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My Golden Ticket 

Published November 13, 2017 by Bizzimummy


Every child can be a big part of the Willy Wonka chocolate factory tour. It’s a great adventure that will make anyone feel rather hungry and craving a sweet treat. 

Most children will be familiar with Roald Dahl Charlie and the Chocolate factory story but with this book they get to me part of it as all the books are personalised.


They also all come with unique features such as songs and names of candy bars. Each one being made into a unique different adventure. 


The pages are full of colourful images and I was almost positive that the pages had some chocolate or vanilla aroma somehow infused into them, tho this is probably more down to us reading about chocolate. 

A lovely book for that well behaved child costing £19.99 from Wonderbly.

Christmas shortbread from Walkers 

Published November 7, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Walkers are well known for their fabulous range of shortbread biscuits and gifts. The factory is based in Scotland and Walkers  began over a hundred years ago. 

Walkers began with one man back in 1898 – Joseph Walker and has remained a family company ever since. The history of Walkers Shortbread makes an interesting read over on the Walkers website

 Walkers shortbread products are available in all supermarkets and many shops throughout the year. At Christmas time, Walkers bring out a few extra special products containing their finest shortbread and a few extra products too. 

 



Walkers shortbread has a unique sweet buttery taste that sort of just melts away in the mouth. Combine that shortbread with rich chocolate and a hot drink on a cold Christmas night and it’s just divine. These luxury shortbread Christmas boxes contain assortments of chocolate shortbread, just perfect for the festive season.  

Walkers also produce various cakes, tarts and mince pies as well as their famous shortbread.

 


I have no idea how to correctly pronounce Ecclefechan tarts but they are a little similar to mince pies in that they contain a mixture of sultanas, cherries, sugar and almonds inside a butter pastry casing. The mince pies here contain a few extra “Christmassy” type ingredients such as more fruit and a few extra spices. But both go down very well on a Christmas dinner table. 


 Walkers also boast some lovely shortbread gifts too. Such as these two tins. 



The Rockin Robin tin actually stands up and contains star shaped shortbread biscuits. The Christmas wreath tin is full of chocolate cookies. 

 



Lots more Christmas gifts are available to buy direct from the Walkers website. Of course shortbread is one of those products that can be enjoyed all year round but seeing packs of Walkers Shortbread always makes me think of Christmas! 

Monty Bojangles 

Published November 2, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Just a quick post to let you all know that all of these scrumptious truffles are all available now in Sainsbury’s stores. 


Choose from choccy scoffy, scrumple nutty or go for the mixed box of Taste Adventures. Which one will you buy? 

See more at Monty Bojangles.

Lily O’Briens petit indulgence Collection

Published November 2, 2017 by Bizzimummy

If chocolates are on your to buy present list this Christmas then consider making it a special box of chocolates rather than the usual same old yearly box.

Lily O’Briens are one brand that I would consider more suited for special occasions such as Christmas and birthdays. A nice luxury box with assortments of fine truffles and melt in the mouth pralines. Surprising they don’t cost the Earth either despite being much nicer than many other chocolate brands found in supermarkets. 

Yes that’s correct, many of Lily O’Briens chocolate boxes can be found in various supermarkets.

 

This Petit Indulgence Collection is very deceptive. The box is small so it made me think that there was not going to be all that many chocolates inside. However what I did not realise is that this small box actually contains 3 layers of six chocolates per layer, thus giving 18 chocolates in total.
 

There are six varieties of chocolate in this one box, 3 of each one, so plenty to share if feeling generous. Each one is extremely satisfying in its own way. It’s also a mixed combination of milk, dark and whites chocolate varieties and a mixture of fillings.

And all for just £5.50 in Waitrose too. 

The presentation box and quality of chocolates would easily fool a recipient into thinking it had cost a whole lot more. So this Christmas it’s time to ditch those horrible cheap bog standard boring chocolates and buy a box of these instead. And if anyone is feeling generous then feel free to send me some more too as mine are now all gone!

