Lily's Kitchen Pet Food Cats Review

I’ve got a foodie review for you today, but this time I’ve had two special guests doing the tasting on my behalf – my Ragdoll cats Mr Darcy and Sookie!

Lily’s Kitchen Proper Food For Cats

Lily’s Kitchen recently got in contact to ask if my kitties would like to try their range of food for cats. I’m always rather wary of making changes to their diet because Mr Darcy suffers from the cat form of IBS but decided to give this food a try as it uses raw natural ingredients which are free from artificial additives, preservatives, colours, flavours or pet food fillers. In short, it’s the ‘eat clean’ version of pet food!

Lily’s Kitchen was founded by fellow pet owner Henrietta whose Border Terrier Lily was suffering from a sore itchy skin complaint. She decided to treat Lily’s diet with the same care she gave her own, ditching conventional over processed pet foods and instead making her own recipes from scratch using organic vegetables and proper cuts of meat. From there she worked alongside nutritionists and vets to develop a range of dog foods and has now expanded to a range for cats too.

Lily's Kitchen Pet Food Cats Review

Neither of my cats can speak or write (apart from that one time Sookie decided to walk across my laptop and wrote aklajkfjajgggg) so I’ve done my best to photo document their taste test and translate as best I can!

Catlays

Before getting my cats started on their new diet I attempted to flatlay the contents of the box. Mr Darcy is a complete greedy guts and could tell straight away that there was food in his vicinity, so it very quickly became a ‘catlay’.

Lily's Kitchen Pet Food Cats Review
Lily's Kitchen Pet Food Cats Review

Delicious Chicken Complete Dry Food

Lily's Kitchen Pet Food Cats Review

When I set down the bowl of Delicious Chicken Dry Food Mr Darcy was straight in there, munching and crunching as if his life depended on it.

I tried to take the bowl away because he was being a bit too piggy and got this face which I don’t think needs translation.

Lily's Kitchen Pet Food Cats Review

Sookie loitered around the bowl for a bit before slinking off, but she prefers to eat privately in the dead of night! As suspected the next morning her bowl of kibble was half empty so it’s been a success with both of them overall.

Whisker Lickin’ Chicken Wet Food

The wet food trays were basically too much of a good thing for my two; as soon as I peeled back the foil and the smell filled the air both of my cats went mental!

With his pupils dilating to resemble milk saucers, Mr Darcy tried frantically to climb the kitchen cupboard to get to the food on the counter top every time I started preparing it.

Lily's Kitchen Pet Food Cats Review

Lily's Kitchen Pet Food Cats ReviewFortunately for me, he isn’t the most agile cat and only gets so far before his paws slide down. Still utterly entranced by the smells wafting his way however, he was prone to sitting staring at me imploringly with his tail unnoticed in his water bowl!

Lily's Kitchen Pet Food Cats Review

Sookie started eating the wet food immediately and as much as I tried to get a good photo of her, she just did not come up for air!

Lily's Kitchen Pet Food Cats Review

The first time I gave her some to try I’d put half the contents mushed up in her bowl, and left half in the tray beside her so that I could take some nice photos with the food in shot. She usually has quite a small appetite so I thought nothing of it, but after scoffing the contents of her bowl this happened:

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I think you could call that another success! Sookie doesn’t usually wolf down her food so quickly or in such quantities though so regrettably she threw half of it back up about 20 minutes later.

That, my friends, is one of the joys of having cats!

For an easier, quieter life, I decided that I’d keep them on a dry food diet.

Mr Darcy had a few unstable days on the kibble to begin with which I put down to his stomach adjusting to the new diet. After that things have levelled out and he’s been fine on the kibble ever since with no embarrassing incidents to speak of and happy healthy litter tray actions (indoor cat owners – you know what I’m talking about!).

Lily’s Kitchen Pet Food is definitely one of the more expensive on the market (£19.95 for 2kg Dry Food) but when you have a cat with a sensitive tummy or special dietary needs I think quality ingredients really can make a world of difference to the everyday health of your feline friends. For that reason this range gets the LovedByLaura, no wait, LovedByMrDarcyandSookie stamp of approval!

LovedByLaura

*Disclaimer – The items mentioned in this post were PR samples provided to me so that myself and my two furry pawed assistants could provide our honest thoughts. For comparison, I normally spend £17.99 on a 2kg packet of kibble.

