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    • Ferrero Nutella / Chocolate / 19 Readings / 19 Ratings
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      A great way to get your chocolate fix!

      ~What is it?~

      This absolutely delicious chocolate spread is a yummy and - yes even healthier than you would have imagined- treat for your sarnies. Because of the smooth texture and consistency it is very easy to spread - a lot like butter and therefore a very quick way to grab a snack!

      ~Ingredients~

      Made mostly of cocoa, milk and hazelnuts with sugar for sweetness but here is the exact list:

      Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Hazelnuts (13%), Fat-Reduced Cocoa (7.4%), Skimmed Milk Powder (6.6%), Whey Powder, Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Vanillin.

      ~Energy content~

      Its energy content is similar to chocolates 530 kcal/100 g which is not a surprise - because its made with choclate! Its carbohydrate content is 56% while the fat content 31%. It doesn't contain artificial preservatives and colouring.

      ~Taste~

      Ferrero decided to make Nutella as long ago as the 1940's that had ground hazelnuts in it which gives it a healthier advantage than just melted chocolate!

      A smooth and creamy spread this is totally delicious. Although the most common and popular way to use it is to put on bread, my wife makes cakes and uses it on cupcakes for the kids. Its a lot like chocolate frosting but healthier!

      When i say healthier - i mean in comparison to simple melted chocolate! Otherwise, There are a staggering 530 calories in 100g of the chocolate spread. That means in the small jar alone there are 1060 calories which is way over a child's recommended daily allowance so you have to be extremely careful not to give them too much and i certainly don't let my little boy have too much.

      ~Sizes and price~

      This chocolaty hazelnut spread is available in 200g, 400g and 750g. A 400g jar can cost anywhere from £1.65 to £1.98, and the 200g jar can sell for anywhere between £0.99 and £1.19.

      ~About the manufacturer~

      Fererro is an Italian company, and the same ones who gave us Ferrero Rocher ALSO YUM! As well as Kinder Surprise (eggs) Kinder Bars, Raffaello, Pocket Coffee. For more information about the manufacturer visit the official site at www.ferrero.com.

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      • Poundland / Highstreet Shopping / 20 Readings / 16 Ratings
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        26.06.2010 15:47
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        Everything Only £1!

        Poundland sell everything for the highly difficult to remember - a £1.00. The common misconception is that this means the products are rubbish but actually not necessarily. The buy in bulk so that sometimes mean a big discount that is passed on to consumers.

        Also, in order to make a real profit they sell some things that are worth considerably LESS than £1 for £1 and people who are there to pick up say a car air freshner will also grab a bag of sugar that would only really cost £60p elsewhere. This is part of the reason that poundland has such a wide range of products- it sort of aims to be a one stop shop and with people coming in on for one thing they figure they might a well buy everything else they need and this means spending more on things that actually are worth less than £1.

        The trick for savvy consumers is to know your prices. Go in there and pick up the stuff that is actually really cheap and you'll always make a saving - avoiding the stuff that you costs more here. It does mean moer shopping like to Tesco after that to pick up your sugar etc but shopping around means you save overall.

        You can get some pretty decent stuff. They sell everything from toiletries, books, car equipment liek cleaning products, freshners, rope, kids toys, reading glasses, food, batteries, a large range of cleaning products for the home, mirrors, picture frames scented candles, tools, torches, packs of lighters, chocolate, crisps, sweets gardening items and kitchenware as well.


        My missus says the tubs in there are particularly good- but not all of them. She bought some plastic snap shut storage containers that were safe to use in the microwave and freezer and they were only £1.00 but cost £3.99 elsewhere.

        I suggest having a look if you never have - and don't be put off thinking its place for chavs as EVERYONE likes a good bargain and everyone shops there even if they pretend they don't!

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          26.06.2010 15:00
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          Great for taste, but a bit pricier

          ~What is it?~

          Heinz baked beans biggest rival no doubt Branston beans are a delicious alternative.

          The beans come in a 420g metal can and is filled with beans that have been baked and covered in a tomato sauce.

