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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:14 am    Post subject: It's a new taste sensation  Reply with quote

Tried anything new recently that made you go 'wow'?

I recently bought some oven bottom muffins for the first time the other day and really liked them toasted with butter and marmalade. I bought them in Sainsbury's in Bath and, really irritatingly, can't buy them in any other supermarket locally, despite the fact I recall them being for sale there in the past.

Anyhow, I digress slightly because the real reason I started this was not because of the muffins, but the marmalade. When in the same store I bought some Frank Cooper's Muscovado Marmalade which is amazing. I assume it is a Sainsbury's exclusive, as it isn't on the manufacturer's website and I've not seen it anywhere else (I'm a supermarket whore and shop in nearly all of them!).

http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/webap...s-muscovado-oxford-marmalade-454g

It's an unusual dark colour (think Branston Pickle brown) with a rich burnt orange flavour and has a great ratio of bits to jelly.

We have a few smaller stores around us and this appears to only be stocked in the larger ones, so if you like marmalade (and Sainsbury's) go try it.

I just need to find those muffins to go with it now, toast just ain't cutting it!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone in the Metro letters page suggested trying peanut better with marmalade and a response in today's edition suggested trying it with beetroot! Think I'll pass on those ideas.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last truly, "wow that is lovely" taste I had was a few years back; harissa paste.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:52 am    Post subject: Re: It's a new taste sensation Reply with quote

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Tried anything new recently that made you go 'wow'?

I recently bought some oven bottom muffins for the first time the other day and really liked them toasted with butter and marmalade. I bought them in Sainsbury's in Bath and, really irritatingly, can't buy them in any other supermarket locally, despite the fact I recall them being for sale there in the past.

Anyhow, I digress slightly because the real reason I started this was not because of the muffins, but the marmalade. When in the same store I bought some Frank Cooper's Muscovado Marmalade which is amazing. I assume it is a Sainsbury's exclusive, as it isn't on the manufacturer's website and I've not seen it anywhere else (I'm a supermarket whore and shop in nearly all of them!).

http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/webap...s-muscovado-oxford-marmalade-454g

It's an unusual dark colour (think Branston Pickle brown) with a rich burnt orange flavour and has a great ratio of bits to jelly.

We have a few smaller stores around us and this appears to only be stocked in the larger ones, so if you like marmalade (and Sainsbury's) go try it.

I just need to find those muffins to go with it now, toast just ain't cutting it!


We've been buying Sheldons' Oven Bottom Muffins for a couple of years now as an alternative to buns for bacon sandwiches. We lightly toast them and then put the bacon in. Sainsbury's sell them and Aldi do their own version which is just as good.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got offered (and took) an Oddfellow at the weekend - remember those! An acquired taste I grant you but I did enjoy it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sheldon's was the make I bought, but only the store in Bath sells the bloody things. Our nearest big Sainsbury's in Frome only has one Sheldon's product, cheese topped rolls. It's frustrating because they used to be sold in all the local supermarkets, but not any more. Just as I discover how nice they are!

I've not been to Asda in a while, though, so that may be my last hope. Failing that it's back to Bath and clearing a shelf in the freezer...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twinkie; Tesco's sell them, my god I don't think I have ever tasted something that tastes like it was made using only chemicals; truly horrid.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Twinkie; Tesco's sell them, my god I don't think I have ever tasted something that tastes like it was made using only chemicals; truly horrid.


My daughter got given one at Guides the other week as they had all brung in American food for Independence Day ( )

She was on a proper sugar high for hours afterwards!
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Humphrey The Pug wrote:
Twinkie; Tesco's sell them, my god I don't think I have ever tasted something that tastes like it was made using only chemicals; truly horrid.


My daughter got given one at Guides the other week as they had all brung in American food for Independence Day ( )

She was on a proper sugar high for hours afterwards!


Lol; I don't have a sweet tooth but it wasn't the sweetness of it, it was just rank, the wife who loves sweet food and fake food, saw that they were on offer so she thought she would give then a try; she hated them as well.

Don't look at the ingredients.
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Something called a "cramique". Which is a sort of amazingly delicious soft Belgian brioche bun with melting chocolate chips in it.

A friend brought some around for breakfast one Sunday morning and now we are hooked. The place we get them from is one of those ridiculously upscale French bakeries that wouldn't last six seconds if it wasn't in South Kensington, the price is punchy and they are undoubtedly not good for the waistline, but they are one of those little pleasures that make life a little less grey, especially when just freshly-baked and still warm!

http://www.auxmerveilleux.com/the-cramiques/
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totes amazeballs, Jonny.  What's French for 'I saw you coming'?  
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Totes amazeballs, Jonny. What's French for 'I saw you coming'?


   

I did actually hear a girl say that on the tube at Parsons Green the other day!

