Yes, it’s my birthday, so it’s time to get the boozy birthday celebrations started with the amazing Award-winning Piglet’s Pantry.
Based in Worthing West Sussex, Piglets Pantry create the loveliest hand filled pies, handmade sausage rolls, cakes, and next level Afternoon Tea packages delivered direct to your door in their signature pretty pink presentational boxes.
They cater for a range of dietary requirements and they have a whole range of Vegan fabulousness. The Vegan Afternoon tea is a must and includes scrummy sweet treats and sensational savouries so you can sit back and enjoy your birthday bonanza.
Two Teapigs teabag sachets are included, within the vegan afternoon tea, but why not make things a little extra and add on a bottle of beautiful Bottega Rose Gold sparkling rose. A delicious peachy coloured liquid with a taste of berries, to get you feeling that fizzy fabulousness.
Sweet treats for two included x2 yummy rich chocolate loaf cake with lavender glaze, x2 raspberry, lychee and rose swirl cakes, x2 vegan scones with whipped vegan butter and strawberry and champagne jam – now that is definitely fancy pants!
Also included within the generous Vegan afternoon offering for two are 4 spring vegetable vegan rolls, 2 leek & tarragon tarts and 2 vegan scotch ‘eggs’. Let me tell you all the super savouries got scoffed in record time!
Fabulous Food Deliveries delivered Direct to your Door #Gifted
Home food delivery services have increased in popularity due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, with restrictions slowly easing it is important not to forget all those brilliant brands that made our lives so much easier with their commitment and dedication to deliver us some amazing doorstep deliveries.
With ever increasingly busy lifestyles, a home delivery can take off some of that pressure and strain of having to head out to do the supermarket shop.
In no particular order here are my personal recommendations…
Direct From the Farm
Direct from Farm to plate, these three brands bring quality produce direct from the farm for you and your family to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.
Pikt founded by Matt are an independent family-owned business who values people and the planet before profit. They focus on treating everyone fairly which I absolutely love.
The Pikt team specialist skill set and continuing commitment to bring organic to the people means that Pikt have impressively attained Plastic-Free Trust Mark Certified, Soil Association Certified and B-Corp Certified.
An amazing achievement that demonstrates their ethics and values meaning that they are actively committed to social change, taking care of both our planet and people.
All their fabulous fresh fruits and vegetables are delivered in environmentally friendly, presented in plastic free fully recyclable wrap, and are 100% Organic too.
Ellacott farm located in the Devon village of Bratton Clovelly on the edge of Dartmoor is the home of the amazing Eversfield Organic founded by Mark.
Now Eversfield Organic has seen continued growth and produces a whole range of fabulous foodie goodies including their fresh fruit and vegetable boxes, that are delivered direct to your door, perfect for delicious and delightful meals at home.
Organic is better for our planet and people, Eversfield use sustainable organic farming measures and are continually working to reduce their environmental impacts by reducing waste, you can even return your packaging for free!
Using organic farming systems eliminate all synthetic and petroleum-based pesticides and fertilisers which reduces soil and water contamination helping to achieve a natural balance so that nature and wildlife can exist and thrive alongside commercial organic farming.
Bag yourself some of the burger brilliance, but in the comfort of your home with the Honest Burgers at Home service, yes you heard me right! The legends over at Honest have managed to create a burger bonanza that is delivered directly to your door, perfect for a cosy night in.
They have a range of kits to suit all tastes such as meat, vegan and gluten free buns if needed, so bring on those burgers! And if that’s not impressive enough you also get an Honest canvas tote bag thrown in for good measure too.
Their burgers are stuff of dreams and they cover a range of dietary requirements such as vegetarian and vegan, so once you have gone Honest you won’t want to back to burger normality.
Pasta Evangelists a London based business headed up by co-founder Alessandro CEO and Chris head of Operations & finance with their team of lovely Pasta enthusiasts offer Pasta subscriptions and gifts with delivery direct to your door.
The brand chave three food heavy weight who are official Evangelists and also co-founders in their business including, the Times restaurant critic and columnist Giles Coren, founder of Leith’s School of Food & Wine and Great British Bake-off celeb Prue Leith and food critic & MasterChef judge William Sitwell.
After a challenging 12 months and with Mother’s Day approaching, it is important to take time to celebrate this special occasion and make sure that our marvellous mothers still have a lovely day at home.
Send some smiles to your mum with Prestige hampers who have a range of fabulous and drink hampers to suit all dietary needs, so your mum can indulge, enjoy and feel like number one.
Perfect for all the Vegan mummies, the vibrant Veritably Vegan hamper is jam packed with lots of yummy Vegan treats all presented in beautiful brown wicker basket.
Included within the hamper are sweet treats such as Brave Dark Choc Roasted Chickpea 30g, Melting Pot Vegan Handmade Fudge Madagascar Vanilla 90g, Mrs Crimble’s 6 Vegan Macaroons 195g, Ooh! Chocolata Original Dairy Free & Vegan Milk Chocolate 50g and The Dormen Moments Blend No. 3 Cashews, Cranberries & Coconut 45g.
