Wednesday 30 December 2020

McDonalds Katsu Curry Chicken McNuggets Review

 Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post. I thought that today, I would talk to you all about the brand new Katsu Curry Chicken McNuggets from McDonalds 

These McNuggets are a part of their brand new promotional menu that is around via stores, drive thru and delivery, from the 30th December and is available for six weeks only. 

I love Katsu Curry and I love fast food. So, when I saw that the two had combined in the format of McNuggets, I had to try them. I was out running some errands with Luke earlier today and remembered that it was the day of their release, and as a McDonalds location was in our reach, I decided to drag Luke along to try some. 

A rectangular yellow box with Katsu Curry Chicken McNuggets in white font on a bright background of light grey tarmac

The texture of these McNuggets were amazing. Honestly, I'm not the biggest fan of their original Nuggers because there isn't much of a textural difference and it puts me off a bit. These Katsu ones are different. They contain a spicy Panko coating. When I popped one of these Nuggets into my mouth, a crispy crunch enveloped my mouth making me want to pop another one into my mouth instantly. I loved popping these into my mouth. After the crispness came a wave of succulent Chicken. I'm always a bit dubious of Fast Food based Chicken because it normally ends up being on the dry side. This definitely wasn't the case with these Nuggets. The Chicken was tender and succulent and I loved it. It was such a pleasant surprise!

The taste of these were different. The Panko contained a wonderful blend of spices that danced upon my tastebuds. The spices were warm but not spicy and left me wanting more. I loved these warming spices as they contrasted beautifully against the coolness of the Chicken that lied within. Sadly, I wasn't fully a fan of the Curry Sauce and Nugget combination as the Curry Sauce that was provided had such bold fruity notes, that it, overwhelmed the flavour of the Nuggets themselves. The Sweet and Sour Sauce was a better match for these as it still added a note of fruitiness that you would get within a Katsu Sauce (S&B Katsu sauces contain Apple which gives a fruity roundness to their sauces) but still allowed the palette to grab onto the warming spices. I think that McDonalds should've created a separate Katsu sauce for these Nuggets instead of relying on the Dips that they already have for other products. 

Would I buy these again? Yes I would! I loved the uniqueness of these. I loved the warm notes that were provided by the spices and the Panko coating made me want to go back for more and more. I think that these are a great addition to the McDonalds UK menu, even if they are only available for a short time. 

Have you tried them? Let me know down below! 

Check out McDonalds UK here.

Thanks for reading! 

Jamie x

(This isn't a sponsored post. I just like food a lot and thought I should discuss my opinion on this brand new product to you. I paid for these out of my own money and were not paid for in exchange for a blog post.) 

Sunday 20 December 2020

Five Things I've Loved From The Yorkshire Soap Company This Winter

Hey everyone!

Welcome to a brand new blog post. With Christmas coming up, even during this peculiar and tiresome year. I thought I would talk to you all about some of the products that I have been loving from one of my favourite places this year. 

Note: This isn't a sponsored post. I just thought it would be good to share some light on a small business that create amazing products and could do with support going into 2021. The guys and staff at The Yorkshire Soap Company are amazing. Check out their products if you can. 

A triangular clear plastic bottle with a clickable plastic clear circular lid filled with clear liquid with a oval silver clip at the top with a white rectangular label with Yorkshire soap company cola hand sanitiser in black font with triangular pieces of different coloured soap on white circular cake plates on a bright background

Cola Hand Sanitiser 

Hand Sanitiser may seem a bit of a weird product to give as a gift. However, gifts are great when they are practical and I mean, who doesn't need sanitiser during these tough times? I always love drinking some Cola especially with ice and a slice of Lemon, and I love the fact that my hands can smell of Cola too. I love how this particular Sanitiser stands out against the many that are in the world right now, by having a clip. The reason that I love this, is because, I have a mediocre memory and having this product clipped to me means that I don't have to worry when it comes to trying to remember the location of the sanitiser that I am loving at the moment. 

Gingerbread Person Soap 

I love this because well who doesn't love a good Gingerbread Person? Who knows, they may talk to you about their friend who lives on Drury Lane? Yorkshire Soap have released these for the past couple of years and I have always loved them. Is it really Winter if there isn't something Gingerbread based wafting their scent throughout the house? Soap is something that we all need right now, and honestly, this is one of my most favourite Soaps when it comes to the Winter season to use. This soap contains amazing ingrediens such as, Cinnamon and some other spicy and fresh items. If anyone knows me, then they will know that I adore Cinnamon to the point that I will try and incoporate it in as many entities as possible at this time of year. This soap is amazing as a gift for someone special or yourself. Just remember to not touch the gumdrop buttons! 

Yorkshire Christmas Candle 

Candles and Winter just go together, right? I always love a good Candle during the colder months as it just makes you feel warm. Whether that be warmer on the inside or outside. I always love spicy scented Candles as they just make me feel cosy and comforted. This one is no exception but does have something unique to offer. This Candle contains Cinnamon and Orange. Not only do I love Cinnamon (check above), but I think that Cinnamon and Orange give a sort of spicy freshness that is hard to achieve in fragrances and Candles. Not only that, but Cinnamon and Orange give me a big festive feel as Oranges always remind me of the holiday season! 

Reindeer Poo Bath Bon Bons 

I know that Reindeer Poo doesn't sound like the greatest of names for a product. However, this jar of 'Reindeer Poo' is an amazing product. It contains a mixture of bath bon bons that consist of Chocolate Orange, Parma Violet, and, Musk. Chocolate Orange is always a Winter treat to me, whether that be in the form of a body based product or a food product. This product also comes in a gorgeous glass jar that can be used again and again as something to hold some amazing goodies in the future. I always love a product that can be used for multiple purposes. 

Night Night Sweetheart Perfume 

I know that this may sound abstract, but, I love fresh and fruity scents during Winter. I love how the sharpness of fruit can make you feel awake and ready to do anything whilst still feeling soothed at the same time. I love how Night Night Sweetheart contains Plum which creates this sort of sharp yet soothing feeling. This fragrance lasts for ages which I love because well its great when you can still smell the fragrance at the end of the day. I could just smell this fragrance all day long. 

Have you tried anything from Yorkshire Soap Company? Have you tried any of the products mentioned in this post? 

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x