Food and drink news: July 2012
Shake your thing!
If you think one milkshake is as good as the next then be prepared to have your mind changed. Shaken Udder milkshakes are very, very different because they taste of exactly what it says on the bottle. Gone are the artificial sweeteners, e-numbers and powders, and instead there are real Belgian chocolate pieces, bananas and berries, ensuring no nasty after taste. Made with British milk there are 5 flavours in the range, Chocolush, Top Banana, Strawberry Stash and British Berries with their latest flavour, Vanillalicious, made using the finest vanilla beans, recently joining them on the shelves.
Shaken Udder milk shakes are available from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Ocado
Passionfruit & Pineapple and Strawberry & Gooseberry are two recent additions to the Twekkelo Farmhouse Yoghurt range. Made using 100% fresh milk, the thick and creamy natural yoghurt is over a layer of fruit compote. Not only do they both taste good they have less than 3% fat content, so you don’t need to worry about your waistline!
Twekkelo Farmhouse Yoghurts are available from Waitrose, Booths and Ocado
For Cravendale fans there is a brand new size bottle in their whole, semi-skimmed and skimmed milk range. The smaller 500ml bottle is perfect if you don’t quite get through a whole litre bottle at home, or want to drink milk on the go. As always, Cravendale milk is filtered through ceramic, meaning it’s purer and stays fresh for twice as long as normal milk, seven days once opened and 21 days unopened.
Cravendale is available from the Food To Go section in Asda, as well as the dairy aisles at Waitrose, and selected Shell, Esso and Rontec stations.
If you are lactose intolerant, ice cream is usually a big no, but the brand new ice cream from Lactofree means you can enjoy eating ice cream without worrying about lactose. Their real dairy vanilla ice cream, in a convenient 1 litre re-sealable tub, has all the taste of ice cream you would expect, and can be enjoyed whether you are lactose intolerant or not. It joins their current range of lactose free products, which includes milk, cheese yoghurts and cream.
Lactofree Vanilla Ice Cream is available from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, and Waitrose
It’s only natural
First launched in the 1950’s, over the years Dairylea may have dropped off your shopping list, but after two years of research and development the spreadable cheese is now made with a new recipe of all natural ingredients, and brand new packaging. In a response to consumer demand for natural products Dairylea are the first spreadable cheese to make such a drastic move and have reduced both the salt and saturated fat content, so now you can put it back on your shopping list again safe in the knowledge that the ingredients are all natural.
Dairylea is available from all good retailers including Tesco, Morrisons and Asda
It’s all in the name
It’s always amusing to read the names of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and their new Core range is no exception. The three new flavours all have a soft core in the centre of chocolate truffle, chocolate fudge or rich caramel, which are then surrounded by a complementing flavour of chunk-filled Fairtrade ice cream. Karamel Sutra, Berry White and Dough-ble Whammy are as decadent as they sound and in the words of their Ben and Jerry’s flavour guru (what a great job!) Arnold Carbone ‘We thought why not come out with the most decadent flavours, one-upping even the chunkiest chunks and swirliest swirls.” Mission accomplished!
Ben and Jerry’s Core range is available from Tesco and Morrisons
Although their range of cheese is well known, Jarlsberg Reserve has recently had its distribution at Waitrose increased. Made to a recipe only known to a handful of people, it certainly makes it one of Norway’s best-kept secrets. This speciality cheese with its distinctive holes, is mild but with a sweet nutty flavour, and the Reserve is matured for 12 months rather than the standard Jarlsberg 3 months.
Jarlsberg Reserve is only available in Waitrose; other Jarlsberg cheeses are available from Asda, Morrisons, M&S, and Sainsbury’s
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