Events at Real Foods

Real Foods regularly runs fun and informative events and here we have listed all past and future events. If you would like any further information on events at Real Foods, please email pip@realfoods.co.uk  If anyone is interested in hosting or running a collaborative event with Real Foods, please do contact us.

Here is a list of all our confirmed events (previous ones are marked 'closed')


Eteaket tea

eteaket teas tasting day

Saturday 11-1PM 23rd August 2014 at Real Foods TollCross 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH

or same day from 1:30- 3:30pm 37 Broughton Street  EH1 3JU

Our 'Meet the Producer' for August is eteaket Tea Boutique- meet their staff and try some of their teas at either of our branches. On the day can try: Eteaket Royal Earl Grey, Perfect Peppermint and Breakfast Blend Teas.

More info on eteaket is on our website:
http://www.realfoods.co.uk/article/meet-the-producer-eteaket
....where you can also buy all of their teas.


 


Stoats Scottish Porridge Oat Bars

Stoats Porridge Oat Bar tasting day

Saturday 11-1PM 26Th July 2014 at Real Foods TollCross 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH

or at 1:30- 3:30pm 37 Broughton Street  EH1 3JU

As part of Stoats as our 'Meet the Producer' for July you have another opportunity to meet their staff & try a range of their excellent porridge bars - handmade in Scotland in small batches with premium Scottish oats in a range of delicious flavours, come along and try a new one.


 
 


Over Langshaw Farm Icecream

 

Over Langshaw Farm Ice-cream/ Vegan Sorbet Tasting (closed)

Saturday 1-4PM 21st June 2014 at both Real Foods 37 Broughton Street  EH1 3JU & at Real Foods TollCross 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH.

Come along to either of our stores on these days for a taste of delicious locally produced luxury ice-cream from Over Langshaw Farm. You'll get to taste their Vanilla and Butterscotch ice-creams and this time they’ll also be bringing along some of their scrumptious Vegan sorbet for you try too! Weather looks to be warm!

 
 

Sukin range

 

Nijen from Sukin presents a sampling day (closed)

Friday 23rd May 2014 (13:30- 15:00) at Real Foods TollCross 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH  & (16:00- 18:00) at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street,  EH1 3JU

Come along to our stores in May and meet Nijen who will be showing you the very best in organic skin care products for your face from Sukin. You can sample their Foaming Facial Cleanser, Facial scrub, Facial moisuriser and also their award winning organic Rosehip oil.

 
 
 
 

Vegetarian MacSweens Haggis

 

Karen from Macsweens Haggis presents two tasting days (closed)

Thursday 17th April 2014 (12:00- 16:00) Real Foods TollCross 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH

and Friday 18th April 2014 at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street,  EH1 3JU

Come along for a taste of this versatile Scottish cuisine. Vegetarian Macsweens' Haggis can be enjoyed all year round using a variety of different recipes and Karen will be here to offer you some tasty ideas.
 
 

 

 


Garvald Bakery

Garvald Bakery present two tastings as our April 'Meet the Producer' (closed)

Friday 11th April (12:00-16:00) Real Foods 37 Broughton Street,  EH1 3JU

and Friday 25th April (12:00-16:00) at Real Foods TollCross 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH

Come along to our stores this April and taste Garvald's very popular range of organic breads and bakery products, as seen on the ITV show 'Britain's Best Bakery' earlier this year.

 
 

Pudology range

Maria from Pudology presents two tasting days as part of our March 'Meet the Producer' (closed)

Thursday 20th March (12:00- 16:00)Real Foods TollCross 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH

and Friday 21st March at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street,  EH1 3JU

Sample their delightful range of dairy-free desserts and follow our Facebook page this month for an in-depth look at the products and for a chance to win some of these delicious sweet treats for yourself.
Products you can try are their Chocolate Pud, Banoffee Pud or Chocolate Orange Pud
 

viridian raw organic coconut oil

 

Alexis from Viridian presents Taste and Win: Viridian Organic Raw Coconut Oil (closed)

Saturday 1st March (12:00- 16:00) at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street,  EH1 3JU

Alexis from Viridian Nutrition will be at our TollCross branch sampling Viridian Organic Coconut Oil -  product info: http://bit.ly/184TTPa There is also a chance to win some, see below.

