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Limited Edition Shloer Apple & Blackcurrant

Limited Edition Shloer Apple & Blackberry Punch

Shloer have launched a new limited edition punch which is just perfect for when you fancy a non-alcoholic drink in an evening. It's Apple & Blackberry Punch and we've been sent a bottle to try.

I always like to be able to offer a non alcoholic option when people come over and Shloer has always offered a really grown and classy way of doing that, simple but elegant. To really make the most of it they suggest serving it over fresh fruit and a handful of ice for the perfect serve....

Award Winning Wines from Aldi

Award Winning Wines from Aldi

If you've read my blog, checked out my Twitter feed or glimpsed my life on Instagram you'll know I enjoy a little tipple. Trouble is a decent tipple can be pricey but Aldi have fixed that, to prove that wine doesn't have to be expensive to be good they sent me a bottle of New Zealand Pinot Noir and the Award winning Gavi both from the Exquisite Collection....

Nothing But snacks

Nothing But

Have you tried Nothing But snacks yet? I hadn't either but I have now been converted. They couldn't be simpler, take a fruit or a vegetable, freeze dry it keeping all the goodness and all the flavour. Mix with another tasty freeze dried or vegetable then pop into a handy snack sized pack...

Yushoi SnacksYushoi Snacks

Yushoi Snacks

Yushoi Snapea rice sticks are made using green peas and loads of flavour and I've been eating them at home instead of crisps for the last week or so.

They are baked not fried and with less than 99 calories per 21g pack...

Arla Big Milk

Arla Big Milk

Arla Big Milk is the first enriched fresh milk for toddler’s. The cows’ milk is enriched with essential nutrients including vitamin D, to help support children's growth and development as part of a balanced diet. It is aimed to reassure Mum’s that their little ones can still get all the nutrients they may need when progressing on from breastmilk....

Guinness Sauce

New Guinness Sauce 

We were recently sent the new Guinness Sauce to try, not one for me I promptly got husb onto the job of trying it.

'For starters I was really impressed with the packaging, not only does the gift box make it a great present for someone but it also goes a long way to showing you how special this sauce is, you don't go to the shops and buy ketchup in a display box  but you would this because it's worth it, building your anticipation and proving that you've bought something a bit special...

Selection of healthy foods and treats from Weight Watchers

Meals & Treats from Weight Watchers

As I couldn't make it to the Weight Watchers Summer Tour I recently wrote about the lovely people from Weight Watchers sent me a hamper full of their goods to try, pasta, sauces, savoury treats, breakfast cereals, sweet treats and fruity pouches...

Eisberg Alcohol Free Wine

Eisberg Alcohol Free Wine

What is she doing reviewing alcohol free wine, we all know she loves the alcohol to be firmly placed with it? This is what anyone who knows me will be wondering. They would be right, but for a while back there I was pregnant and for quite some time after that I was breast feeding, so it's of interest to me what it's like and whilst I may no longer be doing either of these things I know plenty of people who are which makes it really relevant.....

Orgran Pancake Mix

Orgran Buckwheat Pancake Mix

I was recently sent the Buckwheat Pancake Mix by Orgran to review, this mix is great if you have a wheat or gluten intolerance as this is just one of Orgran's 'Free From' range. Now I can happily eat wheat and gluten, but that kind of makes me a great person to review it as I can compare these pancakes against your standard pancake batter.....

Shloer Celebration

Shloer Celebration 

If any of you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you will have noticed on Valentine's Day I was enjoying a lovely bottle of Shloer Celebration that they had kindly sent me to enjoy. 

As the  night before I had consumed a bottle of fizz with husband it was nice to have an alcohol-free night, what I particularly like about the Shloer Celebration is the bottle, it is served in a celebratory-style bottle....

Free & Easy

Free & Easy 

Ready meals, sauces, gravy even soft drinks all with no wheat, no gluten, no dairy, no nuts, celery or mustard and suitable for vegetarians and vegans, with all the things it doesn't contain you'll be surprised to know that the Free & Easy range is packed full of flavour. We were sent a selection of the range to try.

Last night I had the Vegetable Balti with rice and a poppadum, it was awesome.....

Coole Swan Selection

Coole Swan 

One of my favourite treats is a large ice cold glass of Irish Cream. I'm not fussed about the brand but it has to be rich, creamy, strong and cold, preferably I'll get to drink it with my feet up and maybe even enjoy a chocolate or two....

