Sunday, 2 September 2018

Virginia Hayward 'Love Chocolate' Hamper Review and Giveaway Ends 30/09

We all love a hamper, don't we? The mix of tasty goodies is always a treat and makes a great gift, so when Virginia Hayward, the hamper company invited me to try one of their hampers, I could hardly say no.

The Love Chocolate box retails at £19.99 and contains a tempting selection of chocolate goodies.




Presented in a useful wicker basket the small but perfectly formed selection includes:-

A bag of Radfords chocolate & caramel fudge, 
Vital soft chocolate nougat, 
Atkins and Potts decadent milk chocolate dipper pot, 
Reids crunchy chocolate chunky shortbread,
A yummy looking mini chocolate cake by the Original Cake Company hand-topped with chocolate buttons and chocolate pieces,
A delectable hot drinking chocolate spoon with pieces of mini marshmallows.

My son Jake and I tried the products. I hadn't heard of these brands before so I wasn't sure what to expect but I felt they were good quality and really tasty. 

The chocolate nougat was similar to fudge. It had a really good chocolate flavour and was studded with almonds which added some nice crunch. 




My favourite was the shortbread, it was buttery and rich and the inclusion of chocolate chips was a nice touch, although there could have been more of them.



They were also great dunked in tea!



Yum!



My son was eyeing up the Belgian chocolate sauce from the company Scarlett and Mustard and was quite happy eating it out of the jar. I think it would be great warm with ice cream personally, but I didn't get a look in here to try it as he polished it off.

Again I didn't get a look in with the chocolate and caramel fudge. Jake really enjoyed it, and the piece of fudge I managed to steal from him was excellent. The caramel fudge had a good sweet caramel flavour and the chocolate fudge was decadent and rich.

Next item to try was the mini chocolate cake. What we all liked about the cake was the chocolate chips and chocolate pieces on top, a mix of white and milk chocolate, that had some crunchy pieces as well as smooth. The cake was light as well.




The last item in the Love Chocolate hamper from Virginia Hayward was the hot chocolate spoon with marshmallows. Although we haven't tried it yet, it looks like a lovely treat. You stir it into hot milk and watch as the chocolate melts and makes a hot chocolate drink.

All of these items were presented in a wicker basket which I thought was a nice touch, and perfect as a gift for a loved one. The hamper was also packed in environmental packaging, the basket was made of willow, the paper is recycled, the outer box recycled too and the loose fill is 100% biodegradable. Well done, this is so important in this day and age. 

For £19.99 I think this is a welcome gift that doesn't break the bank and most chocolate lovers will really enjoy tucking in to this hamper too. Check out the other chocolate hampers available from Virginia Hayward too. 

Today on my blog I am giving my lovely readers the chance to win a scrummy 'Love Chocolate' hamper. Entry is easy via the Gleam app below. Why don't you bookmark the page and come back for a daily entry? Whilst you are here check out my other competitions too. Good luck!

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244 comments

  1. I would like to try the mini chocolate cake first.

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  2. Chocolate and caramel fudge sounds delicious

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  3. The mini chocolate cake is what I'd try first - yummy x

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  4. It would be the Scottish shortbread collection, aftyer a lot of thought !

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  5. The chocolate and caramel fudge love it thanks for the chance

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  6. Ooo spoilt for choice! I would pick the Reids crunchy chocolate chunky shortbread to try first

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  7. All looks delicious but chocolate chips first for me

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  8. chocolate cake by the Original Cake Company hand-topped with chocolate buttons and chocolate pieces

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  9. The Chocolate & Caramel Fudge looks amazing so would have to be this to try first

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  10. love shortbread so that would be my first treat

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  11. i just love shortbread so id try that first x

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  12. I would love to try the mini chocolate cake. Anything with chocolate chips sounds delicious

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  13. I'd love to try the shortbread, it sounds delicious!

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  14. Not easy to choose, but I think I am most drooling at the thought of that scrummy looking chocolate and caramel fudge XXX

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  15. I really want to try the shortbread biscuits first, that and a cup of tea and I'm in heaven

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  16. The fudge sounds delicious!

