New Tesco Desserts
Pears with Lemon & Star Anise in a Vanilla Syrup, £2.00
Light and delicate, the new poach-in-the-pouch pears are almost too good to be true. They microwave in just four minutes and are oozing with aromatic flavours of zesty lemon, fragrant star anise and sweet vanilla.
Apples with Blackberry & Cinnamon in a Vanilla Syrup, £2.00
For a tasty yet low fat dessert, these Apples with Blackberry & Cinnamon are the perfect pud. Microwavable in a self-contained pouch and mixed with blackberries, cinnamon and vanilla syrup - you'll be able to enjoy the soft, melt-in-the-mouth bites of warm apple in a matter of minutes.
Bramley Apple & Blackberry Crumble Kit, £3.00
This convenient crumble kit has everything you need to quickly and easily assemble a delicious apple and blackberry crumble. Simply layer the British Bramley apple pieces and delightfully tart blackberries in an ovenproof dish, top with the ready-made moreish crumble topping and create the ultimate 'homemade' crumble in just 30 minutes.
wow, the first chia seed based drink in Europe, has launched in the UK and is available in major UK retailers including Waitrose, Ocado, Selfridges, Whole Foods Market, Planet Organic and Harrods. The chia seed juice comes in four flavours, each offering an exceptional combination of powerful nutritional benefits.
Wow is made by carefully cold-pressing high quality fruit and vegetables with the addition of hydrated chia seeds. This means each drink is 100% natural with no preservatives and no-added sugar, containing 33% less sugar than other drinks on the market. The drink is then HPP'd (High Pressure Processing) which preserves the nutritional goodness, keeping it raw and fresh.
Each bottle of wow contains 11.36g of chia seeds, delivering protein and fibre to increase metabolic health and reduce cravings, omega-3 which helps lower cholesterol and reduce blood pressure as well as iron to ensure an extra energy boost and calcium to enhance hair, nails and skin.
Wow Food & Drinks, the company behind wow, is dedicated to pioneering and challenging the existing product market. Founded in London by two young entrepreneurs and university friends, Oliver Dickinson and Rory Paterson, the company is aiming to disrupt the drinks market through its bold approach to product innovation. Extending the juice drinks category, they are the first company in Europe to be granted FSA approval to produce chia seed based drinks.
Wanting to inspire people to feel amazing, the company has adopted the tagline 'Made Amazing' encouraging people to search for 'more' in every aspect of their life so they can truly feel amazing, and be the best they can be.
Oliver Dickinson, Co-Founder Wow Food & Drinks commented: " Having experienced the health benefits of chia seeds first hand, we wanted to share this experience and deliver a product which makes people feel amazing. Accessible and convenient, each bottle of wow combines the natural goodness of fruit and vegetables with the intrinsic wellbeing benefits of chia."
Available in four flavours: watermelon & pomegranate; orange, mango & carrot; apple, spinach & kiwi; and blueberry, pear & lemon, wow drinks are raw, cold pressed and made using High Pressure Processing (HPP) to deliver the natural goodness, vitamins and minerals from all ingredients.
The brand has also launched in Germany, Scandinavia and France with listings in major French supermarket Carrefour, German supermarkets Kaiser/ Tengelmann & Edeka, and Austria's SPAR.
More information on wow can be found at www.drinkwow.com
MOJU, the #StupidlyHealthy cold-pressed juice company, has launched the UK's first range of cold-pressed and HPP Booster shots. The first release is a fiery ginger shot created by Charlie & Rich (the team behind MOJU) as the super fast way to perk you up before a big day... or after a big night. Finally, shots that do you good!
Healthy's hard enough as it is but MOJU make it easier with their Ginger Booster which can be drunk in a variety of ways. Try adding it to sparkling water to create a deliciously refreshing beverage, add to hot water to create a winter warmer, or simply knock one back every morning to keep the doctor at bay.
