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We've been serving the people of Essex since 1867, providing a friendly service and fulfilling all their convenience and top up shopping needs. We... more
Collect Plus Essex
Send, collect and return your parcels Early ‘til late, 7 days a week CollectPlus is the largest store-based parcel service in the UK, designed to... more
Fairtrade Co-op Products
All of the Society’s Food stores stock a range of Fairtrade products from Fairtrade bananas to Fairtrade chocolate. Fairtrade means that producers... more
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Vegan In recent years, there has been a rapid increase in the number of people following the vegan lifestlye, and there are now twice as many... more
Essex Local Food Festival July Cressing Temple Barns
As a community retailer, one of our priorities is to work alongside Essex-based businesses and organisations, nurturing them to prosperity and... more
Co-op Irresistible Chips
The Co-operative Irresistible range of products from fresh to everyday packaged essentials, offers a taste of luxury at prices you can afford. ... more
At Co-op, we’ve always supported the UK farming industry and promoted British food. Recently, you, our customers and members, have shown a big... more
Eating well is important – to be healthy and for your body to function efficiently. So make sure your diet is varied and balanced, and full of all... more
Prep time: 15 mins/Cook time: 50mins/Total time: 1 hour 5 mins   INGREDIENTS: 100g Co-op Butter 175g Fairtrade Caster Sugar 2 Co-op Eggs 2 Fairtrade... more
Who would have thought that combining these two iconic foods would create something so delicious? Give these pizza pancakes a go to celebrate two of... more
Prep time: 20 minutes Bake time: 25 - 30 mins Ingredients: 150g Co-op unsalted butter, softened 150g Truly Irresistible Dark Chocolate (70%), broken... more
Make more time to chill, with these brand new frozen products at your local Co-op. They’ll be ideal time savers for any last-minute guests popping... more
Make more time to chill, with these brand new frozen products at your local Co-op. They’ll be ideal time savers for any last-minute guests popping... more
Take a look at some of our great recipes that we have put together for you to try and enjoy. Whether you are looking for something quick and easy, or... more
Cheddar & spinach twists (V) Quick and easy to make, these patriotic pastries feature classic West Country Cheddar and fresh spinach. MAKES 15 ... more
At the Co-op we believe in a better way of doing business. That’s why none of our own brand toiletries or household products are tested on animals... more
Brownies made with Dairy Milk with Oreo bars Ingredients: 150g butter, softened 150g dark chocolate, broken into pieces 60g plain flour, sifted 25g... more
Non-drinkers will love the fresh flavour of this cocktail. 100g Co-op British raspberries Juice ½ lime, plus slices to garnish A few mint leaves,... more
This delicious cookie dough pancake recipe is perfect for pancake day... or any day for that matter! Serves 4 Ingredients: 150ml natural yogurt... more
These will be a dream for any veggie guests at your barbecue. FEEDS 6 READY IN 20 MINS 6 Co-op halloumi burgers 4 tsp Co-op clear honey Juice of ½... more
This delicious Mini Egg Cheesecake is perfect for Easter. No-bake and easy to make! Ingredients Biscuit Base; 300g Digestive biscuits 150g unsalted... more
These cocktails are sure to be a hit with everyone! 1. Prosecco punch (V) (GF) Light and fruity, for a sparkling treat. SERVES 6 READY IN 5 MINS ... more
Easter treats don't always have to be sweet.  This pizza makes the perfect quick and quirky Easter meal - and is fun to make! Ingredients 2 slices... more
We think this breakfast favourite is much tastier than the takeaway version! (Serves 2) Ingredients; 2 Co-op Cumberland sausages 2 tsp olive oil 2... more
Look forward to Lunchtime with this tasty, easy to make Chorizo & Halloumi Burger! Ingredients; Co-op halloumi cheese Co-op sliced chorizo Co-op... more
These Chocolate Cookie Cakes are the ultimate indulgence for any chocolate lover. Our Co-op Fairtrade dark chocolate makes these little treats taste... more
Crumpets were first eaten by the Anglo-Saxons, and today make a great base for pizza toppings. FEEDS 2 READY IN 15 MINS 4 Co-op crumpets 3 tbsp Co-... more
Try using Co-op’s crunchy seasonal British apples instead of pears to change things up. FEEDS 2 - READY IN 25 MINS 2 rashers Co-op British smoked... more
The perfect recipe for any Halloween host. Trick your friends with these delicious sweet 'burgers' (Serves 8) Ingredients 1 Co-op Madeira cake 100g... more
Everyone will enjoy huddling together around bowls of steaming hot soup   Feeds 6 • Ready in 15 mins (plus soup) Find the soup recipe at https://www.... more
Classic Pancakes (V) This is our go-to batter recipe. Decide whether to roll or fold, then choose from our toppings Makes 10 • Ready in 25 mins, plus... more
