Wednesday, 5 May 2010

West Wales Food Festival

So, we are just starting to recover from a very busy bank holiday weekend, selling our sweets at the West Wales Food Festival at the National Botanical Gardens of Wales. The weather held out for us - yay!- the forecast had predicted rain but luckily it missed us. All we had was sun and cloud, and a lot of wind (my cheeks had a nice rosy wind burn look to them after the 2 days!).
It was the first fair we've actually done this year and the response was brilliant. We sold out of most things (a good thing!) - our new cut-your-own caramel bars being very popular (as well as the free tasters!). We also premiered (!) our very own pates de fruit -we haven't got them on our website or Etsy shop yet - we wanted to see the response first, which was very good! So, keep an eye out for our intense little fruity gems, made of fruit puree and sugar - they will soon be hitting our internet shops!Chocolate swirl caramel bars are on Etsy but this will soon be updated to include our bars. Espresso chocolate caramel was also a new product which went down well withthe coffee fans.

There were also some other yummy producers there too - we couldn't resist a chicken and gammon pasty from The Little Welsh Deli and some wonderful smoked cheese and garlic cheese from award winning Teifi Cheese. I wish I had taken a photo of both these stands because they bith looked so good. At least I know for future now!

My oh my, food fairs are not the place to be when you're trying to lose some weight for your summer wedding!
The gardens themselves were looking lovely - spring has well and truly sprung. The greenhouse is always wonderful - a big domed glass full of plants from around the world. If anyone is ever on a visit/holiday in South Wales I'd highly recommend a looksy at the gardens.