In typical #StupidlyHealthy fashion, MOJU have kept things simple. The Ginger Booster is made from cold-pressed raw ginger root, apple and lemon and is never heat pasteurised, so you get a concentrated hit of the good stuff. For centuries this fiery root has been revered for its health benefits and many believe that ginger helps aid the digestive system, supports immunity and even snuffs out sniffles. All hail ginger - mother nature's little miracle worker!
MOJU's Ginger Boosters (£1.95 each or £19.95 for a box of twelve from www.mojudrinks.com).
Acai, the superfood celebrities can't get enough of is now widely available to buy in the UK! Sambazon has now arrived in Tesco stores and online, so the health food revolution that's a firm favourite in California, Australia and even Japan, is now available to us too.
A representative of Sambazon said; "The açai berry itself contains protein, so can really help to enrich a plant based diet. The beauty of an acai bowl is that you can add so many toppings and personalise the bowl to suit your diet. By adding some nut butter and a bit of pea protein, for example, you have a great protein rich meal. As well as protein, Sambazon açai contains antioxidants, fibre and no sugar, making it a really popular choice for vegans."
Gers 2015, £5.50 Marks and Spencer
This white wine is a blend of traditional grapes (Colombard and Ugni Blanc) from the Gascony region, in the South West of France. Perfect alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, it is a wonderfully refreshing everyday white with gentle flavours of pear and green apple. Best served chilled as an aperitif or with lightly flavoured dishes such as tomato and mozzarella salad
The Astronomer Chardonnay 2015, £6.99 Majestic
One of the biggest family-owned wine producers of Australia, the De Bortoli family is dedicated to be the first zero waste winery of Australia. This soft Chardonnay has delicious aromas of peach and nectarine on the nose. The palate is creamy but balanced with a gentle acidity that leaves a clean long finish. Sip over creamy pasta.
Bodegas Aroa Garnacha Tinta 2014, £11.50 Les Caves de Pyrène
From Navarra, this blend of 75% Garnacha and 25% Merlot, this wine has achieved the natural certification (vines are grown organically and no sulphites is added). With aromas of black cherries, blueberries and figs, it has fresh notes of sweet spices and red fruits on the palate. Its silky texture would make it a great companion to grilled vegetables.
Hotel Chocolat Rare and Vintage Dark Slab
PG tips Strawberry Cupcake Green Tea (25 tea bags)
Put the cake down! Indulge with this smooth green tea inspired by a strawberry cupcake. It's a hot, sweet fix.
To enjoy this Strawberry Cupcake Green Tea at its best with all its benefits, leave the bag in for 1-2 minutes. RRP: £1.39, Tesco
The Berry Company
The Berry Company, one of Europe's fastest growing drinks brands, announces the re-launch of its core juice range, with new low calorie, low sugar formulation. The juices, which are available in Waitrose, WHSmith and Ocado, have been produced in response to consumers growing demand for natural ingredients on the go, without additional added flavourings and preservatives.
The new range features best selling flavours: Acai Berry, Blueberry, Cranberry, Goji berry and Pomegranate. Alongside more exotic offerings such as Superberries Purple, Superberries Red, Green Tea & Blueberry, and White Tea & Peach as consumers' taste buds long for more adventurous flavour offerings. All drinks are low in calories and sugars, whilst maintaining their authentic, fruity taste that Berry Company is known for.
To cater for the growing demand for reduced sugar products, with *92% of consumers looking to lower their sugar intake; The *new recipes contains as little as 5Kcal and 0.9g of sugar per 100ml, offering consumers a healthier option without compromising on the great taste, in convenient, travel friendly packaging that can be consumed on the go.
Founded in 2006, The Berry Company now sells its ever-expanding ranges in over 50 countries around the world. The berry ingredients are sourced from across the globe, providing both retailers and consumers with exciting flavours and increased choice.
Khaled Yafi, CEO and Founder of The Berry Company comments, "We are always looking to improve our portfolio of juices and this exciting new re-launch occurred after noticing a gap in the UK market for low calorie, low sugar juice drinks. We are responding to the growing demand from health conscious consumers, who wanted drinks that suited their busy day-to-day lives. We're sure that the wide selection of irresistible fruit-filled flavours will go down a storm in the UK; we're certain there is a berry for everyone!"
