Monday, October 30, 2017

Product Review : Granola Geeks | Delicious, Healthy, Homemade Granola

Hey y'all!
I'm back with another product review and I know many of you out there will like this!
As you can see from the title, its gonna be a healthy and delicious review so let's go!

So here we have Granola Geeks!
I have stalked followed their Instagram for almost a year now and I finally decided to order some for myself.

So who are the people behind Granola Geeks?

As you can see from the picture above,
its run by two childhood friends, Melissa and Hua who share a mutual love for baking.
Not just baking but also fitness! They both workout AND they bake.
How perfect is that?

I...can't even bake.
Ahem...moving on...

I love how the website is so simple and so white!
So easy to browse through everything.

I love how they display the granolas and the names they come up with is just too cute!
Very creative!

After browsing through the website for days,
I finally decided to get in touch with Granola Geeks and placed my order.
I had such a hard time picking out what I wanted and in the end I ended up picking 5 flavours when initially
the idea was to only get 2 flavours.

Once it arrived,
I quickly did an unboxing video for my Youtube channel because I just had to!
Not knowing what and how everything looked inside and really excited to see everything!

These were the granolas I ordered!

First of all, I just want to say I FRIGGIN' LOVE THE PACKAGING!
Its just too pretty! The pastel colour packaging is just too cute!

John Lemon & Coco Ono (Rm18.00)

Upon trying this one out, it doesn't have that lemon smell but more of a coconut smell instead.
Also after taking a bite, it doesn't have a lemon taste but a very strong coconut taste with lots of poppy seeds.
This granola had so much texture!

Livin' La Vida Cocoa (Rm18.00)

This one is actually my favourite!
As you can see it says that its packed with chocolate, chocolate and chocolate.
What makes it taste better, its DARK CHOCOLATE!
Nothing beats dark chocolate when it comes to chocolate flavour.

Dreaming of a White Citrus (RM20.00)

I actually like unique the taste is for this one.
It contains a lot of dried fruits in it and it also has ginger powder in the ingredients but it doesn't have a strong ginger taste so that is a win for me!
Smells like vanilla cookies and the taste is really good! I love the white chocolate!
It goes so well with everything in this pack!

Do the Hojichacha (Rm20.00)

I always wondered what the difference was between Matcha and Hojicha and I finally found out after having a chat with Granola Geeks.
Hojicha is basically roasted green tea! When I opened up this pack of granolas,
it smelled like a regular green tea but witha strong roasted smell. Tried it out and fell in love!
Love how strong the Hojicha flavour is and this would go very well with some milk!

Hey Matcharena (Rm20.00)

This one is actually one of my favourite because...its Matcha!
Who doesn't love Matcha! The smell for this one wasn't as strong as the Hojicha one.
Taste wise it was much more lighter and creamier! I just wish that everything was coated with more Matcha.

Spicy Sriracha Nuts (Rm11.00)

Before I opened up the package, I could smell the sriracha from the outside.
The smell reminds me of Japanese Rice Crackers soaked in soy sauce.
That's the best way I could describe this!
First bite was pretty spicy but after a few seconds the spiciness went away.
Pretty good and quite a healthy option for those who love snacking on nuts.

this was complimentary from Granola Geeks so just want to say thank you Melissa and Hua
for the mixed nuts!

***Note that all these granola contains nuts and wheat***

Conclusion ?
I would definitely purchase these again because of many reasons :

- Its all natural and made with original ingredients
- Handmade in Kuala Lumpur (Close to home)
- No Additives or Preservatives
- Price is VERY affordable for the amount you get in 1 pack
- Varieties of flavours to choose from
- Comes with a ziplock bag so you can store everything easily
- Nice packaging (DUH)
- Healthy snack for anytime of the day

So I would highly recommend everyone to give this a try if you're looking for a healthy option.
Something healthy to snack on in case of the munchies,
perfect for breakfast and also I love how it goes well with fruits and yogurt.

