Everything we sell has been tried, tested and above all, tasted by us. However, Perton’s own brand products go one step further: they have all been made by us, selected and packed by us, or specially made in Kent to our highest quality and taste specifications.
It all started with our famous Apple Verjus, which has found a place on many top chefs’ menus at Michelin Starred Restaurants in London and Kent. We now have a growing range of unique products like Perton’s Bitter Orange Extract, and a range of deliciously fruity Hedgerow Vinegars, including Elderberry, Quince, Rosehip, and Sloe. We pack our own very special Madagascan Vanilla Pods, and we’re working on more great tastes.
We choose our local Kentish suppliers very carefully. Like us, they must be committed to using the very best ingredients in order to achieve the very finest taste.
Bonnie Shortie makes the most delicious hand made Biscuits. They use free range eggs, butter for shortening and nothing artificial in their products.
Moor Organics’ Juices grow their own Organic Apples and Pears and press, pasteurise and bottle them on the farm. So they keep all their just-picked orchard freshness.
The Wooden Spoon is our main supplier of hand made Jams, Chutneys and Preserves. The company is based in the picturesque Kentish village of Wye. They use excellent ingredients and make small batches which helps to preserve the flavour and texture of the fruits and vegetables.
The Maldon Crystal Salt Company is now one of only four manufacturers producing salt in England. They are based in the neighbouring county of Essex and their product is so good, they were a natural choice for the first non-Kent, British producer on our list. The business is still family run and it’s for this very reason its success continues to grow from strength to strength. Maldon Salt is superior in quality and as a result has made its mark as a prestige product.
Operating out of the same traditional black Essex weather-board buildings as it did back in 1882. Maldon Salt remains an enduring symbol of English manufacturing. It is one of only a few family-run businesses with a global reputation and has its sights set on being around for another 200 years.
From excellent Greek Olive Oil, Aromatic filaments of Saffron from La Mancha in Spain, French Edible Lavender Flowers, to pungent Star Anise from China, Perton’s Gourmet Foods brings you only the highest quality ingredients from around the world. We are always on the lookout for something interesting and different. And unlike fresh produce from around the world which often has to be air-freighted with huge environmental impact, all our products are ambient stored, so can be transported at room temperature by ship – the most environmentally friendly mode of transport.