28 October 2020

McVitie’s Funny Bones Sticky Toffee Flavour Cake (Asda) By @SpectreUK

McVitie’s Funny Bones Sticky Toffee Flavour Cake

Halloween products seem to have been understandably thin on the ground this year. This McVitie's Funny Bones Sticky Toffee Flavour Cake doesn't sound particularly scary, however it doesn't try to be either. It even says that it's "perfect with custard", which isn't scary at all. Sadly with no custard to hand we decided to munch down on this Funny Bones cake, hoping that we wouldn't find any bones to break our teeth on.

I do like this time of year between October and November as I have a sweet tooth and lots of products usually come out that are toffee flavoured. Not being able to eat real hard toffee myself as it generally results in a trip to the dentist, I prefer the soft gooey type of toffee or indeed toffee found in beer!

I usually look at any cake with anything from apprehension to downright fear of how much exercise I'll have to do before or after it to keep my weight down. This McVitie's Funny Bones Sticky Toffee Flavour Cake seems fairly low in calories at 88 calories per 25g. So no extra exercise needs to be added to my already mad regime!

McVitie’s Funny Bones Sticky Toffee Flavour Cake

As you can see from the photograph, on opening the packet the long flattish rounded cake is toffee coloured. Not too sticky on the outside, this McVitie's Funny Bones Sticky Toffee Flavour Cake is moist and sweet. In hindsight it would have gone very well indeed with custard. It has a really rich almost syrupy toffee flavour that made my mouth water and made me want more after eating it. I'm rather glad that fortunately there were no bones in the cake too!

Information on the packet; The 200g cake has 8 x 25g servings at 88 calories, with 2.8g of fat, 7.6g of sugar, and 0.3g of salt. Please see photograph for the ingredients.

McVitie’s Funny Bones Sticky Toffee Flavour Cake

27 October 2020

Kit Kat - Apple Pie Limited Edition (Import via GB Gifts) By @Cinabar

Kit Kat - Apple Pie Limited Edition

Gosh work is busy at the moment, and the days and weeks keep flying by. After another tiring day I fancied something as a bit of a pick me up and found myself diving into the box of goodies I ordered online. I found this Kit Kat Apple Pie Limited Edition in the stack and thought it sounded like the perfect autumnal treat.

This Kit Kat Apple Pie bar is an imported American bar flavoured with the classic dessert apple pie, it is in a flavoured white chocolate coating with the usual wafers and crunch inside. The smell of cinnamon when the wrapper came off was wonderful and as a cinnamon fan definitely made me happy.

Kit Kat - Apple Pie Limited Edition

The bar itself is sweet and fruity, there is plenty of juicy apple, this is followed by a good dose of cinnamon spice and the coating delivers a wonderful creamy element to the flavour. It was so tasty, and a good recreation of the dessert too. I loved this bar, it may be the cinnamon talking, but oh my it just hit the spot. It was the perfect pick me up after sorting out spreadsheets for eight hours, and trust me I needed something.

Kit Kat - Apple Pie Limited Edition

26 October 2020

Milka Spekulatius - Spice Biscuit (GB Gifts) By @Cinabar

Milka Spekulatius - Spice Biscuit

My favourite chocolate is Milka, one of my favourite biscuits are spice biscuits, the combination of the two had me looking for imports on the internet and was another reason I ended up ordering a stash of goodies online. From the wrapper this is a Christmas edition because as usual people think cinnamon is a Christmas spice where as I think it is an all year spice, but as it is coming up to the season I will embrace it where I can find it.
Milka Spekulatius - Spice Biscuit

The bar has crushed spice biscuits in the centre mixed with the chocolate, although you can’t tell by looking at the top, there are quite a lot of bits inside, the aroma though is chocolate and ginger. I loved the texture of this bar, the chocolate is soft and the biscuits wonderfully crunchy so it was a good mix. The spice from the biscuits is like the aroma heavy on the ginger but there was also a lot of cinnamon that kept me happy. I found the chocolate left a tingle too which I guessing was the heat from the ginger which made it a proper warming bar. I would have preferred the emphasis to be on the cinnamon but I liked the mix of spices and thoroughly enjoyed the bar.

Milka Spekulatius - Spice Biscuit

25 October 2020

Huel Savoury - Thai Green Curry (@NLi10) @gethuel

 I've been putting this one off for a few weeks so have decided to split the two flavours into two reviews.  This is the 2nd - the first is here

Huel is basically science porridge - it's a lunch that you can make with just water and powder, and once you get over the fact that it's not that special, it's actually very filling and satisfying, and seems to be really good for me in terms of vitamins and minerals.  I actually miss it at the weekends (I leave it at work). 

People get twitchy when you include your referral link for this stuff in the reviews (due to the fact that most of the cost of it pays for the adverts) and so I'm not using them this time - and I'm also not submitting this to their creepy brand based influencer app that I signed up for.

All the 'cult of huel' stuff aside I actually like it, so while restocking on magic dust I decided to get the soupy savoury version.

This is the exciting flavour of the two.  As it also had the most potential to go wrong so I only got one bag of this, and two of the other.

Here is the exciting list of ingredients - including that well known Thai food - Sweetcorn?!  Apparently it is popular there, although I don't remember ever seeing it in curries.

And again - like in the first review - I'd shaken the bag to mix the ingredients which just resulted in all the light things floating to the top - sweetcorn disappointment city....

Here is a pic from the other review of what it looks like if you use a little more powder, stir the bag, and maybe a touch less water.  It's a lovely cereal mix.

Where as the tomato version is just tomato soup this one actually has tangyness and tastes like green curry should.  I don't add anything to this one to make it more exciting, but frankly if you had a few fresh greens floating around you could turn this into a real meal.  But it still goes cold too fast in the silly little pot.

I have three bags of this which means I have about 21 meals worth.  And since I popped these open I've not even touched the milkshakes.  This makes me think that I should make those warm somehow, as I have two bags of that to eat too (it'll keep to summer).  I'll likely buy more of this but they really could do with a third flavour, something more earthy, just to make the weeks a little more varied.