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Sauce Bottles For Every Occasion

Ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, salad cream, vinegar, barbecue… there’s nothing we like more than to slather our food in these delicious condiments and sauces! For cafes, restaurants, fast food joints, having a wide range of sauces readily available is so important to keep customers happy. Whether you are a wholesale manufacturer of sauces, a restaurant owner or a new sauce brand looking to sell to the mass market, we’ve got plenty of packaging options for you!

For Wholesale & Catering

First up, our largest available sauce bottles: HDPE Sauce Bottles. These 4 litre monsters are ideal for use in burger vans, market stalls and cafes, due to the fact that they are large enough for customers to self-serve their own sauces and only have to be topped up or replaced every few hours or days depending on how your trade goes! We sell four varieties of our 4 Litre HDE Sauce Bottles: brown with screw cap, red with screw cap, brown with pump dispenser and red with pump dispenser. The choice of colours suit nicely to packaging tomato ketchup and brown sauce, but the decision is up to you! For wholesale business-to-business sales of sauce, then we recommend choosing the screw cap option in order to ensure secure transportation of goods, whilst cafes and stalls would ideally use the pump dispensers as it allows customers to dispense the sauces themselves. As well as being perfect for storing ketchup and brown sauce, these versatile containers could also be used for cooking oils and other foods.

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Our 4 Litre Brown HDPE Sauce Bottle with Screw Cap will only set you back as little as 75p each when you buy in bulk quantities, or from £1.15 each in smaller orders. The screw cap is tamper evident, meaning that your customers have peace of mind about the quality and integrity of your sauce. The 4 Litre Red HDPE Sauce Bottle with Pump Dispenser will cost you as little £2.42 per unit when bought in bulk and starts from £3.72 per unit when bought in smaller quantities.

Browse all our HDPE Sauce Bottles here.

For Mass Market & Everyday Home Use

Obviously our 4 litre sauce bottles are way too big for the general public to take home and use at dinner time, so we have a number of alternative options for you to sell your sauce brand to the mass market – perfect for supermarket shelves! All of our plastic sauce bottles are made from PET, which is fully recyclable and a lighter, more durable alternative to glass. They come in many shapes and sizes, with the option to buy with or without a choice of lid, which include flip tops, pouring caps and screw caps, for sauces that can be used regularly by the whole family.

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Our smallest plastic sauce bottle is the 150ml Square Plastic Bottle, which comes complete with a pouring cap that has a tamper evident pull seal. This bottle can be yours for just 94p per unit, or as little as 54p each when you buy in bulk. A slightly bigger option is our 180ml Plastic Squeezer Bottle, which comes with a flip top cap. This bottle is flexible and squeezable, so you can get all the saucy goodness out without much waste! Only 55p each, down to 37p each when you buy in bulk quantities. Finally, our 187ml Plastic Bottle is more suitable for dispensing thinner dressings such as vinegars and oils, rather than thick sauces like mayonnaise and ketchup. They will cost you only 56p per bottle, going down to a tiny 39p per bottle when bought in bulk quantities.

Browse the entire range of plastic sauce bottles here.

For Restaurants, Cafes & Local Producers

Plastic bottles just won’t cut it when you’re in a restaurant or cafe, so that’s where our glass sauce bottles come in! They’re sturdy, attractive and give off a more luxury feel than plastic does, making them ideal for placing on restaurant tables for customer use. As well as for use in food outlets, these glass bottles are more than suitable for selling high end sauce brands to the mass market.

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If you need a small bottle to store your oils and dressings, then our 100ml Dorica Bottle is what you’ve been looking for! It comes complete with a 31.5mm black, tamper evident pourer cap, which is ideal for thinner sauces and gives a traditional look to your product. They can be yours at prices starting from 83p per bottle in small quantities, going down to as little as 51p each when bought in larger quantities. For an even more dramatic pouring effect, then look no further than the 100ml Marasca Bottle & Silver Pourer. The long spout of the pourer cap is made to give you more control about the dispensation of your drizzles and dressings, as well as just looking fantastic! Prices start from £1.74 per unit, going down to around £1.16 per unit when bought in bulk. Last, but certainly not least, check out our 10oz Vinegar Bottle, which is perfect for guess what? Vinegar! These bottles are great value, with prices starting from £1.42 each and just 87p each when bought in bulk quantities.

Browse the full collection of glass sauce bottles here.

