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KOMBUCHA KAT

March 31, 2020

What is Kombucha? 

Never heard of Kombucha? This tea drink, thought to have originated in China or Japan, is made by adding black or green tea and sugar to boiling water and leaving it to cool, before fermenting it over a period of time (usually around a week), using a Scoby, which stands for a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. The mixture is then poured into an airtight container with some extra sugar and left for a few more days. This ends up with a delicious drink with amazing flavours, that contains healthy, living good bacteria and organic acids that are good for your gut and overall wellbeing.

What are the health benefits of Kombucha? 

Kombucha drinks are known for their natural ability to improve gut health, aid digestion and reduce inflammation. Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages on the planet, and with Kombucha being made from green tea, it holds very similar health benefits. Kombucha contains probiotics, which provide your gut with healthy bacteria. These bacteria can improve many areas of health, including digestion, inflammation and even weight loss! Kombucha tea contains antioxidants, which are substances that fight reactive molecules that can damage your cells. Studies are consistent in finding that drinking Kombucha tea regularly reduces liver toxicity caused by toxic chemicals, sometimes by at least 70%! Other tests have also shown that Kombucha tea may be able to reduce risk of heart disease, manage type 2 diabetes, and protect against cancer.

What  Kombucha products are out there? 

Here at Springvale, we sell Kombucha Kat, which is a living, healthy soft drink. It is the only ambient Kombucha on the market! Since 2016, it has been brewed by hand in a brewery in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds powered by 100% renewable energy. Different to some other brands, the entirely vegan and organic Kombucha Kat is raw and unpasteurised so the good stuff isn’t killed off. We sell cold-pressed blueberry, ginger, or original for the real kombucha taste!  

BUY KOMBUCHA KAT HERE!

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What is Dry January?

Dry January is a talking point of most conversations this month! The one-month challenge to be alcohol free to help millions of people to reset their relationships with alcohol.

Why Do People Do It?

After Christmas lots of us feel like we have drunk too much, the jeans have become a tad too tight, and we are in need of a January detox! 

To make this month-long stint a whole lot easier the revolution of non-alcoholic drinks is here!

Low Alcohol & Non-Alcoholic drinks have come a long way in the past 12 months! People are stepping away from the generic sugary soft drinks (like the classic lime & soda) as the choice of non-alcoholic beverages is booming!

With such an appealing range of non-alcoholic drinks launching in the fine food market, we have made is our mission to bring you some of the best!  

Dalston's 0% G&T is a refreshing balance of botanicals including juniper, coriander and Lemon balm for a soft citrusy sparkling drink with gentle notes of quinine bitterness. Made with real botanicals using non-alcoholic steam distillation.

Pentire is a botanical non-alcoholic spirit made by distilling unique plants native to the Cornish coastline. Pentire Adrift features botanicals such as rock samphire, sage, sea rosemary, citrus, and Cornish sea salt - capturing the aromas and flavours of where the land meets the sea.

The Non-Alcoholic & Low-alcohol sector has grown by 80% reaching a total value of £60 million in the on-trade market alone!

Gunna makes uncompromisingly tasty craft soft drinks packed with natural juices, less than 5% sugar and no artificial colours or flavours. They felt soft drinks had lost their pizzazz, so they started Gunna to spice things up a little!

The great thing about Jeffrey’s Tonic syrups is that they can work in cocktails, as well as in a Gin & Tonic. They all work with gin, and vodka is obviously an easy mix, but you might be surprised how well the ‘Original’ goes with whisky.

 ‘Love British Food Ambassador and drinks expert Jane Peyton, tried Jeffrey’s Tonic over Christmas and thinks they are delicious. Tweeting her “How to guide” on the School of Booze, she loved how the product allows you to still partake in the ritual of making your perfect G&T, just without the alcohol %. Paired with a Gin she also thinks they are truly scrumptious!'

The non-alcoholic trend is tapping in with the Dry January Challenge, with many consumers trialing the new options out of curiosity alongside the evident health benefits associated.

 In 2019 more than four million Britons signed up for the Dry January! With 2020 set to be significantly higher there has never been a better reason is stock up on some new lines today!

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Halloween 2019

July 29, 2019

Springvale’s Exclusive Halloween Range is available now! Be trick or treat ready with Springvale this year, with something for everyone! From Rocky Mountain’s Ghoster Roasters Marshmallows, to Choc on Choc’s Giant Skull. Our Halloween range also includes Mallow Tree, Lottie Shaw’s, The Chocolate Workshop, Infinity Brands and many more…. 

Available to order until Monday 26th August!

Download the Halloween Brochure here -> https://we.tl/t-jVvLon1YdF

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Great to see Springvale Foods featured in the 'Planning For Christmas' article in this months issue of The Speciality Food Magazine! Have a read to find out from Maddie Taylor, how we prepare for the biggest selling season in our industry! 

