Bake like a pro


Women-owned banana bread company GoNanas has launched banana bread mixes to capitalise on the banana bread at home trend during lockdown. According to the brand, banana bread has become the Official Comfort Food of the Coronavirus.

The Not Your Nana’s banana bread mix line includes Crackly, Original and Chocolate Chip, with seasonal Pumpkin Spice available from September 16. The mixes are all vegan, gluten-free and top allergen free.

With premade GoNanas’ mini loaves, muffins and cake pops flying off the shelves at select retailers in the US, GoNana’s cofounders Morgan Lerner and Annie Slabotsky launched the suite of mixes to allow people to enjoy their breads in the comfort of their homes.

Available online – along with variety packs, and subscriptions – as well as in Nordstrom Racks, on Amazon and other online marketplaces for an RRP starting at $7.99 for GoNana’s banana bread mixes.

Scots rollout


Podberry – the UK’s first freeze-dried snack made with Scottish-grown peas – has secured two new listings with Lidl and Coop in Scotland.

Podberry’s Sweet Chilli, Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar varieties will be rolling out in 104 Lidl stores from the beginning of September (at a special price of 59p per pack for a two-week trial) and in 30 Co-op stores from November 2.

An exciting move for the brand – which is currently stocked in Morrisons, independents and available online – the new listings demonstrate a growing demand for healthy snacks with no compromise in flavour.

The entire range – which includes Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar, Sweet Chilli, ham Hock and Parmesan & Truffle variants – are vegan, high in protein, low in fat, gluten free and one of your five-a-day, along with being free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. The peas are frozen in less than two and a half hours from harvest and then freeze dried, not fried.