Like our sauce bottles? Then you’ll love our aluminium packaging!

Benefits Of Aluminium Packaging

Whilst glass and plastic are great materials for packaging due to their mass usage, recyclable properties and ease of purchasing, it seems that aluminium packaging tends to get overlooked. So why should you pick aluminium as your packaging material?

Why Pick Aluminium?

The benefits of using aluminium packaging are many and varied, with one obvious plus point being that it gives off a sleek, professional and attractive look, with the sheen bouncing off the metal exterior. This makes aluminium the ideal packaging material for luxury cosmetic brands, as well as glossy haircare products. As well as being visually appealing, aluminium is lightweight and 100% recyclable! Aluminium can be recycled into a brand new aluminium product within 60 days of being put into the recycling system, which theoretically can be repeated up to 6 times a year. This saves enough energy to make 160 new aluminium cans!

Aluminium also acts as an excellent defence against contamination from bacteria and other micro-organisms, as it has an impermeable surface that keeps out air, light and liquid. This makes aluminium packaging absolutely perfect for food and pharmaceutical products, where the integrity of the product is very important!

Our Best Deals On Aluminium Packaging

We have a wide range of aluminium bottles and jars to suit every need. Whether you need aluminium tubs and jars for cosmetics or bottles to dispense your lotions and cleaning products from, we’ve got the right item for you. Our aluminium bottles are lined with epoxy/phenol formaldehyde (EPA resin) to makes sure that the contents of the bottle do not come into contact with the aluminium directly, which can affect the taste or integrity of your product. The beauty with our bottles is that they are compatible with a massive array of different closures, including screw top caps, lotion pumps, trigger sprays and atomiser sprays, meaning that they are suitable for a huge variety of products, from deodorant to hand wash! Our aluminium bottles come in sizes ranging from 50ml up to 1 litre, all of which come with multiple cap options (or no cap at all!) Take a look at a few of our favourites…

Our 50ml Aluminium Bottle is the smallest aluminium bottle we currently stock, which comes without a cap included. We think that it’s perfect for travel-sized deodorants or small quantities of bath and body products. This bottle is only 73p per unit, a price which can be discounted further to around 47p per unit when you buy in bulk quantities! If you’re thinking of launching or re-packaging a range of hand creams or foundation, the 150ml Aluminium Bottle with Lotion Pump is just what you need. The lotion pump has a standard length (170mm) dip tube which can be easily trimmed down to size, making it easy to dispense the contents. The bottle and the lotion pump together costs just £1.63, with prices going down to around £1.06 when you buy in bulk. Finally, we have our largest sized bottle, the 1 Litre Aluminium Bottle with Trigger Spray. Once again, the trigger spray cap has a dip tube that can be trimmed to your preferred size, to apply a mist application. This makes this bundle an ideal packaging option for hair sprays, cleaning products and much more! The bottle and trigger spray together costs £4.97, going down to around £3.23 when bought in bulk quantities.

See the full aluminium bottle collection by clicking here.

Our aluminium jars all come complete with a matching screw top lid, which feature an EPE liner to lock in your products’ freshness, prevent leakage and prevent contamination from outside sources. Our jars are suitable for a massive amount of different products, including: cosmetics, hair wax, car polish, boot polish, candles and so much more! These jars come in 4 different sizes: 15ml, 30ml, 75ml and 150ml.

First up, our smallest jar, the 15ml Aluminium Jar and 39mm Screw Cap. Its tiny size means that it would be ideal for packaging your lip balms or boot polish, fitting neatly inside a pocket or handbag! This jar costs 52p per unit, going down to around 34p per unit when you buy in larger quantities. Our largest jar, the 150ml Aluminium Jar and 84mm Screw Cap, is perfect for packaging products that are used more frequently and applied more liberally, such as furniture polish, face cream and even candles!  Get your today for only £1.78, down to £1.1 when you buy in bulk.

See the full aluminium jar collection by clicking here.

Like our aluminium packaging? Then we think you’ll also love our deals on health and wellbeing packaging!

Homemade Gift Ideas For Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Instead of resorting to supermarket flowers and box of chocolates again, so why not get a bit more creative this year? Step forward our Mini Red Glass Bottles. They’re perfect for creating your own romantic, homemade Valentine’s Day gifts!

New Reduced Prices!

