17 August 2016

Food & Drink - This Month I've Been Trying...

Nairn's Gluten Free Super Seeded Wholegrain Crackers*, £1.60/114g
It's great to have a gluten-free option from Nairn's and these seeded crackers are delicious! I really enjoyed mine with sweet chilli Philadelphia spread, but they'd also be great topped with fresh veg or as a substitute for bread with soups.
Gluten Free Wholegrain Oats (79%), Seeds (12%) (Brown Flaxseed, Millet, Chia), Sustainable Palm Fruit Oil, Maize Starch, Sea Salt, Raising Agent: Ammonium Bicarbonate, Honey.
Belvoir Blueberry & Blackcurrant Cordial, £3.15/500ml and Belvoir Elderflower & Rose Cordial, £3.15/500ml
The elderflower & rose cordial is just beautiful! I'd previously tried the presse version of this and it's probably my current favourite soft drink! The blueberry & blackcurrant variety is okay, but it doesn't have the same punch as the elderflower one.
Elderflower & Rose Ingredients:
Water, Sugar, Fresh Elderflowers 5%, Fresh Lemon Juice, Citric Acid, Elderberry Juice (from Concentrate), Rose Extract.
Blueberry & Blackberry Ingredients:
Sugar, Water, Blueberry Juice (not from Concentrate) 11%, Blackcurrant Juice (not from Concentrate) 9%, Blueberry Juice (from Concentrate) 7%, Citric Acid.
Quorn Mini Breaded Fillets, £1.90/300g
These chicken-style mini breaded fillets are so close to the real thing, I had to double check they were meat-free! These are great in wraps with salad or on their own with dip. I really liked these!
Mycoprotein (53%) , Wheat & Wholewheat Flours (contain Added Calcium, Iron, Niacin & Thiamine) , Vegetable Oils (Sunflower, Rapeseed) , Water , Rehydrated Free Range Egg White , Wheatgerm , Wheat Starch , Wheat Gluten , Milk Proteins , Natural Flavouring , Salt , Rice Flour , Yeast , Firming Agents: Calcium Chloride, Calcium Acetate , Gelling Agent: Pectin.
JimJams Milk Chocolate Spread*, £2.59/350g and JimJams Hazelnut Chocolate Spread*, £2.59/350g
Meet classic Nutella's new, healthier opponent! These chocolate spreads from JimJams were created by Kevin Bath, who wanted to create similarly delicious chocolate spreads, but with less sugar - Nutella containing 57 cubes of it! These spreads have won awards and are now available to purchase from Tesco! They contain less than 83% sugar than their rivals and they taste amazing!
You'd honestly be hard-pushed to taste the difference between a jar of Nutella and a jar of JimJams' hazelnut chocolate spread. This is a great option for kids and adults alike who enjoy chocolately goodness, but are conscious about what they are putting in their bodies. These are also diabetic-friendly.
Milk Chocolate ingredients:
Maltitol, Vegetable Oil (Rapeseed Palm), Skimmed Milk Powder 11%, Fat Reduced Cocoa, Whey Powder (Milk), Emulsifier (Sunflower Lecithin), Flavouring.
Hazelnut ingredients:
Maltitol, Vegetable Oil (Rapeseed Palm), Hazelnuts 13%, Fat Reduced Cocoa, Skimmed Milk Powder, Whey Powder (Milk), Emulsifier (Sunflower Lecithin), Flavouring.

Have you discovered any new food or drink items recently?
Emma xxx
*items kindly sent for review purposes; all thoughts and opinions are, and always will be, my own.


  1. I need to get me some of those quorn fillets, yummy! x

  2. This is a lovely blog post series Emma! We’ve been enjoying the Belvoir drinks too, a family friend gave us two to try as a gift. It’s really cool that you have found a healthy dupe for Nutella, will have to look out for that one! Hope you are having a nice weekend so far. :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

    1. Thanks, Helen! I love Belvoir drinks. xxx


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