Flavrbox: Review of September Flavrbox
This time when I received my Flavrbox at work, it caught the attention of my co-workers and upon unearthing the first item, a lady near me gave a squeal of excitement. The Torta de Aceite (£3.00) biscuits I was holding were her favourite as a child growing up in
wasn’t familiar with them so I was a bit astonished by her enthusiasm. Turns
out they are quite special – each crispy flakey biscuit is hand-made using extra virgin olive oil, flavoured with cinnamon and lemon and are utterly addictive. Spain
Next was a large bottle of sweet Moscatel Vinegar (retail price £8.95). This sounded promising to use as a salad dressing or even as a glaze for vegetables. Then came some nibbles called Habas Fritas (£1.50) which are crunchy salty broad beans that I’ve been snacking away on. I have to say I wasn’t terribly enthusiastic about these and could have done without them.
What excited me the most was the appearance of Rabitos Chocolate Coated Figs (£3.95). Chewy figs from Extremadura in the western part of Spain, filled with brandy truffle cream and covered in dark chocolate. Mmmmmmm these were so good – I’m not ashamed to disclose I ate them all on the first day I got the box!
The fifth item was a Empeltre Black Olive Pate (£3.25) which I’ve planned to hoard away to give to my mum when I see her because she is crazy about olives and this pate looks pretty cool. By now I started realizing there was a Spanish theme to the box. Turns out Flavrbox partnered up with Brindisa, who bring Spanish products and ingredients to
sourced from London . Spain
The retail price of all these products put together was £20.65 and box costs me £20 so not such a great saving. However, it was a pretty interesting box full of things I hadn’t tried before like the figs and the tortas and it had some really high-quality products like the vinegar and olive pate. And there's the bonus of receiving a surprise package at work and the fun of opening it up that never gets old!