If you have visited our unit recently you may be aware of the building work going on around us. We are currently in the process of extending our unit to include a much larger refrigeration space, new bespoke packing and production rooms and improved office space. Perhaps most importantly for us and our customers is the extension of the fridge which will enable us to begin stocking a wider variety of new and exciting products in the new year. The photographs below show the whole extension process from clearing the area behind our current unit to our products back on the shelves in their home:
We are already noticing a difference with how much space we now have. While our office extension remain ongoing the fridge and production rooms are now completed. We can’t wait to begin filling the new refrigeration space with brand new delicious products in the new year!
Is it to early for the ‘C’ word!?
For us the planning for Christmas has already begun and we’re currently in the process of preparing our brochure which should be out to all of our customers in the next few weeks, in the meantime here is a sneak peek of some new products coming to you for Christmas 2019 – enjoy!
Buiteman Homemade Cheese Biscuits
Buiteman are producers of savoury biscuits, straws and twists in over 250 different recipes. Established in 1958 their products are all made to traditional family recipes and methods using high quality ingredients. This year we are stocking their Baked with Love range of cheese biscuits including Gouda Crumble, Cheddar Cheese, Gouda & Chive and Gouda & Chilli varieties. All of these are available in boxes of 6x75g packs and more information can be found here.
Shropshire Spicy Company Gourmet Stuffing
Specialising in producing dips, spice mixes and of course their gourmet stuffing range, the Shropshire Spice Company was established in the 1970’s and their delicious products can now be found up and down the country. Their range includes traditional wild sage and red onion stuffing, fragrant lemon, thyme and parsley and festive roasted chestnut, cranberry and orange. These make a delicious addition to your roast dinner no matter the time of year and are available now in cases of 6x150g packs. The whole range is available to view here.
Waterhouse Fayre Pickles
Waterhouse Fayre are Devon based producers of award winning small batch jams and chutneys. Their products are all handmade using traditional home cooking techniques and locally sourced ingredients. This Christmas we will be stocking their new range of pickles including classic pickled onions in a variety of different flavours, pickled shallots and pickled eggs which are all available in cases of 6x420g jars. For the full range of flavours click here.
It’s never to early to start thinking about Christmas; look out for our 2019 Christmas brochure with your invoices in the next few weeks.
The weather may have taken a turn for the worse this week but hopefully the sun will be returning very soon and we’ll be able to enjoy these delightful summer dips from Delphi Foods al fresco style.
Established in 1984, Delphi Foods is a family run business specialising in dips, salads, olives and tapas made using the finest ingredients. We have been stocking their products for a long time and following recent introduction of new lines and vibrant new packaging they are really becoming a popular choice for a number of our customers.
Traditional dips include classic houmous, made with ground chickpeas, nutty tahini and lemon juice, refreshing tzatziki with cooling yogurt, chopped cucumber and mint and chunky guacamole made with avocado, coriander, lemon and a hint of chilli. Other dips in their range including smoky aubergine, classic taramasalata, smooth tahini and a variety of flavoured houmous.
Their extensive salad range includes fluffy cous cous with smoky char-grilled vegetables, fresh edamame beans and sun-dried tomatoes with mixed herbs and hearty three bean salad with a mix of red kidney, borlotti and cannelloni beans marinated in olive oil and herbs. All of these salads are suitable for vegetarians and the majority are also vegan friendly making them a perfect addition for BBQ’s and al fresco parties this summer. They also travel well which makes them a great picnic staple.
Among their tapas products are classic falafel made from garbanzo beans and Middle Eastern spices, tasty Greek style dolmades made using fresh vine leaves and a delicious mix of cooked rice and herbs and red peppers stuffed with feta cheese and marinated with garlic and fresh herbs.
We are excited to be exhibiting again at this years Source Trade Show held at Westpoint Arena, Exeter from 6th-7th February! Showcasing the best from local food producers, hospitality and the catering sector, this is a great show for seeing a wide range of what the South West has to offer – we certainly think so as this is currently the only show we attend.
We will be bringing a wide selection of our products to display as well as showcasing some new products for this year. One of these is a new range of frozen, home cooked ready meals from Olive’s Kitchen. Originally established in 2013 as a deli, demand for their own cooked frozen meals soon overtook fresh produce and as a result the deli closed in 2016 to allow them to fully concentrate on Olive’s Kitchen. Today they use traditional family methods and home-cooking techniques to produce genuinely delicious food. We can’t wait for you to try their Lamb Navarin – a take on the French classic of slow cooked lamb with root vegetables and tomatoes and for dessert why not try the Chocolate Brownie Pudding, deliciously decadent with a rich and indulgent melt-in-the-middle centre – perfect with a spoonful of equally indulgent clotted cream.
Alongside these new products we will also sampling from Curworthy Cheese. Made on the same farm for the last 25 years, we stock a variety of their cheeses including the sibling to the original Curworthy recipe Devon Oke. This is a full-fat hard cheese matured for six months, during which time it develops its characteristic buttery, creamy flavour and smooth texture similar to Gouda. A more recent addition to their repertoire is the Dartmoor Chilli which is made to the traditional Curworthy recipe but with the addition of fresh Ring of Fire chillies sourced from the nearby Dartmoor Chilli Farm. This cheese is matured for only 6-8 weeks which leaves a mellow, slightly sweet cheese able to take the heat of the chillies.
We will also be offering on the day deals on selected bacon, hams and cheeses, however as these will not be revealed until the day you’ll have to come and see us on Stand G31 to grab a bargain!