S. Thomas

Hall of Fame Reviewer - 2011 2012 2013
Top Reviewer Ranking: 17
Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (8,751 of 9,273)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 17 - Total Helpful Votes: 8751 of 9273
RSPB 500g Super Suet Hanging Cake with Mealworms (&hellip by RSPB Sales Ltd
5.0 out of 5 stars Feeling peckish, 14 April 2014
A high energy bird food packed full of fat and with some added mealworms; it sounded like it should attract a host of birds searching for nutrition during the winter months.

I had one of these hanging in the garden for a number of weeks receiving absolutely no interest from the birds whatsoever, even though it was at a time there was little natural food available. On the verge of removing the treat to see if the ground-feeding birds would like a peck, I noticed a pair of Robins diving in, followed swiftly by a number of Blue and GreatTits. Word had obviously taken a time to get around and the treat is now a hive of activity most times I look out.

I admit to being… Read more
Weetabix Breakfast Biscuits Fruit and Fibre 50 g (&hellip by Weetabix
4.0 out of 5 stars Hmm, surprised, 14 April 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I passed these to my partner for feedback because there is nothing on the packaging to state whether or not they are suitable for vegetarians. Responses in order: 'like a ship's biscuit', 'too dry but I will finish them', 'surprisingly filling when taken with a cup of tea', to 'where are those biscuits? I couldn't find them this morning'.

We are both looking for foods that are filling on busy mornings to avoid us snacking. Whilst these biscuit packs look very nondescript and uninspiring they seem to have been a surprising hit. The equivalent of a chap with a dog that can croon to Oasis' Wonderwall winning Britain's Got Talent.

However, it would be nice if manufacturers… Read more
Pharmavits 100mg Raspberry Ketones Vitamin Supplem&hellip by Pharmavits
3.0 out of 5 stars Approved by Mice, 14 April 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Before trying these I looked up what science there is and in a 2005 study mice reported significant weight loss to their tummies after taking ketones (although some were already attending Weight Watchers and others attributed their success to vigorous sessions on their wheel). Apparently the US administration also concluded in the sixties that ketones were safe for humans, at least at dosage fifty times less than these pills (but bear in mind that at that time asbestos was still seen as a good insulating medium). So far, so good.

The theory is that Ketones are meant to increase the rate at which fat is metabolised and at least do not carry the side effect of tablets that reduce… Read more