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      11.02.2011 12:12
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      Try these as an alternative to a chocolate bar!

      I have to say, if I had a choice I wouldn't necessarily buy an Aero chocolate bar.... prefer other things, however these mousses are DELICIOUS! I was first attracted to these for the offer that Tesco had on - 2 packs of 4 for £2, otherwise I think they are about £1.50 for 4 which is quite expensive, although on the offer, 25p for a nice dessert is quite good value. My friends say you can also get a minty flavour version of this but I have never seen it! The second thing that attracted me to the mousses, and what led me to buy them, is the low calories content. At 98 calories a pot, these mousses are a really great way to have a tasty dessert, guilt free! Aero chocolate is well known for the bubbles it contains, and how it melts in the mouth, and the same goes for the mousses. The pot is 58g. This is the pefect amount really, otherwise it might be a bit bit sickly. Although it is moussy, with lots of bubbles, it is also quite creamy in texture. This mousse is a great way to have a nice, low calorie dessert, at a cheap price, and a good alternative to a choccie bar!

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        16.10.2010 13:55
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        A good fan

        I have just moved to university and the stifling heat of my room on a sunny day meant that I just had to buy a desk fan! I bought the fan from Wilkinsons for £14.99. As a poor student, I was resentful for having to pay this much for a fan, and I had even scoured the charity shops beforehand! However, the £14.99 was well spent, as I have used it daily and it is of great quality. The fan came in a large box and required some assembly. The fan I bought was actually a chrome colour, although the white colour was available, I thought the chrome would fit in better with my room. The assembly required was fairly simple, requiring a few parts to be fitted together, however I was slightly worried I would do something wrong and break it! The fan has 3 settings - off, medium and high. There is a small knob on the back of the fan which can be twisted to adjust these settings. The medium setting is plenty to fan my room, and I find the high setting a bit too powerful. There is another knob on the back which can be pulled up or pushed down to adjust whether the fan rotates or not. The fan seems to be sturdy and robust and I have no worries that it won't last the 4 years that I will be needing it here. The plug cable is long enough for it to stretch the length of my room, and the fan is actually quite attractive - although I didn't think the white one looked that great. It came with a year's warranty, which I hope I won't be needing. Brilliant fan - does the job :)

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        • foodfocus.co.uk / Internet Site / 12 Readings / 12 Ratings
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          16.10.2010 13:47
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          A great weight loss tool

          Back in April I decided I wanted to lose some weight.... needed to! And I am sure that for those first couple of months, without the support of this website, I would have really struggled. I cannot remember how I came across the website.... think I was just doing that thing women do.... lose weight fast google search!! Foodfocus.co.uk is a free website, which acts as a food and exercise diary, whilst recording your details and producing graphs, to help you to manage your weight. When you sign up, you provide a few details, including your height, age, weight and your daily activity levels, and the weight you want to be, and it will calculate how long it will take you, by losing a maximum of 2lbs a week, which is a recommended weight loss. It lets you know your BMR, which is your basic metabolic rate, which is the amount of calories needed to keep you at your current weight, and then tells you how many calories you need to eat to lose these 2lbs, or however much it is you would like to lose, each week. The main part of the website is the food diary whcih is simple enough to use. You can select food from a massive database full of branded and unbranded foods, or you can add your own foods in. You can also add in recipes so that meals you have regularly are added quickly. YOu can select certain foods as favourites so that they are easy to get to to "log". You can choose the weight of the food, so that it calculates exactly what you have had. Its main focus is the calories in foods, however it also logs the fat, sat. fat, protein and carbs, and shows you the levels you should be having, and how much of each meal is each part. There is also an exercise log in which you can track the exercise you have done, again from a database of activities, however I have to say I don't regularly update my exercise use, as I see the exercise I have done as extra calories burned, rather than exra calories I can eat! There is a dashboard which takes you to different sections of the website which can show your weight loss over different periods of time, in a chart format which is agreat motivational tool. YOu can log your weight and it will show how on track you are. I have found this website to be so useful and to date I have lost 3.5 stones, which I can say has been helped greatly by the site. I think the site would be even better if there was a forum or chat room in which users could share tips and problems. The site is free which is brilliant, however it has a lot of adverts surrounding the page, but it is easy to ignore these. I often update my foodlog on my iPhone, and it is easy to access from this too. If you want to lose or maintain your weight, and find the use of a food diary useful then I really recommend this website.

