The Black Farmer Beef Burgers

Beef Burger Heaven With The Black Farmer Burgers

Written By Fadzai Mankola

For those that don’t know I have a love of burgers, so eating and then reviewing them is my idea of heaven. I have to admit that when I received the black farmer 100% beef and the beef and cheese burgers I was a bit skeptical as I usually am about burgers you buy at the supermarket. I have been disappointed on many occasions with even the high quality supermarket burgers. But I was pleasantly surprised with the standard and quality of the Black farmer burgers.

I kept it simple with the toppings so I could get a real taste of the burgers. I started with the 100% beef burger, simply made with lettuce, onion and tomato. Biting into the burger was like a flavour explosion. Now it may seem silly me saying this but the burger tasted like real beef. It was succulent, flavoursome and everything I love about beef burgers. It was literally beef burger heaven. There were hints of other flavours that I couldn’t quite pinpoint, strong enough to add flavour but subtle enough not to take away from the beef. To put it simply I thoroughly enjoyed the burger.

I then tried the beef and cheese burger same topping concept kept it simple. Now although really good, the flavours of the cheese and beef were not as flavoursome, also the cheese was not as strong as I would have preferred. Don’t get me wrong they are far better than most store bought high quality burgers but I would say that flavour wise they are a toned down version of their 100% counterpart.

Would I recommend the black farmer burgers?

DEFINITELY! In fact I haven’t stopped talking about them and have stocked up for the (fingers crossed) bank holiday bbq!

I also now can’t wait to try other products from The Black Farmer range.

Beef Burgers in Seeded Rolls from Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones on Vimeo.

The Black Farmer TV advert

Watch The Trailer For The Black Farmer’s New TV Advert

TBF Trailer 52 sec Final from Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones on Vimeo.

The advert is set to launch on April 8th 2016, Channel 4 at 2110 and it’s going to “break the mould” in more ways than one. Let us know what you think of this great trailer.

Yushoi Snapea Rice Sticks

A Taste Of Yushoi Snapea Rice Snacks

When I was sent a box of The Yushoi Snapea rice snack selection as a gift to review, I was excited. I had only sampled the lightly salted flavour before and so I was keen to try the full range. Yushoi Snapea rice sticks are available in four flavours Sweet Chilli & Lemon, Soy & Balsamic Vinegar, Smoked Salt & Szechuan Pepper and Lightly Salted.

Yushoi Snapea Rice Sticks

Yushoi Snapea Rice Sticks are made with mainly green pea and rice by a British Based company with a Japanese influence. I actually thought that they were Japanese when I first tried them  which is a great sign as it shows great attention to detail and a genuine passion for that style of food. The snack itself is unusual and unique in every aspect, from the texture to the colour of each rice stick. It actually tastes more like a type of corn puff/corn chip than potato crisp and most definitely tastes healthier than most crisps on the market.

Yushoi Snapea Rice Sticks

Yushoi Snapea Rice Sticks Yushoi Snapea Rice Sticks

Of the 4 flavours that I tried, I have to say that Sweet Chilli & Lemon and Soy & Balsamic Vinegar were my 2 favourites. The sweet chilli could have had more of a kick but I am some what of a chilli fiend and I also would have loved more of a vinegar sharpness (I tend to drown my chips in vinegar on the rare occasion that I do have fish and chips).  Smoked Salt & Szechuan Pepper and the Lightly Salted were good but once I tried the more pronounced flavours I would say they are blander in comparison but then I am a lover of memorable, bold flavours. I really enjoyed eating the sticks with a glass of rose wine and some olives as an accompaniment, they are light enough to eat with other snacks or even with lunch. The sticks are crunchy and wholesome with no over-powering after tastes or smells which I appreciated and signified that they weren’t packed with artificial flavourings. They are exceptionally moreish too which is always a good sign for a great quality snack in my opinion, thankfully these are healthy.

Yushoi Snapea Rice Sticks

Yushoi Snapea Rice Sticks are baked, free from nuts and dairy, suitable for vegetarians and vegans, high in protein and fibre and have no artificial colours, flavourings or MSG and there are less than 99 calories per bag. So basically they are the perfect guilt-free snack, the only thing you could even consider feeling guilty about is the fact that you’re not eating them in Japan…but you shouldn’t because they are proudly British Made!!!

I would definitely recommend these Snapea Rice Sticks, particularly if you are looking for something new to try as part of your snack time.