With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we think it’s time to ditch the usual cheesy cards and heart-shaped chocolates and get your loved one something they’d really enjoy. Nothing says “I love you” more than delicious food, so here are our top foodie gifts for pork pie fans.
Fat Rascals from Bettys
If you’re from Yorkshire you probably know and love iconic tea rooms Bettys, but did you know they deliver delicious hampers and gifts? Our favourite is this fat rascal hamper, with two fat rascals (try saying that without smiling!), Yorkshire gingerbread, Yorkshire shortbread and a box of Betty’s tea. Yum.
Sweet Treats from Craved
This hamper from London-based craved is packed full of non-chocolate alternatives that anyone with a sweet tooth will love. From champagne jellies to passionfruit and ginger marshmallows, it all looks absolutely delicious. Even better, if you want your gift to be extra romantic you can order it in a handmade wooden box.
Price: From £30
The perfect gift for craft beer fans, this beer might also be saved for the 29th of February when it’s ‘traditional’ for ladies to pop the question. Brewed by Thornbridge Brewery in Derbyshire, “I Love U Will You Marry Me” is named after the iconic Sheffield graffiti. A pale strawberry ale, you can pick up a whole case from the brewery shop.
A really unusual gift for any adventurous foodies, we love this Chilli Taste Box from Keelham Farm Shop in Thornton. It’s packed full of spicy treats, including chilli jam, hot pork scratchings, chilli chocolate and spicy chutney. Sounds delicious, and goes perfectly with any of our pork pies!
Heart Shaped Cheese
Who needs heart shaped chocolate when you can have heart shaped cheese! Legend says that during the Hundred Years’ War, French girls fell in love with British soldiers and started making cheese into hearts as gifts – true or not, you have to admit they look delicious. This trio from The Courtyard Dairy in Settle contains a goat’s cheese, a brie and a yummy vintage red Leicester. Pair with some crackers and your favourite pork pie for a romantic Valentine’s lunch!