Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’

An Interview with Paul Tomlinson of Cocoa Hernando Chocolates

Cocoa Hernando chocolates come in mouth-watering flavours inspired by travels around the world, all beautifully packaged in packets designed by illustrator Rui Ricardo.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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I first tasted Cocoa Hernando chocolates when I visited the Startup Showcase at Somerset House a few months back: so when founder Paul Tomlinson offered to send me some samples of his latest 'collection' I of course jumped at the chance to sample some of this fabulous artisanal chocolate. The deliciously smooth flavours of Cocoa Hernando are also delightfully unusual - try Masala Chai or Chipotle Chilli - and beautifully packaged to boot. I caught up with Paul to find out a bit more about the launch of his new range.

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What is the ethos behind Cocoa Hernando chocolates, and… read more

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Valentines Day 2013: Jewellery, Handmade Gifts & Discounts on Chocolates

Struggling to find that perfect Valentine's gift? Look no further: here are my top recommendations for unusual handmade items, plus links to money off vouchers for chocolates. (nomnom)

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve given you some great ideas for unique handmade Valentines cards, and now I bring you a round up of beautiful and unusual gifts, including, of course, some delightful jewels.

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Analogue Books in Edinburgh celebrates 10 Years as an Independent Bookshop

The wonderful Julie Nicoll and Russell Ferguson of Analogue Books have been stocking my various publications for 8 years, and in 2011 they celebrate their 10th birthday. Here's a bit of history mixed with some top tips for imaginative gift ideas for Christmas.

Written by Amelia Gregory

One of my favourite stockists, Analogue Books of Edinburgh, celebrates their 10th birthday this year. I spoke with co-founder and owner, the lovely Julie Nicoll.

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Lucky’s London Exclusive Chocolate Cake Collection inspired by Alice in Wonderland: Honey Time

Lucky's London have produced a unique new range of cake based luxury chocolates inspired by Alice in Wonderland: I got stuck into their Honey Time gift box. Nom nom nom.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lucky’s Honey Time chocolates by Kirstie Battson.
Love chocolate? Love cake? How about a unique combination of the two? Well, the good people at Lucky’s London have decided to whack these …

Easter Biscuits from the Biscuiteers

New Easter biscuits from Biscuiteers feature Easter eggs, bunnies, lambs, ducklings... and for the Royal Wedding a selection that includes the fabled engagement ring in all it's iced wonder. Yum.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Biscuiteers Easter egg biscuit tin.
Think buttered icing is over-rated? Fed up with cupcakes? Sick of chocolate eggs? Then how about trying something a little different this Easter? Biscuiteers have a …

The Chocolate Festival at the SouthBank Centre, April 2011

You're a chocolate lover, right? Then you really should get along to The Chocolate Festival, running from Friday 8th April - Sunday 10th April. Perfect for all your artisanal Easter gifts... and more...

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Chocolate Festival logo, on a fairtrade bag, get in.
I do so love to discover something by accident. This evening I went to meet my boyfriend at the SouthBank Centre …

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Dairy Milk Gets A Conscience

Cadbury's, Fairtrade

Written by Cari Steel

In case you missed it, everyones favourite nostalgic treat – Cadbury’s Dairy Milk – is moving with the times and going Fairtrade. Last week, Cadbury’s announced that from the end …