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    • princess loki
    • By princess loki 1st Feb 09, 8:39 PM
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    Approved food - the food discussion
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    • 1st Feb 09, 8:39 PM
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    Approved food - the food discussion 1st Feb 09 at 8:39 PM
    hi guys!

    this is a new thread ONLY for what you have tried and liked or for comments about ingredients for people allergic / sensitive to new ingredients.

    i thought it was about time we started a new thread which is NOT complaining about delivery times etc.

    so... to start off with my faves are as follows:

    cadburys choc melting pots - had two orders so far!
    night and day coffee - got about 15 x 250g in stock - love it and have given some to mum
    peanut butter - only got 6 jars but oh is so pleased
    nutella - great for a quick choccy fix!
    splenda sweetner - fantastic for oh as diabetic
    satay chicken - trying it out tomorrow but looks good (and i used to work in a chinese resturant!)

    so this thread is JUST ABOUT THE FOOD!!! please no nasty comments - lets just talk food (my fave subject!)

    thank you to all
    loki x
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    • andi2
    • By andi2 2nd Feb 09, 12:48 PM
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    Keepers choice chocolate fingers - looked & tasted just like Cadbury's to me
    Smile and be happy, things can usually get worse!
    • Skint_Catt
    • By Skint_Catt 2nd Feb 09, 12:53 PM
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    the tesco hot chilli tomato ketchup 20p a bottle. Very tasty with cold lamb and pittas
    My kids also love the irish tomato sauce. 2 for 1.much more tasty than the leading brands.
    Originally posted by wookie
    Ws hoping for both of these before everything went out of stock
    • dawnybabes
    • By dawnybabes 2nd Feb 09, 2:41 PM
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    dawnybabes
    Had the satay kit last night - yummy, well in date too. Tesco have them for sale @ 2.49 each .....

    The chocolate brownies where heaven and even better with hot custard on :-)
    • andi2
    • By andi2 2nd Feb 09, 2:49 PM
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    andi2
    Polish sour soup mix was fine - hard to describe the taste, possibly garlicky?? but certainly edible.

    & the sachets of knorr chinese style chicken also very edible (think it was 14 sachets for 1?). Very like a chicken chasseur type of thing & ideal for making a meal out of leftover roast chicken Great on rice.
    Smile and be happy, things can usually get worse!
  • Stitch
    Brought Macvities Chocolate Flapjacks today - could eat all of them in one go
    Heinz Mushroom soup was delicious and warming at lunch time today

    We are looking forward to the baked beans tonight.

    Will certainly make sure I go and visit at least once a month

    Dan was working his little socks off trying to sort out the backlog of orders as fast as he can.
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    • markray007
    • By markray007 2nd Feb 09, 4:28 PM
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    Can recommend :

    Diet coke plus, Listerine strips, bakin boys choc muffins, popcorn, creme eggs, satay kit, HIBS drink stuff (really nice, but a bit weird, great with Vodka!), J20's,

    Have in cupboard but not tried yet:

    Polish honey

    Need another trip soon, but wanted to leave it as long as possible as i know how busy Dan is.
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  • Mistymaid
    Keepers choice chocolate fingers - looked & tasted just like Cadbury's to me
    Originally posted by andi2

    Ooh, glad you mentioned these - I've got some on my order and was wondering if they're okay.
    • mcallister1
    • By mcallister1 2nd Feb 09, 6:55 PM
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    Is the honey Polish? For some reason I thought it was Turkish.
    Anyway I can recommend it- it is set honey and really nice imo
  • wookie
    missed out on the turkish honey, managed to bag several of those mini london jars of honey, the boys love those on the b/fast table.
    • Sarahsaver
    • By Sarahsaver 3rd Feb 09, 1:00 PM
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    the lemon and ginger sauce looks and smells nice cos its all over my parcel and the hallway, and probably the dhl driver too!
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  • Topdogfran
    Polish Mayo - has a 'j'ne sais que' about it, possibly more mustard than we are used to, but def very nice.

