News & Offers

Prize Draw

Dear Customers,

This week we are offering PRIZES! Every online order we receive between now and next Sunday, 23rd, will be eligible for the prize draw.  There are 12 Prizes available each featuring three of our favourite pies – 
 

RAW CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT PIE, SALTED CARAMEL RAW FUDGE AND VERY BERRY POCKET PIE


and one big prize where the winning customer will receive THE FULL HOUSE, which is a box containing all 12 pies.



As usual, Deets will randomly pull orders out of the hat during the week as they come in and the prizes will be sent out with your order.  
 

SO, GOOD LUCK!


From tomorrow, we can hug each other again, albeit cautiously – I am not sure how that works!  It will be wonderful to see all my children again and hopefully, before the Summer is out, we will all be together. Here is my motley crew at Deets’s wedding three and a half years ago. I have no idea what the joke was, it is probably best that I don’t know!


A group hug - Charlie, Deets, Lucy and Mikey

A free Wonky Pie with every order continues and may I wish you all plenty of hugs in the weeks ahead.
Best wishes,

Debby

10% discount continues

Dear Customers,

Go on then – 10% discount on all products for just one more week!   Weird weather, weird lifestyle currently, weird old world, I think it is the least I can do. Therefore, the offer will continue until Sunday, 16th April.
 

10% discount continues for one more week


Our cantankerous wrapping machine, “Pearl”, is now running beautifully after a service and new cutting blades – which is great for us but not so good for you as the number of Wonky pies she wraps has dropped significantly.   However, we do have enough of her mess ups to last until the end of the month, so a FREE Wonky Pie with every order continues until then.

My youngest granddaughter, Isobel, is going to be eight years old tomorrow and, of course, I sadly won’t be there to celebrate with her.  Like everyone else, being separated from family and dear friends is tough, isn’t it?  I last saw her and her family in August, it seems an age ago but I realise that for many people, separations have been considerably longer


Isobel on Bryher, Isles of Scilly, last August

Still, I have a date of 19th June when I am off to Oxford to see them all for the weekend.  I can’t wait.

I have had a few comments on the Matcha Pocket Pie but could really do with hearing more from those of you who have tried it.  If you could email me your comments, along with your address, I will send you a FREE Matcha Pocket Pie as a thank you.

Take care,
Debby

10% off everything

Dear Customers,

To celebrate the Bank Holiday, the continuing easement in lockdown restrictions and, most important of all, the encouraging decrease in COVID infections, I am discounting every item on the website by 10% from NOW until next Sunday, 9th May. There are some great bargains.



10% off everything!!

Things are really hotting up in Cornwall. Everyone I speak to with letting accommodation is booked up solid through to October and as a county so reliant on the hospitality industry, it is a big relief.  After the bleakness of the Winter months, most of us with businesses down here always reach Easter like beached wales, with overdrafts sky high…and, of course, we have been locked down for both of the last two Easters. Nevertheless, it will be difficult not to miss the peace and quiet of the last year and beaches certainly will not look like the photograph below from now on! Having said that, we are ready to welcome visitors with open arms.


Spud and Lupin on Porth Kidney beach

An added touch of excitement, more like hysteria really, is the impending arrival in West Cornwall of world leaders for the G7 summit in mid June. Here at Trencrom, we are only about 3 miles from the conference site.  Already, everywhere is swarming the policemen and police dogs, manhole covers are being sealed, drains inspected, roads resurfaced and just near us a huge field has been taken over for security personnel….and we still have 6 weeks to go!  Still, it is all going to be very interesting – I will keep you posted!

A free Wonky Pie with every order continues, as well as the 10% discount.

Best wishes,
Debby

Free sprouts with every order

Dear Customers,

What a difference a bit of sunshine makes and with it comes the salad season. Many people are not lucky enough to have a garden but even if you do have one, there is still a case for sprouted seeds and beans - they are so nutritious, tasty and incredibly quick and easy to grow.  To celebrate the fine weather, I am now giving away, for one week only, 2 packs of sprouting beans (1 Aduki and 1 Mung) with every order you place, regardless of value, and the beans come with full instructions.  You need no special equipment for sprouting beans.


