Friday, 18 January 2019

Today’s Review: When The Sweet Wrapper Gets Stuck To The Sweet

I don’t like unwrapping individual sweets at the best of times, but I have to admit it’s worth it. Just look at Starburst, or the excellent Fruitella I’m making my way through now. Unfortunately I hear Fruitella were bought a while ago, and while they’re fine to eat due to their main ingredient being sugar, they have gotten to that slightly empty stage where the wrapper is so much harder to get off.

I just want to eat a sweet, I don’t want to spend ages picking off tiny bits of paper with my sticky hands. Every time I think I’m getting it off nice and clean the wrapper tears asunder and leaves me delving my fingers into the soft sticky sugary goodness. It’s infuriating, but it still has to be done. Because after all that unwrapping, these Fruitella are still worth it.

My rating: 1/5

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Today’s Review: Making The Cat Pounce On My Rug

I may be slouched fatigued on the sofa, but that doesn’t stop me having fun. The cat walked next to the rug, so I moved it with my foot, and now she’s pouncing all over it. She must think it’s a giant, really flat animal, and she wants to kill it. Ha, cats are silly, and I’m clearly very tired as this is all very entertaining. So let’s just say how great this is and go to bed.

My rating: 5/5

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Today’s Review: Goodwyns Cookie Nibbles

It’s not often you can pick up a tub of cookies for £1, but you can if you go for these little morsels of biscuit goodness. These cookie nibbles are less than bite size, they’re tiny, but you do get a lot of them in the tub, so I guess it works out. They’re pretty much the same size as Cookie Crisp, but I didn’t go as far as to cover them with milk. Instead I ate them as nature intended, several at a time, popped into my gaping maw.

As far as cookies go, these aren’t bad. I wasn’t expecting gourmet, but these have a decent crunchy biscuit, and there’s some variety within the tub, with some having a more chocolate dough. The chips embedded throughout aren’t great, in fact they’re just “chocolate flavoured”, but they’re small enough that it doesn’t ruin the experience. This is a cheap tub of passable, tiny cookies that are good enough to share around at a little gathering. 

My rating: 3/5

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Today’s Review: Popping Pork

Now for the latest episode of “Things Nobody Asked For”, featuring Popping Pork! I found this suspicious package alone on a clip strip at Poundland, and upon scanning it wasn’t even a pound, it’s was like 45p. Very odd, but then again everything about this is odd. I wouldn’t have thought bacon flavoured popping candy would be at the top of anyone’s list, but I guess e do live in an age where all manner of bacon related product exist, so I figured I’d try this one out for you guys.

Surprisingly, it’s not bad. The smell upon opening the pack is very much like a bag of bacon crisps, and the flavour is pretty much the same too. A definite meaty taste, with a bit of sweetness thrown in from the candy itself. I wouldn’t say it’s particularly nice, but it does do what it says on the packet. This is popping candy that tastes like bacon, and it has a satisfying pop to it as well. Unfortunately, the after taste isn’t too great, but it’s all still better than I thought it would be. An interesting bacon themed product.

My rating: 3/5

Monday, 14 January 2019

Today’s Review: Wearing Something Straight From The Tumble Dryer

We all have those days where things just aren’t quite organised. I’ve experienced a few occasions where I wanted to wear a certain item of clothing, but it wasn’t quite dry from the last time it was washed. But never fear, the tumble dryer is here to speed up the process and provide you with dry, toasty clothing.

Putting on something fresh from the dryer is amazing. Be it t-shirt or underwear, that instant warmth is enough to melt a heart of stone. I’d probably rank it with my top feelings of all time, alongside scratching a really annoying itch or having a good sneeze. Unfortunately the clothes don’t stay warm for long, the experience is fleeting, you have to grab it while you can. So although it’s short lived, it’s one of the simplest pleasures in life.

My rating: 4/5

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Today’s Review: McCoy’s Muchos Nacho Cheese

I tried out the chilli chicken Muchos the other day, and found them to be a novel, flavoursome tortilla snack. The folded chips are awesome and allow for a taste explosion, and the same can be said of this variety. I don’t normally go for just the cheesy version of crisps, but this one promised nacho cheese, which I correctly assumed would mean spicy goodness. They’re not outrageously hot, but a nice hint of spice builds up gradually underneath a satisfyingly cheesy base flavour. It reminds me of chips dipped in the Doritos nacho cheese sauce, not quite as good, but a good overall taste for a cheesy bag of tortillas. These Muchos are good, I hope they bring out some more.

My rating: 4/5

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Today’s Review: Cadbury Oreo Egg

With all the Oreo products pumped out over the years, it’s no wonder Cadbury have brought out a full sized Oreo egg. The mini ones were... okay, so I wasn’t expecting much different from the big one. It’s basically like a Creme Egg, but instead of that gloriously gooey filling, there’s a generous amount of smooth Oreo stuff, biscuit bits mixed in with that Oreo Creme. Doesn’t quite give that authentic Oreo taste, but I find a few of these Cadbury things really do.  Still, the filling is a fairly decent offering, though the ratio of filling to chocolate does make it a little sickly. I’d still rather go for a Creme Egg, but while this is fairly middle of the road it’s an alright novelty for Easter.

My rating: 3/5