Thursday, 8 May 2014

Serenata Chocolates handmade English chocolate review and giveaway

Isn't it lovely when something really exciting comes through the post?  I always get a thrill when I see our postman holding a box.  So imagine just how excited I was when this box from Serenata Chocolates arrived....


I couldn't wait to open it.  A gorgeous box of premium hand made Serenata Chocolates - a 420g selection of English milk, white and dark chocolate.


Wow - I wasn't disappointed!  This gorgeous packaging is perfectly suited for these premium chocolates.  They come with a card which can be personalised and I love the tissue paper - it's a really nice touch.

The chocolate box packaging itself is thick, luxury card, tied with ribbon and with a tag showing 'an experience in chocolate' to build the anticipation.  The reverse premium foil covered cardboard is a nice accent to the pink and purple of the box.


And now for the grand opening... 420g of English milk, white and dark chocolate buys you 30 of the most delicious looking, hand made and good sized chocolates I think I've ever seen:


These chocolates exactly fit the premium experience tag they come with.. they each come in their own case, with protective paper at the top and bottom of the box. The gorgeous flavours range from pecan and maple syrup, to pralines, with salted caramel, marzipan and passion fruit and even more gorgeous flavours thrown in for good measure.  You get two of each flavour so you can share (if you want to ;-)).

The taste of these is divine; husband and I thought they were all wonderfully balanced.  No sickly sweet sticky chocolate that needs a cup of tea to wash it down here.  These really are delicate, balanced and refined.  Two or three is enough to fully enjoy and savour the taste, if you can resist eating more... *ahem*.

"Go on, pass them over and let me try just one more.." Husband, 37

"No!" Me, 35


They are a massive cut above the high street average, and even the premium brands you get in supermarkets.  I love that they're all English and hand made too, it really makes them feel extra special.  They would make such a lovely gift for someone special as a thank you, get well soon or special occasion. 

You can order these chocolates for £29.99 from Serenata Flowers.  Delivery and a personalised message are free.  I think this is a really fair price for such a luxury hand made gift the recipient won't forget in a hurry.  You can visit the site to see these chocolates and more at http://www.serenataflowers.com/chocolate-gifts.

You could always treat yourself.... Go on, you know you deserve it.

COMPETITION

And one of you lucky readers can win the same delicious box of English milk, dark and white chocolates, delivered directly from Serenata that I tried.  I wish I could enter!  Simply complete the Rafflecopter options below, and don't forget to tweet every day for even more entries.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • You must be resident in the UK to enter. Prize will be shipped to a UK address.
  • Competition runs from 8th May 2014 until 23:59 on 22nd May 2014.
  • Entry is via one and/or more of the methods in Rafflecopter widget.
  • Winner(s) will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter.  Winning entries will be checked and must be current at time of checking.
  • There is one prize.  The prize is one 420g box of Serenata English milk, white and dark chocolates.  Serenata may substitute for product of equal or greater value in the unlikely event the prize is unavailable.  There is no cash alternative.
  • The winner(s) will be contacted by email or on Twitter (if appropriate) by 25th May 2014 and asked to confirm their delivery address within 48 hours.  If no reply is received, a new winner may be chosen.
  • We'll do our utmost to get the prize to the winner within 14 days, but can’t guarantee it.
  • The winner's name, as registered when logged into Rafflecopter will be displayed after the end of the competition.
  • Judge’s decision is final.

Thank you Serenata for sending me this box of chocolates to try and review, and for providing the competition prize. All thoughts and words are my own.

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231 comments:

  1. i would love the ultimate chocolate hamper!

    Ashleigh

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  2. the ultimate chocolate hamper

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  3. Wow - chocolate heaven! I'd choose http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=105284&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos10 The luxury Belgian chocs ♥

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  4. I would love to get the English Chocolate - Milk, White and Dark 700g


    http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=91605&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos9

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  5. The Milk Chocolate Pizza with Smarties http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=97673&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos13

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  6. the Ultimate Chocolate Selection ticks all the boxes for me!

