SLOEmotion is a small family business based in the Howardian Hills to the north-east of York in the megalopolis that is Barton-le-Willows or Sloe Central as they call it. Started back in 2002 on Manor Farm near Malton where SLOEmotion was born moving to their bigger and better premises in 2007. Respect for the environment also plays a big part in SLOE's operation. They use recyclable materials wherever they can and recycle what they can – the sloes for their truffles and chutney come from the sloe liqueur making process! Even the sample cups they use at shows are biodegradable. Their sloes are mostly locally sourced and because sloes can only come from well-managed wildlife-friendly hedges it means only farmers who look after their hedges can supply them.
Their Yorkshire roots brought them to rhubarb, an iconic local crop and much-celebrated taste. Careful not to let the tangy, sharpness of the crimson stems overshadow the hedgerow botanicals, and mingled with the pleasant fruitiness of raspberries.
Perfect paired with an Elderflower Tonic and garnished with raspberries and a sprig of mint.