Are you looking for a lifestyle subscription box which is focused on supporting independent artisans? If so, GreenEcoBox may be just the box that you are searching for and it’s called the Bee Happy Box. Working with over 70 eco-conscious artisans across the UK and Europe, each box is filled with an incredible variety of food and lifestyle/beauty items. It’s like Christmas every month!
Not only that, but for every Bee Happy Box sold, GreenEcoBox donates £4.50 to Greenpeace to support environmental projects, as well as planting a tree in Haiti on your behalf (by OneTreePlanted). You’ll also be pleased to know that the all of the packaging of the box is recyclable/reusable, from the organic wood wool that’s used to protect the products during transit, to the Growing Paper which is studded with vegetable seeds that you can grow in your garden.
This month’s Bee Happy Box arrived a couple of days ago and here’s everything that I found inside. Popcorn Shed Pecan Pie Gourmet Popcorn
The first product that was carefully placed on top of everything else to prevent it from getting squashed, is a box of Gourmet Popcorn from the English company, Popcorn Shed. Handcrafted in small batches, this popcorn is mixed with real, golden roasted pecan pieces and coated in sweet caramel for a nutty, buttery and sweet flavour sensation. I’ve never tried a Pecan Pie flavoured popcorn before, but this is SO delicious!
Côte Garrigue Sweet Muffin Kit
Next up, I found an interesting tub that contains a Sweet Muffin Kit from the French artisans, Côte Garrigue. The kit contains all of the dry ingredients to make a delicious batch of sweet muffins with a delicate Raspberry flavour. All you need to do is add an egg, some melted butter and milk, mix it all together and you’re ready to bake some muffins. I think I’ll be trying this out over the bank holiday weekend to treat some friends who are coming over.
Sauberkunst Luxusweib Solid Shampoo
If you want to cut down on your plastic consumption, a shampoo bar can definitely help as each bar replaces up to three mainstream bottles of shampoo. This one is made by a German artisan company called Sauberkunst and features a blend of Oats and Panthenol to make your hair silky, shiny and hydrated. Cruelty-free, vegan-friendly and free from parabens.
Fräulein Frucht Plum Syrup
Also from Germany is a lovely glass bottle of Plum Syrup. Made from a family recipe, it contains Mirabelle Plums which are freshly picked from the wild gardens around Berlin. This is a deliciously sweet and fruity syrup that you can use to liven up any kind of dessert from ice cream to pancakes, as well as adding an extra touch to your favourite cocktails.
Aux Délices de Dany Dried Tomatoes with Wild Garlic
For something savoury, there’s an exquisite jar of Dried Tomatoes with Wild Garlic from the French artisans Aux Délices de Dany. This tasty spread can be eaten as an aperitif on toast, or you can try it as a condiment with various meals. It’s also ideal to use as a substitute for mustard in a vinaigrette to accompany raw or steamed vegetables. Yum!
Autour du Fruit Orange Sauce Honey Girolle
The last product in this month’s box is another French delight and it’s quite unusual as you don’t really come across many orange sauces like this here in the UK. Made from a blend of Chanterelle Mushrooms, Carrots, Honey Vinegar, Shallots, Olive Oil, Apricot Puree, Honey and a little Salt, Pepper and Spices, this sauce is very versatile and can be used with numerous dishes such as Chicken, Grilled Meats, Vegetables and Tofu.
To complete the box, there’s a small packet of extras which include two fruity teas from Higher Living Organic and some yummy fairtrade chocolates from Valrhona.