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What can you say about a polo mint ? well......
Apparently these mints have been going for nearly 7 decades. I first discovered these way back when was a kid when they were cheap and you could get a packet for around 18-20p. Now they are around 35p.
Nestle Polo Mints are easy recognisable by their distinctive green, blue and white wrapping. It gives you that cool, fresh look about them. Inside the mints are covered in a silver foil.
I simply love the taste of these. They give you a cool, refreshing taste which doesn't overpower you compared to other mints. There is a slight sugary taste that swirls around your mouth which gives your breath a cleaner feel. Polos are hard in texture and the smell is uplifting and refreshing.
Nutritional Info Per 100g
Protein - Trace
Carbohydrate - 98.2g
Fat - 1.0g
Cals - 139 per tube.
Ingredients include : - Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Modified Starch, Stearic Acid and Mints Oils. These are also suitable for vegetarians.
Would i recommend these to you ?
Yes ! These mints very handy when your on the go. Whether your breath is in need of a top up or you need a sugar kick then you can't go round with the ''Mints with the hole'' You can get these from any supermarket or local shop. Go ahead buy these now.
Lucozade has always been a great drink to have if you lack energy and nutrients and need to top up on them. I have often needed this drink when i have been ill, it is fantastic when you just havent got the energy and stamina to do anything,
Lucozade comes in a few sizes there is a 380ml bottle, 500ml and 1 litre plus and 330ml can. The bottle is a plastic one that is red and orange with the famous logo on it. The taste of the original Lucozade to me, is very orangy. It is quite gassy and fizzy. I don't normally like fizzy drinks but this one is an exception as it's an energy building drink. The liquid inside is an orange colour. It is not addictive in any way but you can get hooked from your very first sip. This is great for when you are not eating properly and you're not getting enough sugar and vitamins as Lucozade is filled with lots of sugar and glucose.
There are more flavours to choose from. Such as : -
Some ingredients include : -
Citric Acid, Lactric Acid, Flavouring, Carbonated Water, Glucose Syrup (25%). Preservatives - Sodium Benozate, Sodium Bisulphite. Caffeine (0.012%), Antioxidant (Asorbic Acid), Colour (Sunset Yellow).
Nutritional Information : -
Energy 70 - cals
Protein - Trace
Carbohydrate - 17.2g (which sugars 8.7g)
Fat - Nil (which saturates Nil )
Fibre - Nil
Sodium - Trace
Overall, i recommend you try this out. You can get the 1Litre bottle for 99p in places like Home Bargains, although these are more expensive in other places. The smaller bottles are around £1.19. This drink is really good for building up your energy and useful to carry around with you when you need a boost.
Cadbury's is the best chocolate producer in the world, and in my opinion i have never tasted anything better than Cadbury's. They have done so many chocolate's for us to entertain ourselves with and none being particuarly healthy but, we don't care do we ?
Lately i have come across the Cadburys Dairy Milk Mint Chips in Tesco and thought i would try them out. The bar is a 200g and cost me around £1.59. I think the price is quite fair seeing as it's a fair sized bar.
The chocolate bar comes in a eye catching wrapping. With purple and green and the famous Cadbury's logo on it and ''Dairy Milk Mint Chips'' written across the front. It is very easy to unwrapped and when you do, this gorgeous smell of mint greets you but it's not too over powering which is good, too much mint makes me feel sick before eating. There are lots of little squares in this bar, probably around 30.
The taste is utterly gorgeous. It reminds me of those Minty Aero's, but better. When you bite into a square it just melts into your mouth and the minty centre pours in. There are green bits in them i just love chewing on. There is a lovely crunchy texture to them, nice and soft too. I do love how the mint leaves your mouth feeling very minty and refreshed afterwards.
Apparently per 100g there is : - 505 - Cals, 26.1g - Fat. Per square there is 30 Cals. According to the bar. It may contain nuts and traces of wheat. It is also suitable for Vegetarians.
