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Irie Eats Spicy Jerk Wrap Kit

Irie Eats Spicy Jerk Wrap Kit

Hot at home. This is another convenient and tasty meal kit from Caribbean food specialist Irie Eats. Their Spicy Jerk Wrap Kit is just as memorable as their other offerings. They are not dumbed down in flavour. They present an authentic taste of the sun-kissed islands in one’s own home. This kit could not be…

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Squished and Fruity

Squished and Fruity

Energy Balls of Flavour. Squished! It conjures an image of squashed and discarded fruit. But Squished, the company that is, hopes that all that waste will be a thing of the past. Those bin-destined fruits are the treasured ingredients for delicious treats made by Squished. The Squished journey started with three friends who wanted to…

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Mon Dessert

Mon Dessert

Subscribe to Sweet Treats. What do you buy somebody who has everything? Lemon Macarons? Hot Cross Buns? Doughnuts? They can have all those and more from Mon Dessert. There are options for buying these delicious dessert kits: one can pick specific packages or just the equipment, and buy individually or even on subscription. The company…

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Irie Flava Caribbean Curry

Irie Flava Caribbean Curry

A spicy meal kit. Yes, I love cooking but it’s also a real treat to have somebody else do the clever stuff. Thus, I get the credit for a delicious meal but with a fraction of the effort. Irie Eats presents authentic-tasting Caribbean Street Food kits to bring the vibrant ‘flava’ of the Caribbean to…

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International Chilli Collection from Spice Kitchen

International Chilli Collection from Spice Kitchen

Aromatic, warm or hot. The International Chilli Collection tin from Spice Kitchen is a winner. All their gift-quality collections are beautifully presented and superbly practical. This is the third spice box I have reviewed, and they are all of an equally high standard. This particular tin contains everything a cook will need to present chilli-warm…

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Japan Centre Ingredients

Japan Centre Ingredients

Japanese food has become popular in the UK over these last few years. We can find sushi on every high street and ramen shops are everywhere. We want to learn more about Japanese food and we want to cook it at home. Japan Centre has an online grocery store to supply all one’s needs along…

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Finish and Feast this Spring

Finish and Feast this Spring

Fine Dining at Home. Finish & Feast is a home dining package company that partners with some of the most celebrated chefs and companies in the UK. They endeavour to bring the restaurant experience to your own table, and they do it in style. Our box arrived when expected, with ice packs still mostly frozen,…

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KitchenCraft Lime Squeezer

KitchenCraft Lime Squeezer

The perfect bar juicer. Cocktails are more popular than ever. We have bottles of spirits and mixers. We watch celebrated mixologists prepare both classic and contemporary drinks, and when lime is an ingredient it’s always ‘freshly squeezed juice’ that they call for. KitchenCraft Lime Squeezer is an essential part of any bar kit. One can…

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Bring some Caribbean flava to your table

Bring some Caribbean flava to your table

New meal-kit on the block, Irie Eats. Irie Eats is the leading provider of Caribbean food and drink products to the UK. The Jamaican-inspired Irie Eats authentic street-food range features five different traditional Caribbean meals, from Caribbean Curry to Spicy Jerk Wrap Kits with different degrees of spiciness, as well as a side dish of…

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Chiquito® Vegan Burrito Bowl

Chiquito® Vegan Burrito Bowl

A restaurant dinner at home. Chiquito Vegan Burrito Bowl has another word emblazoned on the packing. Oumph! That is the Swedish alternative meat and now it’s partnered with Mexican restaurant chain, Chiquito. These days, more than ever, we look for both choice and convenience. We want flavour and texture and even meat eaters are happy…

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Nielsen-Massey’s Vanilla Extract

Nielsen-Massey’s Vanilla Extract

A drop elevates. There is no pleasure greater than baking. Tempting aromas fill one’s home. Even a simple cake speaks of old-fashioned comfort. Not too many ingredients but they must be of the best quality. Vanilla Extract from Nielsen-Massey is flavourful and convenient. Nielsen-Massey’s Vanilla Extract is ubiquitous in every serious baker’s larder. It’s versatile,…

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Showa Mochicco Fluffy Pancake Mix

Showa Mochicco Fluffy Pancake Mix

Fluffy Japanese pancakes with a hint of aromatic maple syrup! Showa Mochicco’s pancake mix uses 100% Hokkaido wheat flour and has a moist, fluffy and pleasant texture. To conserve freshness, this pack contains 4 individual bags of pancake mix with the enticing aroma of maple syrup and butter. Its special recipe makes the pancakes moist…

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Okonomiyaki at home?

Okonomiyaki at home?

Japan Centre has the answer. I love Japanese food and many people say they do too. There is very much more to this cuisine than sushi and sashimi. There are hot dishes as well, and they are delicious and easy to prepare when one has the fixin’s. Okonomiyaki is a favourite in Japan and now…

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Spice Kitchen Gin Botanicals

Spice Kitchen Gin Botanicals

Add a world of flavour to your gin cocktails Spice Kitchen is one of my favourite family-owned companies. I like their style, and the quality of their products is first class. They have been celebrated for their innovations with spice boxes and chilli boxes, and now they have moved from the kitchen to one’s home…

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Japanese Pancake…or Hot Cakes

Japanese Pancake…or Hot Cakes

Japan Centre – A 1-stop shop I love Japan and when I can’t be there, I cook Japanese food at home. It’s not difficult to make authentic Japanese food but it’s made even easier if one has access to the best ingredients. The Japan Centre in London offers all the culinary support you will ever…

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Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates for Mum

Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates for Mum

Treat that special lady for Mother’s Day Well, that came around quickly! Just finished getting the pine needles out of the carpet from the Christmas celebrations; the dustman hasn’t even collected the champagne bottles (OK, so it was prosecco) from Valentine’s; and now it’s Mother’s Day. But what to give that wonderful woman? A box…

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Spice Kitchen – A Tasteful Gift

Spice Kitchen – A Tasteful Gift

Spice tins and much more Spice Kitchen offers so much for the spice lover. Those enthusiasts can not only enjoy Indian spice collections but others too! African and Middle Eastern selections, world spices and BBQ rubs, spices for kids, Moroccan spices, salts and even gin botanicals are all here to tempt. I have been impressed…

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Good4U – And Tasty Too!

Good4U – And Tasty Too!

Salad toppers for flavour and texture We have all heard it – we must eat more vegetables. We understand the message but for many it’s a big leap. The prospect of a boring salad sends us directly to the phone to talk to the nice chap at the Pizza shop. Good 4U Salad Toppers elevate…

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Thrive Boxes Naturally

Thrive Boxes Naturally

Recipe boxes of quality foods Thrive Recipe Boxes were new to me. Yes, there are plenty of food box delivery services around these days. It’s a sign of the times. But not all recipe boxes are created equal. Thrive is one of the better ones I have reviewed. We enjoyed fillet steak, mushroom sauce, roast…

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Glen Moray – classic single malt

Glen Moray – classic single malt

120 years of Glen Moray whisky Glen Moray in the heart of Speyside has been around for 120 years. It all began in 1897, when the Elgin West Brewery, which had made local ales since 1830 was transformed into the whisky distillery we see today.  The company continued to upgrade its facilities and in the…

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