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4 Oct

I like things a little different, they suit our family just fine! That’s why this year when Mustard sent the kids a few of their products we discovered just how much we loved them.

Alice has always been sent to school with the “traditional” girly pink lunch box. Whether its covered in flowers or a picture of Barbie its always the same.

Do you know how many children have accidentally took my child’s lunch box home as a mistake or vis-visa? Well not anymore as now she’s got something no one else in her class has. She’s got this…

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Yep, Marmite, you either love it or hate it and we love it. The Marmite lunch bag is a groovy black and yellow in colour and acts as a cool bag for your lunch. Alice-Sara told me that it got much attention at school, especially from the teachers.

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In terms of size it isn’t overly big but is surprisingly bigger then it looks from the outside. It has a really strong zip fasten is waterproof and looks super funky and retro.

Another product we were sent is one we have recently been running a competition for… Its the 1-Up cupcake moulds.These are really brightly coloured silicone and each resembles the face of the famous mushroom from the fablous Super Mario.

What with national baking week on the way these are perfect.

I’m not much of a baker in our house but the children seem to love it. I recently had fun making cupcakes with the toddler, and my eldest ‘Little man’ aka ‘A boy with Aspergers’ seems to have acquired a certain talent when it comes to baking. He loves the brightly coloured moulds but doesn’t quite understand why they are called cupcake moulds as these are so deep that they are actually more inline with muffin moulds. My non baking self would have to very much agree.

I love how versatile the moulds are. As mentioned they are really deep which also kind of makes them perfect for jelly moulds too. I’ve made jelly in these and the kids have enjoyed eating the jelly right from the mould itself.

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If your my age (no jokes please I am only 30) you may find yourself a little over excited at the sight of these Retro style moulds. Super Mario was a massive part of my childhood and the 1-Up cupcake moulds remind me so.

Grab these in time for National Baking Week

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And finally the winner of our competition to win a set of 4 One-Up cupcake moulds is Claire Griffiths (congrats and please DM on twitter with your details).

Disclaimer: This is a review post! I wasn’t paid to write this but did receive samples in-order to share my honest thoughts and opinions.

#Win 1-up Cupcake Moulds

13 Sep

Guess what? Today is the 27th birthday of the much loved Super Mario!

You know… Super Mario? The little Italian guy in the red suit! Has a brother called Luigi and hangs about with a princess and a mushroom!

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I’m 30 now but remember my childhood and how Super Mario had a huge part in it. It all started off with my little brother, he had what is now referred to as a retro Nintendo console and one of his first games was Super Mario. I still remember frustratingly trying to beat what we referred to as the big boss man at the end! I also have strong memories of collecting the coins by jumping up and down under these brick like things that sometime if you were lucky contained a 1up mushroom that gave you an extra life.

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I’ve grown up with Super Mario in my life and it’s now become a big part of my children’s life too. As the years have pasted Super Mario has gone from strength to strength. My children love playing games like Super Mario Cart, Mario Olympics and more.

As to celebrate the Birthday of Super Mario, I’ve been given an awesome prize for my readers by the fabulous Just Mustard.

Win one of 2 sets of 1-up Cupcake Moulds.

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These fantastic moulds are based on the mushroom character from the retro video games. They will certainly give your cupcakes a really super edge.

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To win here’s how!

Compulsory actions

Follow clairelouise82 and @justmustard then tweet:

“It’s Super Mario’s b’day I want to win a 1-Up cupcake mould with @clairelouise82 and @justmustard http://bit.ly/TX5nx1

Then leave a comment telling us your twitter handle.

To gain extra entries here’s how…

1) Check out Just Mustard on Facebook and tell them you want a 1-up cupcake mould for Mario’s Birthday.

2) Follow @clairelouise82 on Instagram comment to let me know who you are

3) Follow clairelouise82 on pinterest and pin this competition comment to let me know how I can find it.

4) And use any of the share buttons below excluding email.

Important Leave a comment for each and every action you do. Please leave a contact such as a twitter handle or email.
Competition will close on the 1st October 2012 at 23:59 pm.

T&C: Winners will be drawn at random. Open to those in the UK only. Winners must respond to winning notification within 72hrs or winners maybe redrawn. The prize will be sent by the PR for Just Mustard, not A boy with Aspergers. All usual terms and conditions for A boy with Aspergers competitions will apply.

If events occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prize impossible due to reasons beyond the control of Just Mustard, Just Mustard reserves the right to change or withdraw the competition and/or prize at any time and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to Just Mustard or A boy with Aspergers as a result thereof.

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