    Prawn crackers were a tad soft, as was the deep fried seaweed.

    didn't like the Sweet piccalilli I'm afraid - too sharp
    • Sarahsaver
    • By Sarahsaver 3rd Feb 09, 2:54 PM
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    the milky way biscuit bar things are a bit weird
    the sugar free sweets met with approval from my kids
    just off to try the instant rice meal in apot
    d: ordered too m any by mistake
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    • Wolfsbayne
    • By Wolfsbayne 3rd Feb 09, 3:10 PM
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    The lemon mousse/torte thing is a bit strange but ok, the chocolate brazils are lovely! Will try the other things soon.

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    • princess loki
    • By princess loki 3rd Feb 09, 3:23 PM
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    The lemon mousse/torte thing is a bit strange but ok, the chocolate brazils are lovely! Will try the other things soon.

    (needed to post to subscribe)
    Originally posted by Wolfsbayne
    if you want to subscribe to a thread but not post just go to thread tools in the green bar and click on subscribe to thread - may be useful in the future!
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  • tricki1
    Here is some more information I collected - anybody else willing to help find this information would be appreciated - only one pair of hands and have a few things on my plate atm, so not much time to search websites etc. If you have got an Item I haven't covered and its got easy to jot down details like gluten free etc, or a website to find the info, just add it here and ill track it down later.

    Ainsley Harriott basmati Savoury Rice - Golden Vegetable
    Ingredients
    Rice:80% Dried Vegetables:10% (Carrot,Red Pepper, Onion,Green Pepper, Green Beans,Tomato) Dried Glucose syprup, Slat,Yeast Extract,Vegetable Oil,Flavourings (contains celery),Onion powder, Dried garlic,Carrot powder,ground turmeric, colour, (Curcumin(contains lactose))
    Contains Cows' milk, Celery
    Suitable for vegetarians less than 1% fat
    http://www.symingtons.com/brands/ainsley_harriott/rs_basmatisavouryrice.php

    McVities - Mini - Choc Chip Orange Cookies
    suitable for vegetarians, free from egg, contains nuts/peanuts or presenting a contamination risk
    http://www.unitedbiscuits.com/consumer-care.php?rnd=EfwgK9Hc3Fbklme%2FXc2P%2FWYmiQI8mLzKW N%2FpO6KDpto%3D

    Heinz Deli Mayo Sundried Tomatoes
    Ingredients: Vegetable Oil (55%), Water, Sundried Tomato Paste (Sundried Tomaotes (7%), Sunflower Oil, White Wine Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, Herb, Garlic Extract, Spice, Herb Extract), Spirit Vinegar, Egg Yolks (5%), Sugar, Modified Cornflour, Salt, Thickeners, Garlic, Spices, Antioxidants.
    Contains Egg.
    No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

    Heinz Deli Mayo Caramelised Onion
    Ingredients: Vegetable Oil (55%), Water, Spirit Vinegar, Egg Yolks (5%), Sugar, Sour Cream Powder (Milk), Mustard (Mustard Flour, Water, Vinegar, Salt, Spices, Flavourings), Salt, Modified Cornflour, Onion Powder, Garlic, Herb, Garlic Extract, Caramelised Onion Extract, Thickeners, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Antioxidants, Spice.
    Contains Egg, Milk, Mustard.
    No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.


    Riceworks - Gourmet Brown Rice Chips - 3 Pack
    http://www.allheavennohell.co.uk/ourchips.php
    Salsa Mexicana
    Sesame Soy


    Roberts American Gourmet - Chaos - Mixed Chips & Pretzels - 397g
    Is discontinued line - haven't tracked down ingredients yet will update if find
    http://www.robscape.com/

    The Snack Factory - Deli Style - Pretzel Crisps - Rosemary & Olive Oil - 680g
    Not found on website, but here is link for original - will be similar ingredients.
    http://www.pretzelcrisps.com/products/originalnf.html

    sharwoods-sweet-red-chilli-dip
    http://www.sharwoods.com/nutritional-information/136/sharwoods-sweet-red-chilli-dip.htm

    sharwoods-green-label-mango-chutney
    http://www.sharwoods.com/nutritional-information/34/sharwoods-green-label-mango-chutney.htm

    http://www.sharwoods.com/allergens/allergens.htm Both above suitable for vegetarians

