CHOC Chick Review

CHOC Chick Review: June 2017

CHOC Chick Founder Galia Orme’s, early childhood memories of making and eating chocolate in South America, have taken her on a passionate journey creating the CHOC Chick brand, that focuses on promoting a pure chocolate in its raw state, for everyone to enjoy. CHOC Chick’s yummy easy-to-use homemade chocolate kits contain raw cacao considered a “super food”, are gluten free, dairy free and have a low glycemic index. Also, CHOC Chick is soil association organic certified and their ingredients are free from dairy, soya and gluten.

Galia’s chocolatey CHOC Chick kits have scooped up various awards, being highly commended in the 2016 healthy living awards, highly commended in the superfoods Free from food awards 2016, platinum award winner in the 2016 Janey loves awards, to name just a few. The company has seen continued growth with retailers such as Holland & Barrett, Whole Foods Market, John Lewis Food Halls, Harvey Nichols, Ocado, Planet Organic and Infinity Foods, all getting on board this choctastic journey.

Galia visited Ecuador in 2011 and 2016 to directly meet with her cacao suppliers to source the finest sustainable, single origin cacao, as the origin of their ingredients is of key importance to the brand, as they ensure that they are ethically and responsibly sourced in line with their Social and Environmental Policy. To ensure traceability, they work with Cofina in Ecuador, a Rainforest Alliance certified company, that organises the collection and production of the single origin cacao we source.

Working with cooperatives of family farms CHOC Chick uses the national bean of Ecuador; single origin Nacional Arriba Fino de Aroma bean, that is renowned for its floral and fruity notes and has existed in Ecuador since Inca, Aztec and Mayan times. Provided with both the chocolate making kit and mandarin hot chocolate, it was exciting to taste the flavours of Ecuador’s national bean. The hot chocolate was deliciously divine, topped off with cream and a simple mandarin, this made for a perfect chocolatey sipper. The chocolate kit was easy to use and allowed you to get creative. I decided to create some sensational simple chocolates finished of with a variety of different toppings.

Thank you to all the CHOC Chick team, my fab followers and all the lovely bloggers out there 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://www.chocchick.com/

Suite 8, 73 Holland Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1LB

01273 468613

info@chocchick.com

Supertreats Carob Chocolate Bar review

Supertreats Carob Chocolate Bar review: June 2017

Brand founder Virpi, developed the Supertreats bars, as a few years after the birth of her son, Virpi was reaching out for a quick sugar fix in order to counter the tiredness of becoming a new parent. However, Virpi increasingly found that snacking on these quick fix sugar loaded treats, made her suffer from headaches, feel lethargic, unable to concentrate, and at times feel slightly depressed. Hence, Vipri’s journey began and the Supertreats carob chocolate bar was born.

Cut the caffeine, ditch the sugar rush and let your true energy shine is the Supertreats moto. A standard 50g bar of chocolate contains up to 6 teaspoons of refined sugar, but also contains nasties such as theobromine and caffeine, which both cause energy crashes. Supertreats carob bars really are super-duper, as they contain no refined sugar and are both theobromine and caffeine free. Also, they are made from 100% natural and organic ingredients, which gets a big thumbs up from me.

They are made from lovely rich cocoa butter and carob, where the sweetness is derived from low-GI coconut blossom nectar which gives them a sweet caramel taste. These fab bars come in 3 varieties which included silky milky, merry berry and cheery chia. The sensational Silky Milky was lush with a creamy silky texture and taste. The mouth-wateringly Merry Berry was packed with brilliant blueberries and went down a storm. Finally, the creative Cheery Chia bar is made with superfood chia seeds and pure organic orange oil which gave this bar a rich orangey pizazz.  These brilliant bars made perfect desk treats and certainly made my day more deliciously dreamy.

Make your day super, hit the shops or get online and order your Supertreats bars from these retailers now: Ocado, Amazon, Whole Foods Market and Planet Organic.

Thank you to all the Supertreats team, my fab followers and all the lovely bloggers out there 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

http://www.supertreats.co.uk/

hello@supertreats.co.uk

bakerdays letterbox cake review

bakerdays letterbox cake review: June 2017

Situated on the outskirts of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire is the brilliant bakerdays. Founded by Andrea Guzyova and greeting card entrepreneur Alan Hawkes, part of their crafty cake empire is to send out letterbox gift cakes, by next day delivery, across the United Kingdom.

Surprisingly, the cake does actually fit through the letterbox and makes a perfect personalised gift, as like mine, your business logo or brand can be professionally printed to high quality speck onto the actual cake, by bakerdays talented designers.

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Freedom Japanese Market Review

Freedom Japanese Market Review: June 2017

A family saw a gap in the market, when their friends who had moved away from Japan could not find the same high quality of Japanese snacks in their own country. During a family holiday in the U.S, they noticed that the international stores stocked snacks, but they were either dangerously close to their sell by dates or not even of Japanese origin. With this in mind, the family went away and set up family run Freedom Japanese Market, with a determined mission to deliver quality Japanese to the world.

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Mallow and Marsh Review

Mallow and Marsh Review: June 2017

Mouth-watering Mallow and Marsh was launched off hard work and just £250! Exciting, exploding, exquisite tasting yumminess is what this brilliant brand are about. Their creative culinary creations have been invented through many dedicated hours of experimenting with unique and interesting flavour combinations. Introducing a range of innovative, light, creamy lushness, these Marsh mellows are not just your standard munchies.

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Gobstoppers Manchester Arndale Chocolate, Chips & Candy Review

Gobstoppers Manchester Arndale Chocolate, Chips & Candy Review: May 2017

We rocked up to the Manchester Arndale Gobstoppers store and walked through the entrance feeling like a kid in a candy store. Warmly welcomed by the team Liv, Scott and Lorene, who represented the brand with passion and enthusiasm. Gobstoppers is great fun for young and old alike. You will have a blast in your very own version of Willy Wonka’s wonderful world of pure imagination. Packed to the rafters with sweet and savoury treats direct from the USA, let loose and let your imagination run wild, as you work your way around the giant candy canes to discover your all your favs from their extensive range. They even have a slush puppy machine – awesome!

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Chocolate and Love Review

Chocolate and Love Review: April 2017

Chocolate and Love founded in 2010 by Birgitte Hovmand and Richard O’Connor, who both left high flying corporate jobs to create and develop the high-quality chocolate brand, has seen many successes.  Produced in Switzerland, they source some of the world’s finest organic ingredients and as a result to date have won 18 Great Taste Awards

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