KoolKaTz Meetup App 2021 : Review

About The App

It’s a meet-up planner where users can vote on different places and dates for their meet.

It helps users break away from the routine by making it easy for them to discover new places, and to then put those places forward as suggestions on the Meet’s page. Moving the planning process away from “group messaging” to a more suitable and engaging environment.

The App

I was contacted by the guys at KoolKatz app to check out their app and type up a wee review, as you know I like trying things and products so I said yeah and took it for a test drive.

Just like most web apps they are best viewed from your mobile phones browser.

I opened this up and spent sometime on it, and then again a few days later to think about what things I could mention.

It feels very much like the app Meet-up, so if you have used that you will feel right at home. If you haven used Meet-up, you will still find this very easy to use.

Meetup app basically is a way to meet new people and meet-up for different actives such as a meal, walk or even a hike etc and this app is just the same.

The user interface is very easy to use and navigate, and the whole time I was using it I never had to stop to think “how do I do x” which I thought was very good.

Desktop View

I decided to try this on my laptop, and see how different it looked and if the functionality was just the same or better.

As you can see you are now presented with the menu bar along the top, so it notices what device your on which is really good.

Just like using it from my phone I had zero issue, its very easy to use and navigate.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

During my time checkout out this app, I had zero issues and found it extremely easy to use and navigate.

If you fancy attending events, meet fun people or simply make friends check this app out and let me know your thoughts.

Visit : koolkatz.app

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

October 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 Movie Night.

Newman’s Own : Blue Cheese Dressing & Dip
Available at Sainsburys

About : Newman’s Own produce a range of Dressings and Marinades. 100% of royalties and after-tax profits that Newman’s Own receives from the sale of products are used for charitable purposes, including key charity partner Over the Wall which provides free and fun activity camps for children with serious health challenges.

FB: @NewmansOwnUK
IG: @newmansownuk

I know for some people Blue Cheese is either hit or miss, due to its flavour but for me its a hit as I really like the flavour so I was very excited to try this when I spotted it.

To test this I made a nice wrap and used this as a dressing, unfortunately it was so good I forgot to take photos of the wrap but I can say it really added to the flavour and made it very enjoyable.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Poppets : Toffee and Mix Ups
Available at most supermarkets

About : Poppets are the perfectly poppable little ball of chocolatey fun. The classic toffee flavour now has a new softer, chewy texture. Our newest addition, Poppets Mix Ups, includes crunchy malt balls, chewy toffee, sweet salted caramel fudge and classic chocolate. There really is something for everyone.

FB: @paynespoppets
IG: @paynespoppets

I have not heard the name Poppets for a long time, so I was very surprised to see them.

I started with the original ones, and they were just like I remember.

A lovely chocolate coating surrounding a nice chewy toffee, which if you have any fillings be careful…lucky I don’t so I enjoyed these very much.

Next was the mix-up ones, which I grabbed a few and started to chew finding many different textures 🙂

This was a blast from the past for me, and a very pleasant one as I enjoyed them very much. I had to stop myself from finishing the bags as they were very addictive.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Barbells : Double Bite Caramel Crisp
Available at WHSmith, Boots, Holland & Barret, Sainsburys, Asda and Morrisons

FB: @barebellsuk
IG: @barebells.uk

This was my first time seeing this sweet and brand, so I was looking forward to try this.

I liked how it was split into two nice bite sized parts, so I took a nice big bite from one of them.

Oh this was not what I was expecting, it was a little chewy and for me not too much flavour.

It was just ok, not something I would get personally as I like things to be a bit more sweet but I am sure if you give it a try you will like it.

My Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Baker Street:: Classic Hot Dog Rolls
Available at Tesco and selected convenience stores nationwide

About : Baker Street’s Hot Dog Rolls look and taste great but also benefit from longer life which means they’re there whenever you need them. From last-minute lunchboxes to midnight munchies and everything in between – you can rely on Baker Street.

FB: @LoveBakerStreet
IG: @lovebakerstreet 

When you fancy a quick and easy dinner, hotdogs are always a winner.

I have never tried these buns before, but I am always looking for my next fav.

I liked the fact that these were pre cut, which some brands arent…yeah am lazy that way 🙂

I had an online meeting so I just made the basic, hotdogs and tomato sauce. The buns were very nice, light, fluffy and didn’t takeaway from the flavour of the hotdogs like some do.

I was very pleased with these and if you like hotdogs do try this brand!

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Indie Bay Snacks : Lightly Salted & Barbecue Pretzel Thins
Available at Morrisons, on Ocado and Amazon

About: Indie Bay Snacks Pretzel Thins are a delicious, health alternative to crisps. Made using spelt flour in their dough, they contain 70% less fat and 100% more protein than your average crisp. Containing under 100 calories per bag, they’re an ideal snack, or the perfect topper for salads and soups.

FB: @indiebaysnacks
IG: @indiebaysnacks 

Ohh these looked and sounded good, plus only 97 calories which is perfect as I am watching my calorie intake…well 90% of the week.