You can use it to soften and soothe ageing, dry skin; used in cooking to add delicious and healthful essential fatty acids to your diet; added to smoothies and shakes to aid weight loss (yes, an oil that can help you lose weight!) - the saturated fats found in coconut oil have a profoundly different effect on metabolism compared to the saturated fats of animal originTaste and Win Viridian Coconut Oil
To be in with a chance to win some: click 'Going' on the Facebook event  http://on.fb.me/1fu7dfD and then check in to the event with the QR code on posters instore at the tasting (you can also find the Facebook event on your phone instore and check-in)

chilli papas range

*Postponed* 'Meet the Producer' with 'Taste & Win' competition: Chilli Papas (closed)

*Postponed*

...at Real Foods TollCross 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH.

In February,  this Meet the Producer event will feature local father-of-four Darren Mollan, founder of Chilli Papas. Chilli Papas spice mixes make child's play of cooking Mexican fare and tasty curries.

Check-in to Win! Check in to this event whilst at the instore tasting on Facebook mobile for a chance to win 1 of each of the full range of 10 savoury spice mixes. Simply scan the QR code displayed at the tasting, check-in to this event on our Facebook page and you'll be entered into the draw to win this great gastronomic prize.

 

valentines food heart single shopping night

 

Single Shoppers Night

Friday 14th February (18:00- 21:00, shop close) at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street,  EH1 3JU and (18:00- 20:00, shop close) Real Foods 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH.

 

Come along, possibly meet your matcha (tea joke), try out some great chocolate for free (Raw, locally-made and free-from chocolates) and, if you leave us your details, a chance to win a bottle of Organic prosecco.


Both our shops are still open as usual to all, single or otherwise!
 
 

viridian raw organic coconut oil

Alexis from Viridian presents Taste and Win: Viridian Organic Raw Coconut Oil (closed)

Friday 31st January (11:00- 14:00) at Real Foods 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH.

Alexis from Viridian Nutrition will be at our TollCross branch sampling Viridian Organic Coconut Oil -  product info: http://bit.ly/184TTPa There is also a chance to win some, see below.

You can use it to soften and soothe ageing, dry skin; used in cooking to add delicious and healthful essential fatty acids to your diet; added to smoothies and shakes to aid weight loss (yes, an oil that can help you lose weight!) - the saturated fats found in coconut oil have a profoundly different effect on metabolism compared to the saturated fats of animal originTaste and Win Viridian Coconut Oil
To be in with a chance to win some: click 'Going' on the Facebook event  http://on.fb.me/1fdCiYf and then check in to the event with the QR code on posters instore at the tasting (you can also find the Facebook event on your phone instore and check-in)
 

Nutiva hemp and amazing grass wheatgrass event

Jenny MacDonald presents an Amazing Grass/ Nutiva Hemp Shakes Tasting (closed)

Thursday 23rd January (11:00- 13:00) at Real Foods 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH.

If you've ever wanted to try these products and get free advice now is the time.

Amazing Grass Wheatgrass (sachets or tubs) is 100% organic, whole leaf wheatgrass, one of the most potent leafy greens available. This Drink Powder contains wheatgrass, Barley grass and Alfalfa - a simple combination of the best organic greens on Earth. Increases and sustains energy naturally. Detoxifies and cleanses your bodyStrengthens immune system. Complete food with enzymes and all essential amino acids Natural source of antioxidants to help repair damaged cells

Nutiva UK Choc Hemp shake supplies 11 grams of easily digested Organic Hemp Protein per serving, Antioxidant rich Organic Cocoa and a wonderful 9 grams of fibre with each serving! It's can be a meal replacer pre-workout energy boost, post workout recovery drink, or nutritious snack

Nourish Kefir Organic

Taste & Win Nourish Kefir (closed)

Saturday 11th (12:00- 16:00) at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street,  EH1 3JU & and Real Foods 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH.

Come along and taste Nourish Kefir for yourself for a chance to win Kefir starter kit worth £15, see below.

