Mrs Wilsons of Silloth 2021 (Silloth, Wigton) : Review

The Visit

When I was a little boy my parents and grandparents would take me different places in the caravan, and Silloth was one of those places.

Today I decided to take a random drive to see if I recognised any places, and to see what it looks like now…and grab a spot of lunch.

I didn’t do any checks to see where any cafes or restaurants were so it was just a random selection, after I parked the car I spotted this place and decided to pop in and give it a go.

The Food

Eggs Benedict Our Way £7.95
A toasted English muffin with crispy bacon, buttery scrambled eggs and creamy hollandaise sauce.

I have not had Eggs Benedict in a long time, so I thought lets try it here.

On arrival this looked very good and smelled very good.

This tasted very nice, and everything worked really well together. It was nice with scrambled egg, as it added an extra texture to the dish.

Overall it was very nice this way, and I would happily have this again.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Brownie Kitkat Topped

This looked interesting so I thought why not, diet can continue tomorrow….

This was a very nice brownie, it had a nice texture to it…the KitKat was just the part you saw and wasn’t backed through it.

Overall it was nice but it was basically just a brownie.

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Overall :

Overall I had a lovely lunch, and very happy I found this place. The other options nearby looked just ok, so I did pick the correct place for lunch.

If you are ever passing through or visiting Silloth I recommend you stop here and check them out.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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September 2021 Degusta Box : Review


About Degusta Box

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!!

This Months Treats!

This month’s theme is Family Sharing.

Choc Chip Brioche Roll (6pack)
Brioche Pasquier

Chocolate chip and Brioche…this is a winning combination for anyone so I was very happy to see this in this months Degusta Box.

I already knew this packet wouldn’t last long, as I loved everything about this.

I took one out and had a bite….yip just as good as I thought 🙂

HIGHLY recommended!!!!! and mega addictive.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Ciabatta Original (140g)
Carr’s

About : Our Italian inspired ciabatta crackers are oven baked and are a perfect base for experimenting with flavour and trying something new. The same baking ingenuity that inspired our founder back in 1831, lives with us today in the craft and care that we put into our ciabatta crackers.

Ohh this was something new for me, and I do like having some crackers and cheese or something every now and then….so I was looking forward to trying these.

I took them out the packet, grabbed some ham and cheese and put it all together and tasted.

Mmm these were a very nice cracker, and the ham and cheese added that extra flavour. I look forward to trying other toppings over the next few days, and I am sure I will be buying more of these.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Fajita Seasoning Mix / Chicken Taco Seasoning
Santa Maria

About : OUR WAY OF THINKING – Our curiosity and passion for good food has helped us to explore new tastes and irresistible flavours from all around the world. At Santa Maria our cornerstones are taste and quality. Only the best is good enough and we never compromise. This is our promise to you.

I was a bad blogger when I tried these as I was too focused on the instructions and recipe tonight I forgot to take photos along the way and of the end result.

What I can tell you is I used the Medium Fajita seasoning mix tonight, and the wrap had chicken, lettuce, red pepper and mayo and it was very very nice.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hummus Tomato and Basil
Eat Real Snacks

About : We’re on a mission to bring you delicious snacks made with honest ingredients that never compromise. Mouthwateringly moreish, with a satisfying crunch, our Hummus Tomato and Basil chips are proof that snacks really can taste good and leave you feeling good. Real ingredients, real crunch, real taste.

I love snacking on some nice crisps every now and then, and these sounded lovely and looked interesting.

On opening the packet the smell of the tomato and basil hit me right away, it brought back memories of being in Italy for me…now it was taste time.

These had a nice crunch to them, and the flavour was really good….as I said for me it brought back memories of Italy for me. These were very light and so light to eat, the packet was finished the same day it was opened.

* Available in most major retailers

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Jonuts single unit
Jaffa

About : Light sponge doughnut shaped ring with orange flavoured filling, covered in dark chocolate.

