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Ever wondered why Anchor butter tastes so different from Lurpak?

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By Martin Isark
Most shoppers associate butter’s taste by the branded name on the pack, not that it’s a ‘sweet’ or ‘sour’ cream style butter. This brand butter buying works well for the supermarket shopper as most of the big producers stick to one style of butter. Ever wondered why Anchor butter tastes so different from Lurpak? Get to know your style of butter.   Read more

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Tasted: 30 & 25 Year Old Tasgall Blended Whisky

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By Martin Isark
What’s this 30 & 25 year old Tasgall whisky at sixty and fifty quid a bottle? Tasgall is not a Scottish distillery or a blue chip brand, but a super-premium blended ‘private label’ whisky that has been created by Asda’s Spirit Buyers. Should you grab it or leave it?  Read more

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Tasted: Asda Extra Special Malt Whisky

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By Martin Isark
Should you put a bottle of Asda’s Extra Special Islay Single Malt Whisky in the trolley or leave it on the shelf? Read today’s Telegraph Article  Read more

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Tasted: ASDA Chosen by You Chickpeas

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By Veggie Tom
Hard little pellets. A sorry, tasteless excuse for a chickpea.

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Tasted: ASDA Fat Free Natural Cottage Cheese

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By Veggie Tom
Superb – if you’re looking for fat free cottage cheese, there’s no reason to buy more expensive brands.

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Tasted: Terry’s Chocolate Orange Pots of Joy

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By Savvy-shopper Anne.
Terry’s Chocolate Orange Pots of Joy? Creamy milk chocolate with a dollop of rich orange. Just perfect if you require a spoon-friendly treat.Try and resist the second pot if you are calorie counting.

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Tasted: Gordon’s Elderflower Gin

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By Martin Isark
Labelled Gordon’s with a spot of elderflower and that is exactly what this Gin delvers. End of.
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Tasted: ASDA Sour Cream & Onion Crisps

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By Veggie Tom
A good crunch and moreish flavour mean these hold their own against the better known brands like Kettle and Tyrell’s.

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How UK’s Online Supermarkets Surf Up

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By Martin Isark
Shopping online takes away the hassle, but it also enables you to shop in supermarkets where you wouldn’t be seen dead pushing your trolley! So savvy surfers  - check out how the supermarkets surf up…

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Martin Isark says it’s now time to move over to sherry

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By Martin Isark
Unfortunately, for some time sherry drinking has been yesterday’s fashion, this complex wine from Spain is still seen as an older generation’s aperitif and never as a complement to food. It has been hard to persuade chardonnay and cabernet drinkers that sherry is worth trying – but change is afoot.  Read more