Showing posts from June, 2019

Cadbury Dairy Milk Simply The Zest Review

Amongst the other new flavours in the Cadbury Dairy Milk flavour vote (Choca-Latte and Raspberry Shortcake) the last one is this: Simply The Zest. I was very excited to try this as there's no orange flavour Cadbury bar currently on the market and also because Cadbury used to do a delicious orange flavour Dairy Milk many years ago:

This Simply The Zest bar was described as orange flavoured in the press releases so I thought it might be similar to the Dairy Milk Orange, but alas it wasn't. Instead it contains orange pieces and shortcake pieces plus crunchy almond caramel. 

It's pretty tasty, of course! The orange pieces are like chewy candied orange, similar to what you get in the Cadbury Bournville Orange, and the caramel pieces are a bit like Daim. To be honest they get a bit lost with the other flavours and textures, the shortcake biscuits are nice and crunchy, and overall it's a mishmash of fruit and biscuit flavours. Like I said, pretty tasty, but ultimately it didn&…

Cadbury Dairy Milk The Raspberry Shortcake Review

As I mentioned in my review of the new Cadbury Dairy Milk Choca-Latte bar, Cadbury UK have gone and released three new flavours of which you can vote for to keep your favourite one. Peoples responses on Instagram have been mixed so it'll certainly be interesting to see which wins, but I've seen a lot of love for both the Latte and Raspberry flavours so far. So which did I prefer?

Well, as nice as the Choca Latte was and it's great having a coffee flavour Dairy Milk bar, it lacks that certain something to make it worthy of staying in my opinion. I thought this Raspberry Shortcake variety was better, even if it's a more simple combination - sometimes simple things are better!

This reminded me a little of the Dairy Milk with Shortcake pieces, that was delicious, available in the early 2000's, and annoyingly discontinued! -

The shortcake bits are similar and very plentiful in this bar, with the dried raspberry bits giving an interesting contrast. It also contains &quo…

Cadbury Dairy Milk Choca Latte

Recently Cadbury UK launched three new Dairy Milk bars, and you can vote for which one gets to stay on shelves. Neat idea right? Amongst the flavours are Simply The Zest, Raspberry Shortcake and today's review: Choca Latte. This is a coffee themed bar, with a coffee flavour cream filling and filled with biscuit pieces.

I was very excited to try this one as I do love me some coffee chocolates and miss the coffee cream chocolate from Quality Street selections (it used to be in there many years ago). Opening the wrapper of this bar I was very excited indeed as it had a nice creamy coffee cream like aroma.

It tastes pretty good, the cream isn't very strongly coffee flavoured but it has a nice sweet creaminess and is definitely worthy of the name latte. It reminds me a bit of the Coffee Escape chocolate from Cadbury Roses. The biscuit pieces blend nicely with it and make for a good crunchy and creamy combo. It's not the most groundbreaking flavour, probably not the one I would…

Coconuts Organic Non Dairy Double Caramel Ice Cream Review

I was very happy this week to see a new dairy free ice cream brand launched in Tesco. They were formerly called Coconuts Naturally, and I reviewed their Rum and Raisin ice cream some time ago, but now they're called Coconuts Organic and have two flavours listed in selected Tesco stores - Double Caramel and Chocolate Orange. The tubs are vegan, refined sugar free (they contain coconut sugar instead), nut free and gluten free. They cost £5 a tub which may seem a lot, but trust me these bad boys are worth it! (especially when compared to Halo Top Dairy Free which is the same price).

I bought a tub of both the Chocolate Orange and Caramel, and will review the Orange at a later date. This Double Caramel flavour is described as "Organic non-dairy caramel ice cream, made with coconut cream, unrefined coconut sugar and a caranel swirl" and contains 40% coconut cream, coconut sugar, plus a few natural stabilisers like pectin etc. And it tastes delicious! When I got the tub home …

Skittles Smoothies Review

This seems to be the year for new Skittles flavours, and as well as the Skittles Dips Yoghurty Coated launched in Asda recently there’s also this new Skittles Smoothies Limited Edition. They're described as fruit and yoghurt flavoured Skittles and come in banana, pineapple, apricot, raspberry and blueberry flavours. They’re £1 a pack currently in Asda stores only.

To be honest there’s not a great deal to say about them. They’re alright - they’re slightly creamier and less tangy than standard Skittles but aren’t quite milky or creamy enough to be called smoothie in my opinion. It’s nice to have some different flavours like banana, pineapple etc though.

Overall, not a bad attempt and it’s nice to have some variation in Skittles varieties, but the Yoghurty Coated Dips are far more interesting than these.

Galaxy White Chocolate Cookies Review

For some inexplicable reason, Mars UK do Galaxy white hot chocolate, Maltesers white hot chocolate, and now they also do Galaxy white chocolate cookies! Unfortunately they don’t do *actual* bars of Galaxy white chocolate. Either they're trying to gauge demand for one (which already exists in Dubai!) or using the name to sell other products. I hope it's the former because that white chocolate Galaxy looks amazing. Fingers crossed!

On to today's review then - these cookies are currently new and exclusive to Asda for £1 a pack. They come with about 8 cookies per pack that smell super buttery and golden - I knew these were gonna be good!

And they were delicious! They were somehow more creamy and milky than a run of the milk white chocolate cookie, although didn't have butter in the ingredients but they did have whey powder, so I'm presuming whey was added to the cookie mix as well as the white chocolate chunks. These are definitely different to a standard white chocol…

Skittles Dips Yoghurty Coated

This is shaping up to be quite a packed year in terms of new product releases thus far; we've had various new cookie and ice cream varieties, various Cadbury products (including the new Choose a Flavour vote), Dark Milk Galaxy bars and now these...Skittles Dips! I had heard rumours about these some time ago and that they would be white chocolate coated, but it seems something must have changed along the way and they went with yoghurt instead. Perhaps a wise choice as white chocolate mixed with Skittles would be just a bit too sickly!

These are simply regular fruity Skittles with a yoghurt flavour coating and are available in Asda stores for £1.

The yoghurt coating is pretty thick, moreso than I was expecting and has a familiar sweet yoghurt aroma.

I was expecting these to be awful if I'm honest, but to my surprise they weren't too bad! They're not quite as tangy as expected, which is a good thing, they're more of a sweet yoghurt "flavoured" coating that …

Yorica Vanilla Free From Vegan Ice Cream Review

Following on from my review of the Coco Nutters Salted Caramel Sticks, I thought I'd do another Dairy Free Vegan ice cream product I picked up in Waitrose. Yorica ice creams seem to only be available in large Waitrose stores as well as (thus far) so I had to take the opportunity to try one. They cost £4.99 a tub which is equivalent to the similar Halo Top Non Dairy ice cream tubs.

Described as "Rice drink and coconut based frozen vanilla dessert" this comes in a 340g tub and is also available in a Chocolate and Salted Caramel flavour. Yorica ice creams are free from 14 major allergens including nuts, eggs, gluten, dairy and soy and of course are suitable for vegans. I picked up this vanilla variety rather than the chocolate as it didn't have as many binders in the ingredients. It contains fructose rather than white sugar, if that sort of thing matters to you. There's also real Madagascan "spent vanilla seeds" in the ingredients - which I have…