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It’s The Season For Big Romance! Welcome to our new season of chocolate, which begins with our exciting Valentine’s Day Collection! And as you’ll see, we’ve made a big and bold return to the golden age of romance – to a time that knew all about sweeping people of their feet and when love was never more glamorous. So you’ll find gorgeous new gift ideas in bright and uplifting designs that are perfect for making unforgettably grand gestures to the love of your life. But it’s not all about Valentine’s Day, because there’s Mother’s Day and also the small matter of Easter coming up…Which is why you’ll also find a sneak preview of our renowned eggs and there are some exciting new additions this year that are not to be missed!

Angus Thirlwell, Co-founder & Chief Executive

Your Message – Our Chocolates Your message in our complimentary card delivered direct to loved ones, relatives and friends for you. Or get us to deliver to your own home so you can hand out the gifts yourself. Standard Service £3.95 – single item £4.95 – 2 or more items

Last order dates for Valentine's Day Standard – Wednesday 8th February at 2.30pm

Next day or specific day service £5.95 – single item £7.95 – 2 or more items

Gold Delivery – Monday 13th February at 4.00pm Saturday Delivery – Friday 10th February at 2.30pm

Saturday Service £6.95 – single item £8.95 – 2 or more items

4 Easy Ways to Order Online hotelchocolat.co.uk Telephone 08444 93 13 13 If ordering for a business call 08444 93 10 10 Post Hotel Chocolat Ltd, Mint House, Royston, SG8 5HL In Store We have over 60 stores across the UK Rabot Estate Store, Borough Market, London USA Hotel Chocolat USA hotelchocolat.com US store – Newbury Street Boston, Roosevelt Field Mall New York Full dietary and allergen details for each product are available at hotelchocolat.co.uk

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On the Menu for spring 2012

Valentine's Day

Tuesday 14th February Set someone’s heart racing with gorgeous heart-shaped chocolates, satin ribbons, hidden love notes and more – let the true romance begin on page 4.

Easter is coming Sunday 8th April

Discover our Extra Thick Eggs in their stylish new keepsake hatboxes, as well as brand new gifts and treats for everyone. Plus you can beat the rush and pre-order now for Easter delivery. See the Easter Preview on page 39.

Don’t Forget Mother’s Day! Sunday 18th March We’ve created a whole world of glamorous gorgeousness to make this Mother’s Day one to remember – with everything you’ll need to make sure mum takes it easy, puts her feet up and feels well and truly pampered. Pages 26-27. 3

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Be My

Valentine Let’s return to the golden age of romance when love was overflowing with stylish glamour – our Valentine’s Day range is here to help with exciting new ideas and adored classics, so you can choose your grand gesture of love. Head Over Heels Just loosen the ribbon and let the true romance begin because there’s something for everyone to fall in love with inside – from silky soft truffles with champagne, mouth warming amaretto and fruity raspberry, to melt-away praline and mellow milk chocolate mousse. Box measures 215mm in diameter. 19 chocolates.

ref 300240

£25

NEW

New Recipe New Recipes

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Sealed With A Kiss Let them know you’ve fallen for them with our most glamorous collection – with irresistibly soft caramels, melting pralines and ravishing truffles in beautiful hearts, passionate lips and more. Heart box measures 364mm in width. Gluten-free. 35 chocolates.

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£45

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Serious Dark FixTM4 A dark chocolate adventure with seductive recipes brimming with deep cocoa flavours – smooth pralines with hazelnuts and chilli, truffles with Speyside whisky and West Indian rum, oozing caramels and more.

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Sleekster 26 chocolates ref 260538 £22 3H-Box 12 chocolates ref 260534 £12

3Truffles An essential collection of modern classics with crisp chocolate shells giving way to luscious, silky soft centres inside – with champagne, rum, whisky, cognac, coffee and more. When – birthdays, special occasions or for no reason at all… everyone needs a blissful truffle moment.

Sleekster 28 truffles ref 260552 £22 4H-Box 14 truffles ref 260553 £12 Milk OblivionTM4 Discover pure chocolate bliss in mellow recipes that bring out the very best in milk chocolate – including hazelnut and cinnamon pralines, silky caramel, sticky toffee, zesty orange and more. Alcohol-free.

Sleekster 26 chocolates ref 260537 £22 3H-Box 12 chocolates ref 260533 £12

3Exuberantly FruityTM Bite in and release the zingy explosions of real fruitiness in these vibrant truffles – including strawberry, cherry, orange, rhubarb, blueberry, blackcurrant and more. Why we love it – like basking in pure sunshine, whatever the weather!

Sleekster 27 chocolates ref 260550 £22 4H-Box 15 chocolates ref 260551 £12

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Send Them A

Sleekster Selection ™

You’ll find one of our best-selling Sleekster Selections for everyone and every occasion – specially designed to slip though the average letterbox with your personal message.

NEW

New Recipe New Recipes

H-Box The Love Selections There’s something for everyone to fall head over heels for in our selection that is totally devoted to love – from luxuriously hedonistic champagne truffles and frisky fruity recipes, to mellow pralines, dreamily soft caramels and more.

Sleekster 26 chocolates ref 260554

£22

H-Box 14 chocolates ref 260555

Everything SelectionTM

£12

H-Box

There truly is something for everyone to love in our best selling collection – from melt-in-the-mouth pralines and oozingly soft caramels, to silky truffles with a tipsy twist.

