Etc: Sunday Catch Up, 20th August – 26th August 2017

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Sit back, relax – and dig in to this week’s food news, snack reviews and special mentions!

Products & News

  • Lidl Tops Waitrose | Lidl is now the UK’s seventh biggest grocer, increasing its market share to edge my beloved Waitrose down the list. The two supermarkets are very different beats and Lidl isn’t a place I’d shop in the UK – Do you? I’d love to know why you use it! |
  • Belvita Soft Bakes | Now, stop me if I’m wrong here… (and I don’t think I am) but don’t these look like Nutrigrain bars to you? Is Mondelez actually coming up with any new products recently? | Bakery Info
  • New Week, New Food Related Health Scare | This time it’s imported pork infecting people with Hepatitis E. | Food Manufacture | Independent
  • Haribo Scaremix Returns | With toffee apple eggs… uh, eyeballs? The blood orange bottle sounds good though! | Talking Retail
  • Strawberry Drizzle Border Biscuits | These new Strawberry Drizzle Melts will be available in selected Sainsbury’s across Scotland, so fingers crossed they’ll make their way to shops across the border soon! | Food Bev
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Bats | Get ready to book yourself a flight to America with an empty suitcase! Halloween edition Peanut Butter bats are heading to Target… | Popsugar


  • Ritter Sport Honey Salt Almonds | Now it’s probably no secret that I’m a bit of a Ritter Sport fan, so it’s pretty interesting to see another perspective on the chocolate brand – especially when this is the first bar they’ve tried! Head over to Amy’s blog to see what a Ritter-newbie thought! | Amy Seeks New Treats
  • Haribo Squidgy Babies | New to the UK market, these are a revamped verison of the little fruity babies commonly found in the Super Mix bags. Any good? You know what to do! | A Review A Day
  • Quaker Oats Porridge To Go | Being pretty new to the UK market, I’ve not yet had a chance to try these new Quaker Oats bars. I love porridge oats, particularly in the wintery part of the year – and would often have Stoats bars hidden away in my drawer at work. (Apple & Cinnamon flavour, of course!) I wonder whether these will compete? | Foodstuff Finds
  • Cookies & Scream M&M’s | Halloween editions of things just appeal to me. They don’t necessarily have to do much other than be a different shape or colour – I’m pretty easy to sell to, let’s be honest. Does the thought of Oreo M&m’s appeal to you? Want to know whether you should be hunting down this seasonal American release? Well… | Junk Banter

Special Mentions

  • 10 Potential Reasons Why Your German Job Application Fails | Applying for a job, at the best of times, is a difficult process. Doing it in another country with a whole range of different expectations? Minefield! Let Live Work Germany give you a heads up on the good to know bits about finding work in Germany. | Live Work Germany
  • The Official 2017 Oktoberfest Masskrug | Each year, a fresh design for the handmade beer mug! The huge annual beer festival starts in just 20 days… So will you be getting one of these? |
  • Grocery Wars: Lidl Britain – The Guardian’s View | An opinion piece on the rise of Lidl, hitting the net in a timely fashion after news of the chain rising above Waitrose in the ‘grocery league’ | The Guardian
  • Heidelberg at Night | I loved my visit to Heidelberg – but if you’re looking for more pictorial inspiration to encourage you to visit, don’t miss this great post from Jordan. | Wayfaring with Wagner

Autumn Watch

Carrying on from the ‘Autumn Watch One‘ and ‘Autumn Watch Two’ lists, I’m still flicking through new autumnal and Halloween themed releases on social media! Fancy a few more discoveries?

And that’s it for this week! Have you found anything online you’d like to share? Seen something I might have missed? Then drop a comment in the box below!

Hope you all have a lovely week and I’ll see you – same time, same place – next Sunday for more!

27th August, 2017
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1 Comment

  • Reply Jordan

    Thanks for the share! 🙂 Also loved the Ritter Sport article…once you give me a bar, I can’t stop eating the chocolate 😉

    27th August, 2017 at 11:50 am
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