PURE OATY // NEW PRODUCT

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Family owned, Family run, British manufacturer –
Gluten Free oat milk for ethical consumers

With many consumers now actively investigating not only how products are made, but increasingly, who owns the brand themselves, the focus on family owned, family run companies has never been greater. Glebe Farm Foods has been in the Rayner family for over 50 years, and is currently run by sister and brother Rebecca and Phil. This year, heavy investment by the
family itself has seen the creation of a purpose-built gluten free oat milk plant, located on the same farm at which the oats themselves are grown. This plant has been the catalyst for the launch of PureOaty, the only oat drink on the market that is produced using exclusively British gluten free oats.

Lovingly created in the UK using just 4 natural ingredients: British
gluten free oats, water, sunflower oil and salt, PureOaty contains no
added sugars, sweeteners or preservatives and never, ever comes from
concentrate (unlike many similar products).

Low in sugar and calories, PureOaty is an excellent milk alternative in
delicious barista style coffees, whilst being perfect on cereals, or in
smoothies. In addition, it excels as the base for many sauces, soups and
desserts or as a key ingredient in baking, from gluten free brownies to delicious cakes and bakes.

When steamed through a domestic coffee machine, PureOaty creates a luxurious, velvety barista style foam which is ideal for a morning cappuccino, mid-afternoon latte or an indulgent hot chocolate.

Following the huge demand for plant-based milks in 2020, PureOaty provides a fantastic gluten and dairy-free option for those who are integrating free-from products into their daily lifestyle in 2020.

Suitable for both vegetarians and vegans alike, PureOaty also offers an excellent plant-based option for consumers with a number of dietary requirements including lactose intolerance, coeliac disease and nut allergies.

The Rayner family is delighted with the initial launch of this gluten free oat milk option and are already receiving a great response from consumers following a dairy free diet, as well as those who are choosing it as a lifestyle option.

PureOaty is currently stocked in Holland & Barrett, Central England Co-Op’s and Amazon an retails for around £1.99.

For social media updates, follow Glebe Farm Foods on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook @GlebeFarmFoods.

PRETTY PEA PROTEIN // NEW PRODUCT

Thank you to Cate Boyd @ The Female Fitness Company for the following content.

Pretty Pea Protein Powder is popular with both vegans and non-vegans alike. It’s high fibre, low carbohydrate and low calorie blend plus added Superfoods and no bloat formula make Pretty Pea super versatile. 

Low calorie at just 96 calories per serving and low carbohydrate at less than 1g per serving means you can enjoy Pretty Pea Protein any time of day.  Enjoy as a healthy snack, a meal replacement or as post workout fuel for your body so you can get the most from your body and your training. 
The high fibre blend, hypoallergenic formula is bioavailable for ready absorption in your body and manufactured in the UK to the highest standards, all of which combine for a tummy friendly no bloat and ethical choice. 

Pretty Pea’s wholesome and nutritious protein is one of the finest sources of plant protein on the market. A complete amino acid profile plus superfood blend Pretty Pea protein compliments every diet and lifestyle. 
Superfoods include:
• Spirulina one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, 
• Green Tea which has been used for centuries and famed for being an antioxidant haven. 
• Acai Berry are so potent they are the new darlings of the Superfood Universe.
• Chicory Root gives Pretty Pea Protein it’s high fibre content. Chicory is part of the Dandelion family and a rich source of the water soluble prebiotic fibre, Inulin. So then makes the pretty perfect compliment. 
• Dandelion Root itself, used and revered in traditional folk medicine for centuries for cleansing the body and negative energies it’s the granter of wishes in your garden and in your body.

Start nourishing your body with Pretty Pea today.

ESSEX VEGAN WINTERFEST // EVENT

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Vegan Christmas Wonderland at the Essex Vegan WinterFest

Enjoy the ethical festival feel-good factor at the Essex Vegan WinterFest this December. Colchester Charter Hall will be playing host to an exciting family Christmas food and shopping experience. Whether you fancy trying some festive food, are looking for new recipe ideas or are fed up with buying the usual gifts for the family and are looking for something that’s plastic-free, this event will have everything you need to create the perfect cruelty-free Christmas…

The 2019 Essex Vegan WinterFest will take place at Colchester Charter Hall on Saturday 14th December 2019 from 10.30am – 4.30pm. This unique WinterFest features over 100 fantastic stalls offering a wide variety of festive vegan produce, including Christmas cakes, mince pies and chocolate. There’s also clothing from Viva la Vegan, Wear Your Voice and Vegan Slogan Clothing, plus Ethical gift ideas from stalls like Seraphina Jewellery, Eden Perfumes (with Viva La Vegan) and Organically Epic. 

