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Since my operation last week I have inexplicably gone off chocolate. It may be because one of the first things I ate post-op was a Lindor chocolate from the box sent to me by my lovely friend Anne-Marie. And the next thing I did after eating it was throw up. Violently. That didn’t stop me eating the rest of the Lindor chocs a couple of days later (how do they make the middle so melty? How?!) and it didn’t stop me eating a Twirl the other day. Or having a bag of Snow Bites in front of me right now. But I kind of feel “meh” about chocolate. I feel – and no one who knows me will believe this, I barely believe it myself – like I can take it or leave it. I know!
So when a box arrived yesterday from Hotel Chocolate’s Chocolate Tasting Club, I actually felt my heart sink a little. Mainly because I realised I hadn’t actually cancelled the subscription after getting a tasting box and so the box would also contain a bill for around twenty quid, but also because I knew I didn’t really want them. But I also knew that I’d end up eating them. And then probably feeling bad about it.
I rang the Chocolate Tasting Club and told them that I thought I’d cancelled my subscription, but what I’d actually cancelled was the Christmas Box, which is in addition to the monthly box. They were apologetic and told me the person I spoke to should have asked me if I’d wanted to continue my subscription. I said I should have realised. They said, “Oh no, it’s us, it’s not you.” And then they said they were cancelling the £17.95 charge, but I could keep the box.
How’s that for customer service? I was really impressed. So I tweeted about it. And Rosalind Adam pointed out that there were plenty of people on Twitter (and elsewhere) who hadn’t inexplicably gone off chocolate. And so I decided to give them away.
So if you’d like to be in with a chance to win a box of chocolates from The Chocolate Tasting Club (not sure what chocs are in there, since I haven’t opened the box), then just leave a comment on this post before midnight (GMT) tonight (Friday 17 December). Tomorrow I’ll pick a winner at random and get them sent off asap.