Sleekster 30 chocolates ref 260540

£22

H-Box 15 chocolates ref 260536

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Dressed to

IMPRESS Whether you’re planning a romantic evening in or whisking your sweetheart away – you’ll find the perfect gift to say all the right things.

NEW

New Recipe New Recipes

The Be Mine Collection Nothing but our smoochiest chocolate goodies specially chosen for the most romantic day of them all – with mellow vanilla truffles, engraved chocolate sweetheart, frisky raspberry slab, melt-away caramel buttons and more. Basket measures 265mm in width, 205mm in height and 75mm in depth. Alcohol-free. Contents: A 70% Dark Chocolate Heart • A box of 6 Praline Hearts • 6 Vanilla Truffles • A Raspberry Riot100g Slab • A bag of Caramel Chocolate Buttons • A Milk Chocolate Heart Lick.

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£30

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NEW

Love Notes Hearts will skip a beat as they discover our romantic messages of love hidden amongst 12 irresistible New Recipe chocolate hearts – including silky soft truffles, chocolate brownie and praline recipes, soft caramels and more. Including a stylish card and envelope so you can add your own romantic love note. New Recipes Box measures 180mm in width. Alcohol & gluten-free.

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£14

Open Your Heart To Me Feel the rush of true love as our 40% milk chocolate heart opens up to reveal the 8 dreamy chocolates inside, beautifully finished with exciting splashes of colour – including melt-away praline and luxurious truffles with vanilla, frisky raspberry, caramel with chilli and more. Box measures 185mm square. Alcohol & gluten-free. 220g.

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£25

NEW

New Recipe

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Valentine's Day Slabs Perfect for snapping and sharing with someone special. Alcohol & gluten-free. 200g. £7.50 each.

i.You Smoothie – strawberry and milk chocolate with lip smacking popping candy. ref 400062 ii. Passion Pop – passion fruit and orange chocolate with mouth tingling popping candy.

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New Recipe

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ii.

New Recipes

Season Of Love Pick Me Up

Precious Hearts

Our favourite chocolate goodies specially selected for the season of love and perfect for nibbling anytime. Alcohol-free.

Humming birds, hearts and love swirls in mellow milk chocolate. Alcohol & gluten-free. £6.50 each.

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£12

Contents: 6 Praline Hearts • A Strawberries & Cream Eton Mess 100g Slab • A Milk Chocolate Heart Lick.

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Melting Hearts & Hot Lips Sizzling little boxes filled with 6 meltaway chocolates that are perfect for whispering those sweet nothings and sending all the right messages this Valentine’s Day. Alcohol & gluten-free. 6 chocolates. £5 each.

Lips ref 111203 Hearts ref 111204

NEW

New Recipe

Gifts to set hearts a

flutter

New Recipes

Nothing says Be Mine like our dreamy chocolate gifts – from ribbon-tied collections to spontaneous little treats.

NEW

New Recipe New Recipes

Lovely Hearts Melt-away hearts to let them know you’ve fallen head over heels – filled with vanilla, raspberry, chilli caramel and smooth praline. Alcohol & gluten-free. 6 chocolates.

ref 400063

£6

NEW

Ribbon-tied Chocolates

New Recipe

Extremely handy little boxes with 4 or 8 of our favourite heart-shaped chocolates – beautifully presented with thick, hand-tied ribbon and ready to give as a spontaneous gift or for casual nibbling anytime. Alcohol & gluten-free.

i. 4 Chocolates ref 111194 £5 ii. 8 Chocolates ref 111195 £8

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Season Of Love Goody Bag  An irresistible selection of must-have seasonal specialities, perfectly sized to keep concealed so you can then surprise someone special. Alcohol-free.

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£17

Contents: 6 Vanilla Truffles • 6 Chilli Caramels • A Raspberry Riot 100g Slab • A bag of Caramel Chocolate Buttons.

The Pamper Collection * The last word in chocolate pampering for chocolate lovers everywhere – with our exclusive bubbly prosecco and rare single estate chocolate, pure chocolate batons, dark caramelised almonds and a dreamy milk chocolate adventure. Contents: Milk Oblivion Sleekster Selection with 26 chocolates • 20cl Classic Prosecco • 170g 40% Milk Chocolate Batons • 66% Dark Sambirano Valley Madagascar 70g Bar • Dark Salted Caramelised Almonds Nibbles.

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£50

Presented in a smart white bag with ribbon

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LUXURIOUS Hampers

& Collections – to discover, share and enjoy View the full range of hampers at hotelchocolat.co.uk/hampers

Presented in a smart white box with ribbon

The Chocolate & Prosecco Collection * Our favourite chocolate specialities for sharing along with a bottle of our boutique prosecco – for celebrations, get-togethers or just because! Contents: 75cl Classic Prosecco • Milk Oblivion Sleekster Selection with 26 chocolates • 170g 40% Milk Chocolate Batons • 66% Dark Sambirano Valley Madagascar 70g Bar • A bag of Strawberry White Puddles • Dark Bolivian Brazil Nut Nibbles.

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£75

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Serves up to 8

Dipping Adventure Just heat the chocolate in the microwave and get set for a real chocolate adventure. Perfect for sharing and full of everything you need to dip into molten chocolate like crisp sesame & sea salt waffles, gianduja, crunchy brazils and almond biscuits, marshmallows and more. Box measures 360mm in length, 235mm in width. Alcohol-free. 800g. Marshmallows not suitable for vegetarians. Angus says – it’s the ultimate cosy night in!

ref 310202 £34

Serves 2–4

Dipping Adventures for Two Whether you like your chocolate smooth and mellow or dark and spicy, there’s an adventure for you – both include sweet and savoury nibbles to dip into molten chocolate. Boxes measure 355mm in length, 136mm in width. Alcohol-free. 420g.

