If you don’t already know it, then you have probably guessed that we love eating our Jammy Toast here at Jammy Toast. What you may not realise is, we also love Jaffa Cakes. So this weekend we were intrigued to find out that the nation’s favourite way of eating a Jaffa Cake is wrong, according to research. While a third of fans go for the Half Mooner and take a bite to create a half moon shape then polish off the remainder, boffins say their technique fails to make the most of the flavours. A study by food scientist Dr Stuart Farrimond found the All Rounder – preferred by more than a quarter of biscuit lovers – is the perfect method. For nibbling around the edge and saving the centre with the orange filling until last “gives the almost perfectly optimised balance of zesty orange, slightly bitter chocolate and sweet airy sponge,” the report revealed.
If there is one thing we love here at Jammy Toast it is ice cream, and in particular Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough. They do have some fantastic flavours to choose from; Peanut Butter Cup, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Phish Food and many, many more lovely flavours. However, there is one new flavour on the way that had us raising an eye-brow and had Chimpton chomping at the bit. Ben & Jerry’s could, possibly, maybe, one day, perhaps make a Cannabis-laced Ice Cream.
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.