A mouth watering experience is all that I think about when food tours come to mind. I was happy to find out that there is a food tour in Cambridge, UK. I always have a good time when I know I’ll be eating over the next few hours. The tour was a lunch food tour provided by Cambridge Food Tours.
We started our tour in the middle of town at Fitzbillies where they make a wonderful Chelsea bun. It is a delectable and super sweet roll. The roll is so sweet that it has a shelf life of 6 weeks and many are mailed all over the world.
The second shop was Christine’s where we tried some Brazilian sweets. I guess I would have known what the special surprise would have been had I known the translation into English at the time.
At Arromi, an Italian restaurant, we tasted the Bocconcino. I have not had anything like this before. I was pleasantly surprised, but not exactly ready for what tasted like pumpkin. A couple other people suggested that it could be butternut squash. Perhaps you should go find out.
We passed through the market downtown and went to one of the food stalls. At the Emerald Food stall we tasted some glacé fruits. We had an apricot fruit that was very sweet.
We went to the Fudge Kitchen, which was probably my favorite of all the stops and watched them make fresh fudge. They put all the ingredients together and then folded the fudge on the tables repeatedly until it became real fudge.
The Cheese Shop was really cool. They had all sorts of really nice cheeses, hot sauces, and other delights. We tasted a mince meat and pickle pie, a red Leicester cheese, and all natural apple juice.
The Cambridge Brew House was our next stop where we had pork cracklings and some home made beer.
We trekked down to The Free Press where we tasted scotch eggs with elderflower chutney on the side. The chutney was made from the tree just outside the building.
We walked down to another bakery where we sampled some fish croquettes and a tasty creamy milk pie.
We stopped at a convenience store for talumba which is a sugar biscuit drenched in some syrupy sweetness. I liked them, but Jessica wasn’t a big fan.
Chocolat Chocolat was the last stop and we were able to go around the store and pick out one truffle to try. I chose a Pear mousse with cinnamon on a crispy bottom in milk chocolate. It sounds a bit like heaven and tasted pretty close.
There was a whole lot of walking on the tour. We covered about 6 miles on foot. Make sure you prepare for the weather and wear some really good walking shoes.
The food tour was brought to you in partnership with Cambridge Food Tours. The tour costs £37 per person and ours lasted 4 hours and 30 minutes. Cambridge Food Tours offers several different tours in the Cambridge area.