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Welcome to the Season Of Love! With Valentine’s Day sneaking up on us, you’ll find all the seductive charms of chocolate at your service in our brand new range. love and chocolate have been intimately entwined throughout history, so what could be better than sweeping your true love right off their feet with a smooth and seductive chocolate gift, stunningly presented. and don’t forget that you can send your gift direct to your recipient, complete with a striking personalised message card. or you can have it delivered to you, so you can hand it over in person and see their look of love for yourself!

New Easter range page 23

Angus Thirlwell Co-founder & Chief-Executive

selection of licks

Tm

4 dramatic looking lolly Licks including Caramellow, Strawberry Meringue, Dark & Hazelnut and Pure Milk. Alcohol-free. 200g TM

ref 480012

£10

delivered chocolates for Valentines it’s so easy...

4 EASY WAYS TO ORDER

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.

Valentine’s Card

standard service £3.95 – single item £4.95 – 2 or more items

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

online www.hotelchocolat.co.uk

Last order dates for guaranteed VaLentine’s deLiVery: uK standard delivery – 9th february uK next day – 12th february. US local deliveries via www.hotelchocolat.com

telephone 08444 93 13 13 08444 93 10 10 (if ordering for your business) Post Hotel Chocolat Ltd, Mint House, Royston SG8 5HL in store We have 33 stores across the UK. Full dietary and allergen details for each product are available at www.hotelchocolat.co.uk

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spread a little lOVe…

2009 is apparently the year of cocooning at home with your loved one. Make this Valentine’s Day snugly and warm with our melting CHOCOLATE HEARTS.

Pull my heartstrings

A heady blend of love and chocolate in a daringly flirtatious, ribbon-tied corset styled box. Just tug the heartstrings and slowly reveal a striking milk chocolate heart swirled with fruity two-tone strawberry chocolate. Pressed with luscious kirsch truffles and pralines, crunchy strawberry shortbread, chopped hazelnuts and crushed meringue pieces. Truly impressive proportions 300 x 300 mm, weighing 650g. Alcohol-free.

ref 450050

£20

Smaller Flirt version also available with milk chocolate and strawberry chocolate hand stirred fusion, pressed with crushed meringue and strawberry dusted white drops. 160 x 165 mm 125g. Alcohol-free.

ref 110492

£7

To order www.hotelchocolat.co.uk T: 08444 93 13 13

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© 2008 MAT TEL, INC . ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Pretty in PinK

Limited Edition

Happy 50th Anniversary, Barbie!

To honour Barbie’s 50th birthday, we have created this exclusive 50-piece box filled with elegant slim Barbie silhouette slabs naturally tinted to glorious shades of pink. The recipes include smooth praline, vanilla crème, strawberry and classic milk chocolate. Style icon, fashion idol, cultural trendsetter... Barbie’s appeal knows no bounds and it’s as strong today as it ever was. Long may her iconic style continue to inspire the world – from imaginative girls to cutting edge fashionistas. 50 chocolates 600g approx. Alcohol-free. ref 350039 £40

Pink Champagne Truffles Made with real cream and the most delicate, crisp shell with a soft, oozing centre. Dusted with icing sugar and strawberry powder to a give a tantalising pink hue and light tang.16 chocolates.

ref 260018

£15

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© 2008 MAT TEL, INC . ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

The Season of Love Selection A gorgeously balanced collection created for those with love on the mind. Warm and tender truffles with champagne, caramel, almond and vanilla, velvety pralines, zippy real fruit recipes and breathtaking, hand-finished hearts – leaving them in no doubt of your intentions. 32 chocolates.

ref 440052

£17.75

The Signature Pink Goody Bag You know the way to a girl’s heart… and with this bag full of must-have goodies you’ll be well on the way! Perfectly sized to tuck under your arm so you can surprise them anywhere. Contains: Strawberry Meringue Lick, Caramellow Iconic Slab, Rocky Road Iconic Slab, bag of Gemstones, selection of 6 Hearts. 450g.

ref 440057

£15

Special Edition

To order www.hotelchocolat.co.uk T: 08444 93 13 13

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lounge Bar Prosecco & season Catwalk

This exclusive prosecco wine, from a boutique winery in the Dolomite foothills near Venice, is fizzing with soft, fruity notes of green apple and apricot with a cream mousse and a happy-go-lucky feeling. Just chill well, pop the cork and discover that it goes with just about anything, especially our Season Catwalk selection. 34 chocolates.

ref 350019

ÂŁ52

Built to IMPRESS

The Beauty BoxTm

Ten of our most glamorous, must-have mini slabs with looks to die for and flavours to match. Beautifully presented in a stunning palette of colours ready to dazzle. Alcohol-free. 1Kg. Contents: 40% Milk, 50% Milk, 85% Dark, Rocky Road Milk, Chilli & Orange Dark, Strawberry White, St Lucian 42%, St Lucian 72%, Praline Milk, Caramellow White.

ref 330013

ÂŁ40

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The Chocolatier’s Table™

– epic adventures in CHOCOLATE TO SHARE Our most glamorous chocolate selections, with a jaw-dropping selection of all our best-selling chocolate recipes. Includes melt-away truffles, smooth pralines, nibbly nuts, caramels, zingy fruit, pure chocolate including single estate, soft buttercreams, manons and much more.

