When a call went out for someone to test out some tasty snacks I was obviously at the front of the line. I work ridiculous hours sometimes starting at 4am and finishing at 11pm so that I can work full time from home, still have quality time with my family and also be flexible for when the kids need me to be. I can juggle all of this pretty well and enjoy it however when it comes to fueling my body I’m not quite so organised to be honest.
I grab (usually unhealthy) snacks because I’m hungry and because they are easy and don’t take up any time. I can run upstairs and devour whatever I have at the desk and crack on. These sorts of snacks don’t satisfy my energy needs or often my satisfaction overall and so when I was introduced to Double Dippers from Mattessons I was curious.
I was sent these protein packed snacks which are tasty, filling and easy (and have a spork – a SPORK!) in them in four different flavours, Italian, Thai, Tikka and Classic (with a ranch dip). While not huge these snacks are enough to fulfill me without my resorting to calorie laden rubbish and the fact that they taste so good (and there is a spork) makes them a clear winner. Roy tried the Tikka flavoured snack in his lunch at work and his feedback was…
“Seriously more-ish, the only problem is that I only had one in and could have eaten three!”. This is not a reflection on the snack as Roy is famed for eating two of my Mum’s Xmas dinners with ease. The man has an appetite and a half! It does speak to the quality however.
Each pack contains 100% chicken pieces, a dip/sauce and a toasted crumb crunch which together make up a tasty and convenient snack.
If asked I would usually tell you that I don’t *do* pre-bought snacks however being a healthier and more wholesome variety these are more than that and will find their way into the Cawood kitchen once more.
*This is a sponsored review with product being sent to us free of charge by Mattessons and a small fee being paid for an honest and open review.
I love Christmas. I am already being told on my social media accounts to pack it in with the festive cheer as it is still only November, I have a stack of Christmas magazines to plough through and my Pinterest Make and Do board is quickly filling up with new Christmas crafts to make and enjoy with the kids.
One of the most special days for us when it comes to Christmas preparation is the day that we put the tree up and decorate our home. We have the same decorations every year and the familiarity of these (as well as the fact that they look fabulous) all add to the traditional feel. That isn’t to say of course that we don’t add extras in such as new decs, candles and new traditions and finding news things is all part of the fun.
I previously bought a lot of my decs from Precious Parcels. The nutter that runs Precious Parcels is a very good friend of mine and works harder that most people I know. The best thing is she absolutely loves what she does and it shows!
Natalie has personalised gifts and treats for all occasions and throughout the year however today I am sharing with you her Christmas range.
These sacks are brilliant! The ones under the tree (click to enlarge) are ones I have for Kieran and Taylor and they hold quite a lot! They measure 60xm x 110cm, are made from hessian and come with a personalised star. Each sack costs £14.95 and may be used year after year.
This is my absolute favourite of all my decorations (and there are many!). This handmade plaque measures 15cm x 10cm and features 3D holly, red gingham ribbon and raffia. Each costs £10.95 and look utterly fabulous.
I don’t have either of these *shock horror* but the gift for Santa and Rudolph plate is on my list for this year. The boys putting mince pies and carrots out on Xmas is another of our favourite traditions. Each personalised plate is just £19.95.
These are just a few of the fabulous items Natalie and Precious Parcels have on offer at Christmastime. Don’t leave it too long to order though as the last order date before Xmas is 5pm Sunday 8th December.
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