It’s been a very busy time in the ATIE kitchen over the last few weeks, I have only just got round to writing this post! There have been some fab products to try out this month and last, and as usual, a good variety too. This month we’ve got: cookie roulette, Korean sauces, yoghurt, salami and milk. I didn’t try them all in one sitting of course!
First up I tried out cookie roulette! Each year ABF, The Soldiers’ Charity raises money for soldiers, veterans and their families and this year every box of these cookies sold means £2 gets donated to the charity. They are available here. I love that they are shaped like a chilli and it was good fun trying not to choose the one with chilli in. Luckily I didn’t get it as I had a nibble and it is unbelievably hot!
These Korean sauces from YogiYo sounded really good, I wasn’t quite sure what to do with them at first but they are really versatile and as it turns out you can add them to pretty much anything. We marinated some chicken in the Galbi sauce which was a really good mix of sweet, spice and savoury. We had this with some sweet potato chips and tried the Gochu Jang dipping sauce with them; loved how spicy this was! I tend to prefer cooking up my own sauces but I was so impressed with the flavour of all of these they are definitely one I’ll keep in the cupboard for adding to all sorts of things in future.
I’ve tried a few of the Serious Pig products before; I normally slice up one of the salamis and add it to home made pizza (which is delicious by the way!). I’m not a big fan of ginger but I was pleasantly surprised by the chilli and ginger salami and snackingham; quite a bit of chilli but not too much ginger that it’s overpowering. These are really good with a nice cold beer.
Rachel’s have a limited edition Fig & Honey Yogurt which I have been really enjoying for breakfast in the morning with either granola or a few chopped nuts. I always like honey in my yogurt and love figs too so this flavour combination is definitely one for me! Shame it’s limited edition!
I was curious to try out these products from A2 Milk; firstly to see if it tastes any different to ‘normal’ milk and secondly to have some UHT milk on standby for any milk emergencies! A2 milk is produced from cows who don’t produce any A1 protein in their milk; it can be easier to digest than regular milk. I made a round of hot chocolates and a batch of porridge with the semi-skimmed and skimmed milk and I couldn’t tell the difference. You do get a slight UHT taste with them but I quite like that! The little milk bottle sweets were a nice treat too!
Thanks to ABF, YogiYo, Serious Pig, Rachel’s and A2 for the samples. All opinions expressed are my own.