Free and Easy Organic Three Bean Chilli

Free and Easy – Organic Three Bean Chilli – 400g for £2.09

There has been a trend in recent years to introduce food from other countries into British culture. That’s why products such as the Free and Easy range in Hornett Wholefoods (including the reviewed product) exist – which is completely vegan. But first, allow me to talk about the Free and Easy brand, which belongs to the company Healthy Food Brands.

The business

Healthy Food Brands are based in West Sussex.

The product

The product consists of a typical mixed bean product with various spices added into the recipe. This would make the product sound like an average supermarket brand, although the organic nature of the product insists of its uniqueness.

The taste

The chilli begins with a rich, tomatoey taste provided by the base of mixed beans. This builds into a mild, spicy flavour, which continues and fades again after a while. As a fan of spicy foods, I would rank this product higher as the spice doesn’t overtake any other side dishes because of its mild nature. This product goes well with a side dish, such as a flatbread from the range at Hornett Wholefoods.

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How to Make an Eco-Friendly Vegan Weed Killer Spray

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Out all of the available recipes, homemade weed killer spray made of apple cider vinegar, is one of the easiest ones to make.

Homemade Eco/Vegan Weed Killer Spray

To make this effective weed killer spray, you will need:

  • Table salt (20g)

Cyder_Vinegar_ASP-CVOG1_42_mlAs you can see, this wed killer spray is “almost organic”, because it uses liquid dish soap as one of the ingredients. However, the majority of the mix is completely organic because the main ingredient is apple cider vinegar.

To make this weed killer spray, carefully mix all of the ingredients. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and that’s it! You have an effective and affordable spray that will make your garden plants weed-free. The washing up liquid will strip the weed of its protective oils so the vinegar can work.

To get the best results, it’s important to spray…

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Seed and Bean – Organic Extra Dark Chocolate ~ Chilli and Lime

seed-and-bean-chili-limeSeed and Bean – Organic Extra Dark Chocolate ~ Chilli and Lime – 85g for £2.49

wp_20161116_09_48_21_pro1I have noticed veganism has become increasingly popular recently. That’s why products such as Seed and Bean’s range in Hornett Wholefoods (including the reviewed product) exist – which is completely vegan, funnily enough. But first, allow me to talk about Seed and Bean.

The business

Stephen Rudkin created the chocolate making company Seed and Bean in 2005. The company is based in Corby, Northamptonshire; they source their chocolate from areas such as Germany, Italy and Poland. Stephen works with the cocoa suppliers in order to help them sustain themselves through the growth of their crops.

Next, I will get to the moment you’ve all bean been waiting for and introduce the product itself.

The packaging

The packaging is very eye catching and appealing in its green and brown colouring scheme. This is especially true if you’re a gardener, I suppose.

wp_20161116_09_49_03_pro1The product

The chocolate itself consists of twelve segments with a vine design moving down the segments from top to bottom and the Seed and Bean logo filling in the blank spaces left by the design. Personally speaking, this unusual design makes it stand out against every other chocolate.

wp_20161116_09_47_57_pro1The taste

The chocolate initially has a tart taste given by the dark chocolate. The lime reinforces the tartness of the dark chocolate with a typically citrus sweetness laying underneath. This is before a chilli kick is introduced at the back of the throat, moving towards the tart taste on the tongue. The combined tastes persist for a fair while. This product goes well with a soft drink, such as the ones in the range at Hornett Wholefoods.