Snacking is a habit we can’t do without, so if we have healthy and tasty snacking options, it surely helps keep the calories in check while still being satisfying. ‘The Food Farm Company’ was started with the idea of providing artisanal appetizers and sweet treats. All their products are made with fresh and natural ingredients and are preservative-free. Their range of spreads, dips, sauces, seasonal drinks and desserts also factor-in another aspect which is becoming increasingly important with the kind of busy lives we all need- convenience. So all their offerings come in glass jars, along with a wooden spoon. They can be stored, heated and eaten from the same jar, without the burden of washing up.
I recently tried a few of their products:
Saada Hummus: The hummus was really smooth and thick, and had the perfect level of acidity. It also had a strong garlic flavour, and was certainly one of the best ones I’ve had.
Sarson Da Hummus and Tez Hummus: Really nice and innovative takes on the regular hummus. The tez hummus had really pickle-y jalapeno and a sharpness from the tabasco, while the sarson hummus had a pungent mustard flavour. What’s great about these dips is that they can be used in many ways- the Tez Hummus is a good alternative for chilli mayo on burgers and sandwiches and can also be used as a spread for toast. Sarso da Hummus goes very well with fish chips and as a marination for fish fry, if you’re a mustard fan.
Tzatziki: The tartness of the yogurt really shone through, and the cucumbers were cut into really small pieces, which gave a nice crunchiness. A very nice rendition of tzatziki.
Taaza Pesto: The pesto was so fresh and zingy. This can be used as a dip, or even as a sauce for pasta. Also, what I really liked was that it had texture- the ingredients were minced and not ground finely, and the addition of pistachio gave it more crunch. The traditional pesto, which has pine nuts, usually turns bitter after a few days, but this version containing pistachios remains fresh even after weeks. The pesto sauce can be used to make pasta, as a pizza topping and even as a sandwich spread.
Spiced Orange Sauce: A really nice jam/marmalade to have with bread or even crackers, the sauce had a thick and chunky texture. The sauce was pulpy, and even had pieces of orange zest in it, which amplified the flavours. It had bold, zesty flavours, and packed a real punch. The only thing I would like to point out here is that some of the pieces of the orange zest/rind were a bit too big, and could be a bit overpowering if you happen to get such a huge piece in one bite.
Cookies and Cream: The dessert had rich and decadent chocolate cake, layered with a lovely creamy, yet light and airy mixture of cream and cookie crumble. Also, it was not too sweet, which was great.
Strawberry Cheesecake: The cheesecake was really tasty- the biscuit base was crumbly, while the cheesecake layer was smooth and creamy, while not being too dense. The strawberry compote on top was absolutely amazing. It had a great balance of flavours and the sweetness level was on-point.
Across all products, the freshness definitely came through and all the products packed a punch of flavour. Also, they were all packaged and labelled beautifully. They are also working on the concept of meals in jars, where complete appetizers and even mains would be packaged in glass jars and can be had straight from those jars. So for delicious, healthy, fresh and extremely convenient dips, sauces, desserts and more, The Food Farm Company should definitely be tried!
To find out more about The Food Farm Company, check out their Facebook page here.