Bonjour French Food Review

July 10, 2014 in Food and Drink, Gifts, Services

Back in April we posted a round-up of subscription boxes, if you missed it you can find it here. Our pick of the food subscription boxes on offer was Bonjour French Food, a subscription service who specialise in delivering Gourmet French products to your door. The lovely folk at Bonjour French Food sent us a box last month so that we could try out their service for ourselves. We were very impressed!

Bonjour French Food

 

I (Rhoda) have to admit I was really excited when the box arrived. I couldn’t wait to see what was in it, to be transported by taste back to my childhood holidays in France.

opening the box

 

Upon opening the box I found a wee sheet with information on all the products, as well as suggestions on how to get the most out of your taste experience. There is usually a magazine in the box with this information but there was a mishap with the printing service. Absolutely no problem for me, the sheet tells you everything you need to know!

sneak peek

Digging under the packaging (everything was well packaged and arrived in one piece) I got my first peek of the contents, two madeleines peeking back at me put a smile on my face!

the contents

 

It took great restraint to take these photos before unwrapping the tissue paper!

 

amazing

 

Everything in the box looked absolutely amazing, a fantastic combination. The June selection was chosen with an outdoor lunch in mind, and I think they nailed it! So what was in the box? Well here’s an English translation..

Artichoke Cream with Black Truffle

Red Pepper Cream

Countryside Terrine

Duck Terrine with Cep Mushroom & Ginger

Apple & Caramel Compote

Almond & Elderflower Navettes

Madeleines

I decided that this selection was far too exciting just to keep to myself so we took the products when we went to stay with the in-laws and everyone loved getting in on the tasting!

sampling

terrine tasting

Everyone had their own favourites; personally I loved the terrines. I was slightly nervous before opening the tin as I’m not a fan of really chunky terrines. However although I wouldn’t describe this terrine as smooth, it absolutely melted in the mouth. You really could taste the quality. As I’d hoped, the taste transported me back to my youth, sitting on a picnic rug just off a country lane in Normandy with my family, armed with a baguette and terrine.

We were all really impressed with this box. It was such a lovely treat and would make a fantastic gift for the foodie or Francophile in your life. Or you could of course treat yourself to a monthly gourmet trip to France from the comfort of your own home.

The box we received was the Monthly Surprise Box which costs £29/month including P&P. Or you can try a one-off for £32. As well as the Monthly Surprise Box, Bonjour French Food have introduced two other boxes that you can purchase at any time, the Charcuterie Hamper (£27) and the Veggie Hamper (£29).

Overall, I really love this concept. Bonjour French Food really captured and delivered a taste of France to my door. The products were all luxurious and of a very high quality. I will definitely be keeping this company in mind for gifts, it’s something really different and a real treat.

For more information on Bonjour French Food visit their website.

Thank you to Bonjour French Food for sending us a complimentary Monthly Surprise Box for our consideration. All opinions expressed are entirely our own and, as always, completely honest.