When I wasn’t sipping on Johnnie Walker cocktails, deciding who had the best outfit and watching the World War 2 planes fly overhead at Goodwood Revival this weekend, I was raiding the Tesco pop up store.
This wasn’t because I’m a huge Tesco fan (I’m actually more of a Sainsbury’s or Waitrose girl), it’s because the Tesco store stocked all the original sweets, chocolates and crisps from the 1960s, including Opal Fruits. Made to make your mouth water, I still don’t know why Opal Fruits changed their name to Starburst as there is something so lovely about the original name…even though I, and probably others, haven’t a clue what it means.
I was so excited by the sight of the sweetie aisle that I felt compelled to buy everything on offer, including an original Flake, Crunchie and Marathon bar (some are missing from the picture above as I shamefully ate them on the way home). I even managed to purchase an Andy Warhol style Tesco baked bean t-shirt, so I guess I’m becoming a Tesco girl after all.
The other brilliant thing about Revival was being invited to a revolving picnic by James Bond and his surprisingly jolly villains – Auric Goldfinger, Oddjob and Ernst Stavro Blofeld (that’s a sentence I never thought I’d write).