TFI Munchy Sweet Box Gifted Extra : Review

As you have seen from my previous blog post I ordered a munchy box from Taste Irvine and they were very kind to gift me a few extras.

The Extra Goodies

The Goodies

Fanta (Mexican) Fresa : Strawberry

I have had Mexican cola but never Fanta Fresha, so I was very excited to try this.

I chilled it and since we have had good weather sat outside for dinner and had this.

Ohh I liked this! this was just sweet enough, had a nice strawberry flavour and I could have easily had another one.

Very refreshing, lovely taste and moreish.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Mixed Sweet Cup (Strawberry, Blue Raspberry, tango mix and cola cubes)

How cool does this look, lots of colours and am sure taste just as good as they look.

Ohh each of these were really good, the balls were nice flavoursome and chewy and the one that most of us associate with childhood…cola cubes mmmm so good!!

This was finished too fast, as they were just too easy to grab and eat.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Mixed Millions (Blackcurrant, strawberry, apple, bubble-gum and Vimto)

I had no idea what these were, so I had to ask.

I took one and then a small handful mmmm the flavours were nice and these were very chewy.

Since it was in a bag, and open you can probably guess my hand kept drifting and grabbing and drifting and grabbing till it was empty.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Galaxy : White Chocolate

I have recently started to enjoy white chocolate more, as I have made my white chocolate mint mousse a lot recently….remember to check out the recipe on my blog.

back to the this chocolate bar..

When I ordered my TFI box the guys at Taste Bistro said they would throw in this to try as at that point I posted another Galaxy chocolate bar so I was excited to try it.

Ohh this was nice, it was creamy, smooth and had a very nice white chocolate taste to it. Galaxy know how to do a good chocolate, and this was one 🙂

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

Firstly a big thank you to Taste Bistro for all these amazing sweet treats.

As you have seen they looked good, tasted good and very moreish.

Please do check them out, or visit them when they are open and try some of the sweets I had or others and if you do let me know what you got and your thoughts.

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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TFI Munchy Sweet Box Delivery : Review

I have followed Taste Irvine on Instagram for a while, as I have wanted to take a drive and have a meal….then Covid happened and I haven’t managed.

The guys noticed I liked my sweets, and mentioned they have started a sweets section to their business and they were doing munchy boxes which tickled my taste buds.

I took a look at their sweets Instagram account @taste_factory_inc and spotted a box called TFI box which was £15 and placed my order.

The TFI Munchy Box

The Goodies

This looked a great box and I spotted a few that I really couldn’t wait to eat.

Gatorade : Orange

This was my first time trying Gatorade, I have heard of the brand but never tried so this was exciting.

I chilled this and lucky it was a nice evening so I took it outside and enjoyed the sun.

This had a subtle orange taste, but surprisingly refreshing. I don’t know what I could compare it to, I liked this and could easily drink it again.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Herr’s Carolina Reaper flavoured Cheese Curls

This was one of the products that stood out for me, as I was interested to see how HOT these were.

I am not good with spicy foods, so HOT crisps can be hit or miss. I have had some hot crisps in the past that just had a slightly kick, and others where my mouth was on fire but for a few seconds.

I smelled these to start with and wow they had a lovely smell, now taste time.

To start with they had a lovely taste, then BANG! what a kick! and it continued for me for a good few seconds. I decided to be brave and eat a few at once, BANG this kick lasted for much longer.

Overall these were really nice and I did enjoy them but I am sitting on the fence due to the kick for me. If you like spicy crisps, or fancy trying them then do check out Taste Irvine and get yourself a box.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Snickers : Crunchy Peanut Butter

Since learning I am ok with peanuts I have been going crazy trying different products, and this was another one that stood out for me.

I have never seen this in any of the shops I have been in, is it new? or is it only one you can get from Taste Irvine?

Taste time..

This is split in to two small bars, so I took a bit and mmmm AMAZING!! this was so tasty! The flavour of the peanut butter, the gooey centre everything really was perfect.

This was finished fast and one I will 100% be buying if I see this again.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

M&M : Fudge Brownie

I love M&Ms from the chocolate to their products in their shop, so I was very happy to see these as this one is a new one for me.

After biting half of one for a photo, I took a few and enjoyed.

These were soo good, they were just as you would expect from M&Ms. A good crunch and tasty filling.

I am now deciding if these are now in first place or is crispy still winning hmm not sure I can decide.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Goobers : Milk Chocolate Dry Roasted Peanuts

I have never tried or heard of Goobers, so this was a great treat for me as I love trying new things.

These for me were nice, but the roasted flavour came over more than the chocolate but that’s me being fussy. They were very nice, and finished the day they were open…that tells you how nice they were 🙂

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Hostess : Twinkies

I was introduced to Twinkies on my first visit to New York, they are the perfect combination of cake and cream and sweetness.

These were no different, finished in one sitting.

These for me could become so addictive and I could probably eat many in one sitting.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Jolly Rancher : Sour Surge

Now here is a name that I haven’t heard in a while, and a new product for me.

Sour candy can be hit and miss for some people, we know we kinda don’t like it but we still reach in for more….or is that just me?

These brought back memories of childhood for me, the flavours the centre and the memories made me enjoy these much much more.

I went easy on this bag, as I knew I had more stuff to try so I had to leave room.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Laffy Taffy : 2 Flavour Mystery Swirl

Firstly this is a hard product to take a photo off, its sooo long.

I haven’t heard of this before, but it said its got 2 flavours that are going to be a mystery so it was time to unwrap and taste.

This was nice and chewy, and the two flavours I got lime and something else I couldn’t put my finger on it but they worked very well together for the overall flavour.

Due to its size, I left half for another day.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Original : Chocolate Cookie Dough Bites

Before opening this, I instantly knew this would be amazing…come on!! cookie dough!!!

I love cookie dough, warm or cold like this and could easily just keep eating it as its soo good and hits the right spot.

YUM YUM and even more YUM!!!! I could have easily had another 3 packets of these. They were sweet, chocolaty and extremely moreish!

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Jolly Rancher : Watermelon Lollipop

This one I didn’t try, as I am not a watermelon flavour fan or watermelon fan so I gave this one to my dad.

My dad described it was “your typical lollipop but with a slightly sour watermelon taste.”

If your a watermelon fan am sure you would like this.

He finished it and said a 4 out of 5 for him.

Dads Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Laffy Taffy : Banana Flavoured Taffie

Chewy banana flavour treat, that sums it up perfectly.

The flavour was nice and not that fake overpowering banana, it was chewy which is always good and yeah I really liked it.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Airheads : Green Apple & Blue Raspberry

Now here is a name I have not seen in a long time, I instantly thought of school and college years when I saw these.

Lets start wit the Green Apple, its a nice subtle slightly sour apple flavour but if your like me transports you back to when you were a kid…the texture and flavour.

The Blue Raspberry was the same as the Green Apple, but not a flavour I would normally go for.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Overall :

I am so glad I ordered this, as I enjoyed 99% of this box.

I also tried a few new products that I might never have been able to try or buy to try.

If you have a sweet tooth like me, or like what you saw in this review please do check these guys out and treat yourself to a munchy box…oh I should say they also do bigger ones than the one I got.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Christmas Eve box by  @cakesandcrumbsbykim : Review


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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