Dipping Adventure – with 40% Milk & White Chocolate ref 310201 £18 Extreme Dipping Adventure – with 70% Dark & Dark with Chilli Chocolate ref 330016 £18

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Our most LUXURIOUS keepsake – sure to sweep them off their feet

Dressed to kill in matt black, embossed white and satin-finished drawers – our beautifully made cabinet includes 138 chocolates to make Valentines swoon

The Signature Cabinet Like a beautifully crafted collector’s cabinet, each of the three drawers in our keepsake box is filled with our most precious chocolates. All 138 are sought-after Signature recipes from across the genres – including luxurious cream truffles, warming boozy recipes, deeply nutty pralines, mellow caramels and more. Embossed and finished with white satin ribbon for the last word in understated elegance. The cabinet measures 445mm in length and 140mm in height.

ref 260528

£160 15

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The Signature Collections

Our finest recipes, beautifully hand finished with dreamy caramels, melting pralines and soft, ganache-filled truffles. Dressed to thrill in stylish keepsake boxes, embossed and tied with thick gros grain ribbon. When for? – dinner parties, family gatherings and any occasion when the chocolates need to be extra special!

Classic Signature Collection with 46 chocolates ref 260512 £48

Dark Signature Collection with 46 chocolates ref 260544 £48

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Signature Collection  with 26 chocolates £28 i. Classic Collection ref 260511 ii. Dark Collection ref 260543

Signature Collection with 12 chocolates £14 i. Classic Collection ref 260510 ii. Dark Collection ref 260542

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Signature Collection with 26 chocolates paired with Prosecco or Tawny Port Our finest hand-finished chocolates matched with either our fresh and bubbly boutique prosecco – exclusively made in Italy’s Dolomite foothills – or our specially selected Tawny Port for Milk Chocolate. Presented in a luxury ribbon tied bag.

With 75cl bottle of Prosecco ref 356509 £50 With 37cl bottle of Tawny Port ref 356544 £50

Dark Signature Collection with 26 chocolates and Chateau Chocolat Red Wine A collection of our most soughtafter dark recipes matched with a 75cl bottle of our exclusive red wine, specially selected to accompany our best chocolates. Presented in a luxury ribbon tied bag.

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Oysters & Champagne Brimming with classic style, elegance and more than a touch of glamour – with 6 beautiful milk chocolate oysters filled with melt-away praline and served with 6 stunning classic champagne truffle pearls. Box measures 180mm in width. Gluten-free. 150g.

ref 111196

£14

NEW

New Recipe New Recipes

The Pink Collection Created to make you feel utterly pampered and adored – with a glass or two of Sparkling Pink Rosé, our most luxurious Pink Champagne Truffles and the luscious flavours of strawberries and cream in our Eton Mess Slab. Just loosen the ribbon and let the pampering out. Box measures 208mm in height. Contents: 20cl Sparkling Pink Rosé • 8 Pink Champagne Truffles • A Strawberries & Cream Eton Mess 100g Slab.

ref 356545

£25

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The Beauty Box

Some things were just made to make you feel pampered, uplifted and utterly enchanted.

NEW

New Recipe New Recipes

With timelessly elegant looks on the outside, inside you’ll find it’s full of glamorous chocolate specialities that are simply to die for. And when they’re gone it really comes into its own – with a mirror, compartments and ribbon-dressed drawers to keep your pampering essentials safe for a long time to come. The Beauty Box measures 270mm in length and 98mm in height. Contents: A Milk Chocolate Engraved Heart • A selection of 8 pralines & fruity ganaches • A bag of Salted Caramel Puddles • 6 Classic Champagne Truffles • A Cookie Crème100g Slab.

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£50 19

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Classic Champagne Truffles Luxuriously light and creamy truffles made with a splash of real champagne for gorgeously delicate flavours.

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i. 8 chocolates ref 111182 £10 ii. 16 chocolates ref 340029 £20

CHAMPAGNE CHAMPAGNE Truffles Sparkling

In beautifully tactile mini hatboxes finished with satin ribbon pulls

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Pink Champagne Truffles Elegant truffles with beautifully delicate flavours, made with real champagne, cream and just a hint of strawberry.

i. 8 chocolates ref 111181 £10 ii. 16 chocolates ref 340030 £20

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A taste of elegant HEDONISm

Discover our luxurious new recipe champagne truffles made with a good splash or two of real champagne for more than a touch of delicious hedonism. The Champagne Truffles Showpiece

An elegant British made glass bowl filled with 50 champagne truffles made with cream, real champagne and delicate chocolate shells. A stunning centrepiece presented in a smart keepsake hatbox. Glass bowl measures 215mm in diameter and 90mm in height. Hatbox measures 240mm in diameter and 208mm in height. 50 chocolates.

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The

Chocolatier’s

Table™

Epic Adventures In Chocolate Dramatic collections that make unforgettable gifts, featuring our very best from every genre of chocolate – from silky ganache-filled truffles, zingy real fruit recipes and soft buttercreams, to meltaway pralines, mellow caramels, chocolate slabs, batons and so much more. No.1 gift to ‘wow’ – an epic, swoon-inducing gift – featuring every type of chocolate we make!

