What’s New In Food This Month

From healthy swaps to get you through December to showstopping desserts to feed your guests this Christmas, there are plenty of new products and launches in the world of food to see you through to the end of the year.

Holy Moly

If you’re as obsessed with the Holy Moly Guacamole as we are, you’ll be excited about the brand’s latest products. Holy Moly Overnight Oats are a heavenly blend of soft oats, raw almond mylk and fresh fruit puree – each single-serve tropical flavour pot is low-fat, dairy-free, gluten-free, made from a fully plant-based recipe, and has zero added sugars or preservatives. The nutshakes have also caught our eye – low-fat, but deliciously creamy cold-pressed, plant-based shakes made from a blend of raw, unpasteurised almond mylk and fresh fruit. 

Visit HolyMolyOats.com

Kallo Stock Cubes

We love boosting broths and interesting stocks. New from Kallo are these Organic Sriracha and Organic Umami varieties. The Umami will add serious flavour to stir fries and broths, while Sriracha is sure to fire up a ramen or curry. 

Available at Sainsburys.co.uk

Pleesecakes

Founded in 2017 by painter-decorator turned cheesecake connoisseur, Joe Moruzzi, Pleesecakes is a no-bake cheesecake company, which found success via Instagram after turning down an offer on Dragon’s Den. From the Christmas range, the Rebel Without A Claus features a rich chocolate orange cheesecake encased in a dark chocolate and praline feuilletine sphere, complete with chocolate orange Kit Kat, Lindor and Terry’s chocolate pieces. Decorated with a white chocolate drip, and topped with homemade candied oranges, raspberries and cinnamon, you’ll also receive a pine wreath and a battery powered fairy lights pack to place around it as part of your purchase.  

Visit Pleesecakes.com

Mirabeau Belle Année

Award-winning wine producer Mirabeau has launched its Belle Année bag-in-box rosé. The stylish format handily fits into a fridge door and contains the equivalent of three standard bottles of wine. It will also stay fresh for around four weeks once opened, allowing customers a more mindful drinking option, which also reduces waste and is housed within a fully recyclable cardboard box. Chic yet practical, when gatherings and parties return, Belle Année will make a brilliant addition. 

Available at Waitrose.com and WaitroseCellar.com

PlantBox by Soulul

Soulful Food, the creators of delicious plant-based convenience meals, has just launched PlantBox – a delicious new range of nutritious and hearty meals designed to help to take the hassle out of mealtimes. Soulful Food has also partnered with Refugee Community Kitchen, pledging to donate 8% of its annual profits to support the charity’s efforts to provide humanity and nourishment to hungry and vulnerable people. In addition, the brand has worked with FareShare since 2013, distributing approximately 30,000 meals last year alone.

Available at Whole Foods and SoulfulFood.com

Buttermilk Choccy Truffles

On World Kindness Day 2020, Buttermilk (the family-run Cornish confectioner) launched Choccy Truffles in partnership with ActionAid. 12p from each box of silky smooth, individually wrapped, melt-in-the-mouth truffles will be given directly to ActionAid, an international charity which is changing the world by working with women and girls and their local communities. This new and exciting addition to Buttermilk’s dairy-free and vegan range is the perfect seasonal gift that gives back, or a TLC treat for you to enjoy. 

Visit Buttermilk.co.uk and available at Sainsburys stores.

Bepps

Bepps – the all-natural, light and crispy puffs – are a delicious, plant-based source of protein and fibre, with half the calories of a traditional packet of crisps. The new range is available in two mouth-watering flavours, Sweet Chilli and Salt & Vinegar, with each serving containing just 90 calories. Best of all, the puffs are vegan and coeliac-friendly, plus they’re free from gluten, GMO and all MSG.

Visit BeppsSnacks.com and available at Asda stores nationwide

Miami Cocktail Company

This award-winning organic craft cocktail company based in Wynwood, Miami, is already a firm favourite across the pond, with fans such as Gwyneth Paltrow and model Mollie Sims. Now, they’ve hit the UK, with each of their organic-certified sparkling cocktails containing only 110 calories per can, with zero added sugar, additives or preservatives, and using only the finest natural ingredients.

Visit MiamiCocktail.com and available at Waitrose locations nationwide.

Willicroft

Willicroft was founded in Spring 2018 by the grandson of a dairy farmer after he adopted a plant-based diet and couldn’t find a cheese he liked. What began as a pet project has now become his life’s work. The Willicroft ‘This is Not Cheese’ range is both rich in flavour and low in environmental impact. By combining age-old techniques, such as fermentation, with a more planet-friendly ingredient base to create a flavourful plant-based cheese, you can now choose from products such as This is not Cheese Fondue, This is not Classic Cream Cheese, and This is not Grated Cheese Italian Style.

Available at Waitrose.com

Yo’ridge

The Real Foodists have launched Yo’Ridge Breakfast Pots, a plant-based cross between yogurt and porridge. The delicious new pots are made from an innovative blend of oats, lentils, sesame and coconut and combined with a touch of pure maple syrup and an abundance of fruit. Choose from a Banana, Maple & Cocoa Nibs Breakfast Pot; an Apple, Cranberry & Cinnamon Breakfast Pot; or a Blueberries, Raspberries and Blackcurrants Breakfast Pot – ideal for a quick but satisfying breakfast on-the-go.

Available at TheRealFoodists.com 

Storywood Tequila

The Storywood Tequila range introduces a Scottish element to the traditional Mexican spirit, by maturing it in single malt Scotch whisky barrels. Speyside 7 delivers caramel, subtly oaky notes with hints of vanilla and honey on an earthy, lowland agave base, while Speyside 14 Añejo is a tantalizingly two-sided tequila – hiding in every deep amber dram are notes of toasted oak, roasted nuts and treacle toffee.

Available at Amazon.co.uk and ProofDrinks.com

PEP Kitchen

It’s lovely to bake from scratch but sometimes you just don’t have all the ingredients to hand. Thankfully, the team at PEP have created bake-at-home cookies – six frozen chocolate chip cookie dough balls ready to go straight in the oven. Perfect to have in your freezer over the festive period.  

Visit PEPkitchen.co.uk

Lo Bros

The delicious new Gut Shots from Lo Bros come in two flavours, Fiery Ginger and Beet Boost. Created to help consumers incorporate living cultures into their daily diet, every bottle combines the benefits of kombucha and good bacteria with organic fruit and vegetable juice to create a living drink containing over a billion living cultures, including Bacillus Coagulans and kombucha to help restore the balance of intestinal flora and help look after the gut. 

Available at Sainsburys.co.uk

Squirrel Sisters

Squirrel Sisters founders Gracie and Sophie Tyrrell, who are known for campaigning against the use of excessive amounts of sugar, have  launched their new range of savoury snacks, including roasted nuts (Smoked Almonds; Salt & Cider Vinegar Almonds; Chilli Cashews; and Sea Salt & Black Cracked Pepper Cashews) and crunchy crackers (Smoked Paprika and Crispy Onion). A healthy way to keep you going in the run up to Christmas.

Available from HollandAndBarrett.com

The Emissary

A Christmas celebration isn't complete without some fizz. British prosecco brand The Emissary has launched Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut – rich and complex with extra fine, velvety bubbles, it's made from only the finest selection of grapes grown on the company's own family-run vineyard in Italy’s ‘DOCG Asolo’ region. 

Available from TheEmissary.co.uk

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