good habits vs Nibblatrons

April 7, 2011 at 9:44 pm 7 comments

When life is hard, toast and chocolate is easy.  Beans on toast.  Chocolate mini eggs.  Toasted tea cakes.  Chocolate mini eggs.  Eggy bread.  Chocolate mini eggs.

G and I decided we needed a sugar-free March to tackle our increased waistlines.
Halfway through March this gorgeous chocolate Easter egg arrived from my friend at Hotel Chocolat to weaken our resolve.   Would Chief Chocolate Chomper G be able to resist?  It would seem so, his love of badminton being enough to maintain his sugar-free promise.  The egg had to be hidden away in anticipation of a ceremonial-like opening on April 1st.  Finally, with Zen-like discipline we neither scoffed nor chomped.  We sniffed, we savoured and we ‘mmmm‘d our way through nibbles of the velevety 40% milk chocolate.  Our delicious Nibblatron Easter Egg – worth the wait and all the better for being sweetly savoured across 2,3,4,5,6 evenings.
(I know, nearly a whole week!)

If you enjoy the fun of hunting for Easter eggs with little ones you could always try a spot of ‘hide and seek’ with your Nibblatrons?
Nibblatrons are small enough to hide in some funny places and while children seek them out the adults can always get a head start on the egg. Gasp! did I just say that out loud? {wink}.   Of course if you’re a waistline watching adult and can’t bear the temptation of a chunky chocolate egg shell you can buy a box of 8 Nibblatrons (like those in the egg).  Or a fab 150g Mega Nibblatron.  Or oodles of little eggs.  Or … just take a look at the whole range of Children’s Easter Gifts.  There’s something for everyone!

Nibblatron hide and seek L to R:   sniffing my new chocolate mint plant purchased from Jekka’s Herb Farm last week.  Playing G’s drums.  Tinkling the ivories.  Diving into the bath.  Deciding what to make for dinner.

other Hotel Chocolat reviews
Christmas come early
Valentines Selection
Cocoa Nibs Balsamic Vinegar
White chocolate Peepsters box

Entry filed under: away from the plot, reviews.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Catherine  |  April 8, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    This is AMAZING!

    But me and my boyfriend just promised eachother that we wouldn’t buy chocolate for Easter – what have I done!?

  • 2. Jacqueline  |  April 8, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    That is so fab. I haven’t seen that one before. I just love it and I love your idea for hiding them. Neat!

  • 3. peggy  |  April 9, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Tomorrow is always a new diet day! They look gorgeous, some I have not seen around here.

  • 4. greg becker  |  April 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks for your comment on ‘Friar Rabbit Forgives the Ladybirds’
    it has inspired another post. P.S. I like the chocolate robot.

  • 5. Cheryl  |  April 11, 2011 at 3:07 am

    This looks so tasty & fun! May have to have the bunny drop some of these off at our house;)

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