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Luxury Truffles from Beech’s Fine Chocolates

Beech’s Fine Chocolates have been making quality, traditional British Chocolates since 1920.  They recently launched an exiting range of luxury truffles and we got the chance to try out two of the new flavours. Read on to know what we thought of them.

Luxury Truffles from Beech’s Fine Chocolates


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Beech's Fine Chocolates - Review and Giveaway

Beechs Fine Chocolates

Beech's Fine Chocolates have been making delicious chocolates since 1920. Their factory is located in the centre of Preston, Lancashire and they make chocolates under their own brand (Beech’s) as well as for a small number of 'own label' brands for quality retailers. Beech's boxed chocolates are perfect for gifting and even as a sweet treat for oneself. Their After Dinner Mint Creams and After Dinner Mint Crisps are one of my favourites. Recently, the lovely team at Beech’s sent us some of their milk chocolate goodies to try.

Beechs Fine Chocolates

Beechs Fine Chocolates

First up was the Milk Chocolate Coffee Creams. These coffee creams are made using a traditional recipe with the natural flavour of freshly ground coffee beans in thick and delicious milk chocolate. These coffee creams also come in dark chocolate but I opted only to try the milk chocolate variety. As soon as I opened the box, a lovely coffee fragrance wafted out. This was what I was expecting. The chocolates were beautifully laid out in the box which itself had an understated but classic style. The milk chocolate perfectly complemented the coffee flavour. The coffee fondant had its own sweetness but the presence of roasted coffee flavour brought more depth and taste to these chocolates. A perfect combination of chocolate and coffee. I thoroughly enjoyed these and so did Mr.H. If you like Coffee Creams, then I would recommend that you try these ones from Beech’s.

Beechs Fine Chocolates

Beechs Fine Chocolates

One from the Beech's range of gift message chocolate boxes is the 'Thank you' Continental Assortment Gift Pack. It is a 90g box containing a selection of continental milk, dark and white chocolates. There are 7 chocolates in the box and this is the perfect size for gifting - neither too small nor too large. The selection includes:
- Caramel Delight
- Luxury Vanilla Mousse
- Hazelnut Supreme
- Strawberry Parfait
- Dark Coffee and Walnut
- Orange Truffle
- Hazelnut Swirl

My favourites were the nutty ones with Dark Coffee and Walnut taking the top spot. Mr.H preferred the fruity variants. As with the Coffee Creams, the packaging of the 'Thank You' box was also simple yet classy. Priced at £3.49, this assorted box is perfect for gifting.

Check out http://www.beechsfinechocolates.com/ for the entire range. And if you fancy winning some chocolate for yourself, then read on.

DB Reviews is delighted to be giving away a selection of Beech's Fine Chocolates to one lucky reader of the blog. Entry is simple. Complete the options in the Gleam widget below. What you will win:
- A box of milk chocolate coffee cream
- A box of dark chocolate coffee cream
- A box of caffe latte creams



Beech's Fine Chocolates

Terms and Conditions:
1. The competition is open only to residents of the UK.
2. No cash alternative offered.
3. Winner will be drawn at random from all the valid entries and must respond within 7 days of email being sent to them, failing which a new winner will be selected.
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Beech's Fine Chocolates : After Dinner Mint Creams and After Dinner Mint Crisps

Good morning everyone. Today is the beginning of the National Chocolate Week. October 13-19 is UK's biggest chocolate celebration promoting fine chocolate, artisan chocolatiers and chocolate companies. So it seemed only befitting that I begin the week with a post on chocolates. The wonderful folks at Beech's Fine Chocolates have very kindly sent me their products for review all through 2014. And right on time for the UK Chocolate Week I received two of their best sellers: the After Dinner Mint Creams and the After Dinner Mint Crisps.

 

The Beech’s After Dinner Mint Creams combine English Mitcham Mint oil with luxurious chocolate to make a delicious treat. There is a very generous mint fondant centre coated with dark chocolate. The creamy dark chocolate is complemented nicely by the delicate and subtle mint flavour and these mint creams are as delectable and moreish as the Beech's Dark Chocolate Cream range I reviewed earlier.

