Friday, 26 September 2014

Meiji Chocolate Hello Panda Biscuits

Whilst in town last weekend I noticed that a new Mr Sims Sweet Shop had opened and I was absolutely thrilled, when entering I was literally like a child in a sweet shop! (I am the queen of puns I will have you know)
I spotted these cute little biscuits in the shape of panda bears with little panda bears doing all these different activities like football, fishing etc. they are the typical cuteness that you associate with Asian products but I was a little worried that it would be style over substance but thankfully this was not the case!
These little biscuits are just magical. They have a soft and gooey chocolatey centre that works well against the crisp and crunchy biscuit coating. The flavour was lovely and I really enjoyed munching on them. They are perfect as a snack at any time of day as they are light but leave you satisfied. 

Rating - 9.5/10
Calories - 190 per 35g 
Vegan - No
Buy Again - YES!!!

Friday, 19 September 2014

KitKat Chunky Double Caramel

I don't think that there have been any new innovative chocolate bars out for a while from the British Nestlé team which I think is a bit sad because chocolate makes everything better in my opinion... 
I had been going on about this bar to basically anyone that would listen to me, telling them just how excited I am to try a brand new KitKat bar, especially a chunky variety. 
This bar has two different types of caramel in it and is thus called the double caramel KitKat Chunky. One side is crunchy caramel which is simply divine and the other is the soft and gooey caramel that we all know and love (which is also lovely working well as a contrast to its crunchy counterpart).
It is coated in the typical tasty Nestlé chocolate which I thoroughly enjoyed as it was sweet, creamy and melted very nicely in my mouth.
Overall I enjoyed this bar and have since bought several more to eat as my night time snack. I would strongly recommend this to all caramel livers because it offers an alternative to the more traditional caramel.

Rating - 9/10
Buy Again - Already Have!
Calories - 218 per Bar
Vegan - No

Friday, 12 September 2014

Coke Life

I gave in and decided to try the new Coke Life. Personally I am a fan of Pepsi Max but I do quite like Coke Zero if it is freezing cold straight from the fridge but these both have aspartame in which isn't really that healthy. It may have nearly no calories but it is associated with a number of different health problems like migraines, rashes, nausea etc.
So I thought that I should give this seemingly healthier and more natural drink a go. It is flavoured with the natural sweetener stevia which seems to be the latest food craze. 
Okay, now onto the actual review. The flavour itself is familiar and has the classic components of regular coke, it was sweet, fizzy, and almost caramel in flavour. You can't really tell the difference until the aftertaste which is a tad odd but doesn't detract from the overall pleasant flavour of it.
Personally I still prefer Pepsi Max as it has less than five calories whereas Coke. Life has 89 calories which excludes it from the diet drink category but if you aren't bothered about diet drinks and care more about General health then this is the drink for you!

Rating - 8/10
Vegan - Yes
Calories - 89 per Can
Buy Again - Probably Not

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Alpro Soya Gingerbread Dessert

I have recently developed a love for all things gingerbread, from the original little men to the modern twist of it being a soya dessert made by the Alpro company which specialises in vegan dairy alternatives offering a wide variety of milk, yogurt and dessert substitutes.
I am already a fan of their products so I just knew that I had to try their gingerbread dessert pots. 
The flavour is lovely although not very gingerbready, it reminded me more of buttered popcorn jelly beans and my mum thought the same. Regardless of this I really enjoyed the taste, it was thick and creamy which is impressive considering there is absolutely no dairy in it! There was a sweetness that worked well with the slight spice of the ginger so it wasn't too fiery or overwhelming. 
Overall I really enjoyed these dessert style yogurts and would definitely have them again!

Rating - 8/10
Buy Again - Yes
Vegan - Yes
Calories - 108 per Pot

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