Cheaze cheese makes me smile

Cheaze allows me to explore the world of cheese in the comfort of my home one bite at a time. Whether you’re a cheese connoisseur or a complete novice Cheaze has a cheese suitable for everyone. Cheese can be enjoyed anytime of the day be it breakfast within an omelette, or a cheesy soufflé for lunch, or perhaps a cheesy gratin or just simply on it’s own. Cheese can be enjoyed in so many different ways and for me always brings a smile to my face. Now Cheaze has a new subscription service in place so you can enjoy five different cheeses on a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly basis.

Courtesy of Cheaze I was gifted one of their new subscription boxes to sample at home. The beauty about their subscription boxes is that not only will you receive five different cheeses which have been hand selected from around the world but also you’ll receive crackers as well as a few free mystery surprises.

Cheaze

Cheaze sell a selection of a great tasting range from British to Continental cheeses providing customers an exceptional cheesy experience at home.

They deliver a range cheese that have been produced all over the world, so there is no need for you to dash around the supermarket or surf the net to discover a decent cheese. With Cheaze you can also learn how to pear and eat each cheese with their handy instruction cards taking you on a Cheaze journey.

Apart from a selection of cheese boxes Cheaze now sell subscriptions so you can enjoy five different cheeses on a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly basis.

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AmazingCo mystery picnic adventure around Camden & Primrose Hill

This summer if you are looking to have a picnic but want to explore new areas and learn interesting facts along the way then check out AmazingCo whom provide a variety of great Mystery Picnic Adventure within London and beyond.

With London being so huge there are still many areas which I am still to discover and explore and so it can be a little daunting in where to start but thanks to AmazingCo they provide a unique and fun way to explore some London boroughs thanks to their Mystery Picnic Adventures. London is full of history dating back to the ancient Roman times to modern day and the streets are filled with hipster cafes, ancient buildings and so much more to explore. AmazingCo tours helps all discover boroughs in a fun unique way from clues to solve, interesting facts about the area, and provide tasty food to collect along the way.

Courtesy of AmazingCo I was kindly given the opportunity to experience along with friends their Mystery Picnic Adventure which I discovered some amazing eateries and even learnt some interesting facts about Camden and Primrose Hill on my tour.

SPOILER ALERT: I have listed the cafes / restaurants and food in which I collected along the way plus a few interesting facts I learnt upon doing this tour via AmazingCo so if you are planning doing this tour then STOP reading as so you don’t spoil the surprise for yourself.

AmazingCo

AmazingCo are a global team of creative dreamers and designers delivering unique days out and special celebration experiences and activities to help people connect and have fun.

Their mission is to help you live a more fulfilling life, and they believe the most important place to start is to help all connect with your city, and with the people important to you.

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Waagyu Burger and Haar at Home sell luxurious Lobster Brioche helping to pimp up your lunch

If you are a fan of MasterChef the Professionals then you will be pleased to know that Chef Dean Banks who made it to the finals, not only did he open up his own restaurant Haar back in 2019, but in 2020 he joint forces with Waagyu Burger which he helped create Waagyu burger home kits which can be enjoyed all across the UK. Now for 2021 Chef Dean Banks has created a luxury Lobster Brioche home kit giving hungry diners a very pimped up lunch of succulent lobster within soft tasty brioche buns all at an affordable price. The Lobster Brioche can be purchased either at Waagyu Burger or even Haar at Home.

Courtesy of Waagyu Burger I was given a Lobster Brioche home kit to try myself at home to show how easy it is to make a lobster roll and how delicious a lobster roll can be.

Chef Dean Banks

Chef Dean Banks has worked in many top class restaurants and since appearing on MasterChef Professionals he even opened up his own restaurant Haar Restaurant  in 2019 bringing diners a sensory experience like no other. Haar stimulates all your senses as you dine. After launching Haar, Dean quickly became one of Scotland’s leading Chefs. 2020 Dean launched Haar at Home delivering a seafood focused fine dining home experience. All of which the seafood comes from Scotland. Followed shortly on he launched Waagyu Burger delivering DIY burger kits across the UK which are burgers that are made from delicious high quality Waagyu beef but at affordable prices.

