Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Poppets Popcorn

After a bit of googling, I found out that Poppets have been around since the 1920s! They haven't changed much, as the winning formula of chocolate covered balls of toffee will never grow old. But this new format brings them bang up to date.
Launching in retailers this month, new Poppets toffee popcorn has a recommended retail price of £1. It will be available in 250g sharing bag and 6 x 25g multi-pack formats, and apparently they are due to make an appearance very soon in in Poundland, Poundworld, 99p Stores and B&M Bargains.
The question is... will they make their mark amongst the hundreds of other toffee flavoured popcorns?

Monday, 30 March 2015

Ice Lollies

Asda Mini Mocktail Lollies
A refreshing treat for the adults: a selection of  Mojito style ice lollies with white grape juice, freshly squeezed lime juice and lemon juice,  Cosmopolitan style ice lollies with freshly squeezed orange juice, white grape juice, cranberry purée and freshly squeezed lime juice, and  Piña colada style ice lollies with pineapple juice, coconut milk and lime juice. Small, but perfectly formed!

£2.25 for 10.
ASDA Chosen by You Mini Mocktail Ice Lollies
Tesco Cocktail Lollies
Now, these really ARE for the adults: they contain alcohol (as Tesco have splashed across the front of the box). They are also bigger than the Asda lollies, and only come in two different flavours: Mojito (Lemon, lime and mint flavoured double layer ice lollies with rum) and Pina Colada: (Pineapple and coconut flavoured double layered ice lollies with rum).

£2.00 for a box of 4 (2 of each flavour).
Tesco Alcoholic Cocktail Ice Lollies 6 X 60Ml

Tesco Milkshake Twist Lollies
Now one for the children or the young at heart!
Strawberry, vanilla and chocolate flavoured ice cream twist lolly
£1.00 for a box of 4

Tesco Milkshake Twist Lollies 4X80ml

Mr Freeze Limited Edition Blue Raspberry Freezepops.
I don't mind turning my tongue a shade of blue whilst cooling down with these slightly sour Blue Raspberry ice pops.
£1.69 for 20 in Tesco


Available now in Asda, this new pork salami stick is sure to give Peperami a run for its money! The packaging is similar and just like Peperami, they are available in original and Hot and Spicy. However, they also have a Chorizo flavour.

68p each, or £1.00 for a pack of 4.

Wikinger Original SnackeroniWikinger Really Hot & Spicy Snackeroni
Wikinger Chorizo Flavoured Snackeroni

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Kettle Chips

 Kettle Tortilla Chips
Made the traditional way from real ground corn, these traditional tortillas are available in four pretty standard flavours; Sea Salted, Cool Sour Cream, Nacho Cheese, and Sweet Chilli.

Kettle Baked Chips
Again, nothing especially exciting about the flavours, or the fact that these are baked. But those who are slightly more health-conscious will now be able to share the Kettle delight with either Cream Cheese & Chive, or Sweet Chilli.

Kettle Chips Seasonal Editions:

Thai Sweet Chilli, Lemongrass & Coriander

This new, limited edition seasoning is a fresh and aromatic blend of Asian-inspired ingredients, perfect for barbecues and picnics this summer!

Mozzarella & Pesto

The very essence of summer! £1.00 for 150g bag at Asda.

Kettle Chips Seasonal Edition Mozzarella & Pesto

Tyrrells Poshcorn

Tyrrells Propercorn has undergone a brand face-lift; they've boldly changed their name to 'Poshcorn', and with it they've reformulated the packaging, making it look rather vintage/retro.
Importantly, they've also introduced two new flavours: Lemon Cupcake and Caramel and Coconut. I say, old chap, they sound delicious.

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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Liberte yogurts: Pear and Mango

Sorry, dear readers, that I haven't blogged for a while. I've been abroad, but I'm back, and there's lots of exiting new products, so you can expect lots of blogs over the next few days!

Take a look at these two latest flavours from the gorgeous Liberte yogurt collection. I love Liberte for the thick and creamy Greek yogurt that deceives you into thinking that you're eating a full-fat yogurt. Reaching the intensely flavoursome fruity layer at the bottom is also a joy!

These Pear and Mango variants are available from Asda, £2.39 for a pack of 4.

Libert?? Strained Greeky Style Yogurt on a Pear LayerLibert?? 4 Strained Greek Style Yogurts on a Mango Layer

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Duffins and Pizookies!

What on earth???
Well, it didn't take much imagination to work out that a Duffin is.... a cross between a muffin and a doughnut.
And, yes, you guessed it, a Pizookie is a cross between a pizza and a cookie!

Tesco Raspberry Duffins
£2.00 for a pack of 2.
2 Doughnut muffins with raspberry filling, coated in sugar

Tesco Raspberry Duffin 2 Pack

Chocolate Feast Pizookie
Tesco have brought out 3 flavours of Pizookie! Each is priced at £5.00
Chocolate Feast: Double chocolate dough base topped with vanilla flavoured buttercream decorated with milk, dark chocolate chunks and honeycomb pieces.

