I wasn’t massively excited when I found out February’s box was going to be France. I reckoned it would be a bit boring but I was totally wrong. Pretty much everything in the box was delicious and quite a few bits were things I had never eaten before. The flavours weren’t crazy or anything but they were still great. The French are, of course, known for their cuisine so I probably shouldn’t have been surprised that they pulled it out of the box (see what I did there).
Sibell Black Truffle Chips
I really like the flavour of truffles. When we lived in Wandsworth there was an amazing Italian restaurant around the corner from where we lived and I was mad for their truffle pasta. I can’t say that the flavour transferred well to these crisps though and while they weren’t horrible, they weren’t great either.
Klaus Violet Chocolate Bar
I really like dark chocolate and the actual chocolate from this was delicious. I am not sure though that adding little bits of violet made it better though. I am not completely opposed to floral/herby flavours with chocolate but this just didn’t really do it for me. It was unusual rather than delicious and I wouldn’t seek it out.
Klaus Caramels with Chestnut Cream
These were little chewy toffees, stuffed with chestnuts. I am not sure I have ever had chestnuts before so I don’t know if they’re something I am allergic to so I took a little bit of a risk trying them. Turns out they’re okay and they were delicious.
Gavottes Crispy Crepes Filled with Basil Pesto
This is like a crispy crepe filled with basil pesto. I am not sure if pesto is very French but it was a really delicious combo and I could have eaten loads of these.
Roullier Almond Financiers
I couldn’t taste this almond cake because I can’t eat almonds so I let Little O have it. He went absolutely nuts (geddit) for it and I almost lost a finger in the process. These were voted the “Best Yum” by recipients of the box so I am a bit sad I didn’t get to taste them.
Kubli Fruit Filled Hearts
Apparently French people give out these apple flavoured sweets for Valentines’ Day. I have to admit that while I was eating mine I totally thought it was strawberry flavoured. Oops. Either way, I really liked how tangy they were and the gooey centre was great.
Roullier Raspberry Madeleines
Look who doesn’t love madeleines and who doesn’t love raspberries. Put them together and it’s extra delicious. I could have eaten loads of these. YUM!
As a whole the French box was great. Next box… Poland!