Christmas Day box by  @cakesandcrumbsbykim : Review

GIFTED


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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Christmas Eve box by  @cakesandcrumbsbykim : Review

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It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas….well taste 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 was the Christmas Day box.⠀⠀

I started with the Christmas Eve box, as it made sense too.⠀⠀

Box Contents :

  • Cookies for Santa⠀
  • Reindeer Food (plus message)⠀
  • Candy Cane cup for hot chocolate⠀
  • Chocolate Christmas Tree Cupcake⠀
  • Vanilla Snowman Cupcake⠀
  • Candy Cane Marshmallow Cups⠀

Firstly let me say WOW I was MEGA impressed at the display, the paper, the items everything looked very very professional!⠀

Everything was very colourful, and due to the paper colour it made every item stand out more and create a great look.

Now it was time to see if they tasted as good as they looked.

Cookies for Santa

First thing I noticed was visually they looked super festive, and very much eye candy…time for a taste. ⠀

I have a sweet tooth and these instantly hit the spot, so much so I actually had two one right after the other hehe ⠀

The flavour and texture was really good and perfect for all you sweet tooth followers :)⠀

Oh and yeah I am sure Santa would love to nibble on these.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Candy Cane Marshmallow Cups

How cute are these, with the wee candy cane on top?

These were very cute, and I loved the taste the base was like a biscuit which worked very well with the marshmallow ⠀

These would be perfect with a nice hot chocolate or coffee

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Chocolate Christmas Tree Cupcake

This cupcake was visually really nice, I loved the colour and the decorations…I know what your thinking “not really the right word for a cupcake” but hey its a Christmas Tree cupcake so it works :p

I didn’t really want to bite into this as I liked how it looked….but I had to. 

The base was lovely and soft and the top mmm and both worked really well.

I could have easily had two of these

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Vanilla Snowman Cupcake

How cute does this wee guy look, part of me didn’t want to eat him but the other part wanted to see how he tasted.

This guy was really nice, the base was nice and soft buttery and the topping very creamy and tasty.

Just like everything in this box, I could have easily had more 

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Reindeer Food

This is a lovely idea, plus the little message that comes along with it…a very very nice touch

I am sure kids and big kids will love reading the message, and sprinkling this outside.⠀

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 Eve Box.

Let me start by saying a big thanks to @cakesandcrumbsbykim for gifting me these boxes, they were a delight to look at and an even bigger delight to eat.

From the first bite to the last, everything tasted amazing and I am not just saying that. Everything was baked with perfection, the presentation was perfect and these boxes would be amazing for young and old to lift their spirits up or a nice wee gift.

Please do visit @cakesandcrumbsbykim Instagram profile, follow and place a wee order I promise you that you will love these boxes.

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Swadish (Glasgow) : Review

V: 14th December 2019


I visited Swadish not long after it opened, as Ajay the owner and chef sent me an invite. That night was really good, as I loved everything I ordered and said I would be back.

I always keep my word if I say I will be back, sometimes it may be sooner than expected and sometimes longer due to my busy schedule.

Tonight I went back with my best friend Chris, and we both had an amazing night.

Here is what I had and thought.

The Food

Ajay said when I return I should try the fish, so tonight I had to try a fish dish.

I went in only wanting to have one dish, but when I looked at the starters I had to try something…so my one dish became two.

Starter

Sweet Potato Chaat £5.50 (Vegan)
Spinach, Fritter, Pomegranate, Coriander, Tamarind, Sweet Yoghurt, Pomegranate Reduction.

I wanted to try a few starters but after thinking what one to select, I left to a quick random selection.

This was a really good starter for me, as it was very light, nice flavours and didn’t leave me too full which meant I had space for my main.

All the ingredients worked perfectly together.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Main Course :

Punjabi Spiced Salmon £15.00
Tandoor roasted Scottish Salmon, Masala Potatoes, Tomato and Fenugreek Sauce, Raita.

Wow this was a big portion, and the smell was amazing…time to dig in.

mmmmmm that sums up every single mouthful.

The salmon was cooked perfectly and worked with the sauces and Masala potatoes! everything on the plate and every mouthful was perfect.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Desert :

Ajay came out and we had a wee chat, and it was nice to see him and have a chat again. He offered us a wee desert on the house, and you know me for my sweet tooth I couldn’t say no.

Melt In Love (tonight free thanks to Ajay, normally £7.50)
Ginger Chocolate Sphere with Chocolate Brownie, White Chocolate Mousse, Caramel Hazelnut Crumbs. Hot Caramel Sauce, Dehydrated Raspberries.

Firstly when this arrived this looked very nice, then when the sauce got poured over it oh it was another treat for the eyes. (will be shown in the vlog)

This was very sweet but so so good, the chocolate with the mousse and the caramel sauce oh so so good!!! this just like the other dishes was perfect! full of flavour, and all the ingredients worked amazing together.

This was heaven for me and my sweet tooth.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : n/a tonight
  • Overall : 5

Visit Overall :

Just like my first time this was a flawless visit, service, staff, and the food!

The review, photos and Vlog don’t do this justice, you have to visit here as its perfection!

Swadish is my new favourite Indian restaurant.

Review Scores –

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

Chat to me on here via the comments below, or on my Twitter or Instagram and let me know if you have been here or even tried what I had in this review. I want to hear from you so lets have a wee chat 🙂


Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes (well behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card
  • Vegan Friendly: Yes
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