05 April 2011
Yesterday I attended the natural food show 2011 at Olympia, London. It is a trade event, not open to the public, so I donned my THV cake hat, packed some empty bags and set off. Most stall holders are there to promote their produce and find a distributor.
I didn’t travel straight to the show. First I met up with Mits, we got lunch together. Then I headed down to Brixton to see Ms Cupcake at her new shop (which is closed on mon/tues). Btw it looks great down there, check out Mits blog here on the opening. You have to go!
Then on to Olympia…. after a 20 min wait at Earls Court (Grrrrrrrr). I actually didn’t get there until nearly 3pm, quite late on day 2 of the show. I was a little worried that everyone might be packing up and going home already! Armed with my map I entered and headed to the left hand side or food section.
I was warned in advance that there might not be many free samples. Booooooooooooo. So imagine my surprise when I ended up with all this……
There is definitely some benefit in attending a showing for the last couple of hours. With no one wanting to carry all their display items home I eagerly asked and accepted lots of items (as you can see).
I did actually buy some stuff for a total of £22 with £20 being spent on the teapigs matcha green tea!
I am sooooooo excited there is so much new stuff and I promise to blog on all of it for you! So there will be more details. It was well worth carrying all those bags across London for the afternoon!