This bar is absolutely gorgeous. For all those mint haters, i wouldn't try these out as they are very minty. They are not the heathliest chocolates but they are fabulous for a one off treat. I recommend you try these out, they are delicious and i give them 10/10.
I havent had Instant Whip or Angel Delight for years, so when i tried out Tesco Value strawberry whip i was very impressed. I wasn't at all bothered that this is a much cheaper version of the originals.
The product is a very simple Tesco Value packaging, with the Tesco logo at the top. Its usually a red and white bag with ''Strawberry whip'' in the middle. These are suitable for Vegetarians as it states so on the front of the pack. Not the most attractive look but it can look quite tasty. These only cost 5p.
If you want to know how to make it then, you simply whip the pink powder inside with 300ml of milk (my favouirte is semi skimmed). After that, just leave it in the fridge for a while to get thick. This is best served after your dinner it makes a lovely desert and has a great consistency. The only difference between Angel Delight and Tesco Strawberry Whip is that is lumpier, but it's not too bad.
The taste of the Strawberry Whip, i find it a bit sweeter than the originals but very much loved the taste. It's not too strong on the Strawberry and you can't taste it as much, but hey its 5p. The appearance is just the same, thick in texture. I love the fact it isn't overpowering and you can smell the slight scent of Strawberry when whipping.. According to the sachet it has 5.8g of fat and 160 - cals.
Overall, for 5 pence a sachet this is a great value. Not as brilliant as the original but then again, they never are. It is worth spending your five pence on, if you don't like it you won't be wasting your money. I recommend you try this out, taste nice, looks good, smells lovely and it is not too unhealthy for you. .
Who has the X Factor ?
The X Factor is a programme based on wannabe singers and is shown on British TV. The show has been running every year since 2004 and is very successful. The programme as seen different judges come and go such as the top dog Sharon Osbourne and Brian Freedman. Nowadays there is a set panel of judges.
In the X Factor you have four categories. 14-24 Girls, 14-24 Boys, over 25's and the groups. Normally, the show will air is August, with auditions usually taking place from April onwards. It's shown every Saturday night on ITV1 between the hours of 6pm and 7;30, sometimes if differs each week. This show consists of asipring singers young and old singing infront of the judges in an audition room, no musical instruments or music allowed, totally acapella. Some hopefuls get through to the next round which is ''boot camp'' some do not, which they go home. I can tell you it's abolutely hilarious watching the auditions, it's my favourite part of the show you really get some terrible 'talent' on.
Judges : -
The lucky few that make it to boot camp then have to do it all over again and try and tackle their nerves. They are whittled down to just 6 where the judges then find out which category they will be managing. oNce people know who is managing who they take off to either, Ireland, ibiza, Miami or America. This is where alot of people trip up with nerves.
This is a very important part of the show for the contestants, they now know who is managing them and have to keep their nerves under control and perform a final time to their mentor in order to be in the top 3 and make it to the live shows. This is where i start setting my sights on my 'favourites' and it's awful seeing their nerves getting the better of them and failing, there are lots of tears and happiness throughout this stage. But, as always 3 go home and 3 out of each category make it to the live shows.
The live shows consist of a performance from the 12 remaining hopefuls live every Saturday infront of an audience. Each week there is a theme week, such as British number one's and so the contestants will sing a song from that and so on. This really puts them to test as not everyone can sing live band music. The public decides who stays and who go's and the bottom two go head to head and sing again, then the judges vote who they want to save. The progamme will be shown twice, second time to eliminate an act. Right up until the final night, the contestants do the same thing, often a celebrity will come in and help the contestants out in their rehearsals if it's say, Mariah Carey week, she went in last time to see them. The final is always a great night, the 2 contestants left sing with a celebrity and perform around 3 songs to give one final chance at winning the X Factor. Whoever gets the most votes that night, wins the show and gets a £1 million recording contract. I find it amusing the winners CD is mad before the show has actually ended that night.