The new range is available in WHSmith, Waitrose and Ocado, retailing at £1.39- 330ml and £2.29- 1L.
The Real Greek
The Goddess Demeter Box is a quinoa salad with roasted butternut squash, lemon, baby spinach and rocket leaves, red onion, parsley, mint and dried cranberries in an olive oil and lemon juice dressing drizzled with pomegranate molasses.
In celebration of London Fashion Week, The Real Greek is unveiling TWO deliciously healthy Greek Goddess lunch boxes. Designed for beauty enthusiasts on the go, the boxes are inspired by the iconic Mediterranean diet, proven to improve both beauty and health. All of the ingredients have been expertly handpicked to keep skin glowing, hair shining and energy levels high for the fashion set as they rush between shows.
- One of the key ingredients used in both boxes is olive oil. Viewed as the elixir of life, olive oil is nature's answer to anti-aging. It slows aging both on your face and inside your body; rich in anti-oxidants, it enhances insulin sensitivity and improves blood sugar control
- The Demeter box contains quinoa, which is full of all the minerals you need for a hectic fashion week
- Chickpeas are an amazing source of soluble fibre to aid digestion
- Figs and pomegranate are rich in vitamins and minerals to keep skin glowing
- The super spicy turmeric will keep energy levels high
- The soothing properties of mint nourish from the inside out
Tonia Buxton, author of The Real Greek cookbook, said: "The Goddess Demeter Box is a totally delicious vegetarian nutrition power box filled with foods that will give you energy and make your skin glow. Some times when the champagne has flowed a little too freely, what you need is lots of anti-oxidants, which is what we have in butternut squash, onion, parsley and lemons. It can also be transformed into a vegan powerhouse box by taking out the feta."
If you're in need of a morning pick-me-up and caffeine-fixes just aren't your cup of tea Holland & Barrett has a new solution. The high street retailer has launched a new range of natural coconut infusions called Cuppanut.
Created and founded by singer and actor Gareth Gates, Cuppanut is a caffeine free way to keep you warm this winter. Made with 87% pure coconut, only natural ingredients from the very best sources make it into Cuppanut.
Suitable for both vegetarians and vegans the biodegradable bags are available in three new flavours; coconut & cranberry, ginger & turmeric and original coconut. Fragrant and naturally sweet, each infusion makes a tranquil cuppa with no need to add milk.
Cuppanut contains no artificial ingredients and as Alex Thompson, head nutritionist at Holland & Barrett, explains the new range is great for those seeking a caffeine free energy boost.
'Many people rely on caffeine to kick start their day and then continue to top up their caffeine levels as their energy levels drop'' explains Alex. '' Whilst caffeinated drinks are a quick fix when you're low on energy, over use of caffeine in the diet can have a re-bound effect leaving people feeling drained. Caffeine also acts as adiuretic so can contribute to fluid loss. A healthier way to keep hydrated is by drinking fruit or herbal infusions. Coconut makes a great natural base for an infusion. By blending the coconut with antioxidant spices such as turmeric and ginger, Cuppanut has created a tea that not only tastes great but has soothing and anti-inflammatory benefits for the body''.
Marketing Manager at Holland & Barrett, Kat Tyndall, adds ''Tea has long been the nation's favourite drink but in recent years celebrities have started to influence a switch away from caffeine towards healthy alternatives. A growing number of customers are trading in the traditional cuppa for infusions that contain health benefits. Coconut has seen a boost in popularity this year due to its versatility as a raw, natural flavour and we've had a cracking response to the launch of Cuppanut in our stores''.
Cuppanut is available for £4.50 from Holland & Barrett stores nationwide and online at www.hollandandbarrett.com.
Virginia Harvest Organic Cold Milled Flaxseed
At Virginia Harvest, we believe that looking and feeling good starts from within and a great way to start is with a spoonful or two of our tasty Organic Cold Milled Flaxseed. High in fibre and Omega 3, the 100% organic golden milled Flaxseed can help to maintain normal cholesterol levels and as a source of protein, can also help to support muscle and bone health.
