Kitchen Empties #3 – The Holland & Barrett Edition

Back at the start of 2016, I started this Kitchen Empties series. I got the idea from the beauty bloggers and make up artists I follow who all do these posts with their “empties” chatting about all the products that have finished in their beauty cabinet. I’m not a beauty blogger, and even so, I don’t have enough “smellies” to create such a post …but what I do, do, is eat a lot of food. A LOT. So I decided to save some my my kitchen empties and share them with you if I especially loved them. Here is #3, picking up from all the way back in January 2016 (yikes)… and is a special edition ‘haul post’ from Holland & Barrett.

Back in January, I popped along to the Holland & Barrett store in Marble Arch to celebrate their opening. This particular store is actually their biggest in the UK including a vegan nail bar, an olive bar, a body composition experience and so much more! I spent almost an hour wandering around checking out all the amazing products that they stock and picked a few to test out and share with you here…

Ecodenta Extra Black Whitening Toothpaste

So this product was new to me – basically black toothpaste! I’ve been using in now for about 6 weeks and love it. I mostly use it at night, as it keeps my mouth pretty fresh all night. It’s ironic that it has whitening properties when it actually is as black as coal! It’s also currently on offer for £1.99 (from £4.49)

Choccy Peckish Peanuts

I’m a huge fan of snacking and sometimes I want something that doesn’t taste like its been dug out of the ground and can be classed as a little treat. I think chocolate covered peanuts do this for me technically being a good source of protein and fat then smothered in chocolate. I have no idea how many servings this bag is suggested to be but for me I can eat the whole lot in one go…

Nature’s Garden Turmeric 400mg 

Turmeric has more recently found itself a place on the superfood list being renowned for its anti inflammatory properties. I’ve tried it in smoothies and it’s not bad. I’ve tried cooking with it and its great… bar the fact it turns everything yellow which it comes into contact with! In capsule form though, its perfect. The dosage is to take one, twice per day which I try to do especially on days where I have been excising or feel my body just needs a little extra help with recovery.

Yogi Tea Organic Choco

Who doesn’t love a good cuppa?! …I try not to drink too much coffee at home so I like to have a range of herbal teas in my cupboards to help with my hydration levels. If you’re expecting this to taste like chocolate though, think again. Think more spicy and warming perfect for a chilly afternoon (…maybe with a slice of banana bread?!).

Pulsin Maple and Peanut Protein 50g bar 

These have been a firm favourite of mine for years now, but as with most things I go through phases. They’re perfect right now seeing as I am basically vegan(ish), they contain no dairy or soya too which are things I try to avoid. They are also the perfect portion for your handbag to save you in those emergencies between meals or when you are ‘on the go’.

What have been your favourite “finds and finished” products recently?!

Elle 🙂


p.s I was gifted these products in a goody bag but as always all opinions are my very own! ...and the biggest testament to these products are that firstly, I chose them, then I ate them and finished them! lol ;)

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