          The label on th ones I have is black and really stood out on the supermarket shelf. I bought mine from tesco as the missus pointe dout how good an offer it was and how they would go well with jacket potatos and on toast. Our little boy likes beans on toast so we dont like to buy cheapie brands that are unhealthy and bad for him. We always buy heniz but having tried Brantsons ow we're converted as when its on offer its cheaper but just as healthy and tastes just as good.

          ~Best bits~

          Each tin contains 88% beans and tomatos, which compared to the cheaper brands is much better and filled with healthier stuff. That means, although costs more than tescos own, it is good value for money. I find that one can will comfortably fill me and the wife and our little boy.

          Forget the cheapie brands that have a thin and runny sauce. Branston baked beans has the thickest, and most delicious sauce of any baked bean make I've ever had - including Heinz.

          The sauce really does taste like tomatos and is very thick and yummy.

          The tins are easy to open but dont have a ring pull so get out your can opener for this one

          Baked beans are are actually very good for you. they are an easy way to get very healthy with cheap food as they are high in fibre and low in fat. Half a can counts as one of your five a day

          -Negatives-

          Cost- you are paying more but its a better economy i think as its more filling and of course its better for oyu and you can really put a price on health!

          Its not perfect- not like the natural baby foods we used to buy Joseph as the beans do have some levels of sugar and salt and flavourings.

          ~Ingredients~

          Beans, tomato, water, sugar, modified starch, salt, praprika, ground white pepper, flavourings and spices

          ~Overall~

          Tastier alternative to Heinz baked beans and better value for money!

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          • RAC / Transport / 37 Readings / 37 Ratings
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            01.04.2010 11:12
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            Overall AA are better

            RAC is probably the second bets known breakdwon service in the UK. Its surpassed in publicity by the AA but apparently the RAC is popular - according to them anyway!

            There are also a couple of other smaller ones like Green (enviro friendly) and some pay and claim ones (where you pay for repairs yourself and then claim back costs). These are cheaper than the automatic ones like AA and RAC (which are better known) but they are obviously more hassle.

            I used to be with the RAC and recently joined the AA after comparing what they offer.

            You have normal roadside cover and then optional extras such as "Relay" where they will tow the car to a destination of your choice (instead of to the nearest garage- no use if its the middle of the night! thats why relay is useful), "Home cover" for breakdown at your own home, and "Onward Travel" where they will pay travelling costs if you need to get anywhere in a hurry, including overnight accomodation and a replacement car.

            I chose breakdwon cover, home start, relay and parts & labour with the AA.

            This is how these features compaed with the RAC:

            RAC offered all of the above EXCEPT parts & labour - cost: £135 approx
            AA offered all of the above (& for now excluding parts & labour- cost: £100 and some pennies. RAC was £35 more expensive for the same cover. ( This was online -it does cost more to buy it over the telephone).

            Parts & labour mean that if your car needs a part replacing- engine or tyres etc then you dont pay for the cost of replacing this.

            However RAC has a few advantages which, for the three levelsof service you might be willing to pay the extra £35 for. You get hotel discounts on holiday inn and crown hotels and holiday express, You also get 10% off I want One of Those.com which is a gift buying site. These are the only two benefits that really stood out to me but RAC have loads and they are more varied and better than the AA's benefits.

            However i still went with the AA because as well as the three services mentioned above, I could also get parts and labour cover with the AA. I dont know if RAC normally do this but it was not an option at all online (and I didnt have it int he past). If your engine is old and your car not really in the best shape of its life then i suggest you get parts and labour for extra peace of mind.

            With the AA parts & labour meant adding on another £50 to my subtoal so now for comparison:
            RAC- £135- breakdwon/home start/relay
            AA- £150-breakdown/home start/relay/parts & labour
            thats only a £15 difference but the parts and labour is obviously worth a lot if you ever have to claim on it. You get up to £500 of cover so for example if your head gasket blows you pay £385 to replace it (parts and labour) but if oyu have parts & labour cover added into your plan with the AA it will cost you nothing except the £50 you paid at the start of oyur policy. I know what i'd rather pay - £50 over £385 anytime! Plus the cover lasts for one year and oyu can have up to 5 claims on it. With the RAC you dont (seem) to have the option of parts & labour which means that your £135 a year in the above qoute only covers the cost of fittng the new part - you have to pay for the actual part yourself- on top of what you paid for RAC cover in the first place!