Simply add to your morning glass of orange juice, porridge or yoghurt, for an even healthier way to start your day. Or if you prefer sprinkle over your lunchtime salad or stir into a smoothie. You can even add to soups or casseroles, to enjoy at any time of the day.
To ensure that you get the very best from all that flaxseeds have to offer we have milled the seeds gently, so that the wonderful nutrients found inside are as accessible as possible. And not only is Virginia Harvest Organic Cold Milled Flaxseed suitable for vegans and vegetarians, it is also gluten free.
Helen O'Dowd, at Virginia Health Foods and qualified nutritionist and food scientist says: "We believe that staying close to nature in both food and lifestyle is key to maintaining good health - this only gets more important as we grow older. So we've developed Cold Milled Flaxseed to ensure we take in all the nutrients we need easily and without fuss and worry - leaving you with more time to enjoy the simple things in life.
With a standard RRP of £2.50, the Cold Milled Flaxseed is available at selected Sainsbury's stores around the UK as well as Ocado. For further information on Golden Milled Flaxseed, please visit www.virginiafoods.net or www.foodbyhelen.com
NÄkd Posh Bits
Eating luxuriously needn't be unhealthy, so hold the scones and triple cooked chips and indulge your extravagant side the healthy way with new NÄkd Posh Bits. These delectable new treats are available in three exclusive flavours including Cocoa Raspberry, Cocoa Sea Salt and Cocoa Mandarin.
These deliciously decadent snacks are perfect for gatherings, film nights with friends or just when you need a 'bit' of me-time. Delicately tangy and fabulously flavoursome, Cocoa Raspberry is a juicy treat that will leave you wanting more. A posh twist on the chocolate orange classic, Cocoa Mandarin is a truly extravagant answer to one of the nation's favourite flavour combination. For the chocolate lovers, Cocoa Sea Salt contains finely ground Cornish sea salt to provide a deliciously balanced taste that oozes indulgence.
There's no need to feel guilty about treating yourself to NÄkd Posh Bits as these smooth and chocolatey goodies are simply and all natural combination of raw fruit and nuts smooshed together with rich, dark cocoa. With no added sugar, syrups or hidden nasties, they're also gluten, wheat and dairy free, plus count as one of your five-a-day.
NÄkd Posh Bits join the popular NÄkd range of healthy treats that are full of goodness, and are just right for people who want to make the switch from overprocessed foods to wholefood alternatives. So go on, share, sprinkle and fall in love with new NÄkd Posh Bits.
BFree Sweet Potato Wraps
International health food brand, BFree, is shaking up lunchboxes and dinner tables around the country with the launch of the UK's first Sweet Potato Wrap.
A delicious and healthy alternative to traditional wheat-based wraps, BFree's Sweet Potato Wraps are made with real sweet potatoes ground down in to a flour and are only 95 calories per wrap! Not only do they taste great, the wraps are high in antioxidant vitamin E, high in fibre, low in fat, suitable for vegans and have no added sugar. They are super soft with that little hint of sweetness.
Perfect for quick lunches or easy suppers, BFree's Sweet Potato Wraps are a great option for anyone suffering with food intolerances -specific allergies- or for someone who is simply looking to follow a healthy lifestyle.
The versatile wraps are part of a much wider free-from range that includes Stone-Baked Pitta Breads, Quinoa and Chia Seed Wraps with Teff and Flax Seeds, Bagels, White and Brown Loaves, and much more.
Alex Murphy, General Manager at BFree said: "We're so excited to add the Sweet Potato Wraps to our range of free-form produce. The great thing is that they aren't just for people looking for gluten-free alternatives - they're delicious, healthy and versatile, making them perfect for anyone who just wants to try something a little different."
The Sweet Potato Wraps are now available in-store and online at Tesco and Asda*. For more details visit www.facebook.com/BFreeUK.
