• Sourcing our ingredients: What you might not know

    In the third of our series on how we source our ingredients, we’re talking about all the other things you need to make really good gum and mints. We appreciate that there are some natural ingredients with funny names that you may have never heard of, so we’re here to put your mind at ease. …

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  • Souring our ingredients: Plant based xylitol

    In the second of our series on how we source our ingredients, we talk about our magic ingredient – xylitol. Read on and get to know this funny sounding ingredient a little better. Why xylitol? As a sweetener, we think that xylitol is the best of the bunch. Not only is this clever ingredient low-calorie …

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  • Sourcing our ingredients: Natural flavours

    At Peppersmith we’re adamant that you can eat healthily, without compromising on taste. So, as well as producing healthier and more sustainable alternatives to regular mints and chewing gum, we make sure we flavour them with the best tasting natural ingredients too. Here’s how we do it…. English peppermint and spearmint Mint. Probably the most essential ingredient …

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  • 6 ways to keep fit over the festive season

    Christmas party season. A time when mince pies become a major food group, and exercise becomes a distant memory. It doesn’t have to be this way though. Read on for some tips on making December workouts happen, and see in the new year healthy…ish. 1. Use your morning commute  Running or cycling to work may …

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  • Xylitol: good for you, not your dog

    We love xylitol, and xylitol loves us, but unfortunately it’s not the same love story for dogs. Sadly, when it comes to the canine clan xylitol can have a similar effect to chocolate, so we should make sure that any products containing xylitol, including Peppersmith, stay out of the paws of our furry friends.  Read …

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  • Black Friday: time for giving back?

    Black Friday. A day that’s often known for big discounts, crazy queues, and occasionally, hysteria over discounted TVs. It’s also something that we question every year whether to take part in or not. We don’t deny there’s a place for promotions like this, but we also think there’s more to life than buying more stuff, for …

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  • A Q&A with the founder of Mindful Bites

    We know that finding low sugar snacks to keep you going throughout the day can be quite tricky, so we’re introducing you to Mindful Bites, the snacking brand who are on a mission to transform on-the-go grazing for good. They make deliciously smooth nut butters in mini sachets and larger jars, plus four different flavours …

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  • Sugar free recipe: On-the-go breakfast frittata

    We know how hard it can be to start the day totally sugar free, especially if you’re grabbing breakfast on route to the office. So, we’ve come up with a super easy on-the-go breakfast that you can make the night before and pop in a tupperware. It’s sugar free, full of protein and veggies, and …

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  • Sugar free recipe: Crunchy pear and ginger crumble

    As it’s National Sugar Awareness Week, we thought we would share this little low sugar recipe we cooked up for our friends over at Oppo. If you haven’t heard of Oppo, they make epic sugar free ice cream, so we decided to make them a crumble to pair it with. And this isn’t just any …

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  • 6 ways to start your eco-warrior journey

    At Peppersmith we try to do our bit to protect the environment wherever we can. From using recycled paper, to cycling to work, to refusing the straw in that after work drink, being eco-friendly is at the core of our team. While we’re by no means perfect when it comes to all things green, we …

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  • Dr Mihir Shah: How to protect your teeth from sugar

    This Sugar Free September we’ve been talking a lot about the effect sugar can have on the body and mind, but we think it’s time we talked a little more about teeth. We’ve been chatting to our dentist friend Mihir, head dentist at Battersea Park Dental, who has shared a little bit more about how to …

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  • We quit sugar

    As part of Sugar Free September, the team at Peppersmith HQ decided to ditch sugar for a whole week. The purpose of this was for us to understand a bit more about hidden sugars, see how much it impacted our lives and of course to encourage others to have a go at booting the sweet …

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