Category: Yummies

A Review of the Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Strand Palace Hotel

A hotel I spend far too little time at conferences in, the Strand Palace Hotel is located ideally for the London tourist.  Nestled near all sorts of tourist attractions, including the very funky Covent Garden, this hotel must be one ...

Prosperity Brownies in Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Flavour

It is rare that I like a pre-packaged brownie.  I prefer mine cut fresh at Paul A Young and thick and dense.  This beautiful brownie was a welcome surprise.  With whole raspberries in the fluffy brownie, this was a delicious ...

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Pierre Herme Macarons

I discovered the new Pierre Herme concession at Selfridges in London.  The beautiful area dedicated to these lovely pastries is both attractive and practical.  Talking to one of the French assistants I learned that these macarons are not macaroons but ...

Choc Star Van Double Chocolate Brownie

Brownies come in all shapes and flavours.  Some flavours are deep and complex, others false and dry.  The Choc Star van has a double chocolate brownie they insisted I buy and try once I revealed I was reviewing them. As you ...

Oreo Cookie Brownie from OutsiderTart

Never one to turn down an opportunity to eat brownies or cookies, I purchased the Oreo cookie brownie from Outsider tart at the Chocolate Festival.  A large slab of Oreo cookie goodness, I stole home with the prize. This is a ...

Choc Star Van Trillionaire’s Shortbread

A decadent combination of 1.3cm of brownie, 1.5cm of thick caramel and 2mm of chocolate. One thing about millionaire shortbread is that the cookie base means the caramel squishes out in a big gooey mess.  I love them but this messiness ...

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