Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Kosher for Pesach Posts from Last Year

קליק כשר לפסח
As I mentioned yesterday, in my review of Klik's Kosher for Pesach Wafer Roll , I reviewed quite a few Kosher for Pesach products last year that I have every reason to believe are exactly the same as the ones you will find in the shops again this year. Therefore I don’t see a reason to try them again and write a new review about them. Instead I will just give you a rundown with links to all my posts from last year so you have all the information in a neat and organized manner. So here we go, in no particular order...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Klik Kosher for Pesach Wafer Roll

קליק חטיף וופל כשר לפסח
Last year I reviewed a few of Klik Kosher for Pesach Chocolate Covered Cereal snack packs. They are available again this year but my assumption is they are the exact same product I reviewed last year so I don't plan on re-reviewing those or any of the Pesach products I posted about last year. That is unless I try something and it seems very different to what I tasted and reviewed last year but my guess is that will not happen much.

One Klik snack I didn’t review last year was this Chocolate Covered Kosher for Pesach Nougat filled Wafer Roll. The package says it’s a “new recipe” but I didn’t taste it last year so I can’t compare it to that.

They come in a white chocolate coating and a milk chocolate coating. I wanted to try both but the supermarkets I went to only had the milk chocolate one. So that’s the one I will review here.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Product Of The Year Winners 2012

מוצרי השנה 2012
The annual Product of the Year Awards took place recently. I wrote about it here on Isreview last year as well. Since many of the food and drink winners this year are products I reviewed within the past year I thought it would be even more fun and interesting for me to blog about the winners this time.

Awards are given in other categories aside from food, snacks and drinks but since this blog is about 95% food, snacks and drink reviews I will mostly mention the food, snacks and drink winner. If you want to see the winners in other categories you can check out the Product of the Year website for all the details.

Let’s get started with the Food and Snack items... And The Winners Are...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sucrazit’s Stevia Based Sweetener Packets

סוכרזית סטייוויה
Sucrazit, one of Israel’s leading sugar substitute companies, have finally gotten on board and came out with a Stievia based sweetener in packets. For years now I have been looking for a convenient stevia based sweetener here in Israel. I was able to find dried stevia leaves or a liquid alcohol based one but those did not suit my needs. I ended up buying stevia packets from overseas but now finally they are available here, from Sucrazit. They can be found at many of the major supermarkets most likely in the “health food” department.

In case you’re unfamiliar with what stevia is here is a rundown from Wikipedia:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Strauss’s Hazelnut Low Calorie Ice Cream

Happy Spring Everyone!
שטראוס גלידה מיני לייט אגוזים
I thought today, being the first day of spring, would make today the perfect day to tell you about another ice cream I tasted recently. It’s one of Strauss low calorie ice cream pops that I have never tried before. I am not 100% sure if it’s a new flavor or not. It doesn’t say new on the box and I didn’t read a press release about it (yet) but I had never seen it in the stores before. So maybe it’s not new but it was new to me so I decided to blog about it regardless.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Osem’s Hazelnut Lachmit Crackers, Tnuva’s Low Lactose 5% Soft White Cheese & Beit Hashita’s Green Pitted Olives in Lemon Seasoning

I have three products that I wanted to tell you about but for one reason or another I don’t have that much to write about each of them. I thought I'd just give you a short Bottom Line on each one, in case you saw them in the store and wondered if you should try them.

The three products are: Osem’s Hazelnut Lachmit Crackers, Tnuva’s Low Lactose 5% Soft White Cheese & Beit Hashita’s Green Pitted Olives in Lemon Seasoning.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Loacker Chocolate Coated Wafer Sheets

פולייט של לואקר דפי וופל
Loacker has a new product on the local market; Chocolate Coated Wafer Sheets. They come in two flavors. One is a white (vanilla) wafer sheet coated in 73% milk-chocolate and drizzled with 9% dark-chocolate and the second is a dark (chocolate) wafer sheet coated in 73% dark-chocolate and has a 9% white-chocolate drizzle.

