Luxury Easter Eggs That Look Amazing

I’m not finished with Easter Eggs just yet.  Even after discovering and buying some that were on offer from Tesco for some of the children I know I have now changed the focus to other types of egg.  There are so many Easter eggs available and some are truly works or art.  I thought I would take a little look around the internet and share with you some of my favourites.  In some cases it might be best not to look at their prices lol as some do come with a hefty price tag.  So what did I discover on my travels?  These were some of my favourites:

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The Hare Family Eggs – Series of 3 Eggs

 

The Mr & Mrs and Sailor Boy eggs are comprised of 100kg of chocolate each.  Now that is serious chocolate heaven.  I have no idea of the price but it’s not going this be on offer that’s for sure.  The price is available on request.  Their dragon eggs last year were being sold for £25,000 if that gives you an idea of the sort of prices these guys can command for a monster sized egg.

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Giant Easter Atelier Egg

This luxury chocolate egg is handmade in Brussels by executive chef chocolatier’s Jean Apostolou and Ilse Wilmots and looks not only enormous but also delicious.  It weighs 13kg and features an array of beautiful white chocolate butterflies that are hand painted.  These are available from Harrods and Selfridges.  It costs a mere £1000 and I’m sure it is worth every penny.

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Imperial Easter Egg

The egg is named after the Imperial Suite at their Café Tea Rooms in Harrogate and is a real showpiece in craftsmanship.  It is decorated by hand with beautiful spring flowers.  Don’t let the small photo fool you this egg contains over 5.4 kilos of high quality milk or dark chocolate.  This egg is made-to-order and delivered personally, so you will need to contact them to place an order.  This pretty egg is available for £250.  There are some lovely smaller and cheaper options also available like this:

Trio of Spring Flower Eggs

These cute eggs are made with the finest Swiss chocolate and presented in a pastel box. Created to complement one another perfectly, the trio contains one milk chocolate egg, hand-stippled with dark chocolate; one dark chocolate and one eau de nil white chocolate egg with a silver lustre. Each is decorated with Royal iced spring flowers, carefully piped by hand.  260g of chocolate for £27.50 isn’t too bad when you are going for quality and great presentation.

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Paisley Easter Egg – Monterery

I love the colours and simple design of this egg that really make it stand out.   It would be almost a shame to break it up and eat although I’m guessing I would manage if I got one.  These celebrate 50 years since the famous ‘summer of love’ and the festivals held at the time.  Drawing on Paisley design influences their beautiful handmade egg is a thick chocolate shell covered in a gossamer thin pastel layer. The surface is hand decorated with an intricate gold Paisley design.  This egg comes presented in a blue keyhole box with a box of 12 Spring collection chocolates.  You will get 800g of chocolate for just £85!

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Sculpture Egg

Not your average Easter egg this is more like a piece of art and can be found in Harvey Nicols.  This is made from intense 70% Colombian dark chocolate and expertly finished in gold shimmer with an 18kt gold leaf adorning the central egg, what a stunning egg to grace any table or fireplace (don’t turn that on of course) until it is time to devour it.  There are mini eggs also included and this contains a total of 430g of chocolate which is priced at £44.95.

What did you think of the eggs I featured?

Have you seen any that look fab that I may have missed?

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Large Easter Eggs for £2. Bargain!

With Easter on it way my children are getting really excited especially if they get to go to the supermarket with me and behold the wonder that is the seasonal Aisle laden with colourful boxes covered in their favourite characters, some containing mugs, others with morning sets and a selection with kids toys and not forgetting lots of chocolate and sweets.  This has got to be most children’s idea of heaven but then we have the flip side where as parents we don’t want to overdo the sugar intake or spend a fortune buying kids Easter eggs.  Off the top of my head I need to buy about 10 eggs although I may have missed a few children to will need to double check that.  Easter eggs don’t need to cost a fortune and the best way to buy is by doing a quick price comparison of supermarket prices before you go so you know which store to aim for.

For those looking a super Easter egg deal then look no further.  Tesco have a super deal where you can buy a Cadbury egg for a mere £2.  Yes you read that correctly £2!!!!!  These eggs can be purchased online or instore.  The egg weights vary from 266g to 307g depending on which of the selection you choose.