    Lift - Hot or Cold - Instant Lemon Tea - Reduced Sweetness - 150g
    Ingredients: Dextrose, Soluble Solids Of Tea, Citric Acid, Dried Glucose Syrup, Acidity Regulator (sodium Citrate), Flavourings, Vitamin C.
    http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/Shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?Store=1&Product=6713

    Lift - Hot or Cold - Instant Lemon Tea - Sweetened Mix
    Ingredients: Dextrose, Soluble Solids Of Tea, Citric Acid, Dried Glucose Syrup, Acidity Regulator (sodium Citrate), Flavourings, Sweetener (sodium Saccharin), Vitamin C.
    http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/Shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?Store=1&Product=6714


    Kelloggs - Corn Flakes - 30g
    Contains or may contain:
    * Barley ingredients
    Suitable for:
    * Vegetarian
    * Vegan
    * Kosher certified
    * Halal certified

    http://www.kelloggs.co.uk/products/cornflakes/Cereal/corn_flakes.aspx
    Last edited by tricki1; 10-02-2009 at 11:45 AM. Reason: updating product info
    • mcallister1
    • By mcallister1 3rd Feb 09, 7:18 PM
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    ingredients
    Satay kit- contains peanuts, wheat, gluten, soy per serving calories, for a quarter of the pack- 45kcal
    It looks to me like it would be suitable for vegetarians- though obviously not if use on chicken sticks... Don't know if tofu saty is any good?
    http://www.go-tan.com/en/node/47
    Mixed spices:
    Salt, sugars, coriander (17,54%), black pepper (9%), garlic powder (3,5%)
    Marinade:
    Water, sugars, soy bean extract (soy, wheat), modified maize starch, salt, colour: caramel, citric acid, garlic, anice, preservative: sorbic acid, sodium benzoate
    Sat! sauce:
    Water, peanuts (26%), sugar, acid: acetic acid, citric acid, salt, modified maize starch, dextrin,
    soy bean extract (soy, wheat), colour: caramel, red peppers (0,26%), ginger (0,05%), garlic (0,03%), preservative: sorbic acid, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate.
    Fried onions:
    onions (76%), vegetable oil (rape/ palm), wheat flour, salt
    Lloyd Grossman Tikka Masala- contains milk. Not vegan- is veggie
    http://www.loydgrossmansauces.co.uk/loydgrossmansauces/products/indian-sauces/tikka-masala/- is Wheat and derivative free!

    The Lloyd Korma contains milk and mustard, otherwise similar. The website says it is lactose free but I think that is impossible.
    http://www.loydgrossmansauces.co.uk/loydgrossmansauces/products/indian-sauces/korma/

    Heavenly Pots- suitable for vegetarians. Obviously got gluten and milk in.
    Tomato Ryvita- suitable for vegetarians- contains Rye. may contain traces of sesame seeds and soya.
    Last edited by mcallister1; 03-02-2009 at 9:37 PM.
  • tricki1
    Satay kit- containspeanuts, wheat, gluten, soy per serving calories, for a quarter of the pack- 45kcal
    It looks to me like it would be suitable for vegetarians- though obviously not if use on chicken sticks... Don't know if tofu saty is any good?
    Lloyd Grossman Tikka Masala- contains milk. Looks gluten free so long as 'modified maize starch' is? Also looks veggie.
    The Lloyd Korma contains milk and mustard, otherwise similar.
    Heavenly Pots- suitable for vegetarians. Obviously got gluten and milk in.
    Tomato Ryvita- suitable for vegetarians- contains Rye. may contain traces of sesame seeds and soya.
    Originally posted by mcallister1
    Thanks for those - prefer to post ingredients or link to web personally if its available, us veggies are fussy little sods :rolleyes:, and ofc someone might be allergic to an ingredient. But I can concentrate on other items when time to do it so ta.

