Month: December 2011

Review of Fine Teas and De-Luxe Ground Coffee – by Northern Tea Merchants

Award winning Northern Tea Merchants have a somewhat idealistic and well principled approach to the way they do business. Being registered as a Fair-trade importer and with both The Soil Association (UK5) and The Organic Food Federation (UK4), they are able to blend, pack and distribute what they know to be the very best tea, coffee, chocolate and cocoa products. The business is well established and it supplies locally to areas of North Derbyshire and across the UK as a whole, as well as exporting to wider places of Europe, America and Asia. Agreed, the working ethics is admirable, but much of their longevity is also down to the expertise gathered over time and having passion in regard to the business of merchant trading, with an emphasis on the sourcing of quality products and the provision of excellent customer service. Northern Tea Merchants are web retailers too, selling online at http://www.northern-tea.com/ and, for people living and/or visiting Chesterfield there is a shop and a cafe (a visitor attraction in its own right) situated on Chatsworth …

White Glo

Australian brand, White Glo produces a dental whitening range which includes a Night and Day Toothpaste Pack, toothpaste with an extra strong formula for Coffee and Tea Drinkers; as well as bottled mouthwashes in a choice of two flavours. White Glo is a leader of whitening toothpastes and other oral hygiene products in Australia, but is currently a niche product here in the UK. Boots are now selling, however this was not apparent on my recent visit to Westfield, Derby (though available online http://www.boots.com ), and it will not be too long before White Glo will be a part of the mass market nationwide, because what they offer is something a little different, in particular the unique Night and Day which is two products in one. White Glo – Night and Day Whitening Toothpaste Pack rrp £4.60 (with anti-stain toothbrush, 100g (65ml) Day Toothpaste and 85g (65ml) Night Gel). The Day Toothpaste claims to whiten, shine and polish and provides a ‘micro-wax protection shield’ whereas the Night Gel claims to freshen and revitalise the mouth. …

Printed Face Masks by Mask-arade

Midlands based ‘Mask-arade’ have not been slow to cash in on their extremely affable invention of making and supplying humorous, face covering masks, that add much entertainment value whatever the occasion or event. They now supply to Next, W H Smith, Clinton’s Cards, Funky Pigeon and Selfridges as well as hundreds of independent retailers and web sites. Personalized photographs can also be turned in to party masks email info@mask-arade.com for details. The masks are made from stiff card and presented in high quality print. The majority are available in a size that fits an average adult face 300mm(L) and 210mm(W) – elastic length 440mm (approx) , whereas others are styled so the lower part of the face remains uncovered (click here for samples of other half faced masks with a Christmas theme – most of these types are priced at £3.58 each.) Character masks that are geared for children measure 270mm L and 190mm W – elastic length 420mm (approx). Note: The masks are unsuitable for children under 3 years due to the length of …

Animal Crayons

                  Animal Crayons are unusual, pointy shaped colouring crayons with much child appeal. Each one (six in a box) is approx 4” long (10cm). They are quite chunky so ideal for small hands. Each crayon is topped with a charmingly detailed animal shaped head; all with a cute expression. The colours include bright yellow, orange and red, as well as rich, deep shades of pink, green and blue. These are made from a cleverly designed plastic which performs much the same as traditional wax crayons. The colour transfers onto the paper easily on application and without much pressure needed, and there is no loss of colour intensity in the process. You can be quite precise and direct because of the pointed end, but also fill, scribble, and blend effortlessly. Designed to reduce mess the plastic formula does not melt on the hands of the user, and are quite sturdy too and so unlikely to snap, therefore, on both of these counts they certainly out perform some of …