Today, Hubby and I went to the Delicious Show (at the Better Living Centre) courtesy of Hip Urban Girl's Guide. I won a pair of tickets from them last week. It was a smart idea for Mike and I to skip breakfast and head straight for the show. Let me tell you that all the sampling left our tummies full.
As we tried to make a game plan of how we were going to tackle all the booths, we got easily distracted by samples. After only visiting five booths, we bought goodies from three of them. I will show you later what we came home with. We left the Cakes, Cupcakes & Sweets section for last but now I'm thinking it was a bad idea. I love chocolate and all things sweet but by the time we reached this section, I was full and couldn't even thinking of trying or buying anything. I would have bought some cupcakes from Bite Me Bakery or maybe some macarons from Rubelo (although $3 for one macaron and no samples - I'll pass thank you very much) but we settled for some mini candied apples from Bruce County Nut and Fudge Co. I don't even like apples, that's how good these candied apples are.
So, prior to the sweet section, we went through aisle by aisle sampling everything from oysters from Rodney's to cheeses to shortbread cookies (there are so many shortbread companies - our favorites: Coach House Shortbread Company and Sprucewood Handmade Cookies) to lots and lots of dipping sauces. I was intrigued by the DIY sodas from Soda Stream Canada and the free coffee from Nescafe Dolce Gusto outside of the Better Living Centre. There is so much to sample or buy, so if you are planning to hit the show tomorrow, make sure you go hungry.
Some other booths we got to sample:
- Butter from The Stirling Creamery - whey butter and goat cheese butter are quite different than your typical butter
- Regular butter flavoured popcorn and Sweet Fire popcorn from Shriner's Creek Kettle Popcorn.
- Bread dippers and balsamic vinegars from Wildly Delicious Fine Foods
- Mexican salsas and corn chips from Mad Mexican Food Products
- Mustards from Mrs. McGarrigle's Fine Food Shop
- and so much more...
Before I leave you with photos, which we didn't take a lot of because we were too busy eating, our absolute favorite was the Takoyaki from Akasaka Japanese Restaurant. They were grilling these balls especially for the Delicious Show, it's Japanese street food. We tried both the Octopus and Lobster ones. We have an idea of how we can make these at home. If we are successful, I will be sure to blog about it.
|Cake display from Gladycakes|
|Grilling at Akasaka|
|Shriner's Creek Kettle Popcorn|
|Cupcakes from Cupcake Diner|
|Waffles from Waffle Bar|
|3 for $5 oysters from Rodney's Oyster House|
|Macarons from Rubelo Patisserie|
|Macarons from Moroco Chocolat|
What we bought to take home
|Spicy Asiago and Garlic shortbread|
|Cinful - caramel apple rolled in their signature cinnamon glaze|
|Sundried Tomato and Herb Spread from Derlea Foods Inc.|
|Chipotle Lime from Mrs. McGarrigle|
|Corn nacho chips, chunky guacamole and morita salsa|
|Delicious bread dippers from Wildy Delicious - the first booth we went to|