Foodie Stocking Fillers

Find Original And Thoughtful Foodie Stocking Fillers

Sweet RevolutionHot Chocolate and Ethical Bars

Dairy-free and made with just three ingredients: cacao, coconut milk and crystallised coconut nectar. The Taster particularly likes Sweet Revolution as the company uses cacao from small-scale farms, which helps the farmers themselves and helps protect the rainforests they live among.
Plus a whole range of ethical chocolate bars:
Foodie Stocking Fillers

Order from  Sweetrevolution

O Come All Ye TastefulMillionaire’s (Pocket) Guide to Christmas

Excellent and amusing book with a great blend of the thrifty and luxurious. Roasties, mince pies, Perigord turkeys, potato snow, Christmas cheeses and Irish coffees. See Legend Press for details and to buy


Foodie stocking fillersFabulous nougat, panettone, Prosecco and other Italian treats

A box of three gourmet bars of nougat is a great present . . . or for thrift, you could split them up and wrap them individually . . . we tried these and they are genuinely the best nougat we’ve ever tried. Larger treats include Chocolate Panettone and a Christmas Prosecco. See Vallebona

Foodie Stocking FillersHimalayan Salt Rocks

£2.99 for a generous-sized packet of satisfyingly chunky salt rocks; quote “Taster25” for 25% off and they’re just £2.24. Use to season food and/or add visual interest to your more special culinary presentations. See Saltan

Foodie Stocking FillersCoriander, Paprika, Parsley, and Chilli & Garlic salsa

We’ve tried these and can’t recommend them more as dips and as pasta sauces (delicious alternative to pesto). A gift pack of four (£20) is a decent under-the-tree present; you can of course split them up to make thoughtful stocking fillers. To make an order, ring the lovely Rosie Alvarez on 07876 532245 or email; see all details on LaSaucySalsa
Top tip: squeeze a bit of fresh lime juice over the coriander salsa. Takes it to another level!

Foodie Stocking FillersClever bag (for lunch and other things)

No zips, no buttons, no catches — there is something oddly delightful about this velcro-closing bag, designed for a very stylish lunchbox but, at £4, this is priced for a stocking filler (the lunchbox pictured is £17 – more suitable for under the tree, perhaps). See Black+Blum for many more original and interesting items

Foodie Stocking FillersNot A Peanut Butter

No peanuts – but every other type of nut, pounded and crushed into a delicious buttery substance that can be enjoyed on toast or in puddings, possibly even sandwiched between macaroons, or guiltily spooned down whole. Very pure – most of the butters are composed of literally nothing but the nuts themselves. Includes almond butter, hazel, coconut, pecan (deliciously dark and toasty), walnut and more. £10 for a gift set of four, and you can split them up to create four stocking fillers at £2.50 each. Quote “Taster-Nut” to get free p&p, courtesy of  The Taster – order from NuturalWorld

Chutney, relish, jam, picalilli, marmalade!

Hembridge OrganicsOne of our distribution partners, Hembridge Organics provide a nationwide mail order service to provide organic, award-winning jam, chutney, picalilli, relish, marmalade and honey. All these are made using ‘ugly vegetables,’ reducing waste and giving farmers a fair price for their produce, and everything except the Seville oranges is sourced locally. No chemicals, no animal setting agents — everything is natural, organic and delicious. They do sweet little wood-and-straw gift boxes, too. Order from Hembridge Organics

Roasting fat: for a thoughtful little prez, try Alternative Meat’s Christmas Larder, Alternative Meats Welsh Wagyustuffed with festive food ideas. Having tried a sample, The Taster can confirm that their Welsh Wagyu fat really does make extra special roast potatoes and croutons.

SHOP bhaji mango chutney Premium mango chutney: we’ve tried this, and it’s delicious; with exciting-looking black seeds and chunky bits. Complete list of ingredients is mango, sugar, vinegar, salt, ginger, garlic, spices, lemon zest & pectin; and a Great Taste winner to boot. A bargain at £2.99. Bhaji Man also does curry kits & packs which would make a nice gift for any foodie friend

African spices: South African sauces/marinades by Safari or a packet of mixed spice by Vandotsch Speculaas; we have a packet and it smells absolutely gorgeous
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