Is it a stocking?
Is it a hamper?
It's a hamper in a stocking!
This is not gimmicky, this is a considered collection of foodie presents. Curated such that none of these gifts will languish at the back of a cupboard for years to come. This is a sensible mix of the useful and the decadent, all responsibly produced and beautifully presented.
Unwrapping and discovering each item will be full of traditional festive hamper nostalgia.
LAILA ALI's G.O.A.T. Seasoning Blend - inspired by Laila's dad, Greatest of All Time, Mohammed Ali, this blend of herbs and spices is recommended for burgers, steaks, chicken, stew or vegetables. A great secret companion for any chef.
BLACKTHORN SALT - made from 100% Scottish west coast sea water, using as sustainable and responsible materials and methods as possible. Blackthorn Salt have reintroduced salt-production to an area such that the community can be proud, sourcing materials locally and staying true to the Scottish salt boiling legacy.
LA PLANTATION Black and Red Kampot Pepper - another example of a project committed to ethical production while following century-old traditions, but this time on the other side of the world, where respect for the community and farmers is all too often overlooked.
BURREN BALSAMICS Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar - both family-run companies behind these products featured in our 2018 collection. This is the perfect collaboration of two producers who expertly combine quality and taste in a sustainable way. Not to mention that olive oil and balsamic vinegar two are pantry staples, utterly delicious and delightfully sensible.
THE SCOTTISH BEE COMPANY Heather Honey - firstly delicious BUT ALSO the first food product ever to receive the BSI Kitemark. This is a big deal because honey is on Interpol’s list as one of the most adulterated and fraudulent food products. The new BSI Kitemark has been created to help food sector organisations verify food label claims, deliver consumer trust and support transparency in the food chain.
This Heather Honey is perfect stirred into porridge, added to a smoothie, spooned over yogurt or simply spread onto a toast to add a little luxury to breakfast. Never heated above the temperature of the hives, and processed in an organic facility, this honey has ten times more manganese than any other honey in the world.
And, just because it is Christmas...
THE DRINKS BAKERY Drinks Biscuits - these are perfect for cosy nights in. A long drink and a mini box of biscuits to match. This stocking contains 3 boxes:
- Pecorino, Rosemary & Seaweed
- Parmesan, Toasted Pine Nuts & Basil
- Mature Cheddar, Chilli & Almond.
The Drinks Bakery is another example of a business founded someone with a passion for doing things better. Andy Murray started baking at 10 and devoted his life to all things gourmet. These drinks biscuits are a clever, delicious and welcome alternative to crisps.
COSTELLO + HELLERSTEIN Noel Selection of 16 Chocolate Truffles - a limited edition box of handmade truffles featuring sea salt caramel, dark chocolate orange, ruby ganache and rhubarb truffles.
LA MAISON GUIMAUVE Raspberry and Lemon Marshmallows - an explosion of zesty flavours, these elegant pink and white marshmallows are made with fresh raspberries and lemon juice, perfectly pairing the sweetness of the raspberries and the sharp citrus of the lemon.
CUPSMITH Truly Magnificent Hot Chocolate - made from the finest single origin Colombian chocolate. Cupsmith buy directly from farmers and growers with a full ‘farm-to-bar’ supply chain.
And to get you through those long dark evenings (or to deodorise the kitchen):
THE SCOTTISH BEE COMPANY White Pillar Candle - unscented, hand poured, 100% beeswax. This candle is non-toxic, long burning and renewable. Pollen, dust, dirt and pollutants all carry a positive charge, which is how they can be suspended in the air. Burning beeswax releases negative ions, which negate the positive charge of these air contaminants, much like air purifiers and water filters do, such that they fall to the ground.
PLEASE NOTE: All stockings are the same quality but different in terms of fabric patterns and gift wrap. Yours may differ from the image shown.
G.O.A.T. Seasoning Blend ingredients: Organic Onion, Organic Garlic, Sea Salt, Organic Paprika, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Green Bell Pepper Powder, Organic Turmeric, Organic Yeast Extract, Organic Mustard Powder, Organic Cayenne Pepper, Organic Parsley, Organic Spices, Organic Thyme, Organic Freeze Dried Lemon Powder, Organic Coriander, Organic Basil, Organic Oregano.
Costello + Hellerstein Chocolate Truffles ingredients: dark chocolate 65% cocoa solids (cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, natural vanilla flavour), caramel 46% (sugar, cream, glucose, butter, vanilla, sea salt), cocoa powder. Milk chocolate 45% cocoa solids (sugar, cocoa butter, milk powder, cocoa mass, soy lecithin, natural vanilla flavouring), cream, butter, rhubarb compound (rhubarb pulp, glucose, invert sugar, citric acid, concentrates (carrot, black carrot), ethyl alcohol, starch, natural flavouring), invert sugar, glycerol, sorbitol, glucose, lucuma powder. Natural orange flavouring 7% (orange glucose, invert sugar, concentrate orange juice 11% acidulant citric acid, carrot concentrates, ethyl alcohol, natural orange flavour, starch, safflower concentrate), icing sugar, cornflour. Ruby chocolate 47.3% cocoa solids (sugar 35.5%, cocoa butter 29.5%, skimmed milk powder, whole milk powder, cocoa mass 4.5%, emulsifier; soy lecithin, citric acid, natural vanilla flavouring).
La Maison Guimauve Raspberry and Lemon Marshmallows ingredients: sugar, glucose syrup, water, FISH gelatine, raspberries, lemons, cornflour.
Cupsmith Truly Magnificent Hot Chocolate ingredients: cocoa mass and cocoa butter (70%), sugar, emulisfier (SOY lecithin), natural vanilla flavour. VEGAN FRIENDLY.