Hello beautiful people, todays post is a look back on my day at the Bloggers Hangout event i recently attended.
The event was at 1pm and by that point i think i had spent enough time applying every highlighter i just purchased before putting on my new favourite all black Noisey May dress and requesting my Uber. The theme was all black chic which is perfect for my 99% black wardrobe.
Once my Uber dropped me off i was immediately lost! Perfect, well done Danielle. Luckily a fellow blogger was there to endure the hunt for the venue with me and we did eventually make it, even if we did think we were walking into someones back garden at one point.
The venue was smaller than i imagined but i do think that added to the atmosphere. It created the hustle and bustle of an almost indoor market feel whilst maintaining the peace and ambience any compact and well organised event would.
There were so many fabulous brands within the building and i loved chatting to everyone. All the tasters i tried were truly delicious, it would be so hard to pinpoint a favourite!
I did come away with some items, that i just have to share with you all though, as some of these really did catch my eye.
Cranes. This company is set up by twin brothers that put the focus of their ciders into the hands of tiny little cranberries. They have three very distinct yet very different flavours; original cranberry, strawberry and kiwi and my favourite raspberry and pomegranate.
Not only do these ciders taste, crisp, clean and ultimately delicious, they are only 99 calories a bottle! Perfect for those of us who want to cut down on sugar.
The gift box of three retails at £8 which i think is perfect pricing, less than £3 per bottle for this unique cranberry cider.
Next up is a brand called get buzzing. You may have heard of these guys before, they are making delicious flapjacks with no nuts at all in the product. With 100% natural ingredients these snack bars are perfect for people on the go. They are also vegetarian which is an added bonus.
I took away the peanut butter flapjack as I didn’t understand how this could taste anything like peanut butter if it contained no actual peanuts.The flapjack tasted mainly plain at first but the more of the bar you eat, you get a sense into the fact that there is some peanut butter flavour incorporated.Now if I was to be super picky I’d say more peanut butter flavour please, but the point of this product isn’t for it to taste 100% like peanut butter it’s to create a taste illusion for people who may be allergic to nuts and that is brilliant.
Onto the next bar that truly fascinated me, the crobar.
Watching people’s faces as we are told this product contains cricket flour was one of my personal highlights within the whole event. There’s the immediate, ew. Followed by the temptation to try it, the questions of why!? Then the actual taste.
Fascinated I opted for the peanut flavour in hopes it would have a weaker taste than raw cocoa and I was correct.
I actually enjoyed the taste of this bar but not the texture. This product won’t crumble is an almost wet dough like texture that squished together. For me that texture is what I couldn’t get my head around more than the fact it had cricket flour in.
Next up, another favourite of mine. Bluebird tea co gave me two samples to take away. Immediately I loved the packaging. I drink tea nearly everyday. Peppermint tea has become my hangover remedy.
The Mojitea, is delicious! Peppermint and lime are two of my favourite flavours and I let this brew until it was quite strong to really keep in those flavours. I wouldn’t say it tastes exactly like a mojito but it is as close as a tea can get.
The morning kick tea, I wish I hadn’t brewed it for as long. Ginger can be quite a hit or miss flavour for myself and I think had I taken the tea bag out sooner I would have enjoyed this more. The smell of this tea however is incredible! It really does make me feel ready for the day.
Finally I started with a drink so I’ll end with a drink. (Well jelly)
From cocktail mania, Jelly shots. I’m sure on the day these girls had a mission to get everyone drunk, I obviously happily obliged. How could I say no?
Alcohol and colours that look like they came straight out of Willy Wonkas factory. I’m in. The flavours were delicious. I would like all the flavours at every future party I host please!
Other brands I didn’t bring away testers from but highly adored include Co-Yo and the protein drinks co and Ross and Ross.
These brands certainly caught my eye, I found their products were fascinating and the brand representatives very informative and relatable. I wish I could post more about them however I’m afraid I didn’t take away products to fully review for you all now.
I had so much fun at the event, I think I’m starting to get the hang of these now, and going on my own isn’t half as scary as I think it’s going to be.
Thank you to the team over at Bloggers Hangout for inviting me. I cannot wait to see what else you have in store!
Thanks for reading Danielle Jade
(I better go eat now, I’m super hungry after this)