Ninas Popcorn

September 20, 2017

We were a bit worried when we saw Ninas – we thought they might be similar to a lot of brands at the Speciality Show, but just one bite proved us wrong.

Chirag Karia came to our pod armed with his naturally nutricious superfood popcorn. It’s all plant-based and they’ve been experimenting with some fantastic flavours – have you ever had a popcorn that left a sizzling taste on the tongue?

If you’re intrigued (you should be), you need to find out more by heading to their website and listening back to the podcast.



Kold Group

September 20, 2017

When you are exhibiting at a trade show for three days, it’s handy to have a tasty alcoholic exhibitor in close proximity.

Luckily, we had exactly that with Kold Group at the Speciality Show. They own two premium alcoholic drink brands; Kold Cocktails and Kalosa Natural Spritz. Both are all-natural drinks that are crafted using only the finest ingredients – they taste pretty damn fine too.

Hear all about the journey that Tori Sotiropoulos has undertaken by listening to the podcast and visiting the website.


Nut Blend

September 20, 2017

If you’re nuts about staying healthy, we found a company at the Speciality Show that may well be of interest to you.

We met Gabriella Block who’s the woman behind Nut Blend. They have created some deluxe nut butters that look and taste amazing. It’s not just peanuts either; they are creating them with almonds, cashews, macadamia, maca and pecans. More nuts than you could shake a pack of nuts at.

They’re free-from all nasties too. You should really check these guys out by listening to the podcast and heading over to the website.




September 20, 2017

Life in the working world can be tough. You stay focused at the office and then you crash out on the sofa when you should be relaxing.

Mina Price had exactly the same trouble – so she decided to fight fatigue with a product that is wowing the food world. It packs a punch – it’s Naturshot. It is a great range of 100% juice blends that are low in calories and boast unique flavours.

Find out how to boost your levels up by listening to the podcast and whizzing over to the website.


Nix & Kix

September 20, 2017

Speciality & Fine Food Fair is full of grown-up goodies, which is always a good thing. 

We sampled cordials, oysters and chocolate that ticked all the boxes, but amongst all of the choices of soft drinks, we found a really good one in Nix & Kix. The brand, who have got themselves into Waitrose and Selfridges, let us taste some wonderful cans of Peach Vanilla, Mango Ginger and Cucumber Mint.

Find out more about these adult soft drinks by visiting their website and listening to the podcast.


Adams Raw Chocolates

September 20, 2017

Cold-pressed…we’ve heard of cold-pressed juices but our chat with Adam was our first experience of cold-pressed chocolates. 

More and more people are giving the raw diet a serious chance – it’s supposed to be extremely good for you. Like with every diet though, you need a treat and that’s exactly why Mark Claydon is so excited by the company who were making a splash at the Speciality Show.

Cold-pressed chocolate could be the future. Jump on to the bandwagon by visiting the website and checking out more online.



Neats Snacks

September 20, 2017

We love the Speciality Show, we always find some cracking stuff and Andy Renton’s Neat’s Snacks were just that.

Basically, they’re rice crackers – but they have a big twist. The humdrum flavours were nowhere to be seen, as Neat’s Snacks boasted some flavours to make your nose run. How many times have you had Wasabi, Hot Thai chilli or Smokey Barbeque on a rice cracker?

Broaden your rice cracker horizons by heading over to their website here and listening to the podcast here.



September 20, 2017

It can be difficult to eat good food on the go. The snack aisle is particularly dangerous with all the tempting (but unhealthy) treats.

We heard from one company who are looking to make that snack aisle seem a lot nicer. Sarah Barac is having a great time with her company Revolicious, they make lovely and healthy bowls which have a manner of goodies inside.

If you want to snack healthy, you should check out the Revolicious website and listen to the podcast.


Speciality and Fine Food 2017 (part 2)

September 15, 2017

There were too many fantastic companies at the Speciality & Fine Food Show, so much so that one hour just didn’t cover it.

Alas, we’re back with another special episode which covers our highlights from the second day at Olympia. Variety is a key theme again, this time you’ll hear about everything from an anti-ageing Gin to a cheese & cracker flavoured chocolate. We may even be getting a letter from a Premier League footballer’s lawyer too. Fun times.

FoodTalk returns to its normal format next week, but for now enjoy this episode.


Speciality and Fine Food 2017

September 8, 2017

It had been in our diary for quite some time and we were like children at Christmas when the day finally came to set up our recording pod at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair. 

We had two fantastic days of interviews and the first of two hour-long specials are here for your enjoyment. Sue Nelson and Guy Routledge picked their highlights from day one at the show.

From oysters and eggs to Earl Grey ice lollies, we have quite the mixed bag for you to enjoy. Come back next week to hear more from the show.