About Choc Express
When we first started,
back in 1993, our main challenge was to let everyone know that there
was now an alternative to sending flowers and at that time, the name 'ChocExpress'
summed it up very well.
Ten years later, and thanks to your support, we have grown and changed
enormously. The idea of delivered chocolates is now well established
and we want to create a name for ourselves that sums up what our plans
are for the next ten years. In short, we want to become the place to
find the best and the most original chocolates in the world. Hotel
Chocolat is this place... a destination... I hope we can travel there
The secret of real
It starts from an intimate knowledge of the cocoa bean... a unique
crop which only thrives 20 degrees either side of the Equator. Its
complex layers of flavour tell the story of the plantation, the
climate, the species and the journey in stages from bitter bean to
mellow, smooth, flavoursome chocolate.
Something this noble deserves to be complemented by the best fillings,
prepared freshly by the worlds master chocolatiers... soft truffles
made with cream and fine liqueurs, generous manons and buttercreams to
melt languorously on the tongue, melt-away ganaches with
The secret of real chocolate... a simple, but rarely found, recipe:
1 part strictly authentic ingredients and 1 part chocolatier flair.
Giving chocolates from Hotel Chocolat is good for the soul... tasting
them is a complete physical and emotional experience!
The giving of chocolate
Real, authentic chocolate, beautifully presented and ready to act as
your ambassador... timeless and in the best of taste.
A shared memory... the birthday of a good friend, an act of kindness,
a hard-won success... giving chocolates from Hotel Chocolat makes you
feel as good as your recipient.
Always at your service... we can deliver on your behalf with your
words inscribed in an accompanying card, or we can deliver to you so
you can present yourself.
In Ghana, the worlds second largest cocoa producing country, we make
direct financial contributions to assist in local projects to
rejuvenate old cocoa tree stock which boosts farmers income, and to
improve the resources of the village schools so that education of
cocoa farmers children is given a better chance of succeeding.
An ethical approach
The vast majority of the world cocoa bean crop is grown in third world
countries. Clearly there is a massive disparity between the plantation
workers and the relatively well-off western consumers who enjoy the
final product (us!).
"Although we are only a small player in the global chocolate market,
we are determined to do something to bridge the gap between the
plantation growers and we who love and appreciate good chocolate."