Beat the January blues and get yourself some yummy goodies! Cheer your friends and family up with the sweetest treats, and support small businesses with big hearts. The companies below are all based in the UK, but many of them ship internationally.
List compiled by Sophia.
Cake in a Jar is based in England and creates a variety of delicious vegan cakes. Each cake is a creation of several layers that are skillfully stacked into either a medium or large glass jar and decorated with beautiful piping. The cakes are freshly baked and shipped out on the same day and last up to 10 days in the fridge or if you want to make your order last, you can keep them in your freezer for up to a month.
Their high quality jars can be reused for homemade preserves or as a new home for your houseplant, or you can return them to Georgina for a discount. Due to the current circumstances they only deliver locally to South London, Kent and Surrey. Once delivery companies return to their usual service they will re-open their service to the whole nation.
Tilly Wonka creates handcrafted artisan chocolates. Every single chocolate is hand painted so each piece is truly one of a kind. In their shop you can find everything that your chocolate craving heart desires, from bars, bonbons, truffles to Swedish Fika. There is something for everyone, including our vegan friends!
RosieLea Tea create beautiful artisan tea blends. Their range includes teas inspired by fairytales and beloved classics like The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and teas inspired by cakes! A dream for any tea lover or bookworm, their indulgent blends include high quality ingredients from full-sized tea leaves to whole pieces of fruit. If you are new to loose leaf teas and don't have the appropriate tools yet, as they also offer tea accessories as part of their range. Alternatively, if you prefer perfectly measured teas they also offer pyramid tea bags.
The Little Brownie Company create incredible brownies and blondies in a variety of different flavours with a crunchy outside and soft gooey centre. Their shop contains single serving brownies or ones that are big enough to share with others (but let's be honest we can all do with a family sized brownie all to ourselves). Due to the current circumstances they have suspended posting. Contactless collection can be arranged from Wootton, Bedfordshire. Alternatively they supply their goods to the Coffee Square at the Interchange retail park, The Shack in Barton and Ice Cream Joe.
Vale Cookie Co create all types of delectable cookies from Smarties, to Freddo, Oreo and Biscoff,. For anyone that already follows them, they also add seasonal toppers to their creations which really makes these delicious treats special. Keep an eye out for vegan treats which they are currently working on.
Sandy Leaf Farm shares their passion for creating edible delights through DIY kits such as cheese making kits, bubble tea kits, brewing kits, meat kits and chilli kits. They also pay special attention to the environment and want to make the impact of their kits as low as possible. All the electricity used at their studio comes from renewable sources and they use recycled materials wherever possible. Amazing!
South Devon Chilli Farm makes, unsurprisingly, chilli products in South Devon. From chocolates and sauces to chilli kits and preserves - even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you'll find products that will get you all fired up with excitement. Their "Extreme Heat" products could make excellent gifts for dads and boyfriends that pride themselves on being able to handle the heat...
Daisy and Bee don't create edible treats but rather helps keep your edibles fresh for longer. Their eco-friendly wax wrappers are made out of 100% cotton fabric, beeswax, pine resin and organic jojoba oil. The natural anti-bacterial properties of beeswax plus the breathable cotton help to keep your food fresher for longer and stops it from sweating. They have beautiful designs in their shop which make for a must-have for a no-waste kitchen.