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Foodie Finds #2 | Round Up

April 20, 2016

Being predominantly a food blogger, I’m always on the hunt for something new to try out. So here are last months Foodie Finds, which I’ve enjoyed trying out.

Williamson Tea Purple Matcha

Purple Matcha, Williamson Teas

I’m not a fan of green matcha, it has a real taste I just cannot get on with. However, Williamson Teas approached me with their Purple Matcha. You treat it the same way as green, by whisking it into hot water, however the Purple Matcha is far smoother and less harsh tasting than it’s green friend. I really enjoyed this as a pick me up mid-morning. As with all of Williamson’s teas, their Purple Matcha is grown with their ‘Bush to Cup Transparency’ providing customers with confidence that their teas are grown, picked and packed with complete transparency. Whilst their Williamson Tea Foundation ensures that all of their farmers live and work in good conditions, earn a decent wage and that the farm’s fertile soils and ancient wild forests are maintained for generations to come. Also how cute is the caddy? Everyone at work wants to steal my Nelly caddy!

Corkers Crisps

Corkers Crisps

I’ve enjoyed Corker’s Crisps before, the brand has recently gone a bit of a make over. Whilst they sent me some crisps to try during lent (oops), I was a good girl and saved them for after. There’s no change to their wonderfully thick and crunchy crips, but I can highly recommend the new sweet potato and chilli flavour as well as the classic sausage and English mustard. These crisps are perfect with an ice cold beer or soft drink on a sunny day.

Essential Cuisine Stock

Essential Cuisine Stocks

Oh my these stocks are amazing, I’ve already shared one recipe (Chinese Style Noodle Soup) but I have more to share with you using these stocks. The Essential Cuisine brand has been established in the food service industry for over 20 years, supplying to some of the UK’s top restaurants and chefs. Sunday Brunch’s Simon Rimmer is a huge fan and uses them in his various restaurants! Next up I am going to make a slow cooked steak dish using the beef stock…

Brooklyn Beer

Brooklyn Beer

Mr W and I went to Harrogate recently and in a wine shop I noticed some beers I’d never tried before. I’ve recently gone on a bit of a beer discovery and Brooklyn are one of my favourite breweries. I spotted this Oktoberfest edition, which is a deeper and richer flavour than the normal beer. It’s also darker in colour, a true autumnal beer!

Duck n Roll Leeds Trinity Kitchen

Trinity Kitchen Leeds

Last weekend I visited Dr C who has recently moved to Leeds. I’d heard ages ago about the Trinity Kitchen opening but still hadn’t managed a visit, so I dragged her there for lunch before my train home. Trinity Kitchen is an area dedicated to street food vendors, all independent businesses. So do head there and show them support when you’re next in Leeds. We went to Rola Wala for food, but next on my list is Duck and Roll for sure.

What are your recent foodie finds? Anything I should be checking out? Let me know in the comments,


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P.S. Some of these items are PR samples, as ever all opinions my own.


  • Reply Divya Khilosia April 20, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    ooohh i’m definitely going to have to try the tea as i’ve never really been a massive fan of the green either! trinity kitchen is so so good because there is something for everything!
    divya x

    • Reply MissPond April 21, 2016 at 9:26 am

      I am so converted to Trinity Kitchen, can’t wait to visit again!

  • Reply fashionmommywm April 20, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Tried those Corkers crisps at a press night last night – really nice.

    • Reply MissPond April 21, 2016 at 9:25 am

      They’re so nice aren’t they- I was very impressed!

  • Reply The Purley Girly April 20, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I love crisps – I’ll have to keep an eye out for Corkers! The sausage and mustard ones sound yummy.

    • Reply MissPond April 21, 2016 at 9:25 am

      The sausage and mustard ones are delicious! You can get them in Waitrose 🙂

  • Reply Jess April 20, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Omg my fella loves Brooklyn but I don’t think I’ve seen him with a blue version before? I’ll have to pop into Beermoth and see if I can grab him one! Btw the purple matcha tin is so cute!

    • Reply MissPond April 21, 2016 at 9:23 am

      This is the Oktoberfest one, the shop I bought it at only had a couple of bottles left- so you may struggle to find it as it’s out of season!

  • Reply Andra Dorolti April 20, 2016 at 8:40 am

    That tea – I actually wanted to buy it the other day but decided not to.,
    But now I really I want to go back and buy it :)) I love green matcha in general, so if this is even better (smoother) oh dear, I will probably love it 🙂
    They have some in HomeBase as well, for smaller prices 🙂

    Loved your selection overall, but I have to say the tea is the most tempting for me 🙂


    • Reply MissPond April 21, 2016 at 9:22 am

      It’s changed my mind about Matcha, will have to check out Homebase for it!

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