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From delicious chocolate for Valentine's, organic Brie for cheese lovers, rich & aromatic Grappa, to Vitamix Ascent Series to rejoice all foodies not to mention the new 100 Collection from Joseph Joseph

SWEET hearts

Say it with flowers this Valentine’s Day – in this case, edible ones in picture-perfect lollies and chocolate bars, which look almost too good to eat. Choose from milk chocolate topped with rose petals, white chocolate with berries, or dark chocolate with nuts and ginger. Or opt for a Valentine’s chocolate box or salted caramel truffles. Just go with your heart’s desire. Harrods confectionery available from Food Halls, Ground Floor

Soft option

For cheese lovers, Godminster’s new heart shape organic Brie would make the perfect gift. Handmade by artisan cheesemakers in Somerset, the company’s range has won many accolades, including Gold at the 2017 International Cheese Awards. Made with vegetarian rennet, the smooth, creamy brie can be eaten when it’s mild and young – or ripened for a few weeks for a fuller flavour.

Grape expectations

Tucked away among the vineyards of Tuscany, the Argiano estate has been producing excellent wines since 1580. But to round off a satisfying meal, why not try its grappa? Produced from the pressed skins of Sangiovese grapes, which are heated with waves of steam, Argiano’s rich and aromatic Grappa di Brunello is full-bodied with fruit flavours and a touch of herbs. The perfect digestif.


Foodies rejoice; the Vitamix Ascent Series has arrived. Mastering multiple culinary tasks, from grinding ingredients for spice rubs and kneading dough, to making soup from raw vegetables, the new models feature built-in timers and wireless connectivity. They also come in several colours, adding some counter-top style.


Cookware brand Joseph Joseph is renowned for its cookware innovations and nifty takes on traditional utensils – and the new 100 Collection is no exception. From the garlic rocker, designed to leave hands odour-free, to counter storage with special slots for knives and gadgets, the range is practical, compact and stylish, helping to keep everything close to hand as you create your culinary masterpieces.

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