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      23.07.2015 21:34
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      Don't Overdose!

      I bought this Argan oil a while ago from Poundworld for just £1.00. It was the cheapest I had ever seen a hair oil for so I thought I’d give it a try.
      I like to use hair treatments as I wash my hair every day and straighten it regularly so I feel as though it needs a bit of extra attention.


      ~ Packaging ~
      My bottle of hair oil is quite small and contains just 25ml of oil.
      It comes in a small brown glass bottle and has a sticker on the front with ‘Argan oil hair treatment with Moroccan oil’ written across the front. The design is very simple.
      There is a gold circular design on the bottom of the label with the words, ‘Hydrating, Nourishing, Cleansing’ on it.


      ~ In Use ~
      The bottle has a black screw off lid which is easy to grip and easy to open.
      It isn’t strongly scented, but it smells a bit like orange. It reminds me of Kleneze’s ‘Sticky Stuff Remover’ which also has an orange scent.
      The directions on the back of the bottle suggest towel drying your hair and then putting 2 to 3 drops onto your hands and then distributing it through your hair. 4 to 5 drops are recommended for long hair.
      The product claims that it repairs and rejuvenates leaving hair shiny, smooth and healthy.
      The oil is quite runny, but I find when I pour a drop into the lid and then turn the lid upside down on my hand it takes a while for it to drop onto my hand.
      I usually turn the shower off, wring my hair out and dry it off a bit with a towel and then I apply the hair oil.
      It is easy to distribute through my hair and when it is applied it doesn’t make my hair feel any different. It doesn’t feel sticky in my hair.
      To be honest I don’t actually notice much difference to my hair at all. I think it probably adds a bit of shine to my hair, but I don’t notice this as I have blonde hair and while I think shiny brown hair looks great shiny blonde hair isn’t as impressive.
      On one occasion I applied more than the recommended amount of hair oil because I thought it might make more difference, but when my hair dried it looked greasy and unwashed, which made me feel really paranoid! Luckily when I washed my hair again the oil washed out and it looked clean again. This put me off using this oil for a while.
      You really don’t need to use much of it at all!
      I still have just over half of the bottle left and I have used it on numerous occasions.
      I have to admit I don’t think this hair oil really does anything for me. It doesn’t make my hair look or feel in better condition.
      I wouldn’t buy this hair oil again and I wouldn’t recommend it either. It is nothing special and it doesn’t seem to do much for my hair.

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    • Monster Munch Mega Roast Beef / Snacks / 6 Readings / 6 Ratings
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      23.07.2015 14:18
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      Beef Feet! Er!

      I love Monster Munch. I can remember taking them into school as part of my packed lunch when I was about 8 years old.
      These days we don’t buy crisps (or baked corn snacks) every time we go shopping, but I do like to get a multipack now and again as it’s nice to know you have them in the cupboard if you get hungry and fancy a snack.


      ~ Price and availability ~
      From Tesco you can buy a multipack of 6 roast beef flavoured Monster Munch for £1.50 (or 2 for £2.50).
      You can buy a multipack of 12 packets containing 4 beef, 4 pickled onion and 4 flamin’ hot packets for £2.95 (or 2 for £5.00).
      You can buy a multipack of 24 packets; 8 of each flavour for £4.00.


      ~ Packaging ~
      I bought these roast beef flavoured Monster Munch as part of a multipack. I don’t think you can buy this flavour individually, but I could be wrong.
      The packet contains 22g of ‘corn snacks’.
      It is bright yellow with a pink monster on the front and ‘Monster Munch’ written in bold, monstrous letters across the top.
      The top left hand corner has the word ‘New’ crossed out and then underneath, ‘Old – Bigger Like They Used To Be’.

      ~ About Monster Munch ~
      Monster Munch themselves are shaped like monster’s feet. They are rings with four sticky out toes.
      The roast beef flavoured Monster Munch used to be my favourite, but now I think I am starting to prefer the ‘Flamin’ Hot’ flavour!

