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      26.08.2009 00:33
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      would give them a try

      In the past I have often said no when offered this product. Purely because I was convinced I wouldn't like them as I am not a fan of the "Cool Original" flavoured Doritos. However for some reason I found myself reaching into a bag yesterday. I was pleased I did. They have a delicious Cheesy flavour, almost powdered onto each tortilla chip. They did seem somewhat dry but I happily managed half a big bag without a desperate need for water! And Doritos do sell a variety of dips as they are tortilla chips that can be dipped, so that makes up for the slight dryness. Although I had one of the bigger bags of these (225g) you can now buy this flavor in the smaller bag, around 34g I believe where possible. The large bag costs just 99p from Tesco so I can see the benefit of buying a larger bag and if you aren't sharing then clip it up until tomorrow as buying the bigger bag would save money in the long run.

      Although the tasted good they are quite sinful. In 100g of these chips there are 500 calories and 27g of fat! So if you are watching the calorie intake these days and you buy the bigger bag, make sure you ration! What ever your current opinion on Doritos I would recommend giving these a try if you haven't already.

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    • Mars Skittles / Sweets / 5 Readings / 5 Ratings
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      25.08.2009 13:29
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      woudl definitely recommend.

      With Skittles I believe you are tasting the rainbow indeed! Skittles are made by Mars and come in personal sized packets of around thirty of the small individual sweets. They usually retail around the 50p mark. You can also get them in in share sized bags and boxes and they are sold in most cinemas now too. During seasonal periods you can buy them in tubes. They are fruity chewy sweets with a crispy outer shell of the same flavour. They are juicy and you can really taste the different flavours as you bite into them. I particularly like the "sours" variety but a lot of newsagents don't sell theses around my area but i can still buy them in boxes in Tesco! They are exactly the same sweet just of the sour fruity flavour instead. These come in a bright green bag instead of the standard red and I would definitely recommend looking out for them if you like the originals.

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      • Ferrero Rocher / Chocolate / 5 Readings / 3 Ratings
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        25.08.2009 13:19
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        to die for, definitely give them a try!

        Each Christmas my nan buys me a pack of these and I eagerly await it! They are to die for! But then as I have said in previous reviews, you get what you pay for. And in this case that's true again. They are quite expensive and in my opinion it's worth it. But I still can't justify buying a pack myself when there's so much other cheaper chocolate on offer. They are many layers with a big hazelnut inside. There are several wafer thin layers coated in luxurious chocolate with small hazelnut pieces. And around the inner hazelnut is a chocolate, hazelnut cream. I find these to be absolutely delicious and once i start i can't stop. you can now get them in packs as small as three for around a pound. I will jusitfy this but they don't sell everywhere. You can get a pack of 24 for about 7 pounds and 16 for about 5. It's been a while since i brought these sizes so do forgive me. They are around 75 calories per chocolate so even a three pack can be quite sinful. But I would still recommend them. They are worth it.

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        • Cadbury Fudge / Chocolate / 4 Readings / 3 Ratings
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          25.08.2009 13:10
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          would give it as try!

          I always loved chocolate so generally when in the chocolate aisle I would opt for the standard sized chocolate bar or pack and seemed to always miss out the fudge bar. However when I recently went on a diet I found myself pining for some real chocolate. I saw this with only 60 calories and 2g of fat. Not fantastic as a snack when you are on a diet and I definitely wouldn't recommend it but I wanted chocolate and it was better than the minstrels I really wanted! They are only 15p too so they are good for kids who use their own pocket money to buy they're sweets and although they aren't the healthiest of snacks if you are going to let your children eats sweets and chocolate these are the lesser of many evils. It's made by cadburys so you still have Cadburys lovely milk chocolate wrapped around the fudge centre. The fudge centre does taste like fudge but isn't really your Cornish clotted cream standard! But then at 15p a bar what do you expect?!

