Thursday 31 August 2017

The Grown Up Chocolate Company Review*

Given that this little blog started out primarily as a food blog, I feel like it's time I try and get back to that. As much as I love writing about beauty and lifestyle topics, food is basically my one true love and I really miss posting lots of recipes and foodie reviews. I know I do still post them but I feel like I've drifted away from that quite a lot over the last few months so starting today I'm going to try and get back into it! I don't really think I could get back into my foodie posts with anything better than a review of some delicious chocolates from the very generous people at The Grown Up Chocolate Company. I mean, chocolate is life isn't it?!
I'd seen The Grown Up Chocolate Company on social media quite a few times and always wanted to try some of their chocolates, they just looked amazing every time I saw a picture of them! They do such a big range of tasty treats and I really don't know why it's taken me so long to finally get round to trying some but I'm so glad I finally have. Anyway, let me start with telling you a bit about the brand. They started up in 2011 and basically made it their mission to create the most indulgent and decadant chocolates ranging from bars to truffles to cups aswell as other things and they've basically just grown and grown ever since. I was lucky enough to be sent some of their new products out to try and OMG I've become a little bit obsessed!

The first of the four boxes that I tried (with a bit of help from George, as we both love our chocolate) was the Spectacular Speculicious Praline Cups. First of all the name is just amazing but the taste really was incredible. This box along with the others contained 6 cups, and these were filled with spiced biscuit and hazelnut praline, containing subtle nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and other warm spices. Not only did these look super tasty but straight away I could smell the spices, they instantly made me feel ready for Autumn. Perfectly round and dense with a hint of crunch on top, just melted in my mouth, they were lovely.
Next up was the Heavenly Whole Hazelnut Praline Cups. These are actually the ones featured at the top and bottom of this post, I may have got through the others too quickly to take a picture of them! These were 6 smooth praline cups filled with a whole hazelnut and crispy rice crunch. I love chocolate containing puffed rice, I just like the texture and crunch of it and anything with hazelnuts is a winner for me. I really don't have a bad word to say about these, they were so good, the chocolate was just dreamy.
Now we have the ones I was most scepitcal about, the Perfectly Buttery Peanutty Cups. Despite my huge love for Peanut Butter Cookies, I'm not a big fan of the spread itself and I'm not someone who could eat a load of Reeses chocolate so I really didn't know what to expect with these. I actually feel a bit bad for doubting them though as I absolutely loved them! Something about these was just perfect for me. They do contain a little bit of caramel and as they are encased in creamy milk chocolate, the peanut hit wasn't too much and I could definitely taste the caramel with each bite so it was just a great combination. Out of all of them I think these would be the ones I'd go and buy first so that proves how good they are as I really didn't know what to expect! These are fab for those who only like peanut butter in small doses, the caramel is just brilliant with it.
Lastly we have the Gorgeously Gooey Caramel Truffle Cups. These are chocolate cups filled with a mini caramel truffle and soft running caramel. What I loved about these is they had quite a strong taste of buttery toffee, aswell as caramel and chocolate and together all the flavours were just amazing. They were really filling and such a perfect sweet treat. They were definitely indulgent but who doesn't a like box of chocolates like that? Just everything about them was delicious.
I honestly couldn't rave more about The Grown Up Chocolate Company I don't think. Just every single box I tried was incredible and I wanted more of each. I think the 6 chocolates in each box was a great amount, as they are quite filling and sweet, and sometimes you just can't handle more than that so one of these boxes is brilliant to open on a friday or saturday night when you just want a little treat! If I had to pick a favourite I'd probably go for the Peanut Butter Cups but really all were so good and I wouldn't hesitate to pick more up of these in future! I just wanted to say, aswell as tasting pretty incredible, I also love the packaging of each of these. The Grown Up Chocolate Company have such quirky designs on all of their bars and boxes and I just love it. It definitely stands out and I like that each box is a little bit different. I think these would make great gifts too maybe for christmas or a birthday, it would make a change from the usual branded chocolate I think and I'll definitely be getting some for people in the future.
If you want to see more of The Grown Up Chocolate Company and want to know what other products they do, check out their website here! You can buy products from their own website or a list of retailers can be found there too. I couldn't recommend them enough!!

Have you ever tried anything from this brand before? Do you think you'd like any of these?

*I was sent a selection of chocolates to review, as always I only work with brands I feel are relevant to me and my blog

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