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When I saw this in Asda I simply knew I had to try some - Fruit Salad and black jacks were two of my favourite sweets growing up when I was a kid. As soon as I got home, I coul wait to open the bottle and I mu say I was disappointed by the smell I was greeted with as soon as the lid came off.
Unfortunately, things went all downhill from there.
The drink isn't bad, it's just a little too overly sweet for my liking - the flavour is spot on unlike with a certain brand of crisps who regularly offer funky new flavours only to fail to deliver on taste when you go to try them. Drinking this is a little like having put a bag of fruit salad sweets in the blender and then pouring it into a glass, and unfortunately the childish appeal quickly wears off.
I am not sure who this drink is supposed to appeal to - do today's kids even know what fruit salads are anymore? Certainly they are still about but they are nowhere near as prevalent as they were when I was a lad!
If it is meant for adults wanting a bit of retrospective nostalgia, then you would probably be better off just buying a packet of sweets!
I really wanted to enjoy this, but for me it just fell short. The drink is reasonably cheap for squash but then it also tastes cheap too. After only a couple of glasses, the novelty soon wears off!
There is an old saying - you get what you pay for - and that is certainly true here.
If you like your squash to taste artificial and overly sickly sweet, then you will probably love this. If you prefer better quality squash though, you should probably think again!
Suffering from sensitive skin, I have to be a little careful which razors I buy. Gillette Mach 3 though are amongst the best I have used, living up to their reputation.
Since the razors launch, the company have released all manner of upgrades with names such as Turbo etc, but for me, the original is still the best.
These blades come in packs of 4 and 8 and fit the standard Mach 3 razor. my only problem is that they can be a bit expensive to buy with the cost seemingly going up all the time.
My best advice to you would be to shop around, as sometimes you can get some good deals in some of the smaller chains such a wilkinson and pound stretcher.
Although these are amongst the best blades I have used, and I do think they are good value, sometimes it can be cheaper to buy a whole new razor than blades and I'm still not sure how that works.
That said, I haven't found a better razor yet so for now, am going to stick with my Mach 3
Do us men really need so many different types of what is basically the same razor ? I don't think so! If I want aloe Vera soothing, I will use moisturiser and I really can't see that there can be that much difference between a standard Mach 3 and a turbo Mach 3.
All I want to do is shave my face.
For now, these standard blades are what I will be sticking with. Three precision blades, that last a long time without the need to change, is the only thing I sm looking for and in that, these blades certainly deliver!
I am a big fan of Asda's own brand hi-juice and although my favourite is their new rhubarb, strawberry and apple flavour, this comes a close second.
I really enjoyed drinking this over the last summer, and is refreshing, cool and fruity when served over ice. It's taste is a little bit similar to Schloer, but this is -I think anyway- a lot nicer to drink.
You can normally buy this in a deal of two bottles for £2.50 and that is excellent value as you don't need a lot of this in your glass as its flavour is subtle enough that more simply isn't nessecary.
My only issue with it is that my local branch don't always have it in store which can prove disappointing.
As you can see from the bottle, the juice is almost clear and contains no artificial colours or flavours which is something I definitely always look for. I would say it tastes more of peach than it does of grape, and that is a bit of an odd pairing as the two wouldn't ordinarily be put together, but it works.
I would certainly buy this again and would recommend it to anyone. It is perfect value for money and is yet another example of just how good Asda is at their own brand products. certainly this range is a lot nicer than those bought from a lot of their competitors, and there seems to be a wide range of different and exciting flavours yo pick from.
I think next week I am going to try the cranberry and raspberry variety, but I will be very surprised if it can beat this particular type of squash.
With summer just recently gone, well on the way out, so passes the season when we all look forward to a nice ice old ice cream to help us all stay cool.
Manufacturers have realised that customers are willing to pay for decent ice cream, and so in recent years have upped the prices accordingly. These cornetto-style cones from Tesco offer a less costly alternative to premium brands, but how do they match up?
