Is there anything more fulfilling than knowing that new foods are launching in our supermarkets, at local independent delis, and via online food distributors?
As we leave summer behind and enter the autumn season, our food requirements change just like the weather. We go from enjoying fresh salads and light lunches, to hearty and warming dishes as the days and nights grow colder.
Firstly, Put the fire on. Secondly, grab a pumpkin latte. Thirdly, tuck into the latest food launches that are calling you. Finally, enjoy!
Newly launched meal kit delivery service Plateaway enables foodies to order ingredients from some of the UK’s best-loved restaurants. Delivered straight to your door, you can create your own favourite dishes in the comfort of your own home.
Plateaway has partnered with: Patty&Bun, Burger & Beyond, Bancone, Kodawari, Pan N’ Ice, Lords of Poke, Taca, Shuk, Yummy, Blondies Kitchen, Shakshuka Sundays, The Little Pasta Company, Sushidog, Tou, Zing, and Dirty Bones.
Priced from £12, from Plateaway.com
As quite a lot of students are on lockdown at uni, they are stocking up food for the weeks ahead. Renowned as being unhealthy, instant noodles have reigned as a student staple for years.
However, with the new generation of students more health-conscious, itsu’s rice’noodles are here to restore instant noodles as something to be eaten with pride and joy, just as they are across Asia.
Using the most authentic broth on the market (hand-crafted miso-based paste, low in fat & sugar) they also contain lower levels of calories, and salt than other brands. Another reason for students on a budget to enjoy noodles.
Furthermore, itsu rice’noodles variations include; katsu, satay, chilli miso, or chilli chicken which can be enjoyed on their own or they can be included in more exciting dishes.
Priced at £1.75, from Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrison’s, Co-Op, Ocado and Amazon.
Nairn’s Spicy Oatcakes
Introducing the latest product launch from Nairn’s Oatcakes, Peri-Peri and Cheese & Smoky Chipotle Spicy Oatcakes. It’s Nairn’s, but not as you know it; the latest additions to the range are bold and packed full of flavour!
Impossible to overlook on the shelf, these oatcakes are delicious enough to enjoy on their own, or with any toppings of your choice.
Nairn’s Peri-Peri and Cheese & Smoky Chipotle are full of wholegrain oats, which is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. They are both high in fibre, have no GM ingredients, and are suitable for vegetarians.
Priced at £1.40 each, from Morrisons, Asda, and Nairns-Oatcakes.com
Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company
After the popularity of its ‘Isolation Bundles’, the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company is launching two new ‘Cheese Your Own’ bundles for all cheese lovers.
The ‘Cheese Your Own’ Bundle 1 contains three portions of cheese and three boxes of the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company’s cheese straws. The ‘Cheese Your Own’ Bundle 2 contains six portions of cheddar.
- Mellow Cheddar – six months old; creamy in texture with a gentle yet still distinctive traditional cheddar taste.
- Extra Mature – around 15 months old, this cheddar is much stronger in taste. It’s harder in texture too, as expected from a long-matured traditional cheddar.
- Vintage – the oldest cheddar – robust and mighty strong. Matured for more than two years, with a harder, drier texture not dissimilar to Italian Parmesan style cheese.
- Cave Matured Cheddar – one of a kind at around 12 months old having been matured in the natural caves in Cheddar Gorge. Smooth, creamy yet complex. This in an interesting cheddar and very different from the others in the range which are matured in its own cheese stores.
Priced at £25 (Bundle 1) and £30 (Bundle 2), from Cheddaronline.co.uk
Fortnum & Mason
Fortnum’s recently announced its latest evolution in 313-years of expertise in tea with its answer to the builder’s brew. Albion Tea, a British staple with its refreshingly strong flavours that perfectly encapsulate the new Great British Brew.
Perfect for dunking, Albion Tea has gone through extensive taste tests to pair with Fortnum’s delicious County Biscuits. Making both the distinctive taste and dunking experience that little bit better for you. In fact, the blend of thick malty Assam and bright Kenyan tea leaves are the perfect pairing for the irresistible array of County Biscuits from across the land. As a result, the biscuits include Lancashire Flips, Cornish Fairings, Shrewsbury Biscuit and Yorkshire Parkin.
Priced at £16.50 (250g) Albion Tea and £12.95 (385g) County Biscuits, from Fortnumandmason.com
The cookie connoisseurs at dessert hotspot Crème London has launched a new nationwide ‘deliver-to-your-door’ service. Consequently, you can now order the mouth-watering, gooey and chocolate-studded giant cookies the brand is famed for.
Freshly prepared and baked each morning, the cookies are delivered straight from the Soho, London store and come beautifully gift-packaged in a box of 6 or 12. Likewise, the packaging has been specially designed to help the cookies retain their freshness and signature gooey texture. Moreover, there are four flavours to mix and match to fill your bespoke box including:
- Chocolate cookie dough with dark chocolate chips
- Classic cookie dough with milk chocolate chips
- Miso cookie dough with white chocolate chips
- Banana cookie dough with dark chocolate chips
Priced at £22 (for 6) and £40 (for 12), from Crème.London
Introducing the latest addition and most indulgent chocolate bar from Ombar. As a result, Ombar Centres Hazelnut Truffle, is a bean to bar super chocolate with velvety hazelnut truffle in a rich, smooth 60% chocolate shell.
Premium cacao is sourced by Ombar directly from Ecuador and is kept unroasted to help preserve its many health benefits. In addition, it is made using natural, organic, and plant based ingredients; this is an ideal vegan chocolate bar.
Priced at £2.99, available from Planetorganic.com
Last but not least. It’s not often you can eat an organic frozen dessert naturally low in fat, bursting with flavour that is good for your inner health. Thanks to Yeo Valley’s new Frozen Kefir Yogurt you can now, and it’s only 61 cals!
Regarded as the ancient food miracle, in traditional form, kefir is a cultured, fermented milk drink that has been around for centuries. It contains a combination of beneficial probiotics as well as an abundance of vitamins and minerals.
Yeo Valley is building on the success of its popular organic spoonable kefir yogurt, which is made with 14 live kefir cultures. Naturally low in fat, with a delicious new creamy frozen yogurt available in both Blueberry and Strawberry flavour.
Priced at around £4.00 (480ml tub), from Waitrose.com