Giving to friends and family can be wonderful, but the worst excesses of Christmas shopping can feel wasteful. What if instead we bought from brands using regenerative systems that are designed to put as much into the Earth as they take out?
Here are our top gift ideas for foodies from brands that are working to regenerate the planet’s resources, now and for years to come. All consciously crafted using regeneratively-grown ingredients - from chocolate that draws down CO2 from the atmosphere to a rum that sustainably harvests seaweed.
Kick off the festive season with our friends over at Tidal Rum. A fellow planet-positive seaweed-infused rum that sustainably harvests pepper dulse seaweed, trimming rather than picking to allow the plant to regenerate. Their aim is to create and maintain an ocean environment in which the dulse can flourish in clean water and optimum conditions.
Fancy a cocktail that’s big on flavour and planet-positive? Check out our Mint Lemongrass Mojito with Tidal Rum - a mix of earthy spearmint and moringa brightened by lemongrass, fused with the subtle truffle flavour of Jersey's pepper dulse seaweed.
Heal the future, don’t steal it with real chocolate from Original Beans. They help cacao farmers prosper by purchasing wet cocoa at a premium price and planting thousands of new trees. You can find their Udzungwa 70% chocolate in our regenerative gift box which features regeneratively grown cocoa by our friends at the Tanzanian social enterprise, Kokoa Kamili.
Zoe and Tom are doing wunder-ful things by harnessing the power of regeneratively grown plants to create wellness products with purpose. They source their turmeric from regenerative forest gardensin Sri Lanka. Our favourite is the Chai Turmeric Latte which you can also find alongside Original Bean’s Udzungwa 70% Chocolate in our regenerative gift box.
You’ll find Duchess Oil in some of the finest kitchens in London. The oil is produced in house on a family-run farm whose aim is to protect and preserve the soil through a regenerative grain farming system that doesn’t require synthetic chemicals. It takes a year of hard work, patience and luck to get it from soil to oil.
Ancestrel is built on the belief that wine, like food, should come from farms, not factories; from people, not production lines. All the wines on their online wine shop are crafted by small independent vineyards, many of which grow their grapes in biodynamic and regenerative ways. These vintners are reviving regional winemaking traditions, bringing back methods that have become extinct in recent years.
Kimbula’s homespun syrup is one of the best kept secrets in sweeteners. They work directly with farmers in Sri Lanka to select, refine and craft small batch taster's blends of pure kithul. What’s Kithul, you ask? It’s a syrup made from the flower sap of the towering kithul (fishtail palm) tree. Each bottle presents a range of golden hues and fruity-to-smoky flavours.