Keelham Farm Shop Yorkshire Tea Experience:
Yorkshire conjures up images of pretty villages with cobbled streets, rolling green hills and winding roads. In my dreams, at the end of the road, there’s always a good, strong cup of tea, a piece of sticky parkin and a slice of fruit cake. Of course, living in London that is all something of a bucolic dream – I rely on tasting food from Yorkshire as an emotional trigger to bring back memories of the countryside where my brother lived for some years. On that note, I was lucky enough to be sent a Yorkshire Tea Experience Taste Box from Keelham Farm Shop recently. The perfect gift, whether for Christmas or just to bring some regional cheer to someone special, I’ve been tucking into some of the goodies already.
the first thing I tried was ‘Lottie Shaw’s Milk Chocolate Tiffin’ – which is made by topping Parkin with Belgian Chocolate. Delicious – and very hard not to eat all in one go. The taste box also has some of her delicious Ginger Parkin biscuits, which are the perfect thing to dunk in a cup of Taylor’s of Harrogate Yorkshire Tea. I’m already a big fan of Yorkshire tea, particularly with those traditional rich fruit cakes like one from Botham’s of Whitby in the taste box. I’m gradually working my way through the rest of the content, saving things like the wonderful sounding ‘Grandma Wild’s All Butter Shortbread Melts’ for one of those moments when I really need a strong cup of tea and a really good biscuit. And, there are two jars of conserves from Keelham’s themselves – a ‘Seriously Fruity Strawberry Jam’ and a ‘Lusciously Tangy Lemon Curd’. I think my Lemon Curd will form the base for a lemon tart…and the strawberry jam is just crying out for home made scones and some clotted cream.
All in, the best thing for me about the Yorkshire Tea Experience Taste Box is that I want to eat EVERYTHING that is there. While I know we don’t all have the same taste in food and drink, I’m sure everyone recognises the idea of those Christmas food gifts that arrive with things you are not sure about – for me, it is things like dried dates, bottles of beer or anything involving pickled eggs. You eat the good bits and put the rest in the cupboard, where it stays…and stays. This particular Keelham Farm Shop Taste Box just isn’t cupboard material at all. I’m planning to eat the lot very soon before there’s time for it to be put away!
The Taste Box contains
Botham’s of Whitby Rich Butter Fruit Cake
Grandma Wild’s All Butter Shortbread Melts
Keelham’s Seriously Fruity Strawberry Jam
Keelham’s Lusciously Tangy Lemon Curd
Lottie Shaw’s Handcrafted Ginger Parkin Biscuits
Lottie Shaw’s Milk Chocolate Tiffin
Taylor’s of Harrogate Yorkshire Tea .
It all comes beautifully packaged up and presented in a heavy duty box too, so it would make the perfect Christmas treat
I loved it so much I asked the people at Keelham if I could possibly have one to give away to a London-Unattached reader for Christmas – and I’m delighted to say, they agreed.
So, if you’d like to win one for yourself, please pop across to the Keelham Farm Shop and check out their website. I’d like to know which OTHER taste box is your favourite, and what single item in the taste box makes it special for you. I can tell you that, for me, it’s the Keelham Farm Luxury Christmas Taste Box – and the single item is the Keelham Farm Christmas Pudding – which I am sure would taste just as good as a homemade one! Fill in the rafflecopter and don’t forget to do all the social shares!
Meanwhile, if you are looking for something to buy for Christmas, you won’t go far wrong with one of these Taste Boxes. The last order date for a Christmas delivery is by 2pm on Friday 23rd December.
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