Tuesday, 22 April 2014

REVIEW! New Tesco Chilled Ingredients

Tesco Chilled Ingredients

The lovely people at Tesco very kindly sent me some vouchers so that I was able to try some of their new chilled ingredients.  This is a clever range of butters, melts and marinades designed to make your meals a bit more special.  They are designed to boost veggies, meat or fish dishes in one easy step and each product comes with it's own recipe and suggestions.

Roasted Garlic & Herb Butter and this Sundried Tomato, Basil & Parmesan Butter both come in 4 packs of disc shaped portions and cost £1.25 per pack or 2 for £2. There is also a Lime Coriander & Chilli Butter in the range. 

Tesco Chilled Ingredients

I couldn't resist spreading each of the butters on some warm bread. They both smelt amazing and tasted delicious. I liked the idea of being able to make your own garlic bread as Mr Review Addict and I both prefer wholemeal bread but I don't think I have ever seen a wholemeal ready-made version in the shops. 

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The butters are quite versatile, you don't just have to use them for bread; you could add them to meat, fish, rice or pasta! The Garlic & Herb butter contains 94 calories per portion and the Sundried Tomato, Basil & Parmesan butter contains 78 calories per portion.

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The Tandoori Style Marinade serves 2 and is made up from 2 pots; 1 contains a tandoori style sauce whilst the other is a whole milk natural yogurt. Half a pack contains 94 calories and it costs £1.50 or 2 for £2. There is also a Greek style version and a Middle Eastern marinade available. 

This marinade is ideal with chicken. There are a couple of suggestions on the packet and I decided to use some diced chicken and coat in the sauce and bake in the oven. I then mixed in the yogurt and served with rice and veggies. It was very nice and so quick and simple to make, although from my photo you will probably see that I could of done a better job of mixing it all up!

Tesco Chilled Ingredients

I also picked up this Cheesy Chorizo and Smoked Paprika Topping as part of the 2 for £2 offer. I can't wait to sprinkle this on top of some macaroni cheese or maybe on top of a jacket potato! 

Tesco Chilled Ingredients

Verdict
I really enjoyed the bits of the new Tesco Chilled Ingredients range that I have tried so far and I can't wait to experiment with them a bit more!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

REVIEW! Tesco Cookie Dough Cheesecake Sandwiches

Tesco Cookie Dough Cheesecake Sandwiches

Behold!!! Tesco Cookie Dough Cheesecake Sandwiches!!! I mentioned these the other day in my review of the Tesco Cooke Mallow Cheesecake and so I had to share them with you now that I managed to get my hands on another pack (these are very popular and often sold out at my local store).

If I remember correctly they were around £2.30 for a pack of 2 slices and each slice contains 379 calories.  Each slice consists of a chocolate sponge cake with a generous layer of cookie dough cheesecake in the middle and topped with Belgian Chocolate Ganache. There is also a raspberry version with vanilla sponge if that is more your thing.

Tesco Cookie Dough Cheesecake Sandwiches

The chocolate sponge is very moist and soft in texture and the ganache is just perfect. It was more like a chocolate fudge cake than a sponge cake and that layer of cheesecake complete with proper nice big pieces of cookie dough was the perfect accompaniment!

Verdict
This is one of the best desserts that I've ever tasted, it was absolutely delicious and contained a combination of my favourite things. I don't think it could get any more perfect!

Friday, 18 April 2014

REVIEW! Brewer's Fayre Oreo Cookie Pie

Brewers Fayre Oreo Cookie Pie

I met up with my brother the other night and he took me to our local Brewer's Fayre which is not somewhere I had been before but there were promises of epic desserts which is not something that I am ever going to argue with!

Brewers Fayre is a cheap and cheerful family restaurant and this Oreo Cookie Pie which instantly jumped out at me was just £3.99 which for dessert is very reasonable! The dessert menu is pretty vast and they even have a cabinet where you can go and have a look at the options...old skool!

The Oreo Cookie Pie is a chocolate pastry base filled with a layer of caramel and toffee flavour mousse. It is then topped with butterscotch pieces and Oreo cookies and served with a substantial amount of squirty cream.

It was a decent sized slice and the pastry was nice and chocolatey. The layer of caramel was lovely and thick and the mousse was very light. The butterscotch pieces were a bit like bits of Daim (or Dime) bar but a bit softer and the Oreo was a nice finish.

Verdict
Overall I really enjoyed this dessert. It was not too heavy and for the price you couldn't really go wrong. I will be going back to Brewers Fayre for a slice of their Ultimate Fudge cake as I saw it in the cabinet on the way out and it was massive!