Review Round Up – July

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Last month I only had 2 things to review, so I didn’t bother putting up a review round up post. I have just added them to this post. This month I have been reviewing mainly some food and drink items. I love my food so love it when I receive free food to try out! Some of the items I tried were for the kids, but I had to have a little taste too, it would be rude not too.

 

Kirsty’s Kids kitchen Meals

First up are the kids toddler meals from Kirsty’s Kids Kitchen. I was sent out all 7 different flavours to try out. The range includes: Sausage Casserole with Root Vegetables, Salmon and Cod Pie with Sweet Potato Mash, Moroccan Chicken with Quinoa, Brown Rice & Lentils, Lentil and Butternut Squash Pie with Sweet Potato Mash, Beef Lasagne with Bolognese sauce, Chicken Korma with Brown Rice and Cottage Pie with Sweet Potato Mash. As I am a vegetarian I could only try out the Lentil and butternut Squash Pie one, as all the other contain meat or fish. My youngest two kids are 5 and 6 years old, but these meals are aimed at toddlers, so I would say suitable for kids ages 2-4 years. Aaron (5) tried most out as Caitlin (6) can be fussy. He really liked the cottage pie and the sausage casserole the most. He wasn’t over keen on the salmon and cod pie, which I was surprised about, as he normally likes this. I think it must have been the salmon in it. These are great little meals with a variety of flavours.

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Bear – Claws

We love Bear products and the kids were delighted to try out the Bear Claws. The come if 4 different flavours, Blackcurrant & Beetroot, Mango & Carrot, Strawberry & Butternut and Apple, Pear & Pumpkin. Each box has 5 bags of claws in them. These are perfect for snacks or putting in lunchboxes. All 3 of my kids loved these and want me to buy some more. Their favourite flavour where the green pack – Apple, Pear and Pumpkin. These are 100% fruit and veg, absolutely nothing else is added. And these also count towards your child’s 5 a day. These are around £2.50 a box, so a bit pricey, but works out at 50p a bag, so still a better choice then a chocolate bar.

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Bic Colouring Set

Me and my two youngest love colouring, and we have loads of different colouring book and pens and things. Sometimes we even convinced my eldest Ryan (11) to do a bit of colouring with us. So you can imagine how excited the kids were when we received this Bic Alvin and the Chipmunks Colouring Activity set. It comes in its own carry case with 80 pieces, including, 1 glue stick, 18 colouring pencils, 18 colouring crayons, 12, washable colouring felt pens, 12 felt pens with magic effect and 20 Alvin and the Chipmunk colouring activity templates. This is really fab and the kids love it and loved colouring in their Alvin, Simon and Theodore pictures. This is available to buy from Tesco and the Bic Alvin Activity Drum is available from Amazon

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Positivity Pack

The Positivity Pack is are great for sending to a friend to cheer them up, for giving to employees and staff, giveaways and events. The Positivity Pack is an idea from 17-year-old James from Ireland and thee packs have 3 prices packages starting from 10€ which is around £8.50. I received the middle priced pack which contains bubble warp, notepad and pencil, 2 smiley stickers, 2 emoji stickers, 2 funny cat stickers, de-stress guide, confetti, calm tea bag, a sweet, polka dot balloon, popping candy, 2 happy reminders and 2 happy songs playlist. I really liked the funny cat stickers and the popping candy, certainty brighten my day. a bit pricey for what you get, but the price does include delivery too. You can also get a discount if you buy a subscription and they also sell in bulk with customised branding.

 

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Nairns Super Seeded Crackers

These Gluten free Super Seeded Wholegrain Crackers from Nairns are really great for a light snack with some soft cheese or for putting in your lunchbox. They come in 4 individually wrapped packs each containing 4 crackers. So great for on the go. These crackers have flaxseed, millet and chia seeds. Chia seed seem to be the newest superfood around and are supposed to be really good for us. The crackers did have a slightly earthy taste, which i think is the millet, but these are great saying that they are gluten-free. They are priced at £1.75 and are available from Sainsbury’s, Tesco and ASDA.

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Colgate Kids Toothpaste

Caitlin has been asking me to get her some mint toothpaste, as normally I buy the kids strawberry flavoured one. Even though Caitlin likes the strawberry one, she thinks the mint ones are more grown up now. And has she is now 6 and has 2 of her adult teeth she says she needs to start using mint. So it was perfect timing when I was asked to review the Colgate Maximum Cavity Protection for Kids toothpaste. Caitlin really liked the flavour of this and was not too minty, just mild mint. This is also the only toothpaste with Sugar Acid Neutraliser technology that complements the protection of fluoride to directly target and neutralise sugar acids in plaque

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Heck – Meat free items

Next up is an item I received a while ago, but totally forgot all about it. I received 3 vegetarian products from Heck. I got Gourmet Goat’s Cheese Veggie Burgers, Veggie Meatballs and Veggie sausages with cashew nuts and cheese. I really liked the sausages, made a change from my quorn ones. The other two were really nice too but I would only by these now and again, as they can be a bit repeating on me. These are available from Waitrose for £3 a pack

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Yumcha Iced Tea Drinks

Yumcha are cordial iced teas that come in different flavours. The flavours they come in are : Earl Grey, Sour Plum, Elderflower, Jasmine, Moroccan Mint, Lemon Ceylon and Nettle. I got to try out the Earl Grey and the Sour Plum. I love having a nice cup of tea, so I thought I would really love the Earl Grey one. but I didn’t. It does taste like tea, a cold cup of tea, but I just didn’t like it. I think it’s because I am just so used to having mine hot. But if you like cold tea, you’ll be a fan of this and it is really refreshing on a hot summer’s day.  The sour plum one I did like, I liked it diluted down a lot, so there is just a hint of the plum flavour. You can buy these online from Amazon for around £3.75

 

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Frutree Drinks

Frutree are flavoured water with no calories. Yes, that’s right, not one calories. And even better, not a trace of sugar either. These are made using stevia as the sweetener, much better than all those artificial sweeteners. They come if 4 flavours, Orange & Mango, Tropical, Apple and Summer Berry. Even though I had really high hopes for these the kids wen’t really excited by them once they had tried them. Because they use stevia as the sweetener you can really taste the bitterness of it as the aftertaste. I think these would taste nicer if they had a bit less stevia in. I use stevia in my cups of tea sometimes, and if I use too much I get the same bitter taste. Less is more with this. Overall all three of my kids liked the Tropical flavour the most. These are available to buy from Iceland, Aldi and Ocado.

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Well that’s all for this month. What was your favourite item? Have you tried any of these before? Let me know in the comments below

 

All the above items I received in return for this post. All opinions are mine

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