January Product Picks
My product pick posts are back! I’ve rounded up my favourite products this month, and if you’re taking part in Veganuary you’re going to love these!
I’ve not done a ‘product picks’ post since August, but I’m back this month with my 8 favourite products.
This year there’s going to be more of a theme around the product picks each month, and for January I’ve selected products that are suitable for anyone choosing to take part in Veganuary.
Disclosure – I don’t agree with Veganuary taking place in January, I think it would be much better to go vegan for a month in summer when there are so many more British fruit & veg in season.
Anyway, back to this month’s product picks…
Stag Stornaway Seaweed Oatcakes
Seaweed has been a big growing trend over the past couple of years, and there have been lots more products coming out with seaweed as the key ingredient. Stag Bakeries have created three seaweed biscuits, including these tasty oatcakes.
Their oatcakes are delicious with a fish pate, or with cheese. And for any vegans, try them with a vegan cheese, or a mushroom or bean pate.
Pump Street 75% drinking chocolate
Hot chocolate is an essential in these cold winter months, and Pump Street’s range includes this 75% drinking chocolate, which won Bronze at the International Chocolate Awards in 2020!
This is made in Suffolk from cocoa beans that have been sourced from a single estate in Jamaica, and has tasting notes of dried fruit and rum. It’s divine!
Manomasa Chipotle & Lime Chips
I’m a big fan of Manomasa’s tortilla chips, and their chipotle & lime are my favourite flavour. Although I posted these on my Instagram a few months ago, and I had quite a few messages from people saying that I was wrong and the best flavours are either the Manchego & green olive, or Serrano chilli & honey!
But I maintain that chipotle & lime are still the best flavour. The tangy lime and smoky chilli are the perfect combination, and I love getting a bag of these chips when we’re having a Mexican night.
Clipper Organic After Dinner Mint Tea
I drink a lot of mint tea, and I was recently bought a box of these After Dinner Mint Teabags from Clipper. I thought they were going to be too sweet with the ‘After Dinner Mint’ name, but this infusion is a wonderful blend of sweet peppermint and spicy fennel and ginger.
As with all Clipper’s teas, these are organic and all ingredients are ethically sourced. They are also naturally caffeine free (for anyone who has given up caffeine for January). And their teabags are all plastic free and naturally biodegradeable too.
Rubies In the Rubble Chilli Mayo
If you’ve read many of my other blog posts, you’ll know I really like Rubies in the Rubble’s condiments. I wrote a brand spotlight post all about them that you can read here.
This chilli mayo is plant-based, and is made using aquafaba (chickpea water). Spread this in sandwiches, on wraps, or simply as a dip for chips!
Hip Pop Strawberry & Pineapple Kombucha
Kombucha has seen a huge rise in popularity over the past few years, and there are lots of amazing kombucha brands now. Hip Pop are one I discovered recently, and their strawberry & pineapple is a great flavour.
Hip Pop make their kombucha using traditional methods, and there are no added processed sweeteners. If you’re on a bit of a health kick for January, kombucha is also great for the gut as it is a source of probiotics.
Pip & Nut Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
These are the most addictive snack for peanut butter lovers, especially the mini size nut butter cups – these come in a sharing size bag but I never offer them round to anyone else. And the standard size nut butter cups are a great snack when you’re on the go.
I’ve written about Pip & Nut before, their peanut butter is my absolute favourite, and they are a Certified B Corp too so you know they are doing good things. If you order any of their peanut butter from their website, they’ll also donate a jar to their local food bank.
Mockingbird Raw Greens Smoothie
I’ve only recently discovered Mockingbird juices after finding their raw greens smoothie in Sainsburys. The more I read about this brand, the more I love it! They are fully focussed on the health benefits of plant-based nutrition, and all their ingredients are sourced from Good Agricultural Practice (G.A.P.) certified farms.
Their award winning raw greens smoothie is made with kiwi, pear, kale, spinach, broccoli and apple, and has added vitamin C. It really is as delicious as it sounds! They have 7 other cold-pressed juices and smoothies in their range which I can’t wait to try.