Month: June 2012

Review of two premium breakfast cereals by Dorset Cereals

Dorset Cereals have had a re-design of their colourful packs of late. The company, and brand agency Big Fish had received awards for the packaging in the past, and so it was a challenge for Big Fish to improve on those original designs. Nevertheless, they have done, the logos and the recipe names are now clearer and messages on the packs have been simplified. Dorset Cereal’s Strawberry & Redcurrant Granola – is new. Overall this recipe is not as sweet as ‘Honey Granola,’ the ‘Elderflower & Blackcurrant (limited edition) or the ‘Chocolate & Macadamia,’ as reviewed previously at TSS Reviews click here to see. This recipe has big, jumbo sized cereal flakes twinned with the nibbling qualities of sunflower seeds which altogether have mouth exercising, teeth grinding qualities that combines rather nicely with the burst of fruitiness from the freeze dried fruits. It is tangy on the taste buds. It is evident that the natural ingredients are energy giving and so ideal to be served at breakfast with milk, yoghurt or fruit juice, and, as …

Review of Still, Cordial, and Pressé style soft drinks by Bottlegreen

Elderflower Season falls in May/June of our yearly calendar in the British Isles. It is the time the elderflowers, in full bloom, are hand-picked by the makers, Bottlegreen, and are blended with water (some varieties blended with spring water from the Cotswolds) to make their famous range of delicate, refreshing drinks. The company had gone ‘all out’ this spring to celebrate the harvesting of the flower heads by launching a limited edition, sparkling elderflower pressé; and an elderflower cordial, both presented in bespoke glass bottles with floral designs in-keeping with the theme. And, with so many extra reasons for us to celebrate this summertime, the company were attempting to make the most of opportunity to put focus on the eye-catching bottles placed on celebratory tables or al fresco dining throughout the land. Beaten by no other makers of sophisticated, non-alcoholic drinks it could be argued – but beaten by the inclement weather we’ve had to date, well, most likely, as many occasions that people have partied or picnicked outside over the past few weeks have …