Monday, 29 August 2016

Shredded Wheat: Rye and Quinoa

The familiar taste of Shredded Wheat's crisp Bitesize pieces with the addition of two traditional grains - rye and quinoa. 

Image result for rye and quinoa shredded wheat

Available from Tesco and Waitrose

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Exclusive Ben and Jerry's Flavours

There's sometimes nothing better than a cosy night in; just you, Ben and Jerry. Oh, and a spoon. And your favourite box set. And maybe a blanket too - I digress! Anyway, Ben and Jerry have concocted two flavours to stick with you through the highs, lows, tears, fears & laughs, both dedicated to the humble, faithful couch. That comfy, in-it-for-the-long-haul place we like to call "home" when it's time to kick back for the evening. Whether battling a box set, embarking on a movie marathon, or conquering a critical catch up, Ben and Jerry have found the perfect partner(s) for your night in. 

Sofa So Good is caramel ice cream with chocolate brownies, chocolate cookies & a salted caramel swirl. 

Wholly Couch is vanilla ice cream, blondie brownie chunks, caramelised pecans & salted caramel swirls. 

Ben And Jerry's Sofa So Good Ice Cream 500MlBen And Jerry's Wholly Couch Ice Cream 500Ml

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Jam Roly Poly & Custard Ice Cream

Oh Aunt Bessie. How I adore you, you nice woman, you. You've only gone and made some delectable British puddings (best eaten HOT)  in a format perfect for this blazing heat wave! So now it's the middle of August, it's been one of the hottest days of the year and I'm gorging on Jam Roly Poly with custard... and it's goooood. The Jam Roly Poly mixes soft pieces of sponge with a fruity raspberry sauce and custard-flavoured ice cream, while the Rhubarb Crumble combines crunchy pieces of crumble with rhubarb, finished off with a drizzle of tangy rhubarb sauce. But wait, that's not it. There's a third flavour: Lemon Meringue Pie combines crunchy pieces of meringue and shortbread with a drizzle of lemon curd sauce.

Available in Morrisons. Get 'em while they're hot!

Peppa Pig Chocolate Bars

These treat-sized chocolate bars are great for lunchboxes, Mum’s store cupboard or kids parties. Made in Norfolk from white chocolate, each bar features a milk chocolate ‘muddy puddle splat’ in the centre. Each pack also comes with a Peppa Pig activity card.

Available in Sainsbury's

Candy Kittens Sweet Pineapple

If you watch Made in Chelsea, you may be familiar with Jamie Laing. If, like me, you don't, then you may be more familiar with his sweets. Jamie is the creator of gourmet candy company Candy Kittens. Candy Kittens makes gummy sweets with unusual flavours such as Eton Mess and sour watermelon which are currently stocked in Waitrose and Sainsbury's.  Candy Kittens’ confectionery is gluten free and “made from real fruit juices,” the company claims, although they have attracted criticism from vegeterians for using gelatin. But veggies (and vegans) need not fear, for their latest product Sweet Pineapple has not so much sniffed an animal, even though it has been shaped like one! What a taste - pineapple just as it should be. They're more refreshing that Refreshers and more more-ish than Maltesers. If you can afford them, they're worth every penny.

Oh, and apparently Jamie is heir to biscuit company McVities. Wowzers!

Limited Edition Mug Shot

Better late than never! Here's one that slipped through the net.... I didn't notice it creep onto the shelves amidst all the Olympics/Brazilian chaos. We're currently in the calm that is the eye of the storm between the regular Olympics and the Paralympics. Yes, that's right, we're not quite finished with Rio yet! So get this limited edition while you can and while the Brazilian samba is still buzzing...

It features pasta spirals in a spicy lemon, garlic and chicken flavour sauce, which mirrors one of Brazil's staple dishes of grilled or barbecued chicken, more commonly referred to as Frango de Churrasco. Available in Tesco.
Mugshot Limited Edition 60G

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Mini Pick Up!

Aawww how cute! As if Pick Up! bars weren't small enough already, Bahlsen have made them even smaller. Not that I'm complaining... they're perfect for long car journeys and picnics.

Available from Ocado

Friday, 19 August 2016

DC Super Friends Snap Pots

Yup, it's Superman and Wonder Woman in pasta form. If that doesn't please the kids and hubby, then perhaps the fact that's it's ready in just 2 minutes might!

Heinz DC Super Friends Snap Pots
Available in Asda

Tabasco Barbecue Marinade

A mild and sweet tomato-based sauce with Tabasco brand chipotle pepper sauce. Did you see that? MILD. Not what we expect from Tabasco. Anyway, it's new and oh-so-seasonal. 

