Review: Chimasu Subscription Box + Giveaway

Chimasu authentic Asian snack subscription box review

About Chimasu Subscription Chimasu is a subscription box bringing snacks from all across Asia right to your door. You can purchase¬† a subscription on a month by month basis or on a term of 3, 6, or 12 months to receive a discount. Each box is customisable allowing you to choose which type of snacks you would like to receive and all products are clearly marked in English with nutritional values and ingredients.   My Review of the Chimasu Subscription Box The fun thing about subscription boxes is that you never know what you’re going to get, every box is […]

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Review: Crosta & Mollica Piada

Crosta & Mollica authentic Italian food

About Crosta & Mollica Crosta & Mollica make a range of bread products inspired by the traditional street foods of Northern Italy and made with extra virgin olive oil as opposed to traditional fats. My Review of Crosta & Mollica Given that I come from Italian stock, at least on one side of the family, I was delighted to be given the opportunity to try Crosta & Mollica’s wide range of piada (flat breads) and bread based nibbles. Italian food is easily my favorite meal choice but I’ve never been a fan of olives so I was interested to see […]

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Recipe: Death by Chocolate Cake

Death by chocolate cake recipe

Pretty much everyone has one crowd pleasing recipe that always goes down well. For me it’s my far too chocolaty chocolate cake and as an Easter treat I’m going to share this recipe with you. I started making this chocolate cake about 3 years ago, and since then I’ve made a few adjustments to the recipe to create a seriously light and fluffy cake that will can make even a devoted chocoholic like myself wonder if maybe they over did the chocolate just a smidgen. Cake Ingredients 250g Milk or dark chocolate, both work well. 170g Salted butter. 350g Light […]

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Review: Bubble Club Sparkling Wine Subscription

Review of Bubble Club wine subscription

About Bubble Club Bubble club is a monthly or bi-monthly sparkling wine subscription box which includes two high quality bottles of bubbly, a selection of luxury treats and a club magazine. My Review of Bubble Club If like me you’ve dropped the ball on Mothers Day this year, you’ve come to the right place! Unlike many of the mum’s I see on Facebook and Twitter lamenting the fact that it’s too early for wine, I can usually take it or leave it. The one exception is a good bottle of sparkling wine, so I was more than happy to take […]

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Review: Hero Matcha Japanese Green Tea Powder

Hero Matcha Ceremonial Grade Japanese Green Tea Powder Review

About Hero Matcha Japanese Green Tea Powder Hero Matcha is a ceremonial grade green tea powder which is grown in Japan and packed in the UK. The tea powder is made from the full green tea leaf, which is ground into an extremely fine powder. Because of the way matcha is made, it has been proven to have around 3 times the antioxidants of regular green tea, it is also vegans. The green tea powder comes packed in foil, with its own metal tea caddy to keep the powder fresh and dry. My Review I find oriental culture absolutely fascinating […]

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VonShef Electronic Egg Boiler Review

VonShef egg boiler review

About the product The VonShef electronic egg boiler is a small electric kitchen appliance specifically designed to perfectly boil eggs every time. The boiler base has a plastic outer shell with a single on/off button and a heat plate, the lid is brush steel with a plastic handle. In addition to the boiler, the box contains instructions, a egg rack, a poaching bowl and a measuring cup. The egg boiler is designed to boil up to 7 eggs at a time or poach one egg, by heating a small quantity of water to create steam which is then trapped under […]

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TeaTox Twist Detox Tea Review

Teatox Twist Detox Slimming Tea Review

About the product Teatox is a brand of detox teabags. The tea comes in a bag of 28, packaged in a biodegradable pyramid bags with instructions to drink one cup per day to assist in detox or dieting. The ingredients of the tea are Chinese Oolong Tea, Liquorice, Ginger, Fennel, Schizandra Berries, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Dandelion Leaves. The Review I’m a big fan of tea, however I’m usually only interested in the biscuit dunking kind! I have tried herbal and detox teas before, usually at this time of year when the Christmas excess has caught up with me and I feel […]

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SimpleTaste Milk Frother – Review

Simple Taste Electronic Milk Frother Review

About the product The SimpleTaste Milk Frother is in essence a miniature electric hand whisk which aerates hot or cold milk, making it light and fluffy or thick and frothy. The whisk has a silver coloured plastic handle topped with a large on/off button which needs to be depressed while frothing. The wand, which is used for frothing the milk, is steel and sufficient in length to be used in a 1 pint measuring jug. In addition to the hand whisk the box includes comprehensive instructions, 2 AA batteries and a wire stand. The Review Only a week ago Grumpy […]

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The Weighbridge Swindon – Review

The Weighbridge Brewhouse Swindon Review

On Monday 12th December, the extended Grumpy family headed out for a luxury meal at the Weighbridge Brewhouse in Swindon. The Weighbridge is know for it’s fantastic food and attractive surroundings and there’s no doubt that when you arrive you are struck by how clean and pleasant the restaurant is. There is a well stocked bar near the entrance, a good sized eating area with room for both large groups and more intimate dining, and a balcony area which sometimes features live music. All of the tables are immaculately dressed for fine dining and the overall impression is one of […]

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Costa Coffee – In Hot Water – And another thing…

Costa Coffee in Hot Water

Read the rest of the story‚Ķ Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 I never intended to write another follow up to my Costa Coffee story. In truth, I came under some quite unpleasant fire after the story, which was published in the Swindon Advertiser, made it into a comic Facebook page called “Angry People in Local Newspapers”. However, not everyone miss-understood the point of the article and several days later Barrie Hudson, also of the Swindon Advertiser published the following in his column. Save Save Save

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