Category Archives: cooking

Sugar is Hidden

blueberryyog465x280.jpgThe sugar tax on drinks comes in today – but it is a given that sweet drinks have a lot of added sugar.  Ditto cakes, biscuits, chocolate and other ‘treats’

So what about those hidden sugars? Continue reading

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New Kitchen : trial run

First thing to be cooked in my new kitchen? Gluten free scones.

The fan assisted oven is far quicker than the old gas oven , which is something I need to get used to, but they scones are a success.

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GF Chocolate Cookies #GF #productreview #wheatfree

lovemore-biscuitI was given a pack of  Lovemore O’Choco biscuits recently.

The best way to describe them would be a form of GF Oreo cookie.  and not being a fan of Oreos the fact that they where not dissimilar is not really a good thing for me personally, though I know Oreos are very popular with some people.

I found this product acceptable if there where nothing else to snack on but not something I would actively seek out as a treat.

Downside:  The biscuits are rather crumbly/brittle and suffer from  the gritty rice flour texture that so many GF baked goods have. Rather bland flavour that is very sweet and lacks a cocoa kick that the dark colouring seemed to promise.

4/10

 

All product reviews are made on genuine purchases.

Good and Thin

The sanidshot_540x540dwich ‘thins’ from the Tesco Free From range are not bad at all. Probably one of the closest approximations to ‘proper’ bread that I have found yet.

These have a good flavour, decent texture and keep for several days.  They also freeze well and maintain all the above qualities provided they are used quite quickly after defrosting; though of course that is the case with most baked products. Continue reading

Yum

In contrast to the previous post – these  Tesco GF white chocolate and cranberry biccies are Yummy!!!!

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as are these!

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Paris Delight

Taken me a while to think about this – but there is no other way – in order to take part in ‘cheese and biscuits’ over the festive season I bought a box of these.

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Biiiiiig mistake. Not only do they lack discernible flavour, they also have (imho) the texture, colour and culinary appeal of plaster of paris.

Seriously to  be avoided!

Tesco should hire me

Tesco should hire me today as a mystery shopper.

Let me say that the staff I spoke with were all superb. Polite and  helpful and more than willing to go that extra piece.  The lad on the checkout  had a smile and a chatter about produce and Christmas shopping –  and yes, in the interests of bouquets among the brickbats,  I stopped on my way out to compliment one of the floor managers on how polite the staff are.  Continue reading