Easter has been and gone, the clocks have gone forward, the days are getting longer - and dare we say it warmer! At long last Spring has arrived. Hurray!
To celebrate - and to get us in the mood for picnics and dining al fresco - we decided to get creative and design some new food hampers incorporating a range of fresh, perishable meats which we normally only have available at Christmas time.
Our regular customers will be pleased to hear that the Gold Great Taste Award winning organic smoked salmon from Ummera, County Cork is now available for purchase all year round! Anyone who has tasted this salmon will agree that it simply exquisite, a true taste sensation and amongst the finest smoked salmon available in the world. After all what other smoked salmon producer uses a mix of organic Portuguese sea salt and Costa Rican pure cane sugar before smoking their fish over wood chippings? To add to the range of fresh meats from Ummera Smokehouse we’ve also introduced a selection of their succulent and meaty smoked chicken crowns, smoked duck and bacon. All products are of course handmade using traditional methods without the use of artificial preservatives. This means the products have a very short shelf life of approximately 3 weeks. We receive a fresh supply of salmon and meats every 10 days, so you and the recipient of your gift can be assured of optimum freshness.
We’ve also introduced a range of hams from Brady Family Co. Kildare including their Connemara Air Dried Ham, an exceptional, hand made product and winner of the internationally renowned Great Taste Gold Award. The ham is slow cured for 5 weeks using local herbs and then hung for 9 months to dry. It is smoked over beach chips for one day to give the distinctive, yet delicate flavour.
Well that’s just the meats covered. We haven’t even mentioned our massive new range of freshly baked Cakes, Buns, Celebration Birthday Cakes, Cupcakes, Traybakes and Biscuits. These are delivered to us on a daily basis by a local award winning Bakery. At first they were on trial, but the were so popular it meant they quickly became a staple product and you’ll find them scattered throughout our new gift basket and hamper ranges.
And to wash everything done we have of course our new range of natural pressed Pure Apple Juices from the apple county of Ireland - Armagh. Hand picked Irish apples are pressed, blended and freshly bottled to produce light refreshing natural drinks, making them a perfect addition to our Spring range of luxury food hampers.
As our regular customers will know, at Basketsgalore.co.uk we place an extremely high emphasis on fresh, organic, artisan food. That’s why the Basketsgalore gift basket and luxury food hamper brand is synonymous with quality, exclusivity and luxury.