Wednesday, 16 April 2014

REVIEW! Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce

Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce

Today I am reviewing and oldie but a goodie! Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce has been around 1837 and it takes a full 18 months to mature. I was sent this bottle to review and I jumped at the chance because I have to admit that it's an item that was missing from my kitchen cupboard. It shouldn't be though because since I was a kid I have loved the stuff.

I would have thought that most of my UK readers will be familiar with Worcestershire sauce but if you're not then it's a dark brown and thin consistency. It is made from vinegar, molasses, sugar, salt, tamarind extract, onions, garlic and spices.

Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce

Worcestershire sauce can be used in lots of dishes. This evening I mixed it in with a veggie chilli and I imagine that it would be great in a spag-bol. I personally think that it's best to keep things simple though and personally I cannot get enough of it on cheese on toast! Since being pregnant I am obsessed with jacket potatoes with cheese and beans and for lunch today I added a very generous splash of Lea & Perrins into my baked beans and it really added a nice flavour to it.

Verdict
I am always going to make sure that I have a bottle of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce in my cupboard. It's such a versatile ingredient and I love the strong flavour!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

REVIEW! Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Mix-Ups

Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Mix-Ups

I have been mega excited about the new Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Mix-Ups and Mr Review Addict found them in trusty old Londis today. 

Following on from the Marvellous Creations bars released in the UK last year (review of Jelly Popping Candy Shells and Cookie Nut Crunch here and review of my favourite Cola Pretzel Honeycomb here), Cadbury have decided to release assortment bags with some equally interesting combinations.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Mix-Ups

Marvellous Mix-Ups with Maynards contains Dairy Milk Caramel Nibbles, milk chocolate and white chocolate covered fudge and Maynards fruit jellies. 100g contains 430 calories.

I loved the combination of the chocolate with fruit jellies, the contrast in flavours was just up my street. I have loved Cadbury's fudge since I was a kid so I really enjoyed those pieces but I have to say that there just wasn't enough of them, there was only 4 bits in the whole bag. To be honest I was a bit disappointed with the amount of stuff in the bag full stop. I guess it's done on weight (124g) but when I opened it, it did look a bit sparse and at just over £2 for a bag it did seem a big tight.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Mix-Ups

The other Mix-Up option is with Oreo and I have a feeling that this will be very popular. The assortment is made up from mini Oreo biscuits, Dairy Milk Pebbles, white buttons and Dairy Milk buttons. The bag contains 111g with 100g setting you back 505 calories. I have to say that this bag, despite weighing less appeared to be much fuller with goodies.

I loved all of the elements of this Mix-Up but I was especially pleased to see some white chocolate thrown in there, Cadbury really should produce more! And aren't the mini Oreos so cute?

Verdict
Neither of these Marvellous Creations Mix-Ups lasted long and we will definitely be purchasing both varieties again. My favourite was the Maynards version, purely for novelty value but I will be looking out for offers as I think the current price tag is a bit too high.



Monday, 14 April 2014

REVIEW! Quorn Chef's Selection Classic Burgers

Quorn Chef's Selection Classic Burgers

Just a quick review of these new Quorn Chef's Selection Classic Burgers. They come in a pack of 2 and can be found in the chilled section of the supermarket. They are usually priced at £2.20 but Tesco currently has an offer on for 3 for 2 across much of the Quorn range.

The burgers can be grilled for 8 minutes, cooked on the BBQ or done on the hob. I grilled them and each 90g burger contains 164 calories.

Quorn Chef's Selection Classic Burgers

I forgot to take a picture of the actual burger (I am blaming baby brain) but they did look pretty much as they do the packet, complete with the grill style lines.

I've tried Quorn burgers before from the frozen range and have to admit I wasn't overly keen as I found them a tad dry. These new chilled burgers are much nicer though and they had a much more moist texture to them and an almost flame-grilled taste.

Verdict
Both Mr Review Addict and I enjoyed these Quorn burgers as a more healthy alternative to beef burgers. They were very nice in a wholemeal roll with a slice of burger cheese...or plastic cheese as we call it in our house...anyone else call it that? If you like vegetarian products be sure to check out my other Quorn reviews