“As it’s become more popular, I could see its potential, so my ambition has grown and I set my sights on selling in larger volumes and this listing with Aldi is a dream turned into a reality.”. It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. “I didn’t start with a grand plan, but it gradually grew from word of mouth among friends and me spending lots of days selling at farmers markets and getting listings with small stockists around the country.

If you have a complaint about the editorial content which relates to inaccuracy or intrusion, then please contact the editor here. 0 %--Carbs. A CURRY-loving entrepreneur based in East Lothian, who developed a passion for spices while working and travelling in India in 1993, has won a deal to supply 1,050 Aldi stores in the UK and Ireland. Sales were so successful that the curry powders will now be available across Aldi’s UK network of stores. Keep in mind that Aldi sometimes shifts food from one category to another, so what is a Regular Buy might become an ALDI Find, or vice versa.

Add the curry-coated chicken thighs to the slow cooker and fully submerge. In 2014, the former events manager turned her spice blends into a business. Serving Size : 3.6 gram. In 2019, Aldi … Speaking of the move by Aldi to stock nationwide, Melanie said: “This is a huge milestone moment for me and for Spice Pots. You'll be among the first to hear about our latest products and offers, like our award-winning wines and amazing Specialbuys. foodanddrink@scotsman.com, For advertising queries, please contact Add the curry powder and stir for a few moments. … Serve with basmati rice, naan bread, a wedge of fresh lime and a sprinkle of freshly chopped coriander (if using). How does this food fit into your daily goals? She then started sharing the blends and recipes with friends. As a subscriber, you are shown 80% less display advertising when reading our articles. Calorie Goal … In 2014, the former events manager took the plunge and turned her DIY spice blends into a business. “We’re seeing a growing appetite to support local producers, so it’s the perfect time for Scottish suppliers to take advantage and we’ll keep putting support in place to make it happen.”. Late in the first decade of the new millennium, Ms Auld was living in the west coast village of Arrochar, where she had three sons in three years. Back in the UK, making authentic Indian curries from scratch – by roasting whole spices, grinding them and then adding other whole spices to create perfectly balanced dishes – became a passion. Copyright © Aldi Stores (Ireland) Limited 2020. READ MORE: Opinion: Ian McConnell: Pandora’s box of Brexit woe as Biden and Pelosi intervene. These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience – the local community. Add the onion, pepper, peas, tomatoes, water and stock cube to the slow cooker and stir well.

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Add the curry powder and stir for a few moments. 0 %--Fat. solutions@scotsman.com Before long, she started sharing the blends and recipes with friends. Without time to shop for and cook all the different spices from scratch, she began to make her own spice blends. The Spice Pots collection going on sale at Aldi features four curry powder blends in 40-gramme pots: korma, bhuna, tandoori, and Goan. A curry-loving entrepreneur from Gullane in East Lothian has secured a UK-wide listing with Aldi for her Spice Pots brand. In 2017, she secured her first international listings in Germany and is also a best-selling product on Amazon marketplace. For more information on Spice Pots, click here. Readers’ comments: You are personally liable for the content of any comments you upload to this website, so please act responsibly. “When I started blending spices in my kitchen, it was just a shortcut for me to be able to cook tasty and healthy curries for my family, while I was so busy with my three young sons. Log Food.

This will be in time for National Curry Week, between October 7 and 13. Those ads you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services. Each blend is 100 per cent natural and vegan-friendly. Heat the oil in a shallow frying pan on a medium heat. Add the curry … Initially, Ms Auld blended, packaged and distributed Spice Pots from home, while selling at farmers’ markets and small local outlets. Heat the oil in a shallow frying pan on a medium heat. Madras curry powder. Melanie Auld, founder and managing director of Gullane-based Spice Pots, will see her products hit the shelves of Aldi from Sunday. We do not pre-moderate or monitor readers’ comments appearing on our websites, but we do post-moderate in response to complaints we receive or otherwise when a potential problem comes to our attention. Opinion: Ian McConnell: If this is not time-wasting, just what is the Tory Brexit game. We may then apply our discretion under the user terms to amend or delete comments. Items in your basket are reserved for another. Fast forward to the late 2000s and Melanie was living in Arrochar, where she had three sons in three years. National Curry Week: top tips from Scotland’s Curry Chef of the Year. or call 0131 311 7238, These are best and worst supermarket Christmas cakes available now, Isle of Skye restaurant The Three Chimneys set to close doors for the winter this month, Edinburgh chef Barry Bryson teams up with Honeycomb and Co to create dine at home menu, Glen Moray releases Sauternes cask expression as part of new Warehouse 1 Collection, Outlander star Sam Heughan reveals The Sassenach whisky was originally going to be made in America, Lidl unveils new £34 Islay Ben Bracken single malt – and it’s ideal for Christmas drinks, ‘We want it to be for the outsider, for people that don’t know about whisky’ – Outlander star Sam Heughan on his Sassenach blended malt, Scotland’s Larder: Sophie Cumber, from The Butchery at Bowhouse, Scotland’s Larder: Rachel Morgan and Emily Cuddeford from Twelve Triangles Bakery, Scotland’s Larder: Charlotte Blackler from Herb Majesty, Scotland’s larder: Meet The Calder family from Kilduff Pumpkin farm, East Lothian, Six by Nico restaurants reveal new Bombay Kitchen concept – here’s what’s on the menu, Scotsman food and drink weekly news round-up, A history of the square sausage, including a recipe for making your own, 10 of the best Scotch whiskies (chosen by experts), The history of morning rolls, including a recipe for making your own, 16 things you (probably) didn’t know about Irn-Bru. Spice Pots, a range of dry spice blends designed to make cooking curry easier, will hit the shelves of 1,050 Aldi stores across the UK and Ireland from Sunday 4 October, in time for National Curry … Founder and managing director Melanie Auld first fell in love with spices and curry in 1993 while working and travelling in India. The nationwide Aldi listing is the latest step in a journey which began with a trip to India in the 90s and came to life a decade later in the kitchen of a remote house on the West Coast of Scotland. Each blend is 100 per cent natural and vegan-friendly. Spice Pots’ products are on sale in more than 400 stockists across Scotland, England and Ireland, and on Amazon marketplace. Add the onion, pepper, peas, tomatoes, water and stock cube to the slow cooker and stir well. You can make a complaint by using the ‘report this post’ link . Lucy Husband, market development and business engagement director at Scotland Food & Drink, added: “Spice Pots is a fantastic business with the Goan Blend picking up a Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Award in 2018, so we’re delighted to see Aldi bringing this award-winning product to more consumers. Try this easy Slow Cooker Chicken Curry, for a no hassle, go-to mid-week meal. A rich, versatile blend with roots in south India, it has a sweet-hot touch that standard curry powder lacks thanks to ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and black pepper. In January, Aldi stocked Spice Pots in their 92 Scottish stores for the first time. Without time to shop for and cook all the different spices from scratch, Melanie began to make her own spice blends. Each blend of spices, which come in 40g (RRP £1.49) pots providing eight servings, is 100 per cent natural and vegan-friendly. The Spice Pots collection, available at Aldi stores, features four curry powder blends: Korma (mild), Bhuna (medium), Tandoori (medium) and Goan (hot). If you are dissatisfied with the response provided you can contact IPSO here. “Scotland Food & Drink work closely with our retail and foodservice partners to cultivate opportunities for Scottish suppliers so it’s really exciting to see Spice Pots secure this new partnership with Aldi after first being introduced at our Meet the Buyer event at the Royal Highland Show in 2018.