What’s New In Food This Month
What’s New In Food This Month

What’s New In Food This Month

From a host of inventive new spirits to a decadent triple cream cheese at one of the UK’s most-loved department stores, there are plenty of exciting launches to know about in the food world this month.
By Heather Steele

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Sapling Refill Pouch

Sapling Spirits – the climate-positive gin and vodka brand that plants a tree for every bottle sold – has taken things one step further with the launch of its refill pouches. Not only do the pouches save customers money when restocking their drinks cabinet (£9, to be precise), they also help to reduce carbon production by 25%. As with its bottles, for every pouch purchased, a tree will be planted; and once your bottle has been refilled, customers can pop the pouch in a postbox stamp free so it can be recycled by the team.

Visit SaplingSpirits.com

Future Farm Future Tvna

Sold in familiar flaky chunks, Future Farm’s Future Tvna rivals the real thing – without overfishing. Developed by Australian food engineers and experts to replicate the taste and texture of fish, the product is made from the meat and fish-free brand's signature blend of soy, pea and chickpea protein. Future Tvna also contains olive oil, radish and microalgae oil, making it a source of omega-3 fatty acids as well as a delicious ingredient in salads, pasta and baked potatoes.

Visit Sainsburys.co.uk

Just Spices Jars

Just Spices is a great place to buy ready-made spice mixes – some of our favourites include its Egg Topping (sea salt, white sesame seed, grated tomato, chilli flakes, cut leek, grated garlic, ground roasted onion and cut chives) and Granola Seasoning (ground cinnamon, cocoa powder, cut cocoa bean, hemp seed, Fleur de Sel sea salt and ground vanilla). Now it’s launched a range of organic ready-meal sauces that deliver on taste, nutrition and ease. The first three flavours available are Chilli Con Carne, Chickpea Curry and Vegetable Stew all'Italiana, and all are available to buy online in trial bundles of four. Made from organic ingredients, they only take three minutes to warm up.

Visit JustSpices.co.uk

Beans Coffee Club

Beans Coffee Club uses an intelligent matching process to pair customers with its bags of coffee. The multi-roaster subscription service allows customers to find the preferred brewing method and beans to suit their taste in just 30 seconds. The team offers a huge selection, including exclusive blends, and each packet is hand-roasted to order and shipped directly from the roaster, ensuring coffee arrives in optimum condition and is waste free. Best of all, the brand donates a proportion of every gift subscription to Project Waterfall, a charity bringing clean water to coffee-growing communities. The club also prides itself on its 100% recyclable packaging.

Visit BeansCoffeeClub.com

Eager Drinks

Eager Drinks makes apple, orange, pomegranate, cranberry, grapefruit, tomato and pineapple juice. All are available to order in multipacks of six (£15, including postage), either as a monthly subscription or one-off order. Made with energy reduction in mind, Eager has worked hard to create great-tasting, high-quality juice that doesn’t need to be refrigerated before it’s opened. We think its tomato juice is an excellent ingredient in a weekend virgin – or bloody – mary.

Visit EagerDrinks.com

Phomo Meal Kit

Phomo is a newly launched Vietnamese finish-at-home meal kit company. The brand is the brainchild of entrepreneur and phõ-lover Daniya Stewart. After moving out of London, Daniya couldn’t get her daily fix of phõ and was frustrated by the lacklustre, calorie-ridden takeaway options available. Now, Phomo offers a range of phõ and extras, with delivery available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; ingredients stay fresh in the fridge for three days after. Phõ fans can add to their meal – which comes with a choice of traditional beef, chicken, king prawn or vegan broth – with a starter of summer rolls, lemongrass tofu or chicken wings. There are also sides of beansprouts, pak choi, shiitake mushrooms or prawn crackers – ideal for a delicious midweek meal. Just don’t forget to add a jar of its chilli sauce to your order.