There are also some savouries thrown in too the Indie Bay Superseeds Crunchy Pretzels 26g and Mr Filbert’s Marinated Olives with Lemon & Oregano 65g.
This stunning gluten and wheat free hamper presented in a gorgeous gold wire basket makes for a perfect Mother’s Day gift.
Your mum can indulge her sweet tooth with the lovely Lovemore Gluten Free Shortbread Fingers 125g, Radfords Handmade West Country Crumbly Butter Fudge 113g, Guppy’s Chocolates Orange Shards 90g and a Lovemore Gluten Free Genoa Slab Cake!
The hamper contents are perfect for a mum’s movie night in at home as also included within the hamper are the Easy Bean Moroccan Spice Chickpea Crispbread 110g, Mr Filbert’s Honey & Peppercorn Mixed Nuts 50g, Mrs Bridges Red Pepper & Garlic Salsa 100g and some yummy Yorkshire Crisps in Worcester Sauce 100g presented in this lovely tube decorated with an illustration of York Shambles.
Due to dietaries do double check the contents for suitability and if you have any questions contact the lovely Prestige hampers team directly.
Clearspring have been in the industry for over 25 years, they are a fabulous family-owned business, with a particular expertise in sourcing authentic Japanese foods.
Offering delivery direct to your door, Clearspring customers can have fun experimenting in the kitchen and enjoy delicious dining within the comfort of their own homes thanks to the lovely bunch over at Clearspring.
Clearspring products help sustainable agriculture by supporting organic farmers and artisan food producers. By caring for the eco-system and enriching the soil, Clearspring work towards protecting the world for future generations to come.
Clearspring products are all Vegan, dairy and refined sugar free and a selection of products are also gluten free too, so you are in good hands.
The extensive range of fabulous foodie items on offer is impressive stuff and introduces customers to a range of Vegan foodie loveliness.
Instant Miso Soups are perfect for a light lunch, a comforting supper and are easy to do literally pop in a cup and add water they are that simple but taste great and without any of those nasties.
The brilliant Bio Kitchen Veggies, lentils & beans jar range and plant-based alternatives such as soya chunks, mince and Japanese silken tofu, made with pure spring water from Mount Fiji, are ideal to mix things up a little for even extra yummy family mealtimes.
Clearspring also have a range of rice noodles, pastas made with ingredients such as brown rice and red lentils, lovely pasta sauces and a staple in anyone’s kitchen soya sauce.
Founded by the lovely Sarah Lynn, 2017 winner of the BBC’s The Apprentice, Sweets in the City is jointly owned by Lord Sugar and are seeing continued growth and success.
The Sweets in the City team inspire and innovate to produce personalised sweets, which are fun, fabulous and fill us with sweetness, that are suitable for any occasion such as friends and family gifting, celebrations, and corporate events.
Make your life that little bit sweeter and enjoy some Vegan sweet loveliness with the Sweets in the City range of Vegan Jars, Dual bags and why not even be part of The Sweet Society?
The Vegan fabulous Fizzy Frenzy giant jar of joy, personalised with my Forkward Thinking Foodinista logo, was jam packed with delightful deliciousness such as fizzy marvellous melons, scrummy sugar dummy’s, cheeky cherry cola bottles, a giant vibrant rainbow twist and so much more.
Be part of the team with this tasty Team Vegan jar that is sure to play with your taste buds and would make a gorgeous gift for friends, family, colleagues or why not just treat yourself to some super sweet vibes.
Do you want to be part of the club…well the brilliant bunch over at Sweets in the City have created The Sweet Society so that you and your squad can enjoy a mouth-watering monthly box of yumminess, so give a big hands up in the air for ‘Team Sugar’.
The Sweet Society is a superb subscription service which delivers direct to your door a varied range of quality tasty treats, that are seasonally selected, handpicked and packed with love by the superb Sweets in the City team.
Exciting to know that being part of the exclusive The Sweet Society means that every month you can get your sweet sugar fix which may even include exclusive/limited edition sweet ranges that are not always available on their website.
No need to look any further for your hampers, as Prestige Hampers have a fabulous foodie range to suit all dietary needs such as Vegan and Gluten Free.
The Vegan Treats selection is a tasty trio of Joe&Stephs Salted Caramel Popcorn 32g perfect to hang on the tree, a bar of Dark Valley Chocolate 90g and Gourmet Gummies Keats Of London Festive Mix 150g.
This yummy Gluten Free Goodies hamper packed with treats such as Elderflower Presse 25cl, Triple Choc Farmhouse Biscuits 150g, English Garden Breakfast Tea 20g, Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Crisps 50g, Valley Confectionery Fudge 100g, Mrs Darlington Raspberry Jam 130g, Valley Chocolate Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Square 100g and Raspberry Creams 90g all presented in a lovely Kraft Hamper Tray is good enough for a place under anyone’s tree.
Christmas Gift Guide 2020 Review: November 2020 #Gifted
Yes, it is that time of year, the sleigh bells are ringing and you can almost hear Santas Ho, ho, ho, but don’t panic as he ‘s not fallen through the chimney just yet.!
