So we have spent the last two weekends with a collection of local producers, bespoke suppliers and well-known street food traders showcasing our fabulous bursting bubbles and delicious tea with everyone at EAT! North East Food Heroes Market. Armed with cake and flowery headbands we shared our TeaShed and Pop a Ball products with the rugby fans flocking from across the globe. The Scotland v South Africa match undoubtedly signalled the arrival dressed up fanatics from both sides. We saw all sorts from kilts (obviously!) and Loch Ness monster hats to South African flag onesies. With the market surrounding a big screen by Grey’s Monument broadcasting the match, the atmosphere on Saturday was electric! On Sunday there was a live band playing by the monument that provided a nice backing track for the day. Their rendition of Britney Spears’ Toxic was a definite favourite.
Our Pop a Ball bars displayed our range of bursting juice bubbles with free samples available for those who like to try before they buy. Passion fruit and cherry were clear favourites but we were glad to see that lot’s of you agreed any flavour would be a great stocking filler. We also had a bubble tea bar with three flavours of tea and bursting bubbles available to mix and match.
Joining us at the market were a variety of North East Food Heroes including The Pip Stop, North Chocolates, Well Hung and Tender, Beamish Brewery, The Geordie Banger Co. and Scream for Pizza. Thanks as well to The Lily Tree Bakery for lunch. An amazing gluten free goats cheese, beetroot and caramelised onion pastry to keep me going through the day.
This leg of EAT! Festival was definitely a great start to Newcastle’s Rugby World Cup experience. A big thank you to everyone who stopped by our stall! Keep updated on TeaShed news to see when our next pop up will be, time is ticking to get the perfect Christmas gifts!