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    • Walls Irish Sausages / Meat / Fish / 4 Readings / 4 Ratings
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      20.06.2012 01:24
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      Yum yum

      Me and my dad did the shopping last weekend and were choosing some things for dinner and I picked up a packet of walls' Richmond Irish recipe sausages. These are my favourite kind of sausages and this review will explain a little bit more about them.

      These sausages come in a green cellophane packe, you can clearly see th sausages through the top. They don't look very appetising to begin with, they are a pale shade of grey rather than the juicy pink you'd see in butchers shops.

      You can fry, grill or oven bake these and I like to do them in the oven. I cook them at full whack for about half an hour and then sandwich then between two or three slices of buttered bread. Then I dip the sandwich h in mayonnaise or mustard and eat.

      These sausages are quite plain in taste and not meaty at all, you probably wouldn't like them if you were a sausage connisuer, however they do the job for me. Yum yum!

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    • Innocent Orange Juice / Soft Drink / 12 Readings / 10 Ratings
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      13.06.2012 14:18
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      Delicious

      My family buy different types of orange juice when we're shopping, depending on what's on offer. I opened the fridge earlier today and found a large bottle of Innocent orange juice.
      Innocent is a company that's been around for a few years now, they're probably more recognizable for their smoothies but they've also brought out a range of fruit juices. Their juice is not from concentrate, so it's more natural.

      Today I'm going to be reviewing Innocent orange juice with bits, although it's also available without. It comes in a large 900ml bottle (although I've seen bigger 1.5 litre 'family packs'). The bottle is clear plastic, and square shaped at the bottom, but it goes round shaped at the top so the lid is a circle shaped. I know that sounds a bit weird, but I can't think of any other way to describe the shape. The lid is quite wide and this makes it difficult to pour into other bottles without it spilling everywhere. But I normally just pour it into a glass, so it's fine.

      Straight out the fridge, this juice is nice. It's not got any of that overwhelming sourness you get from cheaper orange juices, it's sweet, juicy and refreshing with just the right amount of tartness for balance. It can leave an aftertaste which lingers in the mouth for a while, though. It tastes like the more 'expensive' orange juices I've tried, and he RRP is around the £2 mark, but it can often be found for £1 at my local supermarkets, or on a buy-1-get-1-free or 3-for-2 offer.


      The bottle has a cute label with the innocent logo and 'not from concentrate' typed underneath. It also has information about how the juice is made, and how many oranges went in to the bottle (11). As well as this, it has a phone number incase you have any complaints or questions, and tips for the best temperature for chilling the juice itself. Once opened, the bottle should be drunk within four days, that's no problem in our house but might be if you live alone.

      Nutritional info is as follows:
      Per 100ml serving
      42 calories
      trace of fat
      trace of salt
      22mg vitamin C

      This juice is pasteurized.


      You can find out more about the company innocent by visiting www.facebook.com/innocentdrinks , or tweeting them at @innocentdrinks .

      Overall I enjoyed this juice, and it will be one that we will continue to buy.

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    • Sainsbury's Bacon Crispies / Snacks / 18 Readings / 17 Ratings
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      30.05.2012 05:35
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      I was sorting through the cupboards, looking for a packet of crisps to go with my lunchtime sandwich when I found these Sainsburys bacon crispies. They are described as 'bacon flavour maize snacks''

      At first glance, the packet isn't really anything special. It's pink and crimson coloured (presumably to tie in with the colour of bacon slices you would fry up for breakfast) and has the name of the product written in medium-sized white lettering on the front. It also has a red circle with more white writing telling us how there are only 96 calories in one 20g packet of these. And of course the sainsburys traffic light symbol telling us how many calories and how much fat/salt are in them. But I'll get onto that later.

      The smell of these snacks is of artificial bacon with a spicy kick. It's quite a strong smell, more so than the Walkers' smoky bacon crisps. Picking one of the bacon crispies out the bag, it feels greasy (as to be expected) and crumbly. When I take a bite, it tastes even stronger than the smell. The taste is of bacon, as to be expected, with a spicy kick. Don't expect a chilli-pepper spiciness, just a lingering warmth. They are also surprisingly salty and I really need a drink after having just a few.

      The thing I'm not keen on the most with these maize snacks is the texture. After chewing and swallowing, you are left with parts of the crisp all over the roof of your mouth and your teeth are coated in them too. It doesn't take much effort to use your tongue to eat the 'leftovers' but sometimes it can require a toothbrush to get rid of it completely which is really annoying, especially if I take these out with me in a packed lunch. As expected, the bacon crispies make my breath smell of them all day too, which is a bit unpleasant, but nothing some tic tacs wont solve.

      And now for the science-y bit. These snacks contain maize, sunflower oil, bacon flavouring, salt and beetroot juices. The calorie content of this per 20g bag is, as stated, 96. There is 4.1g of fat, with 0.5g being saturated fat. There is 0.5g of salt, which i personally think is quite bad for such a small bag. But it explains the salty taste.

      These are to be stored in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours.

      Overall, I'd eat these if there was nothing else on offer, but they aren't my favorites.


      Hope you liked my first review,

      Julia (coughsyrupxo)

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