Ben & Jerry’s Birthday Cake ice cream

It’s my birthday this month so it seemed a good reason to try one of the newest Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavours: Birthday Cake

It’s apparently vanilla cake batter ice cream with strawberry swirls, cake pieces AND pink frosting

If I’m completely honest it’s a little sweet for me, so its been open for over two weeks already and is being eaten in very small spoonfuls at a time!

It’s different in a good way though I wish they’d bring back Fossil Fuel flavour

Food: gin and tonic popcorn

The craze for fancy gin or gin flavoured food has been around for a few months now: the market at Christmas was oversaturated with various concoctions – most of which sounded ghastly and were all expensive

The bubble appears to have burst on that market and things are starting to be sold off cheaply well before their best before date. Which I how I ended up trying gin and tonic flavoured popcorn

I did put it back in the shelf once before deciding it was something I’d never try at anywhere near full price and clearly the shops were not planning to continue selling it

However I do wish that I hadn’t bought it as it so gross it ended up going in the bin!

Hotel Chocolat teaolat drink

I am perhaps too open-minded, there is little other comprehendible reason why I’d try a drink made of cacao shells – which are usually discarded so people can get to the far more tasty cacao beans

Apparently you can brew them, mix them with ginger and chai, call it a health drink and charge £2.50 for 330ml. Unfortunately it will taste like bitter water so repeat purchasers will be unlikely…

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Food: Maryland Cookie Bites

On occasion Maryland chocolate chip cookies are a nice treat in the event of a crisis, they aren’t the best in the world however they are consistently tasty enough and can sit at the back of a cupboard for ages waiting for a suitable emergency

As such Maryland cookie bites sounded a bit fun, even if they were chocolate chip and caramel flavour

Weirdly they weren’t that tasty, they were just sort of dry and vaguely chocolate flavoured

They would not resolve anything in the event of an emergency

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Food: Fire & Smoke Sweet Heat Bacon

Bacon cause cancer, however it’s tasty so in moderation it’s a risk I will take

However if every slice is a potential risk then it needs to be really nice, the Fire & Smoke range of cooked meats are pretty nice so their bacon promised to be worth the risk.

The Hellish Hot Sweet Heat flavoured product has a bit of a chilli taste, however it wasn’t very hot – certainly not hellishly so

Overall the taste was fine, however it’s not special enough to bother with again.

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Food: Pukka Tea Relax

It’s below zero during the day at the moment, which is just grim. Plus I’m still not feeling 100%, so I decided to buy some funky tea

Pukka Teas have a flavour called ‘Relax’ which sounds a nice concept. Apparently it contains chamomile tea, fennel seed and marshmallow root, I’ve no idea if these things are meant to relaxing – frankly a bar of dark chocolate sounds more relaxing

And it tastes like I licked a spoon after using it for five spice

Now to think of a use for 19 more not-so-relaxing tea bags…

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Food: Candy Kitten Eton Mess Swets

Candy Kitten are a gourmet sweets brand, which essentially means at full price it is £2.49 for a mere 150gr of sweets

The flavour isn’t a very accurate description of the taste; Elton Mess is strawberries, meringue and cream mixed together, these sweets taste vaguely of strawberry-related flavours and that’s about it

They also contain beef gelatine. I’m not vegetarian anymore however using gelatine in sweets always feels like an attempt to sneakily increase profit margins

Talking of sneaky, the beef gelatine is marked as being halal, however as the sweets also contain cochineal they can’t be halal – which makes me wonder who these overpriced, very chewy and under-flavoured sweets are aimed at… and then my darling spouse says he quite likes them at the very reduced price that I paid for them!

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Food: Birch Water

Birch Water is literally the bottle sap of a birch tree and what was a traditional drink in a few European countries is now billed as a superfood – largely due to the high levels of Manganese that it contains

Personally I only bought it due to the heavy discounting and because there were no fun smoothies on offer – my usual treat for the rare occasions that I decide walking a mile each way and braving the supermarket on a lunch break is unavoidable

Birch water may have funky levels of a mineral that I’d never heard of before, however it tastes like sugary water and wasn’t terribly fun

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Food: Gu Fusions

When anxiety strikes I tend to try to find fun food, sometimes this means buying random things that sound fun and then finding they really are not fun

Gu Fusions fall firmly in this category; strawberry mousse with fresh strawberry compote should taste nicer and preferably not flipping contain beef gelatine

I should have stuck with eating chocolate instead

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