Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Satiate Food

You all know that I love a good food box and so when Satiate asked if I'd like to review one of their low-carb food boxes, I obviously jumped at the chance and when it arrived I delved right in. Now for this one, I've had to get my dad on board as I don't eat meat - but he was more than happy to be a guinea pig for the meat based products in the box. So, Smeth family Satiate review coming right up.

First thing, and probably my favourite thing from the box, were the Clearspring Tamari Roasted Soya With Tomato and Herb. Now I'm a huge fan of soya beans anyway - but these were amazing; full of flavour and almost like amazingly healthy croutons (seriously, who wants stale bread anyway?) If there was one thing out of the whole box I'd go out and bulk buy - it would definitely be these. A great alternative to peanuts and so on, and I didn't feel like I was eating total junk, which is a bonus.

Next up are my favourite food of all time - Peanuts. In this case, Chika's West African Peanuts. These are hand toasted peanuts that are salted and have the skin left on - and they're actually surprisingly tasty. Normally I'm a little dubious about skin on peanuts because I never know whether it's meant to be there - but the packet assured me that it was this time and it certainly adds to the texture. All in all, a solid packet of nuts.

Now onto the meat products - which I passed over to my father to test out (cheers, dad). First up were the Deli Farm Charcuterie Pork Chips - which are cuts of dried ham dried enough to make them a crisp like texture. I'm told they weren't all that crispy - but the meat was good quality, wasn't chewy and did have a really nice taste. You can put these in soups or salad but I know for a fact that my dad didn't bother, he just ate them out of the bag.

Next up is my idea of a nightmare because I have traumatic childhood memories of hot pepperamis, but nonetheless the Serious Pig Snacking Salami seemed to go down an absolute treat. This was my dad's favourite out of everything that he tasted - it was much like the aforementioned dreaded pepperami, only much better quality meat and the seasoning seemed a lot more pleasant - all in all, Pete was a fan.

Last but by no means least was the Honey and Sesame Seaweed Snack from Selwyn's, and honestly I'd say this was a hidden gem in this box. I'm not normally into seaweed, like at all - but I love sesame seeds and this was the perfect sweet/salty/savoury cross - and it definitely left me wanting more. Overall, this was the underdog of the box - it's the less safe option in the whole box and I think that really works for it - a lot of food boxes aren't willing to take the risk, but in this case it definitely paid off!

Have you tried Satiate? If you have, what was your favourite food item in the box you got?

Sammy xo.
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