Hanging my head so low – we got the brand new Bon Appétit Box for review just a few days ago, and this puppy is almost entirely gone. One of my favorite international food boxes ever! Buy these by the singles or by subscription. They would make a lovely lovely gift or a fun box for a great taste of France! You can use coupon code MSPLURGE10 to save 10% on all subscriptions!
Each Bon Appétit Box is painstakingly curated by avid gourmands, Zoé & Bertrand, and consists of only the finest French artisan goodies. There’s a little photo of them on the back and they’re so darling and so very French (I have also subjected Bertrand to my aging French skills with I am sure amusing effects).. Within your Bon Appétit Box, you will find 7-8 scrumptious gourmet items perfect for sharing, or exploring different combinations and tastes. This box is the Goûter Box!
The box included a great postcard of Le Carrousel de Paris. My daughter now wants to go to Paris to ride it. Maybe next year 🙂 Fortunately she had a shot last week at Bryant Park’s “Le Carrousel.”
The box included a general information card about the goûter tradition – the after school/work nibble before the formal meal at night, because the French aren’t crazy and don’t try to feed everyone at 5:30. There were also beautiful 2 sided cards about each item (one item per side). I spent more time with these cards than many many others!
I loved this card. The descriptions were transfixing!
And hello, yum! Also I loved the really delightful and reusable box!
Paris Caramels Fleur de Sel Caramels – made with Crème Fraîche, AOC Poitou-Charentes butter and Fleur de Sel these were soft, creamy, and with the right amount of salt (which is to say not salty at all). We both found it amusing that our 4 year old son swooned over these. Among some of the best caramels I’ve ever had!
Kubli Berlingots – Berlingot means “humbug” but there’s nothing humbug about these! In cute little tetrahedron shapes they are naturally flavored and colored. And we ate them all!
Chabert & Guillot Soft Nougat Bars – Super soft with honey and almonds, they are absolutely nothing like the garbage “nougat” you’ll find in a snickers bar. I will never eat one again now that I’ve had these. The texture is absolutely divine. They also engendered crazy research on egg albumin, which is also used in wine clarification (and provides the fluffy texture of this bar). We decided it’s an industrial food product in France and that’s why we can only ever eat these now. Totally sublime!
Favols Mirabelles de Lorraine and Figue Violette Jams – I was so depressed when I saw the card with both jams thinking I’d only received the mirabelle jam and not the fig, then I realized I should have both, and kept digging in the box until I found it! The mirabelle is a specialty of the French region of Lorraine and a type of plum. I’m picking up some yogurt on Friday so my bestie and I can swoon over these jams.
Pierre Biscuiterie French Pure Butter Cookies – I’ve had these before and they are quite good. Even the second time around! A bit crumbly and nicely buttery. And I love saying biscuiterie. It’s like bis-kwi-ter-ee. Say it with me. Yes. Now get some!
Maison Fossier Palmiers au Beurre – As good as the previous butter cookies were, they couldn’t hold a candle to these magnificent morsels of frenchness. Butter, butter, concentrated butter, folded in zillions of pastry sheets, then shaped, baked, and sugared. OUI. Don’t tell the O’Grady’s but the French have the best butter in the world. (Fortunately my husband’s family is really French Canadian. These are gone, obviously.
Firmin Bouvard Sponge Fingers – New to me, though I saw them immediately thereafter at Trader Joe’s. They are sort of a meringuey soft sponge and good and sugary. Perfect with Jam.
Lorina Coconut-Lime Lemonade – I’m imagining that this is like Orangina (I had a college Orangina phase – didn’t you?), except Coconut Lime, which is even more awesome. I think citrusy soda is a very French thing and this was refreshing and delicious. So Chic! So Paris!
We loved every bite of the Goûter Box from Bon Appétit Box! It was so very French and délicieux and I would totally recommend it for a fantastic and authentic French dining experience! It would also make a perfect corporate gift – way better than the staid selections that we’re all used to receiving this time of year. This box was a total delight.
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The Description: A taste of France in a box delivered right to your doorstep! Experience the flavors and traditions of France in a unique and fun way, without the need of your passport. Start your journey to France thanks to our incredible gourmet selections, dining tips and cultural anecdotes.
The Price: $75 per box
The Coupon: use coupon code MSPLURGE10 to save 10% on all subscriptions!