I love the many great producers that I get to meet, not to mention sample their produce. It’s also great to see other new businesses that pull together some of that great produce, and Flavrbox is one of those. Based in Bristol, this is a social-enterprise, so doing good whilst bringing you some great stuff to eat.
And this is not about offshoots of multinationals, this is about independent food and drink producers, some of the best from around the UK. It’s also about playing fair with the producers, not screwing them over to squeeze every last penny out of them. There’s a great range of stuff to choose from, like great bacon from Bringing Home the Bacon, an independent female pig farmer, or a meaty snack from Chichester Biltong Company.
If it’s sweet stuff, then I’d check the jams and preserves from The Artisan Kitchen. The toffee apple jam sounds fabulous, perfect on a good piece of toasted bread from Hobbs House Bakery. Except you have to make the bread first, from one of their kits.
There’s also a subscription service, something which seems to be more and more popular. A 6 month subscription is £18 a month, and will see a lovely box of 5 to 6 delicious goodies ariving on your doorstep every month. Or, if you’re feeling generous, send it to someone else.
So, if you’re looking for a great foodie gift that supports small independent businesses, then I’d encourage you to give Flavrbox a look.