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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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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

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NO GO for Vegetarians – Loyd Grossman

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By Veggie Tom
Can readers let their veggie friends know that Loyd Grossman, Creamy Mushroom & Thyme Sauce, labelled with a  Veggie Logo and printed with Suitable for Vegetarians is a NO GO for vegetarians – as it is made with animal rennet. Read more

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Quick competition – Win a Bart Smokehouse Prize Pack

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Can I Eat it? – the drink & food app and blog for savvy shoppers – has teamed up with Bart Ingredients to give 10 lucky winners the chance to win a Smokehouse Barbecue prize pack. Want one? Just retweet our competition tweet or share and like our Facebook post. Good luck!

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Tasted: Furleigh Estate Rosé Sparkling Wine

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By Martin Isark
Not cheap, but this pink English sparkler will give any fifty quid champagne a run for its grapes! Read more

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Tasted: Southville Hop

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This bottle conditioned ale is an object lesson in heavy hopping. It’s won awards, and that’s no surprise.

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Tasted: Moo Free Chocolate Caramelised Hazelnut Nibs Bar 100g

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By Vegan Caroline
The crunchy caramelised hazelnuts and sweet creamy chocolate are perfect partners in this incredibly moreish bar.

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Sod it – Let them eat risotto!

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By Veggie Tom
What is it, when chefs are poring over their perfect menus and chalking up dream dishes for the beef buffs, the lamb lovers and the fish fans, that makes them hit the veggie roadblock and go blank.
“Sod it,” they think. “Let’s give them risotto.”
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Tasted: Total Yogurt

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By Veggie Tom
These cracking little fruity twin pots are some of tastiest low fat yoghurts on the shelves.

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