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Cocktails and Spices

16 June

A bit about the history of cocktails: This belief is that the term cocktail, first appeared in print at least as far back as 1803 and was defined in print in 1806, as “a mixture of spirits of any kind, water, sugar and bitters, vulgarly called a bittered sling”. But the Telegraph researched and found the word used […]

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Spices in Kerala

06 May

Ever since the history of Kerala has been down in writing, it has never been without a mention of its spices. Dating back to thousands of years in the past, Kerala’s fame throughout the world for its spices has given it veritable monopoly over the market. In particular, Musri, an ancient Keralite port, became the […]

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Chocolate And Spices or Spice Drops® Even!

15 February

It may seem as though adding spices to chocolate is a new trend, but in fact the fashion for adding spices and flavours to chocolate goes back thousands of years. The Mayans and Aztecs Chocolate was a prized luxury item in Mayan and Aztec cultures, where a bitter drink made from the Cacao beans was […]

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EMBANKMENT SUMMER MARKET 2016

20 July

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be at the Embankment Summer Market 2016 from July 15th. As ist.co.uk describes it: ‘The distinctly-glamorous Embankment Summer Market is a unique, must-go event in a wonderfully scenic location on the North bank of the Thames. With about 180 carefully-selected stalls selling a huge range of beautiful things including […]

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2016 FOOD TRENDS – SPICE DROPS® ARE LEADING THE WAY

20 June

January is a month for predictions as well as resolutions and, whilst the good intentions can come and go all-too fast, we have a whole year to see whether what the industry experts predict in terms of food trends for 2016 come good. The team at Beef Magazine has summed up what it believes to […]

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LAUNCHING OUR NEW ORANGE SPICEDROPS ®

20 May

We’ve been incredibly busy here at Spice Drops® HQ over the last couple of months, what with the new logo, amazing new packaging, and attending Birmingham’s Food & Drink Expo. And we’ve been thrilled with all the positive feedback we’ve received, along with interest from various chefs and mixologists. We’ve also had a new addition […]

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THE SPICE DROPS® EASTER MENU

20 March

This year, the dates for Palm Sunday and Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors, coincided. As we’ve now celebrated the Vernal Equinox and the ‘official’ beginning of spring, Easter is just a week away – so we’ve reflected on what we could share with you that would make the perfect Spice Drops® Easter menu. We […]

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FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2016

20 February

With less than a week until the start of Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 (29 February -13 March this year), the Spice Drops® team is gearing up for what we hope will be a fantastic fortnight of news, events and food. This year, the focus is on the Big Fairtrade Breakfast in the hope that,as you sit […]

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FRUITY TEA MASALA CAKE

20 October

  This Fruity Tea Masala Cake utilities a basic sponge method, but takes it to far more exotic heights. This cake is perfect served hot from the oven as a warming autumnal dessert. Home-made vanilla ice-cream would be my preferred accompaniment, but it’s also gorgeous served cold with a little whipped double cream. Who am […]

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CHOCOLATE: THE LOVE OF MY LIFE (AND, THE GOOD NEWS IS, IT IS IT’S HHEALTHY TOO.!)

20 October

Theobroma cacao, chocolate’s Latin name for chocolate, means ‘Food of the Gods’ for a reason. In honor of Chocolate Week (12-18 October), here is some  trivia about one of the most popular super foods ever. A new study suggests that eating certain varieties of chocolate can help you stay thin (I wish I had known this […]

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