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Food and Sweets: Millions Vs. Nanobytes

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DSC07767 DSC07770Two weeks ago I compared Warheads to Toxic Waste while recommending both. I am again doing a similar thing but comparing Millions and their assumed successor Nanobytes.

Both sweets are exactly the same and at the moment are both equally rare to find, at least for me. I could only find Millions in Poundland when I was looking recently and they weren’t even in my local Co-op store and Nanobytes, well honestly, I’ve never seen in a shop as I have only received them as free gifts in two different issues of Shout Magazine.

They’re both ‘tiny tasty chewy sweets’ made with ‘real fruit juice’ with ‘no artificial colours’ and are both suitable for vegetarians like myself.

They’re just delicious chewy sweets and I recommend both.

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P.S. I realise this was a kind of random and short post, I just wanted to explain that there is another pair of sweets that are basically the same and how much I like both.

Food: Mini Beanies

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 Mini Beanies PacketToday’s food recommendation is Mini Beanies. These are adorable little biscuits that look a little like pizzas or even mini chocolate pizzas. I found these while shopping in the popular supermarket Asda. They’re super delicious and are made up of about four layers, from the bottom up: Layer 1 is the biscuit base, Mini Beanieslayer 2 is the milk flavoured creamy filling, layer 3 is milk chocolate and the final layer is the crunchy ‘choccie’ beans. The only downside to these biscuits is that they are very very unhealthy (I’ll let you see the ratings when you buy them) but for a lovely indulgent snack, which we all need from time to time, I totally recommend them.

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Food: Warheads (Vs. Toxic Waste)

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 packetSo today… I’m recommending/reviewing the American sour candy Warheads.

WarheadsFrom watching people on YouTube I became familiar with hearing about the sour sweet Warheads. I always wondered what they were like and how sour they were. I managed to find them in a small sweet shop in Gainsborough’s Marshalls Yard. They cost £1.99 which isn’t bad, especially considering that they are American and are pretty rare in our country. Anyway… I couldSweet save your money by telling you that they are exactly like our English sour sweet, Toxic Waste. I’m not complaining, I like that Warheads are basically the same, I like them, but in future I’ll buy Toxic Waste for £1 instead. They have the exact same flavours, the same look and shape, the same packaging. The only difference I could find is that Warheads are in a larger ordinary packet and Toxic Waste are in a plastic container resembling that of cartoon Toxic Waste barrel.

So for Americans, I do recommend Warheads if you want a good, strong, sour sweet and for those of you who are English, I recommend Toxic Waste if you also want a good, strong, sour sweet.

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P.S. Sour sweets are my favourites.

Food: Marvellous Mix Ups with Maynards

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DSC07665Today, I’m going to do something a tiny bit different… Last week I recommended Cadbury’s Marvellous Mix Ups With Oreo and in that I said that I hadn’t tried the With Maynards version. So this week, with both packets still on special offer I’ve decided to try the Maynards version and write up my reaction here.

Without opening the packet, my initial reaction to the involvement of sweets is a negative one as I don’t like the combination of sweets and chocolate. This was proved when I tried Cadbury’s Marvellous Creations with the Jelly pieces inside, I thought that was awful. Fortunately, the sweets in this case are not masked within the chocolate and I don’t have to eat them with the chocolate.

What’s inside?

  1. Cadbury’s caramel nibbles
  2. Maynard’s Jellies (Several Varieties)
  3. Cadbury’s Fudge Dream

DSC07668I’ve now opened the packet… It smells nice and the sweets/chocolates within are a lot bigger than I expected. I’ve started with trying the sweets, they’re quite nice. Onto the caramel nibbles, delicious! I’ve always love these. Time for the Fudge… normally, I’m not great with Fudge; I like some but not most. That’s delicious too!

I’m genuinely surprised at how good these are! Even the combination of the sweets and the chocolate is good, something I was definitely not expecting. I honestly recommend these…  What I thought would only be a reaction blog turned out to be another recommendation… awesome.

Enjoy!

