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Does reduced calorie chocolate still taste good? We tested a new brand and came back to report Israel today


The chocolate bars with reduced sugar percentages, a velvety blush that brightens the face and the new eyebrow pencil that impressed us • Every week new products come to the market, and we test them and come back to tell you what we thought about them • And the consumer news: MMMMM • New on the shelf

New from Korea

The Korean skincare brand erborian, which combines cosmetics and innovative technology, is coming to Israel under the L'Occitane company and is introducing a CC cream and a tintless primer cream.

The CC cream comes in two shades, light and tan, including 25 SPF protection, moisture and color pigments that blend with the natural skin tone.

The primer corrects the appearance of skin imperfections, blurs wrinkles and gives a radiant look.

The CC cream was particularly successful: although it is white, it blends well with the skin tone after application.

The face looked as if it had passed through an emollient filter, it blurs wrinkles and small pimples and has a light finish - the feeling as if we did not apply anything.

Those who do prefer the camouflage of the make-up can apply it over the cream and get full coverage that looks great.

In contrast, we did not see any change with the primer, and the feeling was that we only applied a moisturizer.



- NIS 109 for 15 ml,


- NIS 219 for 40 ml

Erborian's CC cream and Primer cream without tint, photo: foreign public relations

The smart cream

A new face cream joins Clinique's Smart series, which the company says is effective in reducing wrinkles, smoothing, retexturing and replenishing the skin.

The cream includes a peptide complex, whey protein rich in amino acids, caffeine, hyaluronic acid and more, and is available in a rich formula for dry skin and a light one for normal skin.

Smart's serum and eye cream are especially loved by us, so we were happy to try the cream and test it for about a month.

This is a product that saturates and nourishes the skin, but we did not see any change, reduction in the amount of wrinkles or smoothing of the skin.

However, this is a quality product, pleasant on the skin, easily absorbed and quenching, but seems to promise a little too much than it can deliver.


NIS 405 for 50 ml

Clinique face cream, photo: foreign public relations

Real sweetness

The TRU brand, whose products are based on the trovia sweetener, is launching chocolate bars in Israel with reduced sugar and calorie percentages, and it contains dietary fiber, in the flavors of milk chocolate, nut milk, bitter nut and bitter salt, with all products without added sugar and gluten free.

We tasted: The chocolate we liked the most was the milk with nuts, which felt exactly like regular milk-nut chocolate.

In the chocolate with the salt, the salt was not so noticeable, but it was of high quality and we enjoyed it.

There were testers who felt a slight aftertaste, but said it did not prevent them from enjoying the product.

In terms of calories, it is about 25% fewer calories than regular chocolate (varies according to the type of chocolate), but it is a worthy substitute for those who want a sweet taste with reduced calories.


NIS 12.90 per 100 grams

TRU Chocolate Tables, Photo: PR

Roses ahead

Two new products for NUXE in the VERY ROSE series based on ingredients of natural origin - removal water - peeling and lip moisturizer.

The peeling for daily use is enriched with acids and removes the outer layers to renew the skin.

The moisturizing cream contains rose oil extract and vanilla scent softens the lips with a delicate pink pigment.

The peeling water is thick and pleasant to use, and while renewing the skin, it also removes stubborn remnants of make-up, yet does not cause sensitivity even to delicate skin.

The lip balm has a soft buttery texture and is not sticky, provides moisture and softness and a gentle shine that does not stick, with a delicate and pleasant scent, and is especially loved by us.

Price for peeling:

NIS 119,

for cream:

NIS 75

Nuxe peeling and moisturizer, photo: PR

To sparkling cheeks

CENTER STAGE from Premier Dead Sea offers a velvety blush, in five shades, some of which have a soft shimmery finish - without visible shimmer or glitter particles - and some of which have a matte finish.

We tested shades 4 - doll pink and 3, a peachy shade ranging from pink to orange.

Both are shimmery and slightly shimmery, especially pigmented - especially the peachy one, and even lasted a whole day on us.

The peach shade is our favorite, with a natural flushed look that compliments all skin tones.

It is easily and evenly applied with the blush brush, it is buildable (although it is not necessary - it is extremely pigmented) and the fine shimmer sparkles illuminate the face.


