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The MacVities penguin are a well known popular chocolate biscuit brand and have been around for countless number of years ever since they were first produced back in 1932 which seem like quite a long time now thinking back. It was known that they were first produced by a lady named Abigail Pittard, who was a biscuit manufacturer in Swansea and became a McVitie's brand when Pittard had then apparently joined with McVitie's and Price, MacFarlane Lang & Co and Crawford to form united biscuits a few years after in 1946.
The McVitie's penguin biscuits are sold in many shops and supermarkets and are sold in multiple packs ranging from 9 to 12in a pack up to 18 in a multiple variety pack. They vary in price so you can expect to pay anywhere from 99p to £160 depending if there is a special deal/offer going on. However I normally buy mine from Tesco and you can get (9 per pack - 216g) in a multipack for just £1.00 which is a great bargain compared to some other retailers.
They are quite short and light in size and weight compared to other chocolates but they do still contain a good amount of fulfilling milk chocolate with an inner chocolate cream and thick layered biscuit portion and added crunch.
The packaging is very distinctive with a colourful picture of a cute blue penguin on the front surrounded by a bright red background with the words McVitie's printed on the side.
I have been eating these penguin biscuits now for as long as I can remember and I have never got bored of eating them as I like to eat them occasionally as a light treat now and again. They are very tasty and wholesome to eat. I tend to like opening the two biscuit layers and lick of the delicious chocolate cream inside and then let the biscuit part melt in my mouth.
They are just so addictive and my whole family also enjoy eating these McVitie's penguin biscuits. Another great thing about these is that within every single penguin biscuit wrapper there is a small light hearted joke or funny fact printed on the back.
I would highly recommend you try these as they make a great light tasty snack and are quite popular among a wide range of age groups. But I must say to be careful as they can be quite addictive.
I give it a Dooyoo rating 4/5
Nesquik strawberry milkshake powder is a popular favourite amongst many people, more so among younger children. It has continued to outsell many other types of milkshake brands sold in shops.
It was first developed in the US back in1948, and introduced as Nestle Quik. It wasn't until the 1950's that it was launched in Europe as Nesquik.
The milkshake comes in strawberry, banana and chocolate flavours and perhaps vanilla, all of which can be bought from many retail shops and a 300g size retails for around £1.68. It may seem a bit dear, but I can assure you that because it is of a powder form it can last for quite some time unlike some other non powder liquid milkshake drinks which can finish very quite quickly, leaving not much to spare.
The Nesquik strawberry milkshake powder is very recognisable as it comes packaged in a bright yellow eye catching plastic sturdy container, with the ever so popular nesquik image and blue nesquik logo printed on the front.
The product is best kept stored in a cool dry place. To prepare and use when making a nesquik you just basically pour some milk into a glass. Then add 2-4 teaspoons of nesquik to the taste that you like, then stir everything together and then enjoy drinking it, with or without a straw, which ever is best for you.
I tend to buy this quite frequently, more so when I have a bigger shopping budget. Every one in my household really enjoys drinking it as it has such a lovely and refreshing wholesome like taste. In my opinion a much nicer taste then most of the other milkshake brands that are sold.
The powder milkshake contains a good balance of calcium and added vitamins.
It is basically just an all round pleasant milkshake to drink which also has a nice pleasant smell. The great thing about the milkshake powder is that you can add as much powder as you like in your glass to get either a thick or non thick flavour milkshake consistency, which ever suits your preference.
Typical values per 100g
I would recommend you try some for yourselves if have not done so already, as it comes from a popular brand, available in different tasty flavours, made of good quality and can last a great deal longer then most milkshakes.
I have been eating the Cadbury's chocolate fudge for as long as I can remember, ever since I was a small child in fact and have many found memories of buying quite a few after school when I was younger. Especially as they were and still are very cheap to buy costing just 15p for a (25.5g) bar which has to be about one of the cheapest selling chocolate bars around. It's still quite popular even now, more so amongst children as it's quite affordable.
Cadburys fudge has been around for a long time ever since it was first launched way back in 1948.
