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Martin Isark has tasted Heston’s Baked Alaska

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I’ve tasted Heston from Waitrose’s Baked Alaska Dessert… should you put it in the trolley or leave it on the shelf? Read more

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Hey you’ve gotta have bubbles during the Christmas or Hogmanay festivities

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Hey you’ve gotta have bubbles during the Christmas or Hogmanay festivities, but it doesn’t have to be champagne. If you fancy buck’s fizz (champagne and orange juice) or black velvet (champagne and Guinness), you’ll find that a good-quality fizz works just as well, and is a good deal cheaper. Read more

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It’s now time to start checking out the drink shelves for Christmas

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Have you been checking out drink shelves to see what brandies are available for Christmas and beyond? To help with you’re choosing we have now added brandy to the Can I Eat It? App Try the app now  Read more

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Want to drink some of the best quality and value wines on the shelves? Put a bottle of Tawny Port in the trolley.

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We have now added tawny port to the Can I Eat It? App.! Try the app now  If you have never tasted tawny port, you are missing a treat. Try a bottle and indulge yourself in the fragrant aromas and rich mouth-filling flavours of red fruits, nuts and spice that are somewhat similar in smell and taste to Amontillado and Oloroso sherry.  Read more

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Martin Isark has tasted Gluten-Free beer – should you put it in the trolley or leave it on the shelf?

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I’ve tasted gluten free beer – should you put a bottle in the trolley or leave it on the shelf?  The below may help you make the right choice. Read more

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Martin Isark has tasted the best Cashew nuts in the world… and they come packed in a baked bean-like tin!

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Lidl, the cheap as chips ‘no frills’ supermarket does not score well if you are looking for Waitrose or Sainsbury’s-type standard of fitting or presentation on your trolley trundle, but their  Alesto roasted & salted cashew nuts packed in a ‘baked bean’-like tin  is a product that’s worth making a special detour for. They may have an equal somewhere in the world – but you won’t find better in a UK supermarket.  Check them out! Read more

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Martin Isark has tasted Kettle Tortilla Chips Nacho Cheese – should you put a pack in the trolley or stick with the ever popular Tangy Cheese Doritos?

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I’ve tasted Kettle Tortilla Chips Nacho Cheese – should you put a pack in the trolley or stick with the ever popular Tangy Cheese Doritos? Read more

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UK’s Top Ten Supermarkets: How They Rate

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At Number 1 is Waitrose.
Score: 9.5 /10
Price v Value for Money: Waitrose’s own label prices for weekly staples (sliced bread, butter, milk…) are very competitive and often as not will be at a similar level to ones at Sainsbury’s & Tesco. But stray away to the more enticing products at your cost! Read more

Macsween Vegetarian Haggis Facts and Myths

I’ve tasted Macsween Vegan-Friendly Haggis

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I’ve tasted Macsween Vegan-Friendly Haggis – should you put it in the trolley or leave it on the shelf? Read more

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The Can I Eat It? UK iPhone App has plenty of drinks to scan too

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The Can I Eat It? UK iPhone App has plenty of drinks to scan too. Start scanning the Supermarket’s drink shelves… there are over 2500 wines and 700 Spirits. And if you are a Vodka drinker there is well over 100. Moreover, if you’re making cocktails, then flavoured Vodkas are a must have. Check out the ones below, or scan the many others when you’re next doing your trolley trundle! That’s if you’re not flavouring your vodka at home! Read more