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I`ve been a member of this site and used to play in fits and starts. Some months I`d play everyday, other times I`d leave a month or so before playing again
The object is to write 10 posts on the forums which in turn gives you 1000 points to play bingo or play on the slots.
The forum posting is a load of drivel, basically some one says they won and then you answer well done, for this you get 100 points. You then make 10 posts of similar drivel and they you have 1000 points. Its not hard just very time consuming as the site is not very fast and it takes 3-4 clicks to write a reply and its very repetitive.
Theres usually a choice of chat rooms , normally theres a choice of two and the CM`s in them are a little irritating and a touch meglomanic.
They have a policy of no capitals in the chat rooms and the CM`s can get very upset if you use them. They then use the term MUZZLE, so if you use capitals they "muzzle" you which is very derogratory as you can imagine. I didnt chat alot because you feel like a naughty school child at times.
Often on the forum you`d have the regulars complaining about the choice of topics in chat but you soon come to realise, chat is not for "chat" its for talking a load of rubbish. Like how are you? What you upto? And general non descript terminology .
CM`s play on the games and statistics show that they win more often than other members but I suppose they have too as they do it voluntary
The other thing I noticed was that one of the members put a complaint in writing about one of the CM`s and she got banned and all of her friends. Which was an eye opener and on futher examination this has been done a few times in the past. So be warned you could save up for redeems and lose everything.
The said member is currently trying to get her details removed by the site to no avail because they send alot of spam, and she wants her account deleted. They will not reply to her requests so I to have asked to have my account deleted on principle and they will not reply.
I suppose they need to keep their numbers up in membership as they would not get sponsorship from Bingo sites.
This part I dont like as I`m not a member anymore but my details are still there
I ploughed my way through quite a few sites -when I wanted to buy an ereader. So here is my opinion.
If you need technical information, then go to amazon, if you need a honest opinion well here it is.
Problem : My partner needs good light to read, he frequently loses his page. His back hurts from holding a book and he hates computers
So I researched e-readers throughly, I read every description on every brand in magazines, newspapers. Advertised on forums did any one have one and could I ask questions. I then made the decision to buy a kindle .
The choice was made easier by the glowing reports and the books available on amazon, I also had enogh credits in my amazon account to pay for it so it was a no brainer.
When it came, I opened the box and was immediately struck by how light it was and was impressed by the white screen. I charged it up and away I went.
I switched it on and had a fiddle with all the buttons without reading the manual . It had some preloaded books on it and I could alter the text size to 7 different settings, my partner usually uses 1.5 strength glasses to read but I have since realised he doesnt need them for this device as it is so clear and concise.
Next to the downloads - I went on amazon and choose a book to download, theres plenty available free, but the one he really wanted was £12 to buy in ordinary book format and the other for the kindle was £1.63. I used one click download and I looked everywhere for a lead to plug the kindle into my laptop before I realised within seconds it was delivered straight to the kindle. I was impressed and had to get another book to see what happened as I had missed it.
So christmas day came and I was apprehensive about what he`d think but I thought, it wont be a waste of money as I`d love one for myself. He opened the box and switched it on, played with a few buttons and then realised that all the books were on it and promptly began to read.
He uses it everyday and my cookery book stand has become its permanent home as he sits at the table and rests it on there. He also bought a case from the £1 store and some headphones.
He was most impressed with the audio function, and I often see him sat with his eyes closed listening to "kindy" reading him a story. It has been on a cruise with us and now we dont have the problem of moving around the ship for the best light as its so clear and can even be read in sunlight.
It is probably the best present he has received as he has difficulty with books and its a nightmare taking them all on holidays. Now he takes his little "kindy", it weighs less than a small book. It knows what page your on when you turn it off and back on. So he always knows where he is in the story. He has numerous translators on it for foreign languages. It holds its charge for 4-5 days depending on usage.
Such a versitile machine and it has more functions but these are the ones he uses
I do have one thing to add though, I typed a book in on amazon and it wasnt available on kindle so I clicked a button I would like it available on Kindle and within 4 weeks it was and they emailed me to tell me
Cadburys Dairy Milk, bar of Plenty range berry fruit and vanilla shortcake is one of their new ranges. Perhaps new ought to be said a bit tongue in cheek because I`m sure they made this years ago and have just revived it.