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Comfort Zone Pop Up Spa at Aqua Sana Woburn Forest

Last month The Good Spa Guide invited me to a girls day out at Aqua Sana Woburn Forest. As a regular visitor to the Aqua Sana at Elveden Forest in Suffolk, I was excited to be able to go check out their newest and largest spa.

Comfort Zone Pop Up Spa at Aqua Sana Woburn Forest

The Aqua Sana spa is located in the heart of the forest which is the just the perfect setting for a pampering retreat. I arrived feeling tense from driving for an hour and a half in rush hour traffic but the combination of the fresh air and sound of the trees gently rustling in the wind had a wonderfully calming effect on me – instant stress relief!

Usually on a spa day I’d spend the majority of my time steaming my face off in the treatment rooms or curling up with a good book, but this trip was a little bit different. The spa were hosting a pop up by top skincare brand Comfort Zone so I donned my swimsuit and a big fluffy towelling robe and flip flopped my way over to see what it was all about.

Comfort Zone Pop Up Spa at Aqua Sana Woburn Forest

The pop up is one of three that Aqua Sana Woburn Forest are hosting over the summer. Each one runs for a month and features a brand that is well regarded by spa professionals but is perhaps not so well known outside of the industry. With complimentary workshops, one to one consultations and extra treatments on offer it’s a really good way to discover top class skincare products and treatments that you might not otherwise ever get to hear about.

Comfort Zone is a professional range of spa treatments and home care products with a concept that I can truly buy in to: skincare science with a soul!

Comfort Zone Pop Up Spa at Aqua Sana Woburn Forest

Basically what this means is that whilst they offer advanced science based skincare solutions, they also actively promote holistic, healthy lifestyles and are an eco conscious brand. They use renewable energy sources during manufacturing, natural, sustainable ingredients which are free from parabens and silicone and are strictly against animal testing. It just goes to show that it’s possible to produce world class beauty products without compromising on ethics!

The discovery session with Comfort Zone turned out to be an incredibly relaxing way to spend half an hour. Our Comfort Zone therapist let us try out cleansers, toners, serums and masks from across the ranges to come up with our own individually tailored skincare routine, then talked us through some simple ways to reduce anxiety and stress and help us to improve our wellbeing.

My favourite product discovery was the Hydra Memory Mask which left my skin feeling wonderfully soft and supple. The therapist referred to it as ‘water for the skin’ and it certainly felt like I’d been treated to an instant moisture boost.

Comfort Zone Pop Up Spa at Aqua Sana Woburn Forest Comfort Zone Pop Up Spa at Aqua Sana Woburn Forest

Afterwards I headed to the Comfort Zone stand in the retail area for a one to one skin analysis and treatment consultation. The therapist used a handheld device to measure my skin’s hydration, elasticity and health. It only takes 5 seconds to get each reading and is all very clever, although admittedly it was a little bit scary seeing my skin magnified to a cellular level!

My skin turned out to be in reasonable shape but the deep tissue scan identified some signs of ageing damage beginning to appear so I was advised to use anti-ageing products that stimulate cell regeneration and hydrate the skin. You can’t stop the ageing process, but you can help to slow it down so I found it really helpful to know what areas to concentrate on!

This sort of skincare analysis can also be of use to people suffering from skin complaints as it helps to pinpoint exactly where the issues lie so that you can then identify the best ways to treat them.

Comfort Zone Pop Up Spa at Aqua Sana Woburn Forest

Hands down though my favourite part of the day was going up to the treatment room for a Sublime Skin Lifting Facial Massage. I spent a heavenly 60 minutes being pampered from head to toe with products from the Comfort Zone Sublime Skin range. The anti-ageing treatment mainly focused on applying various luxurious treatments to my face to help lift, tone and firm the skin but I also get treated to a hand, arm, decolletage and foot massage too!

By the time it ended I was so sleepy that I could hardly walk and when I rejoined the girls for a spot of lunch they commented that I was glowing. I’ll take that!

Comfort Zone Pop Up Spa at Aqua Sana Woburn Forest

Having thoroughly enjoyed the pop up I then had the rest of the day free to explore Aqua Sana. Within the site there are actually six spa areas to visit, each offering it’s own unique experience. The Blossom and Herbal Spas focus on aromatic scents to stimulate your senses, whilst the Salt Spa is great for a body detox.

Comfort Zone Pop Up Spa at Aqua Sana Woburn Forest

The Fire and Ice Spa, based upon the concept of using a combination of hot and cold treatments to soothe and invigorate was the one I spent most time in. I made a beeline for the Lava-Volcano Sauna as I was suffering from a cold that day and the intense dry heat did wonders to help my breathing and clear my head. Afterwards I went into the ice room and rubbed handfuls of the stuff onto my skin which I wasn’t sure I’d like, but it felt weirdly refreshing so I was glad I dared to try it!

