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Novel Nibbles: Candor Truth Serum

“I don’t think that I could have made it through Candor initiation, though.”She Shakes her head. “There, instead of simulations, you get lie detector tests. All day, every day. And the final test…” She wrinkles her nose. “They give you this stuff they call truth serum and sit you in front of everyone and ask you a load of really personal questions. The Theory is that if you spill all your secrets, you’ll have no desire to lie about anything, ever again. Like the worst about you is already in the open, so why not just be honest?” Divergent, Veronica Roth

Nothing has the ability to loosen the tongue, not to mention inhibitions, and dislodge a few secrets like a dose or two of Candor Black and White Truth Serum.

Warning: High consumption of truth serum has been know to lead to dauntless like behaviour. In the spirit of the Candor emblem we request that you partake in the serums in moderation.

The Truth
The Shooter
In to a shot glass pour:
2/3 of a Measure of Tia Maria.
Carefully place a teaspoon in to the glass so that the edge is just touching the Tia Maria and the back of the spoon is upper most.
Carefully pour the Baileys in to the glass over the back of the spoon.

The Whole Truth
The sophisticated one!
In to a cocktail shaker add:
1 espresso or 1expresso sized measure of strong coffee,
1x measure of Tia Maria,
1x measure of Vodka.
Shake well and strain in to a Martini glass.
Using the back of a spoon float double cream on top of the coffee mixture.
Finish with a light grating of plain chocolate.

Nothing But The Truth
The long one
In to a blender place:
3x Oreo cookies(broken)
2x Scoops of good quality vanilla ice cream
1x measure of Tia Maria
1x measure of Vodka
2x measure of Baileys
3x espresso cups of Milk
Blend until smooth.
Serve in a tall glass with a straw

While it is unlikely that you will have an overwhelming desire to spill all of your deepest darkest secrets, these little beauties will certainly keep your taste buds busy!

Iced Coffee with Vanilla Ice cream
Take a cup of strong freshly brewed coffee, place in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well.
Strain the now chilled coffee in to a latte glass over fresh ice.
Add a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Allowing the ice cream to melt creates a yummy creamy iced vanilla latte.

A Coke FloatFill a glass 4/5 full with Coke ( The full fat variety creates the best foam)
Add a large scoop of good quality vanilla ice cream.
Serve with a couple of straws

This post is part of the Team #CANDORUK campaign for #INSURGENTUK.
Post by Caroline

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If you spend any time on twitter or reading book blogs you cannot fail to notice the buzz and excitement that is building for Veronica Roth’s Insurgent, the highly anticipated sequel to the award winning and beloved dystopian, Divergent.

For the last week the UK book blogging community has struggled to contain its green eyed monsters. Reluctantly we congratulated our American blogging cousins as they received their gorgeous ARC’s.  Fidgeting in our seats, tapping our fingers on the table, and repeatedly refreshing our emails we waiting impatiently for news of when we would get our mitts on this much coveted continuation.

Then yesterday the lovely people at Harper Collins put us out of our misery and we received the news they have been waiting for … INSERGENT IS COMING and like the dystopian society in which the divergent series is set, UK book bloggers have been divided in to five fractions to promote it’s release on the 1st of May.

Big Book Little Book has been chosen to represent CANDOR

Click on the team #CANDORUK  button or here to visit the blogging base for Team #CANDORUK, where you can discover more about the CANDOR fraction, meet our Fraction brothers and sisters( I urge you to check out their fabulous blogs) and find out the latest team #CANDORUK news.

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