After Dinner Mint Creams 150g (£3.99)

The Beech’s After Dinner Mint Crisps are wafer thin dark chocolate rectangles filled with lovely crispy crunchy little bits. Even before I opened the box I was intrigued and had a feeling I would love these. And I was not wrong. The crisps have a very strong, refreshing minty aroma and are perfectly sized. I liked the granulated texture of the crisps and the dark chocolate was beautifully balanced by the crunchy, fresh mint. A couple of these would be perfect with an after dinner coffee.

After Dinner Mint Crisps 150g (£3.75)

To sum it up, if you are a mint chocolate lover you should consider trying the After Dinner Mints range from Beech's Fine Chocolates. They are beautifully packaged, refreshing, moreish and 'the' perfect minty treat. Go on and treat yourself and your family this 'Chocolate Week' to some delish chocolates from Beech's Fine Chocolates. And to make it even more irresistible, here is a promotional code that you will give you 10% off your purchases from Beech's web store - use the code BFC04061410.


“I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed.
I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat.”
- Tyra Banks
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Beech's Fine Chocolates - The Original Dark Chocolate Marzipan

I have shared my thoughts on a number of offerings from Beech's Fine Chocolates over the past few months on this blog. It was only last year that I came across Beech's and now having tried out a few of their best sellers I have become a fan of Beech's chocolates. They always seem to win over the hearts of chocolate lovers with their products. I got the chance to try out yet another yummy product from their range recently - The Original Dark Chocolate Marzipan.


As always I loved the packaging of the chocolates. It looks classy and has a 'vintage-y' vibe to it. And the colour combination is just awesome. I loved the packaging so much, that it has inspired me to do a home DIY project based on the colour theme of the Marzipan box :)




The chocolates come in a 150g box with 14 pieces and are priced at £4.99 per box. The individual chocolates looked very glossy at first glance and we could not wait to get our hands on them. I had to hold off Mr.H and a cousin of mine from polishing off the chocolates before I finished with my photography :) I love dark chocolate and the combination of marzipan and dark chocolate was beautiful. The dark chocolate layer was perfect in thickness and complemented the sweet almond flavour. Mr.H who prefers milk chocolate to darker versions enjoyed these as well. He said that the unsweetened dark chocolate combined with the delicious buttery marzipan was a beautiful blend of flavours. The marzipan was excellent - neither too dry nor too firm and not overpoweringly sweet as is the case usually. It was just perfect.

Having tried a variety of chocolates from Beech's, we have come to associate this brand with real classic chocolates made with authentic traditional recipes. If you are a chocolate lover, you should try out Beech's chocolates. As always Beech's are giving the readers of DB Reviews to try their chocolates at 10% off. Use the code BFC24061410 at checkout to get 10% off your purchases.

Visit the Beech's online store at: http://www.beechsfinechocolates.com/


“I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed.
I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat.”
- Tyra Banks
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Beech's Fine Chocolates : Continental Assortment Gift Packs

'Thank you' - a simple and effective expression of gratitude. There are so many reasons to say 'Thank you' and so many different ways to say 'Thank you'. Everyone likes to be appreciated and a sincere 'Thank you' is sure to make the receiver happy. If you want to make it more special then you could gift a box of assorted chocolates as well :) Nine out of ten people like chocolates and I am pretty sure a box of chocolates will always be welcome.

Beech's Fine Chocolates have a range of gift message chocolate boxes and one of them is the 'Thank you' Continental Assortment Gift Pack.


These 90g boxes contain a selection of continental milk, dark and white chocolates. There are 7 chocolates in each box and this is the perfect size for gifting - neither too small nor too large. The selection includes:


All the chocolates were of a high quality that I now associate with Beech's; however I had 2 favourites - Milk Hazelnut Swirl for its absolutely smooth hazelnut praline and the Dark Coffee Cream & Walnut which had such an amazing flavour of coffee beans. Mr.H loved the fruity ones : Dark Orange Truffle and Milk Strawberry Parfait.