Make Christmas 2017 special with Kinder chocolate

Published October 11, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Kinder is the well known kids confectionery brand by Fererro. Ferrero being the 4th largest player in the global confectionery market. Kinder are most known for their kinder eggs which I have been around for as long as I can remember. Kinder chocolate has its own unique milky taste which is certainly identifiable once tasted. As well as those chocolate eggs with mini toys inside, Kinder now has a selection of festive stocking fillers and pre Xmas goodies.

 


For getting children in the festive spirit, nothing quite beats an advent calendar. Especially not one full of melt in the mouth mini kinder bars.
 


Kinder even have a letter to Santa kit too. This could be given with the advent calendar at the beginning of December. The kit contains writing paper, stickers and an addressed envelope to Santa’s grotto. It also includes 8 kinder bars.



Kinder has a fair few products to be used as stocking fillers or even small gifts for relatives and friends children. These include Kinder surprise Christmas eggs, bar packs, tubes, baskets, chocolate figures and even a Kinder mini fluffy toy gift set.

 


All of these yummy Kinder products will be in stores and supermarkets this month. Products will vary per store. These festive chocolate products range in price from just one pound to just under £8.00 each.

More kinder Christmas treats can be found on the Fererro website.

Choc affair: good for a cold Winter night 

Published October 6, 2017 by Bizzimummy

The October chill is kicking in quickly and there is only one perfect warning drink for those cold Winter nights and freezing frosty mornings – hot chocolate of course!

Luxury milky flavoursome hot chocolate that is, like these One shot mini tins from Choc Affair. In this little gift pack there are three tins of hot chocolate, all of which can be purchased as individual larger tins.

The hot chocolate is best made with steaming hot milk, then allowed to cool. My favourite is the salted caramel but they are delicious in there own way.

I was slightly baffled by the instructions. It tells me to use the whole tin in one drink? Or at least I think it means that. However I used less than a third of the tin for one cup of milk and the flavour is very rich, so I certainly don’t think they are meant as one drink tins.


And look what else we have from Choc Affair!

This is also a gift set but it’s chocolate pieces called Dinky Dots. These are disc shaped, a bit like buttons and again in three mini tin varieties.

Aimed more towards dinky people obviously but good for us big people too and perfect together with the hot chocolate.

Both gift sets cost £6.75 each, buy direct from Choc affair .

Aero heavenly mousse

Published October 4, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Many of you may have spotted these delightful big pots of Aero heavenly in the yoghurt aisles of supermarkets.
 


They look like regular chocolate mousse but are a bit more special, well the lids are gold after all.

The exciting new desserts come in large single pots. I believe these could be intended for sharing, but not in this house they’re not. So what’s inside the pots – well there’s fluffy soft mousse, contrasted with sprinkles of nuts and the sauce. 
 


Aero Heavenly comes in two great-flavours: a rich chocolate mousse with salted caramel sauce, and a divine salted caramel mousse, including a caramel sauce swirled with pecan nuts.  


 Most supermarkets now sell Aero heavenly mousse  including Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, ASDA, Tesco and Ocado. They can be found in the yoghurt/chilled desert aisles. Prices seem to vary but Asda currently has them for £1.30 a pot.  


 They really are heavenly, but also very sweet, I couldn’t eat more than one in a short period, but yes they make a divine heavenly lovely fluffy treat. 

Monty Bojangles Scofflets

Published September 29, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Monty BoJangles have launched their brand new packs of Scofflets!

Scofflets come in 100g pink bags in three varieties – Caramel & cookie, hint of sea salt and Maple & Hazelnut all inside their famous chocolate truffles.

And of course they taste heavenly and just melt away in the mouth. I love to dip them in a hot drink so they go all soft, they are delicious.

But don’t take my word for it. They are available in Waitrose and The Range’ and  if you head over to Instagram then you can enter a competition to win a massive 3KG box of Monty Bojangles truffles. Wow, I get full just looking at my 100g bags.

