It's so important to try and reduce food waste but do we all succeed at it?
SYM Fresh bags are here to help you to achieve this.
Over the past year we have all been mindful of our food shelf life, trying to make it last that little bit longer, shopping less often and eating as healthy as possible for our body and minds.
Keeping your money in your pocket too, has never been more important.
So, by using SYM Fresh bags to store your fruit & veggies in, allowing your fresh foods to last you up to 40% longer than normal, then it's got to be a good move, right?
SYM Fresh bags are made with a d2p ethylene adsorber technology, developed to reduce spoilage of fresh fruit and vegetables (which continue to ripen after they have been picked).
They have a microporous structure which will absorb and trap ethylene inside the film, effectively delaying ripening and regulating moisture, slowing down the drying out process and conserving the nutritional qualities, crispness and flavour of fresh fruit and vegetables. SYM Fresh bags are proven to extend the life of produce by up to 40%.
The bags come in a brightly coloured box (which is obviously recyclable and each box contains 10 rather large bags. So plenty big enough for most purchases and they have a press 'n' seal top.
To the more organised members of the team they found these super handy to keep your fridge or freezer looking clean and organised and they have a strip to write and date your products. It's just those little things...
I must say we had our doubts at first, as from the untrained eye, they looked like normal plastic bags but being fully reusable and recyclable, we took on the challenge and were pleasantly surprised,
We tried these products over a period of a week with various different fruit & vegetables and found that the extended life was quite a surprise. The peppers had not gone slimy, after being cut and kept for a few days in the fridge.
The crispness of the lettuce and other salads remained crisp and the blueberries were as fresh every day, as they were when 1st bought.
The bags themselves have a long shelf life, as they are easy enough to rinse and reuse time and time again.
So, if you find yourself throwing out your fruit, veg and salads, or even just never eat them quick enough and want to prolong all their nutrients and goodness and have them tasting as fresh as the day you bought them, then we say, go on, give them a try.
Samosa Wallah's samosas really are a cut above; bursting with tasty ingredients, it's safe to say that, when you need a snack, Samosa Wallah's samosas hit the spot!
Samosa Wallah, the Artisan Samosa company, have been based at the farmers market in Melton Mowbray since 2017 - their mission? "to make Melton Mowbray as famous for Samosas as it is for pork pies".
We were lucky enough to receive a ready to eat selection of their chicken, lamb, and vegetable (vegan) samosas.
Our verdict? YUM! (or TASTEE, as they would say!) Their light pastry and fresh ingredients, make them a fabulous accompaniment to dinner, or satisfying snack to help you through a long day.
You can really taste the quality in Samosa Wallah's samosas, making them a sure fan favourite and artisan delight.
Can't wait to stock these little beauties? then get in touch with them NOW!
Healthy body, healthy mind!
When you think of this saying, you might think about what you eat or drink but, what about your skin? This is just as important to help your body feel comfortable and happy.
We love products that make us feel good, and Goats of the Gorge are here to help with just that.
In the world we live in today, cleaning your hands has never been more important so, after all we're putting them through, that extra level of care to keep your hands moisturised is the least they deserve.
Goat's milk contains the nourishing vitamin A, which helps break down dead skin cells allowing the skin to be rejuvenated.
Goats of the Gorge use the finest quality milk, from the award winning Chew Valley Kerborne dairy herd in Somerset in their products. See the full range here.
Goats of the Gorge products have beneficial ingredients with no harsh chemicals, just natural ingredients that have helped numerous customers with conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The natural scent of the products brings a sense of relaxation by making you feel at one with the beautiful world we live in.
When buying skin products, we want them to work for us in day to day life, provide value for money, and work to the best of their ability. Using this combination of bath, soap, and cream, we found each product helped our skin feel healthy and moisturised. The team feel not only is this a great treat to give to friends or family, but also to allow yourself that extra bit of love and care that you deserve.
Retailers can benefit from great margins, display stands, samples and after care; everything you need to help keep your customers happy, relaxed and coming back for more.
Find your nearest stockist or buy direct here: https://goatsofthegorge.com/
PREMIUM BOTANICAL LIQUEURS
INSPIRED BY NATURE'S LARDER
What a wonderful way to say hello to spring with these beautiful, premium, botanical
liqueurs with fresh flavours, offered by The Whimsical Forager.
The Whimsical Forager use nature in its purest form to allow its unique flavour to be
enjoyed through drinks, cocktails and even in recipes and deserts whilst the inviting and
elegant branding show the pure craftsmanship that's happening in Cornwall.
Distilled in Cornwall and free from artificial sweeteners, colouring & flavouring.
Whimsical Forager take their inspiration from the Cornish countryside. You can see the
vision and inspiration of their surroundings shine through within their range of artisan,
botanical liqueurs, all created using high quality fresh fruit and
Cornish Spring water.
The team were lucky enough to sample all 3 of The Whimsical Forager's range!
From when we opened Whimsical's Lemon and Basil liqueur, we were met with a beautiful strong citrus scent and upon tasting, the fresh tangy lemon flavour comes right on through.
Two and a half lemons are used when creating this sophisticated tipple and with its
wonderfully refreshing zing it's simply delicious served either on its own, over ice, as a
spritz or the perfect refreshing liqueur between meals.
Upon taking a sip of the Orange and Tarragon liqueur we were instantly met with the herby fresh tarragon quickly followed by the fresh sweetness of orange.
This really is a beautifully balanced, hand-crafted liqueur which would work really well in a
Truly delicious was our overall thought. This delectable tipple went down well... too well,
even on a school night!
Before our lips even tasted the simple, pure flavours of the three ingredients within the
Nettle, Honey and Ginger liqueur, we savoured the deliciously sweet aroma of honey and
ginger. This soft, warming, earthy and incredibly versatile liqueur has the most
delightful ginger finish.
There's a place in everyone's drinks cabinet for this botanical beauty or perhaps with a
generous splash, you could give your cooking the edge that is needed!
If you don't fancy taking the plunge and simply want to sample or experiment, all of
Whimsical Forager's botanical liqueurs are available in not just 70cl bottles but 20cl too!
Indulge in Whimsical Forager's Gift Pack
Before we end our review, it would be mad of us not to mention the gift box!
Now, this is a gift your recipient won't forget in a hurry.
Arriving in a smart branded box, our 3 handsome bottles were nestled in a well thought out inner case and nicely padded with natural straw.
A lot of thought has gone into this design and we absolutely love it!
Everything about Whimsical Forager says, NATURAL and QUALITY.
Whimsical Forager's goal is to create surprising & progressive liqueurs that capture the
essence of good taste.
