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      07.10.2010 08:29
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      overall great cereal one of my top choices

      Kelloggs always deliver and provide great tasting cereals! Crunchy nut is flakes of corn with brown sugar, peanuts and honey and is a lovely way to start your day. They melt in your mouth! The taste is great but I don't think you can taste the nuts enough and the flakes seem to be a bit thinner then some of the other kelloggs cereals. But besides that they are delicous!

      It comes in the standard cardboard cereal box with a plastic bag on the inside which contains the flakes, be careful when opening the plastic bag as if you don't make a clean cut opening it can be a nightmare to pour the flakes out as they can go everywhere!

      If you pay full price for Crunchy nut you can pay a bit too much but if you keep your eye out they often have offers in asda and it's worth stocking up.

      If you are on a diet then if you choose crunchy nut it's not as healthy as special K but it still only has 121 calories for a 30g serving which i personally think isn't bad and if you are eating it in the morning you have the rest of the day to burn your calories off!

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      • LeapFrog Baby Counting Pal / Baby Toy / 6 Readings / 6 Ratings
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        02.10.2010 08:52
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        highly recommend a great toy to have

        My daughter absolutely loves this toy, I'm not sure what animal it is suppose to be but it seems like a caterpillar to me!

        It has two straps at the back which can be attached to the side of the cot which are fastened by velcro, and there is also a handle on the top to carry which my daughter never lets go of.

        The colourful toy is soft and easy for a baby to handle, there are several settings you can chose from, numbers, colours, music and music melody. You just press which setting you want and when the numbers are pressed it will sing a tune relating to either the number, colour or some classical music. It is so much fun and you will find yourself humming the tunes to yourself (which is quite embarrassing when your at work).

        There are several tabs on the bottom which have a squeeke ball, crunchy sound and a bell so they can explore all the different sounds.

        I think the bright colours draw their attention to it and can encourage them to learn, it's small enough to carry around but also big enough for you to notice if they throw it out of the pram.

        A great learning toy would highly recommend.

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        02.10.2010 08:18
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        highly recommend we always have a packet in our freezer

        If you fancy something a bit different to chips and not as plain and boring as new potatos then Asda's potato croquettes are your answer, the last packet I bought was only 70p so they are good value for money and a good side to your dinner. They are really nice if you have them on your sunday dinner covered in gravy, the potato inside is quite thick so you get a lot more goodness then when you have chips and there is hardly any potato in the middle. They are nice to eat with tomato ketchup, mayonnaise and even just on their own. The potato is fluffy inside and the breadcrumbs that coat it are lovely when they are a bit crispy.

        They come in a plastic package and are to be stored in the freezer, they are easy to cook in the oven at 220c / 425f gas 7 for 15 - 20 minutes, there is approximately 8 servings in a 750g bag I normally have about 3 with my dinner but my partner tends to have about 5 so it all depends on your appetite and what your having with it. For those of you that are on a diet if you have 3 croquettes they have approximately 190 calories, which isn't the best but it's a lot better then if you give in and have chips instead!

        I think they are a great side to a meal and highly recommend them to accompany a variety of dishes.

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        • Asda Tea Bags / Tea / 7 Readings / 6 Ratings
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          01.10.2010 10:09
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          I will use these again definately, would recommend

          I'm sure you have all noticed how expensive tea seems to have gone recently which is why we decided the give Asda's own brand a go, it is much cheaper and we wanted to see what the difference is. And to be honest there isn't really much.

          They come in a cardboard container and they sell them in various sizes, we tend to go for the 160 tea bag box which is 500g which lasts us quite a while as we only tend to have about 2 cups a day. The tea is naturally high in Anti-Oxidants so is quite good for you.

          The tea bags as your traditional round ones and as for the taste I couldn't really find much different to your normal leading brands, it was very tasty and smooth and if you gave me a cup without telling me what it is I probably couldn't tell whether it's a leading brand or not.

