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Friday, 25 July 2014

Warburtons Deli Thins…


WHAT’S IN MY BZZKIT?
  • A coupon for a FREE sample of Warburtons Deli Thins, redeemable at Tesco
  • A selection of money off pass along coupons to share with friends and family. Redeemable at Tesco
  • A leaflet with lots of information about Warburtons and Deli Thins
  • A selection of delicious recipes to get your imagination firing about how to use Deli Thins
My BzzAgent Envelope arrived this morning, and here’s the contents:

There’s a £1.60 coupon for myself and 8 x 60p coupons for my friends.
Hmm… given that the Deli Thins cost £1.60 per pack I might struggle to find enough people to agree to pay £1 towards testing this product (only one coupon is redeemable per transaction)…especially as it’s only available in Tesco (and many of my friends shop elsewhere).
I’d question the kit claim that there’d be ” lots of information about Warburtons and Deli Thins” and the “selection of delicious recipes to get your imagination firing about how to use Deli Thins” appears to be a single recipe on the back of the promo A5 for Tuna Nicoise Thins.
The range consists of:
Seeded with olive oil.
Honey Wheat.
Mixed herb and olive oil.
Product information from The Official Warburtons Website:

My opinions:
My local Tesco only had one variety of Deli Thins in stock; seeded with olive oil; so those were the ones I bought! I was surprised at how small they are as I was expecting something the size of a regular slice of bread. There’s 6 thins in each pack.
The pack was a little tricky to open, so I ended up using scissors (maybe it’s just me?)

I’m a vegetarian so these were my sandwich filling choices:
Mozzarella and cherry tomatoes.

The product itself is very soft although it didn’t really taste of anything obvious. This was ok as a snack but after one round of sandwiches (1 thin) I was still hungry. The pack instructions say to use within 2 days after opening, so I ended up having 3 of them in one go, but at 113 calories per thin anyone on a diet would need to watch themselves.


Sliced bananas.
The filling does tend to fall out of the sides quite easily. One way round this is to flatten the thins and squash the contents before eating. (Be careful when doing this with tomatoes as they tend to squirt out the side at high velocity!)


Toasted, with peanut butter.
I tried them out in the toaster and they worked quite well, although 1 slice browned slightly quicker than the other. Spread with peanut butter they were actually quite tasty – success!

Although this experiment has been very interesting, and I’ve had an opportunity to try out something new to eat,  I’m not entirely sure I’d bother to purchase this product.
Additional Information:
Allergy advice on the wrapper states: This product is produced in a bakery which uses milk.
In the list of ingredients, the items in bold point out potential allergens;
Wheat Flour, Wheat Gluten, Barley Malt and Soya Flour.
If freezing – freeze on day of purchase.
Store in a cool dry place, ideally not refrigerated (spotted after I’d placed it in the fridge all day!)
Vegetarian Society Approved.
Seeds (in the seeded with olive oil Deli Thins): poppy, millet, sunflower, pumpkin and brown linseeds.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

John Frieda Frizz Ease...

As a mature female my hair has become more coarse with age. I don’t help matters by having it professionally bleached to within an inch of it’s life on a regular basis, so when offered the chance to road test Frizz Ease products I grabbed the opportunity with both hands. I’m always on the lookout for anything that can help to turn my long, dry, frizzy locks into something more sleek and glorious without the use of GHDs (which are simply a temporary fix and probably do more damage than I dare imagine) and reading the blurb about Frizz Ease I was cautiously optimistic.


Once signing up for the product test I went to the campaign home page, where I discovered:
“Agents who opted for a smooth style get:
Four FREE full-size items: Frizz Ease® Smooth Start® Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner, Frizz Ease® Original 6 Effects Serum and Frizz Ease® Secret Agent® Perfecting Crème
Pass-along sachets to share with girlfriends”.


On a wet and windy Thursday morning the postman arrived with my eagerly-awaited package, and I was like a child at Christmas!



My box was all taped up with fancy bee tape, which was only adding to the excitement (no, I don’t get out much).



When I opened the box I was greeted by a card with brief instructions (basically, use the product, visit the BzzAgent website and then start talking about it).



