Tideford Organics Soups Review: September 2017
Since 1996 in their Devon Kitchen, Tideford Organics have been creating an innovative range of scrummy soup recipes. Excitingly re-launching in 2016, as the UKs first organic vegan brand, crafting and creating soups that are gluten free, low fat, organic, vegan and with no added sugars. The Tideford Team sent me some super soups in celebration of Organic September. I was excited to review, not just for the obvious taste testing reason, but due to the brands commitment and dedication to support the wellbeing of our environment.
The brands core ethos is that, “a little change can make a big difference” which underpins their ‘Take the Pledge to Eat More Veg’ campaign. Eating less meat improves health and helps our environments health too. The statistics are eyewatering, “The meat + dairy industries use a third of our planet’s fresh water supply” “Animal agriculture is responsible for 91% of amazon destruction”, “51% of global greenhouse emissions are due to livestock + their by-products”, “A plant-based diet cuts your carbon footprint by 50%”, “If everyone had one meat-free day a week it’d be like taking 240 million cars off the road”, “If you skip just one burger you’ll have saved enough energy to charge your iPhone for 4.5 years!”
Yutaka Noodles Review: September 2017
British Taiwanese food writer and TV chef Ching-He Huang has been busy demonstrating her culinary flair and finesse creating Yutaka’s new healthy organic soybean noodles range. Gluten free, high in protein, high in fibre, no additives, low in sodium and suitable for vegetarians, these nice noodles tick all the right boxes.
Supertreats Carob Chocolate Bar review: June 2017
Brand founder Virpi, developed the Supertreats bars, as a few years after the birth of her son, Virpi was reaching out for a quick sugar fix in order to counter the tiredness of becoming a new parent. However, Virpi increasingly found that snacking on these quick fix sugar loaded treats, made her suffer from headaches, feel lethargic, unable to concentrate, and at times feel slightly depressed. Hence, Vipri’s journey began and the Supertreats carob chocolate bar was born.
Cut the caffeine, ditch the sugar rush and let your true energy shine is the Supertreats moto.
Scheckter’s Drinks Review: March 2017
The lovely peeps at Scheckter’s drinkies sent me a range of their fab drinks to try along with a cool canvas bag. Founded back in 2010 by Toby Scheckter the company has seen worldwide growth in the UK, USA, South Africa, Austrailia and the Netherlands. The main company aim was to create simple, clean drinks that taste great! No artificial flavours, sweeteners, colours, no artificial preservatives, no taurine, no synthetic caffeine and only using natural and organic ingredients. Scheckter’s are a sure super thing as they are NON-GMO verified, Informed sport/Informed choice approved, vegetarian society approved and use BPA free packaging – WoW!
Creative Nature Organic Chia & Mulberry Muffin Mix Review: March 2017
CEO Julianne Ponan, has managed to create a superfood magic muffin mix that is completely nut free, gluten free, dairy free, soya free and Organic too! There is also an alternative recipe for vegans, so this bake has all bases covered. Proudly displaying their 2016 Great Taste Award badge on their muffin mix bake bag, I knew these were going to be a great bake.
Creative Nature Organic Chocolate Brownie Mix Review: February 2017
Natural and Organic Awards Europe 2016 Finalist for best new special diet product and shortlisted in 2016 for the Best of Organic Markets Awards, this brilliant brownie bake mix stands out from the crowd. 100% natural, organic, vegan and raw ingredients such as Organic Cacao powder, Chia seeds and Dairy Free Chocolate Chips make up this heavenly mix. CEO/Owner Julianne Ponan herself has a nut allergy so worked endless evenings to create a nut free formula that is also gluten free, soya free, dairy and wheat free – what is not to like!
Clearspring Review 2 Desk Nibbles Minus the Naughtiness: February 2017
Some of you may remember last year, that I received a lovely Christmas package from the team over at Clearspring HQ? The parcel was packed with lots of yummy healthy nutritious organic goodies to try out. After all of Decembers indulgence, January 2017 was time for a “Clearspring”. A notoriously unhealthy desk snacker, daily I was working my way through packs of fat fuelled crisps, sugar powered soups and sweets, that could total up to a whopping 800 calories! Simply nibbling on a pen lid was certainly not a viable answer to aid my calorific desk fix.