Cocktail Porter kits have everything you need to make original drinks at home – including fresh fruit from local London supplier, Nature’s Choice. Having launched in 2018, Cocktail Porter now delivers more than 500 cocktail boxes a month in its native Australia. Finally available in the UK, we love the Elderflower ‘Le Fizz’ kit – Grey Goose Vodka paired with St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur and fresh lime, topped with Double Dutch Soda Water. Give it a slow stir, and garnish with Persian rose buds.
ChicP Veggie Bites
New from one of our favourite dip brands, ChicP, come Veggie Bites. Packed with vitamins and plant-based protein, and available in three distinctive flavours – Sweet Potato & Rosemary, Spinach, Red Pepper & Parsley and Beetroot & Apple – each bite is sugar, dairy, nut and additive-free, and suitable for vegans. Delivered in recyclable packaging to encourage a zero-waste approach, Veggie Bites also promote better gut health, provide a source of plant-based protein and use seasonal British ingredients.
Coconut & Sambal
Australian-born chef Lara Lee has traced her family’s Indonesian roots to share more than 80 authentic, mouthwatering recipes passed down through the generations, including Nasi Goreng, Beef Rendang, Chilli Prawn Satay and Pandan Cake. There are also recipes for a variety of sambals (fragrant, spicy relishes) ranging from mild to fiery. Be sure to check out Lara’s Instagram video series #CoronaCooking, where she adapts her recipes to just six ingredients for people struggling to access specific items at the moment.
Learning With Experts x Kirk Haworth
The only online course to offer direct feedback from industry insiders, Learning with Experts has joined forces with the owner of Shoreditch eatery Plates, Kirk Haworth, to bring professional-standard vegan cooking right to your kitchen. Kirk's course, 'Vegan and Plant-based Cooking', includes an initial introduction, before he shows you how to whip up some signature dishes. The course culminates in a show-stopping, plant-based, fine-dining experience.
The Great British Porridge Company
The Great British Porridge Co. produces delicious, 100% natural, zero added sugar, vegan and gluten free instant porridge, and has now launched two brand new flavours: Caffè Latte and Classic Chocolate. The latter uses crumbs of real raw chocolate that melt into the porridge when boiling water is added – and is sweetened only with dates. Meanwhile, the Caffè Latte flavour adopts the latest trend for a bowl of coffee and breakfast in one. Also sweetened with dates, it’s the perfect energy-boosting start to the day.
If you can’t get to Pret for your daily coffee fix, you can now enjoy a cup at home. The brand’s first retail range is now available for pre-order, and includes the Organic Classic Blend Ground Coffee (500g), Organic Single-Origin Peruvian Ground Coffee (500g), and their Organic Espresso Beans (1kg).
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With over a billion live cultures (also known as probiotics), lactobacillus and bifidobacterium micro-encapsulated within every bar, this chocolate has earned superfood status. Proven to deliver live cultures to the gut three times more effectively than probiotic yoghurts, it’s now possible to indulge while also looking after your digestion.
Think of hard seltzer as an alcoholic version of sparkling water, and a popular alternative to higher-calorie beer or cocktails. Now, brother and sister duo Fabio and Francesca have launched their own brand Two Brooks, with three distinct flavours: Passion Star, Mango Hi-Ball and Lime Cooler. With 4% alcohol, Two Brooks is made from 100% natural ingredients, with zero added sugar.
Wanda Water Filter
Let’s face it, sometimes tap water doesn’t taste quite right. Wanda's bamboo charcoal is a natural, sustainable filter product which provides great tasting water for a month. Millions of tiny holes trap impurities, eliminating undesirable tastes and odours, and it’s also 100% compostable, so it can be crushed and scattered in the garden or a plant pot to aerate soil after use. Alternatively, place it in a hessian bag in your closet to use as a natural air freshener.
Naturally delicious, with fibre-rich natural sweeteners, YaconViva Yacon Syrup is ideal for drizzling on desserts, yoghurts, smoothies, cereals and pancakes. A great alternative to maple syrup or honey, it can also be used in baking as a substitute for sugar. If you want some healthy snacking, YaconViva Cacao Nibs are also packed with antioxidants, and help promote a strong cognitive performance.
PEP Kitchen is on a mission to keep the nation’s freezers stocked with street food-inspired vegan meals. Their seven frozen meals are ready in under 10 minutes, with dishes crafted by chef founders Joe Coulter and Ben MacAndrews who, after eight years working in restaurants and street food, teamed up to get people eating healthier. We love the Gunpowder Roasted Roots with Coconut Dhal and and the Mungbean Moussaka. At £5.75 each, all portions are designed for one and come in under 400 calories. They're also gluten free, high in fibre and an excellent source of protein. TAvailable to purchase from the PEP Kitchen website, the meals are delivered across the UK via a carbon neutral service.