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January

Trade Dates – come and say hello

We’ve just got back from the ISM trade fair for sweets and snacks in Cologne. In between bites of schnitzel and bratwurst, Tracy and Greg thoroughly enjoyed meeting with new and existing customers, as well as potential stockists and distributers from Britain and beyond.

We thought we’d drop a line about other trade shows we’re going to be at this year so you can pay us a visit if you fancy a chat with the team. We’ve got exciting and ambitious export goals for 2017 so we’re going to be taking Buttermilk a very long way from our Cornish kitchen, sharing our lovely story and decadent treats with people far and wide.

Don’t worry, if you’re hoping to find us at consumer events this year, we’ll be letting you know about them very soon.

Buttermilk Trade Shows

ISM, Cologne: 28th January – 1st February

IFE, London Excel: 19th – 22nd March

Farm and Deli, Birmingham NEC: 24th – 26th April

Fancy Foods, New York: 25th – 27th June

Oslow Design Fair, Oslow: 30th August – 2nd September

Speciality and Fine Food, Olympia London: 3rd – 5th September

Yummex, Dubai: 18th – 20th September

Can’t wait for a trade show? Of course, there’s always someone in the office who is there to take your call – don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Show your love a little differently this year

Show your love a little differently this year

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, thinking of something to do that’s original, intimate and that doesn’t require re-mortgaging the house can sometimes turn into Mission Impossible.

Rather than needing to bring in special forces, or just succumbing to that restaurant down the road, we’ve thought of a few alternative date ideas in Cornwall that will guarantee romance and memories you won’t forget.

MAKE SOME FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND

Walking barefoot in sand is holistic no matter who you’re with but there’s no better feeling than doing it with your best friend and other half. Take a stroll along Watergate Bay and stop in for lunch at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant where you can both enjoy a fusion of Italian cuisine using local Cornish influences and ingredients. And if you really want to push the boat out, check into the Watergate Spa after lunch to get truly pampered.

 

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Although the open-air Minack Theatre doesn’t show anything through the Winter months, you can still wander through the ancient, grassy terraces or sit and gaze at the ocean. The theatre is open from 10am-3pm for visitors in February, so grab a coffee, remember your camera and enjoy some quality time in breath-taking settings.

 

GET LOST TOGETHER

It was only twenty-five years ago that Heligan’s glorious gardens were discovered; shrouded under a blanket of weeds. Now known as The Lost Garden’s of Heligan, the expanse of botanic mutations and exotic explosions of beauty will be sure to get the chemistry going between you. Wander through the enchanted 200 acres enjoying the romance, adventure and nostalgia that will prevail.

 

THAT’S THE TICKET

Why not show your other half you’re in this for the long-term with tickets to the Rock Oyster Festival? Look forward to a weekend together this summer of camping, dancing and eating in the magic that this festival guarantees. Oh, and don’t forget to book a place in Kernow Springs, the festival’s hot tub field…your other half will thank you!

 

BE SWEET

What could possibly be better than waking up to a selection of delicious, mouth-watering and lovingly hand-made confectionery? We’ve got a lovely Cornish Bundle of our favourite Buttermilk flavours, featuring classic clotted cream fudge, award-winning peanut brittle and everything in between…have a look for yourself here.

Hygge – let’s get cosy

Hygge – let’s get cosy

 

We know we don’t need a reason to post this picture of Jordan’s pup. Raffie is rainbows and smiles wrapped up in a little ball of fur, right?

BUT – as luck would have it, we actually have a reason. Here it is:

Denmark has been crowned the world’s happiest place to live. Some say it’s the country’s seamless bike lanes that remove all urban road rage. Others believe their dreamy interior design leaves them as smug as bugs in (oh-so-fashionable) rugs. But word on the wire is that the real reason the Danes are so happy is down to ‘hygge’.

Hygge, pronounced ‘HUE-gah’, is the snuggly feeling that we get from life’s simple pleasures. Rather than aspiring towards huge wealth or material possessions, the Danes look to pursue happiness in the here and now, and ultimately have a more hygge lifestyle. Hygge might come about when holding the hand of a loved one, or it might be as simple as watching a candle flame flicker. It’s pure, it’s beautiful and it’s cosy.

Sounds pretty great doesn’t it? Well that’s to be expected – it’s Danish…

So here at Buttermilk, we’ve been getting our hygge on. Here’s how:

  1. Made a ‘kitchen-table-tent’ (bed sheet + table) and had supper in it, even grandad…
  2. Sent our mums a text, just to let them know they’re great
  3. Chomped on some Clotted Cream Fudge with big cups of hot chocolate under a lovely blanket

We’ve joined up with Atlantic Blankets to offer you a fantastic prize so you can get your Hygge on – you can enter here for your chance to win!

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