Warburtons New Protein Range
Warburtons are excited to be expanding their wrapped bakery portfolio to include a new range of Protein baked goods. The new range includes Loaves, Wraps, Rolls and Thins which are available for an RRP £1.20.
- Protein Wholemeal 400g loaf
- Protein Wholemeal Rolls (4 pack)
- Protein Wholemeal Thins (4 pack)
- Protein Wholemeal Soft Wraps (4 packs)
Baked using a blend of pulses and grains, each product is high in both protein and fibre, without compromising on taste. The full range of products will go on sale from September 5th.
The Coconut Company's Coconut Flour
Coconut water and coconut oil may have shot to nutritional stardom over the last few years, but another coconut ingredient could prove to be far more beneficial for those involved in health and fitness…
With a hint of coconut, but otherwise tasting and looking like ordinary plain flour, coconut flour hides a healthy secret behind it's non-descript exterior; it contains a whopping 22g of protein per 100g of flour. That's over double the amount in normal flour and means you can turn everyday dishes into high protein recovery foods, whether you fancy a savoury pancake or a vitamin packed fruit crumble.
It's not just exercise recovery that the flour can help with however. Adding coconut flour to your cakes and other desserts could mean you're less likely to reach for another slice. Protein is known to help keep hunger at bay and, in combination with the high fibre content also found in coconut flour, results in foods that will help keep you feeling fuller for longer and ultimately make it easier for you to stay away from the biscuit tin.
Furthermore the flour is totally gluten and wheat free, meaning less tummy trouble for those suffering with intolerances.
The Coconut Company's coconut flour is not only organic, but is also unrefined and made from 100% GM free raw coconut meat, meaning you can be assured it is the highest quality available.
Visit www.thecoconutcompany.co for further information or to buy. £3.99 for a 400g re-sealable pouch.
Clearspring Organic Green Pea and Quinoa Pasta
Clearspring's Organic Gluten Free pasta range is made from protein-rich green split pea flour and white quinoa flour, simply mixed with a little water to create a firm texture with a satisfying bite. Made in Italy by second-generation millers, this bright green fusilli has a pronounced pea flavour and counts as one of your 5-a-day. Enjoy with cooked fresh tomatoes, garlic and a touch of fresh basil.
RRP: £2.89 Available from: As Nature Intended, Oliver's, independent health food shops
Clearspring Snack Organic Tamari Roasted Almonds
Your go-to snack might be 'healthy', but is it organic? The Clearspring Snack Organic range, which combines beans, seeds, fruit and nuts, make an ideal healthy snack on the go. These Snack Organic Roasted Tamari Nuts are roasted to perfection in small batches by dedicated craft producers, using only seed and soya grown in Europe. The resulting snacks are delicious, gluten free and entirely organic. FREE FROM: Dairy, Wheat, Gluten, Added Sugar.
RRP: £1.69 Available from: Ocado, Whole Foods Market, independent health food shops
Clearspring Organic Soya Chunks
Are you vegetarian, vegan, or simply looking to cut down on meat? Finding vegetarian or vegan meat alternatives that are also organic can be difficult. Clearspring Organic Soya Chunks are a quick-cook gluten free vegetarian protein that can be used in a multitude of recipes as an alternative to meat. Soya beans are simply cold-pressed to remove their oil content; steamed under pressure to form chunks; and finally, dried. With a tender yet substantial texture, Clearspring Organic Soya Chunks are extremely versatile and will take on the flavour of whatever dish you are cooking.
RRP: £2.99 Available from: Planet Organic, Whole Foods Market, and independent health food shops
Gluten Free; High in Protein; High in Fibre; Low Fat; 100% Vegan
If you thought the quinoa you regularly enjoyed came all the way from South America then, ordinarily, you'd be right; until now. This month, Merchant Gourmet, launches NEW British Quinoa, the first -home-grown quinoa to be widely available on our supermarket shelves and the first dried quinoa in the brand's product range.