Fabulous Farm Shops feel they have already accomplished this and have hit the nail on the head with their completely natural and quite exceptional, handcrafted liqueurs.
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McLaren's Kitchen is a company with family at the heart.
With the encouragement of her farmer husband and budding entrepreneurs (2 young
daughters) founder, Tory McLarens' dream of launching her own business has recently
become a reality.
With the focus on delicious treats and foods that have a healthier twist and with their ethos
being all about cooking from scratch, using good quality ingredients, McLaren's Kitchen
McLaren's Kitchen has certainly worked tirelessly on creating ways for us to enjoy our food
whilst encouraging good gut health. This is achieved by McLaren's creative ways of
implementing alternative flours. Today, McLaren's grow their own Spelt Wheat which is
processed locally and gives a wonderfully natural and nutty taste to their range of cakes.
The team received McLaren's NEW bake at home, Chocolate Brownie mix in a rather
smart, glass Kilner jar and immediately thought, what a great way to store your homemade
cookies, once made - if they make it that far!
Eggs and butter are all you need to add as everything else you require to bake gorgeous
gooey chocolate brownies are already measured, weighed and packed neatly in this jar and
that includes Wheat Spelt Flour and a generous amount of Dark Belgian Chocolate chunks!
If you're unaware, Spelt Flour is a fabulous and healthy alternative. Ground from an easily
digestible ancient grain, it's high in fibre and gives you a lighter texture in baked goods.
And that makes these healthy chocolate brownies... right?
With just having Mother’s Day, the team thought that this easy-peasy bake at home kit,
would make a lovely baking project for mothers to do with their children. The little people
can follow the simple and straight forward instructions without much measuring (as long
as they don’t eat all the mix before you bake it) and there's very little mess to have to
deal with afterwards. Big bonus!
It’s safe to say after baking McLaren's Gorgeous Gooey Chocolate Brownie mix, the team
were MORE than keen to sample our creation.
The mouth-watering chocolate smell filled our kitchen and it was clearly very difficult for
some of our team members to restrain themselves.
Suffice to say, upon our first bite, WOW!!
These incredibly delicious brownies offer quite a delectable and moreish mix of a firm
crisp texture paired with the gorgeous gooey chocolate chunks within. So good, that the
cute Kilner jar will not be required for storage.
What a brilliant gift for any chocolate lover to enjoy and if by chance they can refrain from
devouring them all at once, they can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
This is a company with a heart and with family at its core. The team are excited to see
what McLaren's continue to create!
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Inspired by their surroundings of the North Cornish coast, its sunnier climes and its lush
green grass pastures ensures Davidstow's high-quality Cheddar cheese is naturally rich in
With a loyal team of expert cheesemakers, Davidstow Cheddar have been meticulously
crafting their cheddar for over 70 years, never rushing the process as 'Taste Takes Time'.
Davidstow allow their cheese to slowly mature and develop into the rich & flavoursome,
award-winning cheddar they're rightly famous for.
This company not only cares about their customers taste experience but also their local
rural & farming communities, through its partnership with the Prince's Countryside Fund.
We received Davidstow's new range of six exciting cheeses to review, specifically for farm shops, with maturities ranging from 12 to 60 months...
We started with Davidstow's 12 Month Classic with it delighting our senses with a full
flavoured, creamy cheddar. This we felt would be our 'go to' cheddar, perfect for your
everyday bubbling cheese on toast topper or in a simple sandwich.
The team were genuinely surprised at how, even by moving onto Davidstow's 24 Month
Crackler, the noticeable difference in this mature Cheddar.
This firm textured cheese is strong and tangy in taste and will definitely add some va va
voom to your Ploughman's.
By this time, we were all pretty keen to sample Davidstow's 36 Month Reserve Cheddar!
Now THIS packs a punch and really gets our taste buds going.
This is a mighty strong, robust cheese and with its punchy, full flavour and deliciously
crunchy texture, you really don't need to be a genius to figure out why this has won multi
Moving onto Davidstow's good looking and high-end, wax-enrobed ingot range.
We began with Davidstow's 20 Month Crackler.
Made with exacting care, using 100% Cornish milk, this extra mature ingot, delivers a
smooth flavour with a fabulous texture. We found this a perfect all-rounder and with its
slight crunch, this cheese would perform well at any cheese night!
The 40 Month Reserve waxed ingot is simply divine and hit us with its distinctively rich
flavour, intense creaminess and superb crunchy texture.
Unsurprisingly, yet another multi award-winner!
Which then lead us on to Davidstow's 60 Month Special Vintage Reserve.
Where are the awards for this one we asked ourselves?
The gritty texture of this special, SPECIAL cheese is nothing but excellent and its intense
flavour offered us a long-lasting after-taste and left us wanting more... much more.
Yes, we nibbled through this entire block in one sitting!
Every one of Davidstow's cheeses are beautifully matured and well presented and our
review was not only a wonderful experience AND an education but a privilege too and we whole heartily recommend Davidstow's scrumptious range of Cheddars for any cheese
If you're a farm shop looking for something special, why not enquire HERE?
The idea of Gattertop's beautiful craft vodka products came from growing up in and
around nature, where childhood days were spent fruit picking from their historic,
Herefordshire family farm.
Gemma Standeven the founder of these inviting drinks has experimented for many years,
with various spirits until she finally found her award-winning recipes.
Gattertop isn’t just about making wonderful drinks, the importance of sustainability is
clear to see.
Being environmentally responsible, Gattertop hold a Soil Association certified organic
license and implement organic methods within their organic orchard. Even Gattertop's
labels and marketing material are thoughtfully created using recycled paper.
The team began their review with Gattertop's Botanic No7 and we were all really impressed
with its simple, yet elegant design.
Gattertop have clearly worked hard to get this drink just right.
This 100% British made grain spirit is balanced perfectly; infused with seasonal damson
blossom, apple blossom, elderflower, basil, lemon, rosemary all foraged throughout the
year from Gattertop's ancient orchards, hedgerows, fields, woodlands and gardens.
Traditionally distilled in small batches in copper pot stills, this earthy & crisp, yet
completely natural vodka was a real treat for the team when paired with soda water.
From Branch to Bottle
The team were intrigued by the dark colouring of Gattertop's Damson No12 craft Vodka.
We served simply over ice and this didn't disappoint!
Home-grown damsons are steeped in quality British Vodka for an entire year to develop its
incredibly deep and nutty, yet fruity character... a perfect after-dinner drink.
With its delicious fragrant aroma and sweet smooth taste, it comes as no surprise to the
team that Damson No 12 has won multiple awards AND is an award winning Great Taste
Well, who doesn’t love to receive a gift box?
