[what I ate.] 20 – 26. May 2019

20. May

A blueberry smoothie

Asparagus wrapped in bacon and some salad

Hazelnut & nougat protein bar

Vegetable soup and homemade bread

21. May

Berry smoothie

Vegetable soup with pumpkin seeds and homemade bread

Almond ice cream

Not sure what happened with dinner….

22. May

Coffee, homemade bread, boiled quail eggs and some tuna

A pear and some peanut butter with chia seeds

Coffee and raspberry flavoured Raffaello that were gross and bitter

Chicken and egg-drop soup

23. May

Coffee, chicken and egg-drop soup

More coffee and a protein bar

Breaded chicken, couscous and salad

Some banana and hazelnuts

Focaccia and chicken and egg-drop soup

24. May

Pear-raspberry-banana smoothie

An olive oil mantecado and coffee

Chia pudding with fruit and coffee

Cake

Solyanka soup

A protein bar

Fried asparagus and eggs with green pea and cauliflower mash

Little caramel candies

25. May

Coffee and a pear-kiwi smoothie

Hazelnut & nougat protein bar

Solyanka soup and breaded fish

A mojito. Dinner date with the lovely Miss K.

Beef and mashed potatoes.

Coffee

A very scattered chocolate cake and ice cream xD

Coffee and pistachio Pocky

Hazelnut and white chocolate sweets

26. May

Rhubarb lemonade, chicken and fries

Grilled shrimp and a beef pita

Peanut butter cake and sorrel soup with sour cream

Coffee and a marzipan roll

Pancakes with strawberry jam

[what I ate.] 22-28. April 2019

22. April

Coffee, quinoa salad with chicken.

A smoothie with pineapple and coconut.

Chicken soup with sour cream.

Some tuna and tomato.

Roasted cauliflower and pumpkin.

23. April

Coffee, rye bread with salted salmon.

Some pilaf and vegetable soup.

Coffee and matcha mochi.

Some cider with strawberries.

Potato salad, grilled chicken and some fresh cucumbers.

Ice cream.

24. April

Coffee, strawberry yoghurt dessert.

Some banana and walnuts.

Salmon soup with sour cream.

Udon noodles with pork curry.

Bubble tea.

A salmon rice bowl with veggies.

25. April

Instant noodles with mochi.

Chocolate ice cream.

Asparagus rolled in bacon, some cucumber and tomato.

26. April

Matcha cookies.

Blueberries with Greek yoghurt.

Cookies and cream protein bar.

Chicken nuggets and fries.

Kimchi stew, rice and lemonade.

Asparagus rolled in bacon and some avocado.

27. April

Some sort of warm meat wrap from a gas station.

A chocolate muffin.

Raspberries.

A coffee shake.

Ice cream.

Potato salad, beef and duck meat.

Deviled egg, toast with salmon.

Mashed potatoes, baked salmon, roasted broccoli.

Cake and coffee.

28. April

Sea stones candy. Nuts and fruit in sugar coating basically.

Coffee, potato salad, salted salmon and roasted broccoli.

Sandwiches with duck meat.

Hazelnuts in chocolate.

Coffee, pasta with minced meat.

[what I ate.] 25. February – 3. March 2019

25. February

Rye bread with salted salmon, raspberry quark smoothie.

A fennel pastry, some orange, almonds and pistachios.

Fried pork with coleslaw salad, some tomato and garlic sprouts.

Coffee, fried veggies with chicken and pine nuts.

26. February

An apple and some peanut butter.

Some watermelon.

Chicken soup with sour cream.

Nettle smoothie.

Chicken soup.

27. February

Coffee, steamed green beans with mayo and a beetroot patty.

Miso soup with wakame and konnyaku noodles.

Some carrots.

A semla with cream cheese and lingonberry jam from Killuke Kooki.

Celery-arugula soup with sour cream and a slice of rye bread.

28. February

Coffee, celery-arugula soup with sour cream.

Some carrots, walnuts and cheese-seaweed snacks I shared with hubby.

Japanese style minced meat curry with sour cream and pearl barley.

1. March

Coffee, Japanese style minced meat curry with sour cream.

Greek yoghurt with puffed millet, chia seeds and coconut flakes.

