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Wonderful Pistachios and Almonds review

Did you know that Pistachio Nuts have been named as a top food trend for 2015? Pistachios are the perfect snack; a 30g portion of Pistachios equals approximately 49 nuts, which provides more nut pieces per serving than most other snack nuts, and a reduced portion of 30 Pistachios equals about 100 calories!

wonderful pistachios and almonds

We were sent a selection to try. Wonderful Pistachios are available in four delicious flavours; Sweet Chilli, Roasted Salted, Salt & Pepper and Roasted Unsalted. We mixed them all up and played Pistachio Roulette! The adults loved them and Big Brother seemed pretty happy to eat a few after we had showed him you weren’t supposed to eat the shell.

And if you need any persuasion, apparently the “Pistachio Principle” states that the consumption of in-shell Pistachios may help to slow eating when compared to shelled Pistachios because the left over shells may offer an important visual cue about the amount consumed.

Wonderful Almonds have all the superior quality and taste of a top 2015 nut too. With four varieties – Natural, Roasted & Salted, Blanched and Salt & Pepper – this versatile range is ideal for nibbling on.

I love blanched almonds and these don’t disappoint. I really like the idea of giving the children a healthy snack between meals and these are a great size for keeping in the cupboard or even my handbag. They’ve been really popular and I know I will be looking out for them at the supermarket.


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TGI Friday’s Review

After a busy morning of shopping we treated ourselves to lunch out at our local TGI Friday’s. We had never eaten there before so didn’t know what to expect.

We were shown to our table and we were given menus and activity books for the children.

TGI FridaysThey were really happy to sit and do some colouring and puzzles whilst we looked at the menu.

TGI FridayWe ordered our drinks first and everyone had a delicious milkshake which was surprisingly filling!

IMG_0122Fortunately we didn’t allow them to ruin our appetite. Here’s where my photos end as we were too busy eating to take photos. The children had fish fingers and a hot dog which came with cucumber, carrot and pepper sticks. Little Sis refused to eat her fish fingers because they didn’t look like the ones mummy cooks at home! She’s a fussy eater which is a shame as these fish fingers looked really tasty. Her brother, of course, demolished everything on his plate.

IMG_0123My husband had the Cheeseburger deluxe and I had the BBQ Pulled Pork burger. Both delicious.


We found our main courses were really filling so didn’t need anything else although we were tempted by one of the Sundaes. The restaurant was really busy but we loved the great service and atmosphere. We would definitely recommend it as a great place to eat, especially with Mother’s Day coming up!

Disclosure – we were offered a meal voucher in exchange for our honest review

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Cherry Tree Farm products

We were recently sent a selection of Cherry Tree Farm products to try out. As well as being the name of my favourite Enid Blyton book, it is also the name of a new cooked meats range. We were challenged to make 7 meals in 7 days! I have to be honest and say most of them went into packed lunches which my son and husband enjoyed :)

I was sent a couple of suggestions to make other meals and the Chicken Tikka Wraps were delicious but we never got round to making the Warm Chicken & Potato Salad or American Style Brunch! However these are definitely some recipe ideas which I’ve pinned to the fridge for another day.Cherry Tree Farm

The new cooked meats are great for busy parents who want quick and easy meals. All of the Cherry Tree Farm range is 100% British, low fat, cooked and ready to eat.

The new product range includes:

Hickory Smoked Turkey

Roast Chicken Breast

Roast Chicken Chunks

Roast Turkey Breast

Tikka Chicken Chunks

Wafer Thin American Fried Chicken

Wafer Thin Turkey Ham

The range is available nationwide at Co-op stores.


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