22 Sep 2014

New Instore Round Up - Cakes, Christmas & More


A quick post today with a few new and limited edition products that I've spotted instore recently. Considering the time of year I was disappointed at the lack of autumnal themed products in the supermarkets. It would be great to see just a few pumpkin spice or cinnamon spice limited editions. As always let me know in the comments if you've spotted anything new instore or if you've tried any of the products I've featured below.


Toblerone Merry Christmas Tablet: I might as well start with a couple of Christmas products since most supermarkets seem to jump straight from summer to Christmas, ignoring Autumn altogether. This Toblerone Merry Christmas tablet features a new format for Toblerone, it's a large flat chocolate with snapable triangle shaped segments. £1.00 at Tesco.


Mr Kipling Gingergread Whirls: Even though I dislike Christmas products appearing in the supermarket so early, and usually refrain from buying any until at least late October, I have to admit I'm really tempted by these Gingerbread Whirls! I might have to give these an early try. £1.00 at Tesco.


Mr Kipling Festive Bakewells: These Festive Bakewells aren't exactly new, but they do have a new look for 2014. Instead of a little Christmas trees on the icing, these are covered in "festive sprinkles". £1.00 at Tesco.


Mr Kipling Chocolate & Slime Slices: I've only spotted one new Halloween themed product instore, these Mr Kipling Chocolate & Lime Slices. I expect there will be more Halloween products hitting the shelves in a few weeks time. £1.00 at Asda.


Philadephia Lactose Free: I know that the Lactofree brand already make a cream cheese spread but I was still pleased to see this version from Philadephia. There was also a half fat version too. £1.99 at Tesco.


Kinder Surprise Barbie Fashionistas: The Kinder Disney Princesses range from earlier this year was incredibly popular and it's a shame that these surprise eggs are now Barbie themed again. Good news for Disney fans though is that there is a Disney Fairies Kinder range coming soon. £1.89 at Tesco.


Kinder Surprise Transformers: These are a worthy follow up to the previous Marvels Heroes theme. I know my kids would like to collect these (and probably my husband too!) but I'll wait until I see the individual eggs rather than these Triple Packs as they only contain one Transformers toy out of the three eggs. £1.89 at Tesco.


Nestlé Gluten Free Cornflakes: Interesting to see a major brand offering a gluten free version. There was also a Nestlé Gluten Free Cornflakes with Honey variety available. £2.00 at Asda.


Nutella Limited Edition 1kg: Anyone with willpower issues look away now! I know this massive Nutella jar has been available before but I personally haven't seen it in my local supermarkets. Anyway, I don't think I could be trusted with a 1kg jar of Nutella in the house! £5.00 at Asda.


Asda Bourbon Biscuit Spread: I wonder if this means Asda will also be selling a Custard Cream spread like Tesco? £1.30 at Asda.


Reese's Peanut Butter: I was quite tempted by this one! £3.49 at Asda.


Gale's Honey with Cinnamon: At least I managed to find one new cinnamon product. I love the idea of this Gale's Honey with Cinnamon on porridge during the winter months. £2.99 at Asda.


Gale's Honey with Vanilla: This vanilla flavoured honey also sounds delicious. I'll probably try these at some point, especially the cinnamon variety. £2.99 at Asda.


Febreze Winter Collection Vanilla Latte: A solitary non-food item for this round-up, but I was quite surprised by this offering from Febreze. Vanilla Latte seems like such an unusual scent for an air freshener. £2.00 at Asda.


Tesco Smoky Bacon Weirdoughs: Bacon flavoured doughnuts? Even though these bacon flavoured mini doughnuts sound more appealing than the other flavours in the Tesco Weirdoughs range (cheese & onion and salt & vinegar), I'm still going to take a pass on giving these a try. £1.00 at Tesco.


Ben & Jerry's Satisfy My Bowl: If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram then you've probably seen my enthusiastic posts about this new ice cream from Ben & Jerry's. Inspired by Bob Marley, it's a combination of banana (yes!!) ice cream, caramel and cookie swirls, and chocolate peace signs. The good news is that it's currently on a half price offer at Tesco for £2.24. Review coming soon.

And to finish here are a few celebration cakes at Asda that are new since the last time I blogged about their cakes (in May).


Despicable Me Minion Dave Celebration Cake: This is such a great looking cake, perfect for fans of the Despicable Me films. £10.00 at Asda.


