Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bontà Divina Tiramisù

There was only once that I had a tiramisù in a restaurant here in Portugal that I liked (they tend to skip the marsala wine), however since I've never been to Italy, I cannot compare.
I suppose that the top restaurants, namely those in hotels, must do it well, but I don't frequent them.
Some years ago I found the Bontà Divina brand in the supermarket and when I saw the tiramisù, I had to give it a try.
I must say that I'm always suspicious about buying desserts that are not home-made, but after reading the ingredients that include mascarpone cheese from Alto Adige, sicilian DOC marsala wine and coffeee, I thought that it could be a good option.
Like I said before, I've never been to Italy to try the original, but I can tell you my option resulted quite positive.
The product is well presented and its degustation is pleasing, with a special touch given by the marsala wine.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Lizi's Treacle and Pecan Granola

I know that cereals are good for breakfast and that they are a healthy and lasting source of energy, however I get tired after a couple of days eating them.
There are not rare the times that I eat them before going to bed, instead of having them in the morning.
Anyway, I'm not the kind of person who goes to buy something just because it showed in the media, however a packing with a good image will call my attention. That's what happened with Lizi's Treacle and Pecan Granola, from GoodCarb Food Company.
I can't remember if at that time I had the intention to buy breakfast (or not) cereals, but since the packing had such a nice look and the word "granola" was on it (I had read good things about it on a blog), I picked it up, read the ingredients, that include pecan, which is something that I like and it's rare to find in products here in Portugal, and decided to buy it.
With roasted pecans that contain selenium, zinc, vitamin E and anti-oxidants, this granola is complemented with black treacle, resulting in a "golden toffee flavour".
Included are also sunflower and pumpkin seeds (know for their benefits in prostrate problems prevention).
The taste is pleasant, not as sweet as those breakfast cereals for children, nor dull like other ones and after adding the milk, they keep crunchy.
If you like cereals, you should give it a try.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Milka ChocoWafer

Milka, a Kraftfoods company, has recently introduced a round shaped wafer sandwich with cocoa filling and covered with milk chocolate.
The wafer is of good quality, which is noticeable when crunched.
As for the chocolate, it features the Milka's quality and is used in a suitable quantity.
If you don't have a sweet tooth, but still like these kind of wafers, there is also a white chocolate version that has a more subtle taste.
At the time of this article being published, Milka doesn't seem to provide an easy to find information on their websites about this product.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Rio Mints Honey Melon Flavour

The brand Rio Mints has recently launched two new flavours that took their main debut in the australian market and are now available in other countries, yesterday I had the opportunity to taste them here in Portugal.
Pink Grape Fruit and Honey Melon are the new fruit flavour options in a line of sugar free mints that come inside these really neat tin boxes with a practical mechanism.
Not being a fan of these kind of products and not wanting to make judgements about their use in terms of diet/health issues, I found the Honey Melon flavour to have a good taste and a pleasant cool sensation.
If you are into these kind of products, it's quite possible that your opinion may be positive.
Rio Mints is a brand from Sweet Life AG, Switzerland.