Thursday, 30 April 2015

Boozy condiments

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Barbecue Glaze
This new sauce is sure to create a buzz at bbq parties this summer. It's a sticky accompaniment for both meat and vegetable dishes, infused with the soft flavours of the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Liqueur.
Available in Tesco for £1.99.

Guinness Black Sauce 

A rich dark sauce. I should imagine it works perfectly with steak, but perhaps give your mornings a really big kick start and have it with a full English?!!
 £1.49 in Tesco

Star Wars and Frozen yogurts

Danone has collaborated with Disney on the development of new yogurt products, themed around two popular films. Yes, you guessed it... the Frozen and Star Wars movie franchises!

The first product is a new strawberry-flavoured yogurt shake features a single-serve format with attached straw. Danone hasn't missed a trick - there are 4 different packagings for the Star Wars shakes; Darth Vader, Yoda, Storm Trooper and Chewbacca, and 3 for the Frozen: Elsa, Anna and Olaf, ensuring that kids will keep buying these in order to collect the whole set. They have also released a four-pack of 125g yogurt pots in strawberry and mixed berry varieties.

Image for Disney Frozen Shaker Yogurt Drink 250g from Sainsbury'sImage for Disney Frozen Yogurts 4x125g from Sainsbury's

Image for Disney Star Wars Shaker Yogurt Drink 250g from Sainsbury's

The shakes are priced at £1.30 and the yogurts are £1.60 for a pack of 4. Available now in Sainsbury's.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Mello melon juice

Here's a groovy new drink on the Waitrose shelves.... Mello melon juice, available in Watermelon and Cantaloupe varieties. They're 100% pure juice. There's definitely a deficit of both melon-flavoured and melon-based products on the shelves, and whereas I'm not such a fan of the cantaloupe, I'm glad to see that watermelon is having its moment of glory.
£2.49 for 250ml.

Lemonade with a twist...

Bottlegreen Cotswold Lemonade with Mint...

...because bog-standard lemonade is just so boring! Bottlegreen has launched a new Cotswold lemonade and mint sparkling pressé, which it said “offers a contemporary twist on the classic lemonade”.

Available in 750ml bottles and 250ml slimline cans with recommended retail prices of £2.39 and £1.45 respectively, the new drink will launch later this month in outlets of retailers including Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Ocado.

Chocolate Shot Orange Spice

  • If summer doesn't deliver the much-longed-for warm and balmy evenings, then there's good reason not to be too disappointed: new Chocolate Shot Liquid Chocolate Orange Spice sounds like the perfect way to cosy-up on a chilly night! And you can indulge without the guilt, because it's just 14 calories per teaspoon and 100% natural ingredients. 
  • £3.50 in Tesco 

Chocolate Shot Orange Spice Liquid Hot Chocolate 320G

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Galaxy Vanilla Ice Cream Bar

Mars Ice Cream has unveiled a new addition to the Galaxy Ice Cream collection – Galaxy Vanilla.
Joining the rest of the Galaxy range, including Galaxy Caramel and Galaxy Almond, Galaxy Vanilla is, unsurprisingly, a vanilla ice cream bar covered in smooth Galaxy milk chocolate.
Galaxy Vanilla is available to purchase in a single wrapped handheld format, RSP 75p.

Limited Edition: WKD Vegas

The nightlife of Las Vegas has inspired the currant limited edition from ready-to-drink brand WKD.
WKD Vegas comes in a 275ml bottle with a label carrying a Vegas-style sign and graphics to convey the atmosphere of the US gambling capital at night. The drink is purple but, as usual, it is not promoted in terms of its flavour (mixed fruit). It will be available until December 2015.
Available in Sainsbury's and Tesco.

Wkd Vegas 70Cl

Nosh drinks

Breakfast in a bottle. That's essentially what this new product from Nosh is. The Nosh 'Super Brekkie' combines Greek style yogurt with oats and other healthies to give you a great start to your day. As far as I know, Tesco are only selling the Strawberry & Banana, and Oats & Honey versions (£2.50 for 250ml). However, Super Brekkie also comes in Mango & Passionfruit and Banana Porridge varieties.

Nosh Strawberry And Banana 250MlNosh Oats And Honey 250Ml

Monday, 27 April 2015

Tesco Desserts

Here are the three members of a new Tesco range of desserts:

Tesco Almond And Caramel Dessert 75GTesco Almond And Chocolate Dessert 75GTesco Almond And Strawberry Dessert 75G

All three have an almond mousse base. The Caramel Treat has added biscuit, and caramel sauce. The Chocolate Temptation has cocoa sauce with dark chocolate coated coffee beans, and the Strawberry Delight has macaroon crumble and strawberry sauce.

Tesco Raspberry Royale
Mandarins in an orange flavoured jelly with a vanilla sponge topped with chocolate custard.

