Not sure if it is a sign of age catching up. Nowadays, I prefer to go grocery window shopping at the supermarket/ convenience store and spend heaps of time looking at the products available. I have also realised there are quite a few number of new products and promotions going on recently. One of the more interesting one is the Tao Kae Noi promotion that comes with ZALORA shopping vouchers! Yup, you have heard me right! San SeSan Global, the sole distributor of Tao Kae Noi in Singapore, has tied up with one of the biggest online fashion store, Zalora. With every packet of Tao Kae Noi seaweed snack, there is a $10 Zalora voucher given within the packet. Best of all, there is no minimum spending required to redeem the voucher and there is also a chance to win prizes such as $1,000 Zalora gift card, 1 year supply of Tae Kae Noi seaweed snacks, shoes and clothes. The campaign is running till 15 Dec. For more information, you can check out Zalora’s website. =) #dontsayibojioIt is a constant struggle for me to choose white bread or whole-grain bread as I very much prefer the soft texture of a white bread. But I would make to enjoy the goodness from whole-grain bread as well. So I am very glad that Sunshine has recently unveiled the new Extra Fine Sprouted White Bread which uses sprouted whole-grains with a white wheat variety. So now I can have both the nutrients and the soft texture of the white bread! This new product is also certified by Health Promotion Board as a healthier choice and meets the US Whole Grain Council’s whole grain requirement of exceeding 16g of whole grains per serving. You can also find out more on Sunshine’s website Christmas is always a season where many merchants launch their festive promotions. This year, The Laughing Cow has launched a promotion – with any purchase of two of its products, consumers can redeem for an European standard microwave-able Happy Bowl. The Happy Bowl comes in 3 colours – yellow, red and green. I can already come out with several permutations to collect all 3 of the Happy Bowl, especially when there are some promotions going on for greater savings with every 2 of the products purchased. Some of the promotions are as per follow –
The Laughing Cow 8 Portions Cheese Spread at $6.25 for any 2 boxes (U.P. $3.65 each)
The Laughing Cow Belcube Cheese Spread at $6.75 for any 2 boxes (U.P. $3.95 each)
The Laughing Cow Cheese Slices at $6.35 for any 2 packets (U.P. $4.25 each)
The Laughing Cow Cheez Dippers at $9.15 for any 2 boxes (U.P. $4.95 each)
Living in a tropical island, there is always an unceasing thirst for a dose of fizzy cold goodness to quench our thirst on a sweltering hot day. But I hate the fact that many of the carbonated drinks came packed with high dosage of sugar. Thank God that I have found a no sugar and zero calories sparkling water from Ice Mountain. The Ice Mountain Sparkling Water was recently launched with 2 different flavours – lemon and Grapefruit. I have tried both and my vote go to the grapefruit one as it offers a refreshing fizz without me feeling that I am drinking something overly artificial.With people getting more educated with the health benefits that tagged along with Superfood, products associated with cactus is gaining popularity vote. The health conscious ones would go on and on about the health benefits of cactus juice. Undeniably, some of the health benefits sound really amazing, such as anti-inflammation properties which aids in easing the inflammation in the urethra and bladder, soothes joint inflammation and relieves the abdominal pain women experienced during their menstrual cycle. Cactus juice is also said to keep cancer at the bay, lower the LDL cholesterol levels in the body, strengthen the immune system and has antioxidants to prevent premature ageing. For a limited time, we can now enjoy easy access to cactus juice as Fraser and Neave launched a limited edition F&N Fruit Tree Fresh Cactus Mixed Juice Drink. The cactus mixed juice will be available in 1 litre pack and 250ml PET bottle. There are also aloe vera bits found in the drink to give it a bit of textural bite. So check them out before they are gone. =) Any lovers of yuzu out there? I am very happy when I found out that MAGNOLIA has launched the MAGNOLIA Yogurt Smoothie – Yuzu with Orange Sacs! This is going to be available all-round the year! Yay! Best of all, it is endorsed by Health Promotion Board as Healthier Choice. With 800ml ($2.95) and 250ml ($1.20) pack available, I can buy the bigger one to drink at home and the smaller one for me to be on the go. =)Are you someone who likes to get your extra dose of vitamin C besides eating the fruits? Since young, I like to drink chilled blackcurrant drinks and Win Win Food Singapore recently introduced its new product – Nutrigold Blackcurrant Concentrate. It is suppose to have higher Vitamin C content(52 mg per 100ml compared to the usual 48 mg per 100ml) with no artificial colours and more concentrated. All you need is 50 ml of Nutrigold Blackcurrant diluted with 200 ml of water to get that glass of vitamin C boast. Nutrigold Blackcurrant Concentrate is available at all major supermarkets.
With Christmas just around the corner, I am sure many of us are running around stressing up what to get for our loved ones. In the mean time, don’t forget to take care of yourself, okies? Ricola has launched a new product range, Natural Relief, to help those of you who are at the verge of losing your voice and alleviate the symptoms of coughs and colds, congested nose and irritated throat. It comes in 2 flavors, Honey-lemon and Swiss Cherry, and has a centre-core filled with a rich syrup that contains natural menthol as its key ingredients. I can swear that this products work as I was almost losing my voice the other day and I recovered after taking N number of these soothing lozenges. Ricola Natural Relief is available at all supermarkets, convenience stores and pharmacies at $3.75 (RRP).One of the convenience food that I frequently eat during times when I am lazy to go out or cook is instant noodles/ vermicelli. Among the many brands in the market, one of my favourite brand is MyKuali as I enjoy the robust flavours from the soupy gravy. Being the only brand with 3 entries in the Ramen Rater’s Ten instant noodles of all times 2015 edition, MyKuali’s Penang White Curry Noodle came in second while MyKuali’s Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle came in first. For now, we can conveniently get MyKuali’s Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Vermicelli Bowl, MyKuali’s Penang White CurryRice Vermicelli and MyKuali’s Penang Hokkien Prawn Rice Vermicelli/ Noodle in Cheers! MyKuali’s Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodles is also available at Cold Storage, FairPRice, Giant, Mustafa, Prime and Sheng Siong.Kollo mee is a popular noodle dish among people in Sarawak and Win Win Food Singapore recently introduced its new product – Brumee Kollo Mee, the non-fried instant noodles to the Singapore market. As people are getting more health conscious these days, Brumee Kollo Mee is NON-FRIED, contains NO MSG, NO COLOURING. Sounds good, right? I have tried it and I find that it is not as salty as compare to many other brands. I like to have it with some chilli padi to give it an extra kicks. Have you tried it? How do you like to eat it? Plain or with other ingredients? Brumee Kollo Mee is available at NTUC Supermarkets at an introductory price of $3.20 for 5 packs of 100g. Last but not least, Huiji has unveiled an array of Pain Relief products. Besides the Palief Strain Relief Oil ($9.90) which helps to relieve muscle pain, sport sprains, twists, bruises and alleviate rheumatism pain, there is Palief Balm (28g – $4.30, 58g – $8.90) and Palief Plaster ($3.90) which are ideal for those who are experiencing pain, sprains and aches. Huiji PAin Relief products are available at selected NTUC Fairprice outlets such as AMK Hub, Jurong Point and Bedok A.
Do you like to go grocery window shopping like me? What are your recent finds in the supermarket/ convenience store?