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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Win a Luxury Christmas Hamper from Forman & Field


As a foodie I've always dreamt of waking up to the sound of my doorbell as a luxury Christmas hamper was being delivered - how exciting it would be to open it and find a whole range of delicious goodies to munch through a long festive holiday. Well, this Saturday my dream became a reality, thanks to the good people of Forman & Field!




Launched in 2002, Forman & Field is a fine food mail order company specialising in fresh, traditional British produce from small, independent producers. It shares its premises in East London with the parent company, H. Forman & Son, the 100 year old family business supplying smoked salmon, caviar and other smoked and fresh fish to some of the leading hotels and restaurants in London.

I am not in the habit of reviewing food products so Forman & Field kindly agreed to send a 2nd hamper to give away to a reader to help me with this arduous task. If you win this hamper I would be grateful for brief feedback on the contents.

To enter this competition, all you need to do is leave a comment with your name and e-mail address (if I don't know it already) in this post. The lucky winner will be randomly selected on Friday, 10th December 2010 at midday and the his/her name will be published here.

The lucky winner was randomly selected by random.org and is:

Tilt of tiltproject.wordpress.com

Congratulations Tilt! I will e-mail Forman & Field with your details, they will contact you to arrange delivery. Merry Christmas, enjoy this great hamper and I look forward to your feedback!

This is a Sample Hamper for Christmas 2010 containing some of the fine products from a range of Forman & Field's hampers available for purchase. For a full list of their Christmas hampers, click here.

The hamper is full of delicious goodies we are still working our way through. Particularly good so far are the four "Dainty Cakes Selection" including luxury chocolate brownies, banana bread, lemon and pistachio cake and Bailey's bread and butter pudding.

I am not a huge mince pie fan but Forman & Field's "Mince Pies", made from buttery short-crust pastry encasing a delicious and not over-sweetened mincemeat are excellent. We also love the selection of "Neal's Yard Dairy Cheeses", "Mrs King's Pork Pie" (a delicious Melton Mowbray pork pie also available at Borough Market), and the "Hand Carved Alderton Ham" made by a small family producer in Nottinghamshire.

Other promising items that we are still to try include "Genuine Wild and London Cure Smoked Scottish Salmon" by H. Forman & Son, "Potted Lobster", "Forman & Field Lemon Curd", "Paul Wayne Gregory Pure Indulgence Chocolates" and "Forman & Field Christmas Pudding".

In addition to their hampers, I was impressed to see the range of fine foods that can be purchased from Forman & Field's catalogue like a whole suckling pig, black cod in miso, live oysters, caviar, and Beef Wellington. For more information on their products, visit their website here.

Good luck!

181 comments:

  1. Would be great to win the hamper!

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  2. I would be very happy to share with you the difficult task of reviewing this hamper! I think I would be extremely good at this :) Ute

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  3. Mmmm, potted lobster. Would love to review the hamper! Georgina

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  4. This could convert me to Christmas pudding. Fingers crossed.

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  5. Hello, hamper! Everything looks delicious!

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  6. I would definitely want to be the one to help you with the arduous task of reviewing the contents of the hamper!!

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  7. What a yummy giveaway! I would be very happy to help you review this one.

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  8. I could definitely have a stab at munching my way through this hamper and sharing my thoughts with you! Tough job! Becca x

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  9. Oops! My email is rebeccacryan@hotmail.com!

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  10. I suppose if you twisted my arm, I would be willing to help you out with this challenging task. (tomcdawkins@hotmail.com)
    Cheers,
    Tom

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  11. I would love to spend December curled up indoors with this lovely hamper full of treats!

    My email address is jo_lamming@talk21.com

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  12. Would love to review (and sample) this delicious hamper!

    auroran_scythe@hotmail.com

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  13. Oh wow Luiz! F-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c-! I will dream about receiving one. Will they deliver down here Luiz? Please, Please, Please, Please, Please!

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  14. How exciting, I've not heard of these guys and their products look wonderful. Fingers and everything else crossed!

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  15. Um, yes please! I would definitely enjoy this hamper with my mum over Christmas. She deserves some goodies after a quite spectacularly bad year, and I would ADORE reviewing it.

