Holy Moly, what a way to finish the summer. Blisteringly hot outside and smoulderingly sublime inside your Discovery Box. Brand new sellers give us truly artisan products, and it’s this hard work that makes our sector so special. Spot the innovation and enthusiasm in every item!
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Smoky Brae’s Smoked Gravlax Cure is handcrafted in Scotland by a kilted Highlander. The sea salt & demerara sugar has been traditionally cold smoked low and slow using a secret blend of hardwoods to achieve an amazing SMOKY cure mix to make delicious smoky gravlax. See below for a fantastic gravlax recipe. This product gives you a real opportunity to get stuck in.
Smoky Gravlax Recipe:
1 x fillet of very fresh salmon with skin (recipe below based on 450g fillet)
50g Smoked Gravlax Cure to each 450g of fish
Bunch of fresh dill
1. Pat your fish dry and place cut side down in a suitable dish (ceramic or glass is perfect) around the same size of your salmon
2. Thoroughly mix the smoked gravlax cure and sprinkle 25g of the mix onto the skin rubbing in gently and evenly
3. Flip the fish over and repeat with 25g of cure on the cut side
4. If using dill (recommended) press this into the fish
5. Cover dish with cling film and leave to cure for 48-72 hours (48 hour minimum), turning every 12 hours
6. Remove from dish, discard the liquid, rinse the salmon under cold water and slice very thinly
Halo Coco launched just over a month ago. They create delicious drinks using a unique blend of Coconut milk infused with fruit extracts. This fusion of Coconut and Vanilla has been perfected so the flavours naturally complement each other. Each carton only contains 106 Kcal, the sugars occur from the fruit, they’re Vegan friendly, lactose and wheat-free! What’s not to love?
This is another brand new find from our foodie team! Popcorn Shed popcorn is handmade in England using all natural ingredients. This Great Taste Award Winning Sea Salted Caramel Gourmet Popcorn is a real treat. Perfect for movie night or anytime you want a delicious snack. Watch out for this brand, making big noises already with super scrummy snackage.
Jane Stammers is a passionate baker of yummy, rich, moist cakes bursting with fruit and nuts, and laced with unusual, award-winning, locally-made liqueurs. Jane’s scrumptious cakes are made with lovely ingredients from local, passionate producers and long standing local and family businesses. We think they’re some of the best fruit cakes we’ve tried. Go on, treat yourself!
Edson Taylor produce Britain’s first whisky barrel aged coffee. Small batch green coffee beans are aged in Scottish Whisky barrels before roasting to create a stunning new coffee experience to be enjoyed after dinner or any time. The taste is really unique, it can be compared to an Irish Coffee, but of course without any alcohol. Not a coffee drinker, or don’t have a grinder? Try making chocolate covered beans, or check out our blog post for more ideas.
One more brand new product uncovered by our foodie experts, Fava Mill have just launched in the UK. They use fava beans as a key ingredient in their recipes. Fava beans are high in protein and fibre and low in fat and sugars. They can be used in a large range of recipes; this Granola includes cranberries and will make a tasty breakfast with some yoghurt, we’ve enjoyed keeping a bag on our desks and grabbing a handful as a healthy snack.
Each Cheeky Foods product is made from old family recipes, proving wholesome food is delicious and all we need. This Tamarind & Jaggery chutney is a perfect balance of sweet and sour with a hint of ginger and spices that would tickle your tongue in ways more than one! Lovely drizzled on a tomato salad, served with a platter of cheese, a dip for breadsticks or glaze for your barbecued chicken.
Fruit Jerky (Snact)
Snact make snacks from surplus produce. They take fruit that would otherwise be thrown away for being too big, too small, too ugly, or simply too abundant. They turn that surplus into healthy snacks that contribute to one of your five a day. Snact fruit jerky is made of dried blended fruit that’s bursting with natural flavours, it’s a perfect mid-morning snack and contains less than 65kcal per bag.
At BoroughBox we’re on a mission to find the best Biltong in the UK, and we’ve found a contender here. m-eat! biltong is made only using premium grass-fed beef from the Scottish highlands, it’s matured on the bone for extra flavour and is always tenderised before the drying process. Give it a try and let us know how it compares to other meat snacks we’ve sent in the past using #boroughbox.
No need to wait until after eight to tuck into this luxuriously chocolatey and minty bar from RAWR Chocolates. RAWR make incredible chocolate that’s organic, vegan, fairtrade and free from any artificial ingredients. They love cacoa so much that even the recycled packaging is made from 10% cacoa beans. Real guilt-free chocolate!
So that’s it for another month, we hope that you enjoyed the box as much as we did pulling it together. If you’re not a subscriber and like the look of the above then make sure you visit our Discovery Club website to sign up!
Until next month