Gattertop not only produce amazing tasting vodka's but create fantastic gift boxes too!
Arriving in a handsome box and beautifully packaged, there's no doubt that Gattertop's gift
boxes would make a brilliant present...
Gattertop's 'Entertaining at Home' with Botanic No7 Vodka gift box includes a 70cl botanic
No7 Vodka, French rosemary almonds, natural light tonic water, soda water, lemon and
thyme olives as well as a timeline classic game.
The team were delighted with the innovative gift selection. Gattertop have certainly
thought this through and we feel this gift box is a 'fun night in' winner!
As the team continue to enjoy the flavours and delights in this gift box, all that is left to say
is cheers, bottoms up, we hope you enjoy Gattertop's award-winning drinks as much as
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Whenever the team get to receive an award-winning food they are instantly excited.
Bottlebrush Ferments produce live, raw and naturally fermented Kimchi's and
Sauerkraut's which are not only great tasting but help improve people's gut health in a
quick, easy and convenient way.
Fermented the traditional way using ‘wild’ lacto-fermentation to encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria, that when eaten regularly, Bottlebrush's ferments can boost gut health, as well as all-round health and well-being.
Bottlebrush Ferments co-founders Ben Payne & Hesh Daud have 30 years of experience in
their fields of personal trainer/health coach & chef and their passion is clear - HEALTHY
LIVING - which they feel, starts with the live products they create.
The name of the brand Bottlebrush is taken from is a flower which was grown in both their back gardens when growing up in Australia and even when miles apart, this flower was able to show its adaptability and resilience just like this amazingly talented pair!
Fabulous Farm Shops received 4 generous sized jars to review
Starting with the teams favourite!
When opening this jar of Kimchi, we were hit with the most wonderful aromas of garlic
When they say 'bursting with flavour' then this is IT!
Bottlebrush's jar of Kimchi is packed with super fresh Chinese cabbage, spring onions,
garlic, a pop of chilli and a zing of ginger. It's delicious, different, crunchy & definitely
moreish so it wasn't too long before this jar was devoured.
The Yellow One's aroma was beautifully sweet with a scent of ginger and turmeric.
This live, raw and unpasteurised Sauerkraut is zesty and fruity, reminiscent of a summers day and would be a pretty perfect and, let's not forget, HEALTHY topping to your burger this BBQ season.
The White One is Bottlebrush's 'plain and simple' Sauerkraut.
We don't feel that way though!
The distinct flavours of the Horseradish and dill within this healthy jar of goodness brings it to life and will add a zing and a crunch to any dish you wish.
The Purple One's aroma is dark, rich and earthy and we feel this versatile vegan Sauerkraut would be a good (daily) all-rounder by livening up your chicken or fish dish or even your predictable ploughman's.
Worth remembering... there's nothing nasty added to any of Bottlebrushes ferments, just all natural goodness.
There's a reason why Bottlebrush have bagged so many Great Taste awards.
Their 100% natural Sauerkraut and Kimchi range tastes amazing & will love you from the inside out, helping us all to eat well & look after our gut!
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What a delightful package to open especially given the lockdown; our team were so excited
to try the vibrant, colourful and elegant designed alcoholic canned drinks from Sipful!
It is nice to see, with the whole world changing its view to become more sustainable and
environmentally friendly, that Sipful Drinks have taken this on board.
The company's founders Darius and Emily have really touched upon how people love to
socialise and these drinks make the perfect company for any such occasion with a touch of
sophistication. By using organic wine and 100% natural fruits, shows us the sense of care
& thought gone into creating these products.
Cocktails in a Can
Not only being vegan, gluten and dairy free, Sipful's range come in recyclable cans. In fact, each can you pop in the recycling bin can be back on the shelf within 60 days!
It's worth mentioning the wonderful design on the cans too, which we feel tells you
all we need to know about the exciting flavours that await!
We sampled Sipful's current range which consists of Organic Bubbles, Peach Bellini and
both the Orange and Blood Orange Mimosa’s.
100% natural fruit and flavours
The sweet and 100% REAL Peach Bellini was temptingly intense & before it even hit our
lips our mouths were watering, and our senses filled with summery peach delight.
A bubbly & refreshing tipple with a superb tangy aftertaste which clearly has been expertly
mixed using selected organic bubbly.
The Blood Orange Mimosa came out on top with the team...
The exceptional flavours and the deep fruity taste made us think of those summer evenings kicking back and having a get together with friends & watching the sun go down
(remember those evenings?)
This quite delicious, totally natural, yet alcoholic cocktail, is delivered in a recyclable can,
and we're impressed!
Let the Party Begin!
After lockdown, we believe Sipful's premium range of cocktails will be spotted on
numerous picnic tables, at BBQ's & festivals across the land.
Sipful's drinks have a real honest favour and certainly a product our team would be happy
to review again... and again!
Having received a beautiful package from Bumble Wrap we were all rather excited to try
these environmentally friendly, plastic-free, food wraps.
Located in York, this incredibly enthusiastic and passionate company have created a
vibrant and versatile range of handmade, 100% cotton and beeswax food wraps that will
not only keep your food fresh but are non-toxic & 100% biodegradable too!
But, before we even try these eco-friendly wraps, it's pretty amazing to know that Bumble Wrap are helping towards a sustainable world by creating this natural alternative to cling film that you can wash and reuse time and time again.
Bumble Wraps are mouldable, so even odd-shaped foods can be wrapped meaning you can use them in a number of different ways, there's even have a 'how to' section on Bumble Wraps website where you'll find simple instructions on how to make the most effective sandwich wrap or even a gift box!
One of our team has recently had a baby and felt Bumble Wrap's snack pouch would come in very handy in the future when she's out and about with her baby, not only because it's
completely natural, but pliable too and so easy to clean and reuse.
The teams final say is... we're converted!
After trialling Bumble Wraps, we agree that there's absolutely no need for single use plastic
food coverings, so we're ditching the cling film and making the change!
You should too.
Thank you Bumble Wrap!
Located in Somerset, family run Ebdon Firewood Ltd supply kiln dried and seasoned hard
wood logs, kindling, eco logs & firelighters and the ethos of this fabulous company is to be
as environmentally conscious as possible.
The team at Fabulous Farm Shops had a right old burn up this week after we received
Ebdon's NEW 'handy' bags of firewood along with Ebdon's kindling and natural
Firstly and importantly, Ebdon's firewood is Woodsure accredited (the UK's ONLY
woodfuel quality assurance scheme) which means you can be super confident that all the
firewood supplied by Ebdon is top-notch, high-quality wood and nothing else!
