14 April 2021

Milkybar Cookies & Cream (Tesco) By @SpectreUK

Milkybar Cookies & Cream

I've been a fan of Nestle Milkybar since I was a very young boy. I used to eat it by the small bars, and as I grew older I ate it by the much bigger bars. I must admit that I haven't had a Milkybar for a while. It's not that I've gone off them or anything, it's just that Cinabar does the online shopping and I forget to ask.

I do love a white chocolate bar with my white hot chocolate drink on some evenings for my pudding. Although I've been on a biscuit binge lately. Jam and Creams go very well indeed with a mug of white hot chocolate.
Milkybar Cookies & Cream

These Milkybar Cookies & Cream are in a 90g packet, which is a little over on the calories for one pudding at 532 calories per 100g. On opening the packet I thought that the pieces were pretty tiny. Cinabar didn't seem to think so, so maybe it was my greed kicking in. 

Milkybar Cookies & Cream

They are dome shaped and coated with Milkybar white chocolate and have a little block of crunchy cookie inside. These Milkybar Cookies & Cream have a decent crunch with the added creaminess of Milkybar white chocolate and have a chocolate cookie centre. They went very well with my white hot chocolate drink. They were very moreish and I guiltily ate the whole packet. I did workout a lot this morning though, so it's not all naughtiness... well, there's always room for a little naughtiness though! 

Information on the packet; 
The 90g bag contains 532 calories per 100g, with 29.6g of fat, 52.3g of sugar, 9g of protein, and 0.4g of salt. Please see the photograph for the ingredients.

Milkybar Cookies & Cream

13 April 2021

Popcorn Kitchen White Chocolate and Raspberry (Selfridges) By @Cinabar

Popcorn Kitchen White Chocolate and Raspberry

This purchase was an impulse buy, impressively one that happened online. I was actually using Selfridges online treating myself to a couple of make-up items and thought I’d have a look at snacks as I used to enjoy looking around their Food Hall. A few clicks later and I found this bottle of Popcorn Kitchen White Chocolate and Raspberry popcorn and something about the novelty bottle meant I added it to my basket. Then I forgot and couldn’t work out why when the parcel arrived that two lipsticks could possible need a box that size, I have since banned myself from ordering items after 10pm while sleepy.

Anyway arrived it did and it looks very smart and gift worthy in the bottle, although this is all for snacking on in front of Netflix. The popcorn pieces are quite large and the texture is decent as they are crispy on the outside with a nice soft middle. There were also no un-popped kernels in the pack which is good as that is always a bugbear of mine. The flavour was excellent, every piece had plenty of creamy white chocolate taste and also zingy berry, like they had been dipped in raspberry jam. This may have been a bit of an impulsive buy but I’m very pleased I did pick it as it is a brand I’ll be looking out for in the future. Ideally maybe even having a physical look around actual Selfridges Food Hall not the shops are re-opening.

Popcorn Kitchen White Chocolate and Raspberry

12 April 2021

Walkers Max - Kentucky Fried Chicken Crisps (Tesco) By @Cinabar

Walkers Max - Kentucky Fried Chicken Crisps

When I wrote about Walkers Max KFC Zinger crisps I was sort of aware that these Walkers Max Kentucky Fried Chicken crisp were also available but assumed they would be quite samey, minus the chilli of course. Curiosity got the better of me when I saw them in our local branch of Tesco and I added them to my basket.

We decided to share them with lunch and I poured some out. The aroma is quite strong in pepper, not something that I immediately associate with Kentucky Fried Chicken but not a bad smell either. There is quite a bit of seasoning on each crisp as the ridges are quite deep. I gave one a try and it did taste of KFC but it was missing something, namely the chicken. These crisps seem to be flavoured with the KFC seasoning and have missed the chicken element, also there is a mysterious extra helping of black pepper. The problem was as they were close to be something I recognised but not quite there my tastebuds spent the whole time thinking they weren’t quite right which distracted me from enjoying them for what they were. The flavour of these Walkers Max Kentucky Fried Chicken crisps was pleasant, the crunch from those ridges was lovely, I’d have just liked the chicken taste adding in and a little less of the pepper if I had the choice.

Walkers Max - Kentucky Fried Chicken Crisps

11 April 2021

Magnum Mini Double Raspberry (& Chocolate) @NLi10

Sometimes small is good.  Take these Magnum Minis.  The big Magnus are perfect for walking round the park with on a hot summer day - but at home you just want a nice little pudding - and here we go.

I used to buy these for work when Tesco had them on special - but they were never this layered or exciting.

There is a Raspberry & a chocolate version and both are very similar, except the layers are fruity in mine and chocolaty in my partners.

They look very swish

Mine has a layer of jam(ish) in between one thick and one thin layers of classic magnum chocolate.

The raspberry ice-cream appears!

And it actually looks like it does on the box.  Sure - nothing beats the luxury of the Magnum vanilla, but this is a great fruity experience.  We have one each of each flavour - and a spare - in the box of 6 so this will do us for many more movie nights going forwards.

And if you do fancy a bigger ice-cream just eat one of each!