I am a massive fan of Cadburys and am admittedly a chocoholic, my partner says I`m the only person than can peel a 2.5kg bar in my pocket and eat it without anyone knowing...
This bar has failed to impress me, I like the packet which is the usually CDM colours and the picture of the piece on the front makes your mouth drool but I feel its got too much shortcake and not enough berry , so much so that I feel it "chews" more like a biscuit than a Chocolate bar, nothing wrong with biscuits but when your a chocoholic its a vast difference.
On opening the packet its got the usual CDM appearance and quality, the aroma suggests your in for a lovely treat, and biting into it it has the smooth velvety taste you`d expect from a superior chocolate, but on chewing the shortcake dissolves quickly , theres not enough fruit and your left with half the portion you`ve bitten into.
Years ago they used to make a forest fruits bar and it was packed with fruit, so when I seen this on sale at £1 for a 140 gram bar I had to purchase it. I was disappointed and felt a little cheated if truth be told.
This range also comes in two other flavours Toffee Apple and roast hazelnut and honey roast cashews. I `m not sure if I`ll try these, I probably will but if I buy a 140 gram bar of chocolate, I`d like to get a good quantity of it in chocolate.
of which sugars 54g
of which sats 15.8g
Equiv as salt 0.30g
All in all a nice addition to the Bars of plenty range if not for me, I`ll stick to CDM Original 140 grams of chocolate
I tend to buy these when they`re on offer, I`m not on a diet so I dont see them as a diet food, I just like the flavours. My favourite is the sultana and berry ones, (Forest Fruits) But I also like the cherry ones and the apple ones.
They come in 5 packs of 3 biscuits individual wrapped. Which is great for freshness but I think they would be better packed in twos as sometimes three is too many at one as they are big biscuits. And filling.
On opening the pack they`re a rich brown baked colour and you can see a good quantity of sultanas/berries. They crisp to bite into and feel light to chew, they are chewy but that because of the fruit, but the harmony between the crispness and the chewiness is excellent and well done Go Ahead for getting the balance right.
They usually retail about the £1.30 mark and the total weight of the whole packet is 215g (5x43g)
They are advertised as healthy option, but what biscuit is? Especially at 56kcal/0.9g Fat per slice
It contains no artificial colours of flavours, contains Seseme seeds, egg, soya , milk and gluten and may contain nuts.
of which sugars 5.3g
of which sats 0.2g
Sodium less than 0.1g
So they are lower in fat than other biscuits, in moderation but as they come in packs of three perhaps a couple of custard creams would be less fattening.
Buty these are so tasty and you really feel as if you`ve eaten something when you`ve chosen them.
So a thumbs up from me on Go Ahead Crispy Slices of Forest Fruits
Wrigley`s Extra Spearment gum is probably the best gum out there, its currently sold in a green packaging as the white strips have been discontinued to make way for the more funky gum. I remember the white packaging from years ago when they used to have chewing gum dispensers outside the shops (remember those?) before the shops opened all day
You can buy it in a strip or tub of 60 pieces, which I bought when my local discount store was retailing it for 50p, I bought two lots.
On initially opening the pot you are hit by the aroma of spearmint, its a delightful smell and on popping a piece into you mouth , you have an urge to chew, it is chewing gum after all, I like to suck my piece for a bit before I chew as I love the spearmint taste.
I found this gums taste lasts the longest out of any gum, it seems to go on and on and it lasts ages. Its not too hard to chew and it remains quite soft until you`ve had enough of chewing unlike other gums which can get quite hard after continued chewing.
Another added bonus is that the packaging is recyclable so your doing the bit for the environment
Each piece is roughly 1.5g , sugarfree and suitable for vegetarians, its says excessive consumption can cause a laxative effect, but 60 pieces was alright for me
These are probably the best gum out there in terms of flavour staying power and for a nice soft chew. So its a thumbs up from me and I will purchase again.
I must admit, I am a fan of these "simply" products from Birds Eye, you tend to know what your getting and the quality is excellent.
I purchased these for the first time last week and decided to have them with chips, we rarely have chips in our house.
I paid £2.00 for 4 in a box from my local Heron foods, they were on offer and at £2 I thought this wasnt bad as you can pay £5-£6 for a packet of plain chicken breasts.
