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Best Buys: Top sweet treats for your shopping list

Need a little pick-me-up? These sweet treats are just the job. . .

Love Corn Chocolate Crunchy Corn (58022688)
Love Corn Chocolate Crunchy Corn (58022688)

Love Corn Chocolate Crunchy Corn, £2.50 for a 90g pouch, Sainsbury’s stores

Pledging to make products solely with simple ingredients and always gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO and low-sugar, Love Corn is known for its pleasingly crunchy, seriously tasty, dangerously moreish savoury snacks (don’t ask me to share the Salt & Vinegar; you’re onto a loser). And now the brand has launched a sweet treat: the same crispy Love Corn kernels, cooked in sunflower oil and salted, but this time coated in a thick, silky, creamy milk chocolate. The combination hits that magic sweet/salt spot square on. Be warned: they're addictive!

OREO Twists in Vanilla & Caramel and Vanilla & Raspberry, £1 for 157g pack, Tesco stores

The iconic American sandwich biscuit - launched in 1912 and now sold in more than 100 countries, it’s officially the world’s best-selling cookie - OREO has released two special editions for summer 2022. Each ‘twists’ the traditional OREO vanilla filling with a second flavour: fresh, fruity raspberry and sweet, sugary caramel. However you eat yours (dunked in milk, dunked in tea, twisted apart and the cream filling licked out), you’ll want to buy, try and scoff them both - they’re delicious.

The full Lazy Days range, including Rocky Road and Chocolate Tiffin (58022693)
The full Lazy Days range, including Rocky Road and Chocolate Tiffin (58022693)

Lazy Day Chocolate Tiffin and Rocky Road, £2.30 each for 150g box, Waitrose stores

Founded by a pair of food scientists who are also genuine foodies, Lazy Day’s mission is to produce free-from and vegan treats that are also truly scrumptious. Handmade in a dedicated gluten-free, milk-free and egg-free Scottish bakery, the Chocolate Tiffin and Rocky Road squares are calling-card examples: both featuring rich Belgian chocolate ganache, the former sees it studded with shortbread chunks and plump sultanas and the latter with shortbread chunks, mini pink mallows and crisped rice. Perfect for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, a TV-watching treat or even to pop into a picnic hamper.

KIND Protein Hazelnut Dark Chocolate Bar, £18 for a box of 12, kindsnacks.co.uk

Billed as “the nation’s favourite healthy snack bar” brand, KIND’s products are made solely from natural, nutrient-dense ingredients, chiefly fruits and nuts, and contain no artificial nasties. KIND is famed for flavour as well as quality and the latest addition to its Protein range, this hazelnut and dark chocolate combo, is no exception. Chocka with hazelnut flavours and textures and drizzled with dark chocolate, which is strong enough to stand up to the nut without being bitter, it tastes like a real treat while also delivering a real energy boost: each 40g bar contains 12g of protein.

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