Introducing the new assorted Lindor Collection gift box, a lovingly created chocolate collection from the Lindt Master Chocolatiers for you to give to that special someone this Valentine’s day.
Taking the gift of Lindor in a new direction, the Lindt Master Chocolatiers have brought together the finest selection of Lindor truffle flavours in one beautiful gift box, set to make mouths water and pulses race.
This special Valentine’s gift is packed full of delicious Lindor truffles with melting centres and mouth watering flavours including: Lindor milk, white, extra dark, hazelnut, Stracciatella and Irish cream. Each exquisite 285g box provides 19 delicious Lindor truffles and 3 Lindor milk chocolate truffle hearts to enjoy with your Valentine.
The Lindt Master Chocolatiers have unmatched expertise when it comes to the art of chocolate making, and are driven by their passion for skilfully creating delicate masterpieces such as the unique Lindor truffle, with its luscious melted chocolate centre, and ideal for tempting the one you love.
The Lindor Valentines Collection Gift Box is available online for £7.99.
They say that chocolate is an aphrodisiac and this sensual gift set is definitely one to be shared a deux. Based on the ink sticks and stones used in traditional Japanese calligraphy Kaori contains chocolate sticks with exciting flavours such as stimulating Strawberry and Balsamic Vinegar, spicy Saffron and intense Ginger. Dip the sticks into pots containing exotic flavours such as aromatic Matcha Green Tea and Poppy Seeds, and fruity Kalamansi and spend a seductive evening with your Valentine finding the forty-eight flavour combinations.
Kaori is a Japanese word meaning perfume, scent and fragrance. Jean Galler has developed a series of chocolates, based on traditional ink sticks and ink stones, which were used in traditional Japanese calligraphy.There are 6 different chocolate sticks with flavours including Saffron, Vanilla and Coconut, Ginger… To create your very own combination, simply dip them into the exciting varieties of Orange and Cocoa Nibs, Matcha Green Tea and Poppy Seeds, and Kalamansi. With these elements you can create forty-eight different flavour combinations. Each stick is a brush, each inkpot is an aromatic flavour, and the palate is a blank canvas.
Kaori Gift Box (6 different chocolate sticks, 3 enticing inkpots, forty-eight flavour combinations) is available for £13.99.
To order award winning Galler chocolate online visit www.gallerchocolates.co.uk, alternatively call 0207 351 1668 to order over the phone or visit the Galler retail outlet at Harrods, Harvey Nichols (London) and John Lewis Food Halls (Oxford Street and Bluewater branches).
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Pan-Asian restaurant chain Wagamama is spicing up Valentine’s Day in 2010, with a range of dishes designed to ensure romance is top of Britain’s menu on February 14th.
Ginger is known to stimulate the senses and wagamama’s ginger chicken udon – teppan-fried noodles with chicken, egg and beansprouts garnished with picked ginger and coriander makes for a perfect passion to indulge in with your loved one on the big day.
Wagamama’s beef chilli ramen will also titillate the tastebuds of food lovers. Comprised of noodles in a spicy chicken and pork soup topped with beef sirloin, and lovingly garnished with a fiery mix of spring onions, chilli, coriander and lime. With chilli being recognised for its aphrodisiac qualities, this dish is a tasty way to stoke the flames of passion on the 14th!
For an indulgent end to your meal, wagamama’s wasabi chocolate fudge cake is packed full of chocolate’s celebrated natural endorphins. With its provocative wasabi kick, this delectable dessert is sure to get you in the mood for whatever activities the evening brings your way….
Steve mangleshot, wagamama executive chef said: ‘Our menu is ideal for couples looking to break the mould this february – why not ditch the usual candle-lit meal in favour of a passionate explosion of Wagamama flavours to provide a Valentine’s Day to remember?’
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Yummy Yorkshire, the award-winning ice cream producer based in Denby Dale is celebrating the season of love with the creation of a special Valentine’s Day flavour and the launch of a new wedding service.
As a nod to the Saint of love, Yummy Yorkshire has created a heavenly blend of fresh strawberry ice cream with dark chocolate chips; aptly named ‘Strawberry Love’.
The flavour combines two well known aphrodisiacs; dark chocolate, which contains natural stimulants and mood lifting substances, and strawberries, the symbol of Venus the goddess of love, due to their heart shape and luscious red colour.
Louise Holmes of Yummy Yorkshire who is responsible for ice cream production says: “We believe that Valentine’s Day is perfect for bringing people together to share intimate moments and what better way to do so than with some decadent ice cream. We’re sure our ‘Strawberry Love’ flavour will appeal to ice cream aficionados and lovers everywhere this Valentine’s Day.”
The ice cream is available to buy from the Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Parlour on the cone and also in 500ml pots priced at £3.25 for a limited time only.
Yummy Yorkshire is also taking advantage of Valentine’s Day to launch a bespoke ice cream flavour service for couples who want to serve a unique dessert at their wedding reception. To date, one-off flavours that have been created for special occasions include ‘Elderflower & Blackberry’ and ‘Lavender & Honey’.
Betty Blythe, a beautifully designed and resplendently stocked fine food pantry and tea shop in Brook Green, is delighted to offer its “I’d Love You For Breakfast” Hampers for Valentine’s Day. The ultimate treat, these hampers are delivered right to the door and contain everything needed to have a scrumptious Breakfast in Bed whether going continental or having a hearty Full English!
Betty Blythe’s Valentine’s Day Hampers are the perfect surprise for a loved one first thing in the morning, when the last thing you want is to go out into the cold to get breakfast. Bursting with delicious treats from the Betty Blythe Fine Food Pantry, from freshly squeezed orange juice to the finest smoked salmon, the “I’d love you for breakfast” hamper lets Betty Blythe take the hassle out of your romantic morning. The “I’d love you for breakfast” hamper will be hand delivered with a smile, in a delightfully traditional hamper. The smell of freshly baked croissants and bread wafting from the basket
and the hamper will be made even more tempting with the freshly squeezed orange juice, tea and coffee & preserves for the full continental experience. Also the hampers can offer all the right ingredients for a cooked breakfast such as free range eggs, bacon and smoked salmon.
The girls at Betty Blythe, sticklers for luxury and glamour, are so determined in ensuring that their customers do not have to leave their houses in the morning that they also provide the little things that tend to be forgotten, such as the butter, milk and the newspaper! “I’d love you for breakfast” Hampers are priced at £45 each +delivery.