I've never been one for fizzy drinks, but over the past few months I've developed a taste for Diet Coke which starts rearing its ugly head at around 2pm every afternoon. Whilst my can a day might not be making me fat- despite the chemicals Diet Coke contains very few calories – it turns out I might be increasing my risk of heart disease; a recent study of over 60,000 middle-aged women showed that people who regularly have two or more diet soft drinks a day could be more than 50% likely to die from the condition. Gulp.
"Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea." -William Gladstone, British Prime Minister.
William Gladstone, you're so right; nothing beats a good old fashioned cuppa. So to celebrate our new exclusive deal with Tetley Tea (right now you can get 50p off all Tetley tea bags), here at Savoo we have put together our top tips for making the perfect beverage.
Over the weekend, news broke that parents are spending £300 per month per child on 'essentials', items such as clothes, food and transport. I have to admit to spluttering my morning coffee when I read it; according to the study, I'm blowing £1500 a month just to feed and clothe my 5 kids. Seriously, where do they get these figures? I'm not actually expecting any of the Savoo community to agree they spend this sort of money on the regular costs of living - after all, you're all part of Savoo because you like to save money, not squander it. And yes, I honestly think anyone with those sort of everyday expenses is squandering their money.
However, on the off-chance that someone might be nodding and saying, 'Yes, I can see how essentials can add up to that, let me give you a few pointers on how to reduce those expenses dramatically. Many of our DealPros are parents who have fine-tuned the art of saving money when it comes to kids.
For this week's Brand of the Week I thought I would take some inspiration from an old article I saw in the Guardian. Back in May, the newspaper reported on the 20 top brands and McDonalds featured at number four (two places above last week's brand: Coca Cola). So how much is the company worth and why is it so popular?
Christmas cake is a funny thing - you either love it or hate it (it's a bit like Marmite in that way). Personally, I love it - the rich, moist cake with delectable marzipan and smooth, white icing and, as indulgent as it is, there's a healthy dose of fruit in there that's bound to add to your 5-a-day somewhere along the line, so it's good for you too!
Anyway, there are numerous different ways to make a Christmas cake (Delia Smith's version has had an avid following for years) but for ease and pure yumminess (yes, I know that's not a real word) I've been making this one for nearly a decade to a resounding 'yes!' from all who have tried it (to be fair, none of those people have been safe to drive after a slice thanks to my exuberant dosing of brandy - however, the recipe below is perfectly safe for everyone).