The Good Food Show has opened its doors once again – bringing the finest range of food and drink from across the country. Ellie and Hope went along to the first day of the event to take a look at the extensive range of food and drink available, deciding to focus on the best buys for students, and here are their top picks for any student cupboard.
1) Sinful Smoothies
Jonny and Leo started sinful smoothies after leaving university. They’re helping students still get their five a day by combining it with their priority – alcohol.
As they put it “These smoothies are the naughty love-child of fruit and alcohol.” They currently offer 2 flavours – orange and mango and coconut and berry. Both which taste far better than any pre-drink we’ve had before! Not only do they taste great but there’s also a 10% online discount for students and if you like them on facebook you will automatically be entered into a competition to win 6 free bottles!
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2) Mrs Muamba’s
The spice and fragrance of Jamaican cooking inspires all of the sauces Mrs Muamba’s has to offer. Each jar can be used to convince your friends that you are a little better at cooking than you actually are. Ranging in spice, they cater for those with even the lowest tolerance. And if their great taste wasn’t enough, their back-story will be. With every jar bought, a percentage is given to the Arrhythmia Alliance. To find out more about this listen to our interview below.
3) Little Jack Horner’s
Every student loves a sausage roll, and there is no better than Little Jack Horner’s. Catering to carnivores and vegetarians alike, these sausage rolls combine a well-seasoned, moist filling in a crispy flaky pastry making them a necessary treat. Little Jack Horner’s know this all to well, and they deliver nationwide for whenever your cravings get the better of you.
4) Zingh Foods
A born and bred Brummie, Lee knows curry like no other. Combining fresh food with no added preservatives or colourings, for him ‘fresh isn’t best. It’s everything.’ Zingh’s spice kits, at just £3 a packet, can help out even the most culinary challenged students. Combining the spices and a step-by-step guide to make the perfect curry time after time.
5) Keen Nut Butter
Offering a range of nut butters, Keen has some great healthy alternatives to peanut butter and chocolate spreads. You wouldn’t know these spreads were good for you but their philosophy is to get rid of all the bad stuff but still create a yummy product. Furthermore, they can be used in a wide range of recipes from Moroccan tagines to cookies. Our personal favourite is the hazelnut with extremely dark chocolate, it tastes better than Nutella, and that is not a claim we make lightly! Other flavours included almond pumpkin spice, pecan maple and macadamia white chocolate. If you want to get your hands on these nutterly delicious treats Amazon now stocks a selection.
6) Mo’s Cookie Dough
Mo’s Cookie Dough offers a quick and easy way to satisfy every student’s sweet tooth. Simply slice, pop in the oven and enjoy! You can decide how many you want whether that be one or the whole bakers dozen. They have a fridge life of up to 6 weeks, but we doubt they will last that long!
Their three flavours are chocolate chip, oat and raisin and gingerbread all of which are the perfect sweet treat!
By Hope Bolger and Ellie Denison