On opening the box, which looks quite appealing I must admit, I was a little disappointed, I was hoping to have one each, but they looked very small , I actually weighed one and it was a little over 100g. Basically they`re a chicken breast in a crispy batter. On reading the box I discover they`re marinated in water, tapioca starch and salt and are 73% meat.
Well anyhow back to the product. They were easy to cook and involved nothing more than popping them in an oven for 25 minutes at 200 degrees or gas mark 4.
They came out as they should, a chicken breast with a nice crispy batter, and they looked a lovely colour and smelt divine. On tasting, the batter was crunchy and the chicken breast moist, white and appealing. I`m glad I cooked two each, one wouldnt be enough and it looked a bit lost on the plate on its own. Two though I thought too many. So perhaps the moral is, one chicken, some chips and lots of "extras".
Well worth the offer price for a premium product but Birds Eye make crispy chickens already so why the ned for two products the same I`m not sure. Personally I prefer crispy chicken, probably because its better value
Chicken Breast 73%
Marinade as described above
of which sugars 0.8g
of which saturates 1.2g
equivalent as salt 1.6g
Overall opinion.... stick to the original crispy chicken by Birds Eye
Pringles are fantastic, passed by no other and theres not enough words in the english dictionary to express how I feel about these. But I need to say more so heres my review
They come in two sizes , 50 g and 165g, I personally never buy the 50g tub, I should I know but the larger tub represents better value for money, especially if they`re on offer which they are today at 3 tubs for £3. In a 165g tub theres 90 crisps(I counted them)
I must admit I always buy these when they`re on offer as it feels like I`m getting a bargain. Why I cant imagine because one opened, I eat them all then wish I hadnt.
In one sitting they`re all gone and no sharing.
On opening my tub, the aroma of the sour cream and onion tantalises my nostril. First I take 1 out , lick all the flavour off and then put it whole on my tongue and savour it.
The flavourings are very strong and I like this as I like nothing worse than a brand crisp.
Every time i have purchased Pringles, I have never had a bad pack, they`ve always been excellent quality and I`ve even had out of date ones and they`ve still retained their flavours and crispness.
The slogan is "once popped, you cant stop" and I must be honest both myself and all my family eats the whole tub in one sitting.
of which sugars 2.5g
of which saturates 7g
So if your on a diet, leave these alone completely would be my advice, if not "pop" to your hearts content
When I was small, I used to always think that if I had one of these I was quite grown up.
I remember falling about with my fellow teenagers pretending to be slightly tipsy because we had "real bass beer" all 0.5 % vol. of it
So when I spotted these for sale in my local heron foods at 4 cans of 330ml for £1 I had to purchase some.
I`m not sure if it was nostalgia or whether I was thirsty. On opening the tin, I remembered well the aroma of alcohol, the drink was ice cold and quite refreshing but on consumption I found it to be below expectations.
I dont know whether it was my memory that had faded or had they changed the taste, it seemed a very fizzy drink without a distinctive taste. It tasted more lemony than you`d expect a shandy to taste. It was very disappointing.
I have since consumed the 4 cans and have decided that I wouldnt purchase anymore, I `m not sure if my taste buds have changed, but its not the drink for me. It actually tastes like a cheap pop as opposed to a good quality britvic product.
Energy 22 kcals
of which sugars 4.5g
of which saturates Nil
So looking at the figures, this is a low calorie drink, it contains 11% beer.
Unfortunatley, its not for me, its not how I remember it from my youth and it puzzles me to this day, have they changed this?
Normally I wouldnt purchase these, but my daughter was with me and as they were on offer, £1.79 instead of £2.39 I picked up a couple in my local Sainsbury store. They weigh 170 grams
On first impressions the packaging looked quite trendy and appertising. You take the marinated chargrilled chicken, mozzeralla & pesto panini out of the packaging, leave the cardboard sleeve on , taking care to set the pesto sauce sachet aside and microwave for a minute, turn it over and heat for a further minute. Simple. Then allow to stand for a further minute, before putting the pesto sauce on , then tucking in.
To say I wasnt impressed would be an understatement. The panini, was limp, I like mine crisped. It did advertise on the packaging it was a hot crispy panini. I dont think this was a meal for the microwave either. The chicken was tasteless and looked like processed food. The mozzarella was ok, mind you mozzarella hasnt a taste as such and all thats required for it to do was be stretchy and it was, the pesto sauce was nicely flavoured as well.
