Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Bloggers Love Food and Drink Festival

Bloggers Love Food and Drink Festival Urban Fruit Reviews
Hey Everyone! Hope you're all well :) A week ago I attended a Food and Drink Festival which was put on by The Bloggers Hub and I had a lovely time, I managed to speak to loads of brands and they were all so generous! However, the event was held in a bar and so it was sooo dark inside, which to be honest I have no idea why they would think that was a good idea, seeing as bloggers like the take pictures. But nevermind! So I apologise for the extremely dark and grainy pictures but I thought I would share about the products there and ones I was gifted :) The event was near Chancery Lane and on my way there I was thinking, hmm, I hope the lighting is better as the Bloggers Love Fashion Week one was a bit dim, but as soon as I walked in it was pretty much black so I was quite shocked.. such a shame :') 

Bloggers Love Food and Drink Festival Reviews Marshmallows Birch water

Bloggers Love Food and Drink Festival Reviews
The first brand I spoke to were Miss Millar's Marvelous Mallows, where she had giant marshmallows which come in 12 flavours. They were really light and soft and fat-free which is always a bonus :)
Sibberi Birch water had water which was harvested from Birch trees. The process sounded quite cool however I have no idea what it tastes like :')

Bloggers Love Food and Drink Festival Reviews Positivitea

Bloggers Love Food and Drink Festival Reviews

Bloggers Love Food and Drink Festival Reviews cereal lovers
c/o Cereal Lovers

Cereal Lovers* had several simply fruit granolas which I was lucky enough to receive all the flavours: apple, banana and chocolate, blackcurrant and apple and orange. They have no added sugar and I'm interested to try these for breakfast :) I also received some forest crunch granola oats containing oats, seeds and malt :) I like that they're quite soft to eat, so they don't break your teeth like some granolas/mueslis etc :)

Bloggers Love Food and Drink Festival Reviews Olive oil kombucha wonga coconut
c/o OOO company, Equinox Kombucha, Chosan and Rebel Kitchen

OOO Company*, had 100% extra virgin olive oil from Cyprus which they press and sell directly. Mum uses olive oil for cooking and salads so now I will have my own one to take with me in October when I start my PhD :)
Equinox Kombucha* is fermented green tea which is also known as a 'living sparkling tea'. It's meant to have many health benefits and it is popular in Asia. It comes in four flavours: original, wild berry, raspberrry and elderflower and ginger. I was generously gifted raspberry and elderflower and ginger. I was a bit apprehensive to try it but it wasn't too bad, a bit like fruity champagne :)
Chosan* had some exotic soft drinks from Gambia which are based on Hibiscus. I picked up Moroccan Mint and I like it, it tastes a bit like a fruity green tea :)

Bloggers Love Food and Drink Festival Reviews

Bloggers Love Food and Drink Festival Reviews

Rebel Kitchen* had some Dairy Free Mylk which is made from Coconut milk, organic date nectar and spring water. I've heard a lot about coconut milk drinks so I'm interested to try this, and I picked up the Chai flavour. I was also given a few recipes where they can be used for baking cakes which is quite cool :)

Bloggers Love Food and Drink Festival Reviews
c/o various brands mentioned in text
Brownie Brownie* is a little home bakery where they make and sell various brownies which were nice and firm yet had just the right amount of moisture :)

Bloggers Love Food and Drink Festival Reviews Stag Bakeries
c/o Stag Bakeries

Stag Bakeries* gifted me with some seaweed stornoway water biscuits and smoked butter stornoway cocktail oatcakes, I can't say I was too keen on them but mum and dad liked them :)

Bloggers Love Food and Drink Festival Reviews
c/o Thanks for Frank's

Thanks for Frank's* had various Hand Baked Granola Bars and I was lucky to be sent away with Salted Caramel, Belgian Chocolate, Original, Flame Raisin and Hazelnut and Cashew Nut, Raspberry and Chocolate so I'll be snacking on these during the day :)

Bloggers Love Food and Drink Festival Reviews Stoats
c/o Stoats

Stoats* is a brand which I'm pretty sure I see in shops all the time. They have various products and I was generously gifted some porridge oat bars in apple and cinammon, raspberry and honey, white chocolate and hazelnut, apricot and sultana, fig and date, original and blueberry and honey. I was also gifted some rustic scottish oatcakes :) They were all really tasty so I'll probably be buying these again :)