Nourish Kefiris made with fresh organic cows milk and live kefir cultures, sugar free & delicious drink. It has billions of naturally occuring probiotics - not added, they develop during the natural fermentation process. Its unique taste is slightly sour, creamy and always refreshing.

http://www.realfoods.co.uk/product/18597/nourish-organic-kefir-500ml

To be in with a chance of winning check in using the QR code on display instore at the tasting, then those who check in will be entered into the draw to win £15 worth of Kefir Starter Cultures (you need to be 'Going' to this event on Facebook too).


Terra Nova Life Drink

Taste & Win TerraNova Life Drink worth over £25 (closed)

Friday 10th (11:00- 13:00) at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street,  EH1 3JU

Our regular nutritional expert Jenny Macdonald will be running a product sampling of Life Drink by Terra Nova - come and try some and whilst you do there's a chance to win some - details below

http://www.realfoods.co.uk/product/26492/terra-nova-life-drink-227g

Life Drink features a staggering array of health-promoting ingredients including balanced vegetable protein from peas and rice; chlorophyll-rich spirulina and chlorella; phytonutrients and live enzymes from 22 varieties of freeze dried super-greens, berries and mushrooms; omega 3, 6 and 9 from flaxseed, borage and olive oils; more than 100 known antioxidants, as well as a wide assortment of vitamins and minerals from stabilised rice bran; 7 different digestive enzymes; and 5 different types of probiotics with prebiotic fibre.

Come along and check-in on Facebook (you need to be 'Going' first and also in Broughton St shop and Check-in on a smart phone) to this event & you will be entered into Prize Draw to win one 227g tub worth over £25


real foods christmas nibbles

 

 

Real Foods branded Christmas Nibbles tasting & promo (closed)

 

 

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd December 2013 (12:00- 16:00) at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street,  EH1 3JU and Real Foods 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH.

Come and try before you buy our Christmas nibbles and we've got 20% off this lot too:
- Sweet Whole Almonds
- Whole Roasted Hazelnuts
- Pecan Nuts Halves
- Whole Cashews
- Bombay Mix
- Korean Chilli Rice Crackers

Online too: http://bit.ly/IZuhKA (offer closed too)


iq chocolate range

 

 

iQ Chocolate tasting (closed)

 

 

 

 

Thursday 19th December 2013 (12:00- 16:00) at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street,  EH1 3JU and Real Foods 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH.

Real Foods presents a wide range of samples from iQ Chocolate - made using the finest single origin sundried criollo beans from Peru, chosen for their generous fruity flavour. IQ chocolate has a minimum of 72% raw cocoa.

The chocolate is stoneground, at low temperatures, keeping it raw. This means that in addition to the exciting burst of taste and flavour, they retain the high levels of valuable nutrients and anti oxidants lost in traditional methods of chocolate making. This depth of flavour is enhanced with nectar of coconut blossom which has a low GI. These healthy ingredients combine to make a delicious Gluten Free, dairy free, nut free, bar of chocolate. The bars have also achieved organic certification
. Hope to see you!
 

 

ombars

Hmmm, Ombars, adore, you spoil is! (Ombars tasting)

Saturday 7th December 2013 (12:00- 16:00) at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street,  EH1 3JU and Real Foods 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH.

Real Foods presents a wide range of samples from the Ombar range of organic raw chocolate bars for you to try before you buy - delicious chocolate bars which are made using raw, organic cacao from Ecuador.

Raw cacao is used because of its rich complex flavour and because it retains much more of its antioxidant properties which would be lost during roasting. Ombars are sweetened using organic coconut palm sugar (sustainably sourced from independent farmers in Java)

On Saturday you can try Dark 72%, Coco Mylk, Cranberry & Mandarin and Strawberries & Cream
 


real foods christmas do 2013

Real Foods' Christmas Do - invite ! (closed)

Saturday 30th November 2013 (08:00- 18:30) at Real Foods, 37 Broughton Street,  EH1 3JU and Real Foods 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH

You are cordially invited to our 'Do' which features:

  • Be one of the first 50 customers into both stores on the day for a real slice of the action and sample our brand new RealTaste raw It’s no Bake, Christmas Cake for FREE
  • Play our ‘Pass Noddy’s Parcel’ for chances to win award winning Bio2You Organic Sea Buckthorn Delights, Faith in Nature Vegan festive fruity treats and Viridian Festive Digest packs - Listen out for Slade’s ‘It’s Christmas’ for a chance to get ‘Holder’ the parcel
  • Get your sleuth on and take part in our Golden Christmas Cracker hunt to win one of ten goody bags on offer in each store
  • Look for the Real Foods ‘Spend £15 get £5’ postcards on display in-store to get a FREE £5 gift voucher to spend on your following visit - numbers are limited so get in quick and you must present a postcard at our tills to qualify for the offer
  • Samples galore from Alara, Clearspring, Faith in Nature, Ombar, Pukka, Rabenhorst, Rude Health, Stoats Oats & Sunita
  • 33% OFF Christmas Party Sale on a wide range of products
  • A great new Christmas soundtrack that doesn’t peddle out the usual merry musical crime suspects this time of year
  • All served up on the day by our very seasonally savvy styled and (it’s a) wonderful (life) staff

We look forward to bringing you some festive fun at Real Foods this year


 

viridian pumpkin seed oil

 

 

Viridian tasting- Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil (closed)

Friday 29th November 2013 (10:30- 13:00) at Real Foods 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH

and (13:30- 15:30) Real Foods 37 Broughton Street,  EH1 3JU

Alexis from Viridian will be letting you try before you buy this great product - you can ask her about it! The benefits of this seed oil include supplying omega 6 and 9 essential fatty acids in a 1:1 ratio, and has a high content of carotenoids (pigment antioxidants) and fat-soluble vitamins including vitamin E.
 

the raw choc co range

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*New* Meet the Producer: Emma from The Raw Chocolate Co. (closed, but competition runs till end of Nov. 2013)

Saturday 23rd November 2013 (11:00-15:00) at Real Foods 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH

Our 'Meet the Producer' theme this month focuses on the Raw Chocolate Company. Come along on Sat. & meet Emma from the company and ask anything! -find out what makes raw so special. Come and try their goodies, all Raw, Organic, Fairtrade and Vegan - from raw chocolate bars to raw chocolate coated raisins, mulberries and many more
More info on the company and products: http://bit.ly/RF_RawChocCo
 
Competition to win a hamper of Raw Chocolate Company goodies worth £50: http://bit.ly/RF_comps

hand massage

 

 

Jenny MacDonald performing hand and arm massage (closed)

Friday 22nd November 2013 (15:00 onwards) at Real Foods, 37 Broughton Street,  EH1 3JU

Jenny MacDonald will be offering our customer free hand and arm massages from Midday - in association with Jasons. Jenny is a regular speaker and expert visiting us - her skill portfolio also includes being a medical herbalist and nutritional adviser.

 


Terra Nova Life Drink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terra Nova Life Drink sampling with our regular expert Jenny Macdonald (closed)

Friday 1st November 2013 at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street Edinburgh EH1 3JU

Come along and try some of Terra Nova's Life Drink and get more info from our regular expert (Medical herbalist & nutritional adviser) Jenny MacDonald. It's crammed full of a truly vast array of health promoting ingredients.
 

stoats tasting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stoats Oat bar Tasting (closed)

Saturday 2nd October 2013 (11:30 -14:00) at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street Edinburgh EH1 3JU & (14:30-16:00) Real Foods 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH

Robbie from Stoats will be instore letting you try some of their delicious oat bars. We will also be running a promotion on some of their bar multipack boxes (2 for £4) and also on their new mixed mueslis (50p off)


christmas baking event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real Foods' Christmas Baking Ingredients Tasting & Promotion (closed)

Thursday 31st October 2013 at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street Edinburgh EH1 3JU & Real Foods 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH

To compliment our Christmas baking promotion on six key ingredients we're letting you try some to see how good they are before you buy - see how sweet, tasty and juicy our Orange River Sultanas, Jumbo Thompson Raisins and Vostizza Currants are.