Ribena Mango & Lime

Mango & Lime Ribena

I've been sent a bottle of Ribena's newest flavour to try out, Mango and Lime, now it has all been drank it's time to share my thoughts....

WheyheyWheyHey! Ice Cream

When I am dieting I'm following a high protein, low carb shake plan called Boossh. You can only imagine my excitement when I was sent a protein based Ice Cream that I could actually eat, guilt free whilst remaining on track with my diet. WheyHey!

My Godiva ProductsGodiva Chocolates

Just so anyone out there is aware, if I'm asked to review chocolate I will always say yes, when Godiva asked if I would try out some of their gourmet truffles to review I squealed with excitement, a fancy truffle is one of my favourite things...

Cocio Gift BoxCocio

I have been sent some Cocio to try and review, it isn't actually something I'd heard of before, it's a very grown up chocolate milk, made how it should be, with milk, cocoa and a bit of sugar....

TobleroneTobleroneToblerone

Toblerone in my mind is an all year round kind of a chocolate, it is also a real treat both the husband and I love it, you can only imagine my reaction when I was sent some to review....

Keogh's Roast Turkey & Secret Stuffing Crisps

Keogh's Christmas Crisps

Roast Turkey and Secret Stuffing Crisps are the perfect for any Christmas Buffet, Boxing Day snack or, if you ask my husband, as a tasty snack any time and any place....

Panda Drinks

Panda Drinks

Panda Drinks have had a facelift, no longer are they the fizzy, sugar filled, amazingly coloured drinks I remember.....

Mininibs

Mininibs from Nibnibs

The Mininibs from Nibnibs have been a treat to review, I was very lucky to have been sent the Cheese & Onion, Cheese & Chilli and Cheese Straws as well as the Jumbo Salt & Pepper Peanuts to review.

Taste of NatureTaste of Nature Bars

I've been sent four yummy flavours of the healthy Taste of Nature Bars to try out, as is normal with food items in my house the husband nabbed a couple before I got a look in so here is what we thought....

Giovanni Rana

Giovanni Rana

Pasta may well be one of my favourite things but I didn't realise Giovanni Rana had his own range I could buy before I was approached to review some of the products, mmm mmm, there are times when this is a really hard job!

Santa Maria Seasonings

Santa Maria Seasoning's

It has been a pleasure to test out these handy little jars of flavour from Santa Maria, both the Steak pepper and Chilli Explosion have been well used. The Chilli Explosion now gets put on the table alongside the salt and pepper.....

The Fruit Factory

The Fruit Factory

Would you like to try some healthy fruity sweet alternatives? Yes please I said. The Fruit Factory sent me a few of their tasty little products to try and I can tell you they are yummy, they lasted all of 2 days in the house and that was showing restraint.....

Ragu Hamper

Ragu Pour Over Sauces

To enable me to really enjoy Ragu's new Pour Over Sauces Range they sent me a wonderful hamper full of goodies, everything I would need to explore the range from recipe ideas to bowls and of course the all 4 new flavours.....

Soupologie

I have been sent some of the Soupologie range to trial and review, I really liked the sound of these as all the flavours were vegetarian and each pot contains 2 of your 5 a day.....

Zingology

I have recently been sent some samples of Zingology whole food & juice powders to trial and review, I was kindly sent the Beetroot, Carrot, Raspberry and Strawberry powders to try....

Pringles Brazilian Zesty Chili Style

Pringles have a new flavour just in time for the World Cup in Brazil and I've been sent some to review, I even managed to wrestle some from my husband's paws to eat myself....

Ribena Plus Orange & Mandarin

I've been drinking the latest flavour in the Ribena Plus No Added Sugar Range, Orange & Mandarin, it is a pleasant twist on an old favourite.

It's tangy and fruity and the mandarin really comes through making it more exciting than your usual orange squash.....

If you're anything like me then you will make time to ensure everyone else has eaten, even the fish, but be left with no time for your own breakfast. When I was working I would end up buying a scone when I arrived at work and now I'm at home I end up with a biscuit or two....

Tesco Finest Cheese Review

Another of the Orchard Programmes I've recently been a part of is Finest Cheese, this is actually the second cheese I've tried as we received a voucher for £3.00 but the majority of the cheeses were only £2.40 each.

I choose the Extra Mature Farmhouse Red Leicester this time as Red Leicester is a cheese I tend to enjoy but I haven't found a strong one yet and sometimes it can be a bit rubbery so I was curious about how this one would be.....

