Co-operative kindly sent me out a box of locally sourced treats, ranging from alcohol, to nibbles and treats, and my family and I had fun trying them out…
The East of England Co-op brought out a fantastic Christmas Locally Sourced range in December, supporting local businesses and products produced in the East of England. The range of products in store were fantastic, ranging from cold meats and spreads, to sauces, chutneys, relishes and alcoholic drinks.
First up we tried Bourne & Wallis British Baby Beetroot and Sweet Silverskin Onions. We put them together with a small cheese board and they worked really well together. The pickled onions were just the right amount of sweetness and crunch, whilst the beetroot was juicy and soft. The “jars” were plastic, as opposed to glass, which was a nice touch. We dipped them in to Scarlett & Mustard Fruity Curry Sauce. I’m not usually a fan of anything curry based, but I actually enjoyed this fruity concoction. We’ve since gone on to use it as a dip and I’ve been adding it to my dinners too!
Sweet treats were inside, including 2 Christmas Marshmallow Whirls and Legg’s Bakery LTD mince pies. The marshmallow whirls were delicious. The chocolate was thick and the mallow inside super soft. My dad enjoyed the mince pies, there was more pastry than filling, but he said how delicious they were. The mince pies are made by Legg’s Bakery LTD who are based in Halstead, Essex. They pride themselves in producing high-quality, hand crafted products for everyone to enjoy.
As for the alcohol, we’re saving it for a special day! I am however looking forward to trying the Big Tom Spiced Tomato Juice to make a Bloody Mary. I’ve never tried one before but I’ve heard they’re good!
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