Another month, another gluten free subscription box from Australian Gluten Free Life. September hasn’t been a great month, if you follow me on social media, you’ll know that. However, this months box has definitely made me smile. If you don’t know what the AGFL: The Box is, you can head over to my AGFL page. On that page you can view reviews of the past boxes, you can check out. I have been purchasing this box with my own money for almost three years now. I am not affiliated with the company in any way. With all the formalities out of the way, let’s get on to this month’s contents.
The Carob Kitchen
A cute little treat for when you need something chocolatey from The Carob Kitchen. Of course, Carob is an acquired taste so it won’t be to everyone’s liking. The one I received was the coconut and carob bear. I enjoyed it, the desiccated coconut throughout the tiny bear adds texture. It is a great portion size and all come individually wrapped. In the range, there is also a plain carob and a mint carob banjo bear. On the website, they retail for $1.20 each. You can also find the list of stockists by state on their website as well.
We have another item from Lotus Pantry this month. Last month it was the slippery elm bark powder and this month we have Psyllium Husks. To me psyllium husk is quite useful to adding fibre to my diet. I add it to my smoothies in the morning and sometimes you can add it to your baking creations as well. It is definitely used in savoury baking more often than sweet in my kitchen. How else do you use Psyllium? This pack retails for $7.99.
The Food Crafters Cookie
I always love finding brands that I haven’t heard of before. I especially love it when those brands are small Australian companies that we can support. Naturally, that meant I was excited to try The Food Crafters raw cacao cookie. On the website the ‘crafters’ explain that the cookies are slow baked in small batches here in Australia, including only the finest ingredients. There are three cookie varieties and I know that at least two varieties were available in the boxes. I got the Raw Cacao Cookie and my co-worker received the Double Coconut Cookie. The Aus Food News website claims that the 50g cookie retails for $3.80.
Fine Fettle Flats
Over on facebook, I posted about these when I saw them in Woolworths. From Fine Fettle these are real vegetables ‘squished into snacks’. My local Woolworths only had the mixed greens and root vegetable varieties, so i’m not exactly sure where to purchase the Onion and sunflower we received. These are extremely handy to serve with dips or cheese, they even work well as just a snack. Fine Fettle is slowly becoming one of my favourite brands, with their specks range we saw last year and then their heat and eat risotto type meals. They retail for $7 in my store.
For long time readers, you’ll already know this brand. I have a full review of the KOOEE! Jerky from last year. They have a range of flavours, including a sesame soy ginger and a spicy Habanero (our personal favourite) which are perfect for camping. KOOEE! Jerky is coeliac society endorsed, Tasmanian made and will cost you about $7.50 for the 30g packet. For a list of stockists, check their website.
Teff Tribe Porridge
The final item and probably the most exciting for me is the Teff Tribe Porridge. This is a very different application for teff that I haven’t seen before. While it isn’t the same as oats, it definitely looks promising for those needing a hot breakfast during the colder mornings. You may remember that the Teff Tribe also has brownie mixes (which are delicious) and pancake mixes too! They also of course stock teff grain and flour in a variety of grades. Over on the website the porridge is available in three flavours; original, mango, goji and chia and the one I received which is the wild berry and coconut. A box of 5 sachets will cost you $8.95, which makes it roughly $1.79 for a single serve.
That is it for the six items in the September gluten free subscription box. If you got the box, what was your favourite item? This was definitely one of my favourite boxes, I love it when I can snack on things at work. This box has a value of an estimated, $29.28. Using a six month subscription I pay $25 a box with free shipping so this was a really well valued box. Again if you are interested, head over to the www.agfl.com.au website.
I hope September has been kind to you, let’s see what October brings.
Until Next Time;
Ashlee; The Aussie Coeliac.