Monday, 21 March 2011

Here are a few of my (new) favourite things!

Nick was away for work last week and he came back with these tasty new treats he found in Marks & Spencer.

These Apple & Cinnamon Mini Popcorn Cakes come in packs of six and they're really, really good. They're not overly sweet or covered in too much cinnamon and they make a great after dinner snack. I've mentioned M&S on the blog before as they're often at airports and train & service stations in the UK meaning that they're a great place to grab a vegan snack whilst travelling.

Whilst Nick was away my friend came over to hang out & she brought desserts...

...my friends know the way to my heart right? She brought us a slices of Key Lime Cheesecake and Chocolate Almond Torte. These delicious raw desserts came from Infinity Foods. Their shop is on the same road as their cafe so the desserts are made daily and if the shop's sold out it's easy to pop to the cafe to track some down.

The Key Lime Cheesecake is the only thing described as a cheesecake that I've ever liked. There's something about the taste of something cheese flavoured being in cake that I find really repulsive. Thankfully this raw dessert is made creamy with blended cashews & it's full of lime juice which is always a winner in my book. The Chocolate Almond Torte was so rich that I was almost glad that we were sharing the slice, it had a faint alcoholic taste to it too which was great but confusing as there was no alcohol on the ingredient list. I would definitely buy both of these again, in fact it was whilst hunting for another slice of Raw Key Lime Cheesecake that I discovered this...

...Living Food Kitchen Raw Chocolate Mousse. I can't resist trying out new vegan food & this looked great. It's hard to find vegan chocolate mousse (pudding is not the same people!) and this one looked great. I was impressed with the bubbles as soon as I removed the lid and after one taste I discovered that it was as light & airy as it looked. Perfect! I can't wait to try more of their range of sweet and savoury raw foods and if you want to try them too just head to Infinity or to one of the many other stockists dotted around the South East.

Next time Nick's going to be taking over my blog with a guest post on vegan eating in Norwich.

10 comments:

  1. I agree, pudding and mousse are completely different! Raw cheesecake is also my favorite.

    I've had really dark chocolate that had almost a faint wine taste, but it was definitely just chocolate. I think sometimes when you're using simple ingredients, like with raw desserts, the subtle flavors of things can come through.

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  2. Ooh, will be down M&S tommorow, they sound great!

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  3. Mmm! Yum!! All of it looks amazing!

    Blessings, Debra
    Raw Vegan Diet

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  4. i remember the last time i was on "goodness direct" website they had a range of "living food" desserts. They are popular and sell out really quick. Will have to try choco moose looks amazing eheh :)

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  5. That raw chocolate mousse looks so yummy!

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  6. Mmmmm! Those desserts look incredible! I wish things like that were available to buy around here. It's nice to treat to something 'store bought' once in a while rather than making it myself.

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  7. I just wanted to say Hello! I just got The Vegan Girl's Guide to Life and saw your blog in there!! Great Blog btw!!

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  8. dude, that chocolate mousse is calling my name! it looks beyond perfect.

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  9. I tried the raw chocolate thing when I was in Brighton for vegfest...it was too dark for me! I also tried one of those raw desserts...the bannoffee one...the texture X( LOL

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  10. Apple & Cinnamon Mini Popcorn Cakes!!!
    100 calories!!!
    Day-am

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