My box contained:
1 x Smooth Start Shampoo (250ml) – RRP (March 2014) £5.89
1 x Smooth Start Conditioner (250ml) – RRP (March 2014) £5.89
1 x Secret Agent Touch-Up Creme (100ml) – RRP (March 2014) £6.00
1 x Frizz Ease Original 6 Effects Serum (50ml)  - RRP (March 2014) £6.29
8 x Sample packs of 3 sachets (shampoo, conditioner & serum).

Here’s the official blurb from the John Frieda website:

FRIZZ EASE® SMOOTH START® HYDRATING SHAMPOO

“Nourishes each and every strand of hair to replenish lost moisture and restore the hair’s natural defence against frizz.
Contains Frizz-Mending complex and natural olive oil.
Fights all levels of frizz with added nourishment and a moisture-boost.
Leaves parched tresses silky, shiny and highly manageable.
Ensures hair is given the optimal smooth start leaving parched tresses silky, shiny and highly manageable, without residue.
Lightweight formulations that won’t weigh the hair down but deliver exceptional results.
Available in:
250ml size”

FRIZZ EASE® SMOOTH START® HYDRATING CONDITIONER

“Specially formulated for all hair types and hair colours.
Nourishes each and every strand of hair to replenish lost moisture and restore the hair’s natural defence against frizz.
Contains a unique Frizz-Mending Complex, together with natural olive oil Fights all levels of frizz with added nourishment and a moisture-boost.
Ensures hair is given the optimal smooth start leaving parched tresses silky, shiny and highly manageable, without residue.
Lightweight formulations that won’t weigh the hair down but deliver exceptional results.
Available in:
250ml size”

FRIZZ EASE® ORIGINAL 6 EFFECTS™ SERUM

“Instantly eliminates frizz and repels humidity for glossy, silky-smooth styles. With thermal protectant.
Available in:
50 ml size”

FRIZZ EASE® SECRET AGENT® PERFECTING CRÈME

“Exceptional crème, applied to dried hair, instantly transforms puffy, parched hair into a perfectly smooth, supple, shiny texture.
Replaces natural oils lost to blow-drying and daily styling stress.
Works instantly on dry hair to camouflage imperfections by smoothing away dullness, puffiness and frayed split ends.
Immediately restores “silkening” moisture to “quench” parched hair.
Creates ultra-glossy, supple hair with an incredibly healthy-looking finish.
Contains a UV filter.
Available in:
100 ml”
I will now start dishing out the samples to my friends...

Review:

Shampoo
This translucent white cream has a slight scent. I can’t think what it is, but it’s quite nice. It’s quick to lather up and the millions of tiny bubbles feel slippery as you wash your hair. Seemed to rinse out ok.
Conditioner

This white cream has an even fainter smell, similar to the shampoo. It rubs in well, although it did take a little longer than usual to wash out of my hair, possibly because I used a bit too much the first time.

Serum

I haven’t the faintest idea why it’s packaged in this way, other than to bump up the price! The red plastic test-tube filled with serum is inside a clear outer plastic container with no base. Also, the pump needed a few attempts to get the clear gel flowing (as it was the first time I’d used it).
As per directions, I only used a small amount on the ends of soaking wet hair. I wasn’t sure what this added to the procedure as my dry split ends actually felt softer after the shampoo & conditioner than they did once I’d applied the serum, although admittedly it was much easier to get my detangler comb through my wet hair prior to drying.

I thought I’d done something wrong when my hair frizzed up so badly once I got my hairdryer on it, but eventually it settled down. Once fully dried my hair actually did feel smoother to the touch and looked a bit straighter than usual; not ‘GDH straight’ but certainly not the usual frizzy mess. My hair felt lighter and blew around my face at the merest puff of wind outside. The scent of the shampoo/conditioner was quite noticeable once my hair was dry, and it was a clean, fresh smell. My split ends didn’t feel as dry/brittle, so the serum must’ve worked.

Creme

After venturing outside on a damp day the frizz had returned, so I decided to test the touch up creme. This white cream has a pleasant smell and disappears quickly into the hair. This seemed to help to tame the frizz again and left my hair smelling fresh.


The verdict?

The shampoo is deceptive, a little goes a long way, and you don’t need as much of the conditioner as you think either. This actually makes these products quite cost effective. I wasn’t too keen on the serum to begin with but I did find it helped with my split ends. The creme is very useful for quickly taming any returning frizz and all products left my hair smelling freshly washed, even a few days afterwards.


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BzzAgents get sent free (or reduced price) products and then discuss them with friends and family members to create a ‘BZZ’.

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