    Edit: thanks for updating your post with links. It makes it really easy for those who have to avoid certain ingredients judge for themselves if the item is suitable for them. And if we with certain dietary requirements don't have to trawl the web for every item we are likely to order more, which has to be good for AF as well.
    Last edited by tricki1; 03-02-2009 at 10:53 PM.
    • kazmeister
    • By kazmeister 3rd Feb 09, 9:47 PM
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    Prawn crackers were a tad soft, as was the deep fried seaweed.
    Originally posted by Topdogfran
    Ours were fine, no probs at all.

    Bakin boys cakes kids ok with
    McVities flapjacks only 4 left out of 24 in less than a week !
    Mini pringles and other crisps fine
    Diet coke + vit fine
    Fruit Shoot Orange juice - lovely
    Chocolate bars as expected.
    Microwave porridge - OH says doesnt taste of anything not even oats
    Head and Shoulders conditioner excellent and huge bottle, the menthol is brilliant in the mornings
    Special K cereal bars are lovely too
    Buitoni Tomato and Chilli Sauce lovely with pasta

    Not tried White Oats yet or tubs Chocolate icing
    Last edited by kazmeister; 03-02-2009 at 10:11 PM.
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  • ringadingding
    DH came in with our box tonight and already we've gone through a korma sauce packet, a few of those bakin boys and a ryvita bar for me! I am SO impressed by the quality and DH is immensely impressed by the price- a win win!
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  • tricki1
    Dr Pepper zero
    carbonated water, colour (caramel E150d), flavourings (including caffeine), phosphoric acid, sweeteners (aspartame, acesulfame K), preservative (E211). Contains a source of phenylalanine
    Calories: 1.5kcal Sugar,Fat,Saturates: 0 Salt: trace

    De-identified Supermarket Salad Cream
    Suitable for vegetarians and vegans (more details if you click on the item picture on store)

    KP Discos Assorted Flavours
    Product Description
    3 x Cheese & onion flavour
    3 x Salt & vinegar flavour
    3 x Barbeque beef flavour
    + Any 1 of these three flavours.
    Ingredients

    Barbecue Beef Flavour Crunchy Wheat Snacks Wheat Starch, Dried Potato, Sunflower Oil (22%), Wheat Flour, Barbecue Beef Flavour (Flavourings, Salt, Sugar, Rice Flour, Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, E627), Maltodextrin, Colour (Paprika Extract), Dried Whey, Dried Soya Sauce, Dried Yeast Extract, Dried Tomato, Dried Onion, Spices), Vegetable Oil (4%), Emulsifier (E471)).

    Salt & Vinegar Flavour Crunchy Wheat Snacks Wheat Starch, Dried Potato, Sunflower Oil (22%), Wheat Flour, Salt & Vinegar Flavour (Salt, Acidity Regulators (Sodium Diacetate, Trisodium Citrate), Flavour Enhancer (Monosodium Glutamate), Sugar, Citric Acid), Vegetable Oil (4%), Emulsifier (E471)).

    Cheese & Onion Flavour Crunchy Wheat Snacks Wheat Starch, Dried Potato, Sunflower Oil (22%), Wheat Flour, Cheese & Onion Flavour (Dried Onion, Salt, Dried Whey, Dried Autolysed Yeast, Dextrose, Sugar, Flavour Enhancer (Monosodium Glutamate), Flavourings, Citric Acid, Spice Extract), Vegetable Oil (4%), Emulsifier (E471)).

