19 March 2019

McVities Moments 4 Hare-Brained Honeycombed Tiffin - Easter Limited Edition (Aldi) By @Cinabar

Everybody loves the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland don’t they, such a better character than Alice, way more fun. Anyway these new McVities Moments 4 Hare-Brained Honeycombed Tiffin were just being put out in Aldi while I was doing my grocery shop and I popped one in the trolley as soon as I saw them. The White Rabbit theming caught my eye, and then I spotted the phrase Easter Limited Edition, and I couldn’t resist.

So the packaging gets a thumbs up, the next thing was to try the McVities Moments Hare-Brained Honeycombed Tiffin. They are decorated with small sugar flowers, smart, but not quite as crazy as I’d hoped from the packet. The flavour and texture though is lovely. The bars are firm, with a nice amount of chewiness and the sugar flowers do actually add to the texture by bringing a nice crunch. I could taste the honeycomb and the added sweetness blended nicely with the milk chocolate and Digestives flavours. I though these Hare-Brained Honeycombed Tiffin squares were a lovely treat. If you are sharing with friends I’d suggest bringing out the packet as it is rather fun, and the White Rabbit really does make it something special. You wouldn’t want to be late for afternoon tea.

18 March 2019

Twisted Strawberry Diet Coke (Waitrose) By @Cinabar

My local Waitrose is selling (in March) Coca Cola cans with Father Christmas on them. They aren’t reduced in price either, and although they may be in date in terms of ‘Sell By’ it doesn’t give me hope of finding anything new in the drinks aisle. Having said that underneath the Santa Claus cola I am pleased to say I spotted this new drink; Twisted Strawberry Diet Coke.
This is in the Diet Coke range, not the Coca Cola Zero range, although both are sugar free just with slightly different tastes to the base cola. Most new flavours seem to be coming out in some form of sugar free, presumably down to the sugar tax. The can is topped with a ring of pink to show off the new Twisted Strawberry flavour, but the can is still distinctively Diet Coke. I poured some into a glass, and gave it a sip. I think the strawberry was a much milder taste than I had expected, and milder than their other fruit flavours. The taste was nice though, the berry was present, and did linger in the aftertaste. It is a gentle version of a strawberry, perhaps not living up to the word “twisted” in the title, but nevertheless pleasant. I was pleased I bought so many. These Twisted Strawberry Diet Coke cans were sold in a multipack, and I picked up two packs as somebody has to help the Coca Cola stock move in my local Waitrose!

17 March 2019

Soft drinks on the way to Portugal (@NLi10)

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

It feels like I should be talking about alcohol or something more Irish, but I’m on holiday and we really haven’t found any fun snacks yet - they have catered for the British Invasion with all the usual things, but I’ve not made it to a Portuguese Supermarket to get the real snacks.

We got this for the flight so that we didn’t have to buy Jet2 tiny drinks on board. Surprisingly potent and not at all over sour. Great to sip in the air!


This I had with a meal, it had a hint of grapefruit but otherwise just tonic.

We had lunch at a place called sleepy donkey, and when they offer home made lemonade I take it.

A neat little jug of very lemony and a tiny bit sparkling lemonade. Perfect for sunny but windy weather. 

So far so good, but I need some good vending machines or a shop for locals soon or I’m going to have to start reviewing restaurants!

16 March 2019

Jack Daniel’s Lynchburg Lemonade (@DegustaboxUK) By @SpectreUK

I've recently found out that I like certain distilled spirits in a glass of lemonade. This Jack Daniel's Lynchburg Lemonade is a Crafted Cocktail with probably a shot of the traditional Tennessee whisky, a dash of Triple Sec and then filled to the top with zesty lemonade. At 5% volume this drink should be pretty potent. It has the original Old No. 7 Jack Daniels Tennessee in it, which I've recently found I like in lemonade, so I probably won't mind a little Triple Sec added in too.

On opening the can there was the tangy Triple Sec smell to start with, and then the Jack Daniel's aroma in the background merging with the lemonade. This cloudy lemonade concoction does smell really nice, sweet and zesty after pouring. The fizzy excitable bubbles almost popping out of the top of the glass. On taste the flavours merge almost immediately. There was the Jack Daniel's slightly ahead of the tangy Triple Sec in the race to my tastebuds, whilst the zesty lemonade seems to balance out these two flavours into an all round excellent flavour filled drink. This is very nice indeed and will probably become a regular in my beer fridge. I'd recommend you give it a go…