April was a brilliant month for food and drink and I thought I’d share a few of my highlights.
First up is a wonderful subscription package from www.ginexplorer.com . If you have a taste for gin this is definitely a company for you. Discover new gins each month and with the incredibly well put together information included you can learn so much where they are from, the flavours and plus with a handy recipe using what is in the box so you can enjoy using the box straight away.
“During your journey each month you will circumnavigate the ever spinning gin globe, on an adventure through 4 carefully chosen 50ml vials of gin. You will unearth the new, the curious and the rare, as well as the classic, along the way.”
The gins included in my box were 6 O’Clock Gin, ISH London Dry, Zymurgorium’s Manchester Gin along with Little Scarlet Strawberry gin liqueur. The strawberry gin was delicious and will definitely be bought for summer parties. It mixes it to gin based cocktails so easily and has a proper strawberry taste that isn’t too sweet. It’s a brilliantly well thought out subscription that has a lot of care and attention given to it. A definite recommendation from me.
I really love the packaging from Gin Explorer! It is so unique but has a beautiful elegance of vintage maps and travel cases. The design really adds to the experience and the joy this subscription box gives. Look how beautiful the paperwork is!
I love a healthy snack and this month I was sent a range of Urban Fruit www.urbanfruit.co.uk to try. It is simple real fruit which hasn’t been messed around, no added sugar. It’s just fruit which has been gently baked. The pieces are very tasty. My favourite has to be cherry flavour followed by the apple and pears. Although I can easily enjoy any of the packets at any time! They are also brilliant to bake with!
With this sudden beautiful weather I’ve been trying to drink more water and this month I’ve been drinking Ugly water. It’s all natural sparkling water with no added sugar at all. It’s naturally flavoured and I would recommend the lemon and lime flavour to enjoy in the sunshine. It’s very refreshing.
As a delicious treat this month I’ve lovingly enjoying (and not sharing) this beautiful chocolate from Lyra www.lyrachocolate.co.uk . The very dark chocolate bar which I used for cookies was amazing and the flavour rich but so smooth. It was really lovely to use in baking. The milk chocolate bar was delicious. Smooth like the other bar but so easy to eat but it didn’t have a sugary sweetness like so many other chocolate bars. Beautiful bars, beautifully packaged and a perfect treat!
I’ve been trying to cut out gluten a lot and these Costa gluten free Belgian chocolate brownies have been my favourite thing to enjoy while getting a coffee this month. So delicious and so rich!
It’s Degustabox time again! www.degustabox.com I love getting this box each month as it’s always filled something I’ve heard of but so many I haven’t! Like the gin box this is also a subscription box but this time with a mix of food and drink. I really love the complete mix of things you get. It makes you try different foods which you might not have tried. This month it’s the drinks which won it for me especially with the glorious sunshine to enjoy them. I did really like everything in the box and there wasn’t anything I wouldn’t have again. The Veetee rice was delicious and worked very well in my lunch box for work!
As a present from my dad on his trips to Mallorca were these stunning chocolate bars. I absolutely loved the packaging and the chocolate was rather nice too! Very much proof that a chocolate bar can beautiful.
Out on my travels I came across a macaron frappe. I couldn’t really refuse! It was amazing. It really was a mix of macarons and coffee. So cool, refreshing and beautiful to drink. If you find yourself at Paul make sure you try one.
Lunch at work once a week has to include a visit to Ban Yai at Merton Abbey Mills. It is brilliant Thai food and their £6 lunch menu is a bargain! This is their Pad Bai Kapaow, stir-fried vegetables with fragrant Thai basil & fresh chillies and favoured with oyster sauce served with steamed Thai Jasmine rice plus 2 sneaky sweetcorn cakes. Heaven.