The Essential brand comprises a wide range of organic and sustainable store cupboard staples, developed in accordance with ethical and co-operative principles. All Essential products are vegan, except our range of honey. They are GM-free and have no unnecessary additives. The Essential brand is not supplied to supermarkets, offering independent retailers and customers a genuine and valued alternative.
Essential Organic Italian Tomato Range
Essential's tomatoes are not only grown and packed in southern Italy, but they are also certified organic by the Organic Farmers & Growers Association, UK. This ensures that the tomatoes are produced without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilisers. They also have no added salt, sugar, or citric acid. Additionally, the BPA-free liner in our canned products guarantees that no harmful chemicals from the lining will leach into the tomatoes. This commitment ensures that Essential's tomatoes are not only delicious but also healthy and environmentally friendly. The range consists of whole, chopped, and cherry tomato varieties, as well as bottled passata and tomato puree tubes.
Essential Organic Italian Pesto
Vegan, organic, and authentically crafted in Italy, our Italian Pesto comes in either red or green and is double concentrated for a more intense flavour. It's made with extra virgin olive oil and sea salt and is perfect with pasta or to add flavour to your sauces, breads, pizzas, and salads. Our Italian pesto is made with the finest quality ingredients, sourced directly from local farms in Italy. Each jar is carefully crafted to ensure a rich and authentic taste that will elevate any dish.
Essential Organic Italian Pasta Range
Essential Pasta is made in Italy from 100% organic durum wheat. Whether you're craving a classic spaghetti Bolognese or a creamy fettuccine Alfredo, our authentic Italian taste and high-quality ingredients will elevate your dish to the next level. With its perfect al dente texture and rich flavor, you can trust our Essential Organic Pasta range to deliver an unforgettable dining experience every time. Available in wholewheat and white in a range of traditional shapes for all your pasta dish needs. There is also a wide range of 10kg catering sizes, most of which have plastic-free packaging.
Essential Organic Tinned Beans and Pulses
Essential Organic Tinned Beans and Pulses are simply canned in water with no added sugar or salt. They are a convenient and healthy option for those looking to incorporate more plant-based protein into their diet. These tinned beans and pulses retain their natural flavour and nutritional value, making them a versatile ingredient for various recipes. The BPA-free liner in our canned products guarantees that no harmful chemicals from the lining will leach into the product.
Essential Organic Coconut Range
The Essential Coconut range is sustainably sourced from co-operative farms. Organically grown in Sri Lanka, these products give local farmers a sustainable income. The fresh coconut is pressed and packed at source, ensuring the local economy benefits from all aspects of the production process. This commitment to sustainability not only supports the livelihoods of farmers but also helps to preserve the natural environment. By choosing the Essential Coconut range, consumers can enjoy high-quality products while contributing to a more sustainable and ethical supply chain. Our Coconut Milk is also available in a larger 3-litre size.
Essential Organic Cooking Oils
Essential's quality cooking oil selection consists of Sesame Oil, Spanish Olive Oil, Rapeseed Oil and Sunflower Oil. These oils are carefully sourced and crafted to meet the highest standards of taste and health. Whether you're stir-frying, sautéing, or drizzling over salads, Essential's cooking oils enhance the flavours of your dishes while providing essential nutrients for a balanced diet. All of our cooking oils are organic, cold-pressed, and available in 500ml dark glass bottles. The dark glass bottles help to protect the oils from sunlight and maintain their freshness. Catering sizes are also available.
Essential Organic Chocolate Spreads
Essential ensures that its chocolate spreads are made from cocoa that is cultivated as nature intended, using organic methods to protect the environment. The beans are harvested and processed without the use of slave or child labour, and no GMOs or artificial additives are used. This commitment to sustainability and ethical practices not only ensures the highest quality of chocolate spreads but also promotes healthier and more responsible consumption for our customers. By supporting fair trade and organic farming, Essential aims to create a positive impact on both the environment and the communities involved in the production process.