Solving the Knotty problem of Father’s Day

Solving the Knotty problem of Father’s Day

If you know a Dad who likes a treat but perhaps does not have such a sweet tooth, I have found the perfect gift. Luxury Milk Belgian Dipped Sea Salt Pretzels from Choc in the Square not on sale at Shop in the Square. Pretzels probably originated in Europe in the early Middle Ages and were made by German monks. The traditional symmetrical knot. known as the Pretzel Loop could have religious symbolism – or it may just have been used to hang them up to dry! So if you’ve never had Pretzels before think crisp savoury biscuit such as twiglets (but without the love it or hate it marmite!). Salted caramel seems to be all the rage at the moment and this combination of salty and sweet also hits the mark for Dads or anyone, so why not treat yourself? You get 8 large Pretzels per which costs just £2.25 (or three for £6.50 mix and match with the other products in the Choc in the Square range). These delicious crispy choc-covered treats are only slightly salty, just enough to stimulate the taste buds and want another one are the perfect present for...
Mmmmmm is for Marshmallows

Mmmmmm is for Marshmallows

The perfect fluffy pink and white sweets couldn’t be improved could they? Well think Choc in the Square Luxury Belgian Chocolate Dipped and Drizzled Marshmallows and you will be pleasantly surprised. Marshmallows probably originated in ancient Egypt as a medicinal sweet to soothe children’s sore throats and were made from egg whites, sugar and the juice of the Marsh-Mallow plant root which grew on the banks of the Nile. Thankfully today the plant root has been replaced with gelatine. With 14 pieces in each pack for just £2.25 (or three for £6.50 mix and match with the other products in the Choc in the Square range) there are probably too many for one sitting but just enough to share for an evening treat with a nice glass of wine. Although anyone that knows my chocoholic tendencies will not be surprised to know that I did not share my bag of marshmallows or my wine! So after trying one or two (which were delicious as the dark chocolate cuts out some of the sweetness and gives the marshmallows a nice crunchy texture), I wanted to  see if the Choc in the Square marshmallows could enhance my favourite drink. And they did!  I chopped up three marshmallows to put on my Options hot chocolate (the only one I will drink) and I must say it was a lovely afternoon treat. The Choc in the Square range is handmade by Charlie’s Mom’s Chocolate Factory, one of the 30 or so creative micro businesses from across the Black Country supported by Shop in the Square.  Originally started as a Portas Pilot project with seed...