A look back at August 2020

With Covid still being around I am at present still focusing on products and takeaways which can be enjoyed from all over the UK at home. However this month I did mange to pop into London for a meal like no other and also was able to send a small group of community members down to experience a fun social distancing activity within London. All products given to me and the community members were on a complimentary PR basis.

Friendship Adventure

Friendship Adventure are a brewery who brew refreshing, sessionable beer and stout.

Friendship Adventure

“Their beer cans are impressive, the beer within is golden and tastes so GOOD. A great beer to sit back and enjoy by yourself or with friends.”
August 2020

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

I was given a few PR samples of Friendship Adventure beers to taste at home on a on a complimentary basis which all were beertastic.

Skinny Tonics

Skinny Tonic are producers of tonics and currently they sell eight flavours, Indian, Aromatic, Skinny Med, Cucumber, Clear Coffee, Ginger Ale, Light Citrus and British Raspberry.

Skinny Tonic

“These tonics are great for those who are looking for a tonic with a slight difference.”
August 2020

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

I was given a few PR samples of Skinny Tonics drinks to taste at home on a on a complimentary basis which all were super fresh.

Hilton Macarons

All of Hilton Macarons are handmade in Suffolk in which they use only the finest ingredients. Their Italian meringue shells are made with free-range eggs and their fillings comprise of Belgian chocolate, using all natural flavours, and contains nothing artificial. Plus all their macarons are vegetarian and entirely gluten-free.

Hilton Macarons

“Each and everyone of their macarons were a sweet delight providing a real crunch, creaminess and loaded with taste and with every bite they bought a smile to my face taking me back to thinking of special moments from my life.”
August 2020

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

I was given a few PR samples of Hilton Macarons to enjoy at home on a complimentary basis all which were equally as delicious and colourful.

Chocolate and Love

Chocolate and Love source some of the World’s finest organic ingredients and producers in Switzerland, creating dark chocolate giving consumers tasty and full flavoured dark chocolate. Their chocolates are all Fair trade and have won over 37 Great Taste Awards and their Pomegranate and Coffee flavours have also received awards from Academy of Chocolate.

Chocolate and love

“Instantly from the packaging you can tell their chocolates are not your normal average chocolate, upon opening the chocolate wrapper up, and breaking the sealed foil which keeps the chocolate fresh I was instantly hit by the gorgeous smell of chocolate, then upon biting into it hit with pure deliciousness of a creamy dark chocolate and note of the flavours used within the bar.”
August 2020

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

I was given a few PR samples of Chocolate and Love to enjoy at home on a complimentary basis all which were equally as tasty.

Troo

Troo mixologists bring together a magical formula of cocktails in a bottle made by mixologists whom have decades of mixology experience, and has a wealth of knowledge from working within the wider drinks industry.

Their cocktails bring solutions to consumers to enjoy perfect high end, premium cocktails at home with minimal fuss. Just open, shake up in a mixer with ice and pour, simple.  

Troo

“Troo cocktails are the best pre-made cocktails which I have ever had at home. All their cocktails use high premium ingredients giving an outstanding pour every case with exceptional taste.”
August 2020

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

I was given a few PR samples of Troo cocktails in a bottle to enjoy at home on a complimentary basis all which were equally as delicious and refreshing.

Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy ABV 40% is a new Scottish vodka which came on the market back in February 2020. Their vodka is different to any other vodka as it’s made using malted barley.

Puffing Billy pasta

“This refreshingly vodka made from barley is lovely and would recommend to any who loves vodka.”
August 2020

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

I was given a few PR samples of Puffing Billy vodka to enjoy at home on a complimentary basis which was delicious.

Jolie London

Jolie is Lollipop’s next-popup, which is a salon, which is a hybrid of a restaurant and a cocktail bar, inspired by Jolie herself. Opening 28 August 2020 providing an atmospheric restaurant in which provides high quality French dishes from duck to profiteroles.

“All in all Jolie is a stunning salon which serve up tasty sharing plates, incredible, the best food I have had in a long time out.”
August 2020

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

I went along to the launch party of Jolie London where I met a unicorn which spat out champagne and enjoyed a French culinary dining experience.

Shot in the Dark Vol 2

Shot in the Dark Vol 2 is the next version to Vol 1 which is a game loaded with hundreds of eccentric questions and perfect for playing with friends or family.

The questions are not your usual standard quiz type questions most answers relies on logical thinking or speculated guesses so it is a fun game for those whom might not be great at answering your usual general knowledge type questions as this game gives everyone a chance in winning.

“The questions are not your usual standard quiz type questions most of the answers relies on logical thinking or speculated guesses so it is a fun game for those whom might not be great at answering your usual general knowledge type questions as this game gives everyone a chance in winning.”
August 2020

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

I was gifted a pack of version 2 of Shot in the Dark to play at home or along with friends which provided a laugh a minute with obscure facts.

AIM

AIM takes escape room concepts to a new high giving players an experience of involvement and immersion giving those who crave an extreme challenges, complex narratives and hyper realistic sets and props.

“I really loved the effort and skill that went into creating this fantastic game. It was so extensive and involved and exceedingly well planned out. Especially the spy pack with all the different items was really well done and so much fun to dig through to find what we’d need to use for the next puzzle.”
August 2020

Bianca blog post & Instagram post.

A select few members from the Love Pop Ups London community went along on a courtesy basis to play AIM Escape latest outside escape mission Operation Mindfall which they cracked saving the world.

Jackrabbit Brewing Co.

Jackrabbit Brewing are brewers of beer and stout. All of their brew is brewed in Manningtree.

“Both the College Hop-Out and Down the Rabbit Hole in which I tasted were each ever so delicious full of colour and flavour.”
August 2020

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

I was given a few PR samples of Jackrabbit Brewing beer and stout to enjoy at home on a complimentary basis which each were really good.

Rubifresco

Rubifresco is new to the market and are makers of pink chocolate spread which is made from ruby cocoa and all natural ingredients.

Rubifresco is made from ruby chocolate (and a few other natural ingredients), and has no preservatives or additives. Rubifresco provides a sweet berry-like taste and an unforgettable colour that’s lusciously pink.

“I love chocolate spreads and Rubifresco chocolate spread is now one of my all time favourites. Rubifresco does not just look stunning in pink but also has a great creamy fruity taste.”
August 2020

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

I was given a PR samples of Rubifresco pink chocolate to enjoy at home on a complimentary basis which was a chocolate spread delight.

Hapsburg

Hapsburg Absinthe is a drink for an individual who can see past the stigma and reputation of absinthe but is bold enough to make a statement of uniqueness, refinement and understanding. Hapsburg has fashioned a drink for those who want to stand out from the crowd from its mintiness and liquorice taste. 

Hapsburg Absinthe cocktail

“Hapsburg Absinthe was a real surprise in the look and flavour and certainly different to any other spirit on the market. As mentioned before it provides a unique taste of mintiness and liquorice, plus at 72.5% proof this is a real adult drink.”
August 2020

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

I was given a PR sample of Hapsburg Absinthe to enjoy at home to not just drink with but cook with on a complimentary basis which was a minty delight.

Pink Marmalade

COMING SOON

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August 2020

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

I was given a bottle on a PR sample of Pink Marmalade to enjoy at home on a complimentary basis which was a magical treat as the gin changes colour when adding tonic.

Sip & Co.

COMING SOON

“….”
August 2020

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

I was given a DIY cocktail kit on a PR sample to enjoy at home on a complimentary basis which was fun and a real treat.

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