Our Mini Red Glass Bottles comes in two sizes: 7ml and 15ml. The bottles are made from clear, high quality glass which is then sprayed with a red coating to add a protective layer and also to give the bottles a unique, attractive look. To complete the look, each bottle comes with a waxed cork stopper for a rustic appearance.

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In honour of Valentine’s Day, we have reduced the prices of our Mini Red Glass Bottles. But once they’re gone, they’re gone – so get in there quick!

The 7ml version of the bottle starts at just 12p per unit, but this price goes down the more units you buy! If you buy up to 5,000 units, you can get them for a tiny 8p per bottle! The 15ml version costs exactly the same as the 7ml version, so you can essentially get double the quantity for free!

Homemade Valentine’s Gifts

The possibilities with these bottles are endless! Create your own little love potion labels and fill them with your Valentine’s favourite spirit or drink. You could even use them to decorate a special Valentine’s day themed party you might be having!

You can make personalised bottles of fragrances, place love notes inside, essential oils, beard oils… it’s a great way of showing someone that you care by spending time to craft this small gift. These bottles would be the perfect accompaniment to a bigger gift or experience to add the personal touch or simply as a cost-effective gift if you’re trying to save your money! Whatever the reason, we think that your valentine will love teh gesture.

Liked our ideas for homemade Valentine’s Day gifts? Then we think you’ll like our great deals on health and beauty packaging.

FIBC Bulk Sacks – Reduced To Clear!

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Don’t miss out on grabbing a bargain on our FIBC Bulk Sacks. They’re now reduced to clear – so once they’re gone, they’re gone! These great, industrial sacks are specifically designed to carry heavy loads of dry materials in the construction, farming and gardening industries. They are made from 140gsm uncoated polypropylene fabric, which makes them extremely strong and they come complete with lifting loops for easy transportation. As well as being used in industry, these sacks are also suitable for home use as they can be used as recycling bins due to their easy transportation feature (great for taking to the tip!).

Gardening Uses: Leaves, Weeds, Compost…

Building Uses: Bricks, Waste Material, Gravel…

Farming Uses: Animal Feed, Seeds, Wood Chips…

Home Uses: Recycling, Storage…

4 Sizes Available

Our Bulk Sacks are available in 4 different sizes: from a 40kg capacity up to a 1 tonne capacity.

Our 40kg Scaffold Bag measures 45cm x 50cm and is ideal for use on small building sites and for home use due to its lower capacity. If you’re looking for a strong sack you can use in your garden to store fallen leaves, weeds and other debris, then this is the bag for you. Prices start from 3.09 for 1 unit, however the price can go down to as low as £2.63 per unit when you buy in bulk quantities. The 120 Litre Garden Waste Sack measures 45cm x 45cm x 60cm, making it perfect for collecting waste paper, plastic bottles and cardboard for local council recycling schemes, as well as for home use in the garden. It comes with 2 attached 19cm long lifting loops and a tipping handle to make it very easy to carry around. This bag costs £2.23 for 1 unit, which goes down to £1.90 per unit when you buy in bulk.

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Our Half Tonne Sack is a more heavy duty sack that is right at home when carrying large amounts of dense material, such as building aggregate, animal feed and fertilisers. It measures 70 cm x 70cm x 70cm and has 4 carrying loops to secure all the contents in place during transportation. Get this sack for just £3.84 per unit, or buy in bulk quantities to get it for as little as £3.27 per unit. Finally, our largest FIBC Bulk Sack is the 1 Tonne Sack, which measures in at an extra large 85cm x 85cm x 87cm.  It’s super strong super reliable and perfect for transporting high density material such as rocks, gravel, bricks and sand, with the 4 x 30cm liftinh loops able to support the load with ease. Get this sack for £4.51 or buy in bulk to get them for £4.19 each.

Browse the range of FIBC Bulk Sacks by clicking right here – but hurry, they won’t be around for long! If you like this, we think you’ll like to see our great deals on health and beauty packaging.

Great Deals On Health & Wellbeing Packaging

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January is a time for reflection, forward thinking and starting to get our lives in order! After the excess of Christmas and New Year, now is the time to start the health kick – and of you’re a health, nutrition or wellbeing company, it’s time to start cashing in! Our ranges of health and wellbeing packaging covers all bases: from nutritional supplements to skin care, and all at fantastic prices to keep your business costs down. Take a look at some of our great deals below.

