Bonjour French Food – September 2016

Bonjour French Food is a fantastic subscription box for anyone who loves French food, or those who simply want an introduction to the wonderful edible delights that the French have to offer. A box of 5-7 products are shipped to you every month, and everything inside is a surprise. With all of the products being French, there is definitely a high-quality standard that you can expect from Bonjour French Food, and they include a lot of lovely artisan produce from smaller companies (many that are family run businesses etc) which I really like.

The box itself is a large, sturdy size, and any glass items are securely wrapped individually, as well as being protected with plenty of packing peanuts. On the top of the products was a bi-lingual (French and English) leaflet from Bonjour French Food listing everything inside with some additional information about how they’re made and where they’re from – always an interesting read!

Inside September’s Bonjour French Food box, I discovered the following five full-size products:-

IMG_6855Dénicheurs & Co Le Vrai Cannelé (RRP €6.90)

Sourced from Bordeaux, this packet mix from Dénicheurs & Co enables you to create the region’s speciality cannelés in the comfort of your own home. All you need to do is add some water, rum and butter to the mix, blend everything together, pour into cannelé moulds and bake – so easy! I’ve had the pleasure of eating cannelés fresh from a Parisian pâtisserie and they are like little soft custard style cakes, absolutely delicious and very addictive. I’m very excited to have the opportunity to make my own with this packet mix and I can’t wait to see how they turn out – I just need to pick up some of the moulds and I’ll be good to go!IMG_6860Savor & Sens Traditional Creations Sel de mer au Piment d’Espelette (RRP €7.50)

Described as an alternative to traditional table salt, this salt mill is infused with the famous Espelette pepper which is local to the Basque region. It can be used to add seasoning to many dishes and goes particularly well with meat, fish and roasted vegetables. I’ve tried it on some roasted potatoes from last week’s Sunday lunch and it certainly gives them a bit of a spicy kick! Great for livening up a simple meal and adding some more flavour.IMG_6863Savor & Sens L’Apéro Tapas Cancun (RRP €4.60)

Usually when I think of tapas, Spain immediately comes to mind, yet this tapas relish is from sunny Saint Tropez and is enjoyed all along the French Riveria. It’s a slightly spicy tomato base blended with onions, lime and coriander – different but tasty! I’ve added a little of this to burgers and nachos (both ways were delicious), and I think that it’s a very versatile ingredient that would work well with a range of dishes.IMG_6864Thorem Confiture a la Clementine de Corse (RRP €6)

A homemade jam created with whole organic clementines so you get the goodness of all of the fruit. It’s got a slightly chunky texture thanks to the peel and pulp being included, but it spreads well on toast and tastes so fresh and juicy. The sweetness from the sugar helps to offset any sourness, so this jam could be used in baking as well as being an ideal accompaniment to your breakfast.IMG_6865Conseverie Courtin Filets de Sardines au Cidre (RRP €5.65)

As I’m a vegetarian, this tin of sardine fillets marinated in cider and white wine vinegar was passed onto my housemates, and they happily enjoyed them on some toast. My friend Jenna particularly liked them as she’s a fan of all things fish and said they were some of the best she’s ever had!

I loved the variety in September’s Bonjour French Food box as it contained a great combination of sweet and savoury foods. If you’re looking for a foodie Christmas gift or a monthly treat for yourself, this is definitely a subscription box to check out.

Our score: 9.2/ 10

If you love French food and want to be introduced to some of the country's finest specialities and artisan produce, this is the box for you. My favourites this month were the Clementine jam and the Espelette pepper infused salt mill!

  • Quality of products9
  • Originality9
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money9
  • Selection of products9

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