Miracle Matcha Review

Miracle Matcha Review: April

Miracle Matcha is sourced from the rift Valley in Kenya, as the white tea leaves are grown high within the fertile valley.  Miracle Matcha is healthy, convenient, has 100% pure natural ingredients that are suitable for vegans and has been approved by the vegetarian society.  It is also Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance certified, which means that both the environment and the farmers are protected.

No need to jump on a plane to Kenya, even though it would be nice to just pop over there, as the hard work has already been done for you, so there is no excuse – why not make every day a Miracle Matcha Morning!?  Included within my bundle was two of the instant gluten free yummy porridge pots, one honey and the other was summer berries, which paired perfectly with the two tasty tea tonics, Cranberry and Lime & Ginger.  Both the porridges and the tea tonics were smashingly tasty.  Ideal for a healthy breakfast, just grab and go!

The 40g tin of our exclusive white tea Matcha with 3 times the antioxidants of the best green tea Matcha available, was a superb cleansing drink and teamed up with natural yogurt, sprinkled with one of the 25g single serving sachets of Health Mix-in, topped off with grapes, made a perfect start to the day.  Does your body need a boost, well this stuff is packed with anti-oxidants and is deffo the way forward – Make it a Miracle Matcha Morning and you will not be disappointed.

Thank you to the Miracle Matcha Team, my amazing followers and all the brill bloggers too 😊

Melanie xx


Healthy Nibbles Review

Healthy Nibbles Review: April 2017

Founded by Sara Roberts in 2014, Healthy nibbles aimed to provide a healthy yet easy snacking option to city offices throughout the UK.   At the office, sat at your desk for another productive but hectic day?  Then as we all know too well those hunger pangs kick in, but the telephone keeps ringing, the paper work is going out of control, so a chance to pop to the shops is looking more and more unlikely.  Even if you grab that time away finding healthy snacks can be a task in itself.

Well this is where Healthy Nibbles can help make your day a little sweeter, as they are now the leading award-winning healthy vending and subscription snack service operating throughout the UK.   My mini Health boxes included 5 snacks, the yummy creative nature goji goodness flapjack bar, the tasty protein ball’s, Snact fruit jerky, steak snacks and the mighty mint choc bite.  All equally as healthy and delicious and supports the Healthy Nibbles brand ethos, which is to help create wellness and increase employee engagement in the workplace, through healthy snacking.

Now, your healthy snacking is just one click away.  Use the code: melanie_10 and it will give you lucky peeps a fab discount too!

Thanks to the Healthy Nibbles Team, my fab followers and all the awesome bloggers 😊

Melanie xx


Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative Review

Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative Review: April 2017

The Vita Coco brand was founded ten years ago by childhood friends Mike Kirban and Ira Liran. A chance encounter with two young Brazilian women, during a dining outing in a New York City Bar, revealed how coconut water was a real trend. Several plane tickets to Brazil and a few months later and the Vita Coco brand was born.   Now a successful global brand with celebrity followings such as Madonna, Matthew McConaughey, and Rihanna! Vita Coco respect mother nature, resourcefully using every part of the coconut and are an ethical brand that have committed to giving back to the communities that help to produce these Coconutty concoctions.

Vita Coco have a range of yummy products and have just had an exciting new product launch.  Sent a cute chiller bag, a bottle of their new product, a glass vita coco branded glass bottle and a cool canvas bag printed with their catchy but bold tag line, ‘tastes like no udder’ the Vita coco brand are ready to take the world by storm with their dairy free coconut milk alternative to dairy milk.  70 % coconut and with all the ingredients coming from natural resources, it is all good!  The product tasted great on its own or with cereal and put simply – yes, I recommend!  So, get Your Vita Coco on and give this dairy free alternative a whirl.

Thank you to the Vita Coco team, my followers and fellow bloggers for reading 🙂

Melanie xx



Nix and Kix Review

Nix and Kix Review: April 2017

Julia and Kerstin, owners and Founders of the hot Nix and Kix drinks brand started out in 2004, where a chance encounter during a flight sparked up a friendship with an entrepreneurial spark that would see them create these fruity fresh drinks with a spicy chilli cayenne kick.  Why Chillies, well while the girls did some travelling together they noticed that Chilli’s seemed to have a positive effect on people.  Research led them to find out that, “capsaicin in chillies has metabolism boosting and energy releasing properties. It also increases endorphin levels and provides a natural, happy feeling”

Setting up a lab at the back of a shop in Shoreditch led them to create three drinks, with No refined sugars, natural and low in calories, and all equally as lip-smackingly tasty.  The perfect peach & Vanilla has a lush caramelised vanilla flavour with a hint of chilli spice to give a subtle heat.  The mouth-watering Mango & Ginger has an earthy kick with a little heat to give it some edge.  Finally, the cheeky cucumber & mint is refreshingly cool with a subtle contrast of heat.  All worked well served over Ice and gave a little heat and a lot of happiness.