The full Christmas baking range that we are offering on promotion at 20% off is here and they have customer reviews too: http://bit.ly/RFxmas
  FYI this promotion runs until the end of October 2013
 

viridian products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viridian Expert Advice (closed)

Wed. 23rd October (13:30 - 15:30) at Real Foods 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH

Alexis from Viridian we be at our TollCross branch offering product advice on their products - they have a massive range of herbal supplements, vitamins & probiotics and some surprises like Organic coconut oil


Amazing Wheat Grass

Jenny MacDonald Amazing Grass tasting (closed)

Friday 11th October 2013 (12:30 onwards) at Real Foods, 8 Brougham Street, TollCross EH3 9JH

Medical herbalist and nutritional adviser Jenny MacDonald will be letting you try, and advising on, Amazing Grass products. This brand ranges from pure wheatgrass and other green blends to probiotics. All the grasses used in all Amazing Grass products are grown outside so that the roots can grow deeper & extract more nutrients from the earth than wheatgrass that has been grown in plastic trays, yielding a more nutritious ingredient for powder blends for smoothies and much more

Some of the products we sell and you will be able to try at this event are here: http://bit.ly/12Y1CcE


supernature oils

 

Supernature tasting / talk* (closed)

Saturday 28th September 2013 (12:00 onwards) tasting only at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street  Edinburgh EH1 3JU and tasting (*) AND an introduction, by Supernature founder Lynn, at 8 Brougham Street, EH3 9JH

Local company Supernature do a range of award winning (Great Taste Awards) plain or infused (e.g. citrus or basil) rapeseed oils. They contain Omegas 3, 6 and 9, are low in saturated fat, good source of vitamin E. Gently cold pressed to retain all its natural goodness, there are some wonderful flavours for salads or cooking with (rapeseed oil has a high burning point). Come and meet Lynn at our TollCross branch on Saturday and try some of their newer creations at both stores on the day.
 


q and a session

 

Jenny MacDonald expert advice day

Friday 27th September 2013 (11:00 -13:30) at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street  Edinburgh EH1 3JU

 

Natural beauty expert Jenny MacDonald will be hosting a session explaining why superfoods & conventional nutritional supplements work best together and available to advise you on Terranova's supplements, which you can browse here: http://bit.ly/18pt88c
 

 


Party ballons

 

Real Foods' 50th birthday celebrations (closed)

Saturday 7th September 2013 (all day) at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street  Edinburgh EH1 3JU

 

We will have some first-through-the-door presents (edible in-house made Real Taste ones!), games with prizes, music from when we started it all ('60s!), lots of tastings and some surprises

 

Our birthday invitation to you:

 

Party Invitation

 


Breadshare Bakery Organic

 

Breadshare Bakery - 'Meet the producer' and tasting day (closed)

Saturday 27th July 2013 (11:00 -14:00) at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street  Edinburgh EH1 3JU

 

Breadshare, one of our organic bakery suppliers, are visiting us instore again - they are a local (Borders) social enterprise, committed to increasing the accessibility of better bread to the community, promoting 'local' with a low carbon footprint process (including electric vehicle deliveries).

Come and meet Debra and learn about Breadshare's community bakery at Whitmuir Farm. She will have a wide range of organic breads for you to try including some special diet options like rye. Come along and try some


Also see our 'Meet....' article:
http://www.realfoods.co.uk/article/meet-the-producer-breadshare-community-bakery


Wheat Grass

 

'Amazing Grass' event and tasting with Jenny MacDonald (closed)

Saturday 20th July 2013 (12:00 -14:30) at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street  Edinburgh EH1 3JU

 

Jenny Macdonald will be hosting an event on Amazing Grass; this brand ranges from pure wheatgrass and other green blends to probiotics. All the grasses used in all Amazing Grass products are grown outside so that the roots can grow deeper & extract more nutrients from the earth than wheatgrass that has been grown in plastic trays, yielding more a more nutritious ingredient for powder blends for smoothies/ bars and much more

Some of the products from Amazing Grass that we sell and that you will be able to try at this event are here: http://bit.ly/12Y1CcE

 


q and a logo facebook

 

Online live Q&A on our Facebook: Natural beauty expert Jenny MacDonald (closed)

Wednesday 17th July 2013 (12:00 -13:00) on our Facebook (see link below)

 

Natural beauty expert, Jenny Macdonald will be hosting live question and answer sessions on our Facebook page. Drawing on her experience working with leading producers such as Jason Natural Care UK, Dr Bronner UK, Antipodes Scientific Organic Beauty and Avalon Organics, Jenny will answer questions regarding natural beauty products and their ingredients, and offer top tips on getting the most out of your skincare routine.
 