 
Chocolate Gift Assortment with Thank You Message
Weight: 90g
Price: £3.49
 
Beech's also have other products in the Assorted gift pack range. One of the boxes they plan to have for 2014 will be the 'Merry Christmas' gift box. The box will have the same content as the 'Thank you' box; its just the packaging that will be different. Having tried the yummy chocolates in the 'Thank you' box I can safely say that the 'Merry Christmas' box will make a wonderful gift during the festive season later in the year.



You can check out the entire Assorted Gift Boxes range from Beech's here: www.beechsfinechocolates.com Beech's have also offered the readers of DB Reviews a promotional code that gives you 10% off your purchases on Beech's website until the end of June. The code is BFC02061410



“I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed.
I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat.”
- Tyra Banks
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Traditional Chocolate Creams from Beech's Fine Chocolates

I have reviewed goodies from Beech's Fine Chocolates earlier on the blog. The past week a surprise landed through my post box - a selection of Beech's Chocolate Creams. These traditional chocolate creams are one of the best sellers on Beech's website and come in 8 flavours: Coffee, Lime, Raspberry, Strawberry, Orange, Mint, Rose and Violet. We got the chance to review the last four.


All the flavours come in 90g boxes and are priced at £2.99 each. There are ten pieces in each box - dark chocolate covering over a delicious fondant centre. The chocolates are packaged in lovely pastel coloured boxes matching the flavours in each box. I like the fact that Beech's take so much care of the presentation and branding. These Chocolate Cream boxes invoke an old world charm and feel - the simplicity, the graphics and the colours used - all are lovely. Needless to say, as always I liked the packaging.

Let's move onto the 4 flavours that we received. First up, Rose Creams. As I opened the box, I could smell the familiar rose flavour similar to Turkish Delight. If you have read my earlier review of Turkish Delights you might recollect that I am not particularly keen on these. I never really enjoyed them. Though I absolutely love rose fragrance/scent in my skincare products; for some reason I do not like it in my food. However, it came as a big surprise to myself that I was reaching out to these Rose Creams. Surprise, surprise! And I enjoyed them. I actually liked these Rose Creams a lot. Mr.H got only 3 pieces as I finished 7 pieces from the box myself.


Mint Creams : The classic, tried and tested combination of chocolate and mint; what is not to love about this. The minty fondant perfectly complemented the dark chocolate. Both myself and Mr.H loved this variant.


Orange Creams: Orange is one other flavour that I do not like when clubbed with chocolate. But I did give this a try nonetheless and it did not appeal to me much. Mr.H on the other hand really appreciates all kinds of flavours and combinations and he enjoyed this. According to him the sweetness of Orange paired well with the dark chocolate.


The final flavour was Violet Creams. These had a subtle Violet flavour and were something different from what we would normally pick up. It was an interesting combination to try out. Overall, the Chocolate Cream range from Beech's gets a thumbs up from DB Reviews. We have only tried 4 flavours of the 8 available but I can say confidently that this range caters to all kinds of taste. These boxes will make excellent gifting options if you are looking for traditional English chocolates.


You can check out the entire Chocolate Cream range online on Beech's Fine Chocolates and also get 10% off your purchases on Beech's web store using the promotional code BFC11041410. This code is valid for the next 3 weeks. Beech's offer Free First Class Delivery on all orders over £12.00



“I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed.
I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat.”
- Tyra Banks
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Exquisite Luxury Chocolate Bars from Beech's Fine Chocolates

Beech's Fine Chocolates recently launched luxury chocolate bars in 6 flavours. Made with 100% natural ingredients, these chocolate bars are gluten free and suitable for vegetarians. The dark chocolates are even vegan friendly! I have tried some of Beech's products earlier and know that the quality of their chocolates is awesome; so I was understandably excited when the new range of chocolate bars came home for review purposes. The 6 flavours are: Milk, White, Dark, Anglesey Sea Salt, Natural Ginger and Lime & Chilli.



