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The Chocolate Society Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Review

Disclosure: The Chocolate Society kindly sent me a 150g box of Chocolate Covered Honeycomb free of charge for the purposes of a review. The Chocolate Society had no influence over the content on this page. My opinions are my own.

I recently had the pleasure of reviewing four diverse chocolate bars from The Chocolate Society. The flavours were as rich, bold, and vivid as the boxes that surrounded them.

But The Chocolate Society also boasts a diverse range of other products, including chocolate covered nuts, hot chocolate (ideal for their hot chocolate shaker by the way), and gift boxes alongside their chocolate subscription boxes.

At this year's Speciality Food Fair in London in October, brothers Alasdair and Duncan Garnsworthy sent me home with a box of their Chocolate Covered Honeycomb to savour - which is exactly what I did!

Packaging

The box followed the new packaging design recently launched by The Chocolate Society, in a light turquoise colour. The white print on this box made it quite difficult for me to read the text, more so on the reverse where the font size was smaller. The joys of bad eyesight!

The Chocolate Society Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Box
A turquoise triangular box with a bag of honeycomb inside

The box was recyclable and so too was the bag. It was made from a material called NatureFlex, a brand of compostable and renewable packaging manufactured from wood pulp. The bag was suitable for home composting and recycling under some kerbside green waste schemes.

The rear of the packaging listed the ingredients.

The Chocolate Society Chocolate Covered Honeycomb ingredients:
Sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, cocoa beans, emulsifier (soya lecithin), natural vanilla extract, honeycomb (sugar, glucose syrup, bicarbonate of soda, honey). Minimum cocoa solids 41%.

The Chocolate Society Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Review

My bag contained an assortment of chunks - some small and some bigger than my mouth. Each piece was uniquely shaped and appeared to be the result of the chocolate makers smashing up slabs of honeycomb in the kitchen. This non-uniformity was refreshing and meant each bite was a bit different. There was also a fight for the biggest chunk!

Pieces of The Chocolate Society Chocolate Covered Honeycomb
Chunks of chocolate covered honeycomb in all shapes and sizes

When I make honeycomb at home, I follow Nigella Lawson's Hokey Pokey recipe which is both tasty and a doddle to make. Three ingredients - caster sugar, golden syrup, and bicarbonate of soda - produce a familiar honeycomb flavour not a million miles away from the inside of a Cadbury Crunchie bar.

However, The Chocolate Society's Hokey Pokey recipe differs in that it contains actual honey. From actual bees. And it makes a substantial difference to the flavour and aroma.

Inside The Chocolate Society Chocolate Covered Honeycomb
Golden honeycomb inside a generous coating of milk chocolate

Opening the bag I was greeted with the sweet aroma of creamy milk chocolate, honey, and caramel tones.

Instead of finding a dark, sickly, and almost burnt-looking honeycomb, The Chocolate Society's Hokey Pokey was light, airy, and delicate. It tasted similar to how I'd expect honeycomb to taste, just without the acrid, cloying aftertaste.

Paired with the rich, sweet Columbian milk chocolate, this was a winning combination.

I did find a chunk where the milk chocolate shell had solidified but the honeycomb had collapsed, but even this tasted good!. And, I can confirm that the biggest chunk was indeed full of crisp glorious honeycomb - and it was all mine!

Fancy trying some yourself? You can buy a 150g carton of milk chocolate covered honeycomb direct from their website° (£8.95).

The Chocolate Society Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Review

RRP: £8.95 | The Chocolate Society | Shop now°

Huge chunks of refreshingly light and airy crunchy honeycomb smothered in 40% Colombian milk chocolate. All packaged in vibrant, fully recyclable packaging. What's not to love?

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Score: 4.4

Do you like chocolate covered honeycomb, and have a favourite brand? Have you tried making it yourself? Let me know in the comments below.

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