When Alex of Little Box of Yum contacted me and asked if I would be interested in sampling a box of gourmet products, I might have yelled out HELL YEAH! I couldn’t reply fast enough, gourmet foods are my thing. And as we all know, I can totally be bought with good food.
Little Box of Yum was launched on 1 March this year. The concept is simple – you order a box, they send it to you. The biggest benefit is you get gourmet products delivered to you each month, and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your lounge room! To find out more head to their FAQ page.
I was very pleasantly surprised upon receiving my Little Box of Yum. It’d sound totally dorky if I told you the first word to come out of my mouth when I first opened the box was “yum!”, so I won’t tell you that’s what was said. But yes, yum! The products in the box included chilli salsa aptly titled Bum Hummers, Roza’s Sweet Mustard with Apricots and Macadamia Nuts Gourmet Sauce, Maleny Cuisine Strawberry, Lime and Whisky Conserve (making breakfast interesting again), Angelo’s Beetroot Fettuccine, Outback Spirit Wattleseed (I’m intrigued), Currong Comestibles Rainforest Lime Shrub (equally intrigued), Morish Caramel Coated Nuts and rose flavoured Spun Fairy Floss. This month’s box had a distinct Australian theme, and every single item had my interest at the onset. I am currently enjoying sampling all the products, I will tell you more about them individually in future posts.
I wonder if this let-me-send-you-a-box-to-sample thing could become a regular gig.
Along with the products there was also a Discovery Booklet included in the box. The booklet introduces Little Box of Yum and outlines the individual products with a background on how the products came about. At the end of the booklet there is a collection of recipes, always handy when cooking with a new product for the first time.
One of the recipes I noticed is an “Urban Mess”, Hotel Urban’s take on Etons Mess. It included spun fairy floss perched on top, which of course happens to be one of the products in the box I received. My initial thought was to guts the floss down without a second thought, but after seeing this recipe I realised there are more uses for fairy floss than just impulsive guts-ing. So I’ve almost reluctantly kept the fairy floss aside, unopened, waiting for a delicious dessert to make its debut.
To share the deliciousness that is Little Box of Yum, we have a special discount for cake crumbs & beach sand readers. Receive $10 off your first box when you subscribe, head here to subscribe and receive your discount.
And, Little Box of Yum are also offering one lucky reader the chance to win a box of gourmet goodness. To be in the running to win the box answer the following questions: What food product makes you say “yum” out loud? And would you just rip open spun fairy floss and devour it without a second thought, or would you save it to share with your loved ones? Also, be a champ and head over and like Little Box of Yum on Facebook.
Ts & Cs
Giveaway is open to residents of Australia only.
One entry per person.
Prize cannot be exchanged for money or other products not listed. Box may contain products not shown here.
Giveaway closes on Wednesday 22 May 2013 at 12:00 noon WST, winner announced here on Thursday 23 May 2013.
Winner selected by me based on creativity of comment left, chance plays no part. Winner will need to provide mailing address (once announced) to receive Little Box of Yum.
Disclosure: I was given a Little Box of Yum in conjunction with this giveaway. Opinions stated here are my own…you know, given it is my blog.
To read more about Little Box of Yum click on the links baby! Check out the recipes on their blog too…YUM!
The winner of this giveaway is Anna M. You had me at freshly baked bread in the mornings! Thank you all for participating.