‘Fruit juice, water or Prosecco?’ Prosecco? Did she just say Prosecco? I’m at a Nãkd Wholefoods launch and I wasn’t expecting any alcohol. I’m not sure she actually did offer me Prosecco, so I play it safe and ask for a cherry juice. Then someone walks in and gets poured a glass of Prosecco, dammit! Still, it’s not long until I have a glass of wine in my hand and the event begins.
Brill Café in Exmouth Market is full of bloggers, PRs, and the team from Nãkd Wholefoods. We’re here because Nakd Wholefoods have launched two new flavours – Rhubarb & Custard, and Caffé Mocha. I’m asked if I’d like to try one of the new flavours and I’m led past a counter laden with hummous, olives, stuffed peppers, cashews, pitta bread (that I’m avoiding as I’m meeting a friend for dinner later) and two bowls containing the latest Nãkd flavours. Not being a lover of coffee, I try the Rhubarb & Custard flavour. I’m not sure how they’ve done it, but it’s just like the old-fashioned sweets. Nicola, a yoga teacher from Camden, who blogs at Peace Under Pressure, asks me how I think they’ve made a custard flavour out of natural ingredients and I say I’m not sure, maybe they grew a custard plant? I’m then asked if I want to try the Caffé Mocha flavour. I hate coffee but I’m willing to give it a try and I’m surprised, but pleased, that it doesn’t taste like coffee, it’s more of a fudge brownie taste.
We’re then given a talk by the founder and managing director, Jamie Combs, and Lucy-Ann Prideaux, a nutritionist at Simply Nutrition.
(Video © Philippa Moore, who blogs at Skinny Latte Strikes Back)
After the talk, we’re invited to make our own Nãkd Bars. Nãkd Bars all have the same base of dates and cashews, to which other raw ingredients are added.
Bowls containing ingredients and flavourings were brought out for us.