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22
Jun
2017

Zero sugar....but bursting with taste!

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 22nd Jun 2017 01:52

Our Breckland Orchard range of no added sugar drinks became Breckland Orchard Zero Sugar this year.   I make the range in three delicious flavours – Elderflower [0 calories per bottle], Cloudy Lemonade [5 calories per bottle] and Ginger Beer with Chilli [3 calories per bottle].  This is them in their lovely new branding. I […]

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20
Jun
2017

Food & Drink businesses are hard to start........

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 20th Jun 2017 01:26

I’m often contacted by would-be start ups for advice…..and I try to speak to as many people as I can…if you scan through my blog I’ve written lots of posts about the reality of business in those early days…such as this one from a few years back.  I also network at the Cambridge Grub Club […]

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16
Jun
2017

Phone nightmares...

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 16th Jun 2017 01:28

I am having a phone nightmare this week….both the landline and my mobile are below par….Grrrr!  The Breckland Orchard landline has got a gremlin on it, meaning its veering between not working at all, and having a very high ‘crackle’ noise on it.  The mobile signal at the office is just non existent.  So in […]

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15
Jun
2017

Elderflower season is here!

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 15th Jun 2017 01:24

Love-love-love this time of the year when all the hedges are groaning with elderflower heads.  They look so pretty! Elderflower and summer just belong together…and a lovely bottle of Elderflower Posh Pop on a summer’s day is just a treat.  The taste is wonderfully floral, oh so delicate, but packs a punch at the same […]

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13
Jun
2017

Caffe Culture Show 2017

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 13th Jun 2017 09:36

A few weeks ago we were back down at Olympia for the final trade show of the Spring – this time Caffe Culture at Olympia.  Spring is always a bit of flurry with lots of trade shows – IFE in March, Farm & Deli Show in April and then Caffe Culture in May, so this […]

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05
Jun
2017

Strawberry & Rhubarb ...the taste of summer....

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 05th Jun 2017 12:07

What a glorious weekend just gone, and it’s nice to see some hints of summer already! I always call our Breckland Orchard Strawberry & Rhubarb ‘summer in a bottle’…..and if it were possible for drinks to get letters of admiration then we would be drowned out at Breckland Orchard with the amount of folk who […]

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