Previous X Factor Winners : -
Steve Brookstein - First ever winner in 2004 in the over 25 category
Shayne Ward - Second winner in 2005 in the 16-24 category (it was 16 back then)
Leona Lewis - Third winner in 2006 in the 16-24 category
Leon Jackson - fourth winner in 2007 in the 14-24 boys category
Alexandra Burke - fifth and last years winner in 2008 in the 14-24 girls category,
Leona Lewis is the biggest artist to come out of the X Factor and the first female winner and quickly became a multi -platinum selling artist. He single 'Bleeding Love' reached number one in over 30 countries around the world.
Overall, this is a great show to watch, very entertaining if you havent got anything better to do with your life on a Saturday night. You do end up getting addicted and quite involved when you have a favourite still inthe competition. Although it's not always great, the judges do get very tactical which really annoys me because it's the contestants furture they are messing with when they are getting at each other. Sometimes you think it's really fixed. but other than that it's very enjoyable to watch and 90% of the time the right winner wins. You from laughing hysterically during those auditions, to weeping with tears at the emotional songs people can deliver. I recommend this programme to you, try it out and watch the talent you have in your city.
I love a good yogurt from time to time, it's not that often i will have them so when i am in Tesco i always dive for the Tesco Value Strawberry Yogurts. I do have a love/hate relationship with these pots though, and i will tell you why. I love the flavour but i hate the clumps of Strawberry you can get at the bottom, i really find it hard to eat So i go round it.
Tesco Value Strawberry Yoghurt is very simple looking. Blue and White pot with the Tesco logo and ''Low fat Strawberry yogurt'' written on the side. It looks delicious though, as on the top of the lid you will see some Strawberry illustrations that just entice you to buy. These yogurts are also suitable for Vegetarians and include the nutritional information on the pots.
One thing i love about these yogurts is how full they are. When you peal back the lid you see that it is full to the brim and you get a nice whiff of strawberry. The yogurt inside is a nice reddy colour, the yogurt conbined with the little strawberries make a nice texture. I love putting the spoon in to the thick creamy yogurt and scooping some out although i hate the thin layer of yogurt on top when you first peal the lid off, you have to mixed it together to get rid of it.
The taste is quite sweet, when storing in a fridge for some time is even nicer and cool. As i said before, there are clumps of strawberries in there that just put me off so i eat the yogurt and some of the 'juicer' strawberry parts. It's lovely and thick and doesn't last too long when you eating away. Perfect for after a meal and summer days. These pots are 125g and 9p from Tesco. I tend to buy a good few when shopping.
When i looked at those ingredients i noticed they contained - syrup, strawberries, modified maize starch, strawberry concentrate pectin, with natural flavouring and water.
Each Pot contains
18.6g - Carbohydrate
3.5g - Protein
0.9g - Fat (0.6 Saturates)
18.6g - Sugar
0.4g - Fibre
Trace - Sodium
Overall, these are a great little yogurt and for 9p you cannot complain. They are real tasty, thick and creamy. Although these are ''low fat'' the sugar seems quite high, so maybe eaten in moderation, you won't go far wrong. I find the yogurt to be kinda fruit and sweet (but not too sweet that it becomes sickly) Tesco Value did me proud. i would recommend you try this out.
ohhh i remember Hula Hoops from being a kid. I don't have a clue how long they have been around for but i have always loved them. I just had to remind myself how great they tasted last week and bought a couple of packs. My favourite have always been the Cheese and Onion ones. Each bag of Hula Hoops come in a 25g one. I also believe each bag contains around 129 calories, 0.5g of Fibre, 7.2g of fat and 0.8g of Protein. You can choose to buy the single packs which are around 37p, or a multi-pack of 7 which i believe is around £1.29.
