Chilled Mate Drink Review

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 T: @ChilledMate W: www.chilledmate.com


The guys over at Chilled Mate contacted me and asked if I would like to try their product. I always love trying new things, so I said yes and thanked them.

A few days later a package arrived at my work, and I opened and started to read about them and also try the product.

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About

Chilled Maté – (pronounced mah-tay) is a refreshing drink based on an extraction from the Yerba Mate plant – (pronounced yer-bah mah-tay). The plant grows naturally in many regions of South America including in the Amazonian rainforest. The drink was originally steeped, similar to a tea and consumed by various native tribes within the Amazonian basin. To them the drink gave them both physical and mental alertness as well as being a great provider of vitamins and minerals.

After reading about this product, I was very interested in how it would taste as I was sent two types….one being natural and the other was Sicilian Lemon and Lime flavour.

The Taste…

Ok so before I continue the taste is how I felt about it, just like every drink or food its all down to you and how your taste palate is so you may hate it or you may like it…

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I started with the Lemon and Lime can…

Firstly for this, the smell was nice, not overpowering but nice now it was time to take a drink.

Hmmm ok not what I was expecting but then again I didn’t know what to expect as never tried this. From the smell alone I expected something with a strong lemon and lime taste, but this was very subtle.

Ok so next the natural…

So I started with smelling it, similar smell to the first one but no fruitiness.

Ok, so this had a different taste to the first, no hints of citrus just well this drink in its natural form.

Both drinks quenched my thirst and didn’t make me any more thirsty like some drinks do. Flavour wise, natural was ok the lemon and lime was more my style…but I felt it could have had a slightly stronger lemon and lime flavour.

Overall

So for me, the flavour of Chilled Mate does need a little bit of getting used to, I tried this at work for a few days and I did enjoy it. Its very different to what I am used to, as I have a sweet tooth so normally its water or a fizzy drink.

Would I buy this? to be honest I would on the days I felt like a change from my normal water or fizzy drinks. Could I have it all the time? to be honest not really the flavour just didn’t hit the spot 100%.

If you fancy a change from your normal then check these guys out, and let me know what you think.

T: @ChilledMate
W: www.chilledmate.com

 

Smash Burger 2nd Visit (Glasgow) : Review

165 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3EW

V: 4th September 2018      T:  0141 332 4554     W: www.smashburger.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes (well-behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


Tonight I was going to an event and wasn’t sure how much food would be at it plus it had alcohol so I needed something fast and filling….so Smash Burger it was as it was close to the location I was heading to.

Again just like last time, it was very busy, but we managed to have a seat and quickly ordered due to the time limit tonight.

The Food…

Burger…

TRIPLE BACON TRIPLE DOUBLE £7.75 plus the fries £2.95
Two Juicy Beef Patties, 3 rashers of bacon, triple melted cheese, tomato, lettuce, red onion on a SMASH bun.

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Finally, I got to try a burger here, and this one sounded very good.

This looked very good, and due to being hungry and time limit, I just went for it.

The burger as a whole was very nice, very tasty not the best in Glasgow but it was very good and hit the spot.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4
Value for Money : 4

Overall

My second visit here was just like the first, the atmosphere was ok, staff very nice and the food was good.

I would say here tops McDonald’s, Burger King and Five Guys for me so if your a fan of them do check out here as I think you will switch.

I am now interested to come back and try a few more burgers, plus the shakes I wanted to try on my first visit.

See you guys soon Smash Burger

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 4.5
  • Value for Money: 4
  • Overall : 4.5

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Slange Var Drink Event

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26 Bell Street
Glasgow G1 1LG

V: 5th February 2019.    W: www.slangevar.com


Tonight’s event was held in Glasgow Merchant City’s new restaurant Mharsanta, which I have now added to my list to visit and try the food.

I love finding new drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic…

Over the past few years, I have dipped my taste buds in Rum, Wine and Gin and this year its Craft Beers. When I got the invite to this event, it sounded interesting and I added it to my calendar.

The event tonight was to introduce us to a new drink hitting the market, a cocktail making section, tastings and music…this sounded like a fun event and I couldn’t wait to go.

The drink is called “Slange Var” and its a fresh, zesty and alcohol-free. Tonight I got to try this drink as a mixer in several styles of cocktails and on its own.

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The room the event was in was decorated very nice, and it really complimented what tonight was about.

 

I got speaking to the founder of Slange Var her name was Sarah, she was a lovely lady and she told me that Slange Var is intended to be a sipping drink, rather than one you would finish very fast.

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Sarah came up with the idea of an alternative to a soft drink / sugary drink that you could have when you go out for the night. Sarah noticed that everyone who had an alcoholic drink would be sipping, but the people who had non-alcoholic drinks were finishing fast.

I got speaking to a few people since the event of different ages, who don’t drink alcohol and they also said this is one of their issues when they go out as they are always finished first.

During the event, I got up and took a little cocktail lesson, where I mixed a cocktail with Slange Var. I choose a raspberry one as I have a sweet tooth, and as you can see from the photo below I took it very seriously but really enjoyed making it and drinking it.

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Slange Var on it’s on is a nice refreshing drink and would be perfect for a nice summer cooling down drink. Slange Var used as a mixer, with tonight’s cocktails were very good!! there was a cocktail that had whisky and one with red wine (This was my fave).

Overall

Firstly a big thanks for my invite to tonight’s event, and it was lovely meeting everyone from Slange Var and all the bloggers I connected with.

Tonight’s event was a very good one for me, I got to chat with many different people and connected with a few other bloggers which is always lovely to do.

I learned of a new drink and liked its taste, which was good. For me, it was better as a mixer for a cocktail, but I have a very sweet tooth. On its own, I would probably have it with ice, and on a nice sunny day to cool down.

I look forward to trying this drink again soon.

Check them out www.slangevar.com

Cheers

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