Expertly grown all over the UK; the collaboration with British farmers brings to market a more local, more sustainable quinoa product - created for those scratch cooks who prefer the freedom that comes with cooking dried grains. Not only does the product help to support pioneering British farmers, its availability also helps to meet soaring demand for the ancient crop.
Despite being thought of as a grain, quinoa is a seed loved for its nutrient content. High in fibre and a complete source of protein thanks to its amino acid profile, not only is it an excellent choice for vegetarians and vegans looking to increase the level of protein in their diets, but it's also naturally wheat and gluten-free too.
An altogether healthier alternative to pasta, rice and couscous, once cooked the crop maintains a subtle, delicate flavour which, together with its seed-like size and deliciously nutty flavour, makes it an endlessly versatile product - as suitable for homemade breakfast cereals, snack bars and baking as it is for salads and as an accompaniment to stews.
RASPBERRY AND COCONUT BIRCHER MUESLI MIX
MOMA has a new addition to its popular breakfast range - Raspberry and Coconut Bircher Muesli Mix. Made with quick-soak oats, which absorb apple juice or milk quicker than regular oats, now overnight soaking is a thing of the past - this new breakfast option is ready to eat in just five minutes.
The NEW Raspberry and Coconut Bircher Muesli Mix is made from a combination of gluten free oats, raisins, apple, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes and raspberry pieces, perfect for a filling and healthy breakfast option bursting with flavour. Plus, the Raspberry and Coconut Bircher Muesli Mix has no added sugar and is gluten free, perfect for those following dairy free diets too, when combined with a coconut yoghurt or similar dairy free alternatives.
The new MOMA Bircher Muesli Raspberry and Coconut (£3.49 RRP*) is available to buy online from momafoods.co.uk and in Waitrose from August.
GLORIOUS! has just launched a range of Super Soups which are all 2 of your 5 a day per portion, gluten free and 3 flavours are vegan and packed with super food ingredients! They are an ideal lunch option for those looking to get their nutritious super food fix without compromising on taste! Here are the new adventure-inspired flavours: Brazilian Super Grain: A zingy Brazilian spiced soup brimming with mixed grains & vegetables, coconut milk & a squeeze of lime. Vegan, 2 of 5-a-day, 163 cals per portion, low fat, high fibre, high protein, Gluten Free Indian Super Spinach & Chickpea: A warming soup packed with spinach, potato, chickpeas & lentils with a blend of Indian spices. Vegan, 2 of 5-a-day, 232 cals per portion, high fibre, source protein, Gluten Free Vietnamese Super Green: A light and fragrant soup packed with spinach, petits pois, broccoli & quinoa with aromatic ginger, lime and lemongrass. Vegan, 2 of 5-a-day, 117 cals per portion, low fat, high fibre, high protein, Gluten Free
Sacla' Dairy Free White Sauce
Sacla', the Pesto Pioneers are launching an unctuous new dairy, wheat and gluten free white sauce, making it suitable for vegans as well as those with specific food intolerances.
Made in Italy by the Italian family, the new dairy free white sauce is made with soya beans, pea protein and a pinch of nutmeg powder, making it a fantastic shortcut for a traditional homemade lasagne, vegetarian lasagne or vegetable bake.
The new dairy free sauce is a great complement to the Sacla' Free From Bolognese Sauce and makes lasagne preparation a breeze.
Available in Waitrose, Ocado & Morrisons, the new sauce will be available from the end of August with and RSP of £2.50 for a 350g jar.
Pukka Herbs has announced the launch of Turmeric Gold; the UK's first turmeric tea.
Turmeric Gold is a delicate golden blend of the finest Indian turmeric, Sicilian lemon and green tea. This is an aromatic infusion with a soothing sweetness and citrusy punch.
Famed for its distinctive taste and associated health benefits, turmeric is currently making headlines.
This exciting new addition to Pukka's tea range has been expertly blended by co-founder and Master Herbsmith, Sebastian Pole, who said: "We are delighted to unveil the first UK-made turmeric tea. Turmeric is renowned for its vibrancy in colour and we want Turmeric Gold to give people the feeling of vibrancy, invigorating the whole body. Most people have heard of turmeric in cooking but through our Turmeric Gold it is now easier than ever to get your everyday consumption of this incredible spice."
