Dr Bronner's Launches First Food Product in the UK

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Dr Bronner's, North America’s number one selling natural soap and bodycare brand and a global trailblazer when it comes to green beauty and sustainability, launches its very first food product into the UK market. The Fair Trade & Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is fresh-pressed, unrefined and made with the whole kernel of the coconut to further increase its benefits, as well as offering a delicious, nuttier flavour.

Directly supplied from Dr. Bronner’s own coconut plantation, Serendipol in Sri Lanka, this versatile and healthy Virgin Coconut Oil can be used for stir-frying, soups, sauces, baking, desserts and body care. Whole kernel oil, which is made from the coconut kernel with the inside skin left on is more nutritious – it is higher in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, making it even better for high-heat cooking.

Just as Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Liquid Soaps have been hailed by many as the ultimate natural multi-tasker, Dr. Bronner’s Fair Trade & Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is ideal for any number of tasks. As well as being the perfect healthy cooking product for health nuts, vegans and vegetarians, Dr. Bronner’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil makes an intensely nourishing product for moisturising the skin and hair.

Dr. Bronner’s is a brand dedicated to using the most sustainable farming methods and creating products that are completely natural, organic, fair trade and healthy. Dr. Bronner’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is crafted at Serendipol Ltd, a farm in Sri Lanka’s coconut triangle that was founded by Dr. Bronner’s to ensure that all of the brand’s major raw ingredients are produced from the most fair trade of practices. Serindipol has become the world’s foremost producer of organic and fair trade coconut oil with over 160 workers enjoying great living and working conditions, proving that business can be socially responsible and environmentally sustainable.

Dr. Bronner’s Organic Virgin Whole Kernel Coconut Oil

RRP £8.99 for 440ml www.drbronner.co.uk

Dr Bronner’s is distributed by Healthy Food Brands, part of the Healthy Sales Group which has been helping companies develop successful brands for around 25 years in the natural food environment. Working with many of the key brands in the sector, Healthy Sales Group has seen its activities develop significantly, not only in the health food trade, but also into mainstream grocery, where it has established links with all the major multiple retailers. Tel: 01403 786460

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Rayner’s Launches New Premium Quality Organic, Cold-Pressed Oils

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British Heritage ‘essences and essentials’ brand Rayner’s - launches 4 new organic, raw, unfiltered and cold-pressed artisanal oils; which complete the comprehensive new-look range, including; 5 new vinegars and an organic Coconut Aminos, (launched Winter, 2017)

Responding to consumers ever-expanding desire for versatile, organic and quality artisanal oils at accessible every-day prices – the Rayner’s range offers premium culinary options and health supplement benefits; with flax and hemp oil particularly used as health-boosting food supplements, included in smoothies, salads or simply taken straight from the spoon.

As well as being certified organic – Rayner’s oils are ‘cold pressed’ in the traditional, natural way - with seed oils extracted without the use of chemicals or solvents at temperatures below 40°C.  This ensures that the full essence and character of the oil is preserved. The new range includes

 Organic Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500ml - RRP £6.99: A premium quality, organic, cold pressed, raw extra virgin olive oil which is unfiltered ensuring the oil is as fresh as possible and giving a better, more intense, fresh fruity flavour that retains more nutrients.

 Organic Cold-Pressed Unrefined Rapeseed Oil 500ml - RRP £4.69: Cold-pressed and unrefined to maximise the nutritional content and nutty taste, with the lowest saturated fat content of any oil.  This oil is a good source of Vitamin E, high in mono-saturated fat - Omega 9 and has 10x the Omega 3 content of olive oil.

Organic Cold-Pressed Hemp Seed Oil 250ml - RRP £5.85: With a delicate fresh hemp seed flavour this oil is high in essential fatty acid – Omega 6.

 Organic Cold-Pressed Unfiltered Flax Seed Oil 250ml - RRP £5.75: This is 250ml gently cold-pressed in small batches in West Sussex and uniquely unfiltered to maximise nutrients and flavor, resulting in a wonderful smooth, nutty and buttery flavor. It has a naturally higher content of Omega 3 (up to 34%) compared to other brands.

 The new oil range joins a 6 strong Soil Association certified organic vinegar range - utilising raw, unpasteurised and unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar containing ‘the mother’.  

Rayner's is proudly produced by Healthy Food Brands, part of the Healthy Sales Group. Tel: 01403 786460

Design revamp for iconic sugar-free PLj brand

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As the new sugar tax comes into effect - Iconic British drinks brand PLj celebrates its original sugar-free status with the re-branding of its popular lemon & lime cordial drinks, first launched in 1950’s.

While many drinks brands have had to adapt their formula’s or increase prices due to the new sugar tax (launching April, 2018); naturally sharp PLj natural cordials, which are rich in vitamin C and have no artificial colourings, flavourings or sweeteners - stand the test of time as THE original sugar-free, soft drinks option.

