The November Goodies.co box came today - and it has some interesting things - and a lot of them! Plus a bonus for first subscribers!
This is the Entertaining made Simple box. Interesting concept - the idea, I suppose, is that it is things to try that you might have on hand or purchase to impress your guests (or at least please them) without having to go through a lot of work. With that in mind, that is how I will judge them.
Up First - Biscoff Spread! What? Interestingly enough, a kind of nutella like thing - a european spread made of cookies and stuff, designed to spread on bread, toast, etc. Have to try it tomorrow.
Next up, something familar - white cheddar popcorn, from Oogie's Gourmet Popcorn.. Now, I was not impressed this was in the box. Popped popcorn? Really? However....It tastes good. A little stale, sure, but great taste and not oversalted. If I saw this in the store, I might buy it. I would buy it. Crazy. I already want back to the bag twice while tasting other items.
Now the next one does not really fit the box - Entertaining made Simple. It is a chocolate souffle mix - sounds great. Says it "Includes everything you need to make 2 perfect souffles" Awesome.
1 Jumbo Egg (who even buys Jumbo Eggs? I have to go buy a dozen to make two souffles?)
1/4 cup Unsalted Butter, softened, not melted (Not salted butter, unsalted)
Ice Cream Scooper
Ok, this is simple? Everything included?
Bobbysue's Nuts is next - tiny bag. Ugh. Nuts with a mission. Ugh - really? Doesn't everyone?
However...they taste really good. Slight sweet, slightly salty, slightly something else. Ok, I will buy these. Not sure I would share them however....
Next...Tea? Pass. Give it to the daughter. Plus I am so done with all the seasonal flavored items.
This will be popular in the house - Dark Quinoa Organic Chocolate from Alter Eco (Eco, get it, not Ego, Eco. Can I just say blech - I am so tired of that advertising schtick) - light crispy crunch as it is made with nutty toasted quinoa. First smell - very cocoa rich. And the taste - it's dark, bittersweet chocolate alright. Plus, it is all those things good foodies are supposed to buy - Vegan, GMO free, soy free, organic, fair trade and carbon neutral. And saving the Amazon. If you like dark chocolate you will like this.
Final food item - Cracker Snack - American Vintage Wine Biscuits. Very interesting. Thick, kind of like a cookie. But savory, not sweet. And while they are not hot, you can tell they have some cayanne pepper in them on the back end. I bet they would be great with cheese or humus. I could see putting these out in place of some ritz crackers.
A 100% Organic Cotton Farmers Market Bag
I can't wait till I go to the Farmers Market with my Walmart Bag.....Really? Think that will be a welcome sight?
Well, I will be proud to carry it. Not sure my kids will want to be seen with me, but hey, it's a nice bag.