It does say to ensure food is piping hot before serving and it was, but unfortunately it was a bit tasteless. These are never worth the offer price never mind the full price.
I must admit with the 2nd one I popped the panini in the George Foreman and it did taste more like a panini should, but the chicken still remained tasteless, so I`ve gone back to the chicken and cheese variety which I make myself in good old george. At a fraction of the cost.
of which sugars 2.0g
of which sats 3.1g
Allergens: Paninis contain wheat, gluten, milk, egg, mustard and many contain seseme seeds and soya.
Be careful also some products may contain bones
Overall I found this a very disappointing product, it was an expensive way to find this out. But I thought it was worth it at the time because when you have a panini out , you can pay £3- £3.50 for one.
This is a very refreshing Lemon & Lime flavoured soft drink, i particularly like it served ice cold. It usually costs around 55p a can of 330ml
I usually buy these in a multipack of six for £1.29p which represents great value.
I particularly like the taste of 7up because it is refreshing with the added lemon and lime, the only down fall is, it seems a bit too carbonated for me while the Sprite version is less fizzy.
I found that 7up is better if your making a strawberry jelly, because you dissolve the jelly with half a pint of boiling water and then top up with a can of this. The lemon and lime provides a sharp contrast to the strawberry of the jelly and you end up with fizzy jelly, which you must try because its a great taste.
A tin of this pop contains no preservatives, no colourings and no caffine, which is great as I have an allergy to caffine.
of which sugars 35g
of which saturates Nil
Equivalent as salt Trace
What I particularly like about this product is that like coca cola, 7up is universal. And is easy to order abroad
Overall this is another great product from
Britvic which can be consumed straight, as a wine spritzer, or as an addition to your spirits, particularly , ice cold with a few cubes of ice.
One further point, best consumed out of a glass bottle with a straw
On the quiet I `m a bit of a secret chocolate scoffer, I go to shop and buy three to four bars at a time, and I eat them all within hours, I would go as far as to say I`m addicted, and if dieting, I eat no chocolate or sweets as I dont do "ones"
Lucky for me I`m not on a diet often..I came across these Wispa Golds in my local Co-op the other day, they were retailing at 3 for a £1. So I dutifully picked up my three.
On leaving the shop I was inspecting my purchases before opening, I noticed that the bar contained 52g and was textured milk chocolate with soft caramel...mmm.
I opened the bar and noticed it was a lovely milky chocolate colour, and bit straight into it. The texture was creamy, very chocolatey and reminded me of an aero. There was a thin layer of caramel and to be quiet honest if I hadnt read it was in there, I wouldnt have noticed.
I loved the combination of whole effect though and found it was a rich, smooth chocolate which could easily be eaten by a variety of ages.
I dont think its one of my favourites though, I usually like Cadburys bars that are crunchy, as is Whole Nut, Twix, and things similar to this. But its worthy of the Cadburys name and I`m sure it will have lots of supporters.
I have seen these being retailed since my purchase at 65p and I think this is a bit expensive and would probably pick a different bar as opposed to this.
of which sugars 23.9g
of which saturates 8.9g
Equivalent as salt 0.2g
I think you can see from these figures this is very high in calories, over 10 % of an adults daily intake, so not a good idea to eat these if your on a diet
I`m a big Walkers fan and most the time I purchase these , because the quality and flavours are second to none. I usually purchase Salt & Vinegar or Cheese & Onion, but my son has just come in with a bag of Roast Chicken, so I`m sat here, writing and munching.
On first impressions on opening the bag, you definately have the aroma of roast chicken. On taking the crisp from the bag the first thing I notice is the crisps like the bag are orangy coloured. (They been tangoed)
On placing one in my mouth, I can immediately tell these are chicken crisps, they have a strong flavour and are very tasty. They are also very crunchy. These roast chicken crisps are a credit to Walkers, as alot of their range is . But the fact remains although they are greatly flavoured and crunchy, my favourite remain, salt & vinegar. The price of these little beauties comes in at 18 packs of 25g for £2 at the moment and when you shop around the various supermarkets you will always find them on offer somewhere
Per 25g bag
of which sugars 1.0g
of which saturates 0.6g
Suitable for vegetarians
Suitable for coeliacs
No artificial colours (surprising)
For more information goto www.walkers.co.uk
All in all these are worthy of the Walkers name and I will pick up bag in future
Well the desciption says Walkers Quavers, so here we go. I purchased a multibag of quavers today, they came in 3 varieties :- Prawn Cocktail, Cheese and Salt & Vinegar. I purchased them while they were on offer 10 bags for a £1.