It’s really easy to enter, Just upload a photo using the caption #Scofflets.

Try Treats Subscription box 

Published September 11, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Today’s Subscription box is called Try Treats. This subscription delivers a monthly box of treats from a different country each month. It’s a unique way to try the delights that the world had to offer and snacks that would be hard to find here in the UK. 


The treats may come from any countries in the six main continents (excluding arctic/Antarctic of course). Each month brings a different country with different munchies each time. 

 The service is based in the USA but they offer very low cost shipping rates to the UK and worldwide. As the products come from various countries all over the world; there is of course a chance that one box may just be UK based too. The boxes start at $11.95 per month with a choice of box sizes.  

 My box of treats is all about Argentina. I would have no idea at all what snacks are sold in Argentina but I have to say, I was not disappointed with this selection.

 

Chocolates, biscuits, and a few lollipops all included here. There is a card in English explaining what it all is and another card with a few facts about the country.

 

I think this is a very low cost subscription, low shipping rates considering it’s in the USA and a good opportunity to try new foods too. 

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Indigo Nutrition chocolate making kit

Published July 17, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Indigo Herbs are all about healthier lifestyles, healthy eating, superfoods and food for vegans. We were recently asked to try out one of their raw chocolate making kits. We are not a vegan family but we all love our chocolate treats so of course we agreed and then this box arrived. 


The kits start from £19.99 and contain all the ingredients needed to make our own "pure raw chocolate"


Raw chocolate is more healthier than the milk alternatives. Being a food suitable for vegans does mean no milk or dairy products are used. Therefore the finished chocolate is dark, stronger cocoa percentage and slightly more bitter than regular chocolate but it stlll tastes good. 

Have you ever wondered what gives good chocolate that wonderful chocolate smell? Well it's all down to this stuff! 

This being our melting organic cacao butter, it is known by other names too including cocoa butter and kakaw. From the moment I opened the packet I could instantly smell chocolate. This butter is 100% pure natural cacao derived straight from the cacao plant. It is one of the main ingredients in most chocolate products and is the ingredient which makes chocolate smell so good.

The butter is like small lumps of rock to begin with, it needs melting down to liquid and slowly too or the nutrients will be destroyed if heated too fast. Once melted we added the packet of raw vanilla powder and then all the cacao powder. Then it looked a bit more like chocolate.

With this kit we also got several small cake cases, but we also already had a few unused baking moulds lying around in the drawers, so this was a good excuse to get them out.

The chocolate mixture is poured into the moulds and we added some nuts and goji berries which are also included in the kit. Then put the moulds straight into the freezer to set. As chocolate does not really freeze, there is no risk of it spoiling if left too long. 

Raw chocolate does not taste as good when melted or when cooking with it. It tastes much better when set and ready to eat, so best not to lick the spoons with this stuff. 

And once set!


And that's not all of our raw chocolate creations either. We also found a quick yummy recipe on the Indigo herbs website for salted peanut butter cacao cups. These are really really easy and we happened to have half a jar of peanut butter in the cupboard too that needed using up.

Using the made raw chocolate mixture and the included cake cases, we poured a small amount of chocolate into each case and immediately placed them in the freezer to harden a little. Then took them out and placed a layer of peanut butter onto each one.


Followed by another layer of raw chocolate on top and back in the freezer for more time to set. These are just delicious and now I know how to make them, I will certainly be making some more.


There are several other raw chocolate recipes on the website, most of which just require the chocolate making kit and a few basic ingredients.

I found one main thing that differs with this raw chocolate as opposed to regular chocolate types is that it seems to melt much quicker, almost instantly after removing it from the freezer. It doesn't turn to mush in your hand but I could feel it start to melt very quickly. It's probably best kept in the freezer or a cold part of the fridge until ready for eating or using.

These kits are great and we have all enjoyed making and eating the chocolate. They can also make lovely gifts too. 

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