2 Days in the World of FoodExpo 2024 in Athens, Greece

Hey there, fellow foodies! Buckle up because we’re about to take you on a whirlwind adventure through the tantalizing world of FoodExpo 2024 in Athens, Greece. Get ready to laugh, drool, and maybe shed a tear or two as we recount our two-day journey filled with delicious discoveries and unexpected surprises.


Day 1 kicked off with the excitement of kids on Christmas morning. Our mission? To scout out new authentic producers, unearth captivating products for our clients, and finally put faces to the names behind those endless email chains. And let me tell you, meeting our email buddies in person was like finally meeting a long-lost pen pal. It was all smiles, handshakes, and maybe a few awkward hugs thrown in there.


As we strolled through the halls, soaking in the aromas of freshly cooked delights and admiring the beautifully displayed products, one phrase stuck with us: “Όλοι οι καλοί παραγωγοί γνωρίζονται μεταξύ τους και αυτό τους κάνει καλύτερους.” Translation? All good producers know each other, and that’s what makes them better. And boy, do we agree! It’s like a big, happy foodie family where everyone knows everyone, and the result? Simply scrumptious!


Now, let’s talk about a crucial detail: footwear. Our poor Marketing associate, Zannetta, made a rookie mistake with her shoe choice. She thought she was ready for all the walking, but let’s just say her feet had a different opinion. But hey, blisters aside, nothing could dampen her spirits as she snapped away, filling her phone with more food pics than she has nail inspiration (and trust me, that’s saying something!).


From passionate producers waxing poetic about their creations to encountering a pint-sized marketing genius (seriously, this kid could sell ice to an Eskimo!), every moment was a feast for the senses. And Zannetta’s verdict? A resounding YES to doing it all over again, with one small caveat: better shoes next time!


Day 2 was all about the tag team duo of Francesca and Zannetta uncovering culinary treasures left and right. From the addictive NUTREE Adora balls (no added sugar, palm oil, or additives – just pure bliss!) to the aesthetically pleasing packaging of Ypethros teas (seriously Instagram-worthy), every discovery was a win.


But the real surprise? Menikio’s Kefir ice-cream. Now, Zannetta isn’t exactly kefir’s biggest fan, but one taste of that creamy goodness and she was a convert. And let’s not forget the high-energy bars from Euphoria meals – raw, natural, and handmade? Sign us up!


Last but certainly not least, the pièce de résistance: buonbee sponge cakes. These little squares of heaven stole our hearts faster than you can say “seconds, please!” Katerina, Francesca, and Zannetta couldn’t get enough, and neither could we!


So there you have it, folks – two days of foodie heaven, unforgettable encounters, and enough delicious discoveries to last a lifetime. Until next time, keep calm and eat on!


In the end, it wasn’t just about the mouthwatering food or the exciting new products. It was about the connections made, the laughter shared, and the sheer joy of being surrounded by fellow food enthusiasts. FoodExpo 2024 wasn’t just an exhibition – it was a reminder of why we love what we do. And as we reflect on our whirlwind adventure, our hearts are full, our bellies even fuller, and we can’t wait to do it all over again. Here’s to the power of good food and even better company!