The Chocolatier’s TableTM 750g A staggering 65 pieces of chocolate. Box measures 475mm across.

ref 260065

£40

The Chocolatier’s TableTM 1.4Kg Truly epic, with 125 pieces of chocolate. Box measures 570mm across.

ref 260066

£75 7

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Share the lOVe

Dipping Adventure for Two... or more Just heat the chocolate in the microwave, snuggle up and embark on this chocolate adventure. Perfect for a night in à deux, full of everything you need to dip into molten chocolate like crunchy breadsticks, gianduja cubes, fudge, marshmallows. Alcohol-free.

Serves 2 ref 330011 £16 Serves 6-8 ref 330012 £28

NEW

New Recipe New Recipes

secrets & Desires

Tm

Our raciest chocolate experience – inhibitions melt away as you slip the satin blindfold over your lover’s eyes. And with heightened senses, let the tantalising journey in chocolate seduction begin.You’ll experience the gentle creaminess of white chocolate and fruit of The Beginner, the deep sensual notes of The Curious and then the racy tingle of The Spicy... all with the melt-in-the-mouth seduction of luscious champagne truffles. Where will it end? That’s for you to find out... Contents: a balance of 10 different, exciting chocolate varieties including white, milk and dark recipes, 6 classic Marc de Champagne truffles, 6 pink Marc de Champagne truffles, satin blindfold. 550g of chocolate. 8

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ref 330014

£40

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The Tour The perfect place to begin a chocolate love affair – a journey of tastes and textures with lusciously soft truffles, melt away chocolate and more to seduce all of the senses Contents: 40% milk batons, Rocky Road Milk minislab, 74% Dark minislab, Crunchy florentine topped pralines.

ref 390025

£15

The grand Tour Luxuriate in the love of chocolate - with melt-in-the-mouth truffles, velvety smooth chocolate, sparkling Prosecco and more to take a love of chocolate a step further Contents: 74% dark Vintage Buttons, Classic Marc de Champagne truffles, Handpiped Selection HBox, Prosecco 20cl bottle

ref 390026

£25

The grand Tour Deluxe The ultimate expression of chocolate adoration - with hand finished chocolates, luscious truffles, melt away milk, white and caramel chocolate, bubbly Prosecco and more Contents: Just Truffles HBox, Handpiped selection HBox, 74% house dark batons, 2 bottles of Prosecco 20cl

ref 390027

£35 9

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for Him

Dark is the new black

Original Champagne Truffles Crisp shells give way to lickably soft centres made with real cream and marc de champagne. This is the classic recipe adored by everyone with a taste for the hedonistic.16 chocolates.

ref 260016

£15

A journey into the profoundly deep flavours of dark chocolate courtesy of elegantly simple recipes designed to let the flavours sing out. Beautifully glossy dark shells and hand-finished designs hide gianduja, orange, macadamia, chilli, cherry, caramel and more all presented in sleek black boxes and available in two sizes.

Dark Collection (as shown) 26 chocolates. Ref 260063 £15 Dark Collection Luxe 54 chocolates. Ref 260064 £27

Carry-Me-HomeTM Ten of our most popular mini slab recipes – elegantly arrayed, attaché case style. The collection includes tastes of our signature grades of milk, white and dark chocolate, our more adventurous combinations of Cherry Fusion, Coconut & Almond, Lemon & Ginger and classics including Caramellow, Rocky Road, Praline and Sticky Toffee. Alcohol-free. 1kg.

ref 310077

£30

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From all-action heroes to those who just put the bins out every now and then… every heroic act deserves a reward, like this legendary tablet hewn out of solid chocolate – perfect for your own personal hero. Alcohol-free. 40% milk chocolate ref 480001 £7 72% dark chocolate ref 480002 £7

This ammonite, with its beautifully curved and remarkably preserved shell has become the iconic fossil. But you don’t need to be a palaeontologist to enjoy them… here we’ve preserved it in velvety smooth milk chocolate for just a little longer, so you can treat the precious fossils in your life. Alcohol-free.

ref 480007 - Old Fossil Milk Chocolate £7

Chateau Chocolat Red Wine & Dark Collection Discover the perfect vineyard and the perfect 2002 vintage to partner our Catwalk Dark Collection. Full of rich and spicy fruit with a freshness in the mouth and a very long finish, Chateau Chocolat is a rare red wine from the Alentejo of Portugal – made with heirloom grape varieties Aragonez, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet & Castelão Francês. 75cl Wine. 54 chocolates

ref 350020

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little lOVe tokens NEW

New Recipe New Recipes

Milk Engraved Chocolate Heart

Caramel sweeTHearTs

125g

ref 110334 £5 Also available in White ref 110333 or Dark ref 110335

A secret blend of nibbly textures, mellow caramel chocolate and just a hint of fruitiness, cast into irresistible, two-bite hearts. Perfect for impulsive expressions of love, undying friendship or simply just because... 28 pieces per box. Alcohol-free.

ref 110482 £6

Four HANDY GIFTS

a.