Thank you to the Nix and Kix Team, my fab followers and all the lovely blogger beauts out there 😊

Melanie xx


Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester Review

Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester Review: April 2017

With over 15 year’s experience serving Japanese cuisine in the UK, Sapporo teppanyaki Manchester which opened in 2005 and is situated just around the corner from the Museum of Science and Industry is a city centre hot spot that is worth a visit.  Excited to enter this Japanese paradise, the doors opened, where a warm welcome awaited.  The relaxed waiting area, lit with subdued lighting, decorated with traditional Japanese designed Asian panel Shoji screens and a wooden spinning wheel from the Kyoto region circa 1890, gave me the feeling that I had been transported into the very heart of Japan.  With a clear view of the circular bar, we watched our cocktails being mixed up, while watching the bustling bar action that would be synonymous with any Japanese city bar venue.

Delivered to the table was the striking green Japanese Slipper mixed with Midori, Cointreau and lemon juice was lush and refreshing.  The Kohii Martini shaken with Sake, Kahlua and strong expresso gives you a Japanese themed caffeine boost.  Now our time to enter the main dining area, our cocktails were kindly taken to our place at the Teppanyaki table, by our super server Saied.

This is an exciting high energy interactive experience, where your food is cooked right there in front of you, with enthusiasm, expertise and great skill.  Our master chef Tanin was a legend, had great knife skills and the ultimate confidence to perform in a pressured environment, yet delivered on both skill and entertainment levels.  Tanin mixed things up and showed off his egg juggling skills and as you can see things got flaming hot, as he turned the heat up a notch or two.  Ooo and you get to join in too, keep your eyes open, get ready to catch a potato slice or two, as they will be coming your way!  Third time lucky, I caught one of the legendary Sapporo potatoes and felt that great sense of pride and victory moment!

The food options are plentiful and there is something on the menu for everyone’s taste.  The set menus are great, where all the hard work of choosing food options had been done for you, if like me you were simply wanting to soak up the exciting energetic atmosphere.  The set ‘Shogun’ menu featured BBQ ribs to start, and a main of Chicken fillet with grilled peppers, onion, chilli and soya sauce.  The ‘Shojin Ryori’ which was a vegetarian offering provided a starter of vegetable spring roll, Vegetable tempura and vegetable maki sushi.  For main, stuffed roasted peppers.  Both mains are served alongside egg fried rice, grilled vegetables and the legendary Sapporo potatoes. Desserts included the delicious Oreo Cheesecake and the refreshing fruit salad.  All the food was fresh, tasty and completely yummy.

Great service from our server Saied, skilful entertainment delivered from our Master chef Tanin and a fab evening thanks to the whole Manchester team.  A unique, exciting, an interactive fun dining experience for family, friends and colleagues alike that offers Japanese food with a western twist.  Pop along and get involved and immerse yourself into a Japanese cultural experience.

Thank you to all my followers and bloggers for reading 😊

Melanie xx


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Craft Gin Club Review

Craft Gin Club Review: April 2017

Jon Hulme and John Burke, the boys behind the awesome Bubble Club located in offices up in Soho London, have another club you will most definitely want to join.  Spain, which is Europe’s gin capital by volume, was where John and Jon Met.  In Madrid, a meeting of minds and a few GnTs later the idea of the Craft Gin Club was born.  Featuring the world’s finest craft gins along with scrummy treats and their great ‘ginned’ magazine this is one club not to be missed!

Their aim is to make all their members Ginnoisseurs!  Ready to get ginned, I was up for the challenge.  Amazing April featured a very special gin called ‘KONGSGAARD’ made by a lovely Danish couple Soren and Bettina Kongsgaard.  Made with apples from local orchards situated in the Southern archipelago of Denmark, distilled in France with winter wheat sourced from Picardy and diluted with Limestone water from Cognac over a two month period, this gin marries only the best produce and methods to get a superior gin where there is no compromise on taste.  For me, this gin was a perfect companion with the Folkington’s Indian tonic water creating an easy refreshing crisp taste sensation.

Alongside the fab gin and tonic included the lip-smackingly amazing Anna’s original ginger thins, which were hard to put down.  Yummy plain, but since it was Easter season, I decided to dress them up with some chocolate and some of the crushed Cheggs chocolate eggs.  They went down a storm and were all washed down with the sensational Hoogly baked apple chai tea.  A flavoursome high quality tea that was perfectly balanced and made a great sipper while reading the fab ‘ginned’ magazine which was crammed with expert knowledge about all the box contents and included a fab little concoction on how to make a ‘Danish Double Apple Iced Tea’ – scrummy!

High quality products, a fab publication and swift delivery direct to your door.  Get giddy and ginned up with the Craft Gin Club and you will definitely not be disappointed.

Thanks to the Craft Gin Club, my lovely followers and all the brill bloggers for reading 😊

Melanie xx