Tabasco Sweet and Sticky Barbecue Sauce & Marinade

Available from Asda

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Limited Edition: Brownlee Apple and Blackberry

The collective dairy have teamed up with the Olympic triathlete Brownlee Brothers to create a tub of yogurt that’s not only going to help their cause of keepin’ kids active, its moreish flavour is gonna help keep you active sprintin’ for your next wee fix, no bull! Alistair won gold at the London Olympics and Jonny picked up bronze. It's the Collective's first every dual-layered yogurt and was the perfect answer to keeping both brothers happy. Apparently Alistair wanted his fave Bramley Apple as a flavour whereas Jonny wanted Blackberry. It just so happens that the two flavours go together rather nicely!

Available in Sainsbury's and Waitrose

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Loyd Grossman's Chilli with Chocolate

Make your chili truly Mexican. I mean truly Mexican. The ancient Mexicans gave chocolate to the world, and Loyd has has given us this rich, adventurous and somewhat genius sauce with which we can bring a touch of sophistication to the usually old chilli con carne.

Loyd Grossman Chilli with Dark Chocolate

Available from Asda

Mars, Twix and Snickers Bites

Oh my. I didn't see these coming, but surely they're long overdue! Thank you Mars for these bags of bite-sized deliciousness.

Mars Bites Chocolate BagTwix Bites Chocolate BagSnickers Bites Chocolate Bag

Available in Asda

Going crackers for ciabatta

This new innovation from Jacob's  combines all the taste of a ciabatta bread with the lightness and crunch of a cracker.  Available in three variants – Original, Sundried Tomato & Basil and Caramelised Onion – Jacob’s Ciabatta Crackers are a modern alternative to bread. It's a pleasing forage into the  growing trend of lighter offerings for lunch; apparently the consumption of bread-based sandwiches at lunchtime is in long term decline. What's next? Naan bread crackers?

Available in Waitrose and Asda

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

The only reason for hot chocolate in August...

Today it clouded over slightly, but it was enough to justify having a hot chocolate in August. Why?  Because I have just discovered a coconut Choc Shot from Sweet Freedom. It's a liquid chocolate (only 14 pesky calories per teaspoon) and sweetened only with natural sweetener. It doesn't just make a heavenly hot choc; it's great drizzled over banana on toast (this morning's breakfast!).

Prawn crackers - no longer just for the Chinese takeaway!

Introducing the UK's first flavoured prawn crackers from Itsu - sweet chilli flavour and mild wasabi. The perfect eat beautiful snack- less than 97 calories per serving. Prawn crackers are no longer just for accompanying the Friday night Chinese takeaway! 
Available in Sainsbury's

Salted Caramel Florentines

I'm so fond of Thomas J. Fudge. I regard him a bit like a friendly great-uncle; he always knows the way to my heart, and this is no exception. He's just gone and brought out a salted caramel version of his famous Florentines. They're a heavenly combination of smooth milk chocolate, almonds and succulent fruit, with a silky layer of sublime salted caramel. Nibble with fresh coffee after elegant suppers, wrap up with ribbons as a present for parties, or serve with scoops of ice cream and share with friends.
Available from Tesco

Salted Caramel Floretines 114G

Monday, 15 August 2016

Limited edition chocolate cookie syrup

Apparently this is only available until the end of this year, so get it while you can! Just a teaspoon of Monin Chocolate Cookie syrup injects a burst of buttery chocolate biscuit flavour into a range of drinks, from coffees to milkshakes and cocktails. I  particularly recommend trying it in a hot chocolate!

Why would you want to share these?

These new bags have been developed to share with your friends. This is one of the only times that having very few friends is a positive - it means more of these yummy snacks for yourself.  And, if you don’t devour it all in one sitting, simply seal the bag back up for later.

Three combinations are now available from Sainsbury's; Dark Chocolate Cherry Tart, (Belgian dark chocolate, dried cherries, pecan nuts & raisins), Punchy Protein Nuts (zesty chilli & lime flavoured cashews, lightly salted peanuts & raw almonds) and Veggie Protein Power Nuts (edamame beans, spicy whole chickpeas & cashews with a twist of black pepper). 

For all you chocoholic coffee-lovers

A cup of coffee should make you happy. It's that moment in the day to look forward to and savour. That's what these infused instant coffees from Little's are all about. Little's gently infuse  Arabica coffee with exciting flavours from ingredients we love, to create a coffee that'll have your tastebuds high-fiving you. And since they're super easy to make, you have more time to enjoy the good things in life like that extra five minute snooze in the morning, or a game of scrabble.
Sainsbury's have just started stocking the chocolate caramel flavour. Forrest Gump once said “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get”. While I agree with this, if you're a chocoholic coffee-lover, you can guarantee that this Chocolate Caramel infused coffee is always gonna be a winner. 

