Here are the newest discoveries in my kitchen.
I might like or hate a product, but I will be honest about it.
Have you made any great new discoveries?
JuiceBurst is a new range of juice drinks with 14 flavours to choose from.
When I tried my first bottle, I was disappointed, as I thought it was pure juice, but it is actually a juice drink.
Once I got over that I quite enjoyed them as a change from water.
The blood orange and the apple and rhubarb were my favourites, but the flavours could have been stronger.
I recently tried M&S Food to Order for the first time. I wasn't sure if there would be a lot of veggie options, but there was a huge range:
- Filled rolls
- Crudités with hummus
- Indian style snacks
- Vegetable spring rolls
- Savoury tarts
- Italian breads
- Cheese & chutneys
- Mini fruit tartlets
- Mini macaroons
- Fruit platters
The quality of food was high, just what we have come to expect from M&S. It's a great time-saving service if you're having a party, picnic or BBQ. What I would do is make some dishes myself and then cut down on time and stress, by ordering in some M&S goodies.
Just order online and then collect from the store. Simple!
I'll be ordering a few things for Cooper's next birthday party, including that jelly. Less stress and more time with Cooper. As you can probably tell, I'm very impressed with this service.
RRP varies depending on what you order
3. Nibl Cajun Style Black Beans
I came across these tasty snacks in Tescos. They're rather addictive!
Crunchy dry roasted black beans with a spicy cajun seasoning.
They're great to nibble on while drinking wine.
RRP £2 (Tesco)
4. Snugg Nexus 7 Case Cover
Snugg sent me a white leather case for my nexus 7. Maybe not the best colour for me, but I've managed to keep it clean so far.
I've found it handy to take in the kitchen with me, when I want a recipe and don't want to dive back and forward to the laptop. I did try taking my Nexus in the kitchen before I had the case, but it kept falling over and getting on my nerves, so I gave up on that.
I have to say this case is pretty similar to others on the market and they are all pretty expensive, if you ask me. The one thing I do like abut this one is that it has an elasticated band at the back to slip your hand through when you are holding your tablet. Now that is good design. Keeps it much steadier and it's comfortable to hold.
RRP £29.99 (on sale at time of publish)
5. Kitchen Nomad
Kitchen Nomad is a new food service, that delivers the tastes of the world to your door.
So, how does it work:
- Each month they feature a different country and cuisine.
- They hand pick ingredients from that country, package them up along with information and recipe cards and send them out to you.
- You can order them individually for yourself, for a gift or choose a 3 month, 6 month or 1 year subscription.
While I was down in London at Food Blogger Connect I had the chance to chat about the box and heard from a rather nice blogger who has Greek family, that these are brands she would buy while there. So, that is a good endorsement. If you head over to Bangers and Mash, you will will see Vanesther's review. She used all the ingredients over one weekend. I am in awe!
I think these boxes would be great to bring some new dishes and inspiration into your kitchen. I think I would wait to see what country is featured before buying on, but maybe you are more adventurous than me!
Keep tuned for some Greek recipes here on Tinned Tomatoes too.
- £22 per month
- £22 per month (for a 3 month subscription)
- £21 per month (for a 6 month subscription)
- £20 per month (for a 1 year subscription)
What's new in your kitchen?
Disclosure: I was sent products to review by JuiceBurst, M&S, Snugg and Kitchen Nomad. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.