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    • Hachi - A Dog's Tale (DVD) / DVD / 22 Readings / 18 Ratings
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      12.02.2011 17:19
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      well worth a viewing

      Hachi, a dogs tale is one of the saddest films I have seen for ages, I am a real softy when it comes to weepy flms especially when they contain animals and this certainly hits the spot.

      It is based on a true story.

      The film starts with Parker Wilson ( Richard Gere), a proffessor who finds a puppy and eventually falls in love with it, so much so that his wife Cate ( Joan Allen) puts off someone calling regarding the dog and states that its already been taken.

      As the years go by Hachi and Parker become very close and when he goes to work Hachi starts to follow him to the train station and returns to wait when he knows he will be coming home.

      Even the staff that work at the train station get to know Hachi well and get used to seeing him every day.

      Then Parker dies suddenly and Hachi feels something is wrong when Cate sells the house and Hachi goes to live with Parkers daughter. He does not settle and feels the urge to still go to the train station so he escapes and waits as he normally would for his owner.

      He becomes well known with everybody and even the papers write an article on him. People read this and feel they want to help so they send money to the train station so that he can have food.

      Hachi waits and waits until years have passed and even as he gets old and tired he still goes daily to wait for his beloved owner, until he cannot do so anymore.

      ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
      When I first watched this film I did not realise it was a true story, but when I watched it a few more times it seemed more tragic as believing that this had really happened was heartbreaking to see.

      It shows the unique bond between a dog and its owner and true loyalty at its peak. There is now a statue of Hachi at the train station in his waiting position.

      I feel Richard Gere is a great actor and he brought something magical to this film too, as he portrayed the bond with the dog brilliantly, Cate his wife was not as close to the dog although she did care, she was never portrayed as the owner and was not shown to play with it much, it was all Parker.

      The music that accompanied this film was good too, very gentle piano music which added to the saddness especially near the end.

      I think this film is more for the ladies as it is a true weepy, and you will certainly need you tissues by your side, But I recommend anyone to watch, it is truly a beautiful film of love, friendship and devotion.

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        07.12.2009 22:13
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        a must read

        Having read all the previous books in the twilight saga I was overjoyed at finishing the last and finding out what life had in store for the characters. The books are written by Stephenie Meyer and are simply written but draw you in right till the very last word.

        There are four books in the series:
        1) Twilight
        2) New moon
        3) Eclipse
        4) Breaking dawn

        I bought them all from Amazon, the first three were around £4 each and this one was £7, but it is larger.

        There is also the first book now produced on dvd and stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson as the main characters. New moon is out at the cinema now and Eclipse and Breaking dawn will appear later.

        For those of you who are not familiar with these books I will give a little background without giving away too much. The story follows Isabelle Swan, better known as Bella, she moves to Forks to live with her father and meets Edward Cullen at school. Bella is fascinated by Edward and falls in love with him fast, she eventually finds out that he is in fact a vampire who finds her blood more tempting than other human blood and he too falls in love with her. They start a relationship with lots of highs and lows and lots of dangerous adventure which follows in each book with a different problem to overcome.

        You also get to know and love all the Cullen family which are all vampires but they are all "vegetarians" and live off animal blood and so do not kill humans. Jacob Black also becomes another main character to the story and he is draw to the story in himself, in fact each character is brilliantly bought to life by Stephenie Meyer and you are given a chance to get to know them all throughout the four books.

        Breaking dawn is the finale to the story and it follows yet another difficult situation which in fact is the hardest so far. Bella and Edward are married and have a child which is in danger, so this brings all the family and known vampire associates to help them in their quest to save their child.

        Breaking dawn is the biggest book in the collection with 700 pages to get through.

        I am not a book lover in the slightest, but I really got into these and have not been able to put each book down once started. I was so pleased to get to the end of this book and to finally find out how the story ends, I have loved every minute. The only downside for me is that there is no more books to carry on with and I will actually miss them, I will have to re-read them in a little while.

        I highly recommend these to any genre, I give them all 10/10.

        Thankyou for reading.

