29 September 2013
New in My Kitchen #9
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?
1. Baileys Chocolat Luxe
Baileys have a new addition to their range. This one has to be the best yet. Baileys combined with Belgian chocolate. It's so chocolatey. It's like drinking melted chocolate with a kick. I'm really enjoying this one over ice and not just for Christmas either. This is one to have on standby!
£17 for 50cl
2. Joosy Berries
I found these in Tesco. A new jelly sweetie that's suitable for veggies and you know how much I love jelly sweeties! This one has a great chewy texture, but the flavour could be better. I am not to be put off though, I notice from their website that they have another two types in the range, so I am willing to be won over. The other two are fizzleberries and sourberries. Cross your fingers for me!
RRP £1.35 for a 160g bag (on sale in Tesco for 67p)
Cooper has had a trunki case since he was really wee and it's been great on trips abroad. Trunki's new product is a backpack that converts into a booster seat. It's light enough for Cooper to carry, but sturdy enough as a car booster seat.
We have also been taking it with us when we go out for meals. If you have a toddler, you will know that they don't want to sit in the baby high seat any more, but if they sit at the table, they are so low and the table comes up to their chin, so this is really practical.
RRP £44.99 (I have seen it for £35)
4. Agora Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This is gorgeous stuff. It's rich and peppery with an almost grassy flavour.
Too good to be wasted on cooking, this Greek olive oil is at it's best teamed with balsamic vinegar and dunky bread or in a lovely fresh salad dressing.
Treat yourself to some!
RRP 7 euro (£5.80) per tin for orders of 3 - 12 tins
5. Fruit Factory Fruit Stars
I bought these for Cooper. They are little stars made from fruit concentrate. In actual fact they are lovely little jelly sweeties and Cooper has to fight me for them. Graham likes them too, so poor wee Cooper has no chance! They come in a pack of 5. Look out for them in Home Bargains and other bargain stores where you can pick them up for about 99p.
RRP £1.99 for pack of 5
6. Tunnocks gift range from Tesco
Tesco have teamed up with Scottish favourite Tunnocks to create this new gift range.
There are teatowels, mugs, coasters, travel mugs, jute shoppers, aprons and a yard of Tunnocks caramel wafers all with the iconic logo.
Tunnock's teacakes, caramel wafers, caramel logs and snowballs, mmmmmmmmm!
Jute Shopper £4
Ceramic Travel Mugs £5
7. New Veggie Range at M&S
Marks and Spencer have a new veggie range, which is always good news, especially for those Saturday nights when I am gubbed after a log day at work.
The new range includes Vegetarian Roasted Root Vegetable Cobbler, which I haven't tried yet, Vegetarian Paneer and Cauliflower Korma with Pilau Rice, which I quite enjoyed, although it wouldn't be my first choice from the range. Then there is the Vegetarian Vegetable Tagine with Cous Cous and Vegetarian Macaroni Cheese with Leeks. I prefer their plain macaroni, but that is just a personal preference. The highlight for me was the Moroccan Tagine, which was gorgeous and will be making an apperance in my kitchen regularly. Roasted butternut squash, red onion and chickpeas, in a warmly spiced tagine sauce, with garlic and coriander cous cous. Mmmmmmmmm!
Vegetarian Roasted Root Vegetable Cobbler
RRP £3.99 for 300g
Score: haven't tried, but looks good
Vegetarian Paneer and Cauliflower Korma with Pilau Rice
RRP £3.29 for 400g
Vegetarian Macaroni Cheese with Leeks
RRP £2.99 for 400g
Vegetarian Vegetable Tagine with Cous Cous
RRP £3.49 for 400g
Just a wee side note. M&S have a recipe for what looks like the same Tagine and Couscous dish. I'll be giving it a go.
What's new in your kitchen?
Disclosure: I was sent products to review by Baileys, Trunki, Agora, M&S and Tesco. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.