HP Hula Hoops are very distinctive, they are basically a thick potato ring that are very, very crunchy. I choose to eat Cheese and Onion. The taste is actually quite nice and not too strong like other cheese crisps, they don't over power you. I used to play around with these crisps as a kid, i would put the ring on my index finger and pretend i was engaged.... oh childhood memories. I still play about with them and shove my tongue through the hole and keep it there untill they've melted into my mouth.
Over the years i have tried out all the flavours, some i liked more than others, each flavour has it's own unique taste. The flavours include - Barbecue Beef (which comes in a brown packet), Salt and Vinegar (which comes in a blue packet), and Ready Salted (which comes in a red packet). All the flavours taste exactly as they should do, the Original was never a favourite of mine, but then again they are not a favourite in general i find them too boring and salty. The Salt and Vinegar ones, like the Cheese and Onion, are not over-powering and have a nice taste and texure to them. Barbecue Beef are quite nice aswell, they have a slight tangy taste to them.
Overall, Hula Hoops are quite a filling crisp, not all crisps can fill you but these seem to do the job, although they become very moreish. They are very popular with Kids and Adults and can be used at any occassion, i think they go down really well at childrens parties. They may not be the healthiest crisps (as they are high in the old fat) but, when eaten in moderation they can be very enjoyable. There are a few flavours to choose from, but can i recommend you try the cheese and onion ? Go ahead and try out these Hula Hoops, you will not regret it.
I have bought a few Asda Smart Price stuff and quickly became a fan, so when i was in Asda a few weeks back i decided to try out their Custard Creams. I've never had a problem with supermarkets own brands on foods, sometimes i cannot tell the difference so i wasnt surprised when i actually liked these.
These biscuits come in a simple packaging white with a red band splashed across the bottom, with the Smart Price logo and ''Custard Creams'' written in the middle. It also states on the front they are suitable for Vegetarians. As always you get the nutritional information and Ingredients.
For all those that do not know what a custard cream is or looks like then it is basically two layers of biscuits with custard cream in the centre, it's all sandwiched together. They are a sqaure-ish shape and a creamy colour with a patterned diamond shape on the top of it.
These biscuits taste so crunchy and tasty when you eat them. As you bite into them the creamy centre hits you straight away and as a little hint of vanilla there. The Cream is really nice and soft, makes a lovely texture with the biscuit around it. There is only a couple of biscuits i dunk but i wouldnt advise dunking these, in my opinion biscuits that break up after one dip, and becomes really soggy is a huge no go.
According to the pack, per biscuit there is : -
Cals - 63
Fat - 27g
Carbohydrates - 9.0g
Protein - 0.8g
Fibre - 0.1g
Overall the biscuits are a lovely, crunchy enjoyable biscuit and some people like to dunk (just not me) I do find them incredibly moreish though. The pack is a 400g one and cost me around 35p. They are just as nice as the originals so, i wouldn't go paying more than you should for the same biscuit. I don't find them too sweet which is good, I recommend you try these out, they are pretty much the opposite to bourbons, but vanilla. Go ahead and have a go.
I don't like all the pringle flavours, but i absolutely love this one. I cant remember the first time i bought these crisps but i've constantly had them since, it's been years. I don't know anyone who doesn't like them.
The Sour Cream and Onion Pringles come in a bright green tube which is 155g. They have the Pringles logo on the them and the flavour of the crisps at the bottom, with a plastic lid and a piece of foil under it that you have to peal off before eating. I agree with the slogan 'once you pop....' they are very moreish. On the tube you will see your ingredients and nutritional information. Along with the Suitable for Vegetarian symbol.
The crisps are of great quality, very crispy and crunchy. They are a lovely oval shape, with a nice curve to them and a yellowy/cream colour. They are quite crumbly in texture. Pringles come in different flavours, such as Ready Salted, Cheddar Cheese, Salt & Vinegar, Prawn Cocktail, Barbecue, Smokey Bacon, Hot & Spicy and Cheese & Onion. These crisps make a great dipping, i have often dipped mine into the Sour Cream and Chive.
