Articles tagged with: reviews

Product Review: Saffron and Saffron Rice Taste Test

on Thursday, 04 July 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: chicken, gluten-free, grains, indian, review, reviews, rice, saffron

Product Review: Saffron and Saffron Rice Taste Test

This post has been sponsored by Novin Saffron of Saffrondust 

clipboardSaffron is the world's most expensive and highly-prized spice. It's been known since antiquity for its colour, flavour and medicinal properties. I've often read how it adds a wonderful subtle flavour to just about anything from rice dishes to chicken, prawns (think paella), sauces and even puddings. I have to admit I have never used saffron before so I called in my colleague Munaiba to help me understand what I'm tasting and what to look for. We started with a saffron tea.

Product Review: HeartActive milk

on Thursday, 04 April 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: cholesterol, convenience, dairy, diet foods, drinks, fat, healthy heart, healthy lifestyle, heart health, milk, reviews, special diets, technology

Product Review: HeartActive milk

clipboardThis post has been sponsored by Heart Active

Milk. It’s one of those basic foods that’s been in our lives ever since our toddler days. Like all full-fat dairy foods, milk contains saturated fat and is often avoided if your doctor suddenly announces that you have to lower your cholesterol and you’re a sitting duck if you don’t do something FAST. Fortunately, there are many good-tasting no-fat, low-fat and skim milks on offer but if you’re out to lower your cholesterol then why not drink a milk that will actively help? Having put my husband on it as part of his cholesterol-lowering diet, I thought it was time to take a closer look at HeartActive.

Book review: The Fast Diet

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 27 March 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: book review, calories, diet meals, dieting, diets, fads, fat loss, fullness, healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, hunger, longevity, low GI, portion size, protein, reviews, salads, vegetables, weight loss

Book review: The Fast Diet

The Fast Diet by Dr Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer

I recently happened to watch dietitian Matt O’Neill comment on the new Fast Diet (aka the 5:2 Diet) on morning TV. It caught my attention not only for Matt’s usual easy-to-grasp explanation but also for the book’s simplicity and lack of a set ‘diet formula’. So when I received a copy in the post, I thought it was time for a review. 

Product Review: Go Scan App

on Monday, 25 March 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: allergies, calories, egg allergy, FSANZ, gadgets, guides, kilojoules, nutrition, reviews, standard serves, technology, website

Product Review: Go Scan App

I’ve been waiting for the launch of Go Scan for months now, having caught wind of its pending development via occasional whispers on the industry grapevine. So it was great to be invited to the official launch of this new App and get to play around with it for a review here. This is a first for Australia and one I’ll be using from now on.

What does the McCormick Foodie Crystal Ball predict for 2013?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 18 February 2013. Posted in Foodie Favourites
Tagged: celebrity chefs, dinners, drinks, eating out, fads, food trends, food variety, foodie, fresh foods, fresh markets, grains, Japanese food, reviews, trends, vegetables

What does the McCormick Foodie Crystal Ball predict for 2013?

Last week I was invited to a fabulous lunch put on by McCormick (makers of herbs and spices among other things) to hear how they've looked into their foodie crystal ball and are brave enough to predict five key global food trends for 2013. Known as the McCormick Flavour Forecast®, they've pulled together the best hunches from their chefs, sensory scientists, dietitians and culinary trend trackers to have a stab at forecasting what will be in fashion for the year head.

Product Review Orange and Purple Vegetable Crisps

on Friday, 08 February 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: calories, convenience, fat loss, healthy snacks, kilojoules, overweight, reviews, salt, snacks, sodium, vegetables, weight loss

Kettle vs Ajitas side by side

Product Review Orange and Purple Vegetable Crisps

With their bright colours and pack shots of root vegetables, they scream "healthier snack". But are vegetable chips really better? We did a taste test side by side of two brands of vegetable chips and line them up against your standard salted potato crisp to see how they fare.

How Catherine reviews products

on Wednesday, 19 December 2012. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: diet foods, diet meals, food trends, guides, health fads, healthy lifestyle, healthy snacks, reviews

How Catherine reviews products

At Foodwatch we take product reviewing very seriously. Our readers rely on the fact that we “say it like it is” without fear or favour. Catherine reviews many products as they come to her attention via readers or at the supermarket or food store. That is, she chooses to review them. However, if you have a product you would like Catherine to review,you can request a review.

Product Review: Golden Circle Probiotic Juice

on Friday, 31 August 2012. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: drink, drinks, fluids, food trends, foodie, juice, portion size, reviews, sugary drinks

Product Review: Golden Circle Probiotic Juice

When I think of 'probiotics' and 'friendly bacteria', I immediately think of yoghurt. Maybe dairy or those acidophilus capsules in health food stores. But not juice. So it was with great interest that I tasted and researched my first Golden Circle Healthy Life juice™ with probiotic cultures. Here's how we rated it.