Well, I am happy to say that pretty well actually. Coming in different flavours that include vanilla, strawberry, peanut butter and mint chocolate, they are also considerably cheaper than their more expensive competitors and can often be found on offer during the summer months.
My favourite are the peanut butter ones, though they are not peanutty enough for me, but the strawberry and vanilla ones go down a treat with my wife and daughter.
Flavourwise - well, all the real flavour is on the top, so when that's gone you're left with a pretty standard ice cream. The cones are nice however, and not like dome cheaper brands where I have found the cones to be soft, even after being in the freezer, and sometimes almost stale tasting.
The chocolate and nut variety, as seen in the picture, are about the best of the bunch, but I am happy to say that there isn't one of these products that doesn't hit the spot - and trust me, either a young daughter, we have tried them all. This is mainly due to the nice, thick chocolate waiting for you hidden in the base of the cone!
The ice cream cones come in boxes of six, and each is approx 100ml in weight. My only complaint - they are eaten too soon. Maybe a slightly bigger size would be nice.
Certainly value for money and I would buy them again for definite.
I must be one of the few people in the world who, until recently, had never seen King Kong. Though a big fan of Peter Jackson, somehow I just never got around to it.
About a week ago, I finally sat down to watch this 3 hour epic and it is fair to say I was positively blown away.
The story will be familiar to all. A struggling movie producer organises an expedition to a mythical far away land where he intends to shoot his latest movie. Quickly however, this producer soon discovers the natives are very less than friendly.
Not to mention the island is populated by dinosaurs!
A number of their crew are killed and their leading lady snatched. Determined to finish shooting his film, and save the damsel in distress in the process , the producer and his surviving team track her down only to see her being snatched away once more by a giant ape.
Seeing an opportunity to become the most famous man that ever lived, the producer hatches a plan to capture the ape and return it to New York.
unfortunately, as we all know, everything does not go exactly to plan...
What can I say about this film that hasn't been said already? Jack Black puts in one of the best performances of his career, the set pieces and the monsters are out of this world and utterly believable and the whole thing just quickly sweeps you up in its arms.
My only gripe - at 3 hours this is verrrrry long, maybe too long. As impressive as it is,a cut of about an hour would have been lovely as, by the end, I just wanted to see the famous Empire State scene and be done.
Congratulations UK all involved, this is the best representation yet of this classic take, but why Mr.Jackson are all your latest films so long?
At least you get your money's worth!
I am always looking for a deodorant or an anti- perspirant that lasts and am not convinced by many of the claims that these products can last up to 24, and in some cases, 48 hours. I can say however, that right guard appears to be one of the better on the market and this does do what it says on the can in that it is a total evened against sweating!
My issue is that it is a bit strong; a sentiment it seems I share with many other reviewers!
I have had several people mention to me his strongly it smells and whilst it is not an unpleasant smell, and preferable to sweat, it does conjure up images of the late nineties when a large proportion of men used lynx products. I sways remember Africa and Tempest being two of the worst offenders for bring overpowering.
Personally I quite like this product, but do wish they'd tone town the smell a little. That said, maybe it needs to be that strong in order to last 48 hours? I don't know.
The packaging is quite distinctive, making it stand out on the shelf, full of dark colours and oranges. You certainly wouldn't mistake it for anything else. Maybe gets their attempt to make it a macho, butch anti-perspirant - again, I don't know.
I do know I personally have not experienced any of the white deodorant stains that I normally get with Sure or that a couple of previous reviewers have mentioned so that's another bonus!
All I all, for me, he good points about this product far outweigh the bad and I would definitely buy again!
I would also recommend it to anybody who works in a hot, sweaty environment as it certainly lasts the duration.
just maybe don't use quite so much, heh?
I don't ordinarily buy putty, being more of a gel person, but when I couldn't get hold of my usual brand I decided to give this a go. I wouldn't say I have been converted, but certainly I was impressed by this product.
It is quite thick and feels a little sticky and strange between your fingers the first few times you use it, but it does a god job of holding your hair where you want it. I usually have my hair spiked, and one thing I found is that a little hoes a long way !
In that respect you certainly get more value go rumour money.
