Optigura sent me two boxes of the Novo Nutrition Proteinos to try. I thought I would review them and let you all know if they are worth the hype!
I was surprised at how crisp and crunchy the proteinos are. When served with milk, I found the cereal didn’t go soggy as quickly as normal cereal which was a bonus for me!
The proteinos taste almost identical to normal cereal. I think there is a slight taste of protein in the aftertaste but it wouldn’t stop me from purchasing them in the future.
Chocolate Flavour – I personally think they could have had a stronger taste of chocolate but I enjoyed them nevertheless.
Honey and Vanilla Flavour – I think I preferred this flavour over chocolate as the honey flavour made the milk sweet and delicious.
Per 34g serving
Energy 134 kcal
Ingredients: Milk protein, pea starch, pea fibre, seasoning (sugar, flavouring, natural flavouring), Oil (Rapeseed oil, natural flavouring), Pea protein isolate, Acidity regulator (citric acid), sugar, salt, flavouring, sweetener (stevoil glycosides)
£5.99 per box
Overall, I really enjoyed the proteinos and they have definitely satisfied my cereal cravings! The macros are amazing – 16.2g of protein per serving for cereal! I would have given the proteinos a higher rating if they were a more reasonable price as I think that £5.99 is expensive for a box of cereal.
Chocolate – 8/10
Honey and Vanilla – 9/10
Novo Nutrition Proteinos are available from Optigura here.
There is nothing more disappointing than a dry arse brownie… Unfortunately, the addition of whey protein powder can result in this more often than not. I have tried this recipe with both whey protein powder and beef protein powder and I prefer the latter as it provides a fudgy texture to the brownie. While I wouldn’t use beef protein powder for everyday, it is amazing for baking and many sites sell it in sample sachets so you don’t need to fork out for a massive bag! 🙂
Ingredients (for a single serving)
- 10g ultra fine oats
- 6g beef protein
- 6g cacao powder
- 10g sukrin gold
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- a pinch of salt
- a pinch of coffee granules
- 30g fat free greek yogurt
- 1 egg white
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
- Grease small loaf tin or cupcake cases
- Add all of the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl
- Whisk the yogurt and egg white into the bowl
- Transfer the mixture into the loaf tin
- Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes
- Calories 122
- Carbs 19.9g
- Fat 1.8g
- Protein 15.1g
JimJams sent me their Milk Chocolate Spread and Raspberry Jam to review.
As an avid lover of the JimJams Hazelnut Chocolate spread (I’ve bought a ridiculous amount of jars from H&B now it’s so easy to get hold of), I was interested to see if the Milk Chocolate spread and Raspberry Jam were as good.
Milk Chocolate Spread
The spread has the same silky smooth texture as it’s hazelnut sibling – divine. It definitely tastes like milk chocolate and I wouldn’t have known that it contains 83% less sugar. At £2.79, I think the spread is well worth it considering I’ve paid more than £6 for a jar of peanut butter before (don’t ask, I know it’s ridiculous).
Overall rating 10/10 – I have no negative comments
I was a bit apprehensive about trying the jam after seeing mixed reviews – one saying that it lacks flavour. I’m not sure if this person received a faulty jar because it looked and tasted like normal jam to me. I think if I was being extremely picky, I would say you could slightly taste that it is bit different from normal jam. I will definitely buy this flavour again though.
Overall rating 9/10
On Saturday I decided to try the Costa Lindt hot chocolate after seeing Costa had released it as part of their Christmas drinks collection. Being a massive Lindt fan, I knew I had to try it!
I’d read that the hot chocolate was a smaller size but I wasn’t prepared for just how small it was. It look quite frankly slightly ridiculous compared to the large toasted marshmallow chocolate that was ordered with it. Nevertheless, I didn’t mind as it arrived in the cute Christmas cup and I was preparing myself for a Lindt chocolate explosion.
The hot chocolate was very rich and thick. To be honest, I struggled to distinguish the Lindt flavour. It tasted like someone had tried to make a hot chocolate but used too much powder and not enough liquid. In my head I had visualised the Lindt Lindor Balls in the form of a hot chocolate so perhaps it was my own imagination which was the source of the disappointment. The drink was more like a very thick, dark hot chocolate.
Overall, I wouldn’t bother ordering the Lindt hot chocolate. At £2.95 and being a size smaller than their normal small size, it is very expensive. I enjoyed the toasted marshmallow Costa hot chocolate far more and I won’t be ordering the Lindt hot chocolate again.