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Christmas Gift Guide #3 | Food & Drink

Christmas Gift Guide #3 | Food & Drink

Food gifts are always a popular choice, and that is certainly the case in my house!  I’ve put together a selection of my favourite foodie gifts this year!  Yum!

Here’s a selection of my favourite foodie gifts for this year!

Chocolate and Love

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with some chocolate?  Chocolate and Love is an organic and Fairtrade range, consisting of seven different flavours:

Panama 80% Chocolate and Love
Dark Rich 71%
Mint 67%
Orange 65%
Coffee 55%
Sea Salt & Caramel 55%
Creamy Dark 55%


Chocolate and Love has more cocoa and less sugar than many bars on the market – even the brand’s lowest cocoa content product is still a sumptuous 55%!  Additionally to the high antioxidant levels naturally found in cocoa, each bar has the added health benefit of being gluten free, GMO free and completely natural with no additives and all but two of Chocolate and Love’s products are dairy free, making them ideal for vegans.

These bars are all so delicious… I was lucky enough to have been sent some to sample.  Yummy!

Chocolate and Love is available for £3 a bar from Sainsbury’s

Look out for a fabulous competition to win a box featuring all 7 delicious chocolates as part of my blog relaunch on 1st December…!

Nando’s Sizzler SetSizzler

I love a cheeky Nandos… even though i’m a wimp when it comes to the heat!  How about trying out your Nandos cooking skills at home, with this cast iron “sizzler” pan?

Simply place the sizzler pan directly on your hob, add a little oil and cook meat / vegetables of your choice.

The sizzling sound of marinade slathered steak will be sure to make a scene at the dinner table.


English Provender 
English Provender

English Provender have been making life delicious since 1979.  They have a gorgeous range of chutneys and pickles; from the classic Caramelised Red Onion Chutney, to the more adventurous Moroccan Spiced Chutney – there’s something for all sandwiches, and buffet tables here!

When arriving at a party this festive season, why not bring a selection of chutneys with you (along with the obligatory BYOB!)?

They have some great recipe ideas on their website, so do make sure you check that out!

Look out for a fabulous competition to win a selection of chutneys and pickles as part of my blog relaunch on 1st December…!

John Lewis ‘Winter Warmer’ HamperJohn Lewis

The ‘Winter Spice’ hamper from John Lewis is presented in a lovely lined willow storage basket which is full of Christmas treats for all the family!

These include:

Belvoir Fruit Farms Mulled Winter Punch
Buttermilk Cranberry & Orange Smooth Fudge
John Lewis Mini Ditsy Berry Crackers
Tolva Cabernet Sauvignon Central Valley Chile 2013
Simply Cornish Fruit Crumble and Clotted Cream Shortbread,
Bramble Foods Rich Mixed Fruit Cake
The Cocoa Bean Company Chocolate Christmas Cups with Holly
The Bay Tree Christmas Pickle
Little’s Christmas Flavour Ground Coffee
Linden Lady Handmade Chocolate Covered Marshmallows with Sprinkles & White Chocolate
The Bay Tree Christmas Marmalade
Miller’s Toast Cranberry & Raisin

Such a wonderful collection of treats here… seems a shame to give it away as a gift, really!

Pong Cheese – The Ultimate Pong BoxPong

Mmmm… cheese.  One of my most favourite things in the world!  I do love cheese.  The smellier the better!  Pong have a range of wonderful gifts for the cheese lover in your life.  This is my favourite – The Ultimate Pong Box.  It is an awesome selection of their most revered and most feared cheeses!  These are:

Epoisses de Bourgogne AOC (250g)
Humming Bark (150g)
Royal Bassett Blue (250g)
Finn with triple cream (200g)

Just grab yourself some crackers, some chutney (like English Provender, maybe??) and indulge!

I hope this post has give you some good food gift ideas!  What’s the best foodie gift you have received?  Let me know in the comments!

**Thank you to Chocolate and Love and English Provender for sending me some yummy samples**



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