The 2014 Scotlands Speciality Food Show opens today and runs until Tuesday 21st January at the SECC, Glasgow. The show is Scotland’s largest and oldest trade fare and attracts food buyers from throughout the country.
130 specialist food companies, many of them small producers will be showcasing some of the very best fine food products.
If you’re a food business, delicatessen, farm shop or speciality food store looking to stock fine quality food products, the show is the place to find it.
Being a lover of fine food and great champion of small producers, in particular, Scottish produce, I’ve put together a snapshot of some of my favourites. These are all exceptional food products that I guarantee your customers will love. One of these producers, Mr C’s Handcrafted Pies won Best Product Award at last year’s show.
Mr C’s Hand-Crafted Pies
The award winning Scottish pie company, Mr C’s Handcrafted Pies has a range of 10 pies, all made to the same exacting standard with quality ingredients. Outdoor bred pork, Scottish wild venison along with outstanding handmade pastry,are just some of the ingredients used to make these delicous pies.
Just this week, Mr C’s were awarded 4 awards at the 2014 Scotch Pie Awards. Diamond for Haggis, Neeps and Tattie, Gold for Scottish venison Pie, Silver for Apple Pie and Bronze for Pork and Chorizo with chilli.
Mr C’s Handcrafted Pies is on stand N45. Owner, Robert Corrigan will be on hand with a full range and delcious samples of the pies.
Summer Harvest Oils
Perthshire based Summer Harvest Oils, is one of Scotland’s top rapeseed oil producers. From their base at Fernyfold Farm, in the Perthshire countryside, Mark and Maggie Bush, produce a fantatsic range of oils, dressings, vinegars, and mayonnaise.
New for the show is Summer harvest Chilli and Red Pepper Dressing. A rapeseed oil based product that is ideal for salads, chicken, fish and BBQs.
Earlier this year Summer harvest was named as an approved SRA (Sustainable Restaurant association) supplier, making them the only approved cold rapeseed oil supplier in the UK and only the second SRA food supplier in Scotland.
The Oil currently holds two Scotland Food and drink Excellence Awards and two Gold Star Great taste Awards.
Summer Harvest products are a must have in my kitchen and the full range will be showcase at the fare. You’ll find Mark and Maggie on stand N31.
There’s nothing quite like a nice quality biscuit when you sit down to a cup of tea or coffee and Border Biscuits is the one for me. I’ve reviewed their biscuits, tasted all the different varieties and they never fail to wow on flavour and quality.
There’s a wide range to choose from and Border really do have a biscuit to suit every taste.
The classic recipes include, Fruit Tea biscuits, Devillishly Dark Chocolate Cookies and Light Buttery Viennese.
In the Deliciously Different range, you’ll find, Strawberry and Cream Shortbread, Chocolate and Orange Shortbread and Toffee Apple Crumble.
There’s an Outrageously Tasty Range with Yoghurt, Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed Crumbles, Red Berry Rascals and Raspberry, White Chocloate and Pistachio Crumbles.
Border biscuits will be on stand K27.
Wee Fudge Company
If it’s a luxurious sweet treat you’re looking for then stop by and speak to Joyce Brady, owner of The Wee Fudge Company. The company’s delicous fudge is available in a range of indulgent flavours, including, Hebridean Sea Salt and Caramel, White Chocolate with Sicilian Lemon Extract, and Raspeberry & White Chocolate.
Unlike massed produced fudge found on sweet counters, every batch of ‘Wee Fudge’ is handmade by Joyce from a favourite and traditional Scottish recipe, using only the freshest ingredients.
Joyce tell me that she has has been developing some new exciting flavours of fudge and these will make an appearance at the show.
If you want to taste the new flavours or indeed all the varieties in the Wee Fudge range, then visit Joyce on stand LG46.
For further information on the 2014 Scottish Speciality Show see www.scotlandsspecialityfoodshow.com