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Posted on 7:27pm Thursday 9th May 2013
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I am always trying to find good, honest snacks for my children .... you know the ones that they will actually eat, so when I was asked to try the new Walkers Hoops and Crosses, I jumped at the chance to try something new.
Now I have to admit something here, *whispers*, I didn't actually get to taste them! My girls devoured them before I even got a look in. I was in awe of the funky monkey gift that came with our trial pack and too busy reading the literature, so I feel the need to share my new found knowledge ....
I was shocked at those statistics but judging by my daughter's demolition of them, I won't have to worry about their lack of wholegrain with the Hoops & Crosses. My youngest daughter has always had organic "crisps" from the baby range but has never been a huge fan of the subtle flavours, whereas with the Hoops & Crosses, you could see that she was delighted by the Roast Beef flavour. The girls have only tried the Roast Beef flavour so far but there are Salt & Vinger and Prawn Cocktail flavours too, so I am sure that we will be purchasing those on our next shopping trip.
All in all, they get a big thumbs up in our house ..... and as for the monkey, well he is sitting on top of one of our kitchen cupboards, reminding us all to add Hoops & Crosses to our shopping list as they are perfect for lunch boxes too!
Disclaimer : We were sent one packed of Hoops & Crosses to review and have been paid a small fee for our time. Even without this payment, we would recommend Hoops and Crosses regardless.
Posted on 4:52pm Sunday 21st Apr 2013
If there wasn't enough going on over Easter, what with trips to the coast, Easter Egg hunts and the challenge of eating copious amounts of chocolate, it was also the birthday of the man on the pad, unfortunately I had not got him a birthday cake. Anyone with children will know that this is an essential part of any birthday celebration and whilst the "birthday boy" in question is in his (ahem) thirties, the children still expect cakes and candles ...... so step in Baker Days to the rescue!
I love that the Baker Days website give you the option to order before 2pm and they will deliver your cake the next working day, almost anywhere in the UK. All their cakes are handmade and in their words, "no cheap alternatives, no preservatives and no funny stuff", so it is like a homemade cake, perfectly presented (without the crispy edges and dodgy icing - in my case anyway).
Despite being slightly panicked that I didn't have much time to choose the right cake, the website was easy to navigate and I soon found the motorcycle design, which was just perfect for my gorgeous man. I was delighted (and a little alarmed) to find the box on the mat the following morning, upon my return from the school run and wanted to check that it had survived the journey through the Royal Mail postal system. I was genuinely amazed that it was not only intact but came with candles too! As I said earlier, despite the "birthday boy" being a little older than the number of candles supplied (we didn't want to start a fire now did we?) they made my birthday cake "rescue" even better!
The cake wasn't gooey or too sweet, it was just a delicious and light treat on his birthday .... and it also saved my reputation for being ridiculously organised in everything I do!
So Baker Days get a huge thumbs up from all at the Lilypad ..... but shhh, just don't tell the man on the pad ..... it's our little secret!
Disclaimer : Baker Days offered us this cake to review but the review is an honest and natural one. We have no hesitation in recommending the cakes and service offered by Baker Days and provide this review for our friends and followers as a genuine recommendation.