Luscombe Drinks are a little UK company down in Devon who kindly sent me their Madagascan Vanilla Soda* to try. I have not come across Luscombe drinks before nor anyone who has put vanilla with soda, and I for one was excited to try something completely new and unique.  Twisting the cap open there was that hiss as the air escaped. There was a slight fizz and the smell of vanilla was instant upon pouring. Soda is naturally quite a dry drink but surprisingly this really wasn’t dry at all, and to a degree quenched my thirst. The vanilla was a…

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Following on from my review of the deliciously out there Heston Cherry Bakewell Hot Cross Buns, the ever fabulous Waitrose contacted me and offered to send their Heston Cherry Bakewell Vodka * to try. As you can imagine I was most excited and very thankful for their offer. This bottle is 70cl, 40% vol and costs £24.50. There are recommendations on mixing this to make a Cherry Bakewell Float or Ice Cream but frankly I’m opting for the alternative, straight from the fridge. A gorgeous deep red, it doesn’t smell of anything in particular but you get a sense of sticky…

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It’s that time of year again. Woking Food & Drink Festival was back for another year and was bigger than ever. Stretching over 3 days, there was an abundance of food and drink stalls, book signings, masterclasses at Tante Marie, BBQ Demonstrations, and live cookery demos from the well known Daniel Britten and Monica Galetti, to the chefs from restaurants around Surrey.  For me Sunday is where it was at. Why? John Whaite of course! I am a humongous Bake Off fan, like super fan, into the fact I am devastated I am going to miss the finale this year (it is…

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