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Food: Marvellous Mix Ups with Oreo

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Packet Today’s food recommendation is the Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Mix-Ups, more specifically the ‘with Oreo’ version as I haven’t yet tried the ‘with Maynards’ version.

I first tried these when they first came out as they were on offer. I do tend to get bags like this only when they are on offer because the full price always seems a bit steep for the amount (111g) of chocolate you get. Anyway, I absolutely love them.

I think their concept is really interesting and new. If I got a pound for every time someone wished that there was a pack of different chocolates mixed into one so that they didn’t have to pay for four separate bags, for example, I would be the richest person on Earth ten times over. Not only is it a mixture of four different products in one packet it is also a packet of brilliant chocolates.

So what’s inside?

  1. Cadbury Dairy Milk Giant Buttons
  2. Cadbury Pebbles
  3. Cadbury White Buttons
  4. Mini Oreos.

If you like chocolate, who doesn’t, and you like these products and won’t die because you’re allergic or something, I urge you to try this product if you haven’t yet.

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Food: Snack Selection Pack

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FoodThis week, during our weekly shop at popular supermarket Aldi, I found a wonderful and, to an unhealthy foodie like myself, perfect selection pack. Stupidly, I threw away the packaging so I don’t know what it is called but either way, the names of the snacks within are listed here and if you see a bag with these in, you’ll know it’s the one.

So what’s within?

  • Burton’s Jammie Dodgers (minis) – I’ve been craving these for so long, so they would’ve been a brilliant treat to find on their own let alone in this incredible pack. If you haven’t ever eaten these, they’re basically raspberry jam sandwiched by two shortcake biscuits.
  • Cadbury’s Animals – These wonderful ‘Animal shaped mini biscuits half covered with milk chocolate’ were a massive part of my childhood and still a snack my mother and I love today.
  • Cadbury’s (mini) Fingers – ‘Crisp mini biscuits covered with milk chocolate’ and downright delicious, I’m hungry just thinking about them.
  • Burton’s (mini) Maryland Choc Chip Cookies – For many people in the UK, these ‘Mini Cookies Containing Chocolate Chips’, are the quintessential cookies.

If any of these made you hungry, I apologise, but now you have an excuse to fill your tummy with some delightful treats.

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Food: Maltesers Teasers

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Today’s recommendation, Maltesers Teasers, is something that I know a lot of you have already seen and eaten but as the adverts have been re-circulating and the product has been pushed again I thought the timing was apt to mention it.Teasers

I recently got a craving for this chocolate after seeing the advert so many times one night so as I was shopping today, I saw it on offer and knew I needed to pick it up. I’m glad I did because upon having a piece I was reminded why this chocolate is my favourite. It has such a wonderful creamy texture with delicious Malteaser biscuit balls that combined give such an amazing taste.Chocolate

The reason I love this chocolate so much comes from my love of biscuit pieces in chocolate. Sounds weird, but allow me to explain. Whenever we get a selection box of Celebrations, usually around Christmas time, the one chocolate I want to completely steal is the Maltesers Teasers, which have been in production a long time before the bigger bars were made. I also loved the Malteaster Bunnies which are very similar. But before the Malteser products, I used to love the Cadbury’s Biscuits that were made up of little balls of shortbread biscuit floating in Cadbury’s milk chocolate. They were so delicious, but sadly, Cadbury stopped producing them. Either way, they were what triggered my love of biscuit-ed chocolate bars, so if you’re like me and love these types of chocolate and haven’t yet tried Teasers, you really need to get on with it because it will change your life!

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Food: Leftover Jacket Potatoes

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Potato WholeAs its summer, I’m going to continue to recommend recipes relevant to typical summertime meals. A very common meal during summer, or at least summer in my household, is to have jacket potatoes (baked potatoes depending on what you call them) with salad. Often we’ll have leftover jacket potatoes after these meals. Do not throw them away, put them in the fridge.

Today I’m going to give you a really quick, easy and simple recipe for using your leftover jacket potatoes. I must now say this recipe is one that my Dad taught me.

