30 June 2016

Pulsin - raspberry and goji, Maca bliss (@NLi10)

At Birmingham Wildlife Festival there were a few good stands that had interesting things to pick up to take to festivals. 



So we did!



Here we see Catfish and The Bottlemen on The Other Stage, with a healthy Pulsin bar to replenish all the vital bits. This has yummy raspberry and indifferent goji (I bought a bag once and ended up feeding the magpies with them). 


It also has lots of other bits and bobs in it which really help add some jazz and variety to the texture and mean that it's not all about the fruit and brown stuff. 

The brown stuff in question is a raw choc brownie, not very cakey but similar to what you would expect from a protein bar style snack. I enjoyed it in the field and it filled the hole so I could spend time deciding on which £8 pasta I should buy.

The second bar made it home.


You can see here all the things it does and doesn't have. It's positively saintly!


As you can see its raw cacao, brown rice, mixed in with cashews dates and chicory fibre. This doesn't sell the bar as well as the front does! While this isn't as beloved as the smooth raw chocolate is it still an enjoyable snack that is filling enough that at my desk it'll take two sittings. 

I think we picked up four of these from the stall so if the others are significantly different then I'll report back. As it stands though these are reasonably moist, date based bars with a little bit of excitement from the extra ingredients and the range is wide enough that I think anyone can find one for them.



29 June 2016

Phizzy Pig Tails Sweets (Marks & Spencer) [By @SpectreUK]


I do love sour fruit gums. I especially like them if they are made with real fruit juice. These Phizzy Pig Tails were made with mandarin, elderberry, red grape, and blackcurrant, as well as red cabbage and black carrot, which sounds bizarre, mainly because red cabbage sounds like something used to empty out a rhinoceros and black carrot a bruised and overripe relative to the black bananas I always leave behind for Cinabar.

Anyway, made in Germany for Marks & Spencer, these Phizzy Pig Tails are described as “soft gums made with fruit juice (angry cabbage, beaten senseless carrot) and a fizzy hint”. On opening the packet I took this “fizzy hint” literally and popped one of the pink sugared Pig Tails straight in my mouth. I’d like to know what “super sour” is in the German language, because the sourness in these Pig Tails almost made my nose twist off. These almost strawberry flavoured fruity face-twistingly sour, and they really are sour, not a “hint”, or a mild expressive gesture or whatever, but super duper sour Pig Tails are probably one of the most sour gummy sweets I’ve tasted and are now a proud regular in my sour gum tub.

Information on the packet;

170g bag, with 32 calories per sweet. Contains pork gelatine. See photograph for ingredients.


28 June 2016

New Mars Protein Chocolate Bar (Amazon UK) [By @Cinabar]


There is a new Mars Bar available, one specifically designed to be healthier, with added protein (19g) and a calorie count of just 200kcal. It's a difficult bar to find though, and at the minute seems only to be stocked by Amazon (UK).
The bar seems a little flatter than a regular Mars and more rectangular. There are no ripples of thick chocolate on the top of this one, it looks very different.


I bit into the bar and the texture caught me off guard. Firstly the chocolate is very thin, just enough to give a hint of the Mars flavour, but not enough to feel soothing. It was the same with the caramel, a token layer for a bit of a sweeter taste. The “nougat” bit is the new soya protein infused section and has a chewy texture. It feels heavy and clay like, and was almost powdery in the mouth. It feels like it is good for you, and it is doing its bit if you are off to the gym to build those muscles. Truth be told I only go to the gym for a gentle swim, and muscle growth isn’t high on my agenda so I guess I’m not its target market.
In conclusion this might not be the best bar if you are just looking for a light low fat Mars, but this is perfect if you are looking for protein bar and want one with a Mars flavour.
By Cinabar

27 June 2016

Marley Spoon Artichoke and Chorizo Paella [By @Cinabar]


We were the recent recipients of a Marley Spoon meal box. They send you all the ingredients you need in measured portions in order to make an easy mid week meal. We had all the ingredients for Artichoke and Chorizo Paella sent to us to try out.
Now this came with a few interesting issues, number one it had a tin of artichokes, not an ingredient we've ever purchased before. Number two was that the rice was just that dried rice, so this was being made from scratch.
On the good side there was chorizo sausage, and clear instructions which were a bonus.


