Whether you’re planning a party or just want to snuggle up and watch your favourite festive film, here are a couple of suggestions for some hand-cooked crisps.
Looking for yummy hand-cooked crisps in the tastiest flavours? Fairfields Farm offer a fantastic range to suit every taste including Sweet Chilli, Bacon & Tomato and Sea Salt & Aspall Cider Vinegar to name a few. For the ultimate Christmas snack, reach for Fairfields Farm Kelly Bronze Turkey, Sage and Onion Crisps that combine the festive flavours of hand-reared bronze turkey with the punchy taste of sage and onion.
If you are following a healthy eating plan and want to stay on track over the festive period, Lentil Bites are the ideal guilt-free snack. They’re just under 99 calories per bag and available in two flavours: Tomato & Herb and Jalapeño & Lime. Available from independent retailers nationwide.
For those who fancy a more quirky snack, pop Ten Acre hand-cooked crisps and popcorn in your basket on your weekly shop. Available in a range of tempting flavours, these vegan-friendly, moreish snacks are available from independent retailers nationwide.
If you are still craving for some more, then try those (pictured below):
Fresh tomato and herb Lentil Bites bring your senses alive, make you want to party – brings a new meaning to pizza time! Or Hot chilli and fresh lime – the perfect combo for making your taste buds want to do the tango – you’ll be snapping your fingers and clicking your toes with every crunch!
How spoiled we have been: whilst being stuck at home here it is a box containing three bottles of milkshakes and alcohol! A match made in heaven!
Before you ask, it has an insanely rich taste and low alcohol (15% abv) so it has been made for an incredible drinking experience.
In a nutshell, the Brand new bottled ‘hard’ shakes have all the deliciously decadent flavour of an American diner milkshake, but with a boozy twist! Introducing Chocolate, Strawberry and Banana Hard Milkshake Liqueurs, available exclusively at Firebox.com.
Perfectly blended with a hard dose of cream liqueur goodness, this tasty trio of dairy-filled delights can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, in a shot or as the pivotal ingredient of some creamy cocktails.
Add a sumptuous kick to your drinks cabinet and test your home mixology skills with these luxurious liqueurs – take your pick from these tempting flavours:
Strawberry Hard Milkshake Liqueur
Deliciously decadent version of the classic American Diner milkshake, but with a boozy twist. Velvety in texture with candied, fruity strawberry notes and a bold vanilla finish.
This indulgent velvety blend tastes absolutely heavenly whether sipped neat on the rocks, drizzled over desserts, or mixed into smoothies and sweet summer cocktails – strawberries-and-cream Caipirinhas anyone? Yum.
Sweet, velvety strawberry with rich, creamy vanilla. SO delicious
That classic diner shake experience – with a boozy twist
Your new favourite summer tipple has arrived!
Reduced alcohol content (15% ABV) for a relaxed drinking experience
Add a luxurious boozy kick to smoothies, desserts and cocktails
Tastes ridiculously good over ice or mixed into smoothies and cocktails
Banana Hard Milkshake Liqueur
Transport yourself to the beach with rich banana flavour perfectly balanced with vanilla and a blended dose of cream liqueur goodness.
This smooth and milky mashup tastes absolutely sublime whether served neat over ice, poured liberally over desserts, or sloshed into smoothies and milk-based cocktails – give a fruity boost to that Banana Daiquiri!
Fresh n’ fruity banana with smooth, creamy vanilla – the perfect tropical tipple
All the flavours of a classic diner shake, with a boozy twist
Tastes absolutely fantastic served neat on the rocks
Reduced alcohol content (15% ABV) for a laidback drinking experience
Add a bright and boozy banana kick to creamy cocktails and desserts
Chocolate Hard Milkshake Liqueur
Delve into the silky smooth texture of luxuriously creamy chocolate, with sweet notes of decadent vanilla and a sophisticated alcohol kick.
This luxurious chocolatey concoction tastes unbelievably delicious served neat, over ice, or glugged generously into a milk-based cocktail – think next-level White Russians and chocolatey Espresso Martinis!
