Gosh Vegan Sausages review

Gosh Vegan Sausages Review: October 2017

Boom Brilliant Bangers by Gosh arrived at blogging HQ ready for the taste test. Gosh is all about goodness, they are dairy free, gluten free, soya free, nut free and are suitable for vegans too. Impressively, they are naturally free from the UK’s 14 top listed allergens; cereals containing gluten, eggs, milk, soya, nuts, peanuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, lupin, Sulphur dioxide, crustaceans, fish & molluscs.

The beautiful Butternut Tomato and Basil sausages went perfectly with a lush green leafy beetroot salad topped with cherry tomatoes and black olives. Ideal for a light lunch or a delicious dinner.

The sensational Sweet Potato and Black Bean Sausages with a hint of lime worked well in my crispy Caesar gluten free pasta salad which works well as a main or a starter.

These Gorgeous Gosh Bangers are already hitting the shelves and will be flying off just as quick, so make sure you grab a sausage or two before it is too late.

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx




Yutaka Vegetarian Two Course Dinner Date Review

Yutaka Vegetarian Two Course Dinner Date Review: October 2017

Blogging HQ received a batch of lovely Yutaka goodies, that included the sushi kit for 2, silken tofu, wasabi peas, sesame seeds, Japanese style curry kit and some of the lovely Chings champion soybean noodles, to create an authentic Japanese vegetarian two course dinner date meal.

The Super Sushi kit for two includes a recipe booklet, boil in the bag rice, seasoning, nori sheets, ginger, wasabi paste, soya sauce and a rolling mat. Make your date interactive and roll out the fun times with your other half.

It’s time to get your noodle on and make Katsu curry with a twist. Katsu is usually served with rice, but I fancied some of Chings nice noodles. Lightly fry the tofu and then mix with the Katsu sauce. To finish sprinkle with some of the sesame seeds and there you have it a Japanese inspired mouth-watering main for two!

Let’s hear a big Yes for Yutaka – Japanese dining made easy!

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx



Flavourly Gin Club Review

Flavourly Gin Club Review: October 2017

The fabulous Flavourly find new flavours to ensure that their craft gin club is packed with a unique innovative selection of gorgeous gins. Their Gin Club experts source the most brilliant batch craft gins. Flavourly work with smaller producers, who are passionate about their products, meaning high quality, small batch distilled gins can be delivered to your door at a competitive price.

Get in with the club and you will receive 3 expertly crafted 20cl gins, a super scrummy snack, mixers and a marvellous magazine jam packed with everything gin and drinks related. My delivery included; Gin Queen, Manchester Gin, Jaggi gin, Fentimans tonic water, rose lemonade, salty dog nuts and of course some really good reading material.

Christmas season ahead and out comes the mulled wine, but why not try a new trend and have a mouth-watering mulled gin instead? The Gin Queen, a single grain premium gin handcrafted in Scotland, made the perfect festive tasty tipple. Warm, cosy, smooth and lip-smackingly sensational.

Brewed right here in the heart of Manchester, this citrusy refreshing Manchester Gin, traditionally distilled using ‘Wendy’ their bespoke copper still, worked wonderfully well with the Fentimans tonic water and a handful of the salty dog nuts thrown in for good measure.

Grab your quilted tartan throw, get the log fire roaring and enjoy a measure of Jaggi gin straight up on the rocks or with the fentimans rose lemonade. A premium Scottish craft gin made with the finest botanicals that has both earthy and soft herbal notes.

Give the gift of gin or simply treat yourself, join the club today and discover drink differently.

Thank you reading 😊

Melanie xx



Thai Taste Review

Thai Taste Review: October 2017

Passionate about Thailand’s food, people and culture, the brands founders worked with Thai chefs in Thailand, so that they could offer you a range of premium products delivered direct to your door, where you can create your own authentic Thai tastiness.  Another plus is that their products have no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives and do not add MSG.

An awesome Thai Taste promise is that a percentage from every product sold is donated to the Duang Prateep foundation which supports Thailand’s vulnerable communities and poverty-stricken people. Founded and located in the slums of Bangkok, in 1978 by an ambitious slum dweller Prateep Hata, the Duang Prateep foundation meaning ‘Flame of Hope’, delivers education, happiness and hope to those in need.

A cool canvas Thai Taste tote bag arrived at blogging HQ, so it was time for Thai and Thai Taste has all you need to easily create an authentic two-course mouth-watering menu. The sensationally super sweet chilli dipping sauce, made with fresh red chillies, with crackers made for some yummy crunchy nibbles, while waiting to serve up the lush Lemon grass soup starter.

The Red Thai curry kit, made from scratch in Thailand, mixed with chicken/quorn, red peppers, onions and served up with the fabulous folded noodles was a taste explosion. Easy to make, served two generous portions and gave great results.

The gorgeous Green Thai curry kit, a classic Thai fav, was fresh, fabulous and the green chilli and lemon grass flavours infused the vegetables to create an amazing dinner time dish. Served up with the sticky rice, that originates from Northern Thailand, which was a winner.

True Thai cuisine balances and blends sour, salty, sweet, spicy and bitter. This Thai authenticity can be delivered direct to your door with passion and heart. Healthy easy to make foodie finds, its Thai Time, make home cooking tasty with Thai Taste.

