Hugo’s Chocolate Club Subscription Box Review

As a true chocoholic, it’s an huge understatement to say I was excited when I was approached by Hugo’s Chocolate Club for a review. Hugo’s provide a monthly subscription box of delicious artisan treats straight to your door, with prices starting from £22 a month.

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Members of Hugo’s can sign up to a variety of packages to suit their budgets and needs. If you wanted to send a one-off box to a friend for a lavish birthday gift, one month is £22. You can also subscribe on 3-monthly, 6-monthly and yearly plans, with the average monthly price getting slightly cheaper the longer you sign up for. One of the perks of Hugo’s is that each selection box will be different, with a surprise offering of posh choccies that really showcase what these talented chocolatiers can do.

I received the September box a few weeks ago, and I was really impressed with the modern and stylish packaging. You really do get an exclusive and expensive feel before you even see the contents; it feels like a real treat yourself moment! Hugo’s Chocolate Club also provides you with a little booklet, providing details on the chocolatiers and the chocolates themselves, which I think adds a nice personal touch.

Upon opening the box, the first item I noticed was the Duffy’s Milk Corazon Del Ecuador bar. Firstly, the packaging of this bar is lovely! It’s classic and timeless and is really eye-catching. This award winning chocolate really melts in your mouth. It’s smooth and creamy, with the slight bite of the oak-smoked salt that gives it a savoury undertone. It’s a perfect combination of subtle salty and sweet without being too rich or overpowering in either flavour. This bar is also soya and gluten free.

Duffys Cocoa Nibs and Oak Smoken Salt chocolate bar in blue wrapper being held up in front of Hugo's Chocolate Club box on grey wood background

I was most excited for this next bar as I read through the descriptions of the chocolates in the Hugo’s booklet. Not only are the couple that founded Kneals Chocolate’s local to me being based in Birmingham, they’ve created a chocolate bar that combines two of my favourite flavours; dark chocolate and raspberry. It’s a classic combination for a reason, they really do go so well together as the bitterness of the dark chocolate mixes with the sweetness and sharpness of the raspberry. The raspberry flavour in this Raspberry Delight bar is pretty intense thanks to the raspberry ganache centre and the dried raspberries on top, but I love it! this is definitely a very naughty and indulgent treat!

Close up of the dried raspberry pieces on top of the dark chocolate Kneals bar, sitting on top of the Hugo's Chocolate Club box

Coco Chocolatier supplied a milk chocolate and honey bar to this box, and it’s not quite what I was expecting. The taste is sharper than you would imagine with a definite strong honey taste. I expected a sickly sweet bar and was pleasantly surprised! this certainly feels and tastes a lot more high quality and premium than other high-street milk chocolate and honey combinations that I have tried. I also really enjoy that the packaging for Coco Chocolatier bars are created in collaboration with both local and international artists. No wonder it’s so Instagrammable!

Coco Chocolatier multi-coloured chocolate bar in wrapper being held above Hugo's Chocolate Club box on grey wood background

Finally, we have the signature chocolate tray from The Chocolate Cottage, featuring Lemon Meringue Pie and Easedale Eton Mess individual chocolates. The lemon meringue in particular is very sharp, and the lemon cuts through the sweetness of the chewy meringue and white chocolate casing well. The eton mess has a very powerful fruity flavour, so much so that it almost tasted floral to me (but that may be my personal taste). I found that you couldn’t really taste the white chocolate on this one, which was a bit of a shame but perhaps the intention is to wow you with the flavour, which it certainly does!

3 eton mess flavoured chocolate hearts and 3 lemon meringue flavoured hearts in packaging on grey wood background

Overall, I’m really impressed by Hugo’s Chocolate Club. Not only is their brand itself wonderful, with a unique idea and elegant marketing, but the products that they have supplied match this. My personal favourite is the Kneals Dark Chocolate and Raspberry bar as it is such a classic flavour combination, but it is done so well that it doesn’t taste boring or familiar. All of the samples really do scream quality, and I have not been disappointed or underwhelmed by any of them. Whilst the box is a little expensive for my budget, I would still definitely recommend it and it would make a fantastic birthday or Christmas treat!

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20 Comments

  1. Vansh Tiwari
    06/11/2018 / 5:07 pm

    Hugos chocolate look delicious. I don’t eat that much of chocolates. But still good to know about that 😄

  2. 06/11/2018 / 8:57 pm

    Those chocolates really look delicious! I’m a proper chocoholic too, I have so much chocolate everyday it’s crazy lol. This sub box looks pretty cool though!

    Caroline | http://caroomakeupblog.com

    • 06/11/2018 / 8:59 pm

      Me too, this definitely helps feed the obsession and they are really luxurious chocolates too!

  3. 06/11/2018 / 10:25 pm

    Oh my goodness. These look devine! I love salted chocolate and but also fruity flavours too. Lemon meringue and Eton mess would be perfect for me. I’m not always a chocolaholic but when I am in a chocolate mode this would be heaven!

    Amy
    http://www.missamyrach.com

  4. 07/11/2018 / 7:02 pm

    yummmm what an awesome subscription service! everything sounds amazing!

  5. 07/11/2018 / 10:18 pm

    Yummmm. A chocolate subscription is exactly what I need in my life!!

  6. 08/11/2018 / 3:04 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing! I need it in my life!

  7. 13/11/2018 / 12:04 pm

    What a fabulous idea of a subscription box, who doesn’t love chocolate

  8. 13/11/2018 / 12:09 pm

    This was such an amazing subscription wasn’t it? If I could afford to actually buy it for a year, I’d love to see all the different choccies they have each month! I bet you get some real treats 🙂 xxx

    • 13/11/2018 / 10:20 pm

      Yeah me too, I think the price is the only thing that puts me off a bit but it’s all such good quality that it would definitely be worth it if you could afford to do it! X

  9. 13/11/2018 / 4:44 pm

    These would be a fab gift for any chocolate lovers! I’m not someone that eats too much chocolate but they all sound pretty yummy!

    Chloe xx
    http://www.chloechats.com

    • 13/11/2018 / 10:21 pm

      It definitely would, it’s such a unique idea as well! X

  10. 15/11/2018 / 10:53 am

    chocolate subscription boxes exist?? whaaat! they look like a box of heaven!! need this where I live pronto!!

    • 15/11/2018 / 9:20 pm

      I know I was pleasantly surprised to! It’s such a great idea

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