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penguingroup1000-680x350Award winning chocolatier Lick the Spoon has launched its Wholesale Christmas Chocolates Range for 2014. New chocolates for Christmas 2014 include a Christmas Chocolates selection in a foil blocked gift box, a new Peanut Caramel Chocolate Salami, and Apricots in an Armagnac ganache. The wholesale Christmas chocolates range also sees the return of the now famous Chocolate Snowglobes with the addition of a presentation box to assist retail displays.

"We love making the Penguin and Robin snowglobes, each one is hand decorated and unique. We have added a clear presentation box this year allowing retailers to stack them for a really eye-catching Christmas display." explained Lick the Spoon’s Creative Director Diana Short
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Teignmouth Farmers’ Market is back!

teign farmers market logoTeignmouth Farmers’ Market is launching on 30 August 2014 in the heart of the charming town centre, the Triangle, between 10am and 2pm. This is set to become a regular event, and will be held on the last Saturday of every month. True to its title, farmers and producers will be bringing their own fresh grown, baked, raised, caught, brewed, smoked or processed produce for your delight and delectation. Most of the stallholders come from within thirty miles of Teignmouth, although many are much closer than that - Shute Fruit and Produce will be supporting the market and offering seasonal fruit and vegetables picked fresh from their farm in Bishopsteignton.

But the farmers want to support the local community too. For this reason they will make one stall available, on a rotational basis, to selected community groups to communicate their purpose, drum up support for their cause, and maybe make a few bob at the same time. To learn how your community group could benefit, contact the organiser of the market, Lori Reich for more information (Tel 01626 777570).

Supporting the local food and farming community couldn’t be easier, of more fun, than shopping at your local market. Bring your basket, fill it with local goodies, and feed your soul as you fill your plate.
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If you're a food producer, restaurant, farm shop or deli - attend one of our seminars in September to ensure you are complying with the new food labelling regulations that come into force this December!

We have organised seminars with nutritional food regulation advisors selectfood, and with the support of NatWest we can offer seminars to members and non-members of Taste of the West in Bristol, Taunton, Exeter and Truro.

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to find out more about what's on the agenda and how you can secure your place.

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Taste of the West member Radfords Fine Fudge Ltd is open for business at their new Sugar Mill premises, having spent a busy few months moving from Martock to Stoke-Sub-Hamdon. The new site is bigger and better in terms of size and potential for growth. The company has also invested in new kit to allow the business to make more fudge and to diversify into other confectionery products.

Congratulations to the team on having recently won the Small Business category of the Western Gazette's Business Excellence Awards! For all the gossip and news about new flavours, exciting new products and their new premises, please visit their website.
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Bite Size now available to download

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Grant Thornton UK LLP
has recently issued the latest edition of Bite Size, their quarterly overview of activity in the food and beverage sector. Click here to download the document.
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