Visit PhoMoUK.com

Bao By Erchen Chang & Shing Tat & Wai Ting Chung

This month, Bao co-founders Erchen Chang, Shing Tat Chung and Wai Ting Chung are releasing Bao, a cookbook packed with personal stories and over 100 cult favourite recipes. The recipe section draws upon Erchen’s memories of her childhood in Taiwan, and the experiences that all three co-founders shared while travelling around the country together before they launched the popular restaurant group. Fans will recognise the team’s Classic Pork Bao filled with sticky pork belly and a dusting of peanut powder; the nostalgic Breakfast Sausage Bao, with a sausage patty and potato rosti; and the Shortrib Bao, with braised shortrib, gherkin and a dollop of egg emulsion. Sweet treats, such as the Sad Face Bao with salted egg yolk custard, and the Fried Horlicks Ice Cream Bao, also feature.

Visit Amazon.co.uk

Prodigy Snacks

B Corp-certified Prodigy Snacks is a Battersea-based brand that’s aiming to reinvent chocolates and snacks with a healthy, planet-friendly twist. All Prodigy products are wrapped in compostable, biodegradable and plastic-free packaging. Each high-fibre treat has prebiotic benefits promoting good gut health, and is packed with antioxidants from raw cacao butter and cacao nibs. They are also vegan approved and free from dairy, gluten and refined sugar.

Visit ProdigySnacks.com


Michelin award-winning chef Sebby Holmes of Farang has launched a range of Thai street food sauces, helping spice and south-east Asian food fans cook authentic Thai dishes at home. Payst is a premium range of 15 easy-to-use dipping sauces, stir-fry sauces and curry pastes, including vegan-friendly options, all made fresh in the UK. Fancy a fresh curry after work? Simply heat and stir your selected paste – which could include classic green and red curry pastes or jungle curry and gaeng gatti curry pastes – in a pan of hot oil for two minutes, add your meat and veg of preference, and plate up with rice or noodles.

Visit Payst.co.uk

Blurred Vines

Designed by winemakers and plant scientists to create new rituals around not drinking alcohol, Blurred Vines is a collection of alt-wines made by Three Spirit. Using functional ingredients, ethically sourced plants and innovative fermentation methods, two flavours have been created for celebratory moments. Sharp is a refreshing, minerally, citrus-tinged drink that replenishes the body and mind with electrolytes, amino acids and vitamin D, while the tannic red-fruit flavours in Spark marry biscuity notes of green tea and hints of watermelon, elderflower and guava. Both are packaged in cool bottles, making them a great gift to bring along to a party if someone’s not drinking.

Visit ThreeSpiritDrinks.com

Empirical Spirits

Empirical has launched two new spirits, Soka and Symphony 6. Soka focuses on one key ingredient: sorghum cane. The ancient cereal crop, often used in Asian and African beer brewing, is sourced from the US state of Wisconsin. Empirical has taken often-overlooked sorghum stalks and combined them in a distillation of its fermented fresh juice and syrup, resulting in a spirit that has pleasing notes of melon, cucumber, green apple, hay and toasted honey. Symphony 6’s chosen botanicals are often found in perfume. Named after Beethoven’s tune, the spirit is a love letter to nature, with notes of lemon leaves, mandarin, two different coffee leaves, ambrette seeds and vetiver. Earthy fig leaves and floral blackcurrant buds round off the blend.

Visit Empirical.co

Fortnum & Mason Triple Cream Cheese

Fortnum & Mason has launched a delicious triple cream cheese. Crafted in Armagh in Northern Ireland, this full-flavoured cheese is well balanced with salty, lemony undertones. Made from the milk of a single herd of pedigree cows, who produce some of the world's creamiest milk, it tastes especially good served on thick slices of toasted sourdough with the department store’s fig and fennel chutney and some salad leaves. For an extra dash of indulgence, add fresh figs, walnuts and a drizzle of olive oil.

Visit FortnumAndMason.com

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