29 Sep

Northern Bloc – Rock!

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We first spotted the Northern Bl°c team at the Harrogate Fine Food fair and were drawn in – not only by the fabulous product but by their super cool branding..

Northern Bl°c are another one of our handpicked suppliers that we love because of the values at their core,

“a desire to create great tasting ice cream that is natural and free from artificial ingredients. An ice cream that’s both indulgent and pure.”

Their products are drawn from inspiring Northern cities that have created innovation from straight talking pioneers. Ice cream to them is deemed a science – their chef is an ice cream master who is relentless in the pursuit of perfection. Whilst paying homage to the traditional flavours you’ll also find they have a modern twist. With no additives, colourings or artificial flavours the result is a magnificent, super smooth, melt in the mouth flavour that is 100% natural.

 

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Ice cream is not just for Summer!  We stock the smaller on-the-go pots (perfect as a little pick me up on your cycle/walk route) and we’ll soon have some flavours in the larger take home tubs.

Two of our fave’s are the Hazelnut and Tonka Bean or Ginger Caramel which are a perfect addition to an autumnal blackberry and apple pie.

 

All products are GLUTEN FREE & suitable for vegetarians. The sorbets are suitable for VEGANS and the milk used comes direct from a local farmer every day and is made into ice cream within 12 hours. 
If you haven’t already finished it on your way home and your ice cream makes it to your home freezer! We recommend ice cream is best stored AT -18°C and no colder. Good storage is key to enjoying the flavours at their best.

 

08 Sep

Squirrel Sisters

We’ll now be spotlighting a supplier or product of the month via the blog so keep your eyes peeled for updates..

 

First up is the fantastic Squirrel Sisters with their delicious and healthy snack bars.

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Gracie and Sophie share the same core values about food as we do – you’ll see from our last post we love searching for the perfect recipe to satisfy hunger, refuel the body and nurture the soul – food should nourish not only your body but also your mind.

The sisters believe (as do we!) that there doesn’t need to be a choice between health and fun; if you can combine the perks of being healthy without compromising on fun then you have a brilliant product! The sisters motto and mission is to help others believe that in treating yourself – you can also treat your health!

Their company name ‘Squirrel Sisters’ was a nickname, which has ended up sticking with them since childhood – Squirrel rhymes with their surname ‘Tyrrell’ (and is much more fun to say!). Coincidently and perhaps luckily, they also love nuts!

After starting a blog to keep in touch with one another when living apart due to work commitments, they found their recipes and love for good food then grew organically and so…. the snack bars (and their business) were launched in 2015.

The yummy bars that we are now stocking at Quarmbys are their own recipes that have developed over time; Gracie used to make them for Sophie at home because she has a gluten intolerance and couldn’t find anything gluten-free that actually tasted good and was completely natural.

 

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We currently have two flavours available; Raspberry Ripple and Cacao brownie. Both are gluten free, vegan, raw, paleo, a source of fibre and with no added sugar.

So as well as being the perfect snack for adults on the go, they are also a super way to get a bit of health into your little ones too.

At the moment we’re the only stockists in Yorkshire which means they are selling like hot cakes, so pop in and get your hands on a few whilst you can.

We hope you like them as much as we do!