Did you know this September is Organic September? This year, they have replaced the National Organic Fortnight with Organic September. The whole month is dedicated to celebrating all things organic. They would like you to make a small change to your everyday shopping and help them make a big difference by swapping to organic food. Soil Association will be sharing a whole host of special offers and exclusive discounts from some of the biggest organic brands and they have also teamed up with some of the UK’s best chefs to inspire you with ideas of what you can make using your fresh, seasonal organic produce.
I have received a range of organic products to kick-start this project. I’ll be honest, up until now, I have not really used organic products unless I had no choice. But after reading that it will help animal welfare and the environment, it did change my viewpoint.
Their oats are grown organically to standards set by the Soil Association. These oatcakes are enriched with oat bran for extra fibre and slow release energy to get you through the day. Each box contains 4 individually wrapped packets and there are 6 six oatcakes in each packet. The oatcakes are like thin dry biscuits with an intense toasted oat flavour. It is delicious on their own but I would prefer to put sweet toppings on it. You can find them in Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Holland & Barrett at RRP £1.09.
Clearspring Snack Organic Tamari Roasted Soya Beans
These are European grown soya beans which are roasted in small batches by craft producers in Austria to create these handy and tasty organic snacks. These are then seasoned with Clearspring award winning tamari soya sauce as well as chilli and Italian herbs. They are very crunchy and nutritious snacks on the go. We all love it. You can get it from www.clearspring.co.uk at RRP 99p.
Kromland Farm Organic Rooibos Tea
Kromland Farm is a 100% organic, single-estate rooibos tea grown on a pioneering farm in the area of South Africa noted for producing the world’s finest quality rooibos. This Rooibos caramel tea has a very strong flavour which I am not used to. If you like strong tea, you might like this. Personally I prefer lighter tea like green tea, so this is not for me.
It is naturally caffeine free and delicious with or without milk. You can get it from Wholefoods, Planet Organic, independent health food stores and online at www.kromlandfarm.co.uk at RRP £2.49 for 40 bags.
I like to congrats Kromland Farm that they have won a Great Taste Award along with Kromland Farm’s Vanilla blend!
Ombar have created little bursts of delicious chocolate that are dairy and refined-sugar free. They are made to the same recipe as Ombar’s super-popular Coco Mylk bar and even contain probiotics to help keep your tummy happy and healthy. It tastes nice and slightly bitter.
So what will you swap for Organic September?
Disclosure: We received the samples for the purposes of writing this review however all thoughts and opinions remain our own.