I’m a sucker for a good Christmas cake. I am usually a bit of a cheap skate and I tend to buy mine in the sales after Christmas. To be honest we wouldn’t get around to eating it till then anyway with all the Christmas goodies in the house. There’s something about a home made one and if my cake decorating skills were up to it I would make my own. Sadly though the only bit I feel I could succeed with is the underlying fruit cake. Maybe one day I’ll feel confident enough to try with the icing. This cake was made by my sister in law’s sister and I think it looks fantastic.
Popchips have recently launched a new flavour: thai sweet chili. I’ve previously reviewed Popchips, so I was interested to try out their new variety. Popchips aren’t fried or baked, but instead they are cooked with heat and pressure.
The thai sweet chili popchips flavour come in an 85g bag which is the perfect size for sharing. It’s as flavour with punch with good strong thai kick that isn’t overpowering. There’s a satisfying, crispy crunchiness as you bit in and they have a ‘clean’ chilli taste that isn’t dulled by excess grease. They’ve been a big success with my husband who has managed to snaffle almost the entire bag.
I’m also liking the virtuous feeling of eating a snack that’s lower in fat and doesn’t leave you with greasy fingers. The chips are quite large and 18 chips (23g) contain 95 calories. I did struggle with the american spelling of chilli as chili though.