One thing I discovered as well is that this being putty, it doesn't dry quite as firm and rigid as gel which was good news for my wife. On more than one occasion she has commented that, using gel, my spikes could put someone's eye out. With this though they held fast, they were not anywhere near as much of a safety hazard when we snuggle up.
I thought this product was very reasonably priced - around £3.99 or so - and not much more expensive than my usual product. What I like is that because I need less though, this is likely to last me a whole lot longer. for me that is a win-win situation.
I didn't really notice any kind of smell so can't comment on its aroma, but the fact I didn't notice indicates that it doesn't really have a smell per se.
Overall I was very impressed with this product and would certainly recommend it. I will also be definitely buying this again. Whether or not it stands up to the extreme weather we have been having remains to be seen, but I can certainly say that all my first impressions are good ones.
I honestly don't think there is a better valure fit money hair product out there .
When word went around that there were nits at my daughters school, we went out and bought some of this and have used it ever since. Does it work? Well, she's never got nits, so yes? Probably it does.
Described as a medicated shampoo for children, it has a kind of strange smell that is difficult to describe. Certainly it has the aroma of something other than just ordinary shampoo!
Consistency - well, it's not too thick, not too thin; in fact, Vosene have about got it right.
One thing they haven't got right though is the lid of god Bottle!
The one we use his one of those.locking caps. - the sort that you twist and it locks to prevent your sprog squirting any out whilst playing with the bottle - and,yes, they DO do that!
I have endless problems twisting the nozzle part to Olsen it up again, and often just remove the lid to administer it.
It has one of those nozzles that you push down to get any out - much like a hand wash bottle - and this is the bit ithsy locks.
The pseudonym is gong is easily identifiable because it is all big greens and dark purples, making it stand out on the shelves. Price wise? Well, I would say it is fairly reasonable for such a product and certainly cheaper than some of its competitors .
I like this product, and apart from the bottle lid being tricky to lock, would recommend it .
Despite being male and definitely heterosexual, I have a passion for funky shower gels. I don't know why, I just do.
Recently I found a bottle of this at the back of my cupboard that I had bought on a whim and decided to give it a whirl. The results were... inconclusive to say the least.
First of all, the smell. It certainly has a strong chocolate mint aroma - almost making you feel like you are scrubbing your body in melted After Eights! If I was going to drink this, I would be well impressed, but you know what they say? Don't try this at home folks!
The consistency is about on par with other Original Source products, not too thick, not too thin, and works well to leave me feeling fresh and clean, I'm just not too sure about going to work smelling a bit like a walking, talking chocolate Aero.
Normally I like Original Source products, but this one I think is not for me.
It's just - well weird is the word that springs to mind.
I imagine it would be good for couples who like using food in their copulation or for people on a diet who are trying to resist the craving of chocolate, but still want to experience the smell, but I fail to see really who this is marketed at. The Bridget Jones type professional female?
My wife was likewise not impressed. After bathing in the wake of a long, busy, sweaty day at work, I emerged from the bathroom to her asking ' have you been eating chocolate in there?'
I think this was released originally at the height of the chocolate Lynx debacle - a likewise bizarre experience sold to us men through a very clever marketing campaign.
Though I like my smelly shower gels, I wouldn't buy this one again and I think I must be entirely the wrong target market for this as I really fail to see the appeal.
Not for me, I'm afraid!
I don't like paying full price for things, I also don't like paying for major brands if I can help it as very often I think you pay your the name. Sometimes though, more expensive IS better.
Not in this case though.
Tesco clear and confident is their own brand answer to head n shoulders, their main competitor in this field, and works just as efficiently I feel. The adverts for h n s have been going around for years, so that product has kind of become ingrained in our brains, but this offers a healthy alternative for your wallet.
It has a pleasant enough smell, not too over powering, and seems to do exactly as advertised and prevent dandruff and flaky scalp, one thing I have noted though - and that I see another reviewer has also noted- is that the shampoo is quite thick. I would describe it best, I think, as gloopy. Certainly it has one of the thickest consisticencies of shampoo that I have used!
