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the innocent agm 2015

A long time ago we held our first AGM*. It went well. People came to see us, they had some free smoothies and we all became friends. So we held another one, and another after that. Things went on like this until our last AGM in 2011. Then, for a few years, we were too busy (we could hardly invite people round when we didn’t have time to tidy up beforehand). This year however we decided it was time to do our best Moloko impression and bring it back.

So, on 10th October, we invited loads of you into fruit towers to find out what we look like, who we are and why we do what we do. We were scared. It had been so long since the last one. Would anyone actually turn up? If they did, would the enjoy themselves? How were we going to hide the three years of accumulative mess inside fruit towers? Turns out the answers were yes, yes and ‘with a LOT of help’.

There were talks from Dan (who’s ultimately responsible for all the important stuff like how we look and sound), one of our original founders, Rich, explained how we got started way back in 1999 (from a hangover, apparently. Makes sense) and our CEO Douglas told everybody about the amazing work of the innocent foundation.

We had tasting sessions (including a couple of brand new recipes) and, in an idea that definitely wasn’t based on a popular BBC TV series, we held a Great British Blend Off. Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry were judges and we even have pictures to prove it. It’s definitely not just Emma and Nick dressed up in frighteningly realistic costumes. 

Even the fourth floor stapler was there although, obviously, not actually on the fourth floor.

We had a great day, everybody who came along seemed to enjoy themselves too (or they were just being polite when they told us they had a nice time) and we very much doubt there’ll be another three year gap. We’ll see you next year. 

 

*annual grown-up meeting

Return of the AGM

We haven't had you lot over in a while. We're sorry about. We've just been really busy making smoothies, taking over the world and doing the hoovering.

But we think it's about time we made it up to you.

Which is why we’ve decided to hold an innocent AGM* on Saturday 10th October 2015, and we’d love to invite you lot to pop down to Fruit Towers for the day.

You’ll get to hear all about the innocent story, make your own smoothies and taste lots of stuff from our range, old and new.

If you fancy coming along with a friend, click here to enter your details. We’ll be choosing the lucky few on Thursday 24th September so get your skates on.

For all those who can’t make it, don’t worry – we’ll be posting updates of the day on our Twitter page with lots of photos so it'll be almost as good as being there. Almost.

Good luck and we hope to see you soon.

 

*a grown up meeting

town criers are real

Town Criers are real. They still exist. They still cry about stuff. We have proof: behold, the innocent AGM Town Crier Challenge. Click here to see the entire cry.

Town_crier

We asked our Facebook fans to suggest some random words for town crier Alistair to build into a cry. We were sent a load of truly random words ranging from 'rambunctious' to 'endoplasmic' to 'big girls are beautiful'. We asked Alistair to try and build 5 into his cry. The result is... well, see for yourself and share amongst friends. It's not the kind of thing you see everyday.

tiffin o'clock

Kirsty made this Malteser Tiffin recipe for the AGM and it went down a storm

Tiffin

She found the recipe on Mumsnet and whilst we're not sure who the author is, they are truly an excellent person and have made a lot of people here very, very happy (if not slightly more rotund)

Here's the recipe for the tiffin of your dreams (which also happens to be extremely easy

Malteser chocolate tiffin

This is based on a recipe from the Blacksmith's Coffee Shop, Belsay, just north of Newcastle. Use the best chocolate you can get (minimum 60% cocoa solids for dark; minimum 30% for milk).
Ingredients
100g quality dark chocolate
300g quality milk chocolate
100g butter
3 tbsp golden syrup
275g digestive biscuits, crushed
250g Maltesers
1. Melt the dark chocolate, 100g of milk chocolate, butter and syrup together in a pan and stir in the crushed digestives.
2. Next, gently stir in the Maltesers and tip into a lined Swiss-roll tin (23 x 33 cm), levelling out the mixture with the back of a spoon.
3. Finally, melt the remaining 200g milk chocolate and pour over the top, smoothing out carefully.
4. Pop in the fridge until set and then once cold, cut into pieces.