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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?)

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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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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.

Train to Sydney

zzz

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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 RealChai.com.au and use the code ‘Fiona’ to get a free teascoop! Score!

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Vienna

July 5, 2010 · 11 comments

Vienna

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…]

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Dark chocolate coated Goji berries
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.

Loving Earth Chocolate

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 free. Oh and fair trade cocao, but made in Australia. Sweet.

I shared an almond bar with my workmates this afternoon, who all approved, and were also happy for me ;) I’ll try the others at some point (I have the lucoma and maca one to take to my eight hours of uni on Sunday. I think I’ll need it!) but even if there’s only one awesome flavour, it’s a great start!

(available online, or from various health food stores in Australia, NZ, Malaysia, Japan and Israel, apparently!)

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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.

Dairy and Sugar free chocolate

There is so much out there now for gluten free! A few years ago when I’d heard of such a thing as Coeliac’s Disease after having a friend and a relative diagnosed with it, and earning how to eat with them, it was all specialist stuff, now you’ll even find gluten free products alongside the ‘regular’ floured stuff…

My eyes were looking for anything that was dairy-free or vegan (because then i KNOW there’s nothing complicated hidden down the label).. and I managed to find a sugar-free chocolate bar :)

Dairy and Sugar free chocolate

The Sweet William “I’m Sweet Enough” bar…
It does, however, have Maltitol in it which, according to Wikipedia is a “sugar alcohol”… which is large doses could unfortunately have a laxative effect. Not one side effect I need right now!

Anyway. I’ve eaten half the bar (25g) and so far so good on the stomach front… It also tasted reasonable. Not as yummy as anything from the Lindt Cafe but better than missing out on chockies altogether! :)

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Lindt Chocolate Cafe

July 13, 2009 · 6 comments

Lindt Cafe

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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Off the Chocolate

April 18, 2009

Unfortunately, it looks like I won’t be eating chocolate for awhile. *sulks* It seemed to be upsettling my stomach over the Easter weekend, and then when I had a mini mars bar yesterday, my tummy wasn’t happy at all for the rest of the afternoon.

It may not be the chocolate only, but I’ll start there and see if I feel better. So chocolate and I are on a break for term 2. Meh.

I also really should get aground to getting my flu shot next week. Because, as I always say “Kids are germ-bags”.

Caramello Koala

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