Crisps, Noodle Kits and Superfood Ice-cream, a few of this month’s favourites!
Each month I get sent lots of products to try out so I’ve decided to introduce a new section, a monthly round-up of my favourites. It is my hope that this will introduce some new favourites for you too and together we can discover what is fresh on the market.
Super Food Ice-cream at Oxo Tower Brasserie
Yes, you read that right, super food ice-cream. This has recently been launched at that stalwart of fabulous dining establishments with amazing views, Oxo Tower. It has been ages since I was here and so it was great to revisit and try out the latest addition to their menu. You may think that those ever so trendy super foods that we are encouraged to eat don’t go with a dessert but think again. These were actually really delicious. The flavours are charcoal & strawberry ripple (my fav), baobab, chia seed & cranberry and bee pollen & raspberry ripple. There were 6 of us at our table and we all had differing opinions as to which we liked the most but the consensus was, they all tasted good. Being that the ice-cream had super foods in it it made us feel a bit better about scoffing the lot. A tasty and unique way to get some goodness inside you. And what could possibly make it better? The stunning sunset we saw from the terrace overlooking the London skyline. I want to go back please? For more info – Oxo Tower Brasserie
Bang Curry Spice Mix
Friday night in my house usually calls for curry and beer. This product then was right up my street. After a full-on day working I want something that tastes good but doesn’t take up much time and is more cost effective than ordering a takeaway (not to mention healthier!) A mix of spices to suit all palates these Bangladeshi spice packets were easy to use and by the time my rice was cooked our curry was good to go. I added extra vegetables that I had in the fridge, waste not want not and the result was a plentiful and delicious curry in a hurry. Click here for more info – Bang Curry
After finishing our curry, its time to settle in for the night and watch a movie or three. This of course calls for snacks and this time it was the wonderfully crunchy offerings from Corkers Crisps, winners of multiple gold stars at the Great Taste Awards. These crisps are made from Naturolo potatoes farmed in Cambridgeshire and are hand-cooked. The flavours were full-bodied taste sensations, they actually tasted like they were supposed to. My favourites were the Pork Sausage & English Mustard and Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar. My only beef is that I want bigger packets – greedy. Don’t tell anyone but I ate 5 out of the 8 packets without sharing! For more info – Corkers Crisps
School of Wok Noodle Kits
If you’ve been keeping up with my blog you’ll know I recently had a cooking lesson from TV chef Jeremy Pang at School of Wok in Covent Garden. I didn’t realise at the time that he also makes these 15 minute noodle kits too! I was really pleased therefore to try these out and 15 minutes? The challenge was on. The kits come with all the spices, sauces and noodles you need so the only thing you need to add on are the egg, protein and cooking oil. The packets are detailed in their description for cooking including how to make a ‘wok clock’ to ensure you have everything prepared in the correct cooking order. Prep is key in Chinese cooking. That being said it may sound tricky but its really not. Within 15 minutes I had 2 plates of steaming deliciousness made from my frying pan (I don’t have a wok) and a very happy guest. These are available in Tesco’s. For more info – School of Wok
Karma Cola UK
I discovered Karma Cola at a PR showcase in the city. There were lots of brands featured but this one caught my eye in particular. Karma Cola is a fairtrade company started by a couple of New Zealanders wanting to help communities in Africa whilst producing some tasty, zingy drinks. There are 3 in the range – Karma Cola, Lemony Lemonade and Gingerella (gingerbeer). There is no bleaching or anything of that other kind used in the process of making these. Their strapline? Drink No Evil. Clever and if it helps get stricken communities a helping hand then all the more reason to try them. My favourite was the Gingerella, a zesty drink, I had a very definite ‘oooh yes!’ moment. Karma Cola can be found at Waitrose and other leading outlets. For more info – Karma Cola UK