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx




Lean Bean Review

Lean Bean Review: October 2017

The Female Fat Burner aka Lean Bean is vegetarian friendly and has a bespoke blend of natural fat fighting ingredients which include glucomannan, green tea extract, turmeric, cayenne pepper, green coffee, piperine, raspberry ketones, chromium picolinate, garcina cambogia, acai berry, vitamins B6 and B12Sadly, with an increasingly pressured society, crash dieting is common place and almost seen as the norm, but this yo-yo lifestyle creates a body disharmony depriving it of essential minerals and nutrients which often leads to weight fluctuations and self-esteem issues.  Alongside a healthy diet and lifestyle lean bean offers to contribute to you gaining a flat and firm tummy, toned legs and arms, boosted energy, increased confidence and self-esteem.

I gave Lean Bean a go along with a healthy diet and regular visits to the health club and noticed a difference especially on my tummy area.  The Lean Bean vest top is fab and ideal for training.  The plan is worth a whirl, as Lean Bean believe in their brand fully and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, “Take it four times a day for the full ninety days and if it doesn’t work as described, simply send it back for a refund”

What have you got to lose, give it a go and Lean Bean your way to a better body!

Thank you for reading 🙂

Melanie xx






Impossible Manchester Restaurant and Gin Bar Review

Impossible Manchester Restaurant and Gin Bar Review: October 2017

The beautiful, bold, Be – Impossible Manchester, located in an enviable position on Peter Street, have opened their theatrical doors, that has a 280 cover bar and restaurant space, a gin possible nest and the theatre of dreams, which awaits your arrival.

Décor was an eclectic mix of the quirky, unusual and the contemporary.  With a mix of high ceilings with decadent chandeliers, chrome accessories, lanterns, wood tree bases and retro records.

We began our journey with a classic porn star martini shaken up with Russian standard, butterscotch liqueur, passion fruit, vanilla, pineapple and lemon finished with some fizzy prosecco.  Let tasty taco time comment with the Greek Good filled with feta, avocado, black bean and salsa rossa.  also, the Asian Spice stuffed with silken tofu, cucumber, Chinese leaf spring onion, chilli, soya and ginger.  Also, loving the lush handmade crispy duck spring rolls with plum and schezwan sauce.

Mains included the brilliant beer battered cod and chips with a dollop of mushy peas and tartar sauce.  The super sticky halloumi salad with edamame beans, peanut and sesame seeds was an ideal light bite.  All made even better with the arrival of some creative cocktails including the lovely refreshing sipper cooler and the Godfather Sour with fabulous four roses yellow label, disaronno, egg white, lemon and angostura bitters.

Deliciously devilish desserts included the crafted chocolate pave with salted caramel, peanut butter powder and ice-cream.  Also, the cherry parfait with bakewell granola, poached cherries and popping candy.  Both washed down with the lush lavender 75 blended with Tanqueray, lemon, homemade lavender honey and prosecco.  My fav cocktail Hugo the Chameleon aka the colour changer…just wait and see!

The Gin marvellous magnificence started at the telephone box, take the call or you will never know and see where it leads you – to a den of devilish delights.  Five words; Gigantic Gorgeous Gathering of Gins.  The Gin possible hidden nest is a hub of gintastic comfort in an sophisticated, but cosy Canadian log style cabin retreat.  Set on the mezzanine this dreamy hideaway have over 63 different gins and the gin machine, a cryogenic freezer which freezes spirits to minus 74 degrees to form edible frozen cocktails.

Our gin master, showed his flare and skill setting up our sorbets of gin sin, with the Lady Rhoden’s Fella Repella.  A lip-smackingly chilled way to taste test some fabulous gins in an innovative style.  The Boston tea party was sheer bliss and a must try.

Dine, Drink, Dance, Don’t Dream, but instead Do…go along and make it possible!

Thank you for reading 🙂

Melanie xx


36 Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP.


0161 661 0103


Breakout Room Manchester High Street Review

Breakout Room Manchester High Street Review: October 2017

Located in the quirky, eclectic northern quarter hub lies a quizzical challenge, that will get your blood pumping, heart racing and test your mind to the max.  Number 36 an eerie black door set the atmosphere and tone for a gaming adventure. The lovely Liv our game master provided an enthusiastic introduction and set the scene for the ‘Vacancy’ room we were about to enter.

We checked into Breakout High Street, and prepared ourselves for a stay like no other. Exhausted and energies low after a long journey, the Crimson Lake Motel provided shelter from the rain and some basic comfort for the night to recharge our batteries. How bad can it be right, just for one night? However, things soon take a worryingly frightful turn, as all doors are locked and there appears to be no immediate way of escape.

We had 60 minutes, to work in our team through a maze of mental mind challenges, clues, puzzles and locks, to escape or except our fate. Communications and clues are displayed through a TV and this game also has a mic where Liv could hear our every word – eek no pressure then! Just keep calm and carry on…This unique immersive, entertaining and electrifying experience has twists and turns around every corner.  No spoilers, but this is not a single room game – exciting stuff!

Close, oh so close…we nearly broke out! Welcome to the Crimson Lake Motel. You check in, but you NEVER check out…Check to see if they have any vacancies for a Manchester stay you will never forget.

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx