Hot on the shelves: the food stuff I’m loving this month

July 17, 2018

Since I eat so much and always looking through the aisles of Woolworths and Thrupps looking for interesting and new items, it’s a wonder I don’t include more food items on this blog. I’ll see if this kicks off further food posts (or whether I’ll just use the time rather to eat!).

Danone Yo-Jelly

Though I haven’t tasted this (I don’t eat gelatine because I’m a vegetarian), her highness my toddler, and my eight-year-old gave this a thumbs up. Part yoghurt and part jelly, Yo-Jelly has 11 added vitamins, 30% more milk, and 30% less sugar, according to Danone.

They come in strawberry, granadilla, crème soda and pineapple, and at a recommended price of R13.99 for a pack of six.

Seltzer Essence

I recently stopped drinking diet drinks at the same time as the arrival of a media drop with Seltzer Essence water. It’s my new go-to when I’m feeling like something other than plain water as it tastes lovely, and has no sugar or additives. It barely has any calories (woohoo!), and comes in three flavours in 500ml bottles: Pink Grapefruit & Strawberry, Green Apple & Mint, and Watermelon & Mixed Berry. Seltzer Essence costs around R8 a bottle.


Special Boxes

Oh-Mega nut butters

I tried a little sample sachet in a Wellness Warehouse goodie bag, and if there was ever a case for going Banting, it is Oh-Mega nut butters. However, I’d probably eat this stuff by the jar, which would defeat the weight-loss purpose, I suppose.

Oh-Mega’s tagline is “Crushed nuts, nothing else”, however there is something else – awesomeness. A bottle is around is R85, and you can buy from health shops and some supermarkets. I think I’ve spotted them in DisChem too.

Variants include the likes of macadamia and almond butters, but why stick to just those when you have almond butter salted caramel, chocolate high protein, and chocolate almond?

Blendid smoothies

A few weeks ago, my side hobby/project, MamaMeetUpSA, partnered with Blendid for a fantastic morning event at Jackson’s Real Food Market. From my first sip/bite of my smoothie bowl, I was hooked, and I’ve just placed a second online order for a new batch.

Choose from 20 smoothie packs, which consist mostly of frozen fruit or veg, and with ingredients such as chia seeds, almonds and whey powder. To make you just take a pack from the freezer, add liquid of your choice (I generally add water) and blend. You can also add a protein powder, or FutureLife, which is what I do most mornings. Drink from a glass, or make it a slighter thicker consistency for a smoothie bowl topped with anything of your choice – granola, seeds or fresh fruit. My until-recently dusty Nutribullet is now working hard!

My favourite flavours are Flu Flighter (orange, pineapple, ginger, lemon and honey), Honey Pot (honey, banana, yoghurt, chia seeds and almonds), and Halie Berry (blueberries, raspberries, low-fat yoghurt, nuts and honey).

They cost from around R35 a packet, and you can order online. They also supply to some shops – click here to find your closest one.

PS: I’m not saying this will be your experience, but for my first order, I ordered at around 2pm on a Sunday, and by around 11am the next day, my package had been delivered. That’s truly impressive.


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  • Love Made Me

    Would love to know where I can purchase Seltzer Essence water please

    July 17, 2018 at 8:47 am Reply
    • Tanya

      You can find them at supermarkets (I’ve seen them at Spar and PnP) 🙂

      July 18, 2018 at 6:36 pm Reply
  • Loraine Karam

    Great will most certainly buy it.

    July 18, 2018 at 11:03 pm Reply
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