PLj Lemon Juice found acclaim in the 1960s, primarily as an aid to a calorie-controlled diet, which perhaps is one of the reasons for its continued demand - as a growing number of consumers seek out an increasing range of healthy lifestyle products.  Its popularity rests not only as its heritage as a slimming aid, but also on its diverse number of uses in cooking, household cleaning and even body cleansing.

A 25ml serving of PLj Lemon and Lime juice is just 8 cals and offers at least 75% RDA of vitamin C; which the European Food Safety Authority agrees helps to maintain normal function of an energy-yielding metabolism, nervous system and immune system, whilst also helping in the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Further anecdotal evidence of drinking lemon & lime water also suggests many other health-giving qualities. 

PLj is proudly crafted in small batches and bottled in the UK by Healthy Food Brands, a division of the Healthy Sales Group. Tel: 01403 786460

Switchle wins 'Judges Choice Award'

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Newly launched sparkling soft drink ‘Switchle’ has won the Judges Choice Award at this years' Natural & Organic Awards, Europe. Beating 300 new food, drink and beauty products to the top spot, Switchle, which comes in 3 organic, thirst-quenching, flavor combinations is being launched from Ocado through to various independent health food stores throughout May/June 2018 in time for the summer.  The judging panel consisted of Julian Wright – Purchasing Director at The Health Store, Alan Martin – Director at Food For Thought, Holly Shackleton – Editor of Speciality Food Magazine, Alison Thomas, Grocery buyer at Planet Organic as well as Finn Cottle, Trade Director at the Soil Association and leading nutritionist Shona Wilkinson.

Carlo Buckley (Business Opportunities Manager, Healthy Sales Group) said: 'We’re delighted that Switchle won the Judge’s Choice Award. The judging panel was made up from some of the most well-respected retailers and industry professionals who know their stuff, so getting this recognition is truly meaningful and a massive boost to Switchle’s launch.”

The inspiration behind Switchle is centuries old. Hippocrates, the father of medicine prescribed apple cider vinegar mixed with honey for a number of ailments in 400 BC. By the 17th Century ‘Switchel’ as it became known, was popularised by colonial farmers in the United States who added water and ginger and drank it to quench their thirst in the hot fields whilst harvesting the summer hay! Switchel which is Sugar Tax exempt, taps into the growing popularity for fermented drinks and is crafted from organic apple cider vinegar ‘with mother’, organic honey, natural spring water and a blend of popular health-giving organic fruit juices, spices and botanical extracts. Providing premium-crafted, refreshment with natural sustained energy, each of the three unique flavour combinations contain 37% RDA of vitamin C and are also slimline at around 50 calories per recyclable can!

 There are three tantalising taste sensations RRP £1.79 each:-

CRUM-A-GRACKLE - Rooibos, Raspberry & Pomegranate:  Rooibos is known to be packed with powerful antioxidants, whilst pomegranates are rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals and bioactive plant compounds. 

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SHACKBAGGERLY -  Turmeric, Ginger & Peach: Turmeric is fast becoming one of the super-spices of our time, with claims that it is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, boosts brain function and may even help fight depression.  Meanwhile ginger is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. 

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HANSPER- Matcha, Lime & Mint:  Matcha tea is full of antioxidants and said to help liver and boost brain function, whilst helping to protect the heart.  Mint is full of nutrients and can help relieve indigestion. 

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Switchle is curiously crafted by Healthy Food Brands, a division of the Healthy Sales Group. Tel: 01403 786460



Rayner's launches a new Organic Vinegars range


Heritage British essences and essentials brand, Rayner’s has unveiled a striking range of five new organic, raw, unfiltered and unpasteurised vinegars and Organic Coconut Aminos.


The Soil Association-certified Organic range, which utilises raw, unpasteurised and unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar containing ‘the mother’, features an eye-catching, ingredients-focussed new look and feel for the brand.


Products in the six-strong range include the following:

·         Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother (500ml) – full of live bacteria and natural enzymes, this Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar has a delicate aroma and distinctive apple flavour. RSP £2.79.

·         Organic Red Wine Vinegar with Mother (500ml) – the UK’s first Red Wine Vinegar with the Mother, ideal for use as a dressing, in sauces and marinades. RSP £2.49.

·         Organic White Wine Vinegar with Mother (500ml) – the UK’s first White Wine Vinegar with the Mother, ideal for use as a dressing, in sauces and marinades. RSP £2.49.

·         Organic Pomegranate Vinegar with Mother (250ml) – rich in antioxidants, this Pomegranate Vinegar containing the mother has a delicate aroma and distinctive pomegranate flavour, ideal for use as a salad dressing or in refreshing drinks. RSP £3.99.