The chocolate bars come in trendy cardboard boxes. Each bar is 60g and in my opinion is the perfect size for sharing. All bars costs £1.50 each. The packaging is lovely. The colours and the designs used are a wonderful combination of classic and modern designs. I have always mentioned that the packaging of Beech's products is apt for the product and it is no different in the case of the new bars. They seem to pay as much attention to the packaging as they do to the actual product. I like this attention to every small detail. Packaging done, let us now move on to the main part - the taste.


The Taste Test

- Milk Chocolate: With 30% Cocoa Solids and natural Vanilla flavours, this milk chocolate bar was sweet and quite  rich in taste and texture. Mr.H loved this one. The smoothness and the depth of flavour was excellent and much better than most milk chocolate bars that Mr.H has tried.


- Anglesey Sea Salt Milk Chocolate: I have been favouring sea salted chocolates lately and no wonder that I reached out for this one first. It has the same smoothness and richness of flavour like the milk chocolate, but what takes it a notch higher is the addition of the grainy salt. It adds a wonderful texture and gives a nice sweet and salty taste which I love. This was my favourite of the lot.

- White Chocolate: Again this one was picked up by Mr.H and the verdict was out very soon. A high quality chocolate with a lovely taste and texture. When you take the first bite you are hit by the taste of pure and fresh milk(more like condensed milk) which is followed by a lovely vanilla taste. This one was the sweetest of the 6 bars and if you have serious sweet tooth, you will absolutely love this.


- Dark Chocolates: There are three bars in this category: Dark, Natural Ginger and Lime & Chilli. All three of them have 55% minimum cocoa solids base and like the dark chocolates that I have tasted from Beech's earlier these 3 also have a lovely sweetness devoid of excessive bitterness. The flavour and taste - both are rich. The Natural Ginger bar has a pleasant mildly spicy warmth to it. Mr.H felt it could have been a wee bit stronger in taste but enjoyed it nonetheless. The Lime & Chilli was an interesting combination. It surely would be an acquired taste as it is not something that I would eat normally. But the taste grows on you and you enjoy the lime flavour followed by the chilli kick both of which work surprisingly well with the dark chocolate.


Overall, this new range of chocolate bars from Beech's gets a happy thumbs up at DB Reviews. Whether it is the taste, texture, flavours or the packaging - everything is of a high quality that is synonymous with Beech's. I hope they add more flavours in the near future to this range of chocolate bars.

Grab yourself a discount.

Beech's have very kindly offered a 15% discount on all purchases to the readers of DB Reviews. The discount code is valid until the end of April 2014. You can check their awesome range of chocolates online and use the promotional code 'BFC18031410' to avail a 15% discount. And delivery is FREE of charge anywhere in the UK if your order value is over £12.00. So, What are you waiting for? Check out the Beech's online shop and grab yourself these new delicious chocolate bars. Do leave a comment and let me know what you think of these bars?


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I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat.”
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Beech's Fine Chocolates - Turkish Delight

On Valentine's day a couple of boxes of Turkish Delight landed through my post box, courtesy of Beech's Fine Chocolates. The company which has been making traditional British chocolates since 1920 have a wonderful selection of chocolates to choose from. Beech's use only the finest raw materials and chocolate along with natural colours and flavours to make some really delicious treats.

Last month I had reviewed the Dark Chocolate Ginger which was a revelation to me. This time around it was Turkish Delight or Lokum as it is known traditionally in Turkey. As always the packaging of the product was so well thought of. The bright colours and the intricate designs all reflected a Persian feel. I like the attention to detail that Beech's show both in terms of the chocolates and the packaging as well.

Beech's Fine Chocolates Turkish Delight

Now moving onto the product itself. These have been tried and tested by Mr.H. I am not particularly fond of Turkish Delight. I had tried them on a couple of occasions earlier and they were not my kind of sweet treats. Mr. H has a very open mind. Whenever we travel to any country, he makes sure to sample their local cuisine and delicacies. He never shies away from trying something new or experimenting. And as you know he is a massive chocolate lover. So, to put it in short, he was more than happy to trial these.


Beech's Turkish Delights have a thick velvety milk chocolate layer enclosing the gorgeous rose flavoured centre. As per Mr. H, the centre was slightly firmer than other Turkish Delights that he has tried. The generous chocolate layer was 'melt in the mouth' kind giving a perfect blend of flavours in every mouthful. He enjoyed it. If you are a lover of Turkish Delights than you should try these.



