The Pepper Society (Pop-Up) (Glasgow) : Review

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@thepeppersociety on Instagram messaged me and asked if I would like to try some tacos at home, as they are a new pop up.

I had a wee look at their Instagram and the tacos looked really yummy!

WHat I got

This is what I got, look at all those ingredient’s for the tacos 🙂

I decided to heat the tortilla up a little, along with the main ingredients rather than a cold tortilla which is ok but warm is always much nicer.

The Tacos

Mole con Nopales : Mexican cactus sautéed with mushrooms and mole.

Let me start by saying sorry about the photos, the Mole was very runny so I couldn’t take a pic of me holding it up.

I have never heard of Mole till tonight, so this would be interesting to try.

Now this was an interesting flavour, for me its a little hard to describe as its once you have to taste…closest I could say is a very deep mushroom flavour.

My dad even tried one and he really enjoyed it to.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Barbacoa : Slow cooked Ox cheek and short ribs

So this was slow roasted ox cheek and short ribs wrapped in banana leaves till extra tender. Topped with diced fresh onions, coriander and salsa verde.

Now this is how I wanted my first taco to look, but this one I could easily hold.

This was really nice, each bite I could taste everything and with a wee squeeze of the lime it just add that extra mmm

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

Note : Just because this was gifted, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the food.

Firstly a big thanks to @thepeppersociety for letting me try her tacos and making my Friday evening that much better.

I really enjoyed tonights tacos, the flavours were really good and I even got to try something that I have never tried before “Mole” whats was very interesting.

Follow @thepeppersociety on instagram and send her a wee message

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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November Degusta Box : Review

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The guys over at Degusta Box asked if I would like to try their service, and told me a little about them.

About

Enjoy 10 to 15 products, many are completely new to the market! Receive your Degusta Box every month filled with goodies.

All for a cheaper price than you would pay in the shops!

The Goodies

Jaffa Cakes: Orange and Cranberry

This months box has a festive theme to it, and even the Jaffa Cakes have a festive feel.⠀

I love normal Jaffa Cakes and could easily finish any packet off in one sitting, so I was happy to see them included in this delivery.⠀

The flavour “Orange and Cranberry” sounded very interesting, so it was time to taste and see what it was like.

I took a bite and ohh now this was interesting….I could taste the orange and also the cranberry both together worked very very well.

The orange flavour still came through much much more than the cranberry but mmmm yeah very nice⠀⁠

La Boulangère : Plain Brioche Baguettes

These baguettes are soft, and melt in your mouth! I tried one without anything and had to make my lunch with one.

I made a hame and soft cheese baguette, and couldn’t wait to dig in.

This was really really good, I loved how soft it was and tasty.

I am going to get this next visit to my local supermarket.

Lindt – Mint and Orange Treatbar

I have had these before, and if you haven’t you need to try these….well, anything Lindt as their chocolate products are smooth chocolaty and mega moreish.

Mint :  Normally when it comes to most mint chocolate bars, the mint has a cheap or fake taste to it but with this, it was perfect and really nice.⠀⁠

Orange : For me, any orange chocolate is either hit or miss, as like what I said with the mint flavour its got a fake taste to it….but with this nope really good!!!!!⠀⁠

Pip’s Real Hot Chocolate

This hot chocolate contains no trace of any of the 14 major allergens.⠀

I got hot chocolate in the last box, so couldn’t wait to try this one.⠀

This was a new product for me, as I have never heard of them but since it didn’t contain any of the major allergens I was looking forward to seeing how it tasted.

It smelled really nice, now to taste…hmm for me I have a sweet tooth but I could barely taste the chocolate…little disappointed but I still finished it.

KitKat Santa Chocolate Bar and Pouch

Get into the festive feeling with these KitKat chocolate bars and pouches.⠀

How cute and festive do they look? These would be great treats for kids and adults as they taste really good! and put a smile on your face when you see them.

The Santa’s from the pouch had that instantly recognisable flavour of KitKat and so did the Santa Bar, I have to admit these were finished very fast.

KIND Bars

Unfortunately, just like last time, I can’t take these chocolate bars due to the type of nut which I am allergic to…..so for the review I got help and here is what the person thought of these.⠀

KIND Caramel Almond and Sea Salt⠀⁠:

It was very nice, very tasty and very filling. It was very crunchy, and the hint of sea salt added that little extra taste.

KIND Double Dark Chocolate Nut⠀⁠:

It was quality chocolate, that had a very nice texture and taste to it.

Clipper Tea

Enjoy 24 cups of Christmas cheer with their new tea advent calendar. Its filled with their best selling organic teas and infusion flavours.

Look at this! How cool does that look and what a great idea, defiantly to get you into that Christmas mood.

I made myself a wee cup of tea with tea bag number 1 and this is what I thought.

How cute does the tea bag packaging look, now to the taste.