·         Organic Raw Coconut Vinegar with Mother (250ml) – a calorie and fat-free coconut vinegar, this Organic Raw Coconut Vinegar has the same benefits as Apple Cider Vinegar, but with a gentle taste and scent profile. RSP £3.49.

·         Organic Coconut Aminos (250ml) – a low-sodium alternative to soya sauce, this versatile sauce can be used as a dressing, marinade or seasoning, and contains 17 naturally-occurring amino acids, vitamins B and C and potassium. RSP £5.49.


Managing Director for Healthy Food Brands Ltd, Cliff Moss said: “Interest in traditional wisdom has continued unabated through 2017, with consumers actively opting for natural alternatives and ingredients prized for their therapeutic qualities.  In response to this demand, we are delighted to be able to enhance our existing offering with this new organic range, encompassing flavour profiles to challenge and excite both the new and established cider vinegar purchaser.”




For further information about the Rayner’s range, contact Healthy Food Brands on 01403 786460, email info@healthysales.co.uk or visit healthyfoodbrands.co.uk.


About Rayner’s


The Rayner’s brand was established in 1851, and specialises in store cupboard essentials such as apple cider vinegar, syrups and malt extract, predominantly for the UK’s health food sector.  The brand also exports its food colouring and essence products to more than 30 countries worldwide.

Mumma Love Organics launches new baby and child bathtime range


Mumma Love Organics introduce a selection of innovative children’s and baby wash products developed especially for young skin.

With 98% natural and over 72% organic ingredients, Mumma Love Organics meets the highest standard of COSMOS organic certification from the Soil Association. Free from parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate and salt – this range is dermatologically tested and paediatrician approved. Suitable for eczema prone skin, these products are gentle and nourishing for all skin types.

·         For Baby – Hair & Body Wash with Calendula (200ml) – RSP £4.99

Formulated for skin under 12 months old. Gentle for a baby’s skin, this unscented all in one body and hair wash contains calendula, sunflower oil and aloe vera juice.

·         For Baby – Bedtime Bubble Bath with Lavender (200ml) – RSP £4.99

Formulated for skin under 12 months old. Blended with lavender to be diluted in a bath, creating a relaxing aroma perfect before baby’s bedtime.

·         Just for Kids! – Shampoo & Conditioner with Calendula (200ml) – RSP £4.99

Suitable for all ages. This combined haircare contains calendula and sunflower oil, along with natural conditioners such as baobab oil.

·         Just for Kids! – Fun Soap with Aloe Vera (200ml) – RSP £4.99

A brand new organic pump foaming soap. Frothy and interactive, it contains natural cleansing agents and orange oil.

·         Just for Kids! – Bedtime Bubble Bath with Lavender (200ml) – RSP £4.99

Suitable for all ages. The lavender scent soothes and calms as well as making loads of bubble for a fun bathtime.


Samantha Quinn, founder of Mumma Love Organics, said: “I am so excited to launch this new Mumma Love Organics range. When my children were growing up, an easy and calm bath at bedtime was essential for a good night’s sleep. Younger skin is so much more delicate and susceptible to harsh chemicals, therefore we developed all our products with gentleness in mind.”

Cliff Moss, Managing Director for Healthy Sales Group, said: “We’re proud to be introducing the next generation of Mumma Love Organics products to the health food trade. Samantha’s knowledge and enthusiasm about all things natural for children shines through in this eye-catching collection, which health conscious parents will wholeheartedly embrace.”

Mumma Love Organics is now stocked by CLF Wholesale and The Health Store.



Notes to Editors

Samantha Quinn, Mumma Love Organics founder, is available for interview. For hi res images or any other media follow up, including samples, please contact:

Charlotte Kingston, Communications Manager, Healthy Sales Group

E: charlotte.kingston@healthysales.co.uk

T: 01403 786460


Mumma Love Organics

Samantha Quinn is a Natural Baby Care Expert and a fully qualified award winning holistic therapist with years of experience teaching baby massage and natural baby care.

When Sam’s baby Ella was born prematurely, her nurse showed her ways to gently touch and stroke her to provide a more effective way of comforting her. These methods left her calmer and more contented.

Babies are born with defenceless immune systems, and as Sam learned more about natural baby care, the importance of what she was putting on her baby’s skin dawned on her. This realisation led to one conclusion: the safest and most effective products always contained organic and natural ingredients.

Over the last ten years, she has been an enthusiastic student and practitioner of baby aromatherapy, massage and nutrition.

This is how Mumma Love Organics was born. Sam wanted to share the successes she has had with her children and create a range of organic baby products to help mothers soothe and settle their babies naturally, for better sleep patterns and calmer more contented little ones.