These little lovelies are “snow dusted” shiny hand-moulded festive caramels and there are 12 in this box – one for each of the 12 Days of Christmas! If you’re thinking along traditional caramel lines, these are very different! The CRANBERRY has a smooth caramel filling enriched with a fruity cranberry, the SPICED APPLE (a “Great Taste” award winner) blends gently roasted cinnamon and sweet heritage apples….like a delicate puree of spiced apples wearing a silky chocolatey coat. And MIXED CITRUS, a burst of Christmas cheer, all encapsulated into one rotund little caramel. Orange, mandarin and tangerine Yuletide heaven.
Made with ripe winter fruit, and rich Jersey cream, these are part of Demarquette’s eclectic artisan collection.
Discover the collection DEMARQUETTE here, and find DEMARQUETTE here.
Marc Demarquette, the most awarded UK Chocolatier of 2010.
Everyone should have a bottle of this in the larder to help ward off winter bugs - it’s delicious. And when summer comes around again, you can mix this with Club Soda and a slice of lemon for an instant, refreshing spritzer or drink it “straight” just mixed with water.
But back to frosty nights and nippy days… The New Zealand Honey Company have put Lemon Juice, Manuka Honey, a touch of Apple Cider Vinegar and Vitamin C into this lovely tasting cordial which tastes as close to home made as you can get. So next time a sore throat lurks or you feel like a healthy hot toddy at the end of the day, it’s your instant hot lemon and honey straight from the cupboard. Voila!
And on the right, blackcurrant fans will like the Blackcurrant and Manuka Honey version, packed with antioxidants.
At Waitrose 330ml/ £3.56
Olives et Al have put the sunshine back into the British winter this season – they do amazing olives, spicy Dukkah and Tapenade Provencale, just three of their tempting treats.
If your salads have been looking limp and loveless lately, how about these exotic solutions: a drizzle of Pink Mojito, inspired by the Cayman Islands or a splash of Orange & Shallot?
Too many good things to talk about here, so why not take a mini global food trip at www.olivesetal.co.uk and drool over their other delights….meanwhile, we love their BIG HUGE HAMPER £45, and if you’re an onion marmalade lover, look no further – this STICKY ONION MARMALADE is 650g of incredible unctuousness for £6.50. (PS: if you’ve never heard of Rosemary & Sea Salt Reganas you’ll spot them in the pic!)