Tesco Jaffa Chocolate Desserts
Mixed fruit flavoured jelly, vanilla flavoured mousse, raspberries and sponge

Both £1.00 for a pack of 2
Tesco Twin Pack Raspberry Royale 200GTesco Jaffa Chocolate Dessert 2 X125g

Smint limited edition cover designs

Further to its ‘Design Our Cover’ competition that ran over two months last year, the three winning cover designs now feature across 300,000 packs of Smint Mint 8g. The removable covers have a lenticular, 3-D effect. Mints have just got cooler.

Muller de Luxe Corner: Raspberry Parfait

Muller is on fire; churning out new products faster than you can say Mullerlicious! This latest product is smooth vanilla flavour yogurt made with whipping cream on top of a raspberry underlayer, with raspberry flavour white chocolate coated shortcake balls.
£1.69 in Tesco

Corner Deluxe Raspberry Parfait 2X130g

Phileas Fogg Spanish Corn Crisps

Phileas Fogg's latest product shows that the brand is determined not to be left behind in the evident trend for tortilla-style crisps. It follows in the footsteps of Popchips, Tyrrells and Pringles, who have all brought out their own versions of the popular Mexican crisps. However, Phileas Fogg has made sure that their latest product is not just a boring replica of the original tortilla crisp.... Firstly, they're not your standard tortilla shape - they're more of an irregular oval shape. Secondly, they're not called tortilla crisps. Instead they're called Spanish Corn Chips. And lastly, they have a rather original flavour: Smoky Chorizo and Red Pepper.
£1.00 for a sharing bag in Tesco

Phileas Fogg Spanish Corn Chip 150G

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Innocent Easy Greens Fruit And Vegetable Juice

Yes, that's right....another new product from Innocent! It seems like there's no stopping them!

Once again, this new product follows the latest trend for vegetable and fruit juice blends. This time, it's apple, cucumber, celery and spinach, with ginger and lime added for a bit of punch! Remember when your mother told you to eat your greens? With this, you can drink them too!

Innocent Easy Greens Fruit And Vegetable Juice 330Ml

£2.00 for 330ml in Tesco

Friji Reduced Sugar

It seems like sugar is a dirty word. Or that's what we're lead to believe by numerous brands offering reduced sugar alternatives. Following the likes of Cheerios, Munch Bunch and Honey Puffs (formerly Sugar Puffs), now Friji has released two of its flavours (Chocolate and Strawberry) in reduced sugar versions.
They have 40% less sugar, which changes the calorie content from 73kcal per 100ml to 47kcal.
Available in Tesco for £1.30.

Frijj Reduced Sugar Chocolate 471MlFrijj Reduced Sugar Strawberry 471Ml

Review: Tango Eezy Freezy Tasty Traingle

    • These freezable triangles aren't new, per se, but I've never spotted them on the supermarket shelves before. So when I saw them in Sainsbury's, I though I would give them a try. And I certainly don't regret having done so! They were good! Orange juice from concentrate is the third ingredient listed, after water and sugar, and it only comprises 8% of the ice pop. However, you certainly wouldn't believe it because they taste as if they could be pure orange juice. They have a lovely rich, realistic orange flavour, as opposed to an artificial orange squash-y flavour. I would certainly get them again. I found out that Tango also make Blue Raspberry triangles which I'd like to try but I'm not sure if they're sold in the UK. If anyone tracks them down, please let me know!
      • £1.50 for a box of 5 in Sainsbury's.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Snacks for the carniverous...

Here's a quick round-up of some of the new meat-based snacking products...

Ginster's Meat Club
These new chicken breast fillet pieces are available in two flavours: BBQ and Tandoori. Available from Tesco, £1.29.

Ginsters Bbq Chicken Bites 60GGinsters Tandoori Chicken Bites 60G

See what they've done there with the name?!! New tangy BBQ flavour pork balls from Mattessons.
£1.49 in Tesco

Mattessons Bbq Meateors 110G

Another new product from Mattessons. This time, it's pork in a sausage format rather than meatballs. Available in two flavours; Smoke-House BBQ, and Mild Chilli.
£2.50 for a pack of 4 in Tesco.

Mattessons Bbq Firedogs 300GMattessons Chilli Firedogs 300G
Fridge Raiders Limited Edition

I know you love a limited edition product as much as me! Have you seen these Chinese flavour chicken bites from Mattesson's?
Normally £1.29 in Tesco. Currently on offer.

Mattesson's Fridge Raiders Limited Edition 60G

Ice cream tacos and burritos

Ice-cream has turned Mexican...