            Go for the AA if you want parts and labour or stick with RAC if you want those great memeber benefits

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            • The AA Breakdown Cover / Transport / 25 Readings / 22 Ratings
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              Get it!

              Anyone who drives and especially long distances knows that its best to have breakdwon cover. You seriously never know when you might need it as I discovered recently!

              There are a few to choose from Green Flag, RAC and the AA. AA is the bets known with a good reputation.

              The packages you can have with them vary and it depends what you want.

              You have normal roadside cover which (as I should have done) only costs £28 for the year. The extras are "Relay" where they will tow the car to a destination of your choice, "Home Start" for breakdown at your own home, and "Stay Mobile" where they will pay travelling costs if you need to get anywhere in a hurry, including overnight accomodation and a replacement car.

              All of these extras cost more money. Relay will cost around £50 extra, Home start £41, and Stay Mobile around £37. Take out the whole package and its £140 or so and this is less than i paid at the roadside.

              I was gutted to find my head gasket blew in my engine recently while on a long journey. I coasted into the service station off the motorway just about. Better to be stopped there than on the side of he motorway or worse though eh! Anyway i realised, like the idiot i am, i didnt have breakdown cover. When the head gasket goes you're dead basically and i was totally stranded. i called the AA but i wasnt a member. I had to sign up and because i was already in a breakdwon situation they charged me an extra £99 to join. Ouch. Some people use cashback sites like Quidco to get some money back and had i planned to get the cover earlier, sat at home in front of my PC, i could have saved a packet by shopping around and using a cashback site.

              I ended up paying £200 plus for breakdwon attendance where my car was towed more than 16 miles from the detsination (this is referred to as relay). Otherwise normal cover would tow the car to the nearest garage or destination of your choice as long as its less than 16 miles away.

              Heed my warning: get breakdown cover now!

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              • Desperate Housewives / TV Programme / 37 Readings / 36 Ratings
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                04.02.2010 23:05
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                Good trashy tv

                Desperate Housewives is an American tv show that my missus loves and forces me to watch! By 'forces' I mean she watches it and I have no choice but to either do the washing up or watch it with her!

                This show is set in a fictional suburb called Wisteria Lane in a made up place called Fairview, America.

                The show is set around the lives of a bunch of women are all - you guessed it - housewives. Where does the desperate part comes in I hear you ask? Well, they get themselves into all sorts of situations...

                The main characters are called Susan, Lynette, Bree, Gabrielle and Katherine. Previous series had a couple of different main characters.

                Lynette is married to Tom, and seems to want to start her own football team - she has loads of kid I've lost count and is currently expecting another! (she's in her 40s and it was a shock when she realized another was on the way!) She's sensible and very strong having battled cancer and been a major advertising exec in the past.

                Gabrielle is an ex-model and the biggest eye candy of the show. She's like the Cheryl Cole of the group..She is married to Carlos and is spoil and selfish. But over the years she's changed and become more responsible. She even has kids now and has definitely matured.

                Susan is the ditzy one -played by Teri hatcher- and has just re-married (yes that's right, married for the second time) Mike.

                Bree is the housewife extraordinaire and strives to be the best housewife of all. She has her own catering company and has published a cookbook. She's very concerned with always being prim and proper

                Katherine is the newest character of the group and is Mike's ex. She is bitter that Mike and Susan are together again.

                There's also a new family with a shady past and we haven't learned anything about them yet except that they're weird.

                Of course there are other characters including the gay guys who live next door, the old biddy who pokes her nose into everyone's business and various other people but its mostly about the group of women ive already mentioned.

                The show is so good because it always has suspense and plot twists. There's always a mystery in every series which you have to figure out and that makes the show more interesting. It also is funny in places but is dark humour. The characters are all love em or hate em but either way it makes things interesting!

                The show is currently on series 7 I think and is being shown on channel 4. You can watch it on 4od if you have missed any episodes - there's only been two shown so far so get on with it and catch up!

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                  17.01.2010 01:45
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                  Nice place

                  he Trafford centre is a shopping centre located in Manchester.

