who doesn't love chocolate?

~Brooke
brooke.malko@gmail.com

ikkinlala said...

May Canadians enter? My favourite type of chocolate is dark and smooth - it may have another flavour added, but not pieces of anything. I do also like chocolate with nuts and fruit, too, though.

sue14625 said...

yummy giveaway i love Dark Chocolate best but love Milk Chocolate too

Tracey said...

I like milk chocolate and I like chocolate and peanut butter together.
traymona[at]aol.com

Nicole said...

My favorite chocolate is milk chocolate with a lot of almonds!!

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

clynsg said...

My favorite is dark chocolate. I like nuts, etc. along with with, but plain is perfect.

clynsg at yahoo.com

christin said...

Milk chocolate with almonds or english toffee or both:) Lovely prize!! Thanks!
christinbanda at yahoo dot com

cdziuba said...

I LOVE dark chocolate, and nuts in it are OK too.

cdziuba@aol.com My email is easily seen in my profile

cdziuba said...

Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter cdziuba

cdziuba said...

Follow Hotel Chocolat on Twitter cdziuba

cdziuba said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/6304355108

mogrill said...

I like dark chocolate with almonds...doesnt get much better. Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

cmcathiem02@gmail.com said...

I like Dark Chocolate-covered peanuts.

sweetsue said...

I love milk chocolate with peanut butter or almonds-yum!
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sweetsue said...

I am following Hotel Chocolat on twitter as ptowngirl.
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McKim said...

I like most chocolate - not white chocolate so much - but plain old dark chocolate is my favorite.

Sheila said...

I love solid dark chocolate, just plain chocolate with no nuts, etc. :)

Joy said...

Milk chocolate is my favorite.
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Anonymous said...

Milk chocloate with any kind of nuts. emmy5905@embarqmail.com

socmama said...

I've always loved milk chocolate, but I'm starting to have a preference for dark. Heck, I love it all!

Kristie said...

I love all chocolate, but my favorite is probably milk chocolate :-)

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Leslie said...

I love dark chocolate; bonus points if it has some kind of fruit filling.

Sue E said...

I like milk chocolate with almonds or pecans. Thanks for the chance!

sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

Sue E said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter as suebaby05.

sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

Sue E said...

I follow Hotel Chocolat on Twitter as suebaby05.

sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

tatertot374 said...

Milk chocolate is my favorite
Thank you
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Super Blogger Girl! said...

im a big milk chocolate snob, I only like milk chocolate and I think it is far superior to all other kinds, lol.

jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

tatertot374 said...

I follow hotel on twitter
Thank you
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

tatertot374 said...

I follow finance on twitter - tatertot374
Thank you
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

aajacques said...

Milk chocolate is my favorite

~ Cee ~ said...

I like dark chocolate, and one of my favorite ways to enjoy chocolate is a very rich hot cocoa. Thanks for this opportunity!

ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

5webs said...

I love dark chocolate combined with fruit or fruit essence like orange or raspberry.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

5webs said...

I follow Finance Foodie 1 on Twitter(5webs)
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

5webs said...

I follow Hotel Chocolat on Twitter(5webs)
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

5webs said...

I Tweeted this giveaway(5webs)
http://twitter.com/5webs/status/6317186377
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

Missybeez said...

I love White chocolate!


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Missybeez said...

follow Hotel Chocolat on twitter as Missybeez80


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Missybeez said...

follow finance foodie on twitter as Missybeez80


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ellie said...

I like milk chocolate covered nuts. Any type nut will do but I really love chocolate covered almonds.

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ellie said...

I follow on twitter eswright18

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Clare Richardson said...

YUM! I love white chocolate

Amber said...

Dark chocolate with chili is my absolutely favorite!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie1 said...

My absolute favourite chocolate is fabulous quality milk chocolate loaded with toasted almonds!


A good dark comes second!


ty

nancyrobster@gmail.com
(in Canada)

Annie1 said...