In fact to start the process we started off by frying the chorizo and immediately the spices were released and the aroma was amazing. The oil from the chorizo mixed with the extra we added and ended up being the key flavour in the paella, it was like a magic ingredient. I can’t tell you how fabulous the meat and paprika scents were.


The artichokes weren’t quite as complex as they looked, once drained and out of the tin they just got chopped and cooked easily enough with everything else in the pan. The rice too, once the measured amount of water and stock were added it all came together perfectly, the rice absorbed the water and the texture was spot on.
There wasn't an empty plate at the table, so this meal was a complete success. The chorizo made it, each piece was a complete pleasure to eat. We had a really tasty dinner and enjoyed experimenting with a recipe we wouldn't have ordinarily tried.  We discovered that making paella from scratch wasn't as complicated as we first thought and that tinned artichokes are definitely something I'll be buying again.
By Cinabar

26 June 2016

Glastonbury 2016 snacks part 2 (by @NLi10)

Still at the damp and muddy Glastonbury festival and living off brought and bought foods.

Here we have Walkers answer to KP Nutsters (a peanut in a Pringle)


These vanished. In a festival situation a bag full of salty proteins is exactly what I was craving. Expect a proper review but these seem as good as the originals - maybe this style of snack will take off.


Here we saw the Toad Hall sign because I forgot to take a picture of my excellent Brownie - and they have quality bands and sounds too.


Still in Green Futures but heading towards the trendy Park Stage we have the Women's Institute serving unfeasabley fluffy sponges. I had a Victoria Sponge and a nice cup of tea. I'd be writing the reviews there now, but the crowds in that direction were intense so I've hidden in the Left Field which was almost empty and had space for my chair.


Here we see Chvrches (or is it New Order) on the Other Stage as headliners and another piece of the Tribe box. I have issues with the delivery method and prices but this is again a real quality product. Nothing of disappointment in the box so far. Again - full review from a non ravenous person to follow.


And to finish my final shift with Oxfam we shared this Montezuma's Classic orange and geranium. Interesting to see strangers response to its botanical echoes over the soft but rich chocolate. 

We will be home soon and the only things left will be the wrappers and mud stains (and all the other pot noodles we never got to eat). Well worth a trip for any food fan, well - one that isn't too bothered by the outdoors!




25 June 2016

Caterpillar Pale Ale (@Beer52HQ) [By @SpectreUK]


This Caterpillar Pale Ale was made in collaboration between Brewfist, in Italy and BeerHere, in Denmark. It kindly came to our door in a box of beers a while ago from Beer 52, who send a beer monthly for those connoisseurs out there who like to try something different. Large quantities of New Zealand hops were used in the brewing, with added spicy rye malt. On reading the label my mouth couldn’t help but water. I couldn’t quite tell why this pale ale is called Caterpillar, but I figured it might have something to do with gardeners running wildly around hop fields trying to keep the pesky bugs off the leaves.

I opened the 330ml bottle and took a deep snort of this 5.8% volume pale ale. There was a heavy hoppy smell to the ale with spicy undertones. The beer poured very excitedly, so much so that I instantly had a beer glass full of head. After a while of waiting I added a little more beer and finally took a deep sip. This is definitely a beer that’s taken a great deal of thought and preparation. The two brewers have done a magic job on their collaboration. There was an initial bitterness from the mixture of hops washing around my mouth, with a hint at first of spiciness that started to build on itself in my mouth right through to the aftertaste. This spicy and intense hoppy flavour makes this a lip-smackingly tasty beer indeed. Not one to wash down with food I suspect, rather to be thoroughly enjoyed without accompaniment asides the pleasant company of several other bottles of Caterpillar Pale Ale.
By Spectre

24 June 2016

Teisseire Gourmet Drops - Vanilla Syrup (Waitrose) [By @Cinabar]


I've switched most of my squashes to the miniature ones. I don't mean the vegetables called squash I mean orange cordials etc. The big bottles take up space, and the smaller ones are great even for travel.
Funnily enough the bottles that sat next to my bottles of squash are my coffee syrups. They are big glass bottles, and I have various flavours from gingerbread through to chocolate chip cookie. I was quite pleased to find that someone had miniaturised my coffee syrups into these ultra concentrate bottles. I didn't notice at the time but this one is also sugar free, which is a bonus.
I made myself a latte and added a squirt of the gourmet drops. I stirred it all up and gave the drink a sip, wow it was sweet. I mean too sweet, it had a very strong sweet flavour, which almost over powered the coffee. The vanilla was all a bit lost in the overpowering sweetness. I mentioned it was sweet right?
Ok, my fault, I thought I was pretty convinced I had just over squirted, it could happen to anyone. So the next day I made myself a latte and tried again. This time I cautiously added the smallest squirt I could, and tried my drink. It was still too much, it was much better and the vanilla was much nicer, but ultimately it still felt like I had added to much syrup to my drink, albeit not as bad as before. I didn’t think I could have added less, and my lattes are in a fairly big mug so it left me stuck. Sadly this particular syrup isn’t going to work for me, maybe my sweet tooth just isn’t sweet enough.
By Cinabar

