Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Tesco Finest Cookies - Salted Caramel and Belgian Milk Chocolate

I spotted these when shopping and they were on sale too! So I thought - why not? I may as well try them!
Even from reading the product name I could tell they would be delicious..
I'm not sure about you, but I've noticed that Salted Caramel has become a recent trend?? Not that i'm complaining of course! Just an observation..

The first thing I loved about this product is the simple and classic nature of the packaging, you can 't go wrong with a trusty paper bag! The font and colours of writing used makes it lok more of a luxury product and like it is definitely some of 'Tesco''s Finest'.

From the front of the bag you can see the cookies through a see-through window and I couldn't believe how big they looked! They were literally nearly as big as my hand! (picture proof below!)

I was definitely not disappointed when it came to opening them up.. the beautiful smell of caramel seemed to ooze from the bag and the smell of homely fresh cookies.. The cookies are slightly soft to the touch and the large chunks of both Salted Caramel and Belgian Chocolate can be seen immediately - I love that the chunks are also so well dispersed as i'm sure i'm not the first to find that when taking a cookie from a pack you actually get 1 or 2 pieces and the rest plain!

When biting into you you get an immediate moist cookie texture and the chocolate chunks add a soft and sweet bite with the salted caramel bits adding more of a chew. The perfect combination! I am happy to say that they definitely hit the spot and go perfectly with a hot cup of coffee!
I did find them very sweet and managed 2 before leaving the rest for the next day but they will definitely keep you going back for more. I actually think that they are the best bakery cookies i've Ever tasted!

Where To Buy: Tesco Grocery - Bakery section
Price: Currently £1 / Usually £1.50
Other Varieties: See Here

Monday, 14 September 2015

Wonka Hoppin Nerds!

I've been so excited to try these since I first saw them advertised at Easter!
I never managed to get my hands on any though, so when I noticed these when out shopping last week I had to grab them!

WONKA Hoppin Nerds

My favourite thing about his product has to be the amazing colours - Bright Blue, Yellow and Pink that really do just scream Easter!
I had no idea they'd be so bright but there's something fascinating about almost luminescent sweets.. Especially when it's in WONKA's case!

They have the same flavour as the Rainbow Nerds - the same extremely sweet and somewhat powerful aftertaste! They are absolutely delicious but beware - the major sugar rush afterwards can hit you slightly off-guard!

Where to Buy: Poundworld
Price: £1

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Cote Bistro Restaurant - Liverpool ONE

Thanks to the amazing people over at Liverpool ONE I won an amazing meal for 2 at Cote Bistro!
So me and the boyfriend got all dressed up and were ready to enjoy some delicious food - it was phenomenol!

We were greeted at the door with a smile and walked to a lovely booth where we were presented with a complimentary glass of sparkling rose wine..

I was unsure at first what might be included in the meal but when I asked the waitress, we were told we could anything on the menu - appetisers, sides, drinks.. you name it! I was amazed!
Our waitress did a fantastic job of recommending food for each course as well as the dry red wine she picked out for us - we honestly couldn't have had better service!

 Pissaladiere - Traditional Warm Flatbread with Caramelised Onions and Reblochon

Saucisson Sec - Thinly Sliced, Cured Burgundian Sausage

Baked Crottin - Traditional Goats Cheese served warm with Lamb's Lettuce & Apple Salad, Walnuts, Croutons and Golden Raisins

Melon with Cured Ham
(Mine has been taken off the menu so i'm unsure what it's called!)

10oz Rib Eye Steak with Bearnaise Sauce - served with Frites
10oz Rib Eye Steak with Roquefort Butter - served with Frites

Gratin Potato x 2


Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream
Lemon Tarte

Coffee to Finish

So truth be told, we ate quite a large amount but we were in the restaurant for around 3 hours so it was lovely and relaxed. The atmosphere with candles and gentle music playing made it the perfect place to share a meal with a loved one.

As I stated before, the food was delightful and the staff couldn't have done more for us. I would definitely recommend their restaurant chain and we will definitely be back in the future!

Thankyou again Liverpool ONE!
To see the locations of Cote restaurants and the Menu click here.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

NEW Maryland Mix'ems Cookies!

I spotted these chunks of loveliness on my last shopping trip, and couldn't wait to try them!
There's Biscuit, Toffee Popcorn, Caramel and Candy Shells.. Sounds like heaven..
I love the Maryland brand as I love the chocolate chip cookies so I couldn't wait to see how these compared..

As the pictures show, the cookies have lots of filling which I was happy about as usually you can get cooking with hardly any of the extras in. The contents was well dispersed around the cookies and they had plenty of delicious crunch! You can immediately taste the sweetness of the candy shells, followed by the soft popcorn texture and the caramel flavour comes through after giving it a fantastic aftertaste - and making them Very moreish!
It's the perfect balance of a delicious cookie to have with your hot beverage of choice, with the added fun of interesting fillings which I think makes them perfect for all ages. They are not overly sweet as the base cookie mix and popcorn keeps the slight savoury element.

Where to buy: ASDA
Price: £1.00
Other Varieties: Maryland Chocolate Mix'ems with Fruit Jellies & Candy Shells

Thursday, 3 September 2015

NEW Choco and Caramel Pick Up! Biscuits

I noticed these when doing the weekly shop at our local ASDA store

I love that they come in single wrappers which makes them the perfect snacks for journeys or lunchboxes! They come in packs of 4 so the perfect amount I think for the week if you're buying 2 packs for £2!

I think the imprinted name looks really cute and the printed 'crack' in the centre makes you just want to snap it and enjoy the delicious taste!
The biscuit is actually quite thick and has a fantastic snap to it. The filling really surprised me though - the chocolate is actually a hard slab (whereas I thought it might have more of a softer texture) and that teamed with the thick yet runny caramel makes it a really sweet and moreish treat!
Perfect for all ages!