Review: Planet Organic- Paleo Granola – Caramel Apple Pie

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Browsing Ocado for new products I came across the Planet Organic granola options.

At £6.99 they are not a cheap option, and definitely a treat as opposed to something you want a full bowl of each morning.

I decided to go for the Caramel Apple Pie flavour, a lot of the reviews on Ocado stated that there was too much cinnamon in this.

Me being such a huge cinnamon lover, I naturally had to buy some.

Completely grain and dairy free, this was a great option to try. It’s full of other good ingredients

The box is a simple, clean design. Showing clearly what it is free from.

The granola smells delicious, and there are lots of apple pieces running through it.

As it’s not a cheap granola I’ve been mixing it with another granola I have from Tesco (Deliciously Ella Nutty Granola) this has meant both have lasted much longer.

This also means the cinnamon is not as overpowering.

The cinnamon is quite strong in this, and if you are not a fan of the stuff then this granola is probably not for you.

The Apple pieces contrast deliciously with the cinnamon, and it is quite a filling granola.

There’s not meany ‘crunchy’ pieces like in normal gluten containing granolas.

But this is a delicious free from, paleo alternative.

Well worth the money but only if mixed with another granola, so it lasts longer.

I will try the other flavour alternatives, but probably not every shop and that is purely because of the steep price.

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Review: Slim Pasta Spaghetti

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I’ve been terrible lately with getting posts up, life has just been so busy!

Recently I’ve decided to attempt to broaden my diet and eat slightly more healthy options than mainly living off cereal and bacon sandwiches.

Whilst shopping on Ocado I was looking for things that are quick, and easy to cook when I’m coming off a long shift.

I came across this ‘pasta’

Now there were a few different options including noodles etc. However I went for this one as it required no draining. Just chuck it in a frying pan with some sauce and cook for a couple of minutes.

The shelf life is quite decent on it, so it’s a good thing to just keep in the cupboard for a very quick meal.

I’ve had it twice now, the first time I cooked it with some red free from pesto and dried bacon pieces with sprinkling of feta.

This time I tried it with just some green pesto and some sheep cheese that needed eating up.

Whilst the image is not particularly appetising.

It isn’t a bad meal, I much preferred the first combination as without the meat I think the pasta was quite flavourless.

I’d be interested to try this pasta with a more meaty sauce.

I’m not sure how well the pasta works at helping you to lose weight, but it is super quick and easy to cook. Stores well, and is gluten free and suitable for vegans (no cows milk, yay!)

Review: Fria gluten free mini baguette

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I’m in love with Fria products, found on Ocado. I have found their range of frozen items perfect for me.

Their rolls, mini baguettes and cakes are brilliant. I know I can always grab one out of the freezer, and not have to worry how long they’ve been in the bread bin for. Or check if they’ve gone stale or mouldy.
 

The Fria products all come in the same sort of packaging. Unfortunately they don’t do larger bags. These rolls come in a bag of four.

They’re pre-baked unlike other brands, so I can just take them out the freezer and either leave to defrost. Or I quickly defrost in the microwave.

The best thing about the Fria rolls is that they actually remind me of the smell of fresh rolls. They have a crunchy crust and soft inside and are as close to normal bread as I’ve managed to get.


Unlike with other products, they are sturdy and thick. They do not fall apart when trying to cut in half. These baguettes are full of seeds as well, for an extra bit of crunchiness in the roll.


Although not particularly large, they are the perfect size for sausages. 

These, and Fria’s rolls are one of my staples on Ocado orders. I sincerely hope that other supermarkets will start to get them in.

Valsoia Cherry & Cream Soya Ice Cream

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For those of you who have read through my previous reviews, I recently reviewed a Chocolate & Cream ice cream made by Valsoia. 

After the utterly moreish experience with the chocolate & cream flavour, I didn’t hesitate on trying others.

Ocado have a variety of Valsoia products, these are focused on being dairy free. However a few of these items are also gluten free. Just be sure to check before tucking in, as things like the Ice cream sandwiches, or pizza will not be suitable for coeliacs (much to my disappointment)

My latest order from Ocado contained the Valsoia Cherry & Cream dairy free ice cream.


I knew what to expect, having eaten the other flavour on offer. But I was still excited to get the lid off of this delight!

On a boring note, the tub is much easier to access than others without risking broken nails. You simply push the tab down, then just lift it up.

Once the lid is off, you are greeted with a delicious looking ice cream.


Much like the Chocolate version, the ice cream was extremely soft, smooth and light. The cherry is not overly sweet, tasting like real cherries (as opposed to flavourings) and adds an excellent contrast to the ice cream.

It was too easy to eat a very large amount of this, and seeing as the tub is not on the extra large size…. I will have to ration myself! 

I am so happy to find a delicious flavoured dairy free ice cream, that also tastes amazing!!!