Natural and organic food brand Tree of Life has created an eight-strong range of organic Raw Cacao Chocolate bars.
With small chocolate producers choosing to trade directly, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the rise in artisan bean to bar chocolatiers who are putting cocoa farmers’ welfare before profit
Lucy Bee has launched its first organic skincare offer along with a four-strong line of organic soaps.
In an evolution of the 2017 trend of creating drinks with a nutritional boost (think turmeric latte), the latest offer from Viridian Nutrition is Aronia & Cacao Frappé.
Cox & Co is a new chocolate brand, which has come to market with a range of 35g and 70g bars blending single-origin, farm-to-bar cacao with superfoods.
Choc Chick, which specializes in ethically sourced organic raw cacao, has created a new range of vegan snacks – Quinoa Pops and Plantain Bites – and revealed a fresh look.
Africa-inspired health food brand Aduna has created a range of organic African Super-Teas, crafted using high quality active botanical ingredients, including African superfoods.
London-based Erbology has added three new snacks to its range of plant-based products: crackers, granola and energy balls.
UK entomophagy pioneer Gathr has introduced two new flavours to its Crobar range of cricket flour bars.
Raw chocolate ingredients supplier CHOC Chick has introduced Blissful Blends, a range of raw cacao chocolate powders.
Welsh snack bar manufacturer Brighter Foods has launched the Wild Trail brand – its first taste of brand ownership.
Loving Earth has arrived in the UK launch with its range of raw organic chocolate and wholefood products.
Ombar has introduced a range of nine chocolate bars made using raw, organic Ecuadorian cacao and unrefined coconut sugar. The offer comprises 90% Raw Cacao; 72% Raw Cacao; Coco Mylk; Goji Berry, made using freeze-dried goji berry powder and whole gojis for a bittersweet flavour; Coconut 60%; Lemon & Green Tea, described as a daring […]
New start-up Sweetpea Pantry has launched to provide a range of nutritious bake-at-home kits incorporating superfoods and designed for parents to cook along with their children. With the launch of the offer, Sweetpea Pantry founders Philippa Askham and Tanya Mitchell aim to encourage parents to spend quality time with their children while cooking healthy and […]
EC postpones bee-friendly pesticide vote
May 22, 2019 Jane Wolfe
On 8 May, the European Commission announced it would delay a vote to implement new bee-friendly pesticide testing standards and would instead conduct a review.
Fruit juice linked with increased risk of all-cause mortality
A new study by US researchers suggests that the sugar content in both fizzy drinks and fruit juice can contribute to shortened lifespans.
News in brief
Wren Laboratories Ltd, the company behind OptiBac Probiotics, has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019 in the international trade category. Dairy and egg-free cake brand Alternative Foods has announced that it has rebranded as OGGS and is launching into UK supermarkets from the end of this month. The Breakfast Pot, made with Hesper […]
UK’s first cannabis restaurant raided by police
Canna Kitchen, the Brighton restaurant, café and shop which opened in December claiming to be the first in the UK to offer cannabis-infused cuisine, was raided by Sussex Police on Wednesday.
Nurture through nature
May 7, 2019 Claire Lavelle
From pregnancy massage oils to baby toys made from sustainable materials, today’s parents are turning their backs on synthetics in favour of a more natural approach, reports Claire Lavelle
A sting in the tail?
Bee products are still flying off the shelves – but, asks Matt Chittock, will the vegan revolution prove a sting in the tail? (more…)
Protein goes green
From the humble pea to the mighty sunflower, plant-based sources of protein are gaining ground. Jo Caird examines the market and reports on a new public-facing campaign aimed at educating protein consumers (more…)
With growing emphasis being placed on reducing our use of the dreaded ‘p’ word (you know the one), Jane Wolfe discovers how natural health retailers can help their customers to pack a more eco-friendly suitcase. (more…)
As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]
AQUA Carpatica, the only naturally nitrate-free & lowest sodium water
AQUA Carpatica, a premium quality natural mineral water, dedicated to the most demanding health conscious people, babies and expectant mothers, organic food lovers and active lifestylers. AQUA Carpatica is nature’s most perfect mineral water, naturally Nitrate-free and the lowest Sodium level of any bottled natural mineral water on earth; the first of its kind in […]
Setting Industry standards for Golden quality CBD Products
Over the past few years Hemp and its CBD-rich extracts have made a stunning entrance to the nutraceutical business. More and more people are now commenting on the wonderful health benefits of supplementing their diet with natural phytocannabinoids and new CBD oil brands pop-up regularly as a result.
Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply mud to your skin in order to cleanse it, but the skin-enhancing benefits of mineral-rich mud have been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries. Antipodes® uses white volcanic mud sourced from central New Zealand’s dramatic central plateau in its new Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask […]