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.
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.
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.
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Côte Manchester Vegetarian Menu Review: October 2017
Magnificent Manchester Côte Brasserie, located on St Mary’s Street, is a fabulous family friendly French brasserie with all the elegance and charm of a quaint, rustic and rural, French village eatery with a twist of contemporary and classy city chic. Think Brittany meets Gers with a hint of Paris.
Awaiting our arrival, the amazing Ashleigh seated us in a light filled booth space, with wonderful windows opening onto the city streets. A homely hearty hub, from which to watch the world go by and observe the city dwellers eclectic tastes and styles. Carlos, our server, whom I have previously met, had no need to polish up his waiter skills, as he provided super slick, stress-free and sensational service as usual – a real pro!
My Healthy Kitchen Vegetarian Meals Review: October 2017
Being Happy and Healthy is a priority in my life and My Healthy Kitchen Meals contribute to me achieving this life balance, by offering a range of nutritious creative meals that are ready in minutes. Saving me both time and giving me a beneficial notorious health boost.
Blogging HQ transformed into My Healthy Kitchen with the delivery of some super scrummy fresh high-quality meals. Under 500 calories, no artificial preservatives, colourings or flavourings and contains at least 1 of your 5 a day, these meals are health focused.
The Gift of Oil Review: September 2017
Started in 2001 by Phil Bianchi, The Gift of Oil, was launched because Phil realised that balsamics and oils in the UK did not match up to the same standards as the offerings in the med. Phil’s passion for the Mediterranean lifestyle emerged after working for an olive oil company based in Athens. Phil visits Portugal, Modena and Sicily several times a year for tastings to discover new innovative infusions, working with the Di Lorenzo, Verrini and Tagliavini families who produce some authentic oils and balsamics. Hence, why The Gift of Oil brand can deliver quality artisan products at affordable prices.
Located in North Manchester, The Gift of Oil premises are a hive of activity, as all products are sampled, bottled, labelled and go through rigorous quality checks, by their dedicated team, to ensure only the best for their discerning food loving customers.
Wild Drinks Review: September 2017
Jonathan Wallington, the fabulous founder of the wonderful Wild drinks brand, has experienced a complex entrepreneurial journey, that has seen both highs and lows, but after a lot of energy, effort and enthusiasm, WILD drinks are here and yes they are wild, as the original idea behind WILD was a ‘Sloe-gasm’! ‘Sloe-gasm’ a mix of champagne and sloe gin came about after Jonathan had a bumper Sloe crop in 2012 on his Dorset farm. Sloes at the ready and several crafty concoctions later Jonathan settled for a Perry base sourced from the North of England, Gin from the Thames distillers, finished off with natural ingredients which are gluten free, suitable for vegans, low in calories, naturally light and made in the UK.
Jonathan has focused on every detail even down to the bottle branding, that has a natural, sophisticated and elegant design, which is synonymous with the quality of the natural spritz drink contained inside. Jonathan has delivered delicious drinks which the discerning drinker can enjoy in the comfort of their own home.
The new Superstar Sloe is scrummy, serve straight up, stick in a straw and it is good to go. A vibrant velvety colour and a warm flavour make this drink perfect to serve on any occasion.
Winner of a 2017 Great Taste Award, The Elderflower Spritz made a lovely lush Elderflower, apple and gin cocktail. Garnish with lemon and apple for refreshing floral and delicate sipper which would be a great addition to any dinner party.
Eisberg Alcohol Free Wine Review: September 2017
Love wine…Hate Hangovers…Want to save on Calories…Yes, Yes and Yes! Well Esiberg alcohol free wine is the answer. Produced the same way as wine, but then cleverly using one of the world’s most advance techniques to remove the alcohol yet keep the same fresh crisp taste. The result an alcohol-free wine with a fraction of the calories of your usual alcoholic vino. Each glass of Eisberg fizzy or still alcohol-free wine is less than 33 calories per 125ml glass in comparison with an alcoholic wine that tops 120 calories plus! Great if you are driving, training, school night drinking or just fancy a refreshing sipper without the booze.
Blogging HQ got ready to enjoy some alcohol-free tipple, as a batch of excellent Eisberg drinks arrived which included Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, rosé, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sparkling Rosé and Sparkling Blanc.
Fancy a fizzy berry Bellini brunch, well use the Sparkling Rosé to create a scrummy strawberry and peachy Bellini, finish off with a strawberry and serve with balsamic berries on toasted bread.
Breakfast Around the World with BFree Products: September 2017
The brilliant BFree products are allergen free meaning that there is no gluten, dairy, wheat, nuts, egg or soy and they are suitable for vegans too. Low in fat and high in fibre means that they are nutritionally sound – amazing! The clever guys and gals over at BFree have developed a natural recipe and composition that replaces wheat and gluten, that still gives their ‘good for you’ breads the right structure, without affecting the taste.
Another batch of BFree brilliance landed at blogging HQ, that included their Oaty loaf, Plain bagels, Sweet Potato Wraps, Quinoa and Chia Seed Wraps, Soft White and Brown Sandwich Loafs. I decided to BFree in the morning and travel the world, sampling some simple, but brilliant BFree Breakfast delights.
Feet firm on British soil why not try a Brilliant British Breakfast. Vegetarian sausages, beans, mushrooms and tomato alongside some tasty toast made with BFree’s scrummy soft White and Brown Sandwich Loafs. At only 70 calories a slice, you can relax and enjoy your guilt free breakfast.
Miracle Matcha Chocolate Tea Infusions and Altitude Tea Review: September 2017
Miracle Matcha is sourced from the rift Valley in Kenya, as the white tea leaves are grown high within the fertile valley. Miracle Matcha is healthy, convenient, has 100% pure natural ingredients that are suitable for vegans and has been approved by the vegetarian society. It is also Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance certified, which means that both the environment and the farmers are protected.