Lorama Foods Limited was set up by Lorayne, Rachel and Martin, who all previously worked together in the food manufacturing industry. Their vision was to open a bakery and after much discussion, they took the bull by the horns and opened in the coastal village of Bosham in West Sussex.
Lorama Foods bake small batches of products, without the use of large machinery, as their ethos is people can make better quality products. They use the finest ingredients, that have been ethically and responsibly sourced and aim to use British and local suppliers whenever possible.
I was asked if I would like to try their products, although I was unable to sample their cakes, which include soya milk, but their new range of vegan power balls were soya free, so Rachel popped some in the post.
I had no idea what the flavours were, until I opened the box and found this little lot, with the bright pink and yellow of the raspberry and mango balls catching my eye immediately.
My first impression is how compact the balls are, so good to throw in your bag, as a snack on your travels. Similar products are sometimes blended really smooth, but when you cut into these, they have a nice consistency, plenty of texture, yet are soft in the middle. I loved the rhubarb and raspberry, which has an initial sour taste from the raspberry powder coating, sweetening up as you get to the middle. Another favourite was the cacao and ginger, rich and lush with chocolate and a lovely warm heat from the ginger. I really enjoyed the apricot and coconut, as I love both flavours, with the mango and macadamia my least favourite, only because I am not a mango lover, but sure it will tickle others taste buds.
These are great products available on Lorama's website soon and how I wish I could try their other products, I was drooling when I saw their chocolate cake on Twitter the other day.
Disclaimer: I received free samples of these products and have not been paid for this review and all opinions are my own.