This doesn't put me off however, as apart from that I actually quite like this product.
The packaging is obviously supposed to draw your eye, so looks as close to h n s as it can without being sued. The bottle is quite hard, rigid plastic which means the last residue can sometimes be hard to get out unless you leave the bottle upside town, and this brings about it's own problems. For the catch at the top doesn't always sit securely, meaning that if you decide to do this you can sometimes end up with shampoo dripping down the ride of wherever you leave it!
If they could do something about the container it comes in then Tesco would have a 5* product.
As it is then, they end up with only a fairly satisfactory, but not quite perfect, 4.
Would I recommend this? Yes, I would. It doesnt do anything that head n shoulders doesn't, or can't do, and comes at a fraction of the price.
Overall a good alternative to the major branded product!
I have always had a problem with products that advertise they work for 24 hours. Working as a chef, I often find I need to reapply after a busy 10-12 hour shift, which kind of defeats the purpose.
With Sure, I can spray in the morning and still smell nearly as fresh by the late evening - unlike with some other brands.
The smell is not too over powering or strong, and not overly all butch and macho either. Instead it creates a nice balance and has a quite pleasant smell to it. I normally spray for around 5-10 seconds under each arm and on my back and chest, and this is normally enough to last me all day.
The only issue I have is that sometimes this can leave white marks on your clothing, but certainly it is far less of an issue now with this product than it has been in the past and definitely Sure have improved their product from when I first used iit several years ago.
Also, upon spraying, I never get any of that stinging sensation in my pits that you can get with some other brands. Overall, in my own personal experience, Sure has proven to be one of the better deodorants/ anti-perspirants available on the market.
I especially like the fact that it's smell is subtle. Working in a kitchen, I can't wear anything too over powerful in case it taints the food; also, with some products such as many in the Lynx range, you can smell people coming a mile away.
In a commercial climate where everybody and their dad claims their product lasts 24, 36, 48 hours, it is good to finally find something that can live up to its claim. I don't know about 24 hours, but certainly after 12-14 this works much better and more efficiently than most other brands and I would certainly buy this again!
The original X-Men trilogy was one of the most disappointing superhero franchises to ever hit the screen. It promised so much, yet delivered so little. Wolverine Origins, the first spin-off film, did its best to redeem this and partially succeeded, so it comes as no surprise then that that particular film now gets a sequel.
Logan is a prisoner of war in WWII when he saves the life of a Japanese soldier. Years later, that same soldier has grow up to become a highly successful business man, but he is dying and his last wish is to speak to Logan and see him one last time.
Still reeling from the death of Jean Grey, who died at his own hands in X-Men 3, and haunted by visions of her ghost (?), Logan reluctantly agrees to pay the old man a visit, but quickly finds himself over his head in trouble when someone steals his ability to heal.
This is quite a silly film at times, and requires a certain fair amount of suspension of disbelief, but it is a lot of fun nonetheless. The first few scenes in Japan drag a little, but when it gets going, boy does it get going.
As per usual with these films there is an after-credits sequence and this time (spoilers), the scene leads right into Days Of Future Past - the next big screen X-men adventure.
Overall I found this a lot of fun. There's enough action to keep any decent comic book fan interested and Hugh Jackman as usual excels as the Canadian mutant with Adamantium claws.
My favourite moments are the opening scenes - which show just how far Logan has fallen and demonstrate that, despite this, he still has his morals but, for me, the whole film is such an improvement on the original.
It is said that there is due to be one more film in the series, before Jackman could well be hanging up his claws.
Personally, judging from this, I look forward to it!
As a recently published writer myself, I have come to really appreciate good writing and in Buried, I was singularly impressed with the way the writers were able to carry off an almost two hour film with just the use of one single actor.
When this was first released, it is fair to say I did not have high hopes for it. It is also fair to say it really did not pique my interest, but the other night, with nothing else on, I finally succumbed to watching it.