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  17. Mini chocolate cake

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  18. the chocolate and caramel fudge

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  19. The mini chocolate cake looks lovely - but the fudge comes a very close second :o)

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  20. I'd try the caramel and chocolate fudge first but the whole hamper looks amazing.

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  21. chocolate and caramel fudge will be my first choice :)

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  22. The soft chocolate nougat - nuts and chocolate are my favourite combination

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  23. It has to be the shortbread collection! I absolutely ADORE shortbread and they're a real special treat for me!

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  24. Choc and caramel fudge sounds devine

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  25. I'd try the vital soft chocolate nougat first.

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  26. I am so in need of a chocolate treat, I missed my birthday because we were moving house.

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  27. I would love to try the mini chocolate cake first. yum

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  28. The chocolate and caramel fudge.

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  29. I would love to try the chocolate and caramel fudge.

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  30. The fudge - who doesn't love fudge?

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  31. The chocolate and caramel fudge sounds delicious.

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  32. I will always go for the fudge first. My favourite! Thank you

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  33. The yummy chocolate and caramel fudge x

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  34. The mini chocolate cake. It looks delicious.

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  35. Definitely the Shortbread collection!

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  36. chocolate chunk shortbread would be opened first....

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  37. I would delve into the Shortbread first, looks delicious

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  38. The Belgian chocolate sauce looks yummy, I would love to try it

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  39. The shortbread sounds delicious

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  40. I'd like to try the chocolate and caramel fudge first.

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  41. The shortbread, I would probably eat the shortbread whilst opening the rest of the hamper

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  42. The mini chocolate cake

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  43. Chocolate and caramel fudge

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  44. The fudge .... But I also love shortbread it all looks delicious

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  45. I'd like to try the mini chocolate cake!

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  46. The chocolate and caramel fudge

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  47. I'd like to try the Belgian chocolate sauce

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  48. the Belgian Chocolate Sauce would be the first item I`d like to try

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  49. I love fudge so I would try the Chocolate and Caramel Fudge first

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  50. The chocolate and caramel fudge looks epic!! I would love to try that, Gorgeous looking hamper.

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  51. Mini chocolate cake.

    Rachel Craig

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  52. shortbread collection looks tasty

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  53. I'd like to try the chocolate nougat first.

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  54. The soft chocolate nougat - sounds lovely!

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  55. The Scottish shortbread collection.

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  56. Would love to try the yummy shortbread first! (Commenting as Jacqui Rushton)

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  57. Margaret Clarkson
    The Cocolate Chunk Shortbread

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  58. The chocolate cake with a cup of tea.

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  59. The mini chocolate cake looks delicious

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  60. The chocolate and caramel fudge is making my mouth water.

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  61. Chocolate and caramel fudge yum yum yum!!!

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  62. The chocolate and caramel fudge for me

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  63. The shortbread

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  64. The chocolate cake! Or the stirer....!

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  65. Choc chunky shortbread

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  66. I think I would be going for the shortbread first!

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  67. The chocolate and caramel fudge! I've got such a weakness for fudge :)

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  68. I would like to try the shortbread first

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  69. the chocolate and caramel fudge thankyou

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  70. I like the look of the mini chocolate cake, i'd choose to try that first!

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  71. WANT TO EAT IT ALL BUT WILL START WITH THE SHORTBREAD

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  72. The Chocolate & Caramel Fudge looks gorgeous x

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  73. The hot chococolate spoon with marshmallows - brilliant idea

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  74. The Mini Chocolate Cake has to be the first thing to try, can never get enough chocolate.

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  75. The Mini chocolate cake would have to be the first thing to try as I can never get enough chocolate.

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  76. I'd like to try the Chocolate and caramel fudge.

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  77. I would try the Scottish shortbread first.

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  78. Would love to tuck into the Shortbread first

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  79. mini chocolate cake - I love cake I love chocolate! YES!

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  80. Chocolate and caramel fudge sounds delicious!

