Chocolate Indulgence Package with Chocolate Hamper at York Cocoa Works Review

Chocolate Indulgence Package with Chocolate Hamper at York Cocoa Works Review: September 2020

York Cocoa Works has always been a home away from home for us.  A lovely local independent chocolatier with high quality products where they literally go from bean to bite, as their yummy treats are produced on site at their chocolate manufactory.

Owner Sophie and her team have created a cosy and snug environment perfect for family, friends and couples to enjoy a chocolate indulgence making your day much sweeter.

As always, the whole team make you feel welcome and part of the Cocoa works family from the moment you step in the door which is a reason many York residents and visitors to York keep returning.

The York Cocoa Works Chocolate Indulgence package includes a platter of super scrummy chocolate truffles, cakes and a hand-crafted bar of chocolate.

You also receive a hot drink of choice and I would highly recommend having their signature hot chocolate.

Sophies beautifully bespoke handcrafted chocolate packages allow the team to adapt for allergies such as dairy free, wheat free, vegetarian and vegan, so perfect for everyone.

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VE Day Celebrations with Bad Brownies Review

VE Day Celebrations with Bad Brownies Review: May 2020

Due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak it has been a very challenging time for everyone.

That said it is important to enjoy some sweet small indulgences at home and the perfect time to do so for tomorrow’s VE Day celebrations.

Bad Brownies are a brilliant brownies home delivery service that will make your day with their freshly baked bespoke brownie yumminess.

These Brownies are perfect to enjoy at home an Afternoon Tea at home for celebrations such as VE Day, Birthdays and Anniversaries.

Their home baked loveliness comes in 24 beautiful bite box set included Raspberry, Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate Chip, Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter & Jelly and Passionfruit & Coconut flavours, so they make for a super sweet gift.

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York Cocoa Works Festive Afternoon Chocolatada Review

York Cocoa Works Festive Afternoon Chocolatada Review: January 2020

This lovely cute, independent quality Chocolate café York cocoa Works is run by owner Sophie along with her team including the marvellous Michelle.

Their beautiful bespoke city centre York location is the perfect place to escape the crowds and enjoy some you time.

Fixtures and fittings have been carefully thought out mixing the traditional and contemporary to create a warm and welcoming hub.

Get cosy and snug and craft your very own chocolate lollipops, perfect to gift or enjoy for yourself.

Why not go all out and enjoy an exquisite York Cocoa Works Festive Afternoon Chocolatada…pure yumminess!

The bonus about being independent is their ability to tailor make options especially when it comes to dietary requirements.  Not only were dietaries such as no milk, no egg etc not a problem, but the way Michelle reassured myself before the visit put my mind at ease.

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York Cocoa Works Chocolate Lollipop Making and Afternoon Chocolatada Review

York Cocoa Works Chocolate Lollipop Making and Afternoon Chocolatada Review: October 2019

Sophie, founder of York Cocoa Works is a skilled and dedicated chocolate enthusiast.  Creating a bespoke, luxurious and quality brand, York Cocoa works offers a range of chocolatey experiences to suit all tastes.

When visiting York Cocoa Works it feels like family, as Michelle and her team are just as lovely as their chocolate treats.

The Chocolate Lollipop making was a simple, but fun experience which took me back to my childhood evoking memories of baking in the kitchen with my mum.

You are free to release your inner artistic and creative spirit and use the toppings to create your Lollipop Piece de resistance aka your marvellous masterpiece.

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Red Bus Bistro Harry Potter Themed Afternoon Tea Review

Red Bus Bistro Harry Potter Themed Afternoon Tea Review: September 2019

Witches and wizards leave your broomstick and wands behind, as Red Bus Bistro will work their magic and fly you around Edinburgh…on the wheels of a fabulous vintage 1966 Routemaster bus of course!

The 70 – 90 minute tour takes in Edinburgh Castle, the Elephant café, along with many of the locations that inspired J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series of book such as Spoon Café, greyfriar’s cemetery and George Heriot’s school which is believed to be the inspiration for the Hogwarts architecture.

The Red Bus Bistro team will sort you into your house, whip up some wizarding incantations and spells to create a magical mouth-watering Harry Potter themed Afternoon tea…swish and flick.

