Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Something old, something new ! (foodie review)

It may be hard to believe but this year, Colman's is celebrating its 200th anniversary - how cool is that?! There can't be many brands with such an impressive heritage. The brand was created by Jeremiah Colman at his Norwich factory in 1814 and was subsequently granted the royal seal of approval in 1866 when Jeremiah was appointed mustard maker to Queen Victoria. They sent us through a very pretty jar from the new limted edition anniversary collection.

The new jars have been inspired by a stunning series of vintage adverts used by Colman's throughout the past two centuries and highlight the proud history and rich heritage of the brand. The retro designs include slogans and images from Colman's iconic advertising campaigns. The polar bear image signifies the medicinal properties that were traditionally associated with mustard, from relieving tooth-ache to curing colds, whilst the 'Meat needs Mustard' and butchers image communicate the historic link between Colman's and meat.

Whether or not you're a fan of red-hot Colman's Original English Mustard, I can see these jars becoming a collector's item. The jars will be available from May 2014 in all retailers with RRPs of £0.99 (100g) and £1.59 (170g).

After something old, it's time for something new and New York Bakery Co's brand new limited edition Seeded Bagels. I love this brand of bagels and was pleasantly surprised to learn that New York Bakery Co. make all of their bagels the authentic NY way by boiling them before they are stone-baked, making them soft on the inside with a deliciously chewy crust. Aha, so that's how they do it !

Packed full of linseed, sunflower seeds, millet seeds and poppy seeds from the inside out, these are lovely toasted, topped simply with butter or cream cheese, for breakfast or can be made into a lovely packed lunch with smoked salmon, chicken or ham, topped with avocado and lemon mayonnaise - or maybe some of the Colman's Original English Mustard if you like a fiery kick. The kids' favourite is still our Loch Ness Bagel Monster that they ask for every time we buy bagels !

The new limited edition Seeded Bagels will join New York Bakery Co’s existing premium range, featuring Red Onion & Chive, Blueberry and Fruit & Oat. They cost £1.60 for a pack of four and are available in Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

Visit the New York Bakery Co. Facebook page at for more information or recipe tips.

Disclosure : I received the products in order to write an honest review.

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