Sunday, December 30, 2012

Peanut Butter M&M's

 Let me start by telling you that as far as I can remember, I don't like peanut butter. As far as I can remember because the only time that I bought a jar of peanut butter it was over ten years ago or even more and when I spread it on bread, I didn't like it. It is as when you like sweets but you eat something that is too sweet. Besides I must confess that I'm not a fan of peanuts.
However I do know that peanut butter is healthy.

 On the other hand, I've eaten peanutt butter cake several times and I enjoy it. Therefore I'm willing to try things that include peanute butter, especially sweet things since I have a sweet tooth.

 But lets get into the subject of this article: Peanut butter M&M's.
I'm not a fan of M&M's. Namely because we have another brand with a similar product (I'm referring to the regular chocolate ones) that I like best and because as I already told you, I'm not a peanut lover, therefore I don't buy the peanut M&M's.

 Now, a couple of months ago I was sent a bag of peanut butter M&M's. It seems that this a sort of special edition, but I'm not sure. We don't have them here in Portugal and I don't know if it's available in Europe. I'll have to call Mars to know about it's availability in the future.

 The peanut butter M&M's have the usual coated chocolate shell and a real peanut butter interior. This combination of the chocolate with the sort of creamy and just a bit salty characteristic of the peanut butter, which obviously includes the taste of peanut, turns into an awesome result for people with a sweet tooth.

 I can tell you that once you start eating them, it's difficult to stop. Especially for someone who doesn't get fat like me. My review about the Peanut Butter M&M's sure is a positive one. I know that there's a pretzel version of M&M's and as soon as I can, I'll write a review when I try them.

 The image that I've posted here is a holiday version. The bag is empty because I couldn't resist to eat them all before writing this article.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Milka & Oreo Chocolate Bar

A couple of weeks ago I bought a new Milka chocolate and had the intention of writing a review about it. But I ate it all before taking the photo, so maybe in another time.

However today - Monday is the shopping day for me since I get 5% discount - I bought the new Milka & Oreo chocolate bar.

The chocolate per se is like the other milk chocolates, so....nothing new on this department.
But lets see how the Milka and Oreo combination works. The outside is Milka chocolate and the filling is composed by Oreo cream and crunchy bits of Oreo cookie. If my memory doesn't fail me, since I seldom buy Oreo cookies, the bits are more crunchy than the cookies.

Now for the veridict.
From the experience that I have, it seems that Milka is careful about its combinations and rare were the occasions where I wasn't positively suprised. This one confirms it, offering a soft combination provided by the chocolate and the cream, together with the crunchy flavour (how do you like this one ?) of the cookie bits.
Although it's not something out of this world, I have no problems in recomending it.

P.S. Sorry for the lousy photo, but it was taken with my cell phone.
        I promise to take a better one if you buy me a chocolate :-)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Colman's Wholegrain Mustard

Maybe I'm not the best person to advise about buying mustard, especially because I seldom use it.
However, once in a while, I like to add it to sausages, especially inside bread (I could say hot dog, but I'm Portuguese and here we say 'cachorro')

As you all know and I've said this alot of times, nowadays it's difficult to find a product without preservatives, additives and blah blah blah. So I always pay some attention to labels.

Now, we do have some mustard brands here in Portugal and well all know about the famous "de Gijon" ones, or the ones that pretend to be.
But when it's about food and drink, I like to follow my instincts or better saying, my gut.

It's a fact the Colman's jar caught my attention due to its classical aspect and so I picket it up.
I read the ingredients and really liked what I saw: Water, Mustard Seeds (27%), White Wine Vinegar, Honey, Salt Mustard Seed Husks, Garlic, Herbs and Spices.

Then I tried to remember what I knew about British people and although I think that England doesn't have the best food (sorry) ,they are famous for their pubs and if they know about pubs, they must know about mustard and other condiments. Moreover they have acquired a large experience through their colonies in what condiments are concerned, just like we have.

But lets talk about the Colman's Wholegrain Mustard.
It has a pleasantly prolonged (or maybe I should say oblong) bouquet and its taste will in my opinion make the delights of the connoisseur and will not be harsh on the taste of the one who's not the best appreciator.
The feeling of the grains crashing between the teeth is good and ads to your hot dog experience; ok I said hot dog!

My review about this wholegrain mustard made by Colman's of Norwich (est. 1814) can only be positive.
In the future I will of course try other ones, but I already bought this one more than once and will buy again.

Don't use a metal spoon to take the mustard from its jar.

Reviews on this blog are not paid or influenced in any way (except for one million Euro).

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Rice Krispies Squares Totally Chocolatey by Kellogg's

Last week I was going through the cereals aisle at the supermarket and saw this package that mentioned chocolate and rice. Well, that's one of my favourite combinations - how I miss Toffee Crisp - and since it was aside the cereal bars, I thought: Well, besides the possiblity of tasting good, it must have some healthy ingredients.

It's not cheap, but it has an accessible price, so I decided to take one home to give it a try. The bar, which is not really a square, has a nice aspect with chocolate covering it and bits of chocolate on its surface.
The bar is crispy enough and although I didn't read anything about caramel in the ingredients, it does feel a bit like it when chewed, which is good in my opinion.
As for the chocolate taste, maybe it could be a bit more pronnounced according to my taste, but even so I found it well balanced with the rest of the ingredients.

My opinion about the Kellogg's Rice Krispies Squares Totally Chocolatey is positive and will almost certainly buy it again in the future, especially if the price goes down a bit here in Portugal. Let's see if they import the other versions so I can try them.
According to your country, the product may be supplied in different looking packages and quantities.