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            24.05.2010 23:11
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            A great alternative breakfast

            I am 2 months in to my healthier eating plan, and it is going well! I have gradually been discovering new products to have which are tasty and filling, and had been struggling to find anything suitable for breakfast - until I came across these! A bagel, for those that don't know, is basically a round bread product, with a whole in the middle. It tastes similar to bread, although I think it is slightly sweeter. They can be eaten with a multitude of different fillings, however I have always toasted mine as I find the bread too thick for an alternative to a sandwich. I used to have the bagels from the New York Bagel Co., however, they are high in calories, and that just doesn't fit well with my calorie counting diet! Weight Watchers has many products now, and work on a point value system, however, I bought these knowing that they would fit in with calorie counting. So, the bagels come in a plastic bag, with a white and light green design. It has all of the necessary information on, and labels the bagels as a point value of 2. The bagels are a good size - no smaller than the other bagel brands that are around. They are plain, and as far as I know, they don't come in any other flavours, which is a shame. I can't say what they taste like without toasting - I haven't tried that, and I don't think I will. However, toasted, they are lovely. I pop them in the toaster for a couple of mins, and then put a light spread of butter, or some cream cheese spread. Without a topping, I think they can be quite dry, but that is the same as with toast. The great thing about the bagels is that you can top them with anything, and I quite often have cream cheese and either ham or salmon, yummy! They are really filling, and I have them for breakfast and they keep me filled up until lunchtime. They cost about £1.20 in Tescos for a bag of four bagels, and I think this is a good price for them - you do generally end up paying more for healthier options! Nutrionally, they are really quite good. Calories per bagel are 144, and the sat fat is 0.3g, and so they really are good, and a nice alternative to toast. I really recommend these!

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            15.04.2010 17:06
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            A great little piece of make-up

            Oh how I love this! I bought this product ages ago. I had been using an illuminating cream from No.7 and when I finished that, this was on offer so I decided to see how good it was, and it is brilliant! So, for those that don't know, basically illuminating powder is designed to use on the face to scult and catch the light. I was drawn to the powder originally as it was on offer at £5.99 - this might sound quite expensive but a little goes a long way and this will last for ages. I like Bourgois as a brand and I have never had any problems with any of their products, so I knew that I was basically guaranteed a great product. The pot looks like the same pots that Bourgois sell their famous "Little Pot" eyeshadows in. They are quite classic and look good on the dressing table! The pot is round, with a little button to press to release the lid. On the front it says "Touche Illuminatrice" - Illuminating Touch. It is a peachy coloured pot, and it only comes in one shade, yet this shade can be used on absolutely any shade of skin - it is just up to you how much you use. As I said, the pot was £5.99 which is an absolute bargain for what you get. Inside the pot, the lid has a little mirror which is great. It also comes with a little brush that fits in to the pot pefectly. The brush has soft bristles and is curved to fit the contours of the face. The colour of the set powder is the same as the pot, but it has a beautiful shimmery sheen to it. To apply, you can apply it to the cheekbones and to the temples to sculpt your face. You can also add some to your browbone and I occasionally put some on my collarbones. The result is a subtle sheen to the skin which does what it says on the pot - illuminates! It lasts all day, although I will top it off at night if I am heading out. I get compliments very often when I wear this as it does make my face look more fresh and glowing so it is definitely worth giving a shot.

