Welcoming Spring in a little earlier this year, the team from Flora are delighted to invite South Africans to discover the Flora Blend Bar and its delicious world of seeds, blends and melt-in-your-mouth taste experiences. Based at The Zone @Rosebank in Johannesburg, the Flora Blend Bar opened its doors on the 18th of August and will be open to the public for 5 weeks, closing on the 25rd of September.
Charmingly designed and modernly fitted, the Blend Bar is a sensory rich, experiential pop-up store that celebrates the facts behind heart-healthy spreads like Flora, and explores the masterful transformation of plant and seed oils into margarine. As an educational and entertaining journey, the Blend Bar’s activities, interactive screens and engaging crew, all guide guests through the story of margarine – from seed to spreads. Beyond its informative features the Blend Bar’s Tasting Bar offers an array of mouth-watering Flora-inspired tapas that will satisfy your taste buds and inspire cooks of all abilities with the versatility of Flora.
Visitors to the Blend Bar can experience first-hand the simple and real ingredients used to make margarine and observe the masterful blending process. Guests can watch as the Flora Masterblender – a trained margarine creator – transforms plant and seed oils into delicious margarine spreads, using ingredients found in your pantry. After witnessing the creation of freshly homemade margarine, guests can taste exotic margarine flavours that they wouldn’t get elsewhere. The Masterblender demonstrates how Flora’s unique oil blend – made from pressed Sunflower seeds, Canola seeds and Linseeds – are the cornerstones of the Flora recipe and explain how these oils help give the delicious spread its heart healthy benefits. Alongside the seed and oil experiences, and marg-making demo, the Flora Tasting Bar will leave you and the family salivating for more.
Offering guests a variety of Flora-inspired tapas, the menu showcases a wide variety of culinary uses for spreading, cooking and baking with Flora. From mini crumpets, quiches and banana breads to soups, chicken pate, salads and scones, the menu offers guests scrumptious, melt-in-your-mouth options to satisfy any sweet or savoury craving. The freshly made popcorn flavoured with melted Flora-based drizzles is an exceptionally moreish snack.
Remember to get down to the Flora Blend Bar as soon as possible, it’s truly a unique experience, it might just make you enjoy your everyday marg a little bit more!