          The fudge is soft and creamy. although when placed in a fridge it went quite hard and was not nearly as nice. It is literally just a strip of fudge, about a centimetre thick and 15 centimertes long wrapped in a thin layer of chocolate. I would recommend this as you are definitely getting value for money. I now regularly buy this product. Children are attracted to it too not just for its sweet taste but its bright orange and purple packaging. The packaging on this product has been this way for year and its very attractive with the classic cadburys symbol on it too. You can buy fudge bars as part of a multi pack although i am unsure of the price of those. They are also included in many of the "snack packs" which are multipacks that include a minature version of the fudge bar along with minature versions of other classics.

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            25.08.2009 12:56

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            would still keep a pack around

            I have always leant slightly more toward the pot noodle myself, when it came to instant noodles. Now more often than not I would opt for something besides the pot noodle anyway, and when these were on offer in my local Tesco at 3 for £1 I thought I would give these a try as I do enjoy noodles as a quick snack. They usually retail at about 58p a pack anyway so even without the offer they are still cheaper than the Pot Noodle. They come in a variety of flavours including the usual's such as Chicken, Barbecue Beef and Spicy Curry. However they also offer flavours such as Southern fried Chicken and Sweet and Sour. They can be cooked on the hob or in the microwave. I personally have always opted for microwave, just pouring boiling water over them and popping them in. They don't have any "bits" in them like peas or bits bits of chicken which i always preferred. They are moist and satisfying as a quick snack. However i often find I'll get half way through a pack and become bored of the flavour. I have tried cooking them on the hob but it doesn't seem to make any difference. I do enjoy them from time to time but must admit i rarely finish a whole pack. I would recommend keeping a pack or two in the cupboard for when hunger strikes but I can't find anything overly fantastic to say about them either I'm afraid.

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          • Mars Galaxy Minstrels / Chocolate / 6 Readings / 5 Ratings
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            25.08.2009 12:43
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            would recommend giving them a try!

            As a chocolate lover I find that tend to favour Galaxy chocolate and Cadburys Dairy Milk. That's why i was delighted when i discovered Galaxy Minstrels. They still contain the same luxurious Galaxy chocolate within a crispy chocolate outer shell. They come in a 42g pag form your local supermarket, newsagents or petrol station for around 46p. A 42g bag is plenty. I find its just the right size. Calorie and fat wise they contain 211 calories and 9.3g of fat per bag. Quite sinful, but in my personal opinion quite worth it! They also sell in bigger "share" bags and often these are sold in cinemas and theaters too as Minstrels are quite popular these days. During seasonal periods these are often sold in tubes as well. I find that this sweet offers great galaxy taste without being too overbearing on taste. It is still quite plain, in that it doesn't contain big chunky nuts or raisins or caramel, but offers a variation to plain chocolate with its crispy shell.

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          • Sony Ericsson Z610i / Mobile Phone / 5 Readings / 3 Ratings
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            21.08.2009 14:52

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            excellent!

            I brought this phone as it was relatively cheap when i broke mine and just needed a new one. But since then i have come to love it and would definitely recommend it. I believe now you can buy it for around £60. The battery life is fantastic. It's tough, can be dropped and allsorts and still work! You can clearly hear people when they call, and any songs you choose to play.

            It has quite a large memory. I'm afraid I am unsure of the actual size. It's java enabled, so you can download applications from the internet. I play poker on my phone and use a version of instant messenger on it. It only has a 2.0MP camera, which compared to the new samsung 12MP i guess that pails in comparison. But it still takes clear photos that are still good once uploaded to your computer. It also films short videos, which again are of a reasonable quality. It has a couple of games that come with it. And mine had a photo editing app on it too but that may depend on your network provider. I have upgraded my phone several times since but find myself continuing to go back to this one. It's reliable and smart and it's good looking!

            It has a display on the front when closed so you can still see who's calling or who has sent you a text. You can answer just by flipping open the phone. You can store a reasonable amount of music on the phone and plug headphones into it. The songs play in good quality. I am yet to find something to complain about with this phone. You can change almost everything to your taste in the settings folder. It's well priced and apart from the camera quite modern for 60 quid! I would definitely recommend!