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            09.04.2010 16:25
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            Not great

            So, with the aim of getting fit, I bought a few fitness DVDs from charity shops, and this was one of them. I thought it sounded quite good. I quite like Hollyoak as a bit of trash TV, and I prefer dance workouts so thought this would be a good one. It also helps that the girls are slim and toned, which makes me even more determined!! The DVD features three of the Hollyoaks actresses, although they have all left the show now. They are Ali Bastian, who played Becca and is now in The Bill, and also famous for her Strictly Come Dancing appearance; Sarah Jayne Dunn who played Mandy on the show, and Jodi Albert who played Debbi. The case is blue and has a picture of the girls looking very slim and relaxed, and it says "Dance Workout" across the front - what a lie! I will get to that bit later...! When turning on the DVD, it has the usual warnings about your health and that you should see a Doctor first. It then introduces you to the girls and they tell you about their life - not really worth watching! We are also introduced to Tristan who is the man who actually fronts the workouts, with the girls behind him. I was pleased to see this as I recently did the Jade Goody DVD and disliked how there was no-one who seemed actually trained to tell me what I was doing! We start with the warm up, with a lot of jogging and arm movements, which does get me warmed up and ready for the main event. However, the studio is very boring and uninspiring. The girls look very pretty, however, they actually all look far too skinny, and with fully made up faces and hair, it all seems slightly too glamourous! The next part is the Dance Workout which I was looking forward to. I like exercising to music, and was looking forward to learning some dancemoves to these songs. But how wrong I was! The "Dance Workout" was actually just some music in the background whilst they did some regular exercising! No dancing involved! The workout is set in a very glam surrounding - almost like a nightclub, and once again the girls are in skimpy outfits and have their hair and makeup fully done! I just felt that at no point in the entire DVD did they look out of breath or like a hair from their head had moved in the slightest, and I would have liked it to be a bit more "real". The "dance" was basically jogging, lunges, squats etc, and was not inspiring in the slightest. So, yes I was sweating and felt that I was working hard, but I was really looking for something more substantial and difficult, than constant punches and lunges! Tristan doesn't speak much, and you have to watch the DVD very closely to see when to change moves. The girls do not speak once throughout the whole DVD!! I was really looking forward to dancing to music, and I cannot even remember what the music was that I was exercising to, so it definitely did not live up to my expectations! The two blondes, Sarah and Ali, do their exercising normally, whereas Jodi seems to be on a mission to prove how sexy she is! She pouts and sticks her chest out as much as possible - maybe the boys would prefer this DVD! After a 40 minute "dance", we are moved on to the improvisation section! This "Improvisation" consists of the girls basically writhing around and splashing in water. It was like watching a very badly made music video and I wasn't realy sure what the point was! Still, I danced around and improvised but I could do that without the DVD! Then we are moved to the cool down. I guess this part did its job, I felt "cooled down" and relaxed, but it was just so boring! The scene was now a water/cloud type of scene, with chill out music, and the girls are all barefooted. It had a slightly yoga style to it, but the exercises were boring and uninspiring. So, I will do the DVD again, but only until I can find one that is better! The girls cleary have good bodies, but I think they are naturally thin and as sometimes they seemed to struggle with just the squats, and so I can't see them as these fitness fanatics that they were made out to be! I did feel that I had a good workout, but I added extra bits myself and made myself work very hard. Maybe next time I will just pop on my own music and have a dance around!

