The GUTsy Captain Kombucha Drink : Review

The Delivery

The guys over at The GUTsy Captain sent me a wee message on Instagram asking if I would like to try one of their boxes, and challenge me to try the drink for 1 week and to share my thoughts and feedback if I notice any benefits.

I am always up for a challenge and to try new products so I said yes and gave them my details.

About The GUTsy Captain

The Gutsy Captain is a delicious naturally bubbly fermented probiotic drink. Every bottle is created and fermented with our own Gutsy Captain probiotic culture and only the highest quality ingredients. Not Pasteurized, No Artificial Colours or Flavours, No Preservatives, Raw, Vegan.

Presentation

I have to just give a solid 5/5 for presentation instantly as this was really good!

It visually looked really good, the front flap was magnetic and the inside looked just as good as the outside.

The Drinks

The guys set me a challenge to try this for 6 days and to see if I felt any benefits from drinking this, and I accepted as I am always up for a wee challenge.

As you can see I got 2x 3 flavours they were

  • Watermelon & Mint
  • Pomegranate
  • Passion Fruit

When I saw the flavours I was a little bit hesitant as I am not watermelon fan, but I always try anything that is sent to me.

Due to this the Watermelon & mint was the first one I tried.

My plan was to have this in place of my morning drink with breakfast, and see how I feel over the course of the day.

I took a small sip expecting it to be just hmm but actually the balance of the mint with the watermelon made it very palatable for me and gave me a nice flavour.

These drinks are carbonated but not a lot, so you get a nice gentle bubble effect while drinking and it really is very pleasant.

Next was the Pomegranate and then the next day was the Passion Fruit.

All of the flavours were very nice to drink, they were not strong flavours but also not subtle just a nice easy to drink flavour.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

Firstly I would like to send a big thanks to the guys for sending me this, and challenging me to try it for a week.

As you read, I was very surprised that the flavours were really nice, and I even liked the watermelon one as the mint just balanced out the flavour very well.

Personally I don’t think one week is long enough to feel any health benefits, maybe a month would have been better but its a great substitute for say your morning coffee or energy drink.

I could easily see myself continuing with this, as I was very pleasantly surprised how nice they were and easy to drink.

Check them out and let me know what you think

My Rating :

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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Boteco Do Brasil (Glasgow) 2021 : Review

The Visit

Tonight I was meeting a group of friends and drinks, and it was great to be back at Boteco.

I have visited here many times and I even filmed an Episode of my Blogger meets blogger series here so I couldn’t wait to order some food and cocktails.

The Food

I wanted to order some tapas to try a few dishes, and I opted for two. I remembered how good these were last time, so I had to order them again tonight.

Pão De Queijo (gf) (v) £4.95
Baked cheese balls originally from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Soft and irresistible!

I had these the last time I was here, and they were super addictive.

I picked one up and took a nice big bite, and it was just as good as I remember.

This is basically a soft cheese ball, kind of like a soft fluffy cheese roll but much much nicer.

These were super tasty and I could have easily had many many more of these.

Guess what I will be getting again on my next visit 🙂

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Risoli de camarão £4.95
Delicious small pastry parcels filled with prawns and served with guacamole dip.

This was one I couldn’t remember the taste of, but I did remember I enjoyed this very much.

I took a bit and instantly remembered trying this the last time, and ohhhh so so tasty!

It was the perfect balance of flavour from the prawns and parcel, and then dipping it in the guacamole dip just added that extra mmmm to it.

Highly recommended!

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

It was great to be back here, the atmosphere, food and cocktails were amazing.

We all had a fantastic night, and said we would be back here soon.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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Is The Cost Of Motoring Driving You Round The Bend?

Is the cost of motoring driving you round the bend? It might be, especially if you use your car a lot for work, family days out, and annual road trips. As useful as your car will be to you for instances such as these, you are going to see a dent in your finances.

So, what should you do? Well, there are ways to reduce the costs of motoring and these include the following. 

#1: Leave your car at home more often

We sometimes rely on our cars a little too much. If there are instances when walking is an acceptable way to get you from A to B, consider using your two feet. You already know that regular exercise is good for you, so this is one way to achieve it. You will save money too!

If you are travelling longer distances, consider getting the bus or train if you qualify for discounted travel passes. And for your daily commute to work or the school run, consider car-sharing with a colleague or parent. You will save money and so will they if you take it in turns to offer a ride. 

#2: Compare car insurance

If your insurance premium is high, remember that you don’t need to stick with the same insurer forever. Yes, you may qualify for an occasional discount if you haven’t made a claim but if you can get cheaper insurance, it sometimes makes sense to switch to a different provider. Use comparison sites to get a handle on the prices out there or Google search ‘cheap car insurance.’ You can click here for one potential option. 

Of course, if you do find a cheaper insurer, you could let your current insurer know. To keep you as a customer they might be willing to offer you a better deal. Another way to save on insurance is to take an advanced driving course, as your insurer will consider you a safer driver and as such, will be more willing to offer you a discount. 

#3: Learn a few maintenance skills

If you’re forever taking your car to the garage for minor repairs or maintenance issues, you may be spending a small fortune. This is mainly because of the cost of labour although you might sometimes pay more than you should if your local garage invents jobs that don’t need doing. With this in mind, here are some tips on finding a trustworthy garage

You will save money if you use a reputable garage. You will also save money if you can learn a few basic car maintenance skills. If you can replace a tyre, jumpstart your car, and change the battery, you won’t need to call on the services of a mechanic. Look for courses near you and sign up for anything that is suited to your skill level. 

Finally

There is much more you can do to save money, of course. You could shop around for cheaper fuel, refinance your car loan if you can find a better rate, and even replace your car for something that is both fuel-efficient and more reliable. So, if the cost of motoring is driving you round the best, don’t despair. It is possible to save money! Consider our suggestions and then look elsewhere online for advice on reducing your motoring expenses. 

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