Large Plastic Jars

Our range of large plastic jars are absolutely perfect for packaging health products including protein powders and superfoods, such as moringa powder, whey powder and chia seeds. Our 750ml Clear PET Plastic Jar is the smallest size of large plastic jar that we stock, with a black screw cap included in the price. The screw cap features an IHS (induction heat seal) lining when, which used with an induction heat seal machine, forms a foil seal over the neck of the jar to lock in your products’ freshness. Buy 1 unit for £1.6o, or buy in bulk to get the unit price as low as £1.08 per unit!

A slightly bigger version of out jars is our 1 Litre PET Power Packer, which comes with an attractive, opaque, glossy black finish. We can just see this jar on the shelves of a sports shop or gym, full of protein powder! The black colour is striking and will easily catch peoples eyes, especially if you pair it with punchy branding on the jar’s large surface area. Starting from just £1.83 per unit, but going down in price to only £1.19 per unit if you buy in bulk!

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Our 1.5 Litre PET Plastic Jar is made from lightweight PET plastic, which is one of the most eco-friendly plastics to use as it is fully recyclable and can be reused over and over again. A compatible white PP screw cap is included in the price of the jar, which features an IHS liner but can also simply be used as a standard screw top. The clear plastic shows off your product with clarity and leaves plenty of room for you to add your branded labels. Prices start from £2.06 per unit, going down to £1.34 per unit when you buy in bulk quantities!

Finally, one of our largest plastic jars is our 3 Litre Black PET Power Packer, suitable for the mass storage and packaging of nutritional powders and other health supplements. It’s ideal for business sellers who sell in bulk regularly, but is also more than suitable to sell straight to the customer, both in store or online. This jar is also available with a black lid, which as with out other jars, comes with an IHS liner within to keep your product fresh. Prices start from £3.07 per jar, but go down to as low as £1.99 per unit when buying in bulk.

Browse the full range of Large Plastic Jars by clicking right here.

Pill & Capsule Jars

As well as powders, health supplements often come in the form of pills and capsules, such as cod liver oil, calcium tablets and multivitamins. Our plastic pill and capsule jars are perfect for packaging these types of products, as each jar comes with a hinged, tamper evident lid for easy dispensation and to give your customers peace of mind about the quality of their product. Our smallest pill jar is the 50ml Clear PET Plastic Pill Jar, which is great for packaging small quantities of health supplements, perhaps in the form of powders or tiny tablets. Prices start from 39p per jar, with the unit price going down to just 24p when you buy in bulk quantities. For larger capacities, our 150ml PET Plastic Pill Jar is the jar for you. This jar is just 53p for one unit, going down to 35p per jar when bought in bulk.

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For something a little different, choose our 150ml White PET Cylindrical Pill Jar! The plastic used is glossy and opaque so that the contents inside cannot be seen, which actually gives you more design options for your branded labels. The 150ml capacity is perfect for single person use over a number of months (depending on the recommended usage of the supplement inside) and the PET plastic is food-safe, making it suitable for nutritional supplements as well as medical. This jar starts from 58p, going down to just 39p each when you buy in bulk. Our largest pill jar is the 250ml Clear PET Plastic Pill Jar, featuring a glossy appearance that gives the illusion of being made from glass! It’s large size makes it a great option for family size packs of health supplements that can be sold to the mass market. This jar is just 64p per unit, but goes down to 41p per unit when bought in bulk.

Browse our full range of Pill & Capsule Jars by clicking here.

Cosmetic Jars

Not all health and wellbeing products are simply medical! Keeping your skin supple and glowing is essential to looking and feeling healthy, and our range of cosmetic packaging is ideal for storing your skin care miracle products. Our tiny 5ml Clear Plastic Jar comes with a white screw on lid that has a tight fit to ensure that your product does not spill or leak from the container. We think that it’s the ideal size for packaging your range of premium lip balms, as the shallow, wide jar offers your customers easy access to the balm inside with just the touch of a finger. Prices start from only 24p per unit, with the price going down to a tiny 13p per unit when you buy in bulk quantities.

A great jar to store hand creams or face moisturisers in is our 15ml Black Frosted Arese DW Jar. This jar is double walled; featuring an inner shive to protect the product within. This avoids mess and gives the jar a sleek finish. This jar also comes in a white colour and in many different sizes. Prices start at 71p per jar, with the price going down to as little as 46p per unit when you buy in bulk.

