Valentine's day is only a few weeks away, so it's time to get thinking of what to buy for that special person in your life, and leaving oh-so subtle hints about what you'd like. You know the sort of hints - leaving pages open on your computer screen; sticking post-it notes to the fridge; pointing things out and exclaiming "ooh isn't that lovely?"...
Over at Chocadores they are getting all loved-up and have a fabulous new range of gifts especially for Valentine's. For me, this special day has always been about chocolate - fabulous, decadent and extraordinary chocolate. The only disappointment I sometimes find with receiving this type of gift, is once it's gone, it's gone. If you're an old softy like me it is nice to have a keepsake or memento.
Chocadores have got this covered. They have a range special gift boxes which include some beautiful wooden heart trinkets. The Valentines Chocolate Gift Box at £9.95 and includes 6 gorgeous fresh chocolates and a heart shaped box filled with Single Origin Madagascan Mini Buttons (you may remember the buttons from my previous review). Plus each gift box has a beautifully carved solid wooden heart.
Then there's the Valentine's Chocolate Hamper at £19.95, which comes with a heart shaped box filled with Single Origin Ecuadorian Mini Buttons; a bag of Madagascar Single Origin Truffles and a box of 12 Fresh Handmade Chocolates presented in a red box with heart ribbon. To symbolise your ever lasting love each hamper has a beautiful carved wooden heart.
Finally, there's this amazing box of 24 fresh chocolates - a chocolate lover's dream. The I love you box is priced at £24.95 and features a selection of 24 incredible flavoured ganaches. Each one beautifully decorated, they are like mini works of art. I have tasted some of these, and they are truly mouth-watering.
My personal favourite is the Mediterranean Orange. The flavour is just immense, even thinking about it again is making my mouth-water and my taste buds jangle! How do I describe the intensity of flavour?? Well, if a Terry's chocolate orange is an air-kiss to the cheek, then the Mediterranean Orange fresh chocolate is a full-on, passionate, open-mouthed kiss! You may think I'm taking this too far, but seriously, you should try it. They use the whole of the orange to make the ganache, so you get all the zingy, zesty, fruity flavour, which remains in your mouth long after you've finished eating it.
Or, there's the romantic, delicate Raspberry and Rose, made from the finest rose oil and fresh raspberries. Delicately fragrant, with the summery freshness of ripe raspberries.
Check out the fresh chocolate section, to discover the whole mouth-watering range.
In the spirit of Valentine's, we are sharing the love and Chocadores has offered a box of 24 fresh chocolates as a very special prize to my blog readers. This is an incredible prize, so we're going to ask you to do a little bit of work for it!
Chocadores have a fabulous range of chocolatiers and products on their site, and they are always looking to move forward and bring you exciting, quality products. Recently they've introduced their hot chocolate cubes (these have quickly become a best-seller, and I am not surprised!), and their giant and mini-buttons. They would really appreciate you taking the time to look through their site, and suggest a new gourmet chocolate product you'd like to see. For example. I'm a massive fan of the marriage of chocolate and orange, so I'd love to see some chocolate covered orange peel. What would you like to be introduced?
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED
To enter the competition to win this box of chocolates in time for Valentine's day, you need to:
Follow my blog (use the 'follow' button over there on the right)
Then take a look around the store and leave a comment here, suggesting a new chocolate-related product you'd like to see stocked.
You must follow the above two steps to enter. But you can gain additional entries for doing the following:
1. Follow @chocadores on Twitter
2. Follow @missielizzieb on Twitter
3. Like Chocadores' Facebook page
4. Like Me and My Shadow's Facebook page
5. Post on your Facebook wall "I'm entering MissieLizzie's blog competition to win a fabulous box of 24 fresh chocolates from Chocadores. You can enter too here: http://bit.ly/geGNzf
6. Tweet "I'm entering @missielizzieb 's blog comp to win a Valentine's box of chocs from @Chocadores. You can enter too here http://bit.ly/geGNzf "
Please include in your comment which of the above steps you have completed, and remember to leave a way for me to contact you.
The winner will be chosen at random after the closing date of Monday 31 January 2011 at 8pm. I will make every effort to contact the winner, but if no response is received within 5 days, a new winner will be selected. The winner must provide a UK postal address for dispatch of the prize, which will be fulfilled by Chocadores.
This is a sponsored post, but any views expressed are my own.