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Showing posts with label Chocolates. Show all posts

Reese's and Hershey's Chocolate Collection for Christmas 2018

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Reese's and Hershey's Chocolate Collection for Christmas 2018

Reese's and Hershey's, both have released their Christmas collection for this year and let me tell you it features a lot of yummy delights.

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Luxury Truffles from Beech’s Fine Chocolates

Beech’s Fine Chocolates have been making quality, traditional British Chocolates since 1920.  They recently launched an exiting range of luxury truffles and we got the chance to try out two of the new flavours. Read on to know what we thought of them.

Luxury Truffles from Beech’s Fine Chocolates


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Easter Gift Inspiration | The Chocolate Sweet Tree from Findmeagift.co.uk

2017 is moving ahead at a such a fast pace. It feels like the year had just begun but here we are already in April. And Easter is not far away. Walk into any shop or supermarket and you will see aisle after aisle stocked up with luxury Easter eggs, chocolate-y treats and a selection of many other colourful sweet treats. If you are bored with the same chocolate gifts year after year and want an Easter chocolate gift that will both surprise and delight the recipient, then read on.

The Chocolate Sweet Tree from Findmeagift



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Christmas With Cadbury

7 weeks to go for Christmas! You must have already seen a lot of talk surrounding Christmas on the blogosphere. As we progress through November, I will be publishing some Christmas specials - gift guides, Christmas decorations ideas, advent calendars etc. on the blog. And I begin today with Christmas chocolates from Cadbury.

Christmas With Cadbury



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Win a Selection of Divine Chocolates

If you love chocolate and caramel, then you'll agree that it is a wonderful combination to have them together. Divine, who are known for their Fairtrade chocolates, have used this delicious combination to bring out two new bars - Caramel Milk Chocolate and Caramel Dark Chocolate. The former brings together classic milk chocolate and deliciously creamy caramel while the latter is Divine's delicious dark chocolate with smooth, indulgent caramel inside. Both the bars are made with pure cocoa butter and offer a delectable taste experience. Of the two, I liked the milk chocolate with caramel - it was delicious with a creamy, soft, melting caramel center.



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Win Two Beautiful Christmas Stocking Style Tins from Churchill's Confectionery

Christmas has arrived in style in most shops - both in-store and online. Walk into any large store and you will see shelves filled with enticing Christmas goodies. It is no different online. You will find Christmas essentials, gifts and stocking fillers trying to grab your attention. Some may say it's a little too early while others like me are not complaining.

Win Two Beautiful Christmas Stocking Style Tins from Churchill's Confectionery



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Beech's Fine Chocolates - Review and Giveaway

Beechs Fine Chocolates

Beech's Fine Chocolates have been making delicious chocolates since 1920. Their factory is located in the centre of Preston, Lancashire and they make chocolates under their own brand (Beech’s) as well as for a small number of 'own label' brands for quality retailers. Beech's boxed chocolates are perfect for gifting and even as a sweet treat for oneself. Their After Dinner Mint Creams and After Dinner Mint Crisps are one of my favourites. Recently, the lovely team at Beech’s sent us some of their milk chocolate goodies to try.

Beechs Fine Chocolates

Beechs Fine Chocolates

First up was the Milk Chocolate Coffee Creams. These coffee creams are made using a traditional recipe with the natural flavour of freshly ground coffee beans in thick and delicious milk chocolate. These coffee creams also come in dark chocolate but I opted only to try the milk chocolate variety. As soon as I opened the box, a lovely coffee fragrance wafted out. This was what I was expecting. The chocolates were beautifully laid out in the box which itself had an understated but classic style. The milk chocolate perfectly complemented the coffee flavour. The coffee fondant had its own sweetness but the presence of roasted coffee flavour brought more depth and taste to these chocolates. A perfect combination of chocolate and coffee. I thoroughly enjoyed these and so did Mr.H. If you like Coffee Creams, then I would recommend that you try these ones from Beech’s.

Beechs Fine Chocolates

Beechs Fine Chocolates

One from the Beech's range of gift message chocolate boxes is the 'Thank you' Continental Assortment Gift Pack. It is a 90g box containing a selection of continental milk, dark and white chocolates. There are 7 chocolates in the box and this is the perfect size for gifting - neither too small nor too large. The selection includes:
- Caramel Delight
- Luxury Vanilla Mousse
- Hazelnut Supreme
- Strawberry Parfait
- Dark Coffee and Walnut
- Orange Truffle
- Hazelnut Swirl

My favourites were the nutty ones with Dark Coffee and Walnut taking the top spot. Mr.H preferred the fruity variants. As with the Coffee Creams, the packaging of the 'Thank You' box was also simple yet classy. Priced at £3.49, this assorted box is perfect for gifting.