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Our 30ml Clear Plastic Cosmetic Jar is perfect if you want to show off your moisturiser or cream in all its glory, thanks to the crystal clear finish of the plastic. This jar comes complete with a matching, screw on lid which is also made from clear plastic. The 30ml capacity is perfect for storing travel sized moisturisers and foundations! Prices start from 44p per unit, but go down to 28 per unit when bought in bulk quantities. Finally, our largest cosmetic jar is the 500ml White Edge Jar, which is made from polypropylene plastic to offer a reliable barrier to moisture and external chemicals – all designed to keep your cosmetics fresh!  The straight sides of the jar give you plenty of space to place your branded labels and is suitable for body creams, hair styling and many more types of cosmetics. Each jar costs £1.06, however the prices goes down to as low as 71p each when you buy in bulk.

Browse our full range of Cosmetic Jars by clicking right here.

Other Health & Wellbeing Packaging

We have plenty more fantastic packaging options for your health and wellbeing products on our website, such as:

Just contact our friendly team for more details on our ranges, by emailing sales@ampulla.co.uk or by calling 0161 367 1414, where they will be happy to help you out.

Liked our Health & Wellbeing Packaging? Then we think you’ll like our guide on how to achieve a modern style for your brand.

Well Done To Our Christmas Draw Winners!

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The big day is nearly upon us! So that just leaves time to say a massive Merry Christmas to all of our customers over the past year and a very Happy New Year from everyone here at Ampulla! We hope that we can continue to serve all your packaging needs into 2018. As a small thank you, we held a Christmas Draw throughout December, where all customers who placed an order of £75 or more were placed into a pot and names were drawn on the 20th December. Without further ado, here are the lucky Christmas draw winners!

1st Prize

Congratulations to Kitty and Bob McGarrity from Derbyshire, our 1st prize winners!

They are the lucky recipients of a Christmas Classic Hamper worth £75, which includes Bucks Fizz, Christmas Cake, hand-cooked crisps, gingerbread cookies…. and loads more! It’s all presented in a lovely wicker hamper to enjoy with friends and family.

2nd Prize

Congratulations to Nicholas Beer from Dorset who is our 2nd prize winner!

Nicholas has won himself a Classic Christmas Box, which is worth £40. It includes a fantastic selection of food and drink, such as teacakes, festive tea, brandy butter, shortbread and plenty more!

3rd Prize

Congratulations to Fabrizio Rossi from London, our 3rd and final winner!

Fabrizio has won a Classic Christmas Gift Box, worth £30. The stylish gift box holds an array of goodies, including conserves, Christmas Pudding and Mince Pie Fudge, to name just a few. Enjoy them Fabrizio!

These prizes will be winging their way to our lucky winners very shortly!

We want to take the time to say a big thank you to all our customers for their valued custom in 2017 and that we look forward to continue to serve you and your business with packaging in 2018!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you all!

New Year, New Ideas!

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As 2017 draws to a close, we’ve started to think about what you can do to gear up your business for the New Year. There are new packaging trends to consider, as well as the projected growth of your business, in order to continue to make your business a success in 2018. Check out a few of our ideas for packaging and trends to follow for the New Year and, if you have any tips yourself, just let us know in the comments!

Be Environmentally Friendly

As you are probably already aware of, there is a big push for disposable packaging to be fully recyclable in order to contribute towards to fight against climate change and pollution of our planet (Blue Planet 2 anybody?). Here at Ampulla, we have plenty of recyclable plastic packaging on offer, as well as glass. Our most recent additions to our collection are the Edge Cosmetic Jars, which are made from recyclable polypropylene plastic in a choice of three sizes (200ml, 350ml and 500ml) and two colours (black and white). They are ideal for packaging your range of cosmetics, such as face creams, moisturisers and hair styling wax, just to name a few examples.

As well as thinking hard about your choice of packaging, you need to think about how you get this message across to your customer, who may still simply throw the empty container into landfill, which defeats the purpose of your packaging entirely! The best way to make it clear is to place the information in an obvious place on your labelling, or even have suggestions on what your customers can do with the empty packaging once the product inside has been used up. This could simply include the proper disposal information, or tips on how to up-cycle the jars, bottles or tubs into something beautiful!

Get Stylish

Instead of opting for generic-shaped jars and bottles, why not go for something a little more stylish and that will stand out on the shelf in the New Year? We have plenty of great looking options that offer something a little different from the norm.

