Yesterday I went to EAT! Vancouver for the first time and boy was I excited. The three day festival is happening at BC Place this year. There was a lot of free food to sample even if you didn’t buy tasting tickets and that was exactly what I did. Here are some of my fave stands.
First of all this was my absolute favourite stall!!! Luna and Larry’s Coconut Bliss is ice cream made with coconut milk and it’s also soy, dairy and gluten free! It was so delicious and flavourful. Almost like gelato. After sampling the salted caramel and chocolate, I was in heaven already. I vowed to find them in a retail store but then I noticed that it had more calories than regular ice cream… =( However if you do have a soy, dairy or gluten allergy then you might want to check this out!
I also tried Greek yogurt for the first time. There were a variety of flavours to choose from such as peach mango, key lime and vanilla. I went with the peach mango and I was so silly I forgot to mix the yogurt first =__________= so all the peach mango was at the bottom but when I did mix it, it was so good! There was more fruit in it than any other yogurt that I’ve found and it was quite sweet too! Need to stock up on Greek yogurt now! Sampling is quite an effective marketing technique.
Then I discovered the Western Sage honey booth. I didn’t even know that you could have flavoured honey. Since I can’t resist sweets I had to sample some and I really liked the cinnamon and maple honey. Well I probably would have liked them all!
I was never a fan of fudge or so I thought. After sampling Checkers Premium Fudge, I had completely changed my mind. Their fudge wasn’t the hard sticky stuff I had tried before but the consistency was perfect. It almost melted right away like chocolate but it was a bit bit chewy too. Mmm! They also sold chocolate covered marshmallows, pretzels and caramel apples. Their variety of flavours guarantees something for everyone.
These cookies were amazing! The best part is that they’re packed with 1/2 a serving of vegetables and you won’t be able to tell! The red velvet bites were crunchier while the ginger snaps had a softer and chewier texture. I wish I had picked up a pack of these now! And did I mention they’re gluten free?
I never knew flavoured soy milk would be so good! The cappuccino almost tasted like a bottle Starbucks frappuccino! That’s probably why I liked it.
Another noteworthy mention was this stand that sold chocolate flavoured peanut butter! I think it was as good as Nutella or better. =D
Tickets are $14 online and $16 at the gate. Throughout the day, different seminars and cooking demonstrations are presented. Today is the last day so if you want to sample some delicious food you better hurry! I will be back next year!