I've found quite a few new things (new to me, anyway!) this month, so I thought I'd share them with you.
Bahlsen Choco Leibniz Orange Biscuits
I'm a big fan of Bahlsen products, particularly their fancy version of the jaffa cake and the Choco Leibniz biscuit. The chocolate juts over the edge of the biscuit, which allows you to nibble the chocolate off, before dunking the biscuit in coffee and sucking the melted chocolate off, then eating the biscuit. This is probably what marketing people call a multi-dimensional eating experience, I call it stringing out the eating of a biscuit.
Anyway, the orange version has apparently been around for years, but I've only spotted it in UK supermarkets in recent months. Orange chocolate gets sickly very quickly, so the amount on these biscuits is perfect for a nice little hit. Choco Leibniz are quite often on special offer in Waitrose.
Until this month, the only way I ate dates was by cooking them in porridge with sliced banana. Something about the way they look and feel had always put me off eating them as they come.
As had the scene in Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom, where the spy-monkey tries to kill Indy by poisoning his dates (or I guess, planting poisoned dates in the fruit bowl. Capuchin monkeys are clever, but I don't think they're capable of using a syringe to inject poison into fruit: are they?).
But I was offered coffee, baklava and dates at a dinner I went to few weeks ago and I have been converted. Dates are now going to be kept as a regular fruit bowl item, so I have something wholesome on hand to finish off a meal.
Liquorice tea is bloody brilliant. Possibly my favourite after Earl Grey. (I know, I know... HUGE CALL.)— Claire Nelson (@clairenelson) May 19, 2013
Ah, the joy of new discoveries via Twitter: it's always nice to find something with no calories that tastes delicious. I'm getting on well with Pukka's Liquorice & Peppermint tea, which you can find in the supermarkets.