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Green and Black's Organic Dark Chocolate 85 Percent Cocoa 100 g (Pack of 5)
Green and Black's Organic Dark Chocolate 85 Percent Cocoa 100 g (Pack of 5)
Price: £7.50

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Loads of vanilla, very little niceness., 8 Jan. 2015
It's a pity people rate this so highly. I would have done the same a few years back before I discovered far superior chocolate to this. I recently tried this again and I was reluctant to finish it because the flavours were not great. This bar is overpowered with vanilla and provides no other flavours of interest. This chocolate is not good when you compare it to better chocolate. Fair trade is not required for ethical chocolate and organic is not an indicator of superior quality. However, let's say you want fair trade and organic chocolate. What is better than G&Bs for instance?

Take a look at Zotter. From their Euro shop you can buy 70 grams of one of the labooko bars for about £2.63 which equates to about £3.76 per 100g. Sure this is more expensive, but Zotter are truly great. There is no vanilla to ruin the experience with their dark chocolate. There are lots of bars to choose from. Take the 90% Bolivian, which tastes wonderfully of nuts, and toasted flavours, or the Peruvian Criollo 82%. This one is one of my favourite Criollo bars, (I also really like the Pralus le 100%). Chocolate can be astringent but that bar makes my mouth water with it's incredible rich fruity taste.

I would recommend searching for better chocolate and paying a little more for much more enjoyment.
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Le Creuset Wine Accessories WT-110 Waiters Corkscrew - Black
Le Creuset Wine Accessories WT-110 Waiters Corkscrew - Black
Price: £20.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Best method for opening wine., 23 Jun. 2014
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All other bottle openers appear silly compared to this. It's easy, smart and quick. It feels very solidly made. I would recommend it to anyone.


Stainless Steel Frypan 28cm | 11 Inch Frying Pan | Cooking Pan | Professional Quality Stainless Steel Frying Pan
Stainless Steel Frypan 28cm | 11 Inch Frying Pan | Cooking Pan | Professional Quality Stainless Steel Frying Pan
Offered by Bar Equipment Direct
Price: £23.35

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for everything except eggs., 23 Jun. 2014
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It's clearly very sturdy. It's quite heavy which is good for me, but might be bad for others. It heats up quickly. Good for everything I tried except eggs, which appear to be one of the few things that require non-stick.


Aerocool Shark 12cm Quad LED 15 Blade Fluid Dynamic Bearing Fan - Blue
Aerocool Shark 12cm Quad LED 15 Blade Fluid Dynamic Bearing Fan - Blue
Price: £6.98

2.0 out of 5 stars Loud, also made rattling sound after a while., 23 Jun. 2014
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It's much louder than the fans that came with my case. It's audible all of the time and recently it began making a rattling sound. Perhaps it isn't secure enough, and that causes the rattling but either way it's far too loud.


Grenada, 100% cocoa bar
Grenada, 100% cocoa bar
Offered by Chocolate-Ocean
Price: £4.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fruity acidity and mellow bitterness., 18 Jun. 2014
This review is from: Grenada, 100% cocoa bar (Misc.)
Bought from the right place this can be very good value. The bitterness is very low, instead there are lovely flavours of sour fruits, which give this 100% bar one of the highest sensations of sweetness I've tried in a 100%. The texture is mostly smooth, with some occasional grains. The after-taste is not as intense or as long lasting as some other 100% bars. It would be better if it was easier to snap into small pieces, but still a pretty good bar, and for the price I paid (£3.35) good value.


Zotter Labooko 70g Milk chocolate "Dark style" 70% without sugar Bar
Zotter Labooko 70g Milk chocolate "Dark style" 70% without sugar Bar
Offered by Chocolate-Ocean
Price: £3.80

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense and creamy. Interestingly sweet., 12 May 2014
I had no idea what to expect, but this actually tastes sweet from the milk. The milk gives it a creaminess and yes the high cocoa content gives it an intense flavour. It is also quite salty which is peculiarly pleasant. Image the taste of salted creamy butter. It's odd and different but certainly worth a try.

It reminds me of the butterscotch chocolate you can get.


SoundMAGIC E10 Earphones - Silver/Black
SoundMAGIC E10 Earphones - Silver/Black
Price: £29.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing. My CX300iis were better., 5 May 2014
They sound far too bright (louder higher frequencies). Many lower sounds do not come through loud and clear. They are also rather uncomfortable, especially when compared to the CX300iis. Some sounds feel soft and quiet, whilst others (typically higher sounds) overpowering. Also some of the silicone tips are really hard to put on. Some of the tips give better sound than others, but I'm still not overly impressed.

The sound separation is pretty good though, the sounds are quite distinct from one another. Overall the sounds are quite clear, it's mostly how the sounds are balanced, particularly that the sound is too bright.

Some have said the brightness goes away after a while, so I'll have to see.

Edit: Isn't going away yet. These are definitely very bright, so if you are like me and don't like very bright sounds then check out the Sennheiser CX300iis.


Zotter Organic 100 Percent Peru Dark Chocolate 2 x 32.5 g (Pack of 5)
Zotter Organic 100 Percent Peru Dark Chocolate 2 x 32.5 g (Pack of 5)
Price: £18.07

5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting and different chocolate. Worth a try., 30 April 2014
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It's obviously quite different to other dark chocolate. It's certainly bitter, but if you let it melt slowly and savour it, it's not overpowering. It's an interesting and pleasant flavour which I would compare to the flavour of espresso. If you like espresso then I think you would like this chocolate. It also leaves a nice chocolate aftertaste without much bitterness. The flavour also enhances after trying a couple of pieces.

It's also nicely packaged with some notes inside.

Interestingly I noticed some small white clumps of sugar (I guess so because it is sweet) in the chocolate which are small and sparse. I wonder if during the manufacturing process the sugar content of the cocoa gets separated into these small clumps or if the sugar is some contamination from elsewhere in the factory? That isn't a problem to me.


The Silmarillion
The Silmarillion
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars The best book I've ever read., 25 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: The Silmarillion (Paperback)
I enjoyed reading the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and was intrigued to learn more about Middle Earth, so I bought this book and it didn't disappoint. This book is different from The Lord of the Rings in that there is little narrative on the detail, and it discusses the course of events over a long period through the creation of the universe to the end of the first age. This means there is a lot of stuff going on, and it is like a set of smaller interrelated stories. Some readers might find the sheer number of characters and features to the story to be confusing but there is an index at the back of the book which makes it easier.

Some people may have found Tolkien's legendarium fascinating but also found the Lord of the Rings to be too slow and detailed. In that case I think they will enjoy this book, even if they found the Lord of the Rings tedious.


Home Brew & Wine Making - 750ml Classic Style Clear Glass Swing Top Bottle
Home Brew & Wine Making - 750ml Classic Style Clear Glass Swing Top Bottle
Offered by Balliihoo Homebrew
Price: £4.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 25 Mar. 2014
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No complaints other than the top can be a little hard to close to begin with. Seems to get easier after a little while.


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