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In South Africa, ice cream flavours tend to be quite boring. Sure, we have variations on chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and some nut-based abominations, but ice cream flavours don’t always expand beyond that. Thankfully, Ola’s Rich ‘n Creamy has stepped up to the plate – or bowl – so that kids and adults alike can have bubblegum-flavoured ice cream once more. And what’s more, it’s rainbow and unicorn themed (because that’s hip and down with the young generation, I guess)! The Rainbow Unicorn bubblegum ice cream The Ola Magical Unicorn flavour comes in a bright red 1.8l plastic container (yea, no more of the two-litre containersRead More →

A&W Cream Soda

Cream (or Creme) Soda is a soft drink that differs from country to country, manufacturer to manufacturer. You’ll either find a version that is green sugar (Sparletta) or transparent silk (Frankies). A bit of background on A&W Cream Soda I absolutely adore A&W’s Cream Soda – it’s one of my favourite drinks. Not only is it soft on the pallet and has the right amount of sugar, but it has a delicious vanilla tone. However, that’s the A&W Cream Soda that comes from the US. I recently had the opportunity to try the Malaysian version, and the results were quite different. How does it taste?Read More →

Pura Soda review

Pura Soda is marketed as a “Grown Up Soda” and is completely different from the cooldrinks you may be used to. This review is a first for Next Window Plz for two reasons: Firstly, the item I am reviewing today was sent to us by one of our regular readers (I tend to buy everything reviewed on the site with my own money), and secondly it’s a drink that isn’t produced be a massive international corporation with a branch in South Africa. But how does it taste? Upon first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking (and smelling) that Pura Soda has created a lemonade drinkRead More →

Snickers Bar

Though the chocolate bar has been a success in the US and UK, Snickers hasn’t quite picked up as much popularity in South Africa. I’ll admit that it’s never been amongst my favourite chocolates, either. However, when I saw a white chocolate version on my local Spar, I had to pick it up. After all, I’m a sucker for anything with white chocolate. What is Snickers and why should I care? Internationally, Snickers is a product of the Mars company, which was founded in 1911 in New Jersey in the US. Does the name sound familiar? They own the Mars bar, along with Twix, Skittles,Read More →

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KFC South Africa recently released a new burger offering: the Double Colonel Burger. It consists of two fried chicken fillets, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a sesame seed bun. By adding another chicken filled to the Colonel Burger, does KFC have a hit on its hands? The KFC Double Colonel Burger At first glance, the Double Colonel Burger is nothing more than a marketing gimmick. For R59.90 you get a burger that appears excessive. In reality, it’s a decently-priced option on its own. You see, the additional chicken fillet and an extra slice of cheese really add to the original Colonel Burger, which wasn’tRead More →

McDonald's SA potato wedges

Potato wedges may be one of the weirder items that McDonald’s South Africa has ever sold. While many fast food chains have dabbled with thicker, fried (or baked) potato slices, they’re not a constant menu item. Will the big M be able to peel the market? (sorry, I couldn’t think of a better pun) What were the potato wedges like? Costing R14.95 and served in a packet usually reserved for the small serving of fries, the wedges are… pretty good. In continuing the comparison between McDonald’s fries, the wedges are big slices of potato, skin and all. I was surprised the potato skin was actually leftRead More →

Cadbury Caramilk bar

Cadbury used to manufacture one of my all-time favourite chocolates: Caramilk. But a few years ago, the caramel and white chocolate combination disappeared from South African shelves. Now, Caramilk is back for a limited time, but does it live up to the delicious original? Why is Caramilk back? As part of an absolutely creepy and unsettling martians campaign, the confectionary company has created four new slabs of chocolate. These consist of Crunchie, Astros, 5Star, and Caramilk (based off of the PS bar). I said these slabs are new, but they’re more like re-releases of greatest hits. What is Caramilk? According to Wikipedia (yes, I’m sourcingRead More →

Score Energy Drink

Chances are you’ve had an energy drink at some point in your life. These beverages are generally marketed as ‘pick-me-ups,’ giving you a boost when you need it. Though, energy drinks generally ensure that I have insomnia for the next few nights. With so many caffeine-laden options on offer, is Score Energy worth a try? What is actually in Score Energy? Score is a guarana-based energy drink, not unlike Dragon [affiliate link], Red Bull, or Monster. Besides using extracts from the berry, it is loaded with caffeine and that sweet, sweet white powder (sugar, of course). According to the official Score website, an average 100mlRead More →

grand big mac

UPDATE 2016-06-04: McDonald’s Kenilworth addressed my concerns in this article and provided me with a new Grand Big Mac to try out. I am happy to report that it was a much better burger, but still a large Big Mac. To celebrate 50 years of the Big Mac, McDonald’s South Africa launched two new variants of the burger. I finally got my hands on the Grand Big Mac and the offering is quite underwhelming. What is the Grand Big Mac? Simply, it’s a bigger Big Mac. Instead of the burger’s standard size, it’s now more akin to the ‘Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese.’ Both theRead More →

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I’ve decided to try something new for this review. Instead of the normal write-up, such as Backyard BBQ Pretzel from Mugg & Bean, I filmed a short video about the Big King. This will be the first of many so please excuse the amateurishness of it. Not too long ago, Burger King South Africa launched the Big King hamburger. And, yes, it looks incredibly similar to the McDonald’s famous BigMac. This means that I just had to try it out and see how the two compare. The burger itself consists of two beef patties, lettuce, gherkins, onion, cheese, and a mayo-type sauce. The medium meal isRead More →

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The Fillet-O-Fish from McDonald’s is somewhat of an anomaly. Not only is it the only fish-based item on the menu but the staff doesn’t always know it exists. In fact, when ordering the item for review, the workers behind the counter gave me quite a few puzzled looks. I mentioned this particular item in my recent ‘5 items you probably didn’t know were on the SA McDonald’s menu‘ piece. Having eaten it more than a decade ago, I decided it was time to give the rarely spoken about offering another chance. What is the Fillet-O-Fish made of? The first thing to take note of is thatRead More →

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The thought of pretzels usually conjures up small biscuit-like snacks covered in salt. I find them to be a delicious treat, which has inexplicably risen in price over the years. What if one of those pretzels were much larger, soft, and stuffed with meat and cheese? That’s the basic thinking behind Mugg & Bean‘s Backyard BBQ Pretzel. What is the Backyard BBQ Pretzel? M&B’s menu states that the Backyard BBQ Pretzel is composed of “BBQ beef strips, cheddar, creamy slaw, hand-made onion rings, tomato & mixed lettuce, served on a buttered soft pretzel.” These words are accompanied by an image portraying the perfect lunch-time meal, evenRead More →