Friday 24 December 2021

McDonalds Festive Burgers 2021 Review

Hey everyone!

Welcome to a brand new blog post. I tried the new two burgers that are out for the festive period at McDonalds and I thought that I would talk to you about them today. 

Blogger has decided to be weird so please ignore that this may not look like a normal blog post from this blog. 
A red and green square burger box with one saying festive stack and one saying festive crispy chicken in bold white font on a bright background

Festive Stack

‘Two 100% British and Irish beef patties with a red onion relish, white cheese sauce, bacon, crispy onions, red onion, lettuce, cheddar cheese in a glazed brioche style bun‘.

I quite enjoyed the texture of this burger. The chewiness of the meat patties against the the crunchiness of the onion pieces was sublime. Once the crunchiness of the fried onions had stopped partying on my tongue, a smooth saucy wave hit my tongue which I absolutely adored. These three textural components for me made up most of the burger and made it a great eating experience.

The flavour of this burger only added to the excellent eating experience. When I took a bite of this burger, after the savouriness of the meat hit my tongue, a wave of rich and delicious red onion relish took over. I really enjoyed it. After the red onion calmed down, the cheese sauce hit my palette like a wave of creamy goodness which combines with the after taste of the onion relish ensured that the cheese sauce wasn’t too rich for my personal taste.

Two circular light brown burger patties with yellow cheese and green lettuce in a golden circular bun on a bright background

Festive Crispy Chicken

‘ A chicken breast fillet in a crispy coating, cranberry sauce, sage & onion mayo, bacon, red onion, lettuce, cheddar cheese in a glazed poppy and sesame seed bun’.

The texture of this burger was a unusual one for me. The poppy and sesame seed bun created crunch which was different as normally the sesame seeds on burger buns don’t usually provide any texture to the dish overall. After the crunch of the bun came the crunch of the patty itself and, for me; it was a bit too much. After the double crunch came the chew of the bacon which didn’t provide much except an aching jaw. All in all, personally it was just a bit too much.

The taste profile of this burger was fabulously festive. When I took my first bite I had a sea of savouriness flood my mouth, after this the sweet taste of classically festive Cranberry crashed my mouth. I quite like the mix of sweet and savoury so I loved them. Once this had dissipated, a creamy flavour coated my tongue. It was meant to be sage and onion Mayo but honestly it tasted more like savoury cream than stuffing to me but every palette is different.

A light golden deep fried circular crispy chicken fillet with green lettuce and white Mayo with a golden brown circular bun on a bright background

Would I get them again? If I’m in McDonalds and want something festive then I would pick one up but I wouldn’t rush out to get them.

Have you tried these burgers from McDonalds? Let me know down below.

Thanks for reading!

Jamie x

Aldi Festive Sandwiches 2021 (Turkey Feast & Brie & Cranberry) Review

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I recently tried two of the new festive sandwiches at Aldi and I thought that I would talk to you about them today. 

Eat and GoTurkey Feast 

Cooked turkey breast, pork, sage and onion stuffing, cranberry chutney, mayonnaise, cooked smoked bacon and fried onion on malted bread

The textural aspect of this product was quite sublime. This sandwich contained a lot of the same sort of texture just in different thickness levels such as the thick chunks of stuffing against the thin texture. Even though these were slightly different (eg. different varieties of meat, different flavours and cut into different shapes), they were very similar when it came to texture. However, what made this sandwich sublime when it came to the texture was the fried onions. Against all of the sort of succulent meats and stuffing, the onions added a much needed crunch which when contrasted with the soft meats and smooth sauce and Mayo made for a great mouth feel. 

When I took a bite of this product, the first flavour note that I got was the savouriness from the turkey. When the savouriness of the succulent turkey disappeared, the flavour of the superb sage and onion stuffing hit my palette like a wave of flavour. I love stuffing in all shapes and forms so when this particular flavour hits my tongue I am always happy to enjoy it. The last flavour that mainly hit my palette from this sandwich was the cranberry. This fruity flavour hit my tongue and contrasted amazingly with all of the savoury flavours that had been going on throughout this product. 

Two triangular light brown wedges of bread filled with light brown meat and stuffing with white mayo in a green triangular packet with turkey feast in white font on a bright background

Eat & Go Brie & Spiced Cranberry Chutney Sandwich 

'Mould ripened brie cheese with cranberry, orange and ginger chutney, mayonnaise and spinach on malted bread'. 

The texture of this product wasn't the best. Honestly, the texture of this product isn't bad, but, as there isn't anything severely contrasting, this means that it does scream a bit one note when you bite into this product. I did love the smooth cheese against the slightly crunchy seeded bread. This was the nearest to a textural contrast when it comes to consuming this sandwich in my opinion. 

This product may have lacked texture, but it definitely didn't disappoint when it came to taste. When I took a bite of this product, the first flavour note that flourished onto my tongue was the salty and creamy Brie. I don't eat Brie often because its sometimes hard to find for me, but when I do enjoy it, I can't get enough of it. After the creaminess cooled, the next flavour that jumped onto my tongue was the Spinach. To me, Spinach does't have much flavour but kind of has a saline yet iron based flavours to em. That sounds weird, I know but do you know what I mean? This added to the saltiness of the Cheese. After this, the final flavour that hit my palette was the fruity Cranberry. This worked amazingly against the salty and creamy flavours that screamed volumes in this product. I loved the flavour contrast of salt and sweet. It was to die for. 

