Adventures in Fruit represents fruit growers and suppliers from all over the world, who supply top-quality fruit to M&S. It aims to connect the consumer more closely with the suppliers, so that we all have more knowledge about where our food comes from. Today we would like to introduce you to Carlos Amoros who is the Founder and Managing Director of Genuine Raw Coconuts. Have you ever tried the refreshing Genuine coconut water in M&S stores?
A few months ago we went into the University of Gloucestershire and set the illustration students a challenge. Taking inspiration from the painting ‘Son of Man’ by Rene Magritte, we wanted the students to create an A4 flyer to promote the #appleaday campaign.
We were very lucky to take lots of Genuine Coconuts to Vegfest. The coconuts originate from Thailand and are grown naturally and organically. The coconuts are the NAM HOM variety, which are fragrant, sweet and have many health benefits. Genuine Coconuts are special because you can drink the fresh coconut water directly from the coconut itself without the need for tools to open the nut!
At Vegfest, Brighton we sampled various types of dried fruit and nuts. They went down a treat and people were interested to try the fruit and nut combinations. The deliciously fruity nut and berry mix is a perfectly sweet snack.
We had something different and special at Vegfest this time. It was such a treat to have Medjool Dates and Agen Prunes at the weekend. The dates were delicious, sweet and the first product to sell out!
Flavorking plums are such a unique fruit, and we took plenty of them to sample over the weekend at Vegfest. It was great to have such a popular fruit for this event. They were a huge hit! Many people had not tasted Flavorking plums before and thought they were delicious. People couldn't quite believe how tasty they were, and were intrigued to know that they are a natural hybrid fruit.
We had a lovely day at Chicory Crops fruit farm on Thursday, 21st January. We went along to meet brothers Jake and Rupert Simpson to find out how the farm works and what their favourite aspects of farming are.
We took 300 British Envy Apples to Warwick. Car loaded with crates of shiny red apples, we set off to Warwick. After getting slightly lost on the way, we safely arrived at the Market Place of this historic town. This was a great place to set up as there was a steady flow of people wandering around.
We’d been looking forward to taking our fabulous 1950s ice cream trailer, emblazoned with Adventures in Fruit branding, to Padstow’s famous Christmas Festival for quite a while. Even though we were to be pitched outside, exposed to the worst that Padstow’s weather could throw at us, we were excited to be in one of the Britain’s most charming fishing and seaside towns during the run-up to Christmas.
The BBC Good Food shows never disappoint. Thousands of eager visitors looking to try the latest and greatest kitchen gadgets, watch celebrity chefs in action, and, of course, taste the best fruit on the high street - that's where we come in!