Tuesday, September 27, 2011
|רולדין מסקרפונה קדאיף בדבש|
Monday, September 26, 2011
|יוגורמה בית יצחק יוגורט מחלב כבשים|
I didn’t really like how "sour" this Beit Yitzchak sheep's milk yogurt was so, in the spirit of Rosh Hashanah; I added a spoonful of St. Dalfour's Raspberry & Pomegranate Jam. The tartness and sweetness of the fruit spread worked perfectly with the more sour yogurt and I really enjoyed the rest of the container.
140 gram container – 5.60 NIS
Sunday, September 25, 2011
According to Roladin's website this Honey Caramel Sticky-Bun Brioche won first place in a taste test that was done, by the Israel Hayom newspaper, of all the new Rosh Hashanah cakes. I'm not sure what other bakeries and cakes they were up against but knowing it was considered the "best new Rosh Hashanah cake" gave me the extra push to try it.
This Honey Caramel Sticky-Bun Brioche turned out to be exactly what I anticipated it to be; a buttery brioche base with a honey, brown sugar and cinnamon mixture, generously poured over it, then sprinkled with a few pecans.
רולדין בריוש סטיקי באנס בדבש
The brioche part was wonderful and enjoyable. It had a small amount of a cinnamon and sugar mixture "swirled" through the "layers", as you would expect in a cinnamon bun. Since the top is so abundantly sweet I was glad that the inside of the cake only had a bit of the cinnamon and sugar mixture. The cake part being fairly plain helped balance the overall sweetness of the sticky-bun. For those that prefer a less sweet cake they can cut off the top keeping only the center of the cake and still enjoy this brioche. I'll be happy to eat the top for them :)
There were only a few pecans sprinkled on top of the cake. I don’t think there were any pecans in the rest of the brioche. So for those who don’t eat nuts on Rosh Hashanah I think it should be fairly easy to remove the few pecans and still enjoy the sticky-buns.
The brioche was a little smaller than I anticipated it to be, after having seen an ad for it in the newspaper. It was about the size of 3 sticky-buns baked together and cost 37.90 NIS. As I think I mentioned in my review of Roladin's Oznei Haman Roladin is a more expensive bakery/café. As tasty as their products might be I don’t usually think their prices are justified. Although I did enjoy this Honey Caramel Sticky-Bun Brioche I still thought it was a little overpriced.
Bottom Line:I liked Roladin's Honey Caramel Sticky-Bun Brioche. I think it would make the perfect indulgent and sweet "breakfast treat" for Rosh Hashanah morning. Although it lived up to my "sticky-bun" expectations I'm not sure it's an award winning cake. Then again I didn’t taste all the other cakes it was up against in the Israel Hayom "competition" so it may have deserved the first place in their taste test after all.
Kosher Dairy - Rabbinate Jerusalem
1 Cake 37.90 NIS
Thursday, September 22, 2011
|שוקולד עלית דבש אגוזים ושקדים|
|שוקולד לבן עם שקדים של עלית|
I was sort of surprised that Elite has yet to make a white-chocolate bar with almonds but it clearly said "NEW" on the wrapper. I noticed that both of these chocolate bars are part of Elite's "Megadim" line, which has a Badatz Hecsher.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
|מרסי שוקולד מריר|
Monday, September 19, 2011
טונה סטארקיסט באריזת 99 קלוריות
If and when I eat canned tuna I normally go for the tuna in water so the Starkist Mini Tuna in Olive Oil with Lemon that I tasted was new to me. I really enjoyed it. I liked the touch of lemon and I thought the olive oil added a nice flavor as well.
Part of Starkist's intention with this product is to help people who are looking for easy convenient ways to stay on their food plan or diet. Each tin is a 99 calorie portion. I thought the amount of tuna in the tin was the perfect portion size for me.
Update: Winner of 2012 Product of the Year Award Israel
Sunday, September 18, 2011
|רולדת דבש עם קרם אגוזים של עלית|
(I didn’t want to spend any money on Osem's two latest cakes; Chocolate & Caramel Crumb Cake and Cherry Crumb Cake because judging from all the past Osem cakes I've tasted, I was almost sure I would not like them. If you tried either or both of the new Osem crumb cakes I would love to know what you thought of them, thanks :)
Friday, September 16, 2011
friends, family or employees
Elite's new website
filled with all sorts of Elite treats
for almost any occasion
that cost a bit more
I also saw smaller gifts
in the 19 to 90 NIS range
They even have greeting cards
with a chocolate finger added
that cost 14 NIS
Although the site is completely in Hebrew
they seem to have a lot of
photos that may
help you navigate and
choose the perfect gift for your needs