You can check out my unboxing video here.
Be sure to give that video a thumbs up and also don't forget to Subscribe to my channel!

For more info on Granola Geeks, you can check out their website!
Be sure to also follow them on their Facebook and Instagram too!

***This is not a sponsored post. Everything I reviewed about is based on my own personal opinions. Some of these products might not be suitable or it may not work for you but it did for me and so again, this is based on my personal opinion and things that works for me.***

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Youtube Channel

Hey guys!
Forgive me for always being on and off on my blog. I actually have a good reason for that.
As you can see from my title, yes I have a Youtube Channel now and sorry for the lack of updates.
I have been busy giving myself a quick learning session on video editing to filming and etc.
Its a lot of hard work and I really respect Youtubers who are so dedicated. 

Its a pretty fun thing to try out and I will do my best to upload on both my blog and my channel.
Sometimes its hard to sit down and type when you're not at the right place at the right time and all you have is your phone or camera.
Recording is a good thing sometimes so thank you everyone who have subscribed and supported me through this journey.

I promise to bring you guys good content on my channel and more DIYs for you guys to check out.
For now, feel free to click here to check out my first video of me unboxing a box I got from Hermo!
Be sure to show some love and support by hitting that "Subscribe Button" , "Like" the video and leave a comment too if you want to.
Thank you all!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Chiu's - The Modern Local - at Market 88, Kepayan, Kota Kinabalu

A few weeks ago,
I decided to try out a new place called Chiu's with Roy and some friends from Loca KK .
I heard from a lot of my friends that they serve really good food especially their Tortilla wrap!
So, here we are! Its located at Market 88, Kepayan.
Right opposite Check-In (The old Chateau).

Hello Mr.Loca (aka Jonathan)!

The man himself, Roy

Their famous cold brew called Chiu's Cold Brew aka CCB.
(I know what some of you guys are thinking and no its not that word)

Here's what we ordered :
Chiu's Tortilla Wrap (RM11)

It has chicken breast, Cheddar cheese, grilled pineapple, Romaine Lettuce, Gremolata,
tomato salsa, Tuhau Mayonnaise and Serunding Tuhau (aka Wild Ginger Floss) with a side of homemade potato chips.

A little small but this is pretty good! Very unique taste with the tuhau mayo and serunding tuhau.
Love how it has so much flavour!

Pumpkin Soup (Price N/A)

Roy ordered this and he said it was pretty good.
Gonna try this next time!

Soft Shell Crab Rice Bowl (Rm25)

Hill brown rice topped with fruit salad and deep-fried crunchy soft shell crab.

This is pretty good but portion wise is a little on the smaller side though so for those who are looking to eat light, 
this would be perfect for you.

Mushroom Risotto (Rm21)
Add on Grilled Chicken Breast (Rm4)

Hill brown rice topped with grilled chicken breast with gravy ,assorted mushrooms
and garnished with some Parmesan crust.

This is by far my favourite! I love anything with brown rice. Very healthy stuff and if you guys didn't know, I LOVE MUSHROOMS!
This is a huge portion so be sure to share this with someone or make sure you are really hungry so you can finish this.

Sweet Potato Fries (Price N/A)

Homemade sweet potato fries topped with Australian minced beef
and torched Mozarella cheese.

It was good but a little too oily for me. I love how chunky the fries were and also how big the portion was.
The only thing was that the fries felt like its completely soaked with oil when being served.

Chiu's Beef Rice Bowl (Rm23)

Hill brown rice topped with Grilled New Zealand Rib Eye 100g, Sunny Side Up egg, Tuhau Serunding
and pickled papaya.

I haven't tried this because its Jonathan's food but will try it out next time!

Overall, I am pretty happy with the food.
Love the healthy ingredients used in all their food and also loving the ambiance in the shop.
Good place to just sit and chill if you're looking for a quiet place to work.

For more info,click here!
You can also follow them on their Instagram here!