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Foodies Christmas Gift Guide 2018 Part 2

Hello and welcome to the second part to my Foodies Christmas Guide.  I know some bloggers write really long posts but I know this can be a little overwhelming so breaking them up seemed like the obvious option.

This post contains 2 amazing giveaways and there are more on my competitions page and other Christmas Guide posts!!!!!

I shall begin by telling you about:

The Carthy & Black Gift Set

Gin has become exceedingly popular over the recent years with numerous combinations now available.  If you want to treat a loved one that enjoys drinking gin to something different the range of Carthy & Black Cream Liqueurs will do the trick.  We have all heard of a well known cream liqueur with whisky but have you ever seen one with gin?  Well Carthy & Black has combined the super popular tipple of choice to bring us something deliciously delightful.  Their cream liqueurs are velvety smooth and rich, a treat to be enjoyed over ice or straight from the fridge.

They have 3 options available including a Yorkshire cream liqueur with the finest Irish whisky and 2 unique Yorkshire Gin Creams with their own award-winning Slingsby Gin: Yorkshire gin cream and Yorkshire Lemon Gin Cream.

These can be found in Tesco normally priced at £12 but they’re on offer for £9!!!  It’s great to save a few pounds isn’t it.  That means you can give someone a great gift for less than £10!!!!

Fancy spending a bit more and getting the set?  You will find the trio pack available from Spirit of Harrogate for £30 which is also very reasonable.  If you like the sound of the gift set why not enter to win one via my twitter page, retweet link below.

Win a Carthy & Black Gift Set (alcohol)

Information and T’s & C’s for the Carthy & Black Gift Set twitter competition:

Entrants must be 18 years + proof of age will be required.

There is one prize only.

UK entry only.

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

The prize will be delivered to the winner within approximately 30 days of confirmation of 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 the 23rd January at midnight.

The prize will be supplied by the @carthyandblack and it is their responsibility to make sure this is fulfilled.

Enter here:



Read about Another Great Company and Enter to Win a Luxury Hamper Worth £95 (London Only)

Photo credit: Arapina

For those that love healthier treats but without compromising on flavour I simply must introduce you to a lovely company called:


Arapina an award winning London bakery offers healthy free from (butter, gluten, wheat and dairy) and low in options.  They also have a great range of vegan products so no one has to go without.  Don’t you just love them already!

Whether you need a healthy dessert fix without compromising on flavour or texture, or just good natural based yumminess they’re the company for you.

Photo credit: Arapina

Their reinvented Mediterranean cooking is a bit hit with a range of clientele.  As well as offering some pretty stunning cakes (see my collage below with their chocolate and strawberry mousse) and drool worthy savoury baked goods they also have preserves and chocolates to purchase.

Photo credit: Arapina

Now I mentioned they’e award winning.  They’ve won not just one award but numerous for a range of different products of their own creation.  These include their sour cherries, sugar free chocolate coated nuts and more.

Photo credit: Arapina, collage by Melanie’s Fab Finds

There are gorgeous hampers available to purchase online with a lovely range of their products for the recipient to enjoy.

If you want to enter the amazing competition we are hosting for Arapina make sure you complete as much of the rafflecopter form below as you can.  The competition is open to London residents only I’m afraid as that’s as far as they currently deliver.

(hamper contents may vary)

Win a Luxury Hamper Worth £95 (London Only)

How to Enter:

Entry is easy, just fill in the rafflecopter form below:

Instructions can be found here:


Not all of the entry options are compulsory.  The more you do the more entries you will gain.  All are welcome to enter even if you have won with me before and I know there are a few of you out there.  Thanks so much for returning guys x

Look out for the daily options for extra entries.

Likes on Facebook and email subscription are NOT compulsory but are very much appreciated plus it will ensure you don’t miss great posts, freebies and of course my FAB competitions.

Terms and conditions are on the rafflecopter form.

Good Luck!