The Chocolatier’s Table™ 750g Collection of over 60 chocolates. Box measures 475mm across.

ref 260529 £58 Alcohol-free recipes also available ref 260531

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 The Chocolatier’s Table™ 1.4kg Collection of over 110 chocolates*. Box measures 570mm across.

ref 260530 £98 Alcohol-free recipes also available ref 260532 * Chateau Chocolat Red Wine not included.

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SPOTLIGHT on

Some flavours just deserve an entire box all to themselves... These are the recipes that catch the imagination, demand the limelight and inspire unadulterated love – just choose the one you love then sit back, relax and immerse yourself in it.

Salted Caramels

Rum Truffles

Super smooth soft caramel with a pinch of sea salt in milk chocolate shells. Alcohol & gluten-free. 21 chocolates.

Lashings of premium golden rum from Saint Lucia in dark chocolate truffles. Gluten-free. 14 chocolates.

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ref 340020

Marzipan

Eton Mess

A collection of authentic marzipan with less sugar and more ground almonds for deep flavours and great texture. Gluten-free. 8 chocolates and an 8 portion 100g slab.

Devoted to the cult British dessert featuring tangy strawberry, crisp meringue pieces and creamy white chocolate. Alcohol & gluten-free. 14 chocolates.

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ÂŁ14 each All boxes measure 280mm in height.

Gianduja

Rose & Violet Crèmes

Velvety gianduja praline that melts like butter on the tongue. Its smooth texture and deep chocolate flavour is simple and authentic. Alcohol & glutenfree. Vegan suitable. 15 chocolates.

A true British classic featuring soft fondant centres and the natural essence of rose & violet in crisp, dark shells. Gluten-free. 14 chocolates.

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ref 340017

Coffee Truffles

Midnight Mints

Whisky Truffles

The taste of a great cappuccino balanced with the flavours of deep tasting, super smooth, milk chocolate truffle. Alcohol & gluten-free. 14 chocolates.

The quintessentially British combination of refreshing, feisty peppermint soft centres within crisp dark chocolate shells. Alcohol & gluten-free. 14 chocolates.

The mouth warming tingle and complex flavour notes of single malt Speyside whisky in creamy milk chocolate truffles. Gluten-free. 14 chocolates.

ref 340018

ref 340025

ref 340019

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For My Mum Alcohol-free. 8 chocolates. ref 111202 £8

H-Box Gluten-free. 14 chocolates.

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£12

Fabulous Gifts for

Wonderful MUMS It’s the one day when it really is all about Mum – don’t forget that if you can’t be there in person we can deliver something fabulous for you.

Sunday 18th March

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NEW

New Recipe New Recipes

The All About Mum Sleekster Selection A beautifully finished selection created especially for mums to enjoy with their feet up – including melt-away pralines, luscious cream truffles with champagne and zesty orange, dreamy caramels and more. Gluten-free. 26 chocolates.

ref 260556

£22

The Jewellery Box Our bijou new box is filled with 10 of our most treasured chocolates. And when they’re gone, its mirrored compartment and ribbon-dressed drawers are perfect for keeping safe your own treasures – with milk and dark pralines, fruity mousse and Billionaire Shortbread. The Jewellery Box measures 173mm in width, 45mm in height. Alcohol-free. 10 chocolates.

ref 111217

£20 NEW

The Jewellery Box opens up to reveal a ribbon dressed draw, complete with vanity mirror and 10 irresistible chocolates.

New Recipe New Recipes

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Puddles & Drops Extremely more-ish bags of our exclusive chocolate puddles and drops – for nibbling at home or as a spontaneous little treat for someone special. All alcohol & gluten-free. 110g-140g approx. £5.50 each.

Caramel ref 111232

Orange Milk Chocolate ref 111229

Strawberries & Cream ref 111228

70% Dark with Ginger (Vegan suitable) ref 111230

Salted Caramel ref 111227

Gemstones ref 111233

70 % Dark with Chilli (Vegan suitable) ref 111231

Mini Signature Box Stylish elegance in miniature form with a keepsake box filled with 3 of our most sought-after pralines and finished with a ribbon. Alcohol & gluten-free. 3 chocolates. £5.50 each.

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i. Milk Chocolate Pralines ref 111209 ii. Dark Chocolate Pralines ref 111208

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Handbags Charming little ribbon-tied bags filled with luxurious truffles – perfect for parties, favours, or simply just because. Gluten-free. 2 chocolates. £5.50 each.

i. Milk Chocolate Truffles (Alcohol-free) ref 111206 ii. Pink Champagne Truffles ref 111207

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NEW

LOVELY LITTLE THINGS

New Recipe

Adorable little gifts for the irresistible people in your life

New Recipes

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Keepsake Heart Elegant little tins filled with 3 gorgeous truffles – perfect for your keepsakes long after the truffles have gone. Gluten-free. 3 chocolates. £5.50 each.

i.Classic Champagne Truffles ref 111215 ii.Pink Champagne Truffles ref 111213 iii.Dark Lemon Truffles (Alcohol-free) ref 111214

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Mini Munchkins With a two-bite caramel praline inside – for baby parties and showers, as decorations or lovely little gifts. Alcohol-free. 1 chocolate.

£1.50 each or buy 10 for £12 Baby Boy ref 111218 Baby Girl ref 111219

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Ribbon-Tied

NEW

Handy little boxes with 4 or 8 of our favourite chocolates – ribbon-tied and ready to give. Alcohol-free.

