April Product Picks
Last month was B-Corporation month, so thats the theme of this months picks... delicious products all from companies doing good things!
If you’ve read any of my other blog posts, you’ll know I write a lot about B-Corps. And if you’re not sure what a B-corp is and why they’re so great, look out for another blog post coming soon!
It's great to support brands that are certified B-corporations because you know that they're doing good in terms of social and environmental responsibilities.
Here are some of my favourite products from B-corp brands…
Judes Salted Caramel Sticks
I’m a big fan of Jude’s, I’ve written a blog post about them before which you can read here. They make a range of dairy or plant based ice creams and desserts, whilst being mindful of their impact and carbon footprint.
Their salted caramel sticks* are so moorish… the salted caramel ice cream has swirls of salted caramel sauce through it, and this is coated in Belgian milk chocolate which contains caramel pieces.
Rubies in the Rubble Spicy Tomato Relish
It’s that time of year when I’m starting to think about when I’ll have my first BBQ of the season, and this spicy tomato relish would be amazing on top of a burger or hot dog. It’s made with fresh tomatoes and roasted indian spices - the tomatoes used for this are vine tomatoes that have either fallen from the vine on their way to be packaged, or are too heavy to be packed into the trays.
Rubies in the Rubble are committed to reducing food waste, and they source fresh fruit & veg direct from farms, and make all their condiments using surplus ingredients that would otherwise have gone to waste.
Doisy & Dam D&Ds
Doisy & Dam D&D's are so moorish, I love them! If you’ve not heard of them before, think M&Ms but better… dark chocolate drops covered in a crunchy sugar shell. They are vegan friendly, and palm oil free too!
Doisy & Dam were one of the first brands I wrote about on the blog (read about them here). They use ethically sourced chocolate in all their products, ensuring that farmers are paid a fair price, and each of their chocolates is made with as few ingredients as possible.
Kabuto Miso Ramen Noodles
Kabuto are the first B-corp certified noodle brand, and they’re also the first noodle brand to have 100% recyclable packaging - they even have a perforation on the cardboard wraps on each pot to make it easier to remove and recycle this. They really are doing great things, and changing the perception of instant noodle pots.
Their miso ramen noodles* are made with no artificial ingredients, and can be ready to eat in less than 5 minutes. Check out their mac’n cheese too.
Pentire create a range of botanical non-alcoholic spirits, and they also have this pre-mixed alcohol free margarita in their range. It’s made with Pentire’s coastal botanicals, which are blended with lime, agave, sea salt and mexican chilli to create a zingy cocktail. Perfect to serve alongside a Mexican meal.
Based in Cornwall, Pentire source the botanicals for their drinks that grow along the coastline. Their key focus is on the environment, minimising their impact and offsetting the carbon caused by each delivery they make.
Pip & Nut Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
Pip & Nut are a brand I’ve featured on the blog quite a few times before, and if you’ve tried any of their products you’ll understand why I’m such a big fan.
These cups are made with their smooth almond butter, encased in single-origin ethically sourced Colombian dark chocolate. They are vegan friendly, and palm oil free too. And remember, for every order placed on their website, Pip & Nut donate a jar of peanut butter to their local Hackney food bank. Get ordering now!
Proper Sweet Sriracha chilli lentil chips
Proper Snacks are committed to doing everything they can to tackle climate change, from achieving carbon net zero by 2030 to making sure all their ingredients are responsibly sourced. They were the first UK snack brand to achieve b-corp certification back in 2018.
They have so many delicious snacks in the range (their popcorn is super tasty) but the sriracha lentil chips* are my favourites. They are vegan and gluten free, and designed to be the perfect shape for dipping. I mean who doesn’t love a crisp and dip?!
Teapigs Cold Brew Taster Pack
Did you know Teapigs were the first tea company to be awarded the Plastic-Free trustmark from a A Plastic Planet? I couldn’t believe it when I first found out that most teabags contain plastic 🤯 But teapigs use corn starch and paper to make their bags so they are completely compostable.
The cold brew taster pack is ideal for summer drinking, and is a great way to try their cold brew range to pick your favourite, with flavours ranging from cucumber & apple, blackcurrant & raspberry, and pink grapefruit.
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