Hotel Chocolat Lady Marmalade

Today’s review is 100% down to the recent Hotel Chocolat documentary. If you watched it you will recall in the first episode that the Hotel Chocolat Lady Marmalade was merely in the invention room. I have practically been dreaming about them since watching the show and finally I’ve managed to get hold of them, and am practical joyful that they made it to stores. The name, the look, the substance, it’s all on point. The Hotel Chocolat Lady Marmalade is a zesty citrus tang, gin marmalade chocolate cocktail, sounds wonderful doesn’t it!  These are suitable for vegetarians and are free from artificial…

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Great British Biscotti Co Pecan Pie and Toffee Apple

That’s right the Great British Biscotti Co is back on the blog! To say I loved their first offerings would be an understatement. So after visiting their humble abode where the magic happens, they kindly gifted a box full of their new flavours to try. It’s taken a little while to get these up however better late than never! First up in the trio of reviews is Great British Biscotti Co Pecan Pie and Toffee Apple.  If you’re wondering where you can get your hands on some then they’re mostly available in shops in the Dorset area. If you’re lucky you…

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McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes Nibbles

The McVitie’s nibbles family has grown and frankly abandoned the biscuit and gone for the cake. Oooops yes the cake bomb has dropped. Is a Jaffa Cake a cake or a biscuit who knows and who cares at this point, because all focus is on the Jaffa Cakes Nibbles. If you think these are going to be little morsels then think again because these are more like beastie bites in comparison to the Digestive and Hobnob counterparts. Nonetheless they are still bite-sized chocolatey balls with a sponge and orange jam centre, and coated in smooth milk and dark chocolate.  Currently on offer these were a…

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Itsu Sweet Chocolate and Banana Dessert Dumplings

After a little break I am back and talking desserts. Nestled in the frozen aisle are these Itsu Sweet Chocolate and Banana Dessert Dumplings *. Itsu aren’t the first to twist their classic savoury dishes into a sweet dessert, but they’re certainly the first I’ve tried. The picture alone makes me want to dive right in, and can only hope they turn out as good as they look.  Coming in at £3.50 a pop, each box contains 15 dessert dumplings. These can be found in frozen aisles at  Tesco, Waitrose and Ocado. They come in three flavours, Chocolate & Banana, Caramelised Apple…

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Party Seasons: Champagne & Prosecco Cocktails

We are getting close to the glitz, the glamour and the festivities and a glass of bubbles couldn’t be more perfect at such a time. It is tradition that the bubbles are flowing in our house on Christmas Day, as well as throwing in a few cocktail creations thereafter to see us through to New Year. So naturally I cannot think of a better time to share some champagne and prosecco cocktails to really get us in the party spirit, and perhaps give you some drink inspiration.  Last year I put together a few recipes of varying cocktails, FYI The Sparkling…

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