A set of 4 ribbon-tied boxes full of seasonallyinspired pralines and truffles – handy to keep on hand anytime. a. Handy 8 Pack of 4 boxes with 8 chocolates each

ref 440056

£24

b. Handy 4 Pack of 4 boxes with 4 chocolates each

ref 440055

£15.20

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To order www.hotelchocolat.co.uk T: 08444 93 13 13

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+

HIS Hers

Liquid Chocolat Easy-melt flakes to stir into hot milk for drinking chocolate like no other. Full range of Liquid Chocolat viewable online.

Macho 100%

Caramel Kiss Mix

ref 360024 £7

ref 360022 £7

If you’d like to let her know you worship the ground she walks on, then look no further than our divine chocolate tablet. Cast from heavenly solid chocolate and sure to melt the heart of the goddess in your life. Alcohol-free. 40% milk chocolate ref 480003 £7 72% dark chocolate ref 480004 £7

NEW

New Recipe New Recipes

Limited Edition

Barbie Box

An 8 piece box with elegant slim Barbie silhouette slabs naturally tinted to glorious shades of pink. With fillings of smooth praline, vanilla crème, strawberry and classic milk chocolate. 95g approx. Alcohol-free.

ref 310101 £7

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Strawberry Crème Two slim slabs of the most heavenly real strawberry smoothie swirled into vanilla white chocolate. 100g. Alcohol-free.

ref 310035

£3.75 13

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new season chocolates now launched! Achingly stylish boxes, brimming with brand new recipes

for a brand new season – our Catwalk Collections are here so that our very best creations can strut their stuff. kiss close magnetic catches provide the drama as they slowly reveal smooth and textured pralines, zesty fruit recipes of strawberry NEW and cherry, mellow caramel, silky soft gianduja, and more. New Recipe New Recipes

New Season Catwalk Two stunning layers of our most sought after recipes, inspired by the new season and crying out to be shared. 24 chocolates.

ref 260075

NEW

£15 New Recipe New Recipes

New Season Catwalk Luxe 54 hand-finished chocolates in two striking layers – a gift with real curb appeal, brimming with exciting flavours.

ref 260076

£27

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Mother’s day

and anY DaY…

mother’s Day falls on 22nd march this year – it’s the one day of the year that we finally get to call the shots. so here’s a quick peek at how you can make sure your mum sits back, puts her feet up and takes it easy. NEW

New Recipe New Recipes

New Season Sleekster An uplifting collection inspired by the new season and created for Mum’s special day. With warm and tender truffles with champagne, caramel, almond and vanilla, velvety pralines, zippy real fruit recipes and breathtaking, hand-finished hearts – gorgeous recipes Mum will definitely approve of. 32 chocolates.

ref 440054

£17.75

To order www.hotelchocolat.co.uk T: 08444 93 13 13

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sleekster™

SeleCtIon BoXeS Serious Dark FixTM A varied collection of all dark recipes from smooth pralines to melt-in-the-mouth ganaches with orange, blackcurrant, calvados, gin, champagne, macadamia, espresso and more. 32 chocolates. Serious Dark Fix Sleekster

ref 260045

£17.75

Exuberantly FruityTM  A selection where extreme fruitiness is the order of the day. Blueberry and blackcurrant bombes, zingy ganaches with peach, raspberry, orange, cherry, mandarin and more. 30 chocolates. Exuberantly Fruity Sleekster

ref 1622

£17.75

Milk OblivionTM A selection that explores the full spectrum of milk chocolate from the flavour nuances of differing cocoa levels, to exciting recipes with caramel, honey, cinnamon, coconut, zesty orange, melt-in-the-mouth pralines and more. 32 chocolates. Alcohol-free. Milk Oblivion Sleekster

ref 260044

£17.75

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ooth range, amia,

.75

Hand-Piped Selection A little bit of everything – velvety pralines, soft butterscotch, luscious brownies, amaretto with a whole cherry and soft ganaches. 30 chocolates. Hand-piped Sleekster

ref 260049

£17.75

Just TrufflesTM Crisp chocolate shells giving way to lickably soft and creamy ganaches... the very essence of authentic truffles. With champagne, rum, cointreau, calvados, caramel, tiramisu and much more. Truffles to die for! 30 truffles. Truffles Sleekster

ref 891

£17.75

White and LightTM A laid back collection of recipes utterly devoted to white chocolate with creamy flavours and dreamy textures. Soothing caramel and vanilla, melt-away pralines with hazelnut, macadamia and almonds, mocha, apricot and more. 34 chocolates. Alcohol-free. White & Light Sleekster

ref 260047

£17.75

To order www.hotelchocolat.co.uk T: 08444 93 13 13

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Rose & Violet Crèmes Soft fondant centres flavoured with natural essence of rose & violet in dark chocolate shells, based on a British recipe dating back to the early 1900s. 20 chocolates.

ref 300001

SWEET OBSESSIONS

TM

— focused speciality boxes, all £12.50

Less Sweet Selection Recipes made with less sugar (and no nasty sweeteners!) so the authentic flavours of cocoa and praline shine through. Includes pralines, chocolate batons and gianduja cubes. 22 chocolates. Alcohol-free.

ref 300003

Ultimate Marzipan High almond content for really authentic texture and taste – walnut, orange, pistachio, amaretto, rum & raisin, and classic almond. 18 chocolates.

ref 300006

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Midnight Mints

Hot Shots – liqueurs with attitude!

