Tuesday, 1 January 2013


I just wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you to all my regular readers and to all the companies that have sent me products to review this year.  I started this blog back in April 2012 just for a little hobby and I have been overwhelmed by how many people actually want to read my reviews.

I also wanted to say a BIG thank you to all the fellow bloggers/reviewers who have supported The Review Addict in 2012 and an extra special thank you to Katherine at Grocery Gems, Dave at The Snack Review, Kev at Kev's Snack Reviews, Cinabar at Food Stuff Finds, Marcus at Choc It Out and also to The Impulsive Buy and Junk Food Guy.

Seeing as today is the beginning of a new year, I thought that I would reflect back on the very best products that I have reviewed this year so here they are, listed by category.  If you want to read the full reviews, just click on the name of the product and it will take you there.

Best Cake

Heavenly Cakes are a fantastic company and I tried a few of their amazing cakes in 2012. My favourite was easily the Marathon Flap Jack which is just like a Snickers flavoured flapjack! Visit their website here.

Best Chocolate

There were quite a lot of new products from Cadbury in 2012 and being a big fan of Cadbury this was great news for me! My absolute favourite was this Dairy Milk Nutty Caramel bar.

Best Sweets

My favourite sweets courtesy of online retro sweet shop The Gobstopper.

Best Dessert

I tried this Cheesecake when I visited Orlando back in November. I loved the combination of moist chocolate cake, chewy brownie, toasted coconut-pecan frosting and creamy chocolate chip coconut cheesecake.

Best Ice Cream

An old favourite (Fossil Fuel) renamed and relaunched this year in aid of a good cause!

Best Snack

2 brilliant new flavours from Golden Wonder, I am looking forward to more new flavours in 2013!

Best Sauce 

This may have been the only sauce that I reviewed this year but I feel that it deserves a special mention as it really is good! I plan to review more sauces in 2013 and this is going to be a tough act to follow.

Best Restaurant Dish

Yes I do eat healthy things too! A lovely light dish from one of my favourite chain restaurants.

Best Takeaway Product

Not as good as Ma's but an awesome substitute.  Although I am told that Pizza Hut no longer delivers to Bracknell...sad times!

Best Other Food Product

A great little snack for when junk food will not do and also one of the best Cheddars I have tried! Check out The Chunky Cheese Co website here.

Best Soft Drink

A lovely combination of sweet raspberries and tart lemons. Check our their website here.

Best Alcoholic Drink

A lovely warming drink for a cold Winter evening!

Best Beauty Product

I have tried a few hair care products throughout the year but I always end up coming back to this one!

Best Cleaning Product

Zoflora has been around for years but I only tried their products for the first time this year. Who would have thought that a disinfectant could smell so nice! I have tried other fragrances since but Summer Bouquet remains my favourite. Sadly I wasn't able to get hold of Limited Edition Warm Cinnamon fragrance as I have heard only good things.

Best Gadget

As a sufferer of Raynaud's Syndrome this heated cushion has been a life safer this winter and now I wouldn't be without it. Visit the Snuglin website here.

Here's to a fantastic 2013 and I am really looking forward to reviewing more great products!  


  1. Ah you're welcome Hannah, and I'd like to say a big thank you for all your support too!

    I love this "Best of 2012" post, it's a brilliant reminder of so many fab products - and great reviews! Your blog is always a pleasure to read and I can't wait to see what 2013 holds!

    Katherine x

  2. Thanks Katherine, and likewise! Hopefully we will see lots of new products this year! x

  3. Hi Hannah, thanks for your support in 2012, we are more than flattered to make it into your Best of 2012! Your review has been a tremendous help to us.

  4. You're more than welcome- it has been a great year. We're building a little blogger community!

    This 'bets of' post also has some amazing food porn photos in it. That piece of cheesecake is outrageously good looking.

    1. That Cheesecake was a complete beast. I wonder if I could persuade the Cheesecake Factory to deliver to the UK lol.