Having compared these with Morrisons  and Asda who are selling the same eggs for £4 each or 3 for £10 and Sainsbury’s who are selling them for £3 each Tesco is selling them for a super bargain price so they are worth checking out if you need eggs as gifts and this way you can get far more for your money allowing for a better treat for a mini or big chocolate monster.

The eggs that can be found on this promotion include: Cadbury’s Double Decker, Whispa, Twirl, Cream Egg, Hero’s, Oreo, Marvellous Creations, Terry’s Chocolate Orange, Snickers, M&M’s, Kit at Bites, Mars, Teasers and many more.

This offer is valid until the 14th of March so don’t think about it too long as these eggs will be flying off the shelves fast and I should know I bought 10 today!  These are great as you don’t just get the chocolate you get a fab mug too.

Happy Egg hunting!

Introducing EvoShave

Shaving isn’t always a fun or easy part of any man’s or woman’s beauty regime but unfortunately for many it is a necessity.  There are numerous types of razors on the market many are large and bulky others are dainty and easily broken.  For those that shave regularly I am sure you would appreciate the latest product that I have discovered.

Have you heard of the award winning and innovative shaving system EvoShave that makes shaving easier and gives a lovely smooth finish?

I will admit I hadn’t until recently but I have just been introduced to EvoShave who have a handy new razor system that can give great shaving results.  The system allows for a very close shave as you can control it at very close contact directly with your fingers.

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The razors are nice and sharp so make sure on your first few shaves you don’t press too hard!  This is extremely easy to use and comes with one razor blade.  To use it simply glide (shave), rinse and repeat.  The results speak for themselves leaving the skin exceptionally smooth and very importantly hair doesn’t get stuck in the razor blade clogging it up.  My husbands face is kissably smooth after using one and I thankfully don’t get stabbed by stubble.

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Made using the latest blade technology in the UK and Germany this razor comes in 3 different colours; blue green and black and is targeted as an item for men although ladies you will want one too as it’s great for shave legs, it’s far better than your average razor that’s for sure.

The product itself is relatively inexpensive with the handle costing only £4.99 and comes with a blade.  A pack of four blades costs £5.99 and a pack of eight blades will set you back £9.99.  Great news for us as we tend to like to buy in bulk in our household.

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Doesn’t the razor look great!

I’m sure you would all love to get your hands on one and just like your Fairy Godmother I am about to make one lucky readers wish come true and give away one of these fab razors in my latest competition.  In addition the winner will also get a pack of four blades and a Luxury Hotel Chocolate Gift Box.

So what are you waiting for get entering!!!

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Please make sure you read the terms and conditions before entering:

T’s & C’s

  • Entrants must be 18 years +

One winner will receive a EvoShave razor, one pack of four blades & one Luxury Hotel Chocolate Gift Box.

UK entry only.

The winner must be following @MelanieMse and @EvoShave on twitter and must have retweeted the competition tweet.

The prize will be delivered to the winner within approximately 28 days of confirmation of their delivery address.

There is no cash alternative to Prizes which are subject to availability, non-transferable, non-negotiable and non-refundable. Prizes may not be sold, offered for sale or used in connection with any other competition or promotion by the Prize winner.

The competition will close on Sunday the 22nd of January at midnight.

The winner will have to respond within a week of being contacted to claim their prize.

To enter please Follow and RT here:

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Good Luck xxx

Ferrero Rocher Price Comparison Christmas 2016

I tend to buy Ferrero Rocher each year as a little thank you gift for people either as a small gift or to include as part of a larger gift.  Before I go to make my purchase I do make sure that I do my research before parting with my hard earned cash.  I don’t always use price comparison charts but I do look up local supermarkets of which there is a good variety where I live in London and compare the product I want on each or look to see which I will be passing on a specific day it would be convenient for me to stop off and make a purchase and see which shop had them at the best price.

I did this again this year and though as many of you will also be looking to buy Ferrero Rocher as a gift I would list the prices from the various shops I looked at so you too can see the price differences too.

The one that I compared was the 24 piece box 300g.