The chocolate is easily recognisable as it has a bright orange wrapper with a slight touch of purple on both ends with the word fudge largely printed on the front in bold purple letters.
The bar its self is quite thin and small compared to your average standard chocolate size chocolate bar.
The chocolate fudge is a nice tasting but yet small chocolate bar which has a nice thin layer of Cadburys real milk chocolate on the outside part with a thicker layer of delicious fudge in the middle centre. When you bite into the fudge it's quite soft and chewy, but its consistency is just right which blends really well with the milk chocolate.
It's great for eating as a treat now and then, and because of their size you don't have to feel to guilty about eating one as they contain just 115kCal energy, and 3.9g of fat.
I would recommend you try one as they have a nice taste, are cheap, small and light, make a perfect light treat and are manufactured by the ever so popular long established cadburys plc brand.
Kellogg's Coca Pops is a cocoa-flavoured version of the sibling rice krispies. They are without a doubt a very popular breakfast cereal with many people around the globe eating it, but more so for young children. The cereal is one of my daughter's favourite breakfast cereals as she likes most things that contain chocolate anyway like most kids.
There are quite a few similar versions of the leading Kellogg's coco pops sold such as many supermarkets selling their own supermarket brand versions which maybe a bit cheaper but does not taste as good in my opinion compared to the popular branded Kellogg's Coca pops. Even though a (375g) box size can set you back £2.20 from most supermarkets I think it is worth paying just a bit more to get a better tasting and longer lasting cereal that the whole family can enjoy.
It is known the cereal was introduced in the US way back in 1958. In 2003, the cereal was renamed "Cocoa Rice Krispies" as Kellogg's endeavoured to unite their Rice krispies variations under the single marketing schema. In 2006, the name was returned to cocoa krispies.
The cereal comes packaged in a strong cardboard box with the classic coco pops branded name logo and popular image printed on the front. Which in all looks very pleasing to look at and it's hard to not notice it whilst out about shopping in the supermarket.
The Kellogg's coco pop tastes very nice of a milky real chocolaty flavour with a soft crunchy bite with every mouthful. When you add the milk to the coco pops it instantly makes a nice popping noise, and a lovely pleasant smell is instantly released along with the delicious flavours.
It might not be one of the healthiest cereals on the market but it does only contain 3.0g of fat per 100g and 1.2g of salt. However the calorie intake may a bit too high for most people as it contains 387kCal and 37.0g of sugar per 100g. So may not be recommend for those who are perhaps on a strict diet wanting to lose weight.
All In all this is by far one of the tastiest breakfast cereal sold on the market and with a trusted and popular brand such as Kellogg's you are by far getting a good quality product that is a worthy buy. I highly recommend you try it out for yourselves and for your children.
This is by far a great alternative to the plain basic clear lemonade sold in many supermarkets. The Tesco pink lemonade is something that I tend to like buying in order to save some money or whenever I fancy a change of fizzy drink rather than buying the usual branded coca cola or tango orange fizzy drinks.
The pink lemonade costs only 55p for a (2L) bottle which is a bargain compared to other 2 Litre standard size bottle drinks sold in shops.
It comes in a standard wide plastic bottle with the name tag label placed on the middle of the bottle drink.
The colour of the pink lemonade is clearly visible and looks very appealing and nice to look, as the first think that catches your eye is the lovely bright pink colour of the lemonade.
The drink its self tastes very nice and fruity indeed as it is bursting with refreshing and delightful tastes all of which tastes nice and sweet but not too over blaringly sweet. Its very thirst quenching and when ever I buy a bottle it does not seem to last long in the fridge as we tend to consume it within less than 3 days.
The drink stays lovely and fizzy right to the end. But I would recommend placing it straight in the fridge for best results f or a longer added fizz so that the fizz does not prematurely go flat.
I have no negative things to say about the lovely pink lemonade as I can surely say that its on my list of most recommend drinks to buy and for 55p this a real bargain not to be missed.
