Thursday, 3 July 2014

REVIEW! Ferrero Duplo Whole Milk Coconut...and signing off for now!

Ferrero Duplo Whole Milk Coconut

As I've probably mentioned loads of times recently, Mr Review Addict and I are expecting a baby in September. Whilst obviously very excited, I am also absolutely knackered and struggling to find time to post as much as I used to and I have no doubt that when she arrives, Little Miss Review Addict is going to be taking up most of my time!

With this in mind I have decided that I am going to be taking a break from blogging. I am not yet sure if this will be a permanent thing but for the next few months at least I won't be posting any reviews. So let me take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all my readers and to the companies that have sent me products to review over the last couple of years. Also a big shout out to my fellow review bloggers who have given me lots of support...check out my blog roll in the side bar for links to their blogs.

So on that note, I leave you with one final review and it seemed fitting that it was something chocolatey and coconutty!

This was another chocolate bar sent to me by the fabulous Monstersweets.co.uk. I reviewed the milk and white chocolate versions back in 2013 and was pretty excited to discover that there is a coconut Duplo!

Duplo is a fairly small bar from Ferrero at just over 18g and you can purchase it, including this Duplo Coconut from monstersweets.co.uk for just 55p each. 

Ferrero Duplo Whole Milk CoconutFerrero Duplo Whole Milk Coconut

The bar looks a lot like a log with a sort of ripped effect on the milk chocolate outside. It has a faint and sweet coconut smell to it and the inside is a wafer with a thin white layer of a sort of coconut creme.

It tasted very nice indeed, I love these sort of wafery bars as they are so light and this is the sort of chocolate that I want to eat in this hot weather we've been having. The coconut flavour was quite mild but unsurprisingly I loved it. My only complaint is that they don't make a bigger bar!

Verdict
A lovely little chocolate treat from Ferrero, I loved the coconut flavour and the light texture but I think that most people will agree that you need to eat a couple of these in one go so that is my only reason for the half star deduction.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

REVIEW! Foster's Radler 0.0%

Foster's Radler 0.0%

You may remember that last year I reviewed Foster's Radler which at the time was a new beer combining Foster's lager with lemon. I really enjoyed this drink as it was easy to drink and refreshing. I was recently contacted and asked if I fancied reviewing the new lime and ginger flavour but as many of you will know that I am pregnant so unfortunately I was unable to try it.  However the lovely people at the PR agency sent me some Foster's Radler 0.0% instead!

It's on offer at the moment in Sainsbury's for £2.50 for 4x 300ml bottles. I've only recently started trying alcohol free versions of normally alcoholic drinks, having never had the need for them before but I have to say that I am quite impressed. The regular Foster's Radler is only 2% alc/vol but I didn't miss that 2% in the 0% version, it tasted much the same to me! It still tasted like a weak larger with lemon which is just what I enjoyed about Foster's Radler in the first place so it's great that I can still enjoy it.

Verdict
Foster's Radler 0.0% is definitely a drink that I will be having again. It's the same refreshing taste of the regular Foster's Radler without the booze so perfect for pregnant ladies or people avoiding alcohol.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

REVIEW! Ritter Sport Eiscafe (Coffee Vanilla Creme)

Ritter Sport Icecafe

Monstersweets.co.uk specialise in European Chocolate (and products from America and Australia too!) and they very kindly sent me this Ritter Sport Eiscafe to review. My regular readers will know that I am a massive Ritter Sport fan so I am always excited to try a new bar.

Ritter Sport Icecafe

Eiscafe is a coffee vanilla creme bar and this is not the first time that I've tried a coffee themed Ritter Sport, I also reviewed the Ritter Sport Espresso bar a while back. Both bars are available from monstersweets.co.uk for £1.75.

Ritter Sport Icecafe

The bar had a faint smell of coffee to it but with a much sweeter aroma than that of the Espresso bar. The taste was far sweeter too; it was more of a creamy coffee. I think it's meant to be like coffee ice cream as Eiscafe translated apparently means ice-cream parlour and the vanilla did give a hint of this making the coffee flavour fairly mild.

Verdict
I really liked this bar, the flavour was pleasant but I will say that I prefer stronger coffee flavours so for me the Espresso bar wins if I was to play the 2 against each other. I think this will appeal to people who prefer their coffee flavours a bit more subtle.