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Morrisons £5.00 (this was an in store price, it says £6.00 online)

I phoned Morrisons to confirm this today 14/12/2016 but I suggest you hurry if you want them for that price in case they do increase it as it did say £5.00 a few days ago on the website.

Tesco £5.50

Sainsburys £5.50

Asda £6.00

Co-operative Food £6.00

Ocado £6.00

I bought 12 boxes so made a pretty good saving (£12), I could go and get another two boxes lol.

Whilst I was looking at the chocolates on the Asda website I noticed someone had done a whoopsy!

Can you spot the mistake?

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Have fun shopping xxx

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Cocoba: An Introduction Plus a Giveaway!

I love chocolate what can I say it’s fabulous, but I don’t like all chocolate.  I know, crazy right!  Let me explain.  When you purchase some types of chocolate the quality of the ingredients are not always to the level they should be.  Some companies attempt to cut costs by substituting what should be good quality ingredients which would make a fabulously delicious chocolate for cheaper inferior ingredients thus increasing their profits but creating a product which is in some instances not fit for consumption in my opinion.  Yes I am a harsh critic in some respects but good quality products should be enjoyed by all so when I find good quality products the foodie in me can’t help but tell everyone.  I appreciate some might not agree but then we are all unique and have different tastes and have also experienced different quality products.  In many an instance I am finding that some of the most fabulously delicious chocolates are best purchased online.  One such chocolate is that which you will find over at the Cocoba website.  They believe in creating great quality chocolate products and search the globe for the highest quality cocoa beans and best tasting chocolate (how amazing does that sound!!!!).

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Cocoba opened their first cafe in Bluewater Shopping Centre, Kent in 2014 and there you can enjoy their own Cocoba coffee blend, loose leaf teas, and iced drinks, along with their selection of freshly made baguettes, sandwiches, soups, paninis and salads, delicious pastries, cakes, slices, or one of their 100 chocolate products including chocolate bars (all made in store), truffles, pralines and more.  Is your mouth watering yet?

Cocoba’s hot chocolates are made from real Belgian chocolate that is slowly melted.  For those that can’t get to their store fear not, you can also recreate the experience at home, using their Signature Hot Chocolate flakes, or Hot Chocolate Spoons.

I really need to get myself to their store sometime because they also have a selection of Cocoba signature desserts, including a chocolate pizza, a brand new Chocolate Waffle menu, and warm chocolate cookie dough with ice-cream, plus an ice-cream and frozen yoghurt station with over 16 toppings to choose from!

It really does sound like my idea of heaven.  But again not everyone will get the chance to try these if they are not located close enough to get there but fear not these guys also make some of the most deliciously divine chocolate you could ever try and these and many more products can be found over on their site https://www.cocobachocolate.com/ . There you will find products including drinking chocolate, chocolate spoons, chocolate bars, truffles, tea, flavoured syrup and more.  There is even a Chocolate Collection Box monthly subscription that costs £19.95 for a month, less then many of us chocoholics spend on chocolate and containing some scrummy treats.

The Chocolate Collection box monthly subscription contains:

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A selection of truffles and pralines

Handmade chocolate bars

Decadent drinking chocolate

There are 3 of these boxes available at the moment; the Cocoba collection box, milk chocolate collection box and the dark chocolate collection box.  There is also a hot chocolate spoon subscription box which is going to help see many of us through the winter months and I am sure it is amazing.

Subscriptions are available for 1,3,6 or 12 months.

I was sent one of the chocolate box subscriptions to try and here is how I got on.

What was in my box:

A guide clearly labelling each type of chocolate.

Assorted Truffles & Pralines x 2 different types

Pack 1 (contains 3 types)

Caramel Truffle

A lovely milk chocolate with a gorgeous smooth caramel centre.

Cappuccino Truffle

A yummy thick melt in the mouth dark chocolate ganache encased in a gorgeous rich dark chocolate.  Coffee lovers beware one bite and you’ll be hooked.

Tipsy Run Truffle

Chocolate, cream and rum are combined to create a divine ganache which is enrobed in dark chocolate.  I do love adding rum to alcohol as it works very well and this is a great example of how it should be done.

