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Proud of northern products and producers

by Northern Life

If there’s one thing we love up north, it’s our grub! So we’re celebrating the very best of what our wonderful region has to offer by showcasing northern products by northern producers.

All the happiness of tea & biscuits – without the biscuit!

Yorkshire Tea Biscuit Brew

Yorkshire Tea has a new addition to its range of speciality brews. Biscuit Brew is a comforting blend of Yorkshire Tea with a smattering of malty sweetness, for a satisfying treat that won’t cover you in crumbs.

Kate Halloran, Tea Innovation Manager at Yorkshire Tea says: “Biscuits are so often linked to tea we thought why not just make life easier and put the flavours together in one delicious brew?

“We’re offering all the happiness of tea and biscuits – just without the biscuit and any of the potential pitfalls that come with it.”

RRP £2.29 per pack of 40 tea bags.

Fine Yorkshire Gin


Campbell's of LeyburnTo celebrate 150 years of trading, Campbells of Leyburn have now introduced their own brand gin distilled in Yorkshire using natural mineral water from Swaledale. The gin is a fine blend of fresh and citrus flabours developed from local herbs partnered with traditional Yorkshire honey and heather. Campbells of Leyburn is your family food and drink emporium – call in, you may be surprised!

Sweet Family Business


Located in Preston, Lancashire, Beech’s Fine Chocolates, have been announced as a finalist in the BIBAs category ‘Manufacturer of the Year Award’. Beech’s are notable finalists as they are not only one of Lancashire’s longest running, family owned businesses (established in 1920), but they also have an equally long serving dedicated staff – Beech’s overall workforce presents 750 years of combined experience! In addition, over the past three years, Beech’s have innovated to include new lines such as their award-winning luxury range of truffles, introduced dynamic new packaging, improved chocolate recipes to increase cocoa content, and refined down to a smaller particle size to increase the ‘burst of chocolate flavour’ across their ranges.

Keeping it in the Lancashire family!

Nowt Poncy

The Nowt Poncy® Food Company is a Lancashire based manufacturer of cooking sauces that are certified gluten free and are also low in salt, fat and saturated fat. The products are all under 50 kcals/100g and four of the five are suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Hand-cooked in small batches to ensure quality and consistency in a commercial kitchen, they only use the best ingredients and fresh herbs to give that ‘home cooked’ taste.

All the sauces have recently achieved accreditation.

Available in five delicious flavours, they don’t contain any nasty additives, preservatives, thickeners or gums.


Just six ingredients but bags of flavour!


The best Bradford style curry outside Bradford – in a jar!


A little heat and a depth of flavour that will knock your socks off!


A smooth flavourful sauce to put atop your pizza base.


Add cannellini beans to make it go further.

Available via and shops across the north of England. All jars are 350g and can serve 2/3 portions. They retail between £2.95 and £3.95.

You really can take the biscuit!

Farmhouse Biscuits

Produced in Lancashire, these luxury moreish butter biscuits are available in a variety of six butterly delicious flavours.

Available from their Farmhouse Biscuits Nelson and Colne Factory Outlets. Southfield Street,
Nelson or Dockray Street, Colne. RRP £1.10

Booze Brothers

Keelham Farm Shop beerBrewed especially for Keelham Farm shop by expert booze brothers Stephen and Rob Naylor.
The family brewery uses only the pick of the crop ingredients, including water from the Yorkshire Dales. This light blonde session beer is packed full of citrus and spice flavours and with a floral finish, thanks to buckets loads of Cascade and Perle hops. Optic malt and a touch of wheatiness give it a deliciously mild but malty finish. £1.90 a bottle.

Never miss a beet!

Warburtons GF 4 Beetroot Wraps

Warburtons’ team of expert bakers have been working hard to develop a UK first: a brand new beetroot wrap, the first of its kind in the gluten free bakery market. Try their Beetroot and Proteinwraps £2.79, available from supermarkets.

Bags of flavour – made with pride

Launched in September 2017, Seabrook’s Lamb & Mint flavour supports consumer demand for snacks that have a real and authentic food taste and strong British flavour, in keeping with the rest of their portfolio. The recently introduced low fat ‘With a Twist’ range, sees the yellow pea base popped and twisted for a flavour full, guilt free crunch.

Available in delicious Sundried Tomato & Basil and BBQ flavours, the range has 80% less fat than normal crisps, and is just 77 calories and 1g fat per 20g serving. Available from selected supermarkets.

Making Britain great!

The brainchild of farmer Adam and his wife, Jennie Palmer, Charlie & Ivy’s is a range of 17 Yorkshire rapeseed oil-based gourmet dipping oils, dressings and mayonnaise. Named after the couple’s young children, Charlie & Ivy’s was born from a passion for great flavour and proper posh fare with a smidgen of ‘what makes Britain great’.


Perfect drizzled over salads.


A must with goat’s cheese.


Brilliant at barbeques.


Perfect teamed with avocado on toast.


Superb in sandwiches.


Tasty with chicken and crisp salads!

Available via and selected independent retailers. RRP dressings £4, mayonnaise £3.50.

If you have a hidden culinary treasure that we don’t know about send an email to and you might see your home-grown goodies featured in our Northern Kitchen.