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Donald Trump Novelty Items at Home Bargains

Since Donald Trump is making his controversial UK visit this week (and there will be the amazing Donald Trump Baby balloon, pictured above, flying over London to mark the occasion!) I thought I'd post something topical, not a review but a Spotted In Shops with these Donald Trump inspired novelties that can be found in Home Bargains stores. They're pretty genius items to poke fun at the man, and include...

Build That Wall Chocolate Bar:

This says it all really! Maybe Mr Trump would like a goody bag of British sweets with one of these in...

Make America Save Again Money Box:

In need of need a pot of dreams? Make America save again!

Donald Trump Rubber Duck:
Imagine having that thing in the bath with's the stuff of nightmares! *shudder*

There were a few other Trump-themed items in Home Bargains although I didn't get pictures of them all...if anyone spots them, let me know in the comments!

Booja Booja Hunky Punky Chocolate Ice Cream

Considering the heatwave we are experiencing lately I thought I'd review something appropriate for the weather - ice cream! Not just any ice cream but vegan, dairy free, gluten free and organic ice cream made by Booja Booja! I've reviewed their Caramel Pecan Praline Ice Cream before and really loved it, so how does this "Hunky Punky Chocolate" variety compare?

I found this reduced to £2 at a local market stall which is an absolute steal (it usually costs around £6 at Waitrose) so naturally I stocked up. It's made with a blend of reverse osmosis water (how fancy!), agave syrup (a type of cactus), cashew nuts and cocoa powder. Pretty simple ingredients and no weird fillers or stabilizers - can't get more natural than that!

I scooped some into a bowl. It had a nice chocolatey smell and I couldn't wait to get stuck in!

It tastes very good indeed, super creamy and chocolatey, with a light sweet edge from the agave syrup. It's certainly on par with regular…

Munchy Seeds Choccy Ginger & Honey Seeds

Following my review of the Munchy Seeds Salted Caramel Topper, today's review is for some of the smaller packs from the Munchy Seeds range. I was sent a variety to review but today I'll be focusing on the Honey, Salted Caramel and Choccy Ginger. The Salted Caramel Topper is the same thing as these smaller packs, so click the link above for that.

Moving onto the Honey Seeds, these have won a Great Taste Award and are coated in a mixture of sugar and honey. And they're pretty nommable! (is that a word? I'm pretty sure it is nowadays!) They taste crunchy, sweet and slightly savoury all at once with the delicate honey flavour giving them a lighter edge compared to the Salted Caramel. They taste just as good and I suppose you can even pretend they're healthier since honey is more natural than sugar ;) Regardless, it's pretty easy to get through the bag, although they are a lot more filling than similar products like Nakd bars.

8 out of 10. 

The Choccy Ginger variety…

Snacks Box Competition! Including Twix Soft Centres, Oreo Coconut etc

Today's post is a first for Kev's Snack Reviews - I'm doing a joint competition on Instagram @kevssnackreviews with @InstaBics!

The prize will be a box of some of the latest and greatest snacks, including:

1. Kinder Bueno Mini Mix
2. Cadbury Freddo Faces Cakes
3. Nutella B-ready pack
4. Oreo Thins
5. Twix Soft Centres
6. McVities Moments Salted Caramel Billionaires 
7. Orange Smarties Limited Edition
8. Smarties Unicorn Edition
9. Cadbury Freddo Biscuits
10. Limited Edition Skittles
11. Kitkat Senses Mixed Box
12. Jaffa Cakes Lemon & Lime
13. McVities Digestives Chocfilled Thins Double Chocolate
14. Oreo Thins Coconut
15. Maltesers Buttons
16. McVities Hobnobs Nibbles Hazelnut
17. Galaxy Chocolate Rounds
18. Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo Sandwich
19. Nestle Kitkat Ruby
20. McVities Digestives Thins Milk Chocolate
21. Mr Kipling Unicorn Slices
22. Galaxy Wafer Curls

Conditions of Entry - you MUST:
1. Like the Instagram post for the competition
2. Follow @kevssnackreviews and @InstaBics


Vita Coco Light Coconut Milk

I reviewed Vita Coco Original Coconut Milk last year when they launched it, and am quite a big fan of it now. I buy it whenever it's on special offer and prefer it to most nut or rice based milks, as the taste is fresh and the consistency pretty similar to regular milk. However Vita Coco have brought out a new "Light" version, meaning it is lower in fat. It seems a bit unneccesary to me, but I know people are still concerned about fat even in natural products, so I can see there's a demand for it. I picked up this bottle for £2 on special offer in Waitrose recently.