New Recipe

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i. 4 Chocolates ref 111211 £5 ii. 8 Chocolates ref 111210 £8 8 Dark Chocolates (Not shown, black & white box finished with black ribbon) ref 111212 £8

New Recipes

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NEW

New Recipe New Recipes

The Birthday Box A selection of 12 uplifting chocolates for a blissfully happy birthday – with milk and dark pralines, rhubarb mousse, vanilla truffles and more. Box measures 180mm in width. Alcohol-free. 12 chocolates.

ref 111216

£14

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Send the

Perfect Message i.

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NEW

New Recipe New

Beautifully presented little boxes that say all the right things Recipes – filled with a balanced selection of pralines, truffles and caramel chocolates that everyone will love. Whatever you’d like to say, you’ll find there’s a gorgeous little box of chocolates to help you say it! Because sometimes chocolates speak louder than words. All alcohol-free. 8 chocolates. £8 each. Angus says – Let the chocolates do the talking!

i. Happy Birthday ref 111236 ii. Congratulations ref 111237 iii. Simply Thanks ref 111238

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Nut Mania

Caramel & Co.

Triple Chocolate Wham Bam

The smoothest caramel swirled into premium 40% milk chocolate and topped with caramel chocolate drops, crunchy cinder toffee pieces and florentine squares.

A dreamy, mellow chocolate wonderland – with melt-away milk chocolate, mellow caramel chocolate and a little creamy white chocolate.

A full-on nut frenzy with crunchy whole almonds, hazelnuts, pecans and pistachios stirred into stripes of mellow milk and smooth dark chocolate.

ref 1663

ref 310013

ref 310188

All 500g slabs – £15 each Full range of slabs available at hotelchocolat.co.uk/slabs

Rocky Road

White & Caramel Cookies

Mississippi Mud Pie

Cookie Choc Chip

Handmade chocolate chip cookies, creamy white chocolate chunks and crispy puffed rice stirred into a silky smooth, 70/30 blend of milk and dark chocolate.

Stripes of creamy white and laid back caramel chocolate studded with satisfyingly crunchy hunks of caramel cookie, all topped with chocolate domes and gemstones.

All the gorgeous textures and flavours of Mud Pie captured in mellow 40% milk chocolate with dark drizzles, pools of creamy white chocolate and dark cookie pieces.

A gorgeous fusion of 40% milk and white praline chocolate, with cocoa cookies and biscuit shortbread.

ref 1245

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ref 310217

ref 310189

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Kirsch Cherries Succulent Ginger

Enrobed Fruit

Discover why tender fruit was just made for smooth chocolate – with succulent kirsch-soaked cherries, the gentle tingle of ginger, tangy mango strips, zesty orange and melt-away sultanas with mouth-warming amaretto and rum. Ideal as little gifts and to nibble at home. 150g.

All £8.50 each or buy 4 or more for £7.50 each Mango Strips

Orange Tangs

Succulent Ginger ref 340005

Kirsch Cherries ref 340001

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Orange Tangs ref 340006

Mango Strips ref 340002

Amaretto & Almond Sultanas ref 340004

Rum Soaked Sultanas ref 340003 33

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Discover some of the world’s rarest, most sought after cocoa in our new season Purist chocolates – featuring our very own Rabot Estate and Island Growers from Saint Lucia, precious Venezuelan Chuao cocoa and more, in exciting high cocoa milks and stunningly deep dark chocolates. View the full range and tasting notes at hotelchocolat.co.uk/purist Purist 70g Bars  Taste your way across the spectrum of our rare and exciting chocolates, from deeply dark, to high cocoa ‘Dash of Milk’. And don’t miss the brand new 66% Rabot Estate made with beans from the latest harvest on our Saint Lucian plantation, as well as the 66% Sambirano Valley, which is full of Madagascan character deep dark chocolates. Alcohol & gluten-free. View the full range at hotelchocolat.co.uk/purist

Super Boosters Desk Pot Nibbly pieces of pure Saint Lucian Trinitario cocoa simply sealed in 70% cocoa dark chocolate. Cocoa is an official SUPERFOOD, naturally packed full of antioxidants, mood-lifting compounds, trace minerals and a caffeine kick. Little pick-meups that will keep you going all day long – perfect for desktop nibbling! Vegan Suitable.

ref 240049 £15 34

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ref 240033

ref 240507

ref 240513

Purist 70g Bars – £6 each or 2 for £10 hotelchocolat.co.uk/purist 14/12/2011 16:28


NEW

The Rare Collection A showcase of rare cocoa in solid chocolate bars and simple filled recipes. Box measures 253mm in width, 158mm in height.

New Recipe New Recipes

Contents: Rabot Estate 66% Dark 35g Bar • Island Growers St Lucian 100% Dark 35g Bar • 35g Crispy Pecan Chocolate Log • 3 Intense Milk Pralines • 3 Extreme Dark Pralines • 3 Extreme Caramel Pralines.

ref 240525

£20

The Estate Cocoa Sack A specially selected range of milk and dark Rabot Estate and Island Grower chocolates to showcase the unique cocoa we grow in Saint Lucia – arrives in a long life jute bag inspired by our rugged Rabot Estate cocoa sacks. Jute bag measures 280mm in height, 40mm in depth. Contents: 150g Island Growers St Lucian 65% Dark with Chilli Broken Slab • 150g Island Growers St Lucian 65% Dark with Orangette Broken Slab • Rabot Estate 66% Dark 35g Bar • Island Growers St Lucian 50% 'Dash of Milk' with Sea Salt 35g Bar • 35g Mini Chocolate Log.

ref 240526 £30 35

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CUISINE

– What’s Cooking?

