Sunday, June 28, 2009

Andros Pressed Pineapple Juice



With all these soft drinks available for the consumer to choose from and marketing campaigns supported by relatively high budgets, the niche of natural juices may have some difficulties to achieve a noticeable position.
Nevertheless in the later years there has been a more conscious approach of the consumer and natural products have conquered some territory.
Of course that I also buy soft drinks, but I do prefer the natural juices.
When looking at the price tag, usually the consumer's first reaction is : this is much more expensive than a soft drink. However if one thinks that when buying a soft drink you are buying something like 10 to 20 per cent of concentrated juice and the rest is water and chemicals, considering the health benefits of drinking a natural juice, which one is more expensive ?Although I don't buy their juices that often, namely because I know a more affordable brand here in Portugal, yesterday I've decided to try the Andros Pressed Pineapple Juice ( Andros Jus d'Ananas Press├ęs).
This is an almost 100% natural pasteurized juice (I say almost because it contains pectin and gellan gum) made from pressed pineapples.
You can expect a very pleasant taste, almost identical as if you had pressed the pineapples yourself.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Magnum Mini (Double Chocolate & Double Caramel)



This weekend I bought a six units pack of Magnum Mini with double chocolate and double caramel.
Both flavours feature an exterior coat of chocolate and a thinner one separated by a layer of the mentioned flavour.
As the name implies, chocolate is the core element of the double chocolate version, while the caramel one has a vanilla inside (it's white so I suppose it's vanilla).
With a creamy interior, one of the main characteristics of the Magnum line of ice creams is the quality of its chocolate, confirmed by Magnum Mini.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

TUC Crackers - Bacon Flavour


It's been a while since I last bought these biscuits from LU.
Thin crackers with a bacon flavour inside layer and the correct salty taste, these biscuits are a pleasant surprise for those who never tasted them.
After trying the first one, it's difficult to stop.

Monday, June 8, 2009

LU PiM's - Orange Flavour



We all know that the combination of chocolate and orange is one of the most appreciated ones.
Knowing this fact, LU (a Kraft Foods subsidiary) has come up a few years ago with a line of soft biscuits covered with a top layer of dark chocolate and a tangy orange fillng.
I've known these for years and I can tell you that they are one of my favourite choices in terms of cookies, or biscuits if you prefer to call.
The most worth mentioning fact is the well achieved balanced between all the ingredients, making of Lu PiM's a pleasant degustation experience.
Soon I will review the raspberry flavour, which I bought yesterday.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Toblerone Fruit & Nut



Known for its smoothness and the bits of almond nougat with honey, the Toblerone chocolates are appreciated worldwide.
I've known the classic version for years, but today I tasted the Fruit & Nut one for the first time.
The consistency of the chocolate seemed almost imperceptibly smoother than the classic one (maybe it was because of the temperature) and the raisins add a nice touch.
Although not revolutionary, I found the composition well achieved, making the degustation of this chocolate a pleasant moment and a secure bet for Krat Foods Switzerland.