Alpro Calls Time on Dessert Envy!

At last, here is a suite of desserts worth shouting about!

If you’ve longed for something rich and creamy, these will hit the spot. Gone are the years of dessert envy. Now you too can luxuriate at dessert time by devouring these divine pots of glorious creaminess, tempered with tangy fruit compote. Allow me to introduce […]

New Additions to the Alpro Family

It’s been a while since a new “yoghurt” appeared on the scene…and just like buses, now there are four. Alpro have brought us the new flavours and they’re all good!

Alpro Lemon and Lime

This one was the first new kid on the block…and for me it’s an absolute star. The zingy lemon and lime come through […]

Lactofree Icecream in Waitrose

If you’re lactose intolerant, as opposed to casein allergic, this is fabulous stuff and it has finally returned to the Waitrose near me.  My kids love it and have been bitterly disappointed that I haven’t been able to get it for about a year. If you too love it, maybe your nearest Waitrose would be […]

Pure special offer!

The large Tesco I use has Pure spread on special offer at 2 boxes for £2. This makes it 25p a box cheaper than Tesco’s own at the moment. Mind you, experience says Pure will be putting their prices up yet again once the offer is over. Usually it’s a few weeks at 2 for […]

Choices Chocolates - Yummm!

These have to be the most delicious commercial dairy-free chocolates I’ve come across. Choices make a caramel-filled chocolates which Sainsbury’s sell. I haven’t found them anywhere else in this country, though they may be available in stores in Ireland where they’re made by a company called Celtic Chocolates.

The chocolates aren’t cheap at £3.99 a packet, […]

Sainsbury's FreeFrom Easter Eggs

Once again, Sainsbury’s have brought out their own brand easter eggs for their FreeFrom range. These eggs are large, prettily wrapped in spring-like daffodil yellow cellophane and have no box. They’re really a grown-up egg, rather than a kids’ one and are made from dark chocolate with a good flavour and definite “mouth appeal”! At […]

Yoghurt That Pours - Tasty But Wasteful!

I’ve been meaning to post details of this for some time, but then today I finished a box and felt compelled to whinge about the waste. Alpro have brought out a “New, Improved” pourable version of their excellent vanilla yoghurt. The yoghurt’s lovely: thick but pourable; smooth on the tongue; very vanilla-flavoured and thoroughly delicious […]

Chocolate Ganache

For a delicious (and very easy!) way to decorate a chocolate cake, this ganache-style covering is hard to beat. The quantities will vary, depending on the size of the cake, but the texture is the key…so, you have to taste it as you make it. Oh, such hardship!!

Recipe: Chocolate Ganache

Ingredients

2 bars Kinnerton’s chocolate
½ – 1 box […]

Pure re-branding and greed

Pure seem to be pricing themselves out of the market. What used to be my spread of choice, is now becoming both hard to find and too expensive for every day use. Some time ago, Pure re-branded their packaging. Whereas it used to be simple to tell which type of spread was which, now the […]

Tesco Free From: New things for the fridge!

Tesco have finally woken up to the market that’s out there in the dairy-free community. They have massively expanded their range of own-brand dairy-free things in their Free From range. I have tried their own natural soya yoghurt (yes, I prefer to spell it the correct British English way rather than the pervasive American way!) […]