Sainsbury’s Easter Treats and Book Giveaway

This post was made possible by Sainsbury’s, who sent me some of their Easter range to try. The opinions in the post are, as ever, mine, and the review is honest. 


Well, Easter is upon us! The traditional time to consume enough chocolate to kill a horse and watch films on telly in the afternoon. Here’s a glance at some of the treats Sainsbury’s have on sale to round out your Easter weekend:


They have a Taste the Difference carrot cake, a bramble and vanilla flavoured rioja, pretty honeycomb decorations (can also double as background in photographs), and Belgian chocolate eggs AND egglets. Egglets! Meep!

You may remember when I was sent a heap of chocolate to try out – the Belgian chocolate in Sainsbury’s eggs is of an equally high quality – sweet and creamy, with a great snap when you crack into it. The praline in the egglets is a little nutty and extremely smooth, a lovely contrast to the crisp milk and white chocolate on the outside. Plus they’re called egglets and I’m pretty stuck on the cuteness of that.

The tea is strong and full of flavour, just the thing to kick start your day. I brewed up a single cup, rather than a pot, and it has a hefty tannic kick to it. I tend to dilute my tea with milk and sugar in a way that would surely curl any true tea enthusiast’s toes, but what can I say? That’s how I roll. Both the tea and chocolate are, admirably, Fair Trade products – many of Sainsbury’s products are now labelled Fair Trade, and you can find out more about this on their website.

As well as this huge stash of presents, Sainsbury’s sent me two books to give away! Yippee! I’ve only ever done one giveaway before so I’ll have to dust off my giveaway skills…

Here is the prize – a great cake decorating book, with recipes for a sponges and icings, loads of instuctions on how to bake, slice, ice and decorate, and three sections of fun and beautiful cake decorating ideas. Here are some pictures to give you a good idea of what to expect:

The book is hardback, and really full to bursting with great ideas and lovely colour photos, showing step by step instructions as well as the end results. It’s a thing of beauty, and I’m excited to send a copy out to two Rock Salt readers!

So, the rules:

  • this giveaway is open to UK residents only. I’m sorry, but it’s a heavy wee book!
  • to enter, either leave a comment on this post, write a tweet mentioning the giveaway and @ThisIsRockSalt, or leave a comment mentioning the giveaway on the Rock Salt Facebook page. Each one of these things counts as one entry, to a maximum of three per entrant
  • the giveaway will be open until Tuesday 29th April, when the winners will be drawn using
  • winners will be contacted and announced on Wednesday 30th April
  • I think that is all


Good luck! I look forward to posting one of these beautiful books out to two of you very soon.


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Seasoning while rocking out since 1983. View all posts by Rock Salt

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