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          30.11.2009 21:01
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          a must read

          Eclipse is the third installment from the very popular Stephenie Meyer books, the first being twilight, the second is new moon and the fourth is breaking dawn which I am now about to start as just finished eclipse.

          I bought all the books from amazon and the first three costs around £4 but the last one cost around £7 but it is te largest of all of them.

          The twilight film has been out on film and new moon is out now in cinemas, eclipse will be out next year and breaking dawn the year after.

          I first got into these books after reading a review on dooyoo for the film and went and purchased the dvd as it sounded very good, after watching it and loving the characters (especially Edward ;)) I was then hooked and wanted to find out more from the books as you miss out so much from the films. The books are now a huge hit with me and I cannot stop reading them until I have read the whole story in depth. I am now on the last one and will sadly miss them when I am finished, so may end up reading them again from scratch very soon. This is very unusual for me as books are really not normally my thing, I normally get bored very quickly but these have hold my attention all the way through and I dont want to miss a thing. The only other books that have given me the same interest is the Harry Potter series....Which proves I must love my fiction!!!

          For those of you not aware of the story I will give a little background and try not to give too much away. The story centres around Bella Swan who moves to Forks to live with her father, she soon falls in love with Edward Cullen but there is a problem with their relationship...he is a vampire!! They have a few problems along the way.

          In new moon we also follow their love story and Jacob Black comes into it more when Edward has to leave, he also loves Bella and it soon becomes a love triangle...with a difference, Jacob is a werewolf and more problems follow.

          In eclipes the story continues with yet more problems but this book brings all the characters together in a suprising way and you find out more depth to each character. I find this book has more humour in it too, and I actually found myself laughing out loud at some of the funny conversations which were mainly from Edward and Jacob.

          I only hope that Bella ( in the film ) can portray Bella from the book better in the other films, as for me she did not do that in the first film. As I read the next two books especially I could picture all the characters from the film brilliantly as the story went along...exept Bella, I could not picture her at all, to me she is too strong as Bella in the books has no self worth and not much confidence in herself.

          I would highly recommend these books to any genre, I give them 10/10, a fantastic read from start to finish.

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        • Nescafe Original / Coffee / 27 Readings / 26 Ratings
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          29.11.2009 15:43
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          lovely and tasty

          Nescafe is one of the best coffee that money can buy in my opinion, and it is on offer in Somerfield at £2.80 for the 200g jar which is the larger sized one and you would normally expect to pay around £4 for this size so a real bargain.

          I simply can not function in the mornings without a cup of coffee inside me, and once I have I am ready for the day ahead, Nescafe certainly charges my battery for the day. I do have a few coffees in the day too as I prefer it to tea but tend to have hot chocolate in the evening so I can settle for bed as coffee can make me to alert to sleep!!

          I normally tend to stick with Nescafe original for my coffee whilst on offer, but I do have the Nescafe gold blend too if that is on sale cheeper as they are both nice tasting. I normally have mine with milk and sugar, but have tried it without milk when I ran out and it was still pretty good.

          The coffee comes in a glass jar with a screw top lid and once removed you then have a paper film that you peel off, this is to keep the coffee fresh and at its best. The Nescafe logo is emblazened on the front with a picture of a cup of coffee with the coffee beans around it.

          The main reason I buy Nescafe is because it has such a nice rich flavour without being too strong and overpowering as I dont like strong coffee...even after a hangover!! It smells lovely as you pour the hot water in too and makes the kitchen smell of fresh coffee.

          I also use this when I make coffee cake as it has such a subtle flavour, again not too strong and very tasty.

          nutritional info per 100g:
          Calories...63
          Protein...7.0g
          Carbohydrates...9.0g
          Fat...0.2g
          Fibre...27.0g
          Sodium...0.1g

          I highly recommend this product to anyone, it is rich and full of flavour and gives you a nice start to the day, well worth a try.

          It is not one of the cheepest around but I think it is the best.

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          26.11.2009 22:03
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          every little helps.

          After having a sore throat for the last few days and it not getting any easier I thought it best that I try to make it easier myself.

