Part one : Five great buys from Southport Flower Show

12:35 am

It's official, we are off to Southport Flower Show and of course we couldn't go anywhere without purse in hand.


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It's not just flowers and fruit and veg on offer at the show, there are plenty of excellent shopping opportunities with over 200 trade stalls in attendance. Everything from cheeses to gourmet popcorn to eco-friendly beanbags( to sit on while you eat it), in fact there is something for everyone.

Here are five of our 'must buys':

1. Anila's Authentic Sauces

Anila’s award winning curry sauces are produced in a traditional way using  fresh ingredients, to offer the highest quality, naturally made, tasty food without preservatives or additives. The sauces are suitable for coeliacs, diabetics, vegans and those with food intolerances,  all eight flavours are free from sugar, dairy, gluten, onion and garlic.  Their chutneys and pickles are authentic and are made from single fruits and vegetables, they marry deliciously with a variety of dishes and cheeses. Perfect for food-lovers to prepare and enjoy gourmet Indian meals quickly and easily.

MUST BUY: We especially love their mild korma sauce and sweet lime pickle

(We will be hearing more about Anila's sauces a little later in the month with a full review of some of their products and a fantastic competition, so keep your eyes peeled).

2. The Cheshire Cheese Company

The Cheshire Cheese Company produce a fantastic range of contemporary for everyone to enjoy. All their cheeses are suitable for vegetarians and combine the finest of ingredients to create imaginative flavour combinations. All the cheese made in the heart of Cheshire by multi award winning cheese maker David Williams whose family have been involved in making Cheese since 1876.

MUST BUY: We especially love their Sticky Toffee Heaven Cheddar

3. East 2 Eden

If you are looking for something  shabby chic to enhance your home or garden or you looking to spice up a room or transform your garden but not sure how.  Look no further East 2 Eden can offer you something that is not only affordable but original and classy too.

MUST BUY: We especially love their blue floral biscuit barrel

4. Backdoor Shoes

After you have tried Backdoor Shoes you will wonder how you ever managed without them before.  Perfect for the garden, no soggy socks or old trainers needed, you can nip outside for a handful of herbs without having to pull your wellies on.  They come in a range of colourful designs for men and women.!

MUST BUY: We especially love these hot chilli clogs.

5, Mr Fitzpatrick's Cordials

Fitzpatrick's Botanical Herbalists has been making soft drinks since 1899. Their range of traditional drinks includes Cream Soda, Black Beer and Raisin, Sarsaparilla, Blood Tonic and Lemon & Ginger.  They do not contain any alcohol so are suitable for all ages.  Yummy!

MUST BUY: We especially love their Dandelion and Burdock cordial.

A further five must buys from The Southport Flower Show will be featured on the 20 August .

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