The rise of plant based diets

Posted on December 13, 2017 at 4:31 pm

At Clarks, we love our food to be as close to nature as possible, so we have been looking into ways that we can eat less processed stuff and return to more plant based meals. Inspired by the rise of whole foods and paleo meals, we have put together a quick guide to plant-based and …

4 ways to reduce your sugar intake…

Posted on March 31, 2017 at 3:04 pm
Maple Muffins

Public Health England have recently published guidance on sugar and it highlights that we are consuming 3 times more sugar every day than we should. Here are a few ideas on how you could reduce your sugar intake… Swap sugar for Carob fruit syrup… Do you take one lump or two? If you have sugar in …

Food Industry asked to cut sugar by 20%

Posted on March 30, 2017 at 4:24 pm
Baking and Food Manufacturing

Public Health England has published new guidelines today and have asked the food industry to cut sugar by 20% in a number of different products. They would like to see food manufacturers cut sugar by 20% in 2020 and at least by 5% this year. It has been announced that children are consuming as much …

11 Things You Didn’t Know About Pancake Day

Posted on February 26, 2017 at 9:19 am
Pancake Day 28th February

  1.  Pancake Day was originally a pagan festival. The Slavs created hot, round pancakes to look just like the sun, in the hope that it would banish evil winter gods and bring back the warmth of spring. They also believed that eating them gave them the same levels of power, light and warmth as the …

9 tips to make the Perfect Pancakes

Posted on February 14, 2017 at 5:56 pm
Classic Maple Syrup Pancakes for Pancake Day

Here are our 9 tips to make the perfect pancake. Leave the batter to rest at room temperature for at least an hour, whisk again before cooking. For a richer batter, add 2 tablespoons of melted butter to the mix. Using butter to fry will give you more colour and a deeper flavour. Be careful …

Reduce your sugar intake with Clarks’ squeezable dessert sauces

Posted on October 31, 2016 at 9:59 pm
New Dessert Sauces with natural sweeteners

At Clarks, we want to help consumers to continue to enjoy the sweeter side of life whilst reducing their sugar intake. We use natural sweeteners, such as carob and chicory root fibre, to help reduce the overall sugar content of popular treats. Our latest release is a range of dessert sauces which are the perfect …

Reports show that sales of traditional, natural sweeteners are growing

Posted on October 31, 2016 at 9:49 pm
Traditional Sweeteners

As a family run sweetener, syrup and dessert sauce business, Clarks is an advocate for swapping refined white sugar for traditional sweeteners. From recent reports it would appear that Clarks are not alone, as more and more people are choosing traditional sweeteners. The awareness and interest in minimally processed food has undeniably increased and in …

National Honey Week: experiment with our honey recipes

Posted on October 26, 2016 at 8:15 am
National honey week bee on flower

National Honey Week takes place from 25th-31st October and it’s a great way to celebrate the delicious taste of one of the world’s oldest sweeteners. Honey has been used for many years as a natural sweetener because it is known for a variety of benefits. Some use honey as part of a home remedy as …

5 reasons why you should swap sugar for date syrup

Posted on October 26, 2016 at 8:13 am
Date Syrup Flap Jacks

It’s been an exciting summer for Clarks. We’ve released a special report about the importance of natural sugars, introduced new dessert sauces and welcomed date fruit syrup to our main product range. We are thrilled to welcome Date Fruit Syrup into the Clarks family as it is the perfect accompaniment to a variety of dishes. …