Tuesday 28 August 2012

Major Update & Suspension Of August COTM


After a fellow blogger got suspicious of these chocolates, a bit of investigating was done and it seems to be that myself and other bloggers were misled on information regarding the chocolates and the company. I will not post the link to the investigating post as I feel the company has had enough backlash to sadly put them out of business. No best before or use by date on the box, no allergy advice and other things have all led to some people getting suspicious, and I feel stupid that I wasn't suspicious myself!

What once was typed on the official site read, ''Everything from making the chocolates to finishing the boxes is done by hand, making sure you receive a product which is both unique and special, we are a small family business dedicated to making chocolate that is second to none, not any two boxes of chocolate are the same''. Now it reads something completely different.

 Remember if your a company, you should always be honest, a small lie will escalate into more small lies and the truth will be exposed. The blogging community as I am beginning to learn is very large and we do all stick together. We will all stay clear of Genevie.

So my review below, was at the time the truth known to me and other bloggers. I still think the chocolates were beautiful, it would of been nice to of known what was inside but it did make the process of blind eating chocolate fun!

I have suspended Chocolate by Genevie from being company of the month for August, and a new company will be chosen as originally planned for September.

I have removed all links but if you still wish to try out the chocolates please search for the site on a search engine.

I am sorry if you feel this is unfair, but I am not willing to lie to my readers, I was lied too, or mislead as some of you may call it, but this wasn't needed, and Genevie or who ever is behind the company is still sadly claiming that the chocolates was never repackaged, but that seems to be the only way possible to us bloggers.

Sadly I would not want anyone to go out and buy these chocolates as I am not even sure if the company is registered, please read the original review with caution as this is now known to be false information.

Jade x

 Original Review

Chocolate by Genevie is a home made, hand made chocolate company made by a lovely new chocolatiere called Genevie, with help from her Mother, partner and son, Genevie creates beautifully designed chocolates. Chocolate by Genevie was our company of the month for August, and very kindly sent me and Spud a box of chocolates to review.

Everything from making the chocolates to finishing the boxes is done by hand making sure you receive a product which is both unique and special, I love unique and with Genevie's 1 year old son as master chocolate taster we knew we was in for a treat. We was sent this purple box of 24 chocolates worth £20.99 to review.

They were posted with fragile tape across the outer packaging box, and the postie's really did take note as when we opened the chocolates, they were perfectly fine, as though they had just left Genevie's a minute before. Chocolate by Genevie products are only available to buy from her online shop and with free p&p its an added bonus.

Above is the selection of 24 chocolates contained inside the box we was sent. The box contains a selection of dark, milk and white chocolates, from truffles to solids and different flavoured fillings. Both me and Spud prefer white chocolate, and funnily enough we both went for the white chocolate truffle's first of all, I said we prefer white chocolate but we will taste any chocolate, after all they say dark chocolate is the best for you.

The uniqueness about Genevie's chocolates is not only the beautifully designed packaging or the beautifully created chocolates themselves its the fact that they don't come with a chocolate guide, so it is a surprise to as what you are actually eating, I love surprises! Some of them have giveaways though for example the coffee beans, orange pieces and almonds on top give you a pretty good guess that what's on top is going to be what's inside.

 Each and every chocolate is unique to the other, only a few were the same. One of my favourite thing's about Genevie's chocolates is the rich cocoa taste, they are not like shop brought chocolates at all, with one bite of a chocolate its as though you can taste the hard work gone into them. 

Chocolates by Genevie would be a great present for anyone for any occoasion, Birthday, Christmas, Retiring, Leaving Job/Home, New Home/Job, Birth of a baby, Baby Shower, Graduation, Sorrow and loads more, we cant forget Easter now can we!

Until next time,
Jade x

*I was sent the chocolates to review, I was not paid for the review but compensated by receiving the chocolates, all comments are of my own and not influenced in any way shape or form by anyone else. At the time of posting, all the information I was given or what I read from the official website seemed to be true, but after investigations from a few suspicious bloggers it turns out to be we was lied too or mislead as some may call it.


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