A Vegan Food Home Delivery Service with Clearspring #Review

A Vegan Foodie Home Delivery with Clearspring: February 2021 #Gifted

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.

Continue reading

Sweets in the City Vegan Jars, Duals and The Sweet Society #Review

Sweets in the City Vegan Jars, Duals and The Sweet Society: February 2021 #Gifted

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.

Gift gorgeously with the vibrant Vegan Duals Sweet Bags, an amazing addition to the Sweets in the City gifting range.

Continue reading

Fall in Love this Valentine’s Day with Chocolate and Love #Review

Fall in Love this Valentine’s Day with Chocolate and Love: February 2021 #Gifted

After a challenging 12 months for everyone it is still important to stand up and celebrate Love for our people and the planet Earth.  Even better let us celebrate with Chocolate.

Birgitte Hovmand and Richard O’Connor, loved up couple and founders Chocolate and Love have exactly what you need chocolate, chocolate, and lots of love with more chocolate.

People are important to Chocolate and Love which is why their cacao is sourced directly from the dedicate farmers who work within the Fairtrade certified cooperatives in Panama, Peru, The Dominican Republic, and Madagascar.

The focus is about sustainability and empowering the farmers enabling them to work for a Fairtrade Minimum price.  This money can be then used to help Farmers become more resilient to climate, educate their children, plan for the future and improve their communities.

Chocolate and Love care for our planet, so use FSC certified paper for their outer wrapper, plastic-free silver inner wrappers made from renewable wood which are completely biodegradable.

Even more impressive Chocolate and Love planted trees in Ethiopia and Tanzania in collaboration with an innovative re-forestation organisation called Weforest.org and are among their top 10 donors.  By planting back this offsets the production of the paper used, so by chomping Chocolate and Love’s yummy chocs you’re helping the planet too – sounds good to me!

Their premium organic Fairtrade mini and full-size chocolate bar boxes are amazing with Vegan and non-vegan options, so there’s something for everyone. The Chocolate and Love lovely libraries of chocolate Pure Dark/Dark filled with mini and tins are the perfect indulgent treat to gift to family, friends, loved ones or a gift from you to you to enjoy some self-care and you time.

Why not create a romance tray for your other half, using some of Chocolate and Loves yumminess, with Chocolate dipped strawberries, a mouth-watering melted choc pot mini fondue and a hot chocolate drink to wash it all down with.

Continue reading

Fairfields Farm New Flavour Launch: Roast Rib of Beef Crisps and Homegrown Potatoes Review

Fairfields Farm New Flavour Launch: Roast Rib of Beef Crisps and Homegrown Potatoes: January 2021 #Gifted

Fairfields Farms families have been farming in East Anglia for three generations on scenic and stunning farmland across the Colne Valley just north of Colchester in Essex.

From field to farm, the lovely Laura & Robert work hard to produce their delicious homegrown potatoes and their yummy hand cooked crisps offering nationwide delivery anywhere on the British mainland.

Exciting happenings have been taking place over at Fairfields farm, as they have just launched and introduced a new addition to their hand cooked crisp range; Roast Beef and impressively they are Vegan too!

Crisps are hand cooked on the farm to make sure that they meet the highest standards which is why they are BRC Grade AA accredited.

The Fairfields Farm potatoes are perfect for Baking, Roasting, Chipping, Boiling and Mashing, so you can get creative in the kitchen creating great value family meals.

My fav cooking method is the classic baked potato with butter, cream cheese and chives served with some fabulous Fairfield Farms Roast Rib Beef crisps and a pretty rainbow crunchy salad.

Why not use a potato for dessert, yes you read correctly! Using the Fairifields potatoes, I made these super scrummy mash potato chocolate truffles, yes, they may sound a bit wacky, but they are actually really good, and my family could not tell that these truffles contained potato instead of double cream…

Continue reading

COOK Frozen Prepared Meals Delivered Direct to your Door #Review

COOK Frozen Prepared Meals Delivered Direct to your Door Review: August 2020 #Gifted

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.

Continue reading

Shop Ethically and Enjoy Organic, Plastic Free Fruit & Veggies with Pikt #Review

Shop Ethically and Enjoy Organic, Plastic Free Fruit & Veggies with Pikt Review: August 2020 #Gifted

Pikt are an amazing friendly family run business who offer 100% organic fruit and veggies.  Impressive and a great way to eat healthy and look after you and your family.

They are B-Corp meaning that Pikt are actively committed to social change taking care of our planet and people.

Equally as impressive is that Pikt are fully plastic free and all their packaging is completely compostable.

Even the delivery of the boxes have an environmental focus.  Your fabulous fruit and veggies will be delivered by carbon neutral DPD.

Pikt offer fully flexibility and a non-pressured approached, you are not committed to a subscription so you can order exactly when you want anywhere in the UK with a delivery turn around time of around 48 hours.

Want to take control, opt for a Homey Box also pictured, a perfect way to choose exactly what you want perfect for someone who lives alone or have specific needs.

Sweet potatoes, avocado, gem lettuce, plum tomatoes, peppers, lemons, green beans, courgettes and spring onions eat your heart out.

Continue reading

Bakerdays Birthday Celebration Letterbox Cake #Review

Bakerdays Birthday Celebration Letterbox Cake Review: August 2020 #Gifted

Now you can post a letterbox Birthday cake to your family, friends and loved ones with Bakerdays.