Follow Hotel Chocolat on Twitter

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(in Canada)

Annie1 said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/6318416029


ty

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(in Canada)

Annie1 said...

Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter

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ty

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(in Canada)

Sarah said...

I love dark chocolate with various liqueur fillings (Kahlua, Bailey's, etc.)

Kiara said...

I like Milk Chocolate.
austma7@aol.com

Wehaf said...

I love white chocolate with coconut.

urchiken at gmail dot com

llinda29 said...

dark chocolate is my fave

Skywaywaver said...

My favorite chocolate is a high grade milk chocolate. But of course I won't turn down any chocolate!
weird chick online at gmail dot com

Cherry Blossoms said...

I follow Hotel Chocolat on Twitter @CherryBlossBaby

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

Cherry Blossoms said...

I follow Fiance Foodie on Twitter @CherryBlossBaby

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Cherry Blossoms said...

Dark Chocolate is my all time favorite. I am a sucker for hot chocolate too!

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

rachel leah said...

definitely dark chocolate, the darker the better!

suburban prep said...

I love Milk.
I will eat dark and semi-sweet though.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

Paper said...

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and I know this because of peppermint bark. I adore mint chocolate.

nick said...

any kind of chocolate, chocolate, dark chocolate, dutch chocolate and anytype of chocolates

Anonymous said...

Dark Chocolate chock full og dried cranberries- its a taste sensation, you haven't lived until you try it,writer61@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I Follow Finance Foodie on twitter, name foodhistorian,writer61@yahoo.com

cariboucake said...

milk chocolate


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cariboucake said...

following finance foodie on twitter


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cariboucake said...

following hotel chocolat on twitter


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Ken said...

Yum, milk chocolate is my favorite. With caramel inside is really good too!

Alison said...

dark chocolate is my fave, hands down!

Lim said...

Oh dear. Milk chocolate is a classic, but dark is just so decadent. Hearshy Hugs are tasty. I think my favorite is chocolate mousse. It's rarely made, though.

demmi said...

I love good white chocolate
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EDRing said...

My favorite is Milk chocolate & if it's combined with caramel I'm in heaven.

Ellen
eering99@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I like dark chocolate..
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Anonymous said...

following foodfinancefoodie1
twitter..
@rachel1970

Michele said...

Following Finance Foodie on Twitter

@mrsmiki77

Michele said...

Thank you for the giveaway. My favorite chocolate is creamy milk chocolate, something that melts in your mouth and screams a piece of heaven.

mrsmiki77 (at) gmail (dot) com

kristenannolson said...

I love milk chocolate!
Yummy giveaway!
Thanks!
whitng10 at yahoo dot com

maxfate said...

Dark chocolate is my favorite, in any form, or combination. The very best though, are dark truffles finished in coco powder.

maxfate said...

I'm following Hotel Chocolat on Twitter as maxfate. Thanks for the chances!

maxfate said...

I'm following Finance Foodie on Twitter as maxfate.

Mamushi Love said...

I love milk chocolate with either almonds or a peanut butter filling.

pamcallahan said...

I like a nice Milk Chocolate preferable with some kind of nut either inside or nut sprinkles on the outside

pamela.callahan@sbcglobal.net

Sharon Harmon said...

I LOVE milk chocolate!
txgigggles@yahoo.com

Catherine said...

Dark chocolate, baby! The darker the better!!

Courtney said...

i like dark chocolate ! yum!

Courtney said...

following hot chocolat on twitter (meandbells)

Courtney said...

following you on twitter (meandbells)

rondadoug said...

Dark Chocolate :)

rondadoug said...

following you on twitter...rondadoug
ronda garnett

rondadoug said...

following Hotel Chocolat on twitter

Melissa said...

For me, the darker the chocolate the better! I love it plain, with nuts, or mint-flavored!

xmeliss182x (at) yahoo (dot) com

Joannie said...