Check out http://www.beechsfinechocolates.com/ for the entire range. And if you fancy winning some chocolate for yourself, then read on.

DB Reviews is delighted to be giving away a selection of Beech's Fine Chocolates to one lucky reader of the blog. Entry is simple. Complete the options in the Gleam widget below. What you will win:
- A box of milk chocolate coffee cream
- A box of dark chocolate coffee cream
- A box of caffe latte creams



Beech's Fine Chocolates

Terms and Conditions:
1. The competition is open only to residents of the UK.
2. No cash alternative offered.
3. Winner will be drawn at random from all the valid entries and must respond within 7 days of email being sent to them, failing which a new winner will be selected.
4. Prize will be dispatched directly by Beech's.


“I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed.
I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat.”
- Tyra Banks
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Easter with Lindt

Did you know that the first chocolate eggs for Easter were made in the early 19th century? Since then the Easter egg has come a long way and it still remains one of the most popular and most enjoyed sweet treats associated with Easter. Easter eggs are something most of us love gifting and receiving - especially those with a sweet tooth. If you still shopping for Easter treats, you are not out of luck. Lindt have a range of chocolate surprises especially made for Easter.

You could opt for the Lindt Gold Bunny which is available in four flavours - milk, white, dark and
Hazelnut. The milk chocolate bunny comes with a red ribbon and a golden bell and has a high cuteness quotient. The white chocolate bunny wears a white ribbon, while the dark chocolate bunny and Hazelnut bunny wear a dark brown ribbon and a green ribbon respectively. Made with the highest quality ingredients these Lindt Gold Bunnies are iconic symbols of Easter.

Easter with Lindt

Easter with Lindt


The Lindt Gold Bunny Storybook is one another sweet gift that depicts the magic of Easter. The storybook brings the Gold Bunny to life with an interesting and engaging story. It looks like a beauty advent calendar but with a delicious twist. Hidden in the meadow scene are 15 Lindt milk chocolate treats to discover. The book includes a lovely story and the instructions for the Easter Egg hunt. A wonderful gift in my opinion.

Easter with Lindt


All Gold Bunny products on Lindt's website are now 50% off! While the orders placed today will not reach you in time for Easter, you can order them nonetheless - especially if you enjoy the perfection of Lindt Chocolates.


“I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed.
I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat.”
- Tyra Banks
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Beech's Fine Chocolates : After Dinner Mint Creams and After Dinner Mint Crisps

Good morning everyone. Today is the beginning of the National Chocolate Week. October 13-19 is UK's biggest chocolate celebration promoting fine chocolate, artisan chocolatiers and chocolate companies. So it seemed only befitting that I begin the week with a post on chocolates. The wonderful folks at Beech's Fine Chocolates have very kindly sent me their products for review all through 2014. And right on time for the UK Chocolate Week I received two of their best sellers: the After Dinner Mint Creams and the After Dinner Mint Crisps.

 

The Beech’s After Dinner Mint Creams combine English Mitcham Mint oil with luxurious chocolate to make a delicious treat. There is a very generous mint fondant centre coated with dark chocolate. The creamy dark chocolate is complemented nicely by the delicate and subtle mint flavour and these mint creams are as delectable and moreish as the Beech's Dark Chocolate Cream range I reviewed earlier.

After Dinner Mint Creams 150g (£3.99)

The Beech’s After Dinner Mint Crisps are wafer thin dark chocolate rectangles filled with lovely crispy crunchy little bits. Even before I opened the box I was intrigued and had a feeling I would love these. And I was not wrong. The crisps have a very strong, refreshing minty aroma and are perfectly sized. I liked the granulated texture of the crisps and the dark chocolate was beautifully balanced by the crunchy, fresh mint. A couple of these would be perfect with an after dinner coffee.

After Dinner Mint Crisps 150g (£3.75)

To sum it up, if you are a mint chocolate lover you should consider trying the After Dinner Mints range from Beech's Fine Chocolates. They are beautifully packaged, refreshing, moreish and 'the' perfect minty treat. Go on and treat yourself and your family this 'Chocolate Week' to some delish chocolates from Beech's Fine Chocolates. And to make it even more irresistible, here is a promotional code that you will give you 10% off your purchases from Beech's web store - use the code BFC04061410.


“I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed.
I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat.”
- Tyra Banks
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Dark Mint Thins from Charbonnel et Walker



Chocolate, chocolate, every where,
Ginger sticks, bitter mints and violet creams,
Chocolate, chocolate, every where,
Too many to choose from, they even come in my dreams!

Well, that is my first attempt at poetry and I think it may well be my last attempt as well. My poem writing skills may not be good, but the message I am trying to get across in those four lines holds good. Charbonnel et Walker, who have been established since 1875, have been making hand-made chocolates according to traditional recipes. Their range of chocolates is amazing and they have something for every occasion. Ginger truffles, maple brazils, sugared almonds, vintage fine chocolates, rum fourre - you name it and they have it in their collection; after all they are one of Britain’s earliest chocolatiers.



