Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tivall Broccoli Muffins

מאפינס טבעול
Tivall; known for ready-made food items like Schnitzel and vegetable patties among other; foods you can just pull out of the freezer and reheat, to have a fairly healthy meal in a matter of minutes, have added vegetable “muffins” to their ever growing lines of products.

These savory muffins are available in four flavors; Corn, Tomato ‘n Olive, Onion ‘n Leek and Broccoli. I chose to try the Broccoli one.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Strauss Magnum Black Ice Cream Bar

מגנום גלידה טריפל, בלאק ופינק
If I understood the press release correctly, a few months ago Magnum Strauss released an ice cream bar they called Triple. Then not too long ago, they added two more Magnum bars to the Summer 2013 line; one is called Black and the second Pink.

The Magnum Triple sounds very elaborate since it has a combination of white, milk and dark chocolate all in one ice cream bar. It’s a chocolate ice cream with a ripple of dark chocolate then covered in both white and milk chocolate.

Magnum Black Espresso is a Vanilla Ice Cream with a coffee swirl coated in dark chocolate. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Strauss Energy Bite-Size "Rice" Cakes

פריכיות ביס של אנרג'י מקבוצת שטראוס
Strauss Energy who I know best for their cereal bars have a new product on the market. They came out with a line of bite size puffed “rice” cakes. I put the word rice in parentheses because they are not made solely of rice, they are technically 5 grain cakes. Along with the rice flour they also have whole corn flour, whole oats flour, wheat and barley. Since I wasn’t sure what the right word to describe these “puffed 5 grain cakes” was; I thought most people call them rice cakes, even if they are not made of only of rice.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Yotvata Choco Chocolate Milk and Vanilla Milk Drinks

משקאות קיץ של יטבתה שוקו שוקולדי וונילה
Yotvata Dairy, which is half owned by Strauss Dairy, came out with two new milk drinks for the summer of 2013. One they are calling Choco Chocolate and the second they called Vanilla. I tasted both flavors.
First I drank the Yotvata Choco Chocolate Milk drink which I got in the smaller 250 ml bottle (I did not see that size bottle for the vanilla drink I only found it in the 1 liter bottle). The reason they called it Choco Chocolate milk is because they supposedly added real chocolate to the drink and not just cocoa powder; or whatever they use to normally make chocolate milk. 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Product Of the Year Community Event 2013 אירוע קהילת מוצר השנה 2013

מוצר השנה 2013
Last week was the 2013 Product Of The Year community event. Like last year, I had the privilege of being invited. As a blogger who writes about new products on the local market I was thrilled to be invited. Since my blog is mainly about food and drinks I will focus most of this post talking about the winners in those categories but I will touch on other products as well

 If you want to see a full list of all this year’s Product Of The Year winners  here is a link to the page where you can see all the winning products 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Nature Valley Thins

I'm a fan of many Nature Valley Products, including the THE OATS 'N DARK CHOCOLATE CRUNCHY GRANOLA BAR and the Nature Valley's Dark Chocolate Soft Granola Bars so when I saw these Nature Valley Thins on the shelf I really wanted to try them. They are available here in Israel in two flavors; Whole Oates and Whole Oats with Peanuts. Both have a layer of chocolate at the bottom. I bought both of them to try.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Grape Flavor Fuze Ice Tea

Fuze Tea Israel, which is owned by Coca-Cola Israel, has a new ice tea flavor on the local market. Actually I think this is their first new flavor since they changed their name from Nestea to Fuze Tea last May (as I wrote about in this blog post). Since Fuze Tea was the old Nestea all the flavors that the old Nestea had are available under the Fuze Tea name but now that they seem to be settled into their new name they are ready to come out with a new flavor.

פיוז תה ענבים

Just by the way from what I gather, Fuze Tea Israel is not the same as Fuze Tea in other parts of the world. Here in Israel it really is the same exact product as the old Nestea was. They taste exactly the same whereas the new Nestea here in Israel tastes very different to me and I did not enjoy it. On the other hand, I have read and heard from friends in the USA and Europe that they hate Fuze Tea and it tastes nothing like the old Nestea.  So my conclusion is that Fuze Tea outside of Israel must not be the same product as the Fuze Tea made by Coca-Cola Israel and sold here.

I can’t say I ever remember tasting a grape flavored ice tea so I was curious to taste it. I thought it was refreshing and somewhat enjoyable but ever so slightly too sweet for me. Then again, I don’t really enjoy things that are even a drop too sweet. Since I think I’m not really the right person to go by regarding sweetness in many cases, I gave a glass of the Grape Fuze Ice Tea to my friend as well. She did not think it was too sweet whatsoever.