For sure it's a rip-off, but they taste so amazing that once in a while, I don't mind!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't see a price when I click that link. How much we talking?

There's a poncy pretend Fronch bakery in Bath, so when I go get me muffins I can pop in there and see if they do them.
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Magnum Double Peanut Butter. Get on it, lovely.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:05 pm    Post subject: Re: It's a new taste sensation Reply with quote

simonp wrote:
Tried anything new recently that made you go 'wow'?

Not that recent, but Wispa Gold.
Why on earth did Cadburys ever stop making them?  I realised just how much I had been missing them
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Cookies & Cream ice cream (and/or Caramel ice cream), sparingly drizzled with Pedro Ximinez sherry.  

Both ingredients from Lidl so it doesn't break the bank!
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simonp wrote:
I can't see a price when I click that link. How much we talking?

There's a poncy pretend Fronch bakery in Bath, so when I go get me muffins I can pop in there and see if they do them.


To be honest, I'm not sure. I prefer not to know.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: It's a new taste sensation Reply with quote

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simonp wrote:
Tried anything new recently that made you go 'wow'?

Not that recent, but Wispa Gold.
Why on earth did Cadburys ever stop making them? I realised just how much I had been missing them


YES ! My absolute favourite chocolate bar .
I treat myself to one of these a week on a Friday , along with a bottle of fizzy pop

Speaking of which ^, Coke 'Life' (green bottle/can). It claims to be better for you than normal coke (more natural sugars ) and it tastes the best out of any of the cokes out there imo
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Brownies delivered from Gower Cottage Brownies are pretty good.

There is an Indian Steet Food restaurant in Headingley (The Cat's Pajamas) that do 2 Chick Pea starters (one is a sort of salad and one deep fried) that are most excellent
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I love a good honeycomb crunch ice cream and the other week picked a bucket of the stuff up from Aldi the other week - it was a taste sensation.
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Stick some PX sherry on it and report back!
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A choccy ice cream cone from the place in the village we're holidaying in.  Made themselves and I kept making disturbing noises all through.
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Cadbury's Double Chocolate Cookie Amaze Bites. Moreish. Very moreish. Too moreish!
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Another one that I discovered a while back, but that are now stocked in the same store as the marmalade is Walker's Banana Split Eclair toffees. Possibly the most heavenly sweetie ever made. Fucked my diet up good and proper, as we're currently tucking away about 8 bags a week!

The liquorice ones are rather moreish, too.

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Cadburys Dairy Milk Oreo is my downfall at the moment, trying to ration myself to 2 squares in the evening.
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I had a chocolate brownie from Gareth James Chocolatier in Tynemouth the other day and it was unbelievable. Thank God I don't live any nearer, you'd be rolling me down the street.

I regularly buy a box of Fab ice lollies for the freezer and I'll have one every night. Mrs Sacamano laughs at me and says she doesn't understand it but my point is that as a kid I loved Fabs and always said that if I was a millionaire I'd get boxes of them. I'm not a millionaire (a shock to many I know) but I have scraped enough coin together to live part of my dream...
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Cadburys Dairy Milk Oreo is my downfall at the moment, trying to ration myself to 2 squares in the evening.


You can enjoy my share - I find Oreo utterly rank!
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US favourites are a mystery to me:

Budweiser - the King of Beers? - nope it's a bloody awful thin liquid that tastes of chemicals that I wouldn't serve to my worst enemy.

McDonalds - home of the hamburger? - nope again, they make utter shite hamburgers.

Oreos - a US favourite with milk?  - a hard brown biscuit of some sort with white chemicals inbetween - just rank.

Twinkies? - see Humph's post - a sickly sweet pap that dissolves into mulch in the mouth.

The thing is if you go to the US you can find good beers, burgers, cakes etc. They just seem to export the crap. Maybe that's the idea?
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Frank Bullitt wrote:
Martin wrote:
Cadburys Dairy Milk Oreo is my downfall at the moment, trying to ration myself to 2 squares in the evening.


You can enjoy my share - I find Oreo utterly rank!


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Oreos are firmly in the top 5 of biscuits.
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I like Budweiser, always have, always will. Oreos are dirt, though.
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Bob Sacamano wrote:
US favourites are a mystery to me:

Budweiser - the King of Beers? - nope it's a bloody awful thin liquid that tastes of chemicals that I wouldn't serve to my worst enemy.

McDonalds - home of the hamburger? - nope again, they make utter shite hamburgers.

Oreos - a US favourite with milk? - a hard brown biscuit of some sort with white chemicals inbetween - just rank.

Twinkies? - see Humph's post - a sickly sweet pap that dissolves into mulch in the mouth.

The thing is if you go to the US you can find good beers, burgers, cakes etc. They just seem to export the crap. Maybe that's the idea?


