Thursday 25 August 2022

Freestate Instant Energy Gummies - Review*

I recently received some Instant Energy Gummies from the brand Freestate and thought I would try them out. I have previously used dissolvable tablets when working out but didn't like the taste and the fact you have to drink quite a volume of fluid so these sounded like the ideal alternative.

I received the classic box which contained 20 energy gummies. This retails on their website at £15 plus P&P (which is free with £20 of orders in the UK). Put it this way, that's cheaper than a coffee! Each little packet contains 2 gummies. Each gummy contains a unique formulation of caffeine, vitamins, sugars and flavourings to create an easy, pleasant stimulant for brain and body.

Freestate is energy enhancing experience; providing an instant dose of caffeine (30mg per gummy) and a range of Vitamin Bs. I have seen people use these for cycling and the like. My choice of exercise is running so I decided to take one before and one during a run. The taste can be likened to blue raspberry and was much easier on the palette than a dissolvable tablet. Freestate contains a range of Vitamin Bs: Vitamins B3, B5, B6 and B12. These are all intended to support the energy functions of the brain and body.

They are really convenient if you want an energy boost and another benefit is that they are easy to carry. I simply popped the sachet in my waste belt when I was running. They really did give me a kick of energy. I've used energy gels during races in the past that have left me with an upset stomach and these didn't give me any adverse side effects. I think they are also a great, healthier alternative to energy drinks.

If you'd like to try these for yourself, head over to the Freestate Gummies website and see what they have to offer. It isn't just exercise, you could use them at work, travel and everything in-between.

*I received this item free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please see my disclaimer for more details.

Monday 11 July 2022

Chummys Bakery Brownies Review*

Anyone that knows me will know that I have a huge sweet tooth so when I was contacted by Chummys Bakery to review some of their brownies, I absolutely jumped at the chance. Chummys are one of the UK market leaders in baked gifts, sending delicious treats throughout the UK. Their range includes cupcakes, cookies, brownies and more.

My brownie delivery arrived beautifully packaged in an eco-friendly box wrapped in greaseproof paper and tied up with string. I could smell that amazing baked goods scent as I opened the box. I received a box of six different brownies to try. I always think it's a bonus when you can order from the comfort of your own home and receive the delivery through the door. It's a great gift idea for a loved one or family member too.

I received a box of six brownies including Salted Caramel, Lotus Biscuit, Ferrero Rocher, Triple Chocolate, Nutella and Kinder Bueno. The box came with instructions on how to best store the brownies including information on freezing them if you can't eat them all at once (not a problem in my household!) Chummys also recommend warming the brownies up for 10-20 seconds and I can confirm this is the BEST way to eat them. 

I would go as far as saying these are some of the best brownies I have ever eaten. The perfect consistency with a slight crunch to the outside but warm gooey middle is the absolute dream pairing. The flavours were incredible and I am intrigued to try out some of their other flavours and their cookie selection too. A box of 6 retails at around £15.50 but you can save money by subscribing.

To see the range of other treats available, head over to the Chummys Bakery website, or check them out on Instagram @chummysbakery.

*I received this item free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please see my disclaimer for more information.
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