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  81. Ahh, this is soo hard. Can I say them all? :P.. but if forced then maybe Reids crunchy chocolate chunky shortbread :-P

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  82. The chocolate chunk shortbread sounds delicious

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  83. All looks fantastic, but I think it would be the Scottish shortbread collection

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  84. chocolate chunky shortbread - bet they're amazing dipped in my mid morning coffee

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  85. I would like the chocolate and caramel fudge

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  86. The Soft Chocolate Nougat sounds delicious!

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  87. I think it would be the mini chocolate cake

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  88. The chocolate and caramel fudge sounds delicious

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  89. Michelle Ferguson3 September 2018 at 20:16

    Tough decision but think I would eat the shortbread first

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  90. The mini chocolate cake looks incredible!

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  91. The shortbread looks yummy

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  92. The Shortbread (JB)

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  93. I would love to try the chocolate and caramel fudge first x

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  94. The Chocolate and Caramel Fudge, I adore fudge!

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  95. I would give this to my Dad as a present. I think that he would try the Scottish shortbread first.

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  96. I’d love to try the mini chocolate cake!

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  97. The mini chocolate cake - Leanne W

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  98. The mini chocolate cake @leabana1

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  99. I think it would have to be the chocolate cake x

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  100. shortbread first

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  101. I'd like to try the mini chocolate cake first. It all looks lovely!

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  102. The chocolate and caramel fudge sounds delicious xx

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  103. The shortbread sounds delicious, I would love to try this!

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  104. The chocolate and caramel fudge! Fudge is my weakness and this looks amazing!

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  105. It all sounds very yummy, I'd try the Reids crunchy chocolate chunky shortbread first though.

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  106. The hot chocolate spoon with marshmallows is what I would try first it sounds delicious

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  107. I am a massive shortbread fan so I would be having that first with a coffee

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  108. chocolate and caramel fudge

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  109. I would love to try the chocolate and caramel fudge first

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  110. I love shortbread so that would be my first choice :)

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  111. I would love to try the chocolate caramel fudge the most, I love fudge, especially chocolate fudge

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  112. I love shortbread, so that would be my first choice. Thanks for the competition!

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  113. The shortbread or maybe the nougat.

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  114. Ooh definitely the shortbread for me!

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  115. chocolate and caramel fudge YUM

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  116. Oooh, chocolate chunk shortbread sounds very good to me. Thank you.

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  117. Chocolate and caramel fudge

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  118. The chocolate and caramel fudge sounds delicious

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  119. I would go for the shortbread first

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  120. Definitely the shortbread

    Kay Sherman

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  121. The Scottish shortbread collection for me!

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  122. The shortbread to dip in my tea!

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  123. I would have to have the fudge first

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  124. Such a wonderful gift for mum, she's got a very sweet tooth! lol

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  125. It all looks delicious but the chocolate cake would be top of my list.

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  126. I'd love to try the chocolate and caramel fudge first.

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  127. The shortbread. It reminds me of christmas when i was little and my mum

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  128. the chocolate nougat sounds delish!

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  129. The chocolate and caramel fudge sounds delicious!

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  130. Difficult choice would have to be the shortbread

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  131. The mini chocolate cake looks scrumptious!

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  132. The chocolate and caramel fudge. I absolutely LOVE fudge!

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  133. shortbread would be my fave! yum yum yumm!

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  134. The mini chocolate cake - it looks amazing!

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  135. The chocolate and caramel fudge if I could get there first!

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  136. Love the look of the chocolate chunk shortbread

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  137. I would try the chocolate and caramel fudge first. Yum!

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  138. The shortbread, thankyou for the competition x

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  139. The shortbread!

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  140. I would eat the mini chocolate cake first

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  141. Claire Elizabeth Noke9 September 2018 at 19:19

    Oh my! It all looks amazing! but the fudge sounds particularly yummy!! x x

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  142. Difficult to choose from such a fine selection. It would have to be the shortbread.

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  143. The Belgian Chocolate sauce. mmmmm.....

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