Gibson's Farm Shop stock many delicious snacks and confectionery. We have well-known brands and of course, a selection of snacks made right here in Kent. See below for a small selection of our range!
In 2016 we were very proud to have been awarded Food Producer of the Year at the Taste of Kent Awards and our crisps have won over 10 Great Taste Awards, most recently for our Smoked Chipotle Chilli flavour. Now in our sixth year since launching, Kent Crisps has become one of the leading names in premium quality British snacks, but our journey is only just beginning. Based in Kent, but going global, we are now available in ten countries around the world with an ever-growing range of flavours.
Our signature approach is to bring you some of Kent’s best products and combine these to create flavours we all know and love. Our flavours take you on a journey across the county from Canterbury to Seasalter and Faversham to Biddenden. We have partnered with some of the finest producers across the county, including Cheesemakers of Canterbury with their traditional Ashmore Farmhouse Cheese, Kent Chilli Farm who grow over 50 varieties of chilli as well as some of our favourite drinks producers, Shepherd Neame and Biddenden Vineyards, to name just a few.
Goupie is a devilishly moreish confectionery product, hand-made to a genuine family recipe in Kent. Goupie currently has 13 vegan flavours and 7 gluten-free.
Goupie originally came from grandma Noble (Shirley), Janet's mother. It was a treat that was enjoyed in the Noble household for as long as anyone can remember. This has caused great difficulties in remembering exactly where it came from and why on earth it was named Goupie! Shirley's original recipe can still be found in her hand-written cookbook, though it's carefully locked away at Goupie HQ, so no luck in making your own - very hush hush! This is the recipe that saw the Noble/Simpson family through 50 years of Goupie making. It was enjoyed at many a family event, car drive and even in extra-special packed lunches!
The business is now run by a mother-daughter duo, Janet and Grace, with remarkably few arguments impeding the way to further success! Goupie has always looked to do business in the way that we believe all businesses should be run. This doesn't just cover one singular problem, but a raft of issues that almost all business encounter on a daily basis; from treatment of staff to sourcing of ingredients, to the sustainability of its packaging (both that which the customer sees and that which it doesn't). It's important to us that our products taste good, without costing the Earth (physically, or metaphorically).
Luxury Chocolates Handmade in Kent
Graham, our chocolatier, was a chef in various restaurants and hotels for 25 years. Whilst working as a pastry chef, he trained with the renowned Belgian chocolatier, Callebaut and his love of all things chocolate was born! He set up The Kentish Chocolate Company in late 2010 and it has been going strong ever since. Whether you are looking for boxes of our luxury handmade chocolates, flavoured bars & drops, figures, wedding favours, gifts or anything made of chocolate, just let us know.
Natural ice cream lovingly handmade in small batches in the heart of Kent
We believe that simple natural food tastes best. Our ice cream is lovingly handmade in small batches in the heart of Kent using only simple, natural and fresh local ingredients. We do not use artificial colours, additives or preservatives and we only use the finest ingredients and seasonal fruit. Owner Sally Newall, mother of four children, qualified cook and successful wedding and party caterer along with her team produce our range of decadent, luxury ice creams in Bonnington, Ashford using British dairy products, Kentish seasonal fruits and ingredients from top suppliers sourced locally where possible. The result is an award-winning truly unbelievable taste!
Handmade Kent Fudge, honeycome and sauces.
Every piece of our fudge is handmade in small batches, with various flavours added at the last minute just before the fudge sets. We pride ourselves on the quality of our ingredients from the locally produced Jersey herd cream from Hinxden Dairy, Benenden to the Madagascan vanilla pods we use to flavour each batch. Even the flavourings that go into the fudge are top notch, be it Belgian milk chocolate or the peanut butter, which is manufactured in Chatham. To heighten the taste and keep pace with evolving tastes in Britain, each flavour has a little sea salt stirred through right at the last minute. With eleven different choices, there is a delicious fudge to appeal to everyone!
Our fudge makes the perfect treat for those times when you simply want to indulge yourself or an ideal gift, luxury wedding favours or the perfect birthday or thank-you present! Take a look over our other products too, from English classics such as honeycomb, nut brittles and coconut ice to genuine Turkish Delight.