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Top Reviewer Ranking: 611 - Total Helpful Votes: 994 of 1151
Kent's Kitchen Thai Green Curry Meal Kit 65 g (Pac&hellip by Kent's Kitchen
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This comprises three little pots of ingredients. You still have to buy coconut milk and the main ingredient. You still have to do the full preparation and cooking. Nor does it save you thinking, planning and shopping for ingredients.

Compared with buying a jar of curry paste, I don't see the advantage of this. It tastes no better, it is no easier to cook, and it is more expensive.

I am sorry for Kent Kitchens because it is a brave try but I don't think it will ever take off.
Round Cord Waxed 3/4mm Hiking Walking Work Boot La&hellip TZ Laces & Shoes
I wasted ages looking in shops for the replacement laces I needed. Foolishly I thought Clarks, who sold me shoes requiring very specific laces, would stock them. This is exactly what I wanted. The information was clear making it easy to get the right type, size and colour. I will always buy laces online in future.
The Player Of Games (The Culture) by Iain M. Banks
If the name doesn't give you enough of a hint, you will know right at the beginning, because the author tells you, that this is the story of a game that takes on significance of astronomical proportions. It was obvious that this significance would be revealed at the end and it would be something clever and surprising. The question I was wondering throughout the book was whether it would be genuinely clever and convincing or just a corny device. I won't give more away.

I enjoyed the book. It is entertaining throughout and an interesting exploration of technology and psychology and the link between the two - in other words good science fiction.