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Cocoa Loco Organic Fairtrade 6 Dark Chocolate Truffles
Cocoa Loco Organic Fairtrade 6 Dark Chocolate Truffles

4.0 out of 5 stars Cat-sitting reward, 30 Aug 2014
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Did you ask someone to look after your cat over a weekend? Yep, then that's what these are for. They're rather nice truffles and the presentation is good enough that you don't need to wrap them. I bought two boxes and we ate one of them. Yum, yum, yum. And just having six in the box pre-suggests that they're very high quality. They're not quite that good, but it'll certainly plant the suggestion in the mind of the recipient that they are and you'll be thanked appropriately.

Or you can stuff them in your piehole whilst watching soap operas. They're good for that too.


Hamlet Chocolate Assortment The Festive Line 250 g (Pack of 2)
Hamlet Chocolate Assortment The Festive Line 250 g (Pack of 2)
Price: £13.50

1.0 out of 5 stars They look nice, but they taste awful, 11 July 2014
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When you get them, the box is surprisingly small, but that's okay. But then you have to tear the box open which betrays the cheapness of the product. The chocolates are dry and crumbly and lack variety.

Here's a list of the flavours listed on the box:
Hazelnut
Orange
Hazelnut
Caramel
Coffee
Hazelnut
Hazelnut
Hazelnut
Hazelnut
Raspberry

I guess you'd better like hazelnut. Some of the shapes are just odd. For instance, one of them is a tapered cube with a dark chocolate coffee bean on the top. Coffee flavour? Nope, hazelnut. The chocolates themselves look rather nice, but the taste is disappointing.

I got two boxes very cheaply. But now I've got a second box to eat. Yuck.


CiT 500W 12cm Silent Fan Dual Rail Power Supply - Black Edition
CiT 500W 12cm Silent Fan Dual Rail Power Supply - Black Edition
Offered by Computer Technology Stoke Limited & InternetCT
Price: £19.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good power supply, but I've been unlucky, 20 Jun 2014
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Power supplies can be a world of mystery. If you can get one for ten pounds, why would anyone pay a hundred? The differences include efficiency, noise, heat, quality of components and a bunch of other things. One should never pay too little for a power supply as it tends to be a false economy.

This CiT PSU is a low priced one. It's cheap, but hopefully not cheap enough to be troublesome. I've been quite impressed with it. It is indeed quiet - not quite silent, but really quite quiet. You can see some of the areas where they've saved money - there's the minimum of power cables, they're not generously long, they're not mesh-sheathed (apart from the motherboard connection). It runs a little hot, but it's well within normal ranges.

I was a bit unlucky. The first one Amazon sent me had a broken seal on the box and was missing screws (not that I cared). It lasted about a month before failing. I was sent a replacement - seal was intact, screws were included and it was shrink wrapped (check yours is). It failed in a couple of days. In both cases, the failure came down to blown capacitors. Either they used capacitors that turned out to be insufficient for the task or they were mislabelled fakes.

That was rather bad luck on my part. I don't blame CiT.as I was happy with the power supply when they worked. But at this price point, you have more of a chance of this happening. Power supplies tend to fail quickly or not at all. These failed quickly. But it hasn't put me off CiT nor even this particular PSU. You're unlikely to experience such bad luck.


Bovetti Banana Milk Chocolate Bar 100 g (Pack of 3)
Bovetti Banana Milk Chocolate Bar 100 g (Pack of 3)

1.0 out of 5 stars Awful chocolate and difficult to eat, 3 April 2014
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Waxy, surprisingly unpleasant chocolate that is impossible to crack along the break lines. The big bits of banana tend to fall off when breaking the chocolate and are so big they'll jab into the roof of your mouth if they do stay on. This is just a poorly thought out product that really doesn't work.


Wicklein Chocolate Covered Lebkuchen with Sprinkles 200 g (Pack of 3)
Wicklein Chocolate Covered Lebkuchen with Sprinkles 200 g (Pack of 3)
Price: £9.87

2.0 out of 5 stars Nt really that good, 3 April 2014
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These aren't the best lebkuchen I've ever had. They're a bit bland and tasteless and the texture is a bit limp. If you've never had them before, these are fine, but if you're used to better, then these won't cut it.


Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America
Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America
by Annie Jacobsen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The audio book version is painful and it's way too preachy, 3 April 2014
I listened to the audiobook version. It's read by the author and that's quite horrifying. She can't pronounce any German name (Werner von Brown - really?) and she struggles with some basic words ("...the anals of history" - yup, that's how she said it and no one in the studio corrected her).

I was interested to hear detail of Operation Paperclip, having already been familiar with the subject. This book concentrates heavily on the atrocities and bangs on about the morality of hiring German scientists. This gets pretty tiresome, pretty quickly. I just wanted to hear the detail of the operation - I'll decide the morality on my own, thanks.

It does cover most of the subject fairly well and there are some details that I hadn't known before. So in that respect, it's a decent book. The moral hectoring is endless and that's very off-putting. I can't recommend the audiobook version due to her poor reading and pronunciation.


Montezuma's Christmas Fruit
Montezuma's Christmas Fruit

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Overpriced and undersized, 30 Jan 2014
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The actual fruit I have no problem with. Everything else, well...

They come packaged in a disposable coffee cup (the lid even warns that the contents are hot). When you open it, you find that there's a plastic bag inside with the fruit in it. If you open that bag and empty the contents into the coffee cup, they don't even reach the halfway mark. And for five quid that's an incredible overpricing. Heck, I got it them a substantial discount and I still feel disappointed.


Akasa AK-CCE-7102EP CPU Cooler Intel LGA775 and LGA1156
Akasa AK-CCE-7102EP CPU Cooler Intel LGA775 and LGA1156
Offered by MEXXTRONICS
Price: £14.89

4.0 out of 5 stars Better than it looks, 21 Nov 2013
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I needed a heatsink in a hurry and I didn't want to pay very much. This looked a bit nasty, what with the fan not being made to fit, but actually it's rather good. Not the greatest cooler ever made, but it does the job - it's quiet and it cools the CPU slightly better than the stock Intel one. Thermal paste is already applied to the bottom and it's packaged well to prevent that from rubbing off in transit. Four stars.


Cooler Master HTK-002 Thermal Grease for Cooling Fan
Cooler Master HTK-002 Thermal Grease for Cooling Fan
Offered by Specialtech
Price: £2.82

5.0 out of 5 stars They've thought of everything, 21 Nov 2013
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Good quality thermal paste complete with spreader and application templates. And there's probably enough paste in there to do four or five CPUs. Way better than I expected. In my testing, the CPU ran about a degree cooler than using cheap paste.


Pop Up Pirate USB Hub
Pop Up Pirate USB Hub
Offered by Scienceshopping
Price: £13.68

4.0 out of 5 stars Semi-decent USB hub, cracking game, 23 Mar 2012
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Okay, so you're not going to expect this to be the greatest USB hub, but it does a pretty decent job. Be aware that it isn't powered though so you're not going to stick four 2.5 inch external hard disks into it without disappointment. It's fine for anything that's not going to suck a lot of power though.

Surprisingly, the game is jolly well done. It works in precisely the same way as its big brother and there are decent sound effects. I actually use it to test USB socket power output as it plays a little tune on initial powerup. I notice that the other commenter didn't like the game aspect. I really don't know what he was expecting as it's the same as the full-size one. What did he think it was going to do? You stick knives in, it makes the appropriate noises and when you stab the wrong hole, the pirate pops out. The hole is random every time.

The USB cable is of a decent length and it even comes with spare knives in case you lose some. What's not to like?


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