Oh the sugar rush, that inevitable peak of craziness following a kiddy binge on something sweet. If like Hullabaloo founders Marianna Holder and Laura Hau, you’ve ever wondered if there was a way to share scrumptious sweet treats without the treat-time tantrums, you’ll be pleased to hear mama duo Marianna and Laura have a solution! After many kitchen experiments, they created Hullabaloo – a delicious chocolate bar full of great ingredients, with 75% less sugar and no monkey business!
Swapping refined sugars for chicory root fibre, this plant-based sweetener helps keep hungry tums healthy and make their chocolates more filling to curb snack cravings. Whether you’re an Oddberry babe or prefer a Nutty Munch, Marianna and Laura have created the perfect treat-time high without the sugar lows! When they’re not formulating new flavour combos in their test kitchen, it’s all about enjoying family food moments with their combined brood of 7 across West London. Take a peek below to see where Laura loves to head for a family-friendly meal, much needed caffeine boost and where kids menus rule in our latest Table Talk…
1. I’d like a table for…
5 (plus the dog!)
2. Early-birds catch the coffee at…
Elder Press Cafe. Right on the river. The perfect spot for coffee after an early morning run along the river (which I should be doing more).
3. Best brunch with kids?
Detour on The Askew Road. Such a wonderful local spot, great food, and very kid friendly.
4. Children’s menu must-visits…
The Oak W12 on a Sunday afternoon. They do a great, simple kids menu and a great pizza. It is also really lovely for the parents!
5. Where do you grab a bite with mums en masse?
W12 in Ravenscourt Park. Great after drop off coffee spot.
6. Hidden gem for treating tiny ones?
Bears Ice Cream on Goldhawk Road. Make your own soft serve sundaes. Kids go nuts for it!
7. Best piece of advice for dining out with kids?
Go with another family. The kids can entertain each other.
8. Date night – takeaway or take me out?
Definitely take away (with wine!). After a day working and negotiating 3 boys, the last thing I feel like is dressing up and heading out.
9. My earliest food memory…
Buying 100 penny sweets on a Saturday with my pocket money and eating the lot before I even got home.
10. Five mums, one table – who’s joining you?
Got to be Helen and Ellie from Scummy Mummies. Just hysterical. Claudia Winkleman, because I truly believe we would be best friends! Amy Schumer, because she gives such a real and amusing account of pregnancy and being a working mum. Lastly, it would have to be a fictional character. Marmee March from Little Women. She has to be just the most loving wonderful mum ever. It is also a great sadness of mine that I was not born into the March Family!