Armed with a hamper of goodies to get us going we started by looking through the ‘Food for Free’ book to get an idea of what to look for along with reading the hints and tips list created by expert Fergus Drennan to ensure we followed safety and a guide to common things that can be at this time of year.
We headed outside and the children were happy to spot some apple trees and wild blackberries. Unfortunately most of the blackberries were yet to ripen but we did manage to get a couple which we took home to wash and eat. I let the children enjoy them and apparently they were very juicy and delicious! We are going to try some of the apples cooked in a tart to see what they are like but the children loved the idea that we had picked our own fruit and could actually eat it. We also want to collect some more blackberries once they have ripened to try and make some mini ice lollies with the moulds from our hamper.
Obviously we needed some refreshment after all that foraging so Robinsons Fruit Shoot in Summer Fruits flavour proved a popular choice and was the perfect refreshment for a day outdoors.
With our foraging trip over and feeling greatly inspired by our findings it was time to head home to invent our own Fruit Shoot flavour.
The children sat quietly engrossed in their new Fruit Shoot designs, I was really impressed with their finished pictures. The 9yr old Miss M came up with an Apple & Strawberry flavour and 6yr old Mister B fancied Blueberry & Orange.
I think they did really well and loved exploring what fruit can be found outdoors. It just goes to show that fruit can be fun and a little imagination can go a long way. We thoroughly enjoyed our Fruit Shoot adventure and look forward to enjoying a lot more foraging trips in the future!
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.