Christmas Eve: The Final Portlebay Advent Competition!

The final competition of our Portlebay Advent is truly something not to be missed! Day 24, along with a box of Portlebay Popcorn, is offering two vouchers for Fistral Surf School AND a £100 voucher for the clothing company Joules! OHH LA LA! If you want to be in with a chance of winning this magnificent prize head on over to our social media pages (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) and follow the instructions!

Here’s a Little Bit of Information About These Two Lovely Brands….

Fistral Surf School

As we are very lucky and live in Devon, we are surrounded by many beautiful beaches! Although the beach is normally a sunny destination, a winter beach is just as charming and many of us popcorn-enthusiats visit all year round! We even have some wild members of our team that have no reservations about jumping in the sea and will spend a couple hours splashing about on surf boards! (Others prefer to just spectate and keep warm in our woolly hats and gloves!)

With our love of the beach in mind, we are absolutely thrilled that The Fistral Surf School have partnered with us! UntitledFistral Beach is the undisputed home for British surfing with its big sandy beach and famous waves. Sitting at the top of the beach is Fistral Beach Surf School, a family run business that has its doors open all year. The school offers surf, bodyboarding and stand up paddle boarding coaching to all ranges of abilities and ages. Their dedicated and friendly team have over 20 years of experience, and strive to provide professional coaching. All equipment has been carefully handpicked, providing the best quality possible to ensure that you have maximum satisfaction and all equipment is included in the lesson prices. Open all year round, the surf school and hire centre has all the equipment to keep you stoked and toasty no matter what the Atlantic Ocean throws at you, from toasty summers to frosty winters the hire centre has you covered.

Joules

Joules, the very lovely clothing company that is all about family and colour, started over 25 wonderful years ago when Tom Joule started selling clothing at country fairs and events. As our Portlebay Poppery is located in a rather rural part of the country and we looooooove the countryside life, we have to admit Joules is a big YES from us!

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Joules Clothing

The brand have created bright and typically British clothing for all family members (including dogs!) and today they have even expanded to home and footwear!

Don’t forget to enter our last Christmas Competition on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, oh and…HAPPY CHRISTMAS FOR TOMORROW!

Portlebay Meets The Big Beautiful Bottle Co

Our Portlebay team love to keep hydrated, and can often be caught sipping on a glass of water. When we were introduced to The Big Bottle Co it was love at first sight, and we believe that you need to know all about them!

The Big Bottle Co (BBC) create gorgeous brightly coloured water bottles that can hold 2.2 litres of water (Our office looks fabulous with these bursts of colour dotted around!). The BBC started in Australia, and has well and truly flourished, reaching us all the way over here in UK! The BBC team designed these water bottles aiming to get us all thinking about our daily water consumption, and to act as a reminder to keep drinking (Did you know 2 litres of water should be consumed everyday to ensure a healthy lifestyle?). These big bottles are so much more than just a water bottle, they are a statement, an eye catcher and the ultimate fashion accessory!

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● BPA & BPS free
● Dishwasher friendly
● Freezer friendly: max minus 8 ‘c
● Eco friendly and 100% recyclable
● Weight bearing strap up to 6kg
● Non-leaching and toxin-free

If you would like to win one of these brilliant, bold water bottles (and a box of our Portlebay Popcorn) then head on over to one of our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook or Twitter) and follow the instructions for Day 22 of our Christmas Advent Competition! (This launches at 5pm tonight)

 

 

It’s a Postbox Party with Portlebay

Christmas is a time of year we all can’t help but love, as it prompts December to consist of glitter, presents and freshly baked goods! As well as a time for family, Christmas is also the perfect excuse to PARTY! If you are looking to spice up your usual celebrations, it’s time you met Postbox Party!

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A Postbox Party Advent Box

Postbox Party is a little team of party lovers who offer celebratory products, stocking everything from room and table decorations to photo props, games, personalised extras and even complete party boxes. Whatever your event, planning, sourcing and hosting a party is as easy as opening a box and letting the fun begin!

To be in with a chance of having a Postbox Party parcel delivered to your door and a box of our Portlebay Popcorn, make sure you head on over to our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook or Twitter) and follow the instructions! (This competition launches at 5pm tonight)

 

 

Portlebay Advent Competition: UK Breweries Scratch Map

Day 18 of The Portlebay Advent Competition welcomes Maps International! Maps International are online map retailers supplying an extensive range of products to the world. They provide maps for weddings, birthdays, personalised maps, those super cool scratch maps and much more! Have a peak at their website here!

