Month: April 2012

Review of Jumbo 4-in-a-Row Garden Game

  Big Game Hunters is a one-stop online retailer of large scale outdoor games and outdoor play equipment such as trampolines and accessories, climbing frames and play houses, indoor/outdoor table tennis tables, pools, sandpits and basket ball equipment, as well as large indoor sporting and leisure equipment i.e. snooker and pool, air hockey and football tables.” We have been given opportunity to review an item that falls under the Garden Games category: A Jumbo sized 4 in a row game priced at £99.99 on the website (as at end of April 2012) This is a hugely scaled up version of the timeless table top game that promotes logical thinking. Consumers really like to buy familiar items in mini or maxi sizes, and so it is an ongoing trend in manufacturing to copy popular selling items and childhood favourites and produce them in smaller, or, as this case, up-sized versions. It is all down to the novelty factor. This unique design with the tried and tested concept is regarded as a games classic. A two player game …

Oatie Biscuits and All Butter Shortbread by REIDS of CAITHNESS

We like specialty biscuits and to see new versions of old recipes, and we like it when food producers experiment with new flavour combinations. Based in Caithness, North Scotland, the Reid family have been producing finest quality biscuits for many years, and promoting biscuits and loaf cakes since 2009. REIDS twin traditional baking of predominantly oat based biscuit recipes with an up to date twist. We present, in this review, the following flavours: Maple & Pecan, Banoffee, Vanilla & Pecan and Wheatfree Oaties, as well as a selection of time honoured recipes: Honey & Oat biscuits, All Butter Shortbreads and Groaties (handmade oat cakes). But it is down to that ole cookie really, as to what is preferable in a biscuit recipe. If you have a preference for the coarse and bitty texture pertaining to the use of rolled oats in baked products then you will enjoy all of the following oat style biscuits from the Tartan Range. All featured have a soft texture with some munch-style crunch to them, are various shades of golden …

EFFUSION LAMP – from The Lotus Flower Inc (UK)

The Effusion Lamp will fragrance the whole house, the scent travels from room to room over an approximate time span of 45 minutes. Makers, New Leaf Aromas, claim that ‘the air purification technology destroys all odours and airborne bacteria’. This claim cannot be verified in this review, although we believe it would certainly be effective in replacing cooking and pet smells and other nasty niffs while the lamp is working. The Midnight Iris fragrance oil contains 90% Ethyl Alcohol and so is highly flammable – with Wild Iris, Sandalwood, Patchouli and Vertiver the scent omitted is of a heady, oriental blend and we recommend that the lamp, when in operation, be placed in a room which is uninhabited whilst diffusing- this is purely because the scent is very strong at close quarters. Unlike candle products that burn with a naked flame, the fragrance, scientifically speaking, enters the atmosphere through the conversion of ions. The lamps are available in many colours and finishes and are tasteful, stand alone pieces when not in use. For Adults only …

Nibblebox – a review of health food snack boxes by www.graze.com

***** Graze snacks encapsulates peoples’ love of nature and community, of freshness and novelty, and of convenience and indulgence. This opening line may sound more like an advertorial than a review style feature, but it does nicely sum up the concept. We have all seen the advertisements with the funky marketing style which promotes a friendly, pictographic process, that, when followed step-by-step online you subscribe to the receiving of a Graze box(es) at least once a week (Subscription can be cancelled at any time). To order visit http://www.graze.com/ How it works Pre-order to receive a delivery as frequently as you wish over the course of one week, on a daily basis, excluding Sundays, and for each subsequent week that follows. In other words you can arrange to receive a delivery once, twice, three times a week, and so on, up to five times, and then for every week thereafter. Graze boxes are delivered to the home or the workplace. First box you buy is £1.89 and for the second two boxes you pay £3.29 each, …