Hot takeaway food includes delicious dishes from Greek Vegan Deli, Home Kitchen, Vdogs and Veg Heads. There will also be free Bute Island Sheese samples to enjoy, plus food stalls, Deliciously Honest, Dinky Doos, Happy Cat Coffee, Honest Edibles, kt london, O’Donnell Moonshine, The May Bakery, The Olive Branch and Vegan Sweet Tooth London. There will also be all day informative talks and exciting cookery demos to inspire.

And in the true Christmas spirit, the event also helps local homeless people, whilst also helping to reduce food waste. Stall holders are asked to donate any surplus food at the end of the festival, and a group of volunteers distributes it to homeless people after the event, providing a hot meal as well as cold dishes.

The Essex Vegan WinterFest takes place on Saturday, 14th December 2019 from 10:30am – 4:30pm at Colchester Charter Hall, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1YH. Entry is from just £3 (under 16’s free) and this includes entry to all areas and activities. Standard tickets are purchased at the door on the day. VIP tickets, £15, include fast track entry and a goody bag full of vegan products, samples, discounts and offers can be purchased in advance but sell out quickly. For more information please visitwww.veganeventsuk.co.uk or www.facebook.com/VeganEventsUK

BESOS // NEW PRODUCT

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New alternative liqueur set to wet the whistle
The alcohol market is set for a new delightful tipple to excite consumers as Besos, the alternative liqueur, is released. Unlike rival brands in the sector, Besos is a palate pleaser that is free of dairy, lactose, gluten, soya and nut, and doesn’t curdle when mixed. With a smooth and smoky finish, this Spanish plant-based brandy provides a distinctive taste. Also available in the Besos range is chocolate flavour — ideal for a cosy night in or a gift for a loved one.

Peter Smith, Managing Director of Besos, commented: “With no allergens, Besos de Oro is the ideal choice for anyone looking to enjoy an alcoholic beverage. We’re proud to provide a drink that can be enjoyed by all members of the public, no matter what their choice of lifestyle or dietary requirements. For over half a century the Irish Cream Liqueur has been the favourite tipple for millions of people all over the world, but times change — as do cultures, beliefs and fashion. Besos has taken this family favourite and made it the drink of the moment. Forget lactose intolerance, gluten, nut and dairy problems. Forget cruelty to animals — Besos has solved these issues and shown it’s possible to mix ethics, allergy free and scrumptiousness in the same glass.”

The liqueur has an elegant design too, with each bottle packaged in a sleek, modern and crisp casing. Produced in the North East, it has now been launched on the new Besos website for £20.

For further information and the latest Besos news, follow the alternative taste of Spain on Facebook and Instagram.  

BAILEYS PINA ALMANDA // COCKTAIL RECIPE

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Ingredients
[1.7 units per serve]
50ml Baileys Almande
50ml Coconut milk
60g Fresh pineapple chunks
25ml Pineapple juice
25ml Captain Morgan White Rum
1 x Fresh pineapple, whole (for garnish)
Crushed ice

Method
– First, prep your garnish: cut fresh, whole pineapple into slices and then into triangles. Top the glass with one pineapple triangle and one pineapple leaf & have the crushed ice ready in the glass
– Add 60g pineapple chunks to blender
– Add 50ml coconut milk and 25ml of fresh pineapple juice
– Add 50ml Baileys Almande, 25ml Captain Morgan White Rum
– Blitz well and strain 
– Pour over crushed ice into tall glass

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BAILEYS ALMANDE PASSIONFRUIT & CHILLI MARTINI // COCKTAIL RECIPE

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Ingredients
[1 unit per serve]
75ml Baileys Almande
75ml Passion fruit syrup
50ml Pineapple juice
¼ teaspoon chilli powder
1 Passionfruit, whole (for garnish)
1 x Chilli, whole (for garnish) 
Cubed ice

Method
– First, prep your garnish: Cut the whole passionfruit into two halves, add a small slice to the chilli pepper and slot securely to the rim of the glass
– Add 75ml Baileys Almande, 75ml passion fruit, 50ml pineapple juice & pinch chilli to shaker with lots of ice
– Shake well and strain into coupe glass
– Float passionfruit half.
– Top tip: if you don’t have a cocktail shaker at home, you can use a clean jam jar with a lid, or the container of your blender

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