I ate the scrumptious cheese ones, wasnt sure about the prawn ones which my stepson said was delicious, but the Salt and Vinegar was fantastic. I love them.
It doesnt actually tell you on the bag how many grams are in, but some rough calculations and its about 20g. Which contain 86 calories.
On opening the bag you are immediately hit by the salt and vinegar aroma, it is so pungent. I took one out and placed it on my tongue..... wow, its so strong it made my eyes water. It was brilliant, I thought we were seeing the salt and vinegar brand fading out as crisps lately have been a little tame, but these....full marks.
It did at first seem a little strange, you see quaver, you think cheese, but on chrunching, definately tasty. Remember the "sharp" Smiths chip sticks, well these are those.
So all you salt and vinegar fans buy these, they must not be discontinued, I will storm the company and protest if they change them.
of which sugar 0.5g
of which saturates 0.4g
Equivalent as salt 0.52g
These are low in calories if your trying to lose weight and great as an alternative to crisps.
But be warned:They`re not for the faint hearted
I love jelly and when I seen this in my local Sainsburys for 9p a go, I just had to have some, so I picked up a handful and have been pleasantly surprised ever since.
This jelly comes wrapped in a plastic wrapper and on opening the pack you are immediately struck by the aroma of strawberries, the pack contains 128g of solid jelly. You break the jelly up into cubes (I usually use a scissors to do this) mix it with 1/2 pint of boiling water to dissolve the cubes , (stirring until cubes have disappeared) , then top up to a pint with cold water. Pour into serving dish and pop in the fridge to set. Simple. And the texture and aroma is excellent
You can also use a microwave which takes a couple of minutes depending on your microwave output.
It usually takes a couple of hours to set but if you make in the morning with your morning cuppa it will be set by the time you want to eat it.
Also if you make up in the morning, you can then make the custard up around lunch time using the instant variety at 9p a pack, and then top with dream topping, makes a lush trifle at the fraction of the price of a boxed make yourself variety.
I also find this jelly is good enough to at on its own, with ice cream, or if you want a sandwich and your on a diet , how about jelly and cucumber which is a particular favourite of mine.
A cheap filling I think you`d agree for any sandwiches....mmmm jelly sandwiches, well you`ve had jam sandwiches havent you ?
Now for the boring bit,
Typical values :-per 100g made up
Fat - Trace
So although it doesnt say fat free, with 54kcals and a trace of fat, it is low in calories
I personally love jelly, this is a cheap product but it is of excellent quality and no one can taste the difference between this and a superior jelly especially if its in a trifle.
Peas are a versitile vegetable that grace any plate, and while the other vegetables are rotated around my menu plan, the pea remains a stable.
I must start by telling you, I only eat Birds Eye peas, I have tried other makes but always come back to the gorgeous Birds Eye variety including their petit pois which are more expensive.
The peas come in the colourful plastic bag, feshly frozen for goodness, they are all roughly the same size and colur and I put mine in a pan of boiling salted water and simmer for about 20 minutes, this way suits me , but I do know that you can microwave for a faster result.
I like my "pea" on my sunday roast, I also love fish, chips and peas, I`ve added them to casseroles and made a pea and ham soup with them in my blender.
One of the things I do like about them is the rich green colour, I like my plates to look colourful and these do it.
As sold per 100g
of which sugars 4.9g
of which saturates 0.1g
equivalent as salt trace
one 80gserving of Birds Eye Peas provides one of your recommended 5 daily portions of fruit and vegetables
So not only are they good for you, they look great too.
Birds Eye peas come in various size bags from 900g, 1.5kg, 2.25g they usually retail for around £1.60 for a bag of 900g, but its worth shopping around because some supermarkets have offers .
Summary: Birds Eye the only pea for me