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              08.04.2010 23:03
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              I am very low on money at the moment, and am making the most of this by clearing out our cupboards and making do with what I have! Ravioli is something that we always keep in the cupboard as it is a great quick meal when you can't really be bothered to cook. I went through a stage of eating ravioli for lunch and just eating it straight out of the tin, cold! The tin is 400g. It has a yellow label and has a picture of the ravioli on the front, and is easy to spot amongst all of the other Heinz goods. The lid is a pull off one which I find really useful. The tin cost about 90p, and is sometimes on offer, and is also available in multipacks. The ingredients are: ravioli 45%, water, durum wheat semolina, egg, beef (14%), wheat flour, vegetables oil, flavourings, salt, onion, spices), water, concentrated tomato puree (17%), sugar, modified cornflour, herb extracts, salt, vegetable oil, garlic salt, spice extracts, black pepper), nutritional information per 100g (155 calories, 4.9g protein, 26.4g carbohydrate, 3.3g fat, 1.8g fibre, 0.6g sodium, 1.6g salt equivalent), allergy advice (contains gluten, wheat, egg). There are no artificial colours or preservatives, which is always a good thing. Ravioli, for those that don't know, is a square shaped pasta parcel, filled with meat, and contained in a tomato flavoured sauce. The ravioli is also available in a cheese version instead of meat. The ravioli is really easy to prepare. You can either eat it cold, as I sometimes do, or it is heated easily and quickly in either a saucepan or in the microwave. The pasta parcels are fairly sturdy, but some do occasionally burst, but I really don't think this matters. The sauce is nice and tasty, and the can is filled with ots of parcels. The meat tastes quite well seasoned and tasty. The whole can has roughly 600kcal, but half a can is plenty, and so it isn't too high in calories really. The fat content is also quite low, as well as the salt, and so it isn't too bad as a quick meal. I sometimes just have the ravioli on its own, but it is also lovely on toast, and I really recommend this version.

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              • Heinz Macaroni Cheese / Ready Meals / 15 Readings / 12 Ratings
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                08.04.2010 19:29
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                Great for lazy days!

                I found some of these in our tin cupboard and had them for lunch the other day. I since bought another few tins because it was so scrummy! Macaroni Cheese isn't exactly difficult to make, but tis is one of those things that is useful to have in the cupboard, for when you can't be bothered with proper cooking! I usually have this on a slice of toast, but I have been known to just have it on its own, warmed up, or even cold! There are two sizes on the shelf, however I always go for the smaller one as I can't trust myself not to eat a whole can of the bigger one! The smaller can is 200g and the larger is 400g. The packaging is a regular tin, with a yellow label. The Heinz label is on the front and has a picture of the macaroni. The macaroni is regular macaroni pasta, which has been cooked already, and is in a cheesey sauce. This is why I feel I am OK to eat it cold, as it has all been cooked already. However, it is nicer when it is steaming hot. It is really easy to heat - either in the microwave or in a saucepan, and takes under 5 minutes to do. I always think it looks fairly unappetising until it is heated, as the cheese sauce goes slightly jellylike! It is much better when it is heated as the sauce goes runnier, and smoother. The pasta is nice and soft, just as I like it, and is covered nicely by the cheese sauce. The sauce isn't too strong, so ideal for those who aren't great cheese lovers, but is better when a bit more cheese is added - not the healthiest option though! So, I sometimes add a little more cheese, and I quite like to have a little bit of sweet chilli sauce with it too. What I like about it is that you can add pretty much anything you want to it, to make it slightly more substantial. The ingredients are: Macaroni (39%) (Water, Durum Wheat Semolina), Water, Skimmed Milk, Cheddar Cheese (3%), Cornflour, Reduced Fat Cheese (2%), Flavourings, Modified Cornflour, Vegetable Oil, Mustard, Salt, Stabiliser (Polyphosphates and Sodium Phosphates), Sugar, Colour (Beta- Carotene). For the 200g serving, which is the size of the smaller tin, or half of the regular tin, there are 170kcal. I think this is quite as it makes a nice lunch. The larger tin costs about 80p-90p which I think it quite good value and it is definitely worth buying Heinz rather than own brand. I think it is a great product for having in the house for one of those lazy days, although it makes sense to just make your own and then you can flavour it to suit!

