On recent trip to Tesco I noticed a new kid on the block in the sauce aisle, Stokes, and decided I needed to find out more. From their web site I found out that Essfoods produce an award winning range of quality mayonnaises, sauces, mustards, relishes, chutneys, dressings, jams and marmalades, within the Stokes and Suffolk Mud brands.
Founded in 2004 (Essfoods) and manned by 22 staff, their products are hand produced in small batches in a small, yet highly productive factory unit in the heart of rural Suffolk. Quality and taste are achieved by using only the finest ingredients and as animal welfare is high on their agenda they only use Freedom Food free range egg in their mayonnaise and mayonnaise based products. Their aim is always to produce the best tasting preserved sauce you can buy in a jar. Stokes sauces are available from farm shops, deli’s and food stores as well as their own web site. Stokes sauces retail from about £2.75 to £3.98.
With this in mind I just had to get in touch with Stokes and asked if they would let me sample their products. Well I received a lovely hamper of products which I am slowly sampling and cooking with. Before I post a recipe and review, I thought I should share my good fortune by giving you the opportunity to win your own hamper. Yes Stokes have kindly agreed to send a hamper to one of my readers containing the following products:
Bloody Mary Ketchup
Red Onion Marmalade
Blushed Tomato Mayonnaise
Chilli Yellow Pepper Jelly
When my grandparents were still alive I would always put a hamper of lovely products together for them for Christmas. It’s always nice to have something a little bit different and special when it comes to food. So if you’re doing the same this Christmas for a loved one, keep an eye out for Stokes as I’m sure they won’t disappoint!
To enter simply fill in the Rafflecopter below and tell me what your favourite condiment, sauce or jam is. The prize will be despatched in the new year, when our purses are feeling a little emptier after all the excesses of Christmas!
How to enter:
Complete the Rafflecopter form below to confirm your entries made via blog comments, Twitter, etc.
This giveaway will close on 15/01/2013.
Please read the Terms and Conditions below.
Winners are announced on the Rafflecopter form after the prize has been claimed by the winner.
First timers: Please watch how Rafflecopter works(video)! It is 46 seconds long. It explains everything.
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Complete the form – or your entries will not go into the draw.
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Terms and conditions:
Only open to UK participants over the age of 18.
There is 1 prize of a Hamper from Stokes. There’s no cash alternative and the prize is not transferable. No part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
Instructions form part of the terms and conditions. Entries using any software or automated process to make bulk entries will obviously be disqualified. The winner will be picked at random using software and then contacted by email. If you win and then don’t respond to this email within 2 days then another winner will be picked.
I am running this giveaway on behalf of Stokes who will be responsible for sending the prize to you if you win. Their decision is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
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NB: All the views in this post are my own and I have not received any payment from Stokes.