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  7. http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=105809&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos12 - The Heavenly Chocolate Gift box sounds, well, really heavenly!

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  8. The Ultimate Chocolate Hamper would be amazing, but I'd be delighted if anyone gave me any of their chocolates!

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  9. The ultimate chocolate collection looks yummy http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=105983&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos7

    @Barenakedmummy

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  10. http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=105910&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos14

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  11. I Would Love To Receive The Ultimate Chocolate Collection: http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=105983&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos7

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  12. ooh the ultimate chocolate hamper please

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  13. The deluxe chocolate hamper, why not!

    http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=105910&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos14

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  14. Ohhhh yummy! Thank you! I would love to receive The Deluxe Chocolate Hamper! http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=105910&refpage=Category:8130&position=pos3

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  15. ultimate chocolate hamper

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  16. the ultimate chocolate collection

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  17. ultimate CHOCOLATE HAMPER (not that I am greedy or anything)

    KATHY D

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  18. The Chocolate Pizza with Marshmallows

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  19. http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=105286&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos5
    mmmmm YUMMY xx

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  20. The Belgian Signature Tin

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  21. I ouwld love the English handmade choc but in the BIG 700g Yes please!

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  22. The Luxury Belgian Chocolates look delicious but I'd be more than happy with any of them :)

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  23. The Cambridge, perfect picnic hamper

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  24. The 700g English chocolate selection looks yummy

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  25. George Spedding9 May 2014 at 19:51

    Ultimate chocolate

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  26. The English chocolate selection

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  27. I think I would happily demolish the heavenly hamper in one night!!!!!

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  28. http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=105857&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos2 Ultimate chocolate hamper

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  29. the heavenly hamper looks fab

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  30. Milk Chocolate Pizza with Smarties, thanks for the yummy giveaway. :)

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  31. Ulimate chocolate hamper.

    christinesz@hotmail.co.uk

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  32. Any, I just love chocolate

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  33. Pamela says - The large luxury Belgian chocolate box in the romantic section of the website.

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  34. The Ultimate Chocolate Hamper

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  35. Any of them would go down a treat

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  36. the ultimate choc hamper watching a film and a glass of red yummy

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  37. Rose Wine & Chocolates gift set

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  38. the Ultimate Chocolate Selection looks delicious
    (kim neville)

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  39. The Ultimate Chocolate Hamper
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  40. all of them as im a chocolate addict!

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  41. the deluxe chocolate hamper x so yummy!!!

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  42. I'd love to receive the Champagne and Chocolate Hamper

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  43. the Heavenly Chocolate Gift Box

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  44. i would love the Heavenly Chocolate Gift Box

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  45. http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=91605&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos9 I'd love to win the english chocolate milk, white and dark 700g

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  46. Ultimate chocolate hamper (so there is plenty to share of course!)

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  47. Luxury Belgian Chocolates

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  48. Especially love any chocolates with nuts

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  49. English Chocolate - Milk, White and Dark

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  50. all are great ultimate chocolate hamper

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  51. I would like the champagne and chocolate hamper

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  52. I would love the Chocolate Indulgence hamper here http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=105811&refpage=Category:8130&position=pos5

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  53. The Ultimate chocolate hamper for my husband who is the chocoholic in our house!

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  54. These look yummy!!!

    http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=105983&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos7

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  55. The Belgian Signature Tin mmmm

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  56. The Ultimate Chocolate Hamper - to share of course ! ; )

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  57. Heavenly Chocolate Gift Box looks lovely!!

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  58. http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=101410&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos11 The white chocolate pizza with smarties-looks lush <3 x

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  59. Caroline Kelly12 May 2014 at 22:19

    The chocolate pizza

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  60. Yes, that milk chocolate pizza does look good, but I'd be happy with the little Classic Chocolate Selection 150g. I would eat ANY of those gifts, but I don't need a huge box of chocs, not really. If I tell myself that will I mean it one day?

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  61. Visited and I really like White Chocolate Pizza with Smarties

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  62. The champagne and chocolate hamper!

