The latest eco-friendly subscription boxes are really helping to move people into a more positive and sustainable direction, and GreenEcoBox is among those that are leading the way. They have partnered with over 70 artisans from across the UK and Europe which allows them to fill their boxes with exciting products which are good for you as well as being good for the planet – it’s a win-win situation!
In addition to their eco-friendly status, GreenEcoBox donates £4.50 to Greenpeace for every Bee Happy Box sold, and they will also plant a tree in Haiti on your behalf (by OneTreePlanted) – how awesome is that?
Currently, GreenEcoBox offers two types of monthly boxes; a Beauty In The Box which is focused on beauty and toiletries, and the Bee Happy Box which is more of a mixed lifestyle box and includes artisan food products. It’s the latter box which arrived on my doorstep recently, so let’s check out what’s inside this latest May edition.
Miel & Miels Vanilla Bean And Honey
Perfect for Summer, the first product that I picked out of the box is a jar of delicate French honey which is harvested by the artisans Miel & Miels. This luxury runny honey has been infused with a whole vanilla bean pod which adds a delectable sweet and almost creamy taste to the honey – a wonderful marriage of these two flavours! Spread it onto toast or drizzle over a Goat’s Cheese salad to fully appreciate this cultural delight.
L’Epicurien Apéro Biscuits
This generously sized bag of savoury crackers are made by the French artisans L’Epicurien and they’re baked with the highest quality extra-virgin Olive Oil. Ideally served as a starter or a snack with a range of dips or spreads, they have a moreish crisp taste and work well as an alternative to breadsticks.
L’Epicurien Black Tapenade with Dried Tomatoes and Basil & Artisanal Pesto with Black Olives and Summer Truffles
Next, I found a further two artisan products from L’Epicurien and these are absolutely delicious! On the left is an exquisite Black Tapenade which is made with a blend of Dried Tomatoes and Basil, and features no crushed olives, so there’s any bitter aftertaste, and on the right is an equally delicious Artisanal Pesto that has been mixed with Black Olives and the finest Summer Truffles for a truly unique flavour. I haven’t tasted anything quite like these two before and the Pesto, in particular, is incredible!
Jung & Schön Cleansing Milk
For beauty this month, there is a bottle of Cleansing Milk which is made in Austria by Jung & Schön. I’ve tried this twice so far and it’s a really lovely and gentle mild cleanser which would be suitable for sensitive skin as it feels so soothing. It’s formulated with natural ingredients such as Whey, Olive Oil and Vitamin E to be gentle but effective on the skin.
Higher Living Blueberry Muffin Infusion Tea
I love trying out new teas and I’m delighted to come across this English brand whom I haven’t heard of before called Higher Living. Their certified Organic Teas are packaged in fully-biodegradable pyramid bags and the packaging is also made from recyclable material (and can be recycled again after use). Made in Gloucestershire from a company that has over 45 years of tea-making experience, this Blueberry Muffin Infusion is one of the most delicious teas that I’ve tried in a long time! A new favourite for sure.
Lastly, GreenEcoBox always include a lovely packet of ‘extras’, and this month there’s an organic Madeleine cake, some fairtrade French chocolates from Valrhona, a sample of Cleansing Oil Geranium from Creamy Stuff Switzerland and two more yummy tea blends from Higher Living.