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Bonfire Fudge – Cottage Delight

Bonfire Fudge, even the name conjures up the idea of something tasty and warming – the ideal autumnal treat! Cottage Delight sent me some of their Bonfire Fudge, and as I have a very sweet tooth I couldn’t wait to try it. Cottage Delight fudge is hand-made, using the same traditional recipe and methods that they’ve used for 40 years.

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Rowntrees Fruit Bottles!

The boys were delighted to receive a parcel from Rowntree’s, containing their new Fruit Bottles which contain 25% fruit juice! Boo was impressed with the way the sweets arrived (and this packaging is being played with as I type!).

Fruit Bottles have a distinctly retro feel to them, but with a modern twist – they have a really fruity flavour instead of the old school articifical twang, in fact these contain no articifical colouring or preservatives! 

The sweets are a gummy jelly sweet, and Boo took great pleasure in enjoying stretching them as far as he could! Mr G remarked that the sweets were really fruity and he preferred them to other jelly sweets, as he really liked the fruity flavour! E is too young for sweets but loved rustling the bright red packet!

I loved the expressions on the bottles, there are 5 different flavours but I had to photograph just these 3 as their faces made me laugh – especially the one in the middle! I think these are really tasty and as an after meal treat we enjoyed sharing a packet as a family – the small bag can easily be shared as the sweets are very satisfying! Each small bag contains 149 calories, so  we’ve made sure we enjoyed them as a treat and as part of Boo’s very active day! You can catch up with Rowntree’s on their Facebook page and enter their competition which is celebrating all things retro in honour of the Fruit Bottles arrival! 




Disclaimer: Thank you to Rowntree’s for sending us a sample of their new Fruit Bottles, all views expressed are my own.

Making our own Frozen Yogurt!

The past week has been very hot! And I have to confess, that in my household we love ice-cream! Of course sadly ice-cream isn’t exactly a healthy option, so i decided to look for alternatives which we could all enjoy! I tried freezing low fat yogurts, and they came out more like ice lollies and didn’t have quite the same appeal as ice-cream eating! Sat starring at my fridge, I decided to use up some odds and ends, and decided to experiment, and discovered an easy way to make a healthy frozen yogurt which tastes as good as ice-cream but with alot less calories (and a great way to sneak fruit into your little ones diet!).

– Fat-free Natural Yogurt
– Frozen Fruit ( I found Black forest fruits or Raspberries worked best)
– Powdered sweetener to taste (if required)

Use roughly double the amount of frozen fruit to yogurt, blitz with a blender until the mix is smooth. If you’re using Black forest fruits you’ll have a really rich colour! Do taste it at this stage, as my first attempt was a bit too tangy – hence adding a little sweetener!
Freeze for an hour, and you’ll be able to scoop and serve! We also used the mix to make lollies which Boo was delighted with, and i was delighted to see him eating more fruit!