The sugar tax on drinks comes in today – but it is a given that sweet drinks have a lot of added sugar. Ditto cakes, biscuits, chocolate and other ‘treats’
So what about those hidden sugars? Continue reading
These are quite palatable. They have a good flavour and are not ‘rice flour gritty’. Makes a reasonable sandwich and has sufficient structural integrity to take a moist filling without getting soggy too quickly. 8/10
Downside: a little on the thin side so that when opening them up as a pocket it is very easy to inadvertently cut through the sides.
They are in many ways very similar in flavour and texture to the BFree Wraps. I am not sure how good that is. I did find the wraps a little rubbery but better than some make of rice-based wraps which have a tendency to crumble. 8/10
The sandwich ‘thins’ from the Tesco Free From range are not bad at all. Probably one of the closest approximations to ‘proper’ bread that I have found yet.
These have a good flavour, decent texture and keep for several days. They also freeze well and maintain all the above qualities provided they are used quite quickly after defrosting; though of course that is the case with most baked products. Continue reading
Ever since we had Miss Dilly and Betty Poop from the CPL they have had grubby noses.
Free From Choc Chip Brownies bought today. For me it tasted like neat sugar and had all the texture of candy floss.
So there I was, sitting in the phlebotomy clinic’s waiting area waiting for my number to be called. Eventually a phlebotomist asked me: “Are you number 42?”
I said yes, followed her into the blood-letting area and said, “I am the ultimate answer to life, the universe, everything.” There were six phlebotomists who all looked somewhat bemused. “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy?” I suggested. They stared at me as if I were raving mad. I shrugged, sat down, and was venesected.
The phlebotomist was new and obviously quite nervous. But she was very good, she didn’t panic (nor did I) and I didn’t feel a thing; not even a tiny prick.
So… when I arrive at the surgery only to be informed that the GP I had booked with was off sick – and off course her list has been transferred to Doc Doom – who always has room exactly because that Doc is avoided by everyone unless they are desperate… I was not happy – especially as this exact same thing happened last time I went there. But the receptionist got me onto another list. Okay – panic over. Continue reading