Have you always struggled to light a good fire?
I have and appreciate there's a knack to it but never questioned it could be the quality of
the wood that I was using. So, I've spent many disappointing hours poking and blowing but never have I managed to copy the iconic roaring fire I'd always hoped for.
So when I was asked to try Ebdon's wood, kindling and firelighters, I thought, hmmm...I'll
give it a good go but I'm not holding my breath! It's just wood, right?
I began like I always do by using a handful of kindling and then added a couple of Ebdon's
dried logs, lit a firelighter, popped it between the kindling and wandered off. So used to
the disappointing and time wasting fires I usually create, it didn't occur to me that this
would be any different!
Within minutes, I was being congratulated by the family for the wonderful roaring fire I
had taken time to make and how warm and cosy the living room felt!
Of course, I couldn't accept the compliment's...clearly this was all down to Ebdon's quality
wood. So impressed I am, that I've ferreted away enough for Christmas Day.
We all love the fact that Ebdon avoid single use plastics and instead use jute sacks.
These jute sacks are 100% biodegradable, recyclable and reusable and with 50p off their
next Ebdon purchase, will certainly encourage customers to return to your farm shop.
We believe that Ebdon's smaller 'handy' sized jute sacks of firewood are pretty darn perfect if you're short on suitably dry, storage space.
If you're interested in stocking excellent quality firewood, you can email Ebdon
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Fabulous Farm Shops and our team of reviewers have been lucky enough to have
come across Chapman's Seafoods before, in fact we're quite familiar with their award-
winning and pretty darn fabulous range of fish and aside from their famous,
handmade fish cakes, wellingtons and shellfish, we had an absolute bonus this week
when Chapman's Haddock Bakes came up for review!
Arriving frozen and in packs of two, Chapman's Haddock Bakes consist of a generous
fillet of haddock topped with a delicious Broccoli, Leek & Cheese sauce and coated
with crushed crunchy croutons.
The rich haddock flavour, paired with the tasty, unique and creamy sauce makes this
succulent bake nothing short of scrumptious. The crunchy, crumbly croutons simply
add the finishing touch to a marvellous dish and there was not a speck left on our
The mm's and ah's were coming from all and it was a 10/10 from us!
Just pop this bake into the oven for 30 minutes and hey presto, you have yourself a truly
irresistible and impressive meal. Chapman's have done all the work for you and made
it so easy, anyone can cook this!
From fish bakes to fish cakes,
Chapman's offer a fabulous range of ready meals!
Chapman's use the best quality fish & ingredients in their range of products and that's
plain to see (and taste) they're also proud to be part of the rich fishing heritage that
Grimsby is famous for.
With their strong values & superb quality, Chapman's offer a truly scrumptious &
utterly unique range of handcrafted fish & seafood dishes.
Chapman's FAMOUS gourmet, handmade & AWARD-WINNING fish cakes!
You can buy Chapman's range direct HERE and stock up your freezer.
Farm shops considering stocking Chapman's (who, by the way will support you with a wide range of marketing material INCLUDING branded freezers) enquire HERE
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Alfajores are a traditional South American cookie usually filled with indulgent Dulce de
Leche however...by combining an authentic (50 year old) family recipe, artisan
producer Margot & Montañez, have recreated these wonderfully soft, dainty and
delicate biscuits with some innovative, inspiring and surprising flavour combinations.
Within their current range, Margot & Montañez offer four mixed boxes and each box
includes 6 midi Alfajores-3 each of two delightful flavours.
Margot & Montañez's mission is to bring a redefined version of South American sweet indulgences to everyone.
We began our review with Margot & Montañez's traditional & iconic South-
American version of Alfajores which are filled with indulgent Dulce de Leche, a rich
and delicious caramel cream and then rolled in coconut.
These gourmet cake sandwiches are indulgently buttery, delicate and crumbly.
An ideal sweet treat to enjoy with your afternoon tea or coffee.
It was a big thumbs up from our reviewers as we all loved Margot & Montañez creamy
gourmet Alfajores, quite the perfect balance of salt & sweet and gave us that exquisite
and luxurious, melt in the mouth experience.
By using high-quality ingredients ensures the paring of the richness of the Dulce
de Leche and the Salted Caramel is no less than divine.
Margot & Montañez's fruity combo's of tangy lemon & lime and raspberry and white
chocolate Alfajores will offer a surprising new twist to your taste buds. The Lemon
& Lime Alfjores are even rolled in lime coconut making them super-sweet, creamy and
wonderfully zingy, they're so light and crumbly but contain absolutely NO
preservatives, are naturally gluten-free and vegetarian too!
Raspberry & White Chocolate Alfajores are filled with raspberries and white chocolate
buttercream making this a light, refreshing delectable biscuit infused with a sweet and
sharp raspberry hit.
The nutty range consists of Hazelnut Ganache & Pistachio and Orange, Chocolate &
The generously filled, rich Dark Chocolate Orange Alfajore is incredibly moreish...and
with the added flaked Almonds you need only one of these nutty, buttery handcrafted
beauties to get your sweet fix!
If you're wanting to indulge even further, maybe impress your dinner party guests then
we recommend Margot & Montañez's Hazelnut Ganache & Pistachio Alfajores.
Filled with delicious hazelnut ganache and rolled in crushed pistachios, these velvety sophisticated and delicate biscuits are an exceptional after dinner treat.
Margot & Montañez's artisan Alfajores would serve very well as a gift, they're
wonderfully presented in a very attractive box.
Also available is Coco Dulche de Leche Brownies and Dulce de Leche Cake.
Trade enquiry? Please email HERE
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Located in Exmoor, husband and wife team John & Nicola Smith, launched Exmoor
Distillery back in January 2018 and have not only turned their passion (and hands) into producing small batch, premium gins but, even in their relatively short life, have
been recognised AND awarded for their handcrafted gins by seasoned experts in
worldwide spirits competitions.
The Fabulous Farm Shop team had a very special delivery this week & the immense
pleasure of sampling and reviewing Exmoor Distillery's gins. Yes, it's a tough job but
someone's got to do it!
DOUBLE GOLD was recently awarded to BOTH Northmoor Classic Gin & Northmoor Navy Strength Gin by The San Francisco World Spirit Competition, one of the world’s most prestigious spirit competitions.
Exmoor Distillery currently have two gins in their range, Northmoor Classic Gin &
Northmoor Navy Strength Gin and as it was a school night, we began with Exmoor's
'flag ship' Classic Gin.
