BBC Good Food Eat Well Show
What a weekend… we have just finished unpacking everything after three jam-packed days at the BBC Good Food Show.
This was our first event selling direct to consumers so it was a bit of a learning experience but we were thrilled by the interest in our stand and couldn’t seem to get our samples out quick enough – they just kept disappearing! It was brilliant to introduce Oppo to so many new faces. On Sunday we completely sold out of every flavour. It looks as though the Mint Choc Swirl (current team favourite) is going to be a strong rival to the Salted Caramel – I think many agreed that it is probably the best way to have Spirulina!
Over the course of the weekend there were some fantastic talks from a line-up of chefs, dieticians and celebrities. One of our highlights was getting the chance to have a chat (and selfie…) with Davina McCall! She loved the sound of Oppo, particularly since many of those following her sugar-free diet have been in touch to say that Oppo has come to the rescue whilst following her programme. We also managed to grab a chat with Hemsley + Hemsley, Christine Bailey and Jenni Falconer during the show.
Over the course of the weekend we were running a competition for some free tubs of Oppo which proved really popular and we want to say a big thank you from all the team for your support – it really does make a big difference. It was also lovely to meet all those of won the show tickets we gave away.
We all felt a bit like zombies at Oppo HQ yesterday morning after such a full-on weekend but we had some awesome Monday news since Oppo was featured in the Guardian newspaper as one of the last three businesses shortlisted for the Guardian’s Startup of the Year. Now we need to keep this momentum up!