Last Friday night, I high-fived the beginning of the weekend, kissed the week goodbye and settled into the sofa with my remote control and one of the best box sets I’ve ever had the pleasure of viewing…
Sky Box Sets collaborated with this award winning chocolatier (I am certain that being a chocolatier was not presented to me as an option at Careers Day at school – travesty) to create the first ever TV themed box of chocs. And Paul has taken this task very seriously, by watching over 100 hours of Sky Box Sets for research and spending over 300 hours hand making all the chocolates…
He has managed to source all kinds of unique ingredients inspired by the various shows, including American tobacco, cinnamon donuts, pumpkin and pine…
Inspiration has been taken from every facet of the eight different shows, which include Broadchurch:
“When watching Broadchurch, I wanted to mirror the sinister storyline, so made the chocolate using a dark sphere. To capture the seaside setting, I filled it with a salt water ganache and clotted cream truffle to leave lips with a salty yet chilling sensation. I finally piped it with blue and white striped decoration to represent the look and feel of a deckchair.”
Mad Men – This tall, dark and handsome creation is suited and booted in a 72% Venezuelan dark chocolate complete with a polished bronzed finish. Infused with Bourbon, the show’s infamous drink of choice and paired with a hit of smoky paprika this chocolate has serious Madison Avenue edge.
24 – Hand-painted with the show’s iconic countdown clock, this chocolate has been designed to linger on your palette for a full 24 minutes. Pairing cayenne pepper, gin and thyme, with a whole coffee bean at its centre, the punchy, explosive filling will provide extra stamina for a race against the clock adventure.
The Walking Dead – Just like the walkers of the TV horror drama, this white chocolate has a gruesome exterior, emblazoned with a bloodshot eerie walker eye but is dead, hollow and soulless on the inside.
Penny Dreadful – Enrobed in 83% Ecuadorian dark chocolate and nestled in lavish purple foiling, this opulent treat is the epitomy of gothic glam. To represent the darkness and depth of the psychological thriller, inside awaits an intense and sultry raspberry ganache infused with Chambord and at its centre sits a sumptuous griottine cherry waiting to be discovered.
Broadchurch – Transport yourself to the seaside with this salt water ganache and clotted cream truffle. Encased in dark chocolate mirroring the shows twisted storyline and adorned with deck chair stripe decoration, this chocolate will leave you with salty lips and a chilling sensation.
Sky Box Sets – Just like the addictively good shows available on Sky Box Sets, this melt in your mouth truffle will leave you wanting more and more. Combining white chocolate, salted caramel and popcorn, this sweet treat is the ultimate companion for a Box Set marathon.
The Affair – All is not as it seems with this romantic heart-shaped chocolate. Pretty as a picture from afar, but up close, imperfect and tarnished with seductive secrets simmering under the surface. This chocolate reflects the twists and turns of a love affair with a sweet strawberry centre and bitter aftertaste.
Nashville – A truffle with superstar quality that delivers style and substance. Its indulgent filling combines lip-smacking southern sweet treats such as pumpkin pie, doughnuts and maple syrup. Perfectly finished with gold dust, sleek foil and a sparkly rhinestone it’s 100% sassy just like the women of Nashville.
Fortitude – Wrapped up in a frosty white coat to protect Fortitude’s uneasy residents from the secrets within their community, this chilling chocolate boasts a mountainous exterior to match the show’s setting. Infused with mint, pine, and clove oil, it will leave taste buds feeling icy-cold just like the Arctic air.
This is such a super treat of a chocolate box and I love the idea of it as a gift for box set buffs – I can already think of a few people in my life who would be just a bit excited to receive it.
This special chocolate box set costs £15.50 and all proceeds will be donated to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) – this is a charity that Sky is affiliated with and they ensure a large number of their programmes are also AD (audio description) available. Super duper.
So really, you’ll be doing your bit for charity by buying these chocolates and scoffing them in front of the telly.
(Or would you prefer a half marathon?)
I was sent this delicious box of chocolates with no expectation of coverage. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This post was shot on my LEICA D-LUX – dinky but dynamic ;)