Friday, 25 May 2012

Skinny Sprinkles: A review and a flash giveaway

So your clothes don't fit anymore, you avoid mirrors because you can't stand being reminded you've put on weight. You decide 'this is it, i am going to be on a diet', you're having 'your last meal' and engulf anything you can and there is a problem: you are on diet day 1, and you're having to switch from a day of massive indulgence to a day when you need eat 'normal' portions again without wanting to eat your own hand by 3pm.

How on earth are you supposed to regain control over your appetite from one day to the next? Not without an exceptional amount of willpower and dedication that's for sure. When I first read about the Skinny Sprinkles, I saw a little ray of hope for managing my raging appetite and diet better and I instantly wanted to try it.


What is Skinny Sprinkles?
Skinny Sprinkles® is a new weight loss supplement, when sprinkled into a glass of water creates a strawberry flavoured drink with a 'smoothie' texture. How does it help you losing weight will you ask? In a nutshell, it's a 20 calories drink which fills you stomach up before a main meal and help curbs your appetite.

How does it claim to work?
Skinny Sprinkles contains Glucomannan, which is a dietary fibre that absorbs 200 times its weight in water, which is why it makes you feel full. It also contains Inulin a water soluble dietary fibre which helps to moderate blood sugar levels in the body, and avoid sugar rushes and reduce sugar craving. There are no side effects, it contains natural ingredients (Glucomannan comes from the Konjac plant and Inulin from Jerusalem artichoke and dahlia tuber) and it's safe to use. The Glucomannan exists in the quantities recommended by EFSA (European Food Standards Agency). {Full details on scientific evidence on glucomannan for weight reduction on the website} So the idea behind Skinny Sprinkles is to control hunger, make you feel fuller, help you control portion size, snacking whilst increasing your energy levels (more on that later)


How and when to take Skinny Sprinkles?

They recommend to take Skinny Sprinkles 15 -30 minutes before a meal to reduce the urge to over eat and to take it 3 times a day for maximum weight loss results. You are to pour the contents of the sachet into 200ml of cold water, stir rapidly and briskly for 2 minutes, let it stand for 60 seconds, stir one last time and drink the contents straight after.

What does it taste like?
Skinny Sprinkles is made with real fresh spray dried strawberries. The smell is absolutely lovely and it tastes surprisingly really nice but not too nice like berocca to which I became addicted. Only me can get addicted to berocca, I tell you! My photos make it look more yellow than it really is and in reality it's more pink than that. Is it a smoothie? I wouldn't call it a smoothie. To me it has a texture reminiscent of fruit compote and a jelly. I can't get over how divine it smells.


Most importantly, does it work?
In an attempt to reduce my appetite, I don't eat in between my meals. My meals are a big deal for me, I have a big appetite and I eat loads basically. My first time on skinny sprinkles was at lunch time (12 noon) one day at work and omg, they really were not kidding about the curb appetite part: I was full on just having some 200 calories soup (that’s usually my starter!) and was not hungry again until evening time (I usually have my meal around 6pm) I can't even begin to tell you how euphoric I was about this victory over my appetite, appetite, which, let's face it, rules my life.

There was another reason why I might have been euphoric on that day. Skinny Sprinkles contains caffeine (provided by the Green Tea and Guarana which naturally contains caffeine. I am quite sensitive to caffeine which sucks a bit. Sachet says 'high in caffeine'. How much caffeine does it contain exactly? If my calculations are correct, it contains 62.5mg of caffeine which is a bit less than what a nescafe cappucino sachet would contain. So in other words, it's the equivalent of a coffee from a ready made sachet and it's something to bear in mind if you are sensitive to caffeine. For me this means I'd rather not take a skinny sprinkle after lunch time really as I am scared it might affect my sleep.

