Win a Chocolate Beaver or Otter! (Closed)

Last year I ran a competition to give away a beautiful chocolate badger from Betty’s. It proved enormously popular; it seems that you were just as enchanted with the whimsical chocolate sculpture as I was! You all joined in with me in to put forward ideas for animals you’d like to immortalised in chocolate and, good news, two of the animals suggested in your comments do indeed feature in Betty’s new spring selection.

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As before, these adorable riverside animals are made from Betty’s Swiss milk chocolate. The hand-crafted Otter weighs 430 grams, is 24 cm tall and is finished with white and dark chocolate details. He costs £20. The Beaver weighs 140 grams, is 6 cm high and comes with a white chocolate fish. He costs £12.

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To celebrate these new critters, which go on sale on February 15th, Betty’s have given me one of each to give away to readers.


First prize is a Betty’s Milk Chocolate Otter. Second prize is a Betty’s Milk Chocolate Beaver. Both prizes include free delivery within the UK.


You can enter the competition in 3 ways:

Entry 1 – Blog Comment
Leave a comment below, sharing your favourite memory of watching wildlife in England. Where were you, what did you see, how did it make you feel?

Entry 2 – Facebook
Like the Kavey Eats Facebook page and leave a (separate) comment on this blog post with your Facebook user name.

Entry 3 – Twitter
@Kavey on Twitter. Existing followers are, of course, welcome to enter! Then tweet the (exact) sentence below.
I’d love to win a @Bettys1919 chocolate beaver or otter from Kavey Eats! #KaveyEatsBettysBeaver
(Please do not add my twitter handle into the tweet; I track entries using the competition hash tag. And you don’t need to leave a blog comment about your tweet either, thanks!)


  • The deadline for entries is midnight GMT Friday 14th February 2014.
  • Kavey Eats reserves the right to alter the closing date of the competition. Changes to the closing date, if they occur, will be shown on this page.
  • The two winners will be selected from all valid entries using a random number generator.
  • Entry instructions form part of the terms and conditions.
  • Where prizes are to be provided by a third party, Kavey Eats accepts no responsibility for the acts or defaults of that third party.
  • The first prize is a Betty’s Milk Chocolate Otter. The second prize is a Betty’s Milk Chocolate Beaver. Both prizes include free delivery within the UK.
  • The prize cannot be redeemed for a cash value.
  • The prize is offered and provided by Betty’s.
  • One blog entry per person only. One Twitter entry per person only. One Facebook entry per person only. You do not have to enter all three ways for your entries to be valid.
  • For Twitter entries, winners must be following @Kavey at the time of notification. For Facebook entries, winners must Like the Kavey Eats Facebook page at time of notification.
  • Blog comment entries must provide a valid email address for contacting the winner.
  • The winners will be notified by email, Twitter or Facebook. If no response is received within 7 days of notification, the prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be picked and contacted.


Kavey Eats received a sample beaver and otter for review from Betty’s.

This competition is closed. The winners were Conrad Edwards (first prize) and @MorningPostie (second prize).

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62 Comments to "Win a Chocolate Beaver or Otter! (Closed)"

  1. Suelle

    There are very few wild cranes in England. There are some captive breeding programmes which are gradually releasing them into the wild. A few years ago we were privileged to see a pair of wild cranes at the Welney Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Cambridgeshire. They had migrated from a programme in Norfolk. It’s a sight that not many have seen!

  2. Jane Willis

    One warm spring day, we went to Old Winchester Hill in Hampshire, where it is possible to do a circular walk close to the summit of the hill. As we looked down into the valley, beside a small wood, we spotted a mother fox playing with her cubs. They played happily in the sunshine for ages, totally unconcerned by our presence. I know foxes can be a menace to poultry keepers and farmer, and they play havoc with our garden, but just for that short time they seemed like the loveliest creatures on earth.

  3. Steve

    Hi Kavey, shouldn’t the prizes be the other way around if the otter is bigger and more expensive?!

    My favourite memory is spotting a ~Kingfisher diving into the water at Warwick Castle…until then I’d thought I’d never see one – stunning

    First glimpse of a jay as a flash of blue is always a treat too


    Oops, well spotted Steve, yes thank you, I’ve swapped those back to the more logical order. Otter is first prize and beaver is indeed second prize. Thanks x

  4. conrad edwards

    When my dad had a large garden there was a robin which regularly hopped around him waiting for worms to be turned over whilst he was digging. It makes me see just how smart some creatures are and how we are more than happy o help them.

  5. James Cafferkey

    It was in Kent near an old heritage site of a Roman fort, there was a cultivated field near where when walking through we saw about 20 or so hedgehogs just casually strolling through the field, with their babies close behind. In awe really, and a little relieved i wasn’t walking there barefoot at night. This was about 8 years ago where camera phones were terrible, I would have loved to share.

  6. Aneesah

    Oh, i have seen a snake and loads of other animals at Drayton Manor Zoo but don’t have any earlier memories than that!

  7. Christina Massue

    2 adorable hedgehogs running about the back garden, they were so cute and they put the biggest smile on my little daughter’s face, she named them chocco and puds x

  8. lucy h

    Last year I joined in the butterfly count – it was brilliant, I saw a species I had never noticed before (gatekeeper) and there were loads of them so it shoew how unobservant I am usually.

