The Letterbox Larder, a novel food concept, has been launched by Burren Balsamics, the Northern Ireland producer of multi-award winning balsamic vinegars and balsamic sugar and salt, to meet the growing demand during the lockdown from home cooks seeking original and flavour rich ingredients for meals.
The product shave been designed to slot easily into letterboxes across the UK and Ireland by Susie Hamilton Stubber, founder and managing director, and Bob McDonald, the development chef at Burren Balsamics at Richhill in county Armagh. The company is a Food NI member.
Mr McDonald, the creator behind the company’s extensive range of original balsamic vinegars, explains the thinking behind the innovative product for home cooks. “We’ve developed a range of balsamic seasonings and rubs which enthusiastic cooks should have in their larder and have vacuum packed these in eco-friendly compostable packaging.
“All the products handcrafted by us, are completely clean, with no preservatives. Many of the innovative products featured in the launch pack contain our signature Balsamic Vinegar of Modena which has been dried for us giving a delicious umami flavour and are the outcome of many months of painstaking research and tastings,” he adds.
Some of the original flavours developed for the Letterbox Larder are:
Balsamic Beef Seasoning;
Balsamic Chicken Rub
Moroccan Spice Bag
Black Garlic Cloves
Wild Garlic Seasoning
Any of the range of infused balsamic for refilling existing bottles.
Letterbox Larder is available from the company’s website www.burrenbalsamics.com
Burren Balsamics was established by Susie, an enthusiastic cook with catering experience in Britain, in 2014. The company has pioneered a portfolio of delicious and innovative culinary vinegars, seasonings and other products for professional chefs as well as home cooks. The vinegars include locally sourced premium fruits, such as Bramley apples, raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries and strawberries.
Many of the vinegars have won major recognition in competitions such as eighteen UK Great Taste Stars and have twice had the overall Best Artisan product in the Blas na hEireann Irish National Food awards.