Redhead Roundup – Food & Drink {March}


We love trying new food and drink as a family. Here are a few of the things we’ve been enjoying this month.

Bear Alphabites Cereal

LP and Little Man love cereal but since we started having Alphabites for breakfast LP has loved it even more. She points out letters in her bowl whilst she’s eating and tries to make words too. Bear Alphabites are such a fun addition to breakfast times.

Alphabites also only contain six ingredients – Barley, Oats, Corn, Rice, Wheat and Coconut Nectar. They don’t have any added salt or refined sugars and are so much better than other traditional children’s breakfast cereals.


We were also sent the Bear Cocoa Alphabites which are just as great but with the added extra of being chocolate flavour – and so the children see them as a really extra special treat!


Bear Claws

Both LP and Little Man love snacks and Bear Claws are our latest find. Made of mashed up fruit and veg that’s constructed into claw shapes, Bear Claws are great to give children one of their five a day – and a third of them is vegetables!


Bear Claws have no added sugar and are made from fresh ingredients – not a concentrate. They also have less natural sugar in than half an apple. LP and Little Man really enjoy them and I am sure they’ll be featuring in our snack bag often in future.


Weetabix Protein

Weetabix is one of our favourite breakfast cereals as a family and we often enjoy it with warm milk, especially through the colder months. Now there’s a new product in the Weetabix range – Weetabix Protein.


Weetabix Protein is a tasty and nutritious high protein breakfast that’s packed with 62% carbohydrate, which provides energy to the body. Weetabix Protein is not only high in wheat protein but contains all the goodness of traditional Weetabix cereal with it being high in fibre, low in sugar, salt and fat and fortified with iron and vitamins. A serving of Weetabix Protein with milk contains 12g of protein compared to 6g from a large egg.

For us, there’s no reason not to buy Weetabix Protein. The whole family enjoy it just as much as the traditional Weetabix but with the added benefit of more protein in it. 

Cadburys Mixed Buttons

Who doesn’t love Cadburys Buttons? They are pretty much one of my favourite chocolates – and one the whole family enjoy together. But Cadburys have made Buttons even more exciting by creating bags of Mixed Buttons. Now it is possible to buy both milk and white chocolate buttons in the same bag!


Cadburys Mixed Buttons have a great contrast of flavours and are the perfect treat whatever the occasion. The sharing bags can be resealed – although I have never had to reseal any bag of chocolates! For us, Mixed Buttons are perfect for sharing as a family or having whilst watching a movie in the evening. They are a new found favourite of mine.


Aldi Exquisite Collection Clairette

Hubby and I do enjoy a nice bottle of wine however I can only now drink one glass per sitting – all the more for Hubby! Aldi sent us their Exquisite Collection Clairette to try and as we usually stick to a couple of favourite wines it was nice to try something different.


Clairette comes from the Languedoc region of Southern France and is an ancient grape variety which produces distinctive and richly aromatic white wines. This is a lovely dry white wine which has a nice perfumed aroma of fruit and florals. It was really light and refreshing and although we enjoyed it through an evening in front of the TV, I’m sure it would be lovely enjoyed with a light lunch, salads or fish.

Aldi Bushland South Australia Shiraz

Unlike white wine, Hubby and I enjoy red wine mostly with meals – red meat and Italian dishes. Aldi sent us their Bushland South Australia Shiraz and it was the perfect accompaniment to an evening meal.


This classic Shiraz is carefully sourced from South Australia’s finest vineyards. It’s full bodied, soft and spicy with a taste of rich dark fruits.  We both really enjoyed this wine – although again I could only indulge in one glass, but it was very easy to drink and went really nicely with our meal.

Disclosure: We were sent the above products to include in this post however all opinions are my own.



  1. March 25, 2016 / 10:37 pm

    We are huge fans of alphabites as it is one of the only cereals I have found with no refined sugar. I recently stocked up on 8 boxes when it was on offer, although with three little ones that really doesn’t last long. I am suddenly in desperate need of mixed buttons now, the pack I am currently snacking on is not nearly good enough as they are all the same colour!

  2. March 25, 2016 / 11:16 pm

    I really like the sound of the bear products. I hate how much sugar is in cereal so we’ll look out for these to make breakfast time a bit healthier.

  3. March 26, 2016 / 5:54 am

    Oh lovely round up! You can’t beat Aldi for booze. I’ve heard that their Pimms is amazing. I may even need to pop to the shops and pick up a bottle for Easter! Happy Easter lovely lady xxxxx

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