Most of the dried goods for sale in the shop are packed on-site, and branded with the Unicorn logo. The range consists of over 200 products, from dried fruits & nuts to spices, grains and pulses, and we pack them into various sizes of degradable bags from 100g to 5kg. Each week we produce between 10,000 - 12,000 bags from our small packing room at the back of the store. This range provides a wide variety of staple cooking ingredients for really good value meals. Many are organic and you'll find some unusual items like spelt grain and wild rice, alongside all the basics. Look out for some great no-gluten containing grains, flakes and flours too. (Click for more info on avoiding gluten).
The demand for our products have increased to such an extent
that the packing room is never quiet. However, we always endeavour
to keep the shelves full and maintain the highest quality product
for you, and our packing room ensures that even when the shop
is quiet we can still be busy
producing goods to sell. We only produce a small number of bags
per run, so you can be assured that the packed goods on the shelves
are rotated regularly. Because our packing is 'in-house', we can
pass on the savings to you.
The packing process is kept simple so that we can employ people
with a large range of abilities from a wide sector of the community.
We all enjoy packing and hope you appreciate the hard work that
goes into each bag
There may be some products you are unfamiliar with, look at our recipes to find out how to cook with
them and if you're in the shop don't hesitate to ask us.