23 June 2016

Glastonbury Snacks Pt 1. (By @NLi10)

Im at Glastonbury this week. It's Thursday and the main bands haven't started yet and I've been here since Tuesday.

There are lots of foods and snacks on offer. Some of them are ones that you pick up on site... 


Here we have a cream tea eaten off a backpack. It was £6 with a tea for three scones and actual clotted cream. We went freeform, bought two and an extra tea and had it between three. £4.50 each for something where the jam and scones felt home made was spot on.  Good tea too.


And there are some we carried to the site!

This is out of a Tribe box I got for a pound off a FaceBook advert which I'll write up properly next week.


Surprisingly textured and tasty with enough bits and seeds in there that I'm sure it filled the gap.



And here we have a king pot noodle - my favourite Beef and Tomato flavour. A nice lunch after a night shift and full of all the essential things that the body lacks after a few nights in a tent. Not the best option at home, but a mythical and welcome meal once under canvas. Oxfam supply the hot water so we brought plenty of these.



22 June 2016

Hayward's Hot & Spicy Onions (Morrison's)


I've tried a few hot and spicy pickled onions on my lunchtime and evening eclectic meals, so much so that I find it quite dull to eat normal pickled onions now. Routing around for alternatives to my usual favourites, Cinabar found these Hayward's Hot & Spicy Onions. They have black peppercorns, pink peppercorns and the dreaded dried Bird's Eye Chillies floating around amongst the Silverskin pickled onions. On opening the jar I was expecting to duck from a ball of fire shooting out from the top. Fortunately the hot and spicy pickled onions stayed where they were, albeit menacingly staring back at me. There was an almost soothingly sweet pickled smell of onions followed by a lightly peppery chilli smell that tickled my nose hairs. I was feeling quietly confident. I took one out of the jar on a teaspoon and bravely popped it in my mouth, instantly feeling quite stupid. There was the initial sweetness of the pickled onion, but also the fire from the Bird's Eye Chillies with a subservient flavour of pepper afterwards. This fire keeps pumping like an angry hornet stinging at the sides of my mouth. I noticed I'd also broken into a sweat. This was from one hot and spicy onion. Time for some more... :-)

Information on the jar
210g drained, per 100g there are 0.6g of fat, 11.7g of sugar, and 0.88g of sugar. Ingredients included; Silverskin onions, black peppercorns, pink peppercorns, dried bird's eye chill, barley malt extract, barley malt vinegar, firming agent; Calcium Chloride, and preservative; Sodium Metabisulphite.
By Spectre

21 June 2016

Mixed Berry Glitter Jelly (@HartleysJelly) [By @Cinabar]


I am a grown adult, I just happen to like bright colours and glitter. Long may I never grow out of it.
The new Mixed Berry Glitter Jelly from Hartley’s therefore made me happy, it made me smile, the way edible glitter should. How could it not, jelly is already a fun party dessert and the addition of glitter is something that should have come sooner if truth be told. Each sachet makes four servings and is made by adding boiling water, mixing and allowing to set. You can be adventurous and try out jelly moulds, but ours went straight into serving bowls.


The new glitter jelly is not only mixed berry flavour it is blue! Well a sort of aquamarine if we are going to get technical, and very pretty. The glitter is more of a shimmer, not quite as metallic as I had expected, but the balance works. It looked very smart in the bowls and it caught the light really well. On looks alone this jelly had already won me over.
The flavour too was spot on, there were lots nice berry flavours, with tones of raspberry and blueberry. I liked the mix of fruit flavours, the tang of berries worked very well. The jelly was sweet and fun, and the taste was lovely and fruity. This would be perfect for those having a children’s birthday party with some sort of Frozen theme, but also spot on for adults who forgot to grow up.
By Cinabar

20 June 2016

New Cadbury Cookie Salted Caramel Brownie (Asda) [By @Cinabar]


When I first saw these, and put them in my trolley, I was quite convinced that I had bought a box of cookies. New ones from Cadbury, with the ever persistent flavour of Salted Caramel. I admit I saw the “new” label in the biscuit isle and made the assumption that they were biscuits, I didn’t seem to focus on the long and confusing name; Cadbury Cookie Salted Caramel Brownie.