You’ll just love what our Cuisine range can do for you in the kitchen – from savoury dressings and glazes, infused oil and balsamic vinegar, to exclusive chocolate spreads, dips and more.

See the full range and recipe ideas online at hotelchocolat.co.uk/cuisine Chicken Salad with Cocoa Honey & Mustard Dressing

i.

ii.

iii.

Have you tried our Smudge spread? With velvety smooth, premium chocolate and finely milled hazelnuts, we're taking chocolate spreads to a whole new level. Perfect to spread on toast, crusty bread, warm pancakes or absolutely anything you fancy – in Classic Hazelnut, dreamy Caramel and Peanut. 160g. £6 each.

Caramel Smudge™ ref 500055 Peanut Smudge™ ref 503272 Classic Smudge™ (Vegan suitable) ref 500058

iv. i. Cocoa Nib Balsamic Vinegar ii. Cocoa & Chilli Olive Oil iii. Cocoa Honey & Mustard Dressing iv. Chilli Chocolate Chipotle

ref 500067 £12.50 ref 500057 £12.50 ref 500052 £5 ref 500051 £5

Smear Chocolate Caramel Smudge onto hot crumpets...

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NEW

LIQUID

Chocolat New Recipe

New Recipes

Discover the deep, authentic cocoa flavours of our drinking chocolate in all-new keepsake tins. Less sweet than traditional hot chocolate and with more profound cocoa flavours – there’s one for everyone, including Classic Milky, Classic Dark, Caramel and Aztec Chilli. Tins measure 130mm tall. All alcohol & gluten-free. 250g. £10 each.

.50 .50 iii.

iv.

i.

ii.

i. Classic Milky ii. Caramel iii. Classic Dark iv. Aztec Chilli

ref 503270 ref 503267 ref 503269 ref 503268

Tasting notes – wrap yourself up in these warming winter recipes that will make you feel toasty all over

To order hotelchocolat.co.uk T: 08444 93 13 13 Order by 2.30pm for Next Day Delivery

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You’ve seen them in-store and now you can buy them online – our best-selling recipes for you to browse and choose your favourites. Selectors are handy sized selections of our favourite recipes in the minimum amount of packaging – so they’re perfect for some serious Me-Time!

Best-Selling SELECTORS – now online! including seasonal specials

£3.50 each or £2.95 each for 3 or more

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Easter 2012

Discover the stars of the show Pre-order now to beat the rush!

Clockwise from top left: Ostrich Eggs; page 44, Easter Beasties; page 47, Extra Thick Eggs; page 40, Egg Sandwiches; page 46.

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Serious Dark Fix™

You Crack Me Up™ (Alcohol-free)

(Gluten-free)

ref 300247

ref 300244

£26

Your Eggsellency™ ref 300246

£26

The Eggsibitionist™ (Gluten-free)

£26

ref 300245

£26

Our Extra Thick eggs, more than 3 times thicker than an average Easter egg. Happy

Sandwich

Beastie

Extra Thick

Ostrich

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Rocky Road to Caramel™ Both shells are cast in mellow 40% milk chocolate, one studded with crispy puffed rice, cookies and chocolate chunks, the other enrobed with caramel chocolate. And inside the dreaminess continues with cookie pralines, soft caramels, chocolate bunnies, chicks and more. Alcohol-free.

ref 300243

£26

NEW

Presented in new keepsake hat boxes

New Recipe New Recipes

The Iconic

Extra Thick Eggs

TM

This season our renowned thick eggs arrive in all-new, stylish keepsake boxes – beautifully finished hatbox designs in matt back and glossy white, tied with thick satin ribbon and created to last long after the eggs have disappeared. 147mm high. 330-520g approx. 41

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Happy

Sandwich

Beastie

Extra Thick

Ostrich

The Champagne Truffle Egg With thick shells cast in creamy 40% milk chocolate and a deliciously hedonistic collection of 20 classic and pink champagne truffles – made to uplifting recipes with cream, real champagne and a hint of strawberry for the pink truffles. Presented in a stunning white box measuring 257mm in height and finished with black satin ribbon.

ref 300264

£47

The Dark Gianduja Truffle Egg

NEW

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Two thick shells cast in smooth 70% dark chocolate and a collection of 20 super fine dark gianduja pralines – made with lots of extremely fine ground hazelnuts and mellow chocolate that melt-away in the mouth like butter on hot toast. Presented in a stunning black box measuring 257mm in height and finished with black satin ribbon. Alcohol-free. Vegan suitable.

ref 300265

£47

New Recipe New Recipes

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NEW

i. New Recipe A cracking

Easter Egg Box Selections

array of filled mini eggs with something for absolutely everyone to love. Specially created for passing around and sharing over the long weekend – with melt-away pralines, smooth truffles New with champagne and lemon, soft caramel and more. Recipes

i. Sleekster 30 chocolates ref 260558

£22

ii. H-Box (Alcohol-free) 15 chocolates ref 260559

£12

Mini Egg Box Very handy little boxes of 4 or 8 filled mini eggs – perfect to keep on hand this Easter. Alcohol-free.

i. 4 Chocolates ref 260561 £5 ii. 8 Chocolates ref 260560 £8 i. ii.

