Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Godiva Halloween/Fall 2010

The second "gift" your Chocolate Priestess ordered this year for Halloween was from Godiva.com.  I have a membership there so I can keep up to date on their products and if I'm ever near one of their stores, I could get samples of products to review for you.  They had an offer for Halloween so since I was feeling generous and really want to keep my family and friends from the candy for the kids trick or treating, I needed some chocolates beyond what we were sent for the Challenge.

I ordered three Halloween lollypops because they were cute and would satisfy the tastes of several people.  One is a white chocolate pair of ghosts, another is  milk chocolate bat with some white chocolate dyed orange in the background, and the final one is a milk chocolate skull.  Spooky, huh?  Since I am saving these for Halloween itself I didn't want to unwrap them yet so you can see them packaged as they arrived.

I also ordered this milk chocolate leaf because goodness knows we are full of leaves right now in our yard.  I figured this I would save and do something for Thanksgiving with it, maybe combine it with the huge cupcake mold I got for my birthday.  This is  a large leaf with two full servings in it.  I think I'd have to lay it down or back it up with fondant to make it stand up on a cake.  What do you all think?

I ordered a box of their hot cocoa mix which I was disappointed in because it turned out to only have four servings in it -- two milk and two dark varieties.  Granted these are medium servings of 8 oz each but still only four servings for that price. Well, I hope it tastes great when I try it then review it for you all on two forthcoming Wednesdays.  Yup, our Wednesdays will turn into hot beverage reviews again once the weather turns cold.

Godiva often has limited edition truffles that change from season to season so I got a box of their fall 2010 version that has 10 truffles in it.  Glancing through the flavor guide I don't see 10 different flavors here, there are 11 on the little info packet, but I'll look more closely into that later once we've tried them.  I probably will not use these at Halloween but at a later date.

The special offer was a box of nine assorted chocolates in a spooky box.  The chocolates themselves are not Halloween specific shapes and that was disappointing, too.  I mean, considering how big a company Godiva is, couldn't they invest and make these shaped like skulls or witches or bats or ghosts or mummies or something?  As it is, I hesitate to set these our for Halloween because outside the box they aren't particular special looking for a specific holiday. 

Godiva Chocolate is Godiva Chocolate. Some people adore it but while I think it's very good chocolate I don't think it is the best I've had.  Small batch, freshly made, chocolates are often better but for a gift and for relatively high quality chocolate, Godiva can be a good choice.  I'd recommend if you have a store in your area (we do not) that you walk in and buy instead of order online that way you can buy more chocolate and spend less on shipping.

2 comments:

Mary said...

I love Godiva Chocolate. Those are such fun packages!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

TheChocolatePriestess said...

The chocolate pops were particular cute I thought. Thanks for commenting, Mary.