Friday, 22 May 2015

Review: Müller Corner Hawaiian Dream Pineapple Yogurt

I've previously reviewed the Müller Corner Hawaiian Dream multipack which contains Coconut and Mango flavoured yogurts with a side serving of crunchy chocolate cereal. There is also a fruity variety available (in single pots) in this Hawaiian Dream range - the Müller Corner Hawaiian Dream Pineapple. 

This is a very simple Müller Corner with a serving of plain yogurt and a side portion of juicy pineapple compote. I enjoyed the fresh tasting and creamy plain yogurt and it certainly makes a good partner to the extra fruity portion. The pineapple compote has lots of chunky fruit and a gorgeous fresh and fruity flavour. It's a lovely combination that's not too sweet overall, and although the flavour is not as interesting as the Coconut Crunch and Mango Crunch yogurts in this range, it's still a tasty yogurt in it's own right. 

Grocery Gems Review: Müller Corner Limited Edition Hawaiian Dream Pineapple Yogurt

RATING: 7 out of 10.
Buy them again?: Yes.
Nutrition (per 100g)
 109 calories.
Purchased: Asda.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Review: Doritos Roulette Chips

Each bag of Doritos Roulette contains a number of Ultra Spicy Doritos hidden amongst the rest of the chips which are regular Tangy Cheese flavoured. The seasoning used for the Ultra Spicy flavour is said to be ten times hotter than jalapeño peppers. It's a unique idea and I was keen to give them a try (and more than a little scared too!).

The great thing about Doritos Roulette is that it really is completely impossible to tell which chips are the Ultra Spicy ones. They all have exactly the same colouring and appearance, but more than that, they all have the same Tangy Cheese scent too. I have to admit that I was half hoping that it would be easy to spot the hot ones but it's really not! 

When it comes to flavour, all the chips start off with the well known Tangy Cheese Doritos flavour with varying amounts of heat kicking in too (even in the ones that aren't extra hot). The Ultra Spicy Doritos start off tasting just like the Tangy Cheese but the extra heat only really kicks in when you start chewing. I have a sneaky suspicion that the liquid seasoning Doritos have used for the Ultra Spicy flavour is actually within the corn chips themselves rather than in the outer seasoning. The flavour is pure heat, a real burning heat, rather than a tasty chilli spice. It's quite fun at first but soon becomes unpleasant if you get too many hot ones in a row. 

The problem for us was that we seemed to have far too many of the Ultra Spicy Doritos within our pack. It's supposed to be one Ultra Spicy chips per handful of Doritos, but for us it was more like half. I don't know if we had a dud pack but right from the start we were all picking the super hot ones. It spoilt the fun somewhat because once you've eaten a few of the hot ones you don't really want to eat many more. Mr Grocery Gems had three hot ones in a row, whilst I had two of my first four chips being the hot ones. To be honest we didn't really continue anymore and perhaps the rest of the chips were Tangy Cheese flavour, but we didn't finish the rest of the pack to find out.

Overall, this is a hard one for me to review. On the one hand, they are brilliant because they do exactly what they say on the pack in terms of not being able to guess the hot ones. However, we needed to have more of a balanced selection within our pack to really enjoy the chance aspect of whether the next chip would be a Tangy Cheese or Ultra Spicy flavour. There wasn't really much of a Roulette for us - they were just mostly hot!

 Grocery Gems Review: Doritos Roulette Chips

RATING: 7 out of 10 (Mr. GG says 5 out of 10).
Buy them again?: No.
Nutrition (per 30g): 150 calories. 
Purchased: Tesco. 
Price: £1.00p for 180g.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Review: Müller Kids Corner Yogurt - Summer Edition

Just a quick post on this cute new summer themed Kids Corner yogurt from Müller. There have been lots of limited edition in this range, such as the recent Müller Kids Corner Easter Eggs and the previous Müller Kids Corner Blast Off! yogurts. 

This new summer edition features another bright and colourful theme and consists of a vanilla flavoured yogurt with a portion of white chocolate coated cereal dolphins (that are actually blue!). It's not really necessary to describe the flavour here in too much detail as it's the same as all the previous vanilla yogurt/white chocolate cereal combinations from Müller mentioned above. It's a lovely sweet yogurt and one that my kids really enjoy (and so do I!).

 Grocery Gems Review: Müller Kids Corner Summer Yogurt

RATING: 8 out of 10.
Buy them again?: Yes.
Nutrition (per 100g): 137 calories. 
Purchased: Asda. 
Price: £2.38p for multipack of 4 (half price offer).

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Yogurt Reviews Megapost: The Collective Dairy, Müller, & Liberté

I've bought so many yogurts to review recently that I thought I would put them all in one post, starting with the new Liberté Seeds & Mixed Fruit.

Liberté Seeds & Mixed Fruit Yogurt: This pairs the delicious thick texture of Liberté strained yogurt with a layer of mixed fruit and seeds. I was surprised by just how many seeds there were within the sauce and how much they dominate the flavour. The fruit flavour itself is actually a little bland, the combination of pineapple, apple and banana didn't really have a very strong taste. Perhaps I was just expecting more of the pineapple and banana flavour to come through. However, it's still an enjoyably thick yogurt with a pleasant crunch from the seeds. 7 out of 10.

The next one is a yogurt I've been meaning to try for a while. I finally tried it after seeing a smaller size pot in Waitrose for £1.00p.

The Collective Coconut + Lime: This yogurt has a gorgeously thick texture. with a tangy and fresh flavour. The dessicated coconut adds a sweet flavour and a little extra texture to the thick yogurt. I really enjoyed the generous helping of lime sauce too, it has quite a sharp flavour but it makes a change from the sweet yoghurt's I usually eat. 9 out of 10.

It's been difficult to track down the latest Müller Light Limited Edition but I finally found it in Waitrose last week.

Müller Light Inspired by Fiji Mango, Papaya & Banana: This has the usual slightly runny texture of Müller Light yogurts but I still really enjoyed the flavours here. The combination of mango, papaya and banana is a delicious one, with all three flavours blending together to create a lovely tropical mix. I'll definitely be buying this one again in future. 8 out of 10. 

If you've tried any of these yogurts too then I'd love to know what you thought of them in the comments below.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Review: Iceland Bellissima Chocolate Italian Gelato

I bought this a few weeks ago after blogging about the new ranges instore at Iceland. This Italian Gelato was particularly appealing to me as it's a combination of three different chocolate flavoured ice creams; White Chocolate, Chocolate & Cocoa, and Hazelnut & Chocolate. There is also a fruity version available too.

The ice cream looks gorgeous with it's swirly peaks and sprinkling of white chocolate curls decorating the top. It has a lovely creamy ice cream texture too, whilst still being quite light and fluffy. The flavours are all absolutely delicious too - I was seriously impressed with just how good all the flavours are here. I was expecting the "White Chocolate" portion to just taste like vanilla ice cream but instead it has a lovely melted white chocolately flavour. The Chocolate & Cocoa ice cream has a rich and intense chocolate flavour whilst still being sweet and creamy. However, it was the Hazelnut & Chocolate quarter that was my favourite, it's not quite Nutella in ice cream form, but it still captures a chocolate and hazelnut combination successfully.

Grocery Gems Review: Iceland Bellissima Chocolate Italian Gelato

RATING: 9 out of 10.
Buy them again?: Yes.
Purchased: Iceland.
Price: £2.00p (for 850ml tub).

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