Ooh actually I’ve just remembered another favourite part of the day; how could I forget the outdoor balcony area with heated water beds and cushions?! There is nothing more relaxing than curling up under a faux fur throw, listening to the sounds of the forest. I fell asleep for half an hour… no regrets!

I thoroughly enjoyed my spa day and would highly recommend that you go and try it out for yourself. The next pop up is by ESPA and runs from 19th May through to 15th June offering complimentary 10 minute treats and workshops ranging from ‘Mindfulness & Breathing’ to ‘Body Cleanse & Revitalise’ so it’s a great time to plan a visit!

LovedByLaura

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored, however my trip to the spa and treatments whilst on site were complimentary so I must say a big thanks to The Good Spa Guide, Aqua Sana and Comfort Zone for their wonderful hospitality.

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Strawberry Season Seasonal Berries StreetXO Event 5

Oh I do love strawberries! Aside from the fact that they are sweet, juicy and delicious, a whole cup contains just 43 calories which means that I can snack on them until I feel completely stuffed and not have to feel guilty about it in the slightest!

From May until October the British strawberry season comes into full swing and with a plentiful supply available the price per punnet reduces. This means that I can afford to buy fresh strawberries more regularly which makes me a very happy (and more healthy!) bunny.

Strawberry Season Seasonal Berries StreetXO Event 5

I’m clearly not the only one with a fondness for the humble strawberry either. Did you know that there’s an industry body whose sole purpose is to represent the berry growers here in GB? They’re called British Summer Fruits and they fund the Seasonal Berries programme; a year-round campaign which shares the latest information and facts on berries. A few weeks ago their team held a special event at the recently opened, sassy as hell restaurant StreetXO in Mayfair to celebrate strawberry season. Yes, I did just call a restaurant sassy, you’ll see why in a minute!

Strawberry Season Seasonal Berries StreetXO Event 5

In what can only be described as a dream afternoon for a foodie like myself, I was allowed into the Street XO kitchen to hang out with the chefs and watch them in action. I had a go at making some of their fabulously creative signature dishes myself… or at least I chopped up the odd strawberry and used a thermo mixer whilst the chef did all the complicated bits… but hey, I helped!

Strawberry Season Seasonal Berries StreetXO Event 5 Strawberry Season Seasonal Berries StreetXO Event 5 Strawberry Season Seasonal Berries StreetXO Event 5

All the dishes had been reinvented for the day to feature the star of the show, the strawberry, in order to showcase it’s versatility. As it turns out strawberries aren’t just for smoothies and desserts, there’s a lot more that you can do with these beautiful red berries!

So let’s talk about StreetXO. I feature food on my blog A LOT but what you probably don’t know is that I’m a proper geek about it all. I’m fascinated by molecular gastronomy (the sort of thing Heston Blumenthal does where he uses science to play around with the taste and texture of food) and although taste is obviously key, I also love finding restaurants that create theatre and drama and give you an experience whilst you’re there. StreetXO has it in spades with an in your face, unapologetic punk vibe to the decor and chefs with mohawks wearing straightjacket buckled whites.

Strawberry Season Seasonal Berries StreetXO Event 5

The restaurant is the brainchild of David Munoz, Madrid’s only three time Michelin star chef. He’s been described as the ‘enfant terrible’ of fine dining for his highly creative, sometimes wacky take on cuisine. Reviews of the restaurant that I found online were incredibly mixed with some high brow food critics calling it ‘style over substance’.

Strawberry Season Seasonal Berries StreetXO Event 5 Strawberry Season Seasonal Berries StreetXO Event 5

It certainly has style. My friend and I started off at the bar for a cocktail and were more than a little baffled by the choices. They all sounded fun from their names, but we weren’t entirely sure what we were ordering because we hadn’t heard of half of the ingredients!

Strawberry Season Seasonal Berries StreetXO Event 5

Watching the cocktails being made was entertaining in itself, with each one seemingly more outrageous and theatrical than the last! One arrived in some kind of glass bubble topped with unicorn candyfloss, whilst a G&T arrived in a comically oversized wine glass. There’s a reason behind the theatrics, apparently the huge glass allows you to appreciate all the aromas. I just found it really fun to watch!

