Taste Of London Winter 2014 at Tobacco Dock
This weekend, Taste of London hits the Tobacco Dock for their winter season. Last year was a great event, and this year it's even bigger and better! This is the place to sample some new and upcoming brands, along with some more of the well known. It's also the perfect occasion to buy some Christmas presents for loved ones. There is something for everyone; from alcoholic smoothies to rock star cheeses, fat burning chocolate to even some mulled cider hand wash!
I love that for most of the brand stands you can try before you buy. As a lot of these companies are quite small, Taste is a fantastic opportunity to talk to the people behind the product and get the lowdown on exactly what they offer, and maybe even get some special discounts. I always feel more inclined to buy from the brands with extra engagement and friendliness. Here were some of my favourites from tonight.
Sinful Smoothie might offer in the near future. They're also offering 10% off when you use the code SUNFUL10 to order over at VIP Bottles.
website) and it feels a bit more female friendly, though it's not particularly aimed at either gender. I sampled their extra ordinary IPA and extra blond, which I found more refreshing to my taste buds. They're also offering you, yes you, a chance to even feature on one of their bottle labels, so hurry up and strike your best Warhol pose!
their website for details on which events they'll be popping up at next. You can also follow them on Twitter.
Brittains offer over 10 other flavours, including Black Forest, Chilli Chocolate and Strawberry & Rhubarb. We'd tasted some other flavoured vodka brands, but this one definitely left the sweetest taste in our mouths.
Buttercup Cake Shop
Buttercup Cake Shop can be found at both Westfield shopping centres, or you can even order online. With an array of flavours and designs (or maybe design your own), it's difficult to pick. I'd recommend the sticky toffee. They also offer workshops in cake decoration; sounds like a fab idea for a Christmas party!
Here's what else I spotted around the event.
So if you're stuck for something to do this weekend, I really do recommend heading over to Taste of London Winter at the Tobacco Dock. This is my second year at this event, and it just seems to be getting even better with each visit. Bring on next year!