Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Betty's Chocolate Otter - Review and Giveaway #46

Well, Easter will soon be upon us and what could be more delightful than to receive a cheeky chocolate otter showing off with the fish he's just caught? I fell in love with him as soon as I saw him on Bettys website. He reminds me of the film Ring of Bright Water which I shed so many tears over as a child; I expect I would again if only I could bring myself to watch it.

An enormous box duly arrived in the post - my otter! He came so well wrapped, it was like pass the parcel. As I peeled back each layer, I kept thinking I had arrived, only to find another one and then another. But it was just as well, it would have been very sad to have spoiled the beauty of this gorgeous beast. A handful of broken chocolate shards in a bag just wouldn't have cut the mustard.

I so didn't want to break this lovely creature up and seriously contemplated keeping him for ornamental purposes. But this was a review and I did need to try the chocolate. Now this otter weighs in at a grand 430g so I wasn't sure quite how thick the chocolate was and how I was going to break into him. After ceasing the rolling pin and putting it down again a few times, I hardened my heart and gave him a bash on the back - oh dear! He wasn't hard to break. The top half of the otter was thin skinned and he sat on a very thick and solid bottom.

Once broken into, I pulled myself together and grabbed a bit of otter. I'm always rather tentative with milk chocolate, because although it's my favourite, I appreciate a high cocoa content and don't like it too sweet. As with the other Bettys products I've tried, I was not disappointed. Do have a look at Bettys Dark Chocolate Selection and Bettys Christmas Gugelhupf. The chocolate tasted of chocolate and melted smoothly on the tongue releasing noticeable caramel tones - it was delicious.

An otter isn't just for Easter you know. Although he's perfect to eat at any time of year, I feel he has a certain spring like quality. I'm assuming, of course, he is a he - I didn't check that carefully.  Made by hand from Swiss chocolate with 38% cocoa solids, this beats your average Easter egg hands down. At £20, he isn't cheap, but quality will out. If you don't fancy an otter Bettys has plenty of other Easter and spring time treats available via their online shop.

Thanks to Bettys for the chocolate otter. There was no requirement to write a positive review and as always all opinions are my own.

Giveaway
Bettys have kindly agreed to give one of my readers a milk chocolate otter too. To be in with a chance of winning, please fill in the Gleam widget below. You will need to leave a comment on this post which then gives you additional chances to enter if you so wish. Gleam will pick a winner at random from the entries received. If you are commenting anonymously, please give me some way of identifying you as I will be verifying the validity of entries. Any automated entries will be disqualified. This giveaway is only open to those with a UK postal address. Winners will need to respond within 7 days of being contacted. Failure to do this may result in another winner being picked.



Prizes are offered and provided by Bettys and Chocolate Log Blog accepts no responsibility for the acts or defaults of said third party.

Closing date is Wednesday 30 April 2014

Do take a look at the Chocolate Log Blog giveaway page to see if there is anything else you would like to enter.

Bettys Milk Chocolate Otter

364 comments:

  1. Betty's Chocolate Otter sound like some kind of Carry On-esque naughty word... or is that just me?

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    1. he he he...I loved that Dom...it really made me chuckle...

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    2. Ha ha, so it's not just Dom after all.

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    3. Otter sound good to me, just think it needs an L in front to make it a Lotter of Chocolate.
      Joy Portas

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  2. ~I saw these in Bettys York a couple of weeks ago and fell in love!

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  3. A Highland Cow...random but it was the first thing I though of!

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  4. I think a nice big grizzly bear :)

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  5. Shetland Pony - or perhaps a Dales would be more appropriate (+ bigger).

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  6. I love the new format of your blog. We can see you at last, and very nice you look too. Pleased to meet you in person (well almost.)
    The otter is so cute, almost too nice to eat.

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    1. Thanks Debby :) I honestly had real problems breaking the otter up - he was gorgeous - all that's left now is a big slab of chocolate base.

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  7. A Yorkshire fox

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  8. A lion! Congrats on having another giveaway, your blog must be doing well!

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    1. Thanks Janine. I used to do two giveaways a month, I now only do one!

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  9. A chocolate otter for an otterly crazy chocolate aficionado? Sounds perfect for me :D

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  10. a cute elephant please ! I have this mad elephant obsession, they r such gentle giants !:)

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  11. My kiddoes would love this. Actually, I would love this.

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  12. OMG otters are so cuuuuuute I want one as a pet!!

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  13. A heap of pet ratties

    @jaizduck

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  14. Ahh I love that film! So sad though, I have no emotion with films about people but show me a cute animal and I'm in pieces!

    Can't believe you broke his back... I suppose if I was going to make any animal into chocolate it would have to be a hinny really! ;) Although I love kittens A LOT...

