Bravo Box by Olio2go May 2017 Subscription Box Review

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Bravo Box by Olio2go is a monthly subscription box full of Italy’s most authentic and well-loved food products.  Treat yourself  to a new and exciting way of cooking every month, for only $57 per month.

The packaging is lovely. This box arrived wrapped in a natural fiber bow with everything cradled in olive green tissue.

The information sheet is divided into courses. Of course, what’s an Italian box without pasta! The feast in this box was themed as “The Spicy Dinner.” Bravo!

Everything was nestled securely in paper strips. .

Everything in my Bravo Box!

Nocellara Olives in Brine: Whole Italian Nocellara Olives packed in a salty solution. Grown in the Belice Valley of Sicily, these beautiful olives are considered by some (e.g. Jamie Oliver) to be the world’s best!

The olives are renowned for their quality – a quadruple inspection helps maintain that reputation.

The olives are big and meaty, and the package even includes a tiny plastic fork to help you enjoy them on the go.

Iasa Spicy Anchovies ($26.20): Whole anchovies preserved in a spicy pepper and tomato olive oil.

The fish are very intact and ready to serve. These are a wonderful appetizer, light lunch, or snack – just pile onto some nice bread.

Villa Cappelli Spaghettata ($9.99): A simple blend of parsley, garlic, red pepper and salt. This blend can transform olive oil or crushed tomatoes in to a delicious pasta sauce in minutes.

There is nothing odd in this blend, and it packs a lot of flavor (I always use too much!). This bag is pretty much a lifetime supply unless you make it every night.

Anfosso Le Trofie Pasta ($12.55): Beautiful twisted pasta sticks.

Made from Durum wheat semolina, the preferred pasta flour.

The shape is lovely and results in a very al dente pasta. The recommended cooking time is 18 minutes!

Quattrociocchi Passata di Pomodoro ($8.50): A simple tomato sauce that can be simply heated and served or augmented with additional seasonings.

The sauce is made from the famous lungo variety of tomato and seasoned with basil and salt. Italy requires an expiration or best before date on food (some locations use a production date), so it looks like our jar may have been on clearance. I think the handwriting is a lot number.

Quattrociocchi Condimento al Peperoncino (about $7): Peperoncini essence infused into olive oil to create a spicy dipping sauce and finishing oil.

This product is made in Italy and only has two ingredients. It is a sizable, quarter-liter bottle.

Del Chiostro Amaretti Cookies ($1?): Flavorful and very crunchy amaretto cookies.

The crust is very crunchy – quite good. The amaretto is very strong and delicious. They are individually packaged in a hermetic bag within the elegant paper wrapper.

This was a beautiful selection of Italian foods. I liked the way they organized the food into courses and suggested serving options and a recipe if you want to prepare a full meat – yet all the items are simple, quality products that are versatile and require little or no preparation to enjoy.

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