Iain Burnett highland chocolatier: February 2017
Valentine’s day and love is in the air, well a love for chocolate that is, as I decided to indulge in my cute chocolatey treats sent from Award-winning artisan chocolatier Iain Burnett.
Popchips Review: February 2017
Popchips a California creation began in 2007 and is one of the fastest growing snack brands in America. Los Angeles in California is the Headquarters for the fabulous Popchips and now with an office right here in the UK they are popping up all over the world. Keith Belling a serial entrepreneur along with Pat Turpin a fellow foodie and business start-up guru are both the founders and chairmen behind these cool crazy crisps…well chips! Both have a wealth of experience in business – in fact over 40 years between them! This pair of super snackers are clearly passionate about Popchips and launching a healthier snack off worldwide. Exciting stuff! Even more exciting was the big bold red boxed delivery, that I received. My turn to go on a ridge ride and get my snack on!
Bundobust Manchester Review: February 2017
From Mumbai to Manchester the Bundobust Boys are in town and already are a sensational Bollywood Hit. Founders Mark Husak who’s specialism lies in the craft beer market and Mayur Patel with his extensive foodie knowledge using recipes passed down from his parents and grandparents, have brought a much needed element of spice into the Manchester Piccadilly area. A game of two half’s Bundobust offers a specialist selection of craft beers and simple yet innovative Indian street food…what’s not to like right?! The Bundobust Entrance walls are adorned with recycled doors luckily, we made the right choice and went straight on inside. Relaxed laid back setting, décor simple and inviting with authentic Indian film posters, a mix of cosy booth style seating and communal benches. Welcomed warmly by staff we got cosy and chilled out in the booth while we looked over the mouth-watering menu.
Pen and Pencil NQ Review: February 2017Extra, extra read all about it…as New York Meets the Northern quarter in Manchester City Centre. Situated on the corner of Hilton and Tarrif Street, this trendy New York style bar and eatery takes their name from the infamous mid-20th Century bar on East 45th Street in New York city which drew in newspaper journalists and the advertising business gurus- the original Madison Avenue ‘mad men’. Pen and Pencil have taken their inspiration from the ‘Mad Men’ creative revolution, as you can see from the restroom décor and combined with the new, as the place has a central perk style feel, with the Cosy seating, industrial features such as the cool light fixtures and of course what New York style eatery would be complete without a great big stonking ‘show off’ centrepiece coffee machine!
Friday Fame: February 2017
After a gloomy Januray, February has got off to a booming start! Excited to see my Nutri-Bombz ‘ Big Balls of Brilliance’ review featured on their exciting new Nutri-Noize Social Page! Happy days! As if this was not enough, I was honoured to be with the likes of Shona McCallin who was part of the women’s hockey team at Rio 2016, who collected their first ever Olympic gold medal. Natalie Williams and Katie Hurry part of the England Karate Team, fellow blogger Toni Terry and personal trainer and all round fitness guy Bradley Simmonds.
Happy Friday and thank you to all my fellow brilliant bloggers and lovely followers for all your support 🙂
Basco Fine Foods Tapas Kit Review: February 2017
Searching for the sensational taste of Spain, well the village of Thorp Arch, near Wetherby in West Yorkshire holds a seductive Spanish secret in the form of Basco Fine foods. Founded in 2012 by Spanish born foodie, chef and hospitality professional Javier De La Hormaza, with over 19 years’ experience, it is no wonder Basco fine foods has seen success and continued growth importing quality, authentic Spanish produce to the UK. Passion, heart and soul is at the center of the business and Javier leads by example, as he spent one full year travelling around Spain and continues to visit regularly to update knowledge, educate himself and discover those must find Spanish products.