What’s New In Food this Month

From the decaf cold brew coffee that will transform your espresso martinis to the Icelandic sea salt flakes set to transform your home cooking, here are the products to know about in the world of food this month.

Bird & Blend Tea

Bird & Blend, the independent, award-winning tea company, is embracing the change in seasons by launching their new heart-warming autumn tea collection. Expect to see the return of old favourites such as the Spiced Pumpkin Pie Chai Tea, Vampires & Campfires, and Bonfire Toffee, as well as exciting new additions such as Honeycomb Cookie Dough, Violet Cream and Apple Cider Bobbing. 

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Isle of Harris Gin

Based in the Outer Hebrides, the Isle of Harris Distillery – or the Social Distillery as it is often referred to – opened in October 2015 in the small harbour village of Tarbert. The vision of Anderson ‘Burr’ Bakewell, who wanted to provide employment opportunities for generations to come, their award-winning gin is the distillery’s inaugural spirit: juniper, coriander, angelica root, orris root, cubebs, bitter orange peel, liquorice and cassia bark all play a role in defining the flavour, although it’s sugar kelp which really marks out this special pour. 

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Daylesford Baking Range

At-home breadmaking has become a much-loved pastime up and down the country this year, and Daylesford now has a stylish range of accessories to help you create superb loaves at home. Their proving baskets are made from natural rattan cane (to support the dough’s shape and create the perfect crust) while the classic spiral pattern offers an attractive look to the finished product. 

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Conker Decaf Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur

Dorset master distillers and innovators Conker Spirit ensure espresso martini fans no longer have to endure sleepless nights thanks to its decaf cold brew coffee liqueur. The perfect one-bottle solution for a flavoursome espresso martini, without the caffeine hit, their new liqueur is made with speciality decaf coffee from Brazil and Columbia. Simply mix 70ml of Decaf Conker Cold Brew, 30ml of water, add some ice and give it a good shake.

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Norður & Co Sea Salt 

Combining 260-year-old tradition and modern technology, Norður Salt is sustainable, organic and made using geothermal energy from a hot spring in Reykhólar in the northwest of Iceland. By setting out to make ‘the best sea salt flakes in the world’, but with minimal impact on the environment, it’s safe to say the founders have cracked it – their carbon footprint is virtually zero. Available in a variety of flavours, the salt will add serious flavour to your home cooking.

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Nairns Spicy Oatcakes

Oatcakes are a savoury hero in many households, and now, Nairns has reinvented its classic cracker in two new flavours – Cheese and Smoky Chipotle, and Peri-Peri. Bursting with rich, spicy flavour, enjoy them straight from the packet or loaded up with your favourite toppings. High in fibre, and with no added sugar or artificial colours, flavours and preservatives, consider them an update to a store cupboard essential.

Visit Nairns-Oatcakes.com

Speedy Bosh!

Henry Firth and Ian Theasby have helped make veganism mainstream – not least with their original cookbook BOSH!. Now, their new volume Speedy BOSH! proves vegan cooking can be even quicker, with over 100 delicious recipes that can be on the table in just 30 minutes. No fancy kit, no out-there ingredients – just simple and fresh food that's easy to prepare, quick to cook and bursting with flavour. 
 
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Russell & Atwell Chocolates

With over 30 years collective experience, Steve (a chocolatier) and Giles (a third-generation chocolate entrepreneur) started their business trying to answer one simple question: “Why are we still eating long-life chocolate, if everything tastes better fresh?” As a result, they set out to make restaurant-quality, fresh-chilled chocolates – but at supermarket prices. The brand has just launched three sumptuous pouches: Outrageously Creamy Milk Chocolates with a Fino de Aroma Milk Centre; Extra Dark Chocolates with a Premium Solomon Islands Cocoa Centre; and Ridiculously Smooth Dark Chocolates.

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Pip & Nut Gingerbread Almond Butter

Nut butter fans have reason to celebrate this autumn, thanks to the launch of the latest limited-edition flavour from Pip & Nut – a deliciously warming Gingerbread Almond Butter. Sales of the new product will also help to support Hackney Foodbank, with 25p from each jar going to the charity. The smooth blend of perfectly roasted, naturally sweet Californian almonds, fiery ginger root and spicy cinnamon is finished off with a dash of dates for a hint of rich caramel. Try it swirled into porridge or simply spoon it straight from the jar.

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Indie Bay Pretzels

Pretzel brand Indie Bay has recently updated their delicious chocolate iteration with a new dark chocolate orange flavour. An indulgent dark chocolate orange coating gives way to satisfying crunch – and best of all it’s totally vegan and high in fibre. We love the glass jar packaging – not only is it eco-friendly, it looks good on the shelf, too.

Visit IndieBaySnacks.com

RollaGranola

Nuttier, tastier and healthier than the majority of granolas currently on supermarket shelves, this organic feast contains 100% natural, organic, vegan and gluten-free ingredients – and absolutely nothing else. Handcrafted in small batches in the UK, each box contains 19% nuts (Brazil nuts, cashews and almonds) with gluten-free oats, raisins, coconut, sunflower and pumpkin seeds making up the rest. 

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