Carrot soup with sour cream.

2. March

Had three pieces of this strawberry chewy candy. Very yummy!

Carrot soup with sour cream and a slice of rye bread.

Coffee, ugli fruit and some peanut butter.

Boiled chicken, some tomatoes, avocado and carrot soup with sour cream.

Hubby opened a pack of plum chewing candies. I had a piece. It was kind of boring tasting and not particularly chewy at all.

3. March

Rye bread with salted salmon and avocado + coffee.

Some walnuts, pine nuts and a pineapple-spinach-cucumber smoothie.

Coffee, fried tofu with bok choy and egg.

[Noms.] Kalev cherry flavoured jelly candy

I don’t remember this candy from my childhood, so I am guessing it must be a newer addition to the shelves, but I think it has been there for a couple of years at least. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong. I tried looking up release dates for specific candies but didn’t find anything like that online. Anyway, I spotted it in the store the other day and thought that I haven’t tried that one before, so I grabbed it.

Ingredients: Sugar, glucose syrup, water, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, gelling agent furcellaran, acidity regulator (citric acid), apple puree, emulsifier (lecithin), flavourings. Chocolate 22% min.
Preservative free. May contain traces of different nuts, cereals containing gluten, egg and milk products.

Nutritional value per 100g:
Energy – (kJ/kcal) 1539/365
Fat – 7,6g of which saturates 4,6g
Carbohydrate: 71g or which sugars 59g
Protein – 0,9g
Salt – 0g

Nutritional value per 1 piece (approx.12g):
Energy – (kJ/kcal) 185/44
Fat – 0,9g of which saturates 0,6g
Carbohydrate: 8,5g or which sugars 7,1g
Protein – 0,1g
Salt – 0g

On the product page they describe the candy as follows: One of the sourest candies among the Kalev marmalade candies has an intense cherry flavour and is therefore suitable for those who are not too fond of very sweet candies.

The marmalade in the candy is super smooth and a bit gooey in texture. It feels like biting into a tiny chocolate covered morsel of smooth jam. Very pleasant mouthfeel.

It is slightly sour tasting when you first bite into it, yes, but mostly I think that the chocolate and the sugar overwhelm the sour taste quite fast. To me this is sweeter than I would normally like, but it is not bad, especially when paired with black coffee as I decided to do while tasting. I couldn’t eat more than a couple at once due to the sweetness.

The cherry flavour is nice, though I would like it to be more pronounced and not so hidden behind the general taste of sugar. I definitely don’t agree that this candy isn’t very sweet. Overall, it’s not bad at all for a small sweet treat in the middle of the day.

Will I buy/eat this candy again: I probably am not inclined to buy it again, but I would not turn it away if offered by someone.
Would I recommend this candy to others: Wouldn’t be my first recommendation, but if you like cherry flavours, sure, give it a try!

Have you tried this candy? If you have, let me know how you liked it 😀

More noms I have tried.

[what I ate.] 24-30. December 2018

24. December – Yule

Porridge with butter and jam.

Meat jelly (sült) and coffee.

Sauerkraut and boiled potatoes, roast duck.

Roast pork, marinated cucumber.

And blood sausage too!

Tea and delicious delicious cake.

25. December

Coffee and cake.

Walnut-caramel candies I made.

Coffee, sauerkraut, potatoes, blood sausage and other meats.

Kringel.

Berry jelly with ice cream.

26. December

Cucumber and sausage sandwich and some meat jelly (sült).

Coffee and porridge with butter.

Coffee and cake.

More cake :p

Coffee and tuna sandwich.

27. December

Coffee and some couscous.

Scrambled eggs and ham.

Coffee, some buckwheat, roast beetroot and salad.

28. December

Buckwheat and roast beetroot.

Coffee and a chocolate lollypop.

Onigiri senbei.

Meatballs in creamy parsley sauce with rice and salad.

29. December

Porridge and flatbread with cream cheese and sausage.

Some pretty crappy churros.

Coffee, persimmon smoothie.

Jellied beef and horseradish chips and two cheese cookies.

30. December

Jellied meat, wakame salad, garlic sprouts, pickled cucumber, tomato, a meatball and some mayonnaise.

Meat pastry grandmother sent.

