The Thomas Cookie Co

Those of you who have been reading my blog for sometime now have probably realised what a ridiculous cookie monster I am! Is there anything better than that warm cookie smell filling the house and eating hot cookies out the oven with a dollop of vanilla ice cream??? I’d be hard pushed to think of anything!

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I’ve tried lots of cookie “dough” companies where the dough is designed to be eaten raw straight out of the pot (they don’t use egg in the ingredients to make the recipe safe to eat), but I haven’t tried many pre-baked cookie companies…..yet!

I came across The Thomas Cookie Co on Instagram and after looking at their brilliant website and all of the amazing flavours they had to offer, I knew I had to put an order in!

The first ones I tried were the S’mores flavour – two Belgian milk chocolate cookies sandwiched together with sticky gooey marshmallow! Delicious, although a bit messy! The kids will love these! They are pretty big too…..

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The second flavour I tried was the Caramel Cookie Cup. These are little cup shaped cookies filled with caramel and then topped with chocolate! Stick these in the oven for a few minutes until the cookie cup is warm and the centre is melted and gooey – amazing! These are only small in comparison with the S’more’s cookies so you’ll find you will get through a box of four VERY quickly…

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The final flavour I tried was the Brookie which is a cross between a brownie and a cookie! The base is a Belgian milk chocolate cookie and the top is a double chocolate brownie! A great combination which again tastes delicious straight out of the oven!

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These are only three of the huge range of flavours available, others include Nutella cookie cups, peanut butter cookie cups, salted caramel and pecan and pistachio, dark chocolate and smoked sea salt.

You can order the cookies in batches of 4 or 8 and one of the things I love about this company is that if you buy two boxes or more, you get free delivery! I have honestly got as far as the checkout point of ordering with other cookie companies to find they were going to charge me £20 for delivery! After seeing this ridiculous delivery cost of course I abandoned my purchase with them.

The Thomas Cookie Co are well worth checking out – great service and delicious cookies – plus they are ideal to send as presents to someone who deserves a treat! Who sends flowers anymore anyway???

Naked Marshmallow Snowman Kits

I’ve been ordering from the Naked Marshmallow Company for a couple of years now, I particularly like their Toasting Marshmallow Kits which are always a real hit at parties and when I’ve given them as gifts.

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Last year I bought a couple of their Marshmallow Snowman kits and I promised myself if they released them again this year then I would grab myself some more!

The kits come in a little cardboard gift box and contain flakes of chocolate which you can pour into hot milk to make a lovely hot chocolate drink, a mini whisk to stir the flakes into the milk, and two delicious marshmallow snowmen to place on top of your hot chocolate to melt slowly.

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I never used to be a fan of marshmallows until I tried Naked Marshmallows, I promise you once you have tried them you will never go back to buying cheap supermarket marshmallows!

I love to use my snowmen marshmallows in white hot chocolate to give that overall “melted snowman” look, but as it is a vanilla marshmallow it will go with any flavour hot chocolate you choose.

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You can order your snowman kits directly from The Naked Marshmallow company or I found them a couple of weeks back lurking in the Selfridges food hall!

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Seriously, if you get the chance – grab some whilst you can! If the £8.95 price tag is putting you off a bit then you could risk waiting for their post Christmas sale! I managed to get a couple of kits in the sale last year!

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If you are looking for a lovely Winter treat then check out this amazing idea!

I love all the American programmes which show everyone sitting round the camp fire toasting marshmallows and making S’mores, but unfortunately, living in the UK with such unpredictable weather all year round, its a risk trying to partake in marshmallow toasting even in the Summer!

Anyway, now you can toast marshmallows all year round with this amazing Marshmallow Toasting Kit from The Naked Marshmallow Company!

The kit costs £19 and includes any two packs of their gourmet marshmallows, with each pack containing eight marshmallows.

You can choose from five different flavours – Vanilla Bean, Candy Floss, Strawberry Cream, Chocolate Orange and Salted Caramel (if you want to order additional flavours you can add more boxes at £4.25 each). They have even got a Christmas range of flavours out at the moment too, such as Gingerbread and Candy Cane!

The marshmallows are made in the UK and are made from fair-trade sugar and have no artificial colours or flavours in them.

We tried four out of the five regular flavours (no-one likes chocolate orange in our family unfortunately!) and all of them were AMAZING! I have honestly never tasted more delicious marshmallows, even those I’ve bought from food festivals and markets!

Each kit comes with eight bamboo sticks and a non-toxic, odourless, smokeless gel burner which will burn constantly for two hours. If you don’t burn it all at once you can simply pop the lid back on to extinguish the flame and then use again whenever you fancy!

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The kit also comes in a gift box with a little printed guide on “how to toast the perfect marshmallow”, so is ideal to give as a present – if you are giving as gifts you can pay an additional £2 to have the burner label personalised as well!

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My favourite flavour was the candy floss one (closely followed by the salted caramel!) but the vanilla bean and strawberry cream were favoured by other guests so the flavours obviously cater for all different tastes too!

Even better, when I placed my order, standard delivery was free! I’ve gone to checkout on several online bakeries and food websites to find that the delivery costs are extortionate, so this was a real added bonus!

The family and I really enjoyed using the kit and I would definitely buy it again, and buy it for family and friends as presents – it’s certainly something a little bit different!

Just don’t forget to put your burner on a heat-proof surface! The last thing you want is to leave burn marks on your furniture!

If you want to take the toasting marshmallows kit one stage further, you can also order their marshmallow S’more’s kit! The kit contains eight marshmallows, eight Graham Crackers, three Hershey chocolate bars and of course your gel burner, eight bamboo sticks and a guide on how to make the perfect S’more!

I’ll definitely have to try this kit next time I put an order in!