3 April 2020

Muller Light Key Lime Pie Flavour Yoghurt (Asda) By @cinabar

Muller Light Key Lime Pie Flavour Yoghurt

Surprisingly when I did my Asda order there were a decent selection of interesting yoghurts available, and I was pleased to even find these Muller Light Key Lime Pie Flavour ones I hadn’t tried before. I love Key Lime Pie, as I am a big fan of citrus flavours. It is like a lime version of lemon meringue pie. Key Lime Pie is my first choice of dessert in American themed restaurants too, although it is more difficult to find the real thing in most restaurants.
The yoghurt is both fat free and sugar free which is impressive. I, like many others, am less active at the minute due to the Covid-19 lockdown. I am going out for a walk each day, but my watch is telling me quite clearly my step count has significantly reduced even so. It is nice then to find something a bit healthier that is still sweet and tasty.

Muller Light Key Lime Pie Flavour Yoghurt

I peeled back the lid and hadn’t quite been expecting the yoghurt to be pale green in colour. Pale green is not an appetising colour for a food substance, and it seems particularly wrong when it comes to yoghurt for some reason. The flavour though was lovely. I could pick up on the sweet lime flavour, but also there was a wonderful creamy aftertaste like pastry (or biscuit), this gave the yoghurt the proper feel of a Key Lime Pie. The texture was thick and creamy too. Think these Muller Light Key Lime Pie Flavour Yoghurts are going to be a nice refreshing treat for the warmer weather. When all of this lockdown is over it is worth looking out for Key Lime Pie in restaurants, but in the mean time these get the thumbs up as nice treat.

2 April 2020

Lockdown Snacks - Spilva Kiploku, Lithuanian Pasta Bake (@NLi10)

Ah - well it's still easy enough to get foods - but maybe not what you'd usually go for - or exactly what the recipie requires.  Case in point - its easy to get Pasta - but Pasta Bake sauces?  Couldn't find one.  So I just grabbed a red sauce and added a bit of water.

This is a Lithuanian brand of garlic (guessing) sauce which looked fab and so was our designated dinner.  Like I mentioned I rinsed the jar out and used that (mixed in) to make it more of a pasta bake.

And here we have 5 kinds of pasta - different shapes and brands - long, wavey, letters, circles, spirals.

All kinds of yummy and with different adsorption and textures it makes it quite fun.

One cheesy side for the veggie, one olive side for me, and three 'bake at home' breads we had at the back of the cupboard.  Yum!

The sauce had a little chilli kick too, and was far to tomatoey for what we used it for with a massive hit of garlic.  Amazing. Definitly going to try a bolognaise with this at some point too.

Proof that humanity can survive in after The Event as long as pasta & olives are still available.

1 April 2020

Thai Green Curry, Rice & Quinoa (Degusta) By @SpectreUK

Thai Green Curry, Rice & Quinoa

In a close to apocalyptic world what seems to be chiefly missing right now is toilet roll, hand wash, rice, and Thai Green Curry. I can't imagine anywhere has run out of quinoa, as it's possibly a little too pretentious. Apparently this Thai Green Curry, Rice & Quinoa pot can be considered as one of my five a day, which could be pretty useful as recently we've been struggling to buy fresh fruit too!
Thai Green Curry is one of my favourite curries and the manufacturer's seem to have stopped making ready meals of them at the moment. I can't blame them as it's pretty scary out there right now, so if you are able it's just best to stay inside until the experts give us the all clear, whenever that may be.

Thai Green Curry, Rice & Quinoa

I've recently had a few Thai Green Curry pot noodles lately, and this Thai Green Curry, Rice & Quinoa by Prep Co. was another one in the Foodstufffinds's stock cupboard. I'm supposed to be handing over a few items to Cinabar and writing more about beer to even the load, as the shops are a little too difficult to get anywhere near at the moment. So we're relying on deliveries from supermarkets, but they are few and far between. Cinabar has already been known to start an online order at 3.30am just to get a delivery slot, as the websites are completely blocked with traffic during the day, and there am I sleep drunk shouting things like beer, sour sweets and scampi at her whilst lying half asleep on the floor. Fortunately we've just had a delivery of toilet rolls!

Thai Green Curry, Rice & Quinoa

The main problem I've found with a few of these Thai Green Curry pots is that they can be pretty heavy on the lime leaves or lemongrass, which makes them often taste a little like eating washing up liquid. As you can see from the photograph on peeling back the lid of this Prep Co. Thai Green Curry, Rice & Quinona it was half full (or half empty depending on how you look at things) of rice, quinoa, and lots of diced vegetables such as carrots, green beans, red peppers and also tomato pieces. After adding freshly boiled water and leaving the pot to stand with the lid on, I noticed the smell of lime leaves and lemongrass wasn't particularly overpowering. The same can be said about the flavour, as I could taste the spices as well as the mixture of vegetables. I had some toast on the side and found this a hearty and very flavoursome Thai Green Curry, rice and quinoa pot. I'd definitely have this again, it's probably my favourite Thai Green Curry pot so far.

Information on the pot;
Each 251g pot contains 274 calories, with 5.8g of fat, 6.3g of sugar, and 1.1g of salt. Please see photograph for the ingredients.

Thai Green Curry, Rice & Quinoa

31 March 2020

Mallow & Marsh Vanilla Marshmallows (Sainsburys) By @Cinabar

Mallow & Marsh Vanilla Marshmallows

These Mallow & Marsh Vanilla Marshmallows were actually found in the Foodstuff Finds store cupboard, bought in what were more normal times. It was however a pleasure to find them now and we decided to share some of these chocolate coated marshmallows while catching up with Good Omens on Prime. It is an excellent miniseries, very funny by the way in case you are looking for some viewing recommendations when there isn’t much else to do.
There were quite a few of these Mallow & Marsh Vanilla Marshmallows bites in the bag and we shared them out. They did vary in size a little, but were more or less similar in appearance. Nice bite sized cubes of mallow.
The chocolate coating from around them was quite thin and easily gave way when I bit in, the mallow inside was fluffy with just a little bounce, exactly as it should. The flavour was vanilla, and this gave them a nice sweet and creamy taste. I don’t usually munch on marshmallows as a snack but they work really well. Normally if I have any in the house they are usually the mini ones and they go on hot chocolate. It was nice to have these as a snack in their own right, something sweet tasty and a bit different.

Mallow & Marsh Vanilla Marshmallows