Enter here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Other Christmas Gift Guide posts you might like each with competitions:

Kids Stocking Filler Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Men’s Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Children’s Christmas Gift Guide 2018

A Dress Fit For a Princess

Foodies Christmas Gift Guide 2018 Part 1

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This Post Has 50 Comments

  1. The chocolate and strawberry mousse sounds lovely as does the Yorkshire Cream Liqueur

    1. They are both lovely, great choices 🙂

  2. I would love to try the walnut preserve from the Arapina hamper but all their products look amazing and the Yorkshire cream liquer sounds divine from the Carty & Black hamper

    1. The walnut preserve sounds great. think I may have tried one before as I’ve had a range of these. They’re very nice. Can’t go wrong with the Yorkshire cream lol x

  3. The sour cherries look amazing and the Prosecco!! Merry Christmas!

    1. Those sour cherries do sound wonderful!

  4. Woud love to win, make sure a nice gift at Christmas

  5. These all look sumptious, but Chocolate & Strawberry Mousse sounds particularly enticing!

    1. The mousse does sound wonderful. I love the cakes on their site 🙂

  6. This looks amazing…

  7. These products look amazing! Really keen to try these, particularly the chocolate and strawberry mousse!

    1. Ha, I knew that mousse would be popular. It does look delicious!

  8. This hamper looks amazing!

  9. I’m definitely up for the Yorkshire Cream – with or without Slingsby Gin! The Sour Cherries sound great – I’d use them in chocolate brownies I think! And that walnut preserve looks yummy!

  10. I love sour cherries this hamper would be a great gift to give my sister for her birthday x

  11. These are both really lovely giveaways. Those cream liquers sound amazing and the hamper is lush!

  12. These sound yummy and would make great gifts. I hope you enjoyed sampling them!!

  13. Both companies offer a good selection of products which is great but difficult at the same time as it’s difficult to choose… definitely trying the chocolate and strawberry mousse 🙂

  14. We love cream liqueur in this house! I will have to check these out as I’ve not seen them before, sounds delicious though!

  15. Oh wow! Fantastic competitions. I do love gin so the liqueurs look amazing.

  16. I love discovering new foods to try. I’d love to try the lemon ginger cream, sounds a great alternative to Bailey’s.

  17. I love giving and receiving edible gifts! A perfect way to give something special, but it doesn’t clutter up your house because you eat it! The hamper looks gorgeous.

  18. Ahmaaagadd! The strawberry mousse sounds like an absolute dream right now especially since I’m craving something sweet right NOW!

  19. The Chocolate & Strawberry Mousse looks pretty as a picture!

  20. The hamper looks so fab. I would love to try everything!!!

  21. Prosecco definitely and the sour cherries too

  22. This whole hamper looks divine my kids would love this

  23. What an amazing hamper! I would love to sample everything!!

  24. Chocolate and strawberry mousse sounds delicious

  25. I love the wild figs and the Yorkshire Cream Liqueur.

  26. I love Arapina’s healthy and delicious foods. The cafe in Deptford is amazing.

    The gin cream liquers are an inspired creation. I gave up alcohol 19 months ago, but would happily buy these for the gin lovers in my life.

  27. I like the look of the sour cherries and of course prosecco

  28. These all look fantastic and would make great gifts. My dad would love the Arapina goodies!

  29. The Gin lemon liquor is amazing ! I’d love to try that Walnut preserve

  30. Looks nice

  31. The Yorkshire cream liqueur and the sour cherries sound divine (maybe not together!)

  32. The cream liqueurs sound amazing

  33. Wow the sour cherries sounds lovely

  34. You can’t beat a hamper, and this one looks fabulous

  35. love this blog

  36. The lemon cream liquor looks fab! The hamper looks delicious, thank you so much for the chance x

  37. That hamper looks wonderful. I love a good hamper

  38. I like the lemon ginger cream and form the hamper, the sour cherries. I love trying new flavours.

    1. I do do there are so many great foods still to discover.

  39. Call me old fashioned, but from Carthy & Black I rather like the sound of the traditional Yorkshire Cream Liqueur and from Arapina the sugar free chocolate coated nuts are my selection, because I’m a big nut fan. Yes the mouse looks amazing, but I’m simply not that into strawberries so I’m sticking with the chocolate covered nuts thank you :0)

  40. This hamper looks fantastic – I’d love to win it. Good luck everyone!

  41. ohhh everything looks so yummy and delicious. What an amazing treat to win. Love cherries and chocolate so lots of good going on here.

  42. I love the sound of the sour cherries the best. I can imagine putting them in some gin and tonic for a yummy treat!

  43. Chocolate and strawberry mousse sounds amazing

    1. It sure does 🙂

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