Little yummy snippets …
Firstly some last minute Easter ideas
Seed & Bean
We’ve been fans of Seed & Bean chocolate for some time; organic, made in the UK using ethical ingredients and it tastes great. We really really enjoyed their coconut and raspberry extra dark chocolate, intensely flavoured and not too sweet. With over 20 flavours you are bound to find a bar that is perfect for you. Twitter @seedandbean
Ice Cream Easter Eggs
Tesco Finest Medley of Easter Eggs
I am increasingly impressed with the revamped Tesco Finest range, and have some reviews to share with you. Awarded 88/100 at the annual Good Housekeeping Easter Egg tasting this medley of eggs from Tesco won top spot. There is a massive 1kg of chocolate of different types and flavours including white, milk and dark chocolate, and pieces of butterscotch, raspberry, hazelnut and coconut. At £25 it is an expensive egg, but there is a huge amount of chocolate there so it is good value for money. It is also sold out at the stores near to me, so very annoyingly, despite being sent vouchers to buy one, I have not been able to try it. If you see one snap it up and if you are given one count yourself very lucky and enjoy it! Twitter @tescorealfood
These pots of pistachio and hazelnut paste from Why Nut are amongst the most intensely nutty flavoured products that I have tried. The pistachio pastes is a vivid green and intensely flavoured. Unsalted early harvested pistachio kernels are delicately flavoured and taste quite different from other pistachios – fresher and lighter. We’ll be using in baking, truffles and smoothies and shakes – if we do not eat it all with spoon first. Why nut give Why Nut a try? From £4 for a 100ml pot of paste. Twitter @whynut1 I’ll be creating some recipes for them soon too!
Tiffin Food Company
The Tiffin Food Company make a range of three marinades and five curry sauces; we tried chilli fry, a blend of chilli, tomato and onion. It was at spicier end of the range, with a three out of three chilli rating, but was livened by a interesting and welcome sourness that differentiated it from other cook-in curry sauces we’ve tried. Twitter @thetiffinfoodco
We’ve only just realised that the delicious Finn Crisps, which are a staple of our savoury biscuit tin, are made with sourdough. Why I have not noticed before I am not sure. If you have not tried them before then pick a packet up next time you are shopping.
Umami Rush & Bomba
With our love for, and consumption of both soy sauce, and miso it is no surprise that we adored these Umami Rush products form Laura Santini. The Bomba is delicious in tomato sauce for both pizza and pasta, and we’ve been enlivening everything with a a sprinkle of the rush or a twist of the pepper. Well worth a look. (The Umani Rush both contains fish so is not suitable for vegetarians). Twitter @Laurasanttini
Lovely sachets of spices from the family run Spice Kitchen. Perfect for taking on a self catering holiday. I love the idea of their dal kits – everything you need – just add water and tomatoes. Twitter @spicekitchenuk
I am not a ready made sauce regular, but enjoyed these offerings from Yau’s, easily as tasty as a Chinese takeaway, as speedy and considerably cheaper. The range contains no artificial flavourings, no artificial colourings and MSG. Twitter @bonnieyau2
The rather pretty pale green tea towel with white spots in some of the photos was a gift from Dotcomgiftshop. Twitter @dotcomgiftshop.
Many thanks to all the brands for samples and invitations. All opinions are our own.