What is a Vegan anyway?Over the last few years, the number of vegans in the UK has quadrupled. According to the Vegan Society, 4% of Europe’s population are vegan – a number that is rising year on year. But what exactly makes a person vegan? The most basic definition is someone
Best Chocolate Nuts
Cocoa Powder – Our Secret Weapon for the Best Chocolate Nuts in EnglandIt’s highly likely that after reading this blog, you will go onto our shop page and buy some of our best chocolate nuts dusted in cocoa. Why, because they are simply irresistible. What makes them so special?
Reuse Walnut Tree ribbonWalnut Tree Ribbon is iconic. An understated yet classy piece of material that adds the perfect final touch to our product. Once the edible gift has been consumed, there is no need to throw the ribbon away. We believe that sustainability is absolutely paramount and even something
Best Gifts for Krishna Janmashtami in Hertfordshire
Krishna Janmashtami GiftsComing up very soon (August 30th) is the festival of Krishna Janmashtami, which celebrates the birth of Krishna. Krishna is the Hindu god of protection, compassion and love. The festivities begin at midnight, when Krishna was born and continue on for two
Dried Apples for Rosh HashanahIt’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again, but we’re approaching the Jewish New Year once again. Time to organise gifts for our family and friends to wish them a
Best Gifts for Rosh HashanahThe Jewish New Year, or Rosh Hashanah in Hebrew, is the celebration of the day on which the first human beings, Adam and Eve, were created. Jewish people will spend time praying for a good year and spending time with friends and family. As with many Jewish
Blackcurrant – the flavouring you didn’t know your body needed I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a blackcurrant in its natural state. Juices, jams and jellies sure, but as a fruit, never! This wasn’t surprising when I found out that 95% of blackcurrants grown in the UK areRead More
Health Benefits of Ginger
What is Ginger exactly?It is a plant that was first discovered in Southeast Asia but is now grown worldwide. The biggest ginger producer in the world is India, who in 2008
Best Gifts for Teachers in London
Gifts for Teachers.Unbelievably, the end of the academic year is nearly upon us once again! This year has been particularly challenging for
Best Nougat in Hertfordshire
What is nougat?Nougat is a sweetmeat made from whipped egg whites, sugar, honey and roasted nuts. Glace fruits or crystallised fruits are often added for
Walnut Tree Gifts – A Diabetic’s Friend?
What is Diabetic and Diabetes?Diabetic and Diabetes is a condition effecting blood sugar levels. A hormone called insulin, is produced in the pancreas. It works in our bodies to keep
History of Father’s DayFather’s Day is a day to honour the paternal figures in our lives. It does have some Catholic roots, as many countries combine Father’s Day with Saint Joseph’s Day, taking place on 19th March. This is the day dedicated to Saint Joseph, the Virgin Mary’s husband,
What is it ?Rocky Road is pieces of chocolate containing fragments of other foods, such as dried fruits, nuts, marshmallows and biscuits. It's also called ‘Tiffin’ or Junk Slice ! While it is often classed as junk food, it certainly does not have to consist of high sugar foods. Its
Spring Bank HolidaySpring Bank Holiday is always celebrated on the last Monday of May. This year being the 31st May 2021. Known as the late May bank holiday. I personally think this is because it’s not always spring in May –
This year Anaphylaxis Week takes place from the 24th-31st May.
What is Anaphylaxis?Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially life-threatening reaction to a trigger such as an allergy, according to the NHS website. Reactions usually start immediately after exposure
Best Chocolate Gifts in Borehamwood, all you need to know
What is chocolate?Chocolate, made from the seeds formed in the oval fruit pods from the cacao tree. Each pod contains 30-50 seeds. The trees, Theobroma cacao, grow
Gluten or Gluten Free?Gluten or Gluten Free what can you tolerate? The word for glue in Latin is 'gluten '. And that's what happens when gliadin, prolamins and glutenin collide. They stick together, helping food maintain its shape by acting as glue. Gluten is
How to dried oranges
Dried oranges are a natural treat, a healthy addition to your diet, with their refreshing citrus taste and aroma.Sweet and sour, dry but juicy and colourful. Dried oranges are high in vitamin C, particularly ascorbic acids, which our bodies
Calling all Expats, do you want to send meaningful gifts to those at home.
What does Expat mean?The word Expat is an abbreviation of two Greek words, “ex”,
Ramadan in Borehamwood
What is Ramadan?Ramadan, also spelt Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhan, or Ramathan, is a religious festival celebrated worldwide by Muslims. Observed during the entire ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion, worship and community. Fundamental to Muslims areRead More