If there was ever a time to eat lots of yummy food and not count the calories, it is certainly Christmas time! Here is some chocolate inspiration!
Thorntons have a fantastic range of super cute shaped chocolates which are perfect as a stocking filler for children, if they last that long! They are ridiculously yummy and the chocolate is as smooth as you would expect! The Continental range is synonymous with Thorntons and the chocolates, whether boxed or not are perfect to give as gifts this Christmas. You could even push the boat out and plump for a chocolate hamper! Oh, how much I would love a chocolate hamper, all to myself… maybe this will be on my list this year! Whatever you decide upon, check the Thorntons site or instore for special deals in the run up to Christmas!
I love trips over to see my parents in France as it always means returning home with a suitcase filled with Bonne Maman goodies. The range is amazing and I am a huge fan of the Lemon and Poppyseed cakes. The fact that the bags of super yumminess come individually wrapped makes them perfect for family days out and school lunch boxes. The Madeleine’s are so soft, they literally melt in your mouth and the chocolate covered Madeleine’s are a favourite in our household!
The boxed biscuits are a great stocking filler or treat to include in a hamper, with two biscuits to a pack and 5 packs in a box, you will find they are rather moreish, especially the traditional French butter galette. I may have to hide them for myself! Check out the Bonne Maman range (which also includes jam and marmalade) for gift inspiration! Available in Tesco, Ocado and Sainsburys to name a few.
We are planning many girlie days and nights in, in the run up to Christmas and albeit the drink is already decided upon, treats are yet to be considered. Guylian chocolates are something that have already featured in a recent night in. The box of deliciousness did not last long at all! The crunchy biscuit Guylian are ridiculously moreish, as Heather and I proved recently. I do not even want to know how many calories are in each divine chocolate seashell and luckily, thanks to Christmas, I do not have to worry! I have yet to try the Caramel Guylian, but I expect they will be wickedly yummy! If you are buying for a gift, make sure you treat yourself to a box too! Purchase from Guylian or in Tesco, Ocado and Sainsburys to name a few.
Christmas would not be the same without sharing chunks of Toblerone and Terry’s Chocolate Orange. Over indulging is most definitely allowed over the festive period and with chocolate that includes exploding candy… you will have to have more than one piece! I am a huge fan of the Fruit and Nut Toblerone and may have to treat myself to a bar just for myself, it will definitely be hidden from Liv! Terry’s Chocolate Orange and Toblerone chocolate are available in Tesco, Asda, Ocado, Sainsburys and more.