I was absolutely delighted to receive a box of Guylian Chocolate Seashells to try out. The obvious reason is that they are chocolate and what girl does not like to receive a box of chocolates? The other reason is, strange as it sounds, I have never actually tried Guylian Chocolate Seashells before. I have looked at them in shops and admired them, but never actually tasted one. The Guylain Chocolate Seashells are elegantly packed in a white box and you can see some of the seashells though the clear plastic section in the lid. This box contained 22 seashells.
Opening the box I could clearly see the different seashell shapes. There are 11 different shapes in total, some I recognised immediately like the seahorse and the cockles and muscles. The others I was not so sure about but if you have a look on the Guylian website they provide a key to all the different seashells and their names.
I had to show you some of them a bit closer up as they are so pretty.
Each of the chocolates is made with a mix of dark, white and milk Belgium chocolate which gives them a unique marbled look. The detail in each of the chocolates is amazing, they do look very much like real shells. It is almost a shame to eat them. Inside each of the chocolates you will find hazelnut praline. It is a joy to bite though the marbled chocolate exterior and find the meltingly soft praline inside. The chocolate is smooth and the praline is a delightful contrast, smooth and filled with flavour. They are a real treat and would make a perfect gift (hints at husband). I will definitely be buying more of these in the future and can’t think why I never tried them before.
One thing I did notice when I read the box was that Guylain support Project Seahorse. Project Seahorse works to conserve seahorses and other marine wildlife thoughout the world and Guylain makes donations to them every year as well as working to raise awareness of the project. I think this is so appropriate for seashell and seahorse shaped chocolates. It certainly raised my awareness of the work that Project Seahorse do. There is also an amazing seahorse photo competition on the Guylian website, the photos are well worth a view.
You will find Guylian Chocolate Seashells in most supermarkets. For more information see: http://www.guylian.com/en/home/. To find out more about Project Seahorse visit: http://seahorse.fisheries.ubc.ca/
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