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                  By car its ust off the M60 ring road on the outskirts of Manchester. It's easy to get to and well sign posted. Its a very popular venue so be sure to give yourself a lot of time if you go on a bank holiday or a saturday as everyone goes to Trafford. And this is why-

                  Shops
                  The Centre is spread out over two floors. All the big brand shops are there -Selfridges, Debenhams, Karen Millen...the list is endless... and everything from Armani Exchange, to the Apples store to Andrew Collinge hairdressers.

                  Cinema
                  Theres a pretty good Odeon cinema there showing the latets releases and this is another reason the centre is so popular. It means after a hard days shopping you can relax in the cinema. But not before you've grabbed a bite..

                  Restaurants

                  The shopping centre has a huge variety of places to eat. There are restaurant chains including Pizza Hut, Frankie and Bennys, TGI Fridays etc and are also other restuarants catering for every cuisine: Italian, Indian, Chinese and may more, Plus theres the usual fast food places like McDonalds and KFC.

                  There's also a food hall which has been made in the theme of Titanic (a huge "deck" is the place where the tables and chairs are set up and there's a nautical theme throughout that area.

                  Entertainment
                  As well as the shopping and food and cinema theres a great variety of entertainment at the Traffird centre which is why you see a lot of kids hanging aorund there. There's laser quest, mini golf, cinemas, in-door rock climbing, bowling, dodgems, arcades and loads much more.

                  Style and decor
                  The shopping centre has an ancient egyptian section, which is a bit of a Harrods rip off!

                  The interior of the building compliments the exterior and with alot of shopping centres (think Westfield's posh part which is all bling) the centre is very stylish. I think its all part of the ambience ceated to make you spend more cash!

                  A great day out for everyone; families, couples and big groups of friends. I really enjoyed myself at Traffod. I went with friends and the missus and her friends and we had a great laugh. We ate, shopped, played games, watched a film - we didnt have to drive around to several different places to do all of this - it was all under one roof. I woul recommend trafford -just for the wicked water fountains and the wierd guys who pretend to be statues and jump out at you - this is an all in one entertainment venue.

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                  dont tell anyone you watch it but make sure you do!

                  Sabrina The Teenage Witch is an american tv show which is no longer made but was excellent while it lasted.

                  Its all about Melissa Joan Hart who plays Sabrina. She's a teenage witch who is half mortal. She lives in the human world with her two Aunts, who are also witches, and Salem an ex-witch who was turned into a cat as a punishment for trying to take over the world. He talks and is the best thing about the show, some of his one liners are hysterical.

                  Each episode has a lesson that sabrina learns which makes this show educational for kids. Sabrina learns not to be greedy or selfish in one episode where she literally becomes spoiled rotten (and starts to rot from the feet upwards!) or the one where she actually turns green with envy.

                  sabrina is a very positive person as no matter what happens she doesnt let things get to her. She struggles with being a witch and trying to appear normal, her nemeisis at school LIbby who is a bully, Harvey her boyfriend and all sorts of magical mishaps!

                  Theres a lot of comedy in the show and this makes it really watchable. Even though the show is designed to be aimed at kids i like watching it and even repeats which shows how good the show is.

                  Overall I would certainly recommend this programme if you have youngsters who will need entertaining or if you come across it when channel surfing and are about to switch over- keep it on and give this funny eneteratining show a chance!

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                    This great family board game was originally made in 1938 but didn't arrive in the UK until 1955. There have been several variations developed since that time including scrabble for the DS and a travel scrabble.

                    In the box you get:

                    a game board folded in half, 100 letter tiles, four letter racks and a green cloth draw-string bag. You will also need a dictionary to check the made up words family members always come out with! And paper and pen to keep score.

                    The way the game works:
                    is the board has 225 squares forming symmetrical patterns from the centre square (which has a star on it). This star square is your starting point in the game. Also on the board are a number of 'bonus squares in different colours which give you extra points- you see its not all just about the words! Double letter squares are coloured light blue, triple letter squares are dark blue, double word squares are pink and triple word - the big 'un- are red. We all crow when one of our words falls onto a red square because the points are great- even for really juvenile words!

