|לחם קל דגנים של ארומה תו חברה לאגודה הישראלית לסוכרת (א.י.ל)|
Friday, December 30, 2011
Aroma Coffee Shops now have a certification from the Israel Diabetes Association stating that their Light Grain Bread is appropriate for diabetics. Each slice of the Light Grain Bread is 50 grams and has 12.81 grams of carbohydrates.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
|לחמי עוגיות טחינה ועוגיות שוקולוז|
Of all store-bought brownies I've tasted here in Israel it happens to be that Lachmi's brownies is the one of the better ones I've tasted. I like very rich, chocolaty, flourless brownies best, so even though I'm not sure that Lachmi's is flourless, it's still a rich chocolaty brownie that I enjoy. Since I like one product of theirs I thought maybe I would enjoy other things they make as well. So I got a package of these new cookies to taste and review.
The techina cookies looked and sounded more unique and interesting to me so that’s the one I chose to try.
The techina cookies looked and sounded more unique and interesting to me so that’s the one I chose to try.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
The levivot she brought me were Sweet-Potato/Carrot/Potato Levivot. She said they had a package of potato as well but she thought these Sweet-Potato/Carrot/Potato ones seemed more exciting. As much as I love traditional potato levivot I agreed with her and was happy that she picked this pack.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
|בן עמי לביבות אפויות|
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
|בן עמי סופגניה אפויה|
When it came to the sufganiyot he didn’t want to take part in the "can I come up with the most original and high caloric doughnut filling" competition that Roladin and Ne'eman took part in. Instead he focused on filling his doughnuts with different homemade jams and preserves. I didn’t buy any of those but they had a nice rustic and homemade look to them.
He also prepared a baked doughnut that he filled with a touch of vanilla cream. That I did taste.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
No I'm not helping out Elie Klein with his "Dough For Donuts" campaign by eating some sufganiyot for him :) If you want to know more about Elie's charity fundraiser, check out the interview Rafi at Life in Israel blog did with him or Elie's facebook page and get all the details about Dough for Donuts, now on to my review of the Roladin sufganiyot.
Monday, December 19, 2011
When I saw Ne'eman's ad for this Chanukah's line of sufganiyot some of the different flavors seemed interesting to me. Ne'eman has come a long way from their humble beginnings, back in 1944 when the founder and grandfather Rabbi Baruch Ne'eman peddled his baked goods through the streets of Jerusalem's Bucharim neighborhood in a baby carriage and sold pastries, including sufganiyot, to the locals (as you see depicted in the pretty mural-like drawing on the cool box I got when I bought the sufganiyot).
Ne'eman now has about 40 branches all over the country. Since I think many of my Israeli readers have access to Ne'eman doughnuts I decided to give them a try and post a review.
Ne'eman has 13 different doughnuts in this year's line of sufganiyot. Here's what I thought of the 5 doughnuts I tasted.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
|שטראוס נשנושי גזר טרי|
Update: Strauss Fresh Baby Carrots & Carrot Sticks Won a Product of the Year Awards 2013.
On many occasions my friends and I have mentioned how much we miss fresh, ready-to-eat baby carrots. They were always a very popular healthy and covenant snack. Oddly, among all the wonderful produce available, here in Israel, prepackaged fresh, peeled & washed baby carrots were nowhere to be found.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Just a short post to let all Oreo fans know that Oreo Cakesters have finally made their way to Israel. Seeing as they've been around since 2007 my guess is most of you have tasted an Oreo Cakester by now and have formed your own opinions about them.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
|קליק חטיף בוטנים|
I know peanut butter and chocolate combos are not new to most of the world but somehow it feels like the Israeli companies just noticed it and realized how well they work together. I for one am a huge fan of the peanut butter/chocolate combo so I was very happy to try this new peanut flavored Klik snack.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Throughout the month of December you can find a promotional double pack of Osem's Lachmit crackers that comes with a specially designed metal box which fits one packet of the Lachmit crackers perfectly.
