A look back at July 2020

With many places still closed I am still very much focusing on products and takeaways which can be enjoyed from all over the UK. However this month I did actually manage to pop into London to review one restaurant so hopefully from next month I and my community hopefully we will be able to bring you news about many other places to visit. All products given to me were PR samples which were sent to me on a complimentary basis.

Amala Chai

Amala Chai founders Akhil and Archie opened up their first brewing station in Brick Lane, London 2019 giving people a taste of spicy fresh masala Chai.

They produce highest quality tea with spices to make a delicious and truly authentic masala Chai resulting in a satisfying spicy cuppa.

Amala Chai

“Amala Chai cuppa of Cardamom Masala & Black Tea provided a real fresh, creamy, smooth, tangy and yet spicy Chai, so tasty and tantalising.”
July 2020

Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post & Instagram post.

I was gifted on a PR basis sample of Amala Chai on a complimentary basis which resulted in a spicy satisfying cuppa.

Cake or Death

Cake or Death is a London bakery which was set up by Katie back in 2019. She sells sweet treats which are all vegan friendly.

Due to Covid 19 she had to temporarily close her bakery for a while but to keep her business going she set up a delivery service in order to send out her delicious brownies to homes all across the UK giving all something to smile about as her brownies will bring a smile to your face as they are so delicious.

Cake or Death

“This brownie is packed with Belgian Callebaut chocolate and swirled with crunchy peanut butter and has a hint of salt to give it that extra tang. It was a nutty chocolatey salty pleasure with each bite.”
July 2020

Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post & Instagram post.

I was gifted on a PR basis sample of brownies on a complimentary basis all of which were so delicious.

Curtice Brothers

Curtice Brothers are producers of fresh tomato sauce and other sauces. Their ketchup is full-bodied using the finest fresh tomato.

Taste the difference with their sauces.

Curtice Brothers

“The tomato ketchup has a slight sour taste, and has a punchy sharp fresh taste from the tomatoes resulting in a clean, refreshing super fresh flavour. It certainly is a characteristic tomato ketchup like no other, making it the Royals Royce of any ketchup.”
July 2020

Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post & Instagram post.

I was gifted on a PR basis complimentary some of Curtice Brothers sauces all of which were so fresh, tangy and tasty.

Aloha 65

Aloha 65 produce a Caribbean style spirit 27% ABV which is a complex infused spirit that is beautifully, naturally and carefully made using six fresh, raw ingredients of fresh pineapple, lemon, ginger, scotch bonnet chilli, herbs and spices. 

Aloha 65 is so different and bold it makes it perfect served as a shot, or within cocktails, or use to make desserts with, unforgettable.

Aloha 65

“Opening the bottle I was immediately hit by notes of pineapple, ginger and spices and it started to make me think of happy memories from the many Caribbean islands I have visited.”
July 2020

Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post & Instagram post.

I was gifted on a PR basis a complimentary sample bottle of Aloha 65 & Aloha 65 Hot Sauce which took my mind thinking of the Caribbean.

Pirates Grog sellers of Tapp’d Cocktails

Pirates Grog was founded by Gareth & Beth whom live a pirates dream job of producing pure rum.

Apart from producing and selling rum they sell Tapp’d Cocktails which are cocktails which come in a bottle. Currently there are six different flavours to enjoy from Mojito, Strawberry Daiquiri, Pornstar Martini, Sex On The Beach, Espresso Martini and a Pina Colada. All giving a fruity hit.

Tappd

Espresso Martini has lovely roasted coffee notes from the Crude Coffee used within, with the added notes of cherries and chocolate. A perfect wake me up in a bottle.”
July 2020

Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post & Instagram post.

I was gifted on a PR basis a complimentary selection of Tapp’d Cocktails on a complimentary basis to enjoy at home.

London Kitchen Deliveries

Monica is the founder of London Kitchen Deliveries and produces home cooked meals to customers across London. Perhaps enjoy a virtual supper club online with friends / family, enjoy a picnic box, treat yourself to an afternoon tea, or enjoy a prepared family meal, whatever takes your fancy London Kitchen Deliveries are constantly evolving their menu in response to what customers want.

I enjoyed an afternoon tea within my garden which was the most delicious afternoon tea I have ever had.

London Kitchen Deliveries

“I have eaten at many restaurants within London and the World and I must admit that this afternoon tea is one of the top favourites and one which I can enjoy in the safety and comfort of my own home.”
July 2020

Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post & Instagram post.

I was gifted on a PR basis a complimentary afternoon tea to indulge on at home.

