I had heard about Unicorn long before I had either seen or visited the store, and given that everything I had heard had been so positive, decided that I needed to take a trip there myself. The name ‘Unicorn’ doesn’t provide much in the way of clues as to what may lie within…….it’s a shop selling wholesome and organic produce!
The first thing that hit me was the smell; immediately on entering there was the most delicious aroma emanating from the store. I’m not able to liken it to any particularly food, just a lovely blend of flavours that made the shop itself seem good enough to eat. Be warned though – it’s very popular and can get a little hectic. Last time I visited it opened at 11:00 – I arrived at 11:05 and already the car park was full, with people queuing down the road to get in.
Once in store though, it’s one of those places that makes food shopping an enjoyable experience rather than a chore. It may not be as large as a supermarket, but the fact that they provide trolleys gives some indication of the quantity and selection of food on offer. As well as the fresh but pre-packed food from nuts and bread to cereals and fruit, they also have a deli counter filled with fresh tasty snacks proving that it’s possible to be healthy and have food that tastes good…..who would have thought it was possible!