Two triangular light brown wedges filled with green spinach, white cheese and red chutney in a green triangular packet with brie and cranberry chutney sandwich in white font on a bright background

Would I buy these again? Yes, definitely! They both tasted delicious and priced at £1.75, you can't not buy these again and again! 

Have you tried these? Let me know down below. 

Thanks for reading!

Jamie x

Monday 6 December 2021

Lush All Year Round Editions Winter 2021 Range First Impressions

 Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post. Lush kindly sent me their new range of all year round bath bombs so I thought that today I would talk to you all about them! 

A green circular plate surrounded by a mixture of spherical and diamond shaped bath bombs with colours including blue, green, silver, black, and others including a rose shaped bomb all coated with silver glitter on a bright background

Black Rose 

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. This bath bomb smells as sweet as an actual Rose! This product has been out before but has come back with not only a vengeance but also with a little bit of a makeover! This bomb contains Pakistani Rose Absolute, Rose Oil, Geranium Oil and Sicilian Lemon Oil. This bomb smells like a lovely mixture of a Lemon squeezed over some cooked down Roses. If you like anything with a floral kick then you will love this. I love this bomb but I do think that it is definitely one of those bombs that is fit for a certain mood especially with it's deep and dark colours that shoot themselves all over the tub. If you love anything glitter based then you will also love this bomb. This particular bomb is actually my friend Abbey's favourite bomb! Priced at £6. 

Diamond Dust 

Diamonds are a tubs best friend! Who doesn't love Diamonds? Not only is this bomb inspired by a Diamond but it also looks like a Diamond! This bomb contains Nerolii, Ylang Ylang, Black Pepper, Sandalwood and Vetivert Oils. To me, the first ingredient that I can smell in this bomb is black Pepper which I absolutely love but this has a sort of smoky, slightly fresh scent to it. If you love glitter then you will love this bomb as the glitter in this bomb makes your bath look like well Diamond Dust! I'm intrigued to see what this bomb is like as I was intrigued by the smell which smells like Breath Of God to me. Priced at £8.50 which is quite expensive but would be nice to purchase every now and again as a gift. 


Lets go bathe in the Lakes and think about all of the things that we regret in our life. When this bomb was first rumoured, it was apparently inspired by Taylor Swift but there is no mention of this in the description of the bomb now so I am guessing that Lush may have been scolded by someone related to Taylor Swift maybe? This bomb contains Labdanum Resinoid Siberian Fir Needle Oil, Osmanthus Absolute and Myrrh Resinoid. To me this smells very fresh. It reminds me kind of like a mixture of sea water and Cucumbers with a touch of the smell of Grass. Yes I know that this sounds like a weird mixture but I think that this would be perfect for those nights where you need to relax or a bomb for those mornings in the Spring. Priced at £5.50 and I think that it would be perfect for someone as a gift. 


Who doesn't love a good bit of Luxe-try? This bath bomb is a bomb that I was intrigued and unsure of before it came out as I had no idea of the scent notes or ingredients but I quote like it. This bomb contains Rose and Jasmine Absolutes, Ylang Ylang and Sandalwood Oils and Vanilla Absolute. To me, this has notes of the Cocktail perfume from Lush but a bit more woody and sweet? I enjoy Cocktail so I think that this has a sort of air of Cocktail to it. I have the Cocktail Bubble Bar so I may pair it with a tiny bit of it just to see if my nose is right. The bomb itself looks pretty and I can't wait to use it. Priced at £7.

The Experimenter 

Who doesn't love a good experiment? The Experimenter is back with a bang! When this first came out during the Oxford Street megastore

 launch, I fell in love with it. The smell was to die for and still is! This product contains Vetivert Oil and Vanilla Absolute. This smell to me creates a woody yet creamy scent. Personally, I think that it smells like when fireworks have been used. I know that sounds odd but I really love the scent. it also contains Popping Candy for a real sensory treat! Definitely one to try if you haven't before. Priced at £6.50. 

Think Pink 

Who would have thought that Think Pink is back! A classic back for good! This bomb used to be the bee's knees for a lot of people when it was out. Sadly I wasn't one of them but I appreciated the bomb. This bomb contains Vanilla Absolute, Lavender and Neroli Oils which to me creates a sort of very sweet floral scent. This bomb is also coated in glitter which I love and has always reminded me of Mean Girls for obvious reasons. The Body Spray of the same scent name wasn't my favourite but I quite liked the bomb when I smelt it before writing this so I think that my nose has changed a bit when it comes to certain scents. Priced at £6.50.

Unicorn Poop 

Unicorns are amazing and so are their poops! When I heard about this bomb ages ago, I heard that this would be in the same scent as the Uncorn Horn Bubble Bar. Now that I have smelt it, this is definitely not the case! (If it is then let me know but the last time that I checked it wasn't). This product contains Ylang Ylang, Davana and Bergamot Oils and Jasmine Absolute. To me, the first note that I got was Lemon which I guess was from the Bergamot itself. I didn’t really get much of the Davana but I got a lot of the powdery floral from the Ylang Ylang and Jasmine. I am intrigued to try and use this bomb just to see if the Davana and Bergamot transfer well to the water in the tub. Priced at £6. 

So what do you think of all of these bombs? Im intrigued to see what they're lie in the bath. Have you tried any of the bombs? Leet me know! 

Thanks to Lush for sending me these products. 

Thanks for reading! 

Jamie x

This post was in exchange for free products or services. All views and ramblings are my own.