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                08.04.2010 19:11
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                Not good

                I will first point out that I did not buy this full price! To do that, anyone must be crazy! I, in fact, bought mine for £1.99 from a charity shop - and even that was too much! I bought this DVD, and another Jade Goody DVD in January - it seems the charity shop was making the most of new year's resolutions of losing weight and had a full shelf of exercise DVDs! Now, whilst I'm not Jade Goody's biggest fan, I thought that maybe the DVD would be good fun. Jade seemed bubbly and fun, and this was a dance DVD. I thought that perhaps she would make it fun to do and not seem like exercise. So, the box is orange and has Jade on the front looking slim and happy. It claims that she has lost two dress sizes, and knowing what she looked like on Big Brother, I could see that there was an improvement and I was sold! The disc is also orange with the same picture of her on. The DVD starts with the warning that a doctor should be consulted before undertaking the DVD - I was pleased to see this as it seemed professional. The DVD is set up in sections, allowing you to choose three different parts. You can choose "Play" which is the whole exercise programme, "Chapters" which allows you to choose which parts you do, or "Extras" which include a commentary from Jade. I went straight for the "Play" section, and rather than perhaps an introduction from Jade as I was expecting, it just went straight in to the routine. The routine started with a warm up, follwed by the dancing and then finished with a cool down section. Jade is accompanied by four men for the whole DVD. Now, whilst I think it is good that others were there, and you are able to watch others as well as Jade, these men were not introduced so I had no idea whether they were fitness instructors/dancers/random people!! Also, at no point do we meet the person who devised the routines or set up the exercises, and I would like some proper instruction as to what I am actually helping when I do my stretches. For example, for Jade to shout "and now we are stretching the shin bone bit" - this doesn't help at all!! The warm up was 10 minutes long, which is a good warm up, and I felt it was effective. It was set to music, and I felt able to do each part. The main dance part of the DVD has five different dances. These are set to five different songs which are: AM/PM, Buggin', Gey Your Freak On, Kiss Kiss and When You Look At Me. The set up is that you gradually learn steps in the dance, and then you put it altogether with the song. The dance steps are fairly simple, but Jade's instructions are awful, meaning that I had to pick up the moves myself from watching her, rather than her telling me what to do. Jade also seems to talk a lot, whilst managing to avoid anything that is actually of any use! She shouts and laughs, when really it would be better if she knew what she was doing and could explain it. The cool down is only 5 minutes down but is useful and well worth doing. I used the DVD twice and then sold it as there was no way I could stand another moment of Jade's screeching voice!

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                • MB Games Twister / Board Game / 7 Readings / 7 Ratings
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                  A great game!

                  I recently went to a fancy dress party, the theme of which was "Children of the 80s". I am slightly different with my fancy dress outfits, and like to do something that people won't have thought of, so I decided to go as a Twister mat! I had seen these available to buy, but thought why not make my own?! (I did later find out that Twister was actually invented in the 70s, but hey ho!). I bought the board from eBay, as I found that it was quite expensive in the shops, and as I was going to be cutting it up, it seemed silly to spend a fortune on it! I know these are widely available in charity shops and boot sales, and after the fun I had playing it, but then having to cut it up, I will be looking out for one. Alternatively, I think it costs about £8-£10 in shops. The game of Twister is a brilliant concept! It is great for children, and even better for adults at parties when the drinks are flowing! The box is a newer version than I remember, but is basically a square cardboard box which holds the Twister mat, instructions and the spinner board. The aim of the game is to be the last one standing/kneeling/crouching! Someone is in charge of the spinner, and each person takes turn. The spinner may say "Right Hand, Red" and so, it is simple, the right hand is placed on a red spot. The mat has four spots of each colour - red, yellow, green and blue. The results after a few goes is brilliant - everyone is a tangle of arms and legs, and eventually someone will lose their balance and fall, usually with everyone else following suit! It is a great party game that I remember playing as a child, and I have played it a few times both when sober and with a few drinks in me, and it is still amazingly fun! I was so disappointed when I had to cut it up to make the dress - although it went down very well! The mat and spinner is high quality and the mat is waterproof and therefore wipeable - perfect for parties.