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A Beautiful Maps International Map

More About Maps International 

Situated in picturesque Oxfordshire, the mapping team work with passion to create a vast map collection. The team includes specialist cartographers, that focus on creating detailed and well designed maps, to cater for both functional use and home decor.

Maps International have selected a very cool scratch map for our Christmas prize, but with a twist! The map is a Scratch Off breweries print! The map highlights independent beer breweries, each one marked on the map with a beer bottle icon. Scratch off the breweries you have tasted a beer from and see how far you get! Once scratched you can look at the beers you are yet to try and travel the country to find them, or simply see what they have at your local shop.

If you would like the chance to win this cooooool scratch map and a box of our Portlebay Popcorn, then pop over to one of our social media pages (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter). Best of luck!

As Sweet as Sweet Cecily’s

The very wonderful Sweet Cecily’s have kindly partnered with us for Day 16 of The Portlebay Advent Competition! If you haven’t yet heard of this lovely brand then we do urge that you have a little peak at their website here! For a chance to win this competition, head over to one of our social media pages (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) and silly follow the instructions!

Some more about Sweet Cecily’s…

Sweet Cecily’s is a pioneering natural skincare company specialising in the personal touch. Their unique formulas and flavours have been largely generated by suggestions made in forums on social media sites.

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The Sweet Cecily’s Prize!

The project is part of an existing family run business which researches and manufactures herbal medicines, this experience in the field has helped brother and sister duo Cecily and Hugo to develop a truly natural and handmade range of skincare products.

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The Sweet Cecily’s Team

The concept has been built in a truly collaborative way with their customers and it is hoped that by doing this, Sweet Cecilys’ can become an exciting and interactive brand shared and guided by the people involved.

They believe in using only the best natural ingredients and as such, all products are free from Parabens, Petrochemicals, Harmful Preservatives and SLS!

Don’t forget to enter The Portlebay Advent Competition and GOOD LUCK to you all!

Thirsty? We know what you need!

When thirst comes a’ calling…reach for the beach! Vita Coco’s refreshing coconut water, packed with electrolytes and potassium is just what you need to rehydrate! This alternative to water is delicious, replenishing and made from young coconuts straight from the beaches of Brazil. Are you loving the sound of this? If so, today is your lucky day! Head on over to our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook or Twitter) and follow the instructions for Day 11 of our Christmas Advent Competition, to be in with a chance of winning some of this delicious coconut water and box of Portlebay Popcorn! (This competition launches at 5pm tonight).

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Vita Coco is the original brand that started the fresh coconut water trend. Informed consumers, health & wellness experts, pro-athletes and celebrities have all become loyal fans of coconut water, swearing by the Vita Coco brand for its authentic flavour and hydration and replenishment properties! Originally introduced in the US in 2004, Vita Coco came to the UK in  just 2010.

Today Vita Coco is sold in over 20,000 stores throughout the region, including: Amazon, Boots, Harvey Nichols, Holland & Barrett, Morrisons, Nutri Centres, Nisa, Ocado, One Stop, Planet Organic, Sainsbury’s, Selfridges, Superdrug, Tesco, Waitrose, Wholefoods, many office sites and other leading independents. Vita Coco is also very proud to be sold in 30 countries!

 

The Delicious Buttermilk

Cranberry & Orange, Mince Pie, Irish Cream and Gingerbread! Can you guess what these are the flavours of? The answer is scrumptious Buttermilk Fudge that we are giving away to the winner of Day 10 of The Portlebay Christmas Advent Calendar!  DELICIOUS!

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Buttermilk Fudge

About Buttermilk

Buttermilk is a family business born and bred in Cornwall, now run by David and Tracy Goad (and their sons Henry and Reggie). Their love and enthusiasm for everything sweet has been guiding their Cornish confectionery since 1964 when the first Buttermilk shop opened in Padstow. Back then all their fudge was made by hand above the shop! They’ve come a long way since then, and today are recognised as Great Taste Producers. Despite recent growth, the expert chefs still use the same traditional methods, stirring quality ingredients over open flames – there just a few more copper pans involved now!

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Part of The Fudge Making Process

 

The fudge range includes over 70 flavours, along with a variety of chocolate clusters, brittles and honeycomb. Wherever possible all ingredients are locally sourced and made with a whole lot of love!

