Monthly Archives: January 2019

The Greedy Gluttons Guide to Winter Wonderland – Hyde Park

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Happy 2019! As the season of goodwill draws to a close and we shudder at the prospect of a cold, grey, interminable January, let us bask in the dying embers of Christmas. For this I have ventured into London’s very own Pleasure Island, the only difference being that it is often the adults left feeling like donkeys. It is a festive fairyland of candyfloss and chocholate dipped churros; where one 90 second ride on a rollercoaster costs that of three Tesco meal deals and tellers at the hook a duck concession give you a death stare when you dare to ask for change from a ten pound note. But it is an annual event, and somehow in the depths of my Grinch-sized heart I still find myself smiling fondly at children, staring agog at chair-o-planes and trying on novelty earflap hats to see if bobbles suit me yet. I also go for the food, so let me take you on a culinary tour of Winter Wonderland 2018: where the air smells of sugar and the ground is littered with discarded donuts.

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Chocolate fountains. Like the Trevi fountain you are not allowed to paddle in them

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Hot whiskey, or Irish coffee without the coffee as it should be called. Small cup: £5.95

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Shameless product placement

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Cadbury’s hot chocolate hut

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I know what you’re thinking: where are the sprinkles? Simple. Break the flake up. £4.00

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I really need to set this as the wallpaper for my home page

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Churros with sugar and cinnamon. Not bad for a stretched-out donut

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Kitty Kat Coffee. Many, many jars of sprinkles

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Vast array of green tea available at Kitty Kat Coffee. I’ll have all of them. With cream. And syrup. And sprinkles. £2.00

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Cave of wonders

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Mmmmmm… donuts

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Doughy, sugary, gooey goodness

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Mini pancakes with Golden Syrup masquerading as maple syrup. If you think there is no difference I can tell you there is a very, very, VERY big difference

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A lot of waffle

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50 million E numbers can’t be wrong

I hope you have enjoyed this trek through the ultimate foodie funfare. Have a fantastic new year filled with scones and jam and lots and lots of nibbly things. Till next time, teaholics xx