Sainsbury's are also stocking the coffee infused with natural Madagascan Bourbon vanilla. Did you know that Bourbon vanilla originated on the island of Reunion (originally called Bourbon) named after the French dynasty who settled the island – hence why it's called French Vanilla! 

Have a Smooze

When fresh coconut milk is combined with tropical fruit, the result is the truly sensational Smooze.

Smooze is a low calorie, freeze-at-home, tropical treat. Made simply from freshly-pressed coconut milk and pure fruit juices and purees, with one taste, you'll know you're eating something good. Free from dairy, gluten, soy, nuts, artificial sweeteners, colourings and flavourings, Smooze is a portion-controlled, guilt-free indulgence.

 The new Smooze on the block is Coconut & Pineapple, joining the two existing flavours already in Sainsbury's. You can actually taste the freshness. Enjoy! 

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Only By Nature Frozen Yogurt

Frozen yogurt has been hailed as an angelic equivalent to ice-cream because it's low-fat. However, you've probably heard the latest nutritional mutterings that low-fat diets are unhealthy because they're laden with added sugar. Well take a look at this new frozen yogurt. It contains less than 3% fat but it has NO ADDED SUGAR. It's sweetened with the natural sweetener Stevia. Smiley face. What's more, it's gluten free and if you still feel guilty about indulging in this, then I should alert you to the conscience-salving fact that a proportion of profits from each tub will go to the Diabetes UK charity. Win win.... And that also goes to show how incredibly low sugar it is. 

Two flavours are stocked in Tesco; summer berry and mango. Classics. I've tried the mango one and it certainly doesn't lack in taste. 

Oh, and if you STILL have the slightest doubt whether or not you should give into the temptation, then let me just tell you that it's made on the UK's first carbon neutral farm. You can't get much more angelic than that!

(Nearly) Calorie-free rice in Tesco

Sainsbury's and Morrisons have stocked Barenaked noodles and rice for a little while now. In case you don't know, these are konjac carbs which are made from an ancient plant grown in Asia. The secret is the root of the plant. The flour from the root is super low-calorie and has been used to make weight-loss products. Now Tesco have joined the diet; they've just started stocking 'Better Than Foods' Konjac Rice which has just 35 calories per serving. This is 90% less than regular rice. Get in. Save the extra calories for dessert!

Konjac Rice 250G

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Giant Pizza Cookie Mix

One for the summer holidays...
Biscuit mix with a coloured icing mix, white chocolate and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle edible decorations. Available from Tesco.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Giant Pizza Cookie Mix 183G

Saturday, 13 August 2016

French's Spicy Mustard

With the barbecue season in full swing, I'm sure this will add a kick to the proceedings! French's have released a fiery addition to their range of classic mustards. The new addition has a hint of cayenne pepper, ideal on sandwiches, wraps, hotdogs and burgers, or when combined to dips and sauces.

Sharwood's Vegetable Sides

If there was ever a good reason not to get a takeaway, then this is it... 
A new range of vegetable side dishes from goold old Sharwoods, featuring Bombay Potatoes (warmly spiced potatoes with tomatoes and herbs), Saag Aloo (spinach mixed with potatoes and coated in herbs and spices), and Tarka Dal (red lentils tempered with tomatoes, herbs and spices). 

Available from Tesco

Rebel Kitchen Chocolate Orange Mylk

If you like the look of the Friji Chocolate Orange Milk, but can't have it because it's dairy, or you're put off by the large quantities of sugar, then this will be good news.... Tesco now stock Rebel Kitchen's Dairy Free Chocolate Orange 'Mylk'. It's an organic coconut milk drink with cacao & orange, and it uses organic date nectar in place of refined sugars. So... why not?

Glorious BBQ Sauces

It looks like good weather has been forecast across the country this weekend, so why not get out the barbie and try one of these new sauces from Glorious! Yes, they are the same people who make the creative soups from every corner of the world. Now Glorious! have taken flavours from BBQ hotspots and created a brand new range of authentic chilled BBQ sauces to add some adventure to your grill. With these BBQ sauces, you will find the perfect marinade for chicken, beef, pork and even vegetables to add a delicious flavour from across the globe to your meal!

Coming at you live from Music City, the Tennessee BBQ sauce features a  sticky mixture of crushed chilli, brown sugar and a touch of bourbon. Sweetness combined with a fiery kick!

From the American Deep South, GLORIOUS! brings you a delicious golden Carolina mustard marinating sauce for your grill. This tangy bbq sauce certainly packs a punch with its flavour...

Or perhaps you'd rather experience the delicious flavour of Korean BBQ.  Yes, apparently they BBQ there too! Ispired by traditional flavours, Glorious! have created a fragrant and spicy BBQ sauce with cooling coconut, sweet and sticky honey and a hint of ginger to deliver an authentic taste of Asian adventure to your grill. 
Glorious! Tennessee Chilli BBQ SauceGlorious! Carolina BBQ SauceGlorious! Korean BBQ Sauce
Available from Waitrose

Friday, 12 August 2016

Punk'd - Snacks with attitude!

