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Lick The Spoon Handmade Chocolates

Lick The Spoon Handmade Chocolates

80 Langley Road,
Chippenham,
Wiltshire SN15 1DB
Tel: 01249 658090

Review of Chocolates provided for Review by Matthew Short
May 2007

This review is of the "Signature Collection" developed by "Lick the Spoon", a small Wiltshire based family business.

Lick the Spoon produce chocolates continuously in small batches, without using additives or preservatives, so they recognise that the shelf life of their product is not as long as other's. Their recipes are unique to them.

First off, Presentation.

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The box is substantial: custom made to accommodate each individually shaped and sized chocolate. It certainly will make a good first impression!

Open the box and a selection of familiar and not-so-familiar flavours is presented. The familiar consisted of favourites such as Champagne Truffle, Almond and Hazlenuts and Caramel, the new ones included Organic dates, Peach mousse with Dried Raspberry, Mulled Blackberry and, oddest of all, "Basil Ganache".

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It is quite evident that these are chocolates of high quality: even those flavours which weren't my favourite were obviously well made. The flavours I'd not encountered before, such as Blackberry and Dates, would be interesting and amusing even if you ultimately don't like them - I did like them.

The Basil Ganache was the biggest surprise - it really did have a Basil flavour, and I really do like Basil (see my old article here). In much the same way that Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar doesn't sound right - until you try it - Basil flavoured chocolate seems an unlikely combination until it's sampled. Although perhaps it isn't a flavour you would eat too much of in one sitting, that isn't a problem because one really shouldn't gorge oneself, should one?

At 9.95 for this selection, Lick The Spoon are placing themselves smack in the middle of the premium Chocolate market price band and although I don't profess to be a chocolate expert - or even afficionado - I am confident that Lick The Spoon have produced chocolates which can stand comparison with the very best available.

Well Done!

Sandro Melkuhn

 

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