New Stuff I’m Loving – January 2014

I love trying out new foodie products and, when it comes to anything remotely ‘treat-like’, the boys are more than happy to join in the testing 😉

These past couple of months, we’ve tried lots of ‘new-to-us’ snacks and treats largely thanks to The Vegan Kind (TVK) monthly subscription box. It’s always a delight to see the postman when he knocks on the door with the latest TVK box!

Here’s some of the new stuff we’ve been loving this month

1. Beond Organic Acai Berry Bar
This 100% organic raw fruit and nut bar came in our latest TVK box. It’s packed with flavour and has the most amazing berry smell that hits you as the wrapper’s torn open. It’s made by a small ethical company called Pulsin, based in Gloucestershire. They sell a whole range of snack and protein bars, including the beautifully named ‘Bliss Bar‘ which I definitely need to try 😉

Beond Acai Berry Bar

UPDATE 5/2/14: Pulsin have kindly sent me an online discount code for my readers which gives a whopping 25% discount off all their products. Enter HEALTHY2014 at the checkout. The code is valid until the end of February 2014 and is restricted to one use per customer. Pulsin bars are also available to purchase in independent health food shops, Wholefoods Market, Planet Organic, The NutriCentre, Revital, and Holland and Barrett.

2. Perry Court Farm Air Dried Pear Crisps
Lil’ L isn’t normally a fan of pears, but he absolutely loved these crisps (another treat from our TVK box!) I was amazed to find that they’re made from 100% pear! Despite having no oil or sugar, they’re super sweet and crunchy. The crisps are hand picked from Perry Court Farm in Kent. They would make a great lunchbox treat. They even count as one of your five a day!

Perry Court Farm Pear Crisps 2

3. Landgarten Organic Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Snack
The latest TVK box proved to be a huge hit with the family, as we loved these chocolate-coated pumpkin seeds too! Lil’ L has been really enthusiastic about them, and loves to add a few to his lunchbox as a treat. I love nutrient-rich treats and these are packed with magnesium, iron, zinc and phosphorus. Landgarten snacks are available from independent health food stores and online, from their own website and Amazon.

Landgarten Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seeds

4. Montezuma’s Christmas Spiced Mandarin Drinking Chocolate
This is one of the best drinking chocolates I’ve ever tasted! It’s made of shards of chocolate (as opposed to powder) and flavoured with vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and mandarin oil. For me, this chocolate has the perfect level of sweetness. It does contain sugar, but it’s not sickly at all. Lil’ L loves it too, and he’s been enjoying a cup every day on his return from school. Sipping one of these is a great way to wind down after a busy day! I’m not sure how long this flavour will be available as it’s seasonal. It’s currently in stock at Amazon, so I’m going to snap some up quick as we’ve nearly run out!

Montezumas Spiced Mandarin drinking chocolate5. Twinings Ginger Green Tea
M and I first tried this tea at my mum’s, and we’ve been hooked on it ever since! I’m not usually a fan of green tea, but this one is packed with warming, spicy ginger. I literally feel myself warming up from the inside out as I sip this drink! Twinings teas are widely available in supermarkets, but this flavour seems quite hard to come by (I’ll have to find out why!) It’s available at Sainsbury’s, and I occasionally find it in my local Waitrose in Bath. It’s also available online.

Twinings Green Tea with Ginger

Have you tried any new food or drinks lately?  I’d love to hear your recommendations!


8 thoughts on “New Stuff I’m Loving – January 2014

  1. I love Pulsin, all of their bars are amazing. I love the bliss and berry burst bars as well as the vanilla choc chip protein (my all time fave!). Beond bars are great- the apple cinnamon and blueberry are lovely too.

    1. I’ve just found out that the Pulsin/Beond bars are available to buy in one of the health food stores in Bath. I’m looking forward to working my way through all your recommendations! 😀

  2. I received my first TVK box this week and I adored the chocolate pumpkin seeds and the hand cream is lush!

    We bought some Montezuma’s chilli chocolate drink last year and it’s awesome! The best bit was it was in the after Christmas Debenhams’s sale at 20% discount but when we bought it we were only charged £2.44 – strange price but I remember it because it was such a bargain!

    Have a lovely weekend 🙂

    1. I bought the Montezumas Mandarin hot chocolate as gifts for friends & family then, when I spotted it on sale in Debenhams with 20% off, I thought I’d treat us too 🙂 Lil’ L loves it so much that I’ve just ordered another couple of bags from Amazon. Next year, I’m make sure I’ll stock pile in the Debenhams sale 😉

        1. We prefer to use sweetened soya milk or almond milk. We’ve also used oat milk but it doesn’t froth so well. Lil’ L loves this hot chocolate so much that I’ve just bought another 2 bags from Amazon before they sell out! He’s been drinking a mug every day after school as part of his ‘wind down’ ♥

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