BakesterBox

BakesterBox was founded in 2020 by Tamsin Robinson, a Le Cordon Bleu-trained pastry chef determined to share her love of baking as an experience, not just a tasty treat.

BakesterBox provides the ultimate in home baking kits, containing the finest ingredients, with step-by-step instructions to delight any inner pastry chef, no matter your baking ability!

Baking made simple.

BakesterBox baking cookies my result

“As a keen cook and baker even though I know how to make cookies I must admit these were the best I have ever had and the reason why that is, is because the ingredients provided which were all of extremely high quality really does make a difference to any bake. Plus if you are not a great baker with everything provided and her easy step-by-step instructions made cooking these cookies as easy as ABC.”
July 2020

Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post & Instagram post.

I was gifted on a PR basis a complimentary cookie kit to bake some amazing cookies with.

The Cocktail Broker

Maximilian Palfi for over 12 years has been mixing and serving wonderful cocktails within a variety of cocktail bars across the world now he brings his cocktails to all which can be enjoyed at home. Order from a variety of his signature cocktails as well as classics for a cheeky tipple for yourself or a social distance party. All cocktails come bottled, clearly labelled and come provided with all garnishes required.

Cocktail made easy.

Cocktail Broker

“The Cocktail Broker cocktails arrived packaged beautifully along with the cocktails and garnishes. Each bottle provide plenty to fill several cocktail glasses, depending on which glass you use and each tasted equally as tasty.”
July 2020

Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post & Instagram post.

I was gifted on a PR basis a complimentary selection of signature cocktails to enjoy at home.

Bonnie May Food and Events Food

Bonnie and Anthony are the founders of Bonnie May which is a specialist catering company.

Whether it’s a dinner party, birthday party in a field, your dream wedding reception or the launch of a new product, they bring 25 years of experience in creating unique and memorable moments and the highest standards to the table for everyone as they are celebration specialists. Their approach is to conceive the perfect event.

Bonnie May takes away the pressure of entertaining and allows you to enjoy being a guest at your own party or just enjoy one of their many grazing boxes for a lunch or a dinner time treat for you and your family!

Bonnie May

“Everything was highly quality produce and looked, smelt and tasted amazing. The cheese in particular was delicious with a great selection of cheeses from mild to strong with lovely crackers.”
July 2020

Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post & Instagram post.

I was gifted on a PR basis a complimentary grazing box to tuck into at home.

Roots Soda Company

Roots Soda Company produce healthy sodas that are free from artificial sugars and flavourings as they use fresh juice from vegetables and fruit.

So if you are looking for a unique drink look no further than Roots Soda.

“These sodas are so unique to any other soda I have ever had packed with vegetables, fruit and herbs and being far more healthier than most other sodas. All upon pouring looked stunning in colour and full of fizz and loaded with unique flavours.”
July 2020

Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post & Instagram post.

I was gifted on a PR basis a complimentary box of drinks to enjoy at home.

Wild Life Botanticals

Wild Life Botanicals are a pioneering sparkling wine company that is set to raise the bar by introducing the exciting new concept of bubble with benefits.

Crafted in Cornwall and unlike anything else on the market, Wild Life Botanicals is a new kind of drink for a new generation of conscious drinkers that want a no limits way of life with no compromise.

Founder Ellie Bradshaw produces this ultra-low alcohol sparkling wine that is dialled back on alcohol but dialled up with health and wellness benefits.

A wine that is good for you.

Wildlife

“I discovered that this wine in fact provides a mix of vitamins, minerals and five fabulous botanicals; Lemon Balm, Damask Rose, Ashwagandha, Rosemary and Damiana giving this drink an altogether healthier punch.”
July 2020

Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post & Instagram post.

I was gifted on a PR basis a complimentary white wine to enjoy at home.

Royal Chai

Royal Chai is a UK based company, which has developed a unique concept in spiced and flavoured tea products. They produce a premium range of instant teas.

They pride themselves in selecting only the finest teas from remote Kenyan Tea Estates, together blended with 100% natural flavours and spices, the essence of which are captured and sealed for your convenience. It is this superior formulation which gives each sip a complete tea experience.

Chai is a drink of comfort in a cup.

“Each cup of Chai was an indulgent treat. I can see why they called themselves Royal Chai as their teas are luxurious and only made using the finest ingredients.”
July 2020

Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post & Instagram post.

I was gifted on a PR basis a complimentary box of mixed varieties of Chai’s to enjoy at home.

The Ratio Presents

The Ratio Presents are founded by two young ladies who just love cocktails and their mission was to provide drinkers quality delicious cocktails without the hassle of making them yourself.

Easy, sophisticated and tasty.