If you would like a chance to win some of the this fabulous fudge along with a box of our Portlebay Popcorn then head on over to our social media page (Instagram, Facebook or Twitter) and follow the instructions! (The competition launches at 5pm tonight!). GOOD LCUK EVERYONE!

We All Love The Devon Coast

Yesterday we introduced our neighbours The Devon Fudge Company (you can read all about it in our previous post!) and today we would like to introduce The Devon Beach Company! A charming business based a little further down the road than our fudgey neighbours. Gordie and Marilu brought The Devon Beach Company to life in 2015. Although the company was initially proposed as an online business, during the summer months Gordie and Marilu decided to open the first Devon Beach Company shop in Churchstow, Devon!

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Gordie and Marilu and their family

The wonderful Devon Beach Company products are inspired by the gorgeous surroundings of the South Hams and allow all to introduce some of the beautiful coast into our hearts and homes, no matter where we live! All their products are influenced by the serenity and beauty of the local landscape, sea and sky. Deep blues, natural textures and subtle finishes all chosen to create chic coastal living where ever you call home.

Whether designed in-house or sourced from around the world, their range has award winning, eco-friendly and truly functional features. From comfy cushions and bean bags to  kitchen couture and luscious lighting, all naturally influenced, to help bring a relaxed coastal mood to your home.

We also adore their luxurious beach range including their bestselling hooded ponchos, Turkish towels and sand free mat which will make any trip to the beach feel like a breeze!

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The gorgeous hooded ponchos

The Devon Beach Company are also able to take bespoke soft furnishing orders for your home, rental property or boat.

We have one beautiful apron designed by The Devon Beach company to be won, along with a box of our popcorn! Just pop over to our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook or Twitter) and follow the directions! (This competition launches at 5pm tonight)

Meet Portlebay’s Naughty but Nice Neighbours!

Just down the road from our little poppery lives The Devon Fudge Company! Our lovely neighbours are another company that are apart of our Christmas Advent Competition (Day 8 to be exact!) and we just LOVE anything and everything fudge!

The Devon Fudge Company is a family run business, who make deliciously smooth and creamy fudge. Their secret traditional recipe dates all the way back to 1930! Today the chief fudge maker is Peter, who has followed in his father’s footsteps into the fantastical world of fudge.

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Chief fudge maker Peter

Peter started working full time for his father and his business partner, in the early 1980’s. Following the sad death of his father and father’s fudge partner, Peter moved away from the world of fudge and started a different occupation.

Later, after realising that the West Country was lacking a quality creamy fudge cooked in the traditional methods, Peter set about the process of developing the never forgotten wonderful recipe his father taught him, and created The Devon Fudge Company.

Peter’s fudge is handmade in a copper kettle, with each batch taking an hour to cook, and lovingly stirred continuously with an extremely large wooden spoon! The temperature and cooling process is essential to the scrumptious creamy product, and all the fudges are cut and packed by hand and love!

The Devon Fudge Company only use natural ingredients, local butter and of course local clotted cream! All of their fabulous fudge is also free from palm oil, artificial additives and preservatives and gluten! This is our kind of fudge!

Don’t forget to enter our Christmas Advent Competition to be in with a chance of winning The Devon Fudge Company’s fudge and a box of Portlebay Popcorn! Just pop over to our social media (Instagram, Facebook or Twitter) and follow the directions! (This competition launches at 5pm tonight)

 

 

 

Portlebay Hero’s – The Skinny Bakery

Do you love your baked goods, but feel burdened with guilt from those tasty treats? If so, the marvellous Skinny Bakery, who have partnered with us for our Christmas Advent competition, is a wondrous discovery that you must know about!

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The Skinny Bakery was founded in 2013 by 24 year old home baker Mariella Forte – her passion has always been experimental baking! Mariella developed a range of lighter bakes and calorie controlled goodies made with veggies like beetroot and sweet potato, tofu, fruits and fat free dairy. She quickly gained the recognition of the likes of Whole Foods Market, Selfridges Food Hall and several high-end delis, gyms and health food retailers nationwide.

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The cakes are freshly made by hand in the West London bakery, and shipped out nationwide everyday from their online store. (Have a peak here!)

We looove that we can munch on yummy baked goods and not regret it after! For a chance to try some of these delights head over to our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) and follow the competition directions! Oh and you could win a box of Portlebay Popcorn too! YAY! (This competition launches at 5pm tonight)