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‘Mermaid toast’ is now a thing – and you can try it in east London (for free!)

Written by
Laura Richards

Unicorn doughnuts, unicorn freakshakes, unicorn pizzas. The world’s gone unicorn mad. But what about those poor neglected mermaids? Surely they deserve a piece of the mythical-beast-meets-sweet-snack action. Well, here come the girls! Check out the latest trend to hit these shores: mermaid toast. The multi-coloured foodstuff is about to take off in east London, where they’ll be giving it away at East Village Market.  

Like most things we eat these days, it’s a trend that started out in the US but has finally rocked up in the UK. It’s food art that was first dreamed up by food stylist Adeline Waugh, with brightly coloured toppings smeared across toast. But it’s also apparently good for you, with blue algae powder mixed with almond milk cream cheese to provide that lurid topping.

In London, baker Miss Trixie is giving it a go. She’ll be hoping to make a splash at East Village Market on Sunday June 25 from 11am where slices of her colourful creations will be given out for free to the first 500 punters.

Her recipes include the Ariel and a dark, more sinister offering, the Ursula. You’ll either be shouting ‘get in the sea’ or GIMME!

East Village Market is at 20 Victory Parade, E20 1DA . Miss Trixie will be giving away 500 free slices on a first come, first served basis on Sun Jun 25 from 11am.

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