Ingredients you will need: Leftover jacket potatoes, salt and pepper, dried rosemary and oil. To have with your potatoes you may want ingredients to make a salad.

  1. Prepare your pan. First and foremost, grab a pan and put it on the hob. Then you’ll need to put a thin layer of oil across the pan to ensure your potatoes don’t stick to it and to give some extra flavour. I use corn oil; you can use whatever you prefer.
  2. Add rosemary. Before you even go near your potatoes you’ll want to grab some rosemary. You’ll want the dried version of the herb and this can easily be found in your local supermarket. Sprinkle the rosemary in the oil in the pan.
  3. Slice your potatoes. Grab your potatoes and slice them up. Here I’ve chopped them up near enough into cubes. You can slice them and lay them flat in the pan if you prefer.
  4. Put your potatoes in the pan and turn on the heat. If you are cubing your potatoes throw them in ensuring they’re all touching the pan, if you are slicing your potatoes lay them in the pan flat. Add some salt and pepper onto them at this point.
  5. (Optional) Make salad. You’re going to want to leave the potatoes to fry, so usually while they’re doing that I make my salad to go with it. If you have leftover salad, you can use that. Make sure you keep an eye on your potatoes to make sure they don’t burn or over cook.
  6. Turn the potatoes. Your potatoes should be half way there when you turn them. For slices, simply flip them over so that the opposite side can fry. For cubes, try your best to flip and stir the potatoes to try to get all the other sides crisped up too. Do not worry if they’re unevenly fried as the potatoes are only being reheated as they were already cooked.
  7. (Optional/ if needed) Add some more salt and pepper, rosemary and oil.
  8. When your potatoes are fried enough, take the pan of the heat.
  9. At this point I’ll dish the potatoes up on a plate alongside my salad, but if you are creating this meal for a family, you can dish everything up separately and put it in the centre of the dining table for everyone to grab their own servings.
  10. Enjoy!

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 (In the pictures; top to bottom: Jacket potatoes cubed and put in the pan; Finished potatoes served on a plate, Finished potatoes and the salad they’re served with).

Food: Light, Bright Salad

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Salad MakingIt’s getting to be quite a warm summer, so today’s food recommendation is going to be, simply, Salad. I eat it a lot and I love it. I’m going to tell you the very basic recipe for my typical salad, which is light and easy to make, and hopefully it’ll keep your summer evenings as stress free as possible amidst all of this heat.

So you will need: Cucumber, Lettuce, Bell Peppers, Onion, Carrot, Cheese and Lemon Juice (quantities of each are entirely up to you).

Start with slicing the cucumber and then slicing it again so that it’s either like mine in the picture or diced.

Then dice the peppers, onion and carrot; I’ve used a red and a green pepper, and I only have white onion here but I usually add diced spring onions too.

Then chop up some lettuce, I have iceberg lettuce here.

Mix all of these vegetables together in a bowl. And then finally, to dish up, I put the salad on a plate or in a bowl, drizzle it with lemon juice and add Red Leicester Cheese on the side.

Time to eat, enjoy!

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(In the pictures; top left to bottom left down: Bell Peppers, Carrot, Lettuce, top right to bottom right down: Cucumber, Onion, Red Leicester Cheese and at the very bottom: Everything mixed and dished up).

Food: Walker’s Baked Stars

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Stars Opened PacketStars PacketToday’s food recommendation is Walkers Baked Stars… This may well be a simple and short recommendation but sometimes we just need some lovely crisps to snack on or to fill our lunch boxes. I think these are the most delicious crisps on the planet and this isn’t a new find for me, it’s not just something I’ve tried once and thought were amazing, I genuinely have come back to this brilliant snack time and time again. I prefer the Salt and Vinegar flavour because I like Salt and Vinegar flavoured crisps the most but they do also come in a cheese and onion flavour. Honestly, if you haven’t tried them, go and buy them.

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PS. These may only be available in the UK, although Lays in other countries may have their own version.