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Hugo’s Chocolate Club: Chocolate Subscription Box *

We’ve had beauty subscription boxes, time of the month subscription boxes and stationery subscription boxes. There’s pretty much a subscription box for anything you could possibly want these days. Today I’m featuring a subscription box (you’d probably guessed that already otherwise all this talk of subscription boxes has been pretty pointless) that caters for those with a sweet tooth and the chocolate lovers among us which, let’s face it, is more or less all of us right? A chocolate subscription box?! That’s right baby! Our dreams really have come true. 

Hugo’s Chocolate Club* is a chocolate subscription box service which provides 4 different artisan chocolates a month which come in various forms such as bars, truffles, bon-bons and more. They’re £22 a month or £63 for a 3 month subscription, £120 for a 6 month subscription or £228 for a year’s subscription. With more savings a month, the longer the subscription you purchase.

Each month, the 4 different chocolates featured are from 4 different producers so you can guarantee you’re going to get 4 widely different types of chocolate. They also come with biographies about the makers of each chocolate as well as tasting guides to aid you in getting the optimum experience when trying your chocolates.

Now, onto my box and what goodies I got in it. I was pretty confident that with a chocolate subscription box I was going to like more or less everything in it but I was quite surprised by the range of different styles and flavours of chocolate. You really do get a good range so let’s show you some of them!

Duffy’s Fine Milk Chocolate with Cocoa Nibs & Oak Smoked Salt

I’m not going to pretend that I know what Oak Smoked Salt is because I don’t but what I do know is that this one was definitely my favourite of the bunch. I’m a fan of salt in sweet things anyway, such as salted caramel but this had a really stunning unique taste. It’s not stingy on the salt either, you definitely know that there’s salt in there right from the first bite but it actually compliments the chocolate extremely well and adds another tasty element to it.

Coco Chocolatier Honey Milk Chocolate

This one was my least favourite and I’ll probably leave this for someone else to enjoy, quite simply because I don’t like honey. It’s a taste I really can’t get my head around and although I knew going into this chocolate that there was honey in it, I wasn’t expecting it to be quite so prominent. Which, if you like honey, is a really good thing! But unfortunately for me, I don’t. That’s not to say this isn’t a lovely chocolate bar though and I thought the packaging of this one was really cute.

Kneals Chocolates Raspberry Delight

My oh my, this one really was a delight. First and foremost, you can instantly tell this is a really high quality and luxury bar of chocolate. It’s dark chocolate which was an absolute bonus for me because I adore dark chocolate and don’t eat nowhere near enough of it. The inside of the chocolate when you bite into it is super creamy and the dried raspberry flakes on top are really sharp and bitter which compliments everything else nicely. As someone who loves raspberry and loves dark chocolate, this one was a huge hit for me!

The Chocolate Cottage Truffles

These two were really flavorsome like, it kinda knocks you back a bit. The pink ones are Eton Mess flavored and I can’t compare them to actual Eton Mess because I’ve never had it but I assume this is what it tastes like. My boyfriend said he can imagine this one as a dessert in a restaurant, it was that good. There’s a lot of filling in these small truffles and the flavours do pack a punch. The yellow one was Lemon Meringue Pie flavor and I can vouch for this that it actually does taste like lemon meringue or a lemon cheesecake. It’s very lemony and very sharp but really yummy.

So, as chocolate subscription boxes go, I was impressed. I loved the variety of types of chocolates and flavours and the fact that they’re all sourced from UK producers and the box gives 4 different chocolate makers a chance to shine each month. The quality is definitely there and I think a one off box would make a lovely gift for someone in your life who loves their chocolate for Christmas.

Have you ever tried a chocolate subscription box? Which of these 4 would you like to try the most? Let me know!

* Products marked with a (*) were sent to me in exchange for a review

75 Comments

  1. Wow these spun delicious!!! Great post.
    Tuva | tuvasworld.com

  2. A chocolate subscription box sounds heavenly! Those truffles look gorgeous and delicious.
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

    1. They really were lovely!

  3. These all sound so delicious! I never thought of trying a chocolate subscription box before but that sounds like a great way to discover new treats.

  4. All of those just sound heavenly, I have never thought to try a chocolate subscription box. Might just have to now as it sounds like a great way to discover new chocolate!

  5. Those truffles look incredible! Sometimes I wish I would have taught myself to make them just so I can have them whenever I wanted but I don’t even think I can make something that looks that good! I’m not too sure about that Oak smoked salt though, that one seems a little bit much for me!

  6. briannamarielifestyle says:

    Omg these look delicious!!
    Brianna | https://briannamarielifestyle.com

    1. They all were 🙂

  7. What an amazing idea! The variety of the subscription is ideal for any chocolate lover… I’m not sure how I’d cope waiting a whole month for the next box ha ha..

