I’ll be honest. I buy food and wine that has beautiful packaging.
My pulse quickens, I may gasp aloud and I’ve been known to squeal with delight. I am an absolute sucker for pretty bottles, labels, quirky illustrations and unique materials. As a print designer who also happens to be obsessed with food, I would love nothing more than to design just for the food. All day, every day. Heaven.
Yesterday at The Food Show was like food design geek OVERLOAD. So many lovely designs. So little time.
It was a lovely surprise to see The Good Tempered Chocolate Company at The Food Show. The ornate, hand drawn logo I designed for Hayley was on display for everyone to see. Excite!
Hayley’s hand made chocolates are to die for and she sweetens me up by bringing me her wonderful treats to sample.
I had the pleasure of trying her new Peanut Butter Deluxe Chocolate a few weeks ago and she launched it at The Food Show. Hayley shared a stall with Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter.
The Koala and I have been enjoying PB & J most days lately. If you ever thought that it needed a revamp, here’s how we do it. Take a perfectly toasted slice of ciabatta, smear it with Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter and top with my friend’s auntie’s guava jelly or a similar tart jam. Oh. My. Buddha. We dream about this concoction. We go on (and on) about how delicious it is every time we eat it. It’s like we can’t really believe it and it surprises us every time. It hasn’t gotten old yet. But sadly, the guava jelly has been demolished. Pic’s is the best peanut butter I have tasted. It’s a crunchy one so be warned (or delighted).
Here are some of the gorgeous designs that caught my eye at The Food Show this year.