#Food: Throwback to the GT Bank Food and Drink Fair

Ahoy guys,

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I have been thinking about food a lot, so I figure I’m going to be blogging a lot more about it. This takes me back to the GT Bank Food and Drinks Fair and the amazing food I sampled, coupled with amazing vendors I met.

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I made a stop over at the Smoothie Express stand where they made their smoothies from scratch with sophisticated food processors and ice. I had the Berries Fetes Smoothie, made up of strawberry, blackberry, banana and blue berry, and it was divine!

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I also had Bonitas coconut chips, which would serve as a really cool topping for ice cream and yoghurt

 

The Ata Aganyin stand was beckoning at me, with amazing Aganyin sauce packaged in a jar for a mere N1500. There was ready made beans for a try out, and the combo took me back to my childhood days, where I had ewa aganyin all the time with bread. It was just amazing.

 

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I also stopped over at the Holo Crunch stand which had different flavours of popcorn. I tried out Birthday Cake, Red Cinnamon and Chocolate Mint, which were all yummy. Definitely a pleasant addition to a birthday party or for a day at the cinema

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My next port of call was the Bakendales stand, with all manner of pastries from apple crumble to cupcakes and chocolate cakes, which all looked lovely

I really enjoyed visiting the Healthy Salad company, where I tried the Tangy Prawn Mango and Avocado Salad, with super special lemon and coriander dressing. This salad made me wish mango was available in Nigeria all year round!  These cost N2500 for medium and N1500 for festival size.

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I feel like my best place to visit was the Vie Juice stand where they had freshly squeezed mango juice. This was juice at its finest because it was so thick and rich. The secret to this kind of awesomeness is the cold press method. Please call 08034230720 to order amazing juice from Vie

Bt-dubs, there’s free tasting of all Vie Juice flavours at the Victoria Island and Ikeja Hubmart from today till Friday:) So, y’all go try some!

I tried the Ginger flavoured Tigernut, the Mango, and the Avocado Orange and Pineapple mix, and guess what? Mango is still my best:)

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The Loshes Chocolate stand was quite a delight for me because I found Nigerian made chocolate, produced with cocoa from Ekiti and Ondo states. There was a lovely chocolate fountain, which we could dip marshmallows and puff puff in to have a real treat. It felt a bit like I was in chocolate heaven:)

 

I also found this amazing drinks bar called ‘Zhus Bar’ that made thirst quenching and delicious drinks, including strawberry flavoured zobo, which was uniquely produced in the form of a tea bag. Guys, I introduce to you Ztea.

I found another innovative stand which had ‘Chili Jam’. I don’t think I could have found anything more ingenious than that if I tried. It was both sweet and spicey

The Bread Monkey was also a pretty amazing stand with different kinds of bread that challenged my food palette. Some tasted like cake actually, like the banana bread, cinnamon carrot, apple and pear bread, lemon zucchini bread, pumpkin strawberry, cranberry and orange.

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Reel Fruit shop had dried fruit such as pineapple, coconut, while the Food Pro shop sold different flavours of cashew, such as ginger spiced, coconut coated, honey and sesame glazes, which would be great toppings for yoghurt and ice cream

I had so much fun trying different drinks, foods and snacks

 

What new foods have you tried recently?

 

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