Last week was our Queen’s birthday. She turned 90 and she is still going strong. Whatever you may think about the Queen you have to admit she is still working hard especially for a 90 year old. I am a fan of hers, also she was my old boss so I should say that. I am not sure if she is a fan of chocolate (I am sure she is) but if she was I bet she would approve of this Royal chocolate.
There were many things done to help celebrate her birthday, parades, TV shows and lots of commemorative products available. I was sent some fun chocolate filled novelty boxes by Prestat that were specially made to help celebrate this great milestone.
As soon as I opened them, they made me smile. I was sent two different boxes, a rocking horse and, my favourite, a sentry box. Each one of these contained 2 little bars of chocolate, 1 dark and 1 milk chocolate. The dark chocolate is 71% cocoa solids and the milk chocolate is 36% cocoa solids. The milk chocolate was creamy but still rich and the dark was bitter and intense. Both were really good quality chocolate and a pleasure to eat.
Now at £8.95 they aren’t the cheapest, considering you get 25g of each chocolate, but when you consider them as a gift and a keepsake then it is better value. I have actually kept the boxes and now my kids enjoy playing with them. I enjoy what is inside and the kids enjoy the boxes, isn’t that the way it normally is.
If you didn’t manage to get something to remember the Queen’s birthday then they are still available on-line or in Prestat stores. You can enjoy eating them as they are but also use the chocolate in some recipes. Why not try some Royal DIY hot chocolate. Or you can use both them dark and milk together in my DIY chocolate brownies.
Let me know if you try them or if you have found anything else to commemorate the Queen’s 90th. Also I will shortly be posting my brownie recipe that I created to use both the dark and milk chocolate.