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BBC Good Food Show Winter 2015 Birmingham: Producer Preview

The Winter BBC Good Food Show at the NEC in Birmingham kicks off this very Thursday (26th) November! One of my favourite parts of the Good Food Show HAS to be the shopping. Discovering producers, tasting before you buy and generally having a good chinwag with the sellers, it’s all great fun.

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As part of the Blogging Community for the Good Food Show I’m usually lucky enough to get some samples through the post before the show, showcasing some of the great products on offer and this year was no exception. There are both some fab old faces and lots of new ones at this year, so let’s take a look at some of the producers to look out for this Winter:

HEDONIST BAKERY

This bakery has developed additive free breads and patisserie, all handmade. I tried the Farmers Country Grain loaf which was packed with grains and nuts. Seeded breads are a favourite of mine and this one, made for home baking is delicious.

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JUST OILS

These are a local favourite of ours who make some lovely infused rapeseed oils and also a fab range of crisps. Check out our review from a year or so ago to find out more!

MUNCHY SEEDS

I’d heard of this brand previously, but I’ve never tried any of their products. They do various flavours including honey, chilli and even sweet varieties like choccy apricot.  I’m loving sprinkling seeds over salads at the moment and these ones are enriched with omega 3, very healthy! As well as these large pots they also do tiny packets, perfect for snacking on the go.

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FARRINGTONS MELLOW YELLOW RAPESEED OIL

Farringtons Rapeseed Oil is a firm favourite already with me so I’m glad to see they are back at the show this year. We usually pick up a bottle of their oil and the garlic mayonnaise in their range is SO tasty.

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FOREST PIG CHARCUTERIE

I love these guys and their great quality cured meats – we often have their chorizo in the fridge!

GOURMET SPICE CO

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THE GARLIC FARM

The Garlic Farm do all sorts of lovely chutneys, the Vampire Chutney a firm favourite of ours. We also loved their black garlic which we first tried in the summer of 2014. Currently we are working our way through a bulb of their smoked garlic, and this might be the best yet. Adding it to tomatoey sauces adds a beautiful smokiness which I am loving. Do pop by and see them as their stand is always done out amazingly too!

DEBBIE & ANDREWS SAUSAGES

These gluten and dairy free sausages are taking the sausage market by storm and they will be at the shoe with their full range including some Christmas specials so make sure you stop by!

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BLACK LIQUORICE COMPANY

I first met these guys at this summer show and really loved their products – if you like liquorice then you will be in heaven!!

MR VINE

I was happy to see that Mr Vine are going to be at the show – I write about them earlier this year and their new wine ordering app which is so easy to use!

ROSS & ROSS FOOD

Another long term favourite of mine –  a fine food company based in the Cotswolds. Their terrines and pates are really brilliant and they also do various gift boxes such as The Man Box – perfect for food loving man in your life!

That is just a short selection of a few of the great producers you can find at the show – check out the full Exhibitor list here. It’s certainly not too late to get yourself tickets so check out the website for details!

See you at the show!

 

 

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