Create a Chocolate

The Create-a-Chocolate Competition

A chance to have your chocolate idea brought to life!

You look like the kind of person who has good ideas. And if some of them are chocolatey – whether chocolates, hot chocolates, biscuits or even cacao cuisine – you could be in with a chance of them becoming a reality!

Eton Mess, Mint Royale… Some of our most popular chocolates started out as Create-a-Chocolate collaborations between our customers and our expert chocolatiers. Mint Royale even went on to win an industry award. Now it could be your turn.

The lucky winners will receive a generous delivery of their invention to show off and share with friends and family.

To add to the excitement, your recipe will also feature in our Inventing Room box, which delivers our latest creations to be tasted and scored by our members, with the top-rated recipes often going on to grace our shelves.

What we’re looking for

Whether it’s a filled chocolate, a hot chocolate recipe or a new biscuit… we love innovation. We like to be surprised by brand new concepts, from unexpected flavour pairings to intriguing alcohols and fresh twists on classic recipes.

What goes into your idea?

What ingredients would you use? Molten caramel? Pressed raspberries? A dash of salt? If it’s a filled chocolate, is it a single, double or triple layer? Does it have a topping for texture? Please remember we only use natural ingredients and no artificial colours or flavours.

What does it look like?

Our chocolates need to look as good as they taste; sketch yours so we can see it the way you do. If your idea has layers or elements that are sprinkled or dropped in, please add a cross-section too, so we can see what's inside.

What would you call it?

Like the greats – Dizzy Praline, Billionaire’s Shortbread, Apple of My Eye – have fun with your name!

What is your inspiration?

An old family recipe, a favourite cocktail, an exotic holiday dish? Let us know what sparked your chocolatey creativity.

How to enter

Entries are open until the end of March 2021. If our chocolatiers decide to make your idea a reality, we’ll let you know by the end of the year.

Complete the downloadable PDF, check the terms and conditions, then send it to us by post, email or just hand in your printed form at any Hotel Chocolat. Make sure your name and contact details are on it so we can let you know if you win!

Where to send your entry

By post

Create-a-Chocolate Competition

Hotel Chocolat

3 Redwongs Way


PE29 7HF

By email

Please scan and attach the completed form, being sure to make the subject line the name of your chocolate and your name (e.g. Lady Marmalade by Kiri Kalenko), then send it to


Just hand to one of our team at any Hotel Chocolat.