Supermarket Siesta Event

If you have been paying any attention to our Instagram stories lately, you might have seen my visit to the Supermarket Siesta event! I was invited along by Pet Shop UK to enjoy an afternoon of seeing all the things you can order direct from the companies involved, rather than going to the supermarket.

I posted a Vine on Monday about the event, which you will see at the bottom of this post, but for now here’s a few photos and what it was like to attend!

Farm Drop samples
Farm Drop samples

The first goodies I saw as I came through the door were these samples from farmdrop, which aims to bring produce fresh from the farm to your door in less than 24 hours. The bread, the oil, and the strawberries were fabulous!

Market Porter cheese
Market Porter cheese

Next up I tried some delicious goats’ cheese and cheddar from Market Porter, the best of which was undoubtedly the Westcombe cheddar shown above! The chaps at this stand were happy to give a thorough explanation of what makes each cheese special and how it is prepared, which made this mouse pretty happy.

Whittard teas
Whittard teas

I tried a sample of Whittard tea and actually it was alright – for a big non-tea drinker, that was a big thing! I wasn’t able to say the same at Union Hand-Roasted Coffee, as unfortunately I just couldn’t bring myself to enjoy the coffee they were serving. Perhaps it’s because I’m not a coffee fan, perhaps it’s because their representative served it to me boiling hot and then expectantly watched while I took a drink, thus singing my tongue. We’ll never know.

Biscuiteers workshop
Biscuiteers workshop

What next? Over to the Biscuiteers workshop, where I had a go at creating a gingerbread person in my own image. I say had a go because you can see I really didn’t succeed. I also had to pick her up and run before she dried properly, so all the icing got smashed up, which was a shame! (spoiler alert: it tasted just as good anyway)

Huge salad bowl
Huge salad bowl
Potato salad and quiches
Potato salad and quiches

Next up was the feast! This was a huge amount of food laid on for us. The veggie selection include big bowls of salad as well as potato salad, some quiches, and beautiful seeded or white baguette slices. The potato salad was the biggest hit for me!

Fruit bowl
Fruit bowl
Beautiful Biscuiteers biscuits
Beautiful Biscuiteers biscuits
Biscuiteers cake
Biscuiteers cake

The last part of the feast was dessert, served in amazing style with Biscuiteers biscuits and cake. I can very first-hand that all of the above were absolutely delicious. I had such a sugar rush from the cake that I think I might have flown back to the tube!

It was a fantastic event and definitely a lot of fun to attend. All of the brands showed their offerings in such a great way, and the setting – at Hello Fresh HQ – was marvellous as well. 

Finally, here’s the Vine of how it all unfolded.

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