Recipes celebrating that most British of preoccupations: mint and chocolate. Four refreshing mint recipes in dark and white chocolate: fondants, pralines, soft crèmes and pure chocolate. 26 chocolates. Alcohol-free.

Full-on hits of premium rum from St Lucia, single malt whisky and fine oak-aged cognac blended into smooth melt-away chocolate soft centres. 18 chocolates.

ref 300007

ref 300008

S

TM

Turkish Delight

Toffee & Fudge

A tin of our hand made, gourmet Turkish Delight. Rose, lemon, pear, apple, pistachio and geranium. 390g. Alcohol-free.

A whole box dedicated to fudge and nut brittle toffees and the deep taste of caramel. All made with great ingredients and bathed in milk and dark chocolate. 9 chocolates and 2 nut brittle slabs. Alcohol-free.

ref 1247

To order www.hotelchocolat.co.uk T: 08444 93 13 13

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Tubs of Enrobed Fruit

Tender fruits meet seductively smooth chocolate. All ÂŁ6.75 each or buy 3 for ÂŁ18

Kirsch Cherries Whole de-stoned cherries, softened by a long soaking in kirsch, then enrobed in layers of milk then dark chocolate. 150g.

ref 340001

Amaretto & Almond Sultanas Prime sultanas soaked in amaretto sealed in with milk chocolate blended with nibbly almond pieces. 150g.

ref 340004 20

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Rum Soaked Sultanas Juicy sultanas soaked in vats of rum until plump and soft, then quickly enrobed in milk chocolate to seal in the succulence. 150g.

ref 340003

Mango Strips Real mango pieces preserved and softened by a long soak in mango liqueur then sealed in dark chocolate. 150g.

ref 340002

Succulent Ginger Real slices of ginger, preserved in drums of syrup, then enrobed in dark chocolate to complement the tingling spice of ginger. Alcohol-free. 150g.

ref 340005

Orange Tangs The refreshing tang of pure orange juice set with a little pectin then simply enrobed in dark chocolate. Alcohol-free. 150g.

ref 340006 21

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Hampers

A 4

5

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3

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£50 Room Service Hamper 1 Two bottles of Prosecco 20cl 2 Champagne Truffles 3 Hand Piped Sleekster selection 4 74% Dark Batons 5 Fruit & Nut Canapés.

ref 350030

£50

Full range available from £50 – £500 visit www. hotelchocolat.co.uk/hampers

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A bird’s eye view of our fresh eggs for 2009

Egg SandwichesTM

Cocoa Pod Eggs

Extra Thick Eggs

Ostrich Eggs

100mm high, 100g

125mm high, 220g

147mm high, 330-520g

285mm 1.4kg - 1.5kg

£6

£12

£20

£50

Here comes the Easter Bunny... Before you know it, Easter will be here! And this year there’s even more chocolate excitement to look forward to as we unveil our brand new range of eggs. From the fun of Egg Sandwiches and stunningly decorated Cocoa Pod Eggs, to Extra Thick and impressively large Ostrich Eggs.

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Egg

Sandwiches

TM

Fun to give but made from serious chocolate, our adorable Egg Sandwiches won’t fail to put a smile on everyone’s face this Easter – with two slices of exciting chocolate sandwiched between beautifully decorated hollow shells.

Presented in a sleek white sandwich box made with recycled materials. Dimensions of Egg Sandwiches without packaging: 100mm high by 74mm wide. Weight 100g. All Alcohol-free. 24

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Creamed Caramel Egg Sandwich ref 450100

Smooth Praline Egg Sandwich ref 450101

Fruit & Nut Egg Sandwich ref 450103

Strawberry Sensation Egg Sandwich ref 450104

Blueberry Egg Sandwich ref 450105

MULTI-BUY OFFER £6 each or £20 for any 4 Choose any combination of Egg Sandwiches. 4 or more items in the same order charged at £5 each. Can be delivered to multiple addresses or a single address. Usual delivery charges apply.

To order www.hotelchocolat.co.uk T: 08444 93 13 13

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Cocoa Pod Eggs

Simple elegance presented in premium chocolate eggs. The exclusive design was inspired by the artistry of antique chocolate moulds, the tactile texture of cocoa pods and the beauty of the cocoa trees on our plantation, Rabot Estate.

