Disclaimer: this post contains PR samples that I was gifted, however this was at my own request, for the purpose of this review.
As somebody with Aspergers, I have a bit of a ‘picky’ attitude to food-and I think it’s a hypersensitivity issue. I cannot stand membrane foods like peas or sweetcorn-the ‘snap’ when you bite down-or food that is cold once cooked. Anyway: today’s post is a food guide. These samples I have tested-for the issue of hypersensitivity, how I feel after eating them, and if I’d buy it again. Ratings are underneath each section.
Fentiman’s Ginger Beer:
I wrote a little while ago about Rose Lemonade, and how it was new favourite thing. (Click here to see.)
Prior to this post I hadn’t tried the ginger beer; it had a flavour that was a little bit too strong for me. The bottles I found really easy to open, and I love the branding-very retro.
However I have a solution. Whenever I feel anxious about something-or if I feel sick-I go for a hot drink. So: get a pint glass, fill with hot water, add a bit of a Ginger beer, and voila! If you need it to be a bit sweeter, add a pinch of sugar. A very small pinch. Then stir it. It makes a lovely drink. Or, if you lie to bake, why not try Kruidnoten with this? Click here to see my post.
Click here to buy. Rating: 10/15.
Chewsy chewing gum:
This was a brand that I heard about via Twitter, so I had to get in contact. Anyway: I was gifted these two cute boxes. I also really like the ethos of this brand-they make their gum from natural ingredient -so, no Aspartame, artificial colours/sweeteners, or a plastic gum base.
I really like the flavour of this gum-it tingles on your tongue! However, they aren’t sticks of gum, so remember not to swallow. (I had to keep reminding myself.) They do keep your breath fresh, and taste great. The boxes also fit really well into your handbag, and are very light-so take up minimal room.
Click here to buy. Rating: 13/15
I never thought that I would be writing about how much I love chickpea puffs (click here to see an earlier post); anyway, this brand has created puffs out of chickpeas-different from the usual crisps, etc.
I love this brand-Sweet & smokin’ is my favourite flavour. They taste SO GOOD! Compared to my local Waitrose, I like the size of the bag in the photo above much more; they don’t hurt my teeth as much, have less of a ‘crack’, are easier to chew, and I think that they altogether have a better flavour. since writing this, I think that I have become 40% Hippeas puff-and the rest of me is 20% Blogger, 25% Journal student, and 15% writer.
Click here to buy. Rating: 14/15.
Ugly Drinks have been kicking round on Twitter for a while now-and they seem to be the Bloggers’ ‘It’ drink. Anyway, I was gifted these four cans to try.
I really liked the way that these cans were packed, and that they were slightly larger than your average drinks can. They also have a beautiful blue hue-and the ethos? Well, it’s flavoured sparkling water! #TheUglyTruth is to take away things such as sweeteners.
I’m not the biggest fan of sparkling water, as I think that it can taste a bit flat. However, I was pleasantly surprised by Ugly Drinks; the taste isn’t too ‘in your face’, and is actually quite subtle. These drinks would be perfect for me because of this, and also as they are convenient in size-such as when travelling to lectures.
Click here to buy. Rating: 13/15.
Fellow Aspies: what foods would you add to this list?