06 January 2022, 10:34 AM
  • Discover fresh stocking ideas with Speciality Food’s free sampling service, which is back with 10 brilliant new products for retail buyers to try
Taste Direct 2022: How to claim your free samples now

Ready for a new year refresh? Taste Direct is here to help with 10 new and exciting hand-picked products for retailers to sample. With Covid-19 back on our radars, Taste Direct offers a simple and safe way for buyers to try the best new products the fine food industry has to offer. All samples are delivered directly to your store, making discovering fantastic food and drink products easier than ever.

Plus, claiming your free samples is simple – all you need to do is fill in the form here.

Our 10 producer partners offer an exciting array of products, from eco-friendly brands to vegan formulations and health-focused ingredients to functional credentials. From the latest trends to tried and tested favourites, you’ll find plenty to explore. Sign up to receive your free samples at tastedirect2022.com.

Discover more about the products you could be sampling below…

Borderfields – Free mixed box
Borderfields Gold is the brand’s premium oil range, which is available exclusively to small businesses: farm shops, food halls, delis and garden centres. With great flavours including Smoked Chipotle and Aromatic Thyme, the new design has a fabulous in-store presence and offers foodies really tasty, contemporary flavour choices for cooking, frying, drizzling or baking.

Pennington’s Spirits – Free mini trio gift set
Pennington’s Spirits blends the finest ingredients and highest quality botanicals, including wild juniper berries from the Lake District fells, to ensure that all of its products are free of the main allergens and suitable for vegans. 

RedLoon – Free sample pack
RedLoon is a brand-new and exciting addition to the condiments category designed to take a variety of dishes from bland and boring to bursting with flavour. Available in a RedLoon Seasoning and RedLoon Spicirub format, both products magically transform meals with ease. Authentic and original, the salt alternative and aromatic rub represent a bold and aromatic blend of spices capable of adding deliciousness to a host of favourite foods, raising the taste experience bar to a whole new level. 

Icertech – Chilled packaging solutions
Icertech offers a complete range of chilled packaging solutions which includes ice packs and insulated boxes, including two fully kerbside recyclable options. The ice packs and insulated boxes are designed to be used together to offer up to 48 hours chilled performance, allowing you to send your goods in perfect chilled condition.

Ahura Food – Tasting sample pack
The team at Ahura® prides itself on its range of expertly hand-picked all-red grade-1 Saffron from selected farms. Every pack contains only red stigmas, naturally flash-dried by a traditional method that is perfected through centuries minimizing loss of taste and aroma. The crimson red colour and smooth, rich honey-like scent of the magical spice that spread all over the place tempt eyes and taste buds, and each pack is nicely and professionally presented to showcase its quality. 

Ahmad Tea – Free sample pack
Ahmad Tea’s Natural Benefits collection of herbal and green tea infusions with added vitamins and botanicals has been specially crafted to support tea drinkers in their quest to feel good and stay nourished. Boasting six all-natural premium blends including ‘Immune’ – Lemon, Ginger & Turmeric with added Vitamin C to support the immune system, ‘Energy’ – Grapefruit, Mate & Guarana Seed with Vitamin B6 to help reduce fatigue, and ‘Sleep’ – Camomile, Honey & Lavender with Passion Flower to aid relaxation, this innovative collection of wellness teas has been created to care.

Hunter & Gather – Trial condiments box
The latest product in Hunter & Gather’s line-up is 100% Olive Oil Mayonnaise (available in Classic, Olive & Lemon and Horseradish) – made in the UK with 100% light tasting olive oil from ancient groves in the Cordoba region of Spain, plus British free-range egg yolk, apple cider vinegar, and a pinch of pink Himalayan salt – resulting in a product that’s creamy and delicious, yet all natural and free-from nasties. 

Charlie & Ivy’s – Mixed sample box
Proudly wearing the badge of ‘Great Taste Producers’, all Charlie & Ivy’s products are made using its own Great Taste Two Star British cold pressed rapeseed oil. The business offers the opportunity to list unique, quality product ranges that sell strongly for personal use, as well as being an attractive option for the rapidly growing foodie gifting market.

LittlePod – Vanilla paste and extract samples
LittlePod’s responsibly-sourced product range includes innovative, easy-to-use natural vanilla paste and organic vanilla pods, as well as extracts of vanilla, coffee and chocolate. These ingredients not only support each other in the rainforest, but are also perfect flavour partners in the kitchen. Little Pod’s delicious paste has been specially created to provide top-quality vanilla in an easy and versatile form, with no wastage and less flavour bake-off. 

Squished – Mixed sample box
Squished is an exciting new planet-friendly fruit snack brand offering a range of delicious flapjack bites and energy balls, created from rescued fruit. Perfect for the whole family, these naturally sweet treats contain nothing but simple ingredients and are packed with 53% fruit – no nasty concentrates or flavourings. 

Sign up to receive your free samples at tastedirect2022.com.