The 99p stores are very popular now days as countless people shop there on a daily or weekly basis. They are similar to that of the poundland shops, but only difference is that its 1p cheaper as the name says it all. You can pick up lots of wonderful bargains in there. I was so happy when a 99p shop opened up in my area around December last year which meant I could not resist the temptation of popping in there on a daily basis as its only 5 minutes from where I live. (Yippee)
Since the ever so beloved and much missed Woolworths (R.I.P) closed down last year i have noticed an increase in lots of 99p shops and other pound land stores opening up in many parts of the country. Its great for people who are not able to afford to buy more expensive items and who want to save money especially when times are hard since the recession (credit crunch took hold)
In the 99p stores they sell all sorts of wonderful cheap items such as essential household and kitchenware items, to basic childrens toys, accessories, food items, and batteries etc. Whenever I go into any 99p shop I always seem to end up buying something for myself and for my daughter as they sell some nice basic toys for children.
I have bought so many items in the 99p stores over the past couple of months that the list is endless. The last item bought in there was four fizzy can drinks for 99p and lovely pink Dora sunglasses for my daughter which she absolutely loves. In any other shop I am sure they would have cost more money. So the 99p shops are great for any one who wants to get a good bargain and for the whole family.
The only downside to shopping there, is that it can get a bit overcrowded with people shopping and the queues tend to be a bit long especially in certain busier times during the day. As its shows how popular the 99p shops are and have become since recent times.
I can't see these cheaper shops disappearing from towns and cities anytime soon as I'm sure they are here to stay for many great more years to come which puts a big smile on my face as I always get happy shopping in these sort of shops. I would highly recommend you try shopping there as I can assure you that you will not be disappointed and it won't break the bank neither.
I give it a top mark of 5/5 dooyoo stars.
The Glade Shake N Vac is very handy and convenient product to have in any home. It is simply is a powder carpet freshener with odour neutraliser that can eliminate any kind of smelly or lingering odour such as pet or cooking odours which tend to get trapped in many types of carpets or even rugs.
The product was first launched way back in 1979 and has sold nearly 300 million bottles in the UK alone. The product is a registered trademark of SC Johnsons and son Inc©.
It is available nationwide at all of the major retailers to date. They come in about three different lovely fragrances such as Citrus Blossom, Lily of the Valley and Magnolia and Vanilla which is my favourite fragrance to buy. A 400g Glade Shake N Vac bottle can vary in price from 89p to £1.45 depending on where you shop.
To use it, all you have to do is simple lift up open the attached top flap lid which has some holes for easy usage when sprinkling. You then hold the bottle slightly inclined and shake it from side to side over parts of the carpet area that you wish to be to be covered with the shake N vac.
When that is done you wait just a few minutes, and then vacuum over the carpet area/s. However for piece of mind it states that it is only to be used on dry carpets, not tiles as such. The contents of the bottle will cover say approximately 16-18 sq.metres...
When I do get round to buying this product I like to use it in and around my home say once a week because if I used it more often, a 400g bottle would not last even 2 days in my house and it can finish quite quickly so it is best to use it sparingly and lightly sprinkle it on to your carpets or rugs. If you add too much on it could take longer to vacuum and leave some left over white vac residue.
The magnolia and vanilla fragrance has a very nice and inviting smell; it makes my home smell lovely and fresh. I sometimes like to sprinkle some in and around my bins and leave it there for a day or two which really helps to take away and mask that nasty smell you can get from bins. I even used to use a little in my daughters dirty nappy bin when she was a baby which worked wonders to get rid nasty odours.
4/5 dooyoo stars from me.
Dove is very popular personal care brand introduced way back in 1955 and is owned by the ever so successful unilever group.
There are so many dove products to choose from such as antiperspirants/deodorants, body washes, beauty bars, lotions and moisturizers, facial and hair care products. All of which have become hugely popular with countless numbers of people buying into the brands in the UK and in many other countries to date. The dove cream soap bar is also hugely successful in term of sales and popularity.
Dove cream soap bar is a white cleansing bar that really does not dry your skin unlike some other soap bars. The soap is made from neutral ingredients such as synthetic surfactants, as well as some vegetable oil based soap such as kernelate. The dove is formulated to the pH neutral normally between 6.5 and 7.5. The soap also contains ¼ moisturising cream. This is what makes the soap appropriate for many skins types and skin irritations that one may have.