      The roast beef Monster Munch are very flavoursome and tasty. They are really crunchy and they have made them bigger again like they used to be as they shrunk in size for a few years.
      They are delicious and the 22g bag has just 108kcal in, but it does contain 5.5g of fat (of which 0.5g saturates), which seems an awful lot for a 22g packet of crisps (if I may call them crisps).

      When I try to eat clean ie. just natural products like fruit, vegetables, eggs and meat I find that what I really miss is something to crunch on. It’s just not the same crunching on a carrot stick or sliced pepper! I think you do need a bit of crunch in your diet every now and then and Monster Munch aren’t too bad for you if you have them in moderation.

      I like to have Monster Munch either on their own or I sometimes have them as part of a naughty supper or lazy tea alongside some toast with cheese or cheese spread and I occasionally even put a few pickled onions on the side of my plate!

      The back of the packet states these are ‘made in a factory that also handles gluten, barley, celery and mustard.’ I was unaware that celery was a danger?

      I would recommend roast beef Monster Munch and I will buy them again in the future!

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    • Kopparberg Mixed Fruit / Beer / Cider / 9 Readings / 9 Ratings
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      14.07.2015 20:19
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      If Pear Kopparberg Is Too Sweet This Is Three Sweet!

      I recently reviewed Pear Kopparberg, which I’m not the biggest fan of. My husband likes it and recently bought a crate of Pear Kopparberg and a crate of Mixed Fruit Kopparberg.
      I tend to have a drink a few times a week after work with my tea and since my husband bought the two crates I have opted for the pear flavoured Kopparberg every time over this mixed fruit flavoured one.

      The cans are 330ml each which is the same size as a normal can of coke.
      The cans have a black and gold design and there is a picture of a raspberry and some blackcurrants on the front.


      ~ Price ~
      We got two crates of 15 330ml cans for £18.00 on offer in Tesco; one crate would cost £11.50.
      You can buy a 500ml bottle for £1.99.


      ~ About the cider ~
      One night my husband opened a can of Mixed Fruit Kopparberg and then decided he didn’t want to drink the rest of it so he offered it to me.
      I’m not a big fan of mixed fruit and berry flavoured ciders because to me they are not proper cider. I found that this one wasn’t much different.
      It is described on the front of the can as ‘Swedish apple cider with a taste of raspberry and blackcurrant’. It is very sweet and has a strong, fruity flavour. The raspberry and blackcurrant are very obvious in the taste and in the scent of this cider. It tastes more like pop than an alcoholic drink. I don’t drink fizzy drinks very often, but it reminded me of fizzy Vimto. My first taste made me shudder because of how sweet it was.
      It doesn’t feel light and refreshing like the pear Kopparberg does.

      Each can contains 1.5 units of alcohol and has 4.5% alcohol by volume.
      I did finish the rest of the can and I do find it bearable, not like ginger beer, which you either love or hate and I hate. It’s not so much that I hate this, it’s more that I don’t enjoy it and given a choice I’d much rather have something else.

      I would never have chosen this cider and I never would choose it again. If you don’t mind very sweet, fruity cider you might find this alright, but it is not for me!

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      08.07.2015 22:44
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      Lovely Lime!

      I received a bottle of Soap And Glory’s Sugar Crush body wash in a gift set at Christmas. I had never tried any of the products from the Sugar Crush range so was keen to try it.


      ~ Packaging ~
      I received a 75ml bottle of the body wash, but the fullsize bottle is 500ml and comes with a pump dispenser.
      The packaging is a brighter pink than their usual packaging and has some bright, lime green stripes across the label. Like other products by Soap and Glory the label is very busy with writing in all different fonts.


      ~ Price ~
      A 500ml bottle of this body wash costs £6.50 and is available from Boots. It often comes up on their 3 for 2 offers.


