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 Week, which takes place between 5-11 October. 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. The Spice Pots collection, available at Aldi stores, features four curry powder blends: Korma (mild), Bhuna (medium), Tandoori (medium) and Goan (hot). Without time to shop for and cook all the different spices from scratch, she began to make her own spice blends.

aldicurryfoodIn the newsNational Curry WeekSpice Pots, Do you have a food or drink story to tell? 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.

In 2019, Aldi … 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. We may then apply our discretion under the user terms to amend or delete comments. Initially, Melanie blended, packaged and distributed Spice Pots from home, while selling at farmers markets and small local outlets.

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Try this easy Slow Cooker Chicken Curry, for a no hassle, go-to mid-week meal. Next, add the chicken, skin-side down, and cook until browned. Initially, Ms Auld blended, packaged and distributed Spice Pots from home, while selling at farmers’ markets and small local outlets. She then started sharing the blends and recipes with friends. You'll be among the first to hear about our latest products and offers, like our award-winning wines and amazing Specialbuys.

For more information on Spice Pots, click here. Opinion: Ian McConnell: If this is not time-wasting, just what is the Tory Brexit game. “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. 0 %--Protein. “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. Before long, she started sharing the blends and recipes with friends. Add the onion, pepper, peas, tomatoes, water and stock cube to the slow cooker and stir well. This will be in time for National Curry Week, between October 7 and 13. 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. solutions@scotsman.com Readers’ comments: You are personally liable for the content of any comments you upload to this website, so please act responsibly.

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“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.”. Get in touch with us at Back in the UK, Ms Auld developed a passion for making Indian curries from scratch by roasting, grinding and combining whole spices. Add the curry powder and stir for a few moments. Calorie Goal … Data returned from the Piano 'meterActive/meterExpired' callback event. Sales were so successful that the curry powders will now be available across Aldi’s UK network of stores. Melanie Auld, founder and managing director of Gullane-based Spice Pots, will see her products hit the shelves of Aldi from Sunday. 0 %--Fat. Fast forward to the late 2000s and Melanie was living in Arrochar, where she had three sons in three years. 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.
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“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.
Speaking of the move by Aldi to stock nationwide, Melanie said: “This is a huge milestone moment for me and for Spice Pots. Also, some Regular Buys are regional, so what is a Regular Buy in one area may be an ALDI Find in another. Spice Pots’ products are on sale in more than 400 stockists across Scotland, England and Ireland, and on Amazon marketplace. Log Food. After moving to Gullane in East Lothian, she outsourced production and gradually grew the business to the point where Spice Pots is on sale in over 400 stockists across Scotland and England and Ireland. READ MORE: Opinion: Ian McConnell: If this is not time-wasting, just what is the Tory Brexit game? “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.”. Serve with basmati rice, naan bread, a wedge of fresh lime and a sprinkle of freshly chopped coriander (if using). Those ads you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services.