Calling all Maltesers fans, we have a new treat to taste! Available at Asda today, the new mint ice cream has launched and customers are loving it. Coated in milk chocolate and filled with crisp, cocoa-coated honeycomb pieces, this sounds like the perfect combination for any chocolate fan.
Maltesers are known for launching exciting new products such as buttons, truffles and the Easter bunny bar. However, this ice cream is definitely a new favourite with fans going mad for it. People on social media had very positive feedback such as;
“Out of everything Maltesers has made I need this in my life.”
“This year is getting better and better but my waist line is getting bigger and bigger.”
“Filling the freezer with these.”
Alongside this product, Maltesers are also bringing out mint chocolate buttons to match. After the success of the 2018 launch of the milk buttons – they decided to take this one step further and add a mint flavour. When launched on the 9th of March, you’ll be able to get small 32g bags for 66p, 68g treat bags for £1.19 or 102g bags for £2.09 across the UK.
What do you think about these minty flavours? We are so excited to test them out!
Heinz Beans – Valentines Day Ketchup & Chocolate Truffles
This Valentines Day, Fortnum & Mason have partnered with Heinz to create a crazy new product. Mixing tomato sauce and chocolate, they have certainly done the unexpected!
Made completely by hand, these 9 truffles come in limited edition heart-shaped packaging to add a classy touch. The box includes milk, white and dark flavoured truffles containing chocolate mixed in with Heinz tomato sauce. This is the strange treat that we never knew we needed!
The idea behind these truffles is that chocolates and ketchup are two of the UK’s most loved food. Therefore, the companies decided to combine them both to create the tastiest product possible.
Heinz have stated that: the tangy tomato flavour from the ketchup bursts through the silky creamy rich ganache with a sweet finish.
The perfect gift for the Heinz tomato sauce lover in your life!
As fortune cookies featured in our Chinese New Year box last month, we wanted to give you more information about these cookies and the history behind them. You may only know these cookies from your local Chinese takeaway or supermarket but there is more to learn about them than you think!
The famous cookie’s origin is unknown, however it is said to have first came amount in San Francisco, America. Nobody knows who invented the iconic fortune cookie idea. Although certain people such as David Jung and Seiichi Koto claim to have created them – it is not known for sure.
The fortune cookies were named as ‘fortune tea cakes’ until World War 2. The ‘tea cake’ brand can relate back to the cookie’s Japanese history as these were traditionally consumed with tea. Unexpectedly, they didn’t come to China until 1989 and were commonly known for being ‘American cookies.’
Each year, 3 billion fortune cookies are made. The largest manufacturer is located in NYC by Wonton Food Inc who produce around 4.5 million cookies per day. They start as round cookies and are folded round the paper fortune whilst they are still soft. Here is a video to show exactly how they are made in bulk.
The vice president of Wonton Food writes most fortunes and has a database and limited number for each. This company has around 15,000 fortunes sent in the biscuits to ensure there is variety and aren’t the same.
We hope you have learned more about background of fortune cookies and enjoyed them in your box last month!
The classic treat that we all know and love has now been launched in an interesting new flavour. Instead of the iconic orange filling, a pineapple alternative of Jaffa Cake is available and customers are loving it.
The new and bright packaging stands out on shelves, which will attract shoppers wanting to try something different. This is limited edition and customers are rushing to get their hands on them before they sell out.
Alongside this, there are also strawberry and lemon and lime flavoured Jaffa Cakes – all priced at only £1 for a pack of 10. These can be found in most Tesco, Asda and Morrison stores in-store and online.
Morrisons have also announced that a Jaffa doughnut will be sold in their stores and only at £1.50 for a pack of 3! Filled with chocolate and orange sauce, this sounds like a dream for Jaffa cake lovers.
Will you be trying this tangy, pineapple version? Let us know what you think!
The mobile app ‘COFE’ is being described as the new ‘deliveroo’ but for coffee. The app claims to be an “online coffee marketplace” which allows people to pre-order their drinks from their local coffee shops or be delivered to them in select stores.
The app is being launched in London very soon where it is bound to gain the most success due to demand. This helps busy workers get their daily coffee with ease and save a lot of time waiting for their drink to be made.
‘COFE’ is different from other pre-order services that are provided by companies such as Starbucks or Costa. This is because the app allows orders to be made from a variety of different cafes including boutique coffee shops. So far, almost 40 coffee shops have agreed to work with this app’s early trial in London.
In the UK, the average person buys three coffees each week – this adds up to around £300 per year. However, as Brits, if this helps fuel our day we won’t complain!
