One of my favourite types of food is Asian cuisine. From sushi to White Rabbit sweets and Kimchi — I love it all. I was delighted to find out that A-Mart, an online Asian grocery store launched in Cape Town had recently launched. Based out of Cape Town, A-Mart stocks a wide variety of instant noodles different soft drinks, and even Kit-Kats. Not to mention that the store lists an extensive range of food brands. I haven’t had a chance to try them out, but this is a quick write-up on what the store stocks. From the A-Mart About page: A-Mart specialises in East Asian food products.Read More →

Pop Tarts Spar

Two years ago, I wrote about how I found Kellogg’s Pop Tarts at Checkers. Since then, I haven’t really seen them at the food-chain. However, several Spar stores have started stocking them, and better flavours to boot! Spar FTW! Unlike Checkers, Spar sells their range of Pop Tarts in loose packs (two tarts a pack) for around R23 and a box of eight tarts for well over R100. While there are some unique flavours in the boxed-only options, the single packs give you a wider variety. So far, I’ve seen Chocolate Chip, Cherry, Blueberry, S’mores, and Hot Fudge Sundae. If it were up to me,Read More →

Magical Unicorn bubblegum ice cream review header image

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 →

Roman's Pizza R189 deal

One of my absolute favourite pizza places*, Roman’s Pizza, has launched a pretty damn good deal. For R189.90 you’ll get two large pizzas from the Rumbling/Grumblings ranges. The combo also includes a 2l cool drink and a 1.8l tub of chocolate or vanilla ice cream from Ola’s Rich & Creamy range. For an additional R199.89, you can choose pizzas from the Famished range, or R210 for the Ravenous range. Get 2 Large Pizzas from our Rumbling/Grumbling ranges + a 2L Coca-Cola Product + a 1.8L Tub of Rich & Creamy Chocolate or Vanilla Ice Cream for ONLY R189.90 or ONLY R199.90 for Famished or ONLYRead 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 →

wimpy fnb press release

Over the years South African road trips have become synonymous with Wimpy. Travel itineraries for many families undoubtably include a stop at a Wimpy store to refuel and refresh – and with almost 50 Engen 1Stop forecourts with Wimpy restaurants countrywide filling up, in more ways than one, is definitely a little easier and convenient. To help South Africans to love the journey just a little more, Wimpy has partnered with FNB. The introduction of FNB On The Go, will enable customers on eBucks level 2 or higher to redeem a breakfast or burger meal at any Wimpy Engen 1Stop outlet across South Africa viaRead 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 →

wimpy

There are 53 Mondays in a year but very few people ever get used to the first day of the week. Monday Blues hit people like a ton of bricks every Monday causing them to hit the snooze button a thousand times before forcing themselves out of bed and dragging themselves to work where they make it through the day by the skin of their teeth. If you need a reason to make friends with Mondays, Wimpy is here to save the day with the new Make My Monday meal which will give South Africans reason to have a spring in their step and tackleRead More →

Chicken Chow Mein

Today’s picture of Chicken Chow Mein comes from flaviasaad0 on Pixabay and is entitled: Chicken Chow Mein Pasta Oriental. This dish has to be one of my all-time favourites. While it leans towards the American-made side, it’s still a delicious Chinese takeout dish. Though its ingredients can vary, it’s primarily made with chicken, stir-fried vegetables, noodles, and soy sauce. I’m a huge fan of cabbage and broccoli in the dish, though I recommend trying a bit of kimchi with it. Chow mein and video games When I started my first real job, I’d often spend weekends at home relaxing. To me, a Friday night consisted ofRead More →

KFC Double Colonel Burger Review Header Image

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 →