Mung and Aduki Beans

For those of you who are vegan or vegetarian, sprouted Aduki Beans are a must.  They contain more protein, pound for pound, than a filet steak, and newly sprouted, they have a delicious nutty taste. Aduki Beans also contain iron and vitamin C.  Mung Beans are a powerful antioxidant, a liver cleanser and sooth the digestion. They help lower cholesterol and high blood pressure.  Children love them as they taste likes peas but be warned, they are a terrific energy boost!

I try to grow some vegetables and all of my various salads but at the moment civil war has broken out in my little greenhouse.  The door always has to be left open because “Princess” (Deets’s cat and well named!) likes to sun herself there in the day, and incidentally bats me round the ear when I try to water my plants.


Princess, taking it easy

However, the continually open door means that every snail and slug in Trencrom now knows of this arrangement and makes slow but steady progress towards my seedlings. We are all far too frightened of Princess to shut her out of her chosen spot and I couldn’t possibly kill the slugs and snails. So, thank heavens for sprouting seeds and beans which grow and thrive safely on my kitchen draining board, well away from the war zone. Do try them, they are great.
 
Best wishes,
 
Debby

The Optimistic Box

Dear Customers,

We started selling THE LOCKDOWN BOX right at the beginning of the first lockdown and we have sold more of them than any other product.  So many have been sent to friends and family to cheer them on. It has been a real pleasure and privilege to dispatch these for you, often accompanied with the most lovely messages.

Well, now we have a roadmap and lockdown is starting to ease, we thought we should celebrate the fact.  So, The Lockdown Box is now officially renamed THE OPTIMISTIC BOX! and for 1 week only, we are offering it to you for just £10, a real bargain.


THE OPTIMISTIC BOX!  Just £10

The Box contains 6 pies: Raw Chocolate Pink Himalayan Salt, Peppermint, Ginger, Coffee and Raw Fudges Salted Caramel and Chocolate. 
I have become rather a fan of alfresco dining, despite the very cold evenings. In anticipation of being able to see friends again, a few weeks ago I bought a brazier (not a fancy firepit, which I couldn’t afford, more like one of those things strikers stand around).  The first night I lit it, (resisting the temptation to shout “up the workers, down with management!”) was not a success.  It was too low on the ground and smoke blew straight in our faces. Now, I have raised it off the ground on bricks and it is brilliant.  


Cosy alfresco dining!

On Friday, I had the most splendid evening with very dear friends who I hadn’t seen, except on zoom, since before Christmas.  A big stew bubbled on the barbeque, the brazier roared away and threw out tons of heat and to make absolutely sure we were warm enough, wine had to be consumed.  It was completely dark, the sky a mass of stars and a tiny moon riding high before we parted. It was magic.

A free Wonky Pie continues with every order for another week and don’t forget THE OPTIMISTIC BOX! – it’s fabulous value.

Take care,
Debby

Timings for Easter ordering

Dear Customers,

Easter orders are flooding in, thank you so much.  It is great to be able to offer Easter eggs again after the difficulties of Easter 2020.  I do get very anxious at Christmas and Easter about ensuring that everyone receives their presents in time.  Because both Royal Mail and the couriers will be at full stretch next week and, of course, it is a short week, I have decided to take down the Easter page at midnight on Monday to ensure that we have plenty of time to get your orders to you.  You will still be able to order anything else from the site, of course, it will just affect the Easter products. SO PLEASE DO ORDER YOUR EGGS BY MIDNIGHT TOMORROW (Monday, 29th).  I am probably fussing unnecessarily, but I would rather be safe than sorry.

We are continuing with a free Wonky Pie with every order but I have to warn you that Pearl, our valiant wrapping machine, has had a head to toe service and is performing like a dream.  We have enough Wonky Pies to take us through the next couple of weeks but if Pearl continues to show off, we will run out of supply soon after!


This morning on Porth Kidney beach - big seas!

I thought I would leave you this week with a photo I took this morning on my walk with the dogs.  That’s Godrevy lighthouse in the distance and the sea was really thundering in – magic.

I won’t trouble you with an email next Sunday, being Easter.  Many of you, of course, will still be separated from friends and family – I have not seen my elder daughter and grandchildren since August.  It is hard, isn’t it?  However, have the very best Easter break you can and once again, on behalf of Deets, Donna and me, thank so very much for your continued support.

