Tesco have brought out a new range of chocolate for Christmas, and yours truly has been reviewing for you (well, someone has to!). This festive range of luxury chocolates have been developed by Tesco in conjunction with the master chocolatiers behind Hotel Chocolat and Harrods,...Read More
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Tesco have brought out a new range of chocolate for Christmas, and yours truly has been reviewing for you (well, someone has to!).
This festive range of luxury chocolates have been developed by Tesco in conjunction with the master chocolatiers behind Hotel Chocolat and Harrods, so taste and quality are key here, but at the affordable prices you would expect from Tesco.
I was sent two products from the range: Cockablok Santastic Cinnamon (£5) and Gingerbread Stars Square Box (£4).
Santastic Cinnamon is a Christmas tree-shaped block of milk chocolate, swirled with white chocolate, and topped with cinnamon and gold-dusted chocolate malt balls (a bit like mini Maltesers) and caramelised biscuit and ginger crumble. Quite a lot going on, both taste and texture-wise, but it was very yummy. At £5 I thought this would make a good Secret Santa present for chocolate-loving teenagers.
Gingerbread Stars Square Box is a small box of individual stars (eight, nestled in black tissue paper), each made from milk chocolate, topped with caramelised biscuit and ginger crumble, and swirled with white chocolate – so very similar to the Santastic Cinnamon Chokablok, but without the malt balls. I thought the topping was quite subtle so perhaps a more ‘grown-up’ chocolate. For £4 this box would make a great stocking filler, or just a little gift for a teacher or work colleague.
I am one of those strange people who don’t each much chocolate, apart from the occasional square of dark, but I was pleasantly surprised by these Tesco chocolates – in appearance, price and taste they make for a good buy:
“affordable luxury for all this festive season”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and last week I received a letter from my doctor’s surgery, inviting me for a breast screening. Now this made me feel — OLD! But, more importantly, it got me thinking about breast cancer and the importance of early detection, whether through screening or self examination.
One of the things you can do to assist in raising awareness, as well as helping those are suffering from or have been affected by breast cancer, is to support The Pink Ribbon Foundation Charity. And I have found a lovely way to do so, by buying an official Pink Ribbon Journal:
10% of all sales of the Pink Ribbon Journal goes directly to the Pink Ribbon Foundation, and it is one beautiful journal indeed. The wraparound cover is made from extremely soft calf’s leather in pink, embossed with the Pink Ribbon logo, and your initials or wording of choice. Inside, 128 plain or lined cream-coloured pages of high quality paper.
You can buy the Pink Ribbon Journal directly from Pen Heaven, who can even emboss it to your specification for next day delivery.
I love my journal, if feels so soft and there is no bleed through on the pages, so perfect for fountain pen use. And what better justification for yet another journal than knowing a percentage of the proceeds are going to a good charitable cause!