All you Need to Know about Belgian Chocolates
Dec06

All you Need to Know about Belgian Chocolates

Despite being a small country, Belgium is certainly renowned for its chocolate. In fact, some say nothing quite beats the taste of this creamy delicacy – although we’ll let you decide on that! History of Belgian Chocolate In the 17th century, when the Spanish ruled Belgium, voyagers from South America brought cocoa beans into the country and introduced them to the Belgian community. At this point in time, chocolate was regarded as a...

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All about Chocolates
Oct17

All about Chocolates

Chocolate, a sweet almost everyone adores, comes from the Aztec word “xocolatl”, which translates to bitter water. Once a sour drink, it’s now something we crave, find comforting and delight in eating. Today, it’s available in almost every percentage, flavour and label – including overly sweet varieties, handmade bespoke options and raw, health-beneficial assortments. Chocolate boasts over 4,000 years of history and although it’s now...

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Best Food for Stress Relieve
Aug26

Best Food for Stress Relieve

With work deadlines continuing to pile up and your social calendar completely booked, the last thing you want to hear is to stay away from the vending machine. Who has time to make a healthy packed lunch anyway? Actually, when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat can actually help to relieve your tension. While some foods may stabilise your blood sugar, or better yet your emotional response, others can help you feel much...

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14 Common Misconceptions about Food
Aug01

14 Common Misconceptions about Food

We’re all guilty of having a treat from time to time, whether that’s a nice cheese or a handful of chocolates. Because these foods are seen as calorific or bad for us in large quantities we tend to only have them on special occasions, but what if we told you that half the things you believe about common foods aren’t actually true? Let’s separate fact from fiction shall we? Here are 14 misconceptions about common foods that we’re all...

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7 Health Benefits of Eating Chocolates
May20

7 Health Benefits of Eating Chocolates

We are all guilty of nibbling on a bit of chocolate from time to time, whether it’s because you’ve just been through a break up, it’s cold outside, or we just fancy being a bit naughty. Regardless of if you’re a fan of dark, milk or white chocolate, you will be pleased to hear that there are actually seven huge health benefits to snacking on your favourite treat… 1. Plenty of essential vitamins and minerals Can you believe...

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Birthday Gift Guide: 10 Best Birthday Hampers
May16

Birthday Gift Guide: 10 Best Birthday Hampers

Are you planning a special birthday surprise? Or just need a birthday gift for a colleague? Navigating through the jungle of online gifts can be frustrating and tiring. Too many options to choose from, and you never know if your gift will be appropriate for the recipient? If you’re like most people and leave your birthday gift shopping till the last minute, you’ll be happy to know that here at Serenata we can arrange a...

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Need to Improve Memory? Eat Chocolates!
May07

Need to Improve Memory? Eat Chocolates!

As we get older, we are all guilty of getting a little forgetful, however, according to new research published: chocolate could to be the answer to all of our problems! Writing yourself post-it notes and placing them on your fridge and setting yourself reminders on your mobile phone could be a thing of the past, according to this study. Researchers believe that the antioxidant found in chocolate can improve the memory skills we lose...

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