Friday, 24 February 2017

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Golden Goodness

Good morning!

Hope your week is going well!

This week I want to review the Golden Syrup Porridge sent to me by Exante. I have a small problem though, I don't like porridge. For some reason I never had I didn't realise I would be sent some. I realised I still needed to get a review up but knew it wouldn't be true if I just said that I ate it. Instead, just this once, I gave Ed the opportunity to try out something and do a little post. This is his first time at reviewing something so I had to give him a little guidance about what sort of questions you ask yourself (How easy was it to make? What was your first impression? What did you think overall?) and I left him to it! Here's what he said:

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a review by Edmond Denning

One of the items that came with the Exante Diet meal replacement products, that Kira received, was the golden syrup porridge powder sachet. I used to have porridge and syrup as a child every now and then so I thought this was a pretty neat idea and I was dead keen to try out this version of it. It was a simple little powder-based product that merely required water and a short time in the microwave. So by pouring the contents into a heat-proof jug and filling that with water, I simply mixed it together and put it in the microwave for five minutes, taking it out at half way for a second stir. 

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Firstly, it smelt amazing in all honesty so I was very keen to see how similar this meal-replacement was to the meal itself. After the five minutes were over, I just poured the contents into a bowl. That's all I had to do. The portion size was perfect for a cereal bowl - always useful. 

            Flavour wise, I really enjoyed it. It was exactly like having a bowl of hot porridge with golden syrup even though technically it wasn't one. I have a sweet tooth and this is 'just right' for anyone with that taste pallet (even Goldilocks might enjoy it). It was filling enough to have just one portion too, and enough to keep me going throughout the day.

            I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who has thought about using meal replacement options. Overall I would give this a solid 9/10 and would be eager to try it again if the opportunity ever arose.

- Edmond

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Maybe one day the opportunity might arise again for you Edmond. If you're willing to keep writing reviews for me then I shall let you try out a few more things! I'd rather have you write it and give  truthful review about how you like it compared to me not wanting to have it because I don't like it then not wanting to write the review. Always handy to have a back up! 

Well there you go... Seems like he really did like it! I will admit that it smelt really lovely and can imagine it being a perfect breakfast in the winter or fresh spring time. Compared to the photo on the Exante website, it did look a lot more runny, I don't know if it was something we did or not, but all the same, Ed still really loved it!

What would be you ideal snack as a meal replacement? Would you try the porridge? 

- KC xx

* Unfortunately for now there is no photo because I seem to have lost my SD card after I had all the photos taken! Hopefully I shall find it soon and will update this post! Sorry!

25 comments:

  1. Ed did a pretty great job for his first review! Sounds like the Golden Syrup Porridge is a pretty good meal sub if you enjoy porridge, especially if you have a bit of a sweet tooth. It's great that it is filling and enough to have kept Ed going through the day.

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  2. That's a thought - I haven't thought about meal replacements in years

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  3. I have a major sweet tooth in the mornings so this is definitely for me! Well Done Ed!

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  4. oh i love the sound of this i love a nice chocoloate one

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  5. Mmm, this sounds really good. I definitely have a sweet tooth!

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  6. I have a sweet tooth as well so anything that fills that void is a win and double points for tasting like golden syrup too mmmm xx

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  7. I'm not sure i would try this as i don't really like porridge. It's just one of those things I've never got used to liking x

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  8. I'm really not a porridge fan either so I would have to give this one a miss as well x

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  9. Great review Ed, glad you enjoyed it :)

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  10. I might try this because I'm currently watching my weight and any easy low carb snacks are good

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  11. This sounds so good. meal replacement and that too with people with a sweet tooth?! GOLD!!! :D

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  12. 9/10 is impressive! I'm not a fan of porridge either though sadly x

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  13. These sound delicious! I bet they'd be good for traveling too - throw a couple in your bag and you're done.

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  14. My husband is obsessed with anything that tastes like golden syrup, so I am sure he would be onboard with this.

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  15. Never thought of trying meal replacement products but golden syrup sounds delicious.

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  16. Wow I can't believe that a meal replacement product would taste that good! I'll be remembering this!

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  17. I don't really have much of a sweet tooth so I don't know if this is up my alley, but I'm glad he enjoyed it so much! :)

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  18. This look fantastic! I would absolutely try porridge!

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  19. I am a huge porridge fan, though I don't eat enough of it. It sounds as though this one has made an impact with you x

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  20. I love putting a bit if golden syrup or honey through my porridge so this is right up my street! Great review ed

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  21. I don't eat porridge very often but if I sweeten it I use fruit which is nice and adds additional nutrients. Great review Ed.

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  22. Ooo I don't think I've ever come across this brand before and I love taking stuff like this in to work. I appreciate the fact you wanted to give this an honest review, even if you couldn't comment yourself.

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  23. I've never tried this brand but I have the quakers one and the smell is simply wonderful. I'd love to give this a try

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  24. Ooh we love golden syrup porridge but I haven't tried this one x

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  25. I haven't had porridge in ages, this sounds delicious though!

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