Guys, I'd like to welcome you to my FIRST EVER collaboration. If I told you I was excited about this, it would be the worlds biggest understatement.
A limited edition Marshmallow and Chocolate Box that melts Lost Years Rum flavours throughout each box in different ways.
When Lee, the founder of Lost Years Rum, reached out after seeing me on Ainsley Harriott's Good Mood Food I immediately jumped in on a deep dive of their brand, ethos and of course products. It is so important to me that I am linking up and working with those that are on the same page as me and the direction I am taking Bitesize Bakehouse.
Anyone who knows me knows I am partial to ANY rum based drink that is on offer so initially I couldn't believe my luck. On top of this though, Lost Years are first and foremost saving sea turtles with every bottle they sell - they fund community-based conservation projects across key nesting sites across the Caribbean and Latin America. You can find out more about what they are doing here, and also more about how they are serious about sustainability here. They are serious about being plastic free and this is part of their brand identity which I love.
These guys are proof that you can achieve a serious stylish product and not compromise on your efforts to be sustainable and planet friendly. Right up my street!!
As soon as I got my hands on the rum, Rob and I had a tasting session (helped immensely by their tasting notes on the website!) followed by me working the rums into the different chocolates and caramels to see how each came through and balanced with the each other. Turns out -rum, marshmallows and chocolate are a match made in heaven! It was such a delight to recipe test these.
Once I was happy with the strength of flavour and which rums I was going to use with each chocolate, I sat and had a think through how I could pull them into a little collection.
That's when I thought about the amazing collection of Rum based cocktails that Lost Years have already pulled together. What if I created a box of treats inspired by their speciality cocktails?
So that is exactly what I did...
A box filled with a Coffee and Rum Caramel Marshmallow as a nod to their Espresso Rumtini Cocktail using the