15 May 2014

New in my Kitchen #13




This is where I like to share my new kitchen discoveries.  


1. Secret Sausages  

I was sent some secret sausages to try. They are vegetarian sausages that are packed with veg. I rather liked them and I love their packaging. Lots of flavours to try and they are great to serve for breakfast or to pop on the BBQ. I would definitely buy them again. 

RRP: £3.49
Score: 8/10 





2. Cawston Press

I love these sparkling drinks from Cawston Press. I especially like the rhubarb which is divine. I don't often drink fizzy juice, but I make an exception for these. They are made from fresh juice blended with sparkling water. The flavour is fresh and true and not artificial, which is why I love the rhubarb so much. Look out for these!

RRP: 82p
Score: 10/10





3. Red Breville Toaster from Red Candy

Red Candy kindly offered me a toaster when my last 4-slice model died. I do love a splash of colour in my otherwise white kitchen, so I was delighted. They had quite a range to choose from, but I decided to go for the Breville. It looks great and there is no waiting about while I toast just 2 slices of toast at a time. If you've not been to the online shop, you have to have a look. They have lots of stylish housewares in red, white and silver. Lots of retro styled pieces too.

Price: £34.99
Score: 9/10  




4. Seed and Bean Chocolate


Organic, fairtrade and ethical chocolate in a colour wheel of packaging and flavours. My favourites so far are the organic coconut and raspberry extra dark chocolate and the organic Cornish sea salt dark chocolate. There is something special about the combination of really good quality dark chocolate with a little salt. Mmmmmm!


RRP: £2.29 (Holland and Barrett)
Score: 9/10


5. Jacket Potatoes from Bannisters Farm

Jacket potatoes are always best when they are freshly cooked, but when you want something quick for lunch at work or on a late night these are just the thing. In the microwave and on the plate in a few minutes. I quite liked their broccoli and cauliflower in cheese sauce.


RRP: ?
Score: 7/10



6. Dcoco - Young Coconut Water

I tried coconut water at Food Blogger Connect last year, but I didn't really like it, so I was dubious about trying this, but I have to say I've developed a liking for it. This is a new brand to the market and they take the water from young coconuts. They are also very eco friendly. The bottle and lids are suitable for recycling and they support the children in the areas where they farm coconuts.

RRP: £29.99 (Amazon)
Score: 9/10


 
7. OXO Good Grips Berry Bowl Set

I'm loving this little berry bowl set. I love the colour and the size. It fits nicely inside my mixing bowls and takes up less room in my dishwasher. 

There is a non-slip bowl, colander and lid. It's a great size for rinsing and storing berries and beans. I'm using it a lot.



RRP £14.99 (Lakeland)
Score 9/10




8. Campervan Toaster

This one isn't actually in my kitchen. I got this campervan toaster from Find Me A Gift as a present for Cooper's childminder. I noticed she had a bag with a campervan on it, so I thought she'd like it and it would be fun in her kitchen. I was right, she was delighted with it and it has pride of place on her worktop. Cooper thinks we should have one too. There's lots of fun kitchenware at Find Me A Gift and they do a good range of Joseph Joseph products too.


RRP: £39.99
Score: 9/10



9. Charlotte Flowers Chocolate Shards
 
If you read my last post, you'll know I bought this chocolate at a Sunday market in Aberfeldy. Grenada 82% single origin organic chocolate shards with a printed design.. It's thin, crisp, fruity, dark and dry. And I can honestly say, it's best chocolate I have ever had. I wonder if I could set up a direct debit with them?




RRP: £4 for 100g
Score: 10/10



10. Salad Bowl and Vintage Spoons

Another great buy from Aberfeldy. This time from their thrift shop in an old church, just down from the village square. There was a lot of tat to rifle through, but I was super pleased with my purchases and could hardly believe the price. A spode style salad bowl and 4 vintage spoons for £1.

RRP: £1
Score: 10/10




We got this from Red Candy for Cooper's room to hang family photos and postcards of his favourite dinosaurs, sharks and cars. I wanted to include it in this line-up, because I thought it would be great in a kitchen. You can hang children's artwork, family photos, shopping list, to-do lists and recipe from it. Inspired! I don't have a free wall in the kitchen for it, but I thought you might.


RRP: £19
Score: 10/10


 


12. Mrs Crimbles Mature Cheese & Onion Potato Bites

We usually think of cakes and biscuits when we think of Mrs Crimbles, but they now do baked crisps. They are rather addictive, but at only 90 calories a bag, they are fine for a snack. That is if you can stop at one bag. Oh and they are also gluten free.


RRP: £1.79  for a multipack of 4
Score: 8/10




Have you tried any new products lately? 
Are there any you would like to recommend?  

 


Disclosure: I was sent some of these products for review. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

21 comments:

  1. The Cawston Press drinks really are wonderful. I loved the rhubarb one too.

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    1. It's great isn't it? I love it, but then I am mad about rhubarb.

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  2. I too am a fan of Cawston Press drinks they are yummy - Love your red toaster but your bowl and spoons are my favourite.

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  3. Ooh some nice things here - I know someone who would love the Camper van toaster!

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    1. It's really fun isn't it and good quality too.

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  4. Love the toaster. Ours is on the blink and needs replacing. I'd love a red one. Would love to try that chocolate too - of course ;-)

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  5. I am getting some of those secret sausages sent to me too and I can't wait to try them. They sound great!

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    1. A good range of flavours too. I am sure you will enjoy them :)

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  6. Will definitely be trying the secret sausages and the cawston press drink! Thank you for showing them to me!

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    1. I'm glad it inspired you Hayley and nice choices :)

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  7. I've always liked cawston press drinks. Nice line up of products!

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  8. Oooh - I really like the sound of the rhubarb drink!

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    1. It's gooooooooood! Especially over ice.

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  9. Nice products, I enjoyed Bannisters potatoes and the Cawston's Press juice, but I do prefer their non-fizzy juices more.

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    1. I don't usually drink fizzy juice, but I do like the Cawstons.

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  10. I love red so I am def drooling over that toaster. Plus I would not say no to the coconut water (I grew up drinking this) and the chocolate.

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    1. I seemed to have a good bunch of products for you this month Bintu :)

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  11. What a fab collection of products Jac! Must look out for those veggie sausages for Matthew to try. I adore the sound of fizzy rhubarb...mmmmmmm. That campervan toaster is genius too - so cute!

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