|אסם קרקר לחמית עם קופסה|
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Not too long ago I saw a sticker on the
Vanilla flavored Shtuzim that a
new flavor is
I "kept an eye open"
and then last week I noticed
Peach Flavored Shtuzim
on the shelf.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
|קרמבו שטואוס, ריאו ומנבו של פלדמן|
In a way it may actually be a good thing that there isn’t a new Krembo flavor to post about because the one time I did find a creative new Krembo to review; the sour/courage Krembo, it was so awful that I'm not at all surprised they disappeared off the shelf really quickly.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
|עוגיות הגנאש של Mooi|
They now have three new Ganache cookies on the market:
Ganache Orange- cookies filled with orange flavored cream, covered in dark-chocolate ganache, sprinkled with shredded cocoa beans
Ganache Coconut – cookies filled with coconut cream, covered in white chocolate ganache, sprinkled with coconut.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
ג'ורדנס דגני הבוקר קנטרי קריספ
Of all the flavors I saw on the shelf the one that (naturally) caught my eye was the dark-chocolate flavored cereal. (I've mentioned numerous times on this blog that I LOVE bittersweet chocolate and almost anything made with good quality dark-chocolate). So when I saw that the dark-chocolate curls cereal had a green balloon on the corner that says "NEW" I thought maybe its new to my British readers too so I decided to write a full review.
Friday, December 2, 2011
I've noticed that for some reason
Israeli companies don’t really like to make
mixed packs of their product.
Maybe it's because they make more money
from us buying each flavor on its own?
I don't know.
Regardless of the reason I was
pleasantly surprised to see that
has decided to put out a
mixed pack of their soft cereal bars.
|אנרג'י שייף חטיפי דגנים - מיקס|
Thursday, December 1, 2011
|העמק באגסי חטיף בטעם פיצה|
Just for a price comparison Osem's Bissli 70 gram bags sell for about 3.40 NIS. So being able to buy this Bagsie 40 gram snack bag for 95 agurot is a big difference in price. The big question is whether or not the kids would enjoy the taste of these cheaper snacks. (I should add that all the major supermarkets have a store brand Bissli-type snack for about 2.30 NIS for a 70 gram bag but I have never tasted them so I do not know how they compare to Osem's or to these Bagsie ones)
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
|נסטלה דגני בוקר פיטנס שוקולד מריר|
This new cereal is the dark-chocolate version of Fitness's milk-chocolate coated whole grain cereal flakes. As with their milk-chocolate version not all the flakes are coated in chocolate but enough of them are.
For some reason I first tasted this cereal with milk. That’s kind of out of the ordinary for me because I much prefer cereals dry; without milk, but this day I was in the mood of cereal with milk for breakfast so I thought it would be the perfect time to try this new cereal.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
|יוגורט יווני עם דבש מחלבות סלוניקי|
Sunday, November 27, 2011
At the beginning of November I was a little taken aback and slightly sad to see Chanukah doughnuts/Sufganiot were already being sold at local supermarkets. It just felt too soon. I wish stores etc. would let us live in the present for a moment and not rush the next holiday or "time of year" on us. It felt like the moment Sukkot was over they had to kind of push Chanukah on us, even though in actuality it was almost 2 months away. Given my rant, you may be wondering why then I am reviewing/comparing these doughnuts almost 3 weeks before Chanukah. Well I thought I would take "inspiration" from the Haggadah where, in a totally unrelated context, it says "יכול מראש חודש" meaning "You can begin from Rosh Chodesh", so in honor of today, Rosh Chodesh Kislev, I thought it would be an appropriate post. Plus given that the doughnuts have been in the stores for almost a month I figured it was as good a time as any to do this review.