You can browse through the entire Beech's range online. Beech's have also very kindly provided a discount code for the readers of DB Reviews. You can avail 10% off your purchases until 28th February 2014 from www.beechsfinechocolates.com. Use the code 'BFC21J1410' to get 10% off any purchases. Enjoy!! And let me know what you pick up from Beech's.


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Beech's Dark Chocolates with Stem Ginger Centre - Review

I have been blogging for around 5 years now and blogging has its perks, which I am very thankful for. When you blog, you need to have an open mind, be willing to experiment and try out new things. Over the past year as I have been trying out new food products, I have had some amazing experiences, some failures and some lovely discoveries as well - experimented with things which I would probably have not tried out on my own. For example, the product that I am going to talk about today - Beech's Dark Chocolates with Stem Ginger Centre. I like Ginger. I enjoy ginger infused drinks, ginger chews, ginger bread and ginger in my curries. And I love chocolate. But the combination of Ginger and Chocolate was something that I had never tried before. So, when I received these goodies from Beech's, I wasn't sure how my taste buds would respond to this combination.


Having recently reviewed Beech's Luxury Brazils, one thing I was sure was that the quality of the product would be good. After all Beech's Fine Chocolates have been in the business of making traditional British chocolates since 1920 and they use only the finest raw materials and chocolate along with natural colours and flavours.


The packaging of the product is simple. The colours and concept reflects an Eastern influence which is apt considering the product contains Chinese Stem Ginger. The ginger centre is enclosed in a generous, rich dark chocolate layer. The combination of ground stem ginger and dark chocolate makes this a wonderful treat for adults I feel. The ginger taste was not overpowering as I had imagined and dreaded. Instead it was more of a subtle comforting ginger kick perfectly balanced by the dark chocolate. Both myself and Mr. H loved it. I particularly liked the warming aftertaste. Like I mentioned earlier in the post, one needs to have an open mind and try out new stuff to make wonderful discoveries like these Dark Chocolate Gingers from Beech's.


The Dark Chocolate Ginger's are available in two sizes: 100g(£3.49) and 200g(£6.49) and can be ordered online from Beech's. Beech's offer free first class delivery on all orders over £12.00. If you enjoy fine chocolate and love experimenting, then do check out Beech's website for an amazing range of traditional English Chocolates.

 
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Beech's Fine Chocolates: Flavoursome Whole Brazil Nuts Enrobed in Thick Luxurious Chocolate

Beech's Fine Chocolates, based in Preston(Lancashire), have been in the business of making traditional British chocolates since 1920. Using only the finest raw materials and chocolate along with natural colours and flavours, Beech's not only make chocolates under their own brand but also for a few selected “own label” brands for quality retailers.

The past week I received some yummy goodies from Beech's - the Chocolate Brazil Nuts(milk and dark chocolate versions). The milk chocolate brazils come in an elegant blue box while the dark chocolate ones come in a similarly packaged red box. The packaging though simple looks classy.

 

Coming to the chocolates - Let me begin by saying that we just loved these. Mr.H loves milk chocolates while I prefer the darker one. The milk chocolate was creamy and 'melt-in-the-mouth' kind. What a lovely texture and taste. The dark chocolate was yummylicious without being too bitter. It was perfect. I was happy at the thick coating of chocolate on each nut. In spite of the thick layer of the chocolate the brazil nuts were crisp and full of flavour. The quality is excellent and it is no wonder that these are termed as luxury chocolates. I would recommend these Brazil Nut Chocolates if you are a nutty chocoholic.



The Chocolate Brazil Nuts come in many sizes: 90g(£2.99), 140g(£3.99), 260g(£5.99) and in a large 1700g box(£33.83). I think that a box of chocolates(like this one) as a gift would be welcomed by most of us. Beech's have an impressive range to choose from online: special occasion chocolates, after dinner chocolates, traditional English chocolates and so much more. Visit their website to check out the entire collection.


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