          I went to my local costcutter on the way to school to pick my daughter up to look at what menthol sweets they had, I wanted quite a strong one and tunes do not seem to help me much so I opted for lockets. Again there were a few various flavours to choose and the one that appealed to me most was honey and lemon.

          The packet comes in a bright yellow colour and has the locket logo accross the front in black writing. It states they contain no artificial colour and flavours.

          The pack contains 10 medicated lozenges, each in a little wrapper of their own.

          Once you peel back the wrapper each little lozenge is yellow and oval shaped and they have hard outer shell but once you start sucking them you find the soft, runny honey oozes out. The idea of these is that the hard shell unblocks your nose and the soft honey is supposed to soothe your throat. I cannot comment if it conquers the blocked nose as I dont have one.

          The taste of these is sweet and you can certainly taste the menthol. The lemon is fairly strong and I can taste the honey when it oozes out. It is a nice sweet to have but it does wear off very quick and the sore throat does comes straight back when you finish the sweet, it does ease the throat but is a shame it does not have a more longer lasting effect.

          The packet states not to exceed in 24 hours:
          Adults and children over 12...3 packs
          Children 7-12...2 packs
          Children 3-6...1 pack

          An overdose of menthol may cause severe stomach upset, feeling/being sick, giddiness, shaking, drowsiness. And do not use if you have a sugar intolerance.

          I would recommend these to ease the symptoms of a sore throat, but it will not give long lasting relief but the do taste nice. I give these 7/10

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          • Nestle Kit Kat / Chocolate / 31 Readings / 29 Ratings
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            26.11.2009 20:26
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            yummy!!

            Well I am sure you have hard the saying "have a break have a kitkat" well this for me is the best way to enjoy them, I usually have one of these now and then with a cup of coffee when I am feeling a little stressed and these do the trick to cheer me up.

            The wrapper states clearly that they come foil wrapped so as to keep them fresh and at their best and they cost around 50p from various shops and supermarkets.

            The cover is red and silver and shows clearly that they are made by the well known company Nestle, which make lots of good quality products from biscuits to cakes and of course chocolate bars.

            Once opened you are greeted with the square kitkat that you can then break of into four individual finger length strips and enjoy one by one and the chocolate strips contain crispy wafers inside so you get a lovely soft crunch when you bite into them. The wafers also make them very light and moorish.

            You can also purchase these in larger pack which have 9 smaller bars which are great for packed lunches and they also do a few different flavours when on special promotion, like orange and mint but the normal ones are my favourite.

            These are best eaten when chilled as they do melt a little when handled too much, and I love nibbling the chocolate off first and then you get the full taste of the wafer inside.

            Each individual kitkat contains 233 calories, 12.2g of fat, 28.2g of carbohydrate and 2.5g of protein.

            These are lovely as a snack and I give them 10/10. A great cheer up chocolate!

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          • Cadbury's Caramel / Chocolate / 23 Readings / 23 Ratings
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            25.11.2009 21:08
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            a nice treat now and then

            What is it people say about going into a shop feeling hungry...Oh yes you end up buying lots of treats that you do not really need.

            Well I made that very mistake today, I had skipped breakfast as I was meeting up with a friend this morning and decided I needed a few items from my local somerfield afterwards.

            Once I had returned home I realised that my shopping bags were full of treats and cakes that I knew I would end up HAVING to snack on. One of these items was a caramel bar which I noticed has seriously gone up in price from when I last bought one. They now cost 66p per bar!!

            The packaging is the same as always, it is purple and yellow with Cadbury dairy milk caramel wrote on the front.

            Inside you are greeted with a long bar of chocolate which can be seperated into 6 smaller bite size pieces. Once you bite into one of these pieces you will then find a lovely thick oozing caramel inside.

            The taste is very nice too, the dairy milk chocolate is the first taste and then the caramel overtakes the chocolate and it leaves a very sweet and rich taste in your mouth. yummy. One bar is enough though as these are very sweet and too many could become sickly.

            I used to love the bunny advert that went with these years ago, my god I am showing my age!, as they dont do them anymore.

