The Vegan Fair in Bedford

I had a fun day at the Vegan Fair. I’d like to say a big thank you to James Peter and the other organisers for putting together such great event. I managed to get a chance for a quick chat with the main man himself:

 

The word that comes to mind when I think about yestersday’s event is variety. There were such a wide range of stalls and products to see I took it upon myself to get stuck in!

In the interests of research, I started by sampling the most delicious ‘mince’ samosas. They were perfectly spiced with a wonderful texture.

Then I perused this wonderful stall featuring bath bombs made by Cleopatra’s Beauty Boutique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I particularly liked the idea of the homemade mini bath bombs; it felt choosing sweets, complete with striped paper bag. I’ll report back on whether the recipient enjoyed her vegan bath! Update – the bath pills smell amazing and they fizz beautifully. Will definitely be getting some of these for gifts this Xmas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After all that exertion, I continued my food research at Sheila’s Vegan Kitchen where I tried a ‘thali’ style meal, with Nimbu Pani – a refreshing indian citrus drink a bit like flat lemonade. As you can see, it was a robust meal and it was utterly delicious.

A bit of retail therapy followed ay the Living Beings stall.

Ha ha!

I settled on this one.

These t-shirts are ethically produced with sustainable materials and the workers get fairly paid. And the slogans are very funny! Great products and a great company.

 

Another interesting product I came across was this “Veggie Jelly” – vegan jelly made with carob. There’s even a lychee flavour! I’ll give it a whirl and report back.

I also spoke with the lovely Natalie at the Doterra Essential Oils stall. The oils smelt incredibly uplifting. There is a talk going on this coming Thursday about how to use them and you get a free sample – message me for more details.

I have to say that all of the stall holders and the visitors were so lovely – I felt proud of our bunch!

If you were a stallholder at the show and I didn’t get around to see you, please get in touch with me if you would like me to mention you.

 

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