To order hotelchocolat.co.uk T: 08444 93 13 13 Order by 2.30pm for Next Day Delivery

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Happy

Sandwich

Beastie

Extra Thick

Ostrich

Dimensions of Ostrich Egg without packaging: 285mm high. Weight: 1.2kg - 1.5kg approx. Hat box dimensions: 250mm in diameter, 280mm in height.

The Milk Chocolate Ostrich Egg With both enormous shells cast in our classically creamy 40% milk chocolate, studded with cookie pieces, crispy puffed rice and chunks of white chocolate. Served with 21 dreamy chocolates including soft caramels, melt-away pralines, silky truffles and much more. Includes an extra 6 praline-filled Golden Eggs to find hidden inside too! Alcohol-free.

ref 300252 £70 Also available; The Half-and-Half Ostrich Egg One huge shell is cast in 50% milk chocolate and the other in 70% dark chocolate – for the very best of both worlds.

ref 300253

£70

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The Magnificent

OSTRICH EGGS

TM

NEW

New Recipe New Recipes

Truly enormous eggs that never fail to impress, whether they’re for someone rather special or for families and friends to share. Presented in a stunning keepsake hatbox with an exciting collection of Easter chocolates.

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Everyone Loves

Egg Sandwiches™ Happy

Sandwich

Beastie

Extra Thick

Ostrich

With two slices of premium chocolate sandwiched between striking hollow shells – they aren’t just adorable, they’re also sure to put a smile on everyone’s face this Easter. Fun to give and even better to receive!

£8 each or buy 3 or more for £7 each Dimensions of Egg Sandwiches without packaging: 100mm high by 74mm wide. Weight 100g. All alcohol-free.

Raspberry Eton Mess

Salted Caramel

Seriously Dark

Fruity raspberry and white chocolate slabs with meringue and raspberry pieces, between creamy white chocolate shells.

Salted caramel and 50% milk chocolate slabs between caramel chocolate shells, studded with caramel pieces and chocolate chips.

Thick slabs of deep, dark chocolate sprinkled with roasted cocoa nibs, sandwiched between 70% dark chocolate shells. Vegan suitable.

ref 300249

ref 300251

ref 300250

46

To order hotelchocolat.co.uk T: 08444 93 13 13 Order by 2.30pm for Next Day Delivery

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Egg & Chips

NEW

You’ll just love our new take on a British classic – with a creamy white chocolate egg served sunny side up with a soft caramel yolk and a scattering of mellow milk chocolate, caramel-filled chips. Alcohol-free.

New Recipe New Recipes

ref 111254 £12

Easter Beasties  Discover our striking new eggs for those who like theirs wildly stylish. Hollow cast in milk and white chocolate with all-natural, cocoa butter designs together with 3 praline filled eggs and 3 caramel filled eggs. £15 each.

NEW

New Recipe New Recipes

Milk Cow ref 300248 Milk Zebra ref 300274 White Cow ref 300272 White Zebra ref 300275

The Happy Egg A 40% milk chocolate egg sporting an array of cheeky happy eggy faces in all-natural cocoa butter with a Tiddly Pot™ containing 8 milk chocolate bunnies and chicks. Alcohol-free.

ref 300262 £6.50 each or buy 3 or more for £6 each

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Discover True Bliss

Exclusive Customer Offer – 7 nights for the price of 5

There’s never been a better time to discover our unique hotel set amongst the rainforest and sun-dappled cocoa groves of Rabot Estate – offering the perfect blend of luxurious plantation chic, stunning natural beauty and feel-good wellbeing. Relax and unwind at the exclusive clubhouse, or treat yourself to a soothing spa treatment. Explore your beautiful surroundings, take a tour, or walk the estate trails. The choice is all yours.

Book before the end of February 2012 and receive 7 nights for the price of 5 (for all holidays taken before the end of November 2012). Find details of packages, prices and availability at: thehotelchocolat.com reservations@hotelchocolat.com or call: 0844 544 1272 48

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Our Stores

CENTRAL London – Canary Wharf, Chancery Lane, Euston Station, Kensington, Leadenhall Market, Monmouth Street - Covent Garden, Moorgate, Old Compton Street - Soho, One New Change - St Paul's, The Strand, Stratford, Victoria Street. south – Basingstoke, Bluewater, Brighton, Bromley, Canterbury, Chichester, Guildford, Kingston, Lakeside, Maidstone, Reading, Southampton, St Albans, Tunbridge Wells, Watford, Windsor.

Northen IRELAND – Belfast.

South West – Bath, Bristol Cribbs Causeway and Cabot Circus, Cheltenham, Exeter, Newbury, Plymouth, Salisbury, Taunton.

CHANNEL ISLANDS – Guernsey, Jersey.

east of England – Cambridge, Norwich, Huntingdon.

Factory Stores – Huntingdon, Telford.

Midlands – Birmingham, Dudley, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Oxford, Solihull, Telford. North – Chester, Metro Centre - Gateshead, Harrogate, Leeds, Manchester, Trafford Centre Manchester, Meadowhall - Sheffield, Newcastle, York. SCOTLAND –

RABOT ESTATE STORE – Stoney Street, Borough Market, London. John Lewis – A collection of our chocolates can be found in John Lewis - nationwide. USA – Boston Newbury Street, Roosevelt Field Mall New York. For location MAPS and opening hours hotelchocolat.co.uk/stores

Edinburgh.