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Snak Shed New Products

July 3, 2019

The next 12 flavours of our Biodegradable snak cups are available to buy now!

Choose from the flavours below:

  • Juicy Mango (Sweetened)
  • Honey Roasted Mixed Nuts
  • Chocolate Raisins
  • Tropical Burst
  • Carnival Mix
  • Yoghurt Bananas
  • Almonds Milk
  • Chocolate Brazils
  • Chilli & Lime Cashews
  • Protein Mix
  • Honey Chilli Peanuts
  • Sweet Paprika Nuts

Click here to see the full range...

Thank you very much to Sophie Skipper for her beautiful shots of the new Snak Shed lines!!

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With the new brochure now live, it’s time to introduce you to the new brands which are now available through Springvale Foods!

Since its summer and most are trying to trim down - let’s start with Barebells! Their protein enriched snacks and milkshakes are a real treat for everyone who wants to feed their cravings - guilt free. Their protein bars come in 6 different flavours, ranging from Salty Peanut and Caramel Cashew to White Chocolate Almond and Mint Dark Chocolate – all of which have been sampled by the Springvale team… let’s just say they disappeared very quickly! Barebells also have a range of 4 Protein Milkshakes, each with 24g of protein, but the same old-fashioned milkshake taste – they are delicious!!! 

Continuing with the ‘guilt-free’ theme, we have The Superfood Bakery’s delicious baking mixes! We have had plenty of requests for some Gluten Free baking mixes, so here we are! The range consists of an Organic Pancake Mix, Organic Brownie Mix and ‘Spirit Lifters Cookie’ Mix. Their clean eye-catching branding has taken the fancy of a few buyers already – and with the benefit of being Gluten Free, Dairy Free and also Vegan Friendly, these mixes are certainly ticking the right boxes for today’s consumer’s! 

If one brand isn’t enough – we have also added Hannah’s Pantry to our Gluten Free Baking Mix Category. Another range which is Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free and Vegan, there’s every reason to add this range to your store. The beautifully decorated pouches are due to be replaced with biodegradable packaging any time now – so take your pick – will it be Chocolate Fudge Cake, Banana & Coconut Cake or both?!

Onto alcohol – now you’re listening!  We now have the delightful bottles of gently sparkling wines from JustBe which will lift any alcohol display this summer! Infused with flavours like Elderflower & Mint, Rhubarb & Strawberry and Mixed Berries, we are sure the JustBe range will soon become a best seller in all types of retailers! 

A brand new to our cooking sauces category is Aagrah, who’s curry sauces are renowned for their flavour across the UK, but originate from their Yorkshire based Authentic Indian restaurants. The Aagrah team have over 40 years of experience in hand blending the delicate flavours of their sauces, which is why they have won a handful of great taste awards! Their sauces are also free from preservatives, artificial flavourings and colourings! The Springvale Team would go as far as saying these are the best curry sauces we have ever tasted – now there’s a statement!

New to our Pickles, Preserves & Spreads category, is the truly British Brand – Shaw’s of Huddersfield. Founded in 1889, their range boasts over 130 years of experience from the oldest family owned chutney makers in Yorkshire! Their best seller – the Piccalilli is everything a good old-fashioned Piccalilli should be and more… and their Beetroot & Horseradish Chutney is deliciously different! 

We are pleased to have added the brand new range from The Wasabi Company that is bang on trend with Yuzu Mayonnaise, Yuzu Mustard, Vegan Ponzu Sauce and Organic Soy Sauce. The Wasabi Company are the first growers in Europe to successfully grow Wasabi – so their range is packed with fresh English Wasabi – now that’s something different! I’ll let you into a secret – the Springvale Fridge is full of this stuff –I’m telling you – you need to try it!! 

We also have over 100 new products from existing brands including the exciting new sauces from Mrs Darlington’s, a new Manilife Peanut Butter, New Tonics from Belvoir, and a handful of brands from our festive brochure which are now available AYR including The Bottled Baking Co, Jeffrey’s Tonic’s and more!

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Summer's In Sight!

May 10, 2019

Despite the UK’s unpredictable weather, here at SVF’s we are ready for the Summer Season to commence!

Our new brochure will be landing early June packed full of delicious summer lines. We have been spoilt for choice this year with so many new and inspiring brands popping up in the specialty foods market.

It goes without saying that us Brits love our tea…and our alcohol come to mention it! Maybe that’s why we love this new brand so much! Novel Tea have taken two of the nation’s favorites and carefully crafted them into the most satisfying and unique tasting loose leaf tea and alcohol liqueurs. 

The beauty of these teas is that they can be sipped warm with a slice of citrus, or served cold over ice to enjoy a refreshing iced tea!