Hershey's milk chocolate is revolting!
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Alot of sweet tooth's on here; savoury man myself.

Agree Racing; I'm not a big chocolate fan, however Hershey's is just vile, it also has a weird dry after-taste.
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I like Budweiser, always have, always will. Oreos are dirt, though.


Not a fan of Budweiser either, it's how I imagine a pint of Tenants Super tastes once a tramp has drunk and got rid of it.

Actually, on the Alcohol front the last drink that got me thinking 'wow' was Leffe Nectar
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I like Budweiser, always have, always will. Oreos are dirt, though.


Not a fan of Budweiser either, it's how I imagine a pint of Tenants Super tastes once a tramp has drunk and got rid of it.

Actually, on the Alcohol front the last drink that got me thinking 'wow' was Leffe Nectar


On the alcohol front, it was a truly spectacular Italian dessert wine that my father-in-law opened after this year's family Christmas meal. His brother had been given it by a wine-maker he knew in Tuscany with the recommendation that it was particularly special, and indeed so it turned out to be. I assume it was a vin santo but don't remember for the time being. But it was simply gorgeous. We've got some rose from the same vineyard at home, so I'll need to check this evening and see if I can work out what it was.
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The current IPA vogue is something I'm right into. Tesco have a great range and a lot of the best ones are from the States. Brooklyn East IPA and Lagunitas taste very different from one another, but I like both very much.

When it comes to Budweiser I'll take the Czech version, please.
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Hershey's chocolate is awful. Estrella is my favourite lager, not a new thing though as it has been for a while. I discovered Doom Bar a few years when on holiday in Padstow (always like to try the local stuff on holiday) and that's been high up on my list since.

Probably not something I should admit, but we both have a 'thing' for Tattinger Pink Champage after spending the afternoon drinking it in Monaco last year. Not as expensive as it sounds as it was at the Fairmont Sunday Brunch which is a set price and amazing value based on what we got through.  That whole afternoon was a taste sensation.
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I can't really eat milk chocolate now ,having no discovered that as you grow older dark chocolate becomes far more preferable.
This is simply stupendous chocolate ,and worth the silly pricing.

http://www.chocolatetradingco.com...?gclid=CPfcjfny8s0CFdZAGwodsKcIqA
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I'm getting back into the real ales again. A couple of local favourites are Radgie Gadgie and Workie Ticket. Anyone from Newcastle will be familiar with those two terms, in fact I would class myself as the latter (see Next PM thread).
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Martin wrote:
Hershey's chocolate is awful.

Agreed

Bob Sacamano wrote:
The thing is if you go to the US you can find good beers, burgers, cakes etc. They just seem to export the crap. Maybe that's the idea?

On my recent trip, one of the guides recommended Shake Shack if you wanted a decent fast-food cheeseburger.  So long as you don't mind ordering some weirdly named item, it was certainly far better tasting than the offerings from McDonalds
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Most burger places are better than McDonalds! There was one by our hotel in NY and due to it always having a queue out of the door, we have it a go and it was nice enough but far from the best burger I've had. They have a place in Covent Garden now if you want to try one closer to home
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Budweiser tastes a lot like bottled lager and Oreos are very biscuity.
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5 Guys does a good burger; bit on the expensive side though.
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franki68 wrote:
I can't really eat milk chocolate now ,having no discovered that as you grow older dark chocolate becomes far more preferable.
This is simply stupendous chocolate ,and worth the silly pricing.

http://www.chocolatetradingco.com...?gclid=CPfcjfny8s0CFdZAGwodsKcIqA


I really like Madecasse Toasted Coconut. Also a silly price, about 3 for 75g.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Humphrey The Pug wrote:
5 Guys does a good burger; bit on the expensive side though.


There's one of those in Dundee now and while I agree the burger was better than McDonalds I didn't think it was that special.
The colleague I went with was way too excited by the whole thing but apparently it's their favourite place to dine  

I won't be going back.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried a GBK a while back and wasn't all that enamoured, especially as a burger, fries and drink came to nearly 18 quid! There's a burger gaff in Eton called the Flaming Cow and the fries in there are the nicest I've ever had, but the burger was only OK. Good beer, though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

simonp wrote:
I tried a GBK a while back and wasn't all that enamoured, especially as a burger, fries and drink came to nearly 18 quid! .


Expensive Maccy Ds is what I thought!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fat Hippo in Newcastle and Durham do excellent burgers:

http://www.fathippo.co.uk/
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob Sacamano wrote:
Fat Hippo in Newcastle and Durham do excellent burgers:

http://www.fathippo.co.uk/


Though by using tilt-shift on their photos that have made their food look tiny!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honest Burger, fantastic burger and amazing Fries:

http://www.honestburgers.co.uk

Ate there in Camden when the wife was at a gig.


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