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We’re keeping our halos nice and shiny this month, thanks to some natural, organic and free-from local food products… 1 SPELTING IT DOWN Sharpham Park Organic Pearled Spelt £2.99/500g Pearled spelt is a great alternative to rice and, thanks to its generous amounts of fibre as well as iron, potassium, zinc and other vitamins and minterals, it’s a bloomin’ virtuous one, too. We’re fans of a good pearled spelt risotto, which we’ve tried with this stuff, produced at Sharpham Park’s Somerset farm. Available from Sharpham Park Shop at Kilver Court and online. ✱ sharphampark.com 2 JOLLY RICE Cocoa Libre Chocolate £1.99/50g Free from dairy, wheat, gluten and nuts, this little number still manages to work wonders in the flavour department, and is brilliant

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too. Mix with sparkling water and fresh fruit, or go a little daring and add it to a spirit and mixer to make a refreshing cocktail. Available Waitrose in Westbury Park, Bristol. ✱ rocksdrinks.co.uk

for vegans and coeliacs. Born from the founder’s frustration at the lack of choccy alternatives, the range includes flavours such as orange milk choc (the fave at Crumbs HQ), mint, dark choc, and honeycomb. It’ll be hard to keep your mitts off. Available in Holland & Barrett in Bath and Bristol. ✱ cocoalibre.co.uk

4 THE PITTER END Soffle’s Pitta Chips £1/60g We’ve been munching these with dips as an alternative to tortilla chips – in fact, founder Sophie originally created them as a pre-dinner, beeraccompanying nibble. The chips are made by mixing fresh, raw ingredients into pitta dough, which is then rolled out and roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper. That’s it – literally nothing unnatural. The results take the form of pleasingly crunchy mouthfuls with natural-tasting flavour

3 MAKE A SPLASH Rocks Drinks Orange Barley Squash £3.49/740ml Known for squeezing every last drop of goodness from zesty, organic oranges, Rocks Drinks has come up with a new concentrated barley number. A fresh twist on an old classic, this squash is not only entirely free from artificial colours and flavourings, but is a source of vitamins,

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– we’re all over the spring onion and Italian cheese flavour. Available from Emmeline and Number 12 Eastern in Bristol. ✱ soffles.com 5 TOTALLY NUTS Nature’s Path Granola £3/325g This organic granola is responsible for many a crumb on our desks at the moment – we’ve been nicking the tea and coffee milk (shh!) to enjoy bowls of it in the office. It comes in a variety of flavours – think pumpkin and flax seed, and coconut and chia seed, as well as the classics, such as honey and almond, and fruit and nut. We’re keen to get some natural yoghurt and berries involved with these, too. Available online from Ocado. ✱ naturespath.co.uk

Crumbs Bath and Bristol - issue 54  
Crumbs Bath and Bristol - issue 54  
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