Taste-testing a new UK arrival: Teisseire at London Fashion Week Festival

posted on: Tuesday, 27 February 2018

The French have brought us some of the things I cherish most in life: eclairs, souffles, croissants, crepes, Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, amazing cheeses, phenomenal fragrances and of course the French Kiss (or is that a rumour... did it come from Germany?). For years I've crossed the English Channel and come back with trunks full of French fancies... all legal quantities of course. Slowly, over the years however, products have started to drift over so that a Eurostar ticket is needed less frequently to indulge in many products from the region. The latest "drift over" comes in the form of a sirop (French spelling) that has been all the rage on the continent for years. In fact, it's the number one sirop in France. Mind if I start writing "syrup" instead? Thanks. This is Teisseire, and when I first mentioned that I was attending London Fashion Week Festival with them, on social media, I was inundated with messages from followers who had childhood memories of this sweet treat with summers spent in France. I was all too happy to be the first one to tell them that their childhood memory was coming to local supermarkets. Yes, Teisseire is now being stocked on the shelves of Waitrose and is soon to come to more local food shops in months to come. 

While attending London Fashion Week Festival 2018, Teisseire opened my eyes to the possibilities of how the syrup could actually be used. For example, my thoughts were - water! I hate water, plain and simple. It needs to have lemon or some sort of fruit infusion to taste it. Teisseire actually offers syrup flavours that taste as if they are the fruits themselves, and mixing a few spoonfuls into a two litre bottle of water is absolute decadence... and also the reason I can stomach drinking 4 litres of water a day! But, as I was saying, Teisseire actually opened my eyes to the ways in which the syrup can be used for things like sweetening coffee, making mocktails and serving up some seriously delicious cocktails (oh, you know I was straight on this).... and they now have syrups which contain zero sugar. Hello, happiness!

This weekend, while we were all hustling and bustling around London Fashion Week Festival, the Teisseire bar was abuzz with visitors wrapping their taste buds around this new flavour for the first time. To say people were complimentary would be an understatement. There were people asking to buy the bottles then and there... and remember we were there to shop fashion. And just in case you were wondering, the flavours currently stand as follows: Elderflower, Grenadine, Passion Fruit and Raspberry & Cranberry Flavours. Personally, I am a girl who likes a pink water so I'm all for the Raspberry and Cranberry concoction. 

Now, I'm sure you'd like to take a look at the weekend in fashion, along with the bar in action, so here's a little photo diary for you!

And remember, you can shop the Teisseire products now in your local Waitrose, or order for home delivery with Ocado! 

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