          The difference I did find is that if you like a strong tea then it tends to take these tea bags longer to brew and it takes quite a bit of squeezing, the tea bags are not as strong either as I have had a few break on me and had the tea leaves floating around my cup.

          It is not a bad product at all and if you are looking at saving a few pennies it is a great alternative to your normal leading brands.

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          30.09.2010 14:20
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          Will not be buying again1

          Sure is normally my preferred brand of deoderant so when I saw this new bottle on offer I thought I would give it a go and Im afraid I was very disspaointed indeed.

          The green tin bottle is 0% alcohol, ph balanced and dermatologically tested, it has mineral and extract of olive leaf.

          It comes in the standard Sure bottle that provides you with a button at the top which you press to spray the deoderant and a switch underneath to lock it if you are putting it in your bag.

          The scent isn't very appealing at all, it's not a bad smell but it's not nice either and there is nothing special about it at all, I couldn't even tell you something it smelt like because it's just plain!

          After I had used the deoderant one morning I had clumps of white bits appearing all day from under my arm and I was wearing a black top at the time and the white marks were huge which made me look terrible.

          I was quite dissapointed that Sure have brought out such a poor deoderant as they normally have quite high standards, I will definately not be buying this one again.

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        • Play.com / Online Shop / 6 Readings / 5 Ratings
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          30.09.2010 08:26
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          great website I always use regulary

          This is a great website which is easy to navigate around and search for the product you wish to buy.

          You can buy DVD, Cd's, blurray, clothes, gadgets and recently they have started selling event tickets for concerts and sporting events etc.

          If you want to search for something you can type in a key word and it will search the whole sight, or you can select DVD, CD etc and it will only search in that catergory.

          You can buy new or used items and you will have an option to look at either, you can sometimes get a really good deal if you can get a second hand dvd, they will always tell you the condition and a lot of the time there are dvd's that are still sealed!

          If you order a DVD from the pre-order section I have always had the dvd a day before the release date, so you can have the added advantage of getting it before the shops are even selling it.

          Once you have selected what you want to buy it is added to your basket, the proceedure is so easy, you will need to sign in (or register if it's your first time) it holds your address details so check your address and payment and they will send you a confirmation email once it has gone through. I have always received the item within a few days and if you buy it new it always come in a secure cardboard container in excellent condition.

          I highly recommend this site, it's efficient, easy to use and reliable.

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        • Haribo Tangfastics Sour Mix / Sweets / 10 Readings / 9 Ratings
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          29.09.2010 12:16
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          just have every now and then as a treat, gives you something to look forward to!

          This is definately one of my guilty pleasures, it's definately not just for kids! They are so addictive! They are great for parties, get togethers and also just a nice saturday night in with the family. If you eat a lot your mouth does tend to start feeling a bit numb and your gums feel like they are going to explode!

          The tangfastics are your normal Haribo jelly sweets covered in sugar, they have cola bottles, crocodiles, keys & my all time favourite cherries, which I personally think they don't put enough in the pack.

          There are no artificial colours in the pack but I'm afraid they are not the healthiest thing for you, they are terrible for your teeth and you are looking at 340 kcal in 100g, the packs are normally 250g so if you share a whole packet with someone then you are eating a hell of a lot of calories.

          We try to just have them as a treat once in a while but it is dificult when you see them in a shop begging you to buy them!

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          • Halos n' Horns / Baby Care / 4 Readings / 4 Ratings
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            29.09.2010 12:06

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            lovely smell but won't be rushing to buy again

            We got given a sample of Halos N Horns zingy orange hair & body wash in a parenting magazine so we thought we would give it a go, it came in a 10ml sachet which was more then enough to wash our 5 month old babies hair and body.

            The smell is absolutely beautiful it is quite a strong orange smell which I think is fun for kids, the only problem was I could smell it in her hair for about 1/2 an hour after but it soon faded so it's not the best at keeping your baby smelling nice for the whole day which is a shame because it was quite refreshing to smell it on her.