Lets start with the smell, this had a very christmasy aroma which was really nice. It really started to get me in the festive feel, next the taste.

This had a cinnamon taste, and reminded me of that christmasy pinecone scent and VERY lovely to drink.

Daelmans Stroopwafels – Mini Caramel Stroopwafels

I have never heard of these, seen these or even tried these so I was looking forward to trying something new.

These were the perfect size to have as a nibble, or with a coffee or tea.⠀

The taste for me was just ok, they were nice but since I have a sweet tooth the caramel flavour could have been a bit stronger as it was just there and no more for me.

Overall they were nice, and yup you guessed it the packet was finished not long after it opened.⠀

Maille Dijon Original Mustard

French Dijon Mustard….⠀

I am not really a mustard fan, but since this was French, not English I knew it wouldn’t be too strong so I made myself a little lunch.⠀

The smell of this mustard was very nice, so now to taste how my sandwich tasted.⠀

My lunch was very nice, the mustard had just a nice wee kick to it and a nice taste I enjoyed it very much.⠀

Wolf Blass Yellow Label Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon⠀

How cool is this? Some wine in this months Degusta Box….really nice touch.⠀

“Yellow label wines are bright, fruit-driven and full of flavour” now to see if this is true.⠀

Chardonnay

I started with the Chardonnay (2018) let me start by saying I am no wine expert, so I can’t say too many things about it apart from if its nice.⠀

This was a nice light white wine, and I really loved its flavour. Yes, I did taste the fruity notes, but that’s really as much as I can say. I would love to learn more about wine

Next on to the Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon (2017)⠀

I don’t tend to go for red wines, more white or rose so this would be interesting to try as just like the other this was the first time I was trying anything by Wolf Blass.

This was a very nice red, I sipped this one as I really liked its flavour and had it alongside my dinner.⠀

Both of these wines I would purchase, as I enjoyed them.⠀

ZEST Pesto (Coriander and Basil Pesto)

Free from artificial anything.

I am a big pesto fan, pesto in my pasta, sandwiches etc its just a great flavour so when I saw this I knew I had to makes some nice pasta to try it.

This was so good, it really made my chicken pasta taste amazing!!

I would use this again when it comes to buying my pesto.

Overall :

Note : Just because this was gifted, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the products and the DegustaBox

Firstly this is a great idea, you get a box every month with surprise products. This for me was very cool, as I got to try some products that I might never have thought to try.

If you like what you saw and read, check them out even for one box….you never know you may keep it going and get a box a month 🙂

Website : www.degustabox.com/en/


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Christmas Day box by  @cakesandcrumbsbykim : Review

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It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas

@cakesandcrumbsbykim contacted me on Instagram and asked if I would like to try her cakes, what I didn’t know till later is that she would be gifting me two boxes.

The first is the Christmas Eve box and the second Is the Christmas Day box.⠀⠀

I have already reviewed the Christmas Eve Box here, so now on to the Christmas Day Box⠀

Box Contents :

  • Chocolate Orange Cookies⠀
  • Bailies Cupcakes⠀
  • Chambord Truffles⠀
  • Lemon Coconut Truffles⠀
  • Gold Chocolate Strawberries⠀

Again just like the Christmas Eve box the presentation is perfect, the Colour of paper used with all the goodies makes them stand out and adds to that festive feel.⠀

Chocolate Orange Cookies :

I started with the cookies, as I am a cookie fan  and these visually looked very much eye candy!

I took a bite and instantly transported to my happy place, the flavour the texture mmmm

OMG I was in heaven these were amazing, soft, packed with flavour and I enjoyed everyone.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Chambord Truffles, Lemon Coconut Truffles and Gold Chocolate Strawberries

Chambord Truffles :

That the wee red ones you see in my photos.⠀

Chambord plus truffles always has to be a good combo 🙂 and yes they were :)⠀

Lemon Coconut Truffles :

OMG these were so good too, the flavour was amazing!!! Unfortunately these were finished very fast hehe⠀

Gold Chocolate Strawberries :

Come on any Strawberries covered is always great and these were to, and how cute they were gold 🙂 which really added to the visuals of the box plus added to that festive feel.

Bailies Cupcakes :

Now this was interesting, as you can see from the photo it has a wee dropper and its filled with Bailies 

I squeezed the dropper and then took a massive bite!!!!

This was so so so good, everything was perfect…the base nice and soft and chocolaty, the cream mmm and the flavour of the Bailies it was a perfect cupcake.

Overall :

Note : Just because this was gifted, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the Christmas Day Box.

Again a big thanks to @cakesandcrumbsbykim please go visit her Instagram profile and send her a wee DM to place an order, you will love these!!!

I cant fault anything about either of these boxes, they visually looked really good and everything was very very tasty.

I highly recommend you check her Christmas Eve and Day Boxes out!!

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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