We love the vibe that the autumnal darker nights and cooler days bring. It means we can wrap up warm, put the heating on, sit in front of an open fire, wear our PJ’s all weekend, and tuck into a bowl of hearty food.
With this in mind Team Coco has put together a rather tasty list of things to enjoy this season. Starting with the perfect bonfire night banger and cup of tea, moving on to a vegan cheese and a not so vegan cheese. Then there’s a beer, some chocolate, and more treats to get your teeth into!
Are you ready to feel hungry?
Bonfire Night Must Buys
Bird & Blend, Apple Cider Bobbing Tea, £6 (50g pouch), birdandblendtea.com
Bird & Blend, the award-winning tea company is embracing the change of season by launching their new Autumn Tea Collection. This tea boasts fruity freeze dried apple pieces blended with sumac berries, rosehip, hibiscus, and spiced with cinnamon and allspice berries.
Heck, Guy Porks, priced at around £3, from Sainsbury’s (from 30th Oct)
Heck Guy Porks Sausage is a limited edition sweet and savoury treat, with a toffee apple twist. A delicious pork and apple sausage with a hint of black treacle, that is perfect as a bonfire night hot dog.
Cheese Night In
Fermé Fermentino with Pecans and Cranberries, £6.99, from ableandcole.co.uk (from Dec)
Fermé, the plant-based favourite has released a special edition nut delicacy, made from fermented cashews, water, and a splash of salt. In this edition you will find the tang from cranberries, and a buttery sweet crunch from pecans. Amazing on toast or crackers.
Cryer & Stott, Coverdale Cheese, POA, from cryerandstott.co.uk
Cryer & Stott revived the long lost Coverdale cheese, and make it with their own innovative yet traditional twist! Working closely with the small artisan dairy Home Farmer they have produced an unpasteurised 6-week-old crumbly cheese. Coverdale is clothbound with an aesthetically pleasing natural rind. The mould rind Coverdale has a spongy texture, slightly crumbly with a subtle tang. A perfect all-rounder on a cheeseboard. But, guess what – there’s a waiting list for this cheese!
A Night in Front of the Fire
Seven Brothers Brewery, Imperial Radler, £4 (440ml can), 6.0 ABV, from sevenbro7hers.com
This pale lager-based beer is infused with lemon zest and lemon juice, then dry hopped to bring out extra citrus flavour. Giving you the citrus taste of a shandy the Imperial provides you with a kick, which is ideal for autumn.
Heura Foods, Vegan Mediterranean Chicken Bites, £3.99 (160g), from planetorganic.com
Heura– Europe’s fastest growing plant-based food brand just launched in the UK. Heura “chicken” has more protein than an egg, more fibre than tofu, and is the only plant-based meat that uses olive oil. It has the same amount of protein as animal chicken – but over 60% less fat! Tasty to nibble in front of the TV.
Hotel Chocolat, Chocolate Macarons Collection, from Airports across the UK
Hotel Chocolat has introduced a collection of luxury chocolates in premium reusable tins. Each tin is embossed with the outline of Saint Lucia, the Caribbean island home to their cocoa farm. Launched in mid October, exclusive in Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, Glasgow & Edinburgh airports. Pick them up as a gift this autumn.