Look out for the special post to put your questions on:
https://www.facebook.com/realfoodsedinburgh/posts/10152952102840538

 


Breadshare Bakery

 

Breadshare Bakery - 'Meet the producer' and tasting day (closed)

Saturday 13th July 2013 (11:00 -14:00) at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street  Edinburgh EH1 3JU

 

Local company (Borders) Breadshare is a social enterprise, committed to increasing the accessibility of better bread to the community, promoting 'local' with a low carbon footprint bakery production chain (including electric vehicle deliveries). They will have a huge range of breads for you to try also including some special diet options like rye breads. Come and see and try some beautiful tasty ethical breads

Also see our 'Meet....' article:
http://www.realfoods.co.uk/article/meet-the-producer-breadshare-community-bakery

 


Kwan's Kitchen Chinese sauces

 

Kwan's Kitchen traditional Chinese sauces & condiments (closed)

Saturday 6th July 2013 (11:00 -15:00) at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street  Edinburgh EH1 3JU

 

Local company (Galashiels) Kwan's Kitchen will be at Broughton St. letting you try some amazing Chinese sauces and condiments for veggie cooking. Their sauces and condiments are made using traditional family recipes developed since 1978, handmade in small batches in their Beijing Beijing Restaurant in the Scottish Borders. They contain no msg, artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Their staff ( a family business core) are from Guangdong province in South China, and they take inspiration from the vast array of cuisine on the Chinese mainland

 


nutiva organic shakes

 

Nutiva Organic Hemp Shakes tasting (closed)

 

Saturday 22nd June 2013 (09:30 -11:30) at Real Foods TollCross, 8 Brougham Street, EH3 9JH & (12:00- 14:30) Real Foods 37 Broughton Street  Edinburgh EH1 3JU

 

These are Organic which makes them a special & great tasting super nutritious meal replacement shake. Suitable for those with a very active lifestyle, as a delicious and energising meal replacement (if you are too ill for normal food), for a pre-workout energy boost, or post workout recovery drink, or a nutritious tasty snack at any time of the day! Organic Hemp Shakes supplies 11 grams of easily digested Organic Hemp Protein and a wonderful 9g of fibre per serving, and is rich in Antioxidants. It is naturally sweetened with Organic Coconut Sugar. Come and try some!

Here's their chocolate one: http://www.realfoods.co.uk/product/19367/nutiva-organic-hemp-shake-chocolate-drink-454g


Peppersmith Chewing Gums

 

 

Peppersmith Mints/ Chewing Gums tasting (closed)

 

Saturday 8th June 2013 (12:00-16:00) at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street  Edinburgh EH1 3JU & Real Foods TollCross, 8 Brougham Street, EH3 9JH

 

Some taste bud tingling this week. Peppersmith make high quality natural chewing gum and mints with fine UK grown peppermint. Their products have no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives nor aspartame. They also sweeten them with naturally derived xylitol which (as it helps kill bacteria in your mouth that can cause tooth decay) has helped them become British Dental Health Foundation accredited: "Eat Peppersmith mints and gum for healthier teeth".

Most importantly, we think, is the lack of synthetic rubbers like polyisobutylene. They use chicle instead: natural, helps protect the Rainforest and does not contain nasty synthetic ingredients

 


Iced Delight from Belhaven

 

 

Belhaven's Iced Delight Sampling (closed)

 

Friday 24th May 2013 (12:00-16:00) at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street  Edinburgh EH1 3JU

and Saturday 25th May 2013 (11:45 -16:00) at Real Foods TollCross, 8 Brougham Street, EH3 9JH

 

We'll have local (Dunbar) company Belhaven samples of strawberry or raspberry Iced Delight for you to try on Saturday- "a delicious frozen dessert crammed with as much Belhaven Fruit as possible"! Belhaven's home-grown Scottish fruit with an authentic Italian recipe to create a unique, luxuriously creamy dessert as healthy and tasty as real fruit, better than ice cream then.

