Our round-up includes the most delicious and decadent selection boxes available for this year – with something for everyone, from traditionalists to those who seek imaginative and unusual explosions of flavour. Lauden 20 Mixed Chocolates: £18, Lauden This multi-award winning company was founded by husband and wife team, Sun and Stephen Trigg, who started making chocolate on their kitchen table in 2008.
Driven by a passion for sourcing the best cacao and ingredients from around the world, their chocolates are now served in some of the best restaurants in the country, as well as British Airways First Class.
This range of handmade cream chocolates, truffles, bars and French macarons have no nasties – only fresh, local ingredients such as Kentish cream and butter, combined with seasonal produce from across the globe. Choctails Pick Your Own Chocolates: £14.95, Choctails This award-winning company was created after Simon Delamere suggested his wife introduce cocktails into her home-made truffles.
By 2012, it had become a full-time business – the only one in the market focused exclusively on cocktail chocolates.
The teardrop-shaped options here include dark chocolate, raspberry chips and almond sticks, along with white chocolate, caramel chips, cranberries and many more. Paxton Signature Thins: £25, Not On The High Street This fashionable chocolatier is known for pushing boundaries.