The taste is quite sweet and tangy, but you are not overpowered with the strong soury taste and scent which is great. I love licking the onion flavouring off the crisps then eating them fully. There is a taste of onion in the crisps however, doesn't taste too strong, together with the sour cream it makes a lovely texture. I haven't actually sat there and counted but you do get a generous amount in these tubs.
Nutritional Information. Per 100g
Cals - 539
Carbohydrate - 46
Protein - 5.3
Fibre - 4.9
Some ingredients include.
Vegetable fat, corn flour, wheat starch, maltodextrin, lactose, emulsifier: E 471,salt, rice flour, andtrisodium citrate, dextrose, barley malt vinegar flavourings, food acid:malic acid, spice, corn syrup powder, dehydrated potatoes, acidity regulators - sodium diacetate and vegetable oil.
Would i recommend these to you ?
Yes ! One thing i love about these if that you can re-seal and they stay fresh and crispy for a few days later. They are crunchy and tasty and when eating they do not crumble everywhere and make a mess. These tubs cost about £1.49 from any supermarket, local shops. So go ahead and try these.
I'm not one for having lots of biscuits i am a firm believer in now and again treats. When browsing the aisles of Asda i came across Asda Smart Price Ginger Nut Biscuits. I have had Ginger Nuts before but not for a long time, so wanted to check these out, so i threw them in the basket.
The packaging is very plain. The Gingers Nuts come in a simple White and Green wrapping with your Asda logo. It states the title ''Smart Price Ginger Nuts'' on them in Green. Very simple. Looking at the Biscuits, they are not exactly the most attractive biscuits, again, just simple. Rounded, but not too big and a deep ginger colour with the crackles in them and also quite thick, looks delicious. When you open the packet, which is a decent sized one, your hit by a really strong smell of ginger. That's the only way to describe them.
Some Nutritional Information for you : Per Biscuits you have ....
46 - Cals
0.6g - protein
7.2g - carbohydrate
1.6g - fat
You can tell a ''slight'' difference with the all the brands, this obviously being a cheaper one. The biscuits when you bite into them are kinda dry and abit crumbly, but does leave a nice crunchy texture. Not all biscuits have that. Although they are not soft and soggy. The taste however, there seems to be a hotness to the biscuits but also sweet, not too overpowering, though i do need some water if i eat more than 3. The biscuits aren't sugary either. I love dunking these, they don't fall to pieces after one dunk. Now that's a biscuit for dipping.
These biscuits are suitable for Vegetarians.
Would i recommend to you ?
I will always have these in my cupboard at home, either to pop out when a guest is here or for my own use. There is no real difference between the cheaper brands and the more expensive ones. For 34p you cannot go wrong. You also get a generous amount in the pack too. I fully suggest you try these out.
I remember the old days when i was about 8 pretending to be Dorthy from The Wizard Of Oz. I dug out this film not long ago to rewatch it, it brought back all my childhood memories of such a classic, timeless memorable movie. The main star of this film is Judy Garland. Other stars include, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger and Frank Morgan. This movie i believe is directed by Victor Fleming.
This story is about a young girl called Dorthy who lives in Kansas. She lives with her Uncle Henry and Auntie Em. As the film sets off in black and white, there is a nice scene of Dorothy running through the fields with her lovable dog Toto. In this scene, Dorothy kicks in beautiful with 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' this is a lovely moment. Not long after the evil Miss Gulch turns up and claims she was biten by Dorothy's dog. Miss Gulch wants to have the dog destroyed, leaving a hysterical Dorothy heartbroken. Dorothy tries to tell her Auntie and Uncle but they were too busy to listen. The wicked woman does indeed ride off on her bike with little Toto on the basket. Of course this gorgeous, cute little thing was gonna jump out and run straight back to Dorothy.
