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.
Nix and Kix Review: April 2017
Julia and Kerstin, owners and Founders of the hot Nix and Kix drinks brand started out through a chance encounter during a flight, that sparked up a friendship with an entrepreneurial spark which 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”
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.
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!
Just wanted to wish you all a Happy Easter, Enjoy the cocktail and the chocolatey bake from Ducky and Me 🙂 Have fun! 🙂
Nutribox Snacks Review: April 2017
Excited, that a fab Nutribox crammed to the rafters with twenty delicious snacks arrived at my door, I could not wait to dig in and get tasting. Suitable for vegetarians, gluten- free, no MSG, no GM ingredients, trans-fats, these snacks are convenience, but without any of the nasties. Offering a no hassle approach, where you can sign up on a weekly, fortnightly, monthly or bi-monthly ‘pay as you go’ plan, that can be cancelled anytime – easy, flexible and offers a variety to your daily snacking routine
Chocolate and Love Review: April 2017
Chocolate and Love founded in 2010 by Birgitte Hovmand and Richard O’Connor, who both left high flying corporate jobs to create and develop the high-quality chocolate brand, has seen many successes. Produced in Switzerland, they source some of the world’s finest organic ingredients and as a result to date have won 18 Great Taste Awards