Tesco Finest – West Country Yoghurt

I got these thinking they would be really luxurious and yummy… it tastes like I’m eating pure clotted cream…. don’t get me wrong – I love clotted cream. But this is like I’m literally eating it out of the pot. I feel like I should spread it on a scone – it even has the thick texture!

It was on offer… so I have not one, but five. FML.

Celebration Cookie, Millie’s Cookies

Me and my friend from work had a little pact whereby when we made our first ‘placements’ as recently promoted Consultants, then we would treat ourselves to a giant cookie from Millies.  Having seen then in the window of their store of London Bridge many times, this offered an incentive to do well and reap the benefit of diving cookie-first into choc chip heaven if we succeeded.

I was mega mega pleased when I finally placed someone.  It has been a long time coming and it felt like lots of hard work had finally paid off. So I was super delighted when my colleague waltzed in, brandishing a huge bag sporting the Millie’s Cookies logo.  As soon as I lifted the lid to the box inside, the tempting scent of sweet cookie came up and we sliced it up, just like a cake and dished it out to everyone.

It was such a wonderful treat, and such an impressive sight that I’m going to start getting these in place of birthday cakes.  I absolutely loved it!  The cookie was soft, chewy, sweet and tasty – all the things a cookie should be.  Customisable and available in different flavours and icings, they can be tailored to suit.  Each store should have a leaflet on the varieties available, which include a ‘cake’ version with two layers and filling.  http://www.milliescookies.com/gifts-celebration-cookie.aspx

They also do a box set called ‘A Dozen Roses’ which looks amazing, and as a hint hint hint – I want this for Feb 14th please!  ; )

(btw, ‘Da iawn Domo’ means “Well done Domo” – Domo being my nickname)

Breakfast, Absolutely Starving

Ooh yes.

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Mr Pretzels

Oh man, I can’t resist these tasty things.  Firstly, it’s the smell of them being cooked that wafts about the Westfield Centre and it’s that type of smell that you cannot help but salivate from.  Secondly, they are soooo good.  Before, my favourite pretzels were from Ditsch but now, I’ll never look back.  Now, it’s all about Mr. Pretzels

They chop up little samples for you to try and the little morsels are warm, covered in cinnamon sugar and sooo tasty!  There has been an occasion or two when it has been overcooked and too crisp (IMHO). On other (and most) occasions though, they have handed over a freshly baked, soooooft and delicious pretzel.  It’s not just cinnamon sugar you can get (but it’s the best I think), they also have nutella, vanilla sugar, and possibly even some savoury ones too. Try one! It’s a must!

 

BBQ Fried Dough

Is there any way that these might not be bad for my skin…? I feel as though I am feeding my spots, making them inflate further. If you’re wondering what they are, see the title…

*eating with dread but unable to stop* >_<

I’m back at home at the moment, so there’s loads of snacks around…. ack!

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The Woolpack, London

Sun is shining, it’s summer again in September/October (?!), what better than to go to to the pub with everyone at lunchtime? Oh happy day! Sun, beer garden, cool icy drinks… blissful!

At the moment, I am currently really strapped for cash. And it is times like these when you realise how expensive food is. A sandwich from Pret/M&S/Eat and all these other places is surprisingly costly considering it’s a bit of filling and bread. Lunch is easily in the region of £5 and multiply that by 5 days a week and you get a broke blogger. *grump*

Anyway, come a sunny Friday afternoon and everyone is heading to the pub for lunch. With £26 to my name for 2 weeks, it appals me that one of the cheapest main meals is £8/9. I can’t get a scrappy little starter as main so I go for the £9 steak sandwich.  When it arrives though, I am glad – I would be gutted if it arrived and was really puny.

In terms of taste… hm.  I’ve had better.  I cannot seem to help but go for steak when I see it, and I must learn then when it comes in sandwich form, it will pretty much always be chewy.  This was no exception, it was a workout for the jaw indeed. Not enough filling for the thickness of the bread but was good to see some onions and mushrooms instead along with the meat.  The chips was good, and seems like it’s been ages since I had chips.  So they tasted *really* good today.  Lol.  Soooo, yes.  Hm. Steak sarnie.  There ya go. 

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Bang Bang Chicken!

Next time you’re wondering around in Camden, here’s somewhere to try.  Coming out of the station, you head to the right and towards the market.  As you go over the bridge, on the right-hand side and just by the bikes, is a Chinese food stall with a gent full of character who will let you try out some ‘Bang Bang Chicken’.

You have to be in the mood for this one, as the stall sells fast food – noodles, rice, black bean chicken, stir fry, veg and of course, Bang Bang Chicken – succulent pieces of seasoned chicken in a fine crumb/batter. So bad for you, but oooooh so good!

The chicken is tender, the batter is fine and crisp and they’re really darn tasty.. delish!

The Diner, Shoreditch

Having been to The Breakfast Club before and really enjoying it, I was a little unsure when going to The Diner.  Though, I am pleased to say that I had an enjoyable experience!  Starting off with a Coke Float, I delighted in half-drinking, half-eating it until food came. I went for the full, all day breakfast which was yum (although a little on the small portion I think) and followed this up with pancakes.  In such an establishment, it felt necessary to eat such things and after cramming it all in, I was delightfully FULL.  =)

Deffo worth a try, and a nice succinct menu that offers tasty American diner-style foods. A cosy place with not too many tables that has a great atmosphere.  Lovely!

Chocolate-covered edamame!

I passed these one evening while paying for my sushi. And I LOVE edamame. Normally though, the only edamame I am familiar with are the ones that come steamed, and with a sprinkling of chilli salt. So I was very intrigued to see these. And I like them! I wasn’t sure what to expect but after merrily chomping a few, they’re a little but like chocolate covered peanuts. Crunchy, slightly salty and overall very pleasant. Yum! =)

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Pierre Hermé – macarons

Oh Pierre. You really are exquisite at what you do. I never thought that I was a fan of macarons until I ate yours. Now I want to try every flavour you invent.

Pictured from left to right – salted caramel, rose, pistachio and passionfruit/milk chocolate

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Available from Selfridges on Oxford Street.  Pierre Hermé