Nothing But Freeze Dried Snacks – Review

Nothing But are a unique range of snacks in that they are completely natural and each bag contains one of your five a day.  With a variety of fruit and vegetable combinations available, we received a selection to try out.

nothing butAvailable in the following flavour combinations:

  • Sliced Beetroot and Parsnip
  • Pea and Sweetcorn
  • Mange Tout and Red Pepper
  • Strawberry and Banana
  • Pineapple and Grape
  • Apple and Fig

They are called Nothing But for a reason, there is literally nothing but the vegetables or fruits mentioned inside the bag.  The fresh products are freeze dried which removes the water content and leaving most of the colour and all of the nutrients contained within the food.  The bags have cleverly been portioned to ensure they contain the required amount of fruit or veg to give you one of your five a day.

nothing but 3I have tried a few flavours of these before and the colours are more vibrant than I expected with the pieces being easily recognisable.  They do taste like the vegetable they are but obviously a dry, crisp version.  As this is nothing else added, there is no other flavours so no strong tastes to put you off.  Being purely fruit and vegetables does mean that they are exceptionally low calorie, therefore I see these as being a great snack to use for healthy eating.  Easy to take out and about as they come in individually portioned packs, or eaten at home, these are handy to have when you fancy a nibble, but want something healthy.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the snacks in order to write the review.


New Healthy Eating Super Foods

In a bid to lose weight as well as make my day to day diet a lot healthier, I’m always keen to try foods with added benefits, whether it’s added vitamins or a lower calorie version of something, then I’m keen to try as it makes my life easier to ensure I eat a balanced diet as well as not indulging in too much fatty food!

I tried New Jordan’s Lighter Granola.  Available in two flavours, I tried the Raspberry and Apple.  It also comes in Strawberry and Blueberry.  With 30% less fat that normal granola varieties, no added salt and high in fibre, it sounds like the ideal cereal.jordansSo what did it taste like?  Well it tastes just as crunchy as normal Jordan’s granola and had lots of raspberry and apple pieces.  I really enjoyed it with natural yoghurt and being quite calorie conscious at the moment I know this is a healthier choice to have at breakfast time.  My daughter Miss M asked to try some and had a bowlful with milk.  Her words were “Mmmm, I love granola, it’s delicious!”


P1000358I’m not a black tea drinker but have always been fond of green tea, particularly one with added citrus flavours, so was keen to try the new Tetley Super Green Tea with Lime.  It has added vitamin B6 to boost your mood, helping to reduce tiredness and fatigue.  I absolutely loved drinking these and found them the perfect pick me up in the afternoons.  They distracted me from eating and I can genuinely say I did feel more alert afterwards.  I have managed to drink the entire box of 20 teabags rather quickly and am keen to purchase more although have to say I’m P1000357-001struggling to find them having checked out three of the major supermarkets.  There are other variants in the Super Green Tea range such as Berry Burst and Tropical etc which I have seen available but not the Lime option.



V8 Vegetable Juice is WP_010401100% vegetables, containing tomatoes, celery, carrot, beetroot, parsley, lettuce, watercress and spinach.  With a 150ml glass containing 1 of your 5 a day and only 26 calories, what a simple way to boost your vegetable intake.  The glass of V8 tastes rich, thick, smooth and mainly like a tomato juice.  The other vegetables don’t really come through in the taste which I guess is down to personal taste as to whether you would like to taste them or prefer a plain tomato juice with added benefits.  All in all, a simple way of sneaking an extra portion of your 5 a day into your diet!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the products in order to write the review.