We have no beef with chocolate oranges and have eaten more than our fair share of Quality Street.
However, today’s chocolaty Big Deal from Matilda’s on Byres Road is in another league.
Designed for the chocolate connoisseur, it features a selection of chocolate patisseries so fine, so tempting and so tasty that it would make the Milk Tray man weep.
The offer is a for a chocoholic patisserie box made on the premises by the highly trained patisserie team at Matilda’s.
The kitchen brigade is run by Iain McMaster, a chef with long and expert experience of the patissier’s delicate trade.
They bake everything fresh daily in Matilda’s basement kitchen and the fruits of the chefs’ labour can be seen in Matilda’s mouth-watering window displays of cakes, gateaux and tarts.
With vouchers valid from early January to the end of January, this offer would make a wonderful stocking filler.
A finger-licking box of delights, the offer is for:
6 chocolate truffles
6 salted caramel mini tartlets
2 chocolate tarts
2 flourless chocolate brownies with milk chocolate ganache
4 sachets of hot chocolate
From 5pm to TripAdvisor, lots of Matilda’s customers have praised their patisserie:
‘Matilda’s – little gem. Great afternoon tea.’
‘Beautiful sweets and pastries…’
‘All I can say about this place is Yum! The pastries and cakes are all exquisite with a wonderful mix of flavours.’
If you have a chocoholic in your life, this Big Deal is a tasty way to feed their habit.
It would make a very thoughtful Christmas gift.
January may well be cold, wet and windy – all problems which will melt away when you have a cup of hot chocolate in one hand and a chocolate truffle in the other.