  Everyone will enjoy huddling together around bowls of steaming hot soup serves 6 people prep 10 mins cook 80 mins Ingredients: 6 red peppers 2 tsp... more
Caramel sauce (V) Raising a glass to St Patrick on 17 March? Save a little Guinness for this sauce — it adds great depth of flavour Makes 300ml •... more
This quick, easy traybake is perfect when you’re short on time Feeds 4 • Ready in 55 mins 750g pack Co-op British skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs 1... more
Our food stores are open when you need them this Easter.  For our full list of opening hours and for our 2019 Easter leaflet click on the document... more
From Christmas-cake infused gin to a mocktail with a herby twist, there’s something for everyone at your next drinks party... Mistletoe martini ... more
A distinctive ring shaped cake made with almonds and spices Feeds 16 • Ready in 1 hour 20 mins, plus cooling 225g Co-op unsalted butter, plus an... more
Use up leftover mincemeat to give an extra flavour pop to these fluffy crowd-pleasers Feeds 6 • Ready in 45 mins 180g Co-op ricotta 150ml Co-op semi... more
Based on a Mallorcan ensaïmada, this is traditionally made with lard, but you could use butter instead Feeds 16 • Ready in 1 hour, plus rising 160ml... more
This vegan risotto is a great way to use up leftover root veg — roasted carrots would also work well Take a fresh look at leftovers... Feeds 4 •... more
You could use leftover Easter egg for the chocolate in these fun, chunky bars Makes 21 • Ready in 15 mins, plus chilling 120g Co-op unsalted butter... more
Warm up after a spot of carol singing with this hot, fruity spiced drink Feeds 8 • Ready in 30 mins, plus infusing Halve 6 Co-op clementines, and... more
Personalise these tasty veggie burgers with whatever toppings you fancy! (Makes 6) Ingredients: 600g sweet potatoes (peeled weight), cut into large... more
Simple kiwi, mango and pineapple fruit smoothie makes an ideal morning treat. It's an easy way to pack in the vitamins and give yourself a boost... more
Zingy lemon sponges layered with an easy strawberry jam and tangy yogurt cream   Feeds 16 Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes     Ingredients 350g Co-op... more
PREP: 5 MINS SERVES 2 Give yourself a dose of vitamin C in the morning with this vegan green smoothie. Along with kale and avocado, there's a hit of... more
If you’re taking this on a picnic, pack the dressing separately and dress the salad before serving Feeds 6 • Ready in 30 mins 300g Co-op Tenderstem... more
If you don’t like chocolate, look away now! Method Serves: 12  people Prep: 30 mins Cooking time: 190 mins For the pastry: ·         100g Co-op... more
Kick-start your day with this healthy fruit smoothie, made extra filling with ground almonds and calcium-packed dairy Ingredients ·         1 small ... more
With peanut butter icing, caramel sauce and popcorn, this American inspired layer cake is the ultimate showstopper...   Feeds 16 Ready in 1 hour 10... more
This showstopping rice dish is best enjoyed together with family and friends. (Serves 4) Ingredients 1.5kg whole pumpkin 1 tbsp sunflower oil 1... more
Made in the Morphy Richards Soup Maker available in Quadrant Dept Stores Ingredients: ·         2 Tbsp Olive Oil ·         160g Onion, quartered... more
Transform your leftover pumpkin into this comforting classic. (Serves 2) Ingredients 1 onion, finely chopped 1 Co-op pumpkin, flesh chopped, seeds... more
Treat yourself to a Friday night feast with a fast-food favourite, usually made with chicken — this time, it’s vegan! Ingredients: 250g bread, plus... more
This vegan starter is a simple, yet tasty way to use pumpkin Ingredients 1 medium pumpkin 2 tbsp olive oil 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 4 spring onions... more
PREP: 10 MINS COOK: 4 HRS, 15 MINS - 7 HRS, 15 MINS Ingredients ·       knob of butter ·       ½ tbsp rapeseed or olive oil ·       1 large onion,... more
A tasty traybake that's a real sweet treat for Halloween (Serves 24) Ingredients  250g Co-op unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing 375g Co-op... more
Brownies made with mini creme eggs Ingredients: 150g Co-op unsalted butter, softened 150g dark chocolate, broken into pieces (We used 70% lindt dark... more
These scary faces disguise a tasty veggie filling serves 10 people prep: 60mins cook:  60mins INGREDIENTS 375g Co-op plain flour, plus extra for... more
Master this simple pancake recipe then customise with your favourite toppings. Ingredients 125g Co-op plain flour 2 Co-op British eggs 300ml semi-... more
Next-level meatballs topped with a cauli cheese crust Feeds 8 • Ready in 1 hour 25 mins 2 x 350g packs Co-op British beef meatballs 1 tbsp Co-op... more
You dont need to toss this twist on a pancake! Ingredients: 75g Co-op unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus extra for greasing 450ml Co-op semi-... more