I do love it when surprise packages arrive in the mail (especially when it contains food!), and was recently sent one of the first Discovery Club Boxes from BoroughBox.
In case you haven't heard of them, BoroughBox is a company that connects foodies with the best producers of food and drink from around the country - delivering great tasting, delicious, artisanal goodies straight to your door.
They also have their own great range of products in the form of BoroughBox branded gifts and the Discovery Club.
So what is the Discovery Club?
The Discovery Club is a monthly subscription of incredible artisan and specialist foods, that supports small batch producers around the UK. They are hand-picked by experts Andy Lawson (founder of BoroughBox and passionate foodie) and Dr Deborah Quinn (wellbeing specialist).
You have the option of choosing either a one-off gift, 3 monthly or 6 monthly subscription plan, and your specially selected box will then be delivered for free - simple and straightforward.
Here's a brief preview of what came in the box...
There were some lovely products from Taste Croatia (a husband and wife team, Chris and Ana-Maria), which included Pumpkin Seed Oil (great for salads) and a couple of delicacies for fig lovers. The Figs in Honey which has no added preservatives is great to have with yoghurt/porridge or as a warm soothing drink when mixed in hot water with lemon, whilst the traditional Fig Cakes – Smokvenjak – which is 100% natural, containing only figs, lemon juice, almonds, herbs and raisins, was ideal as a tasty high-energy natural snack.
The Pink Himalayan Salt, from trader Spice Mountain, is a great alternative to table salt or for cooking purposes, and because it also has a stronger salty taste, it helps to reduce salt intake. The Patatas Fritas from Bonilla a la Vista was crisp and lightly salted, which served as a great snack when I was traveling (!)
There was a bottle of thirst-quenching Organic Juice from Chegworth Valley, a family owned and run fruit farm situated in the heart of the Kent countryside. Their range includes a wide variety of single varietal and blended apple and fruit juices as well as an Organic range, certified by the soil association. The juices are produced from tree ripened, hand selected fruit which is pressed on site at the farm in small batches, often within hours of being picked. This is then lightly pasteurised to preserve the natural colours and flavours of the juice before being bottled on site.
A pretty green tin contained organic loose green tea leaves from Organic Life which is great for tea lovers like myself. And a more indulgent treat was a bottle of sparkling prosecco from Scavy & Ray, that I'll be enjoying on one of my quiet evenings in.
And of course there were also some naughtier, more indulgent snacks inside, including the sweet, crumbly Whirld Handmade Fudge and a pretty box of luxury Pearls from Artisan du Chocolat.
Because every healthy diet should always include a healthy balance of treats.
Overall, it was a nice selection of food items which I definitely found interesting and useful for every day consumption.
It's a great concept for those looking for something different and interesting from your everyday shop, and even as gift ideas for friends or loved ones.
Check out the BoroughBox website to find out more.
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