The summer months have been super busy in Mues world! We’re becoming experts in juggling a whole host of summer food events, supplying some awesome new stockists and toasting up ever increasing batches of breakfast delight.
In the midst of the carnage, we were delighted to receive a Great Taste Award earlier this month for our signature blend, The Artman Classic. We were awarded a 2* award, which means judges deemed it “outstanding”. Their comments confirmed what we have always strived for: “amazing, quality ingredients – the balance is wonderful”.
Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers, as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most highly regarded food awards for artisan and speciality food producers across the UK. So you can imagine, we were pretty pleased with winning an award with our first ever entry, less than 12 months after launching!
As ever, we’re excited to see where the next few months take us. We’ll keep you posted but in the meantime, enjoy the journey & savour the Mues.
You asked for it, and we delivered. A fruit free muesli - high in protein, low in sugar. Gloriously hand-toasted with HAZELNUTS, ALMONDS & PEANUTS alongside our world famous Mues base-mix.
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Soundtrack by the very talented Daniel Harper and his track "The Life" from his 2014 EP.
Video (c) Arthur Cottingham.
Well spring has finally sprung here in Cumbria, so we simply had to showcase a little of our local surroundings. Luke and I have been flat out this month, toasting up all kinds of muesli goodness down at Mues HQ, but we're never afraid of seizing a sunny day.
Work hard, play hard.
So here we are: please enjoy Cumbria at it's finest.
Slipped into Narnia (Lowther Castle) as if by magic.
One of our favourite viewpoints for a sunset over the Solway and Scotland.
Post delivery performance around Crummock Water.
The perfect ride for an urgent delivery to one of our many Lake District village shops. Any excuse.
We've had a crazy week here after our BBC 2 Back to the Land airing and could definitely take a month back at the beach to unwind. Fortunately, our friend Jenny has illustrated one of her fantastic Mues Pot recipes for you to enjoy this weekend. Get your summer vibes flowing.
You can find more of Jenny's lovely artwork work here.
Mues Pot Recipe feat. The Tropical Medley
(c) Jenny Daymond Illustration
(c) Jenny Daymond Illustration
There's always an added feeling of satisfaction when the sun shines on toasting days; it means we can power our ovens via the solar panels.
Here's a few pics from a standard production day at Mues HQ.
And you can feel twice as good about that bowl of muesli, because today, Mother Nature took care of the energy bill.
Sometimes you do just have to take time to reflect on the good things in life. There's no better confirmation for the choice we've made to run a business up here in Cumbria than on days when the office closes at midday and we decide hit the Lake District fells. Here's a few choice snaps from a snowy Dollywagon Pike onto Helvellyn.
Oh and we do fell-top distribution now, so come and find us sometime.
In the words of Jack Kerouac — 'Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.'
We've had such a wild few months, Luke and I have barely had a chance to breathe. Here's a few Lakeland Mues classics from those longer, darker months.
The BBC Good Food Show
Finally got the sign up on the front of Mues HQ
Visit to GWIN Distribution LDN