Creative Nature Raw Super food Flapjacks #Review

Creative Nature Raw Super food Flapjacks Review: January 2017

istcreativeAwarded Gold Star Winners by The Great Taste awards an impressive three years running in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Clearly, with this many awards already authenticating the bars deliciousness, by getting my hands on them, I had struck gold and an extreme level of yumminess awaited. 100% natural and raw ingredients, no added sugar, syrup, preservatives or sweeteners, 1 of your 5 a day, certified vegan and vegetarian, gluten free, soya free, wheat free, dairy free and 3 out of the 4 bars nut free, clearly the CEO/Owner Julianne Ponan and the creative nature team have really raised the bar.

The Goji goodness bar with its exotic mix of the Chinese wonder fruit – Goji Berries, Cranberries, apricots and Gluten Free Oats packs a flavoursome punch. Crammed with Vitamin C-rich ingredients to boost your antioxidant intake without the guilt this bar is right up there on the health-o-meter! Ideal for keeping me fuelled up, so preventing the need to ‘desk’ snack, during a busy working day.

Peanut Protein bar is the alternative to whey protein snacks and can give that all important power boost needed to hit the gym, work it out and tone up that bod! An added bonus is there is no stodge is sight, as the bar rates high on taste factor too.


The “Love it or Hate it” bar, otherwise known as the Ginger Teatox, a delectate mix of detoxifying ingredients such as organic Barley Grass, Yerba Mate Tea, Ginger and Coconut gives this bar a uniquely satisfying taste of paradise. Making this Gorgeous Ginger Goodness bar achieve a level of Greatness on the yummy scale and after several weeks of travel, indulgence and Christmas excess this bar ticked all the boxes and I was definitely in the ‘Yes’ camp.

Right at pole position was the Raw Cacao bar. Packed with sensational ingredients such as goji berries, Maca powder and Raw Cacao aka Food of the gods and minerals such as magnesium, iron and potassium this mighty mouth-watering bar has a lot to offer and was my fav.

Don’t get in a flap, but be warned you best get your hands on these fab flavoursome flapjacks fast, as these bars are so yummy they will be like gold dust to find!

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx




Neighbourhood Liverpool #Review

Neighbourhood Liverpool Visit: January 2017

With several successes behind him, including Neighbourhood at Manchester Spinningfields and Victors in Hale, James Hitchen the owner and founder of east coast concepts was ready to add yet another New York inspired bar and eatery to his enviable portfolio, with the grand opening of Neighbourhood Liverpool. Located within the original 1868 Alliance bank building, the grade II listed building has certainly provided an impressive backdrop for the Neighbourhood newcomer to take its place in the Liverpool restaurant and bar scene. And if that is not enough of an introduction, Neighbourhood have been shortlisted for ‘Best New Restaurant’ by the Liverpool life style awards…exciting stuff and you can still vote here: best click quick as votes close soon. Refurb now fully complete it was my turn to hang out in this northern Neighbourhood and see exactly what this neon lit playground had to offer…

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Côte Brasserie Liverpool #Review

Côte Brasserie Liverpool Visit: January 2017

cotefreshBonjour, fancy a French foodie fling? Well no need to book train tickets, pack your suitcase or grab your passport, as Côte bistro delivers authentic French Flavours in the heart of Liverpool city centre. Chic, cute comfortable entrance that had an inviting outdoor seating terrace that oozed a friendly family atmosphere balanced with a cool cafe culture vibe. This theme also continued into the main restaurant.  Damian, the fabulous lovely manager, warmly welcomed us and settled us in our superb seating. Anna one of the servers pleasantly made her introductions and so began our fantastic French Feast. The Crab Mayonnaise served with avocado, cucumber, capers, and tarragon with toasted sourdough bread was lovely. The Chicken Liver Parfait with toasted brioche and spiced apple chutney was perfectly presented and tasted just as good as it looked.

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Chaophraya Restaurant #Review

Chaophraya Restaurant Review: January 2017


Chaophraya pronounced “chow – pry – a” is named after a river in Thailand formed by the confluence of the Nan and Ping Rivers; flows southward past Bangkok and empties into the Gulf of Thailand. I and my plus one boarded the long-tail Thai boat known as Ruea Hang Yao for an adventure of a life time and ready to seek out foodie Thai treasures in the heart of Manchester city centre.  The moment that you step through the doors the attention to detail has clearly been thoroughly thought out and the restaurant interiors offer opulent surroundings boasting a mixture of standard and sunken seating on two full floors with ornate lighting features and authentic Thai statues.

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