Best wishes,
Debby

A free little egg with every order of 20 pounds or more

Dear Customers,

Every year, in the last full week before Easter, we normally include one of our little eggs FREE with all orders over £20.  Last year, Deets and I were struggling too much to make any Easter eggs at all but this year we are back to normal and you will be receiving a free raw chocolate orange egg.  As well as being a thank you gesture, it is also an incentive to ask whether, if possible, you could place your Easter orders this coming week. I get so worried about making sure your Easter eggs arrive in time and it is not really safe to dispatch orders after the 30th to ensure pre Easter delivery.  And remember, all orders over £20 are postage free.


Egg Boxes good to go. Containing 4 x 45g eggs for £7.25

Thank you so much for all your Easter orders so far.  Our Classic and Combo eggs always sell really well but one of the other stars this year is proving to be our Egg Box.   Each box contains 2 Mandarin Orange Eggs and 2 Very Berry Eggs (strawberry & raspberry) and has the added advantage of not needing to be refrigerated.  Perfect for raw chocolate Easter egg hunting.


Small beginnings - this little red current bush never fails to give me an amazing crop.

At long last, Spring really does seem to be emerging from one of the most difficult Winters most of us will have experienced, one way and another. Trencrom Hill has turned bright yellow with gorse and everywhere, shoots and buds are emerging. My garden has suddenly sprung to life, I have managed to mow the lawn and the two brave little clematis on the balcony, having suffered full on 80 mile an hour winds, are miraculously bursting into bud.  As Captain Tom said, “Tomorrow will be a good day”. It suddenly looks more likely.

Take care,
Debby

Last shout for Mothers Day

Dear Customers,

You are going to be spared one of my weird little stories this week because I need to talk about Easter.  As we remember all too well, a year ago we were locked down just before Easter and as my daughter, Deets and I were the only people able to run the business, we had to cancel our Easter eggs because we just could not manage to make them and the pies.

NOT SO THIS EASTER – we have Donna back and between the three of us, Easter Eggs are back on the menu!

  

As well as our two award-winning big eggs – THE CLASSIC and FAMILY COMBO, this year we have introduced an EGG BOX containing 4 Pocket eggs – a great kit for Easter egg hunting!  There are a number of other items on the Easter page to suit all pockets from an Easter Hamper for £25 to our Happy Hearts Tub for just £5.  Also do look at our Gifts & Offers page when searching for an Easter present and do remember to include a message if we are sending the gift direct to the recipient.

We have a new product MARVELLOUSLY MATCHA POCKET PIE which has all the same attributes as the other Pocket Pies, added to which it has many health benefits.


Marvellously Matcha Pocket Pie £1.85 each

Matcha Tea is a concentrated powder form of green tea packed full of antioxidants and renowned for boosting the brain function.  It also makes the chocolate GREEN which caused an interesting reaction in my grandchildren when asked to taste test it!  Actually, having got over the weirdness of green chocolate, they really liked it.  Do try it.

A free Wonky Pie continues with every order and I would just like to wish you all a very happy Mother’s Day.

Best wishes,
Debby

Last shot for Mothers Day

Dear Customers,

This is my last call for Mother’s Day gifts as Easter is beckoning and quite a number of you have been asking about our eggs this year.  So, the Mother’s Day gifts (shown below) will remain on the site until noon on Thursday, 11th and will then be replaced with Easter goodies.  


Mothers Day Treats

With mums in mind, do look, too, at our Gifts and Offers page, there are some very good deals and if you are sending your gift direct to the recipient, do include a message on the order form which I will transfer on to a greetings card.

I was born at least 10 years too early to be much of a wiz at all things connected with the World Wide Web.  Having said that, I don’t think I was ever intended to be blessed with much technical skill and the darling children in my life have certainly added to the problem by stealing my confidence. 

It began with 10 months old Deets (already walking and with two older brothers, very grown up for her age). We had just bought a video machine and I was trying to play a video of The Snowman without much success.  Deets toddled over, took the video from me, put it in the machine correctly and pressed the right button. She then gave me a look which I can only describe as “withering”!  I was further humiliated some years later when my grandson, Fred, with theatrical sighs of disbelief, helped me find the business website on his mother’s laptop.  He was two.  You get the picture, there have been many such incidents over the years. Nowadays, I have twice weekly tutorials from my granddaughter, Isobel, as she travels with her mother to school.