Their letter box cake fits through most standard UK letterboxes, suitable for 3 – 4 people and they have a range of options such as vegan, gluten free and dairy free to cater for dietary needs.

Bakerdays offer a range of themes including this marvellous Musical Theatre cake, perfect for actors, theatre fans and fans of the arts in general.

The cake theme Phantom of the Opera brought back many fond memories, as this was the first musical myself and my husband went to watch together.

“All I ask of you” is to “Think of Me” send me cake, so we can enjoy a slice of yummy cake with “The Music of the Night” while cosy and snug on our picnic throw.

Continue reading

Get your Fruity Five a Day with Prestige Hampers #Review

Get your Fruity Five a Day with Prestige Hampers Review: August 2020 #Gifted

Now more than ever people want to give their immune systems a boost by eating healthy foods such as fruits.  Prestige Hampers have a whole range of fabulous fruity offerings that are perfect to gift to family, friends, loved ones and even a gift from you to you.

Prestige offer UK delivery and to ensure safety they have a contactless delivery system in place and even have a next day gifts service, so making your hamper delivery quick, easy and just a click away.

Fresh Fruit Basket

The fresh fruity basket is ideal to enjoy in the comfort of your own home, on a hike or perfect for a fruit themed picnic.

 

Included are 400g of grapes, 2 satsumas, 2 gala apples, 2 granny smith apples, 2 plums and 2 kiwis, so plenty to go around.

All presented in this wonderful wooden handled trug which is not only beautiful, but reusable.  Ideal to store small garden tools and hand-picked herbs from the garden.

Classic Fruit Tray

The classic Fruit Tray offers the lucky recipient a tasty tray of healthy treats.

Included with the vibrant fresh fruit tray are bananas, grapes, satsumas, gala and granny smith apples.

The perfect pick me up with a natural and healthy vitamins boost.

The Healthy Ploughman

The Healthy Ploughman includes some fabulous fresh fruits like red and green grapes, kiwi, apples, and satsumas.

There are some scrumptious yummy cheeses included such as the Red Wax Cheddar Chilli & Lime and a Double Gloucester Black Wax 100g which are perfect to go with the Kale & Nut spiced toast.

Continue reading

Get Ready for your Summer Self-Catering Staycation with PRESS London #Review

Get Ready for your Summer Self-Catering Staycation with PRESS London Review: July 2020 #Gifted

With more and more people opting to go on summer self-catering staycations this year PRESS London provide an easy way to buy low maintenance pre-prepared meals, soups, juices and smoothies, so making your staycation catering arrangements much easier.

PRESS have done all the hard work for you, as their plant-based products are healthy and wholesome, packed full of flavour, goodness and importantly are convenient, well packed and easy to prepare so you won’t need to spend hours in the kitchen cooking.

Allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy some much deserved you time and enjoy a nice cold smoothie or juice drink in the jacuzzi tub.

The PRESS Smoothie bundle includes 6 super smoothies including x2 Easy Green, x2 Super Glow and x2 Super Berry all special prepared to give you the right balance, a boost of vitamins, antioxidants and goodness in the go.

PRESS London deliver direct to your door, so this allows you to get organised ahead of time.  Place an order to arrive before you go, so you can simply pack, go and enjoy the stunning scenery and your outdoor adventures.

Enjoy exciting explorations and keep hydrated with the PRESS pure orange juice, the perfect thirst quencher to take on a mountain hike.

The veggie coconut curry and bean chilli are the perfect home comfort food fuel needed before or after an afternoon of hiking and outdoor activity.

Continue reading

A Taste of Italy with Sous Chef #Review

A Taste of Italy with Sous Chef Review: July 2020 #Gifted

Sunshine in full heat, it is nice to enjoy some of the ‘La dolce vita’ aka ‘The sweet life’ but in the comfort of your own home.  Sous Chef have a whole range of gorgeous goodies, that are quality and authentic, perfect for a family feast.

Alcohol-free, Gluten Free, Vegan, no problem as Sous Chef have a range of fabulous foodie products no matter what your dietary needs to create a perfect dinner in the comfort of your own home.

Before you do anything, grab a refreshing sparkling drink of Crodino, iconic and one of the most famous non-alcoholic aperitif in Italy, a beautiful drink to sip, while enjoying the sun, cooking and chow down on some scrummy savoury food.

Set the tone with these amazing Al Fresco fig side plates, a perfect addition to any dinner table.  Made with melamine they are lightweight, durable and easy clean, so perfect to take out on a family picnic too.  We love our plates and would well recommend.

Make dinner that bit extra special with some marvellous medium fruity extra virgin olive oil in this pretty polka dot Frantoio Muraglia terracotta bottle is both handmade and hand-painted.  Michelin-starred chef’s Felice Sgarra’s uses this olive oil to dress seafood dishes, so you know it’s good stuff!

The oil has low acidity and is fragrant, so perfect for Mediterranean cooking.  The terracotta beautiful bottle makes for a nice dinner table centre piece and once the oil has been used why not add a few flowers.

Rummo Gluten free pasta in both rigatoni and classic fusilli are the perfect way to create quick easy meals for family and friends who may have dietary needs.

Continue reading