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Rombouts Filter Coffee

Rombouts Filter Coffee
I LOVE coffee, I drink at least a mug of coffee each day! I usually stick to lattes, especially instant gingerbread lattes as they are so delicious and sweet as well as quick and easy to use. However, when I received this amazing package of coffee, I was excited to give them a go.

- Rombouts Italian Style Dark Roast (£2.69)

I am used to lattes which aren't that strong so I didn't know if I'd like this one - I thought it would be really bitter but it's actually rich and intense but with oat milk, it is really creamy and it isn't really bitter - it only needs a tiny amount of sugar. Also it smells amazing! This one is definitely my favourite from the range of four that I have tried. I haven't tried filter coffee before but it is so quick and easy to use at home and I think it would be even more handy if you want to use them at work etc. Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5!

- Rombouts Colombian Medium Roast (£2.69)

Again, it's really easy to use although I can't use it with my usual mugs as they are massive Starbucks mugs but they fit regular sized mugs. The coffee isn't a strong or as rich as the first one but I still like it; it's a bit sweeter and less intense. I still use oat milk and a small amount of sugar and I can't recommend these enough. Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.
Rombouts Filter Coffee
- Rombouts Original Medium Roast (£2.69)

I don't notice too much of a different between the Colombian coffee and this one apart from this one is a little less strong. I think it would be great for those who like coffee but don't want strong, bitter or intense coffee. Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5.

- Rombouts Decaf Medium Roast (£2.69)

As well as trying filter coffee for the first time, this is also the first time I've tried decaffeinated coffee! This is the only one I'm not crazy about, I think it's quite weak; maybe I'm just used to regular coffee so decaffeinated isn't what I'm used to. However, my mum only drinks decaf coffee so she really likes these. Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5.

Have you tried the Rombouts filter coffee?

Plant Hemp Vegan Snacks + Oil

Plant Hemp
One of the best things about blogging, besides meeting lovely bloggers and PRs and being part of such a supportive online community, is being able to try out new products and brands that I might not have come across if I hadn't been blogging.

Plant Hemp produce a range of hemp based products, grown in Canada. I was very kindly sent a couple of products to try. I haven't tried anything containing hemp before so I didn't know what to expect - I remember a couple of seasons of Bake Off ago, one of the contestants used hemp oil to make flapjack/breakfast bars, I think

I have the *Plant Hemp Super Minis Forbidden Fruit which are natural, suitable for vegans and gluten free. They come in little squares, two of which contain 110 calories, 4g protein and magnesium, manganese and iron. The bars are quite hard, I would definitely prefer them if they were softer but they do taste great - they have a nutty/seed and earthy taste. I've been having them as a snack with a cup of herbal tea. Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5.

I also have the *Plant Hemp Oil which is a great source of omega 3 and 6; it is suitable for vegans, it is raw and it is non-GMO verified. There are so many brands of hemp oil online as well as SO many articles about it so it can be a little overwhelming. I have only used it a few times so far mainly as part of a very simple lemon salad dressing and it works well but I really need to try other recipes. It has a nutty/seed and earthy flavour so I think it would be great for upcoming autumnal recipes. There's a recipe on the Plant Hemp website for avocado hemp oil dressing which I need to try as I LOVE avocados. Overall rating: ★★★☆, 3/5.

Overall, I'm happy with both products, more so the super mini snacks but if these aren't your thing, they do have lots of other products including maple cinnamon superfood which can be added to smoothies. These products aren't going to be for everyone but I'd definitely recommend them if you are looking to try some hemp products but don't know where to start.

Have you tried any hemp products?

Buko Coconut Jam

Last year I tested out the Buko coconut water, which I really liked and now Buko have released their line of coconut jam...yes, coconut jam. I didn't know what to expect but I love coconut so I wanted to give them a go.

I have the *Buko Organic Coconut Jam (£4.55, 330g) in the chocolate flavour, original and naturally sweet with sea salt. The coconut jam is naturally sweet 100% organic, gluten free, Non GMO and preservative free.

The *Buko Organic Coconut Jam with Chocolate was the one I wanted to try the most and I pretty much instantly loved it. It looks like chocolate spread but it has the consistency of solid coconut oil and it tastes like a melted country bar (but not quite as chocolatey or super sweet). While writing this post I've already made quite a dent in it...oops.

Next up the *Buko Organic Coconut Jam with Sea Salt which is almost as moreish and delicious as the chocolate one. It has the same solid coconut oil texture which I like but I think if you're not used to it then it will be a little unusual. I've been using a small amount on toast and I'm thinking of ways to incorporate it into recipes and baking - I think it would be great as a binding agent for homemade granola.

Lastly, the *Buko Organic Coconut Jam - Original; sadly it's my least favourite probably because it isn't quite as sweet as the other two flavours. Overall, I'm really happy with the sea salt and chocolate flavours and I'm quite surprised at how much I like them! Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5.

Have you tried any of the Buko coconut jams? Would you try them?