Food Blog: Spiru-Tein Cocoa; Iberica wine pairing; Smollensky's happy hour deals; Free Cafe Pod products at Waitrose

By Jon Massey on January 23, 2014 10:30 AM |



★ Drink | Try Spiru-Tein's guilt-free cocoa

Could a mug of hot chocolate topped with creamy marshmallows be good for you? Nature's Plus - a brand that specialises in natural health supplements - says so, with the release of its Spiru-Tein Hot Cocoa sprinkled with the sweet treats.

Whether you're in need of a warming drink to see you through the morning commute, or as a mid-afternoon reward, the cocoa delight is thick, rich and creamy yet packed with natural health promoting nutrients to boost the immune system.

Elderberry, bilberry and grape seed extracts, as well as dietary fibre arabinogalactans promote good health and help defend the body against winter illness, and are combined in the gluten and dairy free beverage.

The product is priced at £15.75 for 10 servings.

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★ Offer | Head to Smollensky's after work

Wharf stalwart Smollensky's is running a range of offers to tempt customers in the cold of January.

Its restaurant is offering bottles of Prosecco or buckets of Becks for £20, two-for-one on selected cocktails and selected wines for £15 per bottle between 5-8pm.

Happy hour runs in its bar from 6-9pm and all day Sunday and features two-for-one cocktails to satisfy thirsty Wharfers.

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★ Dining | Book now for exclusive Iberica evening

There are still spaces left for a food and wine matching evening at Iberica on Tuesday.

Alejandra Revuelta of Bodegas Beronia, a winery in Rioja established in 1973 and now famed for its aged reds, will host the event at the Wharf branch of the Spanish micro-chain.

The wine pairing dinner, which will also feature a tasting of Beronia Gran Reserva 1982, is priced at £50pp with a 50 per cent deposit payable up front.

Email to reserve a space.

★ Coffee | Buy one get one free on Cafe Pod products

Buy Cafe Pod Nespresso compatible coffee capsules at Waitrose in Canary Wharf on Friday, January 24, between 11am and 3pm and the firm's represenatives will give you another box free on your way out.

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