Creamed Caramel A dreamy caramel milk chocolate egg, brimming with the deep flavours of burned sugar and accompanied by soothing caramel and pecan pralines, soft mellow caramel, butterscotch ganache and caramel baby truffles. 230g approx.

ref 450117 - Creamed Caramel ÂŁ12

Full on dark Complete satisfaction for dark chocolate lovers with a smooth 74% cocoa dark chocolate egg and seductively dark chocolate recipes including tingling chilli truffles, silky gianduja and zesty Valencia orange. 220g approx. Vegan suitable. Alcohol-free.

ref 450120 - Full on dark ÂŁ12

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Pure White A totally laid back white chocolate encounter with a creamy white chocolate egg and mellow, filled chocolates including Eton mess, lemon cheesecake, mocha buttercream and orange & lemon sandwich. 225g approx. Alcohol-free.

ref 450116 - Pure White £12

Just Truffles The essential silky soft truffle experience with a 50% milk chocolate egg and dreamy, creamy ganaches encased in crisp chocolate shells with champagne, advocaat, café latte, kirsch and rum. 225g approx.

ref 450119 - Just Truffles £12

Milk Oblivion Totally devoted to mellow flavours with a 40% milk chocolate egg accompanied by irresistibly mellow chocolates filled with smooth cinnamon and coconut pralines, silky gianduja, macadamia bite and fruit & nut. 230g approx. Alcohol-free.

ref 450118 - Milk Oblivion £12

To order www.hotelchocolat.co.uk T: 08444 93 13 13

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Our original

EXTRA THICK

Eggs

Jewels of our Easter range and renowned for all the right reasons – the eggs that broke the mould are back! With luxuriously thick, premium chocolate shells and exciting, all-new Easter chocolates hiding inside.

You Crack Me Up

TM

With one shell in a milk and white chocolate fusion and the other in mellow 40% milk chocolate – inside is bursting with smiley face pralines with orange and crunchy biscuit, chocolate brownies, half eggs with vanilla and strawberry mousse and bunnies and chicks cast in milk and white chocolate. 380g approx. Alcohol-free.

ref 450107 - You Crack Me Up £20 TM

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The Eggsibitionist

TM

A velvety smooth 40% milk chocolate egg brimming with a dozen gorgeously hand decorated mini eggs filled with orange and hazelnut pralines, strawberry and vanilla mousses, praline with crunchy biscuit and chocolate brownie. 380g approx. Alcohol-free.

ref 450108 - The Eggsibitionist ÂŁ20 TM

To order www.hotelchocolat.co.uk T: 08444 93 13 13

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Rocky Road to Caramellow TM

With one shell in 40% milk chocolate studded with puffed rice, white chocolate chunks and handmade cookie pieces and one shell in smooth milk chocolate with a layer of mellow caramel chocolate. Filled with macadamia and pecan pralines, fruit and nut, caramel canapés, gianduja and bunnies and chicks cast in caramel and milk chocolate. 520g approx. Alcohol-free.

ref 450109

- Rocky Road to CaramellowTM £20

The Serious Dark Fix TM

An egg for serious dark chocolate lovers with one shell in smooth 74% dark chocolate and one in 74% dark chocolate studded with cocoa nibs. And inside, elegantly simple recipes with single origin chocolate, mixed nut praline, gin ganache, rum & caramel, orange and lemon and blackcurrant & champagne. 330g approx.

ref 450110 - The Serious Dark Fix EggTM

£20

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Your Eggsellency

TM

An extremely distinguished egg with one shell in 40% milk chocolate and the other in 74% dark chocolate and inside, luxurious hand-finished truffle eggs filled with pink champagne, rum & raisin, orange liqueur, kir royal and whisky. 360g approx.

ref 450111 - Your Eggsellency ÂŁ20 TM

To order www.hotelchocolat.co.uk T: 08444 93 13 13

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introducing our gigantic

OSTrIch EGGS A truly mammoth egg that arrives nestled in soft paper twirls and comes complete with a two-layer box of exciting chocolates to discover too! Perfect to send to families, ofďŹ ce colleagues or to make a rather large statement to someone special.

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Rocky Road to Caramellow TM

With one rugged shell in 40% milk chocolate with cookie pieces, puffed rice and white chocolate chunks and the other shell in smooth milk chocolate with a layer of caramel chocolate. Together with two layers of chocolates including smooth and textured pralines with cinnamon, orange and macadamia, chocolate brownie, fruit and nut, caramel truffles, macadamias and brazils panned in smooth milk chocolate and more 1.4kg approx.

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ref 450114 - Rocky Road to CaramellowTM XL ÂŁ50

Serious Dark Fix

TM

The must-have egg for serious dark chocolate lovers with both shells in smooth 74% chocolate textured with crunchy almond sticks and then enrobed in more dark chocolate. Accompanied by two layers of elegantly simple recipes with single origin chocolate, mixed nut praline, orange & lemon, gin ganache, rum & caramel and macadamia along with giant real cream truffle eggs with orange liqueur, whisky, pink champagne and more. 1.5kg approx.

ref 450115 - Serious Dark Fix

TM

XL ÂŁ50

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easter eggies

Handily sized and perfect to keep up your sleeve as a small gift or for your own laid-back Easter nibbling. Filled with velvety smooth hazelnut praline and soft vanilla ‘custard’ – available in 40% milk or 74% dark chocolate.

Milk chocolate Easter Eggies ref 110490 Dark chocolate Easter Eggies ref 110489

£6 £6

easter nest

Crammed with 16 baby eggs filled with smooth hazelnut praline and praline blended with nibbly pieces of butterscotch and crispy pancake 80g. Alcohol-free.

ref 110496

£4.50

Easter Lolly Selection x4

Two bunnies emerging from a cocoa pod and two engraved chicks. Cast in 40% cocoa milk chocolate. 150g. Alcohol-free.