Turmeric Gold is made using the highest quality organic herbs and spices that are Soil Association certified. Turmeric Gold also uses the FairWild certified herbs, providing a guarantee that the herbs have been wild-harvested ethically and the farmers have been paid fairly for their work.
Turmeric Gold joins other popular blends such as Night Time, Detox and Revitalise in Pukka's Feel Alive range.
Turmeric Gold will be available independent health food stores and selected supermarkets. Find the full range available at www.pukkaherbs.com.
James White Drinks
James White Drinks continues to excite the drinks market, adding three new shots (Turmeric Juice, Lime & Chilli and Xtra Ginger) to its Zinger range. The latest additions follow the successful launch of its Organic Ginger Zinger Shot in late 2015.
A Zinger is a little (7cl) intense all natural drink designed to wake you up with Zing - a healthy alternative to sugar and caffeine loaded drinks.
The launch of Turmeric Juice Zinger is proving timely as this powerful golden wonder root has attracted a lot of recent publicity for its significant role in traditional medicine. Most widely known as the ingredient in spicy Indian food that turns it yellow, Turmeric is attracting serious attention as an anti-inflammatory, skin glower and may even boost brain power. The Turmeric Juice Zinger is a first for the UK, using freshly pressed Turmeric juice rather than Turmeric powder, blended with pressed apple juice with lemon, pepper and chilli added for extra Zing.
After the success of the Organic Ginger Zinger, there was room for an Xtra Ginger Zinger - designed especially for the increasing number of masochistically inclined ginger lovers out there. The Xtra Ginger Zinger is made with 40% crushed ginger juice, blended with pressed apple juice with added chilli. The Zinger is guaranteed to wake consumers up naturally and fortunately there are quite a lot of serious ginger lovers out there.
After the warm, softer heat of Ginger, the Lime Chilli Zinger is an intense combination of the sharpness of lime, combined with the fiercer heat of chilli - think Mexican fieriness caught in a little bottle!
The Zinger range of four varieties are made with 100% natural ingredients and no preservatives, artificial colours or flavours. RRP of £1.49 per 7cl shot. Turmeric Juice Shot and Ginger Zinger Shot will be available in Waitrose from late July 2016.
Catherine Fookes, Organic Trade Board Campaign Manager says: 'With Organic September just around the corner, it is the perfect time to celebrate all things organic and unbox something new to try - from everyday staples, to delicious treats and healthy pick-me-ups. We are encouraging everyone this September to make a simple change and go organic.'
What a Melon
Coconut water is so 2015. New watermelon water, What A Melon, is launching throughout the UK and is set to be this summer's thirst quencher of choice.
Packed with more health-boosting nutrients than its crafty coconut rival, which let's face it tastes more like coconut sun lotion, What A Melon water actually tastes like the real thing - like biting into a sun-ripened, delicious slice of fresh watermelon.
In addition to its refreshingly genuine flavour, What A Melon water has a list of lovely added benefits. It has all the electrolytes found in its coconutty counterpart however it also contains antioxidant Lycopene and is packed full of potassium, meaning its perfect at keeping you hydrated.
Unlike coconut water, What A Melon water also contains the muscle loving amino acid Citrulline. This clever acid aids in reducing fatigue and improving endurance making it the perfect post-workout drink for gym bunnies everywhere.
It seems that celebrities are also making the move to watermelon this year. Fans including supermodel Cara Delevingne, reality star Kim Kardashian and F1 champ Lewis Hamilton have expressed their love for the sweet pink nectar. Most recently Beyoncé has even announced she is investing in a US watermelon water brand.
With no added sugar, no preservatives and absolutely nothing added apart from a dash of lemon juice to make it last a little longer, What A Melon water is set to become the hydrating superhero of summer.
