Cooking up Something Yummy With Little Cooks Co!
It seems subscription boxes are all the rage now. You can get subscriptions for healthy food, junk food, perfume, jewellery – you name it, you can probably get it posted through your door each month!
I personally am not signed up to any of these types of services and when asked to review the Little Cooks Co subscription kit, I thought it would be a good chance to put one to the test.
Be in it to win it!
And what’s even more exciting is that Little Cooks Co are giving away one of their subscription boxes to a lucky Me and B Make Tea reader! To enter, CLICK HERE!
Who are Little Cooks?
Little Cooks Co is a really simple idea – get a new recipe and ingredients delivered directly to your door, all with the aim of inspiring kids to cook healthy, yummy food.
If you take a read of the About Us section on the Little Cooks website, you’ll read that the company was founded purely on the basis of inspiring little ones to cook healthy food and enjoy meal times as a family. I really love the mission statement and, as a career minded mum, I’m excited to be working with Kate and Helen!
As a working mum, it can be really tough to find the time to cook. I won’t lie, sometimes we do have fish fingers for tea and not everything is 100% home-grown, organic and made from scratch. But I try my best and I know my son eats really well. There aren’t many toddlers I know who’ll take a carrot over a slice of pizza. When we were asked to review a Little Cooks box, we were excited as to what would come through the letter box!
Ah my absolute favourite when it comes to cakes and bakes. I’m not a huge cake fan and I don’t really like pudding and desserts, but brownies – YES! I think it’s the gooey, chocolatey yummness that gets me!
Erm, hang on a minute, did I read that correctly. Brownies made with sweet potato. Blurgh. I absolutely loathe sweet potatoes. And they are bloody everywhere now. You cant order a meal at a pub without being asked if you want flipping sweet potato fries. No, I just want normal, fatty, salt covered fries thanks. I’m going to go in to this with an open mind though…
The branding of the box is bright, colourful and immediately caught b’s attention. He wanted to know what was in it and he wanted to know now. He was slightly disappointed when he realised it was oats, walnuts and dates!
Lets get cooking
OK so on to the actual cooking of our brownies…
We had pretty much everything we needed in the right quantities inside our box. The only extras we needed were the sweet potatoes and some honey or maple syrup.
Firs up I had to peel and steam my sweet potatoes. My steamer is packed away at the mo so I cooked them in the microwave for a few minutes (cling film and water) to soften them up. I also had to pop the dates in hot water for 5 minutes too.
I did these tasks without B because I knew he couldn’t really help me and he’d end up getting frustrated and impatient. While all this was going on, I also needed to blitz the oats in a blender.
So to get going required a bit of prep.
The easiest part, and the bit that b could definitely help with, was tipping out each packet into the bowl of mushed up dates and sweet potatoes. B still managed to make a right mess with the cocoa powder!
Once all the ingredients are mixed in, you then scope the mix into your tray and bake for around 45 minutes. This photo doesn’t really make it look particularly nice does it!
The results are in!
The end result though?! Gooey, chocolatey brownies, which tasted nothing like sweet potato! It was a revelation! If I didn’t know the sweet potato was in there, I wouldn’t have guessed. I didn’t feel guilty scoffing in to these brownies!
B wasn’t as keen to try them. I don’t think he was fussed on the walnuts and to be honest he isn’t a huge fan of cakes and bakes. He’d take a carrot or pack of Haribo over cakes and brownies! But he did enjoy pouring, mixing and cooking, and essentially this is half the aim of the subscription box – to get kids cooking good food.
Have you tried any subscription boxes like this? Have you entered the competition yet?! If not do so now!
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Disclaimer: We were given a subscription box to try out in return for an honest review. Thoughts and opinions are all my own as always.