Hotel Chocolat Cinnamon Buns Selector

It’s snowing Christmas in Hotel Chocolat. Amongst the chocolate boxes, hampers, jolly penguins and snowmen, there’s also the Hotel Chocolat Cinnamon Buns Selector. This isn’t actually a newbie, but is one that has been around before, and is back once more.  Last year I tried the Treacle Tart Selectors, which were nice but dubious you could actually tell what they were in a blind taste test. This year I am hoping the Cinnamon Bun can do a little better.  If you aren’t familiar the Selector’s come in at £3.95 a pop or 3 for £10. They are suitable for vegetarians… View Post

Getting in the Ginmas Spirit with these Gin Ideas to Buy, Gift and Drink

*This post contains affiliate links* There is no denying that Gin is once again the drink of the year. There was once a time when the selection was merely a handful of plain gins but now there’s practically a gin for every flavour. With more and more small batch, flavoured and liqueur gins hitting shelves, it is easy to see its popularity, and there’s no sign of it slowing down.  So with 10 days and counting to go until the big festive day, we are getting in the G&T spirit with these Gin ideas to buy, gift and drink.  So let’s… View Post

Mr Kipling Chocolate Orange Whirls

It seems that Chocolate Orange is the flavour to be had! We have had the yummy Chocolate Orange Twirls, The Cadbury Orange Mousse Snowman and Hotel Chocolat Orange Chocolate Wafers to name a few. Now it is the turn for these Mr Kipling Chocolate Orange Whirls. These were in Tesco and on offer for £1.00. As always there are six in a box which sit in a plastic tray (tut tut). Upon opening the whirls were a wee bit mismatch, with most of the filling splodged out of one side.  The Mr Kipling Chocolate Orange Whirls sit amongst Iced Top… View Post

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… View Post

M&S Turkey Feast Hand Cooked Crisps

I wasn’t going to succumb to the turkey crisps this year because the ones I have tried in previous years have either been too salty, or just take like roast chicken crisps. So what swung it this year? Well the M&S Turkey Feast Hand Cooked Crisps were saying all the right things.  Yes these roast turkey and all the trimmings proclaim to deliver potato crisps flavoured with turkey and cranberry, and carrot and parsnip crisps. I love veggie crisps they are scrummy so I am a happy bunny that M&S have included these too.  I can’t for the life of me… View Post