Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Hokey Pokey from the Chocolate Society

A very tempting and pretty bag of Hokey Pokey arrived in the post recently from the Chocolate Society. I am a big fan of honeycomb, but often find the commercial stuff too sweet for me these days. When I was younger and had a sweeter tooth, the inevitable Crunchie bars were one of my favourites. Now when I see lovley crunchy, light golden, perforated chunks of sweetness it brings back nostalgic memories of childhood sweet making. How I used to marvel at the bubbling, frothing toffee when the bicarb was added and it looked the next best thing to a lava flow.

It was all I could do not to get stuck into this straight away, especially when I unwrapped the package and a sweet and chocolatey aroma pervaded my senses. It was not long after taking the obligatory photos that my resistance ran out. Mmmm, pure heaven.

This honeycomb is a rather more sophisticated version of the Crunchie and is covered in Valrhona's 40% milk chocolate which is not anything like as sweet and contains a lot more cocoa. The honeycomb was perfect, just the right amount of caramel notes and a good texture - I have nearly broken my teeth on hard lumps in the past. The verdict? This is one yummy bag of deliciousness.

I have to say I wolfed these down rather faster than I should have and CT only got a small look in. He thought the honeycomb was more fragrant than your average Crunchie and the chocolate was thicker, creamier and tastier.

If you'd like to try this honeycomb, The Chocolate Society have kindly offered followers of this blog a 20% discount through their online shop. Use CHOCLETTE as the discount code.

16 comments:

  1. Oh my god, I love crunchies anyway but this just looks amazing! Bit pricey though, might have a go at making my own instead...

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  2. I am in heaven looking at that half eaten piece. I need some choc coated honeycomb and I need it NOW!

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  3. I'll be popping into our 'Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe' in town today to get some delicious honeycomb!!! I bet the higher cocoa content in the chocolate really balances with the sweetness of the honeycomb! Delicious!

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  4. Now that looks like the proper stuff to me. Love how its all odd shapes too, none if this commercial cut to size rubbish!

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  5. WOW!Posh crunchie bars! Looks great!

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  6. I rediscovered the joys of crunchie last week- and eat three in ago with all the cycling- and I'd forgotten how lush they are! These grown up versions look great- I'm sure they tasted great too!

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  7. Crikey, I haven't had a crunchie for years. Now honeycomb chocolate is going to sit wedged in my head...until I get myself a 'yummy bag of deliciousness'!

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  8. Valrhona Crunchie sounds like an AMAZING concept!! :)

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  9. Oooh, yum! Crunchies are lovely but these sound so much better. I ought to have a go at making my own honeycomb just so I can cover it in my favourite dark chocolate. I bet Green and Blacks ginger would be good. Love the way the pieces are all random sizes!

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  10. OMG. (I haven't typed that in a while). yikes, how am I going to resist that special offer? I love honeycomb

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  11. A lot posher than Crunchie Bars!!

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  12. I really love honeycomb, especially those lovely big chunks covered in chocolate. I may have to go to the market later to buy some.

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  13. Ooh! I love Crunchies but I bet these are far superior!

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  14. these look great, love honeycomb

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  15. I doubt anything will beat a Crunchie!

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