Etc: Sunday Catch Up, 27th August – 2nd September 2017

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This year is just flying by… did you miss anything in the last 7 days? Find out with this weeks easily clickable catch up list!

Products & News

  • Organic, Lactose Free Yogurt | New from Rachel’s (one of my British go-to brands!), these lovely looking free-from yogurts will be launched in October with a RRP of £1.89 for a big 450g tub. | Just Food
  • Vimto Millions | Ahhh, I’m pretty sure I remember when Millions came into being and started being stocked in my local shop. I used to order midget gems by the quarter back then, having been trained in the art of sweetie shopping by my grandparents. Good news for where lovers of Vimto and lovers of tiny chewy sugarbomb sweets intersect – there’s a new Million in town. | Talking Retail
  • Tesco Reformulate the Custard Cream | Oh, now don’t be doing this…messing with the classic biscuit! As one Twitter user said: “So you’ve changed the custard creams? And made them smaller… but the price is the same. I’m not having none of that, sunshine.” | Bakery Info
  • Vegan and Gluten Free Pizza at Sainsbury’s | Watch out, watch out! There’s two new pizzas hitting Sainsbury’s from The White Rabbit Pizza Co. There’s a Gluten Free, Organic version and a Vegan one too! | Bakery Info


  • Apple Pie Oreos | Apple. Pie. In a cookie. Apple… cinnamon… Ooof. Need a closer (and overly intimate) look at these biscuits? Yes, yes you do. | Junk Banter
  • Nature Valley Peanut Nut Butter Biscuits | Oooooooooooh. Yeah, you heard me. | Amy Seeks New Treats
  • Green & Blacks, Velvet Editions | Now, I have fairly strong feelings about Mondelez starting to change their Green and Blacks brand. The Organic certification is gone, as is Fair Trade. After the Cadbury mess, I give Mondelez a great big side-eye whenever this sort of thing starts to occur. If you’ve got a favourite alternative Organic chocolate, give me a shout in the comments! Otherwise, head on over to read about these Vegan chocolate bars! | Guilt Free Veggie
  • Crispy Mint M&M’s | An Australian import this time – but I love the sound of them! Mint is such a good chocolate flavouring to start with, but with crispy bits it sounds like a winner! | Lot-o-Choc

Special Mentions

  • Food Festival Fail | Have you ever been to a ‘Food Festival’ and think the food (or festival) part had been massively mis-sold – that the event lacked heart and soul, regionality and individuality? Well you’re not alone… | But First, We Eat!
  • Oktoberfest: What to Wear | Heading to the famous beer festival and looking for something gorgeous and traditionally Bavarian to wear? Well, you’re in luck! Rachel’s put together a wonderful list of stores with some very pretty things… | Arts in Munich
  • What to Eat in Belgium | Now  I wasn’t going to add this to my special mentions… but then I got to rice pudding tart. Rice pudding tart, people! | Tasting Table

Autumn Watch

Catch up with previous Autumn discovery lists ‘here‘, here and here. Already seen ’em? Well, there’s more new treats listed below!

American Releases…

Bonus Entry: Winter Watch!

Alright, it’s just the one – but Hotel Chocolat have released their Tasting Club Winter Puddings selection for pre-order. Anyone for a Jam Roly Poly, Gooseberry Crumble or Cinnamon Bun chocolate? | Hotel Chocolat

3rd September, 2017
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  • Reply bavariansojourn

    I do love Autumn for the food, the cosiness, and everything pumpkin shaped and flavoured!! Not happy with the custard cream news though…

    8th September, 2017 at 10:25 am
    • Reply Eat Explore Etc

      Well that’s just Tesco, so if we stick to other supermarkets and brands we should hopefully be fine! As long as they don’t follow suit…

      I’m finding there’s a distinct lack of Autumnal stuff in Bavaria at the moment. I saw the first Christmas things today though. I’ll have to fill some boxes with the stuff and bring it back to the UK with me in January!

      8th September, 2017 at 11:36 am

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