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  • 2022-23 Impact report

    We’re celebrating two years of being a certified B Corp and if you’d like to discover more about the steps Summerdown are taking to balance people, planet and profit, please have a read of our 2022-23 Impact report.  As our Chief Mint Officer, Jo Colman rightly says “This impact report reflects the transition journey we …

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  • The team’s favourites

    This week we’ve enlisted the help of the Summerdown team to make your decision process even easier. If you’re not sure which of our products to try, below they share their favourites and explain why. We may all have different taste buds and noses, but one thing’s for sure – you’ve got to love peppermint …

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  • A peppermint playground for stone curlews

        It’s not just chocolate fans who love our peppermint. We’re delighted that the stone curlews are back on our farm, nesting amongst it too – testament to the hard work our farm team puts into maintaining a thriving ecosystem at Summerdown. Too many farmland species are under threat from intensive farming – and …

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  • Mint on the move at Christmas fairs

    It’s that time of year again when Catherine is travelling around London and the South, taking Summerdown on the road to some brilliant Christmas fairs. Below is a list of where she’s going to be, so please come and say hi – we love to meet our customers, new and old and hear all about …

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  • Meet Hannah

    For September’s ‘meet the team’ profile, we sat down with Hannah, who joined Summerdown 8 years ago after an earlier career in marketing agencies working with food and drinks clients.  Hannah is passionate about all the amazing artisan food and drink brands in this country and loves the stories behind these makers so jumped at …

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  • Summerdown scoops three Great Taste Awards

    We’re over the moon that two of our chocolate bars have won Great Taste Awards in the 2023 awards from the Guild of Fine Food. We’ve always thought they’re a little bit special, but receiving these awards is testament to the thinking and passion that has gone into creating these delicious bars, made with only …

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  • A glowing review of our tea in the Sherborne Times

      “It is clean and bright and invigorating, the most essentially pepperminty flavour you could dream of, the kind of peppermint that Willy Wonka would choose” Joanna Weinberg on our peppermint tea. A lovely article, well worth a read with a cup of our peppermint tea, which gets a glowing write up on pages 108 …

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  • Herbal tea and cake pairings for Afternoon tea week

    We all know that you can't beat a classic Victoria sponge to accompany a good old cup of traditional black tea. But what about if your tea of choice is a herbal cuppa? In celebration of Afternoon tea week, 7th-13th August, here we bring you some delicious tea and cake pairings to try so you [...] More  →
  • Summerdown at the Good Festival

    Catherine will once again be bringing Summerdown’s chocolates, teas and treats to the Good Festival on 25th June, an annual festival in support of The Hampshire Medical Fund  – a charity raising vital money for the NHS hospitals of Basingstoke, Winchester and Andover to purchase cutting-edge medical equipment.` She’d love to see you there. Good …

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  • Meet Laura

    For May’s ‘meet the team’ profile, we sat down with Laura, who joined the team in September 2021 to head up our ‘Stay at Summerdown’ offering. Laura’s earlier career in interior design and managing small building projects made her the perfect choice to take on responsibility for launching and overseeing our stunning shepherd’s huts on …

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  • Stay at Summerdown

    Ever since our founder, Sir Michael Colman and farm manager Ian started farming peppermint over 25 years ago, we've been asked by so many of you if you can visit to see what Summerdown is all about. We've recently thrown open the stable doors of three expertly crafted shepherd's huts, the perfect hideaways for two [...] More  →
  • Refresh your home for Spring

    The bulbs are out, the days are longer and we're starting to get a spring in our step.  It's time to shed winter from our homes, have a good old spring clean and refresh our homes for the new season. One way to do this is to bring the outside in with a  home fragrance [...] More  →