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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Frey Dark Lemon and Pepper

I’l hold my hands up right now, I didn’t have a clue who Frey were before this bar, and I sure as hell have never eaten chocolate with pepper in it. (Well, I’ve eaten a few small chocolates with a pepper element, but never a big bar of chocolate like this bar.)

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2012 in 7.4, Chocolate, Frey, Lemon, Non-British, Pepper

 

Green and Blacks Raisin and Hazelnut

This isn’t just my first review of a Green and Black’s chocolate bar, but also the first time I’ve ever eaten their chocolate at all. Their reputation in England is as an up-market but accessible company- a little pricier than Cadbury, Mars or Nestle but still available to buy in all major supermarkets and shops.

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2012 in 8.0, Chocolate, Green and Blacks, Nuts, Raisin

 

Heavenly Cakes Eton Mess

And here we are at the end of a very cake filled week- and the ONLY way to end the Heavenly Cakes’ Cake Olympics is with our very own entrant- the UK being represented by the Eton Mess cake. Eton Mess is a popular British dessert of meringue, cream and strawberries…well, messed up and served together. I love it during the summer- it’s a really light option. Whilst the UK has a reputation for serving heavy, fried dishes all year round, Eton Mess bucks that trend- it’s perfect in the summer as we can use our freshly grown strawberries to create a light and more ‘delicate’ dessert.

 

Heavenly Cakes Lemon Bakewell

Pizza, Pasta and olive oil are some very Italian foods. Thankfully, Heavenly Cakes didn’t pick any of them when deciding which Italian food would feature as the Italian representative in their Olympic range, because let’s face it… nobody wants to eat a pasta cake. Instead, the company have taken what I think is traditionally an English food (the bakewell cake) and added a very Italian twist- this Lemon Bakewell contains real Sicilian lemon oil to give it that ‘citrusy kick’.

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2012 in 8.3, Almonds, Biscuit, Cake, Fruit, Heavenly Cakes, Lemon

 

Heavenly Cakes Nanaimo Bar

I had no idea what a Nanaimo Bar was when I saw this on the front of the Heavenly Cakes wrapper. I actually had to go and Google it to find out what flavours were involved. Of course, had I bothered to read the information sheet which came with my Olympic themed cake selection (probably a smart thing to do with the benefit of hindsight!) I would have found the very helpful and concise description from Heavenly Cakes; that the Nanaimo Bar was ‘a chocolate biscuit base, custard filling topped with plain chocolate.’

 
 

Heavenly Cakes Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Burgers/unnecessarily large cars/ freedom/ ‘the constitoootion’ (as Yanks would say it!)/ the White House/B&J/ oh and more burgers.  That is the list of things that I think about when somebody mentions the USA to me. It’s fun to play the ‘lazy stereotype’ game isn’t it! (Just for the record- YES, I’m English, but NO- I don’t have bad teeth, don’t eat jellied eels and don’t have posh afternoon tea every day!)

 

Heavenly Cakes Rum and Raisin Tiffin

Continuing on with the Olympic theme, we’ve got a Jamaican special from Heavenly Cakes in the shape of a Rum and Raisin Tiffin. What’s so Jamaican about that I hear you shout? Well the team over at Heavenly Cakes have chucked in some real Jamaican rum into the recipe to give it some kick! What’s not to like? Cakes- good. Booze- good. Cakes + booze- excellent.