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A taste of Wales
Edwards of Conwy 4 Welsh Beef Quarterpounders £3.49, Ocado

Ieuan Edwards is a farmer’s son from the Conwy valley, who served his apprenticeship in Llanrwst, before opening his butcher’s shop at the age of 20. Now employing over 45 staff and selling a range of great produce, these burgers are made with prime cuts of succulent Welsh beef and are divine simply popped in a bun with a dollop of relish.

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Tan Y Castell Welsh Cakes £1.20, Sainsbury's

Baked in Pembrokeshire, these traditional Welsh cakes have a soft, moist centre and need nothing more than a layer of slightly salted butter on top, before diving in.

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Calon Wen Organic Mellow Cheese Sticks 6 x 20g £2, Ocado

Also producing local milk and butter, Calon Wen is a group of organic family farms across Wales, set up in 2000. This pack of cheese sticks are great for kids’ lunchboxes, providing all the calcium and goodness they need, without any of the processed extras.

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Hilltop Honey Raw British Wildflower Honey £5.95, Ocado

Founded in 2011 when Scott Davies started keeping bees in the back garden of his parents’ house in Newtown, Hilltop Honey sells a range of deliciously sweet pots of nectar. Spread on to crusty bread or warm crumpets and enjoy!

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Halen Mon Oak Smoked Sea Salt £5.50, Ocado

Originally smoked from the offcuts of Welsh kissing gates, Halen Mon now slowly smokes this salt over oak chippings. A flavour that matches perfectly with scrambled eggs or caramel desserts (President Barack Obama enjoys milk chocolate caramels topped with this smoky salt) it’s an utterly delicious seasoning.

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Joe's Vanilla Ice Cream £4, Asda

Made in Wales since 1922, Joe’s ice cream is churned in Swansea, where everything is tried and tested before being distributed throughout the country. Smooth, creamy and delicious – it’s a must-have for every freezer.

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Collier’s Powerful Welsh Cheddar £3.50 for 350g, Waitrose

Manufactured by one creamery in Wales, with a particular milk field surrounding it, Collier’s know what they’re doing when it comes to cheese. This cracking Cheddar is strong, with a deliciously long and deep flavour, and a slight sweetness. Makes a superb Macaroni Cheese.

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Clogwyn Gold Golden Hoppy Ale £1.99, Ocado

Clogwyn Gold Golden Hoppy Ale Made by North Wales’ Conwy Brewery, this ale offers up some fruity aromas before the sweet malts and bitter aftertaste come through. Easy on the alcohol at just 3.6%, it’s a great daytime option and goes fabulously with a good curry.

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Penderyn Welsh Whisky £36.50, Waitrose

The hillside village of Penderyn gives its name to this award-winning single malt Welsh whisky. Matured in former bourbon barrels and finished in Madeira casks, it’s a drop of generous flavour and subtle complexity.

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Snowdonia Black Bomber Cheddar £4.29 for 200g, Ocado

Anyone who’s tried Black Bomber will go back to it time and time again. Strong and creamy, this hard cheese is perfect with biscuits and chutney. The multi-award-winner has been crafted in North Wales since 2001, a long with a range of other tasty truckles.

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Edwards of Conwy Very Large Gammon Steak £3.29, Ocado

Cured in a traditional-recipe brine and sliced into thick steaks, this award-winning gammon takes some beating. Pan fry in a little oil for a few minutes each side for a flavoursome, hearty meal.

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Selwyn's Seaweed Sea Salt & Vinegar Extraordinarily Crispy Seaweed Snack £1, Ocado

Anyone watching their weight would do well to have one of Selwyn’s Seaweed Snacks to hand. Made on the beautiful shores of the Welsh Gower Peninsula since 2014 and containing just 11 calories, this is one Welsh wonder in a bag.

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Extra Special Pork, Welsh Cheddar & Spring Onion Sausages £2.48, Asda

Containing 77% pork and a lovely addition of Welsh Vintage Cheddar, these sausages are perfect for a summer BBQ or wintry Bangers & Mash spread.

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Rachel’s Organic Coconut Divine Rice £1.39 for two, Tesco

Based in Aberystwyth, Rachel’s has tapped into the booming trend for all things coconut and tweaked their top-selling traditional Divine Rice to include it. Less sweet than the original, the intense flavour is wonderfully creamy, making it an easy after-dinner pud or on-the-go snack.

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Clarks Original Maple Syrup £1.98, supermarkets

A family-run business based in Newport, Bob Clark set up Clarks in 2008, and it’s now the biggest producer and supplier of maple syrup in the UK. More than 35,000 bottles of syrup roll off the production line each day, and once you’ve tasted it, you’ll know why. Pour liberally over pancakes for the ultimate treat!

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Brecon Gin Special Reserve £18, Ocado

Another award-winner from Penderyn Distillery is this delicious, distilled gin which uses botanicals from the four corners of the world. The 100% grain spirit is infused with 10 botanicals to create a clear, crisp and clean drop of the nation’s most on-trend spirit.

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Parsons Pickled Cockles and Mussels, available online.

As you’d expect from the name, online retailer Parsons Pickles knows a thing or two about pickling. So much so, they’re the only British manufacturer of pickled cockles and mussels - which they’ve been selling for more than 50 years. They are also experts when it comes to laver bread, the Celtic seaweed delicacy that’s becoming increasingly popular because of its nutritional goodness.

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Llaeth y Llan, Village Dairy, Denbigh

What better way to make yoghurt than in the farmhouse that’s been in your family for generations, with a view of the North Wales coast and awe inspiring Clwydian hills to boot?! This is the norm for Gareth Roberts, who runs Village Dairy from Tal Y Bryn farm outside Llannefydd. He and his team have been making yoghurt using Welsh milk since the 1980s, and in all sorts of flavours. Don’t miss the gooseberry and peach melba options! Visit www.villagedairy.co.uk

You can’t beat a taste of wales so we’ve scoured the country to find the very best Welsh products to add to your shopping list.

From super flaky smoked Anglesey sea salt to mouth-watering Welsh beef quarter pounders from the Conwy Valley, our food producers know what they are doing by creating unique products that are intrinsically liked to Wales.

So next time you’re filling your basket look out for one of our hot picks.