OK folks, Christmas is fast approaching and even I have started thinking about buying presents, that means things must be serious. And what better time could there be for the return of the Foodies South West competition.
This week, as usual, we have a bit of a corker. Mann & Son was set up in Bovey Tracy in Devon in the same year that Queen Victoria took her seat on the British throne – 1837. And while Her Majesty might have bitten the dust, Mann & Son is still going strong. What is more, in a move that warms the heart it has now created its own online shop at www.delimann.co.uk.
The online store is focussing its core sales on local Westcountry produce, like Luscombe’s Elderflower Bubbly, as well as working with those suppliers and family run businesses from Spain and Italy who share their passion for great tasting food. The company has also set up a Facebook page.
“Since my great, great grandfather first opened the doors of Mann and Son in 1837, there has been a lot of changes! We have survived and thrived because we have constantly evolved our business and the online deli is definitely the way to go to bring our products and gift boxes nationwide,” said James Mann, who runs the company with his wife Gill.
One of the key unique selling points for Delimann is that it does not wish to sell mass-produced foods that are available in the supermarkets.
Mrs Mann added: “Our products are those special little gems that, unless you have a top-notch Devon deli on your doorstep, would be hard to find. Like the wonderful Highfields Jams and Teoni biscuits – all delicious products made in the county which can be hard to buy.”
A big part of Delimann sales are projected to be via the gift and hamper market. To celebrate this milestone and to help one lucky Foodies South West visitor tick a relative off their Christmas shopping list, we have a Westcountry Wonderland hamper worth £34.50 (including P&P) to give away. It is just one of a range of hampers on sale at the new website and featuring a taster set of Westcountry goodies. I know, because I have road-tested it. God how my girlfriend loves that I do this blog…!
Full of the most fabulous festive products the region has to offer – there’s nothing quite like receiving this wonderful gift, despatched from our packing rooms on the edge of Dartmoor. It includes a Georgie Porgie Christmas Pudding (454g), Ottervale Chutney (200g), South Devon Chilli Farm Jam (227g), Mr Filberts Nuts (75g), Teonis bite-sized biscuits (100g), a bottle of Luscombe Cider (32cl) and Roskillys Fudge (100g).
All you have to do is send an email to us at email@example.com by noon on Friday November 19, entitled “Delimann Competition” and including your name, address, telephone number and the answer to the insultingly easy question below:
QUESTION:Which flavour Luscombe Bubbly makes its appearance in the Delimann Christmas Larder Box? (For a clue, click here)
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