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Marks & Spencer Made Without Dairy Unsweetened Almond Drink

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Just a quick review for this new M&S Unsweetened Almond Milk today...I spotted this in the Free From section of M&S over the weekend for £1.50, which compared to Alpro Almond Milk (which is usually £1.89 in most supermarkets), is a bit of a bargain. It's made with similar ingredients but seems to have a higher percentage of almonds in, although I haven't compared it directly to Alpro.


I usually use almond milk as a lighter alternative for hot chocolate if I have vegan guests, but on this occasion I tried it by itself. It was pretty good, it has a slightly thicker and creamier consistency than Alpro Unsweetened Almond Milk does. I later made some hot chocolate with it and it tasted even better, and since it's unsweetened I added some raspberry stevia drops to make a nice light drink. 

Overall, this is a pretty good Dairy Free Unsweetened Almond Milk and to be honest I'll happily buy it again over Alpro! If you're after a healthier, low sugar dairy free mil…

Spotted In Shops! Oreo Egg N' Spoon, Oreo Thins, Twix Cookies, Tic Tac Breeze & More...

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It's that time of month again...no, not for a grumpy Kev who craves chocolate but a time to lust over new food products, with a jam (and cake) packed edition of Spotted In Shops!


There's been quite a lot of new releases on the shelves in the month since Christmas, so let's take a look at what's out there. Hold on tight you're in for a sugary ride!

Cadbury Dairy Milk Egg 'N' Spoon Oreo:

Cadbury's have replaced their Vanilla Egg 'N' Spoons (Which I loved!) with this new version containing Oreo cookie pieces. Available in all supermarkets.

Twix Chocolate Caramel Cookies:

Last year we got Twix Spread, but this year Twix is getting the cookie treatment! Who knows what we'll get next...Twix Doughnut anyone? Spotted in Tesco, fresh bakery section.

Oreo Thins UK version:

Oreos have slimmed down! I hear these are very good...available in both Original Vanilla and Chocolate Cream flavours. Spotted in Tesco.

McVitie's Digestives Thins Milk Chocolat…

Montezuma's Absolute Black 100% Cocoa Dark Chocolate

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If you're trying to reduce the sugar this January, it can be mighty hard to find a lower sugar chocolate bar, let alone one that's sugar free. Luckily, a few companies are now making them more widely available. One is Montezuma's, whose Absolute Black 100% Cocoa bar is now available from Sainsbury's stores.

As well as being completely sugar free (apart from the naturally occurring sugars found in cocoa beans), it's also dairy free, vegan, soya free and gluten free. However it may contain traces of dairy, nuts and sesame seeds.


I've had plenty of 100% cocoa bars in my time, from the likes of Hotel Chocolat and Grenada Chocolate Company, and all have varied in taste. Some are bitter and unpleasant and some have a smooth sweet flavour despite the lack of sugar.

This bar achieves some sort of middle ground. It will definitely be bitter to anyone unaccustomed to 100% chocolate, but to me it tasted fairly mild compared to some bars. If you're avoiding sugar or o…

Solkiki Toasted White Vegan Chocolate

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Another #veganuary review today, and this time it's for a very special bar indeed. This is an "Academy of Chocolate Bronze 2016 Winner", made in micro batches with directly traded single estate cacao. It's called Solkiki Toasted White and is minimally processed with only three ingredients: organic cold-pressed cacao butter, organic cane sugar and organic coconut. Does the lack of extra ingredients make it boring? Definitely not!

As well as being vegan and dairy free, like all of Solkiki's chocolates this bar is GMO free, and free from pesticides and herbicides. It's made in Solkiki's renewable factory, which offers only uncut, unprocessed chocolate. Pretty impressive!


I love the presentation of the bar; it feels super special with it's mysterious black wrapper.


There's a "Tasting Notes" board where you can mark which flavours you feel best describe the chocolate. Such a fun touch! There's also this cheeky Day Of The Dead skull makin…

Co Yo Salted Caramel Coconut Milk Yoghurt

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I've never been a fan of regular yogurts, they're just not something I eat a lot of, but one brand I've always had a soft spot for is Co Yo (in fact I reviewed their Original Co Yo Yoghurt wayyy back!) Their yogurts are made exclusively with coconut milk, and are suitable for anyone who is dairy free or vegan. They also contain no added sugar and are suitable for anyone on The Paleo Diet.


They're usually around £2 a pot but Tesco are selling them for £1.50 currently so I couldn't resist giving this Salted Caramel variety a try. It contains coconut caramel, which is a mixture of coconut milk, coconut sugar and Himalayan salt. Opening the lid, it had a very natural but distinct caramel aroma.


Taking a spoonful, the first thing I noticed was just how thick and rich the texture of the yogurt is. It's very satisfying and creamy, and feels like a proper luxury yogurt. The caramel taste is strong, but rather than the super sweet throat burning caramel in many product…