Monday, 17 July 2017

Giveaway: Niederegger Chocolate Marzipan



July is a fun time as a “mummy” blogger, obviously there is the mad rush to get as much work done and scheduled before the school holidays start, but the great thing about July is Christmas In July events. Every July loads of fab brands hold press shows to demo their latest products and what they think customers will want to buy for Christmas. For a blogger who can write and publish a post the same day it seems a little crazy to be thinking that far ahead, but print magazines don’t have the luxury of such a fast turn around.

A Classic Dark Bar, A Classic Milk Bar and a 100g box of Double Loaves

Last year I went to some amazing shows. I loved eating my way around the winter wonderlands created by the Supermarkets and I’m still coveting some of the products I saw at some of the other shows. Of course I’ve also since bought a number of the items I saw too. This year I had limited childcare and other commitments so I only made it to one show, but The Christmas In July Festival was a big one.

I love going to press shows because I enjoy finding new products as well as hearing more about the companies. I only want to recommend things that I genuinely love and I think others will to and the shows are a great way to find these items. I have a long list of recommendations of great Christmas buys, but I will leave it until summer is over before I start sharing these.

Of course another great thing about the show is many brands will gift products. These range from items costing a few pence up to a significant amount. When I get home I go through what I want to keep and what really isn’t for my family. The second group are given to friends, charity or given away on my blog so they should go to someone who appreciates them. 

I am giving away one of the gifts I received at the Christmas In July Festival below. The Marzipan chocolates from Niedereggar look beautiful, but I can’t enjoy them because they have dairy in and G hates marzipan with a passion. There are only two foods he hates, one is marzipan and the other Tomato Ketchup. It seems a shame to give posh chocolates to a 5 year old and I’m sure one of you will appreciate them more.

Niederegger opened their first store in the German town of Lubeck in 1806. They aimed to use as many almonds as possible and as little sugar as possible making them a popular and luxury brand. 2017 sees them have their largest festive range so far and stockists include: John Lewis, Lakeland, ChocolatesDirect.co.uk, Selfridges, Tesco, Waitrose and Ocado.


You can win a Classic Dark Bar, a Classic Milk Bar and a 100g box of Double Loaves (Praline with Chocolate Marzipan Filling in Bittersweet Chocolate), just enter through the Rafflecopter widget below. Giveaway open to UK only and closes midnight on Sunday 30th July (all other T&C’s are available via the widget).




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***Disclosure: Thank you to Niedereggar for gifting the marzipan.***
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65 comments

  1. Not yet anyway, but now you've mentioned it, I'll start bearing it in mind.

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  2. if theres a bargain, I grab it all year long

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  3. I normally start about November

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  4. I usually start about the first week in November.

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  5. I've already started, it's never too early!

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  6. January in the sales and then anytime throughout the year when I see something nice

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  7. I usually start getting a few bits in September but most of it I leave until I get my annual bonus in December.

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  8. I buy bits and pieces throughout the year then start last week of November as we have a very large family

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  9. I don't start until december.

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  10. Beginning of December.

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  11. When I start spotting things people I know I'm buying for will like.

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  12. Probably about September I start thinking about it

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  13. week before I am organised, I find it easy

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  14. I normally start in December

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  15. Spencer Broadley18 July 2017 at 08:28

    About 1st December - although I have in mind the presents I want to buy

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  16. We start thinking about it in October, and start end of October or early November. Always get cards and wrapping paper in January though!

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  17. October, after we have the last birthday in our family.

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  18. Beginning of December is when I start my Christmas shopping.

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  19. abut 2 weeks before Xmas day itself

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  20. I usually start after the usmmer holidays!

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  21. Margaret Clarkson
    usually in October

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  22. Try to make a start in November - but do put bits and pieces away all year x

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  23. August - I like to spread the cost!

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  24. i actually do bits all year, sales and offers, then the rest in december :)

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  25. in the new year sales if i see anything people will like

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  26. I can't even bring myself to go there. Sorry

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  27. To be honest I've never had a set time. Sometimes I leave it very late...but mostly I pick the odd thing up as I see it (with returns in mind ofcourse)

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  28. Usually around Black Friday nowadays.

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  29. All year round really, especially if I see a bargain

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  30. Usually I start my Christmas shopping in November.

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  31. Soon as I see things I know people will like could be straight after Christmas but always started by October

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  32. I already have some presents for Christmas 2018...

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  33. I start looking out for deals and ideas from September

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  34. October and usually wrap start of Dec

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  35. Right through the year if I see something which would make an ideal present

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  36. I usually start towards the end of November unless I see something by chance before then

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  37. I do it all year round with 4 kids to buy for.

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  38. Im normally a last minute shopper but thus year hoping to start early november and have it done before december fingers crossed

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  39. I start thinking about it in October & probably usually start buying in November

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  40. I like to be prepared and organised. I also love a bargain! So I start my Christmas shopping in the January sales!

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  41. Christmas eve when I've had too much to drink.

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  42. I do it all year round to be honest, with a large chunk sorted in the January/February sales!

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  43. We usually start at the end of November xx

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  44. October-time although I did pick something up the other day for someone I find difficult to buy for

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  45. All year round if I see any bargains I think someone might like

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  46. Oh the bulk is usually November

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  47. As soon as I see a good offer, already bought a few smellies

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  48. Usually in November although I still end up running round on Christmas eve

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  49. all year long, i normally start in the January sales and put things by all year long when i pick up a bargain somewhere

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