There is half the fat in this version compared to the Original, so the consistency is of course thinner and the taste is not as creamy. I found it very refreshing, just like the original version, but I still much prefer the original. And there's not really much to say about it other than's good for those watching their fat intake I suppose, although IMO I don't think there's a n…

The Grown Up Chocolate Company Nuts! Oh Hazelnuts! Bar

Following my review of the Grown Up Fruit & Nut in milk chocolate, today's review is for their Nuts! Oh, Hazelnuts! A bar containing, you guessed it...nuts! This is essentially their version of a Cadbury's Wholenut, but one just for grown ups of course!

Opening the foil wrapper, the chocolate smelled very inviting, with the whole hazelnuts clearly visible embedded in the bar. They looked very plentiful indeed!

And what a delight they were! They tasted super fresh and go perfectly with the creamy, good quality milk chocolate which is a whopping 38% cocoa solids. It's creamy whilst being rich and satisfying, with the nuts being the icing on the cake quite literally.

Overall, this is another fantastic bar from The Grown Up Chocolate Company, although I have to say I did prefer the Fruit and Nut Bar just because of the variety of tastes and textures on offer there, but this is definitely one for the hazelnut lovers.

For more info and to buy check out The Grown Up Chocolat…

The Grown Up Chocolate Company Fruit & Nut Milk Chocolate

If you've never heard of the Grown Up Chocolate Company before allow me to introduce you. They produce a range of "grown up" chocolates that are aimed more at adults than children and have a variety of bars based on classics, but with an indulgent twist. For example they have their own versions of Bounty, Snickers and even Twix!

They've recently branched out into solid slabs with a variety of fillings, such as Dark Chocolate with Salted Caramel, Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts and today's review which is Fruit and Nut in Milk Chocolate. How does this differ from regular fruit and nut chocolate bars? Well instead of just raisins and almonds it contains apricots and cranberries as well as almonds and hazelnuts, which is pretty unique for a fruit and nut bar!

Opening the foil wrapper the fruit and nuts were clearly visible on the underside of the bar and looked very plentiful.

This bar was certainly jam-packed with fruit and nuts, as you can see above the cranberries…

Charlene's Chocolate Factory Raspberry Dark Chocolate

Today's review is the last bar I was sent from the lovely Charlene's Chocolate Factory, whose bars I previously reviewed included Bubblebum Blonde chocolate, Mint Choc Chip, Beetroot Chocolate and Coffee Chocolate. Today's is somewhat more "normal" in comparison, but just as tasty as the other bars.

Based on the film Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Charlene's Chocolate Factory make unique and colourful bars in a variety of flavours and varieties such as Gin and Tonic, Salt & Pepper Caramel, Cherry Bakewell and even...Rosemary! Yes, they certainly have something for everyone and you can check out their unique range here:
They do a lot of bars suitable for vegans; this one is part of the range and is a blend of dark chocolate with freeze dried raspberries. One side is portioned into blocks whilst the other is flatter and patterned. 

It tastes lovely; the dark chocolate is just the right level of richness and swe…

Munchy Seeds Salted Caramel Topper

Seeds might seem a pretty boring thing to be reviewing, except today's review is not just ordinary seeds. They're flavoured with the ingredient of the moment which is salted caramel, so at least on paper they sounded pretty exciting. But do they taste it?

Coming in a 120g tub, you can buy Munchy Seeds Toppers from or various supermarkets. The ingredients for these are simply sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sugar, coconut and sea salt. They're approved by the Vegetarian and Vegan society and are gluten and wheat free.

The seeds looked pretty unassuming, you can see some specks of coconut and salt mixed in but other than that I wasn't sure what to expect.

They were actually very moreish, the sugar combining perfectly with the toasted flavour of the seeds - I loved them! The little bits of coconut add some extra toasty flavours, whilst the salt brings in a savoury element, but overall these taste mostly sweet. They're super addictive, although w…

Maltesers Buttons, Oreo Cake Bars, Rolo Snack Bars & More!

A long overdue Spotted In Shops today...without further ado let's crack on and take a look at some of the new treats in shops this Summer!

First up - Maltesers  Buttons are now out at Tesco in large and small bags. Nom nom!

Also at Tesco - the new Rolo Snack dessert bars!

This new Cadbury Layers of Joy Summer Trifle is available from Tesco and also Heron Foods. Featuring berries, white chocolate dessert and cream - yum!

New Haribo alert! These Squidgelets are "a soft mix of squidge" and come in flavours like bubblegum and cola. Spotted in Poundland.

Not available everywhere, but I spotted these mini tubs of Toblerone Ice Cream at Heron Foods.

Currently found in Home Bargains, Cadbury have only gone and created Oreo Cakes - pieces of chocolate cake coated in Cadbury chocolate. Yum!

Swizzels have brought their Drumstick sweets to cupcakes, which might be a sweetie overload! Spotted in Morrisons.

Plus there's a Swizzels Love Hearts cupcake kit, how sweet! Available in Mo…