      ~ In Use ~
      The body wash is an off-white colour.
      The Sugar Crush range is sweet lime scented. The sweet lime scent is lovely. It smells almost like sugar and the lime in it is quite strong, but not harsh at all. I think the harshness has been taken away by the sweet, sugariness. I really like the scent of this product.
      I know some people really like the intensely scented lime or tea tree shower products by Original Source as they really wake you up in the morning, but this body wash is a lot more of a soft lime; muted by the sweetness.
      The body wash feels very creamy and creates a nice, soft, creamy lather. Being so creamy, it feels very hydrating and kind on the skin. The product claims to have a special moisture boosting base with skin conditioners. It is easy to rinse off and there is no stickiness or moisturising product left on my skin, but my skin does feel softer and more moisturised.
      I find that the sweet lime scent lingers on my skin for a while after I have used this body wash, which is nice. My skin is left feeling clean and refreshed after using this body wash. I really like it.
      I usually just buy whichever body wash or shower gel is on offer in the supermarket and I usually pay around £1.00 for a 250ml bottle. This body wash is a bit more expensive, but you do get more and it is more of a luxury product.
      I can’t imagine buying this body wash all of the time, but I would consider buying it now and again at £6.50 as the scent is lovely and it is a really nice product to use and it feels like it is doing my skin some good.
      My 75ml bottle lasted for more washes than I expected. You really don’t need to use a lot of the product. As it is quite thin and creamy it is distributed over your skin easily.
      I would recommend this body wash and I would definitely consider repurchasing it.

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      05.07.2015 16:07
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      Simply Baby Wipes!

      When I spotted these wipes in my local Home Bargains a few months ago I decided to try them out. I had read that lots of people use baby wipes to remove make-up and to freshen up their face so I decided I would give them a go.


      ~ Packaging and Price ~
      The wipes come in a large white and green plastic packet with a Me To You teddy bear on the front and the words, ‘Simple baby moisturising wipes’.
      The packet contains 80 wipes and it cost me just 99p meaning each wipe cost less than 1.5 pence.
      The packet has a peel back flap in the centre with a hole underneath where you take the wipes from.


      ~ In Use ~
      These wipes claim to have no artificial perfume or colour and no harsh chemicals and they contain vitamin B5. They claim to be PH skin neutral and suitable for newborn babies.
      Each wipe is white in colour and is 17cm x 27cm. The wipes are smaller than I expected. They are long enough, I just thought that they would be wider. They aren’t majorly thick, but they are thick enough.
      They feel fairly gentle on my skin. They contain soothing chamomile.
      They remove my make-up with ease, except for my waterproof mascara which takes a bit of rubbing. I tend to use a separate eye make-up remover for my waterproof mascara instead of these.
      The wipes are great for freshening up my skin, but it doesn’t feel like a thorough deep cleanse. They leave my skin feeling soft, smooth and clean. I don’t think they are very moisturising and I like to use a separate moisturiser after using these wipes, but I would probably still use a moisturiser even if the wipes did leave my skin feeling moisturised.
      One thing I have noticed about these wipes is that when I am handling them they sometimes leave a slightly sticky feeling on my hands, which is annoying. I haven’t noticed the stickiness when using them on my face.
      Even though they sometimes feel a bit sticky I would buy these wipes again. I think there are probably better baby wipes out there, but these are good value and they feel gentle on my skin.
      My sister uses these wipes for her baby daughter and she said she thinks they are really good and when I mentioned that I found them a bit sticky she said she hadn’t noticed, but I have found this with more than one packet of these wipes so it wasn’t just a one-off.

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        04.07.2015 17:21
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        Nice But Only Available In Small Bottles

        I was given a gift set recently with this Umberto Giannini miniature shampoo in it alongside the conditioner.

        ~ Packaging ~
        It comes in a light yellow coloured bottle with silver writing on it and a silver domed lid.


        ~ Price and availability ~
        Umberto Giannini Dazzling Shine shampoo is available in a 250ml bottle from Boots for £5.60. It often comes up on their 3 for 2 offers.


