Fab Feb for 48 – 23rd February

Piper’s Crisps

Pipers trio displayAward winning Piper’s Crisps are on offer for 23rd and 24th February at Hornett Wholefoods – a 40g bag normally costs 75p; with 10% off, they are 67p a bag! They’re an ideal addition to lunch (they are particularly nice in a cheese sandwich) or a mid-morning snack. We have three flavours – Karnataka Black Pepper and Sea Salt, Lye Cross Cheddar and Onion, and Wissington Spicy Tomato. They’re all delicious, but my favourite is the Tomato flavour and they’re as spicy as the name says! The Pepper and Salt, and Tomato flavours are vegan; the Pepper and Salt flavour is also gluten-free.

Pipers shelvesPiper’s oversee the whole crisp making process, from growing their own potatoes, harvesting and cooking to adding flavours. The company was started in 2004 by three farmers who wanted to make crisps “as they should taste”. They do taste much more authentic than other more commercially available types – they leave the skins on and each crisp looks different from the next, rather than all being a uniform size and shape.

Wissington Spicy Tomato –wissington

The tomatoes for this flavour are grown in Norfolk near British Sugar’s flagship beet factory. The waste heat and CO2 from the sugar factory is recycled into Piper’s greenhouses to feed the tomatoes! Crisp flavours from recycled materials – excellent!


Karnataka Black Pepper and Sea Salt –

In the tranquil Karnataka region on the edge of the Western Ghats in Southern India, the Faiz family use pepper plants to provide vital shade on their coffee plantation.

Lye Cross Cheddar and Onion –lye-cross

Lye Cross, at the foot of the picturesque Mendip Hills near the Somerset village of Cheddar, has been farmed by the Alvis family for 400 years. The farm’s herd of more than 1,000 cows graze the lush pasturelands to produce the rich milk that goes to make the cheese.

Fab Feb for 48 – 21st February

Freedom Vegan Marshmallows

marshmallow rangeThese are something else that was in the top 10 when we were choosing what to put in the shop. It’s one of the things I missed most when I decided to be vegetarian – now there’s no need! And with 10% off, there’s even less of a reason not to indulge! A 75g bag would normally be £2.49, but with 10% off for 21st and 23rd February, it’s just £2.24 and with 5 variations, which are you going to choose?

micro and vanilla trioWe have Vanilla in White, Yellow and Micro marshmallows, Strawberry flavour and Pink & White Vanilla micro marshmallows. The micro ones are ideal for adding to a lovely big mug of hot chocolate or decorating a cake and the big ones are perfect for toasting on a fork or marshmallow eating competitions…

The marshmallows are:big marshmallow pair

  • Vegan
  • Gluten free
  • Delicious
  • Nut free (and made in a nut-free factory)
  • Fat free
  • Made in the UK

Incredible Bakery Company Taster Day Today

ibc-logo-small-2-Come and try the vegan and gluten-free delights from a local bakery, instore today! You can try before you buy and support a couple of friendly local businesses.

The Incredible Bakery Company is a craft bakery located in the pretty village of Warkton, in the rural area of Northamptonshire. 

They are a creative manufacturer that produces high quality bakery and pastry products that are all free from gluten, dairy,  eggs and soya. 

onion_seeds_no_background_I__04260.1416608987.490.588They use innovative ingredients and at all times strive to create products that have the same good taste, appearance and nutritional qualities as mainstream products.

Also they do not process any of the 14 common food allergens in any of their products.

Free samples and the bakers will be in our shop from 11:00-2:00 today, so come and experience their fantastic range for free!

Fab Feb for 48 – 20th February

Suma/Iris Pasta

Suma pasta displayWe stock six of the range from Suma/Iris and for 20th and 21st February, they’re all 10% off. We have:

  •  Wholewheat (£1.15/£1.03) and white (£1.05/95p) spaghetti;
  • Wholewheat and white penne (both £1.09/98p);
  • Tricolore spirals (£1.45/£1.30) and
  • Pasta Bunnies (£1.19/£1.07)

Suma pasta on shelfThe whole range is organic and environmentally responsible. It’s made for Suma by Iris Bio from Padena in Northern Italy. Both companies are cooperatives, wholly owned and run by everyone who works there. The pasta is made the traditional way with a bronze die and dried slowly to ensure optimum quality. The wheat is grown by Iris Bio on their own farm which cuts down on transport time and cost, which helps the environment.

Suma pasta display 2Hornett Wholefoods has a recipe booklet produced by Suma with 12 delicious vegetarian pasta recipes. These are free (although you may want to make a small donation to Animals in Need in lieu of payment?) While you’re at the shop, why not take a look at the lovely vegan and vegetarian pestos – an easy and delicious accompaniment to pasta?

