Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The Good Food Show 2017

A couple of weeks ago I told you about the Good Food Show and Gardener's World Live at the NEC Birmingham. I couldn't wait to go but unfortunately we couldn't go when we wanted to. On the Thursday I was struck with a migraine, then on Friday, Star was feeling to sick to go to school. So, we had to go on Saturday with all the kids in tow.

It was a little more stressing taking the kids and we didn't manage to see all we wanted to see. We even did't get to go around Gardner's World Live which was really disappointing.

What we did get to do though is see the lovely, and fit, Joe Wicks cook in the Super Theatre. He was very entertaining and the meals he cooked where really easy but looked so tasty, and they smelt real good too, even nose sensitive Star was enjoying the smell.

Joe Wicks at the Good Food Show

After the show Boo was adamant that she wanted to buy one of his books, so we did! It's actually pretty good and although it's not family aimed, (most of the recipes are for one or two) the recipes are easy enough to adapt and I'm sure Boo is going to be able to make some of them. She wants to start with creamy chicken pie. 

Joe Wicks told us of his hope to smash the World Record for the largest ever HIIT* session at Hyde Park on Wednesday 5th July starting at 6pm. He assured us it was going to be a great evening with lots of entertainment as well as exercise. Please take a look at his website The Body Coach if you are interested.

*HIIT = High Intensity Interval training. Train for 20 seconds, rest for 40, and it's over in 15 mins!

I think Joe was definitely our biggest highlight of the show but we did buy some things that were on offer so here are a few more favourites.


Flower and White had some gorgeous cakes and meringues on show and we just couldn't resist. The cakes were also gluten free which is an added bonus. They were so tasty too, little round cakes of delight.

Laura's Fudge was spotted early on by Boo and we couldn't leave without buying some of the delicious flavours on offer. 

laura's fudge, oreo fudge


The kids were really interested in the Baking Products from Bake and Create and we ended up buying some silicone mould from there.

bake and create moulds
I'm big lover of cheese, although I'm not eating it at the moment, but a little treat every now and then never hurt anyone. So we bought some tasty truckles of cheese from Blacks Cheese.

blacks cheese truckle


The kids went wild for the apple samples at Jazz Apples and I have to say I can understand why, they are so tasty. We had to come away with a bag!

Do check out the Jazz Apples website, they have some great resources for kids!


There was so much to see and do at the Good Food Show. We took a rest and tried to persuade the kids to visit the Gardner's World Live Show afterwards but they were totally worn out. Next time we will have to try and go while they are at school. 



Disclosure: I was given a press pass to attend the event, I've not been asked or paid to write this post, by The Good Food Show or any of the exhibitors mentioned.

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