    Kyra

    the.bittersweet.city@gmail.com

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  16. A heavenly prize - yes please!
    feast@feast.org.uk

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  17. Was just saying that I want to find a foodie hamper for the family for Christmas - this looks just the thing! Can also support a local (to me) company too - win all around :-)

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  18. I'm salivating at the thought of this delicious festive treat!

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  19. Hello *waves*

    I'm a new follower and would love to win his hamper!

    Have tweeted as @01momonawire

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  20. And me too! Of course i would like to win the hamper!

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  21. Salivating at this delicious festive treat! Pick me!!!! :) x

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  22. I'd love to help you review the hamper \(^_^)/

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  23. ficonnel@yahoo.co.uk30 November 2010 at 17:09

    Sounds great just whats needed as having to have very frugal Christmas this year.

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  24. Oooh. That looks like a nice Xmas treat!

    Owen - email: owen(at)cutajar(dot)net

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  25. I could give this hamper a good going over for sure !!!

    Plus if I won it would earn my massive brownie points when I took home to Yorkshire for Xmas with the parents xx

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  26. me me me pick me!!

    v.eronicatam@hotmail.com

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  27. Eat hamper, write review.... A job role I can handle!

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  28. Me, me, please! I absolutely love H Forman and Son smoked salmon, oh and the Neal's Yard cheese, and the potted lobster and....

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  29. I would happily share & leave you feedback on the contents yum yum xxx

    my email addy is: dmbaxt@hotmail.com

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  30. I love the smoked salmon from F&F - the rest looks even better!

    bitesoflondon@gmail.com

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  31. Nom Nom this sounds wonderful, my mouth is watering!

    claire_e_smith_uk@yahoo.co.uk

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  32. Wow. I would love to win this :)

    singh_Tara@hotmail.com

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  33. The hamper looks amazing!! Can't wait to review it...:)

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  34. stuartholms@me.com30 November 2010 at 22:54

    Go on the I will take it off your hands then

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  35. O my. What an F&F-ing treat..! Yours salivating, Natasha

    natasha@randr.co.uk

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  36. What a fantastic giveaway. I love the F&F range, especially their wonderful array of smoked fish.
    Count me in!
    HH

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  37. This looks like heaven in a hamper! I'm sure I could find it in my heart to help you review it and it would be a good end to a spectacularly awful year.

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  38. Food heaven...Mmmm! samara.bauer@gmail.com

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  39. I would absolutely love to help you review this hamper - Christmas is such a special time of year and would be made all the more festive with this delicious hamper! Mmmmmm....

    ohwarburton@hotmail.com

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  40. wow...heaven in a wicker hamper! Loving the idea of the dainty cakes.

    Jo

    jokruczynska@hotmail.com

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  41. lovely hamper... hopefully it'll be winging its way to belleaukitchen so i can taste it!

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  42. May I please also throw my hat in the ring? I promise to test all the hamper's contents!

    aoifescannell@gmail.com

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  43. ME ME ME ME ME ME ME

    Please. Thank you. (Puts my recent competition to shame)

    Sasha @ The Happiness Project London
    happyprojectldn@yahoo.com

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  44. Would love to review this hamper with the help of my family, isn't Christmas meant to spend quality time together???? I just need to think in wine matching with each one of the products! Fun, fun, fun!

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  45. Please enter me, this sounds amazing!

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  46. that would sweet please
    robaldo33@hotmail.com

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  47. Love Forman & Field, so can't resist entering this competition! signejohansenATgmailDOTcom

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  48. Oh my, let the eating begin! crazy_travelers@hotmail.com

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  49. Champion hamper of a Christmas feast, as Dickens would say!

    ningcwy@hotmail.com

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  50. As a fellow foodie I too have dreamt the same dream! Please make my dream a reality also!

    claremargary@hotmail.co.uk

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  51. That looks fantastic.. I'd love to win!

    david@robustdriving.com

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  52. Santa:

    For this Christmas I would like a .........

    dixon128@o2.co.uk

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  53. Count me in! Craig
    bfsreviews@gmail.com

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  54. What a lovely hamper. Of course, I would be happy to review it for you!