Fab Feb for 48 – 19th February

Provamel range

whole rangeWe have a good range of Provamel at Hornett Wholefoods and for 19th and 20th February, they are all 10% off.   We stock a variety of milk alternatives, custard, cream and desserts for those on vegan diets or those just who just want to reduce their dairy intake. Provamel is a well known milk alternative in the UK; more and more people are deciding to reduce their milk intake or abstain altogether as the ethics surrounding milk production and selling become ever murkier.

milk desserts and creamProvamel products are 100% ORGANIC and

  • have not been treated with pesticides or artificial fertilizers.
  • are free from artificial flavourings, colours and preservatives.
  • respect the environment (e.g. no soya beans are grown in the rainforest).
  • stimulate BIODIVERSITY.Provamel display
  • are ethically-sourced.
  • are non-GMO because they are organic.
  • are delicious and surprisingly innovative.
  • are lactose-free.
  • are VEGAN”

Switching to milk alternatives has never been easier – there are so many different types these days! There is a slight difference in taste between milk and the alternatives but it’s easy to get used to it, especially in tea. The desserts are really delicious (in chocolate and vanilla, 4x 125g packs for £1.75 or £1.57 -10%) and there’s no need to chill them so they’re ideal for lunchboxes. We also have cartons of soya milk that we stock in vanilla and banana flavours (in vanilla and banana, 3x 250ml boxes for £1.69 or £1.52 -10%), again no need for chilling until they’re opened. Come and see what we have and make the difference.

vanilla range

Fab Feb for 48 – 18th February

Tivall Slicing Sausage

slicing-sausage website picI’ve included this as my very fussy daughter loves this stuff and a whole sausage can disappear in a day in our house. Hornett Wholefoods sells a 300g sausage for £3.17, but for 18th and 19th February, you can buy it for £2.85. It’s a frozen item that you need to defrost before you use it – Miss Hornett Wholefoods eats it sliced on toast. Here’s a recipe:

Savoury Sausage Tartlets

Serve tarts warm or cold with salad. Ideal for packed lunches. (Makes 6)

1x250g packed fresh ready to use shortcrust pastry
2 tbsp sunflower oil
1 medium onion, chopped
150g Tivall Vegetarian Slicing Sausage, diced
125g broccoli florets, blanched
50g Cheddar cheese, grated
2 eggs, size 3
225ml milk
salt and pepper

  1. Divide pastry into six and use to line six 10cm tartlet tins, placing on baking sheet.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry onion until soft and turning golden. Drain on absorbent kitchen paper and mix with diced slicing sausage. Divide between pastry tartlets. Add broccoli and sprinkle over cheese.
  3. Beat eggs with milk and seasoning and pour into pastry cases. Cook at 200°C/400°F/Mark 6 for about 25-30 minutes until golden. If preferred line 24cm flan tin with pastry and increase cooking time by 5-10 minutes.

sausage sliced

Fab Feb for 48 – 17th February

Clipper Tea Tents

Clipper tea tents display

These teas not only taste good but the packaging is pretty too! They are so pretty, when we first put everything on the shelves before we opened, I honestly put them in a place where I could look at them all day. It’s a fantastic coincidence that they’re really lovely tasting too! And it gets better! For 17th and 18th February, you can enjoy them with 10% off! This means that a box of 10 tea tents is only £2.69 (full price £2.99). Hornett Wholefoods has the following flavours:

  • Green Tea
  • Green Tea with Lemon
  • Green Tea with Mint
  • Green Tea with Strawberry
  • Organic Blueberry and Elderberry
  • Organic Apple and Rhubarb

Green tea tentsFruit tents

Clipper Teas is a British company and was started in 1984 by Mike and Lorraine Brehme. Because of Mike and Lorraine’s guiding principles, Clipper became involved with the Fairtrade Foundation in its earliest stages and policy development. They launched their very first Fairtrade tea in 1994 and in 2015, they are still the UK’s No 1 Fairtrade Tea Company. Theirs was the first Green Tea brand available in UK supermarkets and they continue to work with tea and coffee producers to ensure that as much of their product is Fairtrade as possible.

Clipper tea tents display 2The Green Tea really is a good cuppa. There’s no bitterness, even at the end of the mug – I leave the tent in the cup while drinking it so the flavour gets stronger. It’s a lovely, subtle flavour that isn’t at all overpowering like some cheaper brands.

From the Clipper website:

“Our tea tents are busting with Clipper loose-leaf tea and blended with fruit & herbs to give you the best of both worlds; the quality and taste of the whole leaf, combined with the convenience of a teabag.

“Our magic tea tents give the loose-leaf tea and real bits of fruit & herb bags of room to move around the cup ensuring the liveliest flavour.

“Choose from our fragrant and Fairtrade green tea range and our organic fruit & herb range, all as deliciously tempting as the next.

Clipper tea tents“Our Blueberry & Elderberry tea tents offer a fresh and summery taste, bursting with the fruity flavours of ripe blueberries and elderberries. It’s juicy, rich and remarkable fruity.