With Toto safely back in Dorothy's arms she is ecstatic for only a minute, Miss Gulch will come back won't she ? Dorothy decides the only thing she can do is take Toto and run away. Along the way Dorothy meets a kind and charming man, Professor Marvel. He cleverly realises that Dorothy is on the run from home and tells her, her Aunt Em is poorly at home and needs her, convincing Dorothy to run home quickly. But as she sets off running a tornado breaks out. She makes it back to the house and Dorothy and Toto take shelter in her bedroom, where Dorothy gets knocked out by the window frame. This is when we are thrown into technicolour and as Dorothy awakes and steps out of the door, the dream journey begins.
As Dorothy takes Toto on their big adventure, we get to meet the good witch and the bad witch. The good Witch of the North is Glinda. Glinda tells Dorothy she is in Munchkinland and advises Dorothy to seek the help of 'The Wizard Of Oz' by following the yellow brick road, when she asked the good witch how she returned home. There are fantastic scenes along the way as Dorothy meets the Scarecrow, The Tin Man and The Lion, who too, head off to the Emerald City.
I absolutely love the scene where Dorothy trots along the yellow brick road singing the popular 'Follow The yellow brick road' song. But their journey isn't always smooth, they do have trouble on the way as the Witch tries terrorising them. But they make it to the Emerald City, but will they get what they want ? Will Dorothy go home, the scarecrow get his brain, the tin man his heart and the lion his courage he so longs for ?
There are some great songs in this movie besides the wonderful 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'. I really enjoyed watching the scene where the scarecrow starts singing ''If I only had a Brain''. The songs carries on to the Tin man asking for his heart and The Lion asking for courage. This is a catchy song. Also there is a medley type song what the little Munchkins sing, that is really awesome to watch. This film is great for anyone to watch, young or old. I found the characters to be entertaining especially the little Munchkins who i found really amusing to watch. Even watching the beginning in sepia was quite thrilling. It's even easy to spot the characters fromthe beginning in the film laer on. The whole film is enthralling. I fully recommend.
Dirty Dancing - why do i assume everyone has seen this movie ? Along with Grease i thought everyone had watched it. I found out earlier this week my friends hadn't even heard of it. Where have they been ?
The main cast of Dirty Dancing starrs Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze, Cynthia Rhodes and Jerry Orbach. This fantastic film is written by Eleanor Bergstein and directed by Emile Ardolino.
Dirty Dancing was made in 1987, but it set in 1963 in the summer. The film tells of a spoilt 17 year old girl exploring and developing into a young woman. Frances Houseman, otherwise known as 'baby' goes on a family holiday to the Kellermanns, in the Catskill Mountains. Here is where Baby discovers a whole now different life. Baby who, is a goody two shoes and never does anything wrong, was never one to indulge in raunchy dances and late nights. But when she is invited to a party she developes a crush on the popular sexy dancer Johnny Castle, played beautifully by Patrick Swayze. Johnny seems way out of Baby's leaque, hes talented, professional and very popular, Johnny and his dance partner Penny Johnson (Cynthia Rhodes) are performing that night and Baby is mesmerised. This is when Baby decides she wants to learn all about what they do.
I could almost predict how the film was going to turn out when i first watched it, i was really impressed with how the story developed. One night Penny finds herself in big trouble and has to pull out of the performance at Sheldrake, leaving baby to fill in. Baby had two left feet and couldn't dance to save her life, so who better to teach her ? none other than Johnny Castle. There are some really funny scenes with baby laughing as Johnny has to run his fingers down her arm, which obviously tickles her, and Johnny gets irritated when baby cannot pick up the lift at the end - which she fails to do on the night too. Tempers flare, tears and laughter but it is quite obvious a romance is developing. Things don't go smoothly for Johnny and Baby there are lots of ups and downs, her father Jake is against this from the word go. Jake believes Johnny is a bad one and Baby should steer clear, but she does the opposite and rebels against her father.