Organix have launched a brand new range of snack food for older kids - Organix PUNK'D. With bold packaging and punchy flavours they are the first Organix snack food aimed to appeal to older children. However, they are still made in the same way all Organix products are - with organic ingredients, nothing unnecessary and nothing artificial.
The 'cocoa & orange crash' bars are simply made from wholegrain oats, sultanas, apple juice, cocoa and orange oil. The 'strawberry & vanilla smash' bars ingredients are just wholegrain oats, sultanas, apple, strawberry juice and vanilla extract. All simple good stuff.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Graze Dark Chocolate Cherry Tart

Image for Graze Deconstructed Dark Chocolate Cherry Tart 40g from Sainsbury'sAdmit it, you love pudding, but want to eat healthily. Graze have come up with this chocolate cherry tart so that we can enjoy a touch of something sweet whenever we fancy it, and still feel good afterwards. They have combined quality Belgian dark chocolate buttons (that even the most discriminating chocolatier would approve of) with the naturally sweet flavour of whole dried cherries and pecan nuts. It's the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.
Available online on from Sainsbury's.

Alpro Fusions

 Alpro Fusions is a refreshing range of soya drinks which are 100% plant based and contain only naturally occurring sugars. Both flavours (Coconut, Pineapple & Lemongrass  and Apple & Kiwi) are crisp, delicate and very refreshing.
Available in 330ml cartons from Sainsbury's

Alpro Fusion</br> Soya Apple KiwiAlpro Fusion</br> Coco Pineapple Lemongrass

Oatly Foamable

So you are a barista? Perfect. This carton of barista edition oat drink is based on liquid oats which means it isn't overly sweet or excessively heavy. What it is, is fully foamable putting you in total control over the density and performance of your foam so you can showcase your latte art skillz, sorry I mean skills.

Or perhaps you are a non-barista? Also perfect. Just heat this barista edition oat drink in a container while giving it a whirl until it foams up nicely and then pour yourself a latte without milk. And if you don't feel like a latte you will be happy to know that this product tastes just as amazing if you drink it straight or pour it on your granola or put it to work with your cooking skills. But let's keep that to us non-baristas, okay?

Oatly Foamable 1 Litre
Available in Tesco

Galaxy Rice Cakes

The popularity of rice cakes  has grown massively in the past few years. Galaxy are capitalising on this trend with the release of one their healthiest products to date.  With 72 calories per 15g rice cake and no wheat or gluten, the Galaxy rice cakes can be slipped easily into any handbag, rucksack, desk drawer, kitchen cupboard or gym bag. Galaxy rice cakes provide the creamy taste of Galaxy in a light and modern way. 

Galaxy seeks to 'capitalise on rice cake popularity' with new snack

This isn't the first of Galaxy's health-kick. They recently launched a range of chocolate, fruit, nut and seed shots, all under 100 calories.

Mars Galaxy Trail Mix 100g

The Food Doctor Thai Noodle Pot

Instant ribbon noodles in a spicy Thai style sauce with coconut milk, red pepper & coriander. 

The Food Doctor Thai Noodle Pot 70G

Alpro Cashew Milk

Discover the creaminess of cashews, with their subtle and smooth nutty taste. Enjoy the smooth and creamy texture without feeling guilty as it is low in sugars and fat. I'll have you know that it works well in a mug of coffee! Not sure about tea yet...
Available from Tesco

Alpro Fresh Original Cashew Milk Alternative 1 Litre

Bang! Bang! Noodles

The long wait is finally over. After two years of extensive research, many different taste panels and investing in continuous improvements in line with market trends, Kohlico are pleased to announce the arrival of their newest innovative Bang Bang Noodle noodle pots.There are four  flavours in all, each one tasty enough in its own right to put the smile back on your face:
Bangkok Nice ‘n’ Spicy – Characterised by its distinctive hot and sour taste
Cheeky Chicken Green Curry – one bite is enough to feel like you’re setting foot in Thailand. It’s spicy with a hint of sweet.
Chicken Feel Good – Superb chicken flavor
Ruby Murray Curry – strong, spicy and subtly flavoured, with a great underlying taste
Kohlico Brands’ Bang Bang Noodles come in super cool, animated, vibrant coloured pots, satisfying the tastes of today’s generation of snack lovers in taste and looks. Bang Bang Noodles are easy to prepare and fill you up, ready to eat in just three minutes.  Each flavour comes with a fork for extra convenience and a fully resealable lid to keep it warm. 

Available from Tesco
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