Chocolate Feast Pizookie

Chocolate Carnival: White chocolate dough base topped with vanilla flavoured buttercream decorated with milk chocolate chunks chocolate flavoured beans and sugar strands.

Chocolate Supreme: Milk chocolate dough base, with chocolate buttercream decorated with white and dark chocolate chunks and fudge pieces.

What's new: Chilled drinks

Mango Lassi
£1.00 in Tesco, for 236ml serving. 224 calories.

Lassi is a popular, traditional, yogurt-based drink from India & Pakistan. Lassi is a blend of yogurt, water, spices and sometimes, fruit.

Mango lassi is gaining popularity worldwide. It is made from yogurt, water and mango pulp. It may be made with or without additional sugar. It is widely available in UK, Malaysia and Singapore, and in many other parts of the world. In various parts of Canada, mango lassi is a cold drink consisting of sweetened kesar mango pulp mixed with yogurt, cream, or ice cream. It is served in a tall glass with a straw, often with ground pistachio nuts sprinkled on top. You can now get it pre-made, for when the day is grey and ordinary, and you need something exotic! But it won't be served in a tall glass with pistachios. Sorry.

Sounds divine!

Starbucks Cookies And Cream Frappuccino, 250Ml
£1.79 from Tesco.

Starbucks Cookies And Cream Frapp 250Ml

Tropicana Trop 5 Apple & Raspberry Juice Drink.
Just 45 calories per 200ml, and just 94p for 1 litre from Asda.
Sweetened naturally with Stevia :-)

Tropicana Trop50 Apple & Raspberry Juice Drink

Rubicon Juice Drinks
£2.00 for 1 litre from Asda
3 fantastic flavours: Guava, Mango and Lychee

Rubicon Guava Juice DrinkRubicon Mango Juice DrinkRubicon Lychee Juice Drink

Savse Juice
£1.50 for a 250ml bottle in Asda.
Available in a wide range of curious, super-healthy and colourful flavours:

Super BlueBlueberry Kale Beetroot Spinach Blackcurrant & Apple

Super Green: Pear, Broccoli, Kiwi, Lemon, Apple, Kale & Spinach

Super Orange: Mango Celery Apple Lemon PassionFruit & Carrot

Super Red: Strawberry Orange Kale Spinach Broccoli & Celery

Super Purple: Beetroot Apple Lemon Lime Mango & Avocado

The vegetable-juice trend has never been hotter!

Savse Super Orange Mango Celery Apple Lemon PassionFruit & CarrotSavse Super Purple Beetroot Apple Lemon Lime Mango & AvocadoSavse Super Green Pear, Broccoli, Kiwi, Lemon, Apple, Kale & Spinach

Saturday, 21 March 2015

New yogurts and desserts

These are some of the latest chocolate desserts/yogurts on the Asda shelves...

Rolo Limited Edition Dark Dessert
Layered dark chocolate & toffee dessert
£1.98 from Asda, 146 calories each.
Rolo Limited Edition Dark Dessert
Cadbury Mini Animals with Dairy Milk Chocolate Twinpot
£0.78 from Asda
Cadbury Mini Animals with Dairy Milk Chocolate Twinpot

Nesquik Milk Slice
Sponge Cake with Milkcream Filling
£1.00 from Asda

Nesquik Milk Slice

Review: Innocent Perfectly Pink

I've been meaning to try this intriguing new smoothie from Innocent for a while now, and it was certainly worth the wait. It's primary ingredients are apples, pears and beetroot (which accounts for its dramatic pink hue). The pear is the strongest flavour, but it's a clean, refreshing and inoffensive taste, sweet just to the right degree. You rarely find a taste like this from a smoothie or a juice, and I like the originality of it. I couldn't distinguish a beetroot taste, which is probably a good thing, but I reckon the beetroot contributes to the slightly earthy taste and takes the edge of the acidity of the apples.

Beetroot is a 'super food', and it felt great to be drinking something so healthy but which was also incredibly tasty. I would not hesitate to get it again, if only it was a bit more affordable. It's £3.00 for just 750ml in Sainsbury's.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Sharwood's Noodle Bowls and Stir Fry Melts

Sharwood's Noodle Bowls
A more upmarket version of the pot noodle. The pot has been replaced by a bowl, and you get a spork included. The noodles are ready in 5 minutes, and the sauce is 'stir-in', so you can add as much or as little as you fancy.

The four variants are Chow Mein, Sweet Chilli, Sweet and Sour, and something slightly different... Singapore Curry. The chilli ratings vary depending on which version you get. I wish they'd do a thai green/red curry version.

They're each £1.48 from Asda.

