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Hello everyone.

I’ve been sent some coconut water-based juice to try, and I have done a video review.

Watch it if you’d like…

So there you go.

For Goodness Shakes Protein Coconut Water is available from Asda for £1.99 a pop.

Find out more by following the For Goodness Shakes Instagram Feed, or their Twitter account.

Here’s the science bit, in a fancy different font to make you extra concentrate…

For Goodness Shakes Protein Coconut Water is a new range of deliciously-flavoured soft drinks which give 10g of protein, zero fat and no added sugar.
Registered Nutritionist and sports nutrition specialist Claire Baseley says. “Many fitness fans, of every ability, want to be strong but lean and for them this is a fantastic addition to their diet.  With zero fat and 10g protein, the nutritional profile is extremely positive, the taste is great and it’s an excellent alternative to sugary energy drinks. Furthermore, CoconutWater has fantastic hydrating properties allowing you to combine hydration and recovery in one drink.”
Made in Chelsea’s Steph Pratt says,”I love going to the gym, working out, staying fit and eating healthily – for me it’s about looking good, feeling good and staying toned.  Protein is a vital part of my diet and something like For Goodness Shakes’ Protein Coconut Water tastes great, has no added sugar, no fat, no salt but does add some extra protein, perfect!”
For Goodness Shakes Protein Coconut Water comes in both Tropical and Mango & Orange flavours and is available exclusively in ASDA.
Former international swimmer, owner of Sculpt Fitness, and one of the country’s leading personal trainers, David Jones, believes protein water could benefit a wide range of clients,“Consumers are now looking for more than just a functional benefit in their sports nutrition products. They want something to fit their needs as well as tasting great. For Goodness Shakes Protein Coconut Water not only delivers on taste, but also gives a much needed protein boost throughout your day, not to mention the great hydrating properties of coconut water.
“Adding extra protein around training will help and, because it comes in a light format like water, is even easier to get on board – 10 grams of protein, zero fat or salt and just 52 calories per 330ml is fantastic.
Claire Baseley says, “Many people want the benefit of extra protein but maybe don’t want to drink a protein supplement during or straight after training.  A refreshing and flavourful protein coconut water eliminates some of the issues around that.
“For Goodness Shakes Protein Coconut Water has 10g of protein and almost 2000mg BCAA which will help with growth and maintenance of lean, functional muscles when used as part of a balanced diet and training plan.

Coconut Water

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Per 100ml

Per Portion (330ml)

Energy kJ

63.1

208.1

Energy kcal

15.7

51.9

Fat (g)

0.0

0.0

 of which saturates (g)

0.0

0.0

Carbohydrate (g)

0.6

2.1

 of which sugars (g)

0.4

1.4

Fibre (g)

0.1

0.2

Protein (g)

3.0

10.0

Salt (g)

0.0

0.0

Leucine (mg)

278

918

Isoleucine (mg)

175

577

Valine (mg)

139

459

BCAA* (mg)

592

1,954

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While shopping yesterday, we happened to go down the American Sweets aisle of Tesco, and the kids spotted these Beanboozled jelly beans. They suggested we eat them and film the results.

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Hi there.

Here’s a video review of the new CB12 boost chewing gum.

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I had to be quiet because I am at Meg’s dance class, and they don’t like people making noises.

Anyway, hope you liked it.

Check out CB12 boost’s website, and all the usual clicky things that make me happy.

When an author dies, you can hardly expect them to keep writing. Usually being dead means they’re much too lazy to fulfil word quotas or even to bother typing stuff up. Well, not Dr Seuss.

The writer of such books as that rubbish Christmas one with Jim Carrey that was filmed on video and they didn’t even bother digitally grading it to make it look at all movie-like, and that Mike Myers one that I went upstairs when the kids put it on telly. Apparently the Americans love his stuff, rhyming nonsense with other nonsense, and pretty pictures that don’t get the noses right.

Well, the guy died in the 90s and he left a big box of unfinished work that his secretary eventually went through in 2013. That box contained the manuscript and line art that you’ll find finished off and coloured in,  looking all fancy and new, but keeping with the tone of Dr Seuss’ classic books from the 60s.

This story is about two kids looking round a pet shop, trying to find a pet. Why a parent would send their kids alone to make an important shopping decision is beyond me, but that’s what happens. Maybe things are different in America or something. Anyway, rather than explain the various events and such that occur, I thought I’d let Meg read it to you. Also, it stopped her nagging about being bored while we wait for Jess to finish her dance class.

So, here you go…

Apologies about the lack of editing or whatever, I have really cold feet and I’ve not had breakfast. So, Meg enjoyed the book, I think she struggled a little bit with the slightly weird poetry style of Dr Seuss. Nonetheless, for a 6 year old, this book is easy enough to read, and the pictures are nice enough.

The story ends unresolved, letting the kid make their own mind up what the children chose as a pet. There is a little check-box at the back for your kid to choose which pet they would have gone with.

It’s all very twee and fluffy and fun, and I see no reason why your kids won’t enjoy it. The blurb I was sent says the stuff at the back of the book detailing the rediscovery and subsequent finishing-off of the book is ‘thrilling’ but unless you get someone like Anthony Hopkins to read it to you, it’s just interesting. It does go into a lot of detail about colour palettes and such, which I suppose if you’re such a big Dr Seuss fan that you care about that, well, it’s nice.

I think this is probably the book equivalent of when they find an old recording of Elvis and finish it off so they can sell a new album. It does have the unmistakable tone and style of Dr Seuss, but really I doubt you’ll be going out of your way to get this unless you’ve got the rest of his books and you want the full set. That said, it’s not bad as a standalone book. I just don’t think it’s gonna be your go-to book if you think “Ooh I’ll get a Dr Seuss book”

You can find the book HERE on Amazon, so, yeah, do that.

I kinda feel bad I didn’t make this review rhyme. Orange.

Hello. My name is Al, and I have a beard. Therefore, asking me to review one of the world’s most notorious pieces of Anti-Beard propaganda is probably not the best idea.

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Fortunately, when asked to review Roald Dahl’s The Twits, recently re-released in both hardback (with a real beard) and paperback (with scratch and sniff stickers) I had Jess and Meg on hand to help. Jess has read the book a few times before (dare I say it’s one of her favourites?) and we’ve been reading four chapters a night at bedtime for the past week.

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Evening all you Master Builders out there. Everyone loves a bit of LEGO (which I am reliably informed must be written in caps lock), well, everyone who doesn’t walk around barefoot in the dark. There’s pretty much nothing better than building something amazing out of dotty bricks, the most amazing thing to come out of Denmark since bacon and er… OK, those two things are the only things.

In my mancave I’ve got a massive pile of giant LEGO bricks that contain pretty much all the LEGO that ever. Usually my LEGO sessions with the kids are an hour long with about three hours of tidying up afterwards, and most of that time is spent building rectangles or finding the lost head of LEGO Thor (who incidentally looks a lot like Noel Edmonds). If only there were something helpful to provide some inspiration when LEGOing the LEGO, all LEGOey like.

Well, here we go…
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…the new LEGO Awesome Ideas Book. nigh on 200 pages of ideas for things to build, ranging from houses to spaceships, from monsters to pencils, all sorts of funky stuff.

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Hello there you, are you thirsty? Well, shut up and wait til the end of this here review and I’ll treat you to a drink.

So, with the help of my daughter Jess (10) we have been having a looking at an extract of the brand new Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book, Old School by Jeff Kinney, out on the 3rd November. We’ve only had 10 pages to read, but I thought it’d be nice to let you know what we think about it so you can go an excitedly pre-order it HERE.

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