Tried and Tasted: The Ultimate Shopping List: Everything you need to know about Michel Roux’s new show

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  • Michel Roux is returning to our screens once again with a new show, Tried and Tasted: The Ultimate Shopping List, where he’ll be doing the hard work for us and picking the best food products for your shopping list

    The chef, who’s recently presented another show called Hidden Restaurants, will be putting his taste buds to the test to compare everyday basics to the most expensive branded products.

    At a time when we’re faced with an overwhelming amount of food choice in the supermarkets, with so many different brands on offer, the show is meant to help viewers decide what’s the best option when it comes to everyday staples.

    Each taste test pits top-selling premium brands against their supermarket own-label rivals, with some surprising results, as the experts discover whether they really can tell the difference between everyday basics and pricey posh grub.

    Along with a panel of food experts, Michel Roux will blind-test some of the nation’s favourite foods and pick the best offerings to create the ultimate shopping list.

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    What foods will Michel Roux be testing on Tried and Tasted: The Ultimate Shopping List?

    In the first episode of Tried and Tasted: The Ultimate Shopping List, Michel and his guests will be tasting apple pie, whisky and lamb shanks. They’ll also be revealing the public’s favourite baked beans brand!

    Other episodes of the show will be dedicated to picking the best out of four popular brands of cheese and onion crisps, as well as fresh tortelloni pasta, white wine, prawn cocktail, coffee and sausages.

    Who will join Michel Roux on Tried and Tasted: The Ultimate Shopping List

    To make it easier to taste, compare and pick the best products, Michel Roux has enlisted the help of several foodies who will also be putting their taste buds to work.

    Michel’s table companions include restaurant critic Jay Rayner, baker Stacie Stewart, presenter Lucy Alexander and First Dates’ restaurant manager Fred Sirieix.

    Other food heroes will also be joining the team every week, depending on the products they’re tasting.

    In the first episode of the eight-week special, Michel and co will be joined by Welsh sheep farmer Jacob Anthony, who gives his advice on finding a great tasting lamb shank; baking expert and ‘Clandestine Cake Club’ founder Lynn Hill, who gives her thoughts on what makes a perfect apple pie; and Joel Harrison, an award-winning spirits writer who gives tips to find the perfect whisky.

    Model-turned-chef Isaac Carew will be the one loading up the conveyor belt with the products ready to be tasted, and is the only one who knows which brand is on which plate.

    When is Tried and Tasted: The Ultimate Shopping List on?

    Tried and Tasted: The Ultimate Shopping List premieres on 6th June at 8pm on Channel 4, and will air for eight weeks.

    Will you be watching Michel Roux’s new show? Let us know in the comments!

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