The name Jaffa cake takes me back to my childhood, and how addictive they were. I would easily have one after another, so when I saw this I thought “i hope this is good as it sounds interesting”

Time to taste…

Cutting it open it didn’t look much, but then I took a bite and it tasted mega fluffy and that Jaffa Cake flavour we all love came through.

This was really good! and if I spot them in my shops I am 100% going to buy a few 🙂

* Available in most major retailers

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Katsuo Udon
Kelly Loves

About : Authentic Korean Katsuo broth with a generous portions of Udon noodles, and dried bonito flakes as topping to bring extra umami. Even better, the product is low in fat & sugar.

How cool is this, and another new product for me.

This sounded very interesting, and the instructions were just as easy as a pot noodle…so lets see how it tasted.

I followed the instructions, poured the packets and then the water…popped it in the microwave and then let it cool down a little.

This smelled amazing!!! and looked interesting.

This tasted very nice once it had cooled down a little, the noodles were very nice and the broth was mega tasty and it worked great.

For me this was better than any pot noodle, it had much more flavour to it and just as easy and quick to make.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Orange Algarve
Compal

I am not a massive fan of orange juice as I always find it too acidic and pulls my cheeks in, so I was 50/50 with trying this.

I popped it in to chill, then poured myself a glass.

I took a sip and expected my cheeks to be pulled in….nope this was lovely!

It was smooth had a great flavour, and I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed it so much when it was finished I went out and purchased more.

* Available in most major retailers

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Passion Fruit
Sumol

Going by the front of this can I noticed it was Passion Fruit, which for me is always a great flavour so I couldn’t wait to pop it open and try.

After chilling I poured myself a drink, and tasted it.

Ohhhh this had a lovely flavour, the passion fruit was a really nice strength and not too strong.

It was very refreshing and finished very fast.

* Available in most major retailers

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Prince Chocolate / White Chocolate
Prince

As soon as I saw these in the box, I instantly had flashbacks to when I was in Italy in the supermarket. I would buy these for the hotel room, in case at night I wanted a wee nibble.

I started with the chocolate and again instantly transported back to Italy, the crunch, the taste mmm mega mega moreish.

I moved on to the white chocolate, and ohh just as nice as the chocolate but more creamy and just as addictive.

These were both finished very fast, and I cant wait to purchase more of these.

HIGHLY Recommended!!!!!

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Protein Almond, Peanut & Double Choc (45g)
Nature’s Heart

About : Tasty combination of crunchy almonds and peanuts covered in quality dark chocolate from certified sustainable cocoa. Each bar contains 10g of plant protein powered by pea and nuts. They are gluten free, suitable for vegetarians and high in fibre. The perfect snack to keep you going during a busy day.

Due to these containing nuts I had to give them to my mum, as I am allergic to nuts.

I was told this was very tasty and had a nice texture.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Toffifee
Storck

About : Toffifee is the perfect treat for all the family to enjoy together.
Toffifee has tasty ingredients for everyone to enjoy: a crunchy hazelnut in a delicious caramel shell, smooth hazelnut spread, plus a drop of rich chocolate.

I remember seeing these in my childhood, but due to them having hazelnut I could never try them.

These I had to give to my parents, as they liked them plus my allergy.

They said they were really nice, and had a lovely flavour and enjoyed them very much.

* Available in most major retailers

Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Overall :

Website : www.degustabox.com/en/

As always this is a great box, you get amazing treats each month and it’s always good to try new products.

I loved this months box, as there were a few items I have purchased again or will when I find them in my supermarket.

I highly recommend you check them out as I have loved every month so far 🙂

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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The review posted was not influenced in any way just because it was gifted, all comments and thoughts in this blog post are my 100% honest opinion.

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Well & Truly Healthier Corn Snacks : Review

GIFTED

About Well & Truly

BAKED CORN SNACKS THAT ACTUALLY TASTE GOOOOOOOD.

Naughty flavour. Nice ingredients. No bland-tasting nonsense. Here’s to unjunked snacks that still make you feel a bit bad. Because being good all the time gets pretty boring. 