Firstly, and importantly, we feel the branding and packaging of Exmoor's bottles is
definitely worth a mention. Each bottle of Northmoor Gin is carefully bottled and
labelled in house. Classy, traditional and very British are just a few of the comments
our tasters made.
Only the very best berries & botanicals are sourced and handpicked for Northmoor
Classic Gin which makes this a premium quality and complex artisan gin, incredibly
smooth (although it IS punchy with 44% ABV) but light on the lips, citrusy and quite
simply divine when mixed with a good quality tonic.
We tried this with a garnish, a simple slice of orange and the result was superb,
probably a bit too moreish...!
Now if you're a REAL gin lover (who isn't?) we think you might want to add Exmoor
Distillery's Navy Strength Gin, 57% ABV, to your hit list...
Exmoor have created a unique recipe using a carefully selected mix of 12 botanicals
to make their multi award-winning Navy Strength Gin.
From coriander, angelica root and lemon, to cinnamon, elderberries and sweet orange,
this strong earthy gin will separate the men from the boys, so to speak!
Serve over ice or with a slice or... perhaps use this as the key ingredient for a deep and strong, cocktail?
It's seriously full of flavour, incredibly bold and yet exquisitely smooth.
An exceptional & irresistible gin, available in both 35cl and 70cl
If you're looking for a great gift idea, Exmoor Distillery offer beautifully presented gift
boxes containing 3 x 5cl Northmoor Classic or Navy Strength Gin or perhaps you'd like to treat a gin loving friend to an award-winning (70cl) bottle of artisan gin packaged in
an attractive gift box?
All of Exmoor Distillery's wonderful handcrafted gins are available to buy online in
35cl or 70cl bottles as well as branded copa, hi-ball and tumbler glasses and
From humble beginnings way back in 1889, Yorkshire based Whitakers Chocolates Ltd
have grown into one of the U.K's leading and award-winning chocolate manufacturers
and today, Whitakers are one of the very few British chocolate companies continuing
to supply premium chocolate and confectionery across the UK, indeed worldwide, not
only to us customers but to wholesalers, restaurants and farm shops.
Whitakers mission is a very simple one really, and that is to create great tasting, quality
chocolates and confectionery using carefully sourced ingredients packed in attractive
and sustainable packaging.
Within Whitakers range, you can not only find Fairtrade mint chocolates, chocolate crisps, crèmes & wafers you'll find an impressive selection of vegan confectionery too!
Whitakers Truffle Spheres are available in three yummy flavours; milk & white chocolate orange, milk & white chocolate salted caramel and milk & white chocolate mint, which is where we begin our review...
These individually wrapped, rather novel balls of solid creamy chocolate have a wonderfully smooth texture.
Being infused with the finest natural peppermint oil, is a match made in heaven and they taste as good as they sound, so good in fact, they were gone in a blink of the eye.
Irresistible-one is just not enough!
Made with all natural ingredients and the finest ginger extract, you sure will indulge your taste buds with Whitakers Dark Chocolate Ginger Thins.
Dark, deep, rich and wonderfully intense (the chocolate to ginger ratio is spot on) these crispy thin wafers are not only incredibly moreish, they're vegan friendly, Fairtrade, packed in good looking packaging AND boast a Great Taste award!
Handmade the traditional way using a copper pan and natural ingredients, Whitakers
Traditional English All Butter Fudge is, and let's not mince words here...outstanding!
This intensely creamy, melt-in-the-mouth fudge was loved by every single one of our
Not only is this chunky slab of fudge vegetarian, gluten AND soya free, it's also very
attractive, being naturally wrapped, even finished off with a little artisan bow and
would sit very well on any farm shop shelf!
Whitakers supply individuals and businesses, big & small, from boxed chocolate gifts
to branded corporate chocolates and their brand new brochure features everything
they can provide, it's definitely worth a look!
If you'd like to enquire about a trade account, you can do so here.
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Gusto Organic's claim to fame is that they were the very first natural energy drink to hit the market and the only company to create their range of awesome & unique energy drinks using the finest, organic and Fairtrade ingredients, such as fruits, essential oils, spices and botanicals.
It's good to know that Gusto Organic go to great lengths to find the very best
ingredients, never add artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and simply
sweeten their grown-up range of sparkling drinks with Fairtrade organic apple juice.
In 2017, Gusto Organic's great tasting natural drinks were voted the no.1 ethical cola in the UK by 'Ethical Consumer Magazine'.
This week we've had the pleasure of sampling & reviewing Gusto's ethical range and were thrilled to discover that, within these rather snappy looking bottles we found an unusual and yet, a most superb range of great tasting, natural drinks!
Gusto's Naturally SLIM COLA is a much healthier alternative to the nations all time favourite summer drink (obviously) but to add more, THIS slim cola is free from artificial preservatives, full of flavour and naturally low in calories.
The carefully blended organic blue agave, essential oils, spices and African cola nut, in Gusto's REAL COLA, not only makes this cola incredibly tasty, but healthy too!
Nope, no nasty chemicals will be found in THIS cola!
Gusto's REAL Cola tastes amazing...dare we say it, even better than the 'real thing'
Gusto's award-winning, REAL CHERRY COLA does what it says on the bottle.
By real, they MEAN real and if you love dark fruits then this is sure to be a winner.
This 'very cherry' cola is not made from cherry flavourings but REAL organic cherries and BOY, you sure can taste them too.
This beauty is deep, rich, moreish & guaranteed to lift your spirits & boost your
For over 20 years, Wild & Fruitful have been creating their jams, chutneys, marmalade's and relishes from deep in the heart of Cumbria.
By using fresh and locally sourced Cumbrian produce and ingredients, Wild & Fruitful hand-make their preserves & relishes in small batches using the traditional 'open pan'
method and every single jar is gluten & dairy free, vegan friendly AND 100% natural!
Cumbrian Preserves with Provenance
We received a range of Wild & Fruitful's very attractive jars of traditionally handmade,
jams, chutneys and marmalade's and began our review with Wild & Fruitful's
Extra Strawberry Jam.
This jam is...well, JAM packed with summer-sweet & succulent Cumbrian strawberries.
It sure is full of flavour and tastes like summer, just in a jar!
Best served on hot buttered crumpets, toasted tea cakes or even in your cake creations!
The chocoholics among us can and will indulge in the rich and dark, Raspberry & Dark Chocolate Jam. The deeply satisfying chocolate intensity contrasts brilliantly with
the sweetness of the raspberries. A match made in food heaven for sure!
By using locally sourced damsons and with a generous splosh of Cumbrian gin, the
boozy Damson & Gin Jam offers a wonderfully rich & fruity flavour.