Isobel and Spud when they were both little.

Isobel has taught me to zoom, copy and paste, post on social media, etc., etc.  She is endlessly patient and kind and I take some comfort from the fact that at least she is seven and it is now widely recognised that small children are massively more technically able than the average adult. So, with Isobel’s words of wisdom, with John running the website, with Louise handling our social media and with Deets and Donna on hand to sort out my messes, my inadequacies seem less important!

I hope you have a good week.
Debby

Just 2 weeks until Mothers Day

Dear Customers,

With Mother’s Day approaching, just a reminder that we have two specific Mother’s Day gifts on the website – a lovely wicker hamper, stuffed with goodies for £20 (which means FREE postage) and a tub of Happy Hearts, Pocket Pie Mandarin orange flavour, for just £5.


Mother’s Day goodies

Also, if you look on our Gifts & Offers page, you will see a range of boxed gifts which would be equally suitable for Mother’s Day and all of them are discounted on the normal Pie prices.  If you are sending your gift direct to the recipient, do please include a message on the order form and I will transfer it onto a gift card to send with your order.

Our infamous wrapping machine, Pearl, caused trouble even before she arrived.  Such was her size and splendour, she required her own special workshop.  A lovely builder, named Ray, came to build it.  I live in a converted barn and my sitting room is on the first floor.  Along one wall, there is a pair of French windows which at the time lead nowhere, except to certain death if you were foolish enough to open them.  My husband was very frail at the time with Parkinson’s and I mentioned to Ray that it was my dream to build a balcony, accessible from the French windows so that my husband could have fresh air without having to negotiate any stairs.  “We’ll do it now,” said Ray.  “I can’t afford it,” I replied.  Ray took no notice and built the balcony above Pearl’s workshop and this is the view from it, taken yesterday afternoon.


The view from my balcony

My husband absolutely loved the balcony and had two Summers to enjoy it before he died.  As for Ray’s bill, it was no larger than his original quote.  When I queried this and said he hadn’t charged enough, he denied everything and said I hadn’t been listening properly – so very kind.

Thanks to Pearl’s occasional bad behaviour, free Wonky Pies continue with every order – one with orders under £20, two with orders of £20 or more.

Take care,
Debby

Mothers Day

Dear Customers,

There must be mothers all over the country – come to that, all over the world – who have not seen their grownup children for months. I am very lucky to work alongside my youngest daughter, Deets and I saw one of my sons, Charlie, at Christmas. However, my son, Michael and my eldest daughter, Lucy, who is a doctor, I have not seen since August. It's tough, isn't it?

Therefore, on a practical note, we have decided this year to make up a really lovely hamper for Mother's Day – something we have never done before. 


THE MOTHER'S DAY HAMPER £20

The sturdy wicker hamper is a really useful gift in its own right but just look what it contains: Very Berry Pocket Pie, Madly Mandarin Pocket Pie, a pack of 2 Raw Hot Choc Bombs, 4 Raw Chocolate Pies – Himalayan Salt, Festive, Goji and Coffee, plus a Salted Caramel Raw Fudge. AND POSTAGE IS FREE.

The Valentine's Day Tub of Hearts proved so popular that we have brought it back for Mother's Day. 


Mother's Day Tub of Hearts 12 x 12g for £5

And if you are sending your gift direct, do please include a message and I will add it to a lovely Cornish card.

My own mother was born right at the beginning of the First World War and lived to be a hundred.  Right up until her death, she had this very clear memory of when she was 4 years old, standing beside her own mother in the kitchen while she kneaded a suet pudding on a chopping board.  Suddenly a siren sounded and my grandmother handed my mother a little union jack to wave. They went out onto the street – it was the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month  - the War was over.  You will see in the photograph above that The Mother's Day Hamper is standing on a chopping board – it is the same one.

Free Wonky Pies continue with every order – one with orders under £20 and two with orders of £20 or more.

Take care,
Debby

Wonky Pies Galore

Dear Customers,

With so few shops open, we have a serious stock of Wonky Pies.  Why?      
Well, when Pearl, our wrapping machine, is careless, normally the resultant poorly wrapped pies are chopped up and go to our wholesale customers.  Not now though, so stock is building.


