Just before Christmas we were sent a Choc Chicos kit to review. I took the pack up to my Grandma's and, the day before Christmas Eve, the children and I set about making chocolates. The pack is bright and appealing and the children loved the idea that we were making little chocolates.
We followed the instructions and chose to add some raisins into the little cases. The only thing I would mention is that the mixture is quite warm and I wasn't happy with the children mixing it because I thought it was a bit too hot...
It's a Friday night . . . let's have some chocolate It's Monday night . . . let's have some chocolate (in fact insert any day!!) It's been a bad day . . . let's have some chocolate Shall we watch a dvd . . . let's have some chocolate The diet begins tomorrow . . .These are pretty much the way things work in our house, Hubby and I both
LOVE chocolate and we do consume a fair amount between the two of us so
it's always nice to find a few new flavours to tickle our fancy and now
Cadburys have come to our rescue and this is where I absolutely LOVE
being a blogger, especially when a parcel turns up on your doorstep
being delivered by the oh-so-grumpy Postman (seriously, just smile
man!!) and then you open it up to find CHOCOLATE!!! Sometimes when it
arrives I think to myself, "I don't have to tell Hubby", "I
could just eat it all and he would never need to know" but I'm a good
girl and Hubby works hard so I always save it and go halves with him.
Have you noticed that, as we've progressed in science and technology, so we're constantly inundated with 'the latest research'? Most of the time I switch off to it but, finally, a piece of research that I, for one, deem worthy of not only my attention but spreading the word to anyone and everyone who'll listen (or tweet/Facebook/share in general!)
I know what you're thinking – how is "seasonal chocolate" a brand? Well, rather than focusing on just one manufacturer today, I thought I would take a look at the multitude of festive offerings which are available in this area, with everyone from Cadbury to Mars releasing seasonal choccies in time for Christmas.
This Thursday is the first day of December (yes, already!) which, for many children all over the UK, is the first real indication that Christmas is just around the corner. They're not interested in the TV adverts - they're bombarded with those all year round - or the lights appearing on our High Streets (most of them don't notice during the daylight hours anyway!) No, what really starts the excitement is the first day they get to open a tiny cardboard door on a festively decorated flat box and countdown the last 24 days to Christmas. For the next four weeks, kids will be eating chocolate within minutes of waking up! The season of the Advent calendar is upon us.
There was a thing I heard as a child about fashion and time. It was something to the effect that fashion from London takes about 8 years to make it over to America. Having spent many a holiday across the pond, I can tell you there used to be truth in that statement. Yet when I speak to friends in Los Angeles and New York these days, a change in the time line has occurred. There is still a difference but it's more subtle and goes both ways. Sometimes we set the trends and sometimes the new world leads the way. While we spent last year matching brogues and aviator jackets, those items are just now appearing in shop windows in the US. Is timing still everything?