Redhead Roundup – Food & Drink {September}

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Here are a few food and drink products that we’ve been enjoying this month:

Keep Me Going Cereal

I’ve always felt that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and like to have something filling but healthy to start the day. We were sent the Keep Me Going Cereal to try and I immediately loved that compared to Special K Original, Keep Me Going has 8 times less salt; 60% less sugar; twice the fibre; and a low Gi, similar to traditionally made porridge. It sounded like the sort of thing I would really enjoy.

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The cereal is wholegrain and oat pillows and to be honest it didn’t look the most appetising compared to other cereals on the market but although plain tasting – due to the lack of sugar and salt – the children and I enjoyed the cereal especially when we added fresh banana or strawberries to it! Keep Me Going would be the perfect alternative to other breakfast cereals and is definitely worth a try.

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Shaken Udder Salted Caramel Milkshake

We have reviewed Shaken Udder milkshakes in the past so when they got in touch to introduce us to their new Salted Caramel Milkshake I just had to try it. Like the other Shaken Udder milkshakes, the Salted Caramel is thick and creamy with a really rich a wonderful flavour.

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Salted caramel is one of my favourite flavours in life and I can’t recommend the Salted Caramel Milkshake from Shaken Udder enough. If you’re not a fan of salted caramel though there are plenty of other Shaken Udder flavours to try – and some especially for kids too!

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Innocent Smoothies

We were invited to an Innocent event in August and got to try Innocent’s new range of fruit and veg smoothies for kids. Both the carrot and beetroot flavours were lovely – and if you didn’t know they had veg in them you probably wouldn’t realise! A great way of getting your kids to have an extra boost of vegetables each day.

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Primal Pantry Bars

Something we found in our August Degustabox was a couple of Primal Pantry Bars. The bars are made to suit a paleo lifestyle and free of grains, dairy, refined sugars and vegetable oils and always made with 100% natural ingredients.

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As someone used to snacks and cereal bars full of sugar – amongst other things – my initial reaction was that they tasted quite plain but not in a bad way. They were wholesome, moreish and a great alternative to typical cereal bars.

itsu Snack Box

itsu have opened a new restaurant near us and to celebrate they sent us a snack box full of  tasty but healthy treats symbolic of the sort of thing itsu produce.

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The box had all sorts in it from seaweed thins to honey cashews, wassail peas and milk chocolate rice cakes. It was pretty much my idea of heaven in a box!

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Dr Oetker Mug Cake

In our latest Degustabox I was introduced to something that literally blew my mind – Dr Oetker Mug Cake! A packet that you mix with milk in a mug, pop in the microwave for a minute and it becomes cake. AMAZING! It’s perfect for those days when you really need cake and don’t have any in the house and don’t have the energy to make one either.

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S’Mores

I heard about S’mores a month or so ago when they started to appear everywhere online. S’mores gave me the inspiration for my Oreo Pizza and soon after that I was sent a lovely box of goodies from Certainly Wood. The box included everything we needed to make traditional S’mores in the comfort of our own home.

The combination of the chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers all melted together is wonderful and we’ll definitely be cooking these on a camp-fire if we ever have a chance!

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Disclosure: We were sent the above products for inclusion in this post however all opinions are my own.

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