***NOTE This brand has closed for business*** Le Petit Ballon Wine #Review

Le Petit Ballon Wine Review: September 2017

The Man behind every bottle of Petit Ballon brilliance is Master sommelier Jean-Michel Deluc. Originally from Gers in France, Jean-Michel began his journey of wine discovery here is England studying for five years to become a sommelier. With this duel perspective, Jean-Michel’s expertise and knowledge continued to grow and develop. International acclaim was inevitable for Jean-Michel, by 1990 achieving Master sommelier status, in 1994 becoming the Head Sommelier at the Ritz in Paris and from 2003 – 2006 presiding over the Paris-Île-de-France Sommeliers’ Association. Recognition was achieved, in the US Starwine competition, that brings together the top 60 tasters in the world, where Jean-Michel was recognised as one of the best tasters in the world. Continue reading

Hello Cheese #Review

Hello Cheese Review: September 2017

Great, gorgeous and gooey cheese, from a classic cheddar to a lovely Lancashire, what is not to like. Passionate about the cheesy stuff, Amanda set up the awesome Hello Cheese brand, so that other cheese lovers and fans can indulge in a variety of top quality cheeses that are delivered direct to your door every month.

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Everdine Clean Eating #Review

Everdine Clean Eating Review: June 2017

With just a few clicks online, my Everdine vegetarian plan cooked and frozen meals were courier-delivered direct to my door. The packaging is recyclable and the sheep wool helped to keep the food insulated during the delivery process and all the meals came in quality robust packaging. Also, included was a welcome booklet with a full insert detailing my menu plan.

The fact that the meals are ready to simply stick straight into your freezer means that the natural goodness has been locked in. Everdines innovative chefs Matt and Viresh trained in Michelin-starred restaurants and create these wholesome nutritious convenient clean eating meals.

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Wanted Coffee Decaf #Review

Wanted Coffee Decaf Review: June 2017

Created in Northern Ireland, this coffee is serious stuff, which is the result of a Lisburn based group of coffee experts spending years searching and sourcing coffee beans from around the world to find the crème de la crème. Roasted right here in the UK this single origin, small batch, high end coffee can be delivered to your door every month, for a small fee, who wouldn’t want to give this a shot?!

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Freedom Japanese Market #Review

Freedom Japanese Market Review: June 2017

A family saw a gap in the market, when their friends who had moved away from Japan could not find the same high quality of Japanese snacks in their own country. During a family holiday in the U.S, they noticed that the international stores stocked snacks, but they were either dangerously close to their sell by dates or not even of Japanese origin. With this in mind, the family went away and set up family run Freedom Japanese Market, with a determined mission to deliver quality Japanese to the world.

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Healthy Nibbles #Review

Healthy Nibbles Review: April 2017

Founded by Sara Roberts in 2014, Healthy nibbles aimed to provide a healthy yet easy snacking option to city offices throughout the UK.   At the office, sat at your desk for another productive but hectic day?  Then as we all know too well those hunger pangs kick in, but the telephone keeps ringing, the paper work is going out of control, so a chance to pop to the shops is looking more and more unlikely.  Even if you grab that time away finding healthy snacks can be a task in itself.

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Craft Gin Club #Review

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!

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Nutribox Snacks #Review

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

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Wanted Coffee #Review

Wanted Coffee Review: March 2017

With around 55 million cups of coffee drunk daily within the UK according to the British Coffee association, clearly demand is high, but quality coffee means small batches which everyone will want to get their hands on.  Never mind a gold rush, more like a coffee rush. So, move on over coffee cowboy there is a new coffee sheriff in town. ‘Wanted Coffee’ are ready for a show down and are set to revolutionise the UK coffee market. I managed to escape from the saloon bar on horseback with my loot of Wanted Coffee to review, but keep this low key as I am now wanted for coffee crimes and reward posters are all over town.

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Bubble Club #Review

Bubble Club Review: March 2017

Jon Hulme and John Burke, the founders of the amazing revolutionary Bubble Club, that launched in 2016, became firm friends while studying at business school in Madrid. The business gurus behind the already successful craft gin club, continue to see many successes and highlights in their business ventures such as opening offices up in Soho London and securing investment from drinks enthusiast and entrepreneur Sarah Willingham on the BBC’s Dragons Den show – impressive stuff!

 

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