Vita Coco Review: September 2016
The Vita Coco brand was founded ten years ago by childhood friends Mike Kirban and Ira Liran. A chance encounter with two young Brazilian women, during a dining outing in a New York City Bar, revealed how coconut water was a real trend. Several plane tickets to Brazil and a few months later and the Vita Coco brand was born. Now a successful global brand with celebrity followings such as Madonna, Matthew McConaughey, and Rihanna! Vita Coco respect mother nature by resourcefully using every part of the coconut and are an ethical brand that have committed to giving back to the communities that help to produce these Coconutty concoctions.
Icelandic Skyr Review: September 2016
Icelandic Skyr, not just your regular yogurt! Produced from authentic Icelandic Skyr cultures, skimmed milk, fermented with a previous curd and separated from the whey has a rich history spanning back over 1100 years. Synonymous with Iceland’s national identity, good health and family tradition Icelanders have continued the historic tradition and still develop this rich in calcium, fat-free protein-packed dairy superfood. Ms Iceland dairies -Mjólkursamsalan have stayed true to their Icelandic roots by using traditional production methods with just a little help from modern technologies.
Thaikhun Manchester Visit: September 2016
Thaikhun pronounced “Tycoon” is both a homage and celebration to the street food sellers in Thailand. Owner and Chef Director Kim Kaewkraikhot started out with a small restaurant in Bangkok establishing a renowned reputation for fantastic fresh flavours which has enabled Kim to introduce the UK to the true Flavours of Thailand. Invited to sample Kim’s new menu, boarding pass in hand, I flagged down a traditional Thai Tuk Tuk and prepared to hold on tight, as it was my time to brave the bustling Bangkok streets for the culinary ride of my life.
Slug and lettuce Visit: September 2016
The restaurant and bar enjoy an enviable spot located in Spinningfields alongside the banks of the River Irwell. Ample seating areas based at the front and rear of the building make this an ideal chill out spot for some alfresco fun with friends, family or colleagues. Lydia our server was polite, friendly and customer focused throughout.