Good food from the heart never did hurt anyone, so we have listed some care boxes you can send to your friends, colleagues or significant other showing them how much you miss them and are thinking of them during this uncertain period.
These are also great ways to wish a loved one happy birthday, or celebrate a key milestone, albeit from a very safe distance. In addition, these are all local artisans and Singaporean companies, which means you’ll also be supporting local. How’s that for killing three birds with one stone?
Hook Coffee – For Caffeine Fiends
Constantly drinking cold brews or hot cups of coffee from cafes can unfortunately add up. But these care packs and bundles from Hook Coffee can not only help your loved one save money, it can also provide them with a piping hot cup of joe everyday. If your loved one has a Nespresso machine, Hook Coffee offers a Nespresso-compatible ShotPods Variety Pack. Otherwise, we really like the French Press Bundle with three types of Hook’s top-selling ground coffee for a fuss-free and authentic coffee-making experience.
SAFRA members and 11B holders receive 50% off their first subscription (from $10; promo code: SAFRA50) or 10% off storewide (promo code: SAFRA10). Click here for more info.
The Plattering Co. – For Large Families
If you know someone who loves fanciful cheeses, the Plattering Co.’s Signature Cheese Platters will certainly put a smile on their face without breaking the bank. We really fancy the Gourmet Cheese & Fruit Platter (good for two to three pax), where the gorgeously-assembled grazing box boasts Truffle Gouda speckled with real truffle, an aromatic and mellow brie, and delightful accompaniments such as dried fruit, nuts, and crispy crackers. All of their listed platters do not contain pork or lard, save for the ribs, and platters also have alcohol-free options. Aside from their signature cheese platters, the caterer also offers savoury sharing boards piled with grilled and roasted meats, gourmet gift boxes, fruit baskets, and in-house baked cake loaves and giant cookies.
SAFRA members and 11B holders receive $8 off with $60 min spend (promo code: TPCXSAFRA) Click here for more info.
Sourbombe Artisanal Bakery – For That Decadent Afternoon Snack
Sourbombes – an innovative fusion of sourdough and Italian bomboloni – are the brainchild of Genevieve Lee, runner-up of MasterChef Singapore 2018. Her sourdough sugar-coated pillows conceal molten custard interiors such as the Lavender Lime Mascarpone, Hojicha Caramel Crunch, and Burnt Honey & Sage Walnuts. We highly recommend the box of nine which includes six mainstays and three seasonal flavours to fully savour the store’s bombe-bastic flavours. No pork or lard is used in the making of the Sourbombes.
The Wall Flour – For Those With A Sweet Tooth
This Muslim home-based business sells boxes of dessert tarts via DM on Instagram, packed into nifty gift boxes. Their standard flavours include sea salt caramel chocolate, keylime vanilla, and s’mores. You can order in boxes of two, right up to boxes of 42, and greeting cards are available at $1/card. The creative owners also occasionally experiment with other types of sweet treats – think fudgy chocolate brownies and baby bundts with lemon drizzle – and sell these delectable bakes alongside the petite tarts in mixed box sets.
Konditori – For Reminiscing Office Pantry Tea Breaks
This halal-certified bakery in Bussorah Street is operated by the same people behind the well-known Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro. Aside from whole cakes, Konditori offers two care boxes chockfull with delectable pastries and freshly-baked goods. Your recipient can expect to find items such as a satay croissant, meatball quiche, and jalapeno and turkey bacon bagel in the savoury box, while the other will contain a medley of sweet pastries such as a strawberry cream cheese danish, as well as breads like the sun-dried tomato cheese ciabatta.
The Edible Co – For When The Snack Monster Hits
The Edible Co started in the early 2010s when the founder wanted to recreate her father’s favourite pantry staple – granola – with less sugar after he underwent a triple bypass. It has since ventured beyond granola packs to develop a range of paleo-friendly snacks, nuts and biscottis, where everything is halal-certified, and made only with natural ingredients and no refined sugars or preservatives. Our pick is the Perfect 10 Snack Gift Box, where your recipient will be able to chomp away, guilt-free, on pistachio cranberry biscotti, salted gula melaka almonds, and chocolate cranberry cookies.
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