I really like using dove as it is a good quality thick soap that does not go all mushy or soggy when left on the sink dish over a couple of days unlike some other soaps. It remains its same solid consistency shape. But I wish I could buy it more often, but the price does tend to put me of a bit at times as I tend to go for the cheaper products in order to save money and in having to keep buying more soap everytime. As just a 100g 2 pack dove cream can cost anywhere from £1.15 to £1.80 depending on where you shop. But I guess that's the price you have to pay for good quality products/luxuries...
However I will try and stick to the dove cream soap bar as it does not dry out my skin and it helps to keep it really nice and moisturised. It has such as nice soothing pleasant smell and is very radiant on the skin particularly on delicate parts. I would recommend you try it for yourselves as I can assure you that you won't be disappointed.
I rate the product 5/5 dooyoo stars
"I have this little sister Lola; she's small and very funny". Charlie and Lola is a well put together animated children's cartoon TV programme that comes on Cbeebies on channel 71 which lasts about 10 mins. The times and days on when it is shown varies as they changed the time slots since recently. However they sometimes repeat it again through out the day so it may be best to look it up on your TV guide planner.
The show is based on the award winning book by the ever so talented Lauran Child who has written so many wonderful books quite a few of which I have bought for my soon to be 4 year old daughter. The show is about an older brother and younger sister relationship. Where Charlie who is seven is the older brother of Lola who is four but nearly five years old. Charlie basically helps to look out for Lola with humour and a straight thinking approach.
Charlie is a typical little boy who like most boys likes cars, making racing cars, and playing football with his friend Marv. Where as Lola likes pink milk, chimpanzees, and playing with her girly best friend named Lotta who has similar interests to Lola. Lola is very independent and fascinated by everything around her. She does tend to mix up her sentences and make mistakes a bit which is quite cute to watch.
They both come up against daily life problems in which they need to solve and use they own method and imagination which is where their creative side comes out more whilst learning new and wonderful things along the way with their close friends in tail.
It's lovely to see the close relationships between the two siblings develop as they go out about their daily life problems together.
The programme is really fasinating to watch as it helps to teach and educate young children about daily life situations that occur and what pre-schoolers are learning, and how things might be like for them when a problem or situation may arise.
Charlie and Lola have to be one of my daughters favourite cartoon programmes to watch. As soon as it comes on she is glued to the TV screen until it finishes. She tends to smile when watching it,, and some parts really make her laugh out loud. Even for me as an adult I find it quite humours and pleasant to watch, and there have been times when I have joined in on the laughter.
The show is mostly aimed at three to seven year olds but my daughter started watching it at the age of two years old and has not wanted to miss a single episode. The series is voiced by children who I have to say deserve meddles as they do an excellent job with the voice over's at such as young age.
There are so many Charlie and Lola merchandise that you can buy either from the shops or online from books to toys, games, and dolls. The list goes on, all of which are being sold at affordable prices. Charlie and Lola has become so popular over the last couple of years and I can't see it disappearing from out screens any time soon as it's sure to be around for many good years to come.
Rated 5/5 Dooyoo stars
Pritt sticks are glue sticks of a solid glue adhesive that come in push-up or twist up tubes. They are widely available from certain shops such as WH Smith, office suppliers, and certain supermarkets. They are most commonly used in office supply and in many schools.
It has been evident that Pritt sticks have been around for a few good decades now since it was invented way back in 1969 by the German company Henkal after studying the "twist-up ease of lipstick applicators. It had expanded as a brand and was then being sold in 38 countries and a further more in 2001. I expect that it will outsell many of its rivals as the brand has done extremely well and profit wise.
The glue comes in many different sizes, the most popular ones used regularly is 10g, 20g, and 40g. I tend to buy the 20g medium size ones. I always remember using pritt sticks as a child at school and it brings back some of my child hood memories when ever i use it (good ones mind you).