The Loacker website describes them as:

 Light and crispy wafer leaves covered with the finest chocolate: what a delight! Incredibly rich in chocolate (82% of the product) and so irresistible…perfectly in line with the expectations of chocolate lovers searching for light crispiness“

Being a big fan of chocolate, and many other Loacker product, their description sealed the deal, now I surely wanted to try this.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Shufersal's Big Pretzel Twists

בייגלה פרצל גדול שופרסל
I saw a Facebook coupon that was roaming the Hebrew coupon websites for a box of Shufersal brand Big Pretzel Twists. 
Pretzels are my salty snack of choice, of all pretzels available these days I most prefer jumbo salt pretzels (with flat pretzels coming in at a close second) so I was really curious to see how these Shufersal big pretzels compared to the Bagel Bagel jumbo ones I usually buy.

(Sorry the coupon is expired by now. I only found the product in my local Shufersal the day before the coupon expired and I didn’t have time to taste it and write a post about it before now)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Yoplait White 1.2% Yogurt with Fruit at the Bottom - Free Sample

I have another quick post (with a link to a free coupon) for you today.

Tnuva-Yoplait has a new yogurt on the market. It’s a white “refined” yogurt with a thin layer of fruit at the bottom of the container. It comes in 3 flavors; Wild Berries, Orange and Plum. 

MamaOf Baked Schnitzel on Sale

Just a quick post to let you know that
Rami Levi has the
on sale
מאמא עוף שניצל אפוי ביתי

Monday, March 12, 2012

Carmit’s Strawberry Filled Marshmallows

כרמית מרשמלו ממולא בטעם תות
Carmit, Israel’s leading marshmallow manufacture has a new product on the market. This time they went for a strawberry filled marshmallow. Even though I’m not usually a fan of strawberry/fruit flavored products the concept of a “stuffed” marshmallow intrigued me so I decided to try it.

Each marshmallow is 3 cm. in diameter and has a slight pyramid like shape to it, once it “fluffs” back up after coming out of its individual wrapper. I thought it looked cute and could make a nice topping for a cupcake, ice cream or something like that, because it kind of looks like a nicely swirled dollop of fluff that would make a pretty decoration for a dessert.            

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Nestlé’s Granoleda Yogurt Sandwich

גלידות נסטלה גרנולידה
On the same day that the local meteorologists were predicting a major winter storm with strong winds, lots of rain and possible snow in many parts of Israel both Nestlé Ice Cream and Strauss Ice Cream thought it would be the perfect day to announce their new summer of 2012 lines of ice cream. Not all of them will be in the stores right away, some will only be available after Pesach, but I’m from the school of thought that any day of the year, no matter how cold and wintery it may be outside, is still the perfect day for ice cream, so I was more than excited to read about the products that I have to look forward to as we get closer to spring and summer.

Still, I chose to post about the first Nestlé ice cream product as we are having a nice mini spring time heat wave (what a difference a week can make).  I do plan on trying something from the Strauss line as well but today I will tell you about Nestlé's Granoleda Ice Cream Sandwich.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Wrigley’s Zephyr/Strawberry 5 Gum

מסטיק פייב בטעם תות - זייפר
Wrigley’s 5 have a new sugar-free gum on the market. This time they went for a strawberry flavored gum. 

As I mentioned, in a response to a comment left on my blog a few days ago, Israel was given the “honor” of being the first country in the world to début this new Zephyr 5 Gum. The press release I read mentioned that due to the major success past 5 Gum flavors had on the local market Wrigley’s decided to have Israel be the first county to start selling this new flavor. 

I don’t know when it’s expected to be in stores in the rest of the world. I do know that when I looked for it here in Israel earlier in the week I couldn’t find it but today I found it where ever I looked.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Telma’s Cocoman Cookies/Rice Crispy Treats

תלמה קוקומן קוקי

Given how popular Rice Crispy Treats are in other parts of the world and taking into account all the cereal bars on the local market I’ve often wondered why no Israeli company has a Rice Crispy Treat in their line of products. I was kind of pleasantly surprised to see that Telma finally got on the bandwagon. 

They’ve come out with 2 different flavored Rice Crispy Treats. The first flavor is the Classic Rice Crispy Treat topped with a chocolate zig zag and the second flavor is a Chocolate Flavored Rice Crispy Treat with the same chocolate zig zag on top.