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Black Magic barsWant to taste the complete range of Black Magic's new deliciously indulgent dark chocolates? And let your palate explore the mellow, creamier taste of Black Magic Dark Chocolate Collection with its almost bitter-free dark chocolate coating and mocha truffle, amaretto crunch and orange zest fillings? Then enter my competition and win one of 10 sets of Black Magic's complete new range of chocolates.


If you can't wait until the competition closing date of 18th November 2007 to get your highly sensitive chocolate tasting chops on the new range, then pop along to your nearest Sainsbury's, Tesco, Waitrose or Asda:

Black Magic CollectionDark Chocolate Collection – the full dark chocolate range including Mocha Truffle and Amaretto Crunch. Sophisticated chocolates in a range of 6 flavours, without the bitterness. 27 chocolates – RRP £4.99.

Dark Discovery – contains one of each of the six chocolates from the core box, including Hazelnut Praline and Orange Zest – RRP £1.49

Black Magic thinsBlack Magic Dark Chocolate Thins – small pieces of Black Magic chocolate. 127g – RRP £2.49

Black Magic barBlack Magic Tablet Bars – Available in three flavours: Mellow Dark, Raisin & Almond and Whole Almond. 100g – RRP £1.09


To be one one of 10 winners to receive Black Magic's complete new range then answer the following three questions:

Q1: Which of the following is a flavour in the new Black Magic collection?

Is the answer:
A. orange zest             B. green zest         C. blue zest
(Not sure of the answer? Then re-read my blog above)

Q2: When does Chocolate Week 2007 finish?

Is the answer:
A. 20th October 2007 B. 21st October 2007 C. 22nd October 2007
(for a clue visit

Q3: How many kilogrammes of chocolate fudge will I need to complete the full-size replica 1.2-litre Fabia car I'm building out of sponge cake?

Is the answer:
A. 42kg                     B. 4kg                     C. 24kg
(for a clue take a look at my Have your car and eat it blog)

Email your competition answers by Sunday 18 November to Include your name and address in with your emailed answers so if you win your prize can be posted to you without delay. Goodluck.

Competition Rules
1.Entry to the competitions is restricted to one entry per person.
2. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
3. Excessive multiple entries from the same email account pertaining to be representative of friends and family will also be disqualified at the judges discretion.
4. No automated entries or third party are permitted.
5. Competitions are open to UK residents only.
6. Prizes can only be sent to a valid UK address.
7. Winners will be chosen at random from all correct and valid entries to the competition.
8. Winners will be contacted via email and will have their names displayed on
9. will not pass on your details to any third party without your prior consent.
10. The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.

Listed in Loquax Competitions, The Prize Finder  and Compoholics
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messy babyHave you got what it takes to be an official chocolate taster? Black Magic needs eight new chocolate tasters from across the country. They are looking for someone who likes dark chocolate but who doesn’t necessarily have to be a huge dark chocolate fan. The chosen eight will be the first people to try out Black Magic's new chocolate products and their opinions will help develop further flavours and taste sensations. To apply to be an Official Black Magic Chocolate Taster explain in no more than 50 words why you think you should be given the role. Closing date 23rd November 2007.

classroomIf you've just started an evening class in wine appreciation at your local adult education centre and don't know what to say when the course tutor asks the inevitable “so what do think this wine smells of?”, then have a read of my column on Hopefully you will be taught by a knowledgeable wine tutor like Pamela Brown, a tutor with the Kent Adult Education Service, who took over the teaching of my existing wine courses when I was moving to Warwickshire in 2006.

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Sonic stove Powered by sound, a revolutionary combined stove, fridge and generator could help reduce poverty and have a huge impact on the lives of people in the world’s poorest communities. SCORE – a Stove for Cooking, Refrigeration and Electricity - first converts the heat from burning wood, coke or dried cow dung into sound waves, these are then used to power the three-in-one device.