Pack 2 (contains 3 types)

Grenoble Praline

This comprises of a delicious walnut praline in a lovely thick milk chocolate coating.  Not a chocolate that you will come across often but one that you will simply adore.

The Marzipan

What can I say I do love marzipan and these guys really do it justice.  The addition of the chocolate is the cherry on the cake, yum!

White Nougatine

There were two of these in the pack but interestingly the both vanished.  I suspect my girls may have had something to do with that when I went to answer the phone.  The moral of the story, don’t leave chocolate unattended at my house there are lots of little and also big hands that will snatch it up before you realise its gone.

Extra Smooth Milk Chocolate (small bar)

Mr Squishy got wind that there was chocolate and found that this bar was just the right size for him, he grabbed it and hid under the table and didn’t come out until it had gone.  The only tale tale signs were that his hands, face and top had a good coating of chocolate, somehow it even made it into his hair too.  Anyone for a chocolate coated toddler?

Salted Toffee Truffles

Dusted with cocoa for a touch more flavour and because it looks pretty, these smooth, thick, creamy, velvety truffles melt slowly on the tongue.  You will be in heaven when you eat these with the contrasting texture of crunchy toffee pieces and the addition of the sea salt.  It is hardly surprising this is their best selling product, the truffles are wonderful.

Milk Chocolate Spoon

This has been hidden for me to enjoy over Christmas, ssssshhhhh don’t tell anyone or my little troop of chocoholics will hunt it down and eat it off the wooden spoon.

Mint Crunch Dark Chocolate (bar)

This is a 71% dark chocolate (nice and rich) which has been infused with organic peppermint oil and also has a sprinkling of mint crunch.  If you love good dark chocolate and mint you will love this bar, it’s simply exquisite.

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Caramel Sea Salt Milk Chocolate (bar)

This yummy silky smooth caramel is sprinkled with sea salt to give a delicious contrast between salty and sweet.  I was lucky to get a piece of this.  I am strongly considering hiding my chocolate review products in someone else’s house although I’m not sure who I can trust to look after it and not eat it lol.

44% Venezuela Origin Chocolate

This is a lovely simple chocolate button like no other, the rich creamy chocolate melts gently on the tongue.  This isn’t bulked up with rubbish instead it contains a whole 44% of cocoa solids unlike many inferior quality products.  Those that haven’t had the opportunity to experience this quality of chocolate before may mistake the flavour of this for dark chocolate.

Further information

The expiry dates on the items included in the box varied from 4 months 15 months although whether such a subscription box will last in my house for more than a few days is questionable with the number of chocoholics here.  It’s crazy I actually have to hide chocolate and hope no one finds it.  Even chocolate gifts for others are not safe which can at times be a nuisance.  My husband is the worst of all having eaten gifts I have bought and with me discovering last minute it can be very frustrating.  The chocolate as you saw was nicely presented with simple, clearly labelled packaging.  There is a fair amount of chocolate in the box that should keep most happy for a fair few weeks depending on their rate of chocolate consumption and of course the number of chocoholics living in the household.  As this chocolate is of a higher quality you might find that your craving is satisfied far quicker and you don’t need to consume quite so much I know I do.  That’s the beauty of having better quality items your weight increase is far less (yaaaaayyyy) and also the health benefit is greater.  Don’t forget chocolate contains antioxidants which as we all know causes ageing and various ailments, it also triggers the release of endorphins making you feel good.  There are numerous benefits of eating chocolate but of course the quality of the chocolate will influence this greatly, stick to good quality and you can’t go wrong.  The products are well priced, I did look at a leading competition and these guys charge less so keep that in mind next time you are looking to buy chocolate for yourself or as a gift.

So now for a really exciting announcement, the generous guys at Cocoba have said that I can giveaway one of their 1 month subscription boxes away to a lucky reader, it could be you!!!!

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November Fab Finds

Now that November is truly over and well are well into December I am going to tell you all about the Fab Finds that I came across last month.  In my Fab Finds features I will include products that I have either come across when out and about shopping, samples of items that I have tried and loved and also products that I have been sent for consideration that I have liked.  My first every Fab Finds feature included some items that I discovered in September that I really liked, October was super busy for me and I didn’t find anything particularly Fab so I skipped that month, there is no point wasting anyone’s time telling you about pointless items now is there.