All our snacks have 40% less fat (than your regular naughty crisps), are all gluten free and are made up of totally natural ingredients.

The Delivery

Wow this bag was packed full…time to unpack and see what they sent me 🙂

The Goodies

All the flavours sounded good, so I just randomly grabbed and bag and dug right in.

Smokey Paprika Crunchies

About : Shockingly Smokey, tucking into these naturally paprika-flavoured corn crisps is like committing a little legal arson on your tastebuds. They’re crunchy as hell and devilishly tasty — and totally guilt-free. No need to confess any snack sins here. Vegan friendly. 

I decided to start with these, as I wanted to test how good the flavour is.

So they say they are 40% less fat, but that’s 40% less compared to other brands.

Normally what this means is less flavour, well that’s what I have found in the past…would that be the case today? lets pop open a bag and taste them.

Oh…these were packed with flavour!!!

I was very surprised, and they also had a nice crisp texture to them….mega surprised!

These didn’t last long as I really loved the flavour and due to the lower fat I didn’t feel too guilty.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Sour Cream & Onion Crunchies

About : We’ve seriously cranked up the tang factor on these crisps to stupidly sour cream & onion-y. Sure, there’s a 100% chance you’ll get zingy onion breath (worth it) … but hey, at least they’re 40% less fat? 

Normally for me sour cream and onion doesn’t agree with me, as I can still taste them hours after I have ate the crisps….so lets see how these are.

I really liked these, the flavour was nice and not overpowering.

These seemed to agree with me, and the guys sent me lots of these so I have been enjoying a packet at night with a movie.

I highly recommend these.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Banging BBQ Crunchies

About : We’ve given our crisps a proper sweet and savoury rubdown and nearly thrown them on the grill to get the most BANG in each bite. If you’ve always wondered how to replicate the smokiness of a BBQ in your mouth, these are how. Oh, and the succulent meaty flavour? All vegan. Pinky swear.

Still being very impressed with the flavours these pack, I wanted to see if that was the cause with BBQ.

Opening the packet the smell was very good, and I hoped that having a good strong smell the flavour would also be there.

Yes it was! these were mega tasty and my favourite so far.

Very impressed with these crisps! and looking forward to tasting the rest.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Really Cheesy Crunchies

About : Is there such thing as too much cheese? (obviously not) If you’ve always wanted to snack on a whole block of cheddar but felt weird about it, this is the socially acceptable and crunchier way to do just that. And they’re 40% less fat. Criminally cheesy. 

I love a good cheesy crisp, so this sounded perfect for me…yes its a big bag and meant for sharing but since I am single and nobody was near me…it was all for me.

Opening the packet I was hit with a nice cheesy smell, and since it was a big bag I couldn’t wait to dig in and keep digging in.

Another win! again just like the others nice texture and packed with flavour and due to the less fat you don’t need to feel as guilty when eating these.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar Crunchies

About : Our take on the British classic Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar flavoured corn snacks. Crammed full of flavour, crunch and lower in fat, this snack is a satisfying winner. Vegan friendly. 

I am not a big salt and vinegar fan, but I thought lets try these and see how they compare to other ones I have tried.

For me these were nice and had a good salt and vinegar flavour, but its not one I am a fan of to start with.

If you like this flavour do check these out as am sure you will love them.

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Punchy Pickles Crunchies

About : Brace your tastebuds for a one-two-however-many-you-eat-in-a-sitting PUNCH of lip-smacking tanginess. Finally, you don’t have to be caught with your fist in the jar to get that salty sour taste.

A flavour of crisps I never buy are pickles so I decided to leave these to last to try.

These for me and my personal taste were just ok, not as bad as I thought they would be but still not my favourite out of all the flavours Well and Truly do.

If you like pickles as a crisp flavour I am sure you would love these.

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Overall :

Firstly a big thanks to Well & Truly for the crisps and introducing me to their brand.

I have no issues recommending these, as with the reduced fat content the flavour was still amazing! which is what lacks with other reduced fat crisps.

Check them out and let me know what you think.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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