Product Review: Mikado vs Hello Panda

Mikado or as it is known in the non European market Pocky (named for Pokkin or ポッキン which is a Japanese onomatopoeic word for the noise when they are bitten) is a product of Ezaki Glico Co, Ltd. A Japanese food manufacturer based in Osaka. If you're interested, Mikado, Pocky's name in the western market … Continue reading Product Review: Mikado vs Hello Panda

Product Review: M&M’s

So most if not all of you will be familiar with M&M's, but if you're not then they are small, multi-coloured candies, similar in size and shape to skittles. M&M's are made by Mars Incorporated, an American manufacturer of a variety of products including confectionery such as Galaxy, Hubba Bubba, Mars, Milky Way, Skittles and … Continue reading Product Review: M&M’s

Product Review: Koka Noodles

So I want to say before I start that Koka Noodles by and large are among the best Noodle brands out there. Now a little bit about them and the company that makes them. Koka are a brand of instant noodles, available both as packets or cup noodles. They are manufactured by Tat Hui Pte. … Continue reading Product Review: Koka Noodles

Retail Store Review: Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland

So some people see charity shops as a bit of a mixed blessing, you can get all sorts of bargain deals on a variety of items but also more and more the high street is being dominated by charity shops because they can get discounts on the rent for the space they occupy, and thus … Continue reading Retail Store Review: Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland

Retail Store Review: Anime Gallery

So as part of our ongoing aim to develop and grow as a platform, we are in the process of broadening what we do here on Off the Record, this includes adding some new sections and new subjects to talk about, so with that in mind, check out our very first retail store review. So … Continue reading Retail Store Review: Anime Gallery

I Changed My Whole Beauty Routine To Only Cruelty Free Products

I like to think of myself as a cool hippie chick, with my herbal teas for when I’m stressed or have a sore tummy and my essential oils for when I have a headache but I’m ashamed to admit it took me up until recently to look at my beauty products. We’re all obviously against … Continue reading I Changed My Whole Beauty Routine To Only Cruelty Free Products

Product Review: Irn Bru Energy vs Coca Cola Energy

Before I do the actual taste tests and tell you what I think, a quick bit about each company/product: Irn Bru, often called Scotland’s other national drink (after Whisky for which Scotland is famous for producing) is a product of A.G. Barr more commonly known as Barr's, and is one of their most popular products, … Continue reading Product Review: Irn Bru Energy vs Coca Cola Energy

Owl Magic – The Ayrshire Owl and Raptor Centre

I’ve been aware of Owl Magic for several years now, and I’ve always thought they were awesome, so I thought it was about time I wrote a little piece to let people know a little more about them. As you can probably guess from the name, they deal with birds, more specifically Owls and Raptors, … Continue reading Owl Magic – The Ayrshire Owl and Raptor Centre