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Botonique, is a unique British-made natural, dry, sparkling non-alcoholic drink alternative for lovers of wine and other sophisticated forms of alcohol. However, in addition to the refreshing taste, everyone will also enjoy the health benefits it provides.
This is because it contains the beneficial elements of Prelixir®, a unique blend of vitamins, minerals and amino acids which alcohol is known to deplete. This unique element means that Botonique is able to provide anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, alkalising, detoxifying and hydrating benefits, resulting in all the pleasure of drinking without the negative side effects and also helping with hangovers!
The drink is available in two flavours – crisp dry white and Blush. RRP 2 bottles for £15.
Beanies is only 2 calories per cup and is completely sugar free. They do some great flavours to combat this though meaning you don’t need to add anything extra.
This Christmas, Beanies have introduced over 20 flavours including Cookie Dough, Caramel Popcorn, Irish Cream, Amaretto Almond, Chocolate Orange and Coconut. Plus, they have some great Christmas flavours this year including Gingerbread, Sweet Cinnamon and Mince Pie.
Priced at £2.50 for a 50g jar. The Christmas flavours are also available in a 3 Jar Stash box priced at £10 or a 9 jar stash box priced at £22.50, available on their website www.beaniesflavourco.com
Shaken Udder milkshakes are gluten-free, suitable for vegetarians and contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and come in a range of yummy flavours including Ooh La Latte, Salted Caramel and Strawberries & Clotted Cream to name a few.
I thought that the kids range, with less than 5% sugar, low fat and school approved, would be a great idea for the young and old alike this Christmas.
Plus, Shaken Udder milkshakes are gluten-free, suitable for vegetarians and with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
3 cases of kids milkshakes (36 x 200ml cartons) would cost £31 for a mix of the chocolate and strawberry flavours.
Skinny Tonic is a new zero-calorie, zero-sugar tonic water with nothing artificial added that makes choosing the healthy option easy, particularly during the festive season.
The brainchild of entrepreneur Ian Minton, a type-1 diabetic, Skinny Tonic uses the natural sweetener Stevia – taken from the plant of the same name – so that it retains all the flavour of tonic water, but is suitable for all dietary requirements.
The lovely people at Skinny Tonic sent me some samples of their Indian Tonic “The Yellow One” and Light Citrus “The Blue One” , with Rhubarb Gin and Vela Vodka samples from their friends at Agnes Arber Gin and Copper Rivet Distillery and I have to say that it was really tasty.
Skinny Tonic has already sold 1 million cans, not bad since it only launched in April, and is available to buy from ASDA, 31Dover and www.skinnytonics.com. RRP £15 for 24 x 150ml cans as a one-off purchase or you can sign up for a monthly subscription at £13.50.
Cranes Drinks brew cranberries alongside apples to deliver a crisp, refreshing cider. Cranes Ciders are naturally light because they utilise the sweetness of the super fruits they brew to give a healthier alternative to the sugar-heavy ciders.
Cranes have 30% fewer calories, contain 40% less sugar and come in three tantalising flavours: Cranberries & Limes, Blueberries & Apples and Raspberries & Pomegranates.
You can purchase Cranes ciders in this beautiful gift set that also contains a Cranes branded pint glass. RRP £15.99 from Amazon.
Chocolate-Covered Red Dates
London-based healthy snacks company Abakus Foods introduces the world’s first Chocolate Coated Red Dates!
The new product is made of the superfruit Red Dates (aka jujube fruits), coated with premium dark chocolate, to make an indulgent and nutritious treat.
The snack offers balance in both taste and nutrition and, in line with the rest of their range, this product is high in fibre, low in calories, gluten-free, suitable for vegans, non-GMO. The dark chocolate contains a minimum of 64% cocoa solid and is hand-coated in Britain