We served and sampled this (quite a lot actually!) on warm buttered bread and loved
both the tartness & the texture.
The Pear & Stem Ginger Jam offers a sweet, deep warming flavour, making this a great
alternative and a natural sweetener in your porridge on a cold winters morning!
The chunks of ginger within Wild & Fruitful's Seville Orange & Ginger Marmalade gives
us a powerful and welcome kick, add this to the delicious combination of spice &
citrus, for a mouth watering & moreish toast topper. Great for baking too!
Just a twist of the lid and you'll immediately detect the whisky in the Seville Orange
& Whisky Marmalade!
This zesty marmalade is deliciously mellow and warming. We recommend serving on
warm toast for a decadent and boozy breakfast.
The fruity, yet spicy Curried Cumbrian Relish is packed with apricots and apples
making this a 100% natural, mouth watering AND an interesting accompaniment to
any meat dish, especially to your curry.
The dark and deeply spiced Cumberland Chutney has to be the favourite for the
traditional Ploughman's and we all readily agreed that this would complement any
cheeseboard... A staple for every fridge.
The tropical flavours of Wild & Fruitful's Mango Chutney combined with the
wonderful blend of garlic, chilli, ginger and spices makes this the tastiest mango
chutney around. You can either stir in a spoonful to liven up your curry OR just
The perfect combination of fruits, spices and locally brewed ale goes into Wild &
Fruitful's hearty Keswick Ale Chutney.
This chutney is simply delicious as a sandwich filling and terrific with cold meats,
cheese or pies.
You can taste the sweet apricots and juicy apples in the Fruity Lakeland Chutney.
This well balanced chutney is sweet & spicy (with a little punch) and an excellent
condiment for cold meats and burgers too!
We believe that the Wild & Fruitful range is a pretty fabulous option for farm shops who are looking for artisan, handmade, perfectly natural preserves & refined relishes...
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Situated on the edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, lies a family-run working farm,
home to The Cornish Cheese Company.
With their highly trained team of cheese makers, the Cornish Cheese Company
traditionally, hand-make their award-winning Cornish Blue Cheese using milk
supplied by the farms resident Holstein Friesians.
If you're a cheese lover (as we are) I'm sure you can imagine our sheer joy when the Fabulous Farm Shop team received this rather smart gift box stuffed with scrumptious
No encouragement was needed as the team got stuck in to sample these wonderful
cheeses on simple hunks of crusty bread.
Make no mistake, The Cornish Cheese Company's 'Cornish Blue', is FAR from being the
traditional blue cheese that we imagined it would be, as not only is it mild in taste, it's
wonderfully creamy too!
Being made from pasteurised cows milk and designed to be eaten as a young cheese,
Cornish Blue is incredibly tasty with the most superb texture and a buttery
flavoursome tang, and although not quite spreadable, we reckon there's many more
uses to be had in the kitchen with this semi soft cheese, such as salads, snacks, sauces
Yup, it didn't take us long to all agree that this artisan cheese is not only ridiculously
moreish, it is, simply put, divine...!
Cornish Blue Cheese has been internationally recognised and won an incredible amount of accolades and awards, including World Cheese Awards Champion Cheese and Best Blue and English Cheese!
You have the opportunity to build your own West Country cheeseboard with The Cornish Cheese Company. Simply handpick your cheese, chutneys & crispbreads and have it delivered to anywhere in the UK. Surely, a gift your recipient will never forget!
How does a Cornish Blue Cheese, cheesy gift box for the cheese lover in your life, sound? Delivered to you door, beautifully presented in an attractive & sturdy branded gift box.
If you're wanting to stock a WORLD CHAMPION, then look no further...The Cornish Cheese Company can offer support, including sample packs so your customers can sample and discover this truly tasty blue cheese.
Sounds like a WIN/WIN don't you think?
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Genie Living Drinks Co create delicious, grown-up soft drinks with a difference!
Yes, the clue is in their name...Genie's drinks are packed with live probiotics &
vitamins that will not only boost your immunity but will love your gut too!
Made in the U.K, Genie's multi award-winning and magical range of sparkling LIVE
sodas & Kombuchas are naturally low in calories and are made with real & natural
You'll find no added sugar OR sweeteners in Genie drinks and they're even
vegan friendly, so the team were pretty excited to try these out!
By fermenting their kombuchas using the finest black tea and a centuries old recipe, Genie Living Drinks Co have mastered three wonderful and award-winning flavours!
Genie's Crisp Citrus kombucha is a blend of fermented tea & natural citrus juices,
which makes this a rather punchy number and a much healthier alternative to soda.
The probiotics provide your gut with healthy bacteria and the fizzy & tingling fruit
flavour will clear your pallet....we all thought this was incredibly refreshing and, as it
states on the bottle, so very crisp!
Fancy a cider but without the hangover?
The whole team enjoyed the Dry Apple kombucha and agreed that this is a
delicious alternative. offering all the taste of a sweet & tart apple cider...but that's
where the similarity ends!
THIS sparkling apple drink is naturally low in calories and contains active cultures
which aid digestion & help boost the immune system.
It's a win/win!
The Fabulous Farm Shop team are all lovers of ginger, so we were very keen to sample
Genies Fiery Ginger kombucha.
This scrumptious, sparkling kombucha is blended with fresh organic ginger, but
having been named 'Fiery' we decided to sip with caution! (initially. at least)
We love the natural fizz this drink offers, it's full of bubbles and big on flavour.
This really is a genieous drink... Top marks from the Fabulous Farm Shop team!
Show your gut some love with Genie Living Drinks - the healthy soft drink.
There really is a GENIE in every bottle.
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Based in Harrogate, Saffron Tree create a delicious range of authentic and award-
winning, Indian chilled meals.
At the start of lock-down this year, Monalisa, founder of Saffron Tree, decided to
create something of use to us all.
Something to bring people and families together.
Something that would enable us to make incredibly tasty meals that we could cook &
Introducing...The TOGETHER blends!
The TOGETHER range consists of four wonderful blends that will revolutionise and
transform your cook-at-home curries!
We were delighted (and rather excited) to receive this brand new range of blends.
Make no mistake, these aren't a 'quick' jar or a 'cook in sauce' that you just add your chosen meat or fish to.
The TOGETHER range is an actual kit to create a 'complete' and authentic Indian meal.
When these attractive tins arrived our first thought was, how smart these would look on a farm shop shelf!
We began our review with Saffron Tree's TOGETHER Rice blend. This snazzy tin is packed with Basmati rice and a blend of mild, authentic spices.
By simply just adding oil and water, we created the most wonderfully aromatic, perfectly fluffy Basmati rice and there's plenty enough for four!
