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.
Nielsen-Massey extracts and flavourings
I pretty much always buy Neilsen-Massey vanilla extract so I was pleased to discover that the other flavours are just as good. I used the rose extract in this strawberry and rosewater cream swiss roll and it worked beautifully. Highly recommended.
Pick up pricing and stockist information from the Neilsen-Massey website.
Bonjour French Treat Boxes
Bonjour French Food! is a new service for French food lovers, which delivers a handpicked selection of French gourmet and terroir products to your door.
There are a range of hampers to choose from, starting from £27 and I love that there is a veggie choice. All the items in my sample box were of an excellent quality, but the Caramel a la Fleur de Sel de Guerande was my favourite. I used it in this chocolate marble loaf with salted caramel cream cheese frosting – stunning.
Get more info over on the Bonjour French Food! website.
Not a classy option, but drinkable if you fancy a strawberry flavoured tipple while the sun is still giving off the occasional last beam of summer.
Get more info on the Lambrini website.
Dr Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Grinder
This is a handy little gadget for when you can’t be doing with fiddly fresh vanilla pods, but want those authentic black flakes of vanilla goodness. Each bottle is 12g equivalent to about 5 vanilla pods.
Get details on the Dr Oetker website.
Veetee Basmati & Wild Rice
As lazy as it sounds, I do like a good microwave rice – it’s such a time saver. These trays are quite significantly better in flavour and texture than most pouch varieties.
Get stockist and pricing info on the Veetee website.
Elizabeth Shaw Milk Chocolate Amaretto Flutes (£2.59 per pack)
I don’t typically feature the same product more than once in Foodie Picks, but although I’ve shared my love of Elizabeth Shaw flutes before, these Milk Chocolate Amaretto Flutes are good enough to deserve a special mention. They pack a serious amaretto kick and are gorgeous in ice cream. Do try them.
Find prices and where to buy them on the Elizabeth Shaw website.
These breakfast drinks don’t taste amazing, but they’re not bad when you’re on the run and they contain just 1.5g fat per 100ml.
In a 250ml helping you get a boost to your Vitamin, Mineral and Fibre RDAs that’s similar to a bowl of fortified cereal, so it’s probably better than a Starbucks Muffin BUT there are 19g of sugar in every bottle, so I would consider it an occassional solution when you’re in a real hurry, not a viable regular alternative to a healthy breakfast.
Get stockist and pricing info on the Be Fast website.
Estrella Damm Beer
If you like a strong, sharp flavour, this probably isn’t the beer for you, but if you prefer your beer mild, you might quite like Estrella.
Grab price and stockist info over on the Estrella Damm site.
PomeGreat pomegranate juice has a dry, refreshing taste and is packed with all sorts of beneficial bits and pieces including polyphenol antioxidants, which help protect the body against “free radicals”, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Fibre, Potassium, Foliate (helps produce DNA and form healthy new cells), Iron, Calcium and more.
Stockist and price details are available on the PomeGreat website.
Urban Fruit makes individual portions of chopped fruit, baked without added sweeteners and they’re really rather yummy.
Get stockist and pricing details on the Urban Fruit website.
Dole Porridge Oats
These little pots of fruity porridge from Dole are very handy to have in your bag as they have powdered milk included, so you only need boiling water. They’re not amazingly tasty but they’re nicer than train ‘buffet cart’ food, so…
Get pricing and stockist details on the Dole website.
Emily’s Fruit Crisps
Oh gosh, these are good. No preservatives, no additives, no added sugars, no e numbers and they are gluten-free too. Just a little oil, super thin slices of fruit and lots and lots of YUM.
Get price/stockist info on the Emily’s Fruit Crisps website.
Disclosure: we were sent the items featured for review.