Tasty Tuesdays: 10 Foodie Products You Need to Buy This WeekBy Angelica Malin
From vegan cookie dough to quinoa bars and dairy-free chocolate spread – here’s the best foodie products you need to buy this week.
Tasty Tuesdays: Drink
What: Looking for a mixed drink without the unnecessary sugar? Smirnoff have launched two new flavours in ready-to-drink premixed bottles; Smirnoff Sodas. Made with natural fruit and no artificial sweeteners, the new flavours are way better than any alcopop.
The Lowdown: With the sweetness of blackberries combined with the sherbet twist from the lesser known Yuzu, or creamy coconut flavour notes mixed with the juicy zest of lime, the new flavours are busting with fruity deliciousness. Best served chilled over ice.
Stockists: Supermarkets nationwide
What: Having caused a stir in France, no&more is now available in the UK for the very first time. More than just your bog standard water, no&more is available in four fresh flavours; Cucumber and Mint, Watermelon and Melon, Raspberry and Blueberry, and Tangerine and Mango.
The Lowdown: The range of spring water is blended with natural extracts and flavours and contains no sugar, artificial sweeteners or preservatives. Each bottle is made using selectively sourced water from the Loire Valley in France, ensuring optimum quality and flavour with every sip, and providing the perfect alternative to uninspiring plain water as well as chemical and sugar laden drinks.
Stockists: Boots, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Planet Organic
Tasty Tuesdays: Sweet
What: Adam, Jackie and Joseph, the family behind the Joe and Seph’s, have been busy in the kitchen perfecting the recipe to their new product: Prosecco Caramel Sauce. And yes, it does taste as good as it sounds. The sauce is a versatile little condiment and can be used in home bakes, on toast, pancakes or straight from the jar.
The Lowdown: Handmade in their London kitchen by Joseph and his team of pastry chefs, the latest addition to their growing caramel sauce range is infused with a fragrant Prosecco made from Italian Glera grapes, to create a rich, intense flavour with hints of apple and white blossom.
Stockists: Selfridges and online
What: Popcorn Shed have made on-the-go snacking a whole lot easier with their new 28g bags of popped delights. Popcorn Shed’s range is handcrafted in the UK, made with all natural ingredients, gluten-free and vegetarian. Never tried Popcorn Shed? Try the Pecan Pie flavour – it’s dreamy.
The Lowdown: Popcorn Shed is available in the following tasty flavours: Pecan Pie – caramel popcorn with golden roasted pecans; Pop ‘n’ Choc – chocolate caramel popcorn with Belgian milk chocolate; and Salted Caramel – salted caramel popcorn with Belgian milk chocolate.
Stockists: Buy online
Tasty Tuesdays: Vegan
What: Doughlicious is an award-winning British and modern gourmet, ready-to-bake, cookie dough brand, and they’ve just launched with a range of products. They use the finest natural ingredients and unrefined sugars to produce a diverse range of cookies, from the traditional, to the gluten-free and vegan.
The Lowdown: There are six flavours in the Doughlicious collection: Early Bird, Envy, Crave, Nutty, Classic and Addiction. The first four are gluten-free and Early Bird is completely vegan and sweetened only with maple syrup. The vegan friendly cookie mixture is packed full of fresh carrots, flax seeds, locally milled oats, whole pumpkin seeds and dates combined with cinnamon and ginger.
Stockists: Online and Ocado
What: Ella Mills, founder of Deliciously Ella, and her business partner and husband, Matthew Mills, have introduced a new all-natural breakfast range. The new products are high in fibre, vegan friendly, and made with a small number of completely natural ingredients. If you are thinking of improving your diet some supplements from Supplement Direct would be perfect.
The Lowdown: The range consists of an Original Granola, a Nutty Granola and an instant Bircher Muesli. The Original Granola is filled with toasted oats, raisins, coconut chips, almond flakes and pumpkin seeds, while the Nutty Granola is made with a blend of hazelnuts, almonds and cashews. The ready-to-eat Bircher Muesli, which is Ella and Matthew’s favourite, has sweet pieces of chewy apple, raspberries and sunflower seeds, and goes soft and creamy within seconds of your milk being added.
Stockists: Waitrose and Ocado
What: Move over protein balls, there’s a new healthy brand in town. Karma Bites are made from popped lotus seeds, which come from the revered lotus flower. Known for their high protein, low fat and rich mineral content, the seeds have been treasured for centuries in Eastern culture and are valued for their nutritional and healing properties in both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine.
The Lowdown: Healthy, filling and delicious, these nutritious snacks are perfect for eating on the go, at your desk or as a post-gym snack.Whether you prefer sweet or savoury, Karma Bites have an option to suit all taste buds. Flavours include; Wasabi, Himalayan Pink Salt, Peri Peri and Caramel.
What: PERK!ER have rolled out a new and exciting range of healthy and innovative quinoa bars. As well as being packed with on-trend superfoods, PERK!ER’s quinoa bars are bursting with 5g protein per bar, a source of fibre and antioxidants.
The Lowdown: PERK!ER bars are now available in six tasty and unique flavours, including: Peanut Quinoa bar, Coconut and Chia; Cashew, Chia and Pumpkin Seed; Goji and Cranberry; Cacao and Cashew; and Oaty Cranberry and Cashew Oat Sprouted Bar. The bars are gluten, wheat and dairy-free and are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Stockists: Major supermarkets and health food stores
What: Mr Organic have launched a new vegan Dairy-Free Organic Chocolate and Hazelnut Spread – ideal for breakfast, dessert, snacking – you name it.
The Lowdown: Mr Organic’s Dairy-Free Chocolate and Hazelnut Spread promises a deeper, nuttier flavour to other spreads on the market. They blend rich cocoa with rice creamer and toasted hazelnuts grown in northern Lazio, Italy; a well-known region for cultivating the gentle ‘Nocciola Romana’.
Stockists: Waitrose and Ocado
What: BRAVE was founded by entrepreneurial, vegan husband and wife duo Seb and Amber Fraser-Sokol. Seeing a gap in the market for high protein savoury snacks, they created a brand that inspires positive change by making tasty plant-based food that’s as good for you as it is for the planet.
The Lowdown: The vegan-friendly range is available in three flavours and contains only natural ingredients. The flavours include Sea Salt, a classic flavour with a sprinkle of sea salt; Paprika and Chilli, a bold combo that brings a kick of heat; and Garlic and Chive, where zesty garlic is brilliantly balanced with a dash of herby chive.
Stockists: Planet Organic, As Nature Intended, Revital and Sourced Market