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Hill Food Ideas – Nairn’s Gluten Free Oatcakes and Philly

Lunches are always problematic on multiday trips, especially now I’m gluten intolerant. So I was quite chuffed to discover that Nairn’s do some gluten-free oatcakes, and unlike many gluten-free products it isn’t a pale shadow of the regular product. It’s simply made from oats that haven’t been cross-contaminated by wheat. OK, this isn’t going to work on …

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Tesco Free From Instant Porridge

Having recently discovered that I’ve a gluten intolerance, it seemed that most of my chosen breakfasts were unsuitable. This instant porridge from Tesco is both gluten and dairy free and packing a 180 calories per pot, would be ideal. It’s also in a cardboard pot, which can be recycled as clearly anyone who has a …

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Aero Chocolate Dessert

Instant custard makes an interesting if rather bland pudding, so finding these for 19p at my local not-so-supermarket was a bargain I couldn’t refuse. Available in mint and chocolate flavours, they pack 150 calories for 25g in pack weight. I decided to initially test these out in the warmth of the Mud and Routes kitchen …

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Rocketfuel Selfheating Hot Chocolate

This is a self heating cup of hot chocolate from Rocketfuel, that includes Guarana, which according to my friend is also contained in the popular chocolate bar Boost. Which does make sense as the can does state Guarana should give you a supercharge energy boost. Read on – http://twcymru.mudandroutes.com/2012/12/27/to-infinity-and-beyond/

SIS GO Isotonic Energy Gel Review

SiS GO Isotonic Gel is designed to be taken without water, to provide an energy boost during any intensive activity. They’re available in three flavours; Orange, Tropical and Blackcurrant.. The Orange variety tastes just like orange jelly, which for me is good, but it isn’t an overpowering taste. While many other gels I’ve tried are …

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Maxifuel Viper Active Sport Gel

The Maxifuel ViperActive energy gel is designed to keep you energised on those long runs or cycles. It’s available in only two flavours, Lemon and Lime and Mixed Berry. The mixed berry flavour doesn’t taste as expected! It has a tart, youghurty flavour which unpleasant at first, only as it was unexpected. The tartness is rather refreshing, …

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Lucozade Sport Running Gel Review

We’ve all in probability tried something made by Lucozade over the years. Probably one of those glass bottles with orange cellophane that seemed to be a permanent fixture next to any sickbed in the country. These days, the brand association is more with fitness than the convalescing. The Lucozade Body Fuel is similar in flavour to their …

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PowerBar Sports Gel Review

The PowerBar Sports Gel provides energy for those longer runs or cycles, and is available in five flavours; Blackcurrant, Apple, Lemon Lime, Tropical Fruit and Vanilla I tried the Lemon and Lime flavour, and it really was a shock to the palate! It was extremely citrusy, as expected, but after the initial shock I realised …

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Gu Energy Gel Review

Gu are better known for their puddings than sports nutrition (at least to me they are), and what I do know is that their puddings are some of the best pre-packaged sweets known to man. With such a tasty pedigree, I had high expectations as well as plentiful drool even before trying them out. Apparently, …

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Tesco Pasta Shells Ready Meals

On a recent shopping trip, during my usual foray into the ready meals aisle, I found these inexpensive pasta puck meals. Are these cheap and cheerful meals from Tesco any good as a camping meal? We find out. Available in bolognese and tuna varieties, these cost only£1.29 compared to a Wayfarers at around £4 or a Look What …

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Fuizion Freeze Dried Meals Review

We recently stumbled across Fuizion freeze driedfoods, a brand that was new to us. On browsing their site, it becomes apparent from the photographs that this stuff stands apart from other freeze dries foods if only by being ridiculously photogenic. We couldn’t believe that this product could possibly look as good as the website makes out! We all …

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Look What We Found Pouches

We were recently blessed by the om nom fairy and received a full box of lovely Look What We found pouches to review. We received free food, which always makes us happy, especially when it’s as good as this! If you’ve not seen these before, the Look What We found are a regular brand of …

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Grower’s Cup Coffee Review

There’s nothing new under the sun they say, but here’s at least one! Perfect coffee in a pouch. We’ve been in search of the perfect camping coffee since, well, since forever, and while we get closer we never quite get there. We got excited about the camping espresso maker by GSI, but were woefully disappointed …

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