Foodie News - Roundup October

Time for a quick roundup of some great food products I've been kindly sent over the past few weeks and some brilliant news about how Ocado is helping small suppliers.... 


Ocado helping small suppliers:
Ocado have done a fantastic job in helping small suppliers, by way of being able to stock and support small suppliers unlike a regular high street supermarkets.


For example, Rubies In The Rubble, or more specifically Alicia and Jenny, create all their delicious chutneys from discarded fruits and vegetables, from farms and markets.  As a business, they are all against food waste using their products as a solution to it, and as a way to raise awareness about the issue in general.
The idea is that the jars themselves are little gleaming examples of how you can transform what would otherwise be discarded into something really worth keeping, by valuing your resources and making use of what you have.  

Hannah Rhodes was the winner of Britain’s Next Top Supplier campaign for creating Hiver Honey Beer  Hannah received a £10,000 marketing prize, as well as being stocked online at Ocado, giving her the big break she needed.  Since then, she has had the resources and confidence to approach pubs around the UK to be stocked in those too.

Holy Lama Spice Drops were runners up but still received listing online at Ocado.
Ocado will continue to search for great small suppliers to be stocked online and to give them the chance of being recognised. 
Other's small suppliers Ocado are helping include Plenish and The Grown Up Chocolate Company.

Rhythm Health:
Rhythm Health have just introduced 100% Virgin Coconut Milks consisting entirely of first-pressed coconuts, sourced from the Philippines without any added water or sugar.   Available in regular and naturally reduced fat both of course 100% Virgin Coconut Milk.


These coconut milks are gluten-free, dairy free, and vegetarian and vegan friendly.  Stored in the fridge as they are a fresh product they brilliant for a range of recipes from Asian-inspired curries, to desserts, smoothies, soups and salad dressings.  The 200g pouches are available from Holland & Barrett and other independent health food stores nationwide.  You can find out more over at the Rhythm Health website.  I tried these in an Indian style curry and they do actually add a really creamy taste and added depth to the dish.

Prestat Chocolates:


Oh my Black Forest Gateau Truffles, need I say more?  As you know I'm not a fan of chocolate but Paul (the husband) absolutely loved these and yes he ate them all.  Prestat are committed to trading fairly.  Their chocolates are hand-crafted and they have a range of chocolate gifts to suit different budgets.  Check them out over at the Prestat website. 

Disclaimer:  Many thanks to all brands for the samples received.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and are not meant to influence readers buying choice.   

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