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A Food Tour in Cambridge, UK

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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 Chelsea sweet roll.

The Chelsea sweet roll.

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.

The tasty Brazilian sweets with a nice surprise inside.

The tasty Brazilian sweets with a nice surprise inside.

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.

Our bocconcino was a small pastry that had pumpkin at the bottom with a sweet balsamic drizzled on top.

Our bocconcino was a small pastry that had pumpkin at the bottom with a sweet balsamic drizzled on top.

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.

Several different glacé fruits.

Several different glacé fruits.

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 Fudge Kitchen makes all their own fudge in the store.

The Fudge Kitchen makes all their own fudge in the store.

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.

A mince meat and pickle pie.

A mince meat and pickle pie.

The Cambridge Brew House was our next stop where we had pork cracklings and some home made beer.

These pork cracklings are quite thick and can even be a bit chewy sometimes.

These pork cracklings are quite thick and can even be a bit chewy sometimes.

A beer made on location for your drinking pleasure.

A beer made on location for your drinking pleasure.

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.

Scotch eggs that were served with elderflower chutney on the side.

Scotch eggs that were served with elderflower chutney on the side.

We walked down to another bakery where we sampled some fish croquettes and a tasty creamy milk pie.

The fish croquettes on the food tour in cambridge

The fish croquettes.

It was very creamy and similar to a buttermilk pie.

It was very creamy and similar to a buttermilk 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.

The tulumba is a traditional Macedonian dessert.

The tulumba is a traditional Macedonian dessert.

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.

The delicious chocolate truffles in cambridge uk

The delicious chocolate truffles.

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.

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  • http://mackays-self-catering.co.uk/ Mellisa Turner

    Great post ! Every dish looks delicious. Thanks for sharing this information.

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