When the Chief and I headed to Master Chef Live a few weeks back all we did was eat.
What else were we going to do right? There was food everywhere and I certainly can put it away when it comes to free food.
We also spent a whole stack of cash on things to take home and try later- we both get very excited at food stands and buy stuff that we wouldn't usually do in real life (flavoured salt and kilos of beef jerky are recent examples)
By the time we got to the Rochester stand, we'd pretty much eaten ourselves sick and I wasn't really keen to taste any more- and a ginger drink that promises to be like "A kick from two angry mules" didn't really grab me at first.
Couldn't find a pic of two angry mules but did find this cute one instead
But as it was free, I couldn't resist and I was literally gobsmacked by it.
I was shocked its really spicy and kind of burns (in a good way) Rochester is made from a recipe dating back to 1870 and contains 14% raw ginger root, crushed with elderflower, cowslip and raisins. Yep its non alcoholic, although it tastes like it could be.
I've gone through two bottles in two weeks and I am on my way to purchase more. Its a shame that it isn't available widely, if you want to try some for yourself click here for a list of stockists- it very very yummy in a very grown up way.
Around $23 Retail
Available in selected delis and health food stores