“Invigorating, deliciously fragrant and fruity, our Apple & Rhubarb infusion is reminiscent of an English Garden. Simply pour hot water, allow to infuse, close your eyes and drift away.

Clipper tea tents 2“For a cup of remarkable elegance and clarity, try our Pure Green Tea. A large leaf, flowery, orange pekoe, green tea that delivers a delicious crisp, fragrant yet mellow flavour.

“Add to this the cooling menthol taste of peppermint, the zesty zing of lemon of the beautifully fruity flavour of strawberry and you have some truly remarkable cups of green tea.”

Fab Feb for 48 – 16th February

Fentimans Botanically Brewed soft drinks

Fentimans 48 displayWhat a delicious brew these are! We have six flavours, all at £1.35 for a 275ml bottle. For 16th and 17th February, there’s 10% off all flavours so they now come to £1.21 each. Choose from:

  • Dandelion and Burdock – “Infusions of dandelion leaves and burdock root create the unmistakable taste and aroma of this definitive classic.”
  • Mandarin and Seville Orange Jigger – “’Jigger’ is an old English term for a good measure, which is used when combining the juice of eight mandarins and the zest of Seville orange in every bottle.”
  • Curiosity Cola – “This curiously invigorating recreation of colas from yesteryear is made using infusions of the finest herbal ingredients.”
  • Cherry Tree Cola – “Introducing the world’s first botanically brewed cherry cola”
  • Victorian Lemonade – “With the juice of one and a half lemons in every bottle, for real refreshment our cloudy Victorian Lemonade takes some beating.”
  • Ginger Beer – “A real ginger beer made using the finest Chinese ginger root. Fiery and full of flavour.”

Fentimans 2They’re all gluten-free and vegan and completely lovely. “Botanical brewing is a simple process involving herbs and plant roots. Thomas Fentiman’s original recipe involved milling ginger roots before tumbling them into copper steam jacketed pans and leaving them to bubble and simmer releasing all their flavour. The finest herbs, natural flavourings, sugar, brewer’s yeast and fresh spring water were then added to the liquid which was transferred into wooden vats where it was left to ferment.”

Fentimans 1They certainly are an interesting looking drink before you’ve even opened the bottle. There’s an instruction on some of the flavours to “upend before pouring” – there’s sediment at the bottom where the natural ingredients have settled, like home brew wine and beer! There’s an “ooh!” to be had with your first gulp…

Fab Feb for 48 – 14th February

Spelt pasta

Pasta rangeWe have three types of spelt pasta in the shop – lasagne (£2.49/£2.24 with 10% off), spaghetti and penne (£2.39 each/£2.15 with 10% off). This is on offer for Saturday 14th and Monday 16th February. The lasagne is vegan – others may contain traces of egg.

SpaghettiSpelt is one of the oldest cultivated grains (an ancient cousin of wheat). It is high in fibre, has a higher content of protein and vitamins than wheat and although not gluten free, Spelt can be tolerated by some people with wheat allergies.
Spelt was praised in the 12th century by St. Hildegarde von Bingen as “the best of grains”.


Biona is a completely organic range of foods for vegetarians and vegans – Hornett Wholefoods carries a number of their products including their delicious vegan Worcester Sauce and three varieties of pressed juice. They are a brand that only uses farmers that don’t use chemical pesticides or herbicides and they don’t use genetically modified plants. They insist on sustainable farming methods and have 100% traceability on their ingredients.

The perfect ingredient for your Valentine’s day meal? x

Fab Feb for 48 – 13th February

Booja Booja chocolates

Booja Booja displayYes – we’re going for Booja Booja chocolates again! As it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow, I thought I would… The smaller box is ideal for those on a budget (or just forgotten!) or for those who have a secret love and want to be subtle in declaring their admiration? Whatever your reason for not having treated your loved one yet, buying them a box of Booja Booja truffles will make sure you’re forgiven/admired on Saturday! ginger-2280-x720-retina1

When we were deciding what to sell in the shop, Booja Booja chocolates were definitely near the top of the list. It’s hard to imagine where to start with how good they are: tasty, luxurious, dairy- and gluten-free, organic and good looking and now they have 10% off – just in time for Valentine’s day! The Fine de Champagne Truffles are usually £12.95 for a 138g box (12 chocolates), which makes them £11.66 a box for a couple of days. We also have 3 flavours from the Four Corners collection: Hazelnut, Stem Ginger and Banoffee Toffee; these are £6.99 for a 104g box (9 truffles), or £6.29 during the two days they’re in Fab Feb.


We also sell Booja Booja ice cream – Feisty Rollercoaster Ginger, Hunky Punky Chocolate and Keep Smiling Vanilla M’Gorilla. These are £5.99 for 500ml (not included in the 10% off offer).