When I got the pack home and brewed a cup of tea and got ready to have what I thought was a biscuit, the first thing I realised was that several of them were stuck together in a stack. I tried to pull them apart and they were breaking apart as I did, as they had such a soft texture. These are discs of cake, in a cookie shape. I had to get a knife to separate them, and even then I had a few tears.
On the positive point their aroma was amazing, there were lovely tones of chocolate and salted caramel, and they smelt very appetising. I bit in, and again found myself questioning the texture, not sure if I liked it. These are not soft in the way you might find an American style cookie they are spongey and like a dense cake. They didn’t have the feel of a brownie either, there was no firm surface giving way to soft almost moist and gooey texture underneath. I usually like complex textures but these weren’t working for me. They were like a heavy sponge.
The flavour was disappointing too, there was plenty of chocolate and that I’m not complaining about. I loved the chunks of Cadbury Dairy Milk, these were a good addition, and there was lots of cocoa. They did taste nice. My problem was that the promised Salted Caramel had almost disappeared, over powered by the chocolate to such an extent its presence could easily be missed.
I think these are a bit of a confused product, I’m not sure I need a cookie brownie I’d rather pick one or the other.
By Cinabar

19 June 2016

Linda McCartney's Vegetarian "Chicken" and Leek Pies (@NLi10)

As a predominately veggie household we buy a lot of meat free food. We do mostly buy the bits to make our own, but it's more realistic to review the pre made things we get for convenience meals.

We tend to avoid the Linda McCartney brand purely because their goal seems to be to make things that can trick meat eaters into eating non meat products. I don't understand this because they rarely meet up to the expectations. My partner dislikes them because she doesn't want to eat meat - so why would she get something pretending to be meat.

These pies looked like a good opportunity to see what was the current state of the brand.


No mistake - these look good. Well photographed and with nice bright, clear modern packaging I'm happy to try them.  Deliciously comforting is a very strange phrase that sounds like something Montgomery Burns from The Simpsons might say. A bit freaky. 

As these look suspiciously meaty and as such will sit at the back of the food queue I sneak them onto the menu one evening when I'm staring food while my partner is out. They take a long time to cook from frozen but at least have the decency to smell great while doing so.


For those that are interested here are the vital statistics. Comparatively healthy compared to the meat versions.

First up the pastry is good. Not PieMinister good, and not like the pub pies I'd had the night before in the Old Joint Stock Birmingham, but this isn't cheap stuff and you'd not know that it was veggie. The sauce is creamy enough, and the veggie bits are good.

The fake chicken is for me where it falls down. This soy protein is a little rubbery for my liking, and it's not got either texture or flavour that it could.  You are manufacturing the soy, and sealing it in its cooking environment. Why not mix the herbs in with it to both improve the flavour and the texture? I get that this is not what happens with real chicken, but I guarantee if the top chefs could breed animals where the flavour was baked in then they would. It baffles me that some brands choose to accept the artificial limitations of meat and aim to match those.

I did enjoy this pie, I could have done more veggies for a side dish but didn't think to. I think if we'd have been presented with a chunky veg instead of the soy (or the soy meatball idea above) then I'd be coming back for more. As it stands I'll just get his and hers pies from another range where there is more going on inside.

It was however better than I'd initially feared or remembered so the second frozen parcel shall wait until I can give it a fair try too.

For now it is festival season...