Smooth, silky, creamy, chocolatey – my GOD it’s good
All the flavours of a classic diner shake – with a boozy twist
Get your moreish milkshake fix without drinking a whole tub of ice cream!
Reduced alcohol content (15%) for an easy-going drinking experience
Move over Irish Cream, there’s a new (and far tastier) liqueur in town!
Tastes great over ice, in a coffee, or splashed into creamy cocktails and desserts
Each one of the Hard Shakes has a reduced alcohol content for an easy-going drinking experience so you can really savour the flavour.
Firebox: A London-based lifestyle retailer selling a highly curated mix of unconventional homeware, lifestyle accessories, gadgets, food, drink and gifts ‘with a twist’. We believe the products we choose to surround ourselves with are a reflection of the way we live our lives and are an extension of our personality. Our mission is to shake things up and get people to embrace their more imaginative side.
Beer lovers and film fans rejoice – Original Stormtrooper beer is about to hit the shelves, just in time for the release of the final instalment of the famous film franchise.
Expertly brewed at St Peter’s Brewery and inspired by the iconic armour designed by Shepperton Design Studio’s Andrew Ainsworth for the original film back in 1976, Original Stormtrooper Galactic Pale Ale and Lightspeed Pilsner will whet the appetite of any beer lover looking for a delicious and drinkable brew.
Officially licensed and boasting impeccable craft credentials along with eye-popping design, these two new beers are out of this world!
Looking for a hoppy, aromatic beer with bright citrus flavours? Then Galactic Pale Ale is the brew for you.
Or, if you prefer a classic lager with a twist, choose Lightspeed Pilsner.
The fine prints
With an ABV of just 4.2%, Original Stormtrooper Galactic Pale Ale and Lightspeed Pilsner Lager are available in 330ml can and 500ml bottle.
To celebrate the launch, there is also a range of merchandise on offer, including beer mats, posters, glassware and gifts – great collectibles for any die-hard film fan! For more information visit
With festival season now in full swing, and millions flocking to see their favourite artists whilst pitched up in a confined tent, abandoning their usual hygiene habits and feeling cramped among the masses; we were kindly invited to try out a smaller, more different style of festival; Back of Beyond.
Having only started in 2018, and only this year extending the festival to two days rather than one, the festival has already successfully carved its space within the British festival scene after recently being nominated as “Festival of the Future”. Focusing on Dance, EDM, House and Techno, this festival is on track to rival the best.
The festival itself is based in the picturesque Hertfordshire countryside with views of the sprawling hills and towering trees taking up a full 360°perspective. This is the perfect excuse to escape the big city. Getting to the festival couldn’t be an easier commute with trains from London running into lots of nearby stations into such as Hertford and Ware.
Unlike other smaller festivals who struggle to attract big name talent, Back of Beyond definitely did not have this problem. Renowned DJ Goldie graced the decks on Friday night and Radio One’s Dance Anthem king Danny Howard headlined on the Saturday night. Both performed a substantial 1.5 hour set and showed exactly how to get the crowd going. Aside from the two top names, lots of other recognisable artists graced the main stage including Sam Divine, Nightmares on Wax and Crazy P.
The main pyramid stage was only one of the stages though, with seven other stages dotted around the site including a UV stage, a “Hay Days” stage and even a secret stage within a truck. If you’re lucky enough to go VIP, then there is a separate stage also within this area. There was a lot going on across the site and you could be sure to always find music that you liked.
With ticket options varying from day passes to weekend passes you can take in as much of the action for however long you want. We’d recommend paying the extra and going VIP as you gain access to the VIP area which has not only its own stage, but also hammocks to relax in and quite possibly the best toilets we’ve ever seen at a festival.
Food-wise, the festival had 5-6 establishments that all serve top-quality food. From pizzas to Thai, burgers to crepes, you are spoilt for choice and can overindulge with the pricing being lower than the typical big festival.
Overall, if you’re looking for a smaller festival with top-name artists, picturesque surroundings and lots of different stages with quality DJ’s, then we highly recommend you checking out Back of Beyond for summer 2020.