This week I have been busy updating our Stock Sheets preparing to include lots of products for our new Christmas Hampers and Gift Baskets. These include some familiar but seasonal items such as Ditty's Bakery Mince Pies, Christmas Puddings and the new Chocolate Puddings, as well as Iced Christmas Cake from The Foods of Athenry and our new Spiced Apple Cake from The Grade.
However there are lots of delicious new items appearing such as Milk Chocolate Orange and Mini Boxed Pralines from Lindt. On a chocolate theme we have two new suppliers - 'Ooh Chocolata' with their Fig & Orange Milk Chocolate, Very Gingery Dark Chocolate and Very Minty After Dinner D'Ooh! Dahs. We also have Chocolate Naive (Lithuanian) bringing us some unusual flavours such as Peanut Butter, Inca Berry and Orange & Liquorice. Shortbread is a must for the festive season and this year we have House of Edinburgh Handmade Shortbread and their Rich Dark Chocolate Fingers along with new biscuit flavours such as Ginger & Oat and Toasted Coconut Crunch from Honest Bakery. Forest Feast have excelled themselves this year with many new products such as Mini Doy Packs of Cherries, Golden Berries and Dates, and Roasted & Salted Mixed Nuts and Sweet & Salty Fruit & Nuts.
On a savoury theme, we are now stocking two new cheeses, Heart of Lincolnshire Creamy Mature Cheddar and Caramelised Red Onion Cheddar from Nibble Nose. Delicioso's Sundried Tomato Pate, Iberico de Bellato Pate with Sherry, Salso Mojo Verde, Ajos Blancos Pickled Garlic Cloves, Alioli and Sardines in Olive Oil are all new for this Season as well as our Natural World Nut Butters and Savoury Spreads. Our Cocofina range has been highly popular and has also been expanded to include Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Coconut Flower Nectar, Organic Coconut Butter and an Organic Coconut & Cocoa Bar.
Phew, that's quite a list isn't it? As well as gaining lots of lovely new Customers, we also get lots of repeat custom and so like to add new things each year to keep things fresh. We'll bring you more details about our new Christmas & Gourmet Food Hampers over the coming weeks, to assist with your decision making!