NIS 209

A velvety blush by Premier Dead Sea, photo: Foreign Relations

Two sides to a pencil

A new eyebrow pencil for Jade, VELETEEN BROW BUILDER DUET, comes in 3 shades and includes two sides: one is angular for shaping the eyebrows, and the other is spongy and rounded for filling and highlighting the eyebrows.

The formula includes a mixture of emollient oils and natural waxes for a creamy texture and uniform application, without parabens, talc or fragrance.

We tested the medium shade and the dark shade on eyebrows with an especially dark brown shade.

We used the sponge of the medium shade, a warm brown shade, on imperfections in the middle of the eyebrows only, because it is difficult to be precise with it on the sides of the eyebrow, and it did this successfully and left a natural and full eyebrow.

We used a pencil of the darker and colder shade to create hairs and to fill and define the eyebrow.

The color is pigmented and lasts throughout the day, and the price definitely adds to the attractiveness of the product.


59 shekels

Jade eyebrow pencil, photo: PR

Consumer news

A new series of pizzas for Domino's Pizza, "Wild Pizzas" in collaboration with Chef Hillel Gardi and inspired by the Farm To Table trend.

The three pizzas in the series are made from a variety of local raw materials, and includes the

wild green pizza

: local vegetables with 3 types of cheese, labneh, mozzarella, hoveza, goat gouda, red onion, cherry confit, za'atar leaves and a grated yogurt stone on top, the

wild cheese and mashroom pizza

: a mix Local cheeses decorated with champagne mushrooms, cream sauce, mozzarella, purple onion, goat gouda, goat cheese, champagne mushrooms, confit garlic, chili and a stone of grated yogurt on

top and wild onion pizza

: a variety of different onion flavors, cream sauce, mozzarella, purple onion, Leek, green onion, garlic butter and grated yogurt stone on top.

Our favorite was the onion pizza, which combined a little sweetness with a rich creamy taste and made us eat much more of it than we planned.

The mushroom pizza was also good, and combined chili spiciness - for lovers.

The pizza that felt the most like a salad to us was the green one, with a little too much health and leaves, and a slightly sour taste for us.

The dough for all the pizzas is crispy, rich and extremely tasty, and it is a series of pizzas that everyone will be able to find what they like in one of them.

Price: NIS 79.90 instead of NIS 85.90 until February 28.

The pizzas of Domino's and Hillel Gardi - Wild pizza, photo: Dan Peretz

In preparation for International Women's Day, Elit Coffee is launching capsules produced in coffee farms owned by women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as part of a special project in which Strauss provides them, together with local organizations, with financial and technological agricultural support, with the aim of generating a steady and secure income for them through improving the business and the harvest.

The capsules are made from organic Arabica beans grown in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Thanks to the soil rich in minerals and the climatic conditions, coffee beans are grown, from which one of the most unique types of coffee in the world is produced, especially suitable for lovers of espresso and aromatic cappuccino.

Elite Coffee is a member of the Yasmin Association, which leads the promotion of women-owned businesses of all sectors, religions and strata throughout the country, and will donate a shekel from each capsule case sold, for the benefit of the association's activities. 

It is a coffee with sweet notes, with hints of chocolate, which is very suitable for those who like their coffee not too strong - and still feel its good coffee taste.


NIS 17 for a box of 10 capsules.

Cafe Congo, photo: Studio Strauss

In preparation for Tu Bashvet, the Hamania chain offers more than 60 different types of natural or candied dried fruits, which include, in addition to the familiar ones - such as papaya, apricots and plums, as well as novelties such as cherry tomatoes, pomelo, cinnamon apples, ginger, strawberries and more , and here are special personal boxes available at the chain's branches and on the website. 

Dried fruits in the Hamania chain, photo: Shahar Gal photographers

The Honey Nut Cheerios breakfast cereal with honey and almond flavor by Nestlé is watered in a case of individual packaging.

The box includes 6 individual packages of 27 grams, which you will probably feel the need to open two together for the size of a portion, but if as children - one will completely satisfy you.

Price range: NIS 15.90-19.90.

Honey Nut mini in individual packaging, photo: studio Asem

After being absent from the chains for a long time, the Asem company decided to return to the shelves the cheese-flavored Afropo snack, which will be offered in a 50 gram package.

The fur snack, under the supervision of the ultra-Orthodox community and the local Sderot rabbinate, and according to the company, goes well with various dips.

Price range:

NIS 5.20-7.90.

By the way, with cheese flavor, photo: Asem Studio

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Source: israelhayom

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