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            21.08.2009 14:36
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            average product

            This product seems to have very mixed opinions! Personally I don't think they are that bad, but would only buy them if I was particularly strapped for cash. Ok, details. Money wise they are 29p a can. That's just under half of what you would pay for Heinz at 64p. Fat and calorie wise there's not much difference. Heinz have ONE more calorie but 0.4g less fat. I found the beans themselves to be slightly harder, and the sauce just isn't as thick and rich. It seems slightly more watery. The can is still nice and full and with some grated cheese on top (on my jacket potato!) they tasted fine. However with the breakfast where they had nothing else flavouring them the change was noticeable. These are certainly good if you're on a budget and are still edible and reasonably tasty, but if you wish to eat them as a side to a meal then i would recommend stretching the purse strings for that extra 35p and going for a more expensive brand.

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          • Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish / Make Up / 1 Reading / 0 Ratings
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            21.08.2009 14:24

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            overall quite good.

            I am currently in two minds about this product. I had seen it advertised and thought it could be the product for me since my nails are always the last thing i remember before a night out so they are either rushed or not done at all. When i was next in boots I picked up a couple of pots, the purple that's shown in the picture actually, and a black. These were priced at £1.99 per pot. When I got home I gave the purple a go. It's ever so slightly glittery and the range of colours they have is quite good. I was disappointed to learn it still needed two coats but is lighted than it looks in the picture so this can't be helped I suppose. The black I found only needed one coat if you were in a hurry but i still tended to give it two.

            However, each coat did dry quite quickly, indeed around the sixty second mark. By the end of the night though a couple had chipped and the next day you could pretty much peel it off. I've used it a few times since and they have lasted the night but still not very long. But if it's speed of drying you're after for one night out then this works.

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            21.08.2009 14:14

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            very good, woudl recommend

            I am currently on a diet and being quite hard on myself. These days there's so many low calorie products i used to find myself buying them all and eating so many it defeated the point! But today I had a packet of these. At 99 calories per bag and 1g of fat they're hardly sinful at all. I would happily eat these even if i wasn't on a diet and would choose them over other products. For weight watcher followers this is about 1 and a half points. The bag isn't mostly empty like most diet packets. There's a reasonable amount. Have these with a glass of water and or your favourite juice and they do satisfy your hunger. Coming in at £2.09 a box form tesco this isnt badly priced in comparison to all the other diet products in the same aisle! But fresh fruit is still cheaper and you can get more for what you pay. However if you are like me and you need your chocolate fix whilst on a diet, then I would highly recommend this to you.

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          • Tesco Value bread / Snacks / 3 Readings / 2 Ratings
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            20.08.2009 22:11
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            wouldnt recommend to great bread lovers!

            Since all I seem to do these days is review food, you can imagine I am quite the food lover. When bread comes into question there's nothing I love more that a big doorstep slice with real butter, thick crusty crust! However fresh bread is more of a weekend thing in our household as it doesn't last long and not as much of it is eaten during the week so I buy sliced loaves for the week days. As I'm sure everyone has experienced at one point, I recently had a bit a financial crunch and had to cut down on everything. Noticing that tesco value bread is priced at 47p I figured I would give it a go.

            I went for the thick size myself but there is a medium version also. Straight away I realised how incredibly dry it was. It almost tasted as if it has started to go off. It was crumbly and difficult to spread soft butter on as it just flaked away. It needed chewing more than usual an held a very dull taste. Quite honestly, although it wasn't tough, it was what I imagine eating cardboard would taste like! I toasted a slice, and that was much better. I can't really fault it's toasting qualities and the price really is quite competitive so it would do for toasting, cooking or if you really can't stretch to £1.15 for a branded loaf.

            To summarise, I wouldn't recommend this bread. As mentioned, toasted it's okay, but if you enjoy sandwiches, this bread will let you down.

