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
Score 10/10





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)
Score 6/10



3. BoostApak

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)

Score 9/10 






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
Score 9/10



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
Score 10/10






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!

RRP
Jute Shopper £4
Ceramic Travel Mugs £5
Teatowels £4

Score 9/10

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
Score: 8/10 

Vegetarian Macaroni Cheese with Leeks
RRP £2.99 for 400g
Score 7/10 

Vegetarian Vegetable Tagine with Cous Cous
RRP £3.49 for 400g
Score 10/10 

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.

18 comments:

  1. Now I am going to have to go and find out if they sell tunnocks in the tescos down here. They epitomise scottish high tea for me. My great aunts always had tunnocks biscuits

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    1. They are so good, aren't they? I love them all, although not sure if I can eat the mallows or not, but I have great memories of having them as a child.

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  2. This is a good article Jacque. Love the BoostApak perhaps every home with a toddler should invest in one. I like some jelly sweets but not all but would try these on your recommendation. The Baileys sounds a bit too rich for me even though I love chocolate. Tunnocks range looks alright and the Olive Oil well....I stick to our local Olive Oil because it is gorgeous.

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    1. It's that old Greek/Turkish divide again:)

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  3. My kitchen is boring compared to yours! :)
    (Loved the quick pizza sauce recipe, Jacqueline!)

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  4. I'd have to say that I can't think of anything new in my kitchen lately since I am not spending much time there. I haven't fell into a routine as yet.But I sure wish we still had Marks and Spencers.

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    1. Marks and Spencers is great. Everything is top quality. I tend to buy my fruit there now as they try to buy local where they can and it's always so good. I'm sick of bad fruit that is hard, hard, hard, then mush from other places.

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    2. Those Tunnocks goodies look great and would go very nicely in my red kitchen. We're a bit of a fan of their wafers in this house too.

      As for the Bailey's, it's looking like something else I was expecting to be sent has, err, got lost!

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    3. Not good Choclette, I will send an email.

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  5. I need - note NEED, not want - one of those tunnock's shopping bags!

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  6. I love your round up of new finds Jac - I saw those jelly sweets in Tesco. If u want me to get u the other flavours lemme know lol!

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  7. I watched Dragons Den when Trunki was displayed and I am really chuffed to see they have such a practical use in their new product. Love the sound of the chocolate Bailey's xxx

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    1. Trunki is a good brand. I was pleased they did so well too. You have to try the Baileys Tandy, if you can get hold of some.

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  8. I have some little crystallised ginger pieces from Waitrose, which are great in baking and desserts, a bottle of pectin (for vegan meringues and fruit jams) and rice noodles from our local Chinese supermarket. Also loving Aldi's evoo (not the best, but great quality for the price) and their coconut ,milk. Thank you for sharing your discoveries!

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    1. I remember hearing the head chef from the Turnberry Hotel telling us the best oil to use was extra virgin cold-pressed rapeseed oil and he said you can get a excellent one in Aldi, which I wasn't expecting to hear.

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