For best results, when using the glue it is best not to twist the glue too far out from the tube other wise the glue stick could easily snap, so its best to just twist the glue out slightly say about 1 or 2 inches out from the tube. Also be careful not to use to much glue when sticking things down or together as to much can make the paper look a bit bumpy. So in my opinion less is more.
The things I like the most about the pritt stick is that it sticks things together really quickly and you don't have to wait for the glue to dry as it dries instantly due to the type of glue that it is. Also Its not a messy glue unlike some other types of glues sold such as fluid ones which can get a bit messy and sticky on the hands. I personally consider pritt stick as a neat and tidy glue with good manners lol.
Another bonus is that its solvent free and non toxic so no un-pleasant smells.
The pritt stick is only designed to glue minor things such as paper, card and felt together, can also be used for craft and design. The down side to using the glue is that it's not as strong as some other liquid based variations that are available in most shops. The price of the pritt stick varies in price based on the weight and size and if being sold as a multipack. But expect to pay anywhere from 89p to £2.99 depending on where you shop. I would recommend you try it for yourselves as it's a worthy buy.
I don't know what I would do without a deodorant as I often sweat a fair bit, more so when the weather gets quite warm. If it was not for the existence of deodorant I don't think I could face leaving my house with the stench of odour. I like to stock up with plenty of deodorant and have just enough in my house in case of in an emergency when I run out.
I tend to like trying out different deodorants to see which one works best for me, and mostly buying them if it is on special offer (such as reduced in price or buy one get one free). I have been buying imperial leather silk deodorant on and off for some time now, normally when I fancy a change of anti-perspirant.
I normally buy it from my local pound shop close to where I live as a 150ml one costs just 99p. However some shops can charge a bit more up to £1 more in price. The packaging is nice enough to look at but nothing as fancy as the dove deodorant. The deodorant comes with a light pink lid and the bottle is pink and white with the details of what is in the bottle on the back with usage details.
I quite like the smell of the deodorant as it has a nice sweet pleasant smell not to strong or over bearing; it kind of reminds me of baby powder in some ways. The deodorant helps to keep me protected from odour for a good number of hours. However when using the product it is best not to use to much at once or spray it on too near to your underarm or it could form/leave a cloudy white power residue and leave some white marks on your clothes.
Since learning from experience when using this product, it is best to try and spray it on at a wider distance say 15cm from your underarm and use it sparingly. Say one light squirt at a time.
Overall, the product may not be to everyone's taste but it does the job fairly well as an effective anti-per spirant deodorant that you can trust to leave you feeling fresh and protected for a good set of hours. I would highly recommend you try it out for yourselves if you have not done so already.
I rate this product 4/5 stars
I decided to buy the Play-Doh by Hasbro for my three year old daughter who loves creative and imaginative play so this was perfect for her, especially since she was getting bored of playing with most of her other toys, most of which she had grown out of. So the Play-Doh was perfect for her and her age.
I purchased it from Argos priced at £9.99. The play-doh comes presented in a nice sturdy big box with all the mixture of accessories inside.
Inside the box you get 20 1oz. cans of play-doh compound each being of different colourful colours, and more than 20 accessories such as stencils, shape cutter, moulders, a plastic toy knife for cutting the play-doh with, scissors, and a rolling pin. All of which are of good size for your little ones to easily get hold of. The play-doh is for ages 3 years and over.
My daughter loves playing with the play-doh and has hours of fun with it making all different shapes and animals such as snakes, tortoise, a dog etc. The possibilities and fun are endless with this wonderful play-doh. I was really surprised as to how many wonderful colours of play-doh there was many of which my daughter was not familiar with so I helped to teach her what the colours where.
The play-doh can get a little bit messy and get on the floor when being played with, so what I tend to do now is place some old newspapers or and old blanket on the floor so that it would be easier to clean up any mess afterwards.
Overall, the play-doh is great for creative or imaginative play. There is an excellent selection of colours to play with. You get quite a lot for the price which is not really expensive or to replace and is sure to last your child a long time as my daughter has had hers for a few good month now and it is still play-able apart from the colours being all mixed together.
