Tyrell’s Hand Cooked English Chips

Tyrell’s Hand Cooked English Chips are made with 100% natural ingredients, nothing artificial, vegan friendly and gluten free. I was able to try a few of their varieties out.

Mature Cheddar & Chives: These chips are not greasy, very crunchy, but not as hard as some kettle chips. I love cheese, so these were absolutely my favorite! Extremely flavorful. Between my husband and I, this bag didn’t have a chance, they were gone in less then 15 minutes.

Veg Chips: These chips are a little softer then the other Tyrrell’s chips, but still crunchy. Very colorful and full of beetroot, sweet carrots and parsnip flavor. These are not your typical veggie chips, these are so much better in flavor. It tastes like real veggies!

Lightly Salted: These chips have a light dusting of sea salt. You can really taste the true potato. I prefer my chips with more salt, but I felt better giving these lightly salted chips to the kids for and they liked them.

Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper: If you add pepper to everything, then you will love these. My husband devoured these at one sitting and didnt give me a chance to taste it. He loves extra pepper on almost anything he can so naturally these were his favorite.

Sweet Chile & Pepper: These chips were yummy. It’s a little sweet like barbeque sauce, with a little kick, but not hot where u need a glass of milk to extinguish the extreme heat from your mouth. It’s perfectly balanced.

Worcestershire Sauce & Sundried Tomato: Again, full of flavor, sweet yet tangy with a little bit of an after kick. I enjoyed these, but my husband wasn’t fond of them due to a slight scent of vinegar from the Worcestershire sauce.

Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar: These are full of cider vinegar flavor and scent. I like the sting and tangy taste of vinegar, so I liked these. These are not your typical salt and vinegar chips. My husband can’t fathom the scent of vinegar, sso as soon as he smelled the open bag he almost passed out. If you can’t handle the smell of vinegar, I suggest you stay away from these, but if you like that stingy, sour, tangy taste of vinegar and secretly like the smell of vinegars…. then you will love these!

Overall, these fine English chips are made from local Herefordshire potatoes in England. They are cooked with the skin on by hand in small batches. Every bag is unique in flavor. I love the vintage photos on the bags… has a little bit of nostalgia to it. I love that they are free of artificial flavors, MSG and most importantly gluten-free. I feel confident and safe giving my family chips that are flavorful, but most of all healthy! I will definitely buy these again in the future.

Sponsored: Cascade #MyPlatinum – Week 2!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

IMG_2364

I have received a ton of questions since announcing I was a Cascade Platinum ambassador. Their number one question: What do I think of the Cascade Platinum pacs and their cleaning capabilities? Well, I have a little story to tell you.

See my picture above? The bowl with the Cascade Platinum pacs in there? Okay, so last Saturday, I had Will’s birthday party at my house (both his friends party and our family party). We had chips out. We had Cheese Puffs out (can you see where this story is leading? LOL) Well, due to the rain that came, we had to rush everything into the house. At the end of the night, all the chips and cheese puffs were stale, but my nephew still wanted to eat the cheese puffs. (A little side note here — my family lives 4 hours from me, so when they come for a party, they stay the weekend at my house). I said okay, and he brought them downstairs into my basement (that’s where he was sleeping with my sister and the rest of the family. We affectionately call it the mancave down there).

Lets fast forward to Friday — Bill brought up the bowl of cheese puffs from the basement. Yeah, let’s just say it was not a pretty site. Basically, what happens if you leave stale cheese puffs in a bowl in your basement for a week, they stick. They stick to the bowl to the point you can’t rip them off (because I tried). My first thought (besides how gross) was that this would be the perfect test for Cascade Platinum pacs!

Guess what? Without any prewashing, not only did Cascade Platinum remove the cheese puffs from the bowl, it also removed the wonderful orange cheese coating on there. Colored me impressed!

I’m not the only one who feels that way about the Cascade Platinum pacs. Top Chef judge and editor of Food+Wine magazine, Gail Simmons, has partnered with Cascade to discuss why food presentation is just as important as preparation. “The easiest recipes pop with unexpected, gourmet presentations. Drizzle bright sauces on sparkling white plates or layer desserts in crystal-clean glassware. Keep your presentation sparkling with Cascade Platinum, which keeps dishes perfect for anytime entertaining and impromptu guests.” Or in my case, keep your bowls clean from random Cheese Puff attacks!

Cascade also wants you to show off your sparkling dishes, silverware and glassware for a chance to win great prizes by entering the “My Platinum” Instagram contest. The Cascade “My Platinum” contest is a four week Instagram contest that encourages fans to upload photos related to the weekly contest themes. Show off how sparkly Cascade makes all your pots, pan and plates! Each week, two contestants will be selected to receive a brand new Whirlpool dishwasher. Additionally, one lucky grand prize winner will receive a Platinum kitchen
makeover! Each week will have a 6-day entry period where Instagram users can enter the contest with their
#MyPlatinum Photo. Cascade will choose two weekly winners and one final grand prize winner after the entry period has ended. Please be sure to include both the #MyPlatinum hashtag and tag @MyCascade in your entries to the contest!

What could you use Cascade Platinum on in your home?

Obol Giveaway

My kids and I have tried out the best cereal bowl ever. How often have you poured yourself a bowl of cereal, got distracted, and ended up up with soggy mess. We’ve all been there. However, it doesn’t have to be that way anymore!

IMG_1744

The Obol is the result of two years of design work using 3D CAD solid modeling to produce the perfect bowl that finally ends soggy cereal. In fact, the Obol is so unique, it has been issued a US patent. It is the perfect size, easy to hold, easy to clean and will not break.

IMG_1746

As you can see, there is a top level where you put the food that you don’t want to get soggy. Below, is where you add your milk. The cool thing is that this bowl can be used for other foods like chips and salsa, rice and vegetables, and fruit and ice cream! There are just so many combinations!

IMG_1747

My five year old begs for the Obol every single morning. He literally thinks this bowl is better than chocolate, candy, and sliced bread! Something I have noticed in my house is that with the Obol, we have less waste. My kids use less milk and eat more cereal.

Since we love the Obol so much, I have arranged for one lucky winner to win up to 3 Obols for their house! You get to pick the size and color too! Here’s what you need to do:

Additional Contest Rules:
This contest is open to US residents.

There is no cash value prize equivalent for this contest.

Winner will have 48 hours upon notification being sent to claim the prize, if winner does not respond within 48 hours, then the winner forfeits the prize and a new winner will be chosen.