Mr Kipling Gingerbread Whirls

I know I said I would not buy anything Christmas themed before Halloween, however I simply could not resist these Mr Kipling Gingerbread Whirls. The packaging isn’t all that Christmassy and in my eyes given I eat Jamaican Gingerbread all year round, these do not count as Christmas only goods!  Ginger flavoured shortbread whirls with a smooth buttercream filling.  £1.00 for a pack of 6 is simply a bargain. They present exactly like the original Viennese Whirls except for the richer, darker colour from the ginger, yet still topped with a sprinkling of icing sugar. Annoyingly they are just in…

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Arden’s Petites Macaroons with Smooth Strawberry

Arden’s Petites Macaroons are part of their newest range which I stumbled across in Asda of all places. These Macaroons come in 3 varieties, Smooth Strawberry, Creamy Chocolate and Luscious Lemon, and on this occasion I was in a strawberry kind of mood. Unfortunately they didn’t have the Florentine Clusters or I would have snapped them up as well.  Pretty and pink these Petites Macaroons are as cute as a button. The smell of strawberry is evident when opening. I love that they come in an enclosed tray, there’s no need to faff about with cling film and with the tray it…

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Cadbury Butterscotch Hot Cakes

Cadbury Hot Cakes are new on the block and come in two varieties, Double Choc and Butterscotch. Butterscotch is one of my favourite things and always reminds me of the butterscotch tart you used to get at school, which was clearly the only good thing about school dinners! Coming home after a late day at work, these little Butterscotch Hot Cakes were sat waiting for me and naturally of the two varieties these were the perfect choice.   Described as melting butterscotch cakes, smothered in Cadbury milk chocolate, they couldn’t sound any more enticing. As soon as I opened the packet I was hit…

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Cereal Lovers Granola

I have phases where I eat so much cereal I look like a bowl of cereal. I am a lover of granola but find that it is usually packed full of sugar and I’m frantically searching for the snacks at elevensies. Insert the new Granola Gurus on the block – Cereal Lovers. Cereal Lovers were at The Bloggers Hangout Food Festival (previous post here) and kindly gave be a bag full of their granolas to try. Made in Dorset their granolas are simply fruit granolas with no nasties and no added sugar, and most are 1 of your 5 a-day. Each…

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Alpen Light Jaffa Cake & Banoffee

Cereal bars, the saviour of keeping those hunger pangs at bay and eating whilst on the run. It’s been a long time since Alpen Light has given us some new flavours but the time has finally come, enter Alpen Light Jaffa Cake and Alpen Light Banoffee. Browsing the aisles at Sainsbury’s, yes that’s right I found these in Sainsbury’s no less, I was just about to pick up the usual Cherry Bakewell and Chocolate & Fudge when I spied these. I have got to say I was pretty darn excited to see these two flavours, and even more eager to try them.  Jaffa…

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