Mid Week Munchies
Jennifer at My Blissful Journey blog has set up an off season Vegan Mofo bloggers community and one of the regular blogging challenges is called Mid Week Munchies. We did our weekly shop at the weekend and it didn't really contain anything out of the ordinary but yesterday I popped into Heron Foods which is a local discount store. They mainly sell frozen and tinned stuff. It's really cheap and occasionally some interesting vegan friendly items pop up! I made a couple of purchases that I reckon are suitable for a mid-week munchies post.
I picked up some of these Lemon, Lime and Ginger Firefly drinks which were 3 bottles for £1. They are usually around £1.55 each! I have a sinus condition and had been reading the other day about how citrus fruits could help so I thought I'd give these a try. There's no added sugar and they also contain ginger, nettle, dandelion and rosemary. They have a nice refreshing taste, are not overly sweet and you do feel as though you are drinking something that is doing you good! I tried one over ice but I imagine they would also be nice warmed up so I might try that next.
Not quite so healthy and more of a treat are these croissants in a tin. These were just 59p (usual RRP is £1.50) and I think will be our breakfast at the weekend with some coffee and good jam. If you've not come across them before, you just pop open the tin, unroll the pastry, cut along the serated lines and roll each piece up into a croissant and then bake them in the oven.
I also like to add pieces of chocolate to make pain au chocolat or marzipan to make almond croissants. Word of warning though if you purchase these, make sure you put them in the fridge until you use them. A friend of mine put them in a cupboard and they exploded!