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  63. I would choose http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=91605&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos9 :)

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  64. the deluxe chocolate hamper

    kay panayi

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  65. English Chocolates, the whole 1kg box: http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=91606&refpage=Category:9053&position=pos3

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  66. I would love any of them, but especially like the look of these Yum :-) http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=105284&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos10

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  67. classic chocolate selection looks fab

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  68. http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=91605&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos9

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  69. Mmm eni... meni... mini... mo.. which to choose from I don't know. ... I think it would be the delux chocolate hamper. . Great giveaway. . :-D

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  70. Ultimate Chocolate Hamper

    @jaizduck

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  71. the White Chocolate Pizza with Smarties!!

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  72. The Ultimate Chocolate Hamper - I would share of course :)

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  73. Would have to be the ultimate chocolate collection

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  74. Ultimate chocolate collection - Bethan Palmer

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  75. The Champagne and Chocolate Hamper - http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=105806&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos15

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  76. http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=105910&refpage=Category:8130&position=pos3
    The Deluxe Chocolate Hamper - looks great and I have always wanted a hamper (if this is too much any thing praline!!)

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  77. The Deluxe Chocolate Hamper, please :)

    Anthony G

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  78. The Ultimate Chocolate Collection

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  79. The Champagne and chocolate hamper

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  80. Champagne and Chocolate Hamper

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  81. The Heavenly Chocolate Gift Box,looks fab

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  82. the Ultimate Chocolate Selection

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  83. the Deluxe Chocolate hamper because im greedy

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  84. The Ultimate Chocolate Hamper

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  85. The Ultimate Chocolate Collection.

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  86. The white chocolate pizza
    http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=101410&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos11

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  87. Love the ultimate chocolate hamper...

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  88. http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=105809&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos12 this looks yummy, chocolate covered ginger in there, white chocolate covered strawberries oh and salted toffee too, what a dream!

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  89. I would have to say English Chocolate

    http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=91604&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos4

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  90. the ultimate chocolate hamper

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  91. The Deluxe Chocolate Hamper

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  92. The Ultimate Choc selection would be my choice

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  93. The English Choc, Dark, Milk and White variety

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  94. Ultimate Chocolate Hamper

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  95. oh the ultimate choc hamper would be fab!!!

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  96. The Delux Chocolate Hamper Would Be Great - Deborah Dodge

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  97. Ultimate Chocolate Hamper of course.

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  98. The Ulimate chocolate hamper looks devine!

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  99. It has to be the Ultimate Chocolate Hamper.x

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  100. Milk Chocolate Pizza with Smarties

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  101. The Ultimate Chocolate Hamper

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  102. The English Collection, Milk white and dark 700g ofcourse, not the 420...:)

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  103. The Ultimate Chocolate Collection http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=105983&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos7

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  104. I love the Champagne and Chocolate Hamper

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  105. The ultimate chocolate hamper would be a fabulous treat.

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  106. The Ultimate Chocolate Collection - very nice!

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  107. Chocolates and Sparkle Gift Box

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  108. I cannot tell a lie, I would love your Ultimate Choc hamper best. But OMG, any of them would make me dance around the room in a way that I would hope would never be posted to YouTube XXX

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  109. The ultimate Chocolate Hamper looks amazing.

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  110. It's got to be the Ultimate Hamper

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  111. The Ultimate Chocolate Hamper!

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  112. Ooh, I'd have the Milk Chocolate Pizza with Smarties! Having said that, I'd probably gobble up most things on offer from that site!

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  113. The Ultimate Chocolate Collection

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  114. I'd like any chocolate- it's all delicious!

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  115. I'm a chocolate snob. I only eat it if it's luxury so these would be perfect!

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  116. The Ultimate Chocolate Hamper sounds amazing! :D x

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  117. The English chocolate box looks amazing

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  118. The biggest one of course.., Ultimate Chocolate Hamper

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  119. Luxury Belgian Chocolates - Large

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  120. Heavenly Chocolate Gift Box, this looks lovely

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  121. Would love the champagne and chocolate hamper

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  122. Champagne and chocolate hamper

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  123. I Would Go Beserk for the Ultimate Chocolate Hamper!!(carroll Marsh)

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  124. The ultimate chocolate hamper

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  125. English Chocolate - Milk, White and Dark 1kg... just to be greedy :P

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  126. ultimate choc hamper

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  127. The Ultimate Chocolate Hamper for me too, I am a massive chocolate addict.