This month my Fab Finds post seems to have been taken over by items for foodies.

One of the items that I was introduced to in November which I found handy was a healthy Italian alternative to sweets.  My girls love sweets and when they get them from anywhere be it birthdays at school where they get a sweet of some kind, birthday parties, their grans, friends or uncles houses they will secretly squirrel it away somewhere in their bedroom out of my sight.  I know they do this as I find sweets lying around and sweet wrappers carelessly disposed of on the floor next to the bin (come on kids really, you somehow missed the bin by 2cm).  I find that if a sweet craving is hijacked by a healthier sweet item being introduced such as whole pieces of fruit – not always a child’s first choice or something like dried fruit then the craving is satisfied reducing the need for sugar and rummaging through their room to find their hidden sweets when mummy isn’t looking.

Noberasco the Italian masters of dried fruit have a selection of fruit cubes which can be found at the Ciao Gusto Italian Shop on Ocado.  They have a range of flavours including Plum,  ‘Red Fruits’, Apricot and Pear.  The Fruttime packs are great for adding to lunchboxes and also for adults wanting a convenient snack that doesn’t include the hydrogenated fats and cereals that appear in so many snacks these days.  The products do not contain pectin, colours, gelatinizing agents, apple juice, added sugar, artificial flavour or preservatives just 100% fruit.  The pouches are a handy size making them easy to transport and they are resealable so you don’t need to finish the whole pack in one go.  Just a reminder though that although they do not contain added sugar the product will contain natural sugars from the ripe fruits used and also will not have the fibre that comes with the fruit.  I have been using these as an addition to whole fruit, it’s great as an after school snack on the way home or on the way to the tutors.

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Another item that I thought was rather good especially for children was Puds in a Mug.  These are a recent addition to the Dr Oetker range.  There are times where the little ones or I get a craving for cake and and nothing else will do.  Dr Oetker has 3 products in this range:

Dr. Oetker Pud in a Mug Sponge Puds are available in Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Tesco and Co-op.

Dr. Oetker Pud in a Mug Velvety Desserts are available in Asda.

The MRRP is £0.79.

I made tried the rich chocolate dessert which really did have a rich chocolate flavour.  Although not the same as home made it helps when you need cake straight away and is not bad at all when eaten whilst still hot with vanilla ice cream.  It’s super easy to make, you simply add milk and microwave.

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I use coconut milk quite regularly and recently I came across a new coconut milk pouch in Asda.  The pouch contains 200ml of coconut milk where as the tins have 400ml.  Normally I use tins and reduce the milk as it isn’t always thick enough and there is a touch too much so the pouches make a fabulous alternative, these simply need pouring over the food you have cooked and heating through which takes a matter of minutes and adds a gorgeous creamy coconut flavour to your dish.  The coconut content is high too, this is one of the better quality products on the market as it contains 60% coconut extract where as many other have less and don’t taste as good.  I am looking forward to experimenting with some more vegetable pasta dishes so keep your eyes peeled for some yummy recipes coming soon.  This is high in fats but should be fine when eaten as part of a balanced diet.  In many instances you will be combining it with vegetable which will contain fibre and will actually trap some of the fats within the fibre strands helping to eliminate some of them from the body.

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Have you discovered anything Fab recently that you would love to spread the word about?

Tommy Tucker Gourmet Popcorn (plus a competition too!)

Who loves popcorn?  I am sure if you were all in the room with me I would see a sea of hands.  I think that there are very few people that do not enjoy this treat that is if you think about it very versatile as it can be found in a range of sweet and savoury flavours.  Recently a company called Thomas Tucker got in touch and sent me some of their popcorn to review.  I must admit I hadn’t really known much about this company before now which really is a shame as they are a UK based company and I do love to promote UK based products where possible.  Their popcorn is apparently so good that they are the supplier of choice for the British cinema industry, they also supply their goods to a string of high-profile businesses across the retail, leisure and hospitality industries, and, since their acquisition of RJ Foods in 2015, offer a growing portfolio of baked goods too.

