Over the past week or so, Scotland has been enjoying the most fabulous weather. Rather than the watery sunshine we normally get, it’s been nothing but bright blue skies, and temperatures well into the teens. In short, it feels like summer, which of course means, like 99% of the population, I’m trying to eat a little healthier.
Luckily I’m not lactose-intolerant, so it’s not the biggest deal in the world if I grab a latte at Starbucks, which admittedly I do pretty much daily. But I do feel better when when I cut down on the stuff, so when I found out Innocent had released three different non-dairy milks, it felt a bit like fate.
All three milks are, as you would expect from a brand like Innocent, completely natural. In fact, the almond and oat milks only have three ingredients, whilst the Hazelnut milk has four. I love the fact there are no additives, stabilisers or anything other than what’s absolutely necessary. If you’re a superhuman who makes their own dairy free milks, this means you have one less job to do! Also, important to note in today’s plastic-averse society – the bottles (and caps) are all fully recyclable. So great taste and non-harmful to the environment? Win win!
The fact that all three are absolutely delicious is a real benefit, and depending on what I’m doing, I tend to pick a milk to suit. For my morning smoothie (I’m not a big breakfast person) I blend frozen strawberries, a banana and almond milk for a blast of Vitamin C first thing. If I’m making a coffee, I have been making my lattes with the hazelnut milk – it lends a subtle nuttiness which is delicious with espresso (and saves a pump of flavoured syrup). If I’m making porridge, I use the oat milk. All three are absolutely delicious, and can be enjoyed both hot and cold, and are great to use for drinks, for cooking and even for baking!
Innocent non-dairy milks are priced at £2 per bottle and they are available at Waitrose.
If you’ve got a lot of family heading over this weekend, it can feel a bit stressful getting all the finishing touches finally complete. Whether you’re swaying over what to serve for your Easter roast, or if there will be enough seats for everyone to gather, Amazon has made it easy to strike the ‘need to buys eggs’ errand off the list.
They’ve helpfully gathered together three of Cadbury’s most popular eggs together in one ‘Medium’ bundle. The eggs are all the things children love at Easter – Creme Eggs, buttons and Mini Eggs. They’re not overly large either – so they’re perfect if you’re looking to give out a delicious little treat rather than a full on feast!
Each of the eggs comes packaged up in a branded envelope, and inside you’ll find a purple Cadbury’s egg, as well as a snack pack of chocolate eggs, buttons or a Creme Egg. I love how old school they feel – and I’m sure they will go down a treat this weekend!
Cadbury Medium Easter Egg Bundle, Currently priced at £10.50
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No … don’t worry – the Easter spamming continues (and can you blame me? It’s got to be the cutest holiday) with M&S’s stunning Hand Decorated Hollow Egg Trio. A perfect little addition to any table this weekend, these are both stunning as well as delicious!
Each egg in the line-up is a different type of chocolate – milk, white and dark, so even the fussiest diners will be accommodated. As you would expect from M&S, these are the yummiest of treats, but I’m also absolutely obsessed with the stunning hand decoration.
Each of the eggs have been hand-decorated with flashes of colour, making them mini works of art. Clustered together they make an eye-catching arrangement, whilst paced on an individual place setting creates a chic statement. The colours also match up perfectly with my fuzzy little chick decorations, so who could resist?
M&S Hand Decorated Hollow Egg Trio is priced at £5
I know I’ve banged on about the best adult Easter eggs, and trust me, I’ll never pass up the opportunity to enjoy a boozy chocolate, but sometimes you just need a bit of cute. It is a holiday full of bunnies and chicks after all, so when I got a glimpse of M&S’s new Easter offering, I couldn’t pass up a chance to get my hands on their Burrowing Bunny Egg.
This is truly Easter at it’s best – all fluffy fun. Called the ‘Burrowing Bunny’ it’s gloriously cute – with the back end, tail and all, of the Easter Rabbit diving down a warren. I adore the use of chocolate to look like earth, and the white chocolate tail and toes are just adorable.
The mix of milk, dark and white chocolate should keep even the fussiest eaters happy, but I’m not sure who could break it enough to eat it – it’s just too cute! Rather than dig in, I’m happy (for the moment) for the egg to be the heart of my Easter centrepiece.
M&S Burrowing Bunny is priced at £15 and is available in-store and here.
It’s Monday, and with under a week to go it’s prime Easter Egg shopping time. I’ve been making my my through my favourites (tough job) and one of the most glamorous eggs I’ve found has been Prestat’s Marc de Champagne Truffle Egg.
As you might expect from an egg with a Royal Warrant, this is fit for a queen! Packaged in a stunning pink, yellow and golden box, the Marc de Champagne Truffle Egg feels like Easter in a box.
Inside the box, you’ll find a golden egg nestled deep inside – I just adore the hot pink tissue paper and silk ribbon!
The joy about an egg as beautiful is this one, is that if you’re giving it as a gift, no wrapping is needed – Prestat have sone all the hard work!
The egg is a glorious golden orb, and it’s as delicious as it is beautiful. The egg is made up of Prestat’s famous milk chocolate (my favourite) and is pleasingly thick. Breaking with the perfect snap, it tastes deliciously creamy and a shard of it with coffee makes a fabulous afternoon treat.
Inside though, it manages to get even better – 8 of Prestat’s Marc de Champagne truffles are hidden inside. Rolled in powdered sugar – these are among some of my absolute favourite chocolates ever. The mix of champagne and delicious milk chocolate always feels wonderfully decadent, and Prestat’s have a kick of booze at the end which pushes them firmly into the adult only category. If you’re planning a luxury Easter hamper this weekend, why not pop one of these in? It’s one of my favourites for sure!
Prestat Marc de Champagne Truffle Easter Egg is priced at £17.50 and is available here.