Then there’s the food. The portions are quite small and I got the impression that you’d ideally need to order 3 or 4 to fill you up (I was sharing each plate with two friends so it was a bit hard to get a true sense, but I shared 5 dishes and could have eaten more). This makes it an expensive place to eat, probably around £75 before drinks – ouch!

Strawberry Season Seasonal Berries StreetXO Event 5

The food though was downright delicious and a total surprise to the senses. What looked to be a rather unassuming salad was my highlight of the menu. Every mouthful was an explosion of different flavours and I found myself wanting more which believe me is something I’ve NEVER said before about a salad!

Strawberry Season Seasonal Berries StreetXO Event 5

Who knew that strawberries would work in a savoury salad either? Try that one at home kids, it’s a belter!

Strawberry Season Seasonal Berries StreetXO Event 5

Then there was a the pekinese dumpling with crunchy pig’s ear, strawberry hoisin, Ali-oil and pickles. Despite wincing at the thought of eating a pigs ear (OMG that sounds awful doesn’t it?) I decided to be brave and ended up enjoying the first so much that I had a second. The best part for me though was watching the chefs assemble the dish. Although there are regular tables for seating, you can also choose to sit at the bar and from there see the whole production line as they create their artistic masterpiece before your eyes.

Strawberry Season Seasonal Berries StreetXO Event 5 Strawberry Season Seasonal Berries StreetXO Event 5

So what can I say? I’m not a qualified food critic, I’m just a regular ‘eat out for a treat when I can afford it and then feel kind of naughty for spending so much on a plate of food but hey it was fun and I’ll do it again next payday’ kind of girl. And all I can say about StreetXO is DAMN I had fun eating there!

Strawberry Season Seasonal Berries StreetXO Event 5

StreetXO is situated at 15 Old Burlington Street, W1S 2JR and you can book at StreetXO.com
For more information on all the wonderful berries available across the year and facts on their health benefits visit www.seasonalberries.co.uk

LovedByLaura

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How I'm Getting My Skin Summer Ready ft Liz Earle

Last weekend the sun finally awoke from it’s Winter hibernation and dazzled the UK with it’s warmth for two glorious days. I was delighted to be able to ditch my black tights and slip on my favourite pair of platform sandals for the first time this year, but not so enthusiatic about all the pale dry skin on show!

My skin gets rather parched over Winter and I’m prone to scaly patches on my legs, knees and elbows which are easy to ignore when you can cover them in 3 layers every day, but become a big flashing red light to me as the temperatures slowly begin to creep into double figures.

I know it isn’t summer quite yet but I think that this is the perfect time of year to start prepping our skin so that next time the sun decides to show itself we’re ready for it.

Here’s how I’m getting my skin Summer ready using products from one of my all time favourite skincare brands, the one and only Liz Earle!

How I’m Getting My Skin Summer Ready

Exfoliation

If you don’t currently exfoliate here are 4 reasons why it’s a good idea to start:

  1. Exfoliation helps to gently slough away dead layers leaving behind smoother, healthier skin.
  2. It helps to prevent ingrown hairs (something you might get if you shave, wax or epilate regularly).
  3. Your skin is more receptive to moisturisers after exfoliation.
  4. Exfoliation boosts circulation which leaves your skin glowing and helps to combat cellulite.

I exfoliate twice a week using Liz Earle’s Energising Body Scrub. I used to use a dry sugar scrub but fell in love with this one because of it’s gel formulation.

How I'm Getting My Skin Summer Ready ft Liz Earle How I'm Getting My Skin Summer Ready ft Liz Earle

It’s really gentle on my sensitive skin and so easy to apply as the buffing olive stones are contained within the gel. All you need to do is squeeze out a blob and massage it in circular motions into the skin and the stones will work their magic.

The sweet orange oil gives it a fresh, invigorating scent which provides a lovely boost in the morning.

Moisturising Body Oils

I don’t have a lot of time to get ready in the mornings so the Superskin Dry Oil from Liz Earle is a godsend. It comes in a spray bottle which means that I can spritz it on and be out the door within minutes! The oil is non greasy and absorbs super fast, leaving behind a beautiful healthy sheen on my skin.

How I'm Getting My Skin Summer Ready ft Liz Earle
How I'm Getting My Skin Summer Ready ft Liz Earle
How I'm Getting My Skin Summer Ready ft Liz Earle

As with all Liz Earle products this one is made with natural botanical ingredients, in this case Rosehip, Cranberry and Borage oils, which combine to leave a lingering aromatic scent which will help keep you calm and focused during a stressful day!

