No, we're not sure where the year has gone either.
Getting into the spirit.
The holiday period isn't always idyllic snow-capped hills, mulled wine by the fire and perfectly-pressed pyjamas - we're more than aware that it can be frozen windscreens, uninvited in-laws and 'Will you just put that down!' but perhaps that's part of the magic.
We're limbering up and doing our seasonal stretches earlier this year, and we’ve been zesting, blending, chopping and tasting a whole host of new unexpected festive pairings to keep you on your toes.
Under the guise of being ‘oh-so-organised’ (or, a well-deserved gift to yourself), the pre-order Festive menu means that you can order now, forget that you’ve ordered, and from a day of your choosing throughout December, enjoy the surprise of a freshly baked band of treats arriving on your doorstep.
Limited Edition Festive Flavours
In addition to our November specials of Chocolate, Roast Hazelnut & Pear Granola and Persimmon, Orange & Hazelnut Granola (which you can buy and enjoy now) we have the following Limited Editions in development and ready for Pre Order;
Mince Pie Granola - Last year's big hit, back for 2021! All the flavours of a beloved Mince Pie, but in a granola. Brandy-soaked currants, a dash of ground almonds and a handful of pistachios. A real class act.
Stem Ginger, Cashew & Honey Granola - One for the ginger lovers; candied ginger, crystallised ginger, ground ginger and fresh ginger - we've thrown it all at this blend. Fiery. Warming. Perfection.
Burnt Orange & Black Tea Granola - A new Limited Edition, mixing the sophisticated flavours of fresh citrus zest and fire-kissed orange slices with the smoky depth of Lapsang Souchong tea, textured with tiny balls of puffed amaranth grain and crunchy poppy seeds.
Dark Chocolate & Pine Needle Granola - A seasonal twist on our award-winning Chocolate & Bay Leaf granola, this Dark Chocolate & Pine Needle granola combines earthy, fresh pine with deeper, darker chocolate notes - a perfect blend to eat by the handful, or sprinkle over natural yoghurt with a cherry compôte.
Subscriptions for Christmas
Not sure what to get a loved one this year? How about giving the gift of breakfast for a few months?
We've got Gift Subscriptions available now, and - using our natty deferred deliveries feature (more on this below) - you can buy now, tick a name off the list, and set their subscription to start in January.
Pre Orders and Deferred Deliveries
We've recently rolled out two new features for this Christmas - the Pre Order option so you can make sure you definitely get a bag of your favourite Limited Edition in time for the big day, and the Deferred Delivery option which allows you to shop now, and receive (or send to a loved one) later.
But how, you ask?
In short - visit any festive Limited Edition page, select 'Pre Order' and check out as normal. To defer the delivery date, use the new 'Dispatch Date' field at checkout (and perhaps pop a note to us in the Special Notes box too, for safety).
For a more detailed explanation we've written a handy How To on both of these options, which you can find in our Journal here.
A Rosa between Thorns
And finally - as we mentioned last time we wrote, we've had a new Operations Assistant join us - Rosa! A South London native who was lured away to the Brighton seaside, Rosa has recently moved back to - in our opinion - the best part of town and has joined us to prep, pack and process all your orders. You'll also see her in the bakery shop some Saturdays, so do say hello.
À bientôt!Hedié, Christine, Beth, Rosa & Davia x