Who are fruitdrop?
They deliver fruit boxes to businesses across the UK mainland – in their words “helping employers keep their employees happy, healthy, motivated and productive.”
We only ever had huge boxes of cakes and biscuits in the office where I used to work – it would have been great to have had something like this! As I work from home, my kitchen is my office so a huge box of fruit is most welcome…
What did we get in our box?
Well it was rammed with fruit as you can see from the picture, but here’s what was in there:
- Three bunches of bananas
- Two different sorts of apples
- Beautiful little plums and apricots
- Red grapes
- Easy peel satsumas
- Kiwi fruits
- Punnet strawberries
What did I think?
I was really impressed with the high quality of all the fruit – i’m mega picky about fruit and it all came up trumps. The strawberries were massive and very tasty. I especially loved the absolutely perfect looking plums and apricots – ideal for Sam’s lunchbox. If fruit looks that good then it’s far more tempting to children.
The best thing about having a huge amount of fruit was putting it out in a large bowl in the middle of the kitchen table and everyone automatically helped themselves rather than resorting to the snack cupboard to stifle those rumbly tummies. Matthew kept swiping handfuls to take in his bag to work too.
There were far too many bananas to get through, so I chopped a load up and put them in the freezer for smoothies, ice cream and baking. In fact I whizzed up a delicious thick shake that I’d like to share with you. I thought it was going to be ice cream, but it turned out like a gorgeous thick milkshake instead. Scroll down for the recipe!
Value for money?
This seasonal box would set you back £24. It sounds a bit pricy, however delivery is free and the fruit lasted our family two weeks, so all in all I’d say it’s good value for money given the quality and longevity of the fruit.
I usually get fruit as part of my online supermarket shop, but i’d be really tempted to take one of these boxes every few weeks instead as we ate a wider variety of fruit and I’d be more trustful of the quality. It also had a really good shelf life.
Vitamix recipe: Thick banoffee shake
(Makes 4 glasses)
This is a great recipe idea if you’ve got too many bananas hanging around. It’s got very indulgent ingredients so it’s a real treat – more of a summer dessert idea for a barbecue or party.
1/3 tin of carnation caramel or dulce le lece
200ml fresh vanilla custard
1. Peel the bananas, chop into large chunks and then wrap in clingfilm and freeze until solid.
2. Put the chunks of frozen banana into a high powered blender with the caramel and custard and gradually turn up the power until it’s fully blitzed.
3. Pour into glasses and serve.
Cook’s tip: If you want to make banoffee ice cream, mash the bananas and mix into the custard then pour with the caramel into an ice cream maker and churn.
I’ve labelled this as a Vitamix recipe because you really need a powerful blender that can cope with frozen ingredients. If you don’t have one I’d recommend you don’t use frozen bananas but fresh, replace the custard with milk and add a couple of scoops of ice cream instead.
DISCLOSURE: Thanks to fruitdrop for sending me a box of fruit to review. I received payment for the recipe, but the views expressed in this review are my own honest opinions of the product.