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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Get Sports, Study and Staycation Ready with Hype Review

Get Sports, Study and Staycation Ready with Hype Review: September 2020

With students ready to commence study, people enjoying sports, keeping fit in the outdoors with activities such as running and UK Staycations being more popular than ever before due to travel restrictions make sure you get ahead and get Hype ready.

Hype have a range of suitcases including this small floral sturdy, wipe clean case on wheels perfect for a UK city break.

Hype have all you need to be prepared and another bonus is that you can shop online and they have a contactless deliver system direct to your door…winner!

These Hype glitter logo embossed cycling shorts are perfect teamed up with the navy Hype logo cotton t-shirt.

The Hype black canvas bag ideal to store gym kit, food or to pop in a good read and a packed lunch to take to the local park or beach.

Hopefully, you will catch some sun and Hypes navy UV protected sunglasses are super cool and perfect for running, as they do not slip, stay put without causing discomfort.

Stationary a must have for study and Hype have got good stationary game. Think Pencils, pens, tins, note books and some gorgeous glitter thrown in for good measure.

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Bakerdays Birthday Celebration Letterbox Cake Review

Bakerdays Birthday Celebration Letterbox Cake Review: August

Now you can post a letterbox Birthday cake to your family, friends and loved ones with Bakerdays.

Their letter box cake fits through most standard UK letterboxes, suitable for 3 – 4 people and they have a range of options such as vegan, gluten free and dairy free to cater for dietary needs.

Bakerdays offer a range of themes including this marvellous Musical Theatre cake, perfect for actors, theatre fans and fans of the arts in general.

The cake theme Phantom of the Opera brought back many fond memories, as this was the first musical myself and my husband went to watch together.

“All I ask of you” is to “Think of Me” send me cake, so we can enjoy a slice of yummy cake with “The Music of the Night” while cosy and snug on our picnic throw.

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Get your Fruity Five a Day with Prestige Hampers Review

Get your Fruity Five a Day with Prestige Hampers Review: August 2020

Now more than ever people want to give their immune systems a boost by eating healthy foods such as fruits.  Prestige Hampers have a whole range of fabulous fruity offerings that are perfect to gift to family, friends, loved ones and even a gift from you to you.

Prestige offer UK delivery and to ensure safety they have a contactless delivery system in place and even have a next day gifts service, so making your hamper delivery quick, easy and just a click away.

Fresh Fruit Basket

The fresh fruity basket is ideal to enjoy in the comfort of your own home, on a hike or perfect for a fruit themed picnic.

 

Included are 400g of grapes, 2 satsumas, 2 gala apples, 2 granny smith apples, 2 plums and 2 kiwis, so plenty to go around.

All presented in this wonderful wooden handled trug which is not only beautiful, but reusable.  Ideal to store small garden tools and hand-picked herbs from the garden.

Classic Fruit Tray

The classic Fruit Tray offers the lucky recipient a tasty tray of healthy treats.

Included with the vibrant fresh fruit tray are bananas, grapes, satsumas, gala and granny smith apples.

The perfect pick me up with a natural and healthy vitamins boost.

The Healthy Ploughman

The Healthy Ploughman includes some fabulous fresh fruits like red and green grapes, kiwi, apples, and satsumas.

There are some scrumptious yummy cheeses included such as the Red Wax Cheddar Chilli & Lime and a Double Gloucester Black Wax 100g which are perfect to go with the Kale & Nut spiced toast.

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A Taste of Italy with Sous Chef Review

A Taste of Italy with Sous Chef Review: July 2020

Sunshine in full heat, it is nice to enjoy some of the ‘La dolce vita’ aka ‘The sweet life’ but in the comfort of your own home.  Sous Chef have a whole range of gorgeous goodies, that are quality and authentic, perfect for a family feast.

Alcohol-free, Gluten Free, Vegan, no problem as Sous Chef have a range of fabulous foodie products no matter what your dietary needs to create a perfect dinner in the comfort of your own home.

Before you do anything, grab a refreshing sparkling drink of Crodino, iconic and one of the most famous non-alcoholic aperitif in Italy, a beautiful drink to sip, while enjoying the sun, cooking and chow down on some scrummy savoury food.

Set the tone with these amazing Al Fresco fig side plates, a perfect addition to any dinner table.  Made with melamine they are lightweight, durable and easy clean, so perfect to take out on a family picnic too.  We love our plates and would well recommend.

Make dinner that bit extra special with some marvellous medium fruity extra virgin olive oil in this pretty polka dot Frantoio Muraglia terracotta bottle is both handmade and hand-painted.  Michelin-starred chef’s Felice Sgarra’s uses this olive oil to dress seafood dishes, so you know it’s good stuff!

The oil has low acidity and is fragrant, so perfect for Mediterranean cooking.  The terracotta beautiful bottle makes for a nice dinner table centre piece and once the oil has been used why not add a few flowers.

Rummo Gluten free pasta in both rigatoni and classic fusilli are the perfect way to create quick easy meals for family and friends who may have dietary needs.

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Gift a Juicy Fruit Basket with Prestige Hampers Review

Gift a Juicy Fruit Basket with Prestige Hampers Review: July 2020

If you go down into the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise…well thanks to Prestige Hampers you can send a smile by gifting your family, friends and loved ones this fabulously fresh fruity basket of joy.

Offering UK delivery and to ensure safety they have a contactless delivery system in place and even have a next day gifts service, so making your hamper delivery quick, easy and just a click away.

The fruity feast included 400g of grapes, 2 satsumas, 2 gala apples, 2 granny smith apples, 2 plums and 2 kiwis, so plenty to go around.  Ideal to enjoy at home, on a hike or perfect for a fruit themed picnic.

