28 November 2015

Introducing Jaralicious...

On Country Bumpkin Chic we love hearing from local West Country businesses especially new start-ups. I was even more delighted when my friend Fi excitedly told me over dinner about her plans for launching Jaralicious this festive period and was more than happy to taste test her goods and interview her for the blog.
Fi (right) & I celebrating at her brother Tom’s wedding in the US.

Jaralicious founder Fi Thatcher is a 31 year old bubbly and vivacious West Country girl from Salisbury. When she’s not taking part in the local Salisbury parkrun or planning her next ski trip you’ll find her busy baking and trying out new recipes for Jaralicious.

Fi tell us about Jaralicious…

It’s basically baking made easy. A jar with all the ingredients needed for baking cakes. All you need to add is butter, eggs and milk and follow the simple instructions.

The idea originated from a Christmas holiday, when my brother and his wife gave me a glass jar with a cake mix and I thought that’s such a cute idea. Last year I was struggling for Christmas gift ideas and decided to try out the cake mix in a jar and it went down a treat and Jaralicious was born.

Who’s Jaralicious aimed at?

Anyone who likes baking! It’s suitable for all ages and baking abilities. I have a few mummy friends who have said how much fun their kids enjoyed baking with Jaralicious and saved them a trip to the supermarket.

What’s the Jaralicious range?

Chocolate Brownie (1 litre jar – makes about 16 slices) Everyone’s favourite. Includes, milk, white choc chips and walnuts. For those with nut allergies we can swap the walnuts for extra choc chips. All three mixed together go down a right treat.

Gingerbread Biscuits (1/2 litre jar – makes about 24) Delicious crunchy biscuits that go down well with a cuppa or two. I use crystallised ginger to give the biscuits an extra kick of ginger.

Christmas Muffins (1 litre jar – makes about 12) – cinnamon and mixed spice flavours – a taste of Christmas in a muffin. Again we use walnuts/pecans but can replace them with fruit or raisin.

Triple Chocolate Muffins (1/2 or 1 litre jar – makes 6 or 12 muffins) For those who love chocolate, you’re in for a real treat! Contains 3 layers of choc chips. Nuts can be added as a replacement for one of the choc chip layers.

*** Country Bumpkin Chic road tested the Triple Choc Muffins – look out for the next blog post on how we got on***

Other recipes include: Oatylicious Cookies for those looking for something a bit healthier or Chocolate Chip Cookies for the chocolate lovers.

What’s your favourite recipe?

Ooh that’s a tough one. It’s got to be the Chocolate Brownie mix, especially if it’s still warm as it’s gooey in the middle.

Who do you practice your recipes on?

Anyone who wants to try them. I’ve taken samples to work, given them to my mum for her work place and haven’t had any complaints yet!

How can people buy Jaralicious?

Online through my Facebook page ‘Jaralicious’ or email Fi at jaralicious@outlook.com

1 large Jaralicious = £9.99 or 2 for £18.50
2 small Jaralicious’ = £6.99 or 2 for £12.50
1 small & 1 large Jaralicious= £15.50

Will you be attending any Christmas Events?

Yes, I’m attending a couple of Christmas Fairs – the first one is at the Goldolphin School this Saturday 28th November, then onto The Stones Hotel Christmas Fair on Sunday 29th November and Durrington Junior School – Friday 4th December

What’s the future for Jaralicious?

At the moment its a little side line business, however, I’d love to be able to open a little cake shop and expand my baking business.

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