During our research to find the hottest trends and coolest products, we come across up-and-coming brands and products we love that we just have to share with you! Some of the brands below you’ll find at the HBCxMeet Bloggers & Brands Networking Event on 24th June, others are simply products our team have tried, tested and loved. Let’s take a look at what’s trending in the HBC Recommended Edit this week.

Home-brewing Match Kit, Matchaeologist 

Matchaeologist are the Kyoto- and London-based purveyors of artisanal matcha. This contemporary take on an ancient ritual is the perfect gift for anyone who loves exploring the health benefits of ancient medicine. The matcha brewing kit contains artisanal grade matcha, a Cloud Glass Chawan (handblown double-walled glass bowl), a Full Hand Chasen (full-length bamboo matcha whisk), and a Bamboo Chashaku (matcha measuring spoon), so you have everything you need to carry out an ancient ceremony in modern style. The contemporary kit is contained in a sleek box, and the handmade matcha brewing tools are of the highest quality – not to mention the matcha, which itself is delicious and perfect in homemade matcha lattes.
Perfect for: An unusual and interesting gift for the healthy living millenial in your life.
Pick it up at: Available to purchase online worldwide.

Coco Start Yoghurt, Abbot Kinney’s

Simple, plantbased, delicious: the creamy dairy-free yoghurt alternatives from Abbot Kinney’s are natural and full of tasty goodness. With no added sugars or sweeteners, every yoghurt in the range is made using only the finest ingredients: Vietnamese coconut milk, Sicilian almonds and Alfonso mangos from India. Based in Amsterdam, it is Abbot Kinney’s mission to make healthy, plantbased eating accessible to everyone without the addition of unhealthy additives.
Perfect for: An unusual and interesting gift for the healthy living millenial in your life.
Pick it up at: Available to purchase in Planet Organic in London and various locations across the Netherlands. Find your nearest stockist here.

Capta Blue Lagoon Arm Band, Ted Baker

Wear your style on your sleeve with this blue lagoon inspired armband. From the Ted Baker Fit to A T collection, the azure blue print is super sleek whilst the velcro arm strap ensures your phone will stay firmly by your side. Suitable for the iPhone 6/6s, this accessory screams artsy chic and we couldn’t love it more.
Perfect for: Keeping your phone safely protected while you get sweaty in style.
Pick it up at: Available to buy online or in store at various Ted Baker locations.

Ombar Centres Raspberry & Coconut, Ombar

We think we’ve died and gone to chocolate bar heaven. This is decadently creamy chocolate indulgence at its finest, With a zingy raspberry and coconut centre that pairs so deliciously with the 60% chocolate shell, this raspberry and coconut bar is a flavour sensation. Using minimally processed ingredients, Ombar are committed to redesigning chocolate as a healthy food. We also love that all ingredients are organic, vegan and ethically sourced in a sustainable way.
Perfect for: Adding a delicious chocolatey treat to your day – tastes amazing melted on top of porridge.
Pick it up at: Available to purchase online or in stores across the UK and Netherlands.

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