lunchbox jelly pots

Two weeks under the belt of the Back to School routine and we seem to be doing fairly well…so far so good I’d say. We lost a cardigan but quickly retrieved it, we even found last term’s water bottle in the lost property whilst hunting it down! #winwin

As far as lunch is concerned, this term we have decided on 5 days a week lunchbox meals; the girls seem to think they get a longer lunch and they are constantly asking me to put less in as they don’t want to ‘waste all their time‘ eating.

Lunchboxes are a saviour but also a bit of a headache trying to keep them nutritious with food you know will be eaten.

Hartley’s have come up with an excellent idea – a wibbly, wobbly jelly in a cute little pot, perfectly sized for lunchboxes!

As previously mentioned, the girls are in that awkward stage between being little girls and big girls. A kind of no man’s land where they are trying their best to be grown up but there is a huge secret part of them that actually likes still being young. Like when we walk past a Build A Bear store for example.

Jelly, however, has no age limitations – ask Dad!

That means I can easily add a jelly pot to the lunchbox knowing they won’t be ridiculed at school, actually they may even get some street cred, I mean jelly is associated with the best parties, right?

hartleys jelly pot

The jelly pots come in six flavours, strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrant, orange, apple and tropical.

They have no added sugar in them, all of the sugar is naturally occurring and no artificial colours or flavours have been added. They are also perfect for vegetarians too.


Hartley’s are giving away the bright yellow lunchboxes, all you need to do is collect 12 Jelly pot lids and fill in the online form. A Hartley’s lunchbox will be on its way to you and let’s face it, it won’t take too much time to collect 12 lids, will it?

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Hartley’s who are promoting their no added sugar jelly pots for lunchboxes. All opinions are my own.

Oh. My. God.

You really need to try these – trust me.

I am a self confessed chocoholic and it’s Easter where anything goes so can you imagine my joy when I fell upon The Londoner who I had never heard of before, but this girl has stolen my heart in one foul swoop with her Slutty Brownies. I would love to tell you this is my recipe but it’s not, can I say she also has Mars Bar Melts, I must have stumbled upon the Goddess of Chocolate.

The lady calls these guys slutty and I know why – I have tasted them. They are filthy dirty and one bite will have you hooked.

They are incredibly easy to throw together and even easier to clear out of the house before any real damage is done. If you are calorie conscious then Do Not Go There – you have been warned.

I decided to make them when I had my niece and nephew over for a few days over Easter. Aged 12 and 10 I knew they could safely put away half the tin in a bat of an eyelid and save my midrift from damage.

Here’s how we did it

Slutty Brownies

Slutty Brownies - recipe with Orios
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Recipe type: Cake and Biscuits
Cuisine: British
Serves: 12
  • 1 packet of chocolate chip cookie mix
  • 1 packet of chocolate fudge brownie mix
  • 2 packets of Orio double stuffed biscuits
  • 1 egg
  • a little vegetable oil
  1. Make up the cookie mix as per the instructions adding a little extra water if necessary.
  2. Spread the mixture over the base of a lined tin. I cut my baking paper to fit the base of the tin but next time I will allow it to come up the sides too for easier removal from the tin at the end.
  3. Cover the cookie mixture with a layer of Orios
  4. Make up the brownie mixture as instructed on the box and pour over the Orio layer.
  5. Cook as per box instructions - 20 - 25 mins or until the mixture springs under your touch










Whatever you do, they won’t hang around too long so make sure you replace the ingredients on your next shopping list

Happy Easter and chocolate fest!

I’m entering this beauty into the April Tea Time Treats over at Lavendar and Lovage where the prompt for April was Easter