Welcome to the month where things begin to change both weather-wise and on the food front. Some of us still cling to long lazy summer days and others are ready to embrace the fast-approaching autumnal season. We start to see less salads and more hearty dishes on restaurant menus. With a new season on the horizon it brings lots of exciting food and drink launches.
HECK – Pork Italia Sausages, Posh Chicken Nuggets, and Flexitarian Burgers & Sausages
HECK has done it again, they’ve launched even more sausages and burgers to their already bustling array of meaty and veggie goodness. This time, they have added chicken nuggets into the HECK family alongside some new flexi additions. New products include chicken, minted pea & spinach burgers, chicken, red pepper & feta burgers, posh piri piri chicken nuggets, posh chicken Italia nuggets, pork Italia sausages, and a few different chipolatas. Prices vary between £2 – £3, available from the end of September from Tesco, and HECK
Nush Foods – Dairy Free Mango and Passionfruit Yog and Dairy Free Chocolate Fudge Pots
Nush has launched their Dairy Free Mango & Passionfruit Yogs along with their Dairy Free Almond Milk Chocolate Fudge Chocolate Pots. The choc pots are made with delicious almond milk, sweetened with fruit rather than nasty sugars, mixed with quality Belgian chocolate powder and lots of live cultures. The mango and passionfruit dairy free yogs are made with almond milk, are free from refined sugar, and are packed with live cultures. Priced at £2.99 (350g mango & passionfruit yog), and £3.00 (2 x 75g choc pots), from Ocado, visit Nush Foods
Crabtree & Evelyn – Small Batch Olive Oil from the Greece Collection
Crabtree & Evelyn has just launched the brand’s Exploration series – Greece, which includes this amazing small batch olive oil. Cold extracted by a family-run olive mill in Kefalonia, using certified organic farming techniques. It offers a rich, distinctive flavour perfect for dipping bread into or drizzling over a Greek salad. Priced at £22.50 (500ml), from Crabtree & Evelyn
H. Forman & Son, Smoked Salmon and Smoked Salmon Pâté
The news from H. Forman & Son is that you can now buy their delicious London Cure Smoked Salmon and Oak Smoked Salmon Pâté at Waitrose. So, next time you are doing your weekly shop or you nip into Waitrose you can pick up some outstanding quality smoked salmon whilst in store. Priced at £6 (100g Salmon) and £4 (225g pâté), from Waitrose. Visit H. Forman & Son to find out more.
Moving Mountains – Fish Fillet
The Moving Mountains® Plant-Based Fish Fillet is 100% free of microplastics and mercury and has 10g of protein and 4.5g of fibre per 100g. It has a succulent, flaky texture and is coated in golden, crunchy panko breadcrumbs and it can be enjoyed as a direct swap for the traditional variety. Priced at £4 from Ocado
Feast Your Eyes on Food – Book Launch
This brand new book has been written by Laura Gladwin and Zoe Barker. A unique food encyclopedia stacked with over 1,000 delicious things to eat from across the world. This is a great book for the whole family to read to find out about the history of certain foods. Discover how cheese is made and find out what it is about onions that make you cry as well as a host of other surprising facts you didn’t know about food, from pasta and cakes to fruits and vegetables. Priced at £20, from Magic Cat Publishing, available at Waterstones and all good bookshops.
Specialist soft drink company and Scottish trailblazers Rapscallion Soda are on a mission to get people across the UK drinking better. The Glasgow-based brewers who use fresh, natural ingredients to create delicious low-calorie soft drinks have launched their first subscription service. Now the whole household can replace aspartame-filled diet drinks with sodas made from raw, vitamin rich ingredients every day. Available in a number of flavours including C_01 Ginga Ninja, C_02 Burnt Lemon, C_03 Dry Lime, S_01 Rhubarb, S_02 Strawberry, and S_03 Cranachan. Prices vary between subscription services, available from Rapscallion Soda
Tanqueray – Holistay Kit and Cocktail Porter
You can discover Tanqueray’s different flavours in this collection from around the world. The Holistay Kit contains three Tanquerary minis including Blackcurrant Royale, Flor de Sevilla, and Rangpur Lime. The box surprises you with all the required bontanicals and dried fruits ready to make a selection of cocktails at home. Also, there are two Tanqueray balloon glasses within the Cocktail Porter box, two bottles of Double Dutch Premium Tonic, and a Tanqueray Gin Passport, which offers cocktail recipes and a QR code to access specific DJ curated playlists. Priced at £32.95, from Cocktail Porter
Bacardi Spiced – Apple & Ginger Cocktail
Bacardi Spiced is a delicious vanilla, woody and honey flavoured rum with a lasting spicy finish of cinnamon and nutmeg. This cocktail is an autumnal dream, which also gives a black pepper and fudgy feel to it, perfect for late September into October.
To make this cocktail you will need 50ml BACARDI Spiced Rum, 50ml apple juice, 50ml ginger ale, 2 dashes Angostura Bitters (optional) and 1 lime wedge. Firstly chill a highball glass with ice, secondly build all your ingredients into the cold glass. Finally squeeze your lime wedge and add the Angostura Bitters (if using), stir, and garnish with the lime wedge. Enjoy! Priced at £19.50 (100cl), from Asda and all high street supermarkets.
Aber Falls – Welsh Whisky
Aber Falls Single Malt Welsh Whisky was released just a few weeks ago, you don’t want to miss out! This is a rich and full-bodied whisky, crafted with passion in North Wales. Aber Falls is an amber gold distilled spirit with an aroma of vanilla and toffee, candied citrus fruits, fig, sultana, and a hit of cloves. It gives the drinker sweet sherry notes with forest fruit flavours, dark chocolate, nuts, creamy malt, and espresso coffee. Simply divine! Priced at £26 (70cl), available from Aber Falls Distillery, order your bottle now.