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Easter Treats from Asda

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Information, Product Reviews | Posted on 25-03-2013

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With Easter approaching fast – its this weekend if you haven’t noticed – no doubt you’ll be hitting the supermarket this week to stock up on yummy treats to get your through the Bank Holiday. Take a trip down to Asda this week and take a look at their impressive Easter aisles, and pick up a few things to make your Easter special.

What better way to start Easter off than with boiled egg and soldiers for breakfast? Why not make it even better with this cute Chick Egg Cup and matching Chick Shaped Plate.  I love this little plate and I can see if getting lots of use in our house over Easter and beyond. Its an ideal size for Little Man to put toast or snacks on throughout the day. Each of these is just £2.

Easter Eggs galore are available from Asda this year in all sizes. Why not try decorating your own with this great kit, complete with chocolate egg, icing pen and sweets for decoration, for just £3. If you’re planning an egg hunt in your garden, or indoors, this Egg Hunt Kit is just what you need. A handy basket, selection of hollow eggs, and signs to help your hunters on their way. This set is a bargain at just £4.

Maybe you don’t want eggs this Easter and instead plan on doing some baking. Cookie cutters are always very popular and these Easter themed ones are just what you need in the kitchen this weekend. Great value at just £2. If you’re having an Easter party for the children then how about some traditional hot cross buns? These mini ones are great for little ones and a pack of 9 is just £1.

I love these handy jars of sweets which Asda stock for different occasions throughout the year. Their Easter jars contain either traditional fried egg sweets or a mix of marshmallow chicks and jelly eggs. These jars are £2 each and once eater have a multitude of uses. We’re using ours for craft storage.

You’ll find all these great offers and SO much more at your local Asda and online this Easter week.

Product Review: Oxo Cookie Jar

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Foodie, Product Reviews | Posted on 06-11-2012

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There has been a lot of baking going on in my kitchen these last few weeks. What with Little Man’s Birthday, Halloween and my general love of baking there have been cakes and biscuits all over the place! Cakes tend to get eaten pretty quickly in this house but when I bake biscuits I tend to do them in bulk so there’s enough to last about a week. The problem I’ve found however is that they don’t stay fresh for that long in a tin so we invariably end up throwing some out which is a shame. At least we did until we discovered the Oxo Cookie Jar.

The Oxo Cookie Jar has the traditional cookie jar shape to it – rounded with a flat base and back and the opening angled forwards – but has a very special lid. As you can see above the lid has a large button on it. Pushing that button down secures the lid but also makes the jar airtight. To open the jar your just release the button and use the large round handle to remove the lid.

The jar has a capacity of 2.8 litres which is A LOT of cookies, so ideal for me and my bulk baking. Biscuits which I’ve baked and stored in here have been as fresh as the day I made them a full week later. I’m sure they would remain fresh for several more days to come if my husband and Little Man didn’t eat them all!

At £13 its clearly not the cheapest cookie jar on the market but its the best one I’ve found. It has pride of place in my kitchen and Little Man knows where to find his biscuits. He’s even managed to figure out how to open the jar himself, its that easy to operate.

You can find out more about this jar and the other items in the POP range here, as well as locating your local stockist.