                    You get 100 'tiles' - little plastic squares which are about 1cm square and a cream colour with a letter printed on it in black. It also features a small number underneath indicating the value of that letter. Most are only worth one point but Z for example is worth 10! That's because it's so hard to use that letter obviously.

                    Within the 100 tiles there are also 2 blank ones which you can use to make any letter! Handy!

                    You can play the game with 2, 3 or 4 people. You have
                    7 tiles and everytime you use tiles they get replaced. If you manage to use all seven of your tiles in one go you get a bonus of 50 points! To this DAY i haven't been able to use all 7...i think i need to read the dictionary more!

                    The game finishes when a player uses all their tiles and there are none left in the bag. The winner is the player with the most points. The value of any unused letters are deducted from your score and added to the person who used all their letters. When a game ends and all players have remaining letters, each player deducts the value of their unused letters from their score.

                    This is a great way to engage the whole family in a fun activity. It means you all spend time together and its also means improving your vocab which is great for the kids - and the adults! I love it when people make up words and the rule in our game is always that you have to explain the meaning of any unusual words if you want to use them. We had one person come up with "woad" the other day and we scoffed at his rubbish explanation, knowing full well he didn't know what it meant. When it checked the dictionary lo and behold it was a real word! Something to do with blue plant dye if you're interested! But thats why you make em explain the word- otherwise, they'll randomly make stuff up and sometimes turn out to be correct!

                    Its a really nice way to spend an evening and good for you as you improve your vocab. Definitely recommended.

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                    • Asda Chocolate Chip Muffins / Snacks / 22 Readings / 22 Ratings
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                      I love muffins and regularly get them from Asda because Asda tend to reduce their bakery goods a lot. Whatever has been reduced on the day i go in is what i tend to get. But my favourite are the choc chip ones.

                      If you're thinking ew cheapo then guess again. these taste fantastic and are chewy and moist. The choc chips are tasty and cut into generous little squares. There's also a generous amount of them.

                      These muffins come in a clear plastic tray and there are four in each package.

                      They cost £1.59 and are Asd's own brand muffins.

                      The muffins themselves are a generous size and one is always enough for me. They smell like vanilla and taste great. instead of a bland manufactured-tasting muffin these taste soft and moist and full of flavour. They are really tasty. the spong is light and fluffy the way a good muffin should be!

                      ~Nutritional values~
                      100 grams:
                      419 calories
                      21.1 grams of fat
                      31.4 grams of sugar.

                      They are quite unhealthy but really delicious tasting. Dont bother getting Millies muffins (from Millies cookies) or anywhere else as these are truly delicious!

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                    • Nestle Lion Bar / Chocolate / 16 Readings / 16 Ratings
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                      Lion is a chocolate bar made by Nestle.

                      The lion bar is made up of different layers. It contains caramel, chocolate and what I believe are a handful of rice crispies wedged between the caramel and the chocolate!

                      The taste is a delicious smooth chocolate with a shewy caramel and a crunchy biscuit. A little bit of everything!

                      The lion bar is filling and satisfying and is a man sized choc!

                      I haven't eaten these in a while but when I saw them on offer in my local Ada i decided to grab some and I recalled them being delicious. The memory was true and i enjoyed tucking into a lion bar earlier today. They are not considered to be a favourite chocolate any more nor are they one of the giants of the choccie bar choices.

                      But they are DELICIOUS and i would urge you all to try a lion bar if you havent recently.

                      Maybe one of the reasons they arent so popular is because they have been replaced by chocs such as toffee crisp. Sometimes choc companies cant think of new ideas for chocs so they just produce the same choc, slight twist and re brand it. The toffee crisp is very similar to the lion bar.

                      If you are a toffee or caramel fan then you'll like this choc. If you like toffee crisps you'l LOVE this choc!

                      I think they're filling like snickers tends to be with the different layers and not just choc but other elements in them to fill you up. This makes it good value for money because your choc craving and hunger craving get satisfied in one!

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                      • Come Dine With Me / TV Programme / 27 Readings / 26 Ratings
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                        Great programme

                        A brilliantly funny and entertaining channel 4 tv programme. T

                        his is all about five or four people - sometimes they have five participants other times four- who take it in turns to host a dinner party. They are all strangers and meet for the first time on the first peron's night. As they dont know each other sometimes sparks fly other times they get on- but thats rare!

