December 2019

A huge thank you to all our customers for your business throughout the year. The Ripe Team would like to wish everyone a Very Berry Christmas and a Fruitful and Healthy New Year. Ripe will be closed from the 23rd December to 3rd January inclusive. We look forward to hitting the road again in January 2019, delivering the best fruit and service to your workplace.

It’s a doddle to make your own mulled wine using our winter spices. The key is to heat the wine gently so you don’t boil off the alcohol. Other clever additions include dried fruits or a shot of sloe gin or brandy. How about mulling white wine or cider?


After final harvests, apple growers store their fruit for several months. In December, the fruits are still eating beautifully. What’s more, you can enjoy a huge variety including Cox, Braeburn, Gala and even modern varieties from the Continent such as the pink-tinged Kissabel.


We stock the lot – pistachios, almonds, cashews, walnuts and Brazil nuts – and sell them unshelled, salted, roasted, honeycoated or raw. Nuts are essential for a balanced diet and rich in healthy fats. Each has its own distinctive nutritional profile, so graze on a mix to enjoy the full spectrum.


We love these bite-sized fruits. Their tough skin means they are rugged and easy to transport. We often find a few in our pockets at the end of the working day! Lychees are rich in Vitamin C and useful fatty acids.


Picked with love from the citrus orchards of
France, Spain and Italy. The perfect clementine
should have a bright skin and feel firm in the
hand. Don’t worry about flashes of green –
these are entirely natural.


Did you know that palm trees have been
cultivated for 7,000 years? There are countless
varieties of dates. The dried fruits keep for
weeks and are nature’s perfect pick-me-up –
an excellent source of fibre and natural sugars.


A handful of mixed berries will keep the doctor at
bay. Add them to your porridge, granola, yoghurt
or smoothies. Stash any leftovers in the freezer and
add to drinks in place of ice cubes.