The mini food festival appeared to be a foodie’s fantasy last weekend in Market Square, central Nottingham. There you could find anything from toffee sold by the kilogram to curries and hot paella. The problem? The food festival appeared to be a lot more satisfying than it was. While the assortment of stalls and foods was unquestionable, the quality and pricing of the products raised questions in both the stomachs and wallets of the customers.
One of the first places stopped at was a small stall of Greek foods, with a large patriotic sign to compensate.
The food here was to advertise a local Greek restaurant. What did they sell? Well, if you go to your local Tesco or any other corner shop, get a pack of white pitta bread, some salad, grilled diced chicken breast and add some tzatziki…… you’ve got the right idea. Sold for 4 pounds you got a “traditional” Greek chicken kebab…only about double the price that you’d get it in Greece.
Another place visited was a lovely man selling monster sized cake cuts like chocolate and carrot. For only a pound, you could get a brick of a cake piece. And by brick, I don’t mean just the size. Nevertheless, I did see other people fall into the trap; lured into getting a bit of these monster cake pieces, only to see them struggle to bite down and chew…
Sometimes you do get exactly what you pay for.
I feel like I should try to add some color to this rather than painting a dim picture about this food market. The weather was gorgeous, and judging by the amount of people walking around with arms and mouths full of different foods, it’s safe to assume that everyone got a piece of the pie (if you excuse the pun).
See, I promised some color
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