        ~ In Use ~
        The shampoo is a transparent yellow colour, which I thought was unusual for shampoo. It is quite thin in consistency making it easy to get out of the bottle, which is always a good thing especially as you’re coming to the end of the bottle.
        It has a lovely, subtle, floral scent. I find that the scent lingers in my hair after using this shampoo as well, which is great.
        It creates a nice, thick, soapy lather and makes my hair feel clean as soon as I have lathered the product up and applied it to my hair.
        It makes my hair feel fresh, soft and hydrated. Some shampoos make my hair feel dry as soon as I’ve washed my hair, but this one makes me feel as though I don’t even have to use a conditioner with it. Apparently clear shampoos tend to be more hydrating.
        I have enjoyed using this shampoo, but I can’t justify £5.60 for 250ml. I like to buy larger bottles of shampoo so that they last longer. I have long hair and I wash it every day so I got through shampoo quite quickly. I can find larger bottles of shampoo for quite a bit less than £5.60.
        Cheaper branded shampoos still work well for me and make my hair feel clean and allow me to keep my hair in good condition so I don’t think paying more has any more benefits. I would just be paying for the nice scent, which is unique to this shampoo.
        I don’t think I would buy this again for myself, but I am glad to have received it in the gift set that I was given and I would be happy to receive it again in the future.
        If you usually buy shampoo for around the £5.00 it is a nice shampoo and it is very hydrating, but for me the price is not worth it.

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        03.07.2015 19:47
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        Have A Glad Hair Day!

        I received a tube of Soap And Glory’s Glad Hair Day shampoo in a gift set at Christmas. I have tried a lot of Soap and Glory products, but had never tried this shampoo before.


        ~ Packaging ~
        It comes in a dark pink coloured tube, which sits on its flip cap lid. There is something old fashioned about Soap and Glory’s packaging; I think the dark pink colour is unusual and there is a black and white picture of a woman on the front of the tube. The tube is covered in writing all in different fonts, which brings a more modern feel to it.


        ~ Price ~
        This Glad Hair Day shampoo is available in a small 50ml travel size tube which costs £2.50 from Boots. The full size 250ml tube is available at Boots for £5.50.
        It is often available in either size on a 3 for 2 offer.


        ~ In Use ~
        The shampoo is clear, but has a pink tinge to it. It feels very thick. When you squeeze it onto your hand you can turn your hand upside down and the shampoo is so thick that it will not drip off.
        It has a lovely, sweet scent. It isn’t the same as the other Soap And Glory products in the range, but it is still very sweet. The scent reminds me of syrup or those candy dummies that you get at fairgrounds. I think it has some cherry in it.
        The shampoo lathers up well and creates a nice, foamy lather. It makes my hair feel clean and smell great. It is also easy to rinse off, despite being quite thick.
        The scent fills my bathroom when I use this shampoo and it also lingers in my hair for a while after I have washed it.
        My hair is left feeling clean, soft and bouncy. I wouldn’t say it has better cleaning abilities than any other shampoo to be honest. The selling points of this shampoo are the lovely, unique scent of the shampoo and also how thick it is, which also means you don’t have to use as much product as a little goes a long way.
        I find the tube is a good design as it is easy to get the last of the product out of the bottle when the shampoo runs out. It annoys me when packaging designs don’t allow me to get to the last of the product easily.
        I think £5.50 is quite expensive for a 250ml shampoo. I wash my hair every day and my hair is quite long so I go through shampoo quite quickly. Because I go through shampoo quickly I don’t like to buy bottles smaller than 400ml so this shampoo isn’t an ideal buy for me.
        I would buy it again every once in a while as I love the scent, but I’d never make it a regular purchase.

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      • Kopparberg Pear Cider / Beer / Cider / 7 Readings / 6 Ratings
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        30.06.2015 12:33
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        Too Sweet

        My husband chose a crate of these cans of Kopparberg pear cider last time we were at the supermarket.

        The cans are 330ml each which is the same size as a normal can of coke.
        The cans have a black and gold design and there is a picture of a pear on the front.


        ~ Price ~
        We picked up two crates of 15 330ml cans for £18.00 on offer in Tesco; one crate would cost £11.50.
        You can buy a 500ml bottle for £1.99 or there is an alcohol free version of Kopparberg’s pear cider which is £1.29 for 500ml.


