#11: Kingsmill Tasty Wholemeal Medium

Hello, I know I’ve been away too long but allow me to use the ever-reliable excuse of “exams” (sounds a lot better than “sheer laziness”).

Anyway I tried a new bread, Kingsmill Tasty Wholeneal Medium, and it is so good that I was seized by the urge to review it.

This is my first time trying Kingsmill. I was an ardent supporter of Warburtons and a Hovis hater, but I’ve been converted. This bread is thick, fluffy, soft, and actually tasty! It toasts well but it’s so nice that I often eat it without toasting (especially with peanut butter).

It doesn’t claim to be a slimmer’s bread, but at 68 calories per slice it’s not TOO bad, and even for me, worth the extra calories.

The best before date was two days ago and it shows no signs of aging or drying so far, but we shall wait and see.

My only complaint is that there are only 12 slices in a loaf, whereas many other medium loaves have around 14-16? So it ends up being a little pricier.

Go forth, and buy Kingsmill!

Rating: 8.5/10

Price: 75p/loaf

Calories: 68/slice

Would I buy again? Yes!


#10: Tesco Carrot Cake Flavour Yogurt


I saw a glowing review of this magical sounding carrot cake yogurt and immediately rushed out to Tesco to get my hands on it. I almost couldn’t find it, but luckily I managed to get the second last pot before it sold out. 

I expected it to taste exactly like a carrot cake (lofty expectations, I know). But it mostly tasted like a tangy cream cheese frosting that goes on carrot cakes. I couldn’t really taste carrot, although they actually included carrot purée, although only 2%. The consistency is too thick, not as light and creamy as I’d have liked. 

It was not an unpleasant treat, just a little disappointing. But it’s partially my fault for expecting yogurt to taste exactly like a carrot cake isn’t it?

Price: 60p for a 100g pot

Rating: 7/10

Would I buy again? I’d prefer to try new flavours, but I don’t regret giving it a try either. 

#9: Alpro Soya Dessert – Dark Chocolate


This thing deserves a shoutout. The moment I tasted it I regretted it. Why? Because I knew from then on that I would never be able to stop buying this. 

I have calmed down a bit after going through 12 of these in a month and I could probably go without them for the next month or two. 

But I will never forget that first taste of smooth dark chocolate: liquidy but not runny, sweet but never sickeningly so. I don’t think there is anything similar to this on the market right now. It’s not a vegan version of chocolate mousse/pudding/yogurt, it’s in a league of its own. 


Price: £1.50 for 4 pots

Rating: 10/10

Would I buy again? Yes, a million times