This is a healthy eating free zone! We all are aware from 1st January tv ads bombard us with guilt for over eating during the holiday season. So for me to do a blog post with Marks and Spencer's healthy eating range, or feature lots of fresh fruit and veg and recipes would just mirror a thousand other blogs & featurettes you've read this fortnight.
So instead I approached picking this week's M&S goodies with the mind set that seeing it's gloomy, old January, what would I like as a treat to brighten my day? Here are some ideas from the Food Hall. Don't deprive yourself during the most miserable month of the year, follow my lead and tuck in!
The classic sweets range of fizzy drinks are bang on the money, taste-wise. I also was tempted by the still pear juice and couldn't resist the tin of the lemon shortbread, which would make a lovely little gift for £3.
The very opposite of restriction and dieting- an all butter Belgian waffle with some posh chocolate.
Healthy admittedly, but not plain by anyone's standard, sushi rolls and calamari snack.
Sprucefield M&S had lots of these exquisite cheese truffles left, but your own local store may not, as technically they were party food for the new year. If you can get a pack, do. The beetroot cheese is especially divine. I also like the look of the healthy eating Beetroot and Goats cheese salad.
Hands up if you got yourself a serious cheese habit over Christmas? I'm not going cold turkey, instead I picked the cheddar with smoked tomatoes and Cornish cove with chilli.
Facebook has gone a little juicing crazy this January, but you can buy 3 bottles for £5 in M&S and never go near a juicer. The clementine juice tastes exactly like the little orange treasures Santa leaves you. Delicious.
Mealwise I liked the look of these Chinese dishes.
Sometimes when you look in the sleeve there isn't much that resembles the photo on the cover of your meal, but I was pleased to see lots of fish in both these dishes.
One of my son's favourite treats, he just loves dough balls.
I'm a sucker for anything vanilla if I see little black pod speckles in it. I expected this to taste just like icecream, but it doesn't.