Showing posts with label Tasty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tasty. Show all posts

Sunday, 14 March 2021

Love Corn - Crunchy Snacks Review

(AD) We were gifted a LOVE CORN care package for the purpose of writing an honest review of the product. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

As a family of five it is fair to say that we go through a fair amount of snacks on a daily basis. This has been especially highlighted during the recent period of home schooling, where it has become apparent that my children have felt the need to have a snack break every hour. However, on a positive note, this has encouraged us to try some new food products and discover some snacks that are different to the usual contents of our weekly shop. 

One of the new tasty treats that we have recently tried is LOVE CORN, which are crunchy corn kernel snacks that are packed full of flavour and available in a range of different varieties to suit all tastes and appetites. We were sent a Love Corn care package to review the product and we were very excited to try them out and learn a little bit more about the brand.

The four fabulous flavours are Sea Salt. Salt & Vinegar, Smoked BBQ and Habanero Chilli and there are a choice of portion sizes which are a 20g snack pack, a 45g portion size and a 115g packet that is perfect for sharing. They are ideal for families to enjoy at home, great for on the go, enjoying with a picnic or packed lunch, or even as a meal topper such as on soup or salads.

Love Corn snacks are plant based, vegan, gluten free, verified Kosher and Non GMO. The ingredients are super simple, just corn that's been roasted then seasoned. For example, on looking at the ingredients for the Smoked BBQ flavour, these are listed as Corn, Paprika, Onion, Garlic, Sea Salt and Sunflower Oil. So simple, yet so tasty!

Each of my children were keen to try specific flavours that suited their individual preferences, whilst I was looking forward to trying out the Habanero Chilli. My youngest son opted for the salt and vinegar flavour and the first thing that he mentioned was that the smell was not too overpowering. This can put him off foods quite quickly, so it tends to be the first thing that he notices. I emptied a 45g packet into a bowl for him and he was able to help himself throughout the day. He really enjoyed them and was very complimentary about the taste and how crunchy they were. He has already asked me to put some in a small container in his lunch box each day when he returns to school next week. The salt and vinegar was also my eldest son's favourite, who enjoyed them in moderation.

My daughter usually dislikes Salt & Vinegar flavouring, but she also helped herself to a few in the bowl and was pleasantly surprised. However, her personal favourite was the Sea Salt. She found she didn't want to eat a full packet at a time, but enjoyed getting a handful every now and again when feeling hungry. She therefore made good use of the fact that the packs are resealable and she enjoyed a packet over 2-3 days.

Both my husband and I enjoyed the Smoked BBQ and the Habanero Chilli flavours and these went down a treat with a glass of wine and a pint of lager in the evening. My husband usually enjoys a snack of ready salted peanuts with a beer, so this was a great alternative that also provided much more flavour.

Overall we really enjoyed Love Corn and we each had our own preference to our favourite flavours. We found them to be really crunchy and delicious and a great alternative to a packet of crisps. I will personally continue to use these as evening nibbles and my children have said that they would be happy to eat them as a regular snack, especially in their packed lunches. We all agreed that they were tasty and enjoyed trying something new and different from our usual choices. 

If you would like to try Love Corn snacks for yourself, then I have a 20% discount code available to my readers. Simply visit the Love Corn Website and enter the code "CRUNCH20" at the check out. Alternatively, if you would like to try before you buy or you're not quite sure which flavour to purchase, then why not request a free sample pack (Postage additional at £1.99).

*Disclaimer - We were gifted a LOVE CORN care package for the purpose of writing an honest review of the product. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Soreen Lunchbox Loaves - A Review

Soreen is a product that I have often noticed in the supermarket, however my children generally like food that they are familiar with and therefore tend to stick to the same food items when it comes to their lunchbox contents.

I wouldn't say that they are fussy eaters, but instead they have their firm favourite snacks and so don't really tend to try new things unless it has been something they have seen their friends eating in school or something that they have been able to have a sample of in a supermarket whilst shopping with me.

It was therefore nice to be offered the opportunity to try the new Soreen lunchbox loaves, which come in two flavours, original and banana. Soreen is the UK's favourite malt loaf and are now available in small convenient sizes. The packs include 5 individually wrapped loaves which is the perfect number for school packed lunches. They are a great source of fibre, and contain less than 0.3g of saturated fat. The Soreen Lunchbox Loaves contain only 95 calories each and even meet the Government's Nutritional Standards for School, which are all reassuring figures for parents looking for a nutritional but tasty snack for their children (or themselves too!).

Both the original flavour and the banana flavour are suitable for vegetarians, which is great for us as several of my daughters friends are vegetarian, so it gives us a handy go to snack to have in the cupboard for when they come round to play. Although they are named Lunchbox Loaves they are also great for an after school snack, or something that can easily be carried around in your handbag for when you are out and about.

The packaging stands out on the shelf, and like I said previously, it is a brand that I have noticed numerous times in the supermarket which I believe is because of the wrapper. The bright yellow colour instantly catches your eye, and the use of red text against the yellow background also makes the brand name very obvious and easy to read.  The nutritional information is featured in the top right hand corner (as you look at it) and there is a handy checklist which provides useful information about being lunchbox friendly and the items being individually wrapped. The small clear window on the left hand side is a great idea, as this gives you a sneak peek at what the product looks like inside and allows you to see both the design and size of the lunchbox loaves, helping you to make an informed purchase.

When it came to the taste test my daughter Emma preferred the Banana flavour out of the two. Initially she wasn't sure whether she liked them, but after a couple of bites she said that they were actually really tasty, and that her initial indecisiveness was just down to the fact that it was a different texture from what she is used to. She was expecting it to be similar to a crumbly cake, so was taken by surprise by the soft and squidgy texture. As soon as she had finished her first one, she then asked for a second which is always a good sign that she enjoyed it!

Ben on the other hand preferred the original flavour, which was great for me as it meant no arguments over who had which in their lunchbox, or who would get the last one in the packet! He found the original flavour really tasty and his pack of 5 only lasted three days as opposed to the full school week as he took a couple of them to football training with him so he could have a quick snack just before he started.

My stepson Liam who is 17 also came and tested these for us when he stayed over this week. He has always been a fan of Soreen and so was keen to try out the lunchbox loaves and provide his opinion. He thoroughly enjoyed both of the flavours and his only slightly negative comment was that he found the smell of the banana one quite strong. He loved the taste though and took several packets of both flavours to school with him the next day.

Overall, the Soreen Lunchbox Loaves were a big hit with our family and the product is suitable for all ages not just children. They can be purchased from Asda, The Co-operative, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Waitrose and The current RRP of the product is £1.35 per pack of five, however several of the supermarkets currently have these on offer for only £1!

Disclaimer: We were provided with samples of this product on a complimentary basis for the purpose of writing an honest review of our experience with the product. All views, opinions and photographs are my own unless otherwise stated.