BEST SWISS BOX SUBSCRIPTIONS TO GET YOU THROUGH LOCKDOWN
by Alana Dunsmore and Chené Koscielny
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Here we go again… Everyone is anxiously looking for ways to keep the whole household entertained – again! More than ever there is a focus on home delivery options, but this time we especially look for ways to cheer us up and take care of ourselves and our loved ones, because let’s face it: even the most optimistic among us, is finding it tough to keep smiling through this.
When organizing this article, we had no idea of how perfectly timed it would be – in the same week as the announcement of a semi-confinement in Geneva till end November at least. So, we are happy to share some of our favourite monthly box subscription ideas. These are all Swiss owned companies because during this time it is so important to support local business. Stay safe by staying home with these items being delivered to your doorstep!
Best self-care and gift boxes to order during COVID – for all the members of your household.
THE FOODIE IN YOU – L’Atelier du Fromage
Yes, you know us. We like our apéro hour which is why we are super excited about this discovery! Two of my favourite things are wine and cheese, so when I realised I can have both delivered to my doorstep in one box, I did a little happy dance!
The Apéro Box by L’Atelier du Fromage also makes the perfect gift for the foodie in your life. A monthly subscription of Swiss artisanal cheeses and wine complimented with savoury snacks. Each month features a different canton, making the Apéro Box great for discovering new wines and cheeses with friends!
Johana and Lhney (co-founders and friends) road trip across Switzerland to search for the hidden gems of Swiss artisanal cheeses and wine. Then they carefully select the best products to put in their box. Each tasting box is a limited-edition and presents a unique discovery of Switzerland.
The Apéro Box is packaged with care and contains the following.
- Two pieces of Swiss artisanal cheese (400 g) selected by Johana and Lhney
- One bottle of Swiss regional wine (75 cl), from the same canton whenever possible, selected by the team and their wine expert, Ana Laura
- Delicious handmade twists for a salty snack
- A beautiful description card of the cheeses with tasting notes
- Information from the selected winery
Each box includes an information card which provides all the information about the contents of the box.
If you prefer to give a gift without wine, there are other box options. All options would make perfect, unique gifts for cheese or wine lovers out there.
All subscription boxes are available for 1, 3, 6, and 12 months.
The Swiss artisanal cheese selection for their tasting boxes are customised each month. To give an Apéro Box in time for Christmas, be sure to place your order no later than 30 November 2020. The Box will arrive on Thursday, 10 December.
Can’t decide which box would be best. Don’t stress, contact L’Atelier du Fromage for a gift certificate!
Follow Johana and Lhney on their road trip adventures as they explore and discover the world of Swiss artisanal cheeses and wine!
Starting at 45CHF per month
SNACKING DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BAD – Hoppbox
Who snacked way too much during the first lockdown? ME, ME, and ME! Please tell me we weren’t the only household that seemed to only have three main activities during lockdown; work, snacking and entertaining kids. This time – we’re going to channel our bad snacking habits with Hoppbox.
Hoppbox is here to get rid of snacking’s bad rep. The wonderful people at Hoppbox work hard to provide healthy, nutritionally dense ingredients like whole nuts, fruits and seeds in each box! Don’t worry, there’s also a little fine Swiss chocolate! They go beyond the calories and also look at the nutritional value of snacks.
Not only do they carefully source the ingredients in each box, but products come from companies that support fair compensation and sustainable living and working conditions, because it’s not just what’s in them that matters.
Packaging comes from recycled products and are carefully designed to fit into Swiss letterboxes. So, you won’t need to make the trip to the post office for your yummy snacks!
If environmental, health and supporting local reasons aren’t enough reasons to support the people of HoppBox, there is one more. All their boxes are produced at the Food Atelier at the Fondation Foyer Handicap in Carouge.
Hoppbox subscriptions come in weekly, bi-weekly or monthly options and you can pause, amend or cancel subscriptions anytime!
Hoppbox also provides snack options for the office.
MENTION HOPPGVA when signing up for a box subscription and receive your FIRST box for JUST 1CHF. Valid on their one/week and one/2-week subscriptions.
Starting at 4.50CHF per week
ENJOY COOKING AGAIN WITH BEYONDFOOD
If the first lockdown didn’t inspire you to rediscover cooking and you dread the thought of not being able to eat good meals in restaurants – read on.
Sometimes we just need to know when we need a little help. After all, even the great chefs have a sous-chef! BeyondFood is here to lend a hand. Particularly now when a trip to the shop can be an extra daunting experience. Let them take all the stress out of shopping and meal planning, so you can enjoy great meals at home with your family .
Every week the BeyondFood team crafts 3 delicious recipes that can be cooked at home in a few easy steps and delivers them to your door with all the necessary ingredients, together with easy-to-follow recipe cards.
They exclusively source fruits and vegetables that are seasonal to create menus that are diverse and respectful of nature’s cycle and prioritise local and organic products to respect both your health and our planet.
BeyondFood makes dinner simpler, healthier and more enjoyable, but also more sustainable. All the ingredients are perfectly portioned to avoid food waste, while their packaging is 100% recyclable or reusable.
With new recipes every week, BeyondFood offers a variety of menu options to fit all households.
Let BeyondFood free up some of your time to discover or rediscover a passion for cooking, perhaps with the help of your partner or kids. Because what makes home-cooked meals so special is the love that you put in preparing them, not the time spent thinking about recipes or shopping for ingredients.
BeyondFood delivers everywhere between Geneva and Lausanne
Starting at 9.95 CHF per plate
FOR THE LITTLE PAWS IN THE HOUSE – The Woof Club
We couldn’t forget the four-legged members of the household. After all, we are now all spending a lot more time at home with our pets.
We wanted to make sure we had something for them too – have you heard about The Woof Club? It is a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly subscription box for dogs and cats. It is fully personalised to suit your pet’s preferences, personality, and allergies. A typical box will include toys, snacks, chews and care accessories, but you can choose any combination you like!
At The Woof Club they make an effort to create a Woof Club Box which your pet will love! They will take the time to find out about your four-legged friend and tailor the box just for them. Yes, really! Plus, they add a little extra sparkle and a personal touch to each and every box.
There is a variety of box choices for all occasions. In addition to the subscription boxes, they offer boxes for special occasions, including, Christmas and My First Woofmas. They also have single purchase boxes for birthday’s, snacks and new puppy or kitten arrivals. Or if you are looking for a special treat for your furry companion check out their advent calendar or giant Christmas cracker options. In addition to their subscription boxes they carry a wonderful range of every day products for your pet.
All food products are 100% natural with no artificial additives. They try to work with brands that help reduce your pet’s carbon pawprint. The Woof Club objective is to keep your pet healthy and to keep doggy tails wagging and kitty cats purring.
You can pause or cancel subscriptions anytime. I can’t think of a better time to join The Woof Club!
Starting at 24.90CHF