It’s new company time today! This time in the shape of The Fudge House. They are a family run business which have their base in Edinburgh, Scotland and they make…well, as you might have guessed, they make fudge. And not just one flavour like some companies. In fact they make a couple of dozen different flavours which is what attracted me to them in the first place when I originally found them on twitter.
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The end of the Olympics has meant a bit of a hole has formed in my day to day life. Instead of being able to watch women boxing at 1PM in the afternoon or the Saudi Arabian archery team as soon as I got up… I’ve found only Cash in the Attic and Doctors on TV during the day. This made me sad- very sad indeed. So I went to a shop and bought a British themed product to try and get myself back in the spirit of the Olympics even though they’re over. Kind of like a heroin addict taking methadone- it obviously isn’t going to do the job, but it might make reality a little less brutal!
Well, for the second review running, I have somebody else to thank. Rather than winning today’s product in a competition, I was sent this bar out of a reader’s kindness and generosity. You’ll see ‘Choc It Out!’ in the ‘blogs I read’ down the right hand side of this page. Marcus, who runs that site, saw this bar and, knowing that I wanted it and couldn’t find it in any of my local shops, posted it to me. So huge thanks to Marcus for sending me this ‘Boci Aero’- a chocolate bar made by Nestle.
Ritter are a German chocolate company who have finally broken through in the UK a little recently. Having seen virtually nothing of theirs on sale here previous to about 2011, I’ve seen Ritter chocolate increasingly popping up- albeit only a few of the bars from their huge range which comprises of nearly 30 different flavours (including pear brandy mousse, cappuccino cream and butter caramel cream!)
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.
Today I’m bringing you yet more variety from Heavenly Cakes- in the form of their Very Berry Meringue. It’s made up of a shortbread bottom covered with mixed berry jam, and then topped with a thick layer of white chocolate and meringue pieces.