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  55. sarahdunn21@hotmail.com3 December 2010 at 20:42

    This sounds gorgeous, would love to win and review :)

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  56. would love to win this

    twitter - @ashlallan

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  57. Potted Lobster...sounds very interesting! would love to win the hamper and give it a go along with all the other goodies.
    My email is jump@fsmail.net

    Cheers! x

    PS I love Brazil too!

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  58. i am more than willing to test the contents of this hamper and following you in twitter @dickymint18

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  59. noooo i dont want to help sample it, it looks too posh for me. :)

    sue
    darlingsue@yahoo.co.uk

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  60. Yummy, yum yum, this looks scrummy ;-)

    Angie x

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  61. I would really love to win this hamper as never had a hamper before :-) Good luck everyone.

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  62. An absolutely delightful hamper,good luck everyone.

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  63. amazing would certainly love to enjoy this and provide feedback myself. Would really make a christmas!

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  64. Goodness me, what an amazing array of appetizing contents. I would love to be in with a chance of trialling it, but Good Luck to everyone...

    Kind Regards

    Fiona [karl.and.fiona@googlemail.com]

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  65. That hamper looks Absolutely Gorgeous..I would be over the moon to win that for the family...x

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  66. Id love to win this hamper, lots of lovely food to try. Yummy!! xx

    Laura Sneddon
    hotpinklaurascotland@hotmail.co.uk

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  67. I will give an honest review!!!

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  68. This hamper looks absolutely gorgeous! Would defiantly make my day.

    Many Thanks

    Jeanine (nina.cannings1984@live.co.uk)

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  69. What a way to make Christmas really special

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  70. Great contents, would love to get my hands on it :) The lemon curd looks a dream and I love a good pork pie!

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  71. wow! what an amazing array to review! I would to do it. Please include me in the competition

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  72. hi , this looks amazing:) im new to this blog , but really liking it xx

    please may i ba included to the comp niccicowdell@yahoo.com
    thanks x

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  73. Would really love to review this with my family at christmas

    jillwebb@blueyonder.co.uk

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  74. I would be delighted to help with a review.

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  75. Would be only too happy to help - carmelcheshire@sky.com

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  76. I would love to help out. I'm a regular reviewer of products from Amazon through Amazon Vine as well as book reviewer for WHSmith. Not forgetting reviewing general products on Dooyoo for the last 7 years so I'm not afraid to let people know my opinion and rave about what I love :)
    Heavenly_Charm@hotmail.com

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  77. Henness
    wong.henness@gmail.com

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  78. I would like to enter, but more than that I would like to enter my Mum (although I'm sure I could help out with sampling!), my Mums a carer to me due to my illness/disability, but also a carer for her mother who has end stage MS so in need of a treat (and would never expect one). Our email is fairyviks@hotmail.com

    We would be happy to write a review :)

    Merry Christmas,

    Vikki

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  79. Potted lobster sounds wonderful- great hamper :)

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  80. Potted lobster sounds wonderful - great hamper :)

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  81. What a nice Christmas treat to share with friends!!!! I will love to have so much this F&F hampter! Pick me. So many nice things. Will be a pleasure to help you.

    Thanks
    Montserrat V.
    monte_ve@hotmail.com

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  82. Would love to review this delicious looking hamper.
    Nom nom nom!
    JBal157466@aol.com

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  83. Brilliant hamper! Yes please!

    Tweeted

    @steviey

    syprivatei@hotmail.com

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  84. Fabulous Competition ! I'm just cooking for one this year , so I'd be grateful for something else to occupy my mind ... if the television's anything like it was last year this year that is !

    kelbee44@yahoo.co.uk

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  85. Ive never had a hamper,this would be a great prezzy for me

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  86. What a great prize - something for everyone in this hamper - look forward to the review

    karenncomps@gmail.com

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  87. I would love to have potted lobster as a starter at Christmas. Suckling pig will be a feast for all friends at the New year party. Is it affordable ?