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XITE Energy time to be reenergised

From time to time we all need an energy boost be it for whatever reason fatigue or to improve our performance. XITE Energy drinks are great for that extra boost of energy. Their drinks contain high levels of caffeine and other ingredients, such as guarana, taurine, vitamins, minerals or herbal substances to help stimulate your body & mind. The beauty though about these energy drinks is that they are unlike other energy drinks as they contain NO artificial flavourings and sugar and are fruity.

Thanks to XITEenergy and Thisis_espresso I was gifted a few samples of XITE Energy drinks to try and I was instantly refuelled with energy after drinking a can.

XITE Energy

2018 Oliver Bennett and Megan Jones set up XITE Energy to bring to the market a energy drink like no other.

XITE Energy is a healthy energy alternative that doesn’t compromise on taste or function.

Their energy drinks are the first UK nootropic drink which includes three active nootropics. Their healthy energy drinks helps nootropics, helps to maintain cognitive health, focus, well-being and performance.

The natural caffeine within helps keeps you going for longer without a crash, and the nootropics will help you keep focused for longer, making you mentally and psychically sharper. It is also 100% vegan, zero sugar, diabetic friendly and full of ginseng and b-vitamins. 

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Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza does bottomless pizza

Pizza is always a great go to meal be it for lunch or dinner as it’s quick to cook and filling. Choosing a pizza can be tricky as there are a vast range of flavours out there plus sometimes eating a large pizza after a few slices can become a bit boring. Gordon Ramsay’s Street Pizza though has the perfect solution as they sell bottomless pizza, so you can enjoy a variety of flavours and eat as little or as much as you like for just one payment.

Pizza has been around since the 10th century. It is a popular savoury Italian dish which is made from a dough which is flattened into a round shape usually, and topped with tomatoes, cheese, and a variety of other ingredients, such as anchovies, mushrooms, olives, pineapple, meat, etc., which is then baked at a high temperature, traditionally in a wood-fired oven.

I was invited on a PR basis to dine at Gordon Ramsay’s chain Street Pizza at their newest establishment in Southwark back in October 2020. I visited December but literally the next day it was closed due to new lockdown from the government as Covid had risen in London. Now restrictions are lifted (17 May) and Street Pizza has now reopened it’s doors to hungry pizza lovers.

Gordon Ramsay

Gordon James Ramsay OBE is a British chef from Scotland. He has many restaurants across the world which he has won 17 Michelin Stars for his cooking but he is also known to many through his TV appearances such as Hell’s KitchenRamsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Kitchen Nightmares, MasterChef Junior and so many more.

A variety of Gordon Ramsay restaurants can be found across the UK and the world from selling burgers to gourmet cuisine.

Street Pizza at Southwark

2018 Gordon Ramsay expanded his empire by bringing to London affordable pizza. There are four in total St Pauls, Camden, Battersea and Southwark. Southwark is the latest to the chain which opened back in October 2020.

At Street Pizza diners can enjoy delicious pizzas, sides, desserts, cocktails, quality beers, wines and soft drinks.

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SuperGlow ayurvedic superfood

We are always looking at ways of getting healthier be it exercise or eating food which is healthier. SuperGlow sell a range of ayurvedic powders that are healthy and can be combined in foods or drinks. Plus their powders help the mind, body and soul in a number of different ways thanks to the minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Superfoods have gained quite a popularity recently as food trends have evolved rapidly over the years.

I was gifted a selection of ayurvedic powders by SuperGlow to show me that adding their powders within my food or drink can help improve my health in a number of different ways.

SuperGlow

SuperGlow is founded by Demi.

SuperGlow sell ayurvedic powders which are all organic and vegan friendly. The powders can be added into food or drink easily adding that extra nutrition to anyone’s diet. Souring only the best organic produce, from around the world, Demi creates single and blended powders that can be used easily.

The powders can help the body manage stress. It can also help fight symptoms of anxiety, street and depression and boost brain function, lower blood sugar and cortisol levels. As all their powders are designed for everyone who wishes to improve their overall well being, boost their immune system or simply look better. 

Since SuperGlow’s launched it has had much success amongst food enthusiasts, writers, yogis and even athletes who have proved that they work. SuperGlow superfood powders are not supplements, they are an optional way to increase the amount of nutrients in your everyday life. Simply add a teaspoon to your soups, meals, smoothies or juices.