Bloggers Love Food and Drink Festival Reviews Pearl and Groove Baked in positivitea
c/o Pearl and Groove, Positivitea and Baked In

Baked In* had various cake mixes for some really nice cakes and pastries and they have everything you need in the box with no dodgy ingredients which looked cool. I was given a little brownie mix in a mug where you add butter and water, pop it in the microwave and tadaa! I used to make these all the time so I'll have to see what this one tastes like :) 
Pearl and Groove Bakery* had some gluten free cakes and granolas.
I was given two teabags from Positivitea* to try, I really like the packaging and it comes in 7 flavours: Connect, Imagine, Inspire, Love, Achieve, Create and Thrive each with different blends, so some are calming, or boost energy and I chose ones for my eyes as they're not the best haha! I guess it's cool say if like you want to acheive something today, you could drink the achieve tea and be like right I'm gonna do this, even if it is the placebo effect XD They smell nice as well which is always a bonus :)

Bloggers Love Food and Drink Festival Reviews Superfoods Of the earth
c/o Of the Earth Superfoods

Of the Earth Superfoods* gifted me with a 'Breakfast on the Go' which is an oat based cereal made from superfoods with the flavours strawberry, goji and beetroot. With it came truffles made from spirulina and lemon and some organic yacon syrup. Honestly, I didn't really like them, or it's the sort of thing you need to get used to.. but my parents and friends all liked them, especially the truffles :)

Bloggers Love Food and Drink Festival Reviews
c/o Granny Mary's Luxury Potted Meats

Granny Mary's Luxury Potted Meats* came in cute little pots. They're similar to pate (which I love) but more meatier and healthier and the recipe is from his Grandma Mary. My parents have really been enjoying them especially and I was given two flavours to try: Fresh Duck with Orange and Fresh Beef with Butter :)

Bloggers Love Food and Drink Festival Reviews
c/o Urban Fruit

I've tried the Strawberry Urban Fruit Pure Fruit Snack* before and I really enjoyed it! Basically it's fruit that's gently baked and no sugar is added. Even though there was no sugar they were sweet and I guess a bit like raisins, but strawberries and different haha! I received strawberry, mango and pineapple. I'd probably get strawberry again but I wasn't too keen on the other flavours and they were a bit too chewy :)

So that's the end of this post, finally! I'm sorry that it was extremely long! Thank you to all the brands that provided me with samples to try :) Have you tried any of these before? What did you think? :) 



*Even though all the products were gifted to me, all opinions are 100% my own :)

110 comments:

  1. So much food! I love the fact that it's a food and drink event. The urban fruit snack sounds really yummy and healthy. :D Thanks for sharing Nev, have a fantastic week!

    ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

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    1. I know! I quite like the food and drink ones they're fun :) thanks lovely, have a great day! :) xx

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  2. Fantastic products, I wish to be there ;-)

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  3. Interesting post!
    Have a nice day!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase
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    1. Thank you Gil, have a lovely day! :)

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  4. Urban fruits snack sounds great, it seems to a product that is both delicious and healthy! thank you for sharing...I see many food and drink products here that really look promising.

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    1. That's okay Ivana! I liked the strawberry one :) xx

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  5. I love this post. I want to attend such event too. Every shop has something great to offer. I'm interested with the products of Pearl & Groove Bakery :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Shaira! Hopefully you will too :) there were loads of cool brands! :) xoxo

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  6. This must have been a fun event. Everything looks really delicious.

    TRENDGALORE
    BLOGLOVIN'

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  7. This event looks so much fun.
    I love it.
    I would love to attend one time.

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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    1. It was fun! Hopefully you will soon :) xx

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  8. Such an amazing post!
    Have a great end of the week!
    Natallia Jolliet
    http://www.alexphotographygeneva.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Natalia! Have a lovely week! :) xx

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  9. Looks like a super fun event!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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  10. Wow, so much fun! Miracle mug brownies!? DREAMY.

    Tara x

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    1. It was good fun, I know such a quick and easy way to have a little cake xD xx

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  11. This looks like so much fun ! And the foood looks super yummy! :)
    Love Life Every Day
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    1. It was fun! And I ate most of it hehe! :) xx

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  12. This looks like a great event! Would love to be able to attend one of those!