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Tiddly Pot Easter Eggs

Irresistibly cute little faces captured on 40% milk chocolate eggs for the young and young at heart! Together with solid milk chocolate Pod Bunnies and Chirpy Chicks – perfectly sized for little hands and little appetites. All alcohol-free. The question is, which eggy face will you choose? Happy ref 450112 £5 Grumpy ref 450113 £5 Confused ref 450102 £5

To order www.hotelchocolat.co.uk T: 08444 93 13 13

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Our giant

chocolate slabs When molten chocolate is poured out to cool on a marble-topped chocolatier’s table, it naturally sets into a gorgeously fluid shape. And that is the inspiration behind our range of half-kilo slabs, whose tactile curves have become icons of the Hotel Chocolat range. When we made the very first samples they looked way too thick and far too extravagant… perfect we said as we watched them set.

All 500g slabs – £11.75 each All alcohol-free

CaramellowTM

Triple Chocolate Wham Bam

It’s all about caramel… the smoothest caramel swirled into premium milk chocolate and topped with caramel chocolate drops, crunchy cinder toffee pieces and florentine squares.

Dreamy mellow chocolate wonderland! A delicious chocolate trinity of milk chocolate, mellow caramel chocolate and a little creamy white chocolate.

ref 1663

ref 310013

Chilli & Orange

Marbled Praline

Zesty milk chocolate with essential oil of orange, flirting with the warm spiciness of dark chocolate with a hint of chilli. Finished with milk and dark orange segments.

Smooth praline hand whisked into a velvety base of 40% milk chocolate. Melts in the mouth like butter on toast.

ref 310015

ref 310085

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Milk on Milk

Rocky Road

Dark on Dark

Totally dedicated to gorgeous chocolate! A thick slab of our 40% dressed with 50% cocoa milk chocolate shapes.

Crispy crunch meets meltingly smooth! Handmade chocolate chip cookies, generous white chocolate chunks and lively pieces of puffed rice all stirred into a silky smooth 70:30 milk and dark chocolate fusion.

Uncompromisingly dark! Our well balanced but profoundly deep tasting 74% dark cast into a thick slab then pressed with more dark shapes. Vegan suitable.

ref 310081

ref 1245

ref 310074

White & Caramel Cookies

Fruit & Nuts Milk or Dark

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

Our reinvention of this classic combo – super premium sultanas, cranberries and roasted hazelnuts and almonds folded into our signature milk or dark chocolate

ref 310084

74% dark chocolate. Vegan suitable. ref 310083

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40% milk chocolate.

ref 310082

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PEEPSTEr Boxes of mini slabs £11.75 All alcohol-free. Full range of Peepsters viewable online.

Best Sellers Collection

Milk Adventure

A winning, hand picked collection of our most sought after mini slabs. With milk chocolate Rocky Road, Milk & White Fusion, Caramellow and Praline White. 400g.

A real feast of flavours and textures with mellow milk chocolate in the starring role. With 40% Milk, Rocky Road, Milk Chocolate & Orange and Milk Sticky Toffee. 400g.

ref 310070

ref 310071

Goody Bag for every Season

The ‘It Bag’ for every season – sassy, swish and brimming with the season’s most stylish chocolate goodies! Contents: 6 chocolates of the season, Caramellow Lick lolly, strawberry & white fusion mini slab and a box of milk chocolate batons. Alcohol-free. 400g.

ref 390022

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£15

To order www.hotelchocolat.co.uk T: 08444 93 13 13

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A Dark Chocolate Immersion For an afficionado of dark, it doesn’t get more exciting than this! From the almost savoury mellowness of the 85% Ghanaian to the red fruit burst and long, long finish of the 72% rare St Lucian this is not a box of chocolates, it’s an experience. Six darks to get to know – 72% St Lucian, 75% Tanzanian, 85% Ghanaian, 74% with a hint of orange essence, a hint of chilli and a hint of ginger. 36 pieces, 575g. Alcohol-free, vegan suitable Dark Chocolate Immersion

ref 310039

£18

A Milk Chocolate Immersion

While dark chocolate gets all the press, we have been developing a range of really special milk chocolates, where there is less sugar and more cocoa but still enough milkiness to attain that mellow state of pleasure. Six special milks to get to know – Milk 40%, 42% St Lucian, Milk 50%, Milk 62%, Caramel Milk 30%, Milk with a hint of orange essence 36 pieces, 575g. Alcohol-free. Milk Immersion

ref 310038

36 elegant micro slabs in each box

£18 39

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lOVelY liTTle THings Indispensable goodies and gifts

Peel me an Orange

Canapés

• Milk Peel Me an orange ref 110390

• dark ginger Vegan suitable

The quintessential blend of chocolate and Valencia orange 16 pieces per box. Alcohol-free. £6 • dark Peel Me an orange Vegan suitable ref 110391

Perfectly sized finger food to finish off in one or two bites. 16 pieces per box. Alcohol-free. £6

ref 110397

• Milk fruit & nut

ref 110400

Batons

The ultimate dimension for tasting chocolate. 20 pieces per box. Alcohol-free. £6

• Milk & Caramel

ref 110396

• dark Chilli & almond Vegan suitable

ref 110398

Caramel Drops

• 40% Milk ref 110384

Gorgeous milk chocolate with caramel flavour notes. Alcohol-free. 180g.