                        Each person shops for ingredients, then cooks a meal for three or four other people. The others then give the host a score out of ten. wWoever has the highest score at the end of the week wins £1000!

                        The programme is narrated by Dave Lamb who is an excellent comedian. He cracks lots of sarcastic and funny jokes and this makes the programme even better to watch.

                        The hosts all back stab each other and fight and this makes the programme really amusing.

                        If you like watching cooking shows then you'll enjoy this as you do get to see recipes being made and learn tips for cooking but you also get the gameshow element and the reality tv show concept all rolle dinto one.

                        This is a brilliant programme and i make sure i watch it whenever its on. Channel four in the evenings or watch it on 4 on demand!

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                        • Sprite / Soft Drink / 21 Readings / 18 Ratings
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                          One such fizzy drink that he buys on a regular basis is 'Sprite' which is a lemonade style drink, described as 'A fresh tasting, sparkling lemon & lime flavour soft drink' on the side of the can. Produced from the Coca-cola company, this fizzy drink is a popular choice with my other half and he regularly buys it in bottle form as well as cans that can always be found lurking around in my fridge.

                          The main reason I have come to start drinking the pop recently is because my partner buys those little 'dinky' cans of Sprite that are a neat little 150ml in size. The cans are so small that I find it is just enough to quench my thirst and because I am not drinking an excessive amount of the fizzy beverage, I find that I don't need to feel overly guilty about the sugar content contained within it, not to mention my dental bill!

                          The drink is a very fizzy one, which is noticeable as soon as I open the little can, mainly because of the fizzzzzz noise that is very evident as I open the can, and again as I lift the can to my mouth to drink. I find too that the fizzy bubbles are very obvious as I take a mouthful of the pop.

                          The taste of the Sprite is very similar to a lemonade-type drink, and I do find it is quite refreshing, particularly when I am feeling quite thirsty! I find that it quenches my thirst nicely and I do find that the little can is more than adequate for this, small size or not!

                          The initial taste of lemon is the main flavour I can detect whilst drinking Sprite, although I can eventually taste the undertone of the lime there too. I find that Sprite is very sweet, perhaps overly-so for a lot of people, but for me personally I do find that the Sprite is no real match for my (overly) sweet tooth.

                          If I am being honest, I find that the Sprite has a bit of an aftertaste to it, perhaps because of the amount of lime in the drink, but my personal preference is the main competitor to this brand, known as '7 Up', which I personally find is not quite as 'harsh' on my taste buds or something... Either way, I find that the Sprite doesn't quite live up to its main rival, and if I was making the choice I would probably opt for the 7 up instead of the Sprite brand of soft drink.

                          The nutritional information on the little (recyclable) can informs me that the 150ml of soft drink contains 65 calories and 15.9g of sugars (!!!) as well as 0 fat, which does seem to be a lot, but of course I think that most fizzy drinks will be on a par with the Sprite if we were to compare.

                          All in all, I find that the Sprite is a nice enough drink, and I do find that it is quite refreshing and it certainly quenches my thirst. That said, I do find that there is a bit of an after-taste and I think the overall flavour of the drink is lacking something. For these reasons, I would probably opt for a different drink if I had the choice, and would not recommend the Sprite all that much.

                          Sprite is available from all good grocery stores and supermarkets such as Do you like lemonade? Do you like fizzy pop drinks? Then you'll love Sprite!

                          Manufactured by coca cola, his is an alternative to coke, pepsi etc. It has a distinctive lemony taste.

                          It is a lot like 7up but sprite is out selling 7up for some reason people know it better as a brand and prefer the taste. I like both. Sprite is fizzier for me and 7up has a stornger taste so it depends what you prefer your drinks to be like.

                          I always have a bottle of the 2 litre at home, which I crack open whenever we have guests but of course as its such as big bottle, i have to have a lot myself after the guests have gone! Brilliant tactic and the missus as celever as she is hasnt twigged yet! Huzzah! Hm, better make sure she doesnt read this then!

