Bootea 14 Day Teatox

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I stumbled across reviews of Bootea, I think I was looking at 'skinny teas' and this came up and being that I could just pop into Holland & Barrett's and have a look and talk to staff made it an easier choice also. Keep in mind, it's not a cheap tea but it's filled with a lot of good ingredients.

What Do You Get?
(14 bags) Daytime Detox- Chinese Oolong tea, Maté leaves, Ginger root, Fennel seeds, Lemongrass, Dandelion leaf, Ginseng root, Gotu Kola leaves, Nettle leaves.
(7 bags) Bedtime Cleanse - Senna leaves, Peppermint leaves, Fenugreek seeds, Liquorice root, Burdock root, Hawthorn leaves, Valerian root, Psyllium seed

Please don't think you can just pick up this tea, drink it and you'll lose the lbs, if everything was that easy, we'd all be the weight we desired.
I noticed on the Bootea website they have an eating plan pdf to download and also you can buy their Bootea fitness plan - do a workout for roughly 30 minutes 3x a week.

I wanted to start on a fresh day and if this bed-time cleanse was anything to go by, I also needed to make sure the next morning I had nothing to get to importantly. Saturday was the day to start.

How did I find it?
Taking the morning cleanse, it wasn't bad, coming from me that says a lot. I couldn't make out any of the leaves it could of been but the blend is drinkable. I took my bedtime cleanse and awaited the morning. It doesn't seem as if the bedtime cleanse on Saturday night worked. I had it to drink from about 10pm and at current update it's now nearly 12 hours later and I've had the opposite effect - I'm yet to go. I didn't end up getting my first laxative experience but I did notice the last two days after drinking the daytime tea, my urine started to smell. Quite sweet but almost like a dandelion scent lol. Yes lovely. To sum this entire fortnight up, it didn't work. I got no possible laxative effect to my body instead it left me constipated. I lost no weight and just stay at the same level even after adapting some of the meals from the plan.

Basically I spent £20 on tea, it normally wouldn't be my choice of tea to have let alone spend that much money on something that didn't work. There should be a money back guarantee on things like this...I'm currently screaming REFUND PLEASE! 

Have you tried BooTea, I'd like to hear your experiences, if not would you?

Freedom Mallows

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

You've probably seen imagined me drooling over these Freedom Mallows that I've previously gotten in my TheVeganKind boxes as I constantly talk about how good they are and it's really fortunate there's something out there that's nut, gluten, gelatine (they use a new binding agent that's made from natural extracts), dairy and fat free therefore suitable for those with a vegetarian, vegan, halal or kosher diet. On their about me page they state:

"Freedom Mallows was created by a renowned British food scientist and loving grandfather of 13. He noticed his grandchildren had a great love for marshmallows! (one day he said) I'll create a marshmallow that's free from, tasty and completely vegetarian for all to enjoy no matter what their dietary requirements"

Freedom Mallows have gone through a re-brand, packaging wise, still great produce inside - I promise you that. Their saying goodbye to Freddy & Fiona *cries* their previous Rabbit mascots (you know I'm all for the bunnies, bunny mum of several) but their now introducing a currently un-named Sloth as their mascot. Whatever the Sloth is going to be called, it's being named by one lucky Freedom Mallows fan, who's going to be announced on the 3rd November, so there's still time for you to enter as it finishes on the 2nd November

The reasoning behind this re-brand was due to the fact, they listened to their customers, I love that. That's what makes a company and it's customers bond more, packaging does have a great deal to do with things, personally I wasn't too bothered with the previous packaging, I thought it was cute and it had a 90's story book feel to it for me, the light colour palette that matched the marshmallows inside probably made it feel more washed out for customers and not everyone is into that, I get it!

Making it more modern and vibrant, I see it. With the Sloth being their mascot to me that signals what Sloth's are too, solitary and tree dwellers. To me Freedom Mallows are the only brand I personally know of, for offering such a favourite snack for all dietary needs and that being said it's natural, just like trees.

You'll still be able to purchase your natural colour and flavoured favourites which include Vanilla (white colouring) or Vanilla (yellow colouring) or Strawberry £2.49 per 75g bag.

They're adding to the range mini mallows that are more suitable to pop into your hot chocolate and for baking (around £2.50 per 75g bag ). Can we look at the packaging! The window represents a bowl and it's got the spoon going into it..The sloths cooking for us!! Absolutely love it!! These are also available in bulk for the catering industries.

Visit Freedom Mallows  or find it via one of it's Stockists.

- Vegetarian Society, Vegan Society and Coeliac UK approved.