Helping my mind, body and soul

Not really having ayurvedic powders before I was excited when I received my four different flavoured powders by SuperGlow. Each came within easy reseable colourful packets, which each was marked clearly in how they are good for the body or mind.

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Popcorn Shed popping with flavour, crunch, sweetness and sourness

We all love a sweet or sour snack to munch on and Popcorn Shed popcorn is the answer as they sell a wide variety of popcorn from Salted Caramel to Blue Cheese popcorn. Popcorn Shed popcorn comes in handy boxes shaped like a shed with a viewing window displaying their yummy popcorn. Popcorn is widely consumed worldwide which is generally eaten within theatres, cinemas and at home.

Popcorn dates back as early as 4700 BC as evidence of corn which was popped was discovered within Peru by archaeologists. From the 19th century, popcorn which could be popped up at home was sold across the USA under the name Pearls of Nonpareil it was not till 1848 that the actual term popcorn came about. All that was required to achieve that perfect fresh tasting popcorn at home was a stove, pan with lid, oil or butter and the kernels. Popcorn was in fact a widely consumed breakfast cereal by the Americans which they added to milk and sweeteners. Since the 1800s popcorn has evolved and can be cooked in a variety of ways from within an air popped popcorn machine to microwaving within a microwavable bag.

What is popcorn though you might ask? Well popcorn is a corn kernel which when heated within oil expands and puffs up. Each kernel of popcorn contains a certain amount of moisture and oil. The outer hull of the popcorn kernel is strong and impervious to moisture and the starch inside consists almost entirely of a hard type. As the oil and water within the kernel are heated, they turn the moisture in the kernel into pressurized steam. Under these conditions, the starch inside the kernel gelatinizes, softens and becomes pliable. The internal pressure of the entrapped steam continues to increase until the breaking point of the hull is reached. The hull there upon ruptures rapidly and explodes, causing a sudden drop in pressure inside the kernel and a corresponding rapid expansion of the steam, which expands the starch and proteins of the endosperm into airy foam. As the foam rapidly cools, the starch and protein polymers set into the familiar crispy puff. When the popcorn has finished popping, sometimes un-popped kernels remain. Known in the popcorn industry as old maids, these kernels fail to pop because they do not have enough moisture to create enough steam for an explosion.

I was gifted a variety pack courtesy of Enjoy Stevie who sell a range of products from a vast number of businesses at reduced prices. With Enjoy Stevie you can SAVE 15% off Popcorn Shed.

Popcorn Shed

Operating out of their garden shed since 2016, Sam and Laura bring to the market their gourmet popcorn.

Their gourmet popcorn is made by hand, using the highest quality ingredients, which are carefully sourced, and lovingly crafted plus free of any nasty preservatives or additives. Reinventing this worldwide consumed snack, Sam and Laura wanted to make popcorn pop by introducing flavours to their super-premium gourmet popcorn all of which are cooked and achieved by an artisan cooking process.  

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Slate sell the finest artisan cheese

Cheese is one of the most popular consumed foods in the world. Did you know? that in Britain alone there are in fact over 700 British cheese producers. With such a wide range of cheeses sold within supermarkets not just from England but all over the world it can be hard to decide what to choose but thanks to cheese suppliers Slate Cheese whom sell the finest British and European Cheeses, cheese making has been made that much easier.

Cheese is generally made from milk from grass fed animals. Did you know? though that eating cheese is actually great for your health in so many ways. It is a good source of calcium, protein, omega 3 and provides a vitamins A and B-12, along with zinc, phosphorus and riboflavin. In fact medical studies have proved that eating around 40 grams of cheese a day could in fact help to reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. These nine cheeses are regarded as the top nine healthiest cheeses to eat:

  • Mozzarella,
  • Blue cheese,
  • Feta,
  • Cottage cheese,
  • Ricotta,
  • Parmesan,
  • Swiss, and
  • Cheddar

Courtesy of Slate I was gifted a variety selection of cheese all of which have been produced within East Anglian, Norwich.

Slate

Slate is a family run business which came about in 2017 by Clare Jackson and her father John Ormerod. They are a specialist cheese retailer and delicatessen with shops in Aldeburgh and Southwold, Suffolk. Both stores sell the finest curated range of British and European artisan cheeses.

