CHOCOLATE is good for your heart, boosts brain power and may help combat sleep deprivation.
And now chocolate puddings are on the market that are even healthier because they contain some of your five-a-day. We look at the latest and also test out curling wands.
Onist Food’s frozen avocado choc pots contain dates, cashew nuts, cocoa powder – and nothing artificial.
The salted caramel pot is satisfyingly dense, with a rich avocado creaminess.
Less than 200 calories per pot, but 12g fat and 18g sugar per 100g.
Every £3.79 pot sold buys breakfast for a Gambian child. See onistfood.com.
Pudology’s new £1 chocolate and raspberry skinny pots are gluten and dairy free. They contain a potato protein but you can’t taste it – these treats are a rich and chocolatey indulgence.
There is a handy little spoon tucked into the lids – and with 53 calories per pot, 3.2g fat and 13.2g sugar per 100g, they are pretty healthy, too. See pudology.com.
Gato and Co’s chocolate and aubergine fondant contains the superfood spirulina.
There is 28 per cent aubergine in it but you can’t taste it.
The flavour is an intense chocolate – but it has 210 calories per pot plus 19g of fat and 18g of sugar per 100g. Pots cost £2.25. See gatoandco.com.
Part of the Pick N Mix collection, this barrel features an easy-to-use spiral guide for perfectly even waves in no time.
It was easier to use than the mid-range or luxury wands and I love that you can buy additional barrels to get different styles.
An award-winning, mineral-infused barrel. Took a little getting used to but once I got the knack, I was left with big, bouncy curls and a smooth finish on my hair.
The coated barrel felt delicate on my hair as well as leaving it with a shine.
The temperature control allows you to set the right heat.
Features a tapered barrel that is great for big, defined curls as well as loose, beachy waves.
Also has patented ceramic technology that guarantees the right curling temperature of 185C evenly across the wand. The cool tip means no burned fingers.