Friday, November 27, 2009

Christmas Lights

Tonight is the night the Christmas lights are switched on in Eton.
From around 5:15, the children from the Porny School will parade down the High Street singing carols and carrying the lanterns they have been making. Husky dogs and FATHER CHRISTMAS will join them! The man himself will turn on the lights at 5:45. And assuming the wind hasn't blown an important part of the circuit away, the High Street should be illuminated in all its glory. Many of the shops (including Tastes, of course) will be open late tonight. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

One Month To Go

Our favourite water colour, by Jo HurnTalking of Christmas, we've been making up some example gift boxes, which you can see in our online deli (and if we haven't sold them yet, in the real shop as well). We can put almost anything from the shelves into a gift box, for Christmas, or any other occasion. Hopefully having some photos of example boxes will provide inspiration!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

HOW Many???

This month we are running a little competition.

It is 10 years since Tracklements started making their divine, award winning, onion marmalade. And to celebrate, a limited set of 350 GIANT jars have been produced, with labels beautifully illustrated by Tim Bulmer. The lovely people at Tracklements have let me have one and rather than eating it all up (which, I can assure you, was quite tempting) we are using it as a competition prize. So now everyone else has a chance of eating it (and I don't).

And the question is "How many onions are in the jar?".

Anyone who enters is asked to make a £1 donation to the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance.

If you would like to enter, pop into Tastes Delicatessen, number 92 High Street, Eton, have a look at the giant jar, put your answer on an entry form and pop £1 in the collect bucket.

Closing date is 6pm on Saturday 19th December and the winner will be contacted on Monday 21st.

Good Luck!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

It's Coming

Now seems a safe time to mention Christmas. It's six weeks tomorrow and therefore time for us to have the Star Mince Pies back on sale! We do have far far more than last year in the hope of not running out too early this time, but if you'd like to buy them now we are happy to hold them for you until Christmas. I know the temptation of having them in the house is too much for most of you!

Friday, November 06, 2009


In a further instalment to my list of excuses for my lack of "blogging", I would like to cite our new and improved web site. Having photographed, described, and weighed over a hundred of the items on sale in the shop, I reached a point where I had enough content ready to launch an online shop. And (with some technical jiggery pokery and fair amount of luck), I did. It is far from complete, in fact, it never will be, but it works! Now you don't need to be anywhere near Eton to have a look at some of the things we sell (and buy a few if you like!). Have a look at