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Interview: Little Cook Box, Simon Guest

Simon Guest and his wife, Philippa, are the founders of Little Cook Box.

This year, for the first time, the Quality Food Awards have categories for recipe boxes and subscription boxes to reflect the growing trend for these meal solutions. We spoke to Simon Guest about Little Cook Box, the company he and his wife have launched to bring this idea to children’s meals. How did this idea come about? About 18 months ...

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Copperpot Originals rolls out fudge flavour


Cornish-based confectionery producers, Copperpot Originals, has announced its newest fudge flavour, Limoncello Butter Fudge. Made in St Ives, the new flavour was inspired by a wedding on the Amalfi Coast, Italy, in summer 2017; originally made as a bespoke batch as wedding favours for family friends, the Limoncello flavour inspired production in the Copperpot factory in St Ives. Commercial director, ...

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Tesco to launch plant-based steak in 400 stores


With National Vegetarian Week well under way, it has been announced that Tesco will become the first supermarket in the world to sell a 100% plant-based steak produced by Netherlands-based company, Vivera. Launching on May 21 in more than 400 UK stores, the large-scale production of the steak has been described as a “major breakthrough”, with Vivera expecting to produce ...

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Simply Ice Cream unveils Brogdale Collection flavours

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Simply Ice Cream and Brogdale Fine Fruits have partnered up to create a range of ice cream flavours based on the finest Brogdale produce. The specially created ice creams champion the Collection’s fruit, with the range including Apple Crumble, Rhubarb and Custard, Cherry Pie and Cherry Blossom all on sale for £2 a tub in Brogdale’s Fruit shop. “Brogdale is ...

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Asda grows vegan offering

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Asda has announced the extension of its vegan range with the launch of new summer vegan products. With veganism proving to be a rapidly growing trend and over 3.5 million Brits now reportedly choosing to follow a plant-based diet, the new range is introducing vegan burgers and sausages. Fully accredited by the Vegan Society and made using natural ingredients that ...

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Cold-pressed juices from wonky fruit and veg launch in Tesco


Tesco is rolling out its Waste NOT range of cold-pressed juices, using wonky fruit and vegetables that may have otherwise gone to waste. Created by two of Tesco’s major produce suppliers, G’s and AMC, the Waste NOT range will be sold in about 350 Tesco stores across the UK. Included in it will be surplus apples, beetroot, strawberries and watermelon ...

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Asda unveils new Mac ‘n’ Cheese burger

The new Extra Special Truffle Mac ‘n’ Cheese Topped Beef Burger.

Asda has launched its new Extra Special Truffle Mac ‘n’ Cheese Topped Beef Burger, its ‘most-indulgent burger yet’. The new burgers include rich macaroni cheese, with roasted sweet onion and black summer truffle shavings and need no preparation. Retailing at £3 for two, the new burger is aimed at all Mac ‘n’ Cheese fans; Asda’s product developer for meat, Rachel ...

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Bonne Maman introduces new breakfast compotes

The new Bonne Maman compotes. (Photo credit: Bonne Maman)

Bonne Maman has rolled out three new compotes made from ripe whole fruit to a traditional French recipe. Bonne Maman Cherry, Apricot and Rhubarb Compotes are bursting with whole dark cherries, apricot pieces or chunks of rhubarb, providing an easy way to add a burst of natural summer fruit flavours to breakfasts year-round. Found beside the Bonne Maman conserves in ...

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Tesco launches smaller wine bottles for Millennials

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Tesco has rolled out a new range of smaller sized wine bottles, in a bid to help shoppers control portions and cut down on waste. The new 37-strong range will be the retailer’s first ever 50cl wine bottle size, containing the equivalent of four glasses. It includes favourites, such as Tesco Finest New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc (£5.50 for 50cl) and ...

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Waitrose celebrates 30 years of houmous with new flavours

Waitrose launched houmous for the first time 30 years ago.

Waitrose has launched two new dips to mark the 30th anniversary since it started stocking houmous for the first time in 1988. Made from a blend of cooked chickpeas, tahini (sesame paste), lemon and garlic, houmous was anything but a household staple when Waitrose first introduced it on its shelves. “To set it in context: when houmous launched in the ...

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