Stir your Senses from Birdseye

Stir Your Senses from Birds Eye 

Birds Eye is inviting consumers to discover stir-cooking with the introduction of Stir Your Senses; delicious stir-cooked meals that are easily prepared in a pan from frozen in just 10 minutes. So they sent me some vouchers so I could buy some of the new range when I went shopping and try them out for myself....

Aldi Martini Ingredients - Gin & Vodka

Enjoy a Great James Bond Martini with Aldi

What better way to enjoy the new James Bond movie than with a Martini? Well in my case, it would be the Martini without the movie!! So I've been getting my celebrating in early with a little help from Aldi who with their Gin & Vodka at great prices have meant I can be sophisticated even on a tight budget.

I will tell you now that I have only ever seen one James Bond movie and I can't even tell you the name of it, there was snow, a car chase, women and guns, does that narrow it down? Probably not....

Cadbury Dairy Milk Smashables

Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Smashables bars

As you can imagine being asked to review the latest Cadbury Dairy Milk invention took a lot of thought, I think I pondered a whole 3 seconds before agreeing to it! Yes I know you all know I love chocolate...

My Finished Fruit Whip Dessert

Hartley's Fruit Whips

Last week I got sent a Fruit Whip Kit from Hartley's so I could try out the new fruit whip mix. I got some packets of the Whip in Strawberry and Apricot flavours, some cute little fruit cutters, a serving glass and a voucher to go buy some fruit to use in my creation, all in a lovely basket....

Enjoying some Godiva Sables

Godiva's New Biscuits - Sables

Godiva has just launched a new collection of biscuits, the Sablés and I have been sent a box to try...

SimplyCook

SimplyCook

I was recently sent one of the SimplyCook Subscription Boxes to try. The concept is simple, give you all the herbs, spices, pastes, oils and special blends you need for four fab meals, simple to follow recipe cards and all in a box that fits through your letterbox for only £8.99....

Mello Fresh Melon Juice

Mello

You know when you just need something seriously thirst quenching and refreshing but don't fancy another glass of water. Mello may be your new fave drink, it's mine. I was recently sent some to try and I'm hooked.

Made of pure melon juice it's just raw melon with a dash of pomegranate in the watermelon and some pineapple in the cantaloupe and nothing else...

Garofalo Children's Pasta

Garofalo Children's Pasta

This last month I have had the pleasure of cooking meals for the whole family using Garofalo's range of organic children’s pasta. What makes this pasta suitable for children? Well it has been developed exclusively for children in collaboration with Professor Luigi Greco, pediatrician and Professor at the University Federico II of Naples. La Giostra dei Bambini (Children’s Carousel) pasta uses only the best durum wheat semolina, organically grown, tested and certified free of pesticides and herbicides. It has all the quality, taste and nutritious benefits, which our pasta is known for. The pasta is high in carbohydrates, protein and fibre, perfect for active, growing children.....

Baking with Duerr's

Home Baking Jam from Duerr's

I have been sent a jar of the delicious Rhubarb & Custard Home Baking Jam from Duerr's, it is the first of the flavour combinations to launch and you can find it online or in an Aldi store near you....

A whole heap of pancakes and PLj Lemon Juice

PLj Lemon Juice

If we forget the fact that after having bee stood over the hob making pancake after pancake on Tuesday just for my husband to come in the room and say 'you know I don't really like pancakes, right?' it was the perfect time for me to try out the great PLj Lemon Juice I had been sent to review.....

The Anywaytostay Bar thanks to Yucoco

Yucoco

Seriously Yucoco are my new favourite gifting service. Scrummy personalised chocolate, gift messages as part of the packaging and all ready to fit through a letter box for around about £10.00 depending on which of the many options you select.

I got sent a voucher so I could try the service for free, I accessed the website through my mobile and was really pleased with how easy it was to use....

Raisthorpe Manor Selection

Raisthorpe Manor

I've been sent a selection of drinks from the cellars of Raisthorpe Manor to try, some lovely shimmering flavoured Vodkas as well as a Sloe Port Liqueur and Sloe Whisky Liqueur, I have to say I have thoroughly enjoyed my research for this review.....

Vita Coco Kids

Vita Coco Kids

Little L and I have been sent some Vita Coco Kids to try, it's naturally flavoured coconut water and L was very excited. We tried both the Apple & Blackcurrant and Mango & Pineapple varieties....

