Aloha 65 – Sun on a Beach Hot Sauce and Detonator Pineapple Chunks

Hello and welcome! This evening on the menu we have a couple of items from Aloha 65 – the same brand who brought out a spirit drink which we reviewed here. Since our last review, the company have brought out a range of snacky food items including a hot sauce and some spicy pineapple chunks and we’re fortunate enough to give them a whirl!

I love chilli sauces, but one thing that I’m not a fan of is sauces that forgo flavour for pure heat. The Sun on a Beach hot sauce is not the hottest out there but it is very flavoursome and rather moreish. The sweetness and slightly fruity taste of the Scotch Bonnet chillies goes perfectly with the pineapple in here (and the rest of the herbs and spices and of course the Spirit of Aloha 65). After doing some taste testing with chicken tenders I ended up pouring some on a plate and dunking bits of bread into it. It really is a great taste.

Downsides? It’s a little thin so appears more liquid than some other sauces, so you do need to be a bit careful when it’s on the plate… unless you want a Sun on a Beach infused carpet. Aside from that, it’s not very hot, it has a pleasant tingle but won’t blow you head off. Now this doesn’t bother me. As I said above I like flavours. And this has a great flavour. But I know some people will unfairly mark it down because they think hot sauces should be super hot. I disagree! And I’ll definitely be using this again.

As for the chilli infused pineapple chunks. These are pretty delightful – I’m a fan of pickled things and so these are right up my street. I could definitely see myself chomping through a bowl of these. Now, whilst the sauce is pretty mild these have a wee bit more of a kick to them. I probably should have read the name (or the very clear warning) on the jar before I gobbled some up. They are called Detonators for a reason… there’s definitely a bit of a kick on these especially when you’re not expecting it!

All in all I’d definitely recommend both the sauce and the Detonators.

Check out the Detonator Pineapple Chunks by clicking here, and the hot sauce by clicking here.

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The Babka Boys – Chocco Babka

Oh my sweet lord… You need to check out these lads. I was first drawn to them because of the frookin delish pics of their babka all over social media… My eye stomach couldn’t get enough and the climax of me ordering finally arrived.

Luckily for me there was a slot for delivery in my area the very next day so I popped my order through and sat by the door in excitement… The next day (just imagine I’d sat there for the whole time) my babka was hand delivered to me by a lovely cyclist – yay to environmentally friendly local delivery!

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Eat Pizza Repeat – Pizza Kit

Hello my lovely Forkers!

I was recently fortunate enough to have a couple of days in Pisa and Florence but somehow I was foolish enough to not stuff down a pizza during my stay! Don’t worry though, soon after I returned home I received this joyous package at my door from the gang at Eat Pizza Repeat! A pizza to cook in my own kitchen using carefully measured pre-prepped ingredients! Winner!

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Aloha 65 & London Grace #beachathomebox

Happy lockdown, guys, gals and everyone else! I’m reviewing the #beachathomebox today featuring a booze juice called Aloha 65 and a nail varnish from London Grace; I have to pop this paragraph in here as part of my agreement with Hype Experiences, the experience manager providing me with the products:

“Thank you @hype_experiences_london for arranging this media delivery. If you are a content creator, I recommend joining their community to review products! More info here https://hypeexperiences.com/about-for-reviewers

Full disclosure: this is my first experience with Hype and I paid £2 to receive and review the products! First onto the bottle of Aloha 65 which initially drew me to the listing to review…the branding is super pretty and, as a gal who enjoys a bit of retro shizzle and simple design, I was pretty much sold on this product visually straight away. I really like the look of the bottle and the website; bright, colourful and tropical! Seems like my sort of beverage! The flavours mentioned on the label are pineapple, ginger, chilli and lemon which sounds already like something I’d mix up into a drink. Lovely stuff, promising.

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Montezuma’s ‘Waste Not, Want Not’ Recyclable Popup – Seven Dials, London

Montezuma are the first chocolate company to offer 100% sustainable packaging on their ENTIRE range of products! It’s an amazing achievement and took a lot of hard work and a complete packaging redesign from the team! To celebrate and show off the results, Montezuma are hosting a pop up shop in Seven Dials for two days to both celebrate and make you consider wasteful packaging. Continue reading

Second Shot coffee – Bethnal Green, London

Hello there, I wanted to share a recent discovery with you… I was off to get my nails done at my usual place (Hollywood Star Nails in Bethnal Green) but today I didn’t book so had to wait for someone to be free to fix my hands up real nice. I took the opportunity to pop by to Second Shot to bide my time. I’ve bought a take out coffee from Second Shot a few times before now but hadn’t ever sat in, and I’m glad I did this time.

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Cavallo – Vienna, Austria

Guten morgen from Österreich! I’ve made it a focus to visit some new cities and with my main travel focus being eating, it’d be rude if I didn’t share some edible gems with y’all as I go.

So on the menu today we have Cavallo! A very cute and well decorated bar Cafe restaurant type place…yes, you know I’m a sucker for aesthetic restaurants.  This one in particular is ‘on it’ displaying many exposed bulbs with metal wire lampshades, a super nice colour scheme, soft looking furniture and it’s all just very aesthetically pleasing. It doesn’t stop with the furnishings and decoration either. Upon arrival we’re seated on a comfy corner bench seat and handed a menu each… The menus are magazines! Such a good idea. You pretty much get to see a photo of each dish and drink on offer and not like you would on a laminated double side menu in a cheap cafe, this has been properly done. Love it.

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