Duerr’s Marmalades and Conserves Review

Duerr’s Marmalades and Conserves Review: August 2017

Based in marvelous Manchester, there is some real history and knowledge behind the Duerrs brand. All beginning with Fred and Mary Duerr’s homegrown business, since 1881 for 135 years, Duerr’s the oldest family-owned jam maker in England, have been producing preserves using timeless family recipes. The family talents are not just in making perfect preserves, they brought the innovative Orbit™ easy-open lid to market, Europe’s first squeezy jam bottles and impressively invented the periscopes used in World War One.

Sent a stash of delicious, divine and delightful Duerr’s Marmalades and conserves. Still salivating, all the conserves and marmalades were lush. Conserves included the Sunny lemon, Golden orange and totally tangerine. Mouth-watering Marmalades included the classic Seville, Sunny Seville, Golden ginger and half sugar Seville.

The thick cut classic Seville Marmalade, was the perfect paring, generously spread across my home baked muffins. The Chunky Golden Ginger Marmalade, was perfect to use in my ginger, peach panna cotta dessert. The Jar complemented the dish, both in terms of taste and presentation, by housing the most lip-smackingly refreshing ginger, orange and peach cocktail. Finally, the golden ginger and half sugar Seville marmalade along with my homemade linseed bread rolls, made the most fab foodie gift

A fabulous family brand steeped in tradition, now Fred and Mary’s, great great great grandsons, Richard and Mark, continue to expand crafting and creating a range of quality products using both innovative and traditional family recipes. Grab a jar, twist that lid off and see what you can create.

Thank you to the Duerr’s family, my lovely followers and all the fab bloggers out there 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://duerrs.co.uk/

BFree Foods Review

BFree Foods Review: July 2017

The brilliant BFree products are allergen free meaning that there is no gluten, dairy, wheat, nuts, egg or soy and are suitable for vegans too. Low in fat and high in fibre means that they are nutritionally sound – amazing! The clever guys and gals over at BFree have developed a natural recipe and composition that replaces wheat and gluten, that still gives their ‘good for you’ breads the right structure, without affecting the taste.

Boom I received a batch of beautiful BFree breads delivered direct to blogging HQ ready to put through the taste test. Products tasted included the Oaty loaf, Multiseed bagels, Brown seeded rolls, Sweet Potato Wraps, Quinoa and Chia Seed Wraps, Stone Baked Pita Bread and the Fajita Kit.Winner in the Product of the Year category at the 2017 Free From Food Awards, The BFree Sweet Potato Wraps were a sweet deal. At only 96 calories per wrap, when lightly fried, these made ideal crunchy chips to dip in my homemade Mexican bean stew pot – comfort food at its best. BFree Bestsellers, The BFree Quinoa and Chia Seed Wraps made lush lip-smackingly scrummy pizza bases for my tomato, cheese and rocket party pizzas.  Light, crispy and deliciously divine.

Going for gold with the BFree Stone Baked Pitta Breads which won gold at the UK Free From Food Awards 2017. Authentically made in a stone fired oven gives them a toasted taste which made them perfect to add to my healthy and fresh summer snacker crudité platter.

Date night, mate night, family night or simply a you night, well the fabulous fiery Fajita Kit will be a fab feed! This smashing kit comes complete with 6 multigrain wraps, 1 seasoning mix and a Salsa Double Sachet. Just add 400grams of chicken, 2peppers and 1 onion and you are good to go.  I added my own homemade sour cream sauce to finish the dish off.

Brilliant BFree’s excellent, extraordinary, innovative range have made guilt free bread eating possible. Their tantalisingly, terrific tasting breads are well worth a whirl…get online and give them a go yourself.

Thank you to the BFree Foods Team, my lovely followers and all the fab bloggers out there 🙂

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://uk.bfreefoods.com/

BFree Foods Ltd, 10 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

Email: info@bfreefoods.com

Phone: 00353 1 7790500

Oatly Products Review

Oatly Products Review: July 2017

Oatly operates from Sweden with Headquarters situated in Malmö and their Production & Development Center situated in Landskrona. Founded in the 1990s the brand is based on Swedish research from Lund University. Oatly, have patented enzyme technology, which turns fibre rich oats into nutritionaly rich liquid products. Oatly’s core ethos is about both human well-being and protecting the planet’s resources.

Oatly have seen continued growth and their products are now available to buy in more than 20 countries throughout Europe and Asia. Oatly mean business and they are not cow’s milk, but a quality substitute made from oats. I got sent an ‘Oatsome’ array of Oatly goodies to try and taste test, that included; Oat drinks in chocolate, barista edition, oat and organic oat. Also, creamy oat, creamy oat fraiche and vanilla custard.

The fabulously fresh fraiche was lush and creamy. The fraiche whisked up with some fresh spring onion and a handful of herbs created the most lip-smacking tasty crudité platter dip. Delicious desserts can be made divine with lashings of Oatly’s vanilla custard…yummy!

The chocolate oat drink, when served up in a milk bottle style glass, made an ideal drink to serve up alongside an afternoon tea. The brilliant barista edition oat drink really is worth a whirl and paired well with both tea and coffee, enhancing the flavour naturally, taking the taste factor up to the next level.

Oatsome products, that you ‘oat’ to try out! Thank you to the Oatly Team, my lovely followers and all the fab bloggers out there 🙂

Melanie xx

Contact:

http://www.oatly.com/

Goodio Chocolate Review

Goodie Chocolate Review: July 2017

Inspired by Finland’s core values of well-being, transparency and sustainability, Jukka Peltola founded Goodio in 2015 with one core question, “What if there was a food brand you could trust?”. Avoiding any of the sugar laden nasties, Goodio instead uses both nutritious and organic ingredients, such as raw cacao, to create a range of innovative and unique flavour combinations. Goodio have created quality vegan chocolate bars, with ethical principles and have now expanded into three continents and 5 countries including; Finland, Sweden, UK, USA and Hong Kong.

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Wrights Baking Club Review

Wrights Baking Club Review: July 2017

George Reynolds Wright took the chair at Ponders End Mills, where Wrights produce their mixes, some 140 years ago. Impressively, During World War II, Wright’s continued productions seven days a week to help make up for the loss of mills bombed in the Blitz. Now, four generations on his great grandson David Wright has taken the reins of the family firm and using modern techniques is driving the baking firm forward.

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Everdine Clean Eating Review

Everdine Clean Eating Review: June 2017

With just a few clicks online, my Everdine vegetarian plan cooked and frozen meals were courier-delivered direct to my door. The packaging is recyclable and the sheep wool helped to keep the food insulated during the delivery process and all the meals came in quality robust packaging. Also, included was a welcome booklet with a full insert detailing my menu plan.

The fact that the meals are ready to simply stick straight into your freezer means that the natural goodness has been locked in. Everdines innovative chefs Matt and Viresh trained in Michelin-starred restaurants and create these wholesome nutritious convenient clean eating meals.

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