Flavourly is a monthly gourmet food subscription box delivering you 10-15 hand picked artisan foods from some of the best new and exciting independent food producers in the UK. In this Flavourly review we take a closer look on what's inside and review the overall experience and value. In addition to the food box, Flavourly have also launched a craft beer subscription, which you can check out our review here.
How Flavourly Started
Back in February 2015, Flavourly Founder and self confessed foodie lover, Ryan O'Rorke from Scotland walked away from the Dragons Den offer of 75k and 20% stake to instead raise investment himself via crowd funding to launch his vision of a gourmet monthly food subscription box.
The bold decision was pivotal, private investors saw huge potential in the concept of Flavourly and within weeks raised well over 7 times the amount offered from the Dragons making it the first ever Scottish company to raise over £500,000 through a public crowd-fund.
The investment has allowed Flavourly to rapidly grow from its conception in O'Rorke's grandmothers garage in Edinburgh to one of the best food subscription boxes on the market, shipping over a million products from over 500 independent British producers.
What's in the Flavourly Box?
Each month is a different collection of gourmet food products. We sampled the April 2015 box which contained 11 items including :
Beetroot Ketchup from The Foraging Fox
Beetroot is on our current list of superfoods with its high vitamin count so it was great to try this delicious sauce as an alternative to Tomato.
RRP : £3.35
Producer : The Foraging Fox
Bomba! XXX Tomato Paste from Laura Santtini
Not just your average puree, this is an extremely saucy tomato paste cooked with triple concentrated tomato paste, onions, red wine and herbs. Brought to you by Laura Santtini from the prestigious Santtini Belgravia Italian restaurant in London.
RRP : £2.45
Producer : Laura Santtini
Rosemary and Sea Salt Biscuits from Angelic Gluten Free
These bite sized biscuits went very well with a chunks of stilton , very tasty and gluten free which was a bonus for our colleague Ellie who like more and more people these days has an intolerance to gluten.
RRP : £2.35
Producer : Angelic Gluten Free
Hot Pepper Jelly from Trotters Independent
A fiery yet sweet dipping sauce, great with crisps or used in stir-frys and oriental dishes. Made in Scotland in small batches using the Trotter family recipe.
RRP : £3.95
Producer : Trotters Independent
Skinny Corn Cakes from Metcalfe's
From the orignal co-founder of Pret A Manger & ITSU, Julian Metcalfe first began popping popcorn in Pret A Manger and has since launched the Metcalfes range of tasty yet light and guilt-free corn based snacks and cakes.
RRP : £1.00
Producer : Metcalfe' s
Chai Latte from Drink Me
Based on the 5000 year old blend of Indian ground spices, black tea, sugar and milk, Drink Me have launched an award winning range of instant Chai drinks that just require hot water or milk. A real refreshing change to tea which boasts a number of health and well being benefits.
RRP : £2.25
Producer : Drink Me
Organic Chocolate from Doisy & Dam
Seriously good chocolate, hand crafted in Nofolk using organic natural ingredients. Organic Chocolate with Maca, Vanilla and Cacao Nibs
RRP : £1.75
Producer : Doisy & Dam
Lemon Pie Toppers from Whole Plus
Naturally sweet sprinkle toppings made from dates, coconut, seeds and collection of nutrient rich super foods. Great to sprinkle over yogurt, porridge or desserts.
RRP : £1.49
Producer : Whole Plus
Amarena Cherries in Dark Chocolate from Landgarten
Italian Sour Cherries covered in Dark Chocolate, these indulgent yet surprisingly healthy snack are lovingly made from the Landergarten Family Farm in Austria
RRP : £1.95
Producer : Landgarten
Air Dried Sweet Apple Crisps from Perry Court Farm
Scrumptious fruit crisps from the only fruit drying supplier of air dried fruit snacks using fruit grown,picked and prepared by hand on Perry Court Farm
RRP : 70p
Producer : Perry Court Farm
Superfusions Berry Mix from Flavourly
It's no surprise that Flavourly have launched a collection of their own branded snacks and this small punnet of Juicy cranberries is nice accompaniment bursting with flavour.
RRP : 50p
Producer : Flavourly
Flavourly Unboxing Video
Price and Value
£20 per month - Use Discount Code "AFJUL15FOOD10" to get your first box for just £10. We calculated it would cost approximately £22 to individually source each item from the Flavourly Box from the high street. This shows the Flavourly Box is good value as this comparison doesn't account for the additional time and delivery costs involved when sourcing items separately.
Other Opinions and Reviews of Flavourly
Looking at the range of other reviews currently on the Internet shows the majority rate Flavourly highly. Early reviews dated pre 2015 are dotted with the odd comment relating to missing items, item replacement issues and poor communication. The experience of both ourselves and our colleagues, who are regular Flavourly subscribers has been only positive.
Packaging and presentation is of the best we have received from a monthly box and customer service queries are answered in a quick and friendly manner indicating that the injection of recent investment has helped to resolve some of these early teething problems.
Flavourly have set the benchmark for a quality monthly food subscription box that provides variety, value and an opportunity to discover new and exciting products from small independent UK producers.
Great care has been taken in selecting quality items from good wholesome UK companies offering a range of ethical, health conscious products packed with real flavour.
The opportunity to connect to these suppliers really adds to the experience and with thousands of new food startups launching across the UK we can guarantee that the Flavourly box will not be short of new and exciting items for you to sample each month.