With lighthearted, fun and factual Harry Potter themed commentary from our wizarding Mr Potter, I am sure you will score his performance much more than 9 ¾!

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A Fabulous Family Leeds City Breakaway with Buyagift – Review

A Fabulous Family Leeds City Breakaway with Buyagift – Review: July 2019

Get up and go, take your fabulous family on a much-needed city breakaway with Buyagift.  Buyagift offer all different kinds of packages and options, we went for location Leeds and 2 fab packages.

One Night Family Break at Novotel

The package includes a one-night stay for up to 2 adults and 2 children in a standard room with breakfast in the morning and use of the onsite facilities at 12 different Novotel’s throughout the country.

Luckily, we got upgraded to an excellent executive room which had the most marvellous printed wallpaper with a winter train scene.

The room was clean, contemporary and offered a fabulous tea/coffee tray along with a well designed desk area and chill out sofa zone to enjoy your refreshments.

Bathroom facilities included a fabulous rainfall shower, illuminated mirror, complimentary toiletries and full-length mirrors.

The onsite Soap Factory Lounge and Kitchen was ideal for a drink before heading off out into Leeds.

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The Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa: A Destination, Not just a Hotel – Review

The Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa: A Destination, Not just a Hotel-Review: April 2019

The Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa, located on the edge of the beautiful West Pennine moors, whose origins date back to farm buildings from the 17th century, is now a four-star hotel, Spa & experience.

In 1964 owner Carlton Walker, was offered “the last drop” of a bottle of wine, to mark the completion and celebrations of the restaurant, hence the hotels current name.

The Last drop Village Hotel & Spa, is set within beautiful grounds, and you may even spot a bit of wildlife too, but this is more than just a hotel it’s a destination.

Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa A Destination Review 4The executive package is well worth the upgrade, as this includes perks such as welcome drinks, Lilly O’Brien’s chocolates, bottled water, extra toiletries, robes & slippers all to make your stay extra special.

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Red Letter Days The View from the Shard & Afternoon Tea at H10 Waterloo Sky Bar – Review

Red Letter Days The View from the Shard & Afternoon Tea at H10 Waterloo Sky Bar – Review: April 2019

Tour London in style the easy way with Red Letter Days, the ideal place to buy all your sightseeing tickets and experiences in one easy place.

The View from the Shard for Two

Soar to new heights and see lovely London from the highest viewing deck in the United Kingdom.

The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe was designed and developed by the amazing Architect Renzo Piano.

Boasting an impressive 360 degree view, that spans upto 40 miles, the Shard measures a massive 800 feet from street level.

Take a picture at the beautiful fabulous and fresh floral arch, where the theme changes according to the season.

Stand in the shadow of the Shard and see iconic London Landmarks such as Tower Bridge, The sky Garden building over at Fenchurch, St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye and much more.

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Tipsy Tea at Slug & Lettuce Manchester Spinningfields – Review

Tipsy Tea at Slug & Lettuce Manchester Spinningfields – Review: March 2019

Located in the super Spinningfields location, right in the heart of Manchester’s vibrant city centre, the Slug and lettuce Spinningfields is the ideal place to share fun filled moments and create memories with family and friends.

Situated waterside, the wooden veranda terrace area is a scenic space to enjoy outdoor dining, drinking or both.

Inside interiors are floral themed with upholstered seating, Pink illuminated lighting and amazing artwork adorning the walls.

Welcomed warmly by excellent Emily, who served us fantastically throughout, we prepared to enjoy a tasty Tipsy Tea, as our space had been pre-reserved, so we were all good to go.

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A Fantastic Foodie Stay at Novotel Manchester Centre – Review

A Fantastic Foodie Stay at Novotel Manchester Centre – Review: March 2019

The Novotel Manchester Centre, located in the heart of the city, is the ideal place to stay, offering all the amenities and mod cons from a convenient and central 4-star base.

Warmly welcomed at check in, it was time to head straight up to the room.

The excellent Executive rooms offer guests a stylish and spacious space.  The snug bed, lovely lounge area, along with the fully stocked tea tray, give the room that cosy home away from home feel.

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