It’s National Chocolate Week – therefore we decided we had a duty to the universe to eat lots and lots of (you guessed it) chocolate. You can imagine the scene in the office; desks piled high with brownies, cookies, cakes and biscuits, but, in true notonthehighstreet.com style we also wanted to try something a little different. Conveniently, one of our sellers Hunter Gatherer had just sent us some samples of one of their newest products to test – an instant chocolate fondue kit.
This is a genius idea – all the excitement of a homemade chocolate fondue without the fuss of breaking up bits of chocolate and over-boiling saucepans of water. The chocolate (highest quality milk, dark or white) comes in specially-designed stoneware cups that can be placed directly into the microwave. Each cup of chocolate takes around a minute to melt and is then the perfect consistency for dipping whatever you fancy into it. We felt that it was necessary to try dipping cookies, marshmallows, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, brownies and honeycomb into the melted chocolate. We felt a little sick afterwards, but could sleep easy knowing we’d thoroughly tested the product’s versatility.
There’s plenty of chocolate to go around; we all had a go at dunking and dipping yet there was still chocolate left over. Each stoneware cup comes with a lid, so you can put the chocolate in the fridge and reheat later if you feel you can exercise that level of self control. We really love this product – it’s ideal if you fancy a posh treat on a wintery evening or want something a bit unusual to take to a dinner party or even a girly sleepover.
Which type of chocolate would you go for and what would you dip in it? Leave a comment below to let us know!