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Advent calendars for Christmas 2019: part two

As December draws nearer, we take a look at a second wave of food & drink advent calendars hitting UK stores

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Amazon boosts exclusive spirits offer with new Auchentoshan whisky

The Edrington Beam Suntory brand’s latest whisky is matured in ex-bourbon barrels before being transferred into sauvignon blanc barrique casks

Poundland Bistro ready meals

Poundland launches own-label chilled ready meals

The ‘Bistro’ branded ready meals cost £1.50 and include Sausage & Mash and Chicken Curry with Rice

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James Bond car maker Aston Martin to launch spin-off booze brand

The brand applied to register a class 33 trademark covering whisky, distilled spirits, liqueurs and alcoholic cocktails

Blood Orange & Ginger

Didsbury Gin adds two new expressions to flavoured gin range

Rolling out in Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and other retailers from 11 November, each tipple has an abv of 40%

Gosh! Veggie Cocktail Sausages 240g

Gosh! reveals new plant-based cocktail sausages

The sausages will be available from Morrisons on 11 November and Booths a week later


AHDB develops 35 new pork cuts to ‘futureproof’ industry

With names like Derby rib and presa steak, the cuts are said to be suitable for use in a variety of products and cooking occasions


Plant Pops makes UK debut with popped lotus seed snacks

Popped lotus seeds were largely unknown in Britain but “eaten by a billion people worldwide”, said the fledgling brand


Halo Top expands beyond ice cream with dessert snack range

The cult brand’s new chilled pots rolled into Tesco at the end of last month

Chocolate Fudge Fondant

Vegan food specialist Allplants adds trio of plant-based desserts

Designed to be heated up from frozen, each dessert contains under 250 calories, is free from refined sugar and packaged in a reusable heat-proof glass ramekin

Little Dish fresh finger food range

Little Dish launches finger food for toddlers into Sainsbury’s chillers

The lineup comprises Mini Cod Fishcakes, Mini Cod Goujons and Mini Chicken & Veg Bites


Drty joins the hard seltzer explosion with duo of drinks

The better-for-you booze brand rolled out two flavoured hard seltzers on Monday

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JJ Food Service adds range of vegan and eco-friendly hygiene products

The wholesaler now stocks washing-up liquid, multi-action cleaning spray and more lines that are Vegan Society approved

mikes hard seltzer

US booze brand Mike’s to make UK debut with three hard seltzers

Hard seltzers have taken the US by storm over the past year

pip & nut peanut butter cup

Pip & Nut launches trio of gluten-free nut butter cups

The range comprises Milk Chocolate Peanut, Dark Chocolate Peanut and Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cup flavours

Bio&Me, Dr Megan Rossi all packs

Megan Rossi to launch ‘UK’s first’ multi-category gut health brand

The plant-based Bio&Me will make its debut with a four-strong range of granola

mcguigan zero

McGuigan goes alcohol-free with new five-strong ‘Zero’ range

The wines launch into Morrisons, Londis and Budgens from early November.

Jolly Hog gammon

Jolly Hog moves out of bacon and sausages with first gammon line

The black treacle gammon joint will launch into Sainsbury’s and Ocado

Collab Cans - Set

Big Drop to launch low-alcohol collaborative beer series

They will launch into Beer Hawk, Bottle Apostle and The Dry Drinker from early November


Ginsters teams up with St Austell Brewery for Steak & Ale Pasty

The pasty maker said the NPD would offer a “Cornish twist”

Ultimate Plant based burger

Gousto launches first plant-based vegan burger

The launch follows a a surge in consumer demand for plant-based recipes of 158% since April 2017, Gousto said