        ~ About the cider ~
        When I drink cider I always prefer pear ciders as I think they seem a bit lighter than apple ciders. I am not a big fan of mixed fruit flavoured ciders as they remind me of fizzy pop and to my mind it’s not proper cider.
        I tend to drink pear cider in the summer as it is refreshing to drink when it is warm outside.
        Each can contains 1.5 units of alcohol and has 4.5% alcohol by volume.
        I hadn’t had Kopparberg’s pear cider for a good few years and in the past I’ve always had large bottles of it so looked forward to giving these cans a go.
        The cider has a light, refreshing taste and is quite a bit sweeter than I expected it to be. Usually when I buy pear cider I buy Strongbow and I have to say I much prefer the taste of Strongbow’s pear cider.
        Kopparberg’s pear cider is still nice, but it is really sweet and the taste actually reminds me of bubblegum. It has taken some getting used to.
        It is a refreshing drink that really quenches your thirst and it is nice to have one or two when chilling out in the sun.
        I can’t honestly say it’d be my first choice and if it was up to me I’d probably never choose this pear cider again. It is just a lot sweeter than what I am used to and it does have a bubblegum flavour to it, which wasn’t exactly a pleasant surprise.
        I prefer pear cider to apple cider, but I’d probably rather drink Kopparberg’s apple cider than this. I wouldn’t recommend this cider. I’d recommend Strongbow’s pear cider over this one.

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        29.06.2015 00:08
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        Peachy

        I bought a bottle of The Body Shop’s vineyard peach shower gel in the sales in January for £2.00!
        It is usually £4.00 for the 250ml bottle.
        I have only recently got round to using this bottle up as I got so many shower products for Christmas.

        I love the scent of peach and I can remember their ‘Fuzzy Peach’ scented products from the 90’s.

        ~ Packaging ~
        It comes in a clear plastic bottle with a sticker on the front with The Body Shop logo and a picture of a peach on the front. It has a flip cap lid, which can also be screwed on and off.

        ~ In Use ~
        The shower gel is transparent and it is a peach colour. It isn’t too thick, but it isn’t runny either.
        The flip cap is easy to use even with wet hands and I like that the lid twists right off so that you can get the last of the product out of the bottle when you have nearly used it all up.
        The shower gel has a lovely peach scent. It isn’t sweet as I thought it might be. The scent actually reminds me of the Badger ale, Golden Glory, which is a peach flavoured ale that is one of my favourite drinks.
        The shower gel lathers up well and it creates a creamy, quite soapy lather. It rinses off easily leaving no residue on my skin and it leaves my skin feeling clean, soft and hydrated.
        I find that the scent doesn’t really last on my skin for very long, but I suppose this is not what a shower gel is designed to do. I did hope the scent would be a bit stronger. It does fill the bathroom when I am showering, which is nice, but it just doesn’t last on my skin.
        I enjoy using this shower gel. I love the scent and it feels as though it is good for my skin. My skin feels hydrated after using this shower gel; it doesn’t dry my skin out like some products do.

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        18.05.2015 11:53
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        Teases Tangles And Prevents Breakage

        I wore scarves quite a lot over the winter and found they seemed to leave big knots in my hair somehow.

        My mother bought me a Tangle Teezer for Christmas.

        They are available from Boots for £10.99.

        ~ Appearance ~
        The brush is kind of an oval shape and is a similar width to a mobile phone so that it is easy to hold. ‘Tangle Teezer’ is imprinted onto the top of it and the bottom of the Tangle Teezer has lots of bristles.
        There are rows of long bristles and rows of shorter bristles in between.
        The bristles are very flexible compared to those on your average hair brush and this design is apparently what helps to detangle your hair more easily.