I was pleased to discover that their popcorn does not contain artificial colours or flavours and is wheat, GM and gluten free so we were off to a good start before they had even sent the product.

Mr Squishy a foodie himself clearly sensed the presence of food hidden within the box and tried his hardest to break into the box and begin consuming it’s contents but fortunately to no avail as it had been sealed well thankfully.

Tommy Tucker have a range of popcorn available and they sent me some of their gourmet range to taste.  Of course I was besides myself with excitement, who wouldn’t be!

So the big question, was it any good?

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Salted Caramel and Vanilla

For the lovers of sweet and salty combined of whom I know there are many this is the flavour for you.  With the perfect mix of sweet and salt and is my favourite out of the selection I tried.  I can safely say it’s yummy!

Raspberry Sensation

Unusual for a popcorn flavour but interestingly this actually does seem to work.  There is a lovely sweetness from the toffee coat with a tangyness from the raspberry.  This sure is a unique flavour, I wish it could be counted as one of my five a day.

Indulgent Cocoa Nib

This has a lovely toffee and cocoa nib coating that really did go down well, my hubby, daughters and little man polished this off but I did manage to try a few pieces first.  Perfect for chocolate lovers which we have no shortage of here.

Gingerbread Latte

Would you believe I have never had an actual gingerbread latte before?  I know for a foodie that really is awful but I hope to rectify that this winter.  This is lovely it tastes like a crunchy gingerbread and is super tasty.  It’s also my favourite (ok, so I have two but it’s really hard to decided between them!).

Tropical Coconut

Again with a toffee coating but this time combining it with coconut with works again incredibly well.  I do love coconut and am impressed how well it works as a popcorn coating.  I love this too!!! (Also my favourite lol, I see a trend here.)

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The recipe creators at Tommy Tucker have clearly done a superb job and are clearly simply fabulous at what they do.  Dare I say the test is in the tasting and I’ve tasted and thoroughly enjoyed it.

A suggestion for the company although probably unnecessary would be to make the packs resealable.  I know that this suggestion might sound ludicrous to some but I have a couple of friends who like to spread the enjoyment of such a product over a period of time, I know crazy right! just buy more packs lol.  Anyway, for their sake I would suggest the resealable pouch.  Not such an issue at mine as I live with what seems like a swarm of locusts and this sort of thing doesn’t last long at all in fact it generally becomes every one for themselves and you wouldn’t believe how well Mr Squishy does with the treat food scrambles (he is shockingly strong for a 2 year old).

Now for those that are unaware I am from Greek origins and as a result we of course love to eat food but we tend to love to share food too.  Don’t worry I am not sending anyone any half eaten packs of popcorn, those are mine!  But what I am doing is giving away one box of the NEW flavours as featured above of Tommy Tucker Gourmet popcorn.

OK, so you all know the drill but for those that don’t and are recent discoverers of my fabulous blog (even if I do say so myself) entry is super simple – trust me if I can do it so can you.  With odds far better than the lottery and gorgeous Gourmet popcorn up for grabs you’d b crazy not to enter.

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WIN a Haribo Carnival Frenzy Prize Box

We love Haribo.  Seriously who doesn’t!!!  Haribo have been keeping my kids and their classmate happy for years with their various sweet treats.  Each year we give out the fun bags when it comes to a birthday at school and also at parties.  The sweets make a great filler for smash cakes and piñata cakes which are super easy to make.  We could barely contain our excitement when a fabulously fun package arrived from Haribo with their carnival range to encourage all to get into the spirit as a result of the Olympics in Rio.  These fun limited edition treats feature the same iconic pieces found in Starmix and Tangfastic, but in a range of exotic flavours to bring home the taste of Rio.  Inside the Haribo Starmix Frenzy Carnival packs you might discover a blue banana flavoured bear; a mango flavoured green egg and many more exciting flavours.  The Haribo Tangtastic might surprise your tastebuds with an exciting lemon and lime cherry or even a grapefruit and pineapple flavoured bottle.  They sound like great fun and very tasty don’t they!!!

