Foodie parcels review time!

I received a few foodie parcels in the post during March – here’s a round up of them.

Spice Kitchen UK


Spice Kitchen UK is a family run online shop based in Birmingham specialising in high quality hand blended Indian spices. They source the freshest spices from around the world, handblend, roast and grind them. The freshness of the spices was evident even before I opened the package – my husband could smell them while he was coming down the stairs and they were sitting unopened on the doormat! I received the 8 International spice blend kit which contained Garam Masala, Sri Lankan curry powder, Panch Phoron, Mexican spice blend, jerk spice blend, Chinese spice blend, Ras El Hanout and Baharat. It was all packaged beautifully and carefully and there was even a stunning handmade silk cover!


I couldn’t wait to start cooking with my spices and last night gave me my first opportunity. I made salmon with spiced butter using the Sri Lankan spice blend which was absolutely delicious. I’m really looking forward to creating more dishes with the spice blends and you can be sure to hear all about them over the next few weeks. You can read all about Spice Kitchen UK and order their amazing spices right here.

Teapigs Everyday Brew


Teapigs asked me to review their everyday brew tea. Now I have to admit that while I’m already a big Teapigs fan (I am addicted to their wonderful peppermint and liquorice tea) I’m not really a “normal” tea drinker. But I have to say I found this one really flavourful and refreshing. It tastes like proper tea should! I do love that Teapigs use the whole leaves in the tea temples for the freshest possible flavour. There’s absolutely no need to squeeze the living daylights out of the tea temples either – just infuse in boiling water and leave to brew for 3 minutes. The best tea I’ve ever tried.


I felt very lucky indeed (so did the boys!) when I opened this parcel full of treats from…it was like Christmas had come early! I had originally intended to bake something with this box of American themed treats, but I’m ashamed to say they didn’t get that far! The milk duds were the most popular with the kids (they reminded me of toffee poppets) and I loved the peanut butter m&ms. mmmmmm. The nerds also went down very well with the kids – they brought back memories of visiting the sweetie shop after school, my pennies burning a hole in my pocket while I decided what to buy. They tasted pretty much the same as I remember, although I don’t think they were advertised as Wonka nerds back then. If you fancy your very own sweetie hamper you can order them right here.

Many thanks to Spice Kitchen UK, Teapigs and Eat Me Sweets. I was not obliged to give a positive review and all opinions expressed are my own. If you’d like something sweet something savoury to write a review concerning a product, please email


4 thoughts on “Foodie parcels review time!

    1. Thanks Susan – I’m not sure how they find me! Although I would recommend signing up to Foodies 100 – I’ve received more product review requests since joining.


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