    Paulina

    shenanigan-ska.blogspot.com

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    1. It was fun! Hopefully you will soon :) xx

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  13. ooh, it look like the event was great! The food looks so good mmmm x

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  14. Wow, you certainly got a ton of samples! Sounds like you had a great time at the event :)
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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    1. I know! My arms hurt trying to carry it all home, it was so generous of everyone! :) xx

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  15. Ohn dear, thanks a lot!!! You know that your opinion is very important to me <3

    Wooow, so funny festival :D Amazing photos as usual!

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    1. Thank you Miguel! Have a lovely week :) xx

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  16. This is such a cool festival
    xo
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  17. So yummy!!!!

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    xoxo

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  18. I love the food event lol

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  19. I'm loving these photos. I wish my area had more blogging events like these.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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    1. Thank you Connie! I know, theyre usually held in London :) xx

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  20. Hi dear
    Great post, so tasty and interesting
    xoxo

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  21. Looks like some seriously yummy treats!
    Dresses & Denim

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  22. Great post! Looks like it was such a wonderful event...so many interesting brands!

    http://ourruins.com

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    1. Thank you Valerie! I know there were loads I hadn't heard of before! :)

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  23. What a fun event. SO many tasty things!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  24. Sounds like an amazing event and you got to try some nice products. Those granola bars sound delicious!

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  25. Looks like such a fun event!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  26. really a pity there is no more light for some photos but is a great post!
    Are you interested in following each other dear?
    xx
    http://cocojeans.blogspot.pt

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    1. Thank you lovely! I know that was a shame :) xx

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  27. Great photos!!! To bad that in Portugal we don't have that products!!
    Kisses sweetie

    http://denisedeassis.com

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    1. Thanks Denise! Oh that's a shame :) xx

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  28. This sounds like my kind of an event! How awesome and these look amazing!

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    1. I know, it was a fun event to go to! :) xx

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  29. Yum! Everything looks delicious!
    Great post, loved it :)

    Beatriz ♥
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  30. What a fun event! Gosh those marshmallows look scrumptions! :) xo~ Lena
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    1. It was fun! And they were very yummy :) xo

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  31. all of these products have such cute packaging! I hear kombucha is really good for you!
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    1. I know! And yes I've heard it's good for you too :) xx

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  32. OMG this looks like such fun! My husband would've went crazy and tried and bought everything!

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  33. oh I love food...i could have all of them hehehe

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  34. Cool post !

    Would you like to follow each other ?

    Kisses

    Emily from PTT

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  35. So much food! Looks like a fun event. Wish I could have gone!
    Great post! Going to try try those urban fruit snacks.

    Sam
    www.sams-wardrobe.com

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    1. Try come to the next ones! I liked the strawberry ones :) xx

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  36. Ah this looked like so much fun, gutted I didn't go along now. Definitely made me a little hungry too ;)

    Elle
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    xx

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    1. Oh no, maybe next time! I've had a lot of food haha.. time to hit the gym XD xx

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  37. So interesting post Nevena!!! It seems a really nice and delicious event! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
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    1. Thank you Eni! Have a lovely week :) xx

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  38. This both sounds and looks like a lot of fun, though I'm also a little confused as to why the event was hosted in a dimly-lit bar considering bloggers would no doubt be taking many photos.. hmm curious! Anyway, thanks for introducing us to more yummy brands! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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    1. It was fun :) I really don't know why it was in the dark.. pretty silly haha :) xx

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  39. Such a great review +_+
    Happy weekend,

    Nicoleta

    http://reinventyourself.guide

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    1. Thank you Nicoleta! Have a lovely week :)

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  40. Oh, I can imagine it was very yummy there :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  41. those look like really nice foods and drinks!! :D lovely pictures my dear, xoxo <3

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  42. Nev, such an amazing post & the food event looked like so much fun. Thank you for taking the time to detail everything for us. We appreciate your time and talent ♥

    Xoxo, Shelly

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    1. Thank you Shelly, that's so lovely of you to say! :) xoxo

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  43. Loving post!

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  44. Nice blog!

    http://kissthestarsblog.blogspot.ro/

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  45. This looks like my kind of event! Mmmmmmm

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  46. Super amazing party!!! I love all packages!

    akiko

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    1. I know, their packaging is so cute :) xx

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  47. Fantastic event :)

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  48. why I never find awesome events like that. It sounds it was really fun
    x,Abril

    The Color Palette

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    1. Ohh! Try signing up to some databases :) xx

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