As the romance continues and progresses, Johnny and Baby have to keep this a secret against his boss and baby's father and family. Which i find is such a touching scene. My favourite scene is where Baby and Johnny are learning their final routine outside on a log just above the water, baby needs to learn how to balance, will she make it ? She also has to master that lift again, and repeatedly falls in the water. But a secret never stays a secret and the truth comes out about they young lovers, which puts Johnny's job on the line. Johnny is also accused of stealing a wallet from a cabin the same night and not long after is fired and decides to leave. Will his love for Baby be enough to bring him back for the final dance ? Will baby's father ever welcome Johnny into the family ? You must buy this film and find out.
What did i think of this film ?
I really enjoyed watching it and it is a film i can repeat all the time, it's one of my all time favourites. There are lots of songs played in the film that gives it such a 'feel good' vibe. The soundtrack to the movie ' The Time Of My Life' is my favourite, this song has actually sold around 40 million worldwide. Some of my favourite songs played in the movie are Hungry Eyes, Stay, Just a little bit longer, She's like the wind and many more. The acting was amazing and i found the chemistry played between Patrick and Jennifer was outstanding, they feed off each other really good and work well together. This film is a typical chick flick and is a must see, i know plenty of males who like this too. I fully recommend this film to you all.
I first tried out Croissants in Paris last year in May, strangely enough i had never eaten before i went away on holiday. Croissants is kind of tradition in France to have as a breakfast, i was reluctant to try these out but was surprised at how nice they tasted. I'm a bit of a jam fan, so i tend to spread jam on mine rather than butter or anything else.
When coming back from Paris i popped into Tesco almost immediately to see if they had any Croissants, of course they did. I did see single ones for 55p. But then noticed the pack of 4 Tesco All Butter Croissants for around 89p for the packet. Which is a great price as the singles that i saw were just too much for one, inside you will try a plastic tray which keeps them all together. The bag they come in is a clear bag with the blue lines on it, with the Tesco logo and Croissants written. As always on the back you get the nuritional information and ingredients.
These Croissants are like an oblong shaped. They are a nice brown/golden silky colour and smell of nothing but butter. You can chose to eat these from the packet cold or warmed up, i prefer not to warm them, too much smell of butter overpowers me a little. I generally eat these at breakfast as they feel nice and light, but they can work as a treat if your busy, just pop in, take one and go out. When eating these, i find them to but really delicious, whatever you chose to spread them with, they crumble into your mouth and is real tasty. They have this non greasy, soft texture to them. I guess this could be a downside to some people, they are messy and you get the pastry everywhere. Or is that just me ? I could eat them all day, i think i can handle 2-3 in the morning before work, with jam. They are very light on the tummy.
Some of the ingredients include :-
Water, Sugar, Pasteurised Whole Egg, Yeast, Salt. Also Wheat Flour, 26% of Unsalted Butter, Flour Treatment Agent (Ascorbic Acid). Emulsifier - Mono- and Di-Acetyltartaric Esters of Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids. On the back it tells you they are suitable for Vegetarians, so that's great for me. They also contain Wheat, Gluten, Egg and milk. It does say, they cannot guarantee they are free of nut.
Each Croissant contains ;-
190 - Cals
Sugar - 2.7g
Fat - 10.4g (6.4g Saturates)
Salt - 0.5g
Not the best and healthiest of products, but most certainly a delicious one. Probably not ideal for every day for the diet goers but a treat now and again won't do any harm. I recommend you try these out, they are utterly gorgeous and of great quality.
I have always had an interest in the spirit world, recently i have started going to mediumship and clairvoyance nights. I used to be quite skeptical but now fully believe in it. There is one company that i have come across which is called Spirit Management. They usually have 3 regular mediums, who are called Laura Mould, Dee Rendall and Samantha Robson, although there are others which i have not come across yet. These ladies claim to have years of experience and from what i have seen, are quite talented ladies in reading tarot cards, private readings, public readings, water readings, healing etc.
