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Father’s Day chocolates round-up

By Anthony Myers contact

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Pic: Hotel Chocolat
Pic: Hotel Chocolat

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Father’s Day in the UK falls on Sunday 21 June. Chocolatiers around the country have been busy preparing for the big day for dads, granddads, stepdads or anyone who needs some love in the house. Here’s a roundup of some of the latest treats that been brought to ConfectioneryNews’s attention.

Hotel Chocolat Father’s Day Collection

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Whisky Collection

Father’s Day Pillow Pack - £2.50

A small token of affection that won’t break the piggy bank. Slip these milk chocolates onto his pillow (while he’s still snoring) so he’s wished a Happy Father’s Day as soon as he wakes up.

Father’s Day Sleekster - £22.95

Hotel Chocolat’s most popular chocolates, served with a smart new sleeve just for June. Housing 27 of its most iconic recipes, handpicked by the customer and embellished with ‘Happy Father’s Day’, this star-studded milk, dark and white collection is the Father’s Day chocolate box to end all chocolate boxes.

Father’s Day Hbox - £12.95

The perfect Father’s Day gift box of chocolates for your dad, husband, granddad, stepdad or whomever you celebrate the day with. He can choose from a variety of 14 40% milk, 70% dark and 36% white chocolates, all dressed up for the main event.

Old Fossil Dark - £8

You don’t have to be a palaeontologist to enjoy the beautiful curves of an iconic fossilised ammonite shell this year. Made with Hotel Chocolat’s signature 70% dark chocolate with deep cocoa notes so you can treat the old fossils in your life.

Whisky Collection - £10

A Father’s Day whisky gift for the connoisseur. Smooth, honeyed 10-year-old single malt; gently-spiced, high-rye bourbon; a spicy 12-year-old single malt and a soothing measure of whisky cream liqueur, each served in premium chocolate shells.

Beer Minidomes - £10

Four new brews served in chocolate kegs: a nostalgic Ginger Beer, a hefty Caramel Stout and two distinctive small-batch beers brewed with cocoa pulp – one blonde, one dark. The perfect Father’s Day beer gift for any ale enthusiast.

Old Fossil Milk - £8

Smooth, mellow – and from the prehistoric era. Remind you of anyone? Preserved in simple, solid 40%milk chocolate, this witty Father’s Day gift has been a favourite for many years, said Hotel Chocolat, "among both well-wishers and old fossils alike​".

Chocolat Cream Liqueur – £25

For two years, we crafted the perfect Chocolat Cream Liqueur vodka using real cream that allowed the full-bodied 70% dark chocolate to really sing out, said Hotel Chocolat, for something clean, contemporary and entirely different.

The Velvetiser – £99.99

Imagined by Hotel Chocolat, engineered by Dualit. Barista-grade hot chocolate, as served in Hotel Chocolat cafes, velvetised at the touch of a button. No powders, no syrups, just chocolate. Includes 10 single serve hot chocolate pouches, two of each: Classic, Milky, Hazelnut, Salted Caramel and 100% cocoa. Available in copper, matt charcoal and white editions.

Delysia Chocolatier

Delysia Chocolatier Gentleman's Collection with Milam and Greene Bourbon 750
Delysia Chocolatier Gentleman's Collection

Delysia Chocolatier is honouring fathers with a special gentleman’s chocolate truffle collection, and a special whiskey and chocolate virtual tasting​.

The Delysia Chocolatier Gentleman’s collection chocolate truffles are the perfect embodiment of what rich, robust cocoa should be – clean, simple, flavourful, it said. For the Scotch truffle, rich 64% bittersweet chocolate base and a 12-year old scotch is blended to elevate the truffles to a whole new level of excellence.

A bolder 71% bittersweet chocolate balances out the cigar infused filling of the Cigar truffle. The unexpected ingredients give these award-winning Cigar truffles a subtle, smoky flavor with a slight tingling finish.

Its Father’s Day virtual chocolate & whiskey experience will perfectly pair handcrafted chocolate truffles with Milam & Greene Whiskies and other whiskey varieties. Delysia Chocolatier’s award-winning chef Nicole Patel and distiller, Jordan Osborne, from Milam & Greene, will be on hand for an experience to learn about pairing chocolates with favourite whiskeys.

Sugarpova

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Love bundles from Sugarpova

Sweet gift ideas from Sugarpova, tennis star Maria Sharapova’s premium candy line, include:

Sugarpova candies are designed by Sharapova to celebrate hard work - inspired by her childhood on the tennis court. Sugarpova gummies, chocolates and truffles are made with all-natural ingredients, including fruit, vegetable and other plant extracts.

Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls

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Premium sweet brand Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls has launched new Big Daddy jars in time for Father’s Day. The 1.4kg jars cost £14, making them the perfect present on June 21 or at any other time, and are available from its website​.

Bosses at Wigan-based William Santus and Co Ltd, which produces the iconic Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls, said the Big Daddy jars added to their wide range of gift ideas, all of which are dispatched the day after being ordered.

John Winnard MBE, joint managing director of Uncle Joe’s, said: “We get a large number of orders at this time of year from people wanting to treat their dads.The Big Daddy jars have been launched in response to requests for a bumper supply, so people can treat their fathers to something extra special​.”

Buttermilk

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Buttermilk’s team of craft British confectioners has developed a dairy-free alternative for Father’s Day, using natural ingredients, that consumers say ‘tastes and feels as creamy and rich as traditional chocolate’.

Following feedback for the firm’s new range of ‘free from’ Easter eggs last year, Buttermilk has launched three new free-from products which are available from Sainsbury’s. All are dairy-free, vegan/vegetarian, gluten-free, palm oil-free, 100% natural with no artificial colours or preservatives

The collection includes:

  • Dairy-free Salted Caramel Cups – rich and dairy-free chocolate cups filled with coconut caramel and sea salt to give a gooey, velvety, chocolatey treat.
  • Dairy-free Rocky Road Crunch; these are rich and creamy dairy-free chocolate pieces packed with marshmallows, raisins and puffed rice to give a crispy, crunchy, chewy bite.
  • Chocolatey Truffles, 150g boxed chocolates. Individually wrapped dairy-free chocolate truffles for an extra special moment of surprisingly rich and creamy goodness that everyone can enjoy.

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