March product picks
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March Product Picks


This months product picks have one thing in common they are all from female founded food and drink businesses.

As today is International Women’s Day, I wanted to use this month’s picks to highlight products from some of the amazing female owned businesses in the food and drink industry.

If you’ve not heard of some of these brands before, check them out and show them some support… try their products, tell your friends about them, and give them a follow on social media.

Hetty's Kitchen Original Brownie Box

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Image source: Hetty's Kitchen

Hetty has a real passion for baking, and this certainly comes through in the taste of her brownies and traybakes. A friend recently gifted me a box of these brownies, and I absolutely loved them! You can tell that a lot of love, care and great quality ingredients has gone into making these brownies.

The original brownie box contains Hetty’s five original and most popular award winning flavours… salted caramel, classic fudge, cookie dough, marbled cheesecake and chocolate orange.

Hetty’s Kitchen are based in Gloucester, but can deliver throughout the UK.

Pip & Nut Sweet & Salty Crunchy Peanut Butter

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I’m a big fan of Pip & Nut, and I’ve featured some of their other products on the blog before. Their latest offering is this sweet & salty peanut butter, which is available as a smooth or crunchy option, and crunchy is always my favourite. This is made using hi-oleic Argentinian peanuts, Mexican agave and sea salt, and its palm oil free!

Pip Murray founded the business in 2013, selling jars of homemade peanut butter at London’s Maltby Street Market. And 10 years later this is now a household brand with Pip & Nut being available in supermarkets across the UK.

They are a certified B-Corp too so you know they’re doing good things, and they donate a jar of peanut butter to their local foodbank for every order placed on their website. An amazing brand doing some amazing work.

Caleno Dark & Spicy

I recently featured this dark & spicy alcohol-free rum from Caleno in a round up of my favourite alcohol free drinks. This is a rich blend of pineapple, coconut, ginger and vanilla, and pairs perfectly with a ginger beer.

Caleno was founded by Ellie Webb who was on a mission to create the most ‘tropical and fun-filled’ alcohol free drinks, and it's fair to say she has succeeded! Check out their light & zesty alcohol free spirit too, and be inspired by all the cocktail recipes on the Caleno website.

Scotia Spice Deluxe Chicken Curry Kit

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I was given one of these chicken curry kits from Scotia Spice for Christmas, and the recipes make the most delicious curries! And what sets this apart from other curry spice mixes, is the booklet that comes in each box - Yasmin, the founder of Scotia Spice describes this as a cookery course in a box. As well as containing 6 recipes, the booklet also has a guide on how to taste spices and useful tips for making an authentic curry.

Yasmin started Scotia Spice in 2006 as a cookery school, teaching how to make traditional Punjabi food, the same way she learnt herself from her family, and the curry kits followed. If you’re looking for a foodie gift for someone who loves to cook, check out the different Scotia spice kits.

Artisan Kitchen Raspberry & Chocolate Jam

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Image source: The Artisan Kitchen

Sarah Churchill set up Artisan Kitchen in 2011, and since then has created an extensive range of tasty jams and marmalades, and the quality and flavour of her products is shown by the vast number of Great Taste Awards they’ve won.

The raspberry & chocolate jam is one of my favourites from Artisan Kitchen. Like all their preserves, this is made by hand in small batches. The chocolate added to this jam makes it feel like a real treat, and it’s perfect served on a warm croissant or used in baking as an alternative filling for a victoria sponge cake.

Rubies In The Rubble Chilli Mayo

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Rubies in the Rubble make some delicious plant based condiments, and are tackling food waste by using surplus ingredients bought directly from farms. I’ve written about my love of Rubies in the Rubble before - check out the blog post here.

Their founder, Jenny, grew up on a farm and was shocked at learning just how much food goes to waste. She has built Rubies in the Rubble to become a leading brand driving awareness of food waste and sustainability. They are also a certified B-Corp!

Rubies in the Rubble make their range of vegan mayos using aquafaba, a plant-based alternative to eggs which is often thrown away. Their chilli mayo is delicious, and perfect for dunking chips in or using in wraps and sandwiches.

Hollychocs Seasonal Chocolate Box

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Founder and chocolatier Holly Garner setup Hollychocs with two aims… to create a business that produces exceptional chocolate, and to create something she could be proud of. Her products have won over 30 awards, and a lot of care goes into making the chocolates which are all handmade in micro-batches in Holly’s studio.

Hollychocs Seasonal chocolate box is a mix of new seasonal flavours and some classics as well. Highlights are the hot cross bun, tea & biscuits, and Icelandic lava salt caramel. This box would make a wonderful gift for someone, or why not treat yourself to a box!

Fibe Soda

Fibe is a new brand from Freya Twigden, who is also founder of Fix8 Kombucha. Fibe has been created to bring more people into the functional drinks market, and is a classic soda with +5g prebiotic fibre per can for a healthy gut, and is low in sugar.

There are three flavours available… lush lemonade, zesty orange and fruit punch. The range is currently available in Planet Organic, and visit their website to subscribe to get the latest news on this new product launch.