Plush Chocolates “Fabulous and Fair” was founded 4 years ago by Jenny Silverthorne-Wright and Sarah Hobbs who had previously worked together at Oxfam.
Inspired by a shared love of chocolate and desire to improve the lives of people through fair and ethical trade, Sarah and Jenny have established a brand of chocolates that offers something for everyone – from organic premium Belgian chocolate assortments, to handmade English truffles, sumptuous seasonal gifts and keepsakes, interesting and unusually flavoured chocolate treats and an array of children’s novelties.
Made by skilled artisans in Belgium and the UK, all Plush Chocolates are made using the best Fairtrade ingredients, such as cocoa beans from the Dominican Republic, Peru and Ghana, and Fairtrade sugar from Paraguay. Carrying the Fairtrade mark on all their products, customers can be certain that the Fairtrade ingredients used by Plush Chocolates have helped producers in developing countries get a better deal from international trade, helping them to build a more positive, sustainable, dignified future. And Plush packaging is ethical too, with trays made from biodegradable corn starch, and handmade gift boxes made by Fair Trade producer groups in the mountains of Indian Kashmir.
Some lines are also organic and gluten free and most are suitable for vegetarians.
You can find out more about Plush at www.plushchocolates.co.uk.
At Claire’s Handmade, my chef husband Michael and I make a selection of quality preserves, chutneys, relishes and other condiments. We have won numerous Great Taste Awards and other accolades for our traditionally-made products. All products are free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.
One way or another Michael and I have always been involved in the catering industry; from a pub in Cumbria, to an hotel in Cornwall, and then back up to Cumbria. Over those years, we were often complimented on the jams and chutneys we made and served in our restaurants. The arrival of our children prompted the sale of our Cornish hotel and the move back up to Cumbria. Upon our return, we began “Claire's Handmade” in our family kitchen using our Rayburn and my mother's treasured Aga jam pan, selling our products at Farmers' Markets and local shows.
Ever increasing demand for our traditionally made products forced a decision to move the business into dedicated premises with a purpose-built kitchen. Since then, business has continued to go from strength to strength and we are pleased to say we now have a small team working with us. We have won numerous Great Taste Awards, Best Overall Preserve in the North West for our Beetroot Chutney with Fresh Ginger and 'Lake District Life Food Heroes Award'.
We pride ourselves on combining tradition with innovation and we are always on the lookout for new product ideas.
Contact Claire on 01697 345974
Deliciously moreish Yorkshire Crisps are produced from locally-grown vegetables which are hand-fried in hot sunflower oil and seasoned with totally natural flavourings whilst still warm.
The gourmet range consists of 11 tasty flavours, including the latest – ‘Roast Lamb & Mint’ which has won a 2011Gold Great Taste Award. Yorkshire Crisps are available in selected flavours in 40g single bags, 150g large sharing bags or their unique 100g stay-fresh re-sealable drums – ideal for sharing.
For further information contact The Yorkshire Crisp Company on 01909 774411 or visit www.yorkshirecrisps.co.uk
At Cairnsmhor we adore the good things in life! We’ve taken classic treats and have given them an imaginative twist to create truly mouth watering delights that are the best of good taste.
Baked by hand using the finest ingredients Cairnsmhor’s beautifully packaged range of sweet biscuits, savoury oatcakes, flavoursome crackers and delectable confectionery treats offer a taste of luxury that can be enjoyed every day.
Combining the best of Scottish ingredients, taking inspiration from traditional recipes and evoking the flavours of Scotland, the Cairnsmhor range provides a true taste of Scotland for the stylish and contemporary consumer.
Radfords Fine Fudge Ltd prides itself as a supplier of quality handmade fudge.
The company is situated in Martock, Somerset. We have many awards winning flavours which include our clotted cream fudge, rum & raisin fudge, coconut ice and Christmas pudding fudge.
Our fudge is made using traditional methods using copper boiling pans, it is then hand cut and packaged to ensure superior quality and taste. All of our products are free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.
Our sister company www.thefudgeclub.co.uk supplies gifts direct to loved-ones or corporate clients.
Shortbread House is a small, family-run bakery based in Edinburgh. Their shortbread is quite distinct from other brands as it is genuinely made by hand, using the same methods as Scottish housewives have used for generations in their kitchens. Every aspect of their business confirms their commitment to excellence and outstanding quality.
Shortbread House sells its products to many of the most well known department stores, hotels, delicatessens, airport shops and hamper companies. They produce own label shortbread for customers such as Fortnum & Mason and Harvey Nichols. Please go to http://www.shortbreadhouse.com/video.html to see the care with which the products are made.
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