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Lavolio’s new Fondant Lovelies delicious at any time

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Treat yourself to a sensory revelation with Fondant Lovelies the latest creation from boutique confectioner, Lavolio, makers of luxury handmade Italian confectionery. Each box of soft Fondant Lovelies contains a mix from our six exquisite flavours: orange, raspberry, lemon, almond, pear and violet.  Every individual fondant is unique; crafted by hand using traditional moulds and […]

Enjoy British Food Favourites, the Healthy Way

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There’s nothing tastier than a full English breakfast, a traditional roast dinner, hot fish and chips, pizza or lots of chocolate! We all love our British comfort food, but these are unhealthy options for those who need to watch their cholesterol levels. Check out these healthy tips and suggestions if you want to maintain your […]

Four of the Most Popular International Cuisines in Britain

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Have you recently had a health or blood sugar check or a thought-provoking chat with your healthcare professional? As we get older it’s important to eat healthily in order keep our bodies in tip-top condition. When healthy eating seems like a boring, puritanical task, it’s easy to get off track and be tempted to eat […]

The Ice Cream Farm crowned World’s Largest Ice Cream Shop

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The UK and Cheshire has become home to the World’s Largest Ice Cream Shop as Chester-based tourist attraction, The Ice Cream Farm, beats off International competition to receive the coveted title from none other than The Guinness World Records. With almost 10,000 sq ft of ice cream heaven, Guinness World Records awarded record-breaking status to […]

Waterhead Hotel In The Lake District Showcases G&T cocktail menu

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Katie Sanders from English Lakes Hotels with Waterhead gin bike

A Cumbrian hotel is using pedal power to take some of its most sophisticated produce to remote areas of the Lake District. Inspired by the latest exploits of British riders in the Tour de France, Waterhead Boutique Hotel and Dining in Ambleside has introduced a vintage ‘gin bike’ to carry free taster samples of locally […]

Hungryhouse.co.uk reveals chippy dinner favourites by region

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Online food ordering platform hungryhouse.co.uk reveals that choosing to smother your chips in curry sauce or religiously order cod over a battered sausage can actually determine where in Britain you are from. Research from a recent hungryhouse survey reveals that despite being the nation’s favourite dish, ordering habits vary from place to place in the […]

Nightingales Eatery’s traditional British food and Sports Academy charity support

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Vulnerable young people supported by the charity Positive Mental Attitudes (PMA) will gain therapeutic experience thanks to the opening of Nightingales Eatery, launched with the support of the Start & Grow programme The unique 1940s themed café, Nightingales Eatery, was opened in Pickering by Janette Hynes MBE at the end of January 2016 and is […]

Primula Cheese’s sandwich recipes ready for British Sandwich Week

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In celebration of British Sandwich Week (8-14 May), Primula Cheese has put together a selection of sandwich recipes – from classic flavour combinations to retro favourites.  When it comes to the quintessential British snack, nothing beats the classic sandwich. Ever since the Fourth Earl of Sandwich John Montagu ordered his valet to bring him meat […]

Belvoir Fruit Farms limited edition Elderflower Cordial for Queens 90th

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Belvoir Fruit Farms is encouraging the nation to raise a very cordial glass to Her Majesty the Queen on her 90th birthday with a limited edition of their original Elderflower Cordial, resplendent with a union jack and a birthday message on the label.     The Leicestershire based, family-run business has been making its award […]

Afternoon Tea by Post!