Ratio

“The Ratio Presents cocktails are seriously some of the best premade cocktails which I have had at home. No wonder though as they are made using the finest ingredients and all home made. With them coming in pouches they are easy to use, just open, pour and drink.”
July 2020

Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post & Instagram post.

I was gifted on a PR basis a complimentary pouches of cocktails to sip myself through at home.

Barfi Bites

Barfi Bites are luxurious Belgina handmade Indian chocolates.

Unique stunning chocolates like no other.

“Each chocolate was just how they tasted from the description. The one which stood out to me the most was the Milk Chocolate Pistachio Barfi Bite with it’s vibrant green colour, it was creamy and had a nice hit of pistachio.”
July 2020

Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post & Instagram post.

I was gifted on a PR basis a complimentary a box of Barfi Bites to munch my way through.

Myst Drinks

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Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post COMING SOON & Instagram post.

I was gifted on a PR basis a complimentary a bottle of Tequila and Rum with a difference to indulge on at home.

Sublime Butter

Sublime Butter is made from fine ingredients, which are sourced in Britain. Their butters are churned at Brue Valley Farm, right in the heart of Somerset, and flavoured with only the finest ingredients.

All were utterly butterly.

“Sublime Butter is very buttery and flavoursome no wonder they are called Sublime Butter as their butter truly is sublime. It is in fact the most buttery, creamiest and flavoursome butter I have ever had.”
July 2020

Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog Sublime Butter is very buttery and flavoursome no wonder they are called Sublime Butter as their butter truly is sublime. It is in fact the most buttery, creamiest and flavoursome butter I have ever had.& Instagram post.

I was gifted on a PR basis complimentary butters to spread on my toast or use within my meals which were all sublime.

Six by Nico

Nico Simeone is the founder of Six by Nico venues and now brings to London his latest one.

Six by Nico concept is simple, a new six course tasting menu every six weeks giving diners fine dining experience with a twist. The Chippie was his first themed six course tasting menu which he served at his original Glasgow restaurant and he has now bought it back upon his reopening after being closed down for a couple of months due to the pandemic.

The Chippie 2.0 is taken from a former theme and is a twist on a British favourite Fish & Chips. The Chippie though was not just his first ever six course tasting menu which he served back in 2017 but also it is a tribute to his Italian grandparents who owned a chip shop business back in the day. The dishes are all inspired by the nostalgic flavours of battered fish and smoked saveloys.

Six by Nico me

“Six by Nico gave me an experience unlike any fish & chip experience I have ever encountered as The Chippie 2.0 by Nico is a six course fine dining experience with a twist on my British favourite take out.”
July 2020

Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post & Instagram post.

I was gifted on a PR basis a complimentary visit where I dined on a menu like no other a real take on the classic British Chippie.

Jackpot Peanut Butter

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Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post COMING SOON & Instagram post.

I was gifted on a PR basis complimentary peanut butters to eat.

Liana Cocktail Co

Liana Cocktail Co are passionate bartenders who specialist in cocktails within the hospitality sector but Covid-19 has put a halt to this so they are for the meantime putting their business on halt.

However Liana Cocktails are available online. Their goal is to deliver exceptional, bar quality cocktails wherever you are. Their first of curated cocktails is named Volume 1. They can be delivered all across the UK so you can sit back and enjoy at home.

Cocktails made easy, just pour over ice and garnish.

“Liana Cocktail made it easy from how to make the perfect Negroni, Pink Martini and Rum Manhattan with their easy videos. More or less all that was required was pouring the alcohol from the pouch into a glass with ice and garnish. Only one thing I just wish the pouches came with a little more.”
July 2020

Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post & Instagram post.

I was gifted on a PR basis complimentary a variety of drinks.

Holy Moly Dips

Holy Moly dips contain no nasties, just pure and simple perfection.

Holy Moly Dips work hand in hand with a family owned farm in Mexico sourcing the very best ingredients for their natural dips. Their Hass avocados are sun-ripened, handpicked and hand scooped in the heart of rural Mexico providing the most creamiest, ripened, freshest avocado dip.

Avocado made easy.

Holy Moly

“Great for parties as a dip or as a quick alternative to prepping a fresh avocado.”
July 2020

Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post & Instagram post.

I was gifted on a PR basis complimentary packs of Holy Moly various dips.

The Adventure is Real with Agent Venture

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Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post COMING SOON.

I and a select few of my community we were given on a PR basis complimentary an adventure of danger.

Buck Buck

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Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post COMING SOON.

I and a select few of my community we taken to a nightclub like no other where our goal was to meet the top DJ on the planet.

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