What’s New In Food This Month

From the condiment guaranteed to revolutionise your stir fries to the wine subscription highlighting natural and sustainable producers, these are the latest food launches to know about this month…

Gails Bake At Home Kits

For the first time ever, Gail’s Bakery has allowed their most famous products to be ready to bake at home. Choose from chocolate pecan brownies, cookie dough or cinnamon buns. You don’t need to buy any additional ingredients either, – just slice the ready-made dough and put it in the oven – and all the brownies need are a few eggs. 

Available from GailsBread.co.uk

Bax Botanics

Bax Botanics was launched in January 2019 by Chris and Rose Bax, harnessing the duo's two decades spent teaching students about wild foods and flavours in their Yorkshire woodland. Now, they distil their drinks in traditional beaten copper stills using ethically sourced and sustainable herbs and botanicals – in fact, recently, the pair won bronze at the 2020 Global Good Awards for their eco-friendly credentials, which include labels made from sugar industry waste products and zero-plastic packaging. The flavour is pretty special, too – Bax Botanics won a Great Taste Award from The Guild of Fine Food for Sea Buckthorn in 2019, becoming the first alcohol-free spirit to do so.

Available from BaxBotanics.com

Pique

Picnic hamper specialists Pique have launched a delicious winter range to cover all eventualities. For a night-in by the fire, choose between the Movie Night Box Set with DIY Nachos, brown butter popcorn and Pique 'n' Mix, The Big Cheese (in partnership with Wanderlust Wines) with a variety of delicious cheeses, jams, chutneys, grapes and figs – or check out the full range on their website.

Available from PiqueFood.co.uk

Seamist

Distilled and crafted in Salcombe, and designed to elevate their ‘Start Point’ gin and tonic, this unique liquid garnish has been handcrafted using red grapefruit, coastal botanicals and Cornish sea salt. Simply mix your gin and tonic as normal, stir gently and finish with two sprays of ‘Seamist’ over the top of the glass. 

Available from SalcombeGin.com

Strazzanti

Founded in 2015 by three sisters, Strazzanti’s ethos is dedicated to giving back to the land in Sicily and working with like-minded young entrepreneurs, landowners and farmers to keep the heritage and Sicilian traditions which they lovingly grew up with, alive. Their sauces are made using signature recipes passed down through their family for generations, and now, there are five new varieties to choose from – Pesto di Finocchietto Selvatico; Pesto alla Trapanese; Sugo di Pomodoro; Sicilian Pesto di Pistacchio and Sugo alla Norma.

Available from Strazzanti.co

Noveltea

The brand behind the UK’s leading alcoholic tea, Noveltea, has launched ‘Celebrate’ – a new winter spiced flavour just in time for the festive season. The limited-edition blend is made from scotch whisky, full bodied black tea and infused with winter spices including cloves, cardamom and cinnamon for the undeniable taste of Christmas. ‘Warm it gently to bring out the spiced fruit flavour and delicate vanilla undertones, or serve it chilled over ice as a refreshing festive alternative.

Available from Noveltea-Drinks.com

Islands Chocolate Buttons

Islands Chocolate makes award-winning artisan chocolate from their single-origin family cocoa farms in the Caribbean. Their range of buttons come in five varieties (weighing in at 300g each), while every product celebrates the fruity characteristics of Caribbean cacao, and are beautifully balanced to promote a host of flavours. Each of the dark chocolate buttons are also 100% plant-based, perfect for whipping up a delicious hot chocolate stirred into warm milk.

Available from IslandsChocolate.com

Cookt

Launching on Wednesday 25th November, Cookt is the world’s first interactive bookstore, providing access to your favourite cookbooks and chefs anytime, anywhere, and all at the touch of a button. Featuring a unique integrated cook-along mode that takes you through each recipe step-by-step, with in-step quantities and timers, the app is brimming with visual and personalised features.

Available from Cookt.co.uk

Little Wine Club

This new online destination for organic and naturally-made wines has now launched a carefully curated monthly subscription package – an ideal gift for those new to natural wines, as well as seasoned wine explorers hunting for rare, hard-to-find gems. Discover two, four or six bottles each month, according to the package you select.

Available at LittleWine.co

White Mausu

Launched in 2017, White Mausu is the Irish condiment brand delivering the flavours of Japan, China and Korea by way of Dublin. The original flavour combo is Peanut Rayu – peanuts, sesame, chilli, a dollop of this umami goodness. Meanwhile, cashew Crunch is sweet, salty, and introduces some of that moreish miso saltiness to all of your favourite dishes. Finally, for those who like a bit of heat, Black Bean Rayu combines rich, smoky, miso-like undertones with throat-warming chilli.

Available from WhiteMausu.com

Su.sana

Italian artisan granola brand Su.sana is a combination of carefully sourced ingredients designed to bring out the best in terms of taste and nutrition. ‘Sana’ is the Italian word for healthy or wholesome, but carries with it the connotation of being tasty as well. Inside each bag, you’ll find five different types of nuts and seeds, a sprinkle of Ceylon cinnamon and sea salt, a handful of oats and a dash of pure date syrup. Made with all-natural ingredients, and without added sugar or gluten, the granolas are now available in two different flavours: triple chocolate and vegan coconut.

Available from SuSanaSuperfood.com

Great British Chefs Club

The Great British Chefs Club features over 10,000 recipes, features, guides, and video tutorials from more than 160 of the UK’s finest chefs and over 200 top food influencers, so you can enjoy a masterclass in your kitchen, any time. Working via an online subscription, the first chefs to join the Club line-up include: Michel Roux Jr, Raymond Blanc OBE, Larkin Cen, Dayashankar Sharma, Tom Anglesea, George Farrugia and Masaki Sugisaki. Aprons at the ready…

Available from GreatBritishChefs.com

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