A free Wonky Pie with every order and two if you spend £20 or more.

Therefore, for this week only from today, not only will a free Wonky Pie be included in every order but also TWO FREE WONKY PIES will be included in every order of £20 or more….and remember orders of £20 or more are POSTAGE FREE and the Pies themselves are perfect, it is just the wrapping which is wonky.

My alarm goes off at 5.00 am every morning and by the time I stop work and have something to eat, it is usually about 8.30 pm. I then light the fire and the dogs and I collapse in front of it and the tele.  It is not a successful move – I either get fidgety because I am not good at doing nothing or I fall asleep.  So, to keep myself awake and occupied, I have bought some big needles and thick wool to make some throws for my rather dilapidated chairs.  I was pleased with my industry until I spied this tapestry which I have known all my life and which now hangs on my sitting room wall.


An extraordinary tapestry.

My grandmother (not Ada, the plant cuttings thief), my maternal grandmother, Granny Lou, lost her parents as a very small child and was brought up by her aunt.  This tapestry was stitched by Aunt when she was just 12 years old. It is quite extraordinary that a child of that age could manage such intricate work, the stitching is tiny and so detailed.  The year you can see is 1855.  Could a child of today do such a thing, I wonder, and that is not intended as a criticism – my clumsy attempt at making a throw would not have made my Great Great Aunt proud, I judge!

Take care,
Debby

Valentines Day Hearts

Dear Customers,

Deets and I can’t go mad with Valentine’s Day, as there are just the two of us at the moment.  So, we have opted for a Tub of 12 Happy Hearts for just £5 as our Valentine gift. Our Happy Hearts have always been popular and these are made to the Pocket Pie Madly Mandarin recipe and therefore have a lovely zingy orange taste.  They do not need to be kept refrigerated. They are available from now until 14th February, are great value and you can find them on the Gifts & Offers page.


A Tub of Happy Hearts -12 for £5

I try to avoid the subject of COVID in these emails but I had my first jab this week.  I went to Stithians Show Ground and for those of you who are not local, it is a very exposed place.  Last Tuesday morning, it was raining and a nasty wind was blowing into the marquee, yet everyone was wonderfully helpful, reassuring and jolly – the doctors, the nurses and the marshals were just lovely.  I came away feeling really positive and driving home, I decided it was because it felt like a definitive move in the right direction.  In our little world of The Raw Chocolate Pie Company, in the last year, I have had to make two much valued members of staff redundant and Donna is still on flexi furlough.  We have lost (temporarily, I hope) much of our wholesale trade and some of our suppliers are really struggling.  Yet Tuesday’s jab seemed to represent a very small but significant step towards taking back control of our lives. And thanks to you, as I have said many times, we still have a business.


Snowdrops above Porth Kidney

And then to cap it all, on my walk this morning, another cheering sight.  I spotted these, bravely flowering above Porth Kidney Beach, again in the teeth of a vicious little wind.

Thank you so much for your terrific response to the offer for subscribers only. We will work out some more of these offers for you as soon as we can afford it.  A free Wonky Pie with every order continues.

Take care,
Debby

Your Favourite Pies

Dear Customers,

We had an amazing response to last week’s competition to guess our best selling pie.  The answer, which most of you got, is Pink Himalayan Salt.  The first six correct entries have been told and should have their prizes by now but thank you all so much for taking the time and trouble to take part.

John, our website guy, had already run off for me a list of top online sales before I launched the competition.  It is something we had not done for some time and what amazed us is how well the Raw Fudge is doing.  All four fudges are in the top eight favourites.  I think we are the only business currently making a vegan fudge commercially which has no added sugar and is also gluten free. It does taste very good (all credit to Deets, of course).  To be perfectly honest, I cannot bear normal fudge, it is far too sweet for my palate, but I do love ours!


Your Favourites Box for just £15

Since the top 8 sellers are YOUR favourites, I thought it would be nice to make up a box of them at a special offer price. So, here they are the top selling pies :
Pink Himalayan Salt Pie, Salted Caramel Fudge, Peanut Fudge, Coffee Smoothie Pie, Vanilla Fudge, Peppermint, Chocolate Fudge and Naked Pie.