Our Swing Top Bottles are a rustic alternative to standard glass bottles, with a ceramic stopper that is attached with a metal clasp so you can never lose it! It’s ideal for storing milkshakes, juices and cordials, especially if these products are made by small, local businesses! Another old-fashioned glass products are our Le Parfait Jars, which also come with a clasped lid. They come in a massive variety of sizes, from 500ml up to 3 litres, with distinctive, orange rubber-lined lids that lock in your product’s freshness. They’re great for jams, pickles, flour, rice and so much more.

If you like the look of cardboard, but it isn’t suitable or practical to store your product in, then our Cardboard Effect Bottles are perfect for you! They are made from HDPE plastic, which is lightweight, durable and can be recycled. They’d be perfect for packaging liquid-like products that have been produced ethically, as the cardboard texture puts across this message in a stylish way. Finally, for all the jam makers out there, we have our Hexagonal Glass Jars. They have distinctive ridged edges that give you a firm grip in hand, as well as looking fantastic!

Think Outside Of The Box!

If the options above aren’t wacky enough for your liking, no fear! These items ought to get you excited…

Behold our 700ml Eagle Decanter! There’s no better way to make a statement than to package your spirits and liqueurs in this unique glass bottle, and it would look fantastic in your customers’ drinks cabinets. The head of the majestic eagle acts as a glass lid, complete with a cork stopper enclosed within. Alternatively, you can serve up cocktails of your choice in our 500ml Quattro Stag Jars, which come with stylish, screw on, gold lids and are embossed with the brand trademark. It also features a useful glass handle so that you can drink from it as easily as you would with a mug!

Finally, our most novelty items are our Animal-Shaped Plastic Lunch Pots. They come in a choice of animals, including Elephants and Tortoises, and would make the perfect lunch pack for kids to take to school! They would also be fantastic for packaging children’s meals in cafes and supermarkets.

Like these ideas for the New Year? Then you’ll love our guide to achieving a modern brand style!

Tasty Christmas Recipes

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Nothing is tastier than Christmas food! Whether you’re partial to spiced mince pies or creamy eggnog, we’ve got the perfect Christmas recipes for you to try out and enjoy with friends and family this festive season.

The Best Eggnog In the World

It’s a bold boast to make, but this eggnog recipe from Jamie Oliver claims to be the best in the world! This festive drink is the ideal winter warmer to enjoy on a cold Christmas night, with a mix of infused milk and cream, fragrant spices and a lovely kick of liquor. It’s the epitome of rich indulgence at this time of year (just try to forget about your diet until January…) and the king of Christmas recipes! For a rustic look, why not serve your eggnog in a stylish Swing Top Bottle?

What you’ll need: whole milk, heavy or double cream, cinnamon sticks, vanilla pod, grated nutmeg, eggs, granulated sugar and dark rum or bourbon.

Find the full recipe at Jamie Oliver.

Brandy Butter

Brandy butter is the ideal accompaniment to Christmas desserts such as mince pies and Christmas pudding, and it’s super easy to make at home! You can make it as boozy as you want and slather all over your pudding for a luxurious dessert. Our Verrine Jars are great for storing your brandy butter in until the main event and for serving at the table.

What you’ll need: unsalted butter, icing sugar, boiling water and brandy.

Find the full recipe at BBC Food.

Almond & Peanut Butter Spread

As if peanut butter wasn’t delicious enough already, this is one of those Christmas recipes that adds a new twist to a classic flavour! The addition of almonds and honey gives the salty spread a new depth of flavour and a moreish sweetness that you won’t be able to get enough of. It tastes amazing on toast or as a dip for apple, celery and more. Store in our Orcio Jars to keep this spread fresh for longer.

What you’ll need: roasted and salted peanuts, whole almonds and clear honey.

Find the full recipe at Tesco Real Food.

Traditional Bread Sauce

This classic sauce is best when it is made shortly before it needs to be eaten, but can be made up to 24 hours in advance if necessary. Just make sure to store it in an airtight plastic container in the fridge and heat it up slowly on the hob when you need it. Then you can serve it up on the table in a lovely glass jar and enjoy with your turkey!

What you’ll need: day-old white bread, onions, whole cloves, bay leaves, black peppercorns, whole milk, ground black pepper, salt, butter and double cream.

Find the full recipe at All Recipes.

Easy Mince Pies

What could be more Christmassy than a mince pie? This recipe from Ainsley Harriott only takes around 1 and a half hours to make 18 mince pies and is perfect for baking beginners! Why not serve them hot from the oven with the brandy butter you can make using the recipe above?

