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Gourmet Food Marketplace Box

Red Balloon Marketplace Box

Do you find someone you know to be difficult to buy gifts for? I have the responsibility of gift buying for our family and friends. Sometimes this can be a difficult task, there are only so many times you can give a book voucher or a ……(insert option here). In the past when I have chosen a gourmet food pack as a gift I like to select the items to add myself.  Generally I find that the pre-packaged ones contain items that I would never use, and thus do not wish to gift to someone.  This was not the case with the Marketplace box that I have just sampled from the new range of gourmet food/wine lifestyle boxes from RedBalloon.  

I was fortunate enough to try RedBalloon’s new Marketplace box from Pukara Estate. Pukara Estate is located in the Upper Hunter Valley, New South Wales.  – Disclosure: I received a complimentary subscription box to facilitate this review, and an administration fee from Digital Parents Collective – 

I was extremely impressed with the selection and quality of goods delivered, as well as the complimentary nature of the products.  They work well with each other in a spread for entertaining, or snacking.

I like to think of myself as an olive oil enthusiast. I researched this award winning estate’s products before agreeing to review this Marketplace box and all I can say is that now I want to try their whole range of vinegar, oils and condiments.  The Marketplace box arrived on my doorstep packaged beautifully (I removed some wrapping to photograph the contents), just in time for the weekend.

This box is just one of many gourmet food and wine brands represented. You can check them all out here.

At our home we love to take a break on Sunday afternoons on the deck, or in the garden and snack on good food. This Sunday past, the first day of Summer, was  a warm day. We took the kids to the beach.  After running around in the sun, rolling in the sand and swimming in the water we were starving!

It was the perfect time to break open the Marketplace box of goodies.  They did not disappoint. The standout of the items we sampled were  – the Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, closely followed by the Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar. 

I loved that the contents of the box were all full sized, rather than tiny sample sized portions, thus allowing the products to be enjoyed over a period of time, or multiple uses.  

The spread I set out on Sunday is shown below. I have the other (untried) items from the box tagged for a couple of special dinners and also to use in the coming weeks of festive entertaining.  

red balloon market place box

The Marketplace box that I selected is one of many that can be chosen. Prices range from $29 – delivered.  Marketplace boxes may be ordered as a one month trial, or a three, six or twelve month subscription. 

The lovely people of RedBalloon have offered you $20 off when you spend $79 or more on any RedBallon experience or gift box. Visit RedBalloon and enter the promotional code REDBLOG14 at the checkout to receive your discount. This offer is valid until 30/06/2014. *The promotional code can only be used once per person. All purchases are subject to RedBalloon Terms and Conditions, find them here.

Do you have someone you find difficult to buy a gifts for in your family/friend circle?






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  • Krista December 4, 2013, 8:44 pm

    This sounds like a really delicious and inspiring collection. 🙂

  • Lisa the Gourmet Wog December 4, 2013, 11:45 pm

    Oh my, I LOVE Pukara Estate products! They have a stall at my local farmers markets and I cant help but sample their entire row of goodies on offer sometime! I had no idea Red Balloon was doing gourmet boxes, that’s wonderful to know!

  • Lizzy (Good Things) December 5, 2013, 8:56 am

    What a deliciously gourmet box of goodies!

  • e / dig in hobart December 5, 2013, 11:48 am

    what a delicious looking spread – just perfect for lazy afternoon grazing!

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