Monday, 22 November 2010

Ad break

There now follows a short advertisement for something I was sent in the post by a friendly PR.

She wrote to me and said "Can I send you some chocolate orange macaroons?"

And I said, as I always say to anyone who wants to send me things (this doesn't happen very often) "I can't guarantee you any coverage in a newspaper and so I'd feel bad, so maybe don't bother."

And she said "Oh GO ON for God's sake stop being such a square and have some goddamn macaroons."

(She didn't really say that but she heavily implied it.)

And so I said "Oh, okay then." I wasn't very hopeful. My husband got sent a curry in the post the other day and it was disastrous. Genuinely evening-ruiningly horrible.

But then the next day I received in the post some of Mrs Crimble's wheat and gluten free chocolate and orange macaroons. And I've pretty much eaten them all, quite pleased that I'm sent a better quality of freebie than my husband. So if you're looking for something wheat or gluten free this Christmas, I recommend them to you. I don't know where you buy them, though. Probably Waitrose.


  1. Excellent recommendation!! My mum's a coeliac and always enjoys something at Christmas which makes her a little less fed up about not being allowed to eat liquorice allsorts anymore.

    Out of interest though, are they really sweet? A lot of gluten free biscuits etc seem pumped full of sugar, which is a shame as my mum doesn't have that much of a sweet tooth!
    (Of course I should just buy some and find out for myself...!)

  2. They ARE quite sweet, yes. At a guess, be use I've thrown the packet away, they're made of coconut, egg?? and sugar, with chocolate drizzled over the top. I mean, I think they're delicious, but I love a sweetie.

    Being a coeliac is a pain in the a, my sympathies, had a friend whose mum was one.

  3. Waitrose do indeed stock them, I bung them on the shelves every week... (part-time, part-time!)