        ~ In Use ~
        I have quite thick hair and I find that the Tangle Teezer glides through it easily. Any small tangles come out easily with no pain, but when I have had big knots like the ones I had during the winter when I was wearing scarves a lot, I still find that it is quite a job for the Tangle Teezer. The Tangle Teezer helps, but the knots still need a bit of work to become detangled and I’m not sure that I would say that it would be quicker with the Tangle Teezer than any other brush.
        I do believe that the Tangle Teezer prevents your hair from breaking though and if you hit a smaller tangle with the Tangle Teezer the bristles bend rather than your hair snapping like it might when using a normal brush with less flexible bristles.
        The bristles bend like rubber, but I think they are actually made from plastic.
        I like using the Tangle Teezer. I find it handy and I feel that it does prevent my hair from breaking. I like that it is comfortable to grip without using a handle.
        I just have the original design of the Tangle Teezer, but there are other designs now including one that has a lid over the bristles so that you can carry it around in your handbag without getting dirt in the bristles and without worrying about the bristles bending or becoming damaged. I have never carried my Tangle Teezer in my handbag because I know others who have and they can become really dirty so I would consider buying the one with the bristle cover in the future.
        I should also mention that the Tangle Teezer is easy enough to clean with soapy water and it comes up looking as good as new.
        None of my bristles have bent out of shape and none have come off, but I have looked after my Tangle Teezer.
        I would recommend the Tangle Teezer and I am pleased to own one.

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      • Nestle Milky Way / Chocolate / 12 Readings / 12 Ratings
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        02.05.2015 21:09
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        The Red Car And The Blue Car Had A Race....

        Dooyoo has listed the Milky Way as a Nestle product, but it is actually by Mars and Dooyoo's photo is of a Mars Milky Way.

        I think Mars's chocolate is lovely (way better than Nestle's). It is sweet and creamy.
        The Milky Way bar is a bar of soft nougat coated in a thin layer of Mars chocolate. The combination go really well together and although the layer of chocolate is very thin I think the ratio works for Milky Ways.
        Each bar is 21.5g and to be honest I don't really feel like one is enough. They are reasonably priced though. They can be picked up individually for 25p or I just bought a 6 pack for 98p in Asda.
        I usually eat two at a time, sometimes more! Each bar contains 96 calories, 3.4g of fat, 1.7g of which saturates.

        The packaging is blue with a white swirl and stars on the design to give it a space-like look. I noticed in America the packaging for Mars Milky Ways is brown and green and looks very plain and unappealing. Most of Mars's packaging is exactly the same in America apart from their Galaxy bar which has the same packaging, but is called, 'Dove'.

        I like Milky Way bars. I would recommend them and will definitely buy them again in the future. They don't tend to be my first choice and when I bought my packet today I was actually looking for a Maltesers Teasers bar but they were out of stock.
        These Milky Ways have been enough to satisfy my chocolate craving for now though and I have enjoyed two of them after my tea.

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        02.05.2015 15:46
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        What's Your Flavour?

        Last time we went food shopping I hadn't had anything to drink all day and was feeling really thirsty. When I saw these Fruit Pastilles lollies I couldn't resist.

        A pack of 4 ice lollies was on offer for £1.24. They are available from most larger supermarkets.

        I can remember when these lollies first came out in the late 90's and they were a favourite for me and my friends when the ice cream van came round.

        The lollies have five different colours - purple (blackcurrant), orange (orange), green (lime), red (strawberry) and yellow (lemon).
        They are very tasty and the flavours are nice and strong. I think the strawberry and the lemon are the nicest flavours. The lemon has quite a unique taste. It is refreshing, but not fizzy or bitter. It doesn't have that cheap lemonade taste either.

        The packaging claims that there are no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives in these lollies and also claims that they contain 25% fruit juice.

        Each lolly provides 54 calories, which isn't bad as this is an enjoyable sweet treat. I usually have them after a meal so 54 calories is a lot less than most desserts and these lollies definitely satisfy my sweet tooth.

        I really like these lollies, I would recommend them and I will definitely buy them again in the future. To be honest I probably wouldn't say that they're my favourite ice lolly. I loved lager and lime ice lollies from the ice cream van - don't know if they still do them and nothing beats a Fab, does it? You even get a little bit of chocolate on that. I also love Magnums, but they are more of a choc ice on a stick so they aren't really ice lollies.

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        02.05.2015 05:17
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        Worth Every Calorie!

