Before my Summer visit to Malta, I was contacted by a new company in Malta called Plait. They are the first company to roll out the idea of a subscription box. Plait has offered to send me a free box to try out and give them feedback. The choice on which box was up to me. I was interested in both the Organic and the Malta box. However, since I was planning to move for 3 months to Malta, I have chosen the organic food subscription box from Plait.
My choice made sense also as I am trying to move to a vegan lifestyle. Then I can buy the Malta one when I get homesick in Germany.
Subscription boxes have been around for a long time, but not in Malta. Now, in 2017 we finally have them.
I was expecting to receive the Solo Chef which contains 4kg of organic produce. However, Plait was generous enough to give me the Couple one which contains 7kg of organic veggies and herbs.
My box had:
- 16 tomatoes
- 8 baby aubergines
- 4 red onions
- 4 potatoes
- 2 round zucchini
- 2 long zucchini
- 2 bell peppers
- 2 beetroots
- 1 aubergine
- 1 bunch of kale
- 4 chilli peppers
- 1 basil stem
- 1 mint stem
- 1 sage stem
It’s a great idea especially for us who are health conscious. I like it more than the vegan boxes that I was subscribed to in Germany, as it had food that I could use for cooking and not snacks. If I was settled in Malta I would start with the Solo Chef organic food subscription box. The reason being that I want to make sure that I don’t leave the fresh produce to get rotten. This Summer I have a very busy work schedule that sadly a small amount of the vegetables went bad before I could use them. I really wish I had my juicer with me!
Yes, that’s why I can’t keep up with my blogging schedule.
Therefore, if I ever come back to live in Malta I would order the Plait Solo Chef organic food subscription box then move to a bigger box when I get used to my cooking schedule.
Some interesting info about the Plait Organic food subscription box
- You can choose among Solo Chef (4kg @ €12), Couple (7kg @ €20), Family (12kg @ €30)
Might look expensive but good quality is never cheap.
- Delivery is free
No hidden costs, the price you see is the price you will pay.
- Delivery is between 7 pm and 9 pm
Outside regular working hours so you won’t need to have someone to pick it up for you. Also, the veggies are saved from the hot sun since it’s after 4 pm.
- You get additionally recipe inspiration
As you might have seen in my pictures, I’ve received two recipes to try. It’s a good if you don’t have any idea what to cook with the surprise vegetables you will receive.
- You can choose to receive one-off or weekly
One-off would be great to start with, then you can move on to weekly.
- Plait is certified organic
In Europe, you can’t say you’re Bio or Organic if you don’t have a European certification. Plait have gone through the hassle to pay for a certification!
The only small “complaint” that I had about the Plait organic food subscription box is that the herbs that I have received were already starting to dry. That’s one of the reasons why I didn’t film an unboxing video as I usually do with other boxes. However, I saw that other bloggers after me, had their herbs looking still fresh. So I think that they worked on improving after my small feedback.
My suggestion to Plait would be to include a list of what’s inside the box, online or a paper list, as I didn’t know some of them.
Thank you Plait Malta for thinking of CrueltyFreeMalta.com and for sending me a complimentary organic box. I can’t wait to go back to Germany so that I could buy and try out the Malta Plait box! Since this is my last Malta visit for this year, I will surely start feeling homesick till the next one.
Plait said that they could try to veganise the Malta box for me if I would like to. What do you think, shall I ask them for a veganised version of the Malta box?
To choose your Plait subscription box, check out their website plait.com.mt
DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post. Plait didn’t ask or pay me for a blog post.