In my previous blog, I mentioned eating at Norton’s cafe. Well whilst that was a very enjoyable experience there were more foodie delights to be discovered during our walk round Walsingham!
After our lunchtime snack of soup and homemade bread, we wandered around the corner and came across Walsingham farm shop. A real treasure trove of food, nearly all of it sourced locally. From beef and chicken to specialist Norfolk cheeses, jars full of delightful and unusual jams and marmalades, milk and cream, ciders and beers, even Norfolk extra virgin olive oil! It was impossible to come out without a basket full of goodies, much of which will be enjoyed over the coming weeks once home! Have a look at the producers page to read about the provenance of the foods in more detail.
On leaving the shop there is, on the right hand side, an even more exciting shop for all chocolate lovers, The Chocolate Deli. I can’t tell you how excited I was to find this at last. I’ve stumbled across several lovely Norfolk businesses via facebook and this was one of them. I longed to make a visit, read about their workshops and have posted their photos on my facebook page. Suddenly here I was about to step inside this Pandoras box of chocolate.
I was not to be disappointed. To be honest, when faced with so much choice, it’s hard to know where to start, so I just browsed for a while. Then decisions had to be made. What to buy? In the end I plumped for a chocolate lolly; special Valentines edition, some chocolate with fudge pieces on top for hubby and finally some chocolate orange drops. Now these drops are just my absolute favourite. Many, many years ago, my first job was in a local sweet shop. Yes it was paradise, I won’t lie. Do you remember candy fruit pieces? Chocolate candy flavoured and shaped like the fruit? So the orange was like a flat orange with all the little indents on the skin. Now I haven’t seen them for years, but as soon as I tasted the orange chocolate drops, I was transported back to my youth and those orange candy fruits. Bliss.