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  15. Aw he is just so cute Choclette - I would have found it hard to bash him in too! Vohn x

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  16. Shame! That's otter abuse :)
    Janie x

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  17. I love ring of bright water too. Bizarrely when I was last in Tuscany, the villa had a DVD player and a very limited selection of English DVDs - including ring of bright water. What a lovely chocolatey one!

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  18. Chocolate is always such a star at this time of year!

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  19. A dolphin

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  20. An elephant as they're my favourite animal! :)

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  21. An unusual choice for Easter, but it is really cute!

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  22. a blue whale (just in the hope that it would be really really big!)

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  23. Chocolate Labrador

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  24. For some absentminded reason, I put my name in the Gleam widget as Bev - it won't let me change it. :( Sorry!

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  25. A fox, it's almost a shame to break the otter up to eat as it's too cute

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  26. Good luck everyone! It's a cute prize to win ;)

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  27. Being a chocoholic probably an Life sized Elephant!!!! :)

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  28. A hedgehog, so cute.

    Message left by Amanda Richardson

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  29. a massive animal, something like an elephant...more animal = more choc lol

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  30. A lamb.

    Rachel Craig

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  31. A blue whale....lots of chocolate!

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  32. Emma Goldsmith8 April 2014 at 23:08

    A Koala.

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  33. A grizzly bear - big and dark, just how I like my chocolate!

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  34. A polar bear

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  35. laura jayne bates12 April 2014 at 12:32

    a cat

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  36. A dragon!

    Emma Harris

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  37. a giraffe. the neck would be so easy to bite into ;)

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  38. A tortoise

    KATHY D

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  39. He's so cute! I'd still eat him though x

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  40. An Elephant the bigger the better

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  41. An Elephant - Mega amounts of Chocolate lol ;)

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  42. A polar bear in white chocolate

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  43. My little Westie Barney, mmmn white chocolate

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  44. A Meerkat, only because a toy one is staring at me at this moment in time!

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  45. A meerkat as work is obsessed with them!

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  46. an elephant - a nice big elephant.................

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  47. Wouldn't a chocolate otter ... melt?

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  48. Elephant - the bigger the better!

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  49. this looks super yummy, would have to be a koala :) x

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  50. I saw this a few days ago and fell in love - the huge easter egg doesn't look to bad either :D

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  51. My OH said a chocolate pig hehe

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  52. Christine Shelley15 April 2014 at 15:50

    A meerkhat

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  53. wow love bettys choc, hope i win

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  54. a dinosaur or super hero for grandsons

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  55. A blue whale - would have to contain plenty of chocolate!

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  56. An Elephant, That's a lot of Chocolate !

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  57. Something big!! An elephant maybe or a hippo ;)

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  58. id love a tortoise, real or chocolate :)

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  59. A lifesize chocolate elephant, it would only last me a week.

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  60. A zebra...because I love white chocolate too =]

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  61. Owl as they are my favourite :)

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  62. A dolphin, my favourite animal :)

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  63. I would love to win but I might find it hard to eat him

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  64. An elephant because they are huge and would mean more chocolate for me! :)

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  65. would have to be an owl but the otter looks fab

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  66. would have to be an owl, although the otter looks very cute

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  67. mmm yummy! and oh so cute!

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  68. I would love a chocolate version of my cat!

    @rachiegr

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  69. monkey and id let my monkeys eat it too

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  70. A chocolate monkey!
    Helen booth

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  71. A butterfly!

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  72. A life size elephant would be nice

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  73. A chocolate otter is really quite mad! A pig filled with truffles would be good though . . .

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  74. A white chocolate Westie called Thimble the second. I'm lucky enough to already have Thimble the first :)

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  75. I would choose an elephant.

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  76. A hedgehog - I could make it last by breaking off one spine at a time

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  77. A chameleon - with changing dark, milk, white chocolate :)

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  78. Gabrielle Svensson16 April 2014 at 12:27

    a big Owl

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  79. A grizzly bear

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  80. a white chocolate polar bear would be amazing :P

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  81. Christie O'Gorman16 April 2014 at 15:23

    Looks so yum! I reckon a hippo! x

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  82. i love the otter but i would of made a yorkshire terrier x

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  83. My 10 week old puppy Lottie. She's so cute, so one would be able to resist :)

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  84. A kangaroo!!

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  85. im sure i saw a little chap just like this on the leat near tywardreath so for me it would have to be a sheep to keep him company

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  86. I would pick a Hippo! I love Hippos!!!! :-D

    what a gorgeous Otter though!!!! so cute!!

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  87. A Blue Whale - Chocolate for life!!

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