        About 6 months ago I read a review on Cadbury's Buttons and just the thought of them made me go out and buy some.

        I have since had more packets than I'd like to admit to myself.

        They come in a purple packet, as they have since I was a child, with the word, 'Buttons' across the top in white lettering.
        The standard sized packet has just enough in to satisfy my need for chocolate.

        I often buy packs of 3, which cost £1.00 or 6 packs (£1.39) or 12 packs (£2.79) of the treat size packets, which are a little bit smaller.
        The trouble is when I buy more packets I eat more packets.
        You can buy one big packet of Buttons and you can also get big packets of Giant Buttons, which are just larger buttons. The larger packets cost around £2.00. I prefer the normal sized Buttons to the small ones.

        The treat size packets are 14g and there are 76 calories per packet, 4.4g of fat, 2.7g of which saturates.

        The buttons themselves are round and have a flat bottom. They are about the size of a 1p coin. Although Cadbury's Crunchie no longer has 'Cadbury's' imprinted onto the base Cadbury's Buttons still have the word, 'Cadbury's' imprinted several times onto the bottom of them, which I am glad about.
        The chocolate has the unique Cadbury's taste, which is sweet and creamy and leaves you wanting more.
        You can get a lot more chocolate for your money buying other Cadbury's products, but I love Cadbury's Buttons now and again. Their shape is completely different from any of their chocolate bars and other products and I think that is part of the appeal.

        I would recommend these chocolate buttons - I have tried other brands and they really don't compare to these ones.

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        02.05.2015 04:54
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        Block Of Ice Cream!

        I love ice cream, but we often struggle for freezer space so we never buy large tubs of vanilla ice cream, but recently I have been buying these blocks of ice cream from Lyons Maid.

        The block is well priced at just £1.50 and is available from most supermarkets.

        The packaging is cardboard and the icecream is a long rectangular shaped bar. I hate having to scoop frozen solid ice cream out of a tub so this bar is great. You just have to cut it with a knife and you have a block of ice cream.
        I usually get 8 servings for each bar I buy.
        The ice cream is a light yellowy colour. It tastes nice, but not much different to any other vanilla ice cream to be honest.
        I usually add raspberry sauce to my ice cream to make it a bit more exciting.

        I think this ice cream block is a great idea. It saves me freezer space that a tub would have taken up and it is easy enough to cut even when frozen.
        I have never seen a block that has melted, but because the packaging is just cardboard I think it would turn into a soggy, sticky mess so it is important to remember to put it back into the freezer.
        I would recommend this ice cream. It is vanilla and tastes much like any other vanilla ice cream, but I find the packaging very handy.

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        30.04.2015 00:13
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        I Love Shloer

        I love Shloer and only buy it now and again. I don't usually drink on Christmas day so I often have Shloer instead of alcohol.


        ~ Bottle ~
        The bottle is made from clear glass and has a simple design on the front with a picture of a few grapes and some bubbles alongside the Shloer logo.


        ~ Price ~
        I recently bought two bottles of Shloer when they were on a buy one get on free offer. A 750ml bottle costs £2.25, but I got two bottles for this price, which I think is a good deal.


        The sparkling white grape flavour is my favourite. It is really tasty like sparkling wine without the alcohol. It is sparkling and I find it very moreish. I have been known to drink a whole bottle in one night.

        It contains 45 calories per 100ml so a whole bottle would work out at 337.5 calories, which isn't too outrageous, but I do prefer not to pick up too many of my calories from drinks. The label states it is free from preservatives and so it should be refrigerated after opening and consumed within 3 days.

        I usually drink this from a champagne flute as I think it looks wrong in a pint glass, but each to their own.
        I think it tastes good chilled or at room temperature. I usually keep it in a kitchen cupboard as I never have much space in the fridge.

        It is a lovely drink, but I only drink it now and then as it is quite expensive at full price. In my opinion the white grape is the nicest flavour. I bought a bottle of white grape and elderflower a few months back and it wasn't as nice. I'd recommend this drink and I will buy it again in the future.

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