The Betty’s Chocolate House has been well and truly chomped

The house inside its wrapper.

The house inside its wrapper.

Just before Christmas we won a Betty’s Milk chocolate house through a competition on the internet.

Our daughter is a self confessed chocoholic so she couldn’t wait for us to receive it, We received the box with the house in very soon after we won. The packaging which we received the house in was really good it was packaged in a box within another box with lot’s of packaging material around it. They certainly wanted to make sure that the items are received in perfect condition.

When we opened the box to reveal the house, It was so lovely. It really looked too nice to eat. The house has the number 25 hand piped on the front door for Christmas, and a cute decorated tree by the door. We have had it on the sideboard so people could admire it throughout Christmas but as it’s time to take the decorations down today we decided to let our Daughter try it. She has pestered about wanting to eat it all through christmas.

She couldn’t wait to get stuck into the tree and promptly pulled it away from the house and chomped it. The chocolate is very good quality and nice and creamy. I couldn’t eat too much myself as it’s quite rich for me as a non chocoholic, but my daughter would have quite easily eaten the whole lot, and probably been a little ill though afterwards as you do get quite a bit of chocolate for your money.

The house was available to purchase from for £12.95 , It’s now showing as unavailable presumably because it’s not Christmas anymore. I guess they may sell an alternative house now without the extra added Tree and Piping.

If the other items they sell are as nice as this I wouldn’t have any problems recommending Betty’s to anyone who wants to send a treat to someone, or to treat themselves. Looking at their website they sell all sorts of goodies like cakes, biscuits and celebration hampers.

Too late it's chomped.

Too late it’s chomped.

Our new year Christmas tree

The Norway Spruce ready to be planted.Every year when all of Christmas is over we get our real tree. May sound a little silly but it’s not really.

After Christmas in stores like B and Q, Homebase and the garden centres we always see the fir trees which no one wants, They are always reduced in price to try and get rid of them. If they don’t manage to sell them they are obviously just going to throw them in the bin quite soon. So we treat one to a new home instead.

At the bottom of our garden is our little fir tree forest, well It’s not quite a forest yet but it’s getting there. We have about 6 or 7 fir trees now which we have added to each year after Christmas. The largest tree is probably 3 feet high now and has lovely pine cones growing on it. For some reason they really love the environment at the bottom of the garden. They even have lot’s of holly to keep them company, this was there when we moved in.

When it snows it makes for a really nice picturesque scene so hopefully the rain will turn into snow sometime over winter and I can post a nice photo here. In the meantime here is a little picture of our new Norway Spruce tree and our mini fir tree forest.

With his friends the snails


The Forest , A bit leafy at the moment