Hope everyone is having a great week! Last month I was given the opportunity to try out some fantastic products for the blog. Always disclosed is whether I have been kindly sent these products for a review or if I’ve purchased them myself to try to share. In all instances, I will express my honest opinions across all products featured, so here’s what I’ve road tested for the blog in May.
Eat Water Slim Rice and Slim Noodles
I’d seen these a lot on other blogs and have always been tempted to pick up a pack when I’ve shopped in Holland and Barrett but never did. When contacted with the opportunity to try them out I thought why not and thought I would give them the benefit of the doubt.
As far as convenience food goes these Eat Water products are pretty healthy with only 9 calories per 100g and since they are vegan, gluten, sugar and wheat free they are suitable for most diets. I wasn’t sure what to expect from them and to be honest they do taste pretty bland on their own, but when served with a curry or used in a stir fry they taste a lot better because they soak up the flavours from the sauce. For a speedy meal idea they are great, but I would rather just buy and eat the real thing, but I can see how helpful they can be for someone who is on a low-carb diet and looking to lose weight or for those searching for a gluten-free option to traditional rice and noodles.
Claudi and Fin
When I saw these Claudi and Fin Greek-style frozen yoghurt lollies on offer in Sainsbury’s I knew that I couldn’t miss out on a chance to try them and who could resist that cute packaging? They come in two flavours, mango and strawberry and being a mango freak, especially when the sun is shining I decided to go with the mango.
Unlike a lot of frozen yoghurt brands out there, these are actually low in sugar, contain real fruit and made with 100% natural ingredients, meaning that they are free from any nasties and artificial flavourings. Created by two mum’s who were looking to create a ‘healthier’ ice lolly for their little ones, there is nothing in them that they would not be happy giving to their own children. OK, so these were created with little people in mind, but who cares they’re really scrummy and I’m a big kid at heart anyway! I would happily fill my freezer with these again as a guilt-free treat for summer and you can also find them in Waitrose and Ocado.
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The Coconut Collaborative
Coconut products have become a massive thing in the UK over the past couple of years and after coconut water, coconut yoghurt has become the next big thing. Normally, I buy Coyo coconut yoghurt, but after seeing The Coconut Collaborative’s version on offer on Ocado I decided to give them a whirl.
These little single serve pots are great because the yoghurt is already portioned out for you, perfect if like me you’re tempted faceplant yourself into the larger tubs. I bought the plain and mango and passion fruit flavours to try first. I loved the fruity tropical flavours of the mango and passion fruit compote but was a little disappointed with the texture of the plain coconut yoghurt. I found it to be much runnier compared to the thick and creamy coconut yoghurt from Coyo, perhaps it’s just me, but it still tasted great regardless.
I really like this company and they’re quirky packaging…can you tell that I’m a sucker for pretty packaging? I’ve also tried their large tubs of frozen coconut yoghurt and they’re to die for.
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