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Tasted: M&S Pesto Chickpea Shells

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By Veggie Tom
These calorie counters’ snacks have plenty of crunch – but the powdery pesto flavour is all wrong.

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Tasted: Alpro Unsweetened Almond Milk 1 Litre

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By Vegan Caroline
A pleasant tasting and versatile plant milk with roasted almond flavours and just a hint of sea salt. Read more

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Tasted: Fever-Tree Naturally Light Ginger Beer

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By Veggie Tom
Lower cal mixers done right! This naturally light, full-flavoured ginger beer doesn’t kill the subtlety of the spirit its paired with.

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‘Also’ Adds to the Nut Confusion at Tesco

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By Nut-allergy Alexis
Tesco have caused a bit of a furore recently by changing some of their allergy labelling.  Their labelling has long been rather controversial with nut allergy sufferers, as it individually specifies whether the recipe uses nuts, whether the ingredients have a risk of contamination with nuts, or whether the factory uses nuts.  Some see this as a useful method of assessing risk, others note that many items are labelled ‘cannot guarantee nut free’ and feel that it is primarily a legalistic exercise. Read more

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What “gluten-free” labels actually mean?

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By Gluten-free Sam
Reading and understanding food labels can be difficult at the best of times. When you can’t eat gluten, it can be a potential minefield. Read more

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Tasted: White Burgundy

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By Martin Isark
Yes, the grape is chardonnay, but  white burgundy from the Burgundy region in France takes the ubiquitous chardonnay to another level. Read more

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Tasted: Zest Vegan Basil Pesto

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By Vegan Caroline
This is a great store cupboard staple with a full taste and multitude of uses. Read more

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Let them eat sludge!

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By Martin Isark
It makes my blood boil when that saline sludge starts oozing from bacon. Even supposedly good quality bacon! There may be an argument for the bargain basement range on the supermarket shelves, but not for bacon from the overpriced ‘farm shops’ and ‘farmer’s markets’, the traditional butchers and the expensive deli counters.  Any retailer selling this style of bacon is simply saying – let them eat sludge! Read more

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Tasted: La Cheteau Pouilly Fumé Loire France

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By Martin Isark
Want a change from the up-front grassy  gooseberry sauvignon blancs from New Zealand?  Then try this Pouilly Fumé from the Loire, it adds mineral and chalky flavours to its S.B. grape’s herbaceous, grassy and gooseberry notes Read more

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Tasted: Easter Eggs

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By Martin Isark
Most people want an Easter Egg that looks good and tastes nice. Buy early if you want any of the below as they disappear off the shelf well before Easter Sunday. Read more