Reena Patel picks out an assortment of tempting treats and delectable delights to add to your gourmet basket during the festive season…
Prestat Angel Bauble
Sitting pretty within a candy pink bauble and protected by the illustration of Dorothy the angel playing the trumpet in the celestial clouds, you will find a handful of precious sea salt caramel truffles. Once devoured, the bauble becomes a sweet seasonal keepsake.
Charbonnel & Walker Christmas Cracker Drum
This beautifully illustrated drum is inspired by the playfulness and magic of a fairground. Six harlequin crackers are filled with exquisite pink Marc de Champagne truffles and milk sea salt truffles to take pride of place at the table and indulge guests well before they tuck into their festive meal of the day.
La Maison Du Chocolat Christmas Wreath
Tied with a red ribbon and bejewelled with nuts and seeds, you’ll soon forget about fresh foliage wreath varieties and wish for this charming edible chocolate version instead. Adorned with a gold leaf painted holly leaf and in keeping with traditional Christmas designs, this is one sweet stocking filler.
Whittard Luxury Hot Chocolate Hamper
Hot chocolate hedonists will be in their element with the unashamedly rich and smooth cocoa powders contained within the classic chocolate tub and its white, deliciously creamy variety. Complete with a sweetshop jar of mini pink and white marshmallows, the set is presented in a neat box.
Godiva Christmas Gourmet Hat Box
This elegant package from the luxury Belgian chocolatier sits resplendent in a royal red and gold wrapping and is brimming with fine festive treats that can also be customised to tempt your taste buds. As you unravel the giant hamper filled with scrumptious marvels, you’ll stumble upon mint twigs, chocolate bars, pearls and tablets, as well as the six soft iconic chocolate hearts. A box of dark truffle biscuits and a bag of hazelnut cream coffee make it enough to fill any chocoholic’s heart with contentment.
Hotel Chocolat Wreath Box
This show-stopping circular centrepiece is filled with 43 chocolate truffles, a chunky cookie wreath and two large snowflakes – one cast in salted caramel and the other in 85 per cent dark chocolate. Offer it to your guests when entertaining and there will still be plenty left over to gorge on. We love the sound of the Nutmeg Almond Milk Praline, Caramel Chocolate Pot and the Mince Pie Brownie.