Those who love to push the whole romance is dead thing don’t want you to see the seaweed florist that Mare Street Market have got in store for Valentine’s Day this year.
Bouquets of roses, boxes of chocolates, a bouquet of Roses chocolates: we’ve done them all, and you couldn’t blame someone for yawning politely covering their mouth at this prospect and pretending they love the gift.
But that special someone clearly hasn’t been treated to a bouquet that comes straight from the shores of Ireland – no, they’re blissfully unaware that a seaweed bouquet was a thing.
I can hear your thoughts at this very moment: a seaweed florist at Mare Street Market might be just about the most Hackney thing you’ve ever heard. And while you’d be correct—you’ll no doubt find the stall next to someone flogging a ludo board with seashells for pieces—there’s little you could come up with that would tick the shock factor gift like this.
Kraken Rum are behind these bouquets; and they have certainly not cut corners when it came to forming up these gifts. They’re made up by flower experts Rebel Rebel, harvested from the shores of the Irish Sea, and use kombu kelp and egg wrack.
Rebel Rebel’s Mare Street Market stall will be selling this unconventional bouquets of seaweed, and if your curiosity has been piqued, or you suspect your partner is a bit of a swashbuckling sea lover, then get yourselves down there.
Those unable to head to the market on Valentine’s Day, never fear. You can order a seaweed bouquet online, with each set coming with a devilish seafood cocktail recipe, which I’m desperate to try out to feel closer to the ocean.
Who knew, eh? All that time the pirates in Treasure Island were after the hidden chest and swigging their rum, they could have been making a buck on the the real fortune that lay just beneath their sails.
🎶 15 men on a dead man’s chest, yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum bouquet of seaweed 🎶