All presented in this wonderful wooden handled trug which is not only beautiful, but reusable.  Ideal to store small garden tools and hand-picked herbs from the garden.

Can’t see the wood from the trees, don’t be stumped by the vast amount of hamper options simply head over to Prestige Hampers and let them do all the hard work for you.

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Travel to Japan from the comfort of your own home Review

Travel to Japan from the comfort of your own home Review: July 2020

Japan an exciting place where ancient traditions are fused with modern ways of life to provide a unique eclectic vibrancy which is to be experienced.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation travelling to Japan may be of the cards for the time being, so in the interim why not enjoy a fabulous foodie travelling experience to Japan from the comfort of your own home with three amazing brands Clearspring, Yutaka and Sous Chef.

Sous Chef

The lovely team over at Sous chef they have a whole range of authentic and quality Japanese food and gifts for you to enjoy or gift to family, friends and loved ones.

Serve your Japanese tea in this lovely melamine red & black tea cup perfect for green tea varieties.

The melamine is lightweight and durable, making it ideal for both home and restaurant use and makes your Japanese tea feel more like an authentic experience.

The classic oblong bento box with five compartments, made from food safe polypropylene, is the perfect way to serve a Japanese meal.

The different compartments hold each element of the meal such as noodles, tofu, rice, vegetables, and a soya dipping sauce or get fabulous and fruity with fruit fondue a chocolate dipping sauce.

Clearspring

Clearspring are a family-owned business and for over 25 years they have been dedicated to providing customers with authentic Japanese foods and a selection of organic and Gluten Free products all with delivery direct to your door.

Clearspring products help sustainable agriculture by supporting organic farmers and artisan food producers.  By caring for the eco-system and enriching the soil, Clearspring work towards protecting the world for future generations to come.

All Clearspring products are Vegan, dairy and refined sugar free and a selection of their products gluten free too.

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Avocado Brunches & Lunches with Holy Moly Dips Review

Avocado Brunches & Lunches with Holy Moly Dips Review: July

Holy Moly…dips that are 100% Natural, no nasties, no added sugar, dairy free, gluten free, vegan and kosher…yes you heard me right.

The team over at Holy Moly sent me an amazing Avocado themed gift, including an Avocado pin badge, portable cup, canvas bag, cooler bag and of course the avocado dips, which was welcomed with excitement and joy.

Holy Moly wanted to develop dips that tasted just as good as homemade with quality ingredients, so they went off to Mexico and partnered up with a family owned Avocado orchard where they lovingly leave creamy hass avocados to ripen in the sunshine.

Through this farm fresh approach, Holy moly have produced some delightful dips.  Along with using high tech packaging methods means that there is no need to use any preservatives, so just fresh and fabulous nutritious goodness.

Their delicious dip range includes flavour combos such as breakfast avocado, smashed avocado, original guacamole, and guacamole with jalapeno & red pepper.

The beautiful breakfast avocado with tomato, lime, salt & pepper is delicious just dollop on toast and serve with on the vine cherry tomatoes and scrambled tofu for a brilliant breakfast or brunch.

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Give the Gift of Japan with Sous Chef Review

Give the Gift of Japan with Sous Chef Review: July 2020

No need for a passport or to take the long drive to the airport and queue to board the plane when you can enjoy a taste of Japan in the comfort of your own home.

Thanks to the lovely team over at Sous chef they have a whole range of authentic and quality Japanese food and gifts for you to enjoy or gift to family, friends and loved ones.

Enjoy your very own take on a Japanese tea ceremony.  Popular in Japan, as an evening tea, is the hojicha, or hoji cha tea due to having a mild flavour and low levels of caffeine.

To make hojicha green tea leaves are roasted at high temperatures and it is this process which changes the flavour of the tea giving that almost caramel like flavour.

Serve your Japanese tea in this lovely melamine red & black tea cup perfect for green tea varieties.

The melamine is lightweight and durable, making it ideal for both home and restaurant use and makes your Japanese tea feel more like an authentic experience.

The classic oblong bento box with five compartments, made from food safe polypropylene, is the perfect way to serve a Japanese meal.

The different compartments hold each element of the meal such as noodles, tofu, rice, vegetables, and a soya dipping sauce.

The bento box is designed to resemble traditional Japanese lacquered black wood with the glossy red interior and very versatile.

Perfect for a fruit fondue with chocolate dipping sauce if you fancy mixing things up a little.

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Gift a Fresh Fruity Ploughman Picnic with Prestige Hampers Review

Gift a Fresh Fruity Ploughman Picnic with Prestige Hampers Review: June 2020

Sunshine out it is that time of year to enjoy alfresco dining and enjoy a perfect picnic while soaking up the sun and fabulous fresh air. It’s National Picnic Week so why not indulge.

The Prestige hamper delivery service is the perfect place to source your ready done picnic, as they have a range of hampers, so they do all the hard work for you.

The Healthy Ploughman is the perfect way to enjoy time outdoors and send next day gifts to family and friends too.  Offering UK delivery and to ensure safety they have a contactless delivery system in place now is the time to send a smile and give someone special a lovely surprise.

The Healthy Ploughman includes some fabulous fresh fruits like red and green grapes, kiwi, apples, and satsumas.

There are some scrumptious yummy cheeses included such as the Red Wax Cheddar Chilli & Lime and a Double Gloucester Black Wax 100g which are perfect to go with the Kale & Nut spiced toast.

All can be washed down with the beautiful Belvoir Elderflower and cucumber non-alcoholic drinks.

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