If you’re still filling your trolleys with food for the festive period but are missing a few bits, then pop on over to the East of England Co-Op and grab some of their Sourced Locally festive goodies. Unfortunately our large Co-Op is shutting at the end of December (making way for an Asda sadly) so they didn’t have much stock on the shelves so we had to travel to a couple of different ones in our area to finish our shopping.
If you’re a fan of the Mallow Whirls, well they’ve jazzed that there firm favourite for Christmas with a little white chocolate and the cutest little holly making them look uber festive. If you don’t fancy that, then grab the hand crafted Mince Pies from Leggs Bakery, all crumbly shortcrust pastry hugging the sweet and juicy mincemeat below! Pour yourself out a glass of Golden Ale and pile your plate with Fairfield Crisps for an evening in front of the TV.
Sourced Locally is by far my most favourite of ranges that incorporates all of our amazing local producers in East Anglia, and shows what makes this county great.
For a quick snack, we popped the pasties and sausage rolls in the microwave from Hollybush Farm and for dinner used the leftover pesto from the sensational Butternut Squash and Feta dish we tend to eat once a week, smothering spaghetti in it’s fresh green creaminess piling the bowl high with the tomato and herb focaccia – again locally sourced.
If our largest Co-Op had still had their shelves stocked high then I’m sure we could have showed you many more delights to whet your appetite but sadly the small ones don’t carry very much.
I had been looking forward to trying “Tinsel Toes” seasonal brew from Woodforde’s, the Sage and Onion Scotch Egg from Wolff Evans and Sons, and Cranberry Sauce from Stokes Sauces. All total favourites in their regular everyday forms and which look so mouthwateringly good in their festive forms, but I guess it wasn’t meant to be this time around.
Happy Christmas Everyone!