Cool Create Chocolate Bar Maker – Review

Cool Create Chocolate Bar Maker is every kids dream, making their own chocolate bars and my two children couldn’t wait to give this a try.

chocolate barThe set contains lots of accessories and moulds to get you started, all you need to add is chocolate and your favourite toppings/fillings.

What you get:

  • 1 x Choco Easy Squeeze
  • 1 x Deco Nozzle
  • 1 x Large Sharing Mould
  • 1 x Large Swirl Top Mould
  • 2 x Fun Size Smooth Mould
  • 3 x Mould Inserts (6 Designs)
  • 8 x Cello Wrappers
  • 1 x Sharing Cavity Blister
  • 1 x Smooth Cavity Blister
  • 1 x Alphabet Blister
  • 1 x Recipe Booklet

chocolate bar 2To get started you need to need to break up some chocolate into the Choco Easy Squeeze and place it in the microwave to melt.  We then picked a mould to use and added mould inserts into the yellow moulds. These have a pretty pattern on which will come out on the top of your chocolate bar and with six to choose from there are lots of variations to make.  Once the chocolate has melted, you can remove the lid and squeeze the chocolate into the moulds.  The children both loved this part.  To save using too much chocolate and to make it more interesting we added some Cheerios and biscuit pieces to add texture and make it crunchy.

chocolate bar 3Once you have filled your mould, you need to put it in a freezer to set.  The moulds soft which made the chocolate bars really easy to turn out once set although I did have to help the children with this. You can then add any additional decorations should you wish and there is a this nozzle included if you want to add further melted chocolate in perhaps another colour across the top.

I think the chocolate bars looks really impressive once finished and the children were so pleased with their results.  You even get some wrappers to put them in which is great to keep them in if you aren’t eating them all straightaway or if you give one as a gift.

chocolate bar 4The children thoroughly enjoyed using this Chocolate Bar maker kit from Cool Create, and the finished products tasted good, although didn’t last long!  The set is reusable again and again, as long as you buy more ingredients therefore I think it was great value and something we will bring out and do from time to time.  This would make a great gift and is a fun activity that children will love to do!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the set in order to write an honest review.

Yummy Nummies Mini Magic Pizza & Cookies

Yummy Nummies  from Character Options are the latest craze from Japan, where kids get to create mini food treats that taste and look just like the real thing!

Yummy NWe received the mini Pizza and Cookie sets to try out.  Each pack consists of sachets of powder constitute, a plastic mould, and the relevant miniature utensils that are required.  All you need to add are scissors to open the sachets and cold water to add to the powders.

yummyEach kit is simple to put together and just requires the powders to be mixed with water and placed in the appropriate moulds which are then microwaved for anything between 10 and 30 seconds.  Various toppings are added to complete the foods made.

yummy 2What is really unusual about this craft is that it is edible, and not only can you eat it, but each part of the food, tastes like it actually should.  My children loved creating these and with each pack making up to ten items, meant they could both have a go at creating the miniature foods.

yummy 3Once we’d finished, the children couldn’t wait to try them.  I think their faces in the picture above shows how much they enjoyed them, the cookies in particular were their favourite.  I did taste them myself and although they are edible, they are just a bit of fun and a craft that the children enjoyed.

Here is a video of us making the Yummy Nummies:

Yummy Nummies are sure to be the latest craze to hit the UK and I’m sure children will be keen to have a go too when they see it advertised.  There are lots of different things to make such as chicken nuggets, cupcakes, doughnuts and even chocolate bars.  Why not check them out, available from Toys R Us as well as other retailers.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the products in order to write the review.

Jollywobbles! DVD Review – Fun with Justin Fletcher

On hearing that Justin Fletcher both wrote and stars in Jollywobbles!, I knew it had to be a hit with my two.  I don’t think I’ve met a child yet that isn’t mesmerised by Justin Fletcher in whatever guise he takes, be it Mister Tumble or any of the Tumble clan, himself in his fabulous show Justin’s House or one of the many characters he plays in Gigglebiz.

Jollywobbles

My two are always keen to watch a programme starring Justin so I was keen to see whether Jollywobbles! had the same impact.

‘Jollywobbles features original music, wonderful slapstick humour and family
comedy, for both little ones and grown-ups to enjoy.’

There are 7 episodes giving 63 minutes of action packed fun for the younger audience:

Wakey, Wakey
Park Bench
Swimming
Tennis
DIY
Theme Park
Beach

Jollywobbles! contains the typical style of humour you would expect from Justin Fletcher, that keeps little ones amused and keen to watch.  Some scenes feature Phil
Gallagher aka Mister Maker which 5yr old Miss M spotted immediately and got all excited that “Mister Maker” was in the DVD as well as Justin Fletcher.

His antics include a lot of cream cakes, diy disasters, silly dancing & amusing times around the swimming pool etc.  My 2 and a half year old son found this DVD very amusing and likes imitating Justin when he can.  He asks for Jollywobbles! to be put on every morning and sits watching it completely immersed in the action and giggling away to himself.

I would definitely say this suits the younger viewer who is a keen Justin fan!  Five year old Miss M did enjoy watching as well and we did catch her laughing along with her brother although I would suggest this is best suited at preschoolers.

The Jollywobbles! DVD is available to purchase from from all good DVD stockists.

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All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.