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Aloha 65

Aloha 65

Well, shame on me! I looked at the pale blue bottle with 1950s surfer and tiki-bar tones and was determined that this wasn’t going to be my cup of tea. But wait! A little sip and one’s mixologist’s mind is racing. A second taste has one detecting an exotic tapestry of flavours. 65 attempts British…

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Biltong

Biltong

Biltong – Mighty Meaty Jack Links offer snacks which are healthy and full of delicious umami. Biltong is a traditional food and it’s been around for centuries in one form or another. European settlers arriving in southern Africa in the early 17th century used vinegar as the meat-preserving medium along with saltpetre which prevents botulism;…

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Wild and Game in Marinade

Wild and Game in Marinade

Wild and Game Partridges in Lemon and Chilli Marinade It’s not yet that festive time of year but it’s always time for Wild and Game Partridges. The celebrated Christmas carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” mentions these birds and has them sitting atop a pear tree. That is just as unlikely as Lords leaping and…

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Young Living Citrus Cocktails

Young Living Citrus Cocktails

It’s the last throws of summer and we are sadly heading into autumn. Young Living Essential Oils help us linger a little longer in the shade of orange and lemon trees. Young Living have a wide range of essential oils for well-being and spa use, but they also offer food-grade products …or should that be…

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Cocktails canned and ready to go

Cocktails canned and ready to go

Well, what a strange year. We have had full Lockdowns, fluctuating Lockdowns and threats of Lockdowns. Sipful might add a little cheer to changed circumstances, and we can all do with that! A little sparkle is most welcome. Sipful produce canned cocktails and organic sparkling canned wine. The neat, slim and textured tins are ready…

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Highland Earl Whisky from ALDI

Highland Earl Whisky from ALDI

The weather is distinctly cooler. The days are getting shorter and the central heating will likely be on as darkness falls. It’s time to snuggle with a warming glass and a good book. I don’t know you well enough to recommend the reading matter but if you are a whisky lover then I can suggest…

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Sausage Man for Autumn

Sausage Man for Autumn

The Sausage Man Cool Weather Warmers The Sausage Man Ltd. is a successful business that specialises in these delicious Continental delicacies. It began importing fresh sausages in 2005 and since then it has been a provider of products to restaurants, cafés and homes. Delivery is fast and efficient. The Sausage Man imports their hot dogs,…

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Luxardo Aperitivo

Luxardo Aperitivo

Luxardo Aperitivo – a glow in a glass Established in 1821 by Girolamo Luxardo, this celebrated company is still entirely controlled by the same founding family. Luxardo is perhaps best known for its iconic cherry products, but Luxardo Aperitivo is something rather different. Luxardo Aperitivo takes its inspiration from the civilized Italian tradition of appetite-enhancing…

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Young Living cocktails with New Culinary Essential Oils

Young Living cocktails with New Culinary Essential Oils

These strange times have been tough for many of us. But lockdown has also allowed us to take life a little slower. We have reconnected with our kitchens as well as a classy drinking culture. Young Living have long been celebrated for their massage and aromatherapy oils but now they have a new range of…

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Kabuto Ramen Meal Kit

Kabuto Ramen Meal Kit

“When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his noodles.” Well, I couldn’t put it better myself! A visit to the Kabuto web page is worth it not only for the food but also for the Zenish sayings. Those ramen noodles will linger just as long in the memory, too….

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Sous Chef – Deliciously Different

Sous Chef – Deliciously Different

This is a wonderful find. Sous Chef is an online portal selling high-end kitchen goods. They will be the one-stop shop for all my gifts for food lovers for the foreseeable future. The Sous Chef web page is filled with everything a home cook would ever want and great quality products too. They have tortilla…

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Middle Eastern Mezze Unearthed

Middle Eastern Mezze Unearthed

It’s summer and we crave al fresco meals. Unearthed is a company which will come to the rescue with some delicious pre-prepared dishes that will work perfectly at home in your garden. They are packed for ease of transportation, so a picnic further afield could also be in order. Unearthed – ‘Discover a World of…

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Picnic with the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company

Picnic with the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company

The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company produces the only Cheddar actually made in Cheddar these days. That might not sound anything much to shout about …but it should be. It should be proclaimed with the same national pride as the French promote their own cheeses. Why isn’t it? We have some of the best cheeses in…

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ALDI Castellore Prosecco Frizzante DOC

ALDI Castellore Prosecco Frizzante DOC

For many people ALDI has become the go-to shop for wines and spirits as well as groceries. They are consistently offering good value products and that includes Castellore Prosecco Frizzante DOC for summer quaffing. This is a semi-sparkling frizzante wine so in other words it has fizz but the bubbles are a little less lively…

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Greyson’s Premium Pink Gin from ALDI

Greyson’s Premium Pink Gin from ALDI

A vision of summer sunsets The bottle is eye-catching, with a pink label to enhance the pink libation one will likely soon be enjoying. Greyson’s Premium Pink Gin from ALDI is a vision of summer sunsets, or crushed red fruits swirled through cream. A garden party in a bottle, this is sure to be a…

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Summer with The Sausage Man

Summer with The Sausage Man

This summer is strange. We have a new normal. The weather has a mind of its own. We enthusiastically embrace the garden. But The Sausage Man offers some delicious distraction in the form of a host of meaty goodies. This chap’s title (although ‘he’ is in reality a company) should more accurately be The German…

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Wild and Game BBQ

Wild and Game BBQ

Wild and Game for burgers and more Wild and Game is the Somerset-based not-for-profit company working to turn the UK into a nation of game eaters. While game season is traditionally the time to enjoy game, Wild and Game produces frozen products, making it possible to enjoy these healthy, delicious meats at any time of…

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Wizards Magic Chocolate

Wizards Magic Chocolate

OK, I confess, I wasn’t expecting a lot from Wizards Magic Chocolate. The name and indeed the packaging hinted at an expected audience of Harry Potter fans. How good was this going to be? Wizards Magic Chocolate is full of free-froms. The market is overflowing with innovative foods that are often lacking in far more…

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Cap Gin from the Côte d’Azur

Cap Gin from the Côte d’Azur

It’s new to me, Cap Gin, but this spirit has character and it’s far more than a novelty. Yes, it’s a French gin. Well, we in the UK are making good quality wine, so a French gin should be no surprise. Cap Gin is a new premium spirit from the Côte d’Azur in France, and…

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Smith and Sinclair Alcoholic Gummies

Smith and Sinclair Alcoholic Gummies

A trio of cocktail selections I admit it, I was curious but dubious. Smith and Sinclair Alcoholic Gummies seemed to promise so much – although so do wine gums and they are nothing to write home about. Smith and Sinclair produce an array of Alcoholic Gummy gift boxes. The Whiskey Club selection was tasteful in…

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