Watch our unboxing video here:

 

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One lucky reader will WIN a Haribo Carnival Frenzy Prize Box containing:

One bag of Haribo Starmix Frenzy Carnival

One bag of Haribo Tangfastic Frenzy Carnival

Four carnival masks for all the family

A mix of colourful accessories for decoration

Samba shaker

Confetti cannon

Party poppers

Limited edition Haribo Carnival Box with a special surprise

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We were sent a box of these tasty treats for the purpose of the review but as always all thoughts are our own.

Join a Haribo Starmix Team and Enter to Win Great Prizes!

We love Haribo with the various fun shaped jellies.  Most parents by now will have come across the starmix range with their mini party packs being extremely useful as party bag fillers.

Haribo asked me which my favourite Haribo are from the Starmix range.  It was a hard decision but I decided on the rings.

For a limited period of time Haribo are inviting us to choose our favourite piece within Haribo Starmix and join their team for a chance to win prizes inspired by our chosen piece.  There are over 4000 prizes to be won including mugs, towels, sunglasses, keyrings and shopper bags. They are giving away 25 prizes each day.

You can enter ‘here‘.

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Which is your favourite?

Haribo1We were sent the goodies pictured in the box which were very yummy!

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Nancy Fashion Dolls Review and Giveaway

It was my little girl’s birthday and look what arrived from Bandai ‘Nancy Dolls’!  You cannot imagine how excited my girls were when they saw the dolls.  These gorgeous fashion dolls look great, so much more lifelike than the sort that were around when I was little and they are also a good height for a doll standing at 42 cm tall they are very appropriate to children’s current tastes in dolls.  Not only are Nancy dolls trendy but they also come with some great accessories to make imaginative play so much more fun and feel more realistic.

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First launched in 1968 the Nancy doll is the leading Fashion Doll sold in Spain and you only need to take a look at the product  range to see why.  Now they are travelling across the sea to come and make lots of new friends in England.

There are numerous pretty dolls in the range including Nancy World Adventures.  There are 4 different World Adventures dolls (Paris, Rio, London & New York City) each includes a bag, pet carrier with dog, travel documents, stickers and also a secret diary with a key!!!!

Each dolls bag has an appropriate picture, the Paris dolls bag has the Eiffel Tower, the London dolls bag has Big Ben etc. It’s great the amount of thought and detail that has gone into the design of each of these beautiful dolls.

Pictured below is the Paris doll.  Isn’t she lovely!

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The dolls look great, they can stand by themselves and they are a great size for creative play as they are so much larger than conventional dolls.

The Nancy Dolphins doll looks great too.  Vet Nancy has everything she needs in the medical carry case kit to give mum and baby dolphin a check up. What’s more, Nancy has a magic tattoo that appears when you put her in water!

You can check your dolphin friends’ heartbeat with the stethoscope or give baby a feed from the milk bottle.  Vet Nancy loves spending time in the water!

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The Nancy Hair Braids dolls are available with brown and also blonde hair.  Their hair looks lovely and is easy to braid with the added braider and you can create cute hair styles with this and the four cute hair bows included in the pack.

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My daughters loved the dolls and sat outside playing with them for hours.  They loved the hard plastic diary that came with the World Adventure doll with the key, notepad, paper and the secret compartment with the mirror hidden inside.  They also thought it was great that you could braid the dolls hair and set to work creating pretty hair styles for their dolls.  The dolls may be quite large but they are not heavy and make great travel companions.

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Here the lovely Vicki tells us all abut Nancy Dolls:

 

As it is almost their bedtime our Nancy Dolls wanted to say good bye before they go.

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Before you all log off too I have one last set of dolls to introduce you too.  The Nancy Flowers dolls.  These dolls are just as pretty and stylish as the rest of the dolls in the range but with one special difference which makes them different from the rest, they’re scented!!!

There are 3 scented dolls to collect each with it’s own aroma (Rose, Violet & Jasmine) and each comes with flower accessories, jewel stickers, and glitter so you can make your doll unique and show off your super sense of style.

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The Flower Dolls will be arriving in June and can’t wait to make some new friends.

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Nancy Dolls are available to buy from The Entertainer, Amazon and Toys R Us and make great friends for little girls.

Disclaimer: We were sent the dolls pictured with my daughters for the purposes of the review and all views are our own.