So here is my review/comparison of Aroma's, Mega Bool's and Sufersal's doughnuts.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
|כרמית מרשמלו מצופה שוקולד חלב|
The first thing that came to my mind when I saw the press release for this product was wow that sounds perfect for s'mores I gotta check them out.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
|קפולסקי עוגות ללא תוספת סוכר|
A few days ago when I was at Mega Bool I decided to jot down the customer service number, from the back of a different Kapulsky cake, and I gave them a call to find out where I can actually find the sugar-free cakes I was looking for. The next day they called me back and said the Mega Bool I was at should carry them. If I can't find it I should ask them to order it for me. That's exactly what I did. As I was standing there the manger of the department called the distributor and I was told they would have the cakes in two days time. Lo and behold two days later they were sitting in the refrigerator section of Mega Bool as promised. I took one of each and thanked the manger, whom I saw as I was walking to the checkout counter.
All that to say… I don’t usually review things that have been on the store shelves for over two months. I think by then most people who are interested in the product would have tried it and formed their own opinion. Given that I had such a hard time finding these cakes I'm assuming others did too, so I guess they haven’t really been in the stores for two months. Maybe I can still consider it a new product?
Sunday, November 20, 2011
|ויסוצקי תה ירוק צ'אי מסאלה|
Friday, November 18, 2011
|ריטר ספורט ביסקוויט|
As I mentioned in the past one of my main reasons for starting this blog was because I couldn't find English reviews for new product on our local store shelves, but I did find a detailed English review from 2009 for this Ritter Sport chocolate bar.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
|מנטוס פאוור קיס|
I found a new Mentos product on the store shelve this week called Mentos Power Kiss. I think it's been available in other parts of the world for a while but just now made its way to Israel. Still I could not find any online English reviews for this product I decided to give it a try and write a review of my own.
There were three flavors to choose from Peppermint,Spearmint and Orange-Mint. Lately I've been on a real "citrus flavors" kick so I decided to try the orange-mint one.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
|סנפרוסט סדרת מרקים לקט ירקות וציר מרק|
Update: These Sunfrost Frozen Vegetables & Legume Soup Mixes Won a Product of the Year Awards 2013.
Very often when I get home from a long day the last thing I want to do is start cutting up vegetables and making a fresh pot of soup but I'd be thrilled to have a hot bowl of soup made from real vegetables and not an instant powered mix. Bags of "fast freeze" frozen vegetables and legumes for just such occasions is not a new concept but Sunfrost took it to the next level and now has a line of soup bags that has everything you need to make a "fresh" pot of soup in one bag. You get the vegetables and or legumes as well as a "stock mix"". It's not a powder stock but a "puree" of ingredients that is the appropriate "stock" for the soup in your bag.
Monday, November 14, 2011
So it didn’t take long for Bagel Bagel to get on the "flat pretzel band wagon" that Osem started with their "Shtuchim" and Meir Bagel continued with their "Shtuchaleh". But Bagel Bagel took it to the next level and they put out four different flavored flat pretzels that they're calling "Dakim Dakim". Dak means thin so Dakim Dakim basically means ultra thin. The four flavors are Cheddar Cheese, Sea Salt, Sour-cream 'n Onion and Seeds 'n Garlic (poppy seeds & sesame seeds)
Sunday, November 13, 2011
|ספרינג ארצות תאילנד הודו ברזילסדרת משקאות|
The Brazilian fruit drink is made of Apples and Caja Fruit. The one from Thailand has Banana, Pineapple and Coconut in it and the drink representing India is made of Peaches, Passion Fruit and Jackfruit.
I was debating which one I wanted to try. Having never been to any of these three countries, none of them brought back memories of a wonderful exotic vacation I was hoping to "escape into" via a glass of a fruit drink, so I went strictly by flavors.