To create an authentic, medium curry to serve along side the rice, try using Saffron Tree's TOGETHER Spice blend, We did!
And with this incredibly versatile blend of spices, we created a wonderful aromatic,
delicious tasting curry.
We all loved and appreciated the nifty peel-back recipe & recipe ideas under the label
(what a fabulous touch) and after a quick read over the clear & simple instructions,
we were ready to cook!
Now I'm no Gordon Ramsey, BUT I created the most perfectly spiced and crispy
ONION pakoras with the TOGETHER Pakora blend, but of course there's many more
options you can create in YOUR kitchen.
Why not try chicken or seafood?
No one can resist this classic finger food that are now so simple to make, thanks to
Saffron Tree's helping hand!
We had fun creating hot & fresh Naan breads with the TOGETHER Naan blend. This
easy-to-mix tin made four deliciously light n' fluffy breads, which make a warming
side dish...if you don't eat them immediately!
The whole family can get involved & easily create a sumptuous feast using Saffron
Tree's recipes. The TOGETHER range states it serves four, we concur, there's more than
enough for even a hungry four.
Yes, it takes a little while to put together but BOY, the end result is incredible...authentic AND delicious.
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Let's face it, most of us know someone who suffers with a food intolerance.
It's estimated that in the U.K, 2 people in 10 suffer with IBS, which not only can be
embarrassing for the sufferer, but incredibly painful OR at the very least,
uncomfortable. IBS sufferers often have to make drastic changes to their diet to help
relieve the pain & symptoms.
Thankfully, clever Sonia Fox, Director of Slightly Different Foods took matters into
her own hands when faced with a narrowing diet and has helped relieve the pain of
IBS sufferers with her fabulous range of delicious, low-calorie, gluten-free, no-
fuss sauces & condiments that can be confidently enjoyed by anyone that suffers
from food intolerances, vegetarians, vegans as well as those following a low FODMAP
Let's begin with Slightly Different's Italian range...
If you love your Italian dishes as much as I do then you'll appreciate just how much
Italian sauces are very much a kitchen essential.
My 'go to' is always a bolognese. I've tried pretty much every jar of bolognese sauce
you can find, so I was more than keen to sample Slightly Different's
Smooth Bolognese sauce!
I found this rich tomatoey sauce, thick and hearty with an authentic Italian
'homemade' taste and let's not forget that this is vegetarian AND vegan, so this
proved to be HUGE hit and a brilliant all-rounder to many of the team.
The Arrabbiata with chilli sauce is packed with a punch and can be used in any
number of dishes. This sauce has more than enough flavour to stand on it's own
such as a breadstick dipping sauce, while the Tomato and Basil sauce is as simple as
it is delicious and oozes traditional Italian flavours.
So many specialist food products lack flavour, but NOT so for Slightly
Different's range of curry sauces. Simply by opening the jar of the Thai Red Curry,
the aroma was mouth-watering. This low calorie sauce is a beautiful creamy
consistency laced with spices and coconut milk, whilst the fragrant and fruity
flavour of the Tikka Masala not only tastes authentic, it's a welcome replacement
(and relief) to IBS sufferers.
The sweet Tropical Curry sauce is perfect for a quick, healthy and incredibly tasty
meal. It's full of fruit; pineapple, banana and coconut and a flavourful blend of
spices, use this to instantly tropicalise any dish!
The Slightly Kickin' Medium Chilli sauce is simply delicious with tacos. Slightly
Different have hit the nail on the head with this bold flavour, as you get the sense of
the REAL chillies without breaking a sweat.
The Red Pepper and Chilli sauce is a perfect alternative to any tomato based sauce.
Try it poured over some roasted veg, I did, and it's absolutely divine. If you fancy a
pizza with a kick, then I highly recommend using this as your base sauce.
STIR IN/STIR FRY RANGE
I was very keen to try Slightly Different's Vibrant & Syrupy Sweet & Sour sauce....
I wasn't disappointed either.
It's pretty incredible to think that this fruity sauce is Fodmap Friendly and has no
artificial preservatives, flavouring OR colouring!
I used this tangy sauce in a vegetable stir fry. Why not try it with chicken or Quorn?
The Sweet Chilli Sauce does what it says on the tin (well, jar) it's vibrant and zingy!
It makes a superb condiment for many Thai dishes and is excellent with chicken,
quorn and fish. However, if you're looking for recipe ideas, then look no
further. Slightly Different's recipe page will inspire you!
Slightly Different's NEW Orange, Ginger & Chilli dressing proved very popular with
the Fabulous Farm Shop Team. I'm not going to say we came to blows over it but it
This fabulous and lightly spiced dressing is a refreshing change to your boring
mayonnaise or vinaigrette and the easiest way to add a drop of ZING to your dull
The Team summed this dressing up in just one word.... Phenomenal!
We're already looking forward to trying new sauces from this innovative & award-
What began as a project in a kitchen from the fear of average chilli oils, then
trialling dozens of variations of chillies, oils and production methods in pursuit of
perfection... they finally got it right and The Banhoek Chilli Oil company was born.
By selecting top quality canola oil and sun-ripened chillies, Banhoek Chilli Oil
now handcraft their authentic and well loved oil from within their custom-built
production kitchens and by using induction heating, Banhoek can ensure the
consistency of their infused oil's quality and flavour.
Canola oil has a low amount of saturated fats and cholesterol which makes it one of
the most healthiest cooking oils in the kitchen. It's rich in omega-3, omega-6 and
vitamins E and K and of course, chillies are an excellent source of vitamins A, B, C & E!
Well, the lucky Fabulous Farm Shop Team received a couple of 'good looking' bottles of
Banhoeks' Chilli Oil and I have to admit, I tend to play it very safe when introducing
myself to new spices, so I first used this sparingly but I needn't have worried as it
produces a perfect balance of flavour and heat.
I know what you're thinking, what meals can I create? I thought this too, until I
read Banhoek's words...'USE YOUR IMAGINATION' so I ran with it and from
tentative beginnings, I've now introduced this wonderfully versatile oil into many
dishes; drizzled over vegetables, seafood AND meats and I have not once been
The smooth taste and tingling sensations are just the intro to the full experience - just
give it a second or two... and phwoar!
However, if you should need any inspiration, Banhoek Chilli Oil have their own
suggested meals to try on their recipes page. I have my eye on the Charred Green
Vegetables with Poached Egg, why don't you give it a try?
Don't just take our word for it!
Great Taste Award Winner!
Not only is this Banhoeks' Chilli Oil fun to experience with or try out at dinner parties,
it looks top notch... no doubt about it Banhoek's bottle is aesthetically pleasing....