Funny honey flavoured candies.

Blood pudding with salad and mayonnaise.

[what I ate.] 19-25. November 2018

19. Nov

Fried eggs and sourdough bread.

Coffee and some candy.

Spicy garlic and mushroom soup with some sour cream and hazelnut rye bread.

Honey cereal with milk.

20. Nov

Some orange.

Salmon soup.

Coffee and pear cheesecake.

Rice with garlic-mushroom sauce and sourdough bread with cheese.

Fran double chocolate pocky.

21. Nov

Coffee, figs in chocolate.

Tuna salad and rye bread with butter.

Quark pastry.

Boiled wieners, French fries and ketchup.

Bounty chocolate.

22. Nov

Potato salad with blue cheese and champignons.

A tangerine a co-worker gave me.

Warm bread with butter.

Dinner at parent’s place: fried chicken, potato salad, French fries and other snacks.

23. Nov

Pumpkin risotto with pumpkin seeds, parmesan cheese, some tomato and avocado and bread with butter.

Quark pastry.

Beef pasta and pomegranate red tea at Vapiano.

Popcorn at the movies. This movie room was epic and had lounge chairs 😀 Never been I this comfy in a movie theatre before.

Honey cereal with milk.

24. Nov

Some persimmon.

Multigrain porridge with jam and butter from a convenience store.

Borscht with sour cream.

So yummy!

Affogato.

A vanilla kohuke.

Some citrusy senbei snacks.

A chocolate heart.

A chicken nugget wrap and some fries from a convenience store.

25. Nov

Coffee, bread with cheese and a fried egg.

A warm salad with chicken liver and potatoes.

Veggie soup with sour cream, grilled sandwich with cheese and sausage.

[what I ate.] 12-18. November 2018

12. Nov

Coffee, grilled cheese sandwiches with sausage.

Spinach soup with sour cream and cheese puffs.

Pucca chocolate filled cookies.

13. Nov

12 grain energy snack. Inga sent these to us from Texas. Quite a yummy treat.

Vegetable soup and bread with butter.

Red wine, rice with Japanese style curry @ Marit’s place.

Apple cake with ice cream.

14. Nov

Half an apple pastry.

Toasted rye bread, poached eggs with some salad and tuna.

A quark pastry.

Tuna bowl and chicken soup from Yui. Also stole some karaage from hubby’s bowl.

A treat we brought from Catalonia. I have no idea what it was, but it was good. Tasted of nuts and chocolate.

Tarhun soda and potato chips.

15. Nov

Sea salt and caramel marshmallow in dark chocolate.

Mashed potatoes with barley and cottage cheese salad. Also had some kombucha.

Soup with rice noodles.

Rice noodles with veggies and sour cream. Also had some rye bread with smoked beef sausage.

16. Nov

Coffee, beetroot-chocolate brownie.

Tuna pie and salad.

Delicious delicious matcha latte @ Washoku Story.

Karaage.

Tonkotsu soy ramen.

17. Nov

A cinnamon bun.

Fries @ Kivi Käärid Paber.

Roast beef and grilled Roman lettuce with black garlic aioli and onion crisps.

Captain America party: brownies, potato chips and vodka cocktails.

We also made soda floats 😀

Rice with soy sauce, sour cream and a beetroot-cream cheese stuffed cutlet.

18. Nov

Rice with furikake and a beetroot-cream cheese stuffed cutlet.

Fried ginko nuts and Gutetama custard filled chocolate. The ginko nuts were slightly bitter, but tasty. The chocolate was yummy.

Salted caramel Kit Kat and coffee.

Some Tõmmu candies.

Fried potatoes with smoked beef sausage, cottage cheese and some cucumber.

Shared some snacks with hubby: Osatsu crisps (from Tokyo), Sakusaku Panda Halloween cookies (from Okayama prefecture), white chocolate raisin sandwich cookie (from Saitama prefecture), apple butter financier (from Tokyo) and Halloween Poteco pumpkin gratin sncaks (from Saitama prefecture). The Osatsu crisps were meh, so hubby ate most. Panda cookies were cute and yummy. Did not like the raisin cookie. The pumpkin gratin snacks were good and the apple butter cake/cookie was super delicious.