McDonald’s New Deal: 2 free hot drinks after buying 5
A change in 2020 means that McDonald’s are now allowing customers to collect stickers for hot drinks on their mobile app. Also, only five stickers are required to claim this deal, opposed to six which was the old deal.
However, you can still collect the tokens from the physical cups which will gain you an extra hot drink. This will save you between £1.78 and £3.56 which is a great offer!
This is available for all hot drinks on the McCafe menu at a regular size. Clever customers have been taking advantage of this deal and are saving money on their coffees everyday.
In addition to this, McDonald’s have also released vegan products such as the veggie dippers which are a permanent addition to the menu. This is a real benefit to the company as these are very popular amongst healthy eaters and specific diets.
Let us know if you use the McDonald’s free drinks trick!
Costa has rewarded us with a new addition to the January 2020 menu. A ruby hot chocolate that is perfect for Instagram has been launched and customers are loving it.
The drink is made from ruby cocoa beans, which are the ingredient that make it naturally bright pink in colour. It also has a fruity taste, which just adds to the uniqueness of the hot chocolate.
In addition to this beautiful drink that is priced at £3.35, Costa have also added three more hot beverages to their menu all Coconut flavoured;
Latte – £2.55
Flat White – £2.70
Hot Chocolate – £3.35
Although these drinks are also popular, customers seem to have taken to the pink drink the most. This is likely due to it being so aesthetically pleasing to share online to social media – giving Costa more publicity.
We think this hot chocolate is a dream for posting online and can’t wait to see more of it!
Do you know why Bourbon Biscuits have holes in them?
Have you ever thought to yourself, why do Bourbon biscuits have holes in them? Also, why don’t all biscuits have this?
Mark Greenwell, on Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped has revealed there is a valid reason why Bourbon biscuits have holes in them. He states that these small holes in the biscuits are needed to allow for steam to escape. If it wasn’t for the holes – the biscuits would be likely to break. In order to achieve an even texture, the biscuit should have as little steam in it as possible.
This would explain why biscuits such as Ginger Nuts have no holes in them as they are intended to snap.
When producing Ginger Nut biscuits, the steam is kept inside the biscuit which enables it to snap perfectly. The trapped heat caramelises the sugar in the biscuit which creates a similar texture a boiled sweet.
This can explain how Ginger Nut achieve their iconic snap unlike Bourbon biscuits which are made to dunk without snapping them!
Tesco are putting personalised names on Toblerone Chocolate this Christmas
For Christmas, fans of Toblerone chocolate can now get their favourite treat personalised in Tesco stores! The receivers’ name will be printed across the packaging to give a personalised touch to the standard present of chocolate. This is a great idea for people who want to give these as a gift for the festive season as it is so unique and easily stands out.
These personalised Toblerones can be purchased throughout November and December 2019 in selected Tesco stores across the UK.
To receive the personalised packaging, customers must buy two Toblerone bars priced at £3.50 each – the named sleeve is then free. They come in all sorts of flavours such as fruit and nut, coconut, white chocolate and the original milk chocolate.
For the customers who’s local Tesco don’t offer this deal – you can still personalise your Toblerone bar online here.
The way to catch-up with family and friends in our busy lives is always to ‘grab a quick coffee.’ The trend to capture anything that looks aesthetically pleasing has become easier with Glasgow’s beautiful coffee shops. These aren’t just photos of your standard morning coffee, the following cafes provide Instagram-worthy treats to share with your followers.
Okashi, Gray Street – This Cafe in Finnieston makes for the best posts with their unique treats. Alongside your standard coffee, they also provide homemade vegan cakes, sandwiches and soups. They are known for their signature unicorn latte – which is a dream for making flawless Instagram posts.
Rawnchy, Maryhill Road – The idea is: “to provide healthy, all natural and uncooked tasty treats to be enjoyed guilt-free and without detriment to your body.” This means that while being brilliant content for social media, food is fresh and actually good for you!
Locker 1012, Argyle Street – This coffee shop attracts Instagram-lovers with their treats topped with edible flowers and its pink interior. Locker 1012 now has a full open sandwich menu and protein superbowl salads – all which are photogenic and perfect for social media.
Market Coffee, Cathcart Road – The couple John and Kate Spiers have opened a flawless Southside cafe. This shop provides vegan and gluten-free cakes with delicious hot drinks that customers love to upload.
Space, Dumbarton Road – This coffee shop has a stunning online presence on their Instagram. They sell tea, coffee and sweet treats – in addition to this, the cafe is dog friendly!
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