All in all, I am ab-so-lu-te-ly delighted about the skinny sprinkles and this feeling of feeling full with not eating as much is just exhilarating. The caffeine bit might be a blessing for me as it means my box of skinny sprinkles can last longer and my money go further. I also love all the work which has gone into the skinny sprinkles: the whole retro 50's vibe with a modern twist imagery, the model they chose, the youtube video (see below), the skinny box (the packaging is designed to fit into a letterbox), the tiny sachets you can carry everywhere. They forgot to write the 'stir one last time' instruction after letting it stand for 1 minute on the individual packaging though, so please don't forget to do that! 

Price wise, it's £29.95. This might be a little bit pricy for some which is why I've got a deal for you, well for two of you, my dear readers. I was sent a small quantity of skinny sprinkles to try (not a full box) and I would like to share my samples with you:


I have 6 sachets which I am happy to give away so that 2 of you can try the skinny sprinkles for one day. If you want to try, just write 'i'd like to try the skinny sprinkles' below together with your name, and email address (giveaway is international and ends Monday 28 May 2012, 10pm BST)
---- For an extra entry, you can tweet:
 Win a day supply of @SkinnySprinkles with @tsunimee #skinnysprinkles

what: Skinny Sprinkles (Weight Loss and Energy Drink)
how much: £29.95 (You can get 20% off your first order with discount code 'FRANKII'
(Please note,if you choose to checkout with Paypal express they will not be able to redeem the voucher)
where to buy: online at
disclaimer: product was sent for review purposes. I approached the company.
flash giveaway rules: open to all my readers, ends Monday 28 May 2012, 22:00 BST.
There are 2 winners and each winner gets a day supply of skinny sprinkles (3 sachets each)


Louise said...

'i'd like to try the skinny sprinkles pretty please :)

Emma Cossey said...

i'd like to try the skin­ny sprin­kles

Might actually be able to shoehorn myself into a wedding dress then! :)

jaljen said...

You are WRONG.
I am addicted to berocca too!

liloo said...

@jaljen haha. ^_^ x

Hollie said...

i'd like to try the skinny sprinkles so I can make the carb craving monster in my stomach be quiet!


Sara said...

I'd like to try the skinny sprinkles!
S xx

Fleur said...

I'm addicted to berocca too! Its so darn good! xo

Kathleen Hooper said...
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Jude said...

I'd like to try skinny sprinkles please :) x

tousledkitten said...

I'd like to try the skinny sprinkles x

You know how to contact me, liloomonkey ;-)

Kim said...

Skinny Sprinkles sound surprisingly good. I'd like to try the Skinny Sprinkles


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i'd like to try the skinny sprinkles

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Lauren said...

I'd love to try skinny sprinkles please!

Lauren xx

too_busy_to_stitch said...

i'd like to try the skinny sprinkles please ;)
Viv x

Harpreet said...

id love to try this as im trying to lose weight and having difficulty!

CharlieDBeauty said...

I'd really like to try skinny sprinkles as I've really struggled with my weight since having to take steroids regularly. I've tweeted aswell x :-)

Cat said...

I'd like to try the Skinny Sprinkles please :)

xmisslorix said...

Id like to try the skinny sprinkles too they sound right up my street, I wish they were raspberry flavour though xx

BekahCat said...

I'd like to try the Skinny Sprinkles!

I honestly have what sounds like a very similar appetite to you... And I can't seem to curb it!

Gemma Meredith said...

I'd like to try Skinny Sprinkle please!

Lizzums - BeneBelle said...

I wouldn't mind giving them a go..
I'd like to try the skinny sprinkles!

I love the name, the packaging, its all gorgeous!


Helly said...

I'd like to try skinny sprinkles please!
Helly x

Jessica said...

I'd love to try it! Jessica, thekillerburrito(at)gmail(dot)com

suelee said...

'i'd like to try the skinny sprinkles'

naomigabriella♥ said...

I'd like, (maybe even love) to try some skinny sprinkles ;)


Thank you!

Disincentive said...

'i'd like to try the skinny sprinkles <3


Anonymous said...

Wow, another giveaway and skinny sprinkles review... I'm hearing nothing but good things about this product, are you using it yourself anymore?

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