Friday, 30 May 2014

Itsu Seaweed Thins

I have been wanting to try these seaweed thins for quite a while because they are so different and unlike anything I have had before so I was quite excited when I saw them in Boots, albeit for the hefty price of £1.00 which may not seem like much but when there is only five grams in the pack it is quite expensive. They are vegan though as they only contain seaweed, oil and sea salt, plus they are only 24 calories for the entire pack so they are good for the diet conscious ( although they aren't very filling).
It was a bit of a bizarre flavour if I'm honest, it was rather salty and slightly fishy tasting. I still don't know whether or not I actually enjoyed eating them because the flavour was so unique and unlike anything I have ever tried before. My brother really did not enjoy them, he only took one bite and gave it straight back to me, I didn't think that they were that bad but I don't think I will be buying them again, especially because of how expensive they are. 

Calories - 24
Buy Again - Doubt It
Vegan - Yes
Rating - 6/10


Saturday, 24 May 2014

Banana Sugar Puffs

Banana seems to be the flavour at the moment what with the Weetabix, Cadburys Marvellous Creations Bar, the Banoffee Muller Corner etc so when I saw one of my favourite cereals with a new banana variety I picked up a pack without hesitation. 
I was relatively impressed with these Banana Sugar Puffs, they tasted a little artificial but that may because I ate them dry without milk,my brother had them with milk as intended and agreed that the flavour was more natural and muted with the addition of milk.
I found them to be rather enjoyable on the whole but I still would choose the originals over this in future but it was definitely worth a try!

Rating - 7/10
Calories - 117 per 30g
Vegan - No
Buy Again - Maybe

Friday, 16 May 2014

Kettle Chips Baked Variety

I'm not really the biggest crisp lover but I do have a soft spot for Kettle Chips as they are so crunchy and just delicious so when I saw this new healthier version of Kettle Chips I picked up a bag of each flavour. 
The flavours were very good, sometimes I think with lower fat crisps they can be a little boring or muted in flavour but these certainly weren't, they were as crunchy and as flavoursome as the regular fried version and I would recommend them not only to those watching their weight but anyone who is a fan of tasty, crunchy crisps! I really enjoyed them, the chilli ones had a nice kick to them that wasn't overwhelming or too spicy that they became uncomfortable to eat. 
Overall I would definitely buy these again, I look forward to the other future flavours that they will bring out in this range

Rating - 7.5/10
Calories - 97-99 per Pack
Buy Again - Yes



Friday, 9 May 2014

Clif Bars

Clif Bars are made by an American company and I think that it is only recently that they have become more widely available here in the UK and I am so glad because they are incredibly tasty! Not only are they delicious but they are packed with vegan friendly protein in the form of dried fruits, nuts and oats. All of the flavours are lovely and well balanced, my favourite was the Chocolate Chip, as it was indulgent yet not sickly. It was even better when heated up in the microwave for 20 seconds so that it would go all melty and fudge like (this actually worked well with all the flavours and resulted in a magical treat). They are quite calorie dense but this is because they are intended for long treks where you require a large amount of energy to sustain you, they also worked brilliantly as a revision snack to keep my brain functioning at maximum capacity, plus all of the calories are coming from good stuff so you have no need to feel guilty for it!

Buy Again - Yes! Yes! Yes!
Vegan - Yes
Calories - 250-270 per Bar
Rating - 9.5/10




Friday, 2 May 2014

Metcalfes Skinny Dark Chocolate Mini Rice Cakes

Now I do love a good bar of Galaxy or Dairy Milk but my favourite type of chocolate is dark so I snapped up a bag of these Metcalfe dark chocolate mini rice cakes on offer for a pound in Sainsburys! 
They were a good size to munch in one or two small bites and left you feeling quite satisfied after, but the bag intended for it to be eaten in two servings of 25g but I decided to have a bit of a YOLO moment ( did I really just say that?...) and eat the entire bag in one go. And it was quite easy to do without feeling sickly or too full and it was an easy way to eat 240 calories. 
The rice cakes were crunchy and light with a good covering of nice quality dark chocolate on one side and overall I really enjoyed them, it is just the serving size that I have a bit of a problem with because it is a bit small, but that is me being greedy rather than anything else!

Rating - 8.5/10
Calories - 118 for 25g
Buy Again - Yes
Vegan - Yes