  9. Hazel Rea

    When the children were small we regularly went to a local Wildlife reserve. We saw lots of wonderful wildlife but one morning as we approached the visitors centre there was staff on the roof with binoculars and a lot of great excitement. We looked up and there was a Marsh Harrier and a Honey Buzzard flying together – a very rare sighting.

  10. Emma H

    When my brother was little I used to take him to the local canal to feed the swans on a Sunday while my mom made dinner. It was a really nice way to spend the morning and always made me feel more relaxed.

  11. Corina

    I grew up in the country on a farm and I remember seeing lots of wildlife around. I especially liked it when we saw deer approaching the house.

  12. Mia Fergusson

    My Grandparents live in the countryside , and i always loved visiting them and hearing the vast amount of birds singing.
    Anyways one day on an evening we made it our mission to spot a fox ! So me my sister and Grandpa went on a walk down the canal , across the canal are some fields , we waited … and waited and waited and finally WALLAH we spotted one running across the field , not just that be we saw a barn owl that very same night !

  13. Debbie B

    We hired a barge and as we returned to the marina, a kingfisher followed a long side us for about 10 minutes. It flew ahead, perched on a branch, dived for food then followed us ahead again doing the same thing over and over. I think the action of the barge must have been churning up food but as I’d never caught more than a glimpse of a kingfisher before it was absolutely magical – we really couldn’t believe our eyes.

  14. Janet Bennett

    Watching Red Kites near Oxfordshire, never seen one before, really a good sight to see them flying around and skimming the ground for food.

  15. Chris Hunt

    I am a great lover of wildlife and have many memories but one of the best was seeing otters in the wild when I was on holiday with my husband on the Isle of Mull. There is so much wildlife in Scotland, it really is the best place to see all sorts of amazing creatures.

  16. faye huntington

    i saw a beautiful Red Kite whilst on holiday in the south of england few years ago! amazing! with love, faye xx

  17. Priscilla Stubbs

    Love to watch the Canadian geese pass over my house every year on their migration. Always seem to fly in perfect formation

  18. June Hawkins

    I live right on top of the Broads in Norfolk, every day here, at this time of year there is something new, Swans, geese and thousands of starlings returning here from abroad, beautiful.

  19. Janette Arnold

    Waking up at a hotel in the New Forest to hear the sounds and sights of birds and other wildlife

  20. Hayley Brewer

    My favourite memory is walking on a beach near hill head in Hampshire and watching flock after flock of brent geese fly over the cliffs and fly down to feed along the shoreline. There were hundreds of them. An amazing experience!

  21. Lynne OConnor

    Staying in CenterParcs last summer. Despite being in an area with loads of other cabins and close to the leisure centre, sitting out on our terrace we had a badger that visited every night, a deer that strolled past in the daytime and rabbits and squirrels playing almost continually around

  22. thebeesleybuzz

    We once spotted a woodpecker when we went to do the recycling. We don’t often see them so it was really special – we just stayed in the car and watched it for what seemed like ages. The kids were with me and so they got to see it too.

    I also once saw a baby hedgehog in the woods near us – my son was just a baby at that point so he won’t remember it but for me that was really rare and special. x (Rebecca Beesley / The Beesley Buzz)

  23. Ruth

    Once lost in the New Forest at night a herd of ponies approached me. They looked very ghostly and surreal in the moonlight.

  24. Stephanie Whitehouse

    I’ve just been watching the flock of Fallow Deer at Holkham Hall in Norfolk. I’d never realised they came in so many shades from cream to dark brown.

  25. Anna I

    My favourite memory of British wildlife is watching a red squirrel in my mum’s garden at a nut feeder from 5 feet away. Such cute animals, I think it will always stay with me!

  26. Melissa Red

    We live in the countryside so we see lots of wildlife. My favourite memory is when we first moved here and saw a badger for the first time while driving home from work.

  27. Ian Murray

    I tweeted my entry but although not strictly “wildlife” I always remember this. My parents were kind enough to take my son and I, (my two girls stayed at home with there mam), to West Midlands Safari Park – can’t recommend the place enough. We were walking through the merecats enclosure, and as it was a damp cold day all of the merecats were trying to keep warm. Throughout the enclosure there were heat lamps hanging down and under each one was a group of merecats just looking comical.

  28. laura jones

    we live in a lovely town which has a bountiful abundance of nature. at night i fall asleep to the sound of owls we often see foxes in town not to mention the hedgehogs which are frequent visitors

  29. ClairejB

    My fondest wildlife memory was on holiday when we were staying in a house surrounded by woodland. 🙂 My partner and I decided to go for a long walk & took our lunch with us. We’d walked a fair bit when it started to rain. We took shelter under a tree and sat & ate our sandwiches (whilst holding an umbrella!). After a minute or so we had a visit from a wild hare – a truely magical moment! 🙂 It came quite close and seemed quite curious of us. 🙂 My partner took a photo & unfortunately the flash scared it off. That was the first time I had seen a hare in the wild and has been the only time I’ve ever been that close. 🙂 Sometimes it pays to be a bit crazy – picnicking in the rain! We would have never have seen it if we’d just stayed in the dry!


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