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  88. Great prize, I would love to try a hamper for christmas :) barrycom619@gmail.com

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  89. All looks so delicious! The salmon and pudding looks tempting and the packaging looks so beautiful and eloquent! The jar the lemon curd is in looks adorable and overall, everything looks so neat and professional! would love to win this x

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  90. Warning people - it's not great posting your email on the net - there are bots that trawl for addresses so they can spam, phish etc.

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  91. Would really love to review this with my family and friends at christmas

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  92. This hamper is exquisite.... if I won this hamper im sure i could find a use for ALL ingredients - inparticular the lemon curd... hummingbird lemon cupcakes.... sound good?

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  93. Lovely hamper - something in there for everyone.
    Thank you.

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  94. Luxury is something that few of us can afford in these recession hit times.

    What's on offer here is an epicures delight, a smorgasbord of taste sensations.

    More tea vicar?

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  95. That's looks fanastic!!! Lovely Competition

    @calashme

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  96. Wow, that looks absolutely gorgeous!

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  97. OMG - Heaven wrapped in wicker - fantastic. Please enter me....

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  98. Mmm, I'll be happy to give feedback!

    stephney.rae@btinternet.com

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  99. I really appreciate the efforts that you make on our behalf to ensure that all of the products mentioned are correctly reviewed. As a humble wordsmith I offer my services as a minor contributor to this Herculean task.
    David Mason-Johns
    dmj0311@aol.com

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  100. hamper! Everything looks delicious!

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  101. I would love to review the hamper :)

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  102. Christmas would be even better with this fantastic hamper.
    stuart payne (spayne199@yahoo.co.uk)

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  103. would certainly make for a merry xmas all these lovely goodies to review , its a hard job but someones got to do it i guess lol , you can count me in

    karen walkden

    secksy34@hotmail.co.uk

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  104. Hamper me up! I'm salivating at the gills just looking at the cellophane! Becs

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  105. Looks fantastic!

    Merry Christmas.

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  106. Looks yummy - certainly would be happy to give an opinion on products.

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  107. This looks gorgeous! Please enter me in for the chance to review!

    katylittlelady at hotmail dot com

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  108. Nothing like a bit, and by bit I mean enormous wedge, of cheese! Ben de Jong - bdj613@gmail.com

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  109. What is it about a hamper. Its the wishlist prize for me and I suspect everybody here. Thanks for the opportunity to review, take a look at my blog it certainly seems to lean towards food a lot.
    jochrisbryan@gmail.com

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  110. Oh my this looks good. Would love to get my hands on some of that potted lobster! *Slurp*

    On an entirely different note, love the lilies in the background! One of my favourite flowers. :)

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  111. Wow that is amazing. I would love to try it, it would be something different to review on my blog

    purplex0191 at yahoo dot co dot uk

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  112. This is a very good quality hamper and it looks delicious!

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  113. Great prize - please count me in :)

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  114. GO ON THEN, I`LL TRY IT FOR YOU IF I MUST

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  115. David Rodgers
    rodgerd2005@googlemail.com

    Would love to get this and let you know the feedback

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  116. would love to have the opportunity to win this hamper, then give you my feedback on it. Looks gorgeous!!!

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  117. WOW - what a fab hamper - would love to sample the contents - thank you for a great comp - definitely would be happy to feedback once fed face!!!! LOL x

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  118. Please enter me, I'd love to review this on my blog and on yours if you like!
    Laura
    laura dot hadland
    at
    yahoo . com

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  119. Yum, yum

    email: wearefamily(at)mail(dot)com

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  120. emma walters

    emmawaltersvn(at)yahoo.co.uk

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  121. delicious looking hamper, I would love to try it.

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  122. LOOKS DELICIOUS LOOKS DELIGHTFUL CANT WAIT TO EAT EVER MOUTHFUL Gollym5bmw@tiscali.co.uk

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  123. Delicious looking hamper - would love to help you review it

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  124. This is an amazing hamper.
    lauralsterling@hotmail.com

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  125. This looks so delicious would love to win it
    celia@wests.demon.co.uk

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  126. mmmmmmmm looks scrummy would love to win..
    chickenpierobertson@hotmail.com

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  127. Wow this hamper is pure class!

