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Nestle Aero Bubbles Peppermint 15/03/2014

Aero Bubbles

Nestle Aero Bubbles Peppermint Aero Bubbles are one of my favourite types of chocolate and to my dismay shops seem to stock them far less often than they used to, or only in the share/multipack variety. They are a round version of the typical Aero chocolate, which is a mixture of milk chocolate and mint typically found in a bar shape. When I first tried Aero bubbles half of the bubble would be a pale green and the other brown, and this would be the same inside once taking a bite, but more recently I realised the inside is now entirely brown. I'm not actually sure how much this affects the taste as I don't recollect there being a mint and chocolate taste distinctively. Recently I have noticed in the chocolate and sweets aisle a new variety of this flavour in orange. I haven't yet tried it and I'm not quite sure if I like it as I am quite hit-or-miss with chocolate and orange (except in Terry's Chocolate Oranges which I love) but I thought it worthy of note. The taste is very morish, as is the format which I can easily find myself eating one after another due to the shape and size of the 'bubbles'. In the small and larger variety I think a good thing about this quality is the amount of 'bubble' pieces you get to a bag. Its actually quite a lot, particularly compared to the shrinking size of chocolates these days and the great lengths distributors appear to go to to sell you less for the same price. The price of a small bag of Aero Bubbles is usually 60-80p although like I said I haven't been able to buy ...

Oasis Summer Fruits 11/03/2014

Oasis Summmer Fruits

Cadbury Crunchie 04/03/2014

Cadbury Crunchie

Cadbury Crunchie Crunchies have always been a chocolate bar I have enjoyed. The feel very typical of what a chocolate bar should be. The shape and size is perfect for dipping into when you feel like to have a quick bite, and you can just fold over the foil outside to keep it fresh for later. The wrapping is very appetising and all those years ago when I first tried a Crunchie, was probably the reason I picked it up at all. It has a nice gold shine to it and purple edging to echo the Cadbury logo which is also positioned in the top left hand corner. The ends of the wrapping are very easy to rip an so I tend to open up a small triangle, and open it from the fold from them, trying to open as little as possible as I have seen the effects of a left out Crunchie, and it isn't exactly appetising. The typical ordinary sized Crunchie bar is about the length of my palm which is quite long for a modern day chocolate. Every time I find myself in that chocolate mood in my local corner shop, the size of each sweet and chocolate seems to slowly shrink with every visit. Perhaps its life's way of telling me to eat less chocolate. There are also miniature versions which come in multipack selections, the kind you get around Christmas, which are probably a bit more adequately sized as that's how much I tend to eat in one sitting. The Crunchie itself contains milk chocolate and honeycomb throughout the middle. The milk chocolate glaze is the perfect thickness so that you get a good amount of both flavours, and ...

Nestlé Cheerios 28/02/2014

Cheerios

Nestlé Cheerios I always find myself snacking throughout the day and attribute this to my forgetting to eat breakfast most days so I still feel hungry later on. I'm currently on a mission to eat breakfast as much as I can and before I'm in that routine, I'm sticking mostly just to your standard cereals. I only ever buy Cheerios or Corn Flakes really. They are quite plain, wholesome cereals that I've enjoyed since I was young. I don't really like to put things on my food as I usually don't like the taste, so sugary cereals or the Cheerio with honey flavour isn't really for me. Cheerios have a slightly sweet flavour that is still tasty without anything added to it. They come in small hoop shapes which begin to soften in the milk of your bowl, but usually not too much so there is still a bit of crunch which I like. There are four different types of wholegrains which I think I can taste, although I'm sure if they were all the same flavour but in different colours I'd trick myself into finding a non-existent difference. The price is usually dependent on the size, and there tends to be two varieties I've seen, a 350g version and a 600g version. I have no real preference as to which one I buy, although when I buy the 600g I find this too big to fit in my cupboard and so have to pour out into a box to store away and keep fresh. The larger option is around £3-4 whereas the smalle one is around £2.50. I don't think this is that expensive, although a store version would definitely be cheaper. But I ...

Nurofen Tension Headache 24/02/2014

Nurofen Tension Headache

Skittles Sours 19/02/2014

Sour Skittles

Homebase Paint Roller Kit 19/01/2014

Homebase Paint Roller Kit

Thorntons French Dark Chocolate Block 19/12/2013

Thorntons French Dark Chocolate Block

Thorntons French Dark Chocolate Block Thorntons is a chocolate shop that sells an array of different chocolate bars and boxes in various different flavours. I tend to only buy things from the store for special occassions as they are more on the pricey side for the occasional treat, although one deal I make use of from time to time is the offer of 3 bars for £5. This means I can get three different varieties of chocolate and have a small taste of each. Recently one option I went for is a flavour I haven't tried before from the shop, and that is the French Dark Chocolate block. I am not a huge dark chocolate fan but sometimes I find myself with a craving for it. I prefer milk chocolate, but dark chocolate definitely makes a nice change from time to time. This version of French dark chocolate is slightly more bitter and has a stronger taste than ordinary dark chocolate, which I think gives it an acquired taste. The block is about 3 inch by 3 inch and comes in small square pieces that you can easily break off. The pieces are soft and easy to chew or leave to melt in the mouth. The block is 90g which I think is a little too much to eat in one sitting personally, as the richness of the bar makes it quite filling earlier than a milder flavour. The packaging is currently a pink colour rather than the purple image that is shown on this review, but the packaging remains largely the same. A block on its own is £1.89, as are the other flavours on offer. These vary from Belgian chocolate, to mint chocolate versions, with ...