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  128. this yummy!!! http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=105857&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos2

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  129. The Chocolate Temptations - though to be honest it wouldn't take much tempting lol :)

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  130. http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=105983&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos7

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  131. laura jayne bates21 May 2014 at 10:14

    white chocolate pizza with smarties yummy

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  132. Champagne and Chocolate Hamper

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  133. Champagne and chocolate hamper, just because who wouldn't want chocolate and champagne.
    claire.bob23@hotmail.co.uk

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  134. http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=91604&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos4 Classic chocs are always the best!

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  135. The ultimate chocolate hamper please

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  136. the ultimate chocolate hamper sounds fantastic

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  137. The Deluxe Chocolate Hamper Yummy

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  138. English chocolate - Milk, White and Dark

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  139. Has to be the ultimate chocolate hamper!
    Sarah Hurrell

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  140. Definately the ultimate chocolate hamper

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  141. http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=91604&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos4

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  142. cant choose 1 in particular, any of them they all look scrummy.

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  143. Samantha J Freeman21 May 2014 at 17:34

    Heavenly Chocolate Giftbox yummmmmm

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  144. Katarzyna Szewczyk21 May 2014 at 17:38

    I would love to try Belgian chocolates.

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  145. Ultimate chocolate hamper looks lovely

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  146. http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=105809&refpage=Category:8130&position=pos4

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  147. The Ultimate chocolate Hamper because I'm greedy ;) x

    Natalie Gillham

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  148. Pam Francis Gregory21 May 2014 at 18:36

    Ultimate Chocolate Hamper

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  149. They all look fab, but I've always wanted to try a chocolate pizza :)

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  150. I'd Love this one http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=91604&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos4 English Chocolate - Milk, White and Dark 420g They look delicious & the gift box is so pretty x

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  151. white chocolate pizza with smarties! me? childish? :-)

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  152. I would love the Ultimate Chocolate Hamper

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  153. I'm greedy - it would have to be The Ultimate Chocolate Hamper

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  154. I'm an absolute pig so it would have to be the Ultimate Chocolate Hamper!

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  155. The Ultimate Chocolate Hamper looks AMAZING!

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  156. the ultimate chocolate selection!

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  157. The Ultimate Chocolate Hamper. Something for everyone!

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  158. The ultimate chocolate hamper

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  159. I'd love to receive the Milk Chocolate Pizza with Smarties

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  160. The ultimate chocolate hamper (although really, anything would be fab!)

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  161. The Belgian Signature Tin :)

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  162. louise e bennett21 May 2014 at 21:33

    ultimate chocolate hamper

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  163. Ultimate chocolate hamper

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  164. ultimate choc hamper

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  165. The Champagne and Chocolate hamper for my 50th would make me very happy!

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  166. Should I be polite and discreet and try not to appear greedy? - naw - I'll just go for the Ultimate chocolate Hamper! :)

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  167. http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=105809&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos12 this sounds and looks lush!

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  168. Tobys proud mummy21 May 2014 at 22:31

    The Ultimate Chocolate Selection yummy xxxx

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  169. Luxury Belgian chocolates large :)

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  170. The Ultimate Chocolate Hamper looks lush!

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  171. I would love the The Deluxe Chocolate Hamper

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  172. I would love the Ultimate Chocolate Hamper as there is something in there for everyone!

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  173. http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=101410&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos10 :)

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  174. White Chocolate Pizza with Smarties looks fab :)

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  175. Its got to be the ultimate chocolate hamper

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  176. The ultimate chocolate hamper :-)

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  177. The English Chocolate - Milk, White and Dark http://www.serenataflowers.com/product.asp?Prod=91605&refpage=Category:2249&position=pos9 looks delicious!

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  178. The Ultimate Chocolate Hamper

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