    Allergies Information
    Contains Gluten, Maltodextrin, Wheat, Wheat Flour, Wheat Starch, Milk, Whey, Soya & Soya Sauce
    May contain Eggs & Mustard

    Symingtons - Soup in a cup - French Onion with croutons
    -Mulligatawny
    Tomato & Basil
    These products are probably discontinued as not on the website, but have added the link to similar range for general idea. All organic. Tomato and basil probably veggie, French onion I find some use beef stock so I always check, Mulligatawny not veggie.
    http://www.symingtons.com/brands/symingtons/organic_cup_soups/organic_cup_soups.php#

    Homepride White Wine & Cream Sauce
    Ingredients
    Water, Onion (9), White Wine (8%) (contains Sulphur Dioxide), Carrots (6%), Wheat Flour, Modified Maize Starch, Vegetable Oil, Sherry, Salt, Flavourings (contains Soya), Double Cream (0.5%), Milk Proteins, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Skimmed Milk Powder, Parsley, Sugar, Dried Egg Yolk, Milk Lactose, White Pepper, Yeast Extract, Glucose Syrup, Flavour Enhancer (Disodium Inosinate), Colour (Mixed Carotenes)

    Free From Genetically Modified Ingredients.
    No added MSG.
    Suitable for vegetarians..
    http://www.ocado.com/webshop/product/Homepride-White-Wine--Cream-Sauce/22055011?parentContainer=|3|5290|1102|5202

    Homepride Classic Chilli
    Ingredients
    Tomatoes (53%), Red Kidney Beans (16%), Water, Onion (6%), Modified Maize Starch, Corn Flour, Spices, Sugar, Salt, Garlic Puree, Herbs, Vegetable Oil, Wheat Flour.
    Suitable for vegetarians..
    Allergies Information
    Contains Wheat Flour
    http://www.mysupermarket.es/Shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?Store=1&Product=19054

    Snack A Jacks - Salt & Vinegar Popcorn - 6 Pack Snack A Jacks - Salt & Vinegar Popcorn
    Ingredients
    Popping Corn, salt and vinegar flavour [Flavouring, salt, acidity regulator (sodium acetate), flavour enhancer (monosodium glutamate), sugar], sunflower oil
    http://www.snackajacks.co.uk/popcorn-saltandvinegar.html

    Ryvita - Goodness Bar - Luxury Cranberry, Date & Almond
    Ingredients
    Dried fruit (36%) (Raisins, Dates (11%), Cranberries (8%), Wholegrain Rye (25%) (Wholegrain Rye Flakes, Wholegrain Rye Flour), Prebiotic (Vegetable Fibre: Oligofructose, Inulin), Fruit Juice Concentrates (Apple, Lemon), Flaked Almonds (9%), Wheat Starch, Rice FLour, Vegetable Oil, Rice Bran Extract.
    Suitable for vegetarians
    http://www.ryvita.co.uk/our-brands/goodness/luxury-cranberry-date-and-almond.php

    Ryvita - Tomato & Basil Crispbread
    Ingredients
    Wholegrain Rye Flour (93%), Tomato & Basil Flavour (Natural Flavouring containing Tomato Powder & Basil, Natural Colour: Paprika Extract) and Salt.
    Suitable for vegetarians
    http://www.ryvita.co.uk/our-brands/crispbread/tomato-and-basil.php

    Ainsley Harriott - Asparagus Cup Soup
    Suitable for vegetarians Less than 1% fat
    http://www.ainsley-harriott.com/ainsley-harriott-low-nutrit.htm

    FruitaBu Juicies - Juicy Blackcurrant Boost
    Ingredients
    Jumbo Raisins(66%), Juice Infused Dried Blackcurrant(34%)(Dried Blackcurrant, Apple Juice Concentrate, Lemon Juice Concentrate). Contains naturally occurring sugars.
    http://www.kelloggs.co.uk/products/fruitabu/Snack/fruitabu_juicies___juicy_blackcurrant_boost.aspx

    Granose Nut Roast Mix 150g
    Ingredients:
    Peanuts (30%), Peanut Flour (25%), Oat Flour, Wheat Gluten, Dried Vegetables (Onions, Red Peppers, Mushrooms), Hydrolised Vegetable Protein, Mixed Herbs.
    http://www.veggiestuff.com/acatalog/granose_nut_roast_mix.html
    Last edited by tricki1; 04-02-2009 at 10:05 AM.
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