Thursday, 26 February 2015

Thomas J. Fudge's Review

Let's talk about Mr Fudge, baby. Let's talk about Thomas J. Let's talk about biscuits for cheese, a many-shaped miscellany. 

Hello again, and welcome; and that intro completely rephrasing, paraphrasing (or whatever it's called) the 1991 hit by Salt-n-Pepa is my little way to start this review off. Awhile ago we was sent a box of Many-Shaped Miscellany of biscuits for cheese, courtesy of Thomas.J.Fudge's remarkable bakery. (You see what I was doing at the beginning now?) 

Now me and Neil have sampled Thomas J. Fudge's delights before, but for those of you who haven't encountered his products let me explain. It's all crackers. Well. It's crackers, shards, biscuits, melts and more. In fact, anything you would want to side with a bit of cheese, or maybe a saucy dip, and get out at the end of a successful dinner party. 

The many-shaped miscellany can be considered a bit of a sampler; it's the ideal size for four-to-eight people to share at the end of a meal with cheese and it gives you an idea of what some of these crackery delights are like - maybe leading to future biscuity excursions into other tantalising areas - ooh the temptation! 

There are four of the popular, or traditional biscuits for cheese cracker things (I might be running out of synonyms here) in this 300g box (RRP £4.50). We have your traditional "crisp and clean water biscuit", "Wholesome malted wheat rounds", "deep black charcoal hearts" and "crunchy and rustic fruit and nut crackers". 

Taking each in turn, the water biscuits are exactly what you'd expect. They are more subtly flavoured, crisp and thin. The Malted wheat rounds are similar (but more than a little tastier) to the "digestive-y" style of biscuits you often get in "biscuits for cheese" selection boxes. The crunchy and rustic fruit and nut crackers are exactly that. They ooze flavour and are really quite a nice complement to your favourite strong cheese. 

Our favourites (because I did share with Neil) were the charcoal hearts which were thin, very crispy, and quite a unique flavour which worked well with all the cheese we tried with them. 

All in all it is an ideal thing to have for any dinner-party. It is a good selection, reasonably priced and definitely recommended. Although, don't stop there - all the biscuits and crackers on the site are just as tasty. Well worth a perusal, a purchase and a (word beginning with p that means eating). 

Also - before I forget. WE LOVE THE ART ON THE PACKAGING! Really (sorry about shouting). It is really cool and unique and gives the crackers a feel that you're getting something special - before you've even opened the box!


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Ultimate Girls Night In Giveaway

I haven't been blogging as much recently due to my fatigue playing up and visiting family in January but I am back now and keen to get back in the flow of things. I have lots of posts coming up over the next few weeks including a few reviews, my latest competition wins and more.  But to start I have a wonderful giveaway for you all. 

I don't know about you but I love nothing more than having a great girls night in, Watching a good movie, chatting and munching on some chocolate. If you are the same as me then this giveaway will be right up your street. I have been given a wonderful ultimate girls night in bundle to give to one lucky reader. 

The prize bundle contains:

  • Brand new copies of Blended and the Other Woman on DVD from Cash Generator
  • A 7” gourmet chocolate pizza from Qwerkity
  • A bingo board game, 4 x face masks and a £15 supermarket voucher for a shop of your choice (so you can buy a bottle and some snacks) from

To enter the competition simply complete as many of the steps as you wish on the Rafflecopter form below. A winner will be chosen at random at the end of the competition. The competition is open to residents of the UK only. Good Luck.

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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Pop In A Box - January

Towards the end of last year I started collecting Funko Pop Vinyl figures. A Funko Pop is a figure that comes in a box. There are hundreds of them to collect including tv, film and Disney ones. My very first Pop that Neil bought me was Lumière (the candlestick man) from Beauty and The Beast. Lumière is my favourite Disney character of all time. When I went to Disneyland Paris a few years ago I tried to find things with Lumière on but they didn't even have a pin badge so when I saw they had released a pop of him I had to have him. 

My Lumière Pop

So over Christmas I got a few more pops and my collection grew from there. Neil has also started collecting a few too. 

Then I discovered a brilliant website called Pop In A Box - which is a postal subscription service dedicated to Funko Pop collectors. So I signed up and subscribed to receive one surprise Pop a month (you can subscribe for up to six Pops a month). At the start of January they took the money out of my account for one Pop which was £8.50 and postage. The great thing about the Pop In A Box site is you can go through and thumbs up the Pops that you want and thumbs down the Pops you aren't interested in.  So you know you are going to get a Pop that you want. You can also keep track of all the Pops you own by adding them to your collection so you don't get duplicates. 

So a little later in January my Pop In A Box arrived. I was so excited to open it. I opened up the box and was so chuffed to receive a really cute Dumbo the elephant Pop and a little packet of popping candy. The packaging was great and the Pop was snug in the box with no damage at all. Dumbo is a great addition to my growing collection. I love all the Disney Pops. 

Here is my Pop I received from Pop In A Box this month. He is so cute. 

Pop In A Box Unboxing

My Dumbo Pop - so cute!!! 

Here is my January Pop In A Box unboxing video: 

I would highly recommend Pop In A Box to anyone who wants to collect Pops and receive a surprise in the post each month. I was so impressed with the service I have upped my subscription to two for February. So excited!!! 

Here is a picture of our Pop collection so far: 

Our Poptastic Collection!!!