All the latest news from the food and drink world for you to enjoy at home.
June 11th, 2022
So much to celebrate this month on the food and drink front, from new launches to BBQ bundles, chocolate rebrands to exotic cocktails and so much more.
If you’re into picnics in the park, BBQ’s on the beach, or a treat in front of the TV we’ve got you covered. Let’s tuck in!
Côte at Home, Luxury BBQ Box
A treat for the family, this BBQ box is packed with hand-cut meats from the Côte Butchery. Côte de Boeuf, 22oz* of prime British & Irish beef, Himalayan Salt dry aged for 30 days, alongside lamb chops marinated in mint reduction, smoky harissa chicken breasts, signature 7oz burgers, and Toulouse sausages. They’ve also added two sauces and Côte grilling salt to complete the set. Priced at £79.95 (feeds 4 people), from Côte at Home.
Old El Paso, Fajita Kit, Tortilla Nachips, Jalapenos
Old El Paso has some amazing kits, tortilla chips, and toppings to enjoy at home including the Roasted Tomato & Pepper kit with wheat tortillas, tangy roasted tomato and pepper salsa, and fajita spice mix. There’s also twice cooked Nachips perfect for dipping or loading. How about a jar of sliced green jalapenos to give a bit of spice! Available from all major supermarkets.
Merchant Gourmet, Mediterranean-Style Grains with Tomato and Olive
Launched just in time for summer and combining a healthy mix of freekeh and wheatberries, this new edition includes classic ingredients straight from the Mediterranean. Ingredients such as such as juicy red peppers, tomatoes, olives, fresh lemon and a delicious array of herbs and spices can be found within these grains. Priced at £2 from Ocado and Morrisons.
Pimp My Salad, Plant-Based Meal Toppers
The toppers use only the best ingredients, sourced from ethical suppliers, and are plant-based, gluten free and keto/paleo friendly. Each is made using slowly dried cooking techniques, to ensure the nutrients in their ingredients stay intact. There are 3 to choose from including Coconut Bacon, Cashew Parm Cheez, and Activated Super Seed. Available from Holland & Barrett, Ocado, and The Vegan Kind, priced at £5 each.
The Groovy Food Company, Omega High Five Oil
The perfect blend of Camelina, Avocado, Virgin Olive, Oelic Sunflower, and Toasted Sesame Seed Oils make this Omega High Five Oil ideal for frying, dressing, roasting and baking. It’s even good for the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels, the ideal replacement for olive oil. £5.99 from Waitrose & Partners.
HECK, Limited Edition Bumper BBQ Bundle
HECK has put together a fabulous box of products in time for Father’s Day, so if you’re looking for the perfect foodie gift look no further. Included: Family Favourite Pork Sausages, HECK 97% Pork Sausages, Chicken Italia Burgers, Simply Chicken Burgers, Smoky HECK Dog Sausages, Steak & Butter Burgers, Vegan Italia Burgers, and BBQ Tongs. Priced at £22 plus delivery from HECK.
Guylian, Sea Shells
This world-famous chocolate brand has had a rebrand, which now has a pioneering role in sustainability. With recyclable packaging, a CO2-neutral production site, and everything being palm oil free it’s one of the most sustainable. They are largest global brand to use Belgian Fairtrade chocolate in the world, and they have improved their sea shell recipe by using traditionally roasted hazelnuts. Visit Guylian to find out more. Available from all major supermarkets.
Fibre One, 90-Calorie Doughnuts
Indulgence just got a little healthier with the 90-calorie chocolate and strawberry cream flavoured doughnuts from Fibre One. Both doughnuts are topped with cheeky sprinkles and are full of flavour, yet are irresistibly guilt free! Available from Tesco stores from 27th June, priced at £2.89 (4 per box).
Kooky, Natural Fruit Snacks
There are Loads of natural fruit snack flavours to choose from within the Kooky range. In the Gently Dried range you’ll find Dragonfruit or Banana, and in the Freeze Dried variations you’ll find Jackfruit, Mangosteen or Mango. Prices vary between £7.60 and £11.75 (5 x pack), from Kooky.
Seedlip, Grove 42
As summer arrives and we start to wear more colour, why not make your drinks the same and fill them with vibrant colours. Try Seedlip, sophisticated non-alcoholic distilled spirits. We’re partial to a Grove Strawberry Sour. All you need is 50ml Seedlip Grove 42, 30ml pink grapefruit juice, 20ml strawberry syrup and 1 egg white. Enjoy! Priced at around £26, available from Seedlip Drinks and Sainsbury’s.
Isle of Barra, Atlantic Gin
Barra Atlantic’s main botanical is carrageen seaweed, collected wild, and sustainably, from the shores surrounding the island, creating a pleasing, bold flavour and rich in maritime notes, with a huge, mentholic lean and a pinch of salty air. Make yourself a Strawberry and Black Pepper G&T. All you need is 50ml Barra Atlantic Gin, 3 strawberries, black peppercorns grounded, and tonic. Delish! Priced at £37 (70cl bottle), from Isle of Barra Distillers.
TW Kempton, Strawberry Gin Liqueur
With the Wimbledon Fortnight soon to be in full swing, TW Kempton’s limited edition Strawberries and Cream Gin Liqueur is the perfect accompaniment to watch the games. Representing one of Tennis’ finest traditions, this flavoursome drink guarantees a spectacle with the right first serve. Try a Picnic Fizz at home, you’ll need 50ml Kempton Strawberries & Cream Liqueur, 20ml lemon juice, and top with Prosecco. Priced at £9.99 (50cl bottle) from Tesco for a limited time only.
58 and Co, Apple & Hibiscus Gin
This highly acclaimed, award-winning Apple & Hibiscus pink gin is naturally sweet and made using wonky fruit, giving unloved apples a home. It’s a fresh, sweet, crisp, and perfectly balanced artisan pink gin to enjoy at home. Try with your favourite tonic and a slice of fresh apple. Priced at £40 (70cl) from 58andco.
Terlingham, Bacchus Dry Gin
Kent-based Terlingham Vineyard, a family-run coastal vineyard, has launched Terlingham Bacchus Dry Gin. This is a classic dry gin with a mix of botanicals including juniper, citrus, honey and rhubarb, alongside Terlingham’s award-winning Bacchus Wine. The addition of Bacchus Wine creates a delicate sweetness and notes of elderflower and gooseberry. Available from Terlingham Vineyard, priced at £36.50.
Mateus Rosé, Limited Edition Bottles
To celebrate 80 years of Mateus Rosé they have created 3 limited edition bottles linked to an era that inspired music. The bottles include: Fado, The soul of Portugal. Rock, The spirit of being young represents the brand’s historical connection to rock and roll. Dance music, The feeling of being free and letting your hair down. Priced at £6 per bottle from Tesco, Co-op, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.