North Hop

USA Roots - All about the Sweet Treats!

Tuesday 20th August 2019

American's love their sweet treats, there's no denying that, and in fact, us Scots are partial to a cake or two too! So that's why when booking in the vendors for our North Hop x Castle Fraser : USA Roots event we knew 'sweet treats' had to come high on the priority list, almost as high as epic street food!

So who's going to be there and what are they bringing, let's find out...

Stew n' Drew's - These guys were with us at our very first festival back in Inverness in 2014, and have popped up at our events since, each time raising the bar on the collab front, and this event is no exception! At Haddo House they brought us Ice Cream Burgers made using brioches buns, this time they'll be taking things to the next level, teaming up with doughnut legends PERK to create ICE CREAM DOUGHNUT BURGERS!!! And if that wasn't epic enough they're also creating two special ice cream flavours, just for this event...Saltire (Vanilla & Blue Raspberry) and Stars & Stripes (Vanilla, Blue Raspberry & Drumstick w/ edible Stars). Visit their ice cream bike for all the delights!

PERK - America is THE home of the classic 'Donut Shop', but Inverness is THE home of PERK and their seriously moreish and down right delicious doughnuts! Each one either fully loaded or coated in some delightful filling/topping. Each month they switch up their menu and this months is a cracker...Classic Ring (cinnamon sugar coating), Granny's Jammy Upgrade (raspberry jam, peanut butter creme, fresh rasp & chopped peanuts), It's the Bizz Coff (cream cheese & biscoff centre, vanilla glaze, biscoff crumb), Gin ne Sais Quoi (Rock Rose Gin & elderflower glaze w/ lemon sugar & elderflower drizzle), The Way the Cookie Crumbles (cookie dough filling w/ white chocolate & choice chip cookie topping), and Citrus Got Real (vegan coconut dough, fresh lime & salt glaze, topped w/ shaved coconut). Our all time favourite, and a PERK original...It's the Bizz Coff!

Vegan Bay Baker - Steve launched his 'craft vegan bakery' at our Pitmedden Secret Garden Experience event last month and has since sold out at pretty much every event he's attended since, so our advice, get to his stand ASAP! All his bakes and cakes are 100% vegan, 100% delicious and the flavours and textures aren't compromised in any way, in fact, if you didn't know you probably wouldn't realise they were vegan!

Kilted Fudge Company - Scottish sweet treats don't come much more classic than some good ole fudge, but these guys at Kilted Fudge Co take fudge to a whole new level with all their weird and wonderful flavours...but which flavours will they bring to this event we wonder!?

Filly Your Cup - This super cute converted vintage horsebox is the perfect pit stop to pick up a hot drink, cold drink and even a bit of cake. Tara will be serving up iced mochas, fully loaded hot chocolates, espresso based coffee drinks, hot and iced teas, soft drinks, plus a selection of America x Scotland fusion cakes and traybakes, yum!

Party Box Aberdeen - Keeping wee kids, and big kids alike contented, the Party Box guys will have fresh popcorn, candy floss and rainbow slushies on the go all weekend...

Fetternear Fruit - Fresh fruit doesn't get much more local than this, Fetternear, a family based business are located just down the road from Castle Fraser in Monymusk! They'll be bringing along their super tasty local strawberries and any other soft fruits that are ripe for the picking. Straight off we're thinking local strawberries w/ Stew n' Drew's ice cream (another non-official collab!)! They'll also have a selection of their traditionally made jams and marmalades to take home...

Louise's Farm Kitchen - Now you may be thinking, woah, these guys are one of the savoury options, but, hold on...who fancies some American pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup, oh yes, we thought you might like that!!

All this and lots more awesome food, drink and entertainment can be found at Castle Fraser, 31 August and 1 September, Adults only £5 entry, kids under 12 go FREE, discount for NTS Members, VIP Tickets available, dogs welcome!