My favorite is dark, dark healthy chocolate!
hi_joan_elliott at hotmail dot com

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I like milk chocolate best-with nuts!

Anonymous said...

I love milk chocolate.

SamneneD@aol.com

Anonymous said...

White Chocolate is the BEST!!!!! YUMMY!

shy_mel@yahoo.com

Ken said...

I love milk chocolate with almonds. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

Jean said...

Dark chocolate with nuts is my favorite

Linda said...

The Dark Chocolate is one of my favorites!
lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

jsc123 said...

Dark Chocolate is my favorite chocolate.

Thank you so much for the chance to win.

jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

jsc123 said...

I am following Hotel Chocolat on Twitter as jlsc123.

jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

jsc123 said...

I am following Finance Foodie on Twitter as jlsc123.

jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

spike said...

I love dark chocolate with fruit!

Cindy said...

I like smooth, dark truffles. mmmm

Cindy said...

Following FinanceFoodie on Twitter @getalonghome.

Cindy said...

Following Hotel Chocolat on Twitter @getalonghome.

Cindy said...

TWeeted: http://twitter.com/Getalonghome/statuses/6357677839

Laurie said...

My favorite by far is: Milk Chocolate with peanuts! Salty and sweet.

Deci Worland-MacKinnon said...

There is no bad chocolate, but I swoon for dark chocolate nut clusters.

julis55 said...

Milk chocolate is my favorite

Rhonda said...

I follow finance foodie on twitter

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Rhonda said...

I love the classic, strawberries dipped in chocolate..my fav dark chocolate

rhondastruthers at yahoo dot ca

Rhonda said...

I follow hotel chocolate

rhondastruthers at yahoo dot ca

karree said...

I love milk chocolate

heaventrees said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter.

heaventrees said...

I like milk chocolate or dark chocolate with whole almonds.

heaventrees said...

I follow Hotel Chocolat on Twitter.
@heaventrees

heaventrees said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/heaventrees/status/6414591747

Mommy 2 Bears said...

I love White Chocolate. But since I can normally only get it in a regular store around Easter I am deprived. Plus the family is a milk and dark chocolate bunch so I never get a majority vote for the white goodness.

pattycake said...

love milk chocolate covered nuts

pattycake said...

follow hotel chocolat on twitter

pattycake said...

follow you on twitter

Erika*Coffee said...

I like European Hazelnut chocolate

JANNET81888 said...

Milk Chocolate with Almonds.

Huguette E. said...

I love all chocolates with nuts.

AEKZ2 said...

I like milk chocolate with cashews.

Marcia said...

I love dark chocolate! With or without almonds or other nuts. Not filled or jellied.

Tarah Manning said...

White chocolate is my favorite!

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

Melissa said...

Dark chocolate is my favorite (without nuts)

melissamcnicol at yahoo dot com

jennem said...

Milk chocolate with TONS of nuts!

Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Emilie said...

i love it all, but dark is my favorite (at the moment!)

Walt A said...

I like classic milk chocolate, not a fan of dark chocolate.

samsakara said...

I love milk chocolate

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

terri142 said...

I love a really good dark Chocolate.

terri142 said...

I follow Hotel Chocolat on twitter.(terri142)

maryelisabeth said...

White chocolate is the best.

Laura said...

I love milk chocolate with almonds!

robin_titan said...

My favorite is dark chocolate. It's so yummy!

robin_titan said...

Now following you on twitter. username is also robin_titan

robin_titan said...

Following Hotel Chocolat :)

JRG said...

Dark chocolate is my fav!

erma said...

I love milk and dark chocolate.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

mrssquigg said...

I like both plain dark chocolate AND milk chocolate with almonds.


mrssquigg at comcast dot net

Melodic Mom said...

Milk chocolate is my favorite, especially if it has a soft center. MMM. Nuts are good also.

