Honest Mum Goes to Iceland (A Tour Around the Store with a Vlog of Our Shopping Haul)
Last Sunday saw this family head to our closest Iceland in Kirkstall, Leeds for a BIG weekly shop, and while we were there, I made a vlog taking you around the store and showing you what went in our haul. EVERYTHING comes to mind!
Check out the aisles! A few strangers recognised me from my blog too which was lovely. Always sweet when people from your home town enjoy what you do!
Look at all that cheese, from the kids’ favourite dunkers to my must-have hallumi, feta and more, there was everything a a cheese-lover could want!
What hits you as soon as you enter, is the sheer variety and quality on offer- from wild fish to specialist meats, fresh produce to low calorie meals and freezer essentials you can’t live without plus all the brands you know and love.
Picking up everything from GIANT chocolate eggs to fresh, chilled and of course, frozen food, we literally filled our trolley sky-high, and now have tonnes of delicious, nutritiousness ingredients and healthy ready-made meals and desserts to devour now we’re back home.
My pescetarian husband was truly impressed too, the range of fish on offer was huge from Atlantic salmon to calamari, mixed seafood for pies and beyond.
The value of the items is incredible-
There is a 3 for £10 offer on their fish, and I picked up – 4 Atlantic salmon fillets, 4 tuna fillets and 4 haddock fillets for a tenner (each £4 if bought individually). What a bargain!
And let’s not forget my beloved kale for smoothies. Being frozen, it won’t go off quickly in the fridge and I can add and blend each morning making sure my family and I get our 5 or is it now 8 a day!
The kale is incredible value too and the perfect freezer filler. I love mine pan fried in a little oil with chilli and garlic. This 1kg bag is just £1.19! Wow!
..How big is that chocolate Easter egg too? It’s 1k to be exact! Think we’ll be sharing that one with my whole Big Fat Greek Family!
And hello Fairy at just £2, the prices of the food and products are the lowest around.
My husband commented that so many items were the same they were when we used to shop there as university students. Just amazing!
I also love that Iceland stocked some of my favourite beauty products too, from the Aussie haircare range to my go-to Dove deodorant and Original Source Mint Shower gel!
…I’m going to be posting some tasty recipes for you guys soon, offering inspiration on how to create the perfect meals for all the family, be it a quick, easy breakfasts to a romantic Valentine’s dinner a deux, a tasty stir-fry, oaty crumble, and three course Sunday lunch.
When we got back from shopping Peter and I had worked up an appetite, so we enjoyed this creamy prawn dish with a glass of fizz.
…Here’s what to expect in more detail over the coming months (warning, don’t read if you’re hungry)!-
A creamy smoothie made with frozen juicy red berries, yoghurt and honey (when fruit and vegetables are frozen once picked, they retain all their nutrients plus frozen fare means saving on food waste and money too). Yum!
A Valentines meal for two including ready-made and easily cooked courses, along with a main course dish of fish I rustle up. Expect tomato soup, tuna steaks on bulgur wheat drizzled in olive oil and lemon juice and exquisite, Belgian chocolate melt in the middle puddings (and an extra dessert too-it is Valentine’s after all).
A sneak peek of part of the Valentine’s meal I’ve made here (more to come soon)!
Oh, and Iceland are doing a deal where if you buy 1 starter, 2 main meals and 1 dessert, you’ll receive a free bottle of Prosecco*.
*The promotion will not run in any store which doesn’t have a licence, this will include Northern Ireland and a handful of other stores e.g. Crystal Palace. Thorntons chocolates will be offered in place of Prosecco in these stores.
Salmon and Prawn Shells £1.99
Cheese Soufflé x2 King Prawn Alfredo £2.59
Steak Chianti Ragu £2.59
Cottage Pie £2.59
Fish Pie £2.59
Melt in the Middle Puddings x 4 £2.49 (as mine above)
Crème Brulee x2 £2.49
Rose Prosecco £6.79
Cheers *clinks glasses!
And there’s more, much more to follow on the blog soon-