            The gel is the same thickness as your standard shampoo / shower gel and is easy to apply, it didn't dry my hands out and was gentle on the skin, my daughter did have a bit of a swollen eye afterwards which is hard to tell if the product had caused it or not, normally shampoo doesn't effect her in this way so I think it might have been a bit too much for her.

            I think it's a good product but find other leading brands seem to be a bit better.

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          • Listerine Whitening / Oral Care / 8 Readings / 7 Ratings
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            29.09.2010 08:34
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            get when it's on offer well worth it!

            If you are a regular user of Listerine you will know that it is a very powerful mouthwash and if you leave it in your mouth for too long then your mouth can start to feel tingly but it is doing your mouth the world of good, I have found the whitening one probably one of the mildest, it's still strong but not as harsh as the other ones.

            It comes in a plastic bottle with a child safety cap which you need to squeeze and turn, it is not suitable for children under 12 and helps to clear bacteria in the mouth and reduces tartar to keep teeth whiter. Your breath feels very fresh after and you can be confident that you don't have bad breath!

            As for the whitening I think it's difficult to tell if it's made your teeth any whiter, unless you have taken pictures before hand and used it for a few months and took a picture after I think it's quite difficult to see any difference, I personally couldn't see any difference after using it for about 6 weeks but besides that it still worked very well as a mouth wash and is one of my favourite brands, it can be very pricey but every now and then Asda do some good deals and is worth a visit.

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          • Cadbury's Wispa / Chocolate / 7 Readings / 5 Ratings
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            28.09.2010 08:24
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            Love to have as a snack but try not to make a habit of it!

            If your guilty pleasure is chocolate like me then you will love a Cadburys Wispa chocolate bar.

            I use to have them all the time when I was a child and for some reason they stopped making them for a few years, so when I saw they were coming back I was delighted!!

            Each bar is wrapped individually in foil which is easy to open, you normally look at paying about 50p a bar in the shops. But you can buy multi packs for cheaper.

            The Wispa has a lovely smooth taste to the milk chocolate, the chocolate bar has a layer of hard chocolate around the outside and the inside has really tiny air bubbles (much smaller than an Aero) so when you bite through you can feel the different textures, it just melts in your mouth. The bubbles are that small it sometimes feels like your eating a solid chocolate bar.

            As with all nice tasting food they are not going to be the healthiest option, and at 210 kcal in one bar you can't really indulge too often, but one every now and then won't do any harm and at least then you look forward to it more.

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            28.09.2010 08:14
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            great product would highly recommend

            I got bought a 110g tube of Johnsons baby nappy cream by a relative, once my daughter was clear of nappy rash after use sudocrem I started applying this cream to prevent it from coming back.

            It comes in a soft plastic tube with a flip up lid which can be opened with one hand if you are a bit tied up with the other and it is mild enough to use on your newborn baby.

            The cream is excellent as it prevents nappy rash by forming a barrier, it helps to soothe the skin and it has anti-bacterial action.

            The cream is quite thick and you only need to apply a thin layer so don't put too much on your finger because you will end up with too much, and don't do what my partner did and think it needs to be completely rubbed in as it will take ages! it just needs to sit on the surface.

            There doesn't seem to be much of a fragrance to it, it has a slight smell of your standard cream smell but thats hardly noticeable.

            Another reliable product from Johnsons for your baby, I use to use this every day but as my daughter is getting older Ive started to reduce the amount of times i use it as she is getting less likely to get nappy rash. One tube has lasted me 6 months!

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            27.09.2010 15:11
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            best flavour around!

            Now being a huge fan of Worcester Sauce crisps I was quite gutted when a few years ago Walkers stopped making them for some reason, so when I heard they were coming back I was over the moon!

            They normally come in a standard 34.5g bag but I have often found the larger grab bags and service stations when I normally stock up and they don't appear very often!

            The bag of crisps come in a foil packet which is easily opened, but can be quite noisy so best not to have a packet in a cimena where you have a good chance of annoying the people around you. There are no artificial preservatives or colours and there is about 179 calories in a pack which isn't too bad compared to a chocolate bar!

