I think it's pretty obvious by now that one thing my family never say no to is food. So I was really excited when we were contacted by the people over at Deluxebite to see if we wanted to try one of their monthly boxes.
Each month Deluxebite sends out a box containing 5 delux food samples and costs £20 (postage and packaging included) or you can sign up for 6 months upfront giving you a free box or for a year with 2 free. Alongside you receiving a box Deluxebite also donates a free meal to a hungry family right here in the UK through their partnership with Trussell Trust.
1. Rossini Chicken and Pork
This marinade includes a unique mix of fennel, star anise, dill, bay leaves, black pepper and orange I haven't got around to trying it yet but I'm actually really looking forward to it as it does look like it would really some flavour to a nice bit of chicken or pork. Although ingredients have to be sourced from across the globe they try and make sure all fair trade and where possible are sourced from as close to their location in Exeter as possible.
2. Cotswold Gold Extra Virgin Rapeseed Oil
This award winning oil is produced on a family farm in the heart of the Cotswolds where they have been farming for over 40 years – they make sure that only the highest quality oil is placed into each bottle.
3. Munchy Choccy Seeds with Chilli & Ginger
Yet another award winning company included in the box, the idea of Munchy seeds was originally developed by the owners Grandmother over in New Zealand but the company is based with her and her husband in East Sussex. The Choccy Seeds take Sunflower and pumpkin seeds and mixes them with pieces of crystallised ginger that are then coated with chilli chocolate. I have to admit at first I wondered if I would be over whelmed by the flavour of chilli but in fact it is just a hint and adds a gorgeous edge to these munchy seeds.
4. Cornish Orchards Lemonade
Made in Duloe Cornwall alongside all manner of other ciders and soft drinks, and I have to say there lemonade is delightful; honestly me and my Dad managed to grab a glass each and ended up having a bit of a kerfuffle over who got to drink the last little bit, as it most certainly is one of the nicest cloudy lemonades I have ever tried.
5. Black Garlic Blac Garlic UK
I'm not going to even try and pretend to know anything about Black Garlic because I honestly know nothing – I'm sure I have seen them in the shops in the years before but as someone who's not much of a fan of Garlic anyway it's not that surprising, so this little black beauty has gone to my Mum to see what she can do with it.
I have to say overall I really like the concept of this box brining English brands to your front door every month the fact they support a UK charity helping people on our own shores – something we ourselves or someone we know and live might need to access one day.
Having looked through previous boxes online they really offer a great mix of brands and I shall definitely be keeping an eye on them to see what they bring out in future.
To find out more about them or to order yourself a box check out their website.
What do you think of the concept of Deluxebite, is it something you would like to try out?