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  128. I would love to give my feedback on this hamper. It looks absolutely divine!!

    Awesome comp xx

    sweetiepie82[at]sky[dot]com

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  129. I would spend many happy hours savouring the sublime flavours of this hamper, and hopefully be able to review the wonderful contents in a vivid and tempting fashion :)

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  130. I would love to win this and share my thoughts on the items with you!

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  131. This looks fabulous and decadent, I woul love to win this and would be happy to offer some feedback on the contents.

    johnston352@btinternet. com

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  132. If Santa popped down my chimney with this I might never let him leave!!

    pickle.barton@googlemail.com

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  133. would love to win this!!!

    charliebee22@hotmail.com

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  134. Would love to enter this competition and review the goodies in the hamper! x

    babymumbles@hotmail.co.uk

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  135. This sounds delicious, mmmmmm

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  136. Would love to win this ..great prize ! x


    elvee01(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  137. Wow, this looks amazing, bet it tastes even better!! Writing a review on this would be an absolute pleasure!!

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  138. I'd love to win this and there would be no problem to review these great quality products!

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  139. Would love to win this - looks amazing!!

    Natalie Henderson
    natz101@hotmail.com

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  140. I would love to win this and would happily review the products.

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  141. im sure i could strech my belly to taste these goodies for you. Its a difficult job i know, but someone needs to do it!!

    mrs.metcalfe2b @hotmail.co.uk

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  142. This hamper looks AMAZING!!!

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  143. This hamper looks lovely and I would really love to win it. After sampling the different products, I would be only too pleased to review the contents.

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  144. Oooh this looks lovely, would be very happy to review it :)
    flutterby_butterfly48@hotmail.com

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  145. Ohhhhhh

    I think I could manage a review, mabe inbetween tasting all the yummy things

    heavenly.harry@virgin.net

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  146. Pick me pick me!
    d_toscano@yahoo.com

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  147. its also my dream to wake up to snow with a knock on the door and delivery of luxury Christmas hamper and then enjoy drinking and eating it and being merry while watching the queens speech how fab would that be

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  148. Please enter me.
    Aalandjana@aol.com

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  149. I'd love to review the hamper :)

    twitter @pigtails21

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  150. Great prize, hard task reviewing it but somebody has to do it haha

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  151. Ooh that looks amazing!! As two self confessed 'foodies' my husband and I would like to nominate ourselves as expert reviewers ;-)

    lisacherie03 at hotmail dot com

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  152. Wow, this is just amazing,
    looks so tasty.

    Allandh@gmail.com

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  153. What a fantastic looking hamper, someone's Christmas is going to be extra special, I hope it's me
    Vickie Easton
    vickieeaston@yahoo.co.uk

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  154. Sounds too good not to try

    Mark (blogs AT between DOT org DOT uk)

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  156. Gorgeous hamper!

    nicole
    zoeopia@gmail.com

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  157. Sounds utterly fab, just what I need for my first xmas in ages when I won't be slaving away front of house...

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  158. Would love to win this - luxuries are out of our range at the moment - both been made redundant! This would cheer us up no end

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  159. Great prize LF

    Paddy

    paddymccarthy at hotmail dot com

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  160. I know a very special lady who would be thrilled to receive one of these. Count me in.
    Paul Burrows
    paul.burrows@clearcast.co.uk

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  161. Yum lemon curd and potted lobster I'll try them together if it means that I win!

    francescababet@yahoo.co.uk

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  162. I can't resist. I would *love* this hamper.

    niamh@eatlikeagirl.com

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  163. please pick me - this would be the tastiest xmas ever!! There's even Welsh cakes (MY FAVE!)in there to keep a Welshie like me happy during the festive season!!

    thelittlewelsh@hotmail.co.uk

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  164. Forman and Field hampers are top rank. Count me in!

    My Twitter username is @Ianthesunlover

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  165. mmmm YES PLEASE! looks amazing emily@taste-pr.com

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  166. THANK YOU VERY MUCH LUIZ!!! I'M SUPER EXCITED! IT'S MY FIRST CHRISTMAS PRESENT...AND PROBABLY THE BEST! :)))))

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