Food and drink news: June 2012
Too good to be true
Goody Good Stuff sweets really do have the right name. There is so much good in their gummy sweets it’s hard to feel guilty eating them! Gluten-free, gelatine-free, allergen-free, fat-free, soy-free, nut-free and dairy-free; they are even suitable for Kosher and Halal diets as well as vegetarians and vegans. There are eight flavours in their range including Cheery Cherry and Tropical Fruit. The big test though, is without all the bad stuff, do they actually taste any good? The answer is a resounding yes, especially the Strawberry Cream and Tropical Fruit gummies.
Good Good Stuff range is available from Holland and Barrett, Whole Foods Market, Booths, Ocado also see www.goodygoodstuff.com
Straight to the heart
A great store cupboard staple for your summer salads this year should be Cooks&Co’s Hearts of Palm. Harvested from the soft core of the palm tree they are low in cholesterol and calories, and are good source of protein and fibre as well as high in calcium, iron and Vitamin C. They are also extremely versatile, as well as adding them chopped to a salad, they make a great appetiser wrapped in Parma ham of simply covered with a vinaigrette dressing.
Cooks&Co Hearts of Palm are available from Tesco, Asda, Ocado, Budgens and Booths.
The only way is Essex
Fairfields farm have introduced three new flavours to their range of hand-cooked crisps. Butter and Mint, Sea Salt & Black Pepper and No Salt are the latest recruits joining the current six flavours. Made from potatoes grown in Essex on their own farm, Fairfields crisps are pan-fried with their jackets on, making them the best-dressed crisps in town!
Fairfields Farm Crisps are available from the Co-op in the East of England, delicatessens and farm shops as well as by mail order via www.fairfieldsfarmcrisps.co.uk
Turning over a new leaf
Dr Steve Rothwell has been busy growing a speciality leaf in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The Diamond Jubileaf Chard has a diamond-white vein, and was developed by Dr Rothwell and will replace red chard in bags of Steve’s Leaves Pea Shoots and Baby leaves until mid-June.
Steve’s Leaves are available from major retailers nationwide including Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury and Asda
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