I started with the “Lightly Salted” and it was really nice, the pretzel had a nice crunch and just a hint of salt which was perfect.

Before I noticed the bottom of the bag was visible, that’s how tasty they were so I decided to take the other to my work and enjoy it there.

During a wee break at work I finished these, just like the “Lightly Salted” they were very tasty and a nice crunch and these had a nice subtle barbeque flavour to them.

I cant say what one I preferred best out of the two, as they both very tasty and moreish.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Mutti Passata
Available at Waitrose, Sainsburys, Asda and on Ocado and Amazon.

About : Mutti’s Passata is made from 100% Italian, perfectly sun-ripened summer tomatoes, harvested at their peak. It’s vibrant red colour, deliciously sweet flavour and smooth, velvety texture will keep everyone at the table happy. Ideal for short cooking times, it is also the most convenient way to cook with tomatoes!

FB: @MuttiPomodoro
IG: @muttipomodorouk

So I left this at my parents house as I was going to make everyone a pasta once I got home from work, but my dad bet me to it.

He prepared a nice pasta, then told me once I had finished it was with this sauce so no pics sorry…

This was a very nice pasta, the passata added a lovely flavour and wasn’t too strong a taste just a very nice balance.

I would use this again for future dishes.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

V.B.S : Indulgent Chocolate Cherry
Available at most supermarkets

About : V.I.Bs Indulgent Chocolate Cherry bring a new, intense flavour sensation to the V.I.Bs range, with the sweet, fruity taste of cherry. Each biscuit has been golden-baked to perfection, topped with a generous layer of delicious, chewy caramel and finished off with a thick layer of McVitie’s signature silky-smooth milk chocolate.

FB: @McVitiesOfficial
IG: @Mcvitiesofficial 

I do like a lot of McVities snacks, and in the previous Degusta box’s they have been very good so when I saw there was another one from them i got very excited.

I spotted these were cherry flavour, which normally for me is either hit or miss. Sometimes a snack can be too strong in flavour where it tastes fake or not enough…so lets see how these are.

I took a bit and was only subtly hit with a cherry flavour that for me didn’t last too long, the rest was nice as it was like a normal Mcvities but flavour wise….I was a little disappointed.

I do have a sweet tooth so it could just be me, but not much of a cherry flavour.

My Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups TRIO
Available from most supermarkets

As you may have seen from my previous posts I am a BIG fan of everything Reese’s.

When I spotted these I knew they would be gone very very fast.

As you would expect from them, lovely chocolate flavour with the smooth and tasty peanut butter.

Highly recommended if you like peanut butter and haven’t tried these before.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Bruschette Maretti : Oven Baked Bruschette Chips
Available at Iceland, Lidl, Ocado, Holland & Barrett

About : Crispy & delicious oven baked bread circles made of carefully selected ingredients, offered in a variety of flavours. Generously seasoned on one side only, Maretti are giving you 2-in-1 snack with a choice of intense and mild taste (spices down for intense taste or spices up for mild one).

I looked at the packet and thought oh these will be nice…..but I didnt realise how nice.

I popped the bag open and the smell was lovely, a nice herby Italian smell.

Now to taste…

WOW WOW WOW!!! yes I absolutely loved these, the crunch the texture the flavour it was a 1000% mmm

If you like the sound of this, or the style of snack do check them out.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Cheerios : Vanilla os
Available at Sainsbury

FB: @Cheerios 
IG: @cheerios

I am a cereal person for breakfast, so when I saw I got this I was very happy as I really like Cheerios.

I clicked the kettle to get my coffee ready, and poured this in to my bowl.

I poured in my milk, sat down and enjoyed my morning cereal.

These are very nice, nice flavour and very light so they don’t bloat you which is good as you want to eat and get going to where ever your heading that day.

I will be getting these again.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Sempio : Bulgogi Sauce
Available of H-Mart, Oseyeo Supermarket

This was another one that my dad decided to get his hands on, I guess he wanted to try his chef skills.

He made a nice stir fry and used this sauce.

WOW this was so so nice, it had a lovely BBQ flavour which added to the excising flavour of the stir fry and made it very very moreish.

Highly recommended

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Pot Noodle Fusions : Katsu Curry & Thai Green Chilli Chicken Curry
Available at Sainsburys and Asda

About : Experience a taste of Asia, with NEW Pot Noodle Fusions. Introducing a tasty Thai Green Curry, a spicy Chilli Chicken, and a Katsu fit for a king, all from the nations favourite instant noodle brand*.

FB: @potnoodle
IG: @potnoodle 

Pot Noodles are a snack that I have every now and then, just for quickness and at work for lunch.

These flavours are new to me so I couldnt wait to taste them.

I started with the Thai Green Curry flavour, and followed the instructions on the pot.

The flavour was very nice, and the noodles were nice…overall it was ok.

The chilli chicken was also very nice, and I did enjoy them both and would add them to my lunch snack list.

My 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.

Promo : Gifted

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.

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.

Promo : Gifted

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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