            Each bar contains:
            Calories...225
            Sugars...22.7g
            Fat...10.9g
            Saturates...6.4g
            Salt...0.2g

            May also contain traces of nuts, wheat and soya.

            As you can see they are not the most health of snacks so would not be recommended for regular snackage, but as a treat now and then would be ok. It will maybe teach me a lesson not to go shopping on an empty stomach again!!

            But would definatly recommend. ;)

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              24.11.2009 19:11
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              a must read

              After having read a review on dooyoo for the twilight film and buying it, it was then that I became interested in he twilight series of books and loving them even more than the film itself which is odd for me as I am not normally a book lover as I lose interests very quickly, but this has held my interest completely, even when I am not reading it I am thinking about the story and impatient to get back to it.

              New moon is the second installment from the author Stephenie Meyer, the first being twilight, the third eclipse and the final one being breaking dawn. I am now going to start eclipse after being hooked to the first two and wanting to find out how the story continues right to the end. I purchased new moon from amazon and it was priced around £4 which I thought was a real bargain.

              For anyone who has not heard of these and is not up to date with the story I will give a little background without trying to give too much away.

              The main person in the story is Bella Swan, she moves to Forks to live with her father and eventually meets Edward Cullen who she falls deeply in love with, but he has a little problem that creates trouble for their relationship...he is a vampire. Even when Bella finds out what he is it makes no difference to her and still wants to be with him. They have their ups and downs but in new moon Edward feels they have to part so that she stays safe, she takes this very hard and after time she starts a friendship with Jacob Black who starts to love her but Bella cannot give him anymore than friendship. The pair do grow a special bond and they stay very close, even when she finds out that he too has a secret of his own...he is a werewolf who's an enemy of the vampire which creates problems when Edward finally shows up again...can she have relationships with both?

              I was not as sure of this book as I was the first as I knew it did not have Edward Cullen and his famiy in it as much and they were what drew me in about the first, but the growing friendship with Jacob was just as interesting for me, also this book has more action in it.

              A lot of people are saying these books are mainly for teenagers, but I am 34 and I love them. They are about a love story mainly but they each have some adventure and loads of emotional ups and downs that you end up feeling yourself too. The author writes in a style that maks you believe that you are Bella and you yourself are going through these things, I ended up crying when she was looking for edward trying to save him in time, it is a very powerfull story.

              The only problem I have is when I watched the twilight dvd first it had a lot of differences to the twilight book and some information was left out about the Cullen family which I thought was vital to the story and I just hope they dont do that with new moon. It is at cinemas now and I will be very dissapointed if it is not the same as the book as there are certain things I would like to see. Also Bella did not come accross in the first film as she did in the book, I feel she is more timid and insecure and I did not get that from her on film, I hope she portrays that in the second.

              I absolutly loved this book, and as from tonight when my daughter is tucked up in bed I will start eclipse and get lost again in this magical and mythical world Stephenie Meyer has created.

              Thankyou for reading.

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              23.11.2009 19:07
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              well worth a taste.

              Milkybar desserts are made by Nestle and if you are a white chocolate lover like I am then these are definatly for you.

              These are on sale at the moment from Asda and iceland for £1 for four 77g delicious snack pots and at this price it is a real bargain, they are normally around the £2 mark in some stores for just 2 pots!

              The packaging for these is the same as that of the milkybar chocolate bar, on the cardboard outer you get the yellow and red background with the bright blue wording for milkybar emblazened accross the front with all the ingredients and nutritional content. Once you take the cardboard off you will then see the cream coloured pots with a peal off film on the top, which again has the milkybar logo.

              The taste of these are delicious, they are smooth, creamy and thick with the consistency similar to that of warm melted chocolate, they taste like white chocolate but more creamy.

              I have these as a pudding with a meal sometimes, but I do not stand a chance when my daughter spots them as she loves these even more than me so I have to have the rolo ones that are similar. These are ideal for a packed lunch too in place of yoghurt asthe are just the right size. You could also have these with fresh fruit and it makes a nice change from cream or custard.

