All posts tagged: sainsbury’s

Around the World in 80 Dates | The Bahamas

Around the World in 80 Dates is a blog series designed to take me (and Tom) out of our comfort zones and force us to cook food from other countries. Each week, we use a random country generator to tell us where we will be cooking from. We have to cook at least one dish from this country, the more traditional the better. We alternate who’s cooking each week, this week is Tom’s turn. I said it last week, but I’ll reiterate because this is worth saying twice: trying to cook vegan while trying to cook from other cultures ain’t easy. The wiki page for most cuisines is just a long list of animals. Bahamian cuisine is no different, it’s incredibly rich in seafood and pork. Like, incredibly incredibly. It being Tom’s turn to direct the operation this week, it was he that had to trawl the internet for a suitable recipe. He discovered swiftly enough that macaroni cheese is a huge mainstay of the Bahamian dinner table, ever present for weeknight meals and buffet …

The 2017 Christmas Crisps Round Up

Yeah, this blog post is exactly what you think it is. I spent the entirety of November wandering up and down supermarket snack aisles looking for limited edition festive crisps. I know what you’re thinking and yes, you’re right, food blogging is a tough gig. But some brave soul’s gotta take one for the team and put on a few extra pounds to find you lot the best of the best. I really did have to kiss a few frogs to find out what the decent offerings were this year. Not included but tasted earlier on as they were purchased by a colleague are prosecco crisps. This is a trend that needs to die a death before it spreads any further. They are vile. They taste – and I do not say this lightly – like vomit. They’re available in a few supermarkets but the ones I tried were from co-op. Honestly though, avoid like the plague. Trust me. I wasn’t sure how to rank each of the crisps I tried so I haven’t made …

Mulled Wine Supermarket Taste Test 2015

Christmas Supermarket Taste Test | Mulled Wine

If you were here yesterday for our foray into mincemeat territory, then you know that last Wednesday, I brought my family together for an afternoon of festive eating and drinking in the name of this blog. From our investigation into mincemeat, we learned very little. Sainsbury’s was crowned our winner and Morrison’s deemed to be the least favourite, but only by small margins. Our main discovery: it all pretty much tastes the same, so get the cheapest one. The mulled wine, however, took a slightly different turn. I’m very excited about the winner of this taste test, so I’ll get straight to the judgey comments on each bottle, shall I.. ranking from worst to best.. 4 – Sainsbury’s Mulled Wine, £3, 75cl People really did not like this one. It was almost comical. I’m not sure where Sainsbury’s went wrong here exactly, but wrong they did go. Weak taste, unpleasant aftertaste, my Nan went so far as to call it tasteless. I’d avoid this one – although perhaps give their Taste the Different one a try, if …