Pic’s Peanut Butter Review

Pic’s Peanut Butter Review: March 2017

Nelson in New Zealand is the birth place of the perfect Pic’s Peanut Butter. Pic began his peanut butter production in his garage selling these jars of deliciousness at his local farmers market every Friday afternoon. Sales booming, Pic needed to expand his operation, so relocated into larger premises. Then in 2007 Pic discovered Greg Bain’s the premium nut broker, 25 kilo bags of blanched Australian peanuts later and a lot of hard work, has seen the Pic’s brand continue to see massive global growth ever since.

Pic’s Aussie nuts are a hioleic variety meaning they don’t seem to oxidise and have an enhanced nutritional value too. With only two ingredients in their peanut butter – peanuts and a small amount of sea salt, this is pure stuff. They even offer no salt versions too! Pic’s gained their NON GMO verified status, so splash their fancy badge proudly on their perfect peanut goodies, an enormous thumbs up for that one!

Summer soon to set in…hopefully! I thought it was time to bring out the wicker basket and create my very own mini Pics Peanut Picnic. My Pic’s kitchen creations were, Mel’s marvellous nutty nibbles. The peanut sponge slices, were made using a few secret ingredients and some of the scrummy smooth Pic’s. Finished off with lashings of the yummy crunchy Pic’s and topped off with a strawb – Pic’s Peanut Perfection!

Don’t go nuts, get yourself a jar or two, why not create your own nutty recipes or indulge simply and spread some of the good stuff on a crunchy base and get munching.

Thanks to Pic’s, my fab followers and all the lovely bloggers out there 😊

Melanie xx


Saturday Night Scone off – Results

Saturday night and I decided to get my bake on 🙂 Thought I would share my results with all my lovely followers and fellow bloggers.

resultsNot too bad, for my first attempt, if I don’t say so myself!  The house has not burnt down, the oven and kitchen are squeaky clean, now it is time to put a cup of tea on! Only thing missing is you, wish you could all be here to taste them, as along with the jam and cream they are scrummy.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend 🙂

Melanie xx


Creative Nature Organic Chia & Cacao Chocolate Chip Brownie Mix Review

Creative Nature Organic Chocolate Brownie Mix Review: February 2017

Natural and Organic Awards Europe 2016 Finalist for best new special diet product and shortlisted in 2016 for the Best of Organic Markets Awards, this brilliant brownie bake mix stands out from the crowd. 100% natural, organic, vegan and raw ingredients such as Organic Cacao powder, Chia seeds and Dairy Free Chocolate Chips make up this heavenly mix. CEO/Owner Julianne Ponan herself has a nut allergy so worked endless evenings to create a nut free formula that is also gluten free, soya free, dairy and wheat free – what is not to like!

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Basco Fine Foods Tapas Kit Review

Basco Fine Foods Tapas Kit Review: February 2017

bacobacoSearching 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.

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