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                • Wall's Twister / Dessert / Yoghurts / 15 Readings / 15 Ratings
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                  A great lolly

                  Who doesn't like a Twister?! I had my first one of these for the year at the weekend. It wasn't warm enough to be walking along the beach with an ice-lolly but I was determined for Summer to start!! I remember having these a lot as a child, and they are a great ice lolly, for children and adults. The lolly comes in a simple plastic wrapper which is easy to open. It is the best looking lolly I have ever seen! It is held on a woode ice lolly stick, and is a strawberry flavoured lolly, which is totally covered by a lemon and lime layer, and then has a pineapple flavour, which is green, which is intertwined (or twisted I suppose!) with ice-cream, giving it the well known Twister look. The Twister is great to look at, but it is even better to eat! It is the perfect ice lolly as it has the mixture of a refreshing ice lolly, with strong flavours, mixed with the lovely creamy ice-cream, and so you get the best of both worlds! The ice-cream part is creamy, although I wish they would put a bit more on the lolly. I always eat this part first! The fruity flavours are delicious. Each part, the strawberry, the lemon-lime, and the pineapple, each taste like they should, have have strong fruity flavours which are really refreshing. After my lovely Twister experience on the beach, I bought some to have in the freezer. The lolly at the beach cost me 80p, which I thought was good value, especially as some ice-creams, like Magums are now about £1.50-£2!! I bought some Mini Twisters, and they came in a box of 8 and are just a bit smaller than the original Twister lolly. It cost me about £1.50. I was very impressed to see that the Mini Twisters have no articficial flavours or colourings, and is filled with natural fruit juices! Yummy! The larger Twister only has 76kcal, which I think is great for a nice treat in the Summer, and I will definitely be making the most of these!!

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                  08.04.2010 16:50
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                  Good pads, but too expensive

                  Although I know it is cheaper to use cotton pads and a bottle of nail varnish remover, I find that a little pot of ready made pads are much easier and worth the extra, small expense. So, I took a trip to Boots and bought their Conditioning Nail Polish Remover Pads. The little pot is white, with a light blue lid and is very simple. It is easy to get in to as it has a twist top, keeping the pads nice and moist and free from the air. The pot cost £1.40, which for 15 pads is roughly 10p a pad - not the best value! However, the pot is easy to slip in to your handbag, and takes up so much less room than a big bottle of remover and a pack of cotton wool pads! The pads are acetone free which means that they are less harsh on your nails, which is great, and they also condition as they remove the varnish. When removing my varnish, I hold it on the nail and then wipe, and this generally removes most of the varnish. I then rub over any other bits that have managed to stay on. I make sure I use both sides - might as well get the extra value out of them! I really don't like the smell of the pads, however I think all nail varnish removers are like it, with a sort of alcohol, chemical smell. The pads are not to be used on artificial nails, which is worth bearing in mind if you have those. All in all, they are a good product, but are far too expensive for what they are. They do the job well.

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                  08.04.2010 16:40
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                  Great soup!

                  Being on a bit of a health kick at the moment, I tried to find some low fat/low calorie soups to have for my lunch. I like quite a filling lunch but didn't want to have soup with my bread, so decided to look for a more filling soup, and this "Big Soup" seemed like the perfect choice. I generally make my own soups, but I wanted to have a nice filling soup always available in case I couldn't be bothered! The tin can be found near all of the other soups, and is green with "BIG SOUP" written on the front - it is hard to miss! The reason I chose this soup was because it seemed different to all of the others, however I didn't have very high expectations as it seemed a bit weird! I like to have a nice big lunch, and the amount of soup was perfect. However, if you wanted a smaller portion then half the can would do. The base of the soup is a tomato flavour, and tastes similar to the regular Heinz tomato soup. It is full of flavour and is nice and rich. There are also lovely chunks of tomatoes floating around which are lovely and quite nice and juicy. There are also cannellini beans and I was pleasantly surprised at how many there were as it really helps to bulk out the soup and they are tasty! The meatballs are lovely, nice and meaty and not lacking in flavour. They seem to soak up a lot of the tomato flavour and really add something to the soup, and I think there are just the right amount. I have this at home and so I just pop it in the microwave for 4 minutes, and it is a very quick, and easy meal. As I said before, I generally have the whole tin, as I like to have a big lunch and a small dinner, and so, although the serving says half a can, I generally have the whole thing! For the whole can the calories are 322, with 3.4g saturated fat and 2.6g salt. I think this is very good for a meal that fills me up until dinnertime, rather than a regular, boring tasting soup with a slice of bread. The soup cost around £1.20 I believe, but I made the most of a 2 for £2 offer. There are other flavours available, which I look forward to trying, which are Beef and Mushroom, Chicken Hotpot and Chicken and Bacon. I really recommend giving these a go instead of picking up a regular can of soup. They are high quality and packed full of flavour.

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                • St Agur Blue Cheese / Cheese / 3 Readings / 3 Ratings
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                  Yummy!

                  My Dad loves this cheese, and I never complain when he buys it! I love cheese, and all types of it, especially blue cheese - but I know this is something you either love or hate. Some people just can't get their head around the fact that the blue bits are mould!! I, however, love it! The packet is a square cardboard, holding a triangular plastic insert with the cheese in. The cardboard has a window so you can view the cheese and look at how tasty it looks! The packet is easy to open, by sliding out the inner tray and peeling back the protective plastic sheet. The cheese is a wedge going from thcik to thin. The cheese looks like any kind of blue cheese - white/cream with bluey/green veins running through it. However, this cheese looks lovely and creamy too and has a wet ort of shine to it. The cheese is very easy to cut and is very soft and almost spreadable. The taste is quite strong, and is lovely and creamy and almost melts in your mouth. If you like blue cheese then I can't see why you could not like this! Luckily you can't eat too much of this without the creaminess becoming too much - which is a good thing because otherwise it wouldn't be hard to get through it quickly!! Obviously, the nutritional values of this cheese are bad, but then most cheese are! The box is 150g, and 100g gives you 363kcal and a whopping 33g of fat! Definitely one to avoid if dieting!! The cheese costs about £1.40, but is regularly on offer. I would recommend this cheese for sandwiches or crackers, and it would also be good on a cheeseboard at a dinner party, so it is a very versatile cheese.

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                  08.04.2010 16:09
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                  Healthy and tasty

                  Guacamole is lovely, and I love to have it as a dip, and I always assumed it was fairly healthy, as it is made from avocados - how wrong I was! A serving of regular guacamole, which is about 50g, has roughly 105kcal. It also has 4g of saturated fat, which is not good! I still really wanted the guacamole, so I decided to try the Reduced Fat Guacamole from Tescos and I am so pleased! Guacamole is basically a dip made from avocados and yoghurt. This guacamole has 45% avocado puree, 17% avocado and 10% tomatoes in, and the yoghurt is low fat natural yoghurt, so I was quite pleased to read this on the packet, as it seemed packed full of good ingredients. The pack is a round, see-through, plastic tub, which is contained within some cardboard which is light green. It is easy to spot amongst the other dips in the section in the supermarket. Just looking at the dip, you can see the lovely chunks of avocado and tomato just waiting to be eaten! The dip is a green colour, and is dotted with the chunks of tomato and avocado and looks very appetising. The texture is perfect. It is difficult to even tell it is a low fat version as it is still creamy from the natural yoghurt. The chunks of vegetables are lovely and the dip is thick. It is easy to dip in to, and just as easy to spread as it is the perfect consistency. I have my guacamole with pitta bread or bread sticks or vegetable sticks, however we also tried some on some nachos wth sour cream and cheese and it worked perfectly. I would say, be careful not to leave it too long as the colour soon fades and it is best eaten within a few days of opening the packet. This low fat version is great for healthier eating. The calories per 50g serving are 70, which is a saving of 35kcal per serving compared to the full fat version. Also, the saturated fat is only 1.3g compared to the 4g. So, as you can see, it is a lovely flavoursome, healthy dip! The dip cost me £1.85 which is quite expensive, however I think it is worth it and I have bought it many times. The dip does contain milk, and cannot guarantee to be free of nuts. I really recommend buying this, it is absolutely lovely!

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