Grab a mince pie, enjoy a glass of mulled wine or two, sit back and scroll your way through my Santa sack of super duper samples, that I have been sent to review, which will give you all some amazing Christmas gift ideas for all your fabulous family, friends and loved ones.
There is nothing more exciting than a mountain adventure so give the gift of hiking this Christmas with the help of Ellis Brigham, an out of this world outdoor store with all you need to start some amazing adventures.
Ellis Brigham has both walk in stores and online shopping, so feel free to pop in store or alternatively shop online and have your hiking goodies delivered direct to your door.
Getting the right kit gives you the right start and the first thing to kit out is your feet. Choose from a range of both Male and Female Walking shoes and boots such as the Mens Morrells and the Salomon Women’s Gortex.
Prepare for the cold snap, don’t get a cold head and make sure you have some warm head gear. This North Face Peruvian Beanie is a great way to keep warm and look super cool in the process.
Love to cook up a storm in the kitchen…me too, so why not gift some useful pots, pans and roasting trays this Christmas.
Pro Cook has been in the business for over twenty years and impressively is still owned and managed by one of the original founding family members offering you savings of up to 50% off other leading brands.
Bag a bargain with the 16cm Gourmet Steel Saucepan with lid, with silicone handles this is a good all rounder with a strain and pour design, so perfect for all that fun Christmas cooking
Worried about finding the perfect gift for a special occasion? Not anymore, thanks to The Champagne & Gift Company’s new online service that offers a great selection of customised Champagne gifts for everyone and every occasion. Bottles can be individually personalised to make an extra special gift that will be cherished for many years to come.
The Champagne & Gift Company aim to create the perfect Personalised Champagne themed gift, beautifully presented and wrapped. So whether it’s to say a special “Thank You” to clients or friends, or for a romantic occasion, anniversary or corporate event you can be sure that the delighted recipient will treasure your gift.
The Champagne & Gift Company also provides distinctive own label Champagne for companies and organisations and have created bottles for some of the world’s leading names.
Whether you are raising your company profile, launching a new product, hosting a corporate event or just thanking your clients, Champagne branded with your organisation’s name and logo on the label is a most effective way to get your message across.
The company can tailor make to your requirements to personalise your bottles of fizz, so you can create memories with that personal touch. They offer both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options so they have you covered.
York Cocoa Works has always been a home away from home for us. A lovely local independent chocolatier with high quality products where they literally go from bean to bite, as their yummy treats are produced on site at their chocolate manufactory.
Owner Sophie and her team have created a cosy and snug environment perfect for family, friends and couples to enjoy a chocolate indulgence making your day much sweeter.
As always, the whole team make you feel welcome and part of the Cocoa works family from the moment you step in the door which is a reason many York residents and visitors to York keep returning.
The York Cocoa Works Chocolate Indulgence package includes a platter of super scrummy chocolate truffles, cakes and a hand-crafted bar of chocolate.
You also receive a hot drink of choice and I would highly recommend having their signature hot chocolate.
Sophies beautifully bespoke handcrafted chocolate packages allow the team to adapt for allergies such as dairy free, wheat free, vegetarian and vegan, so perfect for everyone.
In 1997 Ed started COOK as a frozen meal business in a small Farnham shop. Luckily Dale, one of Eds clients, just happened to be a chef, so Ed persuaded him to quit his job and they joined forces.
Through many trials and tribulations COOK opened more shops and offered more home delivery options. Fast forward to 2013 and COOK became one of the UK’s first certified B Corps that form part of a global commitment to do business right for people and the planet.
COOK are committed to making the world a better place by giving back to the community with the caring Hands programme, One Feeds Two, FoodCycle. Also, reducing food waste and acting on climate change, as since October 2017 have been purchasing renewable electricity for their shops and kitchens resulting in their carbon footprint shrinking by a third!
Employees voted COOK one of the top 100 Sunday Times best companies to work for and they have been on the list ever since. COOK have been certified by the living wage foundation since July 2015.
After 20 Years Dale retired in 2017 and Ed now heads the business alongside his sister Rosie as co-CEOs together with their team are still as committed as ever to bring you the absolute best home cooked meals, so you can go from freezer to plate in no time.
No need to queue up at the supermarket, as with COOK you are still able to eat healthy and save time. Dietary needs are also catered for as they offer a range of Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan and No Dairy options
Pots for One, the sticky veg satay and sweet potato & aubergine Sri Lankan curry are super yummy and perfect if you fancy a light lunch or supper.
COOK agree that every chef needs a night off from time to time, so their range of chef prepared frozen meals, that are delivered direct to your door, made with love using quality ingredients enabling you to enjoy a nutritious home cooked meal in minutes without the kitchen prep.
Offering a whole range of cuisines such as Spanish, Mexican, Italian and Indian you are spoilt for choice.
On every COOK dish you will notice the name and signature of the chef that created your meal which I am sure you will agree is a nice personable touch.