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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

Can I Eat It takes a look at what Bourbon you should be buying.

Caveat Emptor for Bourbon Drinkers

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Unlike Ireland, where there is three year apprenticeship to be barperson, most of the part-time staff that work behind the bar of our British pubs, have very little knowledge of the spirits that they sell from the back shelf. Read more

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The Ultimate Eton Mess

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This rain-soaked summer has meant that soft berry fruit grown outdoors is not to going to last in the punnet or the fridge for much longer than a day! Require a quick, spoon- friendly dessert that will use up your soft fruits?  There is none better than an Eton Mess!  Named Eton as it originated from Eton College.   Read more

Espresso on Coffe Beans

Want your coffee in an instant? App these!

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We have all now become accustomed to the heady aroma and flavour wafting from our many coffee shops, and the upside to this is that more shoppers are experimenting with fresh rather than instant coffee. This experimentation for most coffee drinkers is still as an occasional treat rather than the norm.  End of.  Read more

Can I Eat It takes a look at the state of tea in Britain

Tea, our national drink is a national disgrace

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Over the last forty years shoppers have seen a massive improvement in the quality of the food and drink products that sit on our supermarket shelves. But tea, our national drink is still a national disgrace. Read more

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Big Improvement for Nearly Neat and G&T Drinkers

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Own branded Gin has improved big time since the nineties. Long gone are the days where cheap Gins were made from cheap molasses and tasted of treacle, rather than the clean cereal flavours of the ones that were produced from the more expensive grains. Then the priority was simply hitting the required price point rather than competing with the quality brands like Beefeater, Bombay Sapphire and Plymouth.   Read more

Summer diamond jubilee cocktails

Street Easy Party Cocktails

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Fed up of partying on wine and beer? Want street-easy party cocktails that are simple to create and will make your Queen’s Jubilee celebrations go with a real swing? Don’t want to spend your bank holiday weekend searching for the ingredients either. End of. Read more

Can I Eat it take a look at the Diamond Jubilee and helps you choose what to drink on the British celebration.

Celebrate the Best of British in Hops

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We Brits shake off that famous British reserve when we are celebrating a royal wedding and likewise this weekend the ‘bowler hats’ will come off for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee street parties. Read more

Can I Eat It takes a look at seasonal fruit and vegetables. In particular dutch tomberries and jersey royal new potatoes.

Tomberries are back on the shelves at Sainsbury’s

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It’s May… and the fruit and veg. shelves are loaded with top notch veggie treats for foodies: English green Asparagus is the best in the world. End of.  British strawberries, especially ones from Scotland, both wild and cultivated are top of the ‘punnet’ when it comes to taste. Jersey Royal new potatoes are the most flavoursome spuds on the shelves.  And not forgetting the Dutch Tomberries!  Not tried them yet? The below may help a little. Read more

Can I Eat It? The Sunday Times Top App allowing you to scan barcodes from your favourite supermarket products. Can I Eat It iPhone App lets you know what is in the ASDA Extra Special Brittany Butter with Sea Salt Crystals

British asparagus with crunchy salted butter

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Buy it and cook it… British asparagus with crunchy salted butter! It’s May and the shelves are now loaded with our home grown green and the sweeter purple asparagus spears.  Don’t miss out on this must have seasonal foodie treat.  You won’t find easier, tastier starter to cook in May. Enjoy. Read more