It’s that time again where I share with you some of the foodie products I’ve been trying out. Have a scroll through and see what takes your fancy.
Rachel’s Organic Divine Pots
These little pots are thick, slightly set desserts in either chocolate or vanilla flavour. They use fresh organic ingredients (primarily milk, sugar, cream and eggs) and no artificial flavourings. They’re suitable for vegetarians and they taste pretty good too, with a smooth, sugary edge to the vanilla pots and a slightly bitter, cocoa edge to the chocolate pots. I’m not completely sold on the texture, but the kids like them, so they’re on our treat list.
Get stockist and pricing details on the Rachel’s website.
This lovely service allows you to select not only the type of chocolate you’d like (dark 70%, dark 55%, milk, caramel or white) but also have them add your favourite topping combination. We tried caramel chocolate with malt balls and fudge, milk chocolate with dried apple, cinnamon and crumble, and white chocolate dried strawberry and meringue – all delicious and very different from the usual supermarket fare. Well worth a try.
Get ordering and pricing details on the Chocolat Chocolat website.
A tropical sparkling cocktail in a bottle, Caribbean Twist comes in a range of flavours including Pina Colada and Strawberry Daquiri, and while they’re not as good as the real thing, they’re fun for a party and woke break the bank at around £2.70 per 70cl bottle.
Get stockist and pricing details on the Caribbean Twist website.
As a fan of ginger beer, Mark is partial to Fever Tree’s version, which is not too sweet with a deep ginger flavour – it’s non-alcoholic too. I am partial to the Tonic Water as it has a clean, refreshing taste.
Get stockist and pricing details on the Fever Tree website.
Little Miracles are organic soft drinks that combine organic tea with a range of fruits, giving a refreshing lift in around 90kcal. They really seem to work as a pick me up and taste great too. Highly recommended, especially the lemongrass variety.
Get stockist and pricing details on the Little Miracles website.
Life of Spice
Life of Spice offers a range of gourmet rubs, salts and herbs, packaged in attractive tins and with funky names like Rub me Tender, Pepper Smurf, The French Connection and Tequila Sunrise, as well as the more traditional offerings such as Herbes de Provence, Italian Herbs, Herbes de la Garrigue, Fines Herbes and Bouquet Garni.
While I love to create my own herb and spice combinations, these little tins are fantastic for adding flavour to a quick dish, where the thinking has already been done for you.
Get stockist and pricing details on the Life of Spice website.
Hotel Chocolat Supermilk
Hotel Chocolat Supermilk is chocolate in a form you may never have tried before, offering all the pleasure of milk chocolate yet all the power of dark, as it’s made from 65% cocoa content, a splash of milk and less sugar than a dark chocolate bar. This means every bite is creamy and intense at the same time. I love this chocolate.
Get stockist and pricing details on the Hotel Chocolat website.
Udi’s Gluten Free Kits
I’m pretty impressed with Udi’s range, which offers make-at-home treats for those unable to eat gluten. I tried the brownie and chocolate cake mixes, which turned out well and were almost indistinguishable from their wheat-based box-mix counterparts.
Get stockist and pricing details on the Udis website…
Adagio Tea Story Time Gift Set
Aren’t these tins beautiful? This story time set by Adagio offers collections of caffeine-free teas packed in decorative boxes themed for children’s tea parties – Story Time, Tree House and Fairy Tales. Each bag offers a gently flavoured blend of dried fruit, chamomile, spices, herbs and flowers to suit a young palette – and they’re lots of fun too.
Get stockist and pricing details on the Adagio website.
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