Ref. 1504931 Customer Review
I must admit I'd been hoping for this in my tasting club but never received it, therefore after receiving a selector recently I was pleasantly surprised. It isn't one of Hotel Chocolates best - frankly there are so many amazing recipes it's a hard feat for any to match (pistachio praline to name but one), but what it does it does well, and in what it tries to be, it succeeds. The sour cherry is truly and refreshingly fruity. Not too sour, but just right to match the creaminess and sweetness of the white chocolate it's paired with. There's a faint victoria sponge cake flavour (vanilla with added cake) dancing in the background which acts as a base for the fruitiness of the sour cherry. The sparsely dotted crispy wafer in the not too detectable praline is a pleasant change in texture. Perhaps it's just at the right amount not to detract from the generally softer texture of the whole recipe. Similar to some of the cheesecake recipes, this works for its contrast in interesting flavours, but yet still manages to offer that familiarity we recognise from the original recipe that inspires it. Enjoy with a glass of rose or if your feeling extra cheery - a glass of bubbly.
Glenn, Lancaster said on 27/05/2016