I can’t hold this special offer price for very long but I thought everyone needs a bit of a treat at the moment – this box is great value and would make a lovely gift for someone who needs cheering up.


A fishing boat in the Hayle estuary

I took the dogs for a walk on the beach this morning just as the fisherman were going out.  I am not a very politically astute person but I do care very much about the Cornish community. Things are not easy for fishermen at the moment so I did wish them Godspeed as they headed out to sea.

The free Wonky Pie with every order continues. Do take advantage of the Favourites Box – they are, after all, of your choosing!

Take care,
Debby

January Competition

Dear Customers,

A bit of fun for the New Year.  Can you guess which flavour of Raw Chocolate Pie is our top seller?  The first six correct answers will be rewarded with a prize of The Vegan Celebration Box.  Just email me to rawchocpie@gmail.com with your suggestion.  No clues, but it may not be the most obvious choice!


The Vegan Celebration Box which will go to the first six people who make the correct guess.

Deets and I have kept the range of Raw Chocolate Pie and Fudge very simple this year for obvious reasons.  However, on seeking your advice about the range, many of you asked for a raw hot chocolate.  We therefore introduced this Autumn, the Raw Hot Choc Bombs which have proved incredibly popular.  Two things – firstly, thank you for a great idea and secondly, one of our customers suggested putting the “Bomb” in a black coffee to make a mocha.  I have just tried it and she is absolutely right, it is delicious. Thank you, Elaine.  You can find the Bombs on the Gifts & Offers page.   


New Year’s Day sunrise on Trencrom Hill

On New Year’s Day, I took the dogs up Trencrom Hill at dawn. It was a stunning morning and the photograph above does not do it justice – the sun was rising on one side and the moon riding high on the other – marvellous.  Still, it provides the excuse to send you best wishes for the New Year.  The other day, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was on television again, and I always love this quote from the film – “Everything will be alright in the end and if it’s not alright, it’s not the end”.  I think I shall hold on to that thought for the next few months.

Take care,
Debby

10% Discount

Dear Customers,

I do hope you all had as good a Christmas as is possible in the current circumstances.  Ours was extremely relaxed which was great, Deets and I recognise we are very lucky.

With the sale season badly damaged by various lockdowns, I thought it would be good to bring forward our normal January sale. So, from today until 5th January, we are offering a 10% discount on all online sales.  I am so sorry not to be able to run this for a longer period but it is just not doable in these difficult times.

Chocolate is a comfort food but raw chocolate is so much more.  It is packed full of vitamins and minerals – vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B9 and E and minerals magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron, copper and potassium. It also contains protein and fibre which is particularly helpful for vegans.  Add to that the facts that raw chocolate is both a powerful antioxidant and a boost to mood and brain function, one should feel positively virtuous eating it! It is perfect for January “blues”.

The mud continues to be impressive on Trencrom Hill so before the storm hit, I took the dogs to the beach very early on Boxing Day morning.  It was spectacular and not another soul about.


The calm before the storm

We will continue with a free Wonky Pie with every order and I will try to send you a flavour you might not have tried.

It remains for me to send you very best wishes for 2021 from Deets and I.

Take care,
Debby

Christmas Last Posting

Dear Customers,

The pre-Christmas mad shopping bonanza seems to me to be more frantic than usual, I suppose because this year it is somewhat more complicated, to put it mildly. 

 Let me tell you where we are at – all orders received by noon tomorrow (Monday, 21st) will go out first class tracked by Royal Mail.  Royal Mail say that their last guaranteed first class positing is Tuesday, 22nd but it is reported that there is a backlog so I am a little nervous about Tuesday.  Having said that, we are open Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday and will dispatch immediately all orders we receive and we are also open between Christmas and New Year.  

Alternatively, if your order is valued at £40 or over, we can send it by FedEx who really do deliver next day but someone does need to be at home to receive it. If this is a good option for you, just put a note on your order form to say you would like it to go via FedEx.

I am not sure what the weather has been like around the country, but it has been terrible here, constant rain and wind.  Trencrom Hill is totally waterlogged and extremely muddy so this morning I took the dogs on the beach instead.  It was raining and misty but strangely beautiful and as you can see, Lupin was being a bit of a poser!


