Friday, 30 October 2015

Amazon Treats Mini Haul!

I love Amazon for everything and buy a whole selection off there from Tshirts to Video Games to everything meeting my 'Star Wars fan-girl' needs! So if you're ever in need of Anything - check Amazon first!
They have this great 'Wishlist' feature that actually tells you when they drop in price and how much of a percentage it's dropped by too! (I think that's Awesome!)


I knew it was nearly the weekend last night when I managed to order £26 worth of snacks off and justified it by me having an early 'Friday Feeling'!
Although a little pricey, Amazon do a good selection of products otherwise unable to buy in this country. They also offer free delivery on quite a few of the items, which did honestly surprise me.


Lay's Stax Bacon & Cheddar Potato Skins (156g)
Price: 2.95 / Delivery: £2.57

Frito-Lay Stax All-American Cheeseburger 5.5oz (156g)
Price: £2.99 / Delivery: £2.59

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans Dr Pepper (99g)
Price: £2.58 / Delivery: FREE

Strawberry Pencils x 50 Sticks
Price: £4.50 / Delivery: FREE

Snyder's Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Sandwich (60.2g)
Price: £3.57 / Delivery: FREE

Snyder's Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Pieces (125g)
Price: £1.10 / Delivery: £1.08

Dr Pepper Flavoured Licorice Candy Twists (142g)
Price: £0.89 / Delivery: £1.29

Monday, 26 October 2015

Ribena Winter Spice Review - Delicious and Warming for the whole family!

Spice up your winter with a limited edition hot squash from Ribena
The launch of a deliciously unique hot squash – Ribena Winter Spice – adds a drop of  warm indulgence to those special winter evenings
 This season sees the exciting launch of Ribena’s new limited edition flavour, Ribena Winter Spice – Ribena’s first ever drink designed to be served hot.
As the winter nights draw in and the festive season approaches, sit back, relax and unwind with this fruity and indulgent hot squash. This limited edition flavour is a delicious blend of Ribena’s signature blackcurrant taste infused with aromatic spices including nutmeg, cloves, cardamom and cinammon and tastes just like a non-alcoholic mulled wine.

Uplift your senses with its unique and velvety rich flavour, satisfying the taste buds from first to last drop.  And with no added sugar, Ribena Winter Spice is a special indulgence for any time of the day.

This warming delight adds a touch of spice to every occasion – whether you’re enjoying a relaxing ‘me time’ moment or sharing an evening with friends. 

Sara Hasan, Ribena Brand Manager, says, “Now that the autumn chill is starting to set in, this is the perfect time to introduce hot Ribena.
“Ribena is known and loved for its traditional blackcurrant heritage and tasty berry flavours, so we’re very excited to be giving it a seasonal twist and introducing the long-awaited Ribena Winter Spice, perfect for all the Ribena fans who want to unwind with a hot mug of an evening.”
Ribena Winter Spice will be available in 600ml (RRP: £1.69) and 850ml (RRP: £2.49) bottles at major supermarkets nationwide from September for a limited period only. 
So thanks to the lovely people over at Ribena I got the chance to try this bottle of warming deliciousness at home! I got my favourite retro mug ready and boiled the kettle..

I states to make 1 part Ribena, 4 parts water so I tried to estimate it - the first time I made it way too strong though! Oops!

In goes the hot water (I boiled the kettle and then left it for between 30-60 seconds before pouring) and the temperature was just right!

 So.. how did is taste??

The extra spices add a little extra to the texture and the hot water seems to add an extra 'layer' somewhat to the flavour and the drink tastes thicker than it would cold. I absolutely loved everything about it and will definitely be buying more - I loved warm blackcurrant before bed when I was younger so this is right up my alley!

It was very warming! I'd definitely drink this in a morning before heading out, as well as again at night before bed. You could really taste the extra spices in there - not super strong but enough to have you body warmed - just like when you have a cinnamon coffee! I'd definitely recommend this product to all ages - the perfect drink for the whole family, including the little ones this Autumn and Winter!

*I was sent this product for free for review purposes but all opinions are honest and my own

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Ben & Jerry's: Save Our Swirled SOS! Special Edition

This is the newest flavour to hit the shelves of the UK!
Save Our Swirled SOS!
Raspberry Ice Cream with Marshmallow & Raspberry-Blackberry Swirls & Chocolatey Cone Pieces

I'm a huge lover of the Ben & Jerry's brand and was super excited when I first heard that they were releasing a new flavour. Not only does the brand makes absolutely delicious and unique ice-cream flavours but they are big advocates for helping to save the planet and the reason they create Special Edition flavours is to help spread the world about these causes.