Melodic Mom said...

I follow Finance Foodie on twitter as MelodicMom

Melodic Mom said...

I follow Hotel Chocolat on twitter as MelodicMom

Melodic Mom said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/MelodicMom/statuses/6465259849

Huguette E. said...

Following Finance Foodie on Twitter - @henglish

Huguette E. said...

Following Hotel Chocolat on Twitter - @henglish

cecilia said...

Definitely dark chocolate! about 75-80% pure. I'm not a huge fine with any chocolate with nuts mixed in, all for purity.

email: cecilia dot zhou at gmail dot com

cecilia said...

following financefoodie1 now @maybececi

cecilia said...

followed @Hotel_Chocolat by @maybececi

cecilia said...

twitted about the giveaway @maybececi

Nicole D. said...

Dark chocolate is my favorite. It's good with nuts in it too. :)

Molly K said...

Milk chocolate is my favorite and I love it with nuts and caramel. Turtles are my all time favorite.

Molly C. said...

My fave chocolate is just plain milk chocolate.

Sher said...

Milk chocolate is my favorite..but I do like dark chocolate with coconut! Sometimes I like chocolate just plain and other times with a combination of something else...like peanut butter or caramel! Around Easter time for some reason, I get a craving for white chocolate! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE white chocolate!!
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Meet the Browns said...

I love chocolate with pecans!

Katie
showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

paula michele said...

I like all chocolate but white is my favorite.

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Lisa said...

I follow you on twitter.

Lisa said...

I follow Hotel_Chocolat on twitter.

Lisa said...

I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/shoesandsocks/status/6476869043

beshe said...

i love white chocalate is my fav

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I love dark chocolate the best, thanks!

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I'm following financefoodie1, thanks! (Hotsnotty2)

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Hotsnotty2 said...

I'm following Hotel_Chocolat, thanks!
(Hotsnotty2)

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

cstironkat said...

I like dark chocolate with caramel

ky2here said...

Bring on that dark chocolate.

ky2here said...

Following Hotel_Chocolat on twitter as ky2here1

ky2here said...

Following financefoodie1 on twitter as ky2here1.

Lori Taube said...

My favorite type of chocolate is milk chocolate! Melt in your mouth yummy goodness. :-)

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Lori Taube said...

Following Finance Foodie on Twitter (clctaube)

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Lori Taube said...

Following Hotel Chocolat on Twitter (clctaube)

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Lori Taube said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/clctaube/status/6482272557

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ky2here said...

MIght as well toss in a tweet:

http://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/6482348750

sharonjo said...

I like milk chocolate with coconut! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

Heather said...

I am a milk chocolate girl!

jimbon7 said...

I like milk chocolate

Anonymous said...

It is a tie between milk and white chocolate!

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mail4rosey said...

Dark Chocolate is my favorite, but I enjoy a good milk chocolate almost as much.

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JulieMoe said...

I like milk chocolate.

JulieMoe said...

Follow finance foodie on twitter @juliemeagan

JulieMoe said...

Follow hotel chocolat on twitter @Juliemeagan

JulieMoe said...

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JulieMoe said...

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mom2anutball said...

My favorite kind is white chocolate!
Thanks!
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mom2anutball said...

I follow you on twitter as mom2anutball!
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Annemarie said...

Milk chocolate with almonds is my favorite!

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Mama Hill said...

I love chocolate (especially Milka from Germany) either plain milk or with nuts! Mmmm!

Mama Hill said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter...bucbratt

Mama Hill said...

I follow Hotel Chocolat on Twitter...bucbratt

Mama Hill said...

Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/bucbratt/status/6486958934

tina reynolds said...

dark is by far my favorite I love dark with nuts in it thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Jinxy and Me said...

I love dark chocolate!

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm following you on Twitter. (My Twitter name is @ThriftyJinxy)

~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

white chocolate all the way

~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (lilshuga2001)

~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

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