I was cold and stuffed on Sunday afternoon after the Love Food festival, but I’m slowly warming up now (if you knew how rubbish our underfloor heating is you would understand!). The festival was on over 13th–14th February and I am glad I chose to go on the chilly but sunny Sunday as Saturday was rainy and cold! It was a perfect little chilled-out Valentine’s Day wonder. I remember seeing it advertised last year however I couldn’t make it so I’m glad I managed to go this year.
There were so many yummy local food and drink companies there. My favourite foods were Hibiscus Lily’s fudges and Rio Sauces sauces. I ended up buying the Rio cream cheese and coconut sauce, it was soo tasty (and mild thankfully)! They had many different sauces to try and it was difficult choosing just one! Breckland Orchard were also there with their Posh Pop and we ended up buying the last two bottles of their seasonal punch.
Pinkster’s Agreeably British Gin were another stand out supplier, and the gentleman there was very friendly. I tried some of their gin and considering I’m not keen on gin it was really good. It also looked very appealing, the pink colours and the branding were spot on. I picked up a bottle along with some of their boozy berries (I’ve got a couple of ideas for future blog posts so keep your eyes peeled for them soon!).
There were several street food vans to choose from outside: Holy Schnitzels, Steak and Honour and Churros Bar. Steak and Honour won me over and I couldn’t resist having a burger and fries. Before we left we grabbed some cheeky churros with homemade salted caramel sauce to warm us up before the drive home.
I would definitely recommended a trip to next year’s Love Food festival. It’s great seeing so many local businesses and it always makes you feel better supporting local companies. I think I’ll try and make it on the Saturday next year as apparently some businesses are only there for one day — I missed the Canesmith & Co’s gourmet sweets which I’m gutted about. Until next year!