On Tuesday I was invited to a launch event for the Market Deli range by Walkers. The Market Deli range is an exciting range of premium snacks featuring potato, tortilla and also pita chips. The flavours of the snacks are inspired by delicatessens both from the UK and Europe.
The evening started with some mingling with fellow foodies as we enjoyed drinks and canapés all inspired by the Market Deli range.We sampled lovely chilled gazpacho, cheddar cheese on sticks, bruschetta with Mediterranean toppings of chilli, tomato and basil, chorizo medallions on spoons, pita bread sticks with dips. All these lovely canapés were served with different spirits that complimented the different flavours of the Market Deli range. Once fuelled with our taste buds tingling for more, we were led in small groups to sample the new Market Deli range.
We tasted potato chips in four flavours:
Cornish mature cheddar
Wiltshire cured ham, mature cheddar and farmhouse chutney
Balsamic vinegar of Modena (Aceto Balsamico di Modena PGI)
Flame grilled Spanish chorizo and roasted Onion
Next we tried the tortilla chips:
Anglesey sea salt with cracked black pepper
Roasted red chilli with Mediterranean sundried tomato
And finally we tried the pita chips:
Roasted garlic with Mediterranean herbs
Roasted red pepper with English tomato
Each of the flavour combinations has been well thought out and created using the finest ingredients such as cheddar cheese from Cornwall, aceto balsamico from Modena and sundried tomatoes from the Manisa region in Turkey. My Favorite was the pita chips, they were crunchy yet soft with a lovely texture.
The range is perfect as an indulgent snack to be served with drinks or just enjoyed on its own or with dips. All the Market Deli range are available in sharing size bags of 165g and retail at £2.39, the potato chips are available in smaller single bags retailing at £0.83.
Once we had sampled all the amazing Market Deli range, the evening was further inspired by watching a cookery demonstration by the Michelin star chef Tom Aiken. The cookery demonstration carried forward the theme from the flavours of the Market Deli range. The first dish Tom cooked was macaroni cheese, this was no ordinary macaroni cheese, it was luxurious. The white sauce was enhanced using Cornish mature cheddar with mustard, marjoram, sundried tomatoes from Turkey and Wiltshire cured ham and baked in the oven. Although I did not sample this as I am a vegetarian, my food blogger friend Heidi Roberts from Kitchen Talks gave it the thumbs up.
The second dish that Tom cooked was also inspired by the Marker Deli Range, this time it was a delicious cold soup Gazpacho. Flavoured with roasted garlic, herbs, tomato juice, sundried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes and seasoned with lashings of salt and pepper, it was packed with Mediterranean flavours and tasted delicious.
I had a wonderful experience attending the event, and would like to thank Walkers for inviting me. and sending me home with a lovely goody bag of the Market Deli Range to enjoy at home. This post is a pr collaboration and all views and opinions expressed are my own and unbiased.
This final picture is of Heidi and my self posing with the Michelin chef Tom Aiken.