Muppets Kermit Cake: This cake also looks good - I'm a real fan of the last few Muppets films! £10.00 at Asda.


Swizzels Squashies 2 Tier Cake: A cake for anyone with a seriously sweet tooth! Asda (not sure about exact price).


Charlie the Chocolate Gingerbread Man Cake: I'm not sure if this large cake is actually gingerbread flavoured or just a chocolate cake in the shape of a gingerbread man. Either way it's an adorable looking cake. £10.00 at Asda.


Disney Frozen Celebration Cake: A pretty cake for any Disney Frozen themed birthday party. £10.00 at Asda.

There were also a few other new cakes that were sold out, including a Mankini Cake, an M&Ms Sofa Cake and of course the new Asda Piñata Cake (see my review HERE). Let me know if you spot any interesting new products instore in any of the supermarkets - I love hearing about them! grocerygems@gmail.com

21 comments:

  1. Toblerone for Christmas? Really? Now? :D Too early!
    I want the Reese's peanut butter! This must be a yummy!

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    1. christmas sweets started in the Martins newsagents near where i work in last week of august?!?!?! crazy.

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    2. Last week of August is just nuts!

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  2. I was bought the kermit the frog cake for my birthday back in june (20 is still young enough for the muppets!) And sadly it tasted awful, im convinced it was the green icing that was giving it the chemically taste. And the sponge was so dry, i know factory made cakes arnt great but this was the worst one iv'e ever tried. Cant wait to get my paws on that reeses peanut butter though and the ben and jerrys...

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    1. Thanks for adding your experience of the Muppets cake. It's a real shame that you didn't enjoy it (especially as it was your birthday!) but at least we know it's one to avoid.

      I know what you mean about the heavily coloured icing sometimes giving cakes a horrible taste. It happened to us once when we bought a Lightning McQueen cake for my son's birthday. It was bright red and just tasted horrendous. I think it was from Tesco a few years back.

      There's no excuse for the dry sponge though! Obviously supermarket cakes are not going to taste as good as independent bakeries or home made but it should still be edible!!

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  3. I read the Ben & Jerrys as satisfy my bowel,

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    1. Haha! I don't think I'll be able to look at it in the same way again lol

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  4. http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/the-chocolate-smiths/products/bewitching-bizarre-bar/

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    1. Bewitching Bizarre Limited Edition milk chocolate with spiced pumpkin - I haven't heard of that range before - it looks very intersting!

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  5. Banana flavour ice cream...... repeat - BANANA flavour ice cream!!!!! So so happy :D lol

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    1. EXACTLY!! It's about time! *happy dance* :D

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  6. The new Ben n Jerrys Satisfy My Bowl is sooooo good - there's 2 new Winter flavours too - Minter Wonderland and Joy to the Swirl; both quite nice but not as good as Satisfy my Bowl.

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    1. That's awesome that you've tried all three! I had heard of the winter flavours but I haven't seen them instore yet. They don't immediately appeal to me as much as Satisfy My Bowl, so I'm pleased to hear that it's the best of the three!

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  7. I love your round up reviews! They are lots of exciting things to buy.
    I do think Christmas is a bit early. I saw some mince pies for sale in my local supermarket but they went out of date in October! No point in even buying to stock up!

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    1. Thanks Maria!

      And I agree, it's far too early for mince pies :/

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  8. I’m really envy of many different creams, you can buy in UK. In Poland we haven't such a big choice (I'm looking for something interesting until Kruger stopped distribute my favorite cocconut cream).
    Greetings from Poland. :)
    nasniadanie.blog.pl

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    1. Hi Natalia!
      ooh the coconut cream sounds very good, but it's annoying when a favourite product is no longer available. I hope you start to get a wider selection in Poland soon! :)

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  9. nescafe, café range ( flavoured coffees ) new orange spiced mocha and millionaires shortbread flavour
    can send pictures if like ? im also now following u on facebook

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    1. Thanks for following Anon! Pics would be great if you have them and I can add them to this round up.

      Email: grocerygems@gmail.com

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  10. Hi - any ideas how big that Minion cake is (number of servings)? I am trying to figure out if this is big enough for my kid's birthday party but no info on the Asda website! Many thanks.

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    1. I know that it will probably be too late for your case, but in case it helps the box says 20 servings.

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