Chocolates that mean BUSINESS From product launches and exhibitions, to sales incentives and direct marketing premiums – whatever you have planned, our Corporate Team is here to help with eyecatching ideas to suit every budget and every occasion. With corporate volume discounts, bespoke packaging and delivery direct to your recipients – we can put your brand centre stage. Call: 08444 93 10 10 Email: sales@hotelchocolat.co.uk

High spend discounts from £250 £250-£999

2.5%

£5000-£9999 10%

£1000-£2499 5%

£10000-£14999 12.5%

£2500-£4999 7.5%

£15000+

15%

*Discount includes total cost of products including concierge option and vat, but excluding delivery. Discount available to any business, organisation or individual.

Try Our TASTING CLUB! If you love chocolate, then you may well wish to join over 100,000 of our like-minded, chocolate loving members! They get to discover all-new selections of chocolates every month, including brand new, never before tasted recipes and timeless classics alike. All made with passion, flair and an uncompromising approach to ingredients. And they also receive 5% discount on their Hotel Chocolat purchases!

chocs.co.uk

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order form Ordered by: Membership/Customer no:_______________________ Title ________ Initials___________________________ Surname _____________________________________ Company Name _______________________________ Address ______________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________ County__________________ Postcode _____________ Country _________________ Home tel_____________________________________ Mobile_______________________________________ Email (so we can tell you when your order is despatched and about new products) __________________________________________________________________

Delivery Address: (if different) Title ________ Initials___________________________ Surname _____________________________________ Company Name _______________________________ Address ______________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________ County__________________ Postcode _____________ Country _________________ GIFT message... (20 words max – please use block capitals) ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________

DELIVERY Date: (tick box below) o Next day (Only available online or via telephone) o ASAP (3 – 5 days) o To be delivered ON (please specify a date) ___ /___ /___

o by valentine's day o by mother's day o by easter

Item reference

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QTY

Item price

Total

Sub Total Promotional Code:______________________________________

Discount (if applicable) Delivery Costs Total Payable

payment details: Pay by

o Visa

o Mastercard

o Maestro

o Amex (We do not accept Solo/Electron)

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Card Number: Start Date:

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Cardholder signature_____________________________________________ Date ________________________ Please post back to: Hotel Chocolat, Freepost CB897, Royston SG8 5BR. Fax: 08444 93 75 90 We occasionally make our mailing list available to reputable companies whose brochures we think may interest you. However, we will never pass on your email address. Please tick this box if you’d prefer not to receive them. o

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S erv i ce Informat i on Easy Ways to Order

ONLINE

By Phone

hotelchocolat.co.uk

CALL 08444 93 13 13 (orders only please, open 24 hours) From Overseas: +44 (0)1763 257 732 Corporate Enquiries: 08444 93 10 10 Customer Services: 08444 93 23 23 Tasting Club Enquiries: 08444 933 933 Opening Hours Monday – Friday 8.30am to 7pm Saturdays – 9am to 2pm

The fastest way to shop, always open

Just key in the item reference number here

Last order dates to guarantee Valentine's day delivery. UK Standard: Wed 8th Feb at 2.30pm. UK Gold Delivery: Mon 13th Feb at 4pm. UK Saturday Delivery: Fri 10th Feb at 2.30pm. Europe & Rest of World: Thurs 2nd Feb at 2.30pm. DELIVERY: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? Single Item UK**

Standard

Two or more items (cost per delivery address*)

(3-5 working days)

£3.95

£4.95

Day***

(if ordered by 2.30pm) Gold Next Specific Date Saturday Delivery

£5.95

£7.95

£6.95

£8.95

Europe

£9.95

£4.95 + £6 per item

£18.95

£4.95 + £15 per item

(5-8 working days) We cannot guarantee a specific delivery date.

Rest of the world (5-8 working days) We cannot guarantee a specific delivery date. USA Local

Fast deliveries from our warehouse in Boston. Go to hotelchocolat.com to order.

*with delivery to ONE recipient only **if your delivery address is a remote part of the UK, eg Highlands & Islands, please allow an extra day for service. ***Next Day delivery is currently unavailable to Northern Ireland.

Our No Excuses Guarantee At Hotel Chocolat we’re in business to make you happy and we succeed or fail by how well we do this. If you’re not 100% happy with our products or we miss an impor tant deliver y date, we guarantee that we’ll immediately put it right for you refunding or replacing as appropriate.

This catalogue is printed on paper accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

Payment We take payment at time of order, as our products are mainly time-sensitive gifts which need to be cleared for prompt despatch. Order Tracking Go to hotelchocolat.co.uk and follow the link on the home page. Inputting your order number will enable you to track any orders placed with us including those by phone or post. Moving House? Please let us know so we can continue to send you new Hotel Chocolat catalogues as they’re published.

© Hotel Chocolat Ltd 2012 Registered in England no. 2805730, Mint House, Royston, SG8 5HL, UK. Full terms & conditions available on request. We reserve the right to substitute items of similar value. Our total liability for any claim whatsoever shall not exceed the price of the goods supplied to the customer. We shall not be liable for any consequential loss whether this arises from a breach of duty in contract or in any other way. All trademarks and registrations are acknowledged as belonging to their respective companies. 51

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Pass me on or recycle me.

056022

EASTER 2012 Pre-order – we'll ship later.

Rocky Road to Caramel™ Extra Thick Egg ref 300243

£26

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Return address: Hotel Chocolat, Mint House, Royston, SG8 5HL

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Hotel Chocolat Spring 2012 Catalogue