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Chocolate Trading Company: top tips for Easter

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

If you want something special, go to a specialist – which is why we couldn’t resist a pre-Easter peek at the Chocolate Trading Company’s website.

Here are some of the treats we found – your biggest problem might actually be bringing yourself to give any of them away…

Oeuf Orfevre dark chocolate Easter egg

  • Oeuf Orfevre dark chocolate Easter egg at £25.99 – perhaps the ultimate Easter Egg? This beauty is decorated with 22 carat gold and silver and filled with gold-speckled dark chocolate and croquant mini eggs. Described by the retailer as “a true connoisseurs’ Easter egg.”
  • Handmade gift egg with Champagne truffles at £23.99 – a beautiful and unusual gift, these eggs are created in Kashmir for Booja Booja using paper mache with a hand-painted, varnished finish. The eggs contain Booja Booja’s award-winning dark chocolate Organic Champagne truffles. Each egg is unique and designs vary.
  • Chocolate-filled hens’ eggs at £19.99 – each real egg shell has a delicious milk chocolate praline filling made from ingredients including cane sugar and Bourbon vanilla. Presented in a genuine egg box they are a fun but also seriously good Easter gift.
  • Oeuf Amande dark chocolate Easter egg at £12.99 – this lush dark chocolate egg features sweet crushed almonds and is filled with gold speckled, dark chocolate and croquant mini eggs. Stylishly packaged in its own bespoke box.
  • Organic chocolate hamper at £35 – a selection of the finest organic chocolates from around the world, including Booja Booja dark chocolate truffles, a milk and dark chocolate bar from the French masters Valrhona and a milk chocolate bar from Austrian Chocolina made from goats’ milk. Finished with satin ribbon, gift tag and gift card.

Design your own kitchen with John Lewis

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

John Lewis has been in touch to let us know that it is launching a new home range for spring – and that includes the chance to design your own freestanding kitchen.

It says this means you have the chance to plan and select the kitchen you want – at an affordable price. This could be a great way to get the contemporary kitchen of your dreams without spending the equivalent of a second mortgage on it.

The range, which comes in cappuccino, white, black and burgundy options, offers a collection of separate, freestanding base and wall units which you can combine to form a practical, planned working kitchen.

Each unit is constructed from MDF core with a beech finish wrap and an integrated grey 40mm, high-pressure laminated worktop. The doors and drawers have lacquered gloss painted fronts (this is where you get to pick a colour) and brushed nickel-finish bar handles.

The units are easy to fit and take apart, so if you want to expand your kitchen – or even move the units to a new house – you can.

The retailer says this is an ideal solution if you have limited space or are looking for a more flexible and creative approach to kitchen furniture.

In case you’re wondering whether the freestanding kitchen approach is for you, there’s a detailed buyers’ guide on its website where you can get more information.

It should answer most questions you have, including describing the freestanding kitchens concept, giving advice on planning and fitting and reminding you of some points to consider.

MyKitchenFinder: what are the hot kitchen products?

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

We’ve added a new site feature to MyKitchenFinder that we’ll hope you’ll like – a hot products section based on the most popular searches that bring people to our site.

Naturally we don’t track individual users, but we do get a summary of what makes people visit us, and we’re compiling the new list based on that.

This offers an excellent opportunity to take a sneak peek at what other people are buying and using in their kitchens. We love it because it gives us some great tips for neat products we might otherwise have missed out on, and it’s also a brilliant source of ideas.

Just click on the link below to find out for yourself – and we’ll keep it regularly updated to make sure it properly reflects what’s happening on the site.

Check out the What’s Hot page here >>