At Délices, we are positive that the way to transform the food industry is by being the best at it. That’s why we have committed to bringing you the very best boulangerie and pâtisserie in the UK. Having travelled the world, we recognised that there was a calling for consumers who want to enjoy the very best when it comes to quality, and act as a counter to the bland repetition that is available on the average UK High Street. We manage this with a very simple strategy: absolute quality at every stage of food preparation; from ideation to the actual eating. That way we know that our customers are getting the very best that we can do, and it’s that quality that keeps us busy!
Our Key Commitments:
Taste is everything: Did you know that sugar isn’t supposed to be all that you can taste when you bite into something sweet? Most people don’t realise that sugar is a flavour enhancer, and not an actual substitute for the flavour itself. That’s why we use significantly less sugar than most, and use the top quality flour or leaven in order to draw out the natural flavours that we love, rather than the teeth-curling quantities that people have started to accept as standard.
Our savoir-faire: When it comes to preparing food, we are experts at what we do. Here at Délices, we make everything from scratch, and absolutely nothing comes pre-packaged or taken from a box and dropped onto the shelf. With every product created by us from start to finish, our customers know that they are getting true home-made food that tastes better than anywhere else.
The healthy option: Everyone is looking to be a little healthier these days, and that’s why we are very careful about ingredients and the quantities of those ingredients. As well as using less sugar and pure water for our delicious creations, we also use a combination of organic flours and slow fermentation of bread dough, which can make a massive difference to your body’s ability to digest your food as well as making a major difference for those with glycaemia or gluten intolerance issues. Obviously, with all of this specialised love of the trade in mind, we also refuse to use additives, no artificial colourants or flavours, MSG, or hydrogenated fats. If you’re looking for great tasting food that’s better for you, then look no further.
Sourcing the right way: Here at Délices, we always make efforts to source the very best when it comes to the ingredients that make the most impact on taste and quality. We source our dairy, flour, and chocolate from France, but the majority of our basic ingredients are from local sources. For instance, we opted for Wooden Hill coffee, a great choice of beans from a local roastery that also provides ethical coffee and AB Fruits. This combination of specifically sourced ingredients ensures the very best in flavour and quality.
Our sustainability: Everyone is trying to be more ecologically aware these days, and here at Délices, we’re no different! That’s why all of the flours we use are organic, and our water filtering doesn't use chemicals. Not only do our customers get the very best of texture and flavour, but they also get the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping the environment too!
We have had enough of the bland and the ugly when it comes to our urban environments. From coffee chains to fast food restaurants, all the way to the limp offerings that are seemingly the best foods from around the world, here at Délices, we wanted to change all of that and create a unique stand against the uniformity of the UK High Street.
Délices is more than a shop, it’s a statement. A statement that calls for more individuality and more quality in a world where both are in short supply. Not only do we make sure that everything we make is as beautiful as possible, but you can also count on the beauty of Bedford to act as a complement to the quality of the food. The combination of the best quality products and the beauty of our natural surroundings are the ingredients we use to bring the best of a connected world to the high street, and nothing makes better sense than that.