Droitwich Food Festival – Review by HungryOwlOn June 23, 2019 by HungryOwl
The little sleepy town of Droitwich in Worcestershire has several festivals during the year and it’s Food Festival is one that is growing year by year.
This year Droitwich Food Festival was held on the 22nd & 23rd June in Lido Park.
It may not be the biggest food festival, but the producers who attend are passionate about their produce. There are three that stole our particular attention:
Henry’s is a husband and wife team who make sauces, jams, chutneys, marmalade, rubs and chili salts. Wherever possible they source ingredients locally hence supporting their local community. We bought the Moroccan Rub for chicken (which we actually rubbed in pork steaks), Honey & Mustard sauce and a mild chili. All were fantastic.
Founders Sean and Mark are potato farmers based in Hereford. The crisps are hand cooked in small batches and flavored with locally sourced ingredients. There is currently four flavours – Hereford Bullshot (beef and horse radish), Hereford Hop Cheese and onion, Lightly salted and our favourite was the Salt and Cider Vinegar. We were also impressed that the bags are NOT plastic, but 100% compostable in 26 weeks.
This is homemade fudge is produced in the owner’s family kitchen in the Worcestershire village of Wychbold. They have a range of flavours include Droitwich Salt. Fudge is not something that either FattyCat or I like, but my mom loves fudge and so I treated her to the Eton Mess flavour; which I hand delivered to her the following week. She ate most of it whilst I was there and asked if I could bring some more next week! This is high praise in deed.
Catering for the very English tastes and providing a tea room in a tent. I have to mention these ladies as they served me one of the best Coffee Cakes I have had in a long while. Light moist and certainly coffee flavoured. Just deliciously and served on a china plate too.