 


Antipodes Skincare Range

 

Antipodes Sampling Day (closed)

 

Saturday 22nd May (12:00- 16:00) Real Foods 37 Broughton Street  Edinburgh EH1 3JU

 
(also free free private consultations/ facials with Jenny Macdonald from Antipodes, book a slot between 13:00 and 16:00 on our Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/418822544882423/
 

We will have Antipodes nutritionist Jenny sampling some of their skincare products and offering expert advice on skincare "Bioactive botanical ingredients are carefully selected for performance and blended with nutrient-rich avocado oil to help powerfully anti-age your skin" They are scientifically proven, protein-rich formulations, whilst environmentally friendly - certified organic - raw ingredients from certified organic orchards & grown and harvested with minimal impact on the environment, and support renewable use of the land for the generations to come. All products are officially approved for vegetarians.


Kate Magic

 

Kate Magic Superfoods Talk (closed)

 

Tuesday 28th May (19:30- 21:30), Real Foods TollCross, 8 Brougham Street, EH3 9JH

 

 

Kate Magic, author and raw guru, will be returning to Real Foods for a fun and inspiring evening of superfoods & tips for a healthier life. Kate has over 20 years experience in raw food and regularly delivers talks and workshops on how to improve health with living foods. She explains what makes a 'superfood', guiding us through the properties of these powerful foods and advising on the best ways to add them to our diets.

Ticket cost: £15 - Kate's events are always very popular so make sure you get your ticket before they sell out by visiting: http://www.rawliving.eu/events/edinburgh.html or instore at Real Foods TollCross (please phone first before coming in specifically (0131 228 1201 or email ben@realfoods.co.uk for availability)

 

 


Liquorice from Three Bears
Three Bears Liquorice Tasting (closed)

Saturday 18th May 2013 (12:00-16:00), at Real Foods 37 Broughton Street  Edinburgh EH1 3JU and Real Foods TollCross, 8 Brougham Street, EH3 9JH

 

 

Come and try some of this great liquorice for free - it's "not too hard, not too soft, just right!" that explains the name! No artificial flavours or colours, vegetarian & vegan. It also has real fruit juice added for flavour


Plantain Chips

 

World Fairtrade Day event: Zamora's Fairtrade Plantain Chips Sampling (closed)

 

Saturday 11th May 2013 (12:00- 16:00) Real Foods 37 Broughton Street  Edinburgh EH1 3JU or Real Foods TollCross, 8 Brougham Street, EH3 9JH

 

Plantain, a starchy variety of banana, comes from the Amazon Rainforests in Southern Equador. Zamora's are launching a new product, 3 flavours of Fairtrade plantain crisps - the only Fairtrade certified plantain chips in the UK. Come and try something different, they go with a lot of things!

 


Antipodes Skin Care Products

 

Antipodes Sampling Day (closed)

 

Saturday 27th April  (10:00- 12:00) Real Foods TollCross, 8 Brougham Street, EH3 9JH and (13:00-16:00) Real Foods 37 Broughton Street  Edinburgh EH1 3JU

 
 

We will have an Antipodes nutritionist sampling some of their skincare products on Saturday and offering expert advice on skincare "Bioactive botanical ingredients are carefully selected for performance and blended with nutrient-rich avocado oil to help powerfully anti-age your skin" They are scientifically proven, protein-rich formulations, whilst environmentally friendly - certified organic - raw ingredients from certified organic orchards & grown and harvested with minimal impact on the environment, and support renewable use of the land for the generations to come. All products are officially approved for vegetarians.


Chilly Papas Curry Flavouring

 

Curry flavour with Chilipapas (closed)

 

Saturday 20th April (11:00- 16:00), Real Foods TollCross, 8 Brougham Street, EH3 9JH

 

 

Local producer Chilipapas will be cooking up a spicy storm at Real Foods' Tollcross store.Chilipapa Darren will be offering samples of his healthy spice mixes, showing how you can stay slim and trim while enjoying delicious savoury curries at the right price. So don't be a fool this April and miss the chance to taste this freshly prepared tasty food. Additionally snap an interesting photo. Post it with a little review about the sampled product & added location to Real Foods FB page or to your Instagram feed with #RFevent hastag for your chance to win 3 ChilliPapas mixes and (thanks Engine Shed) some great tofu to cook with it. T&C: http://goo.gl/3q0Zm

 



Don’t forget our regular Saturday Tastings where you can try delicious natural foods and exciting new local products (like local Belhaven Fruit Farms