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Aldi Port – A Nice Surprise

The holidays are one of the most expensive times of the year and not just because of the whole gift giving thing. Feeding the ravenous masses who descend on unwary (and sometimes unwilling) family members can cost a small fortune. ...

JJ Whitley Artisanal Russian Vodka

JJ Whitley Artisanal Russian Vodka

Produced in the romantic winter wonderland that is St Petersburg, JJ Whitley's finest artisanal Russian Vodka is perfect for seasonal aperitifs, New Year's Eve cocktails and National Bloody Mary Day on the 1st January. The Whitley family has long been involved ...

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JK Fine Chocolates Big Chocolate Truffle Balls

I really love Jamie's huge balls… of chocolate! https://jkfinechocolates.co.uk/products/triple-truffles-16-box These have been a favourite saucy joke at the Shrewsbury Chocolate Festival for many years and we will be sorry to love his humour, his excellent triple chocolate truffles (which come ...

pink prosecco

Rose Prosecco

Both Aldi and Harvey Nichols are putting the ‘pro’ in prosecco yet again as they have both announced brand new and deliciously indulgent Prosecco Rose DOC. Those who thought pink Prosecco was already a thing, may be surprised to learn ...

hotel chocolat christmas sleekster

Hotel Chocolat Christmas Sleekster

Anyone who knows me knows I've ben a fan of Hotel Chocolat for a long time. Not only do they do fun filled chocolates, but they support small cocoa growers in the most ethical way possible. They bring origina chocolate ...

chococo baubles

Chocolate Advent 2020 Day 1: Chococo Baubles

I love Chococo's advent calendar chocolate box - it is absolutely fabulous and when I got one, I ate it well in advance of the big day HAHAHA so to kick off 24 days of chocolaty treats I thought I'd ...

Metcalfe’s Popcorn Candy Cane Bars

Metcalfe’s Popcorn Candy Cane Bars Recipe

This just makes an amazing gift for Christmas or why not make it with the younger members of the household so to add to the sweets table? These are sweet and easy to make so get melting and get creative! Ingredients: 100g ...

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Choose Girl-Power Gifts for the Men and Women in Your Life This Christmas

I am a strong proponent of buying ethically such as not buying chocolate that encourages the use of child slaves and purchasing Fairtrade or fairly-traded goods instead of exploitative ones. Pushing the boundaries more this holiday season I’ve decided to ...

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Easy Glittered caramel Sauce Recipe

Easy Glittered Caramel Sauce Recipe

There's something about glitter and Christmas that seem to always go hand in hand. For this, I recommend something like real gold flake or similar which is edible and inert but still gorgeous to get sparkling in your caramel sauce. ...

waitrose rosemary caramels wrapped in paper ready to gift

Simple Rosemary sea salt caramels Recipe from Waitrose

These caramels are buttery and smooth with just enough chew, plus a hint of rosemary to cut through the sweetness. It was so weird I was thinking that it might not work but it so totally does. The only think ...

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