Month: October 2015

Bumper Violife review

Happy Sunday morning!

The clocks went back and I’ve been up since 8am. I had a particularly annoying day yesterday which ended with me accidentally spraying glue in my face while making Christmas presents. Awful. Anyway, today I thought I would post about my experience with Violife.

The first variety I tried was the classic block.


My first impressions were that it was soft, very easy to cut and had a mild taste. It wasn’t rubbery or starchy like other vegan cheeses that I’ve tried but I wouldn’t say it had a particularly cheesy taste. The first meal I had this in was a toasted sandwich with Marmite but the Marmite overpowered the taste of the Violife, despite this the texture was nice and it melted decently. The second meal I tried the block in was grated on top of a vegan pasta with garlic olive butter. Again the cheese melted well and added a nice texture to the pasta which I had been missing from my dishes.

Linda McCartney sausages

Afternoon everyone,

Sorry I didn’t post yesterday, I had a long day of cleaning and getting ready for making my Christmas DIY presents. Today I’m going to review another product for you, this time it’s the original Linda McCartney sausages.

I remember having these when I was younger in breakfasts at restaurants and I never liked them but I decided that I would now give them another go. I shallow fried the sausages along with some frozen hash browns (because my oven is broken) and then added a tin of beans with my own seasonings, then grated Violife (which I will review soon) on top. I also had a bit of homemade butternut squash and sweet potato mash with my first plate. The result was a very tasty breakfast dish, but how were the sausages?

Graze Wednesdays Part 7


It’s Wednesday again so time for another Graze review, this week I received the Louisiana wild rice and beans, the cocoa and vanilla protein flapjack, beach bum, and dark chocolate rocky road.

The first box I opened was the Louisiana wild rice and beans, which is wild rice sticks and chilli broad beans. I liked this combination, the wild rice sticks are beautifully simple and I really liked the wild rice inside. The chilli broad beans are a perfect pairing because this is where the flavour comes from, the beans are crunchy, spicy and delicious.

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