Friday, November 11, 2011
And now for something you don’t normally see on a cereal box
and just another sign that abbreviations,
made popular by texting and tweeting,
have completely invaded every aspect of our life…
take a look at the name Telma gave to its latest Cariot cereal…
|WTF? תלמה כריות|
Thursday, November 10, 2011
|תפוצ'יפס קידס בטעם קטשופ|
Tapuchips Kids is a puffed baked snack made of potatoes that is meant to "melt in your kids mouth" in the way that cheese doodles "melt" in your mouth.
The other Tapuchips Kids products seem to be very good sellers. They even won a Productof the Year Awards two years running, so it makes sense for Elite to add to this line of snacks.
Ketchup flavor is a very logical choice, given that many kids love ketchup so much. I know some kids (of all ages) who would eat almost anything you put on their plate as long as it's drenched in ketchup.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
|אסם מרק נמס - סוף לנשנושים|
I saw five soup flavors on the store display; Mushroom Soup, Tomato Soup with Noodles, Corn Soup with Noodles, Pea Soup and Vegetable Soup with Croutons. They come as a double pack meaning two portions individually wrapped yet connected together. Mega Bool had them on sale; two packs for 10.00 NIS. I decided to get the Pea Soup and the Vegetable Soup with Croutons. Had I seen a "chicken soup" option I would have chosen that, I think they do have one in this line of soups but I didn’t see it in the store I was in.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
|פסק זמן חמאת בוטנים|
I've mentioned in the past that I'm not a huge coffee flavor fan/coffee drinker so the cappuccino one didn't sound so exciting to me.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Now that autumn has officially begun and winter is just around the corner I started noticing a few more "wintery" products in the stores like a new Osem "cup 'a soup" (that I plan on reviewing soon) and some new teas. Today I'll review one of the teas, it's from a line of flavored Lipton Pyramid Teas.
I think I saw white teas and black teas in this Lipton Pyramid line but what actually caught my eye was the green tea. I may have mentioned in a past review that I'm not a coffee drinker but green tea is my hot drink of choice.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
|עלית עוגות שוקולד פרה לילדים|
Then as I was standing in the supermarket trying to decide if I should spend the 14.90 NIS, and possibly be disappointed, I got a call from a good friend who told me that she and her husband where here in Israel for a few days and before they get back on the plane this afternoon she'd like to pop by for a quick hello. I was really excited to see her. I knew I wouldn’t make it to the bakery in time so I decided to get this cake. As an extra bonus I'd be able to give you two more opinions, other than my own, in this blog post.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
|מימונ'ס תערובת להכנת פנקייק|
The box "brags" JUST ADD WATER. I have to admit I'm always ultra skeptical of mixes that only need water added. I think the mixes that ask you to add things like oil and eggs as well as water tend to come out better but as I mentioned the other day, a) I happen to really like pancakes and b) ever since Maimon's won that Product of the Year Award I really wanted to try some of their items so I decided to go for it regardless of my hesitation. Later when I read the "fine print" I learned that I can substitute half of the 1 and 3/4 cups of water for milk if I would like to, so that’s exactly what I did, (the mix itself is non dairy).
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
שטראוס עלית נשיקולדה
It seems there's been a huge demand for years now that Elite bring back their Neshikolada Chocolate Bars, which was very popular in the late '80s early '90s, before I had the privilege of living here in Israel. By the time I made Alyiah they were gone from the store shelves and I never heard about them until I read all the requests on the My Strauss Website I told you about in my review of Elite Strauss's White-Chocolate Kif-Kef . So after bringing back the Alma gums that everyone seemed to miss so much, Strauss decided that Neshikolada Chocolate Bars was the next nostalgic treat to remake.
Monday, October 31, 2011
|מימונס וופל בלגי|
As I mentioned in my Quick Update post the other day, there were a few items I had read press-releases about weeks ago but I simply could not find them in any supermarket I went to. The Tzuriel Pear Goat-Milk Yogurt I reviewed yesterday was one such product. Then there were two Maimon products that I was waiting for. I finally found them this week. One is a Readymade Belgian Waffles and the second is a Pancake Mix .