East Lothian, Scotland’s Food and Drink County, is home to many of Scotland’s finest food and drink producers. In celebration of Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, here’s a list of seven exciting new products from the region that you should try over the next two weeks. Whether you fancy mouth-watering savoury snacks, delicious sweet treats, or a celebratory drink, there’s something on this list for everyone!

 

S Luca- Conino Conehttps://www.s-luca.co.uk/

Luca’s Ice Cream are proud to present their all-new Conino dairy ice cream cones.  Made with quality Scottish milk and cream and topped with a crown of luxury Italian sauces and toppings, the Conino shines above the rest.  Available with Luca’s Toffee Fudgy, Raspberry Ripple and Mint Chocolate Chip dairy ice cream.

 

Buck and Birch- Amarosahttp://www.aelderelixir.com/aelder-shop/amarosa-aromatic-rosehip-rum-liqueur-50cl

Amarosa is an aromatic rosehip rum liqueur, handcrafted in Scotland and inspired by nature. It’s a delicious infusion of sweet rosehip, wild harvested Scottish herbs and a touch of exotic spirit. Whether dipped over ice, topped with a favourite mixer or blended in a cocktail, the smooth complexity and fresh aromatics of Amarosa make this unique liqueur a perfect serve.

 

Real Food Source- Smooshhttps://www.realfoodsource.com/product-category/smoosh/

Real Food Source is family run real food business based in East Lothian. Their versatile Smoosh no- bake cake mixes are made with their best real food ingredients with no added sweeteners, preservatives or nasties. Smoosh into bliss balls, energy bars, cheesecake, add to smoothies, porridge, ice cream, pancakes or anything you fancy for a great tasting nutritional boost. Smoosh is available in a range of flavours including Strawberries ‘n’ Cream, Raw Banana Bread, Matcha Goji, Cashew Coconut, Cookie Dough and Raw Salted Brownie.

 

Chocolate Tree – 40g bars–  https://www.choctree.co.uk/

Chocolate Tree, who are based near Dunbar, East Lothian, use the finest ingredients to produce a range of ethically sourced, award winning chocolates. They recently released 40g bars of their popular bean to bar selection. These pocket-sized chocolate bars are available in twelve delicious flavours, including Rum Pineapple Coconut; Pisco Sour and Whisky.

 

Hurly Burly Brewery – BLimeyhttps://hurlyburlybrewery.co.uk/our-beer/

BLimey is a light and gentle sour ale with citrus and spice aromas and a slight salty tartness.  As with all Hurly Burly Brewery’s beers, it’s vegan- friendly and, as well as malt and hops, the recipe includes lime, coriander, white peppercorns and a dash of salt.  With an ABV of 3.0% BLimey makes a sparkling, thirst quenching summer special.

 

Spice Pots  – Gift Tins-  https://www.spicepots.com/products/new-spice-pots-luxury-gift-tin

Spice Pots was launched from Melanie Auld’s home kitchen in East Lothian in 2014 as a shortcut to make simple, delicious and healthy Indian-inspired food. Melanie’s passion for Indian food was ignited after a life changing trip to India but after her 3 sons were born, she no longer had the time to cook curries from scratch.  Spice Pots now produce 5 fantastic spice blends that can be used to create consistently tasty curries. Their new gift box is the perfect present for the foodies you know – which includes all 5 spice blends and a chef’s candle.

 

Edinburgh Distillers –  https://edinburgh-preserves.com/edinburgh-distillers/

Edinburgh Distillers is the sister company to Edinburgh Preserves. They produce a range of spirits and fusions, including a colour changing gin called ‘Big Blue Cocktail Gin’. All of Edinburgh Distillers products are named after butterflies, as a tribute to naturist John Muir who was from East Lothian.

 

For more info about the fabulous produce of Scotland’s Food and Drink County, visit https://www.scotlandsfooddrinkcounty.com/

 

By Rebecca Muir, Scotland’s Food and Drink County