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Get ready for Summer with World of Zing’s Cocktail Party Pouche

Get ready for Summer with World of Zing’s Cocktail Party Pouche

World of Zing is new to me, but they will be on many a lip this summer. They are the pioneers of craft bottled cocktails, and are bound to be invited to al fresco get-togethers this year. They have launched their Cocktail Party Pouches just in time to enjoy this summer, with its longed-for freedoms….

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Squeaky Bean – healthy and delicious

Squeaky Bean – healthy and delicious

No-guilt and tasty meatless meals It’s been a year of shock and re-evaluation. The last twelve months were full of tragedy and loss, but there have been positives and they will endure, even when lockdowns are thing of the past. We spend more time in the kitchen and we pay attention to what we eat….

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Vadasz at Sainsbury: adding zest and character

Vadasz at Sainsbury: adding zest and character

New range of fermented super condiments launches in Sainsbury’s Vadasz pickles and ferments offer shoppers authentic flavour which add colour to any meal Sainsbury’s has launched a range of two new ferments in 407 superstores as part of its Future Brands programme. Made by Vadasz, the super condiments brand, the range includes Raw Kimchi and…

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Plateaway – your own restaurant

Plateaway – your own restaurant

Food has been a focus for many of us over this last strange year. We have deliveries from our favourite supermarket but Oh, how we have missed restaurant-quality food. The sound one might hear in the background is that of Plateaway cantering to the rescue. Plateaway is a company offering a unique and broad-based service…

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Feel Good Drink – spring into summer

Feel Good Drink – spring into summer

Sustainable and purpose-led ethos Feel Good Drinks is a brand-new range of 100% natural, great tasting canned drinks which are perfect for al fresco meetings with friends. These are fruit-flavoured sparkling waters made with a sustainable and purpose-led ethos. These fruity sparkling waters are light and refreshing and come in Peach and Passionfruit, Rhubarb and…

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Rock Rose Gin releases new Citrus Coastal Edition

Rock Rose Gin releases new Citrus Coastal Edition

Dunnet Bay Distillers, the sustainable, family-owned business, which is the most northerly UK mainland distillery, has released a Citrus Coastal Edition of its award-winning Rock Rose Premium Scottish Gin. Rock Rose Citrus Coastal Edition is described as ‘flavourful and fresh, zesty and with a bracing sea air finish’. This is a 41.5% ABV gin which…

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Chilli No.5 – The gift of spice

Chilli No.5 – The gift of spice

We now know what that room is for! It came with the house and it’s called a kitchen! Lockdown has been terrible, but it has offered some opportunities. We cook more and actually enjoy it. Chilli No.5 presents gift quality sauces which pack a spicy punch. A welcome gift for any new and enthusiastic home…

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Heck Bangers and Burgers

Heck Bangers and Burgers

Heck pride themselves on their farmers’ market quality sausages and burgers, and you don’t have to live near a farmer’s market to enjoy them (and even if you did, you probably wouldn’t be able to visit one anyway!). In fact you don’t even have to leave home to get your hands on their products, as…

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Pinestone – a gift of tea

Pinestone – a gift of tea

  These days we are thinking more about both food and drink. Yes, homemade cocktails have become popular but those days at home are long, and few things are as refreshing as a cuppa tea. Pinestone is a company which specialises in importing authentic Chinese teas to the UK and they also promote the following…

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Sharpham Cheese – Garlic and Chive, Brie and Ticklemore

Sharpham Cheese – Garlic and Chive, Brie and Ticklemore

I could live without chocolate; I could live without wine (but I wouldn’t want to); and I could live without hair colour; but I could never have a complete and meaningful existence without cheese. Luckily, I have made the acquaintance of a company called Sharpham Cheese, so I won’t need to. There is so much…

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Yondu Plant-based Umami

Yondu Plant-based Umami

Just a dash will make a difference We are staying safe at home wherever possible. Restaurants are closed, so that enforced exile has introduced many to their kitchen – that extra room that came with the house. Yondu is a neat little bottle which makes delicious savoury dishes easy to accomplish. It is a product…

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Spring into an ethical Gin Club with a seasonal spirit

Spring into an ethical Gin Club with a seasonal spirit

Spring into an ethical Gin Club with a seasonal spirit   If you love super-premium, craft gin and like to be sustainable with your packaging, here is a treat to put a spring in your step. The stylish, ethical spirits company which produces Rock Rose Gin using local Scottish botanicals, has a Spring Edition –…

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Merchant Gourmet Goes Cajun

Merchant Gourmet Goes Cajun

Merchant Gourmet have cultivated a reputation for both quality and convenience. Yes, their products are plant-based but they are so tempting that this card-carrying carnivore has become almost addicted to their pouches of well-flavoured comfort. I should mention that these foods are healthy, too, but don’t let that put you off. Spicy Cajun-Style Lentils and…

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Peperami Pep’d Up Chicken Bites

Peperami Pep’d Up Chicken Bites

 An adult snack Strange times! Life isn’t what we expected it to be. We are either working from home or going to work with a packed lunch. It isn’t fun but we are adaptable and can take advantage of delicious foods to add interest to our nibbles. Peperami have a range of products and they…

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Didsbury Gin won’t ruin Mother’s Day

Didsbury Gin won’t ruin Mother’s Day

The Didsbury Gin founders are indeed gin connoisseurs. Liam Manton and Mark Smallwood wanted to present a range of gins which were contemporary and vibrant. Mark has a passion for gin and creating cocktail menus in Manchester restaurants and bars. Following the production of a small batch of gin in Liam’s front room in Didsbury,…

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Mummy Meagz has Eggs!

Mummy Meagz has Eggs!

Meagan Boyle founded her company in 2003. She is Mummy Meagz and, along with her daughter Willow, opened Blondes Coffee Shop in Cottingham, East Y Yes, it’s the most important Christian event of the year but for many it’s about the chocolate. Vegans, until recently, have had to miss out on many Easter treats but…

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Wine Viña Leyda Reserva Syrah 2019

Wine Viña Leyda Reserva Syrah 2019

Value and quality Viña Leyda Reserva Syrah 2019 is a creditable and great value wine which will be available at Co-op stores from 5th March. It’s priced at an exceptional £8.25 and this offer runs until 23rd March; after this time the wine will return to a very reasonable £12.00 per bottle. Viña Leyda Reserva…

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Sharpham Cheese – Garlic and Chive and Brie

Sharpham Cheese – Garlic and Chive and Brie

I could live without chocolate; I could live without wine (but I wouldn’t want to); and I could live without hair colour; but I could never have a complete and meaningful existence without cheese. Luckily, I have made the acquaintance of a company called Sharpham Cheese, so I won’t need to. There is so much…

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Mexgrocer for Mezcal and More

Mexgrocer for Mezcal and More

Being home and entertaining at home is the new and not always appreciated normal. We have found our kitchens as well as our drinks cabinets, and we are taking more interest in both cooking and cocktails. Positives indeed in these months of fear and disappointment. Mexgrocer has added to our battery of ingredients for dinner…

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Pommery Brut Rosé Champagne

Pommery Brut Rosé Champagne

For any special occasion Madame Pommery, the inventor of Brut Champagne, created a style which has endured and is perfect for the contemporary palate. She was known as ‘Lady of the Roses’ and the bottle with its blush pink label reflects that title – Pommery Brut Rosé Champagne. The company of Pommery and Greno was…

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