Sure Women Compressed Crystal Clear Aqua Antiperspirant 08/11/2013

Sure Women Compressed Crystal Aqua Clear

Heinz Classic Vegetable Soup 24/10/2013

Heinz Vegetable Soup

Heinz Classic Vegetable Soup I like to be thrifty (as much as I can) and buy things that are usually a little cheaper or from the store brand as I am trying to budget a lot better this year as I'm living away from home as a student. For almost everything I opt for the cheaper, or plain covered value range except that is with soup. At first I attempted to make my own soup but struggling to find a flavour I liked and also with portions (I live with my partner only and so the 4-6 people recipes are often geared towards is far too much, and I'd rather not eat one flavour of soup for multiple days of the week just because I happened to make a larger batch as I prefer to have a more varied diet). I suppose I could just reduce the quantities but that feels like too much effort when I could easily pick up a tin of this which I enjoy more. Anyway I digress, the solution to that is to simply buy two tins of soup for circa £2, instead of the many ingredients needed to make it myself. Further, I just happen to enjoy this soup and while every other staple I consume may be value, its nice to have some familiar brands from time to time to get that taste you're looking for. My favourite flavour of soup is either tomato or vegetable. I don't really like the soups that contain meat and so these tend to be the only other options that I can regularly find in store, and are also flavours I enjoy. The vegetable soup come in a very appetising orange colour that looks hearty and very attractive. The soup is made up of various ...

Pringles Salt&Vinegar 01/10/2013

Pringles Salt & Vinegar

Boots No7 Lash Adapt Mascara 27/09/2013

Boots No7 Lash Adapt Mascara

I don't often wear a lot of makeup but when I do the staples for me are mascara and occasionally eyeliner. This enables me to not worry so much about how much I spend on these items as I buy them so infrequently which is quite important in this product's case as a tube of this mascara costs £12.95. If I were to buy my makeup more often I don't think I would buy this in store from Boots as this is simply too much than my budget allows for and would instead buy online as it is a product I enjoy. I quite like the Boots range as its something I can always easily pick up if ever I'm in town, or buy online, and its also one I think is quite high quality. Like pretty much all mascaras this comes inside a box and then a tube which is easily to carry around and can easily be popped inside a chunky purse or bag. The product is quite lightweight although you do manage to get 7ml worth. I have really bad wrists because of arthritis and I manage to twist open the cap easily even when its been closed very tightly (and believe you me, this is definitely an issue for me ordinarily when I often have to resort to biting onto one end for grip and opening things this way as my wrists are so weak, and so this is definitely a plus!) Equally important is manages to keep all the contents inside and doesn't leak out. When dipping the brush into the tube you manage to get quite decent coverage even in one usage and it applies very well. I find that this doesn't clump that much and manages to coat ...

Simple Kind to Skin Exfoliating Facial Wipes 23/09/2013

Simple Kind to Skin Exfoliating Facial Wipes

Simple Kind to Skin Exfoliating Facial Wipes I am the kind of person who is often having to treat rather than prevent certain ailments. For example, I am a very clumsy, unlucky person and will often be seen sporting a bandage or tubigrip of some sort having sprained/twisted/etc certain joints in my body. This unfortunate trait extends to looking after other parts of myself also, in particular my skin. Recently, with the weather having taken a turn for the worse I've noticed my skin is feeling much more cracked and sore in places and thought it was about time I did something to remedy this. Not being an avid user skincare products I took the advice of my best friend and opted for something from Simple. This was particularly good advice as the Garnier deep pour scrub I had been using throughout the week had began to burn when left on my skin for too long due to the sensitivity of it, and Simple is known for being 'kind to skin'. Being that I am both a lazy and busy person I decided to go for facial wipes rather than a full on scrub to help get rid of the rougher parts of skin on my face and bring it back to normal. These are marketed as exfoliating facial wipes and so they seemed perfect for what I needed them for. They work well at removing makeup and also just cleansing my skin in general. I've been able to dip into the little packet whenever I've felt the need to, and I like that I don't have to worry about going to the bathroom to rinse it all off as its just one quick wipe and its done. The wipes have granules on ...

Mars Galaxy Minstrels 31/08/2013

Minstrels

Ribena Blackcurrant Drink 23/08/2013

Ribena Blackcurrant

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