Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Atkins & Potts Chocolate Spreads and Dips - a Review and Giveaway #22

When I received a box full of luxury chocolate spread to try recently, my first thought was, I must make some bread so I can apply a thick layer of chocolate indulgence on every slice. My second thought was, I don't have time to make bread, I need to try it now. Before I had time to have a third thought, I dashed off to the local baker and bought a baguette.

Based on the Hampshire / Berkshire border, Atkins and Potts is a family run business producing a range of gourmet sauces, condiments, preserves and most importantly chocolate spread. All products are made in small batches to try and stay true to home cooking as much as possible and they claim to source their ingredients on quality with price being a secondary consideration. The ingredients list seemed perfectly acceptable to me and free from unnecessary additives - no palm oil!

So, the moment I got home, I cut four slices of bread from the baguette and spread each one with a different chocolate spread. I must say, I was in heaven. This was a big event for me as I haven't eaten chocolate spread since I was a child and that's quite a long time ago.  I had a really hard time trying to decide which was my favourite.

The luxury dark chocolate was the one whose taste I most remember from childhood and like Proust and his Madeleines, it all came flooding back. Dark, decadent, rich and oh so chocolatey.

Both of the dark chocolate spreads were quite stiff, but the luxury milk chocolate was softer and its gooey mellowness made a nice contrast to the others. I used the milk chocolate spread in these chocolate walnut pastries and it was a perfect addition.

The fabulous white chocolate spread was sweet and very vanillary and I'm keen to try it as a cookie or cake filling - I think it would work exceedingly well.

Being a self-confessed chilli fiend, I was rather taken with the cheeky chilli, a dark chocolate spread with pasilla chilli. The chilli was not backwards in coming forwards; the Aztecs would surely have approved - as did I.

As well as the chocolate spreads, I was also sent three jars of dipping sauce. The buttery toffee dipper jumped out at me straight away - I haven't dared try it yet as I'm rather concerned I might just get a spoon and eat my way through the entire jar. I haven't tried the other two either: decadent dark chocolate dipper and creamy and messy milk chocolate dipper, both sound like I shall be having a lot of fun with them.

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Atkins and Potts have kindly offered the entire set of seven spreads and dippers as a giveaway on my blog.


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376 comments:

  1. cheeky chilli sounds fab, would go for that first!

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  2. luxury dark chocolate yum yum

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  3. Luxury dark sounds fantastic! But I think my guys would go for the white one first

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  4. The luxury milk chocolate one. Sounds delicious.

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  5. the chocolate mmmmmm sounds lush they all do x

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  6. Wow what a great comp...I would love to try the white choc with some bakery goods as a filling.

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  7. I think I would try the chilli chocolate first but it would be a tough choice! I'm not actually a huge fan of chocolate spread on bread so I would have to find another way of enjoying them... maybe as a sandwich biscuit filling or instead of icing on a cake... or, most likely, eating them by the spoonful straight from the jar...

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  8. The Fabulous White Chocolate Spread !

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  9. OMG these are simply delicious...
    Have a nice afternoon

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  10. I really want to try the luxury milk chocolate spread, it looks soo yummy!!

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  11. I've never had white chocolate spread before so that would be my first one to try.

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  12. It's a toss up between the dark chocolate or the chilli chocolate, either way they'd be getting spread on crumpets!

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  13. I think I'd like to try the milk chocolate one the most!

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  14. The dark chocolate one - on a rich tea finger.

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  15. The white chocolate one sounds delicious! @ClaireSmith25

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  16. The white chocolate spread sounds fantastic.

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  17. The Cheeky Chilli :-)

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  18. Luxury milk chocolate

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  19. I'd be trying The luxury dark chocolate spread first

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  20. Would love to try the chilli!

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  21. I'd go for the creamy and messy milk chocolate dipper – sounds perfect for breakfast in bed when armed with brioche or baguette. If neither of the latter, then my index finger would be just as good!

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  22. Oh my goodness, these sound amazing! How perfect would they be for pancake day next week? I would try the white chocolate spread first, probably on a piece of fresh granary bread.x

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  23. Ive never tried chilli choc so I guess it would be the cheeky chilli but Milk choc one looks and sounds yum

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  24. milk chocolate - would love to do it!

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  25. luxury milk chocolate would be my first taster, followed by Cheeky Chilli (had a bar and liked it, not tried a chilli dip before)

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  26. Decisions, decisions, but it has to be the Decadent Dark Chocolate Dipper!

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  27. Buttery Toffee Dipper definitely :D

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  28. White chocolate is my fave so i'll go for that - but I'm really not fussy! Honest! haha!

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  29. Luxury milk chocolate, spread thickly on crumpets......deeeelish!

    Laura Harris

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  30. I have a very good sweet tooth and I love the idea of a white chocolate spread which I have never tried. Sounds delicious!

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  31. The white chocolate spread , but they all sound delicious

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  32. Im stuck between the luxury milk chocolate & the white chocolate spread but i think i would try the milk chocolate first then mix them together :D

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  33. The luxury dark chocolate - I love really dark chocolate!

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  34. the luxury dark chocolate one sounds lovely!

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  35. Most definitely the White Chocolate, takes me back to the MBK days!

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  36. The White choc, immediately thinking of Milky Bars

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  37. The luxury milk chocolate sounds amazing

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  38. The luxury milk chocolate one

    Simon G

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  39. Buttery toffee dipper first, I think!