What A Melon is available from http://whatamelonwater.com/ RRP £38 x 18. Also available from specialist retailers including Wholefoods, ITSU, Planet Organic and London independents.
Clarks Date Syrup
(Available in Ocado/ £2.50)
As awareness about healthy eating increases - and with recent research indicating that artificial sweeteners may actually lead to overeating - there has been a rise in interest in traditional sweeteners. Sales of maple, carob and agave syrups are growing, and date syrup is the latest natural sweetener to hit the market.
Hugely popular throughout the Middle East, where it has been used as a sugar replacement for centuries, date syrup has so far only been available in specialist/health food stores in the UK. Clarks is bringing this richly flavoured syrup, made of pure dates and with no additives or preservatives, to UK supermarkets, with Ocado the first outlet with listings but more to follow soon.
Date syrup is made from pure concentrated dates and has a rich treacly taste. Perfect for baking or adding to yoghurt, muesli and porridge, it is great for anybody wanting to reduce their refined sugar intake without compromising on flavour.
NEW POURABLE BLENDED COCONUT OIL FROM PURA
Add a fresh alternative to your cooking regime with the NEW Coconut Oil Blend range from Pura. Perfect for everyday use, Pura has created a pourable coconut oil blend that helps to reduce your preparation time and brings a host of other benefits too. With its special blend combining sunflower and rapeseed oils, it is high in Omega 3 and lower in saturated fats than traditional coconut oils. Easy-to-use with no need for messy spoons, the versatile range is available in both a convenient spray and pourable liquid format. Suitable for any type of cooking from stir-fries to steak dishes, Pura is completely flavour-free. Transferring no flavour onto your dishes, it allows you to enjoy your meal exactly how it should be. In addition, its unique blend helps it stay liquid and improves cooking performance at higher temperatures.
Pura Coconut Oil Liquid Blend (500ml) - an alternative to everyday cooking oils, the liquid consistency is perfect for roasting, basting and frying.
Pura Coconut Oil Blend Spray (200ml) - the handy spray format offers portion control and makes it a great choice for stir frying and basting.
Priced at £4.00 (500ml) and £2.50 (200ml) it is available from Waitrose and ASDA
The sun is coming down, the music is coming up and the atmosphere is buzzing - the best time to enjoy an ice-cold drink with your pals.
Smirnoff's contemporary approach to cider adds Smirnoff vodka and combines delicious fruit flavours, for a crisp taste in a stylish bottle.
Whether it's having fun at a festival, dancing at a rooftop bar or just enjoying wherever the night may take you - Smirnoff Cider is a 'good times' drink for everyone.
Best served over ice or chilled straight from the bottle.
New Napolina Sauces
350g Range - available from August 2016
The smaller 350g jars of 'No Added Sugar' sauce have a chunky texture and are perfect for two people. The range is inspired by classic Italian flavour combinations and is available in; Tomato & Basil and Tomato & Chilli. Made using simple, good quality ingredients, the new sauces are delicious when added to cooked pasta to create a mouth-watering, quick & convenient evening meal
What's more, Napolina has also launched a new range of 50%/50% pasta, with a similar look and taste of regular pasta but with 'hidden' whole wheat.
In supermarkets from July 2016, the Napolina 50%/50% range is available at RRP £1.50.
Good Grain Bakery Organic Vegan Bread
The UK's leading speciality health retailer, Planet Organic, is excited to announce its new addition to the free-from bakery department: an organic, gluten-free, vegan, soy & nut-free range of bread from Good Grain Bakery.
Made with a short list of simple, organic ingredients, Good Grain Bakery products are unique to the market and will be available across Planet Organic's seven London stores and eligible for next-day delivery through its London Fresh delivery service from August 11th.
The new Good Grain Bakery range of vegan, free-from breads will be offered at Planet Organic and will feature 450g sliced loaves in brown, seeded and caraway varieties, as well as a range of 70g crostini snack packs in three different flavours; beetroot & thyme, caraway & molasses and lightly salted. Each of the sliced loaves will retail for £3.25 and the crostini snack packs for £1.70.
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