Gorgeous (St Andrews, Scotland) 2022 : Review

The Visit

I have never been to St Andrew’s and it was on my hit list when the weather was good to visit, today’s weather wasn’t great but I decided to take a drive and have some lunch and check the place out.

I popped into Gorgeous for a quick lunch.

The Food

Brigadoon £7.50
pancakes layered with butter and bacon, drizzled with maple syrup & powdered sugar

A very healthy lunch your thinking 🙂

On arrival this looked really good and smelled very nice…now it was time to dig in as I was very hungry.

This is just as you would expect it, fluffy pancakes with bacon and maple syrup mmmm

For me and this is a personal thing, the bacon could have been a little more crispy but if I were to order this again I would just ask them to do that.

Overall this was a very tasty lunch 🙂

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Visit Overall:

Today’s visit to Gorgeous was very nice, the cakes on entering the cafe looked amazing! so I will be trying them on my next visit.

It’s a very quirky wee cafe but the staff, service and food were very good.

Overall Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

June 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 months theme is Picnic, which is perfect as the good weather is finally here.

XITE : Nootropic Energy

About : XITE Energy contain nootropics that help with cognitive function.
Key benefits are that it’s zero sugar, packed with vitamins, keto and vegan friendly!

We are available online and nationwide through holland and barrett, whsmith.


I used to take a lot of energy drinks, then calmed them down and now on occasion take them, and this is one brand I have never heard of so I was excited to try it.

Ohhh this was interesting!

It was very light, had a nice taste of raspberry…subtle but a nice amount and very refreshing.

I didn’t feel full like I do with some others, and I did feel a boost in my energy today…I would get this again as it was really tasty and refreshing.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Sun-Pat EXTRA : Salted Caramel Crunchy Peanut Butter

About : Fancy a bit of EXTRA flavour? …Ooh go on then! Introducing a brand new flavour explosion from the makers of The Nation’s Best Tasting Peanut Butter. Loaded with caramel coated peanuts and packed with salted caramel flavour. Epic on toast, pancakes or straight from the jar! 

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I think Degusta Box has catered this box just to me as you all know how much I love peanut butter and sweet stuff and this is Peanut butter with salted caramel!!!

I tried a little on its own and on a soft white roll.

On its own your hit with an instant peanut butter flavour, followed by a subtle salted caramel flavour.

On the roll, it was exactly the same.

This was VERY VERY nice and I am sure it will be finished very fast! and now I know this exists I will be buying more.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

PLAYin Choc : JustChocBox M.LK

About : A delicious smooth and creamy vegan chocolate, which has won 18 awards since launching in 2018. The packaging is plastic-free, 100% recyclable and zero waste, and our ingredients are all ethically sourced.

Suitable for vegans and those with common allergens.

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This was a new brand for me, but the description sounded really good and I couldn’t wait to check it out.

This was like opening a fancy chocolate, and bringing out a wrapped block. I loved its presentation, and now it was time to taste.

WOW a nice chocolate taste, but very creamy and soft and extremely moreish!!!

If i see these in the shops I will be buying more as I was hooked on the first bite.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Well&Truly : Crunchies

About : We’re a snacks brand on a mission to unjunk delicious snacks, taking all the nasties out whilst keeping that crave-worthy flavour that keeps you digging to the bottom of the bag. We’ve got 6 flavours, each of which have 40% less fat.

All natural ingredients and are totally gluten free.

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This months box was great as this was another new brand to me, and both descriptions sounded good.

I started with the Really Cheesy one.

The best way to describe these are like cheesy wotsits, slightly crunchier texture, and not as fake a cheese flavour.

For me I felt the cheese flavour could have been a little stronger, but that’s a personal preference.

Now on to the smokey paprika.

Texture just like the other ones, but these had a nice subtle paprika taste.

Overall both are really nice, and due to being 40% less fat these are a great alternative to cheesy wotsits and your other crisps.

These were a perfect snack at work for me 🙂

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

McVitie’s British Icons Chocolate Digestives : Strawberry Cheesecake

There is nothing like a nice digestive with a tea or coffee, or just as a wee nibble.

In this months box there was these “strawberry cheesecake” flavour Digestives….this sounded very good and very yumm.

Visually they look just like the normal chocolate coated digestives, but now time to bite and taste…

OH just as always a lovely texture and then the flavour came across, a nice strawberry flavour subtle but nice. For me I didnt get the cheesecake flavour more just strawberry, but it was a nice flavour.

Its bad to say that half the packet vanished, my hand just kept going in for more.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hellmann’s : Garlic & Herb Sauce

About : Drizzle this mouthwatering sauce over your salad to bring it to life, or add to pizza for a creamy herby dip.

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To be honest I tend to stick with just the normal mayo, as not sure why I have not been too adventurous in this area but thanks to this box it was making me check out something new.