The traditional tea with a twist. 

This one is for all the chilli lovers out there! Single Variety have quickly become a firm favorite here at Springvale with their most incredibly flavoured chilli jams! Whether it’s the mild Fireflame to generously spread in a toastie or the fiery Jalapeno to compliment a BBQ burger; Single Variety have you covered! 

It’s not just their chilli jams that make Single Variety a brand of interest this summer, it’s also their range of real fruit jams. We have tasted plenty of jams over the years and these high in fruit and low in sugar jams have really set a new standard in the market.  

Hullabaloos; perfectly simple yet perfectly delicious. Each bottle of Hullabaloos is made by hand in the Somerset countryside, using real ingredients to create lemonade with no baddies or bubbles. 

Hullabaloos stand proudly beside Snak Shed as one of our most sustainable/green brands with their 100% biodegradable packaging!

Available in 6 tongue tingling flavours and 2 sizes! The smaller 330ml bottle makes Hullabaloos perfect as a grab and go, or the larger 750ml bottle is ideal for a garden party or trip down the beach with the family!  

BBQ’s and Beach Bonfires at the ready! Rocky Mountain's Traditional All-American style Mega Marshmallows are already proving extremely popular as the warmer weather creeps in! Available to order with giant toasting forks, this range of deliciously gooey marshmallows are set to be a best seller this year! The nostalgia of toasting marshmallows around a crackling bonfire is filling up those order forms! 

Founded in 1956, Belberry have it sussed when it comes high quality condiments with a point of difference, boasting exceptional flavours. Exclusive to Springvale, Belberry have attracted an abundance of interest with their innovative range cheese and fruit Delcie’s - with flavours ranging from Fig & Black Pepper to Rhubarb & Muscat wine. If its vibrancy you're after, look no further! Belberry’s Fruit and Vegetable vinegars will ravish all the healthy food lovers and revamp any salad this summer! 

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PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS YEARS CHRISTMAS ROADSHOWS HERE: https://forms.gle/hWqhduWDDxN3Pp3w7 


This year we have more new lines than ever before, all of which will be presented at our 5 Christmas Roadshows. 

We still have plenty of our well known brands in this years collection, 
who will also be showcasing their new Christmas products too!

At each show our team will be there ready to answer any questions you may have, and give you any help you may require when selecting your Christmas 2019 range.

We look forward to seeing you there! 


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Snak Shed's new look has been designed to incorporate consumer's growing interest in 

sustainable packaging and the nations favourite snacks!


At Snak Shed we are a fun-loving bunch who don't take things too seriously. 

But when it comes to the environment, we leave no stone unturned! 



The biodegradable cups are 100% biodegradable since they are completely plastic free.

Made from corn starch, they decompose over time in the right conditions.



Designed for those on-the-go, the Snak Shed cups are the perfect fit for a lunch box, brief case, sports bag or road trip! 



Snak Shed's flavours use carefully sourced ingredients from across the world which are then hand packed in the UK 

to create the honest snacking experience that Snak Shed brings. 



Keep an eye out for the new products launching during the year 
and join us in our quest to reduce plastic pollution 

by purchasing a Snak Shed cup to conquer your cravings

Snak Shed remains a brand by Springvale Foods so is exclusively available from the Springvale Website. 

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It goes without saying that the popularity and demand for vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free products is at an all-time high across the UK.  Vegan friendly and free-from foods have become widely accessible in mainstream food outlets, with the increasing demand for the speciality food market to follow suit. 

The buying team at Springvale have been working hard to partner with some exceptional brands with a strong point of difference, and exciting vegan and free-from ranges. 

Introducing Heavenly Bakes, a.k.a The Healthy Baker. Our newest range of vegan and gluten-free deliciously baked snack bars. The Chocolate Mallow Marvels Bar has proven to be the bakers delight with sales soaring in the first quarter. With over 25 years industry experience, this baker has developed a moreish range of free-from bars which will have you second guessing their ingredients; being a vegan never tasted so good! Request your samples today and taste for yourself!

Be bold and be BRAVE. If you’re looking for an innovative brand to add to your shelves then look no further! BRAVE is the brand that is 100% vegan, high in protein & fibre, low in fat & full of flavour!! These spilt peas are grown, harvested and roasted in the East of England with a focus on maintaining a local supply chain. Amber and Seb are Brave’s co-founders who came up with this superfood grab & go snack. Their shelf-popping packaging, appealing flavours and creative concept has seen sales more than double since January.   

                         Corners are a brand that are committed to making snack time better and we couldn’t agree more! These top selling healthy Pop Corn, Pop Protein, and Pop Veggie crisps are an original alternative to your mainstream crisp brands. Big in flavour, low in fat and 100% vegan & gluten-free, Corners are one to consider for a snack range with a difference!  

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