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Newspaper Reviews

The Independent, Dec 2012 - The 10 Best boxes of chocolates list

“The chocolates from here are worth just about any price Gorvett & Stone wants to charge. But, as it is, the 12-piece mixed box is remarkably good value.”

 The Telegraph, Dec 2012

“Two hundred bags of Gorvett & Stone’s coal are being delivered to Fortnum & Mason this week – it is one of Fortnum’s most popular seasonal confectionery products.”

“...several of their truffles – including basil and fresh mint – won Great Taste awards. Soon afterwards Fortnum’s approached the couple and asked them to develop a modern English range, inspired by Gorvett & Stone’s Eton mess truffle.”

The Independent, Nov 2010

"Using only the finest Valrhona chocolate, the eccentric Oxford chocolatier produces the best boxes of mixed chocolates on the market"

Financial Times Magazine, Oct 2010

“Rose & violet fondants are made with a skilful light touch, while a treacle tart chocolate has just the right sticky texture. Gorvett's Eton Mess chocolate even has a perceptible meringue crunch.”

The Observer, Nov 2008

“The experts' choice: The world's best chocolate. Where do the top connoisseurs buy their chocolate? They reveal their secret sources:

Expert: Paul A Young. The award-winning chocolatier recommends: Gorvett & Stone

Gorvett & Stone in Oxfordshire are ones to watch - pure ingredients, and good couverture from Valrhona.”

 

 

Blogger Reviews

The worldchocolateguide.com, Oct 2010

“...first English Chocolatiers to use popping candy in fine chocolate (try it, its great!). Their dark chocolate bar with strawberry and black pepper is delicious.”

Gourmet Chocolate, May 2013

“Their Rose Fondants and Violet Fondants are a pretty affair and have won Great Taste Gold Awards for their excellent quality. The dark chocolate comes through well and the rose and violet flavours. These are a real must for fans of sweet chocolates. I’m not a violet fondant fan usually, but Gorvett & Stone have certainly made these more than a palatable chocolate confection.”

Mosty About Chocolate, March 2016 on Dark Chocolate Orange Easter Egg with Orangette

“The egg itself was lightly infused with orange so that the genuine orange flavour came through without being bitter (with too much pith) and balanced just perfectly against the 70% dark Valrhona chocolate. The dark chocolate is such high quality it isn’t bitter despite being dark and the orange doesn’t really sweeten it too much. The batons inside are perfectly made with a delicious slathering of dark chocolate over the generous lengths of peel inside. The perfect marriage of dark chocolate and candied orange. For the chocolate orange lover, this is perfect.”

 Lot-o-choc.blogspot, July 2011 on milk chocolate Cinder Toffee

“Gorvett & Stone's was made well, the best I have ever tasted in fact. The cinder toffee itself is delicious, it's not too sweet, as the majority of cinder toffees are and instead offers a nice deep toffee & brown sugar flavours whilst the milky, creamy Valrhona chocolate works perfectly with it creating the ultimate luxurious cinder toffee snack, this certainly isn't your usual commercial Crunchie.”

Chocoblog.com, Oct 2009/10 on Exploding Frogs and Milk truffles with Sea Salt

“Only when the chocolate starts to melt away does the frog start to fight back, with thousands of tiny little explosions filling your mouth. It’s the most wonderfully bizarre and cute chocolate I’ve had in a long time, and at only 15g, it left me wanting more.”

“They’re dusted in the same dark cocoa powder as the house truffles, but that quickly gives way to something much sweeter and more exciting. Delicious chocolate and a smooth, soft, toffee-caramel like filling that’s simply divine.”

“Gorvett & Stone is one of those chocolatiers that you can’t go wrong with.”

Seventypercent.com, Oct 2010

“Gorvett & Stone, another of the UKs rising star fine chocolatiers.”

Chocolat Indulgence, March 2016 on Milk Cinder Toffee Easter Egg

“The egg had a soft break and soft bite. It was so smooth textured, with a sweet chocolatey flavour. Now, that honey. The honeycomb texture was a bit chaotic, but that's expected. What was great about the honeycomb though, was that honey. The taste of PURE honey wasn't always there, but would come and go, and it would steal all attention. Seriously, the honey was so lovely, and it would gently remind me that it was traceable honey, from bee hives in Oxfordshire.”

 

 

Customer Reviews

July 2015

“Best chocolates....EVER. Simply a must visit, knowledgable staff, amazing chocolates, the only chocolates my husband and I will now buy! The sea salt and salted caramel truffles are my faves my husband likes the Eton Mess and Strawberry and Black Pepper, oh and you must try the Pink Champagne truffles!”

Dec 2014

“We took a large gift box of chocolates to some friends last night. They were the hit of the evening. Everyone LOVED them. Not only were they delicious they look so tempting. My husband ordered them after visiting the shop. The website I think does not do them justice. We will be buying them again.”

Sept 2013

“I have just been given a box of these as a gift and not only do they look stunning, but are without doubt the best chocolates I have ever tasted.”

April 2009

“Incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and helpful service, backed by some of the finest chocolate that you will ever eat in your entire life.”