What’s new plus… five of the best Halloween treats

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It’s a wrap

Design your own chocolate bars including extra ingredients (coffee nibs, stem ginger, walnuts etc) and wrappers which means you can add your own images and messages to your finished bar. Great stocking fillers, party gifts etc

Design your own chocolate bars, from £20 for three bars, available from The Grown-up Chocolate Company. Visit thegrownupchocolatecompany.co.uk

Pumpkin bowls

Just in time for Halloween, Pinheiro’s organic-looking plate, bowls, platters and mugs reinterpreted in the form of pumpkins, gourds and squashes in wonderful autumnal colours are gloriously over the top

visit eu.bordallopinheiro.com

Made.com online

The design company has launched a gifting  site specialising in technology, desk-top and home. Gifts are wrapped and 90 per cent are under £50

Visit made.com

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Five of the best… Halloween treats

Halloween Chocolate Cake, Betty’s

A dark treat from the North, Betty’s rich Grand Cru chocolate sponge is filled with chocolate buttercream and encased in marzipan and hand-piped Royal icing.  Available for delivery from 26th October, £15 (14cm diameter)


Wahaca’s Day of the Dead

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Mexican restaurant chain Wahaca is celebrating the Day of the Dead with live bands, DJs, and  street food  in the underground tunnels beneath Waterloo station.  All profits will be donated to charities helping those impacted by the recent Mexican earthquakes. A Feasting Menu is also  available at Wahaca’s nationwide restaurants. Highlights of the meal include roast chilli quesadillas, pork pibil tacos and churros and chocolate (30 October to 5 November, booking open now).

Day of the Dead party runs from 2,3,4 November (7pm-2am); family day on Saturday 4  November (1-4pm).For tickets and further info: wahaca.co.uk/dotd/day-of-the-dead-at-the-vaults

Lucifer’s Biscuits, Fortnum & Mason

This buttery biscuit made with fresh ginger and chilli delivers delivers a fiery Hadean hit (£12.50, 300g).  More decadent still is Fortnum’s Wicked Wicker Halloween Hamper  – a trick or treat cache of  pumpkin praline sticks, cinnamon spice biscuits and pumpkin marshmallows (£60)


Hissing Kitties Bauble, Prestat


Inspired by the witch’s familiar, Prestat’s kitchens have created a deeply feline red velvet truffle – creamy icing piped into fine milk chocolate and then rolled in crushed raspberry powder. The cat’s miaow! (£9.50, 60g)


Hobgoblin Hamageddon

Burts artisan crisps have built on Hobgoblin’s legendary ale range to create a hair-raising new range of flavours. The latest combines the warming flavours of roasted ham, Hobgoblin Gold premium beer and pickle. Sold in independent shops and pubs in 40g packs, from £0.79