Having enjoyed Bonjour French Food‘s box back in September, I was excited to find another one landing on my doorstep last month. Like all of the other boxes I’ve received from them, they are well packaged and arrive straight from France via courier. October’s Bonjour French Food box sees a selection of delicious food items that mark the change in the season as we head towards Winter, so there’s a lot of comforting/wholesome products this time around.
Inside the box, I found the following five products:-Bornibus Petits Pâtissons (RRP €4.40)
From the famous Parisian company who have been around since 1861, Bornibus, comes this jar of marinated Pâtissons, a small type of summer squash. I’ve never tried Pâtissons before so this was a new experience for me. They’re in a sweet, vinegary marinade and taste sort of similar to cooked artichoke, but they definitely have their own unique flavour. Pâtes Fabre Torsades A La Chataigne (RRP €4.20)
I love trying out different flavours of pasta, but it’s not too easy to find new variants as most UK supermarkets typically only have the spinach or ‘multi-coloured’ versions if you’re looking for something unusual to try. This bag of fusilli style pasta twists is from a small company based in La Chapelle Saint-Ursin who are revered for their expertise in creating aromatic pasta, and these particular twists have a wonderful Chestnut flavour – subtle with a delicate earthy nuttiness, and very comforting. Delicious on their own with just a little butter stirred through them.La Cochonailles d’Olivier Rillettes de Brochet (RRP €7.90)
By the butcher assigned to the Parisian palaces, Olivier Brosset, his coveted Pike fillets are seen as a real luxury treat. I passed these onto my sister to try as I’m a vegetarian and she really enjoyed them, commenting on ‘their fresh and flavourful taste with just the right amount of saltiness.’Jardin des Saveurs Moutarde A La Figue (RRP €5)
I’m a big fan of French mustards, and I tend to eat them more than the English ones. This one from Le Jardin des Saveurs is free from artificial preservatives, flavours and colours, and is made from just five simple ingredients. It has a lovely smooth texture and a warm sweetness that you just don’t ever find in English mustards. I tried it with some goats cheese as suggested and it was delicious!La Pierre qui Tourne Ultra Vanille Biscuits Artisannaux (RRP €5.90)
These vanilla biscuits from the small artisan company, La Pierre qui Tourne, are amazing. Made from organic ingredients, they taste just like homemade biscuits and have a buttery, melt in your mouth quality to them which is very similar to shortbread but with more of a refined vanilla flavour, and a slightly softer texture. Needless to say, these didn’t last long in my house!
Another great box from Bonjour French Food with lots of new and interesting products that I haven’t tried before. If you love French food or just want to sample it for yourself, Bonjour French Food they are well worth looking into.