By Martin Isark I’ve tasted Mamba Energy. Want a pick-me-up drink? Then like most drinkers, you’ll grab can or two of Red Bull. You may not like the taste, but it hits the spot for going that extra mile, especially, if you’re partying or driving! And if you want it turbo charged, add shot orContinue reading “I’ve tasted Mamba Energy.”
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 differentContinue reading “Ever wondered why Anchor butter tastes so different from Lurpak?”
By Martin Isark Ever asked for a Bourbon and been poured a Jack Daniel’s instead? It’s a common mistake by barman: JD is actually a Tennessee whiskey, while bourbon is synonymous with Kentucky – all but a couple of brands of bourbon are made there, and Kentucky is the only state allowed to put itsContinue reading “Ever asked for a Bourbon and been poured a Jack Daniel’s instead?”
By Martin Isark With good reason, most Scottish distilleries lie in the Speyside area or in the surrounding Highlands. The cleanly flowing rivers, peat and easy access to high-quality barley mean that the distilleries there always have an economical edge over those on the islands, where higher production and transport costs have led to theContinue reading “Tasted: Speyside & Highland Malt Whiskies”
Tasted: Bruichladdich Octomore 0.61 & 0.63 Islay Malt Whisky By Martin Isark Octomore malts are the world’s most heavily peated malt whiskies.
What Brand of Veggie are you? By Veggie Tom “I’m a vegetarian, but I eat chicken and sausages. Oh, and bacon. And turkey at Christmas, obviously.”
Tasted: Dirty Stop Out Smoked Oat Stout Hoppy Gilmore Like gargling with porridge – in a good way. This moreish, tongue-coating stout has bags of earthy flavour.
Sod it – Let them eat risotto! 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.”
Tasted: It’s Nut Free Chewy Tropical Fruit Oaty Breakfast Cereal By Nut-allergy Alexis A good breakfast for the health conscious – others in the range will appeal more to children.
Tasted: Nakd Cocoa Orange Bits By Gluten-free Sam Chewy, soft and sweet, these are chocolately enough to keep even the most die hard chocoholic happy.