Archive for July, 2011

Viva Espana

Its Spanish Week here at Blasta Wholefoods (well if Lidl can do it….).

We have a brand new range of authentic Spanish foods from La Buena Vida. The range includes Piementos del Piquillo al Ajillo (roasted peppers with garlic to you and me) and a couple of lovely marinades/dips called Salsa Chimichurri and Chimichurri Spicy.

If you are keen to recreate that authentic Paella you got on holiday we now also have Paella rice from Valencia.

My personal favourite is a Tapa called Banderillas Espanolas – an assortment of pickled vegetables on skewers.  All we need now is a glass of Manzanilla and some sunshine.

Lily’s Tea Shop

We have just introduced a range of loose leaf teas from Lily’s Tea Shop.

This is a new Irish company run by Chinese born Lily Chen and her husband Dominic from Co. Louth.   They bring the finest leaf teas direct from tea farms in the Fujian Province in China for us to enjoy here in Ireland.

We’ve found that leaf teas are becoming increasingly popular and Lily’s teas are a great addition to our growing range.  We have Jasmine Dragon Pearl, Lapsang Souchong, Puerh, a Vanilla Sencha and an Organic White Peony Tea to name just a few.

We are also lucky enough to have Dominic in-store for a tasting in a few weeks.  More details to follow.

Handmade Soap Co.

We’ve  just taken delivery of our first supplies from the Handmade Soap Co. 

This is a small Irish company (based in Kells, Co. Meath) who make a variety of soaps & shower gels.

We love them because there’s no scary ingredients and there are interesting varieties like Grapefruit & Irish Moss,  Lavender, Rosemary & Thyme and Witch Hazel.  There’s even a good old fashioned Carbolic Soap.

The soaps retail at €4.50 and the Shower Gels at €6.95

We love Atlantic Aromatics –  not only are they an Irish company that produces essential oils of exceptional quality, they also give us stuff.

This time, Atlantic have given us a stock of Organic Rosewater  50ml sprays to give away FREE when you purchase any two or more AA products – essential oils, carrier oils or massage blends.

Organic Rosewater is a great natural way to re-hydrate & tone your skin.  Its suitable for all skin types – even sensitive skin – and is alcohol & preservative free.  When we have run these Atlantic offers in the past they have been hugely popular, so get your free Rosewater now while stocks last.

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