especially the best olive oil it has been my pleasure to taste, and also some superb Elderflower concentrate. The brand name of these two products is Ashbolt - they are a very small firm, like ourselves, but you can taste the purity and difference in their products. They are located in Tasmania, that tiny island just off the south coast of this enormous one.
Charmaine Solomon, Renown author /cook. Author: The Complete Asian Cookbook, which after 30 years is still in print and in demand.
Just have to say thankyou so much for the nectar of the god's. You couldn't call the Ashbolt stuff something as commom as olive oil. We sampled some a couple of days after you left ... We all thought we had died and gone to heaven! We then had some more on the occasion of our nephew's wedding ... we came up with the perfect plan. Take the esky with pre-mixed cocktails and Ashbolt olive oil with turkish bread and dukah. We sat in a park next to the Nerang river with a view to Surfers and the Q1 building and watched the parade of million dollar boats passing on the river whilst sucking on your Ashbolt...mmmmm.
Kate and Dave QLD
I've been too blissed out to respond...............
My box arrived and was ripped open at the P O counter to show them why I was so excited!! They were very interested, and stunned by my enthusiasm, given that the product was non-alcoholic.....!!
I'm well into the first bottle, and the rest is under lock and key............. Thanks again, for your service (quick and safely packaged), and for making this amazing product!!
Amanda B, Caulfield North VIC
I LOVE your Elderflower Concentrate (I first tried Elderflower in the UK and have sampled many elderflower products since, and I can honestly say that your concentrate is the best that I have ever tried). I would like to know if your products are sold anywhere in Launceston???
Kathy H Launceston Tas
We would like to know if it is possible to have the "ELDERFOLWER CONCENTRATE" (we refer to it as Heaven in a Bottle), Piped directly to the House so we could have it on tap??? If this is not possible would you kindly email me the postage costs?
Roxanne Montrose Tasmania
Your olive oil continues to blow me away; it is simply the best I've had!
Steve M Sydney Aust
Your Elderflower Cordial is D I V I N E!! A bottle was given as a present to me from a friend who had bought some at Salamanca.Is there a stockist in Sydney? Or how much is it and how do I get some?
Amelia M Sydney Aust
My brother-in-law and I visited Australia in October, and while wandering the Hobart market, I picked up a bottle of your elderflower concentrate, As a child in England, my grandmother used to make elderflower wine in the summer, and to this day I remember what a special flavor it had, which is why I had to buy the bottle, despite this being the first day of my vacation, and knowing I'd have to carry it for the next 17 days.
In October the next year, I opened the bottle to celebrate the anniversary of my trip, and because we had an Australian dinner guest. To my amazement and delight, it was *exactly* as I remembered it from 40 years ago (I mixed it with sparkling water to make the wine). But just three weeks later it is gone again (too many friends to share it with). I can't imagine another 40 years without it, plus my sweetheart has already become addicted. How am I going to replenish my supply?
Thank you for the trip down memory lane, and for bringing pleasure to all the folks we honored with a sample--everybody loved it.
Richard T, Stow, MA, USA
ps Claudia thanks you for having no preservatives, flavors or colors, which meant that she could become as addicted as I am!
I love it – it gives me goosebumps just smelling it. I just have to have some to take home with me.
Peter Furness (chef) Booktalk Café Richmond, TAS
My brother lives in Tassie and recently brought me some of your Elderflower concentrate... "Wow! What an amazing product!"
I would love to order some more and try some of your other products. Do you deliver interstate to NSW?
Nathan B, Wollongong, NSW
I purchased a 250ml bottle of your olive oil on the weekend and think I'm in love! What an amazing product.
Am I able to purchase this directly from you? I am happy to purchase larger bottles and a quantity.
Paul C, Hobart Tas
We are just about out of the concentrate and wondered if we can buy more in Melbourne. If so could you please tell me where.
This drink has become a firm favourite with the whole family.
Susanne B, Melbourne, VIC
I bought a bottle of your olive oil at the Salamanca market last Saturday. My wife and I rushed straight home with a loaf of fresh bread for dipping and had the most wonderful lunch. Your olive oil has the most amazing texture and taste. At the Salamanca stall Annie gave me a taste of oil with a drop of the Elderberry syrup (I think) - absolutely beautiful. It has given me an idea for a recipe - a warm salad of roasted sweet potato and onion, with chopped pistachios, rocket, and your oil/syrup dressing. I just need to summon the energy to fight the crowds at the markets to get to your stall again!
When we moved to Tasmania about 5 years ago we had lunch at a restaurant in New Norfolk (I think it was Verandahs), and we had bread dipped in olive oil for starters. We thought the oil was great and asked the staff what type it was. They told us it was from a local farm, but we didn't follow up. We realize now that it must have been your oil!
I don't normally write emails like this, but I just wanted to say thanks for producing such wonderful food.
During my visit to beautiful tasmania we visited hobart's Famous Salamanca Markets. Amongst the stalls we found a new product: Elderflower Concentrate I purchased a bottle for its wonderful flavour. I have suffered from chronic IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) for many years and could not relieve any of the symptoms. Taking the concentrate in water daily it has relieved most if not all the symptoms.
I hope it will help my mothers arthritic joint inflamation. Fantastic product Keep up the good Work
Anna R, East Brunswick, Vic