Thursday, 19 February 2009

New Foods!

I have been enjoying some new larabar flavours that received in my lovely Valentine's Day package. I have tried the coconut cream pie so far and the cocoa mole flavour- both are really scrummy! The cocoa mole flavour was lovely and chocolate-y but had a little spicy kick to it- yummo! The coconut cream pie was really tasty too. It had a nice texture because of the coconut and tasted really nice and sweet.

I will definitely be stocking up on these flavours when I next go to Wholefoods! Sadly, I don't think I can get these flavours in any shops nearer me : (

On the savory front, I have been loving these:

I am a huge fan of regular baked beans (I eat them cold straight out of the can!!) but these are even better! They are soya beans instead of haricot (the usual beans in baked beans) so have a totally different texture and are in a rich tomato sauce. Now, I have eaten these both hot and cold and they are scrummy either way! I have actually just eaten them on their own as a snack (I know I am strange!) but I bet they would be great to cook with too.

Branston also do soya beans in a sweet chilli sauce, which I did think about trying but I wasn't sure if I'd like it. Maybe I will try them next time!

I also found these cutie and threw them into a stir-fry recently:

The finished product;

I really loved this gnocchi. They held their shape really nicely and absorbed all the flavours of the stir-fry really nicely. I will definitely be buying some more soon!

I have also picked up these, which I have yet to try:

These are Grassington's 'chicken style nuggets'. I have never eaten vegan chicken nuggets before so I was really excited when I saw these in the supermarket where I was shopping. I have like the other Grassington's products that I have tried so I am hoping that these will not disappoint!

I also bought these noodles, which will be making an appearance in a stir-fry very soon methinks:

They are fresh ramen noodles and come with a little bottle of 'Wakame dressing'. I assume that because it is called a 'dressing' rather than a 'sauce' that they are meant to be eaten cold but I am not sure I fancy cold noodles! I will let you know what I think of them anyway!


cosmicwild said...

The beans are lush arnt they!
try the chickpea one its soo nice, realy nice change from the usual baked beans :D
found a bar today that i dont think youv tried so yaay :D

i used to love that gnocchi before i went wheat free, gnocchi was my fav :( *criesss* haha

cosmicwild said...

Tjankyou for your nice coment ^_^
yee i kno i recon im better of without him to be honest!
i want to just proper consentrate with my work now because he realy mucked up my college life and stuff grr hehe

oo i found what the cereal was called for you :)
"Lizi's granola-toasted ready to eat cereal- low GL" "goodcarb"
thats all stuff written on the packet, i got it from tescoss in the like free from whole foods section, if u cant get it in tescos its on that and stuff
its like soo morish! i love itt
umm wel how much are a couple bars :D if u make the budget il shop to it :D:D haha

flower said...

Hey Ive been sampling the Larabars I bought the other, I see what all the fuss is about now, they are yum. Only thing is not having a ready supply I dont want to eat them too quickly as I cant replace them, lol :)
Looking forward to hearing what you think of the other flavours

cosmicwild said...

omggg i just got your packageee
:D:D:D i was sooo happy omg yay haha
sorrry i havnt sent your yet :(:( i have been realy poorly and havnt got anywere to get some more decent ones but ima going in today so ima finish getting them then :D
thankyuuu again xxxx

Vaala said...

I've never seen the Grassington's brand of chicken nuggets but the ones we buy sometimes are really good - perfect for the 'can't be bothered to cook' nights.