It’s Veganuary, it’s Dry January, it’s ‘New Year New Me!’ and for the gin lovers out there it’s also ‘Ginuary’.
With all this going on we thought we should write an exciting food and drink feature for you to get your teeth into. Yes, we’ve included vegan foods and booze-free drinks but we’ve also added some fully fuelled drinks and some deliciously healthy foods. This isn’t about ‘New Year New Me!’ it’s simply about good food and good drinks.
Tasty Vegan Snacks
Shore Seaweed Chips
The Scottish Seaweed Co’ use their local superfood to produce some stunning seaweed chips. All flavours are 100% plant based and include; Sweet Sriracha, Lightly Salted, and Asian Peking. Available from Sainsbury’s (Scotland), Holland & Barrett, Whole Foods Market, Co-Op (Scotland), The Vegan Kind Supermarket, Amazon and many more retailers. They also produce tapenades, pesto, and seaweed clusters. Visit Shore for pricing and ingredients info.
The Skinny Food Co’ High Protein Low Carb Sliced Bread
A healthier way to enjoy bread is with this high protein, low carb, high fibre sliced brown. It has a long shelf life, is vegan friendly, has zero palm oil, is low in sugar and is perfect for any meal of the day. Available from The Skinny Food Co, priced at £5.99 per loaf.
Nush Natural & Chive Dairy Free M*lk Spreadable
Tasty spreadable M*lk form Nush is thick, creamy and made from their own almond milk. Choose from two flavours including Chive, and Natural. Each pot contains over 60 Almonds and is a fantastic source of protein. Dairy-free goodness in a nutshell, with billions of live vegan cheese cultures! Available from Ocado, priced at £2.75 each.
Healthy Food Options
Good4U Salad Toppers and Super Sprouts
The salad toppers come in 3 different variations including Garlic & Herb, Super Seeds, and Garlic & Chilli. The bring something crunchy and healthy to your salads, pizza toppings, sandwich fillings and more. The 2 sprout salad toppers include lentil & sprout mix, and super sprouts, both are packed with protein, fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Available from Good4U, and some can be found at Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons, and Waitrose.
Eat Natural Bars X Costa Coffee
Eat Natural have announced a unique, and first ever partnership with Costa Coffee with the launch of three delicious new recipe bars. The new bars are available at all 2,700+ Costa Coffee stores across the UK and includes a dark chocolate protein bar (vegan), a chocolate caramel nut bar, and a mixed berry and yoghurt bar (gluten free). Available from Costa Coffee, priced at £1.75 each.
Fatt Dark Chocolate Bites
These little Fatt Dark Chocolate Bites are for chocoholics going low carb. The Fatt Bites contain prebiotic fibre and just 3g of carbs. They’re also free from palm oil, artificial sweeteners, and they are free from gluten. Available from LiveFatt, priced at £3.69 for 2.
Booze Free Drinks
Belvoir Farm Non-Alcoholic Peach Bellini
Crafted to make it easier for non-drinkers to enjoy virtuous versions of cocktail classics that don’t compromise on taste, this Peach Bellini from Belvoir Farm is a gentle sparkling fruit infusion. Delicate and delicious, it blends peach, grape and lemon juices with gently sparkling mineral water and absolutely no artificial sweeteners, preservatives or flavourings. Simply chill, pour and enjoy with lots of ice and a slice of peach to garnish. Available from Sainsbury’s, priced at £2.70 (750ml).
Noveltea 0% London Dry
Noveltea’s 0% London Dry embodies lightness, freshness and fruit which is designed to delight sophisticated non-drinkers, and anyone simply looking to cut back on their alcohol intake. The premium 0% ABV spirit features strong overtones of juniper and a hint of Earl Grey to provide the best possible G&Tea with none of the alcohol. Available from Noveltea, Amazon, and Master of Malt, priced at £22.50 (70cl).
With an explosion of the exotic, DASH fuses mango with sparkling spring water, to launch their brand new ‘Mango DASH’ to its family of wonky-fruit flavours. Mango has launched exclusively online with Dash Water get yours now. Priced at £12.74 for 12 cans. This tasty sparkling infused water has zero calories, zero sweeteners, and zero sugar!
At only 70-calories per can, Slingsby Spritz is the lighter way to enjoy your favourite tipple. The gluten-free and vegan friendly drinks come in the following flavours: Rhubarb & Strawberry, Marmalade & Apricot, and Damson & Blackberry. They also have a slightly lower alcohol content too at just 5% ABV, so perfect for those keen to see those resolutions through with a more mindful, balanced approach to drinking. Available from Spirit of Harrogate, priced at £7.50 for a trio pack or £30 for a case of 12.
Noveltea Earl Grey Tea with Gin
Classic British gin is added to the distinctive flavour of Earl Grey (Keemun black tea and Sicilian bergamot oil), which produces a wonderful drink. Serve this gentle alcoholic tea warmed over ice for a wonderful drink. Available from Noveltea, Amazon, and Master of Malt, priced at £24.95 (70cl).
Russian Standard Platinum Vodka
An innovator and trailblazer in the premium vodka category, RSV aims to raise the standards with the ultimate and most immaculate spirit experience – Russian Standard Platinum. This vodka is made with hardy winter wheat grown on the Black Steppes of Russia and soft glacial waters of Lake Ladoga in Russia’s frozen north and then distilled over 200 times. Available from Amazon, priced at £23.99 (70cl).
Slingsby Gin Rhubarb Rossini
Fancy making yourself a fabulous cocktail at home? Check out this pretty Slingsby Rhubarb Rossini for something awe-inspiring.
25ml Slingsby Yorkshire Rhubarb Gin
20ml Elderflower Liqueur
10ml Raspberry Puree
Top with Champagne
Shake the puree, elderflower liqueur and gin. Strain into a flute or coups and top with the Champagne. Garnish with a blackberry on the rim of the glass. Enjoy!