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Eden Mill and BonBox collaborate to launch bespoke chocolates and gin gift box

Fans of a sweet drink and a chocolate or two will enjoy this new collaboration.

Published: October 6, 2020
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BonBox, a luxury handmade artisan chocolatier, based in Edinburgh, has joined forces with St Andrew’s based gin producers Eden Mill to create two bespoke chocolates to perfectly complement its limited edition Chocolate and Chilli Gin.

The two chocolates, which are Valencia orange buttons - Belgian white chocolate, blended with creamy caramel, infused with orange - and dark coffee buttons, have been developed to be eaten along with cocktails made with the sweet and spicy gin.

The BonBox Valencia chocolate orange button complements the Valencian orange perfect serve while the dark coffee chocolate buttons are delicious with an espresso martini.

Chocolatier Barry Gamble, founder of BonBox trained at City of Glasgow before refining his skill and fascination with taste at some of the city’s finest kitchens such as Chardon d`Or, Dakota and Chelsea Market.

As Scottish chef of the year semi-finalist and game chef of the year runner up, he is known for using seasonal local produce to create unique flavour combinations.

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Flavours in his chocolates include miso, tonka, fir and sea buckthorn.

Speaking of the new range, Barry said: “Everyone loves the sensation of chocolate, so at BonBox we always strive to be sensational.

"Comforting and luxurious, yet interesting and unique, never predictable, always memorable. Great chocolate evokes a sense of occasion, of friends, of sharing, of the relaxed joy of the moment.

"At BonBox we create splendid Bon Bons of exceptional flavour, texture and beauty, all for your pleasure. Our handcrafted and painted Bon Bons make your gift, an occasion, an experience, thoughtful, memorable, and always sensational.

“Eden Mill loves working with local suppliers to create new and exciting offers for our customers.

"By working with suppliers that share the same passion for premium, handcrafted products as we do we believe we can deliver an extra special experience for our customers every time they purchase.”

What's included in the gift box?

50 limited edition gift sets are available, and include: one bottle of Chocolate and Chilli Gin, two Eden Mill etched Martini glasses, one pack of five BonBox artisan Valencia chocolate orange buttons and one pack of five BonBox artisan dark coffee chocolate buttons, all presented in an Eden Mill gift box.

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The chocolate gin gift box has now sold out but there's still a martini gift set, priced at £36, available online.

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