I received an invitation to the media event at the One of a Kind Show. There I had the opportunity to walk around the show, but as the VanFoodies, my focus was on the Flavours section. This post is going to be short and sweet, with lots of pictures to tell the story.
Before wandering around everyone (including the public) was treated to a performance of The Nutcracker by Goh Ballet.
Then I was intrigued by this cool-looking espresso machine. Turns out it’s an award-winning machine by Nescafe. It can make hot and cold beverages.
This is part of its Dolce Gusto Family.
Of the many varieties, I treated myself to a Caramel Macchiato. The taste was pretty good, and the machine & coffee pods are surprisingly affordable.
After getting some caffeine in my system, I approached the Flavours aisle. There were 34 vendors in this section, with a majority of them locally from BC. The following ones were particularly memorable for me.
Flavours at One of a Kind Show
Two balsamic reduction vendors, with slightly different product offering. I liked Edible Garden’s Fig & Fire (Habanero) and Nonna Pia’s Strawberry & Fig.
I honestly had no idea what I was eating when I saw the label “Incredible Edible Spread ‘Em” – incredible edible what? Turns out it’s soybean butter with garlic flavour that is supposed to be a butter substitute, a healthier alternative. It’s not bad. You won’t know it’s not butter.
Dirty Apron was here to showcase the variety of Christmas gift ideas, including their gift box collection.
Maple Bacon VS Dark Chocolate Banana? A customer picked Dark Chocolate Banana Monkey Butter!
The number of fudge flavours at Fresh Gourmet Fudge was unbelievable. It’s really hard to pick just one to try!
The very popular Coach House Shortbread Company. I saw lots of people with its shopping bag. The shortbread was light and buttery. Apparently last year they were sold out on the first day, and this time around they brought 3 times the amount of inventory to the show. Hopefully they won’t run out.
I adore the packaging of Mink Chocolates and Bruce County’s caramel apples!
Of course, the One of a Kind Show is more than just food. Lots of artisan goods, jewellery, fashion items, art pieces and toys. If you are still shopping for Christmas gifts, don’t miss this contemporary craft fair. The show runs from Dec 8 to Dec 11 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. More information can be found at www.oneofakindvancouver.com.