I would highly recommend it for anyone starting out or adding to a creative set as it's a worthy buy and your child can have hours of fun playing this.
I rate this product 5/5 stars
These sponge pan cleaners are just one of many of the cheaper products from the ever so popular Tesco value range which has been around for a good couple of years now. I frequently buy these pan scrubbers as they are great value for money and convenient to use when in an emergency.
You get around 5 hand size sponges in each pack, each are square in shape. They cost around 16p which is so much cheaper then similar products sold in the shops. The packaging is of no frills and has a see through clear plastic with the sponge logo name written around on a red label border. The Tesco value logo name is clearly visible on the top corner.
I'm not really bothered that it does not have a fancy packing as it only gets torn and then thrown in the bin once opened. The sponge has a green top scrubber and a soft white sponge as a under layer which is thicker then the green scrubber part.
Having used these sponge cleaners for many months now I have to say they are not bad for the price and a great thing about these is that they are disposable which is good if you don't want to keep using the same old sponge that may have germs or bacteria builded up on them. (So a bonus for hygiene reasons.)
But the down side to these sponges is that that don't last that long, especially the green scrubber part because when I use it to scrub some really dirty pots and pans the scrubber becomes weak and loses its function and therefore looking tatty, so in the end after just a few uses I have to throw it away.
But overall, having said that they most useful for when doing light washing up of plates and cups/glasses, as the sponge tends to last longer then when cleaning really dirty and mucky pots and pans etc.
I would recommend you try these if you have not done already as they are of great value for money and for just under 20p you get 5 good size disposable sponges which is a bonus.
I rate the product 4/5
I decided to buy the Chad valley baby to love dolls pushchair while I was browsing through the new Argos catalogue as my daughter was in need of a pushchair for her dolls. The one is Argos cost only £5.99 so a real bargain.
The dolls pushchair is pink in colour with pink and sky blue wheels. The pushchair very much resembles a real baby pushchair and has a fairly strong tubular steel frame. The dolls pushchair is light and portable,fairly strong and easy to use. It is made to a good standard considering the price tag, but with it being from the popular Chad valley brand they noramlly make really nice toys anyway.
It is recommended that the pushchair is suitable for dolls up to 40cm. The product is of a good height for my daughter and she is able to push it with ease, with no problem what so ever. The handle is of a good height at 55cm. The fabric seems quite strong but only time will tell how long it can stay that way.
The dolls pushchair is recommended for ages 3 years and over. But I think it might be a bit to small for older children say from the ages of perhaps 7 years and over due to the restricted height.
Overall, I am very pleased with the dolls pushchair, it certainly is worth every penny and more. I have not had any complaints about it from my daughter who loves playing with it on a daily basis. It is now regarded as one of her favourite toys to play with. This is perfect for creative or imaginative play.
7up is yet again another popular and well known brand. It is a brand consisting of lemon-lime flavoured non-caffeinated soft drink that has been around for many years since the 1920's. It is known that the rights to the brand are currently held by Dr Pepper Snapple Group in the US, and PepsiCo (or its licences) to the other parts of the world.
7up is available in many shops and a 330ml can costs around 60p. A 2L 7up bottle costs around £1.59 from Tesco and a 7upof 8 for 6 cans x 330ml costs £2.83, price per 100ml: 10.7p.
7up comes in a range of flavours such as cherry 7 up, cherry, raspberry 7 up, 7 up ice cola, 7 up Gold, orange 7 up and many more...
7up is a very nice and sweet tasting refreshing cool drink. It's a perfect drink for drinking on those warm and hot sunny days.. The 7up has a nice sharp but yet crisp and subtle taste. Each bubbly fizz really brings out each individual flavour of the lemon and lime even more. Both flavours compliment well together giving this drink a unique refreshing taste.
Another great thing about this soft drink is that it does not contain any caffeine and has 100% natural flavours, it is also sugar free (yippy) and free from colourings. The 7up only has 100 calories and 25g of sugars and no grams of fat.
So all in all, this is a much healthier delicious soft drink to choose from, and with there being so many different flavours to choose from you really are spoilt for choice. Highly recommended by me.