Showing posts from September, 2016

Cadbury Screme Egg Pots of Joy with Green Goooo

When I first saw these new Screme Egg Pots of Joy I wasn't going to bother trying them...I assumed they'd just be sugar bombs, considering how sweet an actual Screme Egg is. But in the name of Snacks Research I have relented (Asda's offer of £1 a pack may have had something to do with it!)

These are limited edition for the Halloween period, and are described as "smooth and creamy dessert made with melted Cadbury milk chocolate with a fondant layer". They're not vegetarian friendly unfortunately, but they are gluten free. There's 164 calories per pot, 7.6g fat, 21.4g carbohydrates and 2.4g protein.

Opening the lid of one, I found the dessert had spoldged into one side of the pot.

Taking a spoonful, there was a layer of pale green fondant above a white dessert layer. These are definitely not scary at all...I was expecting a luminous, slime green colour!

They tasted delicious...I'm not sure if the white layer is meant to be fondant or a milky dessert, …

Nakd Posh Bits Cocoa Mandarin Flavour

Nakd (aka Natural Balance Foods) have launched a new range of "premium, grown up snacks" called Posh Bits. These replace the Nakd Bits range that have been out for a while now, to the disappointment of many fans I'm sure.

Like all Nakd products, these are a mixture of raw fruit and nuts "smooshed together", and are raw, vegan, dairy free and gluten free. Here's the ingredients list:

Also here's the Nutrition Information, for those who like details of calories and fat etc.

If these are indeed meant to replace Nakd Cocoa Orange Bits, they certainly do a good job of it...they're very tasty! I liked the differing shapes of the bits, there's hearts:


And, what I can only describe as "domes":

The shapes certainly make the whole experience of eating these a lot more fun....but how do they taste?

Well, they're addictively yummy! They have a lovely zesty aroma and flavour from the mandarin, with a good strong cocoa kick. They'…

Cadbury Dinky Deckers Review

I'd heard bad things about these new Cadbury Dinky Deckers from other reviewers, but curiosity got the better of me...could they really be that bad? Turns out that yes, they can, at least compared to the regular Double Decker bar.

These are part of Mondelez/Cadbury's "shrink everything except the bathroom sink" strategy of making money from customers, and they're doing a good job of it...they now make miniature versions of most of their products, from Cadbury Caramel Nibbles, to Bitsa Wispa, to Twirl Bites...there's even Cadbury Fudge Minis now! Those other products stand up fine when made into minis but how does Double Decker fare?

Not very well, it turns out! Shrunk down into miniature form, the ratios are all wrong, as noted by One Treat. The nougat and crunchy cereal sections have been flipped around, making the bites too chewy and without the crispy crunchy texture that should be more prominent.

The chocolate and filling is also ridiculously sweet and d…

New Butterkist Salted Caramel Popcorn Review

So there's not one, not two, but three new popcorn flavours on shelves at the moment from Butterkist, and as well as that there's Pop Works & Company trying to muscle in on their territory...I can't keep up with it all! That hasn't stopped me seeking out and trying all of these new flavours, of course ;)

This Salted Caramel flavour is a permanent addition to the range, capitalising on the popularity of salted caramel flavoured...everything. I don't know if it differs in any way to the Butterkist Discoveries Salted Caramel popcorn that was out last year.

It's described as "popcorn coated with salted caramel flavour toffee" and is suitable for vegetarians as well as being gluten free. It contains milk so isn't vegan friendly unfortunately.

These were 79p over the weekend in Tesco along with the Choc Mallow flavour, so I snapped up both while I could (review of Choc Mallow due later!)

Opening the bag it smelled and looked pretty similar to regul…

The Coconut Collaborative Dairy Free Coconut Milk Rice Pudding

Whilst perusing Morrisons chilled "Free From" range recently, I spotted something new and rather exciting...well, for anyone avoiding dairy or who is vegan, anyway. Coconut Milk rice pudding! Yes, I kid you not...rice pudding has now gone coco-nuts!

These are not only dairy free, but gluten free, nut free, soya free....and generally free from all allergens! The main ingredient is coconut cream, followed by sugar, rice, water, rice flour, potato starch, locust bean gum, salt and vanilla. They're also Vegan Society  approved. I can't remember exactly how much I paid for them, but it was over the £2 mark.

I couldn't wait to get home to try it's just as well I had my trusty spoon on hand with me to tuck in straightaway!

Opening the lid revealed quite a thick, stodgy rice pudding, no doubt thanks to the coconut cream. There were specks of vanilla easily visible within it, it had a lovely aroma.

Taking a spoonful, it was indeed quite thick and stodgy in…

New Cadbury Fudge Minis Review

There seems to be a war going on in the snacks world at the moment...who can shrink their products into miniature size the fastest?! Maybe it's a stealth get you to part with your money of course. 
Cadbury launched Dinky Deckers - bite size versions of Double Decker - only recently, but now they've gone a step further and chopped up their fudge bars to make them mini first I thought this actually was a bag of Dinky Deckers since the packaging has a similar orange and purple colour scheme.
These cost £1 in Tesco Express, and contain 120g of mini Cadbury Fudge pieces, which are suitable for vegetarians, but it's not stated if they are manufactured near gluten or nuts.

Opening the bag, they had the typical milky comforting aroma usually associated with Cadbury fudge...

They tasted as expected; very sweet, with the chocolate tasting milky but not particularly chocolatey. Cadbury's chocolate quality really has gone downhill in recent years, it's o…

Spotted In Shops! Magnum Cookie Crumble, New Cakes & More!

Just a quick return of Spotted In Shops today for some new grocery items appearing in stores over the changing season...

Magnum Cookie Crumble: all I can say is Oh My God!!!

Magnum Mini Cookie Crumble White:

Haagen Dazs Honey Walnut and Cream:

Carte D'or Gelateria Apple Tarte:

Carte D'or Treats Ice Cream Pralines:

Ben & Jerry's One Sweet World:

Ben and Jerry's One Love Special Edition:

Tesco Mini Doubles Ice Creams: raspberry and salted caramel flavours

Twix Cheesecake and Mars Dessert Bar: now in Tesco!

Fox's Toffee Popcorn Crunch Creams:

Asda Salted Caramel Chocolate Spread:

Asda Dark Chocolate & Mint Spread:

Tesco Finest Limited Edition Black Forest Cake:

Tesco Limited Edition Sticky Toffee Apple Cake:

Thorntons Triple Layer Toffee Cake Bites...also available in Chocolate:

Galaxy Ultimate White Hot Chocolate: now in Tesco!

Tesco Bunny Bites: these look so cute!

Burger Toast Spread: fancy some of this on your toast?