Archive for October, 2012

A tin tale – new Heinz Baked Bean ad

Have you ever thought about the tins food comes in? They are something that we pretty much take for granted and never really give a second thought to. They’re a great and practical option which ensures food is preserved whilst cupboard shelves are kept well and truly stocked up.

Interestingly, putting food in heated vacuum sealed tins was originally invented to feed soldiers in Napoleon’s armies back when the French and the English fought it out on the battlefield. In those days, the lack of fresh food available to fighting forces led to all kinds of illness and disease and tinned food meant that decent meals were easily transported.

So when the age of supermarkets came along, tins were perfect for stacking on shelves and in the backs of Lorries. A whole range of things from soups to tomatoes and tinned meat, became firm family favourites and their roots somewhat forgotten.

A food that particularly seems made for tins is baked beans and Heinz Baked Beans are the ones we all picture when we think of this iconic food.

These are one of the greatest British comfort foods, if not the greatest, and maybe this is because they are the first kind of meal we learn to make for ourselves. From the archetypal university student to the schoolchild hungry after a day of incessant classes, these are an easy snack that taste great and always manage to hit the spot. Our love of them may begin early on, but continues for some time, becoming our favourite convenience food that happens to taste great and count towards our ‘five a day’.

‘A tin of beans’ is one of those classic phrases we all use, but for how much longer? Don’t worry, there isn’t a great baked bean shortage looming or anything, but there is a great new way to buy them. Heinz has introduced a ‘snap pot’ which is basically four individual sized portions individually contained in a microwavable plastic pot.

There’s a great video doing the rounds online which illustrates just how simple and easy they are to use as well as being super clean and efficient. This is a re-launch of Heinz’s popular ‘ring my bell’ advert which was shown a little while back and remains as true now as it did then.

So have a little look online and check out the new way to enjoy everybody’s favourite comfort food and join in with the snap pot revolution. You’ll never look at a tin of beans on a supermarket shelf the same way again!

Top Asian Destinations for Cheap Holidays

While it is often a common dream to one day travel the world, many people are greatly restricted by the costs of holidaying. While the airfares to many countries may be quite affordable, general living costs and accommodation can soon see prices sky rocketing. Asia is a popular destination for cheap holidays, with many of the destinations being home to quality budget accommodation and discounted shopping districts. For some great ideas on planning your next holiday, be sure to check out these affordable destinations in Asia.

Bali, Indonesia

Bali is a popular tourist destination for both budget travellers and those planning a luxurious getaway. Offering a variety of diverse sightseeing opportunities and attractions, a holiday in Bali is suited to just about any kind of traveller. There are a number of cheap dining options throughout Bali, ranging from road side vendors, offering meals for a few dollars, through to a gourmet seafood dinner at Jimbaran Bay for just AUD50. The budget accommodation options in Bali also provide a great variety for travellers, particularly in the streets of Kuta, a popular backpacking destination. Twin share rooms start from as little as AUD18 per night, per person, for a quality suite with hot water, clean linen and great hotel facilities.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Vietnam is a superb destination for people who are travelling on a budget. Whether you’re backpacking through Asia or just trying to save some money, you’ll be able to experience Ho Chi Minh City for a small price. Walking and cycling tours around the city are very affordable and are a must for all travellers to Vietnam. While more secluded areas of the country can become expensive, Ho Chi Minh City is the perfect base, where travellers can then embark on day tours to various other regions.  Airfares to Vietnam are reasonably priced, providing even more incentive to travel to this captivating destination.

Phuket, Thailand

Known as the popular party island of Thailand, Phuket is an infamous destination amongst backpackers and students. Other regions of Thailand, including Bangkok, can be quite pricey in some respect; however, Phuket provides a great hub for further travels. Backpacker accommodation options are virtually endless throughout Phuket, while the prices of food and beverages at bars and nightclubs are well below the norm. There are a number of sightseeing opportunities, throughout Thailand, that are completely free of charge. One of the main attractions of Phuket is the pristine beaches, so why not spend a day relaxing in the sun or swimming in the glistening waters.

When booking your cheap holiday to Asia, be sure to research your accommodation options. Many hotels throughout Bali, Vietnam and Thailand offer great prices, along with an all-inclusive breakfast. If there are any activities that are an absolute must on your holiday, talk to your travel agent about booking holiday packages, to help you save even more money!

Avon Brassiere

My mother has a lot of stock of Avon brassiere, she is a dealer and when theres sale she bought few so she could sell them in regular price when they are not on sale anymore.

Well the other day she gave few brassieres to me; they are colorful and all brand new. Of course I accepted them because they are free but when I try them on only few of them fitted. The other brassieres are quire too small for my bust, so it was a sorry for me.

Avon Brassiere