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  • Summerdown awarded Platinum Feefo Award

      We are so delighted to have just been awarded the Platinum Feefo Trusted Service Award. Since we started requesting reviews in September 2018, we’ve loved reading our customers’ feedback. Only those businesses providing the best experience for their customers, as rated by the customers, can receive this award. So thank you to all of …

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  • As seen on ITV’s “Love your weekend”

      Did you spot our pyramid peppermint tea on @itv Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh on Sunday morning? Watch again via the link on ITV hub (you’ll need to sign in).  The tea feature, hosted by expert tea consultant @angela_pryce starts at 1hr20. Wonderful to receive such great reviews and to share the spotlight with other …

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  • Summerdown donate treats to ICU team

    Thank you NHS When the team at Royal County Hospital Winchester got in touch to say how much our treats helped lift spirits of exhausted NHS staff earlier in the year, we wanted to help again in some way. So we sent some of our peppermint chocolates and body & bath treats to the wonderful …

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  • Runner up in ‘Best Brands’ farm shop & deli survey

      For the tenth year, Fine Food Digest magazine has surveyed independent retailers to uncover what the best-selling products are in the speciality food sector. We’re thrilled to have been crowned runner up in the ‘chocolate and confectionery’ category in this recent Best Brands survey. Farm shops, delis and food halls up and down the …

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  • We bring you ‘Mint pies’

    We all love a mince pie, but when we’ve eaten one too many, we might be craving something a little different. So we thought we’d share this delicious recipe Lucy created back in 2018 after experimenting in the kitchen.  We bring you, Summerdown mint pies. And they are seriously scrummy. Think individual chocolate tart, but …

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  • Launching our limited edition ‘Fair’ offers

      We are delighted to launch our Christmas 2020 ‘Fair offers’, with 10% of sales being donated to our charity partner FCN (The Farming Community Network). Christmas fairs are a huge part of Summerdown’s calendar and it’s where many of you discovered Summerdown for the first time.  Sadly due to the pandemic, there are no …

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  • BBC radio 4’s “On the farm”

      If you were up with the larks listening to “On the farm” (BBC Radio 4, Sunday 25th October, 6.35am), you’ll have heard Anna Jones chatting to our very own Jo Colman, farm manager Ian Margetts and Summerdown founder Sir Michael Colman about our farm and how we grow and distil our prized Black Mitcham …

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  • Summerdown showstopping recipes

    Lucy’s Summerdown Mint chocolate mint brownies – makes 12 This recipe is perfect as a pudding, or just a treat on a cold and blustery day! It’s also easy on the washing up – you only use one bowl! INGREDIENTS 150g dark chocolate (70%) 50g Summerdown Crisp Discs OR Thins 175g salted butter 280g caster …

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  • Summerdown scoops 7 Great Taste Awards

      What a start to the week! We’re totally thrilled to have heard the great news from the Guild of Fine Food yesterday that Summerdown has scooped 7 new awards for our chocolates and teas in the 2020 Great Taste Awards. Our peppermint creams, dominoes, crisps, Heritage fondants and Heritage crisp discs all won the …

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  • 25 years of distilling peppermint oil

      We’re celebrating 25 years of distilling our pure, single-estate Black Mitcham peppermint oil, the star ingredient that makes all our award-winning chocolates, teas and treats so special. Back in 1995, founder Sir Michael Colman travelled to America in search of Black Mitcham peppermint – an extraordinary plant prized for its pure bright, character. Once …

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  • Make mint & lavender bath salts at home

    We were delighted to be part of Country Living magazine’s ‘Celebrate Summer at home’ event this weekend. On 8th and 9th August, Country Living brought their readers and fans a line-up of fun, inspiring, hands-on activities to get involved in at home – from foraging for the perfect G&T, to making the perfect at home …

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  • Hampshire not Provence

      Summerdown were thrilled to be included in Hampshire Life’s feature on Hampshire Lavenders growers alongside fellow local producers and friends Long Barn and New Forest aromatics.  Not only do we grow and distill peppermint and camomile, we also grow lavender for its essential oil.  

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