I signed up for my first Bloggers United Australia gift exchange for Halloween, and I’m please to have made a new bloggy buddy in my partner – Natalie, AND given and received great parcels!

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Check out my haul!


Funky stationery!

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Yummy beauty products!

And best of all?

Darrell Lee Balls!!!!!!



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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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Xmas e cook book

We know that Christmas is a time for giving and receiving, and a time to remember others less fortunate than ourselves. This Christmas we can support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) as well as help our families reduce the amount of sugar that we all consume during the holiday season.

Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is Australia’s fastest growing chronic disease among children. That’s why JDRF are on a mission to keep people with T1D healthy and safe until they find a cure and universal prevention.

In return for your donation you will receive a fantastic Christmas sugar-free recipe eBook with a range of desserts, main courses, salads and nibbles. Sweetened with all natural, low calorie, sugar alternatives, developed by a national list of celebrated foodies, cooks and chefs.
Your recipe eBook will be sent out via email on 1st December 2014. Plus, all pre-ordered editions will receive 5 BONUS sugar-free recipes.

Pre-order the book here for a $5 donation!


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?)

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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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