• Caramel & White ref 110388

ref 110015

£4.75

• 74% dark Vegan suitable ref 110386 40

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4 Little Boxes of Chocolates Gros grain ribbon tied selection of 8 chocolates. Delivered in multiples of 4 boxes.

ref 260026

£24

Champagne Truffles

Lickably soft centres in crisp shells. 8 chocolates. £6 • Pink Champagne truffles ref 110465 • Classic Champagne truffles ref 110466

simply Thanks

Really versatile small gestures of appreciation. Boxes emblazoned with ‘simply thanks’ and filled with a balanced selection of pralines, ganaches and caramel. 100g.

ref 110276 - Simply Thanks £6

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Pure & Rare

From our experiences as a cocoa grower at our own Rabot Estate in St Lucia, we understand the nuances of flavour that can be teased out from fine, rare cocoa beans which have been carefully fermented and slow dried in the equatorial sun. Dive into the world of single estate chocolate and you won’t regret it! See the Rabot Estate story and video at www.hotelchocolat.co.uk/rabot

The Purist’s Library Half a kilo of some of the rarest and best tasting chocolate around. A balanced selection of 7 Purist Bars from our range of single estate and single region chocolate. Presented in a sleek bookcase style box for the true aficionado. Alcohol-free. 525g.

ref 1724

£32

Purist’s Collections 4 Purist bars grouped by theme and tied in gros-grain ribbon. A great way to pursue your tasting interests or to send to foodie friends. All alcohol-free. £18

The Rabot Estate Collection 2 bars each from the latest cuvée at our very own Rabot Estate. 72% Dark, 62% Milk.

ref 110478

£18

The Extreme Collection •100% Organic Dark from Hacienda Iara, Ecuador •82% Organic Dark from Hacienda Iara •72% with Chilli & Pink Peppercorns from Hacienda Iara •72% with Cocoa Nibs & Chilli from the Ocumare Valley, Venezuela.

ref 110479

£18

All Purist bars are also available individually online, where you will also find detailed tasting notes www.hotelchocolat.co.uk/purist

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engaged ethics blossom in st lucia THE 45TH COCOA FARMER iN ST LUCiA has just joined our Engaged Ethics programme. “it’s really motoring now” said Phil Buckley Director from our Rabot Estate. in short we offer farmers a guaranteed market for all their cocoa beans at a rate some 30% above the prevailing market price. in addition we provide technical expertise and take the beans ‘wet’, carrying out the all-important fermentation and drying stages at our central facility.This has kick-started a renewed interest in cocoa growing in St Lucia amongst our neighbouring farmers, leading to the creation of at least 100 new agricultural jobs. Now see the video and take a tour of Rabot Estate www.hotelchocolat.co.uk/rabot 43

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lESS SuGAr MOrE cOcOA — its one of things that makes our chocolate taste different. sugar is the cheapest ingredient so its no illusion that most chocolate seems to have become sweeter and sweeter. USiNG LESS SUGAR in our unique recipes means that the true tastes are revealed, unencumbered by excessive sweetness. OUR 40% COCOA MiLK CHOCOLATE – a unique recipe that is milky yet with a long lasting cocoa hit. Typically “high quality” milk chocolate only reaches a maximum of 35% cocoa solids. OUR 50% COCOA MiLK CHOCOLATE – goes a step further… even less sugar and more cocoa but still extremely creamy and smooth. Also known as our Macho Milk. Try both these in the Milk Chocolate Selector pack £15 - see p.47 OUR 74% COCOA DARK CHOCOLATE – our house dark chocolate has deep and pronounced cocoa notes with just enough fruitiness to perk up the taste buds. Try this and more in the Dark Chocolate Selector pack £15 - see p.47 OUR PURiST RANGE This takes cocoa bean worship as far as possible. No vanilla, no soya lecithin just rare cocoas from estates around the world - including our own Rabot Estate - cast into award winning slim Purist tablets. From ultra high cocoa 62% milks to an Organic 100% Cocoa that takes some getting used to but must be tried by any committed chocolate adventurist! See the whole Purist range online www.hotelchocolat.co.uk/purist 44

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The keys to heaven? The new Hotel Chocolat

GIFT cArd

The gift that will allow your recipient to become completely immersed in the tantalizing world of chocolate in any of our 33 stores across the UK. Stylishly presented in a chic black box.

