Traditional Dorset Foods

Dorset Gifts
A family run business trading in Dorset since 1982

Dorset Foods

Traditional foods from Dorset


Dorset Tea Caddy - DGDORSTEA

We sell lots of these Dorset Tea Caddies in our shop alongside all the nauticalia, country fudge, seaside essentials and of course ice cream. It’s a great takeaway present for under a fiver and of course this attractive tin  is of a Dorset scene with yachts in the sea (we got nautical!)  250 grammes of blended black tea bags in a reusable tin  tea caddy  measuring approximately 20 cms in width and 15 cms in height.

£4.95 each


Dorset Knob Biscuit Tin - DGMOORESKN

Dorset Knob Tin

It’s been on our mind for more than a decade and in the past we have sold hampers of Dorset products. We are selling a few of our classic food items but only if they come in a reusable tin and something we think those nautically minded might enjoy as an accompaniment on their or someonelse’s boat.  Moores Dorset Knob Biscuits are usually accompanied with a wry smile, laughter or a blush when purchasing in our shop. They do sell very well.  They do what is says on the tin — “Superior double baked savoury biscuits, made to the original Moores family recipe in the heart of Dorset and enjoyed throughout the world”. Moores have been established since 1880, that’s more than a hundred years longer than us but on to the biscuits – originally made from dough left over from a mornings bread production – most buyers now enjoy these with some mature cheese and back in the day they were eaten with sugar and hot tea poured on to them. 400 grammes in weight and the average weight of each knob is 10 grammes. That’s the biscuits done but what a superb tin!!! Something to keep in the kitchen for many years to come. Approx 20 cms high and 15 cms wide/deep.

£13.50 each


Dorset Sea Salt - DGDS1

Dorset Sea Salt

Dorset Sea Salt is hand harvested along the Jurassic coast specifically in the Portland area - it's a quality product made using traditional methods.  We are selling 125 grammes jars of Natural Sea Salt at £4.95  and Chilli Salt,  Garlic Salt and Tomato, Olive and Basil for £6.50.

Natural Sea Salt - £4.95
Chilli Salt - £6.50
Garlic Salt - £6.50
Tomato, Olive and Basil - £6.50



Moores Luxury Fruit Cake with Brandy - DGT50

Moores Luxury Fruit Cake with Brandy

The company of S.Moores was established in 1880 and is purveyor of the finest fruit cake in Dorset  combined with a forever tin measuring 18 cms in diameter and containing approximately 1200 grammes of their legendary luxury fruit cake with brandy. We like to think you would get 12 servings  from the tin and each serving if you were inclined to be a team player and only take 100 grammes will amount to 400 calories - that's how good it is. If you have 13 at your dinner party perhaps the last person to finish dinner could instead have the iconic empty tin. Allergy advice and other nutritional facts on the bottom of the tin.

£15.95 each


Moores Tropical Fruit Cake with Rum - DGT40

Moores Tropical Fruit Cake with Rum

Do you like ginger, papaya, pineapple, dates, figs, mango, orange, coconut and a splash of rum? We thought so - this Moores Tropical Fruit Cake with Rum is presented in one of the iconic Moores tins, a company that established themselves near the coastline of Dorset while Queen Victoria was relatively young and rum would have been smuggled in to the country by salty sea dogs. Weighs approximately 100 grammes with the tin. The tin is 18 cms in diameter. Ingredients and allergy advice on the tin.

£16.95 each


Moores Blue Logo Biscuit Selection - DGT52

Moores Blue Logo Biscuit Selection

The traditional iconic Moores Logo - Established in Dorset in 1880 - with 400 grammes of scrumptious biscuits split in to 4 flavours.  Dorset ginger,  butter crunch, chocolate chip and walnut crunch.  A lovely tin which will gracefully adorn any kitchen. The top of the tin measures 20 cms  by 20 cms.  I've got through half of these doing the write up. All nutrional values on the tin.

£13.95 each


Dorset Fishing Boat Tin Biscuit Selection - DGT58

Dorset Fishing Boat Tin Biscuit Selection

Beautifully packed in a tin biscuit box with striking artwork by Lynette Merry. We have always been of the opinion that Moores' biscuits set them apart anyway but their packaging is quite stunning. On to the biscuits - these tins contain three packs which are barley and oat crumble, lemon and stem ginger and double chocolate chip, 150 grammes of each and allergy advice on the tins. A great little add on to your nautical shopping and these tins aren't going to be discarded once the biscuits have been devoured.

£13.95 each