Monday, 29 September 2014

Foodcraft Collective Review and Giveaway!

I was recently sent some lovely food craft boxes to review from Foodcraft Collective.

This is something that is completely new to me so I was curious to see what they were.

I was sent:

  • Asian Dumplings kit
  • Bacon kit
  • Bubble Tea (featured in this review)
Before I tell you how I got on with the Bubble Tea kit, let me tell you a bit about Foodcraft Collective.

Foodcraft Collective are a North London based company. Wherever possible they source local products and all of their boxes are handmade. Foodcraft Collective use organic, recycled and environmentally friendly product at every available opportunity. All of their kits come complete with step by step instructions and they offer a lifetime guarantee of assistance. Whatever question you may have regarding the preparation just ask them and they will assist! If you are reading from abroad and think that these products look great, you are in luck, as Foodcraft Collective offer worldwide shipping and all UK deliveries are free.

I will now let you know how I got on using the Bubble Tea kit.

Bubble Tea is something that I have never heard of before so I was curious to see what it was. After looking at pictures on the internet it looked to be a novelty way to enjoy iced tea. They looked like they'd be great when having guests and a way to make drinks look more exciting.

I do like iced tea, however I am not a fan on milk in my tea. This got me thinking of a way to recreate the drink into a new drinking experience. What better way to try a new novelty drink than to add alcohol! I have used the kit to make a Bubble Gin and Lemongrass Tea. To make this I simply replaced the black tea with a pure lemongrass tea and added a good measure of gin and a dash of lime cordial on ice.

In the pack you get everything that you need to make about 5 bubble teas along with straws and full instructions.

I followed the instructions and made the bubbles. They were not as easy as I had expected. The starch was hard to mould but it was fun trying. I think that the bubbles came out ok, however mine did not have the clear appearance as expected. This may have been due to the water for the final part not being cold enough. However after they had been in the cold drink for a bit they did develop a clear layer. We will definitely be trying them again!

I am particularly looking forward to trying out the make your own bacon kit. However I am yet to get some pork belly. If you do make this make sure that the piece of pork belly that you use has a long use by date as it will be curing for a full week. This kit will enable you to make 1kg of bacon at home! As soon as I have used this kit I will definitely let you know how I get on!

These kits are fun, innovative ways to make food fun.

Foodcraft Collective are offering three of my readers the opportunity to win a one of the three kits. All you need to do to enter is complete the Rafflecopter below!

Good Luck!

Competition Terms and Conditions
  • This competition is open to UK residents only.
  • Once the winner has been selected by random using the Rafflecopter I will email the winners and pass on their details to Foodcraft Collective.
  • Once I have passed on the winners details I am no longer responsible for the prize.
  • If the winners do not respond to the email with in 14 days another winner will be selected.


  1. Such different foodie kits. My husband likes the sound of the bacon one.

  2. We like dumplings so would love to try making them thanks

  3. I love the sound of the bacon one x

  4. i would love to try dumpligs sounds fab thanks

  5. I love the sounds of the bacon one, how extraordinary.

  6. I would love to win the bacon kit - I make my own sausages so this would be a super addition! We love pork belly so this would turn it into something else delicious!


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