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Afternoon tea has been a quintessentially English tradition since 1840 when Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, decided that she needed tea and a light snack to fill the gap between lunch and dinner which was served fashionably late at 8pm in her house. Soon she was inviting friends to join her in her rooms […]

A Little Piece & Love creates chocolate for geeks

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To add to their beautiful range of geeky chocolate including the pictured Doctor Who pieces, A Little Piece & Love have created a beautiful Dalek inspired dress for The Salon Du Chocolat last month. As expected, the dress received a lot of attention and was a huge success, with the BBC even sending a real […]

Peterborough winners of Love British Food 2015 Harvest Heroes

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A collaboration between local farmers, producers, artists, restauranteurs, allotmenteers and the local community in Peterborough are the winners of the Love British Food 2015 Harvest Heroes competition, run in conjunction with The Telegraph. The small coastal town of Emsworth, last year’s winner, came a very close second with another awe-inspiring effort that reached even further […]

Belvoir campaign with Tiggywinkles to save the hedgehog

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The snuffling of hedgehogs in the hedgerows at dusk used to be a familiar sound in British gardens and countryside but sadly with much of their natural habitat disappearing and securely enclosed gardens making it harder for them to pass from place to place, these prickly balls of sweetness are becoming a rare thing to […]

Highly Anticipated British Food Fortnight Commences

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This autumn everyone is standing together in support of British food and British producers during British Food Fortnight. Politicians, top chefs and national institutions are all getting behind the campaign. Will you stand with them? British food production and food security are more important than ever and simply put, British food really matters. Plus, it’s […]

Pop-Up Dessert Bar & Pastry Cocktail Masterclasses at The Chocolate Show London

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The Chocolate Show is pleased to announce a whole host of brand new experiential features for the London edition of The Chocolate Show, held in Olympia’s National Hall, 16-18th October. Renowned French chocolate maker Valrhona will be hosting a pop-up dessert bar, with patisserie Belle Epoque and there’ll be cocktails with a patisserie twist from […]

The Wham Cook bakeware essential for The Great British Bake Off fans

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With “The Great British Bake Off” back on the box, more and more of us are rising to the challenge of baking our own. But getting kitted out in the kitchen can be a costly job and might even see your cake making dreams collapse like an undercooked Victoria sponge. A secret ingredient is what’s […]

Chewits celebrate 50th anniversary with Chewbilee App

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Chewers! It’s Chewits 50th anniversary and to celebrate this chewtastic year, the iconic chewy sweet brand have launched their very own Chewits Chewbilee App. The Chewits Chewbilee app gives users the opportunity to vote for their all-time favourite Chewits advert. The adverts span from the early ‘Monster Muncher’ chomping through Barrow in Furness bus depot […]

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Sees Cream teas, ice-cream and chilled Pimm’s

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Cream tea and Pimms on NYMR

Cream teas, ice-cream and chilled Pimm’s – three great British summer staples have been given a steam makeover for August by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) where they are being served in the art deco surroundings of the Gresley Buffet carriage. “Summer is all about making the most of your days out and packing […]

Recipe: Black Forest Cheesecake

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Developed by former Great British Bake Off contestant Kate Henry – this is a wonderful twist on the classic 70’s cake. It looks very complicated and technical – but it isn’t. Give it a go! For the Chocolate Shortbread base: 90g Unsalted Butter 40g Caster Sugar 100g Plain Flour 1 ½ Tablespoons Cocoa Powder   […]

Essential Recipes for Brockmans Gin Summer and Autumn Cocktails

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Brockmans Gin, the ‘gin like no other’ brims with berries and botanicals so is perfect for cocktails. Brockmans has just released four new cocktail recipes for Summer/Autumn 2015. All taste as delicious as they look and make best use of summer berries and other ingredients as well as this super-premium English gin. Brockmans is available […]

OLPRO Launches National Picnic Association To Boost British Picnics

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There’s something very British about picnics, especially when we have good weather to go with them. So it’s surprising there is no official organisation supporting best picnic practice in the UK. That’s why family camping and outdoor manufacturer www.olproshop.com has decided to fill the gap with the launch of the National Picnic Association.     […]

This year is Chewits’ 50th anniversary

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What a Chew-mendous Achievement! For 50 fun-packed years, Chewits has taken the nation on a taste adventure with their fantastic sweets. This year marks Chewits’ 50th anniversary! It all started in 1963 when J Arthur Holland invented ‘Chewzits’, a softer version of the chew many love today. Just two years and a quick name change […]