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Our products are available through your local wholesaler. Click here to get in touch with your local sales contact to find out more information.
Our plastic packaging is 100% recyclable*, from shrink wrap, to our tubs. We are also reducing our cardboard usage – this has been reduced by 90% since 2013.
*please check your local recycling point.
Our team are available to chat over the phone from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday – please visit our ‘contact us’ page to find the corresponding phone number for the department you would like to speak to. If you would like to raise a query out of hours please email [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We try and avoid using unnecessary allergens in our products. Where allergens are present, these are clearly stated in bold in the ingredient list. All our products are gluten free.
The majority of our products (85% plus of our range) are produced in the UK at our factory in Winsford, Cheshire. Our remaining products are made within Europe with our key production partners.
We pride ourselves in having perfectly balanced products in terms of seasoning. What’s more, our Stock Mixes, Gravies and Glaces meet the DOH 2017 Salt Targets.
The majority of our range is ambient so they are perfectly fine to be stored at room temperature for 12-18 months. Once opened our range of ready-to-use Signature Jus and Sauces have to be refrigerated.
No, none of our products contain the above ingredients.
This means that the ingredients have been concentrated and dried. The dry ingredients are then blended together to make a convenient and easy-to-use product.
Liquid ingredients that have been cooked and further concentrated by reduction, these are and then blended to form a strongly flavoured product.
Click here to access our sample request form, we will aim to get back to you in 7 working days.
Yes! Many of our products are suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Click on the ‘products’ tab on the navigation bar and specify your dietary requirement to find the full range. We have also put together a free, downloadable recipe book ‘From garden to Kitchen’ containing lots of recipes suited to vegan and vegetarian diets – click here to download your free copy.
Click here to find our sector support, this section of the website is packed with trend insights, recipe inspiration and how team Essential can help you!
We haven’t yet but watch this space! Despite this, ‘From Garden to Kitchen’ contains lots of vegan recipe inspiration. You can also visit our recipe tab and select a specific dietary requirement for our full recipe listings!