18 June 2016

Bechstein’s Bat Organic Lager (@Brown_and_Green, Trentham) [By @spectreUK]


I have a standing mail order with DC Thomson for eight Commando Comics per month. The little comic books fit perfectly in my suit pocket for reading on the train and at lunchtime to take my mind off the working day. The reason I’m telling you this is not only are they brilliant, but also the last Commando comic I read on Friday had giant bats in it. The comic reminded me of this Bechstein’s Bat Organic Lager that I’ve had in my beer cellar (okay, on a shelf in the dinning room) for a while, which is made by the Stroud Brewery in Gloucester. The lager caught my eye in the supermarket we go to when we visit Trentham Gardens. 10p per bottle goes towards the Bat Conservation Trust, which doesn’t seem a lot considering the lager cost me £250 (not really). Bechstein’s Bats are rare in the UK and are only found in South Wales and Southern England. They have reddish fur, with a grey under belly and a pinkish face. Anyway, as usual I digress… On opening the bottle the 4.9% volume lager gave a pleasant fizz followed by a citrus hoppy smell. The golden lager had a glorious full-bodied citrus hoppy bitterness in the initial taste, which kept on giving right through to the aftertaste where a hint of yeast and then malted barley merging with the flavour. The label recommends this beer should be served in a stein glass, but I don’t have one of those, so I had to settle for my usual beer glass. Drink whilst hanging upside down in the pitch dark in a huge cave. Try not to spill it.
By Spectre

17 June 2016

Solidified espresso? Espresso Coffee Kick (M&S) [By @Cinabar]



I was in Marks and Spencer's browsing the confectionary isle and this bar of chocolate caught my eye. It sounded dark and strong and I thought it would fuel a late night gaming session.
I inspected it a little closer when I was home and realised it was actually five mini bars in the pack, which I thought was a bit weird. Why would you split the bar in this way? Why also are the cubes on the mini bars so very small, it looked a bit odd, like it was from a dolls house or something.


Also the bar was very dark in colour, almost black. I had high hopes for a nice bar of chocolate with some strong coffee flavours. I opened up the small packet around the tiny bar and was hit by the coffee aroma, rich and dark and very pleasant, but strong. I snapped one of the bars in half and ate that whole piece in one. Then the coffee burn kicked in, in retrospect it was promised on the pack. I've eaten a lot of coffee flavoured chocolate, and many of them have been labelled espresso, and you've still got to look for the coffee flavour. Not here though, this felt like someone had screamed "WAKE UP" and poured an intense espresso into my mouth. I was really taken aback by the taste, I couldn't work out if I liked it, I was just confused by how there was so much flavour in such a small cubic area. I was also trying to decide whether to eat the rest of the bar, and suddenly the tiny pieces on the mini bars made sense...
As I was finishing the bar, somewhat more slowly than I began using the allotted small pieces, I read the back of the pack. There are two things to note, one is that each mini bar has 45mg of caffeine (half an espresso). The other thing is the ingredients, it is essentially cocoa butter, sugar and ground coffee (and some emulsifier). There is no cocoa powder, no actual chocolate ingredients other than the cocoa butter, which explained a lot. They solidified an espresso, and gave it the texture of chocolate. This is genius, scarily strong, but perfect for those who want a serious coffee hit.
By Cinabar

16 June 2016

Tesco Mac 'N' Cheese with BBQ Pulled pork (@NLi10)

Tesco keep expanding my lunch options - and while this can cause my wallet to cry, this £3.50 option was worth it.


Here we have a tub full of everything.

It has pork, crispy bits, pasta, cheese, and of course a mixed salad, and BBQ sauce!


Look at that goodness. 

I happened to eat this on a day when I wasn't really into food and it totally turned me around and I finished it with ease. Lots of textures and flavours to go round and one I'll be having on a regular basis.

15 June 2016

New MAOAM Sour Stripes (@OfficialMAOAM Sainsburys) [By @SpectreUK]





These MAOAM Sour Stripes come individually wrapped in four flavours. On opening these chewy stripes were not stuck to the inside of the packet like some chewy stripes or chewy sweets can be. The first Sour Stripe packet I picked up was red. I’ve never been keen on cherry sweets, so I wasn’t looking forward to the Sour Cherry flavour in the red packet. However, these were really rather nice. They were strangely mild on the cherry flavour and yet seriously face twistingly sour. The orange coloured packet contained the Sour Peach flavour, which had quite a zingy peach tang to it. The green packet had a mild Sour Apple flavour. The pink packet contained Sour Strawberry and Rhubarb, and had a predominantly sour rhubarb flavour with a touch of strawberry presumably to calm the rhubarb down. I suspect that just pure sour rhubarb flavour may have been too much for a human being’s tender senses. I do rather like these MAOAM Sour Stripes and their smart packaging. It gave me the notion of portion control. Four Sour Stripes in a lunchbox or for a sour pick-me-up before bed, rather than just gorging myself on sour gummies from a tub, which is my usual bad habit before turning in for the night.
By Spectre

14 June 2016

Burton’s Fish and Chips Snacks: Red Sauce vs Brown Sauce (Asda) [By @Cinabar]


There is an important vote coming up. One that could change lunch boxes up and down the country. I’m referring of course to the Red Versus Brown vote that Burton’s Fish and Chips are having in order to decide the best new snack flavour. ;-)
They have released their Fish and Chip snacks in both Red Sauce flavour and Brown Sauce flavour for the nation to decide which they prefer. I’m always up for a Foodstuff Fight so bought a bag of each (okay and a bag of the Salt and Vinegar and a bag of the Chicken ones too). I gave them the taste test to make my choice.


