It’s been a while since I took a look at what’s new and kosher, and there are some great products that are perfect now that summer is here and the weather is looking better – for now at least! Here are some of my favourites, PLUS read on to see how you can win two bottles of fabulously summery rose wine, courtesy of Kedem Europe – l’chaim!
I’m a real creature of habit at breakfast time, and it’s tea and toast pretty much every morning. But now that the weather is getting warmer, a hot breakfast isn’t quite so appealing, so I was delighted to have an alternative. Lizi’s Granola comes in 6 different delicious-sounding flavours like passionfruit and pistachio, mango macadamia, and Belgian chocolate, plus options like gluten-free, low sugar, organic, and high-protein. I usually steer away from breakfast cereals because of the high sugar content but Lizi’s low sugar granola is less than 4% sugar!
My Mum taste tested the treacle-pecan flavour and enjoyed the nutty flavour and crunchy texture. I also used some of the granola to make cookies and they were delicious – I do like a versatile breakfast cereal!
Lizi’s Granola is certified KLBD and is available from Lizis.co.uk as well as supermarkets and other outlets.
Everything’s good, so long as it’s chocolate, right? Galaxy swirlers are a new addition to the Galaxy milk chocolate range, designed to be dunked (swirled?) into hot drinks for a melty, chocolatey treat. There are two varieties, caramel crunch and shortbread crunch.
Not sure about hot drinks right now (phew it’s HOT!) but the British weather is nothing if not unpredictable! I’m sure we’ll be reaching for the kettle before too long…
Galaxy swirlers are kosher KLBD, and are available from all major retailers at RRP £2.09 per bar.
Booja-Booja organic non-dairy ice-cream
This time last year Booja-Booja’s cacao beans and nibs were included in New & Kosher, and I’m delighted that this year they’ve expanded their range of fabulous organic non-dairy ice-creams, all of which bear the KLBD hechsher. Two of the flavours – chocolate & vanilla – have already won at the Great Taste Awards.
There are six flavours to choose from – Caramel Pecan Praline, Chocolate Salted Caramel, Raspberry Ripple, Hazelnut Chocolate Truffle, Hunky Punky Chocolate, and Keep Smiling Vanilla M’Gorilla. It’s hard to choose a favourite, but if pushed I’d probably go for the raspberry ripple which had generous swirls of intensely fruity raspberry puree that were just delicious! The hazelnut chocolate truffle would be a close second though – rich nutty, chocolatey flavour and big chunks of sublime truffle. Yum. To be honest, whichever you choose, you’re unlikely to be disappointed.
The ice-creams are made with a creamy cashew nut base, and have at least 70% less saturated fat than similar premium dairy ice-creams. They are made with minimal ingredients and without preservatives or other additives, unlike many of the other parve ice-creams that are available.
Booja-Booja dairy free ice creams are available from independent health food stores, Ocado, Holland and Barrett and Waitrose at an RRP of £5.99 (500ml) and £1.99 (110ml).
Summer rosé wines
Rosé wines have been becoming increasingly popular in recent years, particularly as a fresh, fruity, summery tipple, so a big thanks to Kedem Europe who have launched a range of kosher rosé wines just in time for summer! I tasted some of them at KFWE earlier in the year, and I’m looking forward to drinking more of them over the next few months.
Kedem Europe have kindly provided two bottles of rosé for one lucky reader of family-friends-food.com! The first is Ramon Cardova Rosado, a refreshing Spanish pink rioja which is floral and fruity, with flavours of strawberry and citrus – great with summer food like fish and salads. The second bottle is Château Sainte Béatrice Instant B Côtes De Provence, a complex French rosé wine with a beautiful colour, herbal aromas, and fruity flavours of apricot and pineapple. It would be the perfect drink on a sunny afternoon, or to accompany light meals and summer desserts.
Both wines – plus plenty more kosher rosés – are available from kosher shops, wine merchants, and online, and retail at around £14.99 per bottle.
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