Category Archives: 8.5

Zotter White Chocolate Walnut Brittle

001I bought this quite a while ago as I was eager to try Zotter’s white chocolate. Many of the classier and more high-brow companies don’t offer white chocolate at all and it’s often sneered at in artisan chocolate circles for not actually technically being chocolate as it doesn’t contain any cocoa solids. But Zotter produce this White Chocolate Walnut Brittle, which is good for two reasons; 1) I can try their attempts at a white chocolate and 2) nut brittle is a bit of a personal favourite of mine.

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Posted by on January 14, 2013 in 8.5, Almonds, Chocolate, Nuts, White Chocolate, Zotter


Zotter Butter Caramel

As I was buying their Banana Forever bar a little while ago, I scanned Zotter’s list of products and something stuck out a bit as not really fitting it. But, as I’ve said before, the interesting thing about Zotter is that not many of their bars really ‘fit in’ to what is generally considered normal. So, as stands to reason, the bar which leapt out at me as not fitting in with everything else they offered was one of the ‘abnormal’ Zotter bars, which means that it’s a normal bar for most people’s tastes! No bacon or cheese, but instead just a standalone caramel bar… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by on November 9, 2012 in 8.5, Caramel, Chocolate, Zotter


Hershey’s Take 5

I haven’t reviewed a U.S import bar for quite some time, so I swung by at CyberCandy last time I was in London to pick up something exciting. On top of a few gifts for others (my little brother is hooked on energy drinks at the moment and loves their section of ‘heart attack in a can’ caffeine drinks!) I found myself being up sold to. Now, that’s pretty rare. Because I’ve worked in sales before, I’m normally very alert to being sold stuff that I didn’t intend to buy originally. However after a brief interchange with the two ladies in the Covent Garden based shop and I was leaving with a new chocolate bar. Namely Hershey’s Take 5 bar.


Heavenly Cakes Marathon Flapjack

Heavenly Cakes are a company based in Hertfordshire, England. They offer a huge, varied selection of cakes and tray bakes, which can be bought by the whole tray, or individually wrapped. I first saw them on the blog ‘Jim’s Chocolate Mission’ and was delighted when Nigel and Maeve sent across some samples for me to review. I’l be reviewing a different product from them every day this week…and first up, we have the Marathon Flapjack.


McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes

Jaffa Cakes have seemingly been around forever. They are without doubt a legendary British snack; enjoyed by most people at one point in their life or another. Ask your average person about a Jaffa Cake and I’l guarantee you two things- 1) they’ll know exactly what they are, and 2) they will have eaten them too. I’d go as far as to say that they’re entrenched in British eating.


Posted by on June 15, 2012 in 8.5, Cake, Chocolate, Fruit, McVitie's, Orange