Halloween, one of my favourite times of the year. I’ve noticed it’s not as big for trick or treating these days as it was when I was a kid, so my Halloween typically involves eating half the little bags of sweets I make up for any of the kids who decide to knock on my door (which proves very few in my area). Since Halloween is fast approaching, I thought it would be extremely appropriate to do a last minute Halloween Goodies post, where I post some of my favourites Halloween themed products this year and how my Halloween will be spent.
So where do I start when it comes to Hotel Chocolat? Well first of all they are one of my favourite chocolate companies, there is nothing more luxury tasting than the chocolate they have to offer, and I really mean that. This year their Halloween range looked too good to resist so working with Hotel Chocolat was a must. From skulls, to pumpkins, vampires, to witches, they sure cover all things Halloween in edible form. I very fortunately got to try both the White Chocolate Eyeballs and the Beastly Halloween Bites Chocolate Selector. The White Chocolate Eyeballs, also known as oozy eyes, were certainly oozy, filled with a delicious caramel filling making it ‘frightful but delightful‘. Costing £6.00 these are a very relevant treat for this upcoming Halloween, and if the kids are too scared to eat them…then all the more for you. If the white chocolate wasn’t amazing, combined with the molten caramel, they become all the more tastier, Hotel Chocolat definitely made the right decision with this product. These eyeballs are followed by the Beastly Halloween Bites Chocolate Selector which certainly caught my eye (I laughed typing this just because of the white chocolate eyeballs, I’m not that funny I know). These are a pack of ghoulish and ghostly chocolates featuring “Boo!” which are white truffles, Pumpkin salted caramel chocolates and “Ghostly Goul” with the addition of some thick caramel. My favourite were the white truffles, but I wouldn’t turn down any of the other two if offered them as they were equally tasty. Costing £3.85 I thought these were adorable, can you say something like that is adorable? I’m not sure but the designs on them were great and I think Hotel Chocolat captured the art of Halloween perfectly with these chocolates. So, if you fancy a night in with some chocolates in front of a spooky movie, purchase them from Hotel Chocolat, if you’re going to get chocolate then you deserve only the best.
If you’re not getting dressed up this year with all the fancy dress malarky for going out then why not get dressed up to stay in. Absolute Cult is an online company selling officially licensed merchandise whether it be music related, movie related, your favourite comic book superhero, in addition to many other global pop culture characters. You really could spend hours on their website, with pages upon pages of t-shirts, sweaters, hoodies, and vests of everything imaginable, choosing becomes almost impossible. Now in the majority of people’s eyes The Nightmare Before Christmas is both a Halloween and Christmas movie, so with it being one I was fond of I knew I had to pick something from this range. In the end I went for the ‘Jack and Sally Love‘ sweatshirt, which costs £28.99, so this will be on eager display next week. Going for a size small turned out to be a comfortable fit, featuring high quality material which makes it worth the money. With the weather starting to drastically change, this is a super cosy sweater but it doesn’t just have great use for Halloween, but for all year round too. I’d wear this with some black ripped skinny jeans and a pair of Chelsea boots. So if you don’t want to dress up as the typical Harley Quinn or wonder woman, go for some Halloween inspired clothing instead. Absolute Cult is a new website I’ll be sure to consider in the future, especially with them offering such a wonderful Disney range.
Popcorn. Popcorn. Popcorn. I just can’t get enough of it. Towards the end of last year I discovered a popcorn company like no other and they go by the name of Popcorn Shed (you can read my review of them by clicking here). Two of the three flavours they offer which I’ve picked out for this Halloween post are Salted Caramel and Pecan Pie. For 3 sheds of popcorn (yes their popcorn comes in little sheds, which makes me love them even more) it will cost you £9.99, and one shed will certainly keep you going a while due to its richness and flavouring. These would be the ideal companion for keeping you company through all those spooky movies you might be planning to watch so grab a shed and make your horror movie experience all the tastier.
Well that was my mini Halloween roundup and how I’ll be spending my Halloween this year, although there may not be much of the chocolates left considering I’ve been heavily tucking into them as I type this up. How are you spending your Halloween this year?