              These scrummy pots are only 177 calories per pot, but may contain traces of nuts.

              These are a real must for white chocolate lovers, I highly recommend these and believe me so does my daughter!

              Thanks for reading.

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                22.11.2009 14:48
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                good price for a good product.

                Asda smart price tomato ketchup is one of the best bargains I always pick up in my weekly grocery shopping.

                My daughter eats tomato sauce like it is going out of fashion, she has it on every thing she eats including a roast dinner as she hates gravy, so you can imagine how many jars of this we get through per week.

                The sauce itself is in a glass bottle and is covered in the normal basic smart price label which is green and white in colour, it contains all the ingredient list and nutritional information you need and for 550g it only costs you 38p which is an absolute bargain, especially when you compare it to the likes of heinz.

                The taste of this is very good too, it tastes just like any other tomato sauce to me, the only difference to me is that it is not as thick in consistency and you do need to pour it slowly out of the bottle or you end up with your meal swimming in it, unlike other more expensive sauces.

                I always add this to other meals too like lasagne and shepherds pie, it gives an extra flavour which enhances your meal.

                The bottle does state that it is suitable for vegetarians, but it may contain traces of nuts and/or seeds, so not suitable for some allergies.

                It contains no artificial flavours, colours or hydrogenated fat.

                I would recommend this to anyone, especially for the kids who eat this by the bucket load. With these economic times every penny counts and Asda is certainly helping with these great cheep products that the provide.

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                20.11.2009 23:05
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                fantastic read.

                After buying and watching the twilight dvd and loving it, I decided to buy all the books from amazon and I have just finished the first one which took only two days for me to read!!

                It cost me around £4 for the first book and as soon as the books arrived in the post I quickly unwrapped them and just wanted so much to read them straight away, so I left all my housework for the next few hours and started to read.

                As soon as I had read the first couple of pages I was hooked and I struggled to put it down, which is rare for me as I am not really a book lover, I have to really enjoy what I am taking in for it to hold my concentration long enough. With this book I even find myself thinking about the story all the time, which is strange for me, so I am definatly hooked...but that could be after watching the dvd and having the sexy Edward Cullen in my mind!!

                For those of you who have not read the book or seen the dvd, it is centered around two people, Edward and Bella and slowly becomes a love story with a difference..he is a vampire and wants to drink her blood everytime he is near her, he fights the feelings and grows to love her and need her and it gets to the point that neither of them can give each other up, so they start a very odd but passionate relationship.

                Having said that I dont feel this is just for teenagers like people say, I am 34 and I still got something from this, and the film has some violence so could easily be watched by both men and women. Certainly not just a chick flick.

                One of the attractions I found with this book is that the auther Stephenie Meyer writes it as if you yourself are Bella and her thoughts and feelings are yours, you feel her emotional pain and exitement too and even look forward to seeing Edward and missing him when you dont, it is very cleverly done.

                I found it better to have seen the film first too as I was able to put faces to the characters which were mostly spot on, although I could not easily put Bella's screen character to the person I was reading about, as to me in the book she comes accross more timid and sensitive with not much self esteem.

                I am certainly pleased I read the book as I do prefer it to the film and I wish they had kept more to the book as I prefered the layout, there were too many changes for me and a lot had been missed out, some vital parts like background on theCullen family especially Jasper and his special extra ability and how Alice had become a vampire in the first place, which we find out at the end. I also dont know why they put the environmental trip into the dvd as there is nothing like it in the book. Another thing is that they never tell each other they love each other in the film, yet in the book it is said a number of times and more affection is given to each other in the book, which gives you more of the sense of closeness between them. The end violent scene is also much better in the book, you get more insight into the way Edward and Bella need to protect one another.

                The book has 25 chapters to it and also gives you a taster of the next installment in the saga, new moon which leaves you wanting to get throught the second book just as quickly, ten the third, then the fourth!! I myself will be starting the second book tonight when my daughter goes to bed and I have some peace and quiet and I cannot wait.

                I will give this book 10/10 as it has you gripped from start to finish and I highly recommend it to anyone, but be warned it is hard to put down till the end.

