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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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Squeezing Miso Tasty

Squeezing Miso Tasty

Japanese food is more popular than ever. Sushi has been the go-to dish for many, but real Japanese food is far more complex and delicious than cold fish and rice. Miso is the cornerstone of the Japanese pantry and now we can all find a convenient tube to enhance recipes from both East and West….

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Karma Bites

Karma Bites

Sounded more like a threat than a snack – Karma Bites. They were in fact light and airy puffed and flavourful lotus seed nibbles, and new to me. Lotus seeds, also called fox nuts or makhanas, come from a plant called Euryale Fox which grows in the still waters of ponds over much of Asia….

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Alcoholic gums with Spirit

Alcoholic gums with Spirit

Smith and Sinclair Alcoholic Gummies 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. I tried the Whiskey Club selection and…

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PEP Kitchen delivers

PEP Kitchen delivers

PEP Kitchen delivers hearty meals Joe and Ben of PEP Kitchen have introduced me to some of the very best food, and meals that are frozen, and conveniently delivered to your very door. Note that VEGAN isn’t right up there in the first sentence, the reason being that it’s all about the quality of the…

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Mr Freed Tortilla chips

Mr Freed Tortilla chips

Mr Freed Gluten-Free and Vegan Tortilla Chips OK, I confess, I am not usually particularly interested in the ‘free-from’ market. Yes, it’s a concern for many who have dietary issues, but I want to cover simply good food products. Mr Freed Tortilla Chips fit that bill, as well as being gluten-free and vegan. It’s refreshing…

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Bites of ChicP Veggies

Bites of ChicP Veggies

Here we are again with a fresh offering from one of my favourite young companies – ChicP. They have become celebrated for their pots of unique and delicious hummus but now they are presenting something a little more solid: ChicP Veggie Bites! These addictive nuggets will likely ween your family away from less healthy options….

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Black Cow Milk Punch

Black Cow Milk Punch

Black Cow Vodka makes some delicious cocktails and here is one that is perfect at any time of year. Black Cow Milk Punch Makes 6 small servings 150ml Black Cow Vodka 200ml delicious fresh whole milk 200ml of finest double cream 30ml honey (more or less to taste) 1/2 a vanilla bean, split & scraped…

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El Rayo Plata Tequila

El Rayo Plata Tequila

Tequila, like all other spirits, comes in different styles and qualities. El Rayo Plata Tequila offers both classic high-end tequila quality and distinct character, and surprisingly it has been specially crafted to go with tonic. Made with 100% blue Weber agave, El Rayo Plata Tequila is found in a unique bottle with a label showing…

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A novel approach for Brockmans Gin

A novel approach for Brockmans Gin

Brockmans Gin is not only a favourite in real life. The super-premium gin is also a fiction favourite. The English gin has been honoured with an appearance in the newly published novel‘Bandwagon’, the showbiz thriller, by Richard Cobourne, just out in digital and paperback formats. The gin is the favourite of one of the book’s…

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Podberry Peas

Podberry Peas

A very clever name, Podberry. It’s all about peas, those delicious little health bombs which are so underrated. Podberry Peas are little packets of crunchy snacks containing nothing but the vegetable and flavourings. One might imagine that a dried pea could be nothing but tasteless and tooth-breaking. But these Podberry Peas are similar to those…

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Love Yourself at Home

Love Yourself at Home

These are strange times. Until recently we could go out to cafes and restaurants… and even food shops. Those days will return, but life goes on and we all need to find healthy meals that won’t need too much social interaction. Love Yourself is a premium food delivery company and that food is cooked and…

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ALDI Premium White Rum

ALDI Premium White Rum

ALDI Premium White Rum is bound to be popular with all those bar flies who are now confined to home. They will want a spirit that is versatile and perfect for a host of rum-based cocktails. It needs to have a mild flavour, but it equally needs to be full-strength. Keen price is also appealing…

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Wild and Game Isolation Pies

Wild and Game Isolation Pies

Wild and Game, the not-for-profit and favourite company of mine, are putting game on the menu across the UK. They have released a special self-isolation pack of frozen game meals, delivered straight to your door and designed to get people through self-isolation. Each £25 pack provides 14 days of dinners! I have enjoyed these pies…

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