The Thins Collection from Charbonnel et Walker, like all their other offerings, are hand-made. The packaging is exquisite. The box has a luxurious look and with the red satin ribbon it is perfect for gifting as well. When I held the 'Dark Chocolate Mint Thins' box in my hands, I felt like I was holding a treasure box. And treasure it was, that the box held within itself - chocolate treasure. Thin discs of dark chocolate infused with a subtle taste of mint - luxurious and silky. Melt in the mouth, irresistible dark chocolate with perfect balance of mint. Both myself and Mr.H enjoyed these. It scored well on presentation, quality, texture and flavour. The only wee bit issue was that some of the thins were broken. The chocolate thins are slightly fragile and even though the packaging is sturdy and there is double protection, it did not save some of them from breaking. Other than that these yummy mint thins get full marks from us.



Dark Chocolate Mint Thins
Weight: 195g
Regular Price: £12.50, Special Price £10.00

The Thins Collection is available in four other flavours: Dark Chocolate Ginger Thins, Milk Chocolate Orange Thins, Strawberry White Thins and Milk Sea Salt Caramel Thins. You can pick up a box online at www.charbonnel.co.uk



“I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed.
I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat.”
- Tyra Banks
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Beech's Fine Chocolates - The Original Dark Chocolate Marzipan

I have shared my thoughts on a number of offerings from Beech's Fine Chocolates over the past few months on this blog. It was only last year that I came across Beech's and now having tried out a few of their best sellers I have become a fan of Beech's chocolates. They always seem to win over the hearts of chocolate lovers with their products. I got the chance to try out yet another yummy product from their range recently - The Original Dark Chocolate Marzipan.


As always I loved the packaging of the chocolates. It looks classy and has a 'vintage-y' vibe to it. And the colour combination is just awesome. I loved the packaging so much, that it has inspired me to do a home DIY project based on the colour theme of the Marzipan box :)




The chocolates come in a 150g box with 14 pieces and are priced at £4.99 per box. The individual chocolates looked very glossy at first glance and we could not wait to get our hands on them. I had to hold off Mr.H and a cousin of mine from polishing off the chocolates before I finished with my photography :) I love dark chocolate and the combination of marzipan and dark chocolate was beautiful. The dark chocolate layer was perfect in thickness and complemented the sweet almond flavour. Mr.H who prefers milk chocolate to darker versions enjoyed these as well. He said that the unsweetened dark chocolate combined with the delicious buttery marzipan was a beautiful blend of flavours. The marzipan was excellent - neither too dry nor too firm and not overpoweringly sweet as is the case usually. It was just perfect.

Having tried a variety of chocolates from Beech's, we have come to associate this brand with real classic chocolates made with authentic traditional recipes. If you are a chocolate lover, you should try out Beech's chocolates. As always Beech's are giving the readers of DB Reviews to try their chocolates at 10% off. Use the code BFC24061410 at checkout to get 10% off your purchases.

Visit the Beech's online store at: http://www.beechsfinechocolates.com/


“I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed.
I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat.”
- Tyra Banks
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Charbonnel et Walker - Raspberry Marc de Champagne Truffles

Both myself and Mr.H are chocoholics, he more so than me. So, when I receive yummy treats to trial and then share my views with you all, I get excited to say the least. Last week the lovely team at Charbonnel et Walker sent us a sample of the latest addition to their best-selling truffle range - the brand new Raspberry Marc de Champagne Truffles. I have had the opportunity to try some of their other truffles earlier(Sea Salt Banana Caramel Truffles and Marc de Champagne Truffle Heart) and both myself and Mr.H had enjoyed them a lot, so I was expecting these to be equally delicious and mistaken I was not.



The Raspberry Marc de Champagne Truffles feature the irresistible yummy flavour of Marc de Champagne and Raspberry nestled inside a delicious dark chocolate shell. The truffles are lightly finished with a raspberry pink icing sugar. What a treat to the senses! Just looking at them made me happy :) I love dark chocolate and the combination of it with Marc de Champagne and Raspberry was absolutely divine. Totally moreish. Mr. H who favours milk chocolates over dark ones absolutely loved these! He said these are the best dark chocolates he has ever tasted. The balance of flavours was absolutely perfect.



Just like their other offerings, these new truffles from Charbonnel et Walker are handmade using the finest ingredients and placed individually into paper cups. The truffles come well presented in a round truffle box which is a deep raspberry pink in colour. Not just the chocolates, I love the packaging of Charbonnel et Walker goodies as well. I still have the Marc de Champagne Truffle Heart box, which I now use to store my craft bits and bobs :)


The Raspberry Marc de Champagne Truffles retail at £12.95 for 110g. You can shop online at www.charbonnel.co.uk or pick them up in-store as well. I think these truffles are perfect for summer parties and will make wonderful gifts for family and friends.


