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"To create memorable, delicious gifts using the best of Bath's local grub, whilst supporting small local producers"
Taste of Bath specialises in making gift boxes, using artisan produce sourced within 15 miles of Bath. In buying from us, you are supporting 30+ small Bath food businesses to grow.
Taste of Bath was started in 2015 by
Helen is a former retail expert, having helped retail businesses grow and thrive for over a decade. Fed up with making the fat cats fatter, Helen decided to create her own retail solution, in her area of true passion - food!
Essentially, we bridge the gap between customers and artisan food producers.
Food producers work incredibly hard to create handmade artisan products, going from market to market selling their wares. Sales are often based on the weather, the volume of footfall of a specific market and their marketing/sales prowess - but a steady income is essential, to help small businesses grow. In 2017 we supported Bath producers by buying over £35k of their products at wholesale prices.
Customers are time-poor, often overworked, bombarded with digital content and bogged down in life admin. Customers LOVE the idea of supporting local independent traders, meandering around markets and shops, basking in quality time together as a family. The reality is they don't have the time.
"Buying a Taste of Bath gift box and sending it to a loved one is super easy - you can do it on your sofa and in your pjs!
You can create your own gift box or select one from our range - perfect for weddings, birthdays and Christmas. You will be sending a lovely gift, supporting small local businesses and most importantly you can do it quickly and easily!"
- Helen Rich, Founder
Helen's vision is to create 'Taste of…' all over the UK - Bristol is next, in 2019!
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The Journey of Taste of Bath
We started offering three set hampers in
English Apple Crates
, with 13 producers on board.
We launched ‘Create your Own’, a service which enabled you to shop for groceries online or
create your own hamper
. A hugely popular service, allowing customers to personalise their shop.
We launched ‘
The Bath Box
’, twenty hampers carefully designed with different recipients in mind, from mums to work colleagues! We now have over 30 producers under our umbrella.
We started our
business gifting service
- working with Bath businesses to wow their customers with gift boxes full of Bath produce! This allows them to not only treat their customers, but also support small local artisan businesses! The business shop launched in October 2017, a simple and easy package system designed for clients and offices alike.
This 'Taste of...' journey has been dictated by our customers; the core concept remains the same, but the products and range have adapted as we’ve responded to what our customers really want. Read our reviews
We deliver what YOU want. If it goes wrong we will fix it. No quibbles.
Customer Service is at the core of our business.
If you have a special requirement or there’s another way in which we can help you, please do
get in touch.