            The flavour is to die for! I normally find the crisps with the most dark dots in tend to be stronger in flavour but have been dissapointed before when I have jad a bag and there hasn't been much flavour at all. I have tried to pour some extra worcester sauce in the packet before to see if it gave them an extra kick but it wasn't the same so I wouldn't recommend doing that. The crisps to have a slight kick to them anyway so I think you will either love them or hate them, but I just can't get enough of them!

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            27.09.2010 14:55

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            I have often found the supermarket own brands are somtimes better than the brand names!

            We bought this bottle for our baby daughter when she was 3 months old, hoping she would get to grips with trying to hold the bottle herself, she is 6 months now and she is nearly there, the bottle is quite heavy when full so sometimes the baby hasn't got the strength this young to hold it themselves.

            The bottle can be cold water or microwave steam sterilised and is shaped to encourage the baby to try and grip the bottle themselves (it's actually easier for the mother to hold aswell). It holds up to 240ml or 8 oz, there is a measure guide on the side of the bottle but I do find that when it's being filled it's very difficult to read the raised markings on the side of the bottle so what I normally do it put my finger on the mark and then fill it up.

            The bottle we bought was for 3 months + but to be honest the flow from the teet is more like a new borns bottle as it is very slow coming out and sometimes my daughter gets frustrated because it's not coming out quick enough compared to the other bottles she uses.

            It is a good shaped bottle and I think it's main purpose is to encourgae them to try and hold it themselves but I think maybe they should make the measure markings on the bottle a different colour so it's easier to see and the teet a faster flow.

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            27.09.2010 14:11
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            don't think I will be rushing to buy another one soon, but it's ok

            We bought this George Foreman grill between ourselves for christmas, we didn't get to a good start as the handle that you use to lift the top broke, so we had to super glue it back together. You can cook a variety of things on the George Foreman, obviously meat and some vegetables and we tend to cook our mushrooms on it as well and they seem to really hold their flavour.

            You can fit a lot of food on the plate but be careful not to overlap as this can sometimes cause part of the meat to not cook properly, the fat from the food drips and is caught in a tray and it's quite satisfying seeing what fat you cold have been eating that has now been taken away! My partner suffered from sickness a few times after we had used the grill, but as it was new we wasn't sure if it was due to us not cooking the meat properly on it. Try and make sure you always clean it straight away afterwards as if you leave it too long it's a nightmare to get clean!

            It is a quick, healthy and easy way to cook meat but to be honest I find cooking it under the normal grill where the fat can drip into the tray underneath just as effective.

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              27.09.2010 09:24
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              Being a ccfc fan I love going to this modern well designed stadium.

              The Ricoh arena is just a short distance from the M6 on the A444, it is easily seen from the main road and there is a huge car park out the front, there is also an industrial estate before which if you get there early enough you can get a space. It is situated next to a huge Tesco express, marks & spencers, next, pizza hut & boots which is just a short walk under a tunnel to get to, so if you get there early before an event you can take a walk around to pass the time. Once inside the ground there are booths scattered all around the ground selling pies, drinks etc, I have often been on match days where there has been a memeber of staff walking around with a big case of beer on their back pouring pints so look out for them if the queue is huge! They recently bought in a new system recently for football games where they don't take cash, you have a payment card which you load with cash by seeing one of the members of staff that walk around, which is really annoying if you are not aware of this and you have queued at the kiosk for half hour to be told you can't pay by cash! The seats in the arena are comfortable but if you are unlucky enough to be seated next to a rather large person then you might be a bit squashed! If you smoke they normally open one of the doors at half time and but a rope around to keep you all together. If after the game you fancy another drink there is a casino on the outskirks of the ground which has a bar, restaurant and entertainment so even if your not into gambling it's got plenty to do. I think it is a great stadium it's just a shame the football team isn't doing as well!

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