I just love finding new Scottish products. And amongst all the stalls at the Foodies Festival there were some new gems. Here’s a wee round up for you. Most of the products can be bought on line, or locally so bring a little heaven into your life soon! You’ll be able to taste some of these at our Savoury Not Sweet event on 25 September.
Dubbed “Bean to Bar Superfood Chocolate” this is chocolate with a difference It is made in Stirling from raw cocoa and organic coconut blossom nectar for sweetness. It is cooked at low temperatures to preserve the antioxidants and nutrients. We tried the dark chocolate and the gourmet coffee. The flavours are pure and delicious. A must for those who love dark chocolate you really do only need a little at a time. You can purchase online.
Described “Dine out at Home” this young sister and brother team based in the Scottish Borders have devised some stunning handmade Chinese sauces. I tried their Black Bean and Garlic sauce on Salmon – so delicious. Then I tried it cooked long and slow with pork it added a subtle tang to the sauce. It’s not like one of those jars of pasta sauce, you only need to add a little of the sauce, each jar will make four portions at least. I’m looking forward to trying more.
I cannot believe I’ve not heard of Joe the TongMaster before and he’s based in Airdrie. A butcher for 40 years, he’s authority on meat. This is a mecca for meat lovers: There’s a huge range of seasonings; there’s everything you need to make sausages, brines, cures, pie seasonings, glazes and sauces. If you’ve been inspired by Burgher Burger, this will be your supplier of choice!
It’s quite some time since we wrote about Saladworx. We were delighted to catch up with them and taste some of their new dressings. We particularly like the Hebridean Seaweed and Lemon dressing. This is a robust sauce that stands up well to flavoursome ingredients – great on potatoes too! Unfortunately their website is rather basic at the moment. So you cannot buy direct.
Other favourites included:
Trotters Independent Condiments
The Mojito jelly is still our favourite
Chilli with a touch of strawberry sauce – delicious.
Award winning Organic Air-dried Prosciutto Ham from free range Tamworth pigs. Great Taste Award Gold winner 2012