In Your Basket: February

We are waving our pom-poms for the best food and drink products out there.


Whether they are just hitting the supermarket shelves, creating a buzz in the industry, winning awards or are just plain ace, we give you a heads up about what you should be adding to your supermarket basket this month.


Nutmad - Activated Nuts


What makes a nut activated we hear you cry? Well, they have to be soaked in water and salt for a period of time, which starts off the germination or sprouting process, then dehydrated at a low temperature. Still following us? Without getting too scientific these nuts then become highly nutritious and become easily digestible ergo healthier.


By going through this process the nuts also improve in taste, taking away some of the bitterness found especially in almonds and walnuts. Also if you are bored of your snacking nut options coming only in salted, then this range will be right up your street. Ranging from Walnuts with Salted Maple Caramel, Cashews with Maple and Rosemary, and Natural Nut mix - you'll find a favourite flavour, and they will no doubt become a staple in your lunchtime routine or desk drawer.


Nutmad products are sold online, also via a fortnightly subscription, on www.nutmad.com. They are available in 30g and 70g bags.


Sweet Freedom


Sweeten and flavour your coffee without guilt? Yes, please.


Sweet Freedom’s new syrups are incredibly versatile and thick enough to drizzle perfectly over your pancakes, porridge, waffles, yoghurt, chopped fresh fruit and more. Better still, you can use as a substitute for regular sugar and syrups for ‘better for you baking’, from flapjacks and cookies to cakes and muffins. Meaning you can now enjoy many more sweet ‘treats’ with your halo intact!


New flavours include Caramel and Vanilla syrups and are available from Ocado


Sublime Flavoured Butters


Sublime Flavoured Butters were born out of the desire to find a steak accompaniment that accentuates the flavour of the meat, rather than drown it out, as sauces often do. But it hasn't stopped there, oh no.


The flavoured butter has since proven to be the perfect partners for a whole host of other products too – from melted over greens to enlivening mashed potato. We are 100% for basically having it on all of your meal.


Now for the flavours. You can choose from Sublime No1 Pink Himalayan Salt (200g),

Great Taste Award Winning Sublime No17 Chimichurri (90g), Sublime No12 Truffle, Parmesan & Black Pepper (90g), or Sublime No6 Garlic, Rosemary & Mint (90g).


And with Béarnaise (90g) and Garlic & Herb (90g) on the way, there is no better time than now (yeah, right now) to order some packs.


Available to order online at Farmison & Co. and retail at £4.25.


Chocao


Are you looking for a new after-dinner drink or aprétif? Always a little too full for that chocolate dessert at the end of the night? Well, Chocao, t