20 January 2020

Kit Kat Easter Break Bunnies (B&M) By @Cinabar

Kit Kat Easter Break Bunnies

The Easter products are hitting the shops and I when I saw these new Kit Kat Easter Break Bunnies I had to buy a multipack to get a closer look. There are five in the packet which are individually wrapped and they look like a lovely themed treat.

Kit Kat Easter Break Bunnies

The Kit Kat Easter Break Bunnies are super cute when they are out of their wrapper. There is lovely detailing on the rabbits, they even have the Kit Kat logo on each foot. The Bunnies are mostly chocolate and when I broke mine into bite size pieces I spotted only a few bits of visible biscuit in the mix. This worried me, the whole point of a Kit Kat is the biscuit and I hoped this would still shine through.

Kit Kat Easter Break Bunnies

The chocolate in these Bunnies is very much that of the Kit Kat, sweet and creamy but mild. This gave the bar the proper taste of Kit Kat, there was more of a crunch than I had expected from the biscuit bits inside which was nice. It was also nice to realise that the biscuit bits were made from wafer which was in keeping with a normal Kit Kat.
So these Kit Kat Easter Break Bunnies are very much a fun product and are well designed. I think they make a great seasonal treat and although there is more chocolate there is enough wafer to make this feel like a true Kit Kat product. I will happily being buying more of these in the run up to Easter.

Kit Kat Easter Break Bunnies

19 January 2020

Green Cola?! At Chance n Counters (@NLi10)

Exploring new places is always good, especially if they have a few more social drinks for me to try. Birmingham’s latest Board Game Cafe is Chance & Counters in the Custard Factory which opened just before Christmas.

On the menu we spotted Green Cola - how cool is that!

In fact the green is about the lack of sugar and sweeteners and the environmental impact, not the colour.

It looks like cola!

Tastes good though, you can drink this with a clear conscious!

And eat a chicken burger too!

Drink 2 was new favourite Kombucha - by a brand I’ve not seen before too.

The taste is sweet and tangy, as expected. It’s got a strong beer-like taste too which I’m enjoying!

18 January 2020

Naranjito Orange Pale Ale (Morrisons) By @SpectreUK

I'm hoping that you haven't missed the boat with this limited release Naranjito orange pale ale, but it has been languishing at the back of my beer fridge for quite some time. It's not that I've been avoiding it, as I usually love orange peel added to pale ale, especially washing down a tuna sandwich after a stint at the gym. The problem is that often the more beers that get bought and placed at the front of the fridge push everything else to the back. Such is life, I guess, sometimes you need to stop and sort things out a bit. That's often what the New Year can bring…

This 4.5% volume Naranjito orange pale ale was produced by Brooklyn brewery in New York. The can is slightly larger than the 330ml that we are used to at 355ml, but that just means more beer for me! On opening the can there was a strong herbal hoppy smell to start with, which confused me a little as I was expecting more citrus hops than herbal. There was also orange peel at the back of the aroma. This golden pale ale bubbled excitedly away in my beer glass. On taste the herbal hops washed around my mouth full of bite, with the orange peel poking through the flavour just before the sweet pale malt, which seemed to dance a merry jig around my tastebuds and into the aftertaste. This is quite a complex beer with its initial fresh crisp bitterness followed by its sweet malts. Very tasty indeed, and such shame it's a limited release!

17 January 2020

Vegan Meatball Marinara (Subway) By @Cinabar

Vegan Meatball Marinara (Subway)

My first disclaimer is that I’m not vegan, but as it is Veganuary I thought it would be good to try out one of the options at Subway, this Vegan Meatball Marinara. I had with it toasted vegan cheese and squirt of vegan aioli and my usual salad choices, I do love olives on everything subway. The bread was the paprika and chilli to give it warmth.
The sub itself isn’t that pretty on the inside, there were four vegan meatballs hiding in this sandwich but the combination of multiple sauces and salads meant they weren't easy to spot, it was a full but messy sandwich. This translated to the eating too, the sauce was keen to escape, and they only gave me one serviette! Oh well.

Vegan Meatball Marinara (Subway)

I have had the meat version of this sandwich many times before and have to say this was very similar, the meatballs felt very much like meat in texture. In flavour there was a little less beefiness, but they still tasted amazing, and it was a very enjoyable sandwich. I like the vegan garlic aioli sauce this went very well with the tasty Marina sauce all over the meatballs, the salad giving a nice crunch. The vegan cheese was a little bit lost but there was a lot going on with the contents. This was a filling and tasty sandwich and one that you could easily mistake for being meaty. I’m not sure if I would have noticed if I hadn’t been the one ordering it. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am impressed with Subway bringing out such a good vegan alternative without upping the price (it was priced the same as the meat version).
Seriously though Subway when you sell subs full of sauce like this give us an extra serviette, I can’t be the only one who’s fingers were coated. Dangerous to eat but oh so tasty.