Food & Drink

Gourmet Gossip – April 2022

Mini Bundt anyone?

We all love a dessert and there seems to be something even more special about a miniature version. Here at Places&Faces HQ we have tried out a few recipes recently and our favourite was an iced lemon version. A beautiful zesty punch in each bite. 

For outstanding results you need quality equipment and we recommend this high-quality baking tin which can make 12 tasty creations. 

John Lewis & Partners
Professional Non-Stick 12 Cup
Decorative Mini Cake Tin 


Serious Snacking

Looking to take your snacking to the next level? Get ready to have your socks blown off with an extra special and seriously luxurious pairing of crunchy snacking cheese with truffle. Granted, the combination of cheese and truffle is not a new one, however, the exact dose of truffle with the super mature Italian Quattrocento is the perfect blend to allow both big flavours to truly shine. Get ready for a huge truffle bop on the nose when you open the packet, followed by a crunchy, full-bodied moreish cheesy tang and finally a rich, earthy, silky truffle finish. Seriously, it’s another level! These snacks are vegetarian, high protein, gluten free and lactose free. £1.70 per 24g pack.

On the go SHO

The SHO Calix is a reusable coffee cup with bags of style, with a 500ml capacity is designed to help eliminate single use coffee cups. The ultra-modern double-walled vacuum technology kept my caramel iced coffee recipe cold and  my Costa Hot Cross Bun Latte hot. What more could we want? Well, what about 26 colours to choose from? Quite possibly one of the best on the market and worth investing £27.99 to enhance your morning coffee run.


If your goal this year is to cut back on alcohol, whilst still enjoying a cold pint in the garden, then St Peter’s Without® 0.0% alcohol beer is the perfect choice to help you enjoy yourself without feeling like you’re missing out on your favourite tipple!

St Peter’s brews four delicious, vegan-friendly, alcohol-free beers: Original, Gold, Organic and Elderberry & Raspberry, offering a variety of choice for both ale and lager drinkers with zero alcohol and at least 25% fewer calories.

St Peter’s Without® is available in Tesco, Morrisons, The Co-op, Amazon and from

Say “Bye Bye” to bland.

Fab with fish, marvellous with meat and brilliantly versatile for veg — RedLoon is the only condiment you need to breathe new life into any meal, taking it from bland and boring, to bursting with flavour. Authentic and versatile, use Red Loon seasoning and Red Loon Spicirub to transform your meals with ease. Once tried you’ll never want to cook without it, so make sure you always have these mighty flavour boosters on stand by. Add a little to your fish when you pan-fry and then flake over the top of a salad for a flavour enhancing taste sensation.


The Connoisseurs Choice

Everyday is better with ice cream and this is described as ‘The Connoisseurs Choice’. It’s exceptionally high cream content and traditional batch method of production produces an exceptionally smooth and decadent ice cream. Don’t just take our word for it… they have won over 120 Awards including 35 Great Taste Awards.


Heavenly Houmous

A special kind of magic happens when you make houmous in the old fashioned way and this amazing houmous is made with love (and chickpeas). Ramona’s Kitchen soak the chickpeas on day one, boil them on day two and then blend them with great ingredients on day three to make a beautiful authentic dip. With three flavours to choose from, original, jalapeno and red pepper, each packing plenty of flavour good enough to grace any plate.

Available in: 250g, 500g, 1kg

Powters Butchers

Powters, the famous butchers and makers of Powters Newmarket

Sausages, has reopened its doors following an extensive £85,000 refurbishment of its shop premises in Newmarket. Based on Wellington Street, Powters has been a fixture in the

town centre since 1881. Now it has undergone a full refit to transform the shop with a more updated design, including the latest Dry Ageing Beef technology for ageing and displaying Beef at the perfect humidity and temperature, and a new packing area
to help streamline the online side of
the business.

Nutritional boost

If you’re looking to give your meals, snacks or bakes a big nutritional boost, then look no further than Munchy Seeds, the perfect health-packed addition for your cooking.

Just Add is the perfect cook’s companion to add flavour and nutrition to a whole selection of meals. Its Breakfast Boosters come in three delicious mixes: Super Berry, Totally Tropical and Cacao & Apricot, which make a brilliant topping for porridge, pancakes, yoghurts or sweet bakes. Or, for lunch and dinner, pep up your plate with its Savoury Sprinkles in three flavours: Spicy Peri Peri, Warm Cumin and Fennel and Toasted Tamari, the perfect toppings for soups, salads, curries or dips. The Just Add range is available in 125g packs, RRP £3.50

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