What you’ll need: butter, plain flour, ground almonds, golden caster sugar, orange zest, salt, eggs, cold water, mincemeat and icing sugar.

Find the full recipe at BBC Food.

Sautéed Shredded Sprouts With Sultanas & Walnuts

Brussel sprouts are the Marmite of Christmas: you either love them or hate them! This recipe might well convert some haters to lovers, by making the sprouts a lot more interesting and adding extra flavour. Start by shredding your sprouts into strips to make them more manageable, then fry them together with vegetable oil, butter and add sultanas and walnuts for a fruity element. They taste so much better than boring boiled sprouts!

What you’ll need: vegetable oil, butter, brussel sprouts, sultanas and walnuts.

Find the full recipe at Tesco Real Food.

Honey Roast Nuts

It’s easy enough to make your own selection of honey roasted nuts to serve in presentation bowls as snacks during your Christmas parties. They would even make fantastic homemade gifts for friends and family if you package them in stylish jars, tie them up with ribbon and add personalised messages!

What you’ll need: nuts (pecans, cashews, hazelnuts, almonds or peanuts), clear honey, freshly chopped rosemary, thyme leaves and sea salt.

Find the full recipe at Delicious Magazine.

Like our Christmas recipes? Then you’ll love our guide to homemade gifts!

Christmas Delivery Information

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Make sure that you have plenty of packaging ready for your business in preparation for the New Year rush! No one wants to be swamped with work on the first day back at work in January, so make sure that you have all you need to make the most of your product sales at the start of the year. Make a note of the Christmas delivery information below to make sure that Santa delivers your packaging parcels on time!

Christmas Delivery & Dispatch Information

In order to receive your items before Christmas, you will need to place your order with us on or before the 15th December 2017. Our last dispatch date is Thursday 20th December 2017, therefore any orders placed after the 21st December 2017 will be dispatched after Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

*These dates are subject to stock availability. Please feel free to ring for our friendly team on 0161-367-1414 to check the stock levels of your desired products before placing your order if you are concerned about this.

Christmas Office & Warehouse Opening Hours

Our office and warehouse will close at 12pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. If you want to leave any queries for us during the Christmas break, please email our team at sales@ampulla.co.uk, where your request will be answered in the New Year.

Browse our range today to get your order in on time!

We Wish A Very Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year To All Our Customers!

Gift-Wrapping Tips

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Wrapping your presents is probably the most boring part of the lead up to Christmas and we often leave it all until the last minute to do! Why not take wrapping seriously this year and add a stylish aesthetic to your presents? Your friends and family will love the extra effort that you’ve gone to and they’ll look fantastic under the Christmas tree! Here are a few gift-wrapping tips to help you make your presents look the very best they can possibly be.

Choose Complimenting Colours

The classic Christmas colours are gold, red and green, but you can also get creative and mix things up a bit! If you’re using ribbon in your wrapping, you simply can’t go wrong with red paper paired with gold ribbon. If you’re using patterned paper, it might be best to steer clear of using ribbon at all, as it can clash and look jarring. If you want to save a bit of money, why not wrap your gifts in newspaper? It actually looks pretty stylish (just make sure to check that there are no weird or depressing headlines on them first)! Finish by tying it up with string for a true rustic effect.

Use Double Sided Tape

Sticky tape is essential to gift wrapping, but it can make your efforts look messy, which is not ideal. To get around this problem, simply find yourself some double sided sticky tape and use that to stick the undersides of your wrapping paper together. You won’t believe how much neater your gifts will look!

Use Wired Ribbon

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If you are using ribbon, we recommend using wired ribbon as it is very easy to form into standalone bows. Just be careful not to leave any wire sticking out of the ribbon after you cut a piece off, as it can really hurt if it catches your fingers! You can find this type of ribbon online and in any good crafts store. If you’re feeling extra creative, why not take a look at this great tutorial from wikiHow which talks you through how to create different types of bow using wired ribbon?

Stick To Clean, Sharp Edges

One of our top gift-wrapping tips to get your presents looking and feeling professional is to make sure that the edge of your paper aligns with the edge of the packaging. This creates a seamless look! A great trick is also to fold over the edge of your wrapping paper to hide any frayed paper on the exposed cut edges. This also makes it easier for you to line up the edges of the paper to the edges of your packaging. And if all else fails, ribbon can hide a multitude of sins!

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