I’m very excited about some new biscuits from Doves organic.
Why? Because they’re experimenting with quinoa and figs for their biscuits and flapjacks.
The result is Chocolate Chip Cookies at only 47 calories a biscuit (which lower than your average digestive!) … and it’s laced with chocolate and honey.
Did I mention that quinoa is a superfood? ‘Cos it is now for me!
They’ve also created some Figgy Flapjacks with whole pieces of luscious fig.
But their genius has taken the organic bakers one inspired step further. They’ve combined the two to make some amazing gluten-free Fig & Quinoa Cookies which are beautifully baked and taste golden. (No chalky, fake biscuit taste here. No nuts, dairy or any other major allergens either.) Rumour has it more quinoa cookie flavours are around the corner…
Sourdough bread is different from your average loaf…
The natural process which makes them rise without yeast enhances their flavour, increases their nutrients and makes them more digestible.
In fact trials were suggesting that those with a wheat or gluten intolerance may be able to eat sourdough without any side effects. But analysis suggests the gluten level is still too high to be safe for coeliacs.
Plamil, makers of dairy free chocolate, have an exciting new product!
(And I’m not talking about their new sugar free strawberry and banana flavour chocolates!)
They’ve only gone and brought out these gorgeous packs of vegan hot chocolate – and they’ve done it in style…
Add 6-8 teaspoons of chocolate flakes to some simmering soya milk and you have a luxurious non milk cup of cocoa.
Plamil’s dairy free hot chocolate flakes are exceptional, and not just because of their decadent taste. They’re at least 70% organic cocoa so they taste rich and smooth, but they can also come sweetened with xylitol, which means no added sugar.
Earlier this week I was writing about Trek’s new protein flapjacks.
What I didn’t realise is that the same guys who make these are the ones behind the Nakd brand! (For some reason I thought Trek were American -sorry!)
Nakd bars are enormously popular among the health conscious, with their varied range of flavours such as mocha, ginger bread and apple pie, they have a soft, chewy texture that will fill you up till your next meal.
Using only raw ingredients made from a mixture of fruit and various nuts, Nakd bars also have no added sugar or syrup, and the bars are vegan, dairy free and gluten free.
But it doesn’t stop there, Nakd also make fruit flavour infused raisins. There’s lime, pineapple, orange, lemon, cherry and erm, cola!
And believe me, they’re tasty enough to make even the toughest raisin-phobe change their mind.
Yes, they’re delicious, but for all the talk about helping you feel fuller for longer, I’ve found they only increase my sense of hunger.
So, I’m really interested in these new Trek Protein Flapjacks. Not only do they have the slow release energy of oats, they also combine the fulsome brilliance of soya protein pieces, adding a satisfying crunch to that normally gooey flapjack experience.
Maybe it’s just me, but I find that protein always leaves me feeling more satisfied.
With 11-12g of protein per bar, these flapjacks are made with a mix of fruits, oats and nuts, plus soya protein, to keep you going. (So, yes, they’re vegan and gluten free too.) And, of course, you can eat them wherever you like: for breakfast, between meals or out on a hike.
I would suggest you sample the Oat Raisin, but I already did, so why not go for a fruity Morning Berry or the chocolate topped Cocoa Coconut? There’s six flavours to try in total: