Review – Hotel Chocolat Christmas Gifts

Written by Lauren. Posted in Food & Drink, Reviews

Hotel Chocolat is one of my favourite shops, with wall to wall chocolate all of which looks absolutely delicious what more can a girl ask for?!  I always make a beeline for the gift section, no matter what time of year it is because they seem to be spot on at making the perfect gift with combinations of their finest chocolate. Their Christmas gift selection has to be their most impressive, especially this year. From advent calenders to huge selection boxes there really is something for everyone and every budget. Every time I go into town I try and drag the Hubby into Hotel Chocolat but he refuses to let me stand awestruck staring at chocolate heaven unless it’s close to Christmas. I think he’s just trying to get some gift inspiration by letting me loose in there! However this year my delightful two year old has become a little chocoholic so we are refusing to introduce him to the magic chocolate shop in town for our own sanity, which has led to me missing out. Imagine my pure excitement when Hotel Chocolat asked me if I would like to review something from their Christmas range!   I headed straight for the Christmas section on their website and had a very through browse.  After what seemed like an age I settled on the Christmas Stocking.

Review – Innocent Juices

Written by Lauren. Posted in Food & Drink, Reviews

When I hear the brand “Innocent” I immediately think of their smoothies.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that they actually do fruit juices as well as snack pots, fruit tubes and a kids juicy drink.  When we were asked to try the Juice I was thrilled because we love their smoothies and it’s a sure fire way to get 1 of Spud’s 5 a day into him.  Available as smooth orange juice, apple juice or orange juice with bits, Innocent juices are made from fruit and only fruit.  It is pressed and never sweetened or from concentrate.   Each juice comes in 3 different sizes, a 1.35 litre family carafe, a 900ml carafe and a 330ml carafe.  Each 900ml carafe of orange juice is made with 11 juicy hand picked oranges and each 900ml carafe of apple juice is packed with 8 hand picked apples.  It contains 6 x 150ml servings which equates to 6 portions of fruit.

Review – The Happy Egg Co. Quiche

Written by Lauren. Posted in Food & Drink, Reviews

We all know The Happy Egg Co. with their quirky advert featuring a Hen taking a ride on the back of the Farmer’s tractor.  They only select Lion quality eggs from platinum or gold standard British farms which are regularly inspected by their Fieldsmen.  They believe that the better quality of life the Hen experiences the better quality the egg will be so Hen’s on each Happy Egg Co. farm have an absolutely fantastic quality of life including sandpits to dig in and adventure playgrounds to play on, not far from the life shown in the advert!