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  40. Luxury milk chocolate spread

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  41. The fabulous white chocolate

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  42. milk chocolate looks fab to taste!

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  43. cheeky chilli

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  44. The white chocolate spread mmmmmmmm

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  45. WHITE CHOCOLATE SPREAD - SOUNDS WONDERFUL

    Kathy D

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  46. Chocoholic so its got to be Luxury dark chocolate!

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  47. simply scrummy!!!!!!they all sound heavenly, but i think my favourite would be dark chocolate . fingers crossed i win x

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  48. ooo the white choc would be lovely to try first : )

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  49. ONE OF the dark chocolate ones as havent tried one before

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  50. white chocolate spread - but it took a while debating the pros and cons

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  51. white or dark chocolate ones, my favourites :)

    @sarahrees151286

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  52. chilli chocolate sounds like my kinda choc, would certainly try this firs

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  53. Definitely the luxury Dark chocolate - it sounds rich and unctious!

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  54. The milk chocolate one first on a piece of still-warm-from-the-oven homemade bread! *drool*

    @rachiegr

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  55. OH GOSH! I love dark chocolate so any dark chocolate one

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  56. It would have to be the dark chocolate - sounds delicious.

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  57. The luxury dark chocolate first

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  58. OOooh The luxury dark chocolate please

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  59. I'd start with white chocolate first then work my way up ;)

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  60. Defiantly the milk chocolate spread, yummy.

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  61. white chocolate spread never tried anything like that before

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  62. Definately the luxury milk chocolate

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  63. Luxury dark choc @lorrainesaeed

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  64. Dark chocolate, definitely, on homemade toasted bread.

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  65. The white chocolate spread -mmmmmm!!!

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  66. the wwhite chocolate spread. yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  67. definitely the white chocolate one

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  68. The milk chocolate spread

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  69. I think I'd go with the white chocolate spread first

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  70. White chocolate, sounds lovely and i bet really nice

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  71. White Chocolate, definately

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  72. Milk chocolate spread

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  73. white chocolate nom nom nomity nom

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  74. .................mmmmm white chocolate l think

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  75. Gotta be the dark chocolate. Yum!

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  76. The chilli one as I love anything with a bit of heat!

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  77. Luxury dark chocolate

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  78. Luxury dark chocolate all the way for me

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  79. The buttery toffee dipper sounds lovely with bread.

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  80. The luxury milk chocolate one. Sounds delicious

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  81. The white chocolate spread sounds amazing :-)

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  82. luxury dark chocolate :) sounds yummy!

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  83. I'd love to try the luxury dark chocolate spread. :)

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  84. definitely the milk chocolate one :) sounds so nice :)

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  85. Def the white chocolate x

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  86. The luxury dark chocolate sounds fabulous! Thanks!

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  87. have to be the chilli chocolate first

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  88. The luxury milk chocolate would be the first.

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  89. luxury milk chocolate would be my first choice

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  90. The white chocolate, I LOVE white chocolate :)

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  91. I would have to try the white chocolate spread first.

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  92. Dark Chocolate spread - spread onto bread to then make an out of this world banana sandwich WOW!!!

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  93. The white chocolate one sounds divine!

    @boris3428

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  94. They all sound gorgeous, but I would have to open the cheeky chili first.
    Judith Allen - JudeVFR400

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  95. Luxury dark chocolate followed very swiftly by a mouthful of each of the others!

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  96. I would go with the dark chocolate, and make my lovely mums famous ( in our household anyways!) Banana Bread & Dark chocolate spread! Absolutely delicious! Thanks for the great piece! Look forward to seeing your many other culinary delights! :-D About to go and check out the Upside down cake post too! :-)

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  97. I'd like to try the luxury dark chocolate spread simply because you have said it's the most like the one of our childhoods, I used to love that chocolate spread but I really don't like the ones in the shops nowadays because they all have a nutty flavour.

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  98. Definitely the white chocolate

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  99. Definitely the Fabulous White Chocolate!

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  100. white chocolate, just the thought of it makes me drool ;)

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  101. The dark luxury chocolate spread for me!!

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  102. The cheeky chilli one...Sounds lovely!!

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  103. I would try the white chocolate, it sounds fab

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  104. Luxury dark chocolate one for sure!

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  105. Chilli chocolate!

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  106. Mmm, the Decadent Dark Chocolate Dipper. I'd dip fruit in it.

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  107. got to be the milk chocolate one :)

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  108. My grandchildren would be in seventh heaven with this prize

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  109. Luxury Dark chocolate!

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  110. would have to be cheeky chilli

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  111. Decadent Dark Chocolate Dipper sounds exciting :)

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  112. The buttery toffee dipper would've been lovely with my pancakes yesterday, combined with a sliced banana and some nuts!

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  113. The fabulous white chocolate spread on a blob of ice cream

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  114. Definitely the white chocolate spread, it looks yummy!

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  115. The white chocolate spread or the buttery toffee dipper!

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  116. the luxury dark chocolate

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  117. the buttery toffee one please! Yummy!

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  118. Gotta love the spread.

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  119. the cheeky chilli - tasted chilli choc in mexico and loved it but never had it since.

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  120. Luxury dark chocolate sounds lovely!

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  121. start with the white

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  122. Would have to be the white chocolate spread.

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  123. The milk chocolate one but they all look so good!

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  124. Luxury dark chocolate x

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  125. The cheeky chilli for me - sounds exciting!

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