A flavour of Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival

Written by Caron Peirson
Tuesday 29th September 2015
 
Suffolk's Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival celebrated its 10th year this weekend!
 
Basking in glorious sunshine alongside the River Alde and its reed beds, Snape Maltings was a fantastic backdrop for Suffolk's best food and drink festival.  A wonderful event enabling foodies the opportunity to sample and buy from the region's artisan food and drink producers.  The organisers thoughtfully hand you a tote bag for your purchases!
 
Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival is a great combination of tasting, sipping, buying, watching demonstrations, attending master classes, enjoying music and book signings in the Suffolk countryside.
 
Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival 2015
 From left to right, top row: Richsips, Mark and team (Twenty Four Carrot Pesto),  and Aggie and team (Aggie Redpath's Family Kitchen).
 From left to right, bottom row: Jordan (Jordan Hay Music), Imaginative Traveller, and Kevin (JimJams Jams and Spreads).
 
Fantastic Twenty Four Carrot Pesto brand was launched at the show.  Yummy!  Since then, their product has been rebranded and now they are known as Taste Collectiv.
 
For all the coffee lovers amongst you, the Expresso Shot Coffee Vodka Infusion from Richsips is a must!
 
It was lovely to chat to the ladies from Aggie Redpath's Family Kitchen!
 
Great music from Jordan Hay Music outside the concert hall at Snape Maltings.
 
Great to see travel company Imaginative Traveller's team on a glorious day!
 
Delighted to meet and speak to Kevin from JimJams Jams & Spreads introducing his healthy spreads to the show.
 
Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival 2015
 From left to right, top row: Valley Farm Vineyards, Fairfield Crisps, and chef demonstration.
 From left to right, bottom row: Bonallack, rainbow cake, and East Anglian Daily Times.
 
 
We discovered the taste of Suffolk wine with Valley Farm Vineyards.
 
A chef demonstration that included a great Suffolk local brew on the East of England Co-op stage.
 
Great Granola from Bonallack, great taste winners from Norfolk.
 
All smiles from Fairfields Farm Crisps at Snape Maltings bringing a flavour of Spain to the festival with their Chorizo & Tomato flavoured crisps!
 
Radiant smiles from the East Anglian Daily Times promotions team.
 
Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival 2015
 From left to right, top row: Rebecca (Lane Farm), Rosie Birkett, and Yum Yum Tree Fudge.
 From left to right, bottom row: St Peter's Brewery, Charlotte (Hedgerow Cordials), and Fielding Cottage.

 

It was great to meet Rebecca from Lane Farm promoting her Suffolk salami.
 
Superb food demonstration from Rosie Birkett, food writer and stylist at Snape Maltings.
 
Looking for fudge with a kick?  Look no further than the Yum Yum Tree Fudge, Ecuadorian chilli chocolate fudge!  Scrumptious!
 
St Peter's Brewery was selling the perfect Christmas gift!
 
Hedgerow Cordials Drink Bar made its debut appearance at this event and it looked great!
 
There were plenty of opportunities to taste and buy goat cheese and meat from Fielding Cottage.
 
Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival 2015
 From left to right, top row: Corkers Crisps, Laura (Petite and Sweet), The Wild Meat Company, and Jackie (Marsh Pig).
 From left to right, bottom row: Ed (Edward's Cordial), Tuba Swingy, and British Sugar.

 

Corkers Crisps tempting folk with their quintessentially British pan fried crisps.  Great taste winner from Cambridgeshire.
 
Lovely chocolate treats from Laura at Petite & Sweet.
 
Wonderful to see the Wild Meat Company from Woodbridge selling their wild meat and game.
 
Great chorizo from Jackie, owner of Marsh Pig from Norfolk.
 
Edward's Cordial, a regular at trade shows, water's best friend!
 
Tuba Swingy from Lowestoft were busking and basking in the sunshine at Snape Maltings.
 
Great smiles from these cheerful ladies promoting British Sugar.
Written by Caron Peirson

Caron is director at Arcape. Her expertise in social media marketing, and her excellent local business knowledge, translate into social media results for her clients. Caron is a keen photographer, and on her spare time enjoys art, travelling and the countryside.

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