Lupin on Carbis Bay beach

I am keeping the free Wonky Pie with every order into the New Year and I do try to add a flavour you might not have tried.  

So, all that remains is for me to say, from both Deets and I, that we hope you all have a good Christmas break, not an easy one for many of us, I know, but hopefully, the best it can be.

Take care,
Debby

Christmas Mailing

Dear Customers,

As we get closer to Christmas, one of the things which worries us all about ordering online is whether the goods will arrive in time. As you know, we are a very small Cornish business, many of our customers now feel like friends and it is very important that we get it right for you.  So please do not hesitate to call us (01873 739034) or email if you want anything special or packaged differently as a gift – our job is to get the gifts you want to where they are supposed to go and in time for Christmas

Also, if you are wishing to send your gift direct to the recipient, do include on the order form a message you would like sent with it.  I will put each message on a lovely Whistlefish Christmas card so that your present comes across as a very personal one.


Christmas is coming!

Officially, the last posting day for Christmas, via Royal Mail 24 hour tracked, is Tuesday, 22nd December but to be on the safe side, please could you get your orders in to us by Monday, 21st.  If you are likely to be out when the postman arrives, do please give us instructions as to where the parcel can be left. We will be open for business up until the 24th and between Christmas and New Year.

2020 is a year none of us will ever forget but for Deets and I, the abiding memory we will take forward is of the incredible kindness and support you have given us since March.  The words of encouragement, the cards and messages, the thankyous and the way you have cheered us on to keep going -frankly, it has been overwhelming.  


THANK YOU xx

So, a very big thank you from us both. There is no way we could have done it without you.

Take great care,
Debby

Vegan Celebration Box

Dear Customers,

To celebrate the fact that November was Vegan month, I introduced the Vegan November Box which has proved extremely popular.  So, now we are in December, I have renamed it The Vegan Celebration Box and you can find it on our Christmas and Gifts pages.  It is very good value at just £10 and if you buy two it means that postage is FREE.


The Vegan Celebration Box £10

It contains our most popular Winter pies – Festive (of course), Date & Walnut, Ginger, Naked Combo, Very Berry Pocket Pie and our new Raw Hot Choc Bomb for making a most delicious hot chocolate…and, of course, you don’t have to be vegan to enjoy it!

When our children were very small, a neighbour made us a wooden advent calendar. It shows my elder daughter, Lucy and sons, Michael and Charlie, standing by our local church which is in the middle of a field.  There is no Deets because she was yet to be born. 


Our long suffering advent calendar

All through their childhood as soon as the advent calendar went up there was considerable competition as to who would open which window. It means a great deal to me because the children absolutely loved it (and still do) even though it contained no treats.  I also consider it to be one of the true miracles of Christmas in that after 28 years and several house moves, I still have all the pieces!

A free Wonky Pie will continue to be added to every order.

Best wishes,
Debby

November Competition

Dear Customers,

I need help again, please, but this time it is your children’s help I am after. We have come up with the idea of producing RAW CHOCOLATE BUTTONS aimed specifically at introducing children to raw chocolate.  Deets and I have been experimenting with flavours and have developed some interesting ones but we really need your input.


Our first attempt of raw chocolate buttons

So ideas please from the children in your lives and there are 10 tubs, each containing 12 Raw Hot Chocolate Bombs, to be won for the best ideas.


10 tubs of Raw Hot Chocolate Bombs to be won!

Could you, or your children, please email suggestions to rawchocpie@gmail.com and we will select the 10 best.  If many children have the same idea, as usual Deets will draw the winning name out of a hat. The competition ends next Sunday, 6th December.

This is a bit of pre Christmas fun but with serious intent. If children’s palates can get used to less sugar at a young age, it will last them a lifetime.  When I was young, I added sugar to coffee and tea but managed to give it up in my twenties. Now, I literally can’t bear the taste of sugar – it is just a question of palate training. As well as the risk of obesity, there are many children to consider who suffer from lactose intolerance and problems with gluten who would be able to eat chocolate again if we can produce some tasty Buttons.

Thank you so much for the marvellous response to our FULL HOUSE offer. It has to be one of the most successful offers we have ever run. Deets and I are really grateful for your support and by Tuesday we should have all orders on their way to you.

A free Wonky Pie with every order continues for another week.

Take care,
Debby