There were some wraps included in this months box, so what better way to test out the mayo was on a wrap.

I am in love!!!

This really added to the flavour of the wrap, chicken and brought everything together and I loved the whole collective taste.

This is another one I will be buying next shopping trip.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

NINE : Dark Choc and Choc & Rasp

About : Every NINE bar provides NINE powerful benefits, designed to look after your health and wellbeing. Sunflower,Pumpkin, Flax and hemp seeds are the nutritional force behind every bar and with at least 50% seeds in every single
flavour it’s a powerful delivery of health and deliciousness in equal measure.

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Another new brand in the box for me, this is great as there are so many brands out there its good to learn of others.

So one of them I couldn’t take as it contained nuts, but my mother told me it was very tasty and she enjoyed it.

The other was all just seeds, so I was safe to try this one.

For me I am not used to a seed bar, so the texture was very interesting for me. The flavour was nice, but for me I don’t know if its for me.

If you want a healthier snack option I am sure this is for you.

My Rating :

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The Coconut Collaborative : Little Choc Pots

About : Little pots of chocolate heaven. You would never know that these are made from coconut milk. We recommend eating them slowly as an after dinner treat, or using them to make the perfect (dairy free) hot chocolate.
*Best enjoyed chilled or can be stored at ambient condition

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These are exactly as the package says, little chocolate pots…but did they pack a big flavour? lets try and find out.

How cute are they? and only 100 calories which is perfect as I am watching my weight these days.

I popped one open and tried it.

MEGA YUMMM so soft, smooth and great flavour for something so little.

The only problem with these pots are, you want more but its perfect as just 100 calories…but I was bad and had all 4 as they are mega YUM!!!!

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Carr’s : Black Olive Melts

About : Black Olive Melts have a perfect balance of flavour and crispness, making them incredibly moreish. 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 products; and our Black Olive Melts are no different.

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Occasionally I like a good cracker and cheese to nibble on, so I was happy to see this as I have never tried these before.

Black over flavour hmm sounded good as I am an olive fan.

I first tried on their own and they had a nice texture, and then the olive flavour came which was subtle but really nice.

I then tried with some cream cheese, and again yum texture and all the flavours came through and was very tasty…I am looking forward to finishing these 🙂

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Deli Kitchen : Carb Lite Wraps

About : With just 14.6g of carbohydrates per wrap Deli Kitchen’s new Carb Lite Wraps are the perfect guilt-free option for your park picnics. Not only are they super soft and deliciously light, the vegan wraps also provide a source of protein and are high in fibre! Available in Tesco 

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As you have seen from my previous review post, I used the Hellmanns mayo and made myself a chicken many wrap with these.

I really enjoyed the flavour of the wraps, and the whole ingredients together. I highly recommend these if your a wrap fan.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

5 Seconds Kimchi Mix

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I have only tried Kimchi a few times but it was many tears ago, and I found it to be ok and when I saw this I thought ohhh this could be interesting.

Unfortunately I was a bad blogger and forgot to take photos of what I made, but I can tell you this is so easy to use and packs a great flavour.

If i spot this in the shops I will be buying it again, as it was tasty and easy.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Caleno : Light & Zesty Non-Alcoholic

About : A lively distilled blend of Inca berry, pineapple, papaya, coriander, juniper berry, green cardamom & lemon peel -twisted with naturally light tonic- the ultimate fiesta! Available at caleñodrinks.com 

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I like finding new drinks and snacks so again this was new to me and I couldn’t wait to taste it.

I chilled it and then poured it out and sat down with Netflix and drank it.

This was very nice, the lemon flavour came over more and was very refreshing. I am glad I chilled this, as I think it probably helped with the tasting.

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.

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The Cove (Gourock, Scotland) 2021 : Review

The Visit

I have been to The Cove a good few times, but sometimes eat what I order before I take photos…bad blogger I know but hey I was hungry.

I visited The Cove (used to be called One Cove Road) on the 23rd May, as its been a while and its a lovely drive and lovely view when your inside having your coffee or snack.

What I Ordered..

Pancake Tower : Maple Syrup & Bacon £6.95

I have had this a few times when I have visited in the past, and I couldn’t not order it today as it was really good.

On arrival this looked very tasty and smelled really good!

I put the slices of bacon in between the pancakes, then poured the syrup all over….just look how good and shiny and mmmmmm it looked.

Time to dig in.

So good! everything made the perfect bite!

The bacon was lovely and super tasty, the pancakes light and fluffy and the syrup not too sweet, and as I said it all worked very very well together.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

I was actually wanting to order a coffee and a small cake, but this was very filling this is all I had. I guess I will have to do that next visit.

If you haven’t visited here before, please do check it out. You get great service, friendly staff, good food and on a lovely day a great view.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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