Last Friday, a good friend and I ventured out of Wales to The Good Food Show Winter at the NEC Birmingham. I have been to the Good Food Show Summer during June before and so was excited to see if the Winter event was comparable or not.
Well, I'm pleased to say it was fantastic! The number of exhibitors was overwhelming! We entered the exhibition halls and it was definitely bustling! After a good look around what we thought was about 2/3 of the stands, we turned a corner and found even more foodie stands around said magical corner!
There was lots of different produce on offer... from alcoholic tipples to cheese and nibbles there was something for everyone. Also, there were kitchen equipment stands, gifts and homewares - you would definitely find something for that hard to buy for family member! And as a bonus, most exhibitors have special show prices, so it's kind to your pocket too!
And of course, don't forget the many free tasters on offer!
I quickly fell in love with Rubis Chocolate Wine and just had to buy a bottle to bring home!
I was pleased to see lots of Welsh companies and food producers at the show... to name just a few of my favourites - Snowdonia Cheese Company, Toffoc, 9Bar, Brecon Carreg, Celtic Spirit Co, Condessa Welsh Liquers, Gower Cottage Brownies, Rachel's Dairy Ltd and Scarlet Angel Ltd.
|Oooohhhh, so many glittery colours!|
And, there were plenty of cake decoration suppliers, for example Cake Crafting, Cupcake World, Frost and Snow Cupcake Bakery, Renshaw and The Happy Cupcake Company.
So, all in all a great day - but I would recommend flat shoes and make use of the "Shop & Drop" supported by Guide Dogs for the Blind!
Keep the dates in your diary for next year - BBC Good Food Show Summer 12th-16th June 2012 and BBC Good Food Show 27th November - 1st December 2013.