                          Most supermarkets stock Sprite, its available everywhere from corner shops to petrol stations.

                          I choose Sprite whenever we're in resteraunts liek Nandos and others as I prefer it much more than coke etc and i hate pepsi for some reason its too sweet.

                          This is a great fizzy drink, its refreshing and tasty as my carbonated drink of choice!

                          Carbonated drinks are NOT good for you so i dont recommend consuming this or any other carbonates drink regularly but this one is delicious for now and again treat.

                          You can buy it in can form or bottles. The bottles come in small, easy to carry around ones which are 500ml in size (which I tend to have as the bottles are made from plastic and I like to take these with me when im out cycling)

                          Or you can buy the bigger 2 litre upwards bottles (also made from plastic) which you can share with other people.

                          The cans come in 330ml sizes or if you look carefully in Tesco they stock tiny versions that are only 150ml in size.

                          Expect to pay between 65p and 500 ml depending on the size you choose.

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                          22.12.2009 00:40
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                          Sabrina The Teenage Witch is an American comedy that is based on a comic book series which I had never heard of until this show was created.

                          This great teenage show originally aired in 1996, when Melissa Joan Hart, who plays the main character, was only little. You can really see her change over the series!

                          The show follows sixteen year old teenage witch Sabrina who goes to live with her two Aunts who are witches. She soon discovers that she too is a witch - a half witch on her father's side.

                          She is guided through her new world and new powers by her Aunts. Helped along by the family cat Salem.

                          ~Salem~
                          A talking cat who used to be a warlock (played by Nick Bakay). He was imprisoned as a cat because he tried to take over the world. He is always mourning the loss of his powers and when he comes across a little bit of magic he goes crazy over it and tries to take over the world again!

                          Salem is a great character, really funny and entertaining and his crying voice is hilarious.


                          ~Harvey~
                          The object of Sabrina's affections, Harvey has always been Sabrina's sweetheart and their relationship is lovely.

                          ~Libby~
                          The evil cheerleader who is Sabrina's nemesis.

                          She constantly picks on Sabrina spreading rumours about her and taunting her at every opportunity.


                          The first season of Sabrina The Teenage Witch on DVD features 4 discs of 505 minutes playtime in total. It is rated "U", meaning that all of the family can enjoy this.

                          ~Price~
                          £12-£15 is the average price on places like Play.com and Amazon.co.uk

                          The show is aimed at teenagers but we grown ups love it too. Sometimes its a bit cheesy and predictable but its a good show for teaching kids lessons as there's always a moral to the episodes.

                          Sabrina is faced with typical teenage dilemmas like getting her first wart and boy problems! I like this show because the missus loves it and watches it all the time saying its reminds her of her childhood!

                          The comedy is a bit trying too hard sometimes and the laughter track reflects this too but overall it is a funny show and certainly entertaining. There's nothing in it that you wouldn't want your kids to see and i think the lessons are a usually great lessons for teens.

                          We see Sabrina struggle with all sorts of life lessons and how she learns to be more patient, control bad moods and stay positive.

                          Overall a great family comedy show.

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                          21.12.2009 21:13
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                          Finally! A healthy crisp that is good for you! Well, sort of in a way! They are made with all natural ingredients so they are healthier in one sense than other types of crisp.

                          They are also really more-ish, and harder than than the normal crisp. This is true of Kettle Chips in general. They are thicker, darker, harder and more brittle than Walkers or Frisps or other varieties of crisp.

                          I dont think any of these things are disadvantages really as I love crisps that are filling!

                          The packet is a larger than normal size at 150g which is ideal for sharing (or scoffing yourself while watching the footy). I mean, who wants to SHARE tasty crisps??

                          I've always liked the sour cream and cive combo. I like the sour cream and chive dip you can get from Pizza Hut and you'll never believe it but I used to dunk crisps in those! We always have a few tubs like that knocking around the house and i often used to dunk other crisps into them as i like the flavour. Well the makers of kettle crisps must have a secret camera on me because they've nicked my idea!

                          There is a strong potato flavour but the chive and sour cream is unmissable. Some crisps have a weak flavour you can hardly notice but with these the taste hits you from the first bite.

                          Overall delicious and filling making them good value.

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