I am back with an Aldi post and a review of their Triple Chocolate Swill Roll because it’s delicious. Sorry, sorry I know I should not be giving awya my opinion so early but you saw the title right? So let’s discuss why this is a hidden gem.
So some months ago I came across this box of Triple Chocolcate Swiss Roll. Now I surprised myself for buying this because I was never a fan of swiss rolls. What made me buy it? Well Aldi’s Specially Selected products just catch the eye, the packaging looks really good. Also most of ... (Read more)
It’s only recently I have discovered the new market of the dairy-free/ plant-based milk. It’s getting more and more popular for lots of reasons apart from being a vegan product. So I am excited to review the Oatly Oat Drink – Barista Edition because it’s taste really good in anything…apart from coffee.
As I grow older, my milk intake has decreased drastically. I tend to find myself falling sick after having milk especially in the winter. I don’t know the exact cause but I think dairy makes me develop colds. So I have taken some interest in dairy-free milk 2 ... (Read more)
In the second post in my series, I’m back with another post on an item I purchased through an Instagram advert. Last time, I reviewed eco-friendly laundry capsules from Smol which were delivered through your postbox. I thought the Instagram algorithm had done pretty well to target me as a mum of a small child who always seems to have endless piles of laundry to do these days.
The next product I was targeted with, where daily contact lenses from a company called Hubble. Again, Instagram was quite spot on with targetting me for the ad as I have been ... (Read more)
Continuing with some more halal food reviews, I came across something rather interesting. A box of Salaam Foods Hot & Breaded Spicy Wings which was just eyeing up to be reviewed.
Growing up my group of friends loved chicken wings…well they still do. I was never the biggest fan. I preferred my chicken off the bone whichever way it was cooked. But you will find lots of fried chicken places in Asian populated areas so you get used to it…a little too much.
I remember when my older cousins used to return from London and bring back about 30 – ... (Read more)
I am back with reviewing more Halal products because we need to have more halal reviews on this website. Actually I just realised this is Onion Bhaji’s so we don’t have to say its Halal. Ah it’s okay, the company who produced this is Halal, so it’s all fine. Continuing on with my not-so-secret Asda Halal grocery haul, this post I will be discussing Shazan’s 10 Bite-Size Onion Bhajis.
I have a little history with onion bhajis. I worked in a family-run restaurant some time ago where we sold them round and flat. Then we started making them into palm-sized ... (Read more)
As our little one has now turned 1 years old, I can’t keep on wondering where the time has gone. He is definitely no longer the small fragile baby we bought home from the hospital and loves to explore and jump around. As a first time mum, I can’t help but be filled with nostalgia as I reflect back on those early days, now almost a blurry haze of excitement, worrying and of course lots of sleepless nights! No matter how much research you do, nothing can really prepare you for a baby until they’re here. Some items I thought ... (Read more)
This weeks post I am reviewing Aisha’s Breaded Chicken Goujon because it’s halal. Also, I wanted to talk about halal food available in supermarkets that end up taking up a lot of space in Asian freezers…freezer number 2 that is.
Since moving to Birmingham, I have been fortunate to have more halal options available to me. Down South in my parent’s little peaceful village, the nearest Asian foodstore was a 7.7 mile drive (according to google maps). To be honest, us Asian’s living in these type of areas have got used to it. We buy in bulk thus the freezer ... (Read more)
I am back to review one of the favourite foods in this nation. No, it’s not curry, although that is a favourite too. It’s battered fish! More specifically I am reviewing Lidls Deluxe 2 Jumbo Battered Cod Fillets. Why you ask. Because people need answers and I am here to provide those answers!
So getting straight into it. I want to talk about the price. It’s expensive, really expensive. These 2 Cod Fillets cost £3.19. I still shed a tear when I think about it. But Mrs Reviews wanted some good quality fish for dinner. She never really asks for ... (Read more)
I’ve always loved to read. In fact, when I was in my penultimate year in high school, I was presented with an award in front of my peers and friends for reading the most books in the entire school – much to my teenage mortification. Now several years on, having worked with children in the education sector in various formats, I am keenly aware of the importance reading makes to a child’s development across all aspects. So when I became a parent, I knew I wanted to incorporate reading from as early as possible, even if he didn’t understand me ... (Read more)
How cool and hipster is Halloumi right now? It’s probably one of the trendiest and versatile foods out there. I have seen it used in so many different types of dishes. So I was surprised and not-so-surprised at the same time when I came across Aldi’s Specially Selected Halloumi Fries. It was instantly in the trolley because I had to try it. I did double-check the price of course!