£10 gift card ref 490031 £25 gift card ref 490032 £50 gift card ref 490033 £100 gift card ref 490035 Redeemable in store only www.hotelchocolat.co.uk/stores

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The Selector range

With the least amount of packaging possible, our Selectors have a utilitarian look,perfect when they’re just for you or to decant onto a smart plate for dinner parties. The Selectors Zone is one of the most popular areas in our stores and now you can have them delivered as well. More selections available online: Nutty, Fruity, Boozy,Traditional Classics, Just Milk, Just Dark, Just White

All Selector Six Packs - ÂŁ15

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Milk Feel Good Six Pack 40% Milk Mini Slab, 30% Milk Mini Slab, Orange 40% Milk Mini Slab, Rocky Road Milk Slab, CaramellowTM, Milk Slab, Milk Praline Fusion.

ref 390043

Dark Feel Good Six Pack Chili & Orange 74% Dark Mini Slab, Sticky Toffee Dark, Dark Rum Truffles, Dark Champagne Truffles, Dark Cocoa Bliss, Dark Praline Selection.

ref 390044

Boozy Feel Good Six Pack Brandy & Honey Truffles, Champagne Truffles, Fruit & Alcohol Selection, Chili & Orange 74% Dark, 50% Milk Mini Slab, Whisky Soothers.

ref 390045

Best Sellers Feel Good Six Pack Rocky Road Milk Slab, CaramellowTM Milk Slab, Boozy Truffles Selection, Marc de Champagne Truffles, Milk Pralines Selection, Florentine Pralines.

ref 390042

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Our Stores

Come in for a warm welcome, we’d love to see you there.

London and south east Kensington, Moorgate, Knightsbridge, The Kings Road Chelsea, Holborn, Bluewater, Lakeside, Maidstone, Canterbury, Bromley, Basingstoke, Watford, St Albans, Reading, Southampton, Windsor, Brighton. east of England Cambridge, Norwich. Midlands Birmingham, Dudley, Solihull, Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Telford. South West Exeter, Plymouth, Bristol. North York, Leeds, Manchester, Gateshead. For location MAPS and opening hours www.hotelchocolat.co.uk/stores

Our Tasting Club The best way

to extend your interest in fine chocolate. All our newest and freshest ideas have their debuts, with club members giving their views. Interested? Try us out with a special offer of £9.95 www.chocs.co.uk/hotelchocolatclub

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Also – Gift Membership scrolls 3 months £47 6 months £90 For details & ordering visit www.hotelchocolat.co.uk/giftscrolls

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Sending Gifts to the USA If you have

friends and family in America, then a visit to our US online store is a must. With shipping from our facility in Boston, your gifts can not only be efficiently delivered within 2 days, but you’ll save on delivery charges too!

Now with lower shipping rates

And you’ll find something to delight each one of your stateside friends, family and work colleagues – from Giant Slabs and our exclusive Purist bars, to classic boxed chocolate selections, luscious champagne truffles and ready-made gift collections.

Hotel Chocolat USA  www.hotelchocolat.com

CHOCOLATE that means BUSINESS... Finding the right corporate gift can be an extremely tricky business. But whatever the occasion and whoever the recipient there’s one gift that always receives a warm welcome and is always appropriate – chocolate! Our Corporate Team has over 20 years experience and is on hand to ensure you find the perfect solution that gets the right results for your campaigns – from letting loyal customers know you care and rewarding high performing teams, to eye-catching direct mail promotions or events. Options available • Flexible delivery direct to recipients or to you • Personalised gifts via our Concierge Service • Your own branded packaging via the Bespoke Service

High spend discounts from £250 £250-£999 £1000-£2499 £2500-£4999 £5000-£9999 £10000-£14999 £15000+

2.5% 5% 7.5% 10% 12.5% 15%

*Discount includes total cost of products including concierge option and vat, but excluding delivery.

Discount available to any business, organisation or individual.

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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 about new products and when your order is despatched) __________________________________________________________________

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Please post back to: Hotel Chocolat, Freepost CB897, Royston SG8 5BR. Fax: 08444 93 75 90 * We will deliver a few days before the event and mark the parcel do not open until event name.

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Service Information Easy Ways to Order

ONLINE

By Phone

www.hotelchocolat.co.uk

CALL 08444 93 13 13 (orders only please, open 24 hours) From Overseas: +44 (0)1763 257720 Customer Services: 08444 93 23 23

The fastest way to shop, always open

Just key in the item reference number here

Opening Hours Monday – Friday 8am to 9pm Saturdays – 9am to 2pm or via our website www.hotelchocolat.co.uk

Last order dates to guarantee Valentine’s delivery: UK Standard Delivery – 9th February. UK Next Day – 12th February. Europe, USA, Canada, Japan – 4th February Rest of the World – 4th February. DELIVERY: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? Single Item Two or more items (cost per delivery address*) UK**

Standard (3-5 working days)

£3.95

£4.95

Next Day*** (if ordered by 2.30pm)

£5.95

£7.95

Europe

Standard (5-8 working days)

£9.95

£4.95 + £6 per item

Rest of the world Standard (5-8 working days)

£18.95

£4.95 + £15 per item

USA Local

Fast deliveries from our warehouse in Boston. Go to www.hotelchocolat.com to order. We cannot guarantee a specific delivery date.

*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. NB. At present Hotel Chocolat are not able to deliver on Saturday.

Payment We take payment at time of order, as our products are mainly time-sensitive gifts which need to be cleared for prompt despatch.

Our No Excuses Guarantee At Hotel Chocolat were 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.

Order Tracking Go to www.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 2009 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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mothers’ Day Sunday 22 March 2009

easter sunday Sunday 12 April 2009

If undelivered please return to: Hotel Chocolat, Mint House, Royston, SG8 5HL

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Valentine's & Easter 2009 Catalogue  

Hotel Chocolat's latest catalogue featuring products from their Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Easter chocolate gifts range.

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