Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Solero Mojito and Solero Exotic Ice Lolly Review

Walls solero mojito ice lolliesWalls Solero have two varieties of ice lollies out for this year’s summer. There’s the new Solero Mojito which includes actual rum! Yes that’s right, this is an adults only ice lolly! The other is a Solero Exotic, an ice lolly with extra fruit sauce.

Being mainly water ice, the calories are low. The Solero Mojito has 55 calories and the Solero Exotic has 94 calories.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Graze Breakfast Box Granola Review

Graze breakfast snack boxSince discovering Graze nearly three years ago (I can’t believe it’s been that long), they've vastly expanded their range of snacks.

Now Graze have branched out into the breakfast section and developed a range of twenty (at the time of writing) breakfast cereals including granola and porridge varieties.

I signed up for one and received my first breakfast snack box containing four different granolas.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Crispy Sesame Seaweed Sandwich Snack Review

Crispy seaweed is popular in Japanese restaurants, but it’s not something I've ever been tempted to eat. However, when wrapped around a piece of sushi, it's really quite inoffensive, in that I can't really taste it!

So when I spotted this Selwyn’s Seaweed Sandwich snack in Holland & Barrett, with only 20 calories per pack, it had to be worth a try.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Funny Feet Strawberry Ice Cream Lollies Review

Funny Feet are strawberry flavoured ice cream lollies which apparently were very popular in the 80’s. They were phased out of production in the 1990s and all but forgotten about.

But thanks to a Facebook campaign by The Grocer magazine, asking for the brands people most wanted to see brought back, Funny Feet won hands down (groan)!

So, for all those with fond memories of Funny Feet, they can now be found once more in the shops, in the same yellow box from the 1980s. And good news for calorie counters, Funny Feet have 70 calories each.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Graze Snack Box Review – Lemon Cake and Cup of Tea

Graze are expanding their product lines in all sorts of directions, one of which is their ‘Afternoon Tea’ range. This line includes a slice of cake together with a tea bag infusion.

At the time of writing the selection includes: Banana Cake (55 calories), Carrot Cake (82 calories), Lemon and Poppy Cake (81 calories) or Love Cake: limited edition (106 calories).

I’d been hoping for one of these cakes to show up in a Graze box soon, and this week, there it was. The Lemon and Poppy Cake with an afternoon infusion.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Claudi & Fin Greek Style Frozen Yoghurt Lollies Review

Sales of frozen yogurt are at an all time high. According to MySupermarket.com, frozen yogurt sales are going up, while ice cream sales are declining. One reason appears to be that consumers see yogurt as a healthier, lower fat alternative to ice cream.

This isn’t necessarily always the case, as many yogurt desserts can have as much or even more sugar than ice cream. For this reason I've never been too interested in frozen yogurts. However, after reading about new ‘healthy’ Greek-style yogurt ice lollies called Claudi & Fin with only 52 or 56 calories each, I had to try them out.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

What Ingredients are in Your Porridge Oats?

It should be obvious! Porridge contains oats and that's that! Not any more it's not. These days we're more likely to find porridge oats with any number of ingredients besides plain old oats.

With the popularity of porridge showing no signs of abating, the choices available are growing almost daily.

Brands are competing with each other, offering a multitude of flavours and choices of packaging. But what about those ingredients? Do you consider what's gone into your porridge to make it so tasty? Read on to see what's in your favourite porridge oats.


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