We think the fairest way to prove how good our fine food is, is to let you taste it! Which is why we’ve launched The Handpicked Foodstore Tasting Club over on our Facebook page.
We are always looking for willing volunteers to taste and review our fine food, from our award-winning smoked Scottish salmon to the original and best sea salted caramels.
If this sounds like the club for you, this is how it works:
- Hop over to and like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HandpickedFoodstore
- Every so often we will post a shout out for someone to review our chosen treat
- We’ll pick a volunteer and get their details so we can send a taster to them
- All you need to do is post your review on The Handpicked Foodstore Facebook wall (extra brownie points for photos!) to let everyone know whether we succeeded in tickling your taste buds.
We’re feeling peckish just thinking about it.
Here are our two reviews that we have received so far:
‘I watched Michel Roux jnr the other day note that “anyone can cook a great dish with caviar and lobster, but it’s what you do with humble ingredients that counts”. That being the case, it must also therefore be that great ingredients need very little doing to it in order to shine. This was definitely the case with the smoked salmon I received from the Handpicked Foodstore.
‘I had decided in my head how I would serve the salmon for myself and my colleagues at the Wales International Academy of Voice: simply, on dark rye bread, with cream cheese and capers. Bold but complimentary flavours enabling the salmon to be the crowning glory.
‘We weren’t to be disappointed. Soft, buttery, textured salmon, with a light, not overpowering, perfume of smoke. Just the right level of fat was marbled through the fish: an indication that the product was of good quality and responsibly sourced. We were treated to a depth, richness and complexity of flavour that immeasurably surpasses what you would find in poor supermarket imitations. Black pepper and lemon were offered, but it was deemed that the elegant simplicity of the dish as it stood, crowned by a quality ingredient, needed no further embellishment in order to flourish.
‘Thank you so much to the Handpicked Foodstore for inspiring us to elevate the simple process of a working lunch into something gastronomically exquisite!’
To call in my lunchtime today I decided to try out your smoked salmon in my favourite way – on a bagel, with rocket, lemon and pepper. Rather too self-indulgent for a rainy Tuesday? who cares! The salmon is sliced beautifully thickly and is neither too greasy or too dry,which makes it a real treat to eat – you don’t need much more than two slices to fill you up. I would say it is on the saltier side of salty, which might not be to everyone’s taste, but the peppery rocket and acidity from the lemon helped to counteract this. I have eaten plenty of smoked salmon in my time, and this falls under the ‘yummy’ category. I would certainly recommend it!