“I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed.
I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat.”
- Tyra Banks
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Beech's Fine Chocolates : Continental Assortment Gift Packs

'Thank you' - a simple and effective expression of gratitude. There are so many reasons to say 'Thank you' and so many different ways to say 'Thank you'. Everyone likes to be appreciated and a sincere 'Thank you' is sure to make the receiver happy. If you want to make it more special then you could gift a box of assorted chocolates as well :) Nine out of ten people like chocolates and I am pretty sure a box of chocolates will always be welcome.

Beech's Fine Chocolates have a range of gift message chocolate boxes and one of them is the 'Thank you' Continental Assortment Gift Pack.


These 90g boxes contain a selection of continental milk, dark and white chocolates. There are 7 chocolates in each box and this is the perfect size for gifting - neither too small nor too large. The selection includes:


All the chocolates were of a high quality that I now associate with Beech's; however I had 2 favourites - Milk Hazelnut Swirl for its absolutely smooth hazelnut praline and the Dark Coffee Cream & Walnut which had such an amazing flavour of coffee beans. Mr.H loved the fruity ones : Dark Orange Truffle and Milk Strawberry Parfait.



 
Chocolate Gift Assortment with Thank You Message
Weight: 90g
Price: £3.49
 
Beech's also have other products in the Assorted gift pack range. One of the boxes they plan to have for 2014 will be the 'Merry Christmas' gift box. The box will have the same content as the 'Thank you' box; its just the packaging that will be different. Having tried the yummy chocolates in the 'Thank you' box I can safely say that the 'Merry Christmas' box will make a wonderful gift during the festive season later in the year.



You can check out the entire Assorted Gift Boxes range from Beech's here: www.beechsfinechocolates.com Beech's have also offered the readers of DB Reviews a promotional code that gives you 10% off your purchases on Beech's website until the end of June. The code is BFC02061410



“I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed.
I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat.”
- Tyra Banks
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Traditional Chocolate Creams from Beech's Fine Chocolates

I have reviewed goodies from Beech's Fine Chocolates earlier on the blog. The past week a surprise landed through my post box - a selection of Beech's Chocolate Creams. These traditional chocolate creams are one of the best sellers on Beech's website and come in 8 flavours: Coffee, Lime, Raspberry, Strawberry, Orange, Mint, Rose and Violet. We got the chance to review the last four.


All the flavours come in 90g boxes and are priced at £2.99 each. There are ten pieces in each box - dark chocolate covering over a delicious fondant centre. The chocolates are packaged in lovely pastel coloured boxes matching the flavours in each box. I like the fact that Beech's take so much care of the presentation and branding. These Chocolate Cream boxes invoke an old world charm and feel - the simplicity, the graphics and the colours used - all are lovely. Needless to say, as always I liked the packaging.

Let's move onto the 4 flavours that we received. First up, Rose Creams. As I opened the box, I could smell the familiar rose flavour similar to Turkish Delight. If you have read my earlier review of Turkish Delights you might recollect that I am not particularly keen on these. I never really enjoyed them. Though I absolutely love rose fragrance/scent in my skincare products; for some reason I do not like it in my food. However, it came as a big surprise to myself that I was reaching out to these Rose Creams. Surprise, surprise! And I enjoyed them. I actually liked these Rose Creams a lot. Mr.H got only 3 pieces as I finished 7 pieces from the box myself.


Mint Creams : The classic, tried and tested combination of chocolate and mint; what is not to love about this. The minty fondant perfectly complemented the dark chocolate. Both myself and Mr.H loved this variant.


Orange Creams: Orange is one other flavour that I do not like when clubbed with chocolate. But I did give this a try nonetheless and it did not appeal to me much. Mr.H on the other hand really appreciates all kinds of flavours and combinations and he enjoyed this. According to him the sweetness of Orange paired well with the dark chocolate.


The final flavour was Violet Creams. These had a subtle Violet flavour and were something different from what we would normally pick up. It was an interesting combination to try out. Overall, the Chocolate Cream range from Beech's gets a thumbs up from DB Reviews. We have only tried 4 flavours of the 8 available but I can say confidently that this range caters to all kinds of taste. These boxes will make excellent gifting options if you are looking for traditional English chocolates.


You can check out the entire Chocolate Cream range online on Beech's Fine Chocolates and also get 10% off your purchases on Beech's web store using the promotional code BFC11041410. This code is valid for the next 3 weeks. Beech's offer Free First Class Delivery on all orders over £12.00



“I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed.
I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat.”
- Tyra Banks
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