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What shall I try... new things in supermarkets.

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LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sat 28-Sep-19 14:12:59

When I go shopping I always seem to spot ‘new’ food - jackfruit seems to be the latest popular thing.

Today I got to thinking - if I had never tried pasta and someone gave me a piece to try now, I’m not sure I’d love it (and I do love pasta).

I think maybe I’m missing out on interesting things? Granted I was in a health food store today and saw some fruit and veg that I didn’t recognise. They even had salmon ‘bacon’ which looked rather odd (luckily I’m veggie).

Just sitting here contemplating lunch and wondering what underrated foods I’m missing...

(Yes I don’t have enough to do today and am trying to avoid doing the laundry)

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HollyBollyBooBoo Sat 28-Sep-19 14:19:53

Following with interest! We're in a real rut due to a ridiculously picky DD!

redcaryellowcar Sat 28-Sep-19 14:21:39

I have found that new recipes involving things I know the dc will like are fun, eg spinach and chicken curry, they like all the ingredients but wouldn't necessarily have had them together?

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 28-Sep-19 14:31:38

Stokes chilli jam - delicious on cheese and biscuits, and really perked up a lentil sausage casserole the other day.

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sat 28-Sep-19 14:47:15

I like hard cheese with honey, if anyone hasn’t tried that.

I recently tried (veggie) katsu. I didn’t like the look of it (cat vomit) so had never had it. But it’s realy nice!

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LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sat 28-Sep-19 14:53:24

Beetroot burgers (the ones they sell in Waitrose). Surprisingly nice!

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AtleastitsnotMonday Sat 28-Sep-19 15:03:18

Beetroot ketchup- delicious

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sat 28-Sep-19 15:20:24

Ooh sounds interesting! I saw ‘popped cheese’ today but I’m not that brave.

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LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sat 28-Sep-19 15:25:22

Can I vote for something to consider avoiding? I had a salad from M&S - vegan Caesar with ‘protein’. It was so horrible I couldn’t eat it - which was something my colleagues commented on (because I am a dustbin).

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Ricekrispie22 Sat 28-Sep-19 15:37:37

Marmite peanut butter www.ocado.com/products/marmite-crunchy-peanut-butter-451977011
Peshwari naan bread (sweet)
Milka Philadelphia groceries.asda.com/product/soft-cheese/philadelphia-milka-soft-cheese/1000118028743
Soreen strawberry lunchbox loaves
White chocolate coco pops
Krave dark chocolate
Pepper jack flavour mini cheddars
Skittles fruits dips
Aero Bliss
Heinz smokey baconnaise
Tetley and Twinings cold infusions tea bags
Yorkshire tea bedtime brew
Maple and pecan matchmakers
Muller Light salted caramel latte flavour
White chocolate angel delight
The Collective espresso martini yogurt

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sat 28-Sep-19 15:39:23

😭 that list is making me sad!

Cheese and chocolate - is that sweet or savoury?

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AGnu Sat 28-Sep-19 15:53:36

I've only just discovered chocolate chip brioche. I've only had brioche with burgers in hipster restaurants but we got some choc chip ones the other day & I'm hooked!

I'm evangelical about fennel tea. It's delicious & really helps with indigestion. I rarely drink any other hot drinks now.

I'm desperate to try the maple & pecan matchmakers. Haven't found them in any shops near me yet.

Ricekrispie22 Sat 28-Sep-19 17:38:35

The Milka Philadelphia is a bit like chocolate cheesecake. A slight tang but overall sweet.

GimmeBread Sat 28-Sep-19 17:48:52

Salmon Philadelphia! Oh my god - why has it taken to long for me to try this? Gorgeous! I ate an entire tub with crackers for lunch last week.

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sat 28-Sep-19 17:53:22

I look at the Lotus biscuit spread and I just can’t try it. I have heard it’s lovely though.

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handbagsatdawn33 Sat 28-Sep-19 18:36:27

I'm a sucker for new ingredients. I bought baharat, but can't remember or find the recipe I bought it for.

I've got things like dukkah in the cupboard that I used once, & it's probably gone stale by now.

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sat 28-Sep-19 18:38:18

I once bought some Japanese ‘spice’ which I liberally used in a type of veggie stew - but it turned out to be gunpowder/rocket fuel that it used as a seasoning to roll sushi in (looks very pretty) it is as hot as hell 🔥

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Ricekrispie22 Sat 28-Sep-19 19:53:11

Mr Kipling Irish cream fancies and After Dinner fancies
M&S salted caramel tortilla rolls

dailyukelele Sat 28-Sep-19 21:50:12

@AGnu saw them in big Tesco in the Christmas chocolate isle because I love looking at Christmas chocolates. A fellow customer complained to me there were no mint or orange varieties.

@LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Cheese & honey is classic, also good is cheese and marmalade.

Lemon curd is nice for toast.

I would if never tried pickle, unless I'd had it as a kid and now my 3 year old loves it too.

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