8 July 2011

Review: Chocolate Fish & Chips

I know exactly what you are thinking - chocolate fish and chips! Rubbish. Well it's not… you see the lovely people from Not On The High Street have kindly sent me one of their amazing products to test and review and this happened to be the scrummy gourmet Chocolate Fish & Chips handmade by Gorvett & Stone.

You may have noticed the Chocolate Fish & Chips got a mention in my Father's Day Gift Guide a few weeks ago, well here is what my other half and I thought of it.

From the photos on the 'not on the high street' website you would think the chocolate fish and chips would just be a little tidily present not big enough to feed your cat, WRONG! It's massive and it's just not what I expected at all. The chips which are made of white chocolate are huge and you get a good handful and the fish itself (made of milk chocolate), well lets just say it'll take you a few days to get through it. As you can tell I was very impressed and the presentation was very inventive. They come in their own little impression newspaper basket wrapped in clear cello with a deep blue bow tied around the top to finish it off. Beautifully presented and something I would be proud to give as a unique gift.

I showed this to my father-in-law who is an avid fisherman and his reaction was brilliant, he loved it to pieces and I'm sure he was secretly jealous he was not getting it as a present for father's day! Maybe next year…

So onto the actual taste of the chocolate. What can I say, it's rich and moorish but not sickly which is definitely appreciated since you get a ton of chocolate in this gift. My other half really liked the taste too and found it lovely and silky if you know what I mean. Basically a delicious gourmet chocolate and one that doesn't make you feel ill after eating a bit too much. All the chocolate is made from Valrhona chocolate.

"Valrhona is a French chocolate manufacturer based in the small town of Tain-l'Hermitage in Hermitage, a wine-growing district near Lyon. The company was founded in 1922 by a French pastry chef, Alberic Guironnet, from the Rhone valley and has five subsidiaries and 60 local distributors across the globe. The company also maintains the École du Grand Chocolat, a school for professional chefs with a focus on chocolate-based dishes and pastries."

You can purchase your very own Chocolate Fish & Chips from www.notonthehighstreet.com for £18.00 plus £2.95 delivery.

Overall a brilliant gift, something very unique and quirky compared to your normal box of choccies. Kids and adults alike will love this especially if they like fish or are into fishing. The only small issue I have is the price, more on the expensive side however you do get a good helping and it is luxury after all. So you get what you pay for really.

Mummies rating - 8.5/10
Other half's rating - 8/10

Please visit www.notonthehighstreet.com for more information and amazing products. They have tons of stuff for all occasions and since it's 'not on the high street' you know it'll be unique. You can also see what Not On The High Street get up to on Twitter and Facebook so hop on over and tell them The Breastest News sent you!

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