It was great to see so many local businesses on show on my visit to this year’s Royal Norfolk Show, which you can read all about here.
Purchasing locally made produce means directly investing in the future of our region, which is not only extremely important, but also makes me proud of the talents of where I am from and everything East Anglia has to offer.
Here are just a few of the foodie purchases I treated myself to at this year’s Royal Norfolk Show, and a little bit about where they come from.
Yum Yum Tree Fudge
Made in Bury St Edmunds, Yum Yum Tree Fudge was created in 2009 and is made and packaged from a home kitchen before being sent off to shows and events across the UK. They focus on quality ingredients, including the use of the essential ingredient from British Sugar in Suffolk, to create a true luxury fudge. Flavours include Sea Salted Caramel, Strawberries and Cream, and my favourite Belgian White Chocolate. The full range can be found here.
SPONGE is one of my all time favourite local business. Produced in Holt, Norfolk, I was first introduced to their delicious cakes when they were a supplier of a gastro pub I worked in whilst at sixth form, and I was delighted to find them at the Royal Norfolk Show later that year. I always pick up some of their Baby Sponges at the Show, this year going for sticky toffee and cookies and cream. Oh, and a slice of the Millionaire’s cake, but that disappeared soon before I took any photos! All of their sweet treats can be purchased on the website…I really recommend the Sharing Sponges where you can mix and match all of your favourite flavours.
Metcalfe’s Skinny Popcorn
Now a popular brand in all the big supermarkets, Metcalfe’s skinny popcorn is produced in Norwich by Kettle Foods. It’s the perfect healthy treat at only 114 calories per serving, with my favourite flavour having at least 30% less sugar than average sweet and salt popcorn. It’s also suitable for vegans, and gluten free. You will find Metcalfe’s skinny popcorn, along with their other snacks, at most supermarkets, and you can find out more about it on their website here.
Love Emily x