Fine Italian Foods from Doria – Review

Being a lover of Italian food I was keen to see what authentic Italian brand Doria had to offer in the way of fine foods.  I do love a bit of crunch to my food, so their crackers and biscuits looked like the ideal thing to fit in with my lifestyle and I couldn’t wait to taste them for myself.


First up are the Doriano crackers described as ‘Simply Baked & Crisp’.  What I like about these is that they come in eight individually portioned,wrapped packs meaning you only need to open the amount of crackers you need.  This means the rest will last longer and also stop you from eating too many – they are rather moreish!

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I’ve been having these for my daily lunches served with sliced avocado, baby plum tomatoes and freshly ground black pepper or alternatively with feta cheese instead of the avocado and can confirm that they taste utterly delicious, so much so that they have become my staple lunch of late and I have already purchased further packets and even got my mum buying them as she has enjoyed the lunches she’s eaten with me.

doria 3If you get a sweet craving in the afternoons, then trying adding a couple of these charming little Doria Amaretti biscuits alongside your coffee.  They are just the thing, with the most delicate, crisp, bite and enough crunch and sweetness to settle your cravings.  With one portion equivalent to six of these treats and only 137 calories for the lot, I am definitely converted.  These would also taste amazing broken up and sprinkled on top of dessert, yoghurt, ice cream, fruit, you name it, I think they’d go with it most choices. The bag is generously sized too and with the sweet almond flavour, these are definitely worth a try!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

Giovanni Rana Fresh Filled Pasta – Review

Giovanni Rana have launched a new range of fresh filled pasta, the New Italian Indulgence range.  We as a family love pasta and have it for our meals several times a week.  In fact Giovanni Rana is in our fridge more often than not as I find it a really simple meal that takes just a few minutes to prepare, ideal for quick, easy dinners.  We love the spinach and ricotta tortelloni, so one of the new indulgence flavours really caught my eye as a more luxury, grown up version and fortunately we were sent some to try.

Giovanni Rana mainWe also received some of the simply Italian tortelloni filled with Italian cured ham and cheese which I tried out with the children.  Simple to cook, you just add to boiling water for 3-4 minutes.  I added some tomato passata for the children as can be seen in the pictures above and they gobbled this down without hesitation – a perfect after school meal ready in minutes that they enjoy.  With hectic evenings, after school clubs, swimming lessons etc, I find this great for busy lifestyles.

I couldn’t wait to try the Italian Indulgence large ravioli.  Filled with Crumbly Ricotta, shredded baby spinach and Mascarpone it sounded delicious.  After boiling, I added some green pesto and serve with rocket, all topped with freshly ground black pepper.  This proved to be as delicious as it sounded and I could have easily eaten more.  The flavours tasted more grown up than the more basic range and definitely a little indulgent!

Giovanni Rana Spinach fetaAll reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.