Paul Conway is a truck driver in Iraq. The film opens with him waking up, trapped in a box, buried underground. The only thing in there with him, or so he at first believes, being a cell phone - apparently belonging to one of the terrorists who put him there. Over the course of several phone calls, eventually Paul manages to get hold of the American Embassy, who assure him they are doing their best to find him.
But time is running out...and people keep putting him on hold.
This is probably Ryan Reynolds best role to date and it is due in no small part to his capability as an actor that he is able to pull this off convincingly. At no point does the tension let up, so for the duration of the film, the viewer is left sitting on the edge of their seat.
This is a very clever film that works on a number of levels. Not only is it a terse and gripping thriller, but it also has a lot to say about the war on terror, the affect this has on civilians working in such hostile environments and even manages to question just what makes a terrorist anyway.
Though it won't be for some, I really really really enjoyed this and thought it one of the best and well written films I have seen to date!
I would never have said initially that the plot would've worked, or that it would manage to hook me for so long.
I am pleased to say I was wrong!
We bought these recently as a change for my daughter, as she had tried them round a friends house and loved them.I never thought she would, but what do i know?
They come in a variety of flavours, but my daughter is a fan of the strawberry ones so those are the ones we tend to buy.
You get 9 frube tubes in a box, which isn't a lot, and they cost £2 for a box, but my local supermarket is forever doing a deal and you can usually but two boxes for £3. This is a great deal as an alternative brand sells at £1 for 6.
To open, you simply bite or cut the top of the tube, put in your mouth and squeeze for healthy, yoghurty goodness. The only thing you do have to watch is sometimes these spurt out everywhere resulting in a yoghurt related incident!
These are great for carrying around as a snack as they take up no room at all in a bag and are far less bulky than carrying around more traditional yoghurts.
They are a great source of calcium, healthy for you, contain no artificial sweeteners or colours, and can even be enjoyed by vegetarians!
Another great use for them is to freeze them and use them as an ice lolly. This is especially a good idea in the hot summer we are having, and taste a little like a homemade version of one of those milk ice lollies we all used to enjoy as kids!
My daughter loves them like this, but she is sometimes impatient to wait for them to freeze.
Overall, these are a real big winner in my house and I fully recommend them. At the moment, they even contain codes for bonus Moshi Monster coins to be used online, so there has never been a better time to stop by and buy some
Game Of Thrones is the ambitious recreation of George.R.R.Martin''s epic, sprawling fantasy series of novels on the small screen and is one of the most-watched/ most pirated shows on television at the moment.
Set in a medieval world where dragons and magic have long since died out, the plot follows a mythical land thrown into chaos when a conspiracy is revealed that indicates one particular family, the Lannisters, are working hard to control the throne. Ned Stark is an honest and highly moral man who fights to uncover the truth as the King''s hand, but soon finds himself involved in a very deadly game!
The first thing you need to know about this series is that it is complicated. When the Kingdom descends into chaos, suddenly everyone wants a piece of the throne and it can be difficult at times keeping in mind who is who, but believe me when I say the pay-off is worth it!
This is one of the most brutal shows ever to be featured on television and things you can expect to see include incest, infanticide, glorious depictions of both sex and violence that are not ashamed to flaunt themselves openly and more intrigue and political subterfuge than you can shake a stick at!
If you like hard-hitting fantasy that is less Lord Of The Rings and much more War Of The Roses, this is for you. There are Dragons, but they only come much,much later.
No expense has been spared making this show and it''s backdrops as life-like and realistic as possible. One of the most breath-taking sights is the wall of the North; a 700 foot wall of ice, made to keep those known as the White Walkers on the other side. But everything about this show is as beautiful and as wonderfully created as it is dark!
This show has had such a wide appeal that it has become one of the highest ranking shows of all time already and seems to have a very wide and varied appeal.
As a big fan of the books, I am very pleased at its success and though this first season takes a little while to truly get off the ground, once it does I dare you not to become hooked!
The best thing about owning this DVD? As well as giving you the chance to re-watch the show as often as you like, it also includes a guide to all the various families.
So what are you waiting for? Season 4 has just started, time to catch up...