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Pink Marmalade Gin magic in a bottle

We believe in love at first sight I believe in love at first gin. Pink Marmalade Gin is a premium gin like no other as it does not just taste great but it magically changes colour when adding tonic to it.

I was gifted a PR sample of Pink Marmalade Gin to enjoy within the comfort of my home.

Pink Marmalade Gin

Pink Marmalade was founded by purveyors of parties, drawn together to create immersive, hedonistic worlds and elevate event production beyond the everyday.

The gin is an expression of everything the creators wanted from quality to magic to bring people together to share in life’s simple pleasures of gin.

Pink Marmalade Gin is balanced with 13 botanicals, tastes exceptional and is magic in a bottle.

When mixed with tonic the gin magically turns from a cool blue to a subtle rose pink all thanks to the Butterfly Pea flower within.

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Chocolate and Love is a hug in a chocolate

Chocoholics, are you looking for a reason to feel a little less guilty about indulging? Then check out Chocolate and Love who sell the most delicious dark chocolates which according to experts provide health benefits as dark chocolate is made from flavonoids. Flavonoids are produced by plants, fruits, and vegetables. Flavonoids act as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, improving blood flow, benefiting your heart and brain, and even warding off cancer.

As a lover of chocolate I have never been keen on dark chocolate but when I was offered some PR samples of Chocolate and Love dark chocolates I just had to try and wow I am pleased I did as I have now fallen in LOVE with their dark chocolate not bitter at all.

Chocolate and Love

Founded by Richard and Birgitte O’Connor in 2010 they set up Chocolate and Love which is an award winning chocolate producer.

Chocolate and Love source some of the World’s finest organic ingredients and producers in Switzerland, creating dark chocolate giving consumers tasty and full flavoured dark chocolate.

They sell nine delicious 80g variants including two pure chocolate bars 80% Panama and 71% Rich Dark and seven others with stunning flavours mixed into them, all of which are wrapped in bespoke hand-painted designs. Six of their 80g bars are suitable for vegans.  

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Aloha 65 a taste of the Caribbean in a bottle

Stuck at home surfing the net not being able to surf the waves or fly to exotic locations such as the Caribbean due to Covid 19? I discovered Aloha an exotic Caribbean drink to wash away my worries.

On a courtesy basis I was kindly gifted a bottle of Aloha botanical spirit and hot sauce to enjoy at home.

Aloha 65

Back in the 90’s Aloha 65 was born by British ex-pat Stephen Thorp’s whom run a popular U.S. surf bar which was vibrant, eclectic, and full of character. It became famous for Stephen’s hand-made signature sundowners which he would make and give away as a thank you to his loyal customers. He experimented with various fruit infusions, naming them after local surfers. One in particular proved very popular of a carefully balanced blend made from tropical fruits and a kick of spice. It became such a winner Stephen decided to bottle it. It took him 65 recipes to perfect, but here it is Aloha 65.

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Steak and more steak – Bar + Block

This new Bar + Block in Kings Cross which has recently opened joins the other existing Birmingham and Whiteley restaurants.  There is also another new Bar + Block to open soon in Bath.

Bar + Block in Kings Cross

Bar + Block in Kings Cross shares it’s space within Premier Inn.  Upon entering the restaurant entrance you firstly come across a bar area before getting to the reception desk.  The staff are all very friendly and welcoming.  The restaurant area is quite a large open space with a number of lovely wooden tables dotted around and everything is beige/wooden colours making the place very relaxing on the eyes.  I went along with one of my blogger friends Gemma and we sat in one of the comfy booths on the side which had a window looking out into the reception area of Premier Inn. We also could see the chefs open Kitchen area easily from where we was sat.  I love open kitchen areas as I so love watch the chefs cook. We were firstly presented with a bread basket that consisted of several different types of bread which was lovely and very fresh however we did not get a piece of each different style of bread so we had to break in half each piece which was strange I thought.  Plus there was melted butter in the bottom of the cup holding the bread. 

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