As you probably know I am a big fan of locally sourced products. I love to try new products produced by people who live in my area, and supporting farmers, brewers and bakers who live down the road is important because it also supports our local economy. Luckily for me my closest supermarket is an East of England Co-op so I can pop in when ever I like and pick up some of their sourced locally produce. They have lots on offer at the moment, especially some yummy Christmas stock.
Shawsgate Vineyard - The 2010/11 vintage sparkling rose is made from the Acolon grape. The effervescence has a refreshing and uplifting effect on the palate and it offers a great sense of occasion as a welcome with canapés. It also goes well with pasta and salad, rice and chicken or even a roast. You may also be interested to know that the 2010 equivalent of this sparkling rosé scooped East Anglia’s Top Sparkling Wine of the Year Award.
Woodfordes Brewery - Tinsel Toes Christmas Ale - Renowned for its first commercial bitter, Wherry, Woodforde’s Brewery has been brewing beer for over 30 years. Smooth and well-balanced, this full-flavoured brew is a fusion of roast malts, spice and fruit.
Hadleigh Maid Christmas Mallow Whirls - Hadleigh Maid is home to the UK’s smallest chocolate factory and has a reputation for creating delicious handmade chocolate delights. Sold exclusively in Est of England Co-op Stores, these are a customer favourite and even outsell Mars bars week after week. A big favorite of The Syders, we purchased these last Christmas too and thoroughly enjoyed them.
Leggs Bakery Mince Pies - The reputation of Leggs Bakery’s mince pies is becoming almost legendary across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. Leggs mince pieces epitomise the taste of Christmas, so it’s best to stock up early. We sold 120,000 of these amazing handmade mince pies and we’re sure we’ll sell more this year.
All available from your local East of England Co-op and will be available from the first week of December. They are all delicious for Christmas treats for the family over the festive period or why not put together a sourced locally Christmas hamper as a gift for family and friends.
*We were sent a selection of sourced locally products free of charge for the purpose of this post. All opinions are honest and own own.