Sharwood's Noodle Bowl with Chow Mein Sauce

Stir Fry Melts
Something else new from Sharwood's: Stir Fry Melts. These little pots of flavour are tapping into the already existent market for flavour shots such as those from Schwartz. They aren't as big as previous Sharwood's packets of stir fry sauce, but they promise that you will still get the same flavour because these pots are more concentrated.  The new range is available in four flavours; Sweet Chilli, Spicy Szechuan, Chow Mein and Sweet & Sour (very similar to the 4 flavours of the Noodle Bowls). Boxes of two pots will have an rrp of £1.59.


New: Fox's Chunkie Cookie Bites

Little biscuits to share with family, friends and colleagues. Or perhaps you find them too delicious, and decide to keep the whole tub to yourself! Available in three variants; Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Chip, and Oat & Fruit.

Available in Asda, Sainsbury's and Waitrose

Foxs Chunkie Cookie Bites Chocolate ChipFoxs Chunkie Cookie Bites Oat & FruitFox's Chunky Cookie Bites White Chocolate Chip

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Kids Ice Lollies

Despicable Me Minion Made Minion Ice Cream Lollies
£2.00 in Asda
If you needed any more convincing that those adorable minions have won the hearts of nation, then surely this is evidence. These raspberry and vanilla-flavoured treats feature their distinctive monoglass, yellow skin and blue overalls. I'm not sure though if I have the heart to eat a minion.
Despicable Me Minion Made Minion Ice Cream Lollies

Wall's X-pop Ice Lollies
£2.00 in Asda
Cola, strawberry, fruity bubble gum and lemon-lime flavour water ices, with a bubble gum flavour topping, and popping candy. This makes me feel like a kid in a sweetie shop!

Wall's X-pop Ice Lollies

ASDA Chosen by You Bubblegum Bursts
Asda's own take on the above... bubblegummy lollies with tongue-crackling popping candy.
ASDA Chosen by You Bubblegum Bursts

New from Laughing Cow

Laughing Cow Light with Cheddar 
£1.34 at Asda
These triangles are made with real cheddar, and join the ranks of other 'Light' Laughing Cow triangles including Blue Cheese and Emmental.
Laughing Cow Light with Cheddar Triangles

Laughing Cow Dip & Crunch Multigrain
£1.44 for a pack of 4 at Asda
Dip & Crunch are snack packs of deliciously creamy Laughing Cow Original cheese with crunchy multi-grain crackers. Observe the cute smiley faces on the crackers...!

Laughing Cow Dip & Crunch Multigrain

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

What's new from Muller

Goodness, haven't Muller been busy! Not just one new range... but three! Where do I begin?

I'll start with the Muller Pud Corners
If anyone knows how to do twin pot yogurts/desserts, it's Muller. This product is a new take on the familiar.
You  can choose from...chocolate yogurt with milk and white chocolate coated crispy balls, toffee flavour yogurt with milk chocolate digestive pieces, and chocolate yogurt with crunchy white chocolate coated flakes. The first and the last sound very similar. If you get a chance to try them before I do, then let me know how different they are.

The desserts are available in 4 packs with a RRP of £2.49 per pack and are on the shelf now in Asda.
 Mullerlight Goodies

Those who are watching their weight will now be able to join in the twin-pot fun! This new range takes the corner concept and makes it light. It's light enough to be under 99 calories, but yet there's still a fantastic and imaginative range of flavours. Variants are...lemon yogurt with mini meringue pieces, strawberry yogurt with white chocolate coated balls, and toffee yogurt with chocolate coated balls. And the cherry on the cake is the snazzy packaging.

Just like the Puds, they will be available in single flavour 4 packs with a rrp of £2.69. They're currently on the shelves in Asda.

And last but not least... Muller Rice Remix: Greek Inspired

Another twin-pot!
Remixing the traditional Greek rizogalo recipe, Müller Rice Remix: Greek Inspired introduces a delicious sprinkling of cinnamon to our creamy dairy rice for the first time, teaming it with an irresistible side of delectable apple or succulent strawberry compote in a handy twin-pot.
 Both are being sold as singles (69p) and six packs (£1.96) at Asda.

Muller Rice Remix Greek Inspired StrawberryMuller Rice Remix Greek Inspired Apple

Drink Me Skinny Chai Latte

Good news for dieters.... Drink Me Chai have launched a skinny version of their popular chai latte drink. It has reduced fat and reduced sugar - it's made with skimmed milk power, and has only 62 calories per cup. This spicy, refreshing tea is 99% caffeine free.
It's usually made with boiling water, but with the summer just around the corner, it could be worth noting a recipe for a delicious iced chai latte: just put 4 teaspoons of the latte power into a blender with 300ml of cold milk and ice. Blend for 20 seconds and hey presto. Delish! 
Drink Me Skinny Chai Latte 250G
Available from Tesco at £2.00
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