Halloumi can be used in dishes in many ways. I once came across a menu where the vegetarian options were halloumi burger, halloumi chips and halloumi salad. At work, we have ... (Read more)
If I had to list my Top 3 favourite food groups, it would probably go something like Number 3: Eggs, Number 2: Rice and Number 1: Potato. I love the humble potato in all the many forms it comes in, mashed, crisps, baked and of course in chip form too. If I had to pick a meal off a menu, I’m pretty fine so as long as there are some chips on the side.
So, my authority on the issue now established, you will see now why it only seemed right that I take the lead on reviewing these chunky ... (Read more)
Okay please proceed with reading this post with caution if you have a sweet tooth. This review we are indulging ourselves into Lidl’s Deluxe 2 Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake. We picked this up on offer for £1.39 when we were really in need of small dessert to accompany our Saturday night meal.
Straight off the bat, this looks almost identically similar to the Gu Cheescake products which I and my family are a very big fan of. This Lidl version is much cheaper compared to the Gu’s at less than 70p per pot so I was happy with the purchase (and ... (Read more)
I have a love/ hate relationship with grocery shopping. Sometimes the worst feeling on a Friday evening is knowing you have to make a weekend trip to the Supermarket. If you do it Saturday it feels like you not using that time to do something enjoyable. If you go Sunday then that’s eating up your rest day. But other times I like it, especially when I know we will be picking up some ingredients (and some dessert) for a Saturday night meal. Then there are times I come across something that makes me want to do cartwheels. What might make ... (Read more)
Becoming a parent has definitely been the single most life-changing experience of my life and like many people, before my baby came along, I made sure to carefully look into all baby items before purchasing them. In my research, I learnt of many new gadgets and items that I had never heard of before, despite being an Aunt to many nephews and nieces. One of those things were bedside cribs or co-sleepers which many mothers touted as a must-have necessity.
I’d only ever known of a Moses Basket before as a sleeping option for newborns but I was never really ... (Read more)
One of our goals is to review products that really have a positive impact on our lifestyle and health. The past few months we have been looking at a water filter system because we were about to wean our baby, our location was not great for water and we were fed up of purchasing water bottles. So we finally purchased the Fluoride Water Filter Pitcher by Klar Water and within a short time, it’s left quite an impression.
Since moving to the Midlands we have struggled with the taste of water due to the high fluoride level. In our first ... (Read more)
One of the hardest questions I get asked by Mrs Review is ‘what is our meal plan for next week?’. I always have two meals locked down (one including pizza) but then just hit a wall. Although we like to go all out on weekend meals, on weekdays we are looking for something quick and easy. So you can see why we struggle to think of a plan for the full 5 days.
One way we tackle this issue is to take a trip to a supermarket and look around for ideas for our meal plan. Now I have a ... (Read more)
I am not sure if I would see the day I would be eating meat-free nuggets. But here I am…eating meat-free nuggets.
The whole taking meat foods and making it plant-based is the new craze. Supermarkets are on the express meat-free producing bandwagon right now. Vegan burgers have also become very trendy and you can even buy things like impossible burgers in shops. Now I am all for crazy new food inventions and will be definitely diving into these products with Mrs Reviews. But I wanted to review one of the first meat-free products I came across which is Quorn. ... (Read more)
As a parent, I try to always look for the middle ground. Whilst my heart wants to shower our little boy with lots of toys, I am conscious of buying him a bunch of stuff he will barely spend a couple of minutes interested in. I’ll be honest, he will happily play with a wooden spoon and a box for just the same amount of time as he does with his real toys.
However, we probably did fall into the same habit of most parents of purchasing a few baby items intended to keep him independently occupied for a little ... (Read more)
- Triple Chocolate Swiss Roll Review: One of many Aldi’s secret gems
- Oatly Oat Drink – Barista Edition Review: Use this for anything…apart from coffee
- Instagram Made Me Buy It: Hubble Daily Contact Lenses
- Salaam Foods Hot & Breaded Spicy Wings Review: Not the wings that you think…
- Shazan’s 10 Bite-Size Onion Bhajis Review: Competition for Asian mothers?