Save Our Swirled reads: SOS! It's more than just a call to action: it's a swirled-class flavour you can't resist, and a climate change message you can't ignore. If it's melted, it's ruined. Learn more & take action at

I personally think that brand's this big that are helping to share this message is something that definitely needs to be cheered at! Any ice cream with this message and such fantastic inventive methods and flavours is a winner in my book!

At a first glance the ice cream looks nothing special but the lovely swirls even seen when opening the lid are definitely something special! I love that Ben & Jerry's definitely completely fill their tubs - there is no empty half of the container here!
The swirls definitely run through the entirety of the ice cream instead of just one side which is exactly what is wanted - the Raspberry ice cream is quite subtle but the added swirls make a heavenly combination! The blackberry swirls add an extra little kick which really sums up the flavour but to me, it is definitely not just another raspberry-ripple!

As you can see from the photo above, the swirls do really go all the way down the tub and there is actually quite a lot of 'filling'. The final ingredient is the gorgeous two-tone chocolate cones! A milk chocolate cone with a white chocolate top adds something both cute and ingenious.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone! Whether you're a lover of the brand or this would be your first taste of Ben & Jerry's - it would be an excellent starting point I think as it isn't quite as sweet and overloading as something like Phish Food! My boyfriend isn't a fan of the brand but he really loved this flavour too!

Currently at ASDA as part of the '2 for £6' deal!

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Grace's Irish Shortbread - Made with Irish Butter

This beautiful product was found in an aisle at the Tesco Extra near me and I'm a big fan of anything Irish and i've heard before that Irish shortbread specifically, is amazing.. 
For starter's the box being an Emerald green is really appealing and that it' 'Made With Irish Butter' is also another perk of it's authenticity as the butter is extra creamy and delicious!

I ahve heard of the GRACE'S brand before but have never come across them so I couldn't wait to just dig into the pack and taste the product! The shapes of the biscuits are an exact replica of the photo on the pack which I was quite impressed by. The shape makes you simply think of Ireland with it being a Shamrock and they look really cute and perfect for St. Patrick's Day! If you need an occasion of course.. In total you get 8 biscuits in the pack so they are great for sharing if you wish.

I was really impressed by the pure thickness of the shortbread and how the pieces had settled in the box as there were nearly no crumbs upon opening the packet. The biscuit seemed sturdy but I could already feel the sensation of the butter as soon as I picked one up in my hand - (Not a bad thing by the way)

Upon tasting, a beautiful velvety texture awaits, engulfed with shiny butter and crisp sweet biscuit which I find was the perfect combination! Beware of the overloading crumbs that come when eating though - so probably best not to eat it over a cup of hot coffee or tea.. 
It really is the best i've ever tasted and for the price, I wouldn't hesitate to buy again!

Where to Buy: Tesco (click to buy here)
Cost: £1.90

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Muller Crunch Corner Caribbean Dream


I found these whilst browsing during the main shop this week and thought they sounded pretty good..
After all coconut and Chocolate are a fantastic combination and I'm a big fan of the Bounty!
As the name Caribbean Dream states.. imagine yourself on a dessert island, sun lounger with yogurt in hand and a spoon (think tv adverts) and I think it actually fits quite well!
When you open the lid, the strong sweet smell of coconut comes right at you topped with a light chocolate scent - heavenly..

I've always loved Crunch Corners for as long as I can remember. My favourite bit is tipping the filling into the yoghurt and mixing it all together! When you tip the pack it's always nice to hear that satisfying 'snap!'
The chocolate filling is basically chocolate mixed with large coconut flakes and they provide a fantastic texture. Together it really does tastes like you're eating a bounty on a  different level - one that's more of a liquid but still as amazing nonetheless

I'd definitely recommend this to any bounty, chocolate and Crunch Corner lovers out there!

Where I Bought Them: ASDA
Price: 68p each / 10 for £3

Thursday, 1 October 2015

The Day I tried McDonalds Pancakes for Breakfast..

First off I love the cute polystyrene box with the 'Rise and Shine' quote on - i'm a sucker for cute logos and wording! I must also mention that I really enjoyed the new Vanilla Latte although most of the Vanilla seemed to have sunken to the bottom of the cup.. It did smell amazing though!

The fab and surprisingly big pot of syrup provided with the pancakes was really easy to open which was a bonus for a sleepy morning - (we were there at 6:30am!)
The pancakes were around the size of the base of a large coffee mug and were around 2-3cm thick so plenty to indulge in

The syrup soaked in beautifully to the pancakes and it was runny, sickly sweet and everything you would expect - I would definitely have them again and can't believe I hadn't tried them sooner!

So if you love pancakes and syrup - get yourselves to McDonalds between 5:30 - 10:30am - you won't be disappointed for £2.29!

What I Concluded: