Tried and Tested – Edible Cocktails

Once again, those at tried and tested have gone and delivered yet another new and interesting product for me to try and review. An edible cocktail by Smith and Sinclair, which is basically basically a giant Haribo sweet for adults. It ran through my mind as to the purpose of these little delights, I cant help…

Tried and Tested – Chic P Hummus

Hummus always takes me back to my time living in the Middle East – Smothered on bread, it was served with every meal and can be a pure delight. I was therefore very happy to test some new hummus out. Chic P are a UK Company that are helping to champion the huge amount of…

St Ewes Eggs – Frittata Challenge

Eggs are a staple in our house, and I always buy free range. Even better if I know exactly where they came from, so when I was sent some eggs from St Ewes to compete in a Frittata Challenge, I was more than happy to give them a try. St Ewes eggs are all free…

Tried and Tested – The Saucy Affair

I’m really not a fan of ready-made sauces – maybe its the ‘Authentic Italian’ Pasta Sauces my mum used to use when I was younger – you know the ones, made in Holland that taste nothing like an authentic Italian sauce, and have all sorts of things added. I also wouldn’t class myself as some…

Tried and Tested – Kombucha

Kombucha? What even is that ?? – This month I was sent not one, but THREE different makes of Kombucha to try as part of a taste test panel. I have to be honest, I had never heard of this stuff before – so I needed to find out what I had gotten myself into….

Tried and Tested – Nutural Almond Paste

One of the best things about being on the Tried and Tested TV panel, is that you get sent products to try and review, that you wouldn’t usually ever try. Its these products that usually throw up the biggest surprises. Nutural Smoked Almond Paste is one such product. Nutural World produce a range of natural…

Tried and Tested – AMAZ-IN Liqueur

Did someone say Chocolate?? Along with Cheese, Coffee and Red Wine – Chocolate has always been one of my favourite things, its one of those great ingredients that can differ hugely between different producers and origins. On this taste test I was lucky enough to be able to try out Chocolate with a difference –…

Tried and Tested – GIN -English Drinks Co

I only really got into Gin well into my 30’s, it wasn’t something that I really liked when I was younger, and never got caught up with the Gin and Juice generation, however in the last 10 years, I’ve really started to enjoy it more and more. The subtle hint of different botanical’s has really…

Tried and Tested – Quoats

I’m not a big breakfast eater – unless I’m off work or away on holiday. My usual morning ritual consists of grabbing a Nespresso, drinking it and then heading for the door. I have however on the odd occasion had one of those instant porridge things, only if I’m feeling really hungry, they are simple…

Tried and Tested – Hari Ghotra Curry Kits

Anyone who knows me, will be well aware of my love for curry. I took an Indian Cookery course whilst at college many many years ago and that ignited my love of cooking with fresh spices in order to make a taste explosion. More recently having lived and worked in India, my love of the…