I WANT this on my kitchen shelf.
It's bold, it's healthy and it's 100% natural and you can buy your bottle here.
Why settle for less when you can have Banhoek, the best?
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For almost 50 years, Ramus Seafood have built the most excellent reputation for
supplying eateries, chefs and retailers with premium and wonderfully fresh fish &
Proudly being a member of the Sustainable Seafood Coalition (which sets the strictest standards of ethical sourcing and sustainable fishing in the UK), Ramus have been recognised and named Fishmonger of the Year in 2017 by The Farm Shop & Deli Awards, and rightly so!
The team at Fabulous Farm Shops HQ were lucky enough to receive fresh fish boxes
from Ramus and I can tell you, we were more than thrilled with the wonderful range
and quality we received!
The fish arrived well packed and cool with ice and I immediately dived onto the
Smoked Mackerel Fillets.
I know my Smoked Mackerel...well, I thought I did!
Ramus's superb Mackerel fillets are incredibly moist and the fish flakes wonderfully,
with an intense smokey taste to boot!
The best and by far the freshest I've ever tasted.
The generous salmon en croute was incredibly succulent, encased in mouthwatering
flaky pastry whilst the Salmon & Pepper skewers proved a big hit and a welcome
change from the usual boring burger at the family BBQ.
Ramus's fresh and smoked range of fish & seafood offers a wonderfully freshly caught
range such as Sea Bass, Raw Peeled Tiger Prawns, Cod Fillets & Fish Pie Mix.
And that's not all!
Ramus ALSO offer oven-ready seafood dishes which are presented, ready-to-cook
and have a long shelf-life of seven days.
This oven-ready range combines the freshest fish with Ramus's chef's delicious
complimentary flavours such as Chilli Salmon & Pepper Skewers, Smoked
Haddock with Mustard Butter and Salmon Fillets with Pesto Butter to name but a few....
Ramus is proud to support retailers across the UK & their retail packs (both fresh AND
oven-ready) are available with small MOQ's, so if you're considering extending your
range to include the finest fish & seafood from a highly respected supplier, then look
Ramus's fishmonger & delivery team guarantee that your order will arrive to you, on
time and in outstanding condition!
Can you get a better service than that?
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I know my chocolate and certainly have my preferences. No one had to ask me twice when asked to sample and review Joypots confectionery...EASY!
Or so I thought. Joypots say that they are "on a mission to bring joy through their fantastic range of confectionery"
Turns out, that's actually the truth!
I honestly don't know where to start with this review, mainly because of the incredibly
wide and varied range of sweet treats on offer.
But first off, I need to be thorough and professional about this, so I shall begin by
loosening my belt a notch before I delve in & sample this wonderfully exciting variety
If you're a lover of nutty chocolate and let's face it, who ISN'T, then you're in for a real
treat with Joypots Golden Nut Crunch, or Dark Chocolate Brazils... perhaps the
Tiramisu Cashews, Cinnamon Dusted Milk Chocolate Almonds or maybe the heavenly
Peanut & Popcorn Crunch is more your thing?
It's not all about the chocolate though, as Joypots boast a whopping 26 (no, that's NOT a
typo) mouth-watering varieties to tingle your taste buds, so there really is something
Joypots have even created a 'grown up' range of retro cola style bottles...
Gin Fizz, Pink Fizz & Mojito gummies.
Joypots fun & exciting range are produced using only the finest ingredients, are
handpacked in the U.K and available in small or large pots. The pots are made from
recycled materials, which are in-turn, recyclable & reuseable.
Joypots are perfect for snacking or given as a gift and with resealable lids your treats
will be kept joyfully fresh, which is great....but only if you have willpower!
And now for something completely different!
Joybags are Joypots babies and they come in a quirky and rather fabulous range too, all
36 of them, including Milk Chocolate Orange Peel, Milk Chocolate Banana Slices,
Yogurt Honeycomb Bites and Dark Chocolate Gooseberries to name but a few.
I have to add (admit) here that I havent physically been able to put the Dark Chocolate
Gooseberries down as yet.
So be warned, these are NOT run-of-the-mill chocolates, prepare for a taste
explosion, these are truly out of the ordinary, something special!
I know many a vegan and it would be wrong of me not to draw attention to this!
Vegan gummie and chewy sweets are hard to come by, but good old Joypots have
thought of you and created this wonderful tub of vegan fruity 'n' fizzy, Pick 'n' Mix.
I've thoroughly enjoyed reviewing and sampling Joypots flavours and whilst I'm
indulging myself with another Tiramisu Brazil, I'm already thinking of what great
stocking fillers these would make!
Joypots claim that they recreate traditional sweets with a twist. They mean it.
Want to become a Joypots stockist? (you should) you can enquire HERE.
Both Joypots and Joybags have attractive and free-standing, point of sale stands and
you can request a brochure HERE.
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The Aberffraw shortbread is a traditional, handmade shortbread in the shape of a
scalloped shell and it's said to originate from the 13th century...making it quite possibly,
the oldest biscuit in Britain!
The Aberffraw Biscuit Company have recreated this traditional rich, buttery shortbread
and have not only received much media attention (even appearing on TV) but have also bagged themselves some prestigious awards including The Great Taste Award!
Make no mistake when I say this handmade shortbread is a LUXURY all butter shortbread, Aberffraw's traditional Welsh, shortbread is made with just 3 top quality ingredients; butter, flour and sugar.
But hold on, you'll be very pleased to hear that there's more than just ONE variety in
The NEW ginger Aberffraw biscuit is handmade using crystallised and ground ginger,
giving this beautifully buttery shortbread a wonderfully warm finish, so beautiful in
fact, that this new to the range flavour won itself a prestigious 'Great Taste' award.
Created with a mix of tea, spices and raisins, the Bara Brith shortbread is packed full
with flavour with its delecatble mix of sweet n' spice.
The deeply rich and buttery chocolate shortbread is baked to absolute perfection and
quite impossible to resist.
Aberffraw's lemon shortbread is a real treat & incredibly moreish...created with grated
lemon zest it's really no surprise this shortbread has also won itself an envious Great
And The Great Taste Award goes to...
By demand, Aberffraws traditional Welsh biscuits are now available in twin packs and
proving to be an incredibly popular, authentic Welsh wedding favour and treat or gift
for hotel & holiday cottage guests.
Luckily for you, you can satisfy your taste buds & indulge in Aberffraw's award-
winning shortbread and buy online HERE
The only casualty during this review was my waistline and you'll understand why
when you try these scrumptious (and rather special) shortbread yourself!
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