Pancakes, pancakes, and more pancakes. Why is it that we only go crazy about pancakes once a year and it takes a designated day to do so? Every year I say “god I love pancakes I’m going to make these more often”, then low and behold it’s Shrove Tuesday all over again. Nonetheless today is in homage for the impending day, (28th Feb FYI) and aside from your traditional lemon and sugar here are 11 irresistible pancakes just in time for Pancake Day.
A good bar of chocolate is certainly one of my weaknesses and today is another example of UK Dairy Milk not being up to scratch. You may recall the Tropical Cadbury from New Zealand that I reviewed a little while back, and now we have another classic from both New Zealand and Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk Black Forest.
Cherry flavoured jellies and biscuit pieces in delicious milk chocolate.
Also available in a 200g slab this little 45g bar cost me a cheerful £1.80. I do love a flavoured chocolate bar and Black Forest does excite me a little. Opening up the packet led to a sweet cherry smell filling the air which I hoped was a taste of things to come.
The texture of the innards of this bar were reminiscent of the UK Dairy Milk Creations. The chocolate itself was not as thick and smooth as I would have liked but I think this was more to do with the amount of sizeable jellies and biscuit pieces that were jammed in. The biscuit pieces gave a good crunch factor whilst the jellies provided a really sweet shop cherry flavour that carried through the whole chocolate bar. What I found difficult with the bar was the addition of jellies just throwing everything off piste. They were pretty hard and subsequently tricky to chew and really no chocolate should be chewed for as long as this one took. VIEW STORY »
This month has seen it’s fair share of new peanut butter products which means so far this is the best month ever! First off we had the scrumptious Kellogg’s Peanut Butter Clusters, then the questionable Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo Peanut Butter and now it is Nestle’s turn with KitKat Peanut Butter Bites. When the miniature bites came about I did not opt to try the KitKat original as in my eyes you may as well just eat a Kit Kat, that said peanut butter is a complete game changer.
You’ll recall that we already have the Peanut Butter KitKat Chunky which is pretty epic as it stands and was by far the worthy winner, but I have always said wouldn’t it be good if it came in KitKat finger size. Well Nestle have clearly listened and KitKat Peanut Butter Bites have been born, and hit the shelves this month. I take no credit in this find, once again my super-dooper cupcake over at Reaching for Refreshment came to the rescue and found these beauts in The Co-Op for a juicy £1.00.
Opening up the pack and taking a whiff, the peanut butter was intermingled with the sweet smell of chocolate. Being called bites I really thought these would be miniature, a third of the size at least, but alas they are just a fraction stubbier than a standard KitKat.
Per 4 pieces: 122 kcal, 3.5g sat fat, 10.8g sugar, 2.5g protein.
If you get up close and personal you can see the distinct layers of wafer and peanut butter filling. The chocolate coating provided an incredibly sweet, thick coating that stuck to the inside of your mouth. I do find Nestle chocolate a little on the sweet side in comparison to Dairy Milk and generally not as good. The wafer gave that crunchy element that made way for the thin double layer of peanut butter which was more detectable in taste than texture. The peanut butter was evident, not as strong as a KitKat Chunky but equally as delicious and moreish and as a whole made for a delicious PB nibble. VIEW STORY »
I have never had the pleasure of having Tim Tam’s but I have heard wonderful things from my Aussie friends and as soon as I saw these I knew I had to have them. Apparently 669 million Tim Tam’s are eaten every year in Australia, now that is a lot of Tim Tam’s and goes to show they must be good.
Fresh sweet strawberry combined with the crisp yet velvety flavour of champagne, coated in Arnott’s famous milk chocolate.
These Tim Tam Strawberry Champagne numbers were part of the limited edition mocktail collection and sat along with Pina Colada, Espresso Martini and Chocolicious Velvet Mudslide.
Reminding me distinctly of our Penguin bars the smell of strawberry was instant upon opening the packet. One bite was all it took, these were delicious. The chocolate biscuit layers were crisp and crunchy with a nice cocoa flavour, the chocolate coating although not as thick as I had hoped, added to the chocolatey flavour and had a creaminess and quality to it. The strawberry filling reminded me of the Strawberry Oreos in the sense that it reminded me of a strawberry milkshake. Thankfully these were’t as sweet as they smelt but sadly though it was missing one thing. There wasn’t a shred of champagne.VIEW STORY »
Happy Valentine’s Day! Nothing says love like chocolate so naturally that is the theme today. Yesterday saw the new Cadbury Dairy Milk Peanut Butter Oreo bar which didn’t exactly fair well, but today is a new day and its compadre Cadbury Dairy Milk Mint Oreo is here.
Milk chocolate with a mint flavour filling (35%) and biscuit pieces (12%).
I am not usually a mint chocolate fan unless it’s those After Eight Sticks they did, they were glorious. However as I was pretty impressed with the Oreo Mint Cookies and I thought this bar was worth a shot. Costing a joyful £1.00 for a 120g bar, I found this in Sainsbury’s no less.
Opening up revealed a multitude of chunks which again appeared narrower than I remember. What was evident however was the zingy minty smell that sent the tastebuds into tingling mode. The filling was far more appealing in this bar with a bright mint cream and chunks of Oreo embedded into it.
Per 3 chunks: 84 kcal, 2.9g sat fat, 7.3g sugar, 0.9g protein.
Going in for that all important bite and hello minty goodness. The bar had an incredible lightness to it and is very akin to the mint flavour you get in an Aero bar. My bugbear with Aero is they are a bit of a nothing chocolate bar with all those bubbles, where as this one had substance and texture. The milk chocolate was not a front runner and was far far in the background against the mint flavouring which lingered long after the piece had been eaten. The Oreo pieces were plentiful and gave some all important texture to the creamy filling, and created a completeness to the bar.VIEW STORY »