    Emma | http://www.lifeofemmax.co.uk

    1. Haha will power 😉

  8. shalycee says:

    This looks like a tasty subscription box. Everything looks so interesting and delicious

    1. It was, some really interesting flavours 🙂

  9. omg this sounds so good. the chocolate looks yummy. i really need it *drools* might have to get it fora christmas present.. for m e;)

    1. Do it! Treat yourself 🙂

  10. Creative Nails says:

    A chocolate subscription box?! That sounds incredible, a dream! I loove the sound of the chocolate cottage truffles – the lemon meringue ones sound amazing. I love lemon cheesecake, it’s one of my favourites so it sounds like something I would really enjoy. I really want some chocolate now after reading this post! 😂

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    1. Think you’d love these truffles then!

  11. a subscription box of chocolates sounds right up my alley!the first chocolate sounds like it would also be my favorite as well. I enjoy my chocolate to have salt in it as well. i like the contrast between both salty and sweet. now i’m craving chocolate! lol xx

    mich / simplymich.com

    1. Same! That’s why I love salted caramel so much 🙂

  12. Hugo’s chocolate sounds so strange to me because I keep thinking of the little doggy treats in my drawer. I’m sure all of this tasted a million times nicer than those do. Oak sounds like such an interesting flavour, I don’t think I’ve had anything like that before. I love pretty much all raspberry chocolate too. This box sounds great…now I’m hungry (I have chocolate for a post in my house and I haven’t taken photos yet, pray for my self control please) x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    1. I didn’t know there were doggy treats with the same name hahaha! Good luck! 😉

  13. Why am I nearly 22 years old and have only just found out that these exist? This sounds amazing, that raspberry looks like a dream! What was your favourite?
    Imogen x

    https://imogenchloe.co.uk

    1. Don’t worry, I’m 26 and only found out this year! My favourite was the salt one 🙂

  14. I’ve never tried a chocloke subscription box before but it looks really yummy! I like that you get a good variety of different flavours, it’s also great that they are from all different brands as well, grest post x

    1. I love that they’re from different brands, think that’s a really good idea 🙂

  15. I’ve never really heard of many chocolate subscription boxes, but would be a nice treat, I don’t eat much chocolate so I’d probably buy it as a gift I think 🙂 the chocolate cottage truffles sound different though!

    Chloe xx
    http://www.chloechats.com

    1. I’ve never heard of any other to be perfectly honest!

  16. This subscription box sounds like the dream! Those Chocolate Cottage Truffles look delicious. I would love to try the one that tastes like lemon cheesecake, my favourite! You get such a great range of quality chocolate for a really good price. I agree, a one off box would be a perfect Christmas gift for someone. Thanks for sharing Jenny! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. It certainly would! The lemon cheesecake one was out of this world, it tasted more like a lemon cheesecake than an ACTUAL lemon cheesecake 😂

  17. It looks like a great subscription box! x

    http://www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

    1. It really was!

  18. I tried the subscription box by Hotel Chocolat for a while, which was great because you can specify what type of chocolate you like, but I also think it’s good that with this one, you try chocolate from different companies.
    I think my favourite from this list would be the lemon, followed by the raspberry. My least favourite would be the one with salt, because I can’t deal with salt and sweet things together, but I definitely agree it’s a good way to try new things out.

    1. This one is really good in that you can try different artisan chocolates!

  19. Oh my goodness this is such an amazing idea – I’d love this! I might put it on my Christmas list as I love chocolate x

    1. It’s a really fab idea!

  20. Ooh a chocolate subscription box sounds like heaven! I love that you get such a variety and can discover some new flavours. The raspberry delight one especially sounds amazing xx

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

    1. The raspberry one was really delish!

  21. I wish they did a vegan one of these! I would 100% be buying one!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    1. I’m sure there is somewhere – gap in the market for sure!

  22. Oooh I love chocolates and this box is really interesting. The way you have described the raspberry delight my mouth is watering. 🙂

    Via | http://glossnglitters.com

    1. Oooh I’m glad it had that effect! It was really yummy that one 😍

  23. Greatness Reinvented says:

    This is super cute and would make a great gift. I think I will add this to someones xmas present list.

    GR | https://www.thegreat.uk

    1. Hope they love it!

  24. I adore this idea! I’m a huge lover of hot chocolate 🙂

    1. There should be a hot chocolate subscription box!

      1. that would be right up my street haha

  25. Mouth is drooling over the delicious chocolate, though the honey one can get in the bin too for me!!

    1. I wouldn’t put it in the bin! It’s too lovely for that! But I let my boyfriend have that one for sure!

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