Veronica’s Baked Crisps, are a baked-not-fried range of gluten-free crinkled crisps that come in three flavours: Barbeque, Roast Tomato & Spanish Paprika veggie crisps and Sour Cream, Herb and Onion. As you can see from the picture we tried out the Barbeque flavour which went down very well. It’s good to know that there’s 60% less fat than regular crisps, and that they contain 100% natural ingredients, and have no artificial colours or flavourings. Another plus point is that they don’t taste like they are gluten-free or low in fat, they still have a good crispy flavour.
We have also been trying out Crunchy Creatures, which are fun dinosaur-shaped corn puffs. They are great for children, but I can vouch for their adult appeal too. It’s nice to know too that they have 40% less fat than regular corn snacks, with no artificial colours or flavourings and are gluten-free.
The Primal Kitchen
Cereal bars tend to be my snack of choice for when I’m on the go. I don’t think I’ve tried The Primal Kitchen bars before though. The new Hazlenut and Cocoa Bar was amazing like eating a chocolate bar, but all healthy and good for you. Like The Primal Kitchen’s other bars it’s cold-pressed and handmade in the UK, and this variety contains just 6 ingredients: hazelnuts, dates, almonds, almond oil, organic/fair trade cocoa powder and natural vanilla.
Natur Boutique’s Organic Lemongrass and Green Tea
Now I’m a bit of an herbal tea fan, so I’ve been racking my brains trying to think if I’ve tried lemongrass tea before and I think the answer is no I haven’t. This tea takes high quality organic lemongrass and combines it with green tea. This tea has a light lemon taste, with hints of mint and ginger, plus the more familiar green tea flavours. I found it refreshing and enjoyable.
Oi1Viannos is produced from Koroneiki olives,which are grown in the mountainous and costal region of Viannos in southern Crete. Olives grown in this area give this oil a more robust taste with fruity and peppery flavours. As a stronger tasting oil, it’s ideal for using on salads or for dipping bread into as you get a fuller flavour.
At BritMums this year I came across Aveeno and I’ve been using some of their products since then. Aveeno products contain colloidal oatmeal which has been clinically proven to help restore the epidermal barrier and leave skin feeling soft and comfortable. It’s useful for caring for dry, sensitive skin and in particular it helps provide a skin barrier function for eczema-prone skin. The products are very pleasant to use and leave your skin feeling smooth and soft. They don’t just produce creams and lotions either and there is a Bath & Shower Oil too.
Currently, Aveeno have launched their first children’s book called The Dry-ventures of Ellie and Eddie: Bye Bye Dry Skin! It’s the story of Ellie and her gecko Eddie who both suffer from dry skin. The book helps children with skin problems understand how they can help their condition. You can download the Aveeno ebook from the Aveeno site.
I’ve tried Bee Good’s wonderful products before, but for some reason, I’d not sampled the Honey & Wild Flax Daily Moisturiser. It’s a gentle, easily absorbed facial moisturiser with a very pleasant scent. It combines the moisturising benefits of British wild flower honey with British propolis (also produced by bees) which has anti-bacterial properties. Add to that a little skin protection from camelina oil (again produced in Britain) and you have a winning combination. I can see this cream becoming a daily beauty regime regular as it is so easy to use and leaves my skin feeling nice and soft.