Almond Nut Clusters Are the New Snacks in SourcedBox

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The Great Taste Award winning Almond Nut Clusters, part of the Pure Bite range, are now going to be featured as a selected snack in SourcedBox’s healthy delivery service, starting from mid-February 2018. SourcedBox delivers every month a selection of the best healthy snacks, all bundled up into a beautiful box that gets delivered directly to its consumers.

“We are thrilled to have Pure Bite’s Almond Nut Clusters in our February SourcedBox. These delicious clusters pack a nutritional punch without compromising on taste, making them exactly the kind of healthy snack that our subscribers love,” said Max Head-Lee, Co-founder of SourcedBox.

Pure Bite is a brand belonging to BiteUK, which offers a delicious range of rice, nut, and coconut baked snack clusters. The founder of BiteUK, Jason Bull, said about the news: “We share values with SourcedBox and love their ideology that brings delicious healthy snacks straight to people’s doors and desks. We love the energy of their business and ability to engage with people through social media channels. We are delighted that they we are spreading the word about healthy snacking together.”

In the snack market, there is a high demand for nut snacks, with a 23.5% increase in consumption in the last two years. The Pure Bite products are dairy free, gluten free, vegan, preservative free, high fibre, high protein, low salt, low sugar and low in calories. The range was created as an answer to a gap in the market for delicious, bite size, and healthy snacks. Jason experienced this first hand, having relatives who suffer from coeliac disease and who find it really challenging to find high quality and tasty gluten free products.

“Our products are low in calories and suitable for people with allergies and intolerances. What I am most proud of is our ability to achieve a product of such outstanding health credentials which taste incredible – and to deliver that package at a competitive price to retailers,” said Jason.

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A New Style of ‘Long Drink’

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Sauce Communications has introduced The Longflint Drinks Co, a new style of ‘long drink’ in the UK that uses handmade tonics, sodas, and seltzers combined with craft spirits. Its mission is to bring the excellence and expertise of their background in craft beer under a new form.

“What we do is actually pretty simple. We hand make a range of tonics, seltzers and sodas before matching them with gin, rum, vodka or mezcal from our favourite craft spirits producers,” said the co-founder James Law.

Founded in east London, Longflint represents a collaboration between artists who design each of its labels, local suppliers, and independent producers that results into unique and affordable drinks. The range can be found and purchased at the price of £3.50 at Mother Kelly’s, Selfridges, and Whole Foods, in the tap rooms of Camden Brewery and Beavertown, and in pubs such as the People’s Park Tavern in Victoria Park. It can also be purchased online via Amazon or directly from its website:

The founders of Longflint Drinks Co. are James Law and Mark O’Reilly, together with brewer Shane McNamara. They all have a background in craft beer, using it to produce a range of drinks made in collaboration with craft spirits producers. The drinks are carbonated and are around 5% ABV.

The Longflint range includes: A Winter Spiced Pear, Vodka Tonic, a blend of new season British conference pears, East London Liquor’s 100% wheat vodka, and a syrup of clementine’s, cassia cardamom, ginger, cinchona bark, and cloves; Ginger & Rum Fuego, with spiced rum, pressed ginger juice, and Longflint’s own dried chilli tincture Rumbullion; Grapefruit, Sour Cherry & Mezcal Paloma, QuiQuiRiQui mezcal blended with grapefruit juice, and a thyme and rosemary vodka maceration; Hibiscus, Gin Tonic, with cold brewed hibiscus flowers, packed with red stone fruit flavours and Longflint’s house tonic; Negroni Sbagliato, using prosecco instead of gin and added Sicilian blood orange juice; Rhubarb & Vodka Seltzer, a blend of pure British rhubarb juice, house-made vanilla tincture, and organic vodka; and Rose Hip & Gin Fizz, organic gin mixed with Longflint’s house tonic and rose hip, the fruit of the Rosa Canina.

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River Cottage Kitchen Opens at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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Visitors at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo can now eat on the premises at the River Cottage Kitchen and Deli, a collaboration between Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his River Cottage team. Delicious lunches cooked with the finest seasonal ingredients, ethically and locally sourced, will be available on the menu.

The rustic restaurant overlooks the picturesque Chiltern Hills on one side and the Zoo’s herd of white rhinos on the other side, making it a truly unique experience. The menu includes starters such as grilled flatbread, organic hummus and hemp seed dukkah and some of the main meals available are Roast spiced cauliflower, split peas and crisp onions and Baked lamb meatballs with pickled lemon and yogurt. Guests can also indulge in a few desserts, with hazelnut pavlova with roasted apples and custard being one of them.

“We are passionate about the quality of our visitor experience and as a result are in the middle of a £1m investment programme of our catering options at Whipsnade. Underpinned by our shared ethos and commitment to ethically-produced food, River Cottage is the perfect catering partner for ZSL,” said Kathryn England, ZSL Head of Commercial. “It is truly an experience like no-other, giving diners the chance to refuel with delicious meals while enjoying a remarkable view of our incredible herd of white rhinos on one side and overlooking the Chiltern Hills on the other. It is the perfect addition for any foodie exploring the UK’s largest Zoo.”

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and ZSL have worked together before, both being committed to environmental sustainability and conservation. ZSL runs more than 50 such projects worldwide, and many of them focus on Hugh’s visions, such as his influential mission to combat the elephant ivory trade. Another similarity is that they are both interested in reducing the levels of consumer waste.

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