Happy St Patrick’s Day!
Each year, St Patrick’s Day celebrated on the 17th of March, honours the day St Patrick died. Despite St Patrick being the patron saint of Ireland, he only came to Ireland in the 5th Century. Historians differ in opinion on where he was born, though the popular consensus is that he was born in Roman Britain. He is known for his conversion of many Irish people to Christianity, as well as driving all of the ‘snakes’ out of Ireland. However, scientists have highlighted that have been no there haven’t been any snakes in Ireland since the last ice age. It’s more likely that the ‘snakes’ were an allegory for pagans in Ireland at the time. To find out more about St. Patrick’s Day click here.
Celebrations of St Patrick’s Day vary across the globe, although traditionally feature the colour green, shamrocks and lots of alcohol! Despite taking place during Lent, restrictions on food and alcohol are lifted for the day. As a result, drinks such as Irish Whisky, Guinness and Irish beers are drunk throughout the celebration.
Did you know?: The Chicago River is dyed bright green for St Patrick’s Day! The tradition originated more than fifty years ago, and occurs each year before or on St Patrick’s Day. The river was originally dyed with fluorescein, but the Environmental Protection Agency banned the use of the dye as it was harmful to the environment. Thankfully, the river is now dyed each year with powdered vegetable dyes, which have been verified as safe for the environment.
Our ‘Green as a Shamrock’ Hampers
Lime Green Hamper
Vurchoo Earrings Studs of Hope- Thailand
H2K Botanicals Sea Kelp Shower Gel with Aloe Vera Organic Lifestyle Collection (100ml) Ve
X2 Twist Teas Propermint Tea Bags (Organic, Ve, B-Corp Certified, Kosher)
Niche Brazilian Lime Margarita (250ml) Ve, GF
Our Bailey’s Hamper contains the perfect treats for any Baileys cream liqueur lover:
Chocolate Covered Caramels (90g)
Bahlsen Choco Leibniz (135g) Butter biscuit with milk chocolate (52%) and an Irish cream liqueur flavoured cream filling (12%)
x3 Mini Baileys including – Orange Truffle Flavour, The Original and with a hint of Coffee Flavour (50ml)
Irish Coffee Hamper
‘You are the bees knees’ Large Mug
x2 Jocelyn & Co. Cocoa Shortbread (28.35g)
x3 Lyons Go-Joe Coffee Bags
x3 West Cork Blended Irish Whiskey (5cl)
Green Alcohol Hamper
x3 Niche Cocktails in the flavours: Matcha Mojito, Brazilian Lime Margarita, and Lemon & Elderflower Gin Fizz (250ml) GF, Ve
Two Brooks Lime Cooler Hard Seltzer (250ml) Ve, GF and No Added Sugar
x2 Artisan Drinks Co. Amalfi Lime Tonics
Persie Labrador Gin (5cl)
Sir Robin of Locksley Gin (5cl) Ve
Ales & Whisky Hamper
x2 West Cork Blended Irish Whiskey (5cl)
x3 Hilden Brewing Company Equilibrium Ales: Session IPA 3, Pale Ale 1, and Pale Ale 3.
The Green Hamper
Boundless Activated Snacking Chipotle & Lime Activated Chips (23g) Ve, GF or Naturally Delicious Brown Bag Crisps West Country Farmhouse Cheddar and Onion (40g) V, GF, Suitable for Coeliacs
Dirty Cow Pistachi-yo! Plant-Based Chocolate (80g) Ve, GF
iLoveSnacks Natural Italian Olives
x2 HipPop Apple & Elderflower Kombucha
x4 Creative Nature Bars in Spiced Apple and Carrot Cake 40g) Ve, GF, Nut Free, Dairy Free, Palm Oil Free, 39% Less Sugar, Top 14 Allergens Safe, Kosher, Halal.