Baru Selection

Baru Chocolates and Marshmallows

I've recently been sent some Forest Berry Caramel Hippos and some of their Milk Chocolate Marshmallows Ever to try out and review from Baru. Never one to turn down chocolate I was happy to help out....

Monin Syrup Sets Monin Gift Sets

With two sets of their amazing syrups in miniature from Monin have hit the nail on the head when it comes to a great gift with a bit of a difference this year and I've been sent one of each to review....

My Heartsease Farm DrinksHeartsease Farm Drinks - Updated 

I have recently been drinking some of the premium soft drinks from Heartsease Farm, they sent me the Traditional Lemonade, British Blackcurrant Crush, Elderflower Presse and Fiery Ginger Beer versions to try out....

Terry's Chocolate Orange Exploding Candy MinisTerry's Chocolate Orange Exploding Candy Flavour

I've been sent a bag of the new Terry Chocolate Orange Exploding Popping Candy Minis to try, a shareable bag of delicious mini milk chocolate segments with popping candy for added excitement....

Cadbury Festive Treats & JamesA Cadbury's Christmas

I don't know what it is like for everyone else, but for us Christmas just isn't Christmas unless there is a Cadbury's Selection Box....

The Hamper Ready to be OpenedHighland Fayre Hampers

Full of delicious treats from Scotland the Hamper I was sent to review by Highland Fayre has been thoroughly enjoyed.....

Sarah's Zesty Honey with GingerMileeven Fine Foods

Suppliers to some amazing stores including Harrods, Sogo in Hong Kong and Dean & Deluca, Mileeven Fine Foods have some quite exceptional product, as you would expect.....

Oatly Oatly

Oatly is an oat based milk alternative and I've been reviewing a few complimentary cartons of it after having been sent some vouchers....

The Wild Geese Selection

The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey

The Wild Geese produce a range of smooth Irish Whiskey's and I've been sent some to try out, not being a big whiskey drinker I roped in some help from friends, needless to say they took the job of whisky tasting seriously and made sure not to leave a drop.....

 

PPrimula rimula

When I was asked if I'd like to review some Primula I of course said yes and then started wondering why I hadn't had Primula in ages, I loved it when I was younger but hadn't had it in ages, then I remembered, it's because my husband doesn't like it.....

My little bag of teas Teatulia

I'm one of those unusual people who doesn't drink tea or coffee. I enjoy a hot chocolate and the odd fruit tea if I'm in the mood so I got my tea drinking parents to test these out for me....

Summer Hamper from Fruit ShootRobinsons Fruit Shoot Jams

Robinsons Fruit Shoot are launching a new range of jams so they very kindly sent me all three new flavours and a hamper full of summer fun for the kids......

Quick & Easy WeaningQuick & Easy Weaning by Annabel Karmel

Already a household name Quick & Easy weaning is the latest book from Annabel Karmel. It covers everything you need to know about feeding your baby it the first year and is jam packed with amazing recipes and helpful advice. I've been lucky enough to review it for Mojo Mums Book Club....

Beyond Brilliant by Dipna Anand

Beyond Brilliant - Inspired Indian Cooking contains over 40 recipes straight from the kitchens of The Brilliant Restaurant.....

CLIF Bars

I have recently been trying CLIF Bars. If, like me, you haven't heard of them they are well worth looking up.....

Kelly's of Cornwall Clotted Cream Ice Cream

You know how much I like food so when Kelly's asked me if I'd like to try out some of their Ice Cream I obviously leapt at the chance, who would say no to ice cream....

Streamline Jams

So this bank holiday I was treated to breakfast by Streamline Jams, I really am a very lucky girl!

Streamline Jams have 30% less sugar than a standard jam and was curious to see what difference this would make, I've never tried Streamline before and having made my own jams know that sugar is really the main ingredient.....

The whole rangeThe whole range

Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds

So for the last few weeks I have had the pleasure to be snacking on Wonderful Pistachios and Wonderful Almonds.

As a stay at home Mummy snacking can be an issue for me, so Wonderful sent me some of their range of nuts to try, still snacking but a lot healthier than pack of biscuits.....

As part of Tesco's Orchard Product Testing Programme I have tried some of their Finest Dried Pasta.

I went for Fusilli Lunghi Col Buco, I choose this mainly because I liked the shaped, it's squiggly (the technical term) spaghetti. I haven't seen pasta like it before and I liked that.....

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