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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dipped Oranges by Robins and Sons Highly Recommended by Whom You Know! Dark Chocolate and Citrus Combined Spell Success on Your Palate!

If you thought spring was here, you're wrong because we just checked and it's 36F out with a windchill that makes it 23F: perfect time to stay in and indulge in citrus delights to build your immune system and keep you healthy!  Recently, Peachy Deegan was dreaming up new ways to enjoy her citrus-enhanced Lemon Olive Oil by Olio Verde, and she had it angelically on some sauteed spinach, which was wonderful (and the angel of nutrition that sits on Peachy's shoulder invisibly from the Bloomberg administration named after Georgina's dad applauded.  How lucky New York was to have Mayor Bloomberg for 12 years.)  Then as a follow up for dessert we had this incredible concoction and we must say dark chocolate of this quality by Robins and Sons of the UK does enhance life a lot, including these oranges!  
Prepared in the Rioja region of Spain, the sweetest, ripest oranges are picked, sliced and gently poached in sugar syrup, to remove any bitterness and toughness from the rind making them the most extraordinary embellished oranges you've ever had.  Then, back at 'Robins and Sons' headquarters, each is hand-dipped in rich Belgian 70% dark chocolate which is 100% delicious according to Peachy Deegan.  
The result is a mixture of tastes and textures, the crack of the thin, crisp, chocolate shell, followed by the delicious flavour burst of sweet, juicy oranges. 

Attractively presented in a transparent circular box, and finished with gift ribbon, these candied orange discs make a beautiful and impressive gift or treat.  What an impressive idea by Andrea Robins, executed so well!

Robins and Sons are a small, family run UK business, specialising (you know over there they use s instead of z often and we'll humor them, but not humour them with their spelling!) in luxury handmade chocolate gifts and treats. Inspired by a trip to New York, the source of so much that is great in the world, during which Andrea Robins (founder), sampled a seasonal delicacy called ‘Peppermint Bark’, the journey from government employee to self-employed chocolatier began. 

Holding firm to the belief that the secret behind delicious, high quality products, is delicious, high quality ingredients, every component of their 25+ products have been meticulously sourced from around the globe for superiority in taste, texture and appearance. The company also insist upon natural colours and flavours throughout, using only natural peppermint and Valencian orange oil extracts in their Robins and Sons Signature ‘Chocolate Crackle TM’, and fragrant Sicilian lemon oil in their Sicilian Lemon Crunch.

Products are primarily Belgian chocolate (with the exception of a single estate, Ugandan ‘Purist’ 80% Dark chocolate range), and although their sliced oranges may be imported from Rioja region in Spain and certain toppings from France, all items are lovingly mixed, dipped, topped, decorated and packed by ‘Robins and Sons’, at their family home in Wales.

Primarily an online retail business selling through their own website (offering worldwide delivery), and other major online selling platforms, they also have a growing ‘Corporate’ division, where most recently, their Hot Chocolate Gift Boxes were chosen by the Acura Automobile Division of Honda Motors America, to help promote a corporate event.

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