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                • Twilight [2008] (DVD) / DVD / 34 Readings / 34 Ratings
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                  16.11.2009 19:26
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                  well worth the watch.

                  After reading a few reviews on dooyoo for this film which stated how good the film was I decided to buy it and have a look myself to see if it was my sort of film or not.....and it certainly is, so much so that I have now been on amazon to purchase all the books that was the starting point for the film.

                  I bought the dvd from amazon for £6.78 and the books are on sale for around £4 but the last one was a little more and costs around £7.

                  The film itself centres around Isabelle Swan ( or Bella as she prefers to be called) She originally lives with her mother and step dad but then goes to stay with her dad in Forks. She makes a few friends at school but her thoughts are only with one young man named Edward Cullen who she then finds a strange fascination with, and he with her.

                  Her first proper encounter is at school when she sits next to him, but he cannot stand the smell of her and tries to get away from her as soon as the lesson is over.

                  As the story progresses you find out that he does like her but he has a small problem...he is a vampire and the reason he cannot stand to be near her is because she is different to all the other girls, she is special to him and he does not want to hurt her, but protect her from HIM.

                  The pair do hit it off and grow a very special bond, each only existing for the other one and nothing else seems to matter. She even gets to meet his vampire family who are all "vegetarians" (they only eat animals") if that makes sense!! Anyway all the Cullen family come accross as very nice and make Bella feel welcome, and later in the film they come together to protect her.

                  The film is brilliantly done and is a love story with a difference, which is one of the reasons I liked it so much. Dont get me wrong, this is not a girlie film I think this will suit men too as it does have some violence and action to it.

                  This is a must see, it had me gripped to it through the whole of the film and I even watched it over again.

                  Robert Pattinson playeda brilliant part in bringing Edward to life and playing him with a sincere gentleness and also the other side to being a vampire by being ruthless and strong. I even found myself attracted to his character and loving the thought of being with a vampire!!! Yes I know it is just a film!

                  The music all through this film was geat too, very haunting at times yet powerfull at the same time.

                  I highly recommend this to anyone of any genre, it really is a film for all.

                  Cannot wait for the next film to come out.

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                    great to keep in the cupboard for when you fancy something different.

                    After doing my shopping at Asda online I decided to purchase uncle Bens sweet and sour sauce as I knew I was having roast chicken for tea last night and therefor would have some leftover and so I could have sweet and sour chicken with rice for tea tonight.

                    Uncle Bens sweet and sour sauce is from their oriental range of sauces and is a great product that can be kept in your cupboard for when you need it as the use by date is normally around a year from purchase.

                    I bought two of these from Asda for £3, they are normally £1.57 per 500g jar so not a huge saving, but it all helps. You can purchase smaller jars if you prefer, but I find the larger ones better value and you can always freeze the rest in a container for another time, otherwise make sure you use it within three days after opening. Each jar can feed up to four people quite easily though.

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                    The sauce comes in a glass jar with bright orange and purple colours and also has a picture of the product with rice on the front. I always buy the sauce with extra pineapple as I find this one a little sweeter and you get loads of pineapple chunks inside, this jar is just orange in colour.

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                    This is delicious, the taste is spicy, tangy and sweet and has a slight sour taste which is very similar to what you get at a chinese takeaway. You get lots of chunks of pineapple, green peppers, red peppers, carrots, celery and bamboo shoots so the texture is soft from the pineapple yet crunchy at times from the different vegetables and all in a lovely rich sauce which is slightly sticky. I tend to have this with chicken but you could also have pork or beef or even with extra veg if you prefer as the sauce is ideal for vegetarians. I usually serve on a bed of rice too. Yummy!!

                    This product 89 calories per 100g so it is pretty healthy. It contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

                    The glass jar can then be recycled after use.

                    I always keep a jar of this in my cupboard for when I fancy somethng different and quick for tea, this makes a tasty meal which is pretty healthy too and my daughter enjoys it too, and I would recommend this product to anyone.

                    Thankyou for reading.

