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Tickle More Taste Buds this Friday at Wincanton Wholefoods!

Wednesday 5 September 2012, 14:22
By Steve Stapleton

The first "Tickle your taste buds Friday" was so successful in August, we sold out of the yoghurt that was being tasted, so we're doing it again... but with three different tasters. Come along and be tickled on Friday 7th September.

This month we're going to be brewing "Mayfair Blend" coffee from Drury. A lot of you already know this is a blend that is perfect for all-day drinking due to its mellow but strong flavours. And if you need any endorsement, here's what Raymond Blanc has to say...

"At Le Manoir, excellence comes as standard, which is why we have served Drury coffee for the past 13 years."

Pohutukawa honeyBut you don't have to take his (or my) word for it. Call in and try it for yourself on Friday.

We're also going to be tasting a little-known New Zealand honey - Pohutukawa Honey. This is a honey that's been overshadowed by Manuka Honey in the past few years, but it's worth trying for its consistency and taste.

The Pohutukawa tree is also known as the New Zealand Christmas Tree and grows on Rangitoto Island where the only water source is either rain or sea water. Because of this, the honey produced from the blossom has a unique, smooth and creamy texture and a sweet, yet tangy, flavour.

And, whilst it doesn't have the proven and measured medicinal effects of Manuka honey, it has traditionally been used as a Maori immune-boosting honey.

Cherrygood drinkLastly, we've got a Montmerency Cherry drink for you to sample. These cherries are especially high in antioxidants - higher in fact than any other fruit - that are intimately involved in keeping our bodies healthy.

These cherries are also high in essential nutrients such as beta carotene (vitamin A), which helps promote better eyesight and healthy skin.

For a long time it has been reported that drinking cherry juice helps to alleviate the discomfort of gout and now, as they are especially high in melatonin, an antioxidant that plays a vital role in controlling our sleep patterns, people are reporting that drinking this juice can also help you get a restful night's sleep.


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Reply #1 on : Thu September 06, 2012, 21:49:26
The tree is not just on Rangitoto Island but in most shore areas in and around North and South Island ,my family live on Waikehe Island near Rangitoto and they have Puhutukawa all down the street and on the shore line near is called the Christmas tree as it is an evergreen tree/shrub and flowers in December the summer season in NZ.The honey is top.

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