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Max Brenner Chocolate Bar, Charlestown

by Fiona on June 27, 2015 · 2 comments

The chocolate….. it BURNS!

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So, way too much sweetness for this savoury girl! I insist that you MUST try the “lick” which is a little tub of melted chocolate with a spoon. Beyond that? You’re on your own.

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It’s way to sweet and delicious for moi, Max Brenner.

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Max Brenner Chocolate Cafe
Pearson Street, Shop No L01 1031,
Charlestown Square Shopping Centre,
Charlestown NSW 2290
Phone:(02) 4943 7000
Open 9am – 11pm daily (midnight Fri and Sat)


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Well Naturally have offered you my loverly readers two chocolate bundles to win! Each pack contains three share blocks and two bars of Well Naturally‘s No Added Sugar chocolate.

Well Naturally is launching a new range of No Sugar Added Chocolate family share blocks in both dark and milk varieties (available in the health section of Woolworths and in independent supermarkets and health food stores). The 90g blocks are available in Dark Chocolate: in Mint Crisp, Rich Dark and Acai varieties; and Milk Chocolate: in Creamy Milk and Fruit & Nut varieties. Well Naturally is also integrating its popular AntiOx brand under the Well Naturally No Sugar Added umbrella.

For your chance to win, answer the question “What would you give up for a guilt-free chocolate treat?” in the comments section below, making sure to leave a valid email address so I can get that chocolate heading your way sooner rather than later!

Australian residents only, entries close Midnight Thursday December 4th. This is a game of skill and the most entertaining or interesting answers will win :)


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Just before easter, I received a parcel with some cute blue bunny ears in it. There was also some nuts… and a carton of the new chocolate almond breeze. I think this is the part of the box they really wanted me to write about.

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So, here were go.

Apparently it’s got 48 calories per serve???? (of course, check the nutrition panel on the side, and it says 120 calories per serve, which is 250mL. LIARS). Ah that makes more sense given how sweet it tastes (48 calories is a meagre 100 mL serve)
Girl. Read the reading tlist they send you with these things. All the new boxes will have the proper serving sizes marked (250mL) for Aussie consumers. :)

How does it taste? Sweet. Like chocolate yogo (actually more like snakpak!!) Just like chocolate milk without the taste of dairy. Yes, I’d drink it, but probably needs to be really cold to be best (perhaps served with ice?)


Sydney Good Food and Wine Show

by Fiona on July 10, 2012 · 1 comment

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I received my ticket to the Good Food and Wine Show from Chobani. It is, like, the most awesome Greek yoghurt out there. Seriously.

I was supposed to go with friends to the Good Food and Wine show. But they were sicked with the cold that’s been going around, and only let me know an hour before we were meant to meet *sadface* So, I was left to wander and sample on my own. Here are my thoughts…

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Ahem…. Maybe I don’t share my thoughts on that pic ;)

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Skinny Girl Cocktails were vamping it up, with skinny girls in mini skirts, and offering samples of their cocktails and also massages (not that I could be bothered waiting!). The Margarita was good. Ready to drink, with some rimming salt ;)

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I dabbled in some Avocado oil. Hmmm… Think I’ll stick with Olive for the price…

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There was a crapload of cider for sampling. Of which I tried none :(

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I had a good chat to the people of Rowie’s Cakes about how great it was that they were supplying to the Qantas QFML and VGML range :) And their ANZAC bikkies were awesome.

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Mmm Sake.

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333s Gherkins and I go way back….

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Can I have the Ritter Sport Bag?????? Please???

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Then there was a stand that made me miss Hannah :/

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Mmm Conscious Chocolate…

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And coffee… Sweet sweet coffee…

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Lazy Sunday Dinner – BBQ Chicken Takeaway

by Fiona on September 11, 2011 · 10 comments

Wild Rooster Takeaway

From Wild Rooster Penshurst.

With a few Dark Choc coated mini rice cakes from Table of Plenty for ‘dessert’.

Table of Plenty Gluten Free Chocolate Coated Rice Cakes

(I got a few packs of these for samples to snack on. Hard to stop at a few, especially the milk chocolate ones!)

Table of Plenty Gluten Free Chocolate Coated Rice Cakes

What I needed after a long train trip from Newcastle.

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It’s Christmas in a Tin!

by Fiona on November 2, 2010 · 5 comments

Canberra’s RealChai have just released TWO new chai blends… Caffeine Free and White Christmas!

The Caffeine Free has a dandelion base rather than the black tea of the original. SOunds great for relaxing for those sensitive to caffeine!

The White Christmas contains white Chocolate, cranberries & nutmeg… oh yum! No sweetening required! (Get in quick for that, it’s limited!)

Bonus time! Order $20 or more worth of chai or other products from and use the code ‘Fiona’ to get a free teascoop! Score!



by Fiona on July 5, 2010 · 11 comments


Ahh Vienna. Rish and I flew there straight from Frankfurt. We’d originally planned to spend time there with friends, but bag snatching and subsequent lack of passport put and end to that :(

We got some cheap flights to Vienna with Niki – a discount airline, where the hostesses wore pink hats and grey blazers, with skinny jeans and flats. Too cute! [click to continue…]


'Health Food' Aisle Goodies

July 4, 2010

Dark chocolate coated Goji berries. Yes, I spend too much time browsing the aisles at my local Woolworths. Especially the ‘Health food’ aisle, which consists of various gluten, dairy and sugar-free goodies just waiting to be tried. Here’s a few that I picked up recently at my local store…

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Chocolate I can eat

February 12, 2010

So far, so good, anyway. We may have a little victory in the search for a cane sugar-free, dairy free chocolate that doesn’t have a laxative effect or taste like ew. Loving Earth produce a range of raw chocolate bars that are dairy-free dark chocolate and sweetened with Agave syrup. They’re vegan and also gluten […]

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Is it still chocolate?

August 15, 2009

On the quest to till be able to eat yummables without nasty things happening inside of me, I’ve been trawling the “health food” aisles… can’t do health food stores yet, aisles will be my starting point. There is so much out there now for gluten free! A few years ago when I’d heard of such […]

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Lindt Chocolate Cafe

July 13, 2009

I know, I know, I’m not supposed to eat nearly this much chocolate, let alone in one sitting, and yes, my intestines were paying for it for the rest of the evening. But, oh, it was good to visit the Lindt Chocolate Cafe at Darling Harbour last week. Nom?

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