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Cumbrian Food Reviews: Martin Frickel Sweet Treats

With Valentine’s Day drawing closer we reviewed local business Martin Frickel’s treat boxes.

Scrap the chocolate boxes this year and get tucked into some truly delicious brownies, blondies, rocky roads and more.

Stroopwaffel Brownie

This mashup of a Netherlands classic, stroopwaffel and brownie is sure to go down well for anyone who enjoys soft chewy caramel goodness in baked goods.

Stroopwaffels are commonly paired with hot beverages and its common for people to put their stroopwaffel over their coffee/tea mug to soften the caramel inside. Who doesn’t enjoy eating two desserts at once?

We recommend this because everyone needs to try this at least once.

Rating: 10/10

Toblerone Brownie

What happens when you turn a Toblerones signature triangle shape into a rectangle? Truly rich chocolatey nougaty goodness.

Between it's chocolate body, the pieces of Toblerone tucked inside it and chocolate chips on top this is an indulgent soft brownie bake that is strictly reserved for those with a sweet tooth.

If you are looking for sugary goodness to sweeten someone’s tooth we recommend you try this.

Rating: 8/10

Rhubarb & Custard Blondie

Rhubarb & Custard is such a staple classic flavour that comes in the form of pies, tarts, sweets, gin and now thanks to Frickel Sweet Treats, blondies.

The stickiest sweet treat of the lot, it is rich with Rhubarb, and almost overpowers the more subtle taste of creamy custard.

If you’re looking for something unique to try this month, we suggest you try this and use a knife and fork to tuck into it with.

Rating: 7/10

Lemon & Blueberry Blondie

This is one for those who have a more delicate pallet. The tangy Lemon and bursts of Blueberry complement each other well without cancelling each other out flavour wise against the vanilla essence base of the blondie.

Although it may be the least exciting flavour wise out of the box, its strength really lies in its texture. The crumbly top tastes not too dissimilar to that of a crumble while the bottom remains gooey and soft.

We recommend this to anyone not seeking out a quick sugary fix and to pair it with English Breakfast tea for a light bite.

Rating: 8/10

Caramelised White Choc Brown Butter & Pecan Cookie Bar

On first appearance this looks the least exciting of the bunch but it’s what on the inside that really counts.

Biting into this dense bar you are greeted by the most sumptuous and rich white chocolate, followed by notes of brown butter that swirl around your mouth and complement the nuttiness of the pecan.

If a Pecan Pie ate a bar of Tony’s white Chocoloney you would get this intriguingly flavoursome dessert. We highly recommend this- cookie bars have never been so gourmet.

Rating: 9/10

Chocolate Orange Rocky Road

This chewy traybake packs a real punch of citrusy zing. If you are a fan of intense flavours than you’ll be sure to enjoy this rocky road slice infused with zesty candied orange peel.

The marshmallow works well texture-wise and takes down the intensity of the candied orange peel with its soft sugar flavour.

If you love chocolate orange as a combo we recommend this!

Just be sure not to order this for anyone who is a vegetarian as the marshmallow contains gelatine.

Rating: 7/10

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