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Christmas Cheer

Celeste Reviews Christmas Mallowpuffs

“Christmas Time, Mistletoe and Wine…”

It’s that time of the year – Christmas carols, the smell of pine trees, twinkling fairy lights, shopping, gift giving, beach holidays, and most importantly, getting together with friends and family for summer festivities.

Being a creative person, but not having too much time for kitchen creations at the moment, here’s a festive looking dessert plate that is relatively quick and easy to put together.

You will need:

  • A packet of Mallowpuffs (there are 10 in a packet)
  • White chocolate buttons (melted)
  • Jaffas
  • Spearmint Leaf lollies (or if like me and you can never find them, green jet planes chopped into ‘leave-like’ shapes)

Place a teaspoon of melted chocolate on top of a Mallowpuff. While the chocolate is still setting add a Jaffa and arrange the ‘leaves’. Keep chilled until you serve them. Kids (including the grown up ones) love these. Plus, they are very patriotic (very ‘Kiwi’).

Hot Chocolate – On A Stick


Calling all chocolate lovers! I have discovered the ultimate indulgence for you.

Choc-o-lait is a block of mouth watering Belgium chocolate set on a wooden stick. You simply stir the stick into a mug of hot milk, the chocolate melts, and you are left with an amazing hot chocolate experience. Mmmmmmmm!

The husband was lucky enough to receive a few twin packs for his birthday, which was great for me, because the twin packs mean that he shares them with me.

There are several flavours available in NZ, including milk chocolate, dark chocolate (demonstrated here), hazelnut and cointreau, and you can buy them individually or in twin packs.


Our Choc-o-laits were purchased from Vine Café, Scenic Cellars in Taupo, however I have also seen them for sale in Auckland at Sabato and Farro for around $3.70 each.

The Belgians sure know how to make great chocolate!