Within any of their shops you will be warmly welcomed by their friendly and knowledgeable staff who are all cheese enthusiasts and have been trained by the Guild of Fine Food and Neal’s Yard Dairy. They will be able to advise you on storing and serving their variety of different cheeses and even offer tips for creating a fabulous cheeseboard.

Slate cheese can also be purchased online and delivered to your home directly. With such a vast choice of deluxe cheeses to choose from soft to hard you can always call Slate team for any questions you might have for advice on cheese.

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Out of the Box makes meal times that much easier

I love to cook as it is a great way to relax but sometimes I haven’t the time. However I hate buying pre-prepared food though as they contain so many chemicals, artificial flavourings, salt etc are used within them and to be honest none even ever taste that great either, until now. Out of the Box meals are made by passionate chef Theo Lloyd-Jones who uses the finest ingredients, no chemicals and delivers all his meals straight to your door within 24 hours of preparing, keeping it fresh.

I was gifted several meals on a courtesy basis thanks to Theo to show me that his pre-prepared meals are different and far more healthier than those which can be bought at a supermarket.

Out of the Box

2020 Out of the Box was born by Theo Lloyd-Jones with his home delivery service of delicious restaurant quality food which can be enjoyed out of a box.

2016 Theo moved from Manchester to London to work for the restaurant industry and four years later, he started to work as at trained chef for Gordon Ramsay. He has extensive experience working in some of the capital’s top restaurants ranging from The Savoy, to 3 Michelin-starred Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.

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DJs Cocktail Infusers and D1 Potato Vodka makes cocktails a cinch

Lover of cocktails but find it difficult to recreate any at home? Then fear no more as you can easily make your own with just a drop of a bag of botanicals within some vodka and within 3 minutes you’ll have a cocktail in hand thanks to DJ’s handy Cocktail Infuser Gift Box. DJ’s kits come with bags packed with botanicals which are all blended in England, with nothing artificial added. The infusers are also 100% biodegradable.

I was gifted a bottle of Vodka and a box of DJ’s Cocktail Infusers to show me that cocktail making can be that much easier. No need for many bottles of spirits anymore to create my favourite cocktail, just simply a bag of DJ’s botanicals, D1 potato vodka, maybe some soda water and ice.

D.J. Limbrey Distilling Co.

D.J. Limbrey Distilling Co. is founded by Dominic Limbrey, who has a passion for premium spirits with a background in design and production for international markets.

D1 Potato Vodka

D.J. Limbrey Distilling Co. was founded by Dominic Limbrey, who has a passion for premium spirits with a background in design and production for international markets.

They produce luxury British craft Gin and Potato Vodka using redefine super-premium spirits in a dramatically different way, which enables distinct taste and individual style.

  • D1 London Gin is a multi-award winning smooth and versatile gin which includes a daring kick of nettles that balances fruit flavours and aromas.
  • D1 Potato Vodka is made from using the finest potatoes resulting in a creamy smoothness. Delectable over ice and matchless in a martini, D1 sets a new benchmark for luxury vodka.

Plus each bottle also is elegantly styled by artist Jacky Tsai who is acclaimed for his fusion of Eastern craft and Western pop art. His iconic ‘Floral Skull’ was first made famous by Alexander McQueen and is extended by Jacky through his giant leather skull, screen prints and now on the clear canvas of D1 London Gin. Jacky’s ‘Stained Glass Skull’ can be seen on the D1 Potato Vodka bottle.

DJ’s Cold Infusion Pockets

DJ’s Cold Infusion Pockets makes cocktail making that much easier.

DJ’s Cold Infusion Pockets focus on high integrity botanical and fruit blends for infusing into both spirits and non-alcoholic mixers. Their infuser kits come with bags of botanical to create a perfect classic cocktail. Each flavour has been hand-blended in England and includes entirely natural botanical and fruit ingredients.

  • Hand blended
  • Biodegradable
  • Sugar free
  • Natural ingredients (no colouring or preservatives)
  • Vegan friendly

Simply choose from one of DJ’s six infusion blends (Cosmopolitan, Margarita, Peach Mojito, Sangria, Strawberry Daiquiri or Long Island Iced Tea), drop the bag of botanicals within some vodka, stir, wait, add tonic or soda and top with ice. Alternatively make a virgin cocktail and use lemonade or fizzy water instead of vodka.

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