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          • Walkers Quavers / Snacks / 4 Readings / 4 Ratings
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            20.08.2009 19:42

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            would recommend as a quick snack.

            I remember Quavers from when I was younger and wasn't a big fan on cheesy based things. However that changed as i grew up and I have become quite a fan of the Quaver. They are literally just a thin cheese flavoured crispy twirl. They are very light and airy. I don't make a habit of eating crisps or similar snacks and don't like to give my daughter them either. But when she really wants a bag with a sandwich or I feel like savoury snack these aren't so bad.

            Quavers contain 87 calories per bag and 4.9g of fat. When you compare this to your average bag of 27g walkers crisps which contain around 132 calories this is much better. I don't have any walkers crisps in the house and have been unable to acquire an accurate measurement of how much fat a bag of their crisps contain but i woudl imagine it's still more. So Quavers are a tasty and light treat. I would give them a try if you haven't before. you can buy them almost anywhere that sells crisps as they are quite popular, usually for about 40-50p a bag. They do come in the big eat sized bag also, but I am unsure of how much this costs. They are also available in multipacks of 6 and 12.

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          • Pot Noodle / Other Food / 5 Readings / 3 Ratings
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            20.08.2009 19:26

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            would recommend as a quick snack.

            Is Pot Noodle your Dirty Secret? Could be. It's a shameful treat. Noodles in a pot are never gonna be as good as noodles that you've poured boiling water over. However they are excellent for coming home after the pub or a quick and fast lunchtime snack. They are selling for 87p in my local store. And they also sell in packs of four and minature pots, as well as bigger pots. They're are quite a few flavours these days but the ones that are always on sale seem to be Chicken and Mushroom, Beef and Tomato and Spicy Curry. It's good if you are in a hurry and don't want to make a mess, as they literally only require a fork or spoon in addition to your hot water. They have been around for sometime now, since the 1970's I believe. The other instant noodle products seems to pail in comparison as these are the only ones i can find in a pot, at the same price. More expensive than my other favourite, supernoodles, but quicker and less washing up! Would recommend for a quick snack but they certainly aren't at the hight of noodle cuisine!

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          • Chocolate in General / Recipe / 3 Readings / 2 Ratings
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            20.08.2009 19:15
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            Brill!

            I had a boyfriend once who didn't eat chocolate. My dad doesn't eat it because it gives him miagraines. Fair enough. But this boyfriend said he tried it as a kid and didn't like it. I was shocked. I always thought there's a type of chocolate out there that everyone likes even if they aren't a chocoholic like me! But apparently not. However this sent me into a frenzy of buying various kinds of chocolate and chocolate bars for him to try. Eventually we learned that he liked white chocolate and became quite the fan of white Maltesers. (that are now really hard to find, don't know if they still do them?) I myself prefer milk chocolate, especially anything with Cadburys Dairy milk. You can never go wrong with a plain Dairy Milk chocolate bar but when I'm after a bit more I do enjoy double deckers and Picnic bars. Everyone loves a bit of chocolate. You just have to find what's right for you!

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            • Mars Maltesers / Chocolate / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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              20.08.2009 19:04

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              would recommend giving them a try!

              Since I left home I have turned into quite the chocoholic! I do tend to find though that I prefer Cadburys Dairy Milk over everything, so was surprised when i found that i loved Maltesers despite not being dairy milk, or even made by Cadburys. Maltesers are small balls of honeycomb that is very light and crunchy and full of flavour. They are coated in a light layer of chocolate. The chocolate is very tasty and I find that they have got the honeycomb to chocolate ratio just right. They are priced at around 46p for you average bag. However the Maltesers range now stretches to milkshakes, big bags, big boxes and ice creams! They are advertised on television as being light, and indeed they are. They contain 190 calories or thereabouts. This isn't terrible in comparison to most chocolate bars and treats but I still wouldn't eat a whole bag if on a calorie controlled diet as there is now so many other products with much less calories. But if you just can't resist, then they're delicious but it's a food sin you can recover from!

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