At night I have a bit more time on my hands so I use the richer Superskin Treatment for Body. This is the big sister to the facial oil which I raved about here and smells just as good! It feels a bit greasy when first applied but this soon soaks in and quenches your skin’s thirst.

How I'm Getting My Skin Summer Ready ft Liz Earle How I'm Getting My Skin Summer Ready ft Liz Earle

If you apply it 30 minutes before bed time you won’t have to worry about your sheets, but I’d recommend slathering it on and then slipping into some luxurious silk pyjamas for a truly pampering treat (or, let’s be real, in my case a pair of Primark’s cotton finest!). That way you can allow it to soak in gradually overnight and wake up to even silkier hydrated skin in the morning.

Overnight Mask Magic

It’s not just my body that’s been feeling dehydrated from a long Winter and I’m ever conscious of signs of ageing creeping onto my face. Whilst I know that it’s impossible to turn back time, I am determined to do my best to slow down the clock as much as possible and the Superskin Overnight Mask has become my new best friend.

How I'm Getting My Skin Summer Ready ft Liz Earle How I'm Getting My Skin Summer Ready ft Liz Earle

This mask is designed to nourish the skin and lock in moisture with a supercharged cocktail of natural ingredients including Persian silk tree, pomegranate flower, buriti, borage and rosehip.

I’ve been using the mask twice a week and I like to make a big pampering deal of it with a facial massage. First I use my fingers to press it into my cheeks, across my forehead and around my jawline, then I gently work it into the skin using upward circular motions. NEVER rub or drag the skin on your face, especially around your eyes so as to keep the delicate skin in it’s best shape.

How I'm Getting My Skin Summer Ready ft Liz Earle

Then I leave it on overnight – easy peasy! In the morning I use a hot cloth cleanser to remove it whilst I’m in the shower. My skin feels fresh and taut afterwards but in a good plump way rather than any feeling of tightness. In short, it feels like my skin but better…if I could get away with using it every day I would!

Then I’m free to face the day come rain or shine! (Or erm… go back to bed with a good book!)

How I'm Getting My Skin Summer Ready ft Liz Earle

So that’s how I’m getting my skin summer ready. Are you thinking ahead to the Summer season yet?

LovedByLaura

*DISCLAIMER: I was very kindly gifted a selection of Liz Earle products by the wonderful team at my local John Lewis in Peterborough Queensgate Shopping Centre and can’t thank them enough for once again allowing me to try out the latest and greatest from the ever expanding range. Rest assured thought that this review is not sponsored and as per usual, nothing gets the Loved By Laura stamp of approval unless I truly love it myself.

P.s. Did I mention that all Liz Earle products are 100% cruelty free? Well that makes me even more of a happy bunny!

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Peterborough Queensgate Shopping Centre Easter Chocolate Gift Guide

A few weeks ago I received a most egg-sellent invite from Peterborough Queensgate Shopping Centre. Get this – they wanted me to visit them for the evening to taste test (i.e. stuff my face with) the Easter treats on offer from Thorntons, Marks and Spencers and John Lewis this year.

I’ve been trying my best to eat healthily since Christmas since that turned into an all out no holds barred assault on my waistline. The thought of turning down a room full of Easter chocolate though? Not a chance! I decided to have the biggest cheat day in the history of cheat days!

I turned up to the Queensgate offices with a couple of my blogging friends and we soon found ourselves face to face with a table choc-full (pun FULLY intended) of Easter treats which was ours to demolish!

First we had to crack (sorry another pun – I can’t stop myself now) how best to dismantle all the treats. I confessed that my usual at home method involves wrapping my refrigerated egg in a bit of kitchen roll and then crushing it on the floor using my knee! I LOVE the satisfying crunch! Since we didn’t have any kitchen roll to hand, however, we settled for a not all that much less violent fist smashing technique. We made a LOT of mess and ate a LOT of chocolate. It was, quite simply, the BEST way to spend an evening.

Peterborough Queensgate Shopping Centre Easter Chocolate Gift Guide

The Easter 2017 Chocolate Gift Guide

I picked out my favourites and have put a little gift guide together below to help you match your Easter chocolate to all the people in your life!

For the foodie

When normal Easter Egg chocolate just won’t do, you need the gourmet version!

