Our store is filled with specialty foods from the United States and Europe. Our company started by importing mostly English foods to the US market. We import a variety of foods that we discover from our travels, most to sell in our store and some to wholesale in the US market. Here are 5 new product lines from the United Kingdom that we recently introduced and why we feel each deserves a spot on our shelves.
Reids of Caithness Oatcakes and Oatie Bites
Reids of Caithness, a family bakery located in Scotland northernmost town of Thurso, use oats grown by local crofters and farmers. The moist and cool climate of Scotland is perfect for growing oats. With baking skills honed over generations, Gary Reid now leads the family business. They create exceptional oatcakes and biscuits with the typical butty taste of Scottish Oats, and a delightful, crisp texture. We stock savory Reids Oatcakes in 4 different flavors ($3.95), and sweet Oatie Bites in 3 flavors ($4.50-$5.50). Reids is also available online . Fun Fact: Owner David Porat traveled to Thurso this summer and celebrated the opening of Reid’s new factory with Prince Charles of Wales.
Gran Luchito Smoked Mexican Chillies
This Mexican product comes to us via England. It’s creator Fergus Chamberlain invented the product because he craved Mexican chilli products but could not find anything that he liked. He searched for the perfect and found Pasilla Oaxaca Chilli, one that has been cultivated in Mexico for years. Fergus flavors all of his products with this unmistakable smokey flavor that has depths of sweetness, nuttiness and garlic flavors. We carry his Smoked Chilli Paste ($9.99) perfect for sauces, marinades and stews, Gran Luchito Honey ($7.95) made with the chillies, perfect for glazed ham or bbq marinades and a Smoked Chilli Mayo ($7.95) made from free range eggs, that is great for sandwiches or deviled eggs. We also sell Gran Luchito products online.
Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn
Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn is an award-winning line of popcorn in the UK that strangely has its creative roots in the US. Joe, one of the partners, traveled regularly to the US and was always curious and interested in the unique and diverse flavors of popcorn found in the America. He became inspired and wanted to recreate the flavors and also improve on the ingredients used. After numerous years and tastings he came up with his own recipes. This gourmet popcorn is made with natural ingredients, which are added at different times of the process, which helps the flavor take its time to unravel on your taste buds. All the corn is air popped and all the flavors are gluten free and vegetarian. The line includes flavors with English sensibilities such as Gin & Tonic, Madras Curry with Black Onion Seed & Lime, Mature Irish Cheddar, Goats Cheese & Black Pepper, Caramel, Macchiato & Whisky ($6.95). Stop by our store and see which flavors you fall for.
Easy Bean Chick Pea Crisp Bread
Christina Baskerville created Easy Bean to celebrate chickpeas. Growing up on a farm Christina was fortunate to be surrounded by wholesome foods. Fresh fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs and reared meat. Down the line working in tropical agriculture in Africa, Christina became fascinated with pulse beans, peas and lentils. Once she returning to the UK Christina set a goal to give beans the culinary status they deserve. She did it!! Handmade in the Somerset bakery with natural ingredients including nutty chickpea flour and fresh buttermilk; the crispbreads are suitable for vegetarians, gluten and dairy free and have a slow release source of energy. Her creation of chickpea crisps bread are great for snacks, dipping or lunch. Choose from Seeds and Black Pepper, Moroccan Spice or Mung Bean and Chive ($6.50).
Pipers Crisps are dedicated to producing the best potato crisps (or what we in the US know as potato chips) possible. Cooking locally sourced potatoes and using the finest seasoning to flavor them, they are cooked in Pipers Crisps own factory. Pipers Crisps build long lasting relationships with their flavor partners. You can choose from Sweet Chilli, Cider Vinegar and Sea Salt, Cheddar and Onion or Sea Salt (which are made using the Halen Mon Sea Salt).