As usual, the box contained one drink, and this time it was delicious Perry's Single Orchard Cider. Since 1920 cider is produced by the Perry family in Somerset. The drink has a really fresh and sparkly. I loved the taste of apples and drank the whole bottle on one warm evening. I drank it ice-cold straight from the bottle and it was just heavenly. The cider is made from Redstreak and Dabinett apples and matures for up to two years. This is definitely one of my favourite drinks and I ordered already some more ;)
A nice snack with the cider is Cradoc's Savoury Cocktail Biscuits. Normally, you would eat them with cheese, but I am not a huge fan of cheeses. I am eating the biscuits as little snack without anything because I love the taste of pear and Earl Grey tea. It is quite an adventurous mixture, but it's surprisingly delicious. The lovely taste of pear is followed by a slight hint of Earl Grey tea, a combination that goes well together.
The final British product is Stag's Caramel Shortbread, made since 1885 in a small Scottish bakery. I am a real fan of shortbread, especially if it is really buttery. I love to eat it with a nice cup of coffee (or tea, for our British readers ;) for afternoon tea, but it is also a welcome treat in the evening after dinner. I especially liked the idea that small toffee pieces were mixed into the shortbread dough. Additionally, each package of biscuits has its own batch number to assure high quality and customer satisfaction. Those delicious biscuits make each tea time truly British.
Finally, the gourmet box contained Vinella's Plum Lime Chutney. I have to admit that I've never gotten to like chutneys. I tried a lot of them when living in Manchester, but the taste just didn't convince me. Still, I hope to try this chutney sometime. It is additionally flavoured with chilli, ginger, cinnamon and coriander, but plums are the main ingredients.