‘Raw Halo’ Vegan Chocolate for Christmas

RAW HALO ARTISAN RAW ORGANIC CHOCOLATE IN AN ARRAY OF INNOVATIVE FLAVOURS   In time for Christmas, I was sent some ‘Raw Halo’ Vegan Chocolate to review thanks to Alex and Student Wire. I’m not a vegan myself, but with close friends who are, I’ve been around vegans and have always had an interest in their food. As a chocolate lover however, I couldn’t say no to an opportunity to try this gorgeous brand, and by comparing it to brands own dark chocolate – I can imagine that being vegan has never been so yummy with chocolate like this.  Raw…

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Christmas Advent Calendars 2016

 FoodWhat’s not to love about food calendars? You know exactly where you stand and they never cost the moon. Whether you’re a £2 Pokeman chocolate lover or fancy something a little fancier – Thorntons and Lindt are good places to try – you won’t break the bank and you’re guaranteed a smile on your face every morning. You can even get one for your pets! LifestyleFancy something a little different? Why not try a lifestyle calendar. From candles to scents, many companies are stepping away from the traditional advent calendars to give you what you want. Why not try one form…

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7 reasons to eat more chocolate this Easter

Feeling guilty about all that chocolate you’ve gorged on over the Easter holidays? Taunting yourself with the image of a fatter, spottier, insulin-dependent you? Pledged never to so much as glance at the melt in the mouth snack again? Well fear no more;  I am here to tell you that chocolate may actually be good for you! I have encountered surprising volumes of research into chocolate’s many health benefits- all presumably conducted by a team of chocoholics seeking solace- but nevertheless; here’s what I found… 1) Plain chocolate is high in antioxidants; these molecules are linked to a reduced risk…

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Easy Easter Recipes

If you’ve been fasting for lent, or even if not, you deserve some tasty Easter treats. Here’s a round-up of some simple seasonal recipes. No-fuss hot cross buns –          A twist on a classic, all the flavour yet none of the kneading. *Low-fat Ingredients: 500g plain flour ½ tsp dried yeast A handful of raisins 1/4 tsp mixed spice 50g marzipan 1 tbsp granulated sugar Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 20 mins See here for method.   White chocolate mousse with crushed mini eggs –          Velvety smooth goodness, which can be adapted to enjoy year-round not just at Easter. Ingredients: 200g white…

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