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                    • Nestle Rolo Dessert / Chocolate / 57 Readings / 54 Ratings
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                      well worth a try

                      After browsing the shops for something for pudding and something that would not break the bank I came accross Nestle rolo desserts in the chilled department in Iceland and decide to give them ago, they were on special offer and I was able to pick a pack of four up for the bargain price of £1.

                      Once home I had one for pudding and my daughter had the milkybar one instead as she does not like rolos. I have to say they are absolutely delicious.

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                      These are very easy to spot on the shelf, they are brown in colour with Rolo emblazened accross the front in bright red and are really distinctive, they also show a picture of the dessert in all its glory. The individual pots are covered in card to hold them together and come will a peel off seal to keep the dessert fresh.

                      Taste and texture:
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                      On opening the seal you are greeted with the rich dark chocolate topping and then a lovely smooth caramel underneath just like rolo. The taste is sweet scrummy and you really feel like you have been naughty by eating it. I tend to eat the chocolate first as the caramel for me is the best part ( but then I am mad on anything caramel )also that way you savour the taste for longer, but both together is nice too. This dessert has just the right combination of chocolate and caramel and is not at all gloopy.

                      Each pot contains 188 calories which may sound a lot but the dessert is very fullfilling. One pot is just enough as I think any more would be too sickly.

                      My opinion:
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                      Would highly recommend to give these a go, I myself will be purchasing them regularly as they make a cheep alternative to pudding and are a great size for a packed lunch. Also worth keeping an eye out for this deal in future too as it makes them only 25p each so a great bargain to be had.....and I do love a bargain.

                      Thankyou for reading.

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                      • Pot Noodle / Other Food / 31 Readings / 31 Ratings
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                        well worth a try

                        Pot noodles are a great warming snack in these cold wintery months and are so quick and simple to make.

                        I used to have pot noodles all the time when I was younger as a lovely lunch time snack at work as they were so convenient when you wanted a quick bite to eat and they come in quite a few different flavours. My favourite is spicy curry or original curry as it is better known nowadays but they also make beef and tomato, chicken and mushroom, sweet and sour, sweet and spicy, tikka masala, chinese chow mein, bombay bad boy and doner kebab, so lots to choose from and something to suit everyone.

                        At the moment you can purchase one of these at 69p from any somerfield or co op store, but they are normally priced around the £1 mark at various stores.
                        PACKAGING
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                        The packaging is simple, it is a 90g plastic pot with a peel off foil lid so all you need to supply is a fork, but I prefer to use a spoon so you can get all the tasty liquid at the bottom. Also inside the pot you will find a sachet of sauce which you can add to suit your taste, the curry flavour has mango chutney inside, the beef has tomato sauce etc etc. Each flavour pot is coloured differently and states clearly the flavour at the bottom of the pot, but the picture is the same on them. The pot itself can also be recycled afte use.

                        HOW TO MAKE
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                        All you need to do to make this snack is peel off lid and then add boiling water up to the level inside the pot, then leave for 2 minutes, stir and then leave another 2 minutes then add sauce as required. Then enjoy. I actually tend now not to add so much water as I like the liquid to be a bit thicker but that is just personal taste.

                        THE TASTE AND TEXTURE:
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                        I have my favourites but I love the taste of these especially the curry one and this is the one I will describe, you get a good amount of noodles along with a few peas and carrots ( I personally would like a few more peas and carrots inside). There is a good spicy flavour with a mild curry taste and not too overpowering, the liquid at the bottom is like a gravy and is full of rich flavour and the noodles are soft in texture and all round it is delicious and warming.

                        NUTRITION INFO
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                        Calories: 403
                        Protein: 8.8g
                        Carbohydrate: 59.7g
                        Fat: 14.3g
                        Fibre: 3.2g
                        Sodium: 0.58g
                        Salt: 1.45g

                        Each pot contains no artificial colours or preservatives.

                        OPINION:
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                        I would buy these regularly especially in colder weather as they are easy to make and something different to have, they make a nice change to cup a soup and gives a bit more substance to a snack. I would highly recommend these to anyone.

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