In my opinion, these ladies are usually accurate with people's readings and from what i have seen are quite popular with the audience. The mediums are based around the Greater Manchester area, but have done events all over the UK
You can have private readings with each of the mediums, which can be arranged at your convience. In order to set up these meetings i have found it useful to liaise with the management company. The cost of a session, which is approximately an hour, is £30, which may seem excessive to some people, although if you attend the public event you can enter a raffle and have the chance to win a free reading with any of the artists. The public events which can take place in churches, function rooms or clubs are usually £7 entry fee for up to 3 hours performance. Occassionally at these public events, a man called Mike Ireland will perform on the stage doing something called Water Readings. A water reading is difficult to describe in full detail however, it consists of the use of a raffle ticket placed in a glass of water and from that, without knowing whose number it is, he can pick up an energy from an individual in the audience.
I have only experienced this once, it's an amazing experience.
After attending one of their events, i decided to do some research into them to discover more information about them and where they would be performing. This is when i came across their website. www.spiritmanagement.vpweb.co.uk. On this site i found out a little bit more about the company who organises these events and any future events that were coming up in the forthcoming weeks. The kind of events they do include charity work, where the money they raise is donated to various charites including Cancer Research, Cystic fibrosis and other local charities in the areas they perform in.
Would i recommend a night of mediumship to you ?
Yes i would. I found these ladies to be talented in their field of expertise. From my previous experiences with other mediums i have come across some people who are not of the same standard, whereas these 3 mediums seems to have a genuine talent where they can tell you things only you could possibly know from your loved ones who have passed over.
Overall, i would recommend these mediums to anyone who has an interest in this and also those who are still doubtful.
I think Bourbon biscuits are the most popular biscuits around. Everyone has had them at some point in their lives. I cannot remember a time i didnt buy these. Even as i write this review i am eating one.
So what are bourbons ?
Bourbon's are basically a chocolate biscuit. Two thin rectangular layers of biscuit with chocolate cream filling in the middle, together this makes such a lovely, crunchy, tasty biscuit. I don't find these biscuits to sweet, and they have a lovely texture. Every brand of these Bourbons are lovely but I particularly like and get my Bourbon's from Tesco.
The Tesco bourbons come in a brown packaging with the Tesco logo written in white at the top. Inside are your bourbons, not sure how many are in but i would guess around 12. The biscuits themselves look quite cute. Rectangular brown, with ''Bourbon' engraved on them, with little holes around the outside.
The biscuits are not too sweet, quite light and creamy. The combination of the chocolatey centre and the buscuits creates a lovely texture. I don't find themcrumbly like some biscuits can be. They are great for eating alone and can also make a great 'dunking' biscuit. Couple years back i would often dip the Bourbon's into my coffee, and it's taste great and wont crumble into your drink. The biscuits can get very moreish i tell you, before you know it you have had the whole packet as they are a very light biscuit in my opinion. Yet not the healthiest, but great for one off treats.
Nutritional Information. Each Biscuit contains
Protein - 0.8g
Carbohydrate - 9.3g (4.3g (Sugars)
Fat - 3.0g (1.8g Saturates)
Fibre - 0.5g
Sodium - Trace
Salt Equivalent -Trace
The Allgery Advice
The biscuits contain - Wheat & Gluten. Also suitable for vegetarians.
Some of the Ingredients are - Wheat Flour, Sugar, vegetable oil, fat reduced cocoa powder, glucose syrup, dextrose, wheat starch, raising agents. Salt & Natural flavouring.
Would i recommend these to you ?
Yes !!!!! These biscuits cost around 40p from Tesco if that. They are very cheap, the same quality as other brands, so don't go spending too much thinking you'll get better quality, they are just the same. They are a lovely tasting biscuit and great for dipping in your coffee/tea every now and again. So go and try out these bourbon's you won't regret it.