I’ve Been and Gone and Done It AGAIN!!


So, this parcel arrived this morning. You’ll never guess what was in it! I’m feeling a bit guilty and very over-excited. Also a little embarrassed, not sure I dare say… but let’s open it up and you can share the surprise

Here goes:

imageI’ve only been and gone and bought the new Retro Super Juicer!*  I know, I know, how many juicers can a person use? I tried so hard to resist when this first came out: I have a Retro Cold Press Juicer and a Fusion Fast Juicer for back up, but it just looks so good and by all accounts gives even bettyer results than the much-mourned Phillips 1861 (see Which Juicer?).

Despite 2 fantastic discounts since it came out, I had resisted its temptations. Then I signed up for the Juice Master 7 Day Juice Challenge and last week realised I needed to order some Bacterial Culture supplements and some Juice Bars for my emergency rations. I held off and held off, because I knew I couldn’t trust myself. Then I received an email offering £80 off the juicer for the duration of the juice challenge – £80!!! Panic set in. No … it was sooo tempting, but I couldn’t justify it. And no-one in the family needed a juicer so I couldn’t even say I’ll pass the Fusion on.

Then late Saturday afternoon, I absolutely had to order the bacterial culture capsules, it’s the one supplement I must have when doing a juice-only week: the body gets a good clear-out and it’s necessary to replace the friendly gut bacteria afterwards. I have been so much healthier since I started taking them and have fought off all the viruses my family have thrown at me over the past 2 years.

(The biggest part of your immune system is in the gut, and it’s important to keep it healthy).

So, with a heavy heart, telling myself I was strong enough and intelligent enough not to fall for this latest sales gimmick (but subconsciously feeling a tiny bit excited in anticipation of a quick fix!), I went to the website to place my order. No bacteria capsules. No juice bars. I decided to have a quick look at the juicer to see if there were any reviews. Couldn’t find it other than in a bundle with the blender. Weird, I thought, they must have sold out because of the Challenge and the huge discount.

I picked up the phone. Got the juice bars. Ordered the bacterial capsules to be sent as soon as they came in. ‘Oh, and by the way, I can’t find the new Retro Super Fast Juicer, have you sold out?’ ‘No,’ came the puzzled reply, ‘They’re on the website, down at the bottom of the page’ ‘Really?’ I just happened to have the web page open and quickly scroll down and yes, there they were!

Before I knew what was happening, I was handing over the discount code, selecting the colour – cream to go with the Cold Press and Super Blend – and Bob’s your uncle!

Well, it’s my birthday soon … except I said that when I bought my new camera last week!

I was so excited this morning waiting for the delivery! I wasn’t disappointed.

imageI’ll give a full review when we’ve used it properly, but it looks really sleek, is lighter than many juicers we’ve tried and a big plus is that it can be used left-or right-handed and as the cord is in the centre of the main unit, there is no problem siting it near a socket on the kitchen counter. It was also easy to assemble and disassemble.

(The waste compartment isn’t fitted properly in the photo, just resting in place, it fits more snugly in reality).

It came with lots of freebies too, books, dvd, wall planner for the 28 day Super Juice Plan.

As I said, more in the review proper. Now, let’s see what she can do …


Copyright: Chris McGowan

10 thoughts on “I’ve Been and Gone and Done It AGAIN!!

  1. Hahahah this totally reminded me of Sophie Kinsella’s character Rebecca Bloomwood! :’) 😀
    There’s no limit to the excuses we make when it comes to buying things!
    The blender does look good! Is it smaller though?
    Freebies always make us feel awesome. But it’s just a marketing trick!
    I recently decided to forego buying a phone, camera and watch in exchange for some courses (like Reiki) this year 😦
    (I had been looking forward to getting the Note 6/7)

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    1. In my defence, I have already done a couple of courses last year, I don’t drink or eat out, I have an ancient non-smart phone which is pay-as-you-go and I did want one of the free books and wall planner. Btw just to clarify, it’s a juicer not a blender 😊

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      1. My comment just got erased 😦
        I meant to say juicer! I don’t have one so I use the term blender more :’) In my head I classify juicer as that cool equipment that removes seeds and whatnot magically. Honestly, the wall planner does sound awesome. There’s something very exciting about planners (and diaries). Wow, I order out a lot! The other day I ordered 2 pints of ice cream and finished both within 3 days 😦 And Ooh! What courses did you take last year? 😀

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  2. Hahaha!! “Strong enough and intelligent enough not to fall for this latest sales gimmick” Lemme tell you…..you ARE those things, BUT…..these people are paid lots of money to make you “fall for”, so don’t feel bad about it at all. Plus its for your upcoming birthday, AND its super healthy c’mon! I can’t wait to read the review. 😀 Juice On!

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