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Price promotion time!

March 30th, 2021

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We are pleased to let you know that we are on price promotion in April with Holleys Fine Foods.
There will be 15% off Crackers (Red Lentil, Green Pea & Fava Bean) and Crispbread (full range).
https://www.holleysfinefoods.com
Happy shopping



They’re crackers!

March 25th, 2021

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We’re so pleased to tell you that we have added to our popular Bean & Seed Cracker range two new flavours - Yellow Pea & Sunflower Seed and Chickpea, Turmeric & Nigella Seed.

The innovative crackers are handmade in our Somerset bakery using protein-packed pulse flours, milled in the UK from British grown crops. That’s 100% natural ingredients and with no added sugar, gluten-free and dairy-free and suitable for vegans.

Yellow Pea & Sunflower Seed is made using flour milled from split yellow peas. A sweet and nutty tasting cracker, perfect for a mid-morning snack or serve with a soft cheese and a glass of wine.

Chickpea, Turmeric & Nigella Seed is made using chickpea flour and lightly spiced for a taste of India. Delicious eaten on their own or serve with a dal or a fresh raita dip.

The crackers are packed in 160g cartons each containing four handy pouches. The attractive, brightly coloured packaging, synonymous with the Easy Bean brand, incorporate illustrations of the vine and the pod. Packaging is recyclable with the film being made from biodegradable polypropylene. The carton is made from sustainable sources.

The original Bean & Seed Crackers; Red Lentil & Poppy Seed, Green Pea & Chia Seed and Fava Bean & Poppy Seed have all been awarded Great Taste Awards. The range is available nationally from Wholesalers or direct from Easy Bean.

8 x 160g cartons per case RRP £2.95.

Enquiries: Tel 01963 441493   hello@easybean.co.uk

Enjoy!



A healthy diet option

March 12th, 2021


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It’s hard to eat well all the time - but the sad fact is that at a population level, the likelihood of death from COVID-19 is significantly higher in countries where more than half the adult population is classified as overweight.

A new World Obesity Federation (WOF) report shows that by the end of 2020 COVID-related deaths were around 10 times higher in countries where more than half of adults are overweight.

“COVID-19 is not the first respiratory viral infection exacerbated by overweight. Data from the last two decades on the impact of MERS, H1N1 influenza and other influenza-related infections show worse outcomes linked to excess bodyweight,” the report says.

Our Mixed Bean Chilli has the lowest calories of all our meal pots but, because it is high in fibre, we find it delicious and filling as well. Hopefully a win-win for us all.



March 6th, 2021
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We are currently on price promotion with our wholesaler Cotswold-Fayre - check out our ad on its home page under promotions.
The offer is for 15% off crackers and crispbread in March.
Curd and Cure is another wonderful wholesaler and our Seeds & Black Pepper crispbread is currently starring appears on its home page under ‘new products’. Hashtag thrilled! https://www.curdandcure.co.uk/


Let’s eat - Castle Cary!

March 3rd, 2021

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We’re looking forward to attending this event in Castle Cary in May. Fingers crossed of course. https://www.eatfestivals.org/castlecary?fbclid=IwAR00nDabI04
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Somerset’s prettiest market town, Castle Cary is a small town with a big heart. It has a regular Tuesday market and thriving vintage event once a month. We hope to join around 70 producers (from within 30 miles of the town) on May 1, 10am – 4pm.
As well as stalls there will be entertainment all day. A @Cook School is also planned for the Market House.

We will be trading 10am to 4pm



Meal Pots relaunched - looking and tasting good!

February 28th, 2021

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Our pioneering chilled one-pot meals are set for a relaunch in 2021 with new and improved recipes and eye-catching packaging.
Christina Baskerville, the owner and creator of Easy Bean, said: “We pioneered the concept of a complete meal in a pot in 2008 taking our inspiration from rustic cuisine from around the world and the beans and pulses typical of the region.
“This original range has certainly stood the test of time with very few changes being made. However, as people increasingly have a greater understanding of the health benefits of pulses and demand more plant-based foods we felt that it was the right time to tweak a few recipes and simplify the range to appeal to a broader audience including those following a vegan or vegetarian diet or for those just looking for a more convenient way to enjoy more veg and pulses”
The chilled meals are prepared at our Somerset production kitchen. Slowly cooked in small batches, chunky veg and nutritious pulses are infused with fresh herbs and spices.
The ingredients are 100% natural and all recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free.
The packaging has also been refreshed with new foodie illustrations and product descriptors focusing on the hero ingredients. Serving suggestions are included.
Our meals continue to be packed in a microwaveable and recyclable or reusable plastic pot. The sleeve is made from sustainable card and fully recyclable.
As well as our ever-expanding range of stockists, the new range can be bought directly from us.
4 x 320g per case RRP £3.99



Happy Burns Night

January 25th, 2021

Tonight’s the night for haggis, whisky and poetry!

Enjoy your Burns Night and, if you aren’t a meat eater, how about a haggis featuring one of our favourite pulses - the lovely lentil?

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/vegan-haggis



New year, new-look - and taste - meal pots!

January 20th, 2021

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Our pioneering chilled one-pot meals have new and improved recipes and eye-catching packaging.

Christina Baskerville, our Queen of Beans, says:  “We pioneered the concept of a complete meal in a pot in 2008, taking our inspiration from rustic cuisine from around the world and the beans and pulses typical of the region.

“This original range has certainly stood the test of time with very few changes being made. However, as people increasingly have a greater understanding of the health benefits of pulses and demand more plant based foods we felt that it was the right time to tweak a few recipes and simplify the range to appeal to a broader audience, including those following a vegan or vegetarian diet or for those just looking for a more convenient way to enjoy more veg and pulses.”

The chilled meals are prepared in our Somerset production kitchen. Slowly cooked in small batches, chunky veg and nutritious pulses are infused with fresh herbs and spices. All the ingredients are 100% natural and all recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free.

The packaging has also been refreshed with new foodie illustrations and product descriptors focusing on the hero ingredients. Serving suggestions are given.

The meals continue to be packed in a microwaveable and recyclable or reusable plastic pot. The sleeve is made from sustainable card and fully recyclable.

We’d love to hear what our customers think of the new taste and new look meals.



Thank you

December 29th, 2020

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As 2020 draws to a close we want to say a heartfelt thank you to our customers and also to retailers up and down the country who have pulled out the stops this year.

We have been kept very busy in the Easy Bean kitchens and we are grateful for this.

We look ahead to better times for everyone in 2021.



Looking ahead to longer nights!

December 21st, 2020

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It’s the shortest day of the year - from tomorrow the days will start to lengthen, albeit one minute at a time!

There are so many reasons this year to hope for brighter times ahead, of course, but the Solstice can also be a day of remembering positive events in the last year as well as negative ones.

As darkness falls - in just a few minutes! - it might be a good time to cosy up with a book, a mug of cocoa or event a pet and plan a comforting meal this evening.