The very successful Expowest Cornwall
took place from 3rd – 5th March, at the Royal Cornwall Showground, in Wadebridge, and over those three days more than 2700 buyers came to taste, test, sample and order the best that Cornwall has to offer. Over 150 exhibitors took this early season opportunity to display and demonstrate their wares to both regulars and new customers. One fifth of them have already rebooked, meaning that the 2016 show is 30% full already!
Devon's bursting with passionate, artisan drinks' producers, whether they be alcoholic or non-alcoholic. To celebrate this, The Shops at Dartington is opening a new shop devoted entirely to Devon produced Drinks. Aptly named 'Devon Drinks', this stunning new outlet, located in the historic apple store at The Shops at Dartington, will officially launch at the Easter Fair on the 3rd April. Brimming with the region's finest wines, ales, beers, ciders, spirits and soft drinks, it's guaranteed to become a one-stop shop for all drinks enthusiasts.
Mr Filberts has unveiled a brand new range of West-Country inspired nuts this spring. Launching for the first time at IFE, the new Mr Filberts’ Flavours of the West Country range comes in three new mixed nut products.
Created in partnership with three award-winning West Country brands: Cornish Sea Salt, Orchard Pig Somerset cider and Roskilly’s Clotted Cream Fudge, this new range of nuts aims to bring something new to the snack sector this summer. The new Flavours of the West Country Range follows the same quality standards as all the Mr Filberts range.
, the Plymouth based artisan premium crisp brand, is launching a new flavour, Devon Roast Beef, in collaboration with Devon firm The Well Hung Meat Company
. The new flavour hopes to complement the existing range of award winning, hand-cooked chips and offer consumers a new snack to share with friends.
Tapping into the increased consumer demand for strong traceability and high quality ingredients, the latest product innovation makes the most of the award-winning Well Hung Meat Company’s close relationship with its local organic beef farmers, to create a meaty and distinctive flavour.
Taste of the West has been invited to showcase food and drink from the West Country to MPs at a reception in the House of Commons on Thursday 12th March. The reception will be hosted by West Country MP Neil Parish as part of the Conservative Rural Affairs Group (CRAG) AGM.
Taste of the West will be offering a delicious range of West Country products to taste, from Cornish and Devon cream teas to award winning charcuterie, cheese and crisps. Representing Taste of the West will be Chief Executive, John Sheaves, Chairman Brian Jennings and Events Manager Evelyn Muir. Liz Truss, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will also be speaking.