THe latest addition to the Cornetto family is a Cornetto Taco, which comprises of vanilla ice cream with a caramel flavoured swirl, encased in a crispy waffle taco and is covered with milk chocolate and peanuts. Evidently it is capitalising on the popularity of ice creams in a sandwich format. However, this is not the first version of the ice cream taco - In 1998, Unilever introduced the Choco Taco to Italy and 1999 to Sweden with the name Winner Taco. In 2000 the Winner Taco was retired from the Italian/Swedish market. However, after two years of campaigning by Taco fans, on January 2014 Algida announced on their Facebook page the return of the Winner Taco in Italy. GB Glace selling the ice cream in Sweden has also re-introduced the ice cream in 2014. Now, behold it's launch in UK ice-cream freezers....

But it doesn't end there for ice-cream, because Ben & Jerry's has released an ice-cream burrito. Or, I should say, Brrrr-ito! It’s a tortilla-style waffle batter wrap… plus two scoops of ice cream…all wrapped up and ready to go: That sounds pretty delicious in and of itself, but no self-respecting burrito would dare present itself with a single ingredient. So to keep things real, the ice cream scoops are drizzled with fudge and dusted with cookie crumbs. Available from Ben & Jerry's shops only. Sniff sniff.

And in more mind-blowing news, the ice cream brand has also partnered with New Belgium Brewing and will launch its first brew at the end of the summer. The debut flavour will be, yes you guessed it, Salted Caramel Brownie. Because who hasn’t sat in the pub on a hot summer’s day and thought what they really need to do is combine this cold pint of beer with my favourite dessert?!!

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Marks & Spencer's New Range - part 2

Here are some more new and interesting products from the recent Marks & Spencer's food range:

Sweet 'Stache
Blackcurrant, cola, lemon and orange flavour moustache shaped jelly sweets.

Lemon and Dorset Clotted Cream Scones

Strawberry and Clotted Cream Pancakes
(Breakfast at its most decadent!!?)

Or, if you're feeling a bit more virtuous, then how about...

Apple, Pear & Asparagus Juice

Pressed & Crushed Pineapple, Golden Berry & Ginger Juice

Apple, Coconut Water, Cucumber and Spinach

Or Popcorn Bars from the guilt-free snacking range, available in 'Fruity' or 'Chocolate & Peanut'.

Friday, 24 April 2015

American inspired products

Frozen food retailer Iceland has launched a new range of American-themed dishes. The new "Let’s Eat American" range boasts stateside staples and diner-inspired delights. Products have already started arriving in stores, and this will continue until Independence Day on 4th July, when all the products will be available.

The range includes...
  • Cajun chicken and rice
  • BBQ Cola Chicken
  • Meaty mac and cheese
  • Philly Steak
  • Chilli dog
  • Loaded pulled pork quarter-pounder
  • Pulled pork and bean hash
  • Smokey chilli beef with rice
  • Louisiana chicken and potatoes
  • American Cannelloni
  • Peanut butter and banana cone

But Iceland isn't the only supermarket to get inspiration from the Yankees: Tesco have a range of chilled desserts with an American theme....

  • Boston Cream Pie
  • Chocolate Mallow
  • New York Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Fudge Dessert
  • Rocky Road Dessert

Tesco Boston Cream Pie Dessert 110GTesco New York Cheesecake 2X85gTesco Rocky Road Dessert 135G

VERY limited edition Cadbury's bar

Cadbury have revealed that they are to produce a limited edition chocolate bar celebrating the entire range of products in its Dairy Milk portfolio. Each of the new bars features Dairy Milk’s milk chocolate, whole nut, fruit and nut, Turkish delight, Daim, Oreo and caramel varieties. But wipe that smile off your face, because just TEN (some sources say it's 50) bars will be produced, and to get your sticky hands on one you have to win it from one of the brand's social media platforms over the next few weeks. Good luck :)
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Yorkshire Provender soup pots

Soup producer Yorkshire Provender has released a three-flavour range of single-portion soups.
Packaged in 380g pots with a recommended retail price of £1.99, the soups have launched across the UK in Little Waitrose (the supermarket chain’s convenience store).
They are... a vegan-friendly citrus herb broth with noodles and quinoa, offering a healthy alternative at just 80 calories per pot; pea and fresh spinach soup with fresh mint, made from seasonal summer vegetables; and roast chicken soup with traditional vegetables for the “perfect comfort soup". However, in my eyes, this launch is not exactly appropriately timed, considering that the days are getting warmer and we're feeling much more summery! Still, with the ari-con on, chicken soup might just hit that spot!

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Heinz convenience food

Yet more new products from Heinz? This new Heinz range of convenience products is exclusively available in Asda. It features two varieties of sausage roll: Tomato Ketchup and Ploughman's Pickle.

Heinz Tomato Ketchup Pork Sausage Rolls 4Heinz Ploughman's Pickle Pork Sausage Roll
97p                                                                                         £1.00

It also includes 3 varieties of Beanz Slice: Cheddar Cheese, Pork Sausage and Spicy Meatball. £1.00 each.

Heinz Beanz Slice with Cheddar CheeseHeinz Beanz Slice with Smoky Sliced Pork Sausage

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