Saturday, 28 June 2014

Special K Caramel Biscuit Moments

I am a big fan of Special K products because as a General rule they are really tasty, full of flavour and quite low in calories. I particularly enjoy the biscuit moment range because they are a bit like Poptarts (something which I really miss as they real Poptarts aren't veggie friendly) anyway, the caramel ones are absolutely delicious! They are buttery, sweet and actually taste of caramel! I know that sounds like a daft thing to say but with diet products sometimes the flavours can be a bit hit and miss, by not living up to their name, instead tasting artificial.
Coming in at less than 100 calories they are perfect for the diet conscious but because of their fabulous flavour they are also perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth!

Rating - 8.5/10
Buy Again - Yes!
Calories - 96
Vegan - No


Friday, 20 June 2014

Metcalfes Chilli Tweet Corners

I absolutely adore the Metcalfes range, the products are healthy yet full of flavour and make a perfect snack in replacement of the typical crisps so when I saw these in Boots I quickly stocked up on them before they were gone. I picked up the sweet chilli flavour because I have a bit of an aversion to cheese and anything cheese flavoured.
Anyway, moving on to the actual review, upon opening the packet I was greeted by a lovely heated chilli flavour, and I couldn't wait to actually try them. The base flavour is quite tomatoey which I really enjoyed and worked brilliantly with the chilli to help tone them down so as to not burn your mouth off! The texture was a little odd at first but I personally preferred this to the more traditional nacho style crisps. Not incredibly crunchy but still very good.
Overall I enjoyed these and would have them again as they are a healthier and in my opinion tastier version of Doritos 

Rating - 8/10
Buy Again - Yes
Calories - 130
Vegan - I don't know, ingredients wise it is but on the website it says that there may be traces of milk. 



Saturday, 14 June 2014

Innocent Pearl Barley & Veg Pot

Sometimes I think that lunch can get a little dull and monotonous so sometimes I like to treat myself when the Innocent pots are on offer and pick up a few. I decided I deserved a treat as I have just finished my exams, plus there has recently been an expansion to the range. 

Today I tried the Pearl Barley & Veg flavour. The sauce was quite creamy with a nice kick of black pepper to truly add a bit of flavour, without this pepper I think it would be a little bland. 
The veg in it was lovely, soft and fresh adding a lovely stew like texture, which worked perfectly with the slightly chewy and crunchy texture that is typical of pearl barley (and ingredient which is underused in my opinion! Especially in vegetarian food) 
This meal left me feeling full for about six hours with only a little snack in between. But I didn't feel bloated, I had worried that it would be quite heavy on my stomach as it was potato based but that wasn't the case at all much to my relief!

Rating - 8/10
Buy Again - Yes!
Calories - 289
Vegan - No


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(I apologise for the lack of pictures but Google + is currently not working for me so I shall link a picture for you instead) 

Friday, 6 June 2014

Rice Dream Vanilla Flavoured Milk

I have suspicions that I may be lactose intolerance so I have been avoiding dairy at the moment. I have never really been a fan on milk and as a result I didn't want to try a plain flavoured milk substitute so instead I picked up this vanilla rice milk.
The flavour is quite subtle but had lovely vanilla tones to it that come through quite nicely, I used it to make my porridge of a morning but I didn't quite find it sweet enough if I'm honest so I had to add some Sweet & Low to it just to sweeten it up a tad (but that is a personal thing for me because I have a sweet tooth). 
I also used it today to make fairy cakes today, my brother really enjoyed it and said that they were the best fairy cakes he had had in a long time (a compliment that left me grinning from ear to ear haha!) 
Overall I quite enjoyed the vanilla rice milk, I wouldn't drink it straight up on its own but it is perfect in cakes, porridge etc.

Rating - 7/10
Buy Again - Probably
Vegan -Yes
Calories - 54 per 100ml