Back in the 1970s, it was the dessert that any self-respecting mum gave to their sugar-craving kids and now Angel Delight is making a big comeback. Half-a-century after the whipped desert first hit the shelves, sales are up by nearly a third over the last six months. According to Premier Foods, consumers are being tempted back by a new ready-to-eat version of the retro milky dessert, first launched in 1967 by Birds. In its traditional form, which is still available, consumers whisk milk into the Angel Delight powder, which comes in strawberry, chocolate, banana and butterscotch flavours. The range now also includes “no added sugar” alternatives in the same flavours.
The current craze for reducing sugar in fizzy drinks is starting to hit manufacturer’s right in the pocket. Here at Jammy Toast we enjoy our sugar rush and if we want to cut down on sugar then surely the best idea is to cut down on the amount you drink – not remove the sugar and destroy the taste. Now, sales of Lucozade Energy drinks have fizzled out after its makers changed the drink’s recipe, a new report reveals. Lucozade has lost sales of more than £25million in the past year after the maker’s decision to reduce the amount of sugar, sparking complaints from consumers about the change in the traditional taste.
Here at Jammy Toast we do not dislike many foods or have any special dietary requirements. However, we are aware that eating out for many vegans and vegetarians can be a major problem as Chimpton is a vegan and we have witnessed first-hand her struggle to find vegan foods when eating out. She even sticks to her principles despite our many offers of; “Go on, have a Maccies. We won’t tell anyone.” Nevertheless, we couldn’t help but laugh at the plight of one vegan who ventured abroad and wanted a vegan meal.
Last Saturday, Great Uncle Bimbo shared his memories of Saturdays when he was a young bear and happened to mention Rum Babas. These were cakes that he would have as a special treat after his lunch with Davidd and Da every Saturday. In case you missed Bimbo’s post last Saturday, Rum Babas are lovely yeast-risen cakes soaked in rum syrup and topped with cream and a cherry. Once the darling of French cuisine and available in most supermarkets over here, they seem to have fallen out of favour and are now very difficult – if not impossible – to find.
Here at Jammy Toast we have invented a new word for you all to mull over – shrinkflation. Manufacturers, instead of putting their prices up, are reducing the size of the items they sell. Many people wonder have their hands grown or has their favourite chocolate bar shrunk since they were children? News released on Monday proved what many have suspected: thousands of supermarket items have been getting smaller because manufacturers are reducing the size of a product while keeping the price the same.
Dozens of New Zealand parents saw “Scooby Snacks” on sale in their local supermarkets and so they bought them for the kids. However, joy soon turned to horror when they discovered the snacks were meant for dogs and not humans. The “Scooby Snack” brand treats – with pictures of Scooby Doo on the box – were accidentally placed near the crisps and snacks aisle in a local Pak’n’Save supermarket. It appears that customers may have mistaken them for similarly-packaged bone-shaped biscuits featuring the mystery-solving canine.
Subway have created a puzzle to mark the launch of the sandwich giant’s new Salad of the Day promotion and the introduction of Caesar sauce in all stores nationwide – and we’re hooked. The feast of lettuce, tomato and cucumber appears to depict a normal nutritious salad – but there is one special addition among the produce. Can you find Caesar in the Salad? – The latest puzzle to baffle Brits – features Julius Caesar, the notorious Roman ruler, hiding among the leaves and sweetcorn.