Lemon Meringue Pie White Chocolate Egg | Thorntons

Peterborough Queensgate Shopping Centre Easter Chocolate Gift Guide

My absolute favourite egg of the night is this beautifully presented showstopper. The chocolate itself contains delightfully chewy pieces of lemon zest and the centre has yet more of these, beautifully balanced by light and crunchy meringue bites. Being that it’s white chocolate, this one is very sweet but it’s utterly delicious, you’ll just probably find yourself needing a little lie down afterwards!

Peterborough Queensgate Shopping Centre Easter Chocolate Gift Guide

Butlers Easter Egg Collection | John Lewis

Peterborough Queensgate Shopping Centre Easter Chocolate Gift Guide

There are 5 eggs featured in this gorgeous gift set. I loved that each one had it’s own texture as well as flavour to keep things interesting, including Milk Chocolate Honeycomb Crisp, White Chocolate and Mixed Berry, and Almond and Orange.

For The Children (and Young At Heart!)

Laid Back Lamb | Marks and Spencers

Peterborough Queensgate Shopping Centre Easter Chocolate Gift Guide

How adorable is this one? We felt bad for pulling off his arms and legs, but the chocolate was thick and tasty so we soon forgot. Poor little lamb! This one is a hand decorated milk chocolate hollow egg so is suitable for children and avoids being too rich.

Spiketail the Dinosaur| Marks and Spencers

Peterborough Queensgate Shopping Centre Easter Chocolate Gift Guide

My nephews go nuts for anything with a dinosaur on it, so I’m pretty sure they’d think that milk chocolate Spiketail is the best thing since sliced bread. He comes complete with candy coated speckled eggs which are rather yummy on their own – bonus.

For The One That Like Things A Little Dark

Dark Chocolate Quirky Bunny | Marks and Spencers

Peterborough Queensgate Shopping Centre Easter Chocolate Gift Guide

This one is a little piece of art! I found the chocolate a bit too bitter for my taste (I have got a very sweet tooth) but my friends ranked this in their top two from the evening, so I had to include it.

Which Came First? | Marks and Spencers

Peterborough Queensgate Shopping Centre Easter Chocolate Gift Guide

This egg looks really posh but has a hidden sense of humour! The lighter side is made from single origin Ecuadorian milk chocolate and the darker side is Dominican Republic dark chocolate. Opening the egg reveals a hidden surprise inside – a golden chicken!

Peterborough Queensgate Shopping Centre Easter Chocolate Gift Guide

The egg looks completely solid but is actually hollow, which disappointed me initially because I am a greedy guts, until I found that the chocolate is really rich and so not something that you’d want to eat in a huge slab!

For The Traditionalists

Happy Jackson ‘Awesome’ Milk Chocolate Easter Egg | John Lewis

Peterborough Queensgate Shopping Centre Easter Chocolate Gift Guide

This is your classic Easter Egg chocolate – the one that you eat half of and then put away for another day, only to return half an hour later to polish it off! I love Happy Jackson stuff too, the packaging is just always so cheery!

Holdsworth Spring Meadow Milk Chocolate Easter Egg | John Lewis

Peterborough Queensgate Shopping Centre Easter Chocolate Gift Guide Peterborough Queensgate Shopping Centre Easter Chocolate Gift Guide

This one would make a great gift for a parent or grandparent. The egg is made from finest 33% milk chocolate and is presented in a lovely keepsake terracotta pot containing a packet of wild flower seeds.

Foil Wrapped Eggs in Carry Case | John Lewis

Peterborough Queensgate Shopping Centre Easter Chocolate Gift Guide

This is a lovely selection of eggs that would be perfect for an Easter Sunday hunt! There are classic hollow milk chocolate ones for the children, but every so often you’ll also come across a yummy hazlenut praline surprise too.

For The One Who Doesn’t Like Easter Eggs

Peterborough Queensgate Shopping Centre Easter Chocolate Gift Guide

Sweet Shop and Fruit Mousse Chocolate Selection Boxes | Thorntons

These aren’t your average selection box chocolates, they are full of fruity spring flavour combinations that you might not expect. I wasn’t sure whether I’d like a chocolate flavoured with pineapple until I tried one and then had to hold back from eating the other three in the box! Highly recommended if you like fruit. Pretty sure that these must count as at least 2 of your 5-a-day too. #WishfulThinking

So there you have it – my selections for Easter 2017. Which one takes YOUR fancy?

LovedByLaura

Disclaimer: This post contains PR samples, but all views expressed are my own because being the kind soul that I am I basically I ate ALL the chocolate so that I could provide an honest review. I know. I’m like the next Mother Theresa or something.

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