Friday, 18 March 2011

Only the crumbliest, flakiest chocolate…

… tastes like chocolate never tasted before.

Firstly my apologies to all those who have given up chocolate for Lent. This post is going to be quite a chocolately one so feel free to avert your eyes if you wish!

The other day it was my boyfriend’s birthday and since he loves his chocolate, I thought a birthday trip to Cadbury World was in order! Once we got to Birmingham we had to change trains to reach – no joke! – Bourneville Station:

The station was all purple and Cadbury-esque as you can see.

Whilst in chocolate heaven, we got to sample lots of the sweet stuff and received some freebies to take home with us. I’m now officially a Fatty McFat Fat.

Chocolate haul

Liquid chocolate concoction + biscuits 

As well as traditional Cadbury bars, they also made other things. 
I fell in love with their chocolate stilettos:

I did intend on buying one – although more for presentation purposes, I must admit! But alas, they were ridiculously priced for such a small amount of chocolate / shoe. Instead I treated myself to a tote:

Our time in Brum was short and sweet. We didn’t have an awful lot of time to explore post-Cadbury World, but we did manage to make the most of Forever 21 before we left (we don’t have one in London, you see… deprived much??). I didn’t risk buying any clothes as I suffer from terrible buyer’s remorse and Birmingham is a long way to go for the sake of a return…

Forever 21 haul:

Loving teal at the moment!

Couldn’t resist this bunny ring

 Love both domestic + wild cats, so had to have this!

I grabbed the very last one and am so glad I did 
because they don’t sell them online.

Just before our train home, we tried out Jamie’s Italian for the first time:

We had the bread selection with oils and balsamic vinegar, breaded mushrooms and then had a pasta main each (a friend had recommended their home-made pasta). Food wise, we were quite disappointed. We feel like there are far cheaper places to eat with nicer tasting food.

To finish, I’m going to leave you with some amusing quotes about chocolate - enjoy!

  • If chocolate is the answer, the question is irrelevant.
  • If you've got melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly.
  • Chocolate is nature's way of making up for Mondays.
  • Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you'll get one thing done.
  • Momma always said life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get - Forrest Gump


  1. Oh my goodness. YUM! The chocolate & Italian food looks so good! I love that leopard ring too.

  2. The chocolate looks so good, shame I've given it up for lent! x

  3. :O Cadbury land! That melted chocolate and biscuit mix looks amazing!
    Love the leopard ring too.
    I went to Jamie's Italian in Brighton for my birthday last year, I really loved it xx

  4. That food looks really yum, such a shame it was disappointing :(

    I'm really loving teal at the moment too, sounds like you had a lovely day xxx

  5. Gah! That last message was from me, think I was logged into my sisters account! :s xxx

  6. Very tasty post, I love that chocolate shoe.
    My Gran used to live right next to the Nestle factory in York and if you went out in the garden some days you could smell the chocolate.

  7. pasta and chocolate are like two of my favourite foods. I AM SO HUNGRY NOW! this is an amazing post :D lovely blog :) x

  8. I went to Cadbury's world when I was little and as bonafide chocaholic I loved it yum. Aw looks like you had such a lovely day out and Jamie's food looks lush too, i really need to try out these restaurants. And LOVE the jag and bunny rings, I know it sucks that there are no Forever 21's down south boo x

  9. Hey, I have given you a blogger award :) you can view it on my most recent blog post xx

  10. I neeeed to go to cadbury land, I'm probably the only person I know who's never been :(


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