Sunday, 1 March 2015

REVIEW! The Collective Dairy Raspberry & Amaretto Yogurt

The Collective Diary Raspberry & Amaretto Yogurt

The Collective Dairy 150g pots are currently on offer at Ocado so I took the opportunity to try some flavours that I've not experienced before. They are usually priced at £1 per pot but you can currently get them for 4 for £3.  I was particually excited about this Raspberry & Amaretto flavour after my brother mentioned it to me a while back.

I like these little pots as they come with a spoon so they are handy for grabbing on the go or for taking for packed lunches. This flavour contains 195 calories per pot.

The Collective Diary Raspberry & Amaretto Yogurt

The Collective Dairy makes thick and creamy yogurt and this one comes with a swirl of Amaretto and raspberries which makes for a very pretty looking yogurt. It smelt deliciously sweet with just a hint of the almond liqueur. It wasn't as thick as the Russian Fudge flavour that I reviewed last year but I tend to find that fruity yogurts do tend to be a bit thinner presumably due to the water content.

The flavour was delicious, and the sweetness of the Amaretto really complimented the slight tartness of the raspberries.

Verdict
Another deliciously indulgent yogurt from The Collective Dairy, definitely one that I will be looking out for again!

Friday, 27 February 2015

REVIEW! Cadbury Mighty Perky Nana

Cadbury Mighty Perky Nana

I got this bar with my Ocado shopping for £1.65. It is an import from New Zealand, hence the price but I couldn't resist buying it, mostly because of the name! Mighty Perky Nana is one of the strangest names for a chocolate bar that I have come across and I have no idea where the name comes from ...perhaps one of my readers can enlighten me?

Cadbury Mighty Perky Nana

So anyway this bar is a banana chewy thing covered in milk chocolate, it tasted like Dairy Milk to me, not the rubbish cheaper stuff. The chewy bit however is probably as cheap as you like but I enjoy that in a banana sweet! It has a warning that 2 of the colourings (E102 and E110) may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children; not a problem to me!

Cadbury Mighty Perky Nana

The inside is like a thicker version of a Milky Way and the banana flavour is strong and artificial but again this is how I like it! The banana and chocolate combination was addictive (was it those E numbers?) and I enjoyed the light texture...and it is quite a light bar at 180ish calories for 45g!

Verdict
Not one to feed the kids but for bigger kids who like banana sweets then you can't really go wrong with a Perky Nana!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

REVIEW! Starbucks Caffe Verona Ground Coffee

Starbucks Caffe Verona

I absolutely love coffee these days and I was mega chuffed to be sent some Starbucks coffee to review as I've always wanted to try and recreate their delicious coffee at home. Caffe Verona is described as "well-balanced and rich with a dark cocoa texture".

Mr Review Addict is chief coffee maker in our household so I got him to make us up a pot using a
cafetiere. It smelt amazing; there is nothing quite like the smell of freshly made coffee! I like my coffee strong and black with caramel syrup rather than sugar or sweetener and of course I also have a favourite mug.

You can purchase this coffee online from the Starbucks shop for £4.50 and I imagine that it's available in store too.
  
Starbucks Caffe VeronaStarbucks Caffe Verona

The reason that I love Starbucks is that their coffee seems sweeter than a lot of other coffee shops and this Caffe Verona has that familiar sweetness to it. The caramel syrup obviously highlights this and to be honest this cup was just as good as the caramel Americanos that I find myself buying in Starbucks on a ridiculously regular basis! It has a lovely strong roasted flavour with no bitterness whatsoever and we both found it smooth to drink. It would go perfectly with one of Starbucks' Oats and Nutella Cookies!

Verdict
One of Mr Review Addict's Caramel Americanos made with this Starbucks Caffee Verona was like having a Starbucks in my own home! It won't stop me nipping out for coffee still but I have a feeling that I will be drinking a lot more coffee at home!