Brown Sauce Flavour - Burton’s Fish and Chips
I have to confess I don’t usually eat brown sauce. I like ketchup and the brown sauce bottle isn’t something I’d naturally pick up. So I was quite surprised to find I really enjoyed these crisps. They have a brown sprinkle of seasoning and the taste was fruity and spicy and really every pleasant. This stumped me I was sure I wouldn’t like them but I happily munched my way through them and am looking forward to the other packs in the bag. It even made go back and retry brown sauce from the bottle, and it was a much better flavour there too than I’d remembered.


Red Sauce Flavour - Burton’s Fish and Chips
The crisps had warm red seasoning on the them, which meant the two flavours were easy to tell apart visually. I picked up one of the Red Sauce fish in the packet and gave it a try and was overwhelmed by just how nice the flavour came through. There is a fabulous sweet tomato taste and just a nice aftertaste of mild spice. The flavour is quite full on, but it is just pure tomato goodness. These hit the mark completely for me, and anyone who likes tomato based flavours will love them.

Results
I was surprised by how good the Brown Sauce Fish and Chips were, I thoroughly enjoyed them. However the Red sauce ones were out of this world, and if I was going to vote it would be for the tomato ones. So for me it was a win for Red, but a nice surprise that Brown was so close. Some of this may be bias though as I do like Ketchup. Have you tried both, which do you prefer?
By Cinabar

13 June 2016

New Nutella Doughnut (Krispy Kreme) [By @Cinabar]



I recently received an email from Kripsy Kreme about the new Nutella doughnut. It was sent to everyone on the mailing list, but it was meant to look like an accidental leak. Dear Store Managers...
Its a weird thing to do it as so obviously worded as a marketing email, mentioning that Nutella would be secretly shipped to stores at night, but came complete with a fake retraction email about an hour later.
I suppose the part I can't argue with is that it got my curiosity up and the next time I went to Krispy Kreme I ordered myself a Nutella doughnut.
When I ordered the doughnut the cashier asked if I wanted to buy a mini jar of Nutella with my doughnut, I'm not sure why... I know it is a Nutella doughnut but the two items don't go together that well. If I'd gone for a strawberry jam filled doughnut you wouldn't expect to be up-sold a jar of jam. Oh well I declined.
The new Nutella doughnut comes chocolate topped with a decorated sprinkle of nuts. I bit in and found a huge dollop of Nutella in its centre, a seriously generous portion. The flavour of the Nutella with the doughnut base worked like a dream together, chocolate hazelnut and soft doughy goodness, what more could you want. I enjoyed every chocolatey bite, and I think this doughnut it going to be staying on the Krispy Kreme menu for some time.
I may not totally be getting Krispy Kreme's marketing but one thing I do get is their doughnuts. With that they cant go wrong.
By Cinabar

12 June 2016

The Collective - Brownlee Apple + Blackberry gourmet live yoghurt(by @NLi10)

The collective have done lots of special yogurt flavours for special occasions.  Upon spying this one I figured it was for the euro football thing that's going on.


Then it clicked - the Brownlee Brothers are Triatheletes that both won medals at the last olympics. Evidently their secret is gourmet yogurt - flavoured with apple and blackberry.


As is usual with these one flavour lives on the top and one at the bottom. The Apple has a little Christmassy feel to it, and may have a little cinnamon or spice with it. There are actual chunks and texture to this so its good. The jam like stuff hiding at